WWE Friday Night SmackDown 11 19 2021

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
November 19, 2021
Hartford, Connecticut
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are in the ring. There’s a throne in the ring. They said they’re going to beat RK-Bro this Sunday at Survivor Series. They then introduce their cousin, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring alongside Paul Heyman. Reigns will face WWE Champion Big E this Sunday. Heyman says he’s overwhelmed with emotion. No one in the history of WWE deserves to be crowned the king as much as the head of the table, the Tribal Chief and king, Roman Reigns. Heyman knows everyone here tonight will agree that the distinction of “king” surely doesn’t belong to Xavier Woods and sure as hell will never belong to Brock Lesnar. It’ll also never belong to someone like Big E, who will be smashed this Sunday by the Tribal King, Roman Reigns. At Survivor Series…

Reigns holds out his hand, and Heyman puts the microphone in his palm. Reigns asks whose idea this was. Heyman points at The Usos. Reigns says this must be a joke because he doesn’t care about this stuff. He doesn’t need any of this to be acknowledged. Reigns says he’s put in the hard work and demands respect. Reigns demands Hartford acknowledge him. The only reason he took this crown last week was because he could.

Xavier Woods comes out to the stage. Woods says all these material things in the ring belong to him, but those things do not make a king. What makes a king is knowing you are here to do good for the WWE Universe. If you are a king, Reigns would look him in the eye so they can settle this. That’s not Reigns’ M.O., so let’s swing the pot. Woods challenges Reigns to come out without the Wet Bandits and look at Woods face to face so he can show Reigns what a real king is made of.

Reigns says if none of this stuff means anything to him, he tells Jey Uso to deal with it. Jey blows his nose into Woods’ cape, and Reigns stomps on it. Woods says clothes don’t make the man. Jey then takes the scepter and breaks it over his knee. Woods looks more disturbed but doesn’t move. The Usos then take the throne and smash it on the ground. Reigns laughs as Woods sneers. Reigns asks Woods if he’s sure. They take the crown and go to smash it. Reigns once again asks Woods if the crown means nothing. Woods doesn’t move. Reigns puts the crown down on the mat and goes to stomp it, so Woods charges the ring. The Usos double-team him as soon as he gets in the ring.

The Usos hold Woods down and says he’s the real king around here. Reigns doesn’t need props. He’s the only one. Reigns then stomps on the crown. The Usos throw Woods down. The Bloodline stands tall over Woods.

Sheamus makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Cesaro, Ricochet, and Jinder Mahal to determine the final member of Team SmackDown at Survivor Series next.

-Commercial Break-

Xavier Woods is shown limping backstage. Kayla Braxton asks where he goes from here. Woods says he’ll be out in the ring at the end of the night. Roman Reigns will meet him there. The Roman Empire wasn’t built in a day, but it will fall tonight.

Fatal 4-Way Match
Sheamus vs. Jinder Mahal w/ Shanky vs. Cesaro vs. Ricochet

The winner will be the final member of Team SmackDown at Survivor Series.

The bell rings, and they all go at it right away. Sheamus stomps Ricochet down, while Cesaro uppercuts Mahal in the other corner. Cesaro and Sheamus turn and face each other. They were a dominant tag team called The Bar. Mahal attacks Cesaro, and Sheamus clotheslines Cesaro down. Sheamus clubs away at Ricochet and lifts him, but Ricochet counters into a roll-up for a two count. Mahal superkicks Ricochet and stomps him. Cesaro attacks Sheamus, but Mahal cuts him off. Mahal and Sheamus double-team Cesaro, but Ricochet puts an end to it. Sheamus and Mahal stop them. Sheamus knocks Cesaro out of the ring. Mahal puts Ricochet on the apron and stretches Ricochet out for Sheamus to do the 10 Beats of the Bodhran. Mahal doublecrosses Sheamus and rolls him up for a two count. Mahal and Sheamus go at it in the center of the ring. Sheamus knees him in the ribs and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Sheamus sends Mahal to the apron and knees him. Sheamus hits Mahal with the 10 Beats of the Bodhran before snapping him off the top rope.

Cesaro grabs Sheamus for a Cesaro Swing, but Sheamus fights it off. Ricochet takes Sheamus out with a springboard dropkick before sending Cesaro out of the ring with a head-scissor takeover. Ricochet then wipes out all the competition with a WILD springboard somersault senton to the floor!

