WWE Smackdown Results
November 20, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
The show opens with a video package highlighting Charlotte Flair’s attack on RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series this past Sunday.
We go live to the Staples Center for the fourth night in a row.
Charlotte Flair addresses Ronda Rousey
Charlotte Flair is headed to the ring to kick off the show tonight in Los Angeles. A mild “THANK YOU CHARLOTTE” chant can be heard. Charlotte laughs and says yes, thank me. She talks about being proud of the beating she gave Ronda Rousey. “Ronda, are you walking a little slower today?” Charlotte isn’t sorry if Ronda is looking for an apology. “I enjoyed every second beating your ass.” She says Sunday was for her girls in the locker room and for “the champ.” A loud “BECKY” chant starts up. Charlotte says Becky told her to give Ronda the beating she deserved and she took that to heart. She made it her mission and “you know what, mission accomplished.”
Charlotte says Ronda bowed down to the queen. Smackdown GM Paige interrupts. Paige says Charlotte doesn’t need to apologize for what she did. She speaks for everyone in that she enjoyed the beating she gave Ronda. Paige brings up Ronda’s comments on RAW and how she is coming for Charlotte. Charlotte invites the challenge and says no one is going to stop her from doing it again. Paige is out here to talk about how Charlotte snapped. She says you never put your hands on five WWE officials. Paige is left with no choice: as Smackdown Live General Manager, she must fine Charlotte $100,000. Charlotte starts smiling and starts to question the decision by Paige.
Here comes The IIconics to interrupt. Peyton Royce pretends to be in a trance. Billie Kay says she is like a Frankenstein going crazy, kind of like Charlotte. They think Paige should give them that $100,000. Charlotte wants to know which one of them will be the next Ronda Rousey. We will find out who Charlotte faces next after the commercial.
Charlotte Flair vs. Billie Kay w/ Peyton Royce
We return live with Charlotte locking up with Billie. Charlotte tosses Billie to the corner and immediately starts throwing chops. Charlotte with a headlock takedown and yells at Billie to shut up. Billie repeatedly rolls out of the ring to avoid Charlotte. Peyton distracts Charlotte at ringside and Billie throws a big boot that misses Charlotte by a mile. Peyton celebrates. Charlotte with a roll up attempt and Billie sends Charlotte face first into the second turnbuckle. Peyton pulls the hair of Charlotte when Billie distracts the referee. Another boot from Billie that results in a two count. Charlotte connects with a fallaway slam on Billie. Charlotte follows that up with the Natural Selection and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Charlotte grabs a mic and invites Peyton Royce to have a fight. She invites Peyton inside the ring. Peyton asks Billie Kay. Billie yells at Peyton to get her. Peyton seems reluctant at ringside. She gets up on the ring apron as Charlotte backs off. Charlotte hands off the mic and moves forward Peyton. Peyton quickly jumps out of the ring.
Charlotte Flair vs. Peyton Royce w/ Billie Kay
We return live to see Charlotte vs. Peyton Royce now in progress. During the break, we see Peyton catching Charlotte with a knee. Charlotte with a roll up, Peyton kicks out and drops her with a quick clothesline takedown. Charlotte catches Peyton with a big boot. Charlotte has Peyton up for a slam when Billie Kay runs in to attack her.
Winner via DQ: Charlotte Flair
After the match, The IIconics attack Charlotte Flair and toss her out of the ring. The crowd wants Becky Lynch. Peyton and Billie try to grab a steel chair and are stopped at ringside by a production member. Charlotte catches The IIconics with a double spear! Charlotte grabs both Peyton and Billie by the head and slams them face first off the announce table repeatedly. Charlotte launches Billie into the barricade and then throws a knee to the face to follow it up. Charlotte launches Peyton shoulder first into the steps. Charlotte then tosses both Billie and Peyton over the announce table.
Backstage, Rey Mysterio talks about going way back with Randy Orton and how he’s never been more dangerous. He didn’t come back to WWE to be just another victim. Mysterio says Orton might be at the top of his game, but so is he.
Later Tonight: Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton. Plus, we will hear from WWE Champion Daniel Bryan after his attack on AJ Styles last week.
The Miz is already in the ring with a mic in hand when we return live. A loud “MIZ IS AWESOME” chant starts up. Miz says it is good to be home. He says it was an absolute honor to fight alongside his guest at Survivor Series this past Sunday. Miz introduces the Smackdown Live Commissioner and best in the world, Shane McMahon.
Shane O’Mac heads to the ring with Miz cheering him on from the ring. Miz wants the Shane shuffle. Shane says he is a little banged up. Miz says it is only fitting that they were the final two men standing for Smackdown Live. He talks about how they both fought to the bitter end in the WWE World Cup not long ago as well.
