Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for November 26th, 2015
Introduction Segment: Welcoming and Arena Promo
The regular Smackdown! video plays then Roman Reigns’ music plays. He approaches the ring, contains the objects for TLC, while still-pictures of Survivor Series and video of Raw is shown. Roman stands and talks about his childhood when he wrestled with his cousins, The Usos. Reigns recalls their wrestling was a dream at that point, but a Survivor Series, the dream had come true when he won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. However, that dream was crushed after Sheamus blindsided him and stole the title with his Money In The Bank briefcase.
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion himself interrupts and stands on the stage, making fun of Roman’s five-minute-and-fifteen-second hold on the title. Sheamus relishes in ruining Reigns’ time, and now being the champion. Reigns challenges Sheamus to meet him in the ring, which Sheamus answers by starting to walk down but then he backs away; he wants to wait until T.L.C.
Roman pronounces what he’s going to do to Sheamus, which involves a Superman Punch and Power bomb as well as the table and chair. He warns that he will then ascend the rungs and take the title!
Later tonight, United States Champion Alberto Del Rio will take on Jack Swagger, while Dean Ambrose, Tyler Breeze, and Dolph Ziggler will face off to determine a number one contender to Kevin Owens’ Intercontinental Championship!
The Dudley Boyz will be in action, next!
Match #1: Tag-Team – The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) VS. The Wyatt Family (Braun Strowman and Erik Rowan) (with Wyatt Family members Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper)
The “brothers” double-team Rowan with a suplex, then Bubba squares off with Braun. They both struggle with a wristlock that Ray locked on, but Strowman tosses him across the ring and gives him a big scoop-slam. Braun misses a run in the corner and Bubba begins to hammer away, but “The Black Sheep” turns it around and presses his foot on Bubba’s head. He distracts the referee so Luke can kick him in the head from the outside.
The Wyatts are continuing the domination over Ray, trading tags. Bubba manages to crawl to D-Von for the hot-tag, who cleans house on Erik. Both D-Von and Bubba push Braun outside the ring, then give Rowan a back/neckbreaker drop combo. Ray orders D-Von to “get the table,” but before they can use it, Harper enters and attacks, causing the dq.
Winners via Disqualification: The Dudley Boyz
Post-match, the entire Wyatt Family decimate The Boyz.
Segment #2: Video Promo
Tag-Team Champions The New Day advertise “Black Friday” deals for Christmas sales at WWE Shop in their comic glory!
Match #2: Single – Paige VS. Becky Lynch
Becky catches Paige right away with a roll-up but only gets a quick two. She armdrags Paige a couple times, then Paige needs to go to the outside for a break. She slowly approaches the ring again, but plays a mind game with Lynch. She re-enters but is tripped up. Paige scurries to the bottom rope and kicks Becky down, then rams her head into the top turnbuckle. she kicks Lynch hard, then gives her a fall-away slam.
Paige has a surfboard stretch clamped on, which Becky tries to get out of. She stands up, but Paige puts her to the canvas again, then stretches her against the middle and top rope. She punches and kicks Lynch in the corner, then yanks her out and goes back to the surfboard. Paige knees Becky in the corner, but Becky comes back with another roll-up and a clothesline.
Lynch chucks Paige with a t-bone suplex for a near-fall but is swept up. Becky reverses into a roll-up but Paige kicks out! Lynch runs into the ropes and Paige rolls her up for the victory!
Winner via Pinfall: Paige
Segment #3: Backstage Promo
Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston are having a Thanksgiving feast with Team B.A.D. when Heath Slater walks in. he has a dish of his “Slater Slaw,” which also has a band-aid in it! Adam Rose contributes Rabbit Stew, but The Ascension – Konnor and Viktor – bring nothing. The New Day realize neither has the turkey, until Xavier Woods enters dressed as “The Gobbledy Gooker!” The trio talk about their upcoming bout with The Lucha Dragons while Woods goes to “spread holiday cheer.”
Zeb Colter and U.S. Champ Alberto Del Rio make their entrance for Del Rio’s upcoming contest with Jack Swagger.
Match #3: Single – United States Champion Alberto Del Rio (with Zeb Colter) VS. Jack Swagger (Non-Title)
Prior to the bout, Colter and Del Rio cut a promo about Swagger and the crowd being “a hater” on their union.
