WWE Smackdown Results
November 14, 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
The show opens with Shane McMahon addressing the Smackdown roster backstage. He warns that tonight may be the night that RAW finally retaliates. Shane says after this Sunday, Smackdown will be known as the dominant brand and they will no longer be the “B” show and instead “the” show. We hear from Becky Lynch about Asuka and Baron Corbin about The Miz. Shane talks about Triple H inserting himself onto Team RAW last night, but how he went out and acquired John Cena for Team Smackdown. We also hear from The New Day where they talk about accepting the challenge from The Shield.
Daniel Bryan returns to Smackdown Live
We go live inside the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Here comes the returning Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan. Footage is shown of Bryan getting attacked at RAW a few weeks ago. Big reaction for Bryan in Charlotte. He said it’s great to be back on Smackdown Live. Bryan said he’s lucky to be standing here after getting attacked by Kane and admits it was his fault trying to make peace. He says Smackdown doesn’t back down and doesn’t stay down. Bryan accuses RAW of being afraid by adding Triple H to Team RAW. He knows how vindictive Stephanie McMahon can be and thinks tonight is a good night for a counter-attack. “We are not afraid and we will be ready. And that is why I bleed team blue.” Bryan talks about things changing around here including John Cena joining Team Smackdown. He also would like to introduce the new WWE Champion: AJ Styles.
The newly crowned WWE Champion AJ Styles heads to the ring. Bryan brings up how the “Champion of the Universe” over on RAW has his own personal advocate. He asks Styles if he wants his own just for tonight. Styles agrees. Bryan begins to do the Paul Heyman introduction for AJ Styles. He talks about the things Heyman mentioned last night and how he thinks just because Brock is bigger that he has the advantage. Bryan says Lesnar has a pattern of quitting including deciding to quit WWE and quitting to a “half-ass kneebar” in the UFC. He says Styles will push Lesnar into deep waters. Bryan says when you are that big you can last for about 10 minutes in the deep water. “Brock Lesnar will mentally quit.” He says Lesnar can’t go all night long and can’t keep up with the Phenomenal One. Bryan has one reason to watch Survivor Series: a beast will breakdown this Sunday.
Styles says fatigue makes losers of us all. He does agree with Heyman: “I am the underdog. I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Styles says this isn’t a Rocky movie and instead an AJ Styles Production. He promises to find a way to beat Brock Lesnar and will prove that Smackdown Live is the house that AJ Styles built.
Baron Corbin defends the WWE United States Championship next.
Backstage, Jinder Mahal tells AJ Styles he will lose this Sunday against Brock Lesnar, but that loss won’t mean anything until he beats him to take back his championship.
WWE United States Championship
Baron Corbin (c) vs. Sin Cara
We get ring introductions for the challenger Sin Cara and champion Baron Corbin.
Sin Cara with a huricanrana takedown early. Corbin responds with a quick knee. Sin Cara with chops and a springboard arm drag. Sin Cara dropkicks Corbin out of the ring.
Back live, Corbin clotheslines Sin Cara in the corner and then throws him down face first over the mat. Sin Cara with a springboard elbow and clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Sin Cara connects with a suicide dive through the ropes to the outside. Back inside, Sin Cara with a close roll up for a two count. Springboard cross body by Sin Cara for another two count. Corbin connects with Deep Six on Sin Cara for a two count. Sin Cara pulls down the top rope to dump Corbin to the outside. Sin Cara connects with a moonsault off the top turnbuckle to Corbin on the outside! Sin Cara tosses Corbin back in. Sin Cara is looking to setup a swanton bomb, but Corbin hops up, catches him and hits End of Days for the win.
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Baron Corbin
After the match, we get a reminder that Corbin will face WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz this Sunday at WWE Survivor Series.
A video package runs showing Smackdown invading RAW the last few weeks. The recap also features Triple H announcing himself as a member of Team RAW for this Sunday at Survivor Series and giving former team member Jason Jordan a Pedigree.
Backstage, Shane McMahon welcomes Daniel Bryan back to the show. Bryan thinks they need to work on communication and says he will see him on Sunday.
Here comes Charlotte Flair for our next title match.
WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
Natalya (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
We get ring introductions for the challenger Charlotte and champion Natalya.
Charlotte with an early cover attempt on Natalya. Natalya responds with a big right that drops Charlotte. They brawl to the outside and Charlotte sends Natalya into the ring barricade. Back inside, Charlotte gets a two count. Charlotte with a big boot that sends Natalya to the outside. Charlotte is fired up as she stands in the ring.
Back live, Natalya has Charlotte in a surfboard submission. Charlotte breaks free and throws a big chop at Natalya. More chops by Charlotte. Natalya with her discus clothesline to respond. Charlotte catches Natalya with a big spear. Natalya avoids a Figure Four attempt and dumps Charlotte to the corner. Charlotte with an overhead suplex to Natalya near the corner. Charlotte kicks Natalya from the ring apron. Charlotte gets up on the ring barricade, but Natalya gets her on her shoulders and drops her against the steel ring post with a thud. Back inside, Natalya gets the Sharpshooter applied. Charlotte reaches and Natalya pulls her back out. Charlotte cries in pain and reaches finally getting the ropes. Natalya throws lefts and rights over Charlotte. Charlotte dumps Natalya out of the ring. Charlotte with a big boot as Natalya slides back in. Charlotte gets the Figure Four locked on and bridges up into the Figure Eight. Natalya taps out. We have a new champion.
