Providence, Rhode Island
Then. Now. Forever.
November 25, 2022
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Friday Night SmackDown comes to you LIVE from Providence, RI as
Michael Cole and Wade Barrett welcome us to the show. The night
kicks off with Damage CTRL in the ring!
Bayley has a mic and runs down the crowd for Thanksgiving and she
says “it’s her time, now get out here cause we are going to war!”
Bianca’s music hits and she’s joined by her team as they make their
way to the ring. Bianca has a mic and says” There’s 5 of you and 4
of us, we didn’t come alone…”
BECKY LYNCH’S MUSIC HITS!!!!! The Man is back! She strolls down to
the ring to join the team and they all get in the ring and start
brawling!! Everyone is throwing shots at each other as Bayley and
Becky are front and center. Bex-Ploder on Bayley! She powders out of
the ring as Rhea and Becky stare off now. Rhea slowly gets in the
ring as the faces back up Becky. Rhea eggs her on but Damage CTRL
pull her back. Lynch’s music hits as Team Belair celebrate in the
Commentary talks about the Men’s WarGames Advantage match as well as
Shotzi & Raquel vs. Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey; as well as
Bray Wyatt explaining his actions last week. Up next is a World Cup
We see a promo video hyping up Survivor Series: WarGames to the tune
of “War Pigs” then we cut to what previously happened with the
Women’s WarGames match.
SmackDown World Cup Semi-Final: Butch vs. Santos Escobar
Butch made his intro just before the commercial break; Santos is out
next accompanied by the rest of Legado Del Fantasma as they smugly
make their way down and we see a pre-match interview. Santos says
tonight, he is going to tame this animal and put him on his back.”
Sheamus and Ridge are with Butch to keep the odds fairly even.
They immediately lock up as Santos ducks in the corner. He takes
Butch down and lays in the stomps. Headlock takeover by Santos as
Zelina joins commentary. Butch fights out and starts the joint
manipulation and stomps his elbow and goes right back but Santos
fights off with a kick for a two count. Santos in control with an
arm lock, as they go back and forth before Santos ducks out and
takes a breather. Butch follows up with a chop and tries to go to
the top but Escobar pushes him off as we go to commercial!
Back from the break, both men firing elbow shots as Butch has the
advantage with a double knee to Santos’ elbow and then stomps the
hands and finishes with a vicious roundhouse kick! Butch then hits a
moonsault on Cruz and Wilde then Escobar takes out Butch! Double
Knees in the corner by Santos followed with a big kick to the head.
Up top now but Butch slaps him off; Butch starts bending the fingers
and snaps one! Santos takes a tumble to the floor as the Brutes and
LDF face off. Butch takes them out AGAIN with a moonsault. Butch
with a tornado DDT on Santos! 1….2…NO! We see video on the Tron of
McIntyre and Owens being attacked; The Brutes follow to the back and
Santos takes out Butch for a two count! Security separates all the
men as they keep trying to brawl.
In the ring, Butch has Santos in an armbar but Zelina distracts the
ref. Cruz and Wilde take out Butch and Santos hits the Phantom
WINNER: Santos Escobar
Post-match, Legado Del Fantasma celebrate as we see a replay of the
finish. They celebrate up the ramp as commentary talks about Bray
Wyatt’s behavior. We cut to Bray Wyatt apologizing after headbutting
LA Knight two weeks ago, including footage of the attack. They also
show the slaps by Knight as well and Bray’s vacant stare as a
heartbeat plays in the back. We cut to LA having been attacked with
everything last week as we go to commercial.
Bray Wyatt Addresses LA Knight Situation
The Fireflies are out! The haunting piano of Shatter is heard as we
see the doorway for Bray Wyatt. The lamp appears and we see Bray
smile and walk into frame. He slowly makes his way to the ring
observing the crowd and soaking in the adoration. Finally, he gets
in the ring and laughs as the crowd sings along. He blows out the
lamp and the music cuts.
“My name is Bray Wyatt. I like to think that I have a grip on what
people think I am. When I go places, I know people will talk and
whisper behind my back and it doesn’t bother me. I pretend I don’t
hear it but I understand. My entire life I’ve been looked at like a
rabid animal, and know what most people wanna see. The Monster. They
just wanna see The Fiend.” He asks them if they wanna see the show
but that’s not the man he wants to be anymore. “Believe me, it’s
very hard to explain what I had to go through man. I know that what
I’ve given to you; violence is the only language I can speak. I have
to be truthful. I did not attack LA Knight.” Uncle Howdy appears.
“Open your eyes, they can make you believe anything, he’ll make
fools if you listen to him. Wake up.” It interspersed footage of old
We cut to LA Knight “Lemme talk to ya. I didn’t get to enjoy
Thanksgiving, cause 7 days ago minding my own business, I remember
being pulled out of a pile of trash. Now that human trash bag can
vomit his lies to the world. It took me everything to come here. If
I could appear in front of him I’d ask whose game is it? LA
Knight’s.” He walks off and the Wyatt logo appears.