Shane is a bit confused by the “we” that Miz is talking about. Miz says they were all a team on Sunday night. He brings up Shane winning the WWE World Cup and he has one question to ask: “Shane McMahon, will you team up with me?” Shane doesn’t understand. Miz wants them to become a tag team. “This…this could be something. Shane McMahon, The Miz, co-besties. Best team in the world.” He adds that at Survivor Series he didn’t just see a Commissioner, not just a survivor, but also a champion. Shane says due to his duties as Commissioner, he isn’t so sure. Miz wasn’t expecting this reaction. He says if Shane is really the McMahon he knows he is, he will team with Miz right here and right now.
The Bryant Brothers, from Los Angeles, walk out. Miz introduces them and wants the ring cleared. He wants a tag team match right now with Shane.
The Miz & Shane McMahon vs. The Bryant Brothers
Shane is smiling as he takes the corner. Miz locks up and throws knees at one of the Bryant brothers. He levels Dane with a big boot right away. Miz follows it up with another boot to the face. Miz does the Shane shuffle inside the ring. Miz invites Shane inside the ring. Shane is all good. Miz turns around and gets rolled up by Dane for the pinfall!
Winners: The Bryant Brothers
After the match, The Miz sits up and can’t believe it. Shane puts his head down smiling. Miz starts talking with Shane in the corner, appearing to apologize.
We get a plug for the Starrcade special this Sunday night on the WWE Network.
The New Day, dressed as pilgrims, are inside with ring with a table full of Thanksgiving food. They lead a “TUR-KEY DAY” chant. Xavier Woods has “6-1” on his shirt, noting the one victory Smackdown picked up at Survivor Series during the Kickoff Show.
Kofi Kingston is thankful for their tag team victory at Survivor Series. He’s confused why that victory didn’t count towards the grand total on Sunday night. Woods is thankful for his 2 TB hard drive so he can play Red Dead Redemption 2. Big E is thankful for these “big, juicy, succulent breasts” they have been blessed with…in the form of turkey.
Big E picks up a turkey and starts to lick it. Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Bar and Big Show quickly interrupt. Cesaro says they are all stupid. Big E is still licking his turkey. Kofi points out how they won their Survivor Series match…”unlike some people.” Sheamus says you can’t prepare for spontaneous urination.
Thanksgiving Feast Fight
The Bar & Big Show vs. The New Day
We return as Big Show chops Woods in the corner. Tag to Cesaro who drops Woods with a big uppercut. Quick tag to Sheamus who throws forearms over the chest of Woods. Tag back to Cesaro who drops an elbow over Woods. Tag to Sheamus who hits a double clothesline on Woods with Cesaro. Sheamus works over the left arm of Woods. Woods with a superkick, chop and then eats a big shot from Sheamus immediately. Tag to Cesaro who stomps away over Woods. Woods is preventing Cesaro from tagging out. Cesaro with a shot to Big E when he breaks free. Woods with a facebuster counter on Cesaro. Tags to Sheamus and Kofi. Kofi with chops and a dropkick to Sheamus. Kofi drops Sheamus with a flying clothesline. Boom Drop over Sheamus as Kofi does a turkey dance. Kofi with a boot to Sheamus in the corner, goes up top and catches Sheamus with a cross body. Cesaro jumps in to break it up. Woods jumps in and gets tossed out by Cesaro. Big E levels Cesaro with a clothesline and hits Big Show. Big Show crashes through a table with Thanksgiving food. Sheamus catches Big E sending him out. Sheamus tries to use a turkey and gets sent out by Kofi via an uppercut. Woods has the turkey, tosses it at Kofi, Kofi catches it and hits an axe handle shot with the turkey over Sheamus. This sends Sheamus through the table covered in food at ringside. Big E gets the tag when Sheamus is rolled back in. Big E sticks his hand up the turkey and hits Sheamus. Big E gets the pinfall.
Winners: The New Day
After the match, The New Day take turns tossing food in the face of Cesaro.
Backstage, Randy Orton has a Rey Mysterio mask in his hands. He says some people think this mask represents culture and respect. Orton says to him, it means nothing and doesn’t deserve to be respected. “It deserves to be destroyed.”
Footage is shown of Mandy Rose eliminated Sonya Deville at Evolution.
Asuka & Naomi vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
We start with Naomi and Mandy Rose. Naomi with a huricanrana takedown early. Sonya jumps in and eats a dropkick from Naomi. Asuka jumps in. Naomi and Asuka with shots to Sonya and Mandy sending them flying to the outside.
