WWE Smackdown! – November 18th, 2011 from Bridgeport, CT
[Reviewed by: Sean Sweeny]
BACKSTAGE / IN RING SEGMENT
The show opened with Mark Henry assaulting Daniel Bryan in the back yelling at Bryan saying that he has been disrespecting him while throwing him around and against the wall. Mark then picked up Bryan and dragged him through the backstage area then out to the ring area while continuing the assault. Henry then threw Bryan into the ring and as he gets into the ring Bryan begins to attack Henry to no avail as Henry easily gained the upper hand once again and then nailed Daniel Bryan with a huge splash. Henry then picked Bryan up and hit him with the World’s Strongest Slam. At this point the referees came into the ring and tried to get Henry to stop but instead he hit Bryan with another World’s Strongest Slam. Henry then called for a microphone, and said did you see that? That man is in pain, and there is more of that to come. Big Show felt the pain but obviously that wasn’t enough so he will give him more pain and he promises that one of them will be carried out of Survivor Series and it won’t be him as he will leave still the World Heavyweight Champion.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Sin Cara: Ziggler won with a roll up pin.
IN RING SEGMENT
After the match Dolph started mouthing of to Sin Cara and the two pushed one another and then Sin Cara assaulted Ziggler to the point where Vicki then called for back up and Jack Swagger came down to the ring and attacked Sin Cara. Both Swagger and Ziggler double-team Sin Cara. After a few moments Mason Ryan came out for the save and attacked Ziggler in the process of clearing the ring. During the commercial Teddy Long came out and made a single match between Mason Ryan and Jack Swagger.
Mason Ryan defeated Jack Swagger: Ryan won with Full-Nelson Slam.
Justin Gabriel was with Alicia Fox and they were making small talk when Zack Ryder walked in and asked if they would sign his petition for a United States Championship. They both agreed and as they were signing Big Show walked up all smiles and said that he hadn’t signed yet. As he signed the petition he noticed everyone rather quiet and asked if it was something he had said. Ryder then told him about Henry’s attack on Bryan and how Henry stated that the assault was a messaged to Show. Big Show then asked where Bryan was now, and they told him he was in the trainer’s room. Show then walked off.
Hornswoggle was playing WWE ’12 with Ted DiBiase in Teddy Long’s office. Teddy then came into the room and the three then plugged WWE ’12 and then Long complimented DiBiase on his DiBiase posse. Aksana then came into the room and Teddy kicked Hornswoggle and DiBiase out of the room. Aksana then said she came in because she heard they were playing video games and while she used to not be good at games she has come to be very good with a joystick. Teddy began to stutter and then said that he has to finishing running the show but later they should play some games. Aksana kissed him on the cheek and left him
IN RING SEGMENT
Christian came out with a neck brace and one of his feet in a boot, and on a crutch. Christian said that two weeks ago he injured his neck but Teddy made him compete just one week later and he is a man and battled Sheamus all throughout Europe but in the process severely injured his ankle and is on the shelf and out of the Survivor match, but he will still be at ringside cheering and rooting on Team Barrett and help lead them to victory because he is a leader and he inspires. Christian then said usually this is the time where I ask for one more match for the World Heavyweight Championship but this time he just wished he could have one more match it did doesn’t even matter against who. Christian went on to say that Teddy Long has ruined his dream and he will make sure he gets what is coming to him.
Daniel Bryan was lying on a medical table with AJ by him. Big Show walked in and said that this was all his fault. Bryan tried to tell him that it wasn’t but Big Show said that if he had been here this never would have happen. Big Show then said he is going to find Mark Henry and then walked off leaving Bryan and AJ.
Ted DiBiase defeated Derek Bateman: DiBiase won with Dream Street.
Big Show knocked in Mark Henry’s locker room door looking for Henry but he was not there. Show then walked down the hall and came up to Tyson Kidd and Jinder Mahal. Kidd told Show that Henry is no longer here as he left the building. Mahal then spouted off in Punjabi, Show then asked if he wanted to repeat himself and Mahal said no. Big Show then replied that is what he thought and then laid him out. Kidd then walked away in fear.
IN RING SEGMENT
Big Show’s music hit and he marched his way down to the ring. Show got on the microphone and said that he wished Henry were still here because then they could have their match tonight. Big Show continued that he needs to remind himself not to use all this rage he has built up because if he does he would be disqualified and he doesn’t want that because he wants to be the next World Heavyweight Champion! Show then said that he wanted to play a piece of footage that he always carries with him. It is a replay of Mark Henry breaking his ankle in July. Show said that footage is his reminder that he will do everything in his power to take what Henry cares about most the World Heavyweight Championship. Big Show heard that Henry said that one of them would be carried away and it will be Mark Henry because Big Show will become the new Champion. He then told Henry to stare at his fist because it is coming for him Sunday.
Kofi Kingston defeated Hunico: Kingston won with Trouble in Paradise.
DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH
Beth Phoenix & Natalya defeated AJ and Kaitlyn: Natalya won with the Sharpshooter.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Randy Orton and Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett and Cody Rhodes by DQ: Christian hit Sheamus with his crutch for the disqualification.