Location: Manchester, England
Date: November 12, 2015
Commentators: Rich Brennan, Jerry Lawler and Booker T
SmackDown traveled across the pond, with three explosive WWE World Heavyweight Championship First Round Tournament Matches and a night full of destruction by The Wyatt Family.
Three days after The Undertaker and Demon Kane crashed their own eulogy and unleashed hell on The Wyatt Family, Bray Wyatt and his cohorts kicked off SmackDown. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan pledged to sacrifice The Usos to honor The New Face of Fear. Braun Strowman swore to destroy anyone in his path and pile the bodies to the sky for The Eater of Worlds.
Claiming his dark adversaries would never be the same, Wyatt then issued a challenge to The Brothers of Destruction for a match at Survivor Series against any two Wyatt members of his choosing. But when the bell rang for the opening SmackDown contest, it remained unclear whether The Deadman and his demonic brother would accept?
Braun Strowman defeated Fandango
In his SmackDown singles debut, the “Black Sheep” Braun Strowman absolutely destroyed Fandango, offering him up to Bray Wyatt by making the barely conscious opponent tap out to his patented finishing maneuver.
Neville defeated King Barrett in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
Humiliated over being slapped by Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney earlier this week, King Barrett stepped into the ring against longtime adversary Neville. The two would go head-to-head in the first round of the tournament to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Survivor Series.
Despite a display of absolute brutality along by Mr. Barrett, The Man That Gravity Forgot ultimately rose above. With the help of the Red Arrow, Neville advanced to the next round, where he will face Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens in the quarterfinals on Monday Night Raw.
Kalisto defeated Ryback in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
Despite the unrelenting power of Ryback, the resilient, high-octane Kalisto would not give up — displaying the heart of a champion. And in a major upset, the masked Superstar hit Salida del Sol from the top rope to score a stunning victory over The Big Guy.
As the dust cleared, the contest ended the same way it started, with a handshake between the two fierce Superstars.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Stardust in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
The outspoken Zeb Colter accompanied Alberto Del Rio to the ring, once again calling out all the haters in the United Kingdom crowd. In the process, the United States Champion made it clear that he intended to win the World Title so that he can become the first WWE MexAmerican Champion.
And after his SmackDown bout, he moved one step closer to doing just that. In the third WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Match of the night, the titleholder overcame Stardust with the double stomp off the top rope.
As a result of his victory, Del Rio will battle Kalisto in the semifinals of the tournament this Monday on Raw.
Roman Reigns claimed he’s ready for the top of the mountain
Ready to battle Cesaro in the quarterfinals of WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Match on Raw, Roman Reigns addressed The Swiss Superman and the offer he rejected from Triple H.
The Usos defeated Luke Harper and Erick Rowan by disqualification
At the height of Luke Harper and Erick Rowan’s SmackDown chaotic main event against The Usos, Bray Wyatt decided that he and Braun Strowman should enter the fray. This created a four-on-two onslaught that officially ended the match by disqualification.
As The Wyatt Family laid waste to both Jey and Jimmy Uso in a post-match slaughter, however, The New Face of Fear was interrupted by the voice of The Phenom. Undertaker made it clear that, at Survivor Series, they would rest … in … peace!