Hit Row’s music hits as they make their entrance for their match
Tag Team Match: Hit Row vs. The Viking Raiders
Valhalla is Here! The Viking Raiders along with Sarah Logan make
their way down to the ring. She is referred to as Valhalla now; They
pose in the ring as vicious as ever.
Ashante and Ivar start as Ashante tries to start with a flurry of
shots and a dropkick but Ivar runs him over and hits the boots. Erik
tags in and they just club away as Erik screams at Ashante. Erik
with an elbow and a vicious shoulder tackle. Erik stares down Top
Dolla and just lays out Ashante with one right hand. Ivar tags in
and they double team with a big knee strike. Erik back in and
Ashante avoids a suplex and Top Dolla in! He tackles Ivar and boots
down Erik. Ashante tags in but Ivar dumps Top Dolla over. Ashante up
top and misses something right into a spin kick! Erik takes out
Dolla and they hit Ragnarok! 1…2…3!
WINNERS: The Viking Raiders
Post-match the Viking Raiders pose in the ring as commentary then
wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. They run down Dominik “Punk
spoiled brat”Mysterio according to Michael Cole; we cut to the
attack on Rey Mysterio by Dominik and Rhea in his house. Rey shuts
them out as Rhea breaks in and we see them viciously assault Rey and
smash a picture and break a broom over his injured leg! They laugh
and walk off.
Ricochet makes his way down to the ring as we see a tale of the
tape; including Strowman having a size 16EEEE shoe; WOW!
We cut to see LA Knight attacked again with a roadie box and smashed
against a door.
SmackDown World Cup Semi-Final Match: Ricochet vs. Braun Strowman
Braun’s music bellows out and the Monster Among Monsters makes his
way to the ring. Strowman fist bumps the fans. Braun screams in
Ricochet’s face as they square off. Braun throws him in the corner
immediately and Ricochet gets patted on the head; so he slaps Braun!
Strowman chokes him into the corner and catches a springboard.
Ricochet attacks the legs and flips out of a Strowman catch;
multiple dropkicks and Strowman down on the floor. Big dropkick and
Braun into the barricade! Braun runs back and kills Ricochet over
the announce table. He drags Ricochet to the ring and drops the
elbow for a two count. Braun whips Ricochet hard in the corner and
follows up with a clothesline and a MASSIVE biel.
Braun just manhandles Ricochet as GUNTHER makes his way down to the
ring. Strowman talks trash to him and welcomes him in. Imperium try
to attack Strowman. Rollup by Ricochet 1…2…3!!!!!
Post-match, Imperium celebrate and then surround Braun. GUNTHER with
a big boot to Braun! They triple team him as Ricochet looks on. He
looks conflicted but runs down to make the save! The numbers game
catch up to them as Imperium attack Ricochet and GUNTHER stomps
Braun. Killer chop by GUNTHER to Ricochet. Strowman fights them off
and they bail. Imperium laugh as Braun stares at Ricochet in the
corner. He walks over to him and looks at the crowd; he offers his
hand! He helps Ricochet up and thanks him for the assist and raises
We see Kevin Owens’ reveal as the 5th man and the brawl that
happened last week including a Stunner on Roman Reigns! We see Sami
walking back and knocks on Bloodline’s Door. Owens walks up and Sami
tries to shoo him. Jey is spying as Kevin asks him what happens when
you do something that pisses them off. He asks “how many times did I
have to bail you out Sami? What do you think Roman will do to you,
you see what he does to his own blood. Just think about it. If I
were you, I wouldn’t wait for them to turn on me, I’d strike first.”
Sami looks conflicted and Jey asks him “Where you been we could have
used you. Lemme ask you, you talk to anyone?” Sami says “No, I just
got here. I am talking to you now is that okay?” Jey says it’s cool
and Sami goes in the locker room. Jey looks infuriated.
We see highlights from earlier about Becky Lynch’s return as the
fifth member of Team Belair at WarGames. We cut to Becky walking
backstage as Kayla asks about her first match back being WarGames.
“The last four months I spent thinking how I could destroy them, and
tear them limb from limb. Everyone’s tough until the man comes
around, everyone wants to go to war until the man comes around.”
Video package for WarGames showing all the highlights from the NXT
WarGames match as well as the general landscape and structure of the
match. We see video hyping up the Women’s match followed by the
Men’s. Michael Cole runs down the rules.
We cut to the back as Ronda and Shayna attack Shotzi and Raquel;
they throw them into a bunch of crates and then sandwich Raquel’s
arm in a roadie box and slam it!!!! They walk off as she cries out
like it’s broken.
Because of the attack, Raquel was taken to a hospital for an X-Ray
for a possible broken arm. Ronda and Shayna make their way to the
ring to a chorus of boos. Ronda has a mic “We’re here” Shayna
agrees; Ronda says “Looks like no match and accidents happen on
purpose sometimes.” They both laugh and tell Shotzi to stay at the
kiddie table and they walk off. Shotzi’s music hits and she
bee-lines to the ring.