Back live, Mandy with a high knee to Naomi with Sonya holding her that results in a two count. Mandy with kicks to Naomi in the corner. Tag to Sonya who applies pressure with her knee to Naomi. Naomi with a step up kick to the head dropping Sonya. Tags to Mandy and Asuka. Asuka catches Mandy with a dropkick after Sonya gets bumped off the corner. Mandy throws an elbow. Asuka with a knee to the face of Mandy and follows it up with a release german suplex. Asuka catches Mandy with a kick to the face for a two count. Mandy catches Asuka with a boot in the corner. Sonya tags herself in. Mandy almost hits Sonya on her way in. Mandy tries to apologize. Sonya pushes Mandy out of the way and eats a kick from Asuka. Naomi takes out Mandy. Asuka makes Sonya tap out via choke.
A promo hyping the arrival of Lars Sullivan airs.
WWE Champion Daniel Bryan explains his actions
WWE Champion Daniel Bryan heads to the ring to an unusually quiet reaction. Commentary talks about how this audience isn’t sure how to react to Bryan right now.
Bryan grabs a mic. “Daniel Bryan committed an act of betrayal, but that act was not last Tuesday. That act of betrayal was nearly three years ago when Daniel Bryan stood in front of all these people and announced his retirement.” He said the difference between Daniel Bryan and these people is that he does not accept failure. Daniel Bryan learned his mistake, learned his lesson and decided to fight. He continues, in the third person, talking about Daniel Bryan going to see doctors across the nationwide and staying inside a cold, dark, hyperbolic chamber. Bryan said that alone time helped realize the new motto: “fight for your dreams and your dreams will fight for you.”
He talks about how it worked and Daniel Bryan returned to the ring. “And when he did, he received the loudest YES chant he had ever heard and it was a great moment. But for these people, it was just a moment. They weren’t there for the struggle. They weren’t there for the pain. They weren’t there with the fights with his family over this obsession.” Bryan says the fans didn’t hear from all the people that said to move on. He said the only people that moved on were the people int he crowd. Bryan said this was more apparent when the “idiots” chanted for AJ Styles. He starts shouting fickle repeatedly. Bryan says the yes chants grew quieter every week and Daniel Bryan stopped fighting.
He says when the referee was down, the dreams took over and did what they were programmed to do: kicking AJ Styles in the balls. “Daniel Bryan’s dreams made him realize that didn’t need these people for anything. And Daniel Bryan’s dreams told him that at Survivor Series he didn’t need to beat Brock Lesnar to win. Daniel Bryan won by allowing Brock Lesnar to beat the weakness out of him.” He says something new emerged from that match. The old Daniel Bryan that these people loved, that Daniel Bryan is dead. “The Yes Movement is dead.” He says all that is left is the new Daniel Bryan, the WWE Champion. Bryan raises up the championship and receives a negative reaction.
He says all that matters is you never give up on your dream ever again. Bryan drops the mic, stares at his WWE Championship, leaves the ring and gets in the face of the ring announcer. He demands the announce proclaim him as WWE Champion, the new Daniel Bryan. Bryan stands on the announce table holding up the WWE Championship.
Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton
They are rushing to the ring pretty quickly to get this one started.
Bell rings and Orton catches Mysterio with a quick elbow to the face. Mysterio responds with a kick to the face and kick to the head combo. Orton avoids a 619 attempt, but Mysterio jumps off the ring apron and catches Orton on the outside. Orton trips up Mysterio when he goes up top. Orton is trying to tear Mysterio’s mask off his face. Orton drops Mysterio down in the tree of woe as he backs off.
Back live, Mysterio is throwing chops at Orton. Orton with a big clothesline that levels Mysterio. Orton props Mysterio up on the corner and is again trying to rip the mask of Mysterio off. Orton gets part of the mask ripped in the eye area. Orton avoids a dropkick attempt by Mysterio and Mysterio crashes on the mat. Mysterio with a shot and dropkick that catches Orton in the head. Mysterio connects with a springboard bulldog and then a springboard leg drop on Orton resulting in a two count. Mysterio sends Orton into the ropes. Orton counters a 619 attempt. Mysterio counters a DDT attempt, connects with a snap huricanrana sending Orton into the ropes and this time connects with 619. Orton quickly rolls out of the ring. Mysterio with a baseball slide to Orton. Mysterio hits the ropes, slides out under the bottom rope and Orton catches him with an RKO! Orton tosses a lifeless Mysterio inside the ring. Orton hits a second RKO and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Orton grabs a steel chair and puts the head of Mysterio inside it. Orton sends Mysterio into the steel ring post. Mysterio’s mask falls off his head.
Mysterio is laying on the ground with a steel chair wrapped around his neck. WWE officials and medical staff toss a towel over his head and start to check on him.
Orton has Mysterio’s mask and holds it in the air as the show goes off the air.