Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Date: November 5, 2015
Commentators: Rich Brennan, Jerry Lawler and Booker T
WWE United States champion Alberto Del Rio defeated Neville in a non-title match
On this week’s SmackDown, Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family dominated their traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match, The Usos made an explosive tag team return to Thursday nights and Kevin Owens got one over on The Lunatic Fringe.
Prior to United States Champion Alberto Del Rio’s match against Neville, he and Zeb Colter explained why there is no room for haters in MexAmerica – a notion that they were striving to rise above.
In the match that followed, while it looked for a moment as if Neville might hit the Red Arrow on Del Rio, the Essence of Excellence managed to turn the tables, trapping him upside down in the ropes, before leaping off the top rope and stomping down onto his opponent with both feet for the victory.
When Del Rio locked The Man That Gravity Forgot into a post-match Cross Armbreaker, however, Jack Swagger emerged, leading to a face-off between the titleholder and Colter’s former protégé.
In a contest where the action would not stop until all of the members of one team were eliminated, The Wyatt Family systematically destroyed their opposition. First, Braun Strowman’s Bear Hug left Darren Young unable to answer the count. Then, Sin Cara was neutralized by Luke Harper’s Discus Clothesline. The numbers advantage allowed Titus O’Neil to be neutralized long enough for Erick Rowan to overcome Kalisto. This cleared the way for Wyatt to finish off O’Neil with Sister Abigail.
Ryback defeated King Barrett
In the height of King Barrett’s showdown against Ryback, The Big Guy countered his opponent’s royal headlock by picking him up and blasting him with Shell Shocked for another huge win.
Earlier in the day, on WWE’s Facebook, Natalya challenged the “leader” of Team B.A.D. to a SmackDown match. Though there was some confusion between Sasha Banks and Naomi over who that leader was, Tamina quickly quelled any controversy by volunteering herself. In spite of interference from Naomi and Sasha, when Tamina attempted to hit the Splash off the top rope, The Queen of Harts left her eating boot and rolled her opponent up for the three-count.
WWE Intercontinental champion Kevin Owens defeated Dean Ambrose by disqualification. Owens retains the title.
In the final moments of SmackDown’s knock-down, drag-out main event, after Dean Ambrose hit Kevin Owens with a kick, the Prizefighter made it seem as if his adversary had delivered a low blow. The referee bought this performance, disqualifying The Lunatic Fringe. However, when the replay was shown and it was revealed that it was a clean kick, Ambrose launched a post-match assault of pure retribution and sent Owens packing.