Winner and new WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Renee Young is in the ring and talks about how Charlotte will now challenge RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss this Sunday at Survivor Series. Charlotte talks about working hard to get this championship since the Superstar Shake Up. She plans to make Bliss bow down to the queen and get a win for team blue. Charlotte brings up her father having a very hard time the last few months. She dedicates this win to him tonight.
As Charlotte heads up the ramp, Ric Flair’s music hits and she looks surprised. Out walks the WWE Hall of Famer himself. Charlotte runs and hugs Flair. Flair struts with Charlotte.
Another video package featuring The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper and Rowan) airs. The video ends saying they will be arriving next week.
Chad Gable vs. Jimmy Uso
The Usos run down Sheamus and Cesaro on the mic before the match.
The bell rings and Jimmy throws quick rights early. Jimmy catches Gable with another big right that drops him. Gable rolls to the outside. Jimmy jumps out, throws a headbutt and tosses Gable back inside. Shelton Benjamin tries to distract Jimmy. Gable with an ankle takedown and stomps away at Jimmy in the corner.
Back live, Gable connects with Jimmy in the corner. Gable goes up top, attempts a moonsault, Jimmy moves and Gable lands on his feet. Jimmy kicks away at the knee of Gable to take him off his feet. Jimmy with clotheslines, superkick and uppercut combo. Jimmy connects with a samoan drop on Gable. Jimmy splashes Gable in the head in the corner and gets a close two count. Gable catches Jimmy with a somersault flip and then sends Jimmy face first into the second rope. Jey with a shot to Benjamin. This distracts Gable allowing Jimmy to connect with a superkick on Gable to pick up the pinfall.
Winner: Jimmy Uso
Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton plug NXT TakeOver: WarGames and the updated card for Survivor Series this Sunday night.
Backstage, Sami Zayn complains to Kevin Owens how they aren’t even involved with Survivor Series this Sunday. Owens blames Shane McMahon and says they should be the ones to face The Shield instead.
Before the match, New Day cut a promo about The Shield. Kofi wonders why anyone would want to refer to themselves as dogs as dogs eat their own poop. Woods puts over how many titles they have all won combined, with a majority of them being Kofi. Big E says they haven’t betrayed each other like The Shield has in the past and that makes them stronger.
The New Day vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
We start with Xavier Woods and Sami Zayn. Kofi Kingston is on the outside tonight. Woods with a head scissors takedown early on Sami. Tag to Big E who stomps away. Tag back to Woods who stomps. Tag back to Big E who continues the stomps. Woods gets the tag and is launched into Sami in the corner after Big E taunts at Owens. Tag to Owens who works over Woods in the corner. Woods with a drop toe hold to Owens and follows it up with a big dropkick to the back of Owens. Tag to Big E who spears Owens in the corner and eats a clothesline from Woods on his way out. Quick tag back to Woods who is tossed down over Owens with help from Big E. Woods levels Sami when he jumps in the ring. Owens trips up Woods and pulls him out of the ring. Owens with a senton over Woods on the floor.
Back live, Owens has the tag and keeps Woods grounded preventing a tag out. Owens with a DDT to cut off Woods again. Sami tags himself in and throws rights at the ribs of Woods. Hot tag to Big E who launches Sami over his head with repeated overhead suplexes. Big E with a belly to belly catching Sami coming off the ropes. Big E with a splash over Sami. Big E tosses Owens out of the ring. Woods flips over the top rope catching Owens.
The Shield’s music hits. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are in the crowd. Kofi Kingston jumps in the ring and they stare down The Shield. Owens and Zayn stop going after New Day and stand with them inside the ring.
The Shield jumps the ring barricade and get up on the ring apron. Owens and Zayn bail. The Shield jumps in and attacks New Day.
Winner: No Contest
The Usos hit the ring. Shield goes after them. Sheamus and Cesaro are in the house and go after The Usos and New Day. We see the women’s Team RAW running into the Smackdown women’s locker room area and starting a big brawl. Alexa Bliss takes out Charlotte.
Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews now hit the ring. Shane and the Smackdown roster run down jumping inside the ring. A huge brawl is breaking out. We see Kurt Angle walk out on the stage and he calls out Braun Strowman!
Strowman clears house. Shane goes after Strowman and gets leveled. We see Kurt Angle smiling at ringside. The Shield wraps up Shane against the ropes and make him watch the Smackdown roster getting beat up by members of RAW at ringside.
The Shield has Shane down and held back as Angle gets inside the ring. Angle gets in Shane’s face asking him how it feels. Angle backs up and puts his thumbs down. The Shield give Shane the triple powerbomb as Angle stands over Shane.
Angle picks up Shane and hits an Angle Slam! The Shield gives Shane another triple powerbomb. Angle looks down at Shane again and then bails from the ring. The show comes to a close with the RAW roster smiling lead by Kurt Angle.
Quick Match Results:
* Baron Corbin def. Sin Cara to retain the WWE United States Championship
* Charlotte Flair def. Natalya to become the new WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion
* Jimmy Uso def. Chad Gable
* The New Day vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn went to a no contest