WWE SmackDown Live comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 8, 2016) from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming dual brand Survivor Series pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for next month in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Advertised for tonight: Becky Lynch defends her women's championship against Alexa Bliss, and more!
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WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR NOV. 8
A storm comes and the city's abandoned. The ship's going down with the captain, but me, I'm just here to liveblog a pro wrestling show, folks.
Show opens with the intro video. Mauro Ranallo hypes up Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch as tonight's main event.
AJ Styles makes his entrance as Tom Phillips introduces himself at the very crowded announce table and recaps last week's AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose match. AJ asks the crowd to give him a break, saying he's in no mood for their cheers nor their boos. He doesn't want to see our tweets, he just wants everyone to have a seat and be quiet. He's not interested in our opinions, but rather in the travesty that happened last week. Dean Ambrose cheated, he says, and he gets a title shot out of it?
He says Dean doesn't belong in the same ring as him, and that if he cared so much about the title, why'd he lose it? He calls James Ellsworth a mutant turtle, an embarrassment, and says he looks like a foot. If Dean and Ellsworth were here, he'd beat the ugly off both of 'em, but nobody's flying James Ellsworth to Scotland. In the meantime, he's been told that he's not to have any physical contact with Dean because of Survivor Series. He doesn't need Dean's help to beat Raw, but he's stuck with him, and he does want to beat Raw.
As de facto captain of Team SmackDown, he has to help his team get on the same page to beat the crap out of Raw. He calls the team down but gets cut off by Baron Corbin's music. Corbin gets in the ring, and AJ tells him he can do whatever he wants as long as he delivers at Survivor Series. Corbin says he'll deliver, but not for AJ.
Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Randy Orton appear on the ramp and climb up on the apron. AJ welcomes them to Team Styles, and Dean Ambrose's music hits. Dean stops halfway up the ramp and heads back up like he forgot something... James Ellsworth is here! AJ loses his mind and Dean tells him to calm down, saying Ellsworth is his guest and he's never been to Scotland before. He says it's been a nice trip, a lot of fun, and asks how you can say no to that face.
AJ says throw him in Loch Ness for all he cares, just keep Ellsworth away from Survivor Series. Dean says if you've got a problem with Ellsworth, you gotta go through him, and AJ says that hasn't been a problem before. Here's the thing, he continues, they may be on the same team at Survivor Series, but right now, he's outnumbered. At which point Corbin promptly bails and takes a walk.
Shane McMahon comes out into the arena now. He asks Glasgow what's up and asks if the guys in the ring want to prove that they're the best. He thinks they're the best, but in order to prove it, they need to beat Raw at Survivor Series, and the only way to do that, is if they're on a united front, so put all these personal differences to the side and focus on the big picture. And if you can harness Ellsworth's passion and enthusiasm, he says, they'll sweep Raw clean.
Ellsworth gets in Shane's ear a second, and Shane makes him the official mascot of Team SmackDown! Shane can sense the energy in the ring and he's gonna get some of these issues out of the way, and he makes a match between the Wyatt Family on one hand and Ambrose, Corbin, and Ellsworth on the other for later in the night.
Cut backstage to Becky Lynch warming up and then a Survivor Series tag team qualifier is up next!
Back from break and Shane rolls up on Baron Corbin, making sure he heard the six-man tag announcement. Corbin says he's not interested, and Shane says it wasn't a request. Corbin says he'll do his dirty work at Survivor Series, but as far as he sees it, Shane needs him more than he needs Shane. Fair enough, Shane says, you're out of the six-man, and you have a returning Kalisto later tonight instead.
Breezango (Fandango & Tyler Breeze) vs. Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) (Survivor Series Tag Team Qualifying Match)
Simon Gotch blindsides Tyler Breeze right away, hitting a Finlay Roll and tagging English in for a Swanton that gets two. Fandango dumps Gotch, English dumps Fandango, tag made but Breeze nails Gotch with a kick. English takes Breeze to the outside, Fandango boots Gotch to join them, chaos continues a little bit...
Breezango win by pinfall with a Falcon Arrow from Fandango.
Tom talks up the women's title match some more and sends us to break on an ad for 205 Live.
Back from commercial with an ad hyping Edge's Cutting Edge and the Undertaker's appearance up for next week's 900th episode of SmackDown.
In the arena, Natalya's music hits and she enters for a match, her coaching whistle in hand. Nikki Bella is on commentary for this one.
Naomi vs. Natalya
Naomi with a waistlock into a schoolboy and Nattie goes right to the ropes. Mat slam, Nattie follows up with a kneeling surfboard and into the reverse chinlock. Naomi fires a twisting jawbreaker back and they run the ropes and double crossbody each other.
