Date: November 15, 2016
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, John Bradshaw Layfield, Tom Phillips
It’s the 900th episode and also the final show before Sunday’s Survivor Series. That means there’s a lot of potential for hijinks and shenanigans tonight, which could mean for a very entertaining show. If nothing else maybe they can do something other than having wacky partners who can’t get along four times in one night. Let’s get to it.
We open with a quick montage of great Smackdown moments before previewing tonight’s show.
Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon come out and welcome us to the show, mainly focusing on the big events before introducing the first match.
Intercontinental Title: The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
Back with both guys down before Miz hits the Reality Check for two. It’s time to start in on the knees until Miz gets sent leg first into the buckle to give the champ a breather. The big elbow gets two for Ziggler and he grabs the sleeper, sending Miz straight to the ropes. The Fameasser gets two for Ziggler and we take a second break.
We come back again with Miz mocking Bryan’s YES pose before starting with the YES Kicks. A running knee to the face sets up the Skull Crushing Finale for two on the champ. The Zig Zag gets the same result for Dolph but here’s the Spirit Squad for the distraction to set up the Figure Four. Ziggler makes the ropes and grabs a small package, only to have Maryse shove it over so Miz can get the title back at 17:53.
Result: The Miz b. Dolph Ziggler – Small package (17:53)
We look back at the end of last night’s show.
Clip of Steve Austin destroying the DX Express back in 2000.
Alexa Bliss presents her case for a rematch against Becky Lynch to Bryan, who gives it to her but won’t give her a date. Cue Natalya with that whistle but her inspirational message sends Bliss storming off.
Kalisto vs. Oney Lorcan
Lorcan is from NXT and goes right after Kalisto with a knee to the head. A suplex gets two as JBL talks about Lorcan being similar to Brian Kendrick. The Salida Del Sol gives Kalisto the pin at 1:14.
Result: Kalisto b. Oney Lorcan – Salida Del Sol (1:14)
Undertaker picks up his hat.
Clip of Rock vs. HHH from the first episode.
Quick montage of Rock’s appearances on Smackdown.
The Smackdown tag team Survivor Series team is ready for Sunday. Heath Slater and Rhyno have brought in a motivational speaker: KING BOOKAH! Before he can read a proclamation, Breezango comes in to give Booker a ticket for his fashion sense. This turns him into Booker T. to yell at Breezango and hit the catchphrase. An ALL HAIL KING BOOKER chant breaks out.
Clip of John Cena debuting against Kurt Angle in 2002.
Nikki Bella vs. Carmella
Feeling out process to start with Carmella doing You Can’t See Me. A snap suplex puts Carmella down and Nikki mostly botches a dropkick which barely grazes Carmella in the ribs. Carmella comes right back by slamming Nikki neck first onto the floor before ramming her face in for good measure.
Back in and Carmella grabs a chinlock, which actually makes sense for once. We hit the hair pulling but Carmella stops to dance for no apparent reason. The Bronco Buster misses….and here’s Charlotte through the crowd to have a seat as we take a break. Back with a Disaster Kick sending Carmella outside and the big shout off between Bella and Charlotte. The brawl is on and it’s a no contest at 11:34.
Result: Nikki Bella vs. Carmella went to a no contest when Nikki started brawling with Charlotte (11:34)
Team Raw comes in for the beatdown and Carmella joins in. Team Smackdown runs out for the save with Carmella celebrating with them.
Renee Young previews Goldberg vs. Lesnar.
Headbangers/Ascension/Spirit Squad/Vaudevillains vs. Usos/Hype Bros/Breezango/American Alpha
The official Smackdown team take turns on Mikey to start but Jimmy tags himself in, much to Jordan’s annoyance. Gotch comes in and gets the same treatment as the fans want Slater. Rawley, in Zubaz pants, gets two off a running seated senton and it’s off to Ryder vs. Viktor. Everyone heads to the floor and we take a break during the big shouting match.
Back with Ryder fighting out of the corner and making the hot tag off to Gable for some house cleaning. Everything breaks down with one team coming in to take out the next until only the Usos are left for a big double dive to take out about ten people. A slightly botched Grand Amplitude ends Thrasher at 10:40.
Result: Usos/Hype Bros/Breezango/American Alpha b. Headbangers/Ascension/Spirit Squad/Vaudevillains – Grand Amplitude to Thrasher (10:40)
It’s time for the Cutting Edge with the Smackdown team as special guests. After a break, Edge talks about bleeding blue and brings out the team as a group. Edge shakes Ellsworth’s hand because James has been such an inspiration for him. Ellsworth is stunned but manages to ask for a Five Second Pose. That’s not cool with the champ though because it should be him getting the attention instead of James.
Instead, Edge asks Orton what’s up with joining the Wyatt Family. Bray says the Randy that Edge once knew is dead because this Sunday, the world will see a more dangerous viper. Shane takes the mic and says they only have to get along for one night but AJ starts ripping into Ambrose. This turns into a promo for TLC but here’s Undertaker to cut them off.
Undertaker actually praises Shane and tips his hat to him before saying he’s here for two reasons. Wrestlemania will no longer define who he is because he’s back to take souls and dig holes. Survivor Series was where he was born and Smackdown has always been his home. He says there’s no reason for Smackdown to fail but if they do, they’ll have reason to fear the Deadman. Raw will Rest in Peace….and that’s it.
Miz b. Dolph Ziggler – Small package
Kalisto b. Oney Lorcan – Salida Del Sol
Nikki Bella vs. Carmella went to a no contest when Nikki started brawling with Charlotte
Usos/Hype Bros/American Alpha/Breezango b. Headbangers/Ascension/Vaudevillains/Spirit Squad – Grand Amplitude to Thrasher
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