They lockup and go back-and-forth until Mike Chioda, the referee, break them up. Jack is aggressive with shoulder-rams in the corner, then rolls up Alberto for a quick one! He sweeps up The Champ and punches, but is soon put to the mat with a DDT. Del Rio starts to wear him down with a rear chinlock, then leaps off the middle turnbuckle with a double-stomp. He punches away in the corner, but Jack comes back, even clotheslining Alberto over the corner barrier! Swagger then approaches Zeb, but Alberto smacks him with a chair, causing a dq.
Winner via Disqualification: Jack Swagger
Post-match, Del Rio continues the assault but argues with Chioda over the chair. Jack takes advantage and grabs the chair, then whales on the U.S. Champion furiously. Swagger stands tall in the ring, holding the chair above, while Del Rio and Colter retreat to the stage.
Segment #4: Backstage Promo
Jimmy and Jey run into The Gobbledy Gooker in the hallway, but know it is really Xavier Woods. They scheme a plan and walk off.
The Luchas make their entrance to wrestle The New Day, next!
Match #4: Tag-Team – The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara) VS. Tag-Team Champions The New Day (Big E. and Kofi Kingston) (with Tag-Team Champion New Day partner Xavier Woods/“The Gobbledy Gooker”
Kalisto and Kofi start out, and then both Dragons double-team Kingston impressively after Kalisto tags out. Kingston counters with a boot out of the corner, and then jumps off with a hurricanrana, but Sin reverses into a sunset-flip pin for two! Big E. is in, but is soon dropkicked out and Cara follows up with a dive through the ropes! He is quickly put back to the floor and taunted over by Big.
The New Day double-team Cara and work him over for a while. E. splashes Cara, but Sin kicks out after two! Big runs into the corner, but Cara moves and E. hits the ring post. Sin makes the hot-tag and Kalisto is all over Kofi! He hits a springboard-tornado-crossbody, then a running-hurricanrana. He approaches Kofi, but is swept up and Kingston tries pinning with his feet on the ropes. Gooker pushes Kofi’s feet off, which the partner/Tag-Team Champ can’t believe. Kalisto grabs Kingston from behind and gives him his reverse-snapmare-reverse DDT to finish this one!
Winners via Pinfall: The Lucha Dragons
Post-match, The Gobblety is really revealed to be Jimmy Uso after Jey brings out Xavier, only dressed in his boxers and socks! Jey superkicks Woods in the ring, then Jimmy splashes him from the top rope while still in The Gooker costume. The Usos and Luchas celebrate.
Segment #5: Video Promo
A look back at The Undertaker’s incredible twenty-five-consecutive-year WWE career is shown.
Segment #6: Backstage Promo
Rene Young interviews Dean Ambrose about his upcoming opportunity to become number one contender. Dean says that everything that has happen since last Sunday’s Survivor Series has not been luck; instead it was the fact of just being better. He tells us and Rene that will be the same tonight for him.
Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens joins commentary.
Match #5: Triple-Threat for the #1 Contender’s Spot to the Intercontinental Championship – Tyler Breeze (with Summer Rae) VS. Dolph Ziggler VS. Dean Ambrose
Dolph gives chase to Tyler first, then is rolled up by Dean after clotheslining Breeze to the floor. Ziggler kicks out and locks on a grounding side headlock. The two go at it until Tyler clotheslines Dolph and Ambrose springboard-planchas onto Breeze! Dolph hits back with a clothesline then gets in the face of Kevin Owens.
Breeze is now in control over Dean, but “The Lunatic Fringe” begins to punch back. He goes for his slingshot-clothesline, but Tyler holds his feet while Ziggler kicks him on the outside. “The Show-Off” then dominates Breeze, hitting an elbow drop and a smacking dropkick! He plants Dean with the Fameasser but only gets two! Dolph gears up for a superkick, but is caught slingshot into the turnbuckle.
“Prince Pretty” throws Ambrose out of the ring after Dean clotheslined Dolph and goes for the pin, but Ziggler gets his shoulder up! Ambrose soars off the top turnbuckle with an elbow-clothesline, then all he and Dolph double-crossbody Breeze!
Dean hits a furry of punches on Dolph, but Ziggler hits back with two superkicks on Ambrose and Breeze! He covers but still can’t take this! Breeze sets up Dolph for a suplex, but Ziggler hops out and they trade O’Connor rolls for near-falls! “Prince Pretty” hits the Beauty Shot Spinning-Wheel Kick but is driven to the mat with a Dirty Deeds DDT and the victory by Ambrose!
Winner and NEW #1 Contender: Dean Ambrose
Post-match, Dean and Kevin talk smack at each other, then Ambrose shoves Owens back into the commentator’s chair. The I.C. Champ gets up and in Dean’s face, then walks away with his title to close the show.
End Of Smackdown!