Carmella comes down the ramp and Nattie fires a back elbow at Naomi before jumping down to do some coaching. She gets in Nikki's face and shoves her, which gets Nikki to knock her down and then level Carmella with the Bellahammer! Charles Robinson nearly counts Nattie out, so she rolls back in...
Naomi wins by pinfall with a small package.
We cut backstage to see Alexa stretching for her title shot tonight before JBL puts over the trios match for later. Tom talks up Corbin/Kalisto, and that's up next, so we go to break.
Back from commercial and James Ellsworth and Dean Ambrose are backstage. Ellsworth says they don't need Corbin, they're James Dean, and together they have four hands! Dean tells him not to count hands or he'll have zero partners tonight, and Daniel Bryan rolls up. He's here to fill the gap Corbin leaves. He's dealt with the Wyatts before, he's reliable, and you could even say his career is on fire. It's Kane! Ellsworth asks him the strategy, and Kane tells him not to tag in.
Back in the arena, Baron Corbin makes his entrance.
Corbin clobbers Kalisto before the bell rings, dropping him with a lariat and a chokeslam. He hurls verbal abuse at the luchador and throws him out the ring like so much garbage, but when he steps outside to follow up, he slips on the apron and screws his leg up. Kalisto runs over and dropkicks the injured leg into the steps! Corbin crawls in the ring in agony as referees check on him. Kalisto off the top with a diving splash to the leg!
More hype for the women's championship match and we go back to break.
Back from commercial with a video package covering Becky Lynch's road to the SmackDown Women's Championship and her feud with Alexa Bliss. Alexa makes her entrance, and the match is up after the break.
Back from commercial and Shane is in front of a whiteboard with the men's singles Survivor Series teams written on it. Bryan rolls up and confirms that Corbin is too hurt to compete on the team, and Shane gives him a list of everyone available to fill the gap and puts the choice in his hands.
In the arena, Becky Lynch enters and we get the big championship introductions.
Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch (c) (WWE SmackDown Women's Championship)
Circling, collar-and-elbow tie-up, Alexa flips Becky out of the hold. Back to the tie-up, this time Becky picks the arm and goes for the Dis-arm-her right off the bat. Bliss with a snapmare into a cover, Becky bridges out and grabs an Oklhoma roll, looking for an O'Connor roll but Bliss holds onto the ropes. Arm drags from the champion into a dropkick and a kip-up, she charges in and referee Ryan Tran cuts her off.
Bliss with a stiff kick and then sending Lynch into the ringpost shoulder first. On the outside, the same into the steps to the displeasure of Scotland. Bliss wrenching the arm to the floor and sending Lynch back in the ring, where she wrenches the arm over the middle rope. Bliss looking for an armbar of her own ends up with Becky grounded but fighting, so Alexa slams her to the mat and does the wristlock stomps. Cover gets one and she goes back to the armbar.
Becky to her feet and out with body blows but Bliss reverses a whip and drop toeholds her face-first into the turnbuckle before slamming the arm over the steps and the apron. More wrenching over the middle rope before yanking the arm hard and doing a series of stepover armbar knee drops to weaken it further. Becky throws hands but Alexa slams her to the mat arm-first again. Bliss wrenching back on the hand in a wristlock, knee to the head before transitioning to a short armscissors.
Becky slapping and scraping at Alexa's face trying to break the hold to no avail, so she rolls backwards and deadlifts her Bob Backlund style into a sitout powerbomb! That sends us to break.
Back from commercial and Lynch grabs a quick cover. Bliss charges in and eats a back elbow. A second time gets a boot and a third sees Becky duck away for lariats, both arm and leg. Straight Fire forearm into the exploder, that gets two. Becky wills some strength into her arm and heads up top for a leg drop but comes up empty. Her glutes! Bliss with a standing double knee drop into the moonsault knee drop.
The challenger yells in the champion's face and they proceed to slug it out, forearm-for-forearm, until Becky wins the exchange and throws a rolling solebutt. Bliss with a turning sunset flip in the corner for two and goes up top but Lynch cuts her off with forearms. They slug it out more on the second and Alexa knocks her down, looking for a tornado DDT but Becky blocks. Bliss readjust and hits it as a straight implant DDT for a nearfall. Giant step into the Vader Bomb but Lynch had the knees up!
O'Connor roll gets two, Bliss reverses and gets two, Dis-arm-her locked in! Bliss has a foot on the ropes but the referee doesn't notice!
Becky Lynch wins by submission with Dis-arm-her.
Lynch celebrates with the title as Bliss walks up the ramp, fuming and holding her arm like it's broken.
Backstage Shane says the referee's decision stands and Bryan says he hasn't decided yet, but he will by the end of the night before bringing up the invitation from Raw. Shane says he's in, and Bryan says he's got one word for him-- definitely. Maryse and Miz roll up, and Maryse claims Miz is so mad he can't speak because Dolph is allowed to defend against Sami Zayn at Survivor Series.