She slides in and it looks like a handicap match.
Handicap Match: Shotzi vs. Shayna Baszler & Ronda Rousey
Shotzi immediately takes out Shayna and lays shots into Ronda. She
throws shots to both ladies and takes out Ronda but Shayna with a
big kick for a one count. Ronda tags in and hits a running knee then
an armbar on the ropes. Shayna focuses on the arm and attacks the
hand as well. She mounts her on the back and lays shots.
Raquel’s music hits! She comes down with a bad arm and tags in.
Women’s Tag Team Match: Shotzi & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Shayna
Baszler & Ronda Rousey
She knocks Ronda down and tees off on Shayna. Shayna tries for an
armbar but Raquel powers out. Ronda blind tag and goes after the
arm. Ronda just starts pulling the shoulder nearly out of the socket
as Shayna takes out Shotzi as Ronda hits an Cross Armbreaker and
WINNERS: Shayna Baszler & Ronda Rousey
We see The Usos talking backstage as your main event is next!
Next week we’ll see the World Cup Finals with Ricochet vs. Santos
Escobar! We see Kayla in the back and Shotzi says Raquel’s arm is
broken and her elbow is dislocated. Shotzi says she was ready to
come out alone, because she’s tired of Shayna and Ronda and is
thankful for Raquel having her back. “Shayna, you’ll have a front
row seat when I tear Ronda apart and Ronda I am gonna shock the
world when I beat you senseless.”
Kevin Owens’ music hits as does Drew McIntyre’s! The Brutes comes
out followed by Sheamus and Drew as they get a huge pop and Drew
raises the sword to the crowd. All five men pose in the ring as
Drew’s pyro goes off.
Men’s WarGames Advantage Match: Drew McIntyre & Sheamus vs. The
Sami and Solo accompany The Usos down to the ring in their 495th day
as champions. They all swagger their way to the ring and get in to
pose themselves. They all separate to their respective corners as
Jimmy and Sheamus start.
Sheamus with headlocks to start then a short arm clothesline. Drew
tags in and they double team Jimmy for a one count. Drew with a shot
in the corner then a chop; Sheamus in again for another double team
and Jey gets taken out too. The teams face off at ringside as we go
Back from the break, Sheamus and Jimmy are fighting but Jey blind
tags and Sheamus goes over the top then Jey takes out Sheamus. Jey
tells Sami to back up, and Kevin Owens eggs Sami on “That’s what I
am talking bout.” Jey with shots to Sheamus in the corner and Jimmy
chokes him as the ref’s distracted. Both Usos in and they wishbone
Sheamus; Sheamus punches back and hits a tilt-a-whirl side slam on
Jimmy. Drew tags in and he hits a series of clotheslines then a
neckbreaker on Jey. Jimmy hits a step-up enziguiri and a back elbow.
McIntyre comes back with a AA Spinebuster for a two count!
Neckbreaker to Jimmy as he kips up and signals for the Claymore.
3…2….1 but Jey distracts. Jimmy knocks Drew out and Jey tags in as
both Usos take out McIntyre with dives then throw him into the
Back from commercial, Jimmy is punching at Drew but Drew fights back
but immediately gets taken out by a boot in the corner. Jimmy hits a
big hip attack a la Umaga and poses. He smirks and goes again but
Drew explodes with a lariat! Both men down as both teams look for a
hot tag. Jey and Sheamus in as Sheamus clears house. Takes out Jimmy
and then Irish Curse on Jey. 10 Beats of the Bodhran by Sheamus!
Crowd counts along as he just lays in a total of 17 shots! Drew and
Sheamus have the Usos now looking for double Beats but they fight
out and take Sheamus out. Drew with a Claymore on Jimmy! Superkick
to Drew then takes out Sheamus; the legal man. Sheamus with a
massive knee for a two out of nowhere!
Sheamus fires up for the Brogue Kick but Sami on the apron and
Sheamus gets superkicked! 1…2…NO! Sheamus barely kicks out. Jey
heads up top for an Uso Splash but Sheamus chops him down. Sheamus
up top now as Solo distracts the ref and Sami takes Sheamus out! Jey
with a splash! 1…2……NO!!! Both teams start fighting at ringside as
Drew FLIES OVER THE ROPE!!!! He wipes everyone out as Sami has the
belt but Kevin stops him! He smiles and grabs it! He won’t let him
do it and “needs to grow balls.” Sami face washes him and Kevin
rolls him in the ring! The referee ejects Sami!!! Owens with a
Stunner to Jey! Brogue Kick! 1….2…3!
WINNERS: Sheamus & Drew McIntyre
Post-match Sami is stunned ringside as we see highlights of the end
of the match. The Brutes, Drew and Owens all stand tall in the ring
as the Bloodline recoup on the ramp as Jey stares daggers into Sami
and the show goes off the air.