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Cesaro and Mahal on opposite turnbuckles. Ricochet tries to give Cesaro a superplex, but Cesaro fights it. Mahal, on the other turnbuckle, knocks Sheamus away. Sheamus hits Mahal with a superplex, as Ricochet hits Cesaro with a frankensteiner.

Sheamus attacks Ricochet and tries for a powerslam, but Ricochet counters into a DDT followed by a standing shooting star press. Mahal breaks up the pin and hits Ricochet with a nasty gutbuster. Cesaro takes Mahal down and goes for the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro swings him about 20 times and applies a sharpshooter, a tribute to former partner Tyson Kidd. Ricochet hits Shanky with a baseball slide before going over to Cesaro and kicking him in the chest. Ricochet takes Cesaro out with a step-up enzuigiri. Ricochet gets out of a Khallas from Mahal and hits a Recoil. Ricochet goes to the top rope and connects with the 630! Sheamus immediately hits Ricochet with a Brogue Kick and covers, but Cesaro breaks up the pin! Sheamus boots Cesaro down and pulls himself up to the top rope. Sheamus dives, but Cesaro uppercuts him out of midair. Cesaro sets up for the Gotch Neutralizer, but Ridge Holland runs down to distract him. Sheamus gets out of the Neutralizer, but Cesaro fights back. Holland gets on the apron, but Cesaro avoids him. Sheamus hits Cesaro with the Brogue Kick for the win. Sheamus and Holland embrace following the match.

Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus

Sheamus is the final member of Team SmackDown at Survivor Series.

Kayla Braxton is backstage with Jeff Hardy. She asks him how this year stacks up with other years he’s been at the Survivor Series. Hardy has never teamed with anyone like Drew McIntyre. As for King Woods, he’s the king because he’s the real deal. If Sheamus can work as part of the team, he’ll be a good addition. Then there’s Happy Corbin… Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss walk up. Moss tells a corny joke, so WWE Official Adam Pearce walks up and says there needs to be some camaraderie. Corbin needs to concentrate. As for Moss, he’s always laughing, so let’s see if he’s still laughing when he faces Jeff Hardy later tonight. Hardy laughs heartily.

We’ll see a preview of Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch next.

-Commercial Break-

Sheamus and Ridge Holland are walking and laughing backstage. Holland says Sheamus was his idol and the reason he left England. Now they’re going to celebrate at the pub.

Video Package: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair at Survivor Series

Aliyah and Naomi make their way to the ring. They’ll face Shayna Baszler and Natalya next.

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Tag Team Match
Aliyah and Naomi vs. Shayna Baszler and Natalya

This quick match ends as quickly as it went with the referee intentionally fast counting Naomi down, allowing Shayna Baszler and Natalya to win.

Winners by Pinfall: Shayna Baszler and Natalya

Vintage Bruno Sammartino merchandise is being sold.

Jeff Hardy makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Madcap Moss next.

-Commercial Break-

Replays are shown of the fast count on Naomi.

WWE Official Sonya Deville is talking with Sami Zayn about the status of his documentary. The referee walks up and asks if she did a good job. Deville pretends not to know what she’s talking about and shoos her away.

Jeff Hardy says the odds aren’t in his favor with Happy Corbin out here, so he’ll have someone at his side for this match. Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring.

Jeff Hardy w/ Drew McIntyre vs. Madcap Moss w/ Happy Corbin

The bell rings, and Moss takes Hardy down with a slam. Moss knees away at Hardy’s midsection before punching him down. Happy Corbin celebrates wildly at ringside. Hardy hits Moss with a sit-out jawbreaker before hitting a basement dropkick. Hardy takes him down with a Twist of Fury and takes his shirt off. Corbin gets on the apron, so McIntyre pulls him off and sends him over the commentary table. Moss crotches Hardy on the top rope and goes for a slam, but Hardy counters into an inside cradle for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Jeff Hardy

McIntyre gets in the ring and hits Corbin with a Claymore Kick. McIntyre stuns Moss with a Glasgow Kiss, and Hardy crushes Moss with a Swanton Bomb. Hardy and McIntyre celebrate in the ring.

-Commercial Break-

Non-Title Match
WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Rick Boogs vs. Angel w/ Humberto

Angel immediately dropkicks Nakamura down and dropkicks him in the head. Angel chops the chest a few times. Nakamura fights back, but Angel takes him down. Nakamura knees Angel down. Humberto blindsides Nakamura, so Boogs grabs him and flails him around. Nakamura takes Angel down and hits a Kinshasa for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura

Humberto attacks them from behind and runs off. Nakamura and Boogs are furious.