Bryan says Survivor Series is all about interbrand conflict, and Mick Foley is letting them have one in return, and Brian Kendrick will defend the Cruiserweight Championship against Kalisto, with the fate of the entire cruiserweight division on the line. Maryse objects, saying that means that if Dolph loses Miz won't get another shot. Bryan says he can have his shot next week if he likes, take it or leave it. Maryse takes it and they leave, sending us to break with an ad for Raw's face-to-face between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg.
Back from commercial and Apollo Crews comes out for a match.
Apollo Crews vs. Curt Hawkins
The bell rings and Hawkins is right in wtih a jumping knee and corner forearms. He stomps a mudhole and picks Crews up for a back suplex but can't get a one-count out of it. Need to the back into a cut-throat stranglehold and Apollo fights out, throwing kicks and a jumping lariat. Jumping knee strike gets him two, Hawkins shoves him into the ropes and Apollo comes back with a Sick Kick.
Whip reversed, Apollo in the corner and Hawkins eats a back elbow. Crews to the top for a crossbody, Hawkins dives away...
Curt Hawkins wins by pinfall with an Oklahoma Roll.
Tom hypes up the trios match and tosses us back to break.
Back from commercial and Dolph is walking backstage when he runs into Renee Young. She asks him about his title match next week and he says he's a fighting champion, he loves it. His buddy Edge and the Undertaker are coming back and he gets to defend the title? He's excited! He says he's gonna send that paperboy back to Raw and heads off to do Dolph stuff.
The Wyatts make their entrance in the arena, so it's main event time. AJ Styles is on commentary for this one. The faces make their entrances and we head back to commercial one more time before the match proper.
Back from break just in time for the bell to ring!
Dean Ambrose, James Ellsworth, & Kane vs. the Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, & Randy Orton)
Kane and Harper start off, Kane whips, Harper reverses, Kane with the goozle but Harper breaks it. Tag to Ambrose, Harper tags Wyatt in. Ambrose firing hands and then kicks in the corner. Chops against the ropes, Bray whips him into a knee from Harper and levels him with a back elbow before tagging Orton in. Randy comes in and levels Dean with a lariat before doing the Garvin Stomp, punctuating it with a stomp to the hand.
Whip into the corner, Orton charges in and eats a back elbow. Kane comes in, whip, corner clothesline into the side slam and he's calling for the chokeslam. Ellsworth wants the tag but he ain't getting it. Harper runs in and gets goozled, giving Orton the opportunity to send Kane into the turnbuckle and stomp his chest in. Tag to Wyatt, corner avalanche, running senton gets two, tag to Harper.
Superkick to the gut, followed by big open rights to the face and shoulder thrusts before Orton tags himself back in. Kane pops him one but the Viper comes back with hands and stomps, crumping Kane up in the corner as we go to break.
Back from commercial and Wyatt has Kane up for Harper to hit him. Harper goes to a reverse chinlock, Kane fights to his feet with a jawbreaker but Harper comes back with a dropkick and tags Orton in. Orton wrenches a rear chinlock in and throws crossface blows before going to a side headlock. Kane gets out but immediately eats a dropkick and Harper tags in.
Another big open right hand and a whip that sees Kane come back with a DDT counter for the back drop. Tags to Ambrose and Wyatt, Ambrose with running lariats on Wyatt and a swinging neckbreaker for Harper. Bulldog lariat combo on the Wyatts and he dives on Orton outside! Suicide dive on Orton and Wyatt! Ellsworth is fired up! Dean heads up top for the diving elbow but Wyatt counters, looking for Sister Abigail but Dean slips out and looks for Dirty Deeds. Wyatt throws him off into Harper's wicked big boot!
Kane and Harper fight up the ramp as Wyatt does the crab and runs into a boot to the gut. Dirty Deeds blocked, Dean goes for the pendulum lariat but Wyatt's ready with a lariat of his own and they both crumple. Ellsworth heads over for the tag, feeding on the energy of the crowd. He tags himself in! The shirt is off and he's tuning up the band! Wyatt staggers to his feet... and blocks the superkick easily.
The Wyatt Family win by pinfall with Sister Abigail from Bray on James Ellsworth.
Wyatt, Orton, and Styles surround Ambrose and Ellsworth's unconscious body in the ring and Shane runs out to try and make peace. Daniel Bryan's out now, and he's got a clipboard! Is it diagrams? No, it's the fifth member of team SmackDown. He has the power to pick anybody he thinks can beat Team Raw. His name is in the top right corner, but unfortunately he can't compete. Below that is everybody else, and on the top left, is another name, the name of their commissioner... He asks Shane to be the fifth member! Shane accepts by way of "YES!" fingers!
Commentary hypes up next week's big show and that's the show, folks.