Location: Knoxville, TN
Date: November 19, 2015
Commentators: Rich Brennan, Jerry Lawler and Booker T
Three days before Survivor Series, the four Superstars still alive in pursuit of WWE’s most prestigious accolade went head-to-head. Plus, the forces of darkness collided and an exciting new contest was named for Sunday’s WWE Network pay-per-view.
“Miz TV” with special guests Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Alberto Del Rio and Kevin Owens
Before The Miz could welcome the four semifinalists of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Title Tournament, they sort of welcomed themselves. First, the reigning Intercontinental Champion emerged, ready to turn The Most Must-See Talk Show in WWE History into “The Kevin Owens Show” and aiming to prove he’ll be “the man” at Sunday’s WWE Network’s pay-per-view. In response, United States Champion Alberto Del Rio and Zeb Colter called Owens and Miz haters.
As things heated up between the two titleholders, Dean Ambrose entered and vowed to walk out Sunday with the WWE World Heavyweight Title. Before Roman Reigns could really add his two cents, R-Truth joined the fray — mistakenly thinking that he was in the tournament as well. Once that got sorted out, Reigns tricked Miz into calling a Hollywood style “action!” In response, Ambrose sucker punched The Awesome One.
Cesaro defeated the Miz
After “Miz TV” got turned upside down, an irate “A-Lister” demanded that his scheduled SmackDown match be canceled. Nonetheless, Cesaro emerged ready to fight. Following his incredible quarterfinals showdown against Roman Reigns on Monday, The Swiss Superman made swift work of The Awesome One, quickly making him tap out to the crossface.
As he exited up the ramp, the victorious Superstar got into a noticeable stare down with The Cosmic Wasteland as they were emerging for their Six-Man Tag Team Match.
Neville and The Dudley Boyz defeated Stardust and The Ascension
SmackDown was truly propelled into the stratosphere, when The Man That Gravity Forgot ventured into The Cosmic Wasteland alongside Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley.
In the height of the action, after Stardust and Konnor were neutralized, The Dudley Boyz finished off Viktor with the 3D.
Tyler Breeze defeated Zack Ryder
Moments after Tyler Breeze and Summer Rae had a pre-match laugh at Dolph Ziggler’s expense, The Showoff decided to get a close up look at Prince Pretty’s showdown with Zack Ryder — invading the VIP Section in the process. Though The Gorgeous One planted Long Island Iced-Z for the victory, Ziggler immediately launched a post-match assault and delivered the Superkick to his adversary.
Soon after, it was announced that Ziggler and Breeze would go one-on-one at Survivor Series.
The Wyatt Family and The Brothers of Destruction exchanged dark promises
Bray Wyatt and his ominous followers journeyed through the SmackDown ropes, delivering a promise to The Undertaker and Kane that they would fail in their pursuit for redemption at Survivor Series. But the question still remains: Which two members of The Wyatt Family will The Brothers of Destruction actually face?
In response, The Phenom and The Demon appeared on the TitanTron and proclaimed that they will get back what was theirs on Sunday and that their opposition would, most certainly, rest in peace. Then as Kane’s fire heated up the arena, the Druids (under the control of Bray Wyatt since Monday’s Raw) were revealed to be down and out.
WWE Divas champion Charlotte defeated Brie Bella in a non-title match
Ready to defend her Divas Title against Paige in a personal showdown at Survivor Series, Charlotte went to war against Brie-Mode on SmackDown — ultimately denying the Bella Buster to reign supreme over her opponent with a Spear/Figure-Eight Leglock combination.
Big E defeated Kalisto
Prior to Big E’s match against Kalisto, The New Day talked about the “conspiracy” that none of them were entered into the tournament to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
In the contest that followed, Kalisto — and Sin Cara for that matter — couldn’t overcome the ruthless numbers advantage of “the power of positivity.” But when the trio opted to hit a post-match Splash on Big E’s opponent, Ryback rushed in to clean house.
Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose fought WWE Intercontinental champion Kevin Owens and WWE United States champion Alberto Del Rio to a double count-out
The four semifinalists of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Title Tournament threw down in SmackDown’s tag team main event. The stakes were so intense that both teams ended up being counted-out in the midst of a fierce exchange outside the ring.
But after the bell, Ambrose and Reigns ultimately stood tall. First, The Lunatic Fringe reversed Alberto Del Rio’s Cross Armbreaker and invaded MexAmerica with Dirty Deeds. He then avoided Kevin Owen’s Pop-up Powerbomb, making way for Reign’s Spear on the prizefighter.