Shotzi blindsided Sasha Banks a few weeks ago on SmackDown.

Sasha Banks is shown backstage. Shotzi walks up to her, so WWE Official Sonya Deville steps between them. Shotzi says Banks is a petty, vindictive little brat. When she gets screwed over, she doesn’t forget it. Banks says if she had a nickel for every rookie that tried to make a name off her, she’d be rich. Oh wait, she already is rich because she’s the boss. Payback is a bitch. Deville says they can take their aggression out but need to shake hands after the match.

Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring.

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Sasha Banks vs. Shotzi

Banks takes it to Shotzi early on. Shotzi takes her down by the hair and yells at her. Banks hits a head-scissor takeover and chops the chest. Banks hits a rough looking rope-aided arm drag. Shotzi shoves her twice and grabs her by the hair. Banks grabs the hair for good measure. Banks blocks a kick, but Shotzi catches her on the rebound. Banks hits the Three Amigos. “Eddie” chants break out for the legendary Eddie Guerrero. Banks goes to the top rope, but Shotzi moves. Shotzi puts Banks on the apron but misses a kick. Banks knees her in the mouth, but Shotzi kicks her getting back in the ring. Banks avoids an attack, but Shotzi also avoids a meteora. Shotzi slams Banks off the steps and jams her arm into the hand hole. Shotzi kicks away at Banks’ arm. Shotzi puts Banks in the ring and covers for a near fall. Banks rolls her up, but the kick out knocks her out of the ring. Banks stuns her with a spin kick and hits a meteora off the apron. Banks clutches her arm in pain.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Shotzi take Banks down. Banks fights back and knees her in the face before hitting a top rope meteora for a near fall. Shotzi drops down and attacks the injured arm. Shotzi fights back with Sliced Bread #2 for a near fall. Shotzi screams that Banks is trash. Banks shoulders her in the midsection, but Shotzi stops the momentum by snapping the injured arm off the top rope. Shotzi then drives her into the ring post shoulder-first. Shotzi puts her in the ring and goes to the top rope for the Ballpit, but Banks rolls out of the ring. Shotzi screams in frustration. Shotzi puts her in the ring and lifts her. Banks counters into a takedown and applies a crossface with her foot taking place of the bad arm. Shotzi taps out.

Winner by Submission: Sasha Banks

WWE Official Sonya Deville comes out to the stage with her hands on her hips. Banks pulls Shotzi up and extends her hand. Shotzi shakes it, so Banks gives her a Backstabber. Deville does not look happy.

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is deep in contemplation with Paul Heyman behind him. Reigns asks if it’s time, and Heyman confirms that it is indeed time. Reigns stands up. The Usos do as well, but Reigns says he’ll do this by himself. Reigns will confront King Woods next.

-Commercial Break-

Xia Li is coming soon.

Kayla Braxton has Toni Storm backstage. Last week, she challenged SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair to a match, but Flair declined. Storm says Flair is vulnerable and will be worse after losing to Becky Lynch. Then Flair will come after her. A lot of people are afraid of Flair, but not Storm. When Lynch beats her, and she will, Flair will want to take it all out on Storm. All Storm wants is her championship match. Flair walks up to her. Flair says after she proves her superiority over Lynch, Storm is next. Storm doesn’t deserve an opportunity at the title, but she’ll give her a match. Then she’ll do to her what she does to Lynch on Sunday. Flair turns her back on Storm and walks off. Storm says, “Just like I thought.”

King Woods makes his way to the ring.

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Xavier Woods is in the ring. Woods talks about how Roman Reigns says he’s a man, but Woods had him beat last week. Then his cronies attacked him and made it a no contest. That means that the WWE Universal Champion cannot beat Xavier Woods. If that makes Reigns feel any kind of way, maybe he can bring his ass to the ring and prove him wrong.

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring alongside Paul Heyman. Reigns looks focused. Heyman calls for The Usos to come out. They’re thrown out onto the stage. Woods smiles and shrugs in the ring.

All of a sudden, WWE Champion Big E makes his way to the ring! Big E attacks Reigns and sends him into the steel steps before putting him in the ring. Woods stomps away at Reigns and embraces his friend, Big E. They double-team Reigns with stomps. The Usos run in, but Big E hits one of them with a Big Ending. Woods superkicks the other and sends him to Big E for another Big Ending. Woods then takes The Usos out with a somersault senton. Big E turns into a Superman Punch from Reigns. Reigns sizes Big E up for a Spear, but Big E lifts him for a Big Ending. Reigns slides off and runs away to end the show.