Smackdown! Live TV report for 11/08/2016

Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming

The regular Smackdown! Live opener plays and the pyro explodes in the arena of Glasgow, Scotland! Mauro Ranallo greets us, and announces that the Women’s Championship Match between Alexa Bliss and Champion Becky Lynch will be our main-event!

Segment #2: Arena Promo

WWE World Champion A.J. Styles is out first, and does not look happy, not even with the fans cheering or booing for him. This is because of his loss to Dean Ambrose last week, which propelled “The Lunatic Fringe” to facing Styles again at the T.L.C. Pay-Per-View on December 4th. A.J. blames James Ellsworth for causing this to happen, and then says that Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan have ceased Ambrose and Styles going at it beforehand, because of Survivor Series.

A.J. puts himself as the captain of Team Smackdown!, but his partner for the match at Survivor Series, Baron Corbin, marches out. Corbin insinuates that Styles is not the Captain, and then The Wyatt Family – Randy Orton included – appear in the aisle. They walk around the ring and hop the apron, and then Dean Ambrose joins, who brings James Ellsworth with him.

Dean brought Ellsworth as his “guest,” but Styles is quite dismayed with James. He wants Ellsworth to stay away at Survivor Series, and warns Ambrose and James that they’re “outnumbered.” Baron suddenly walks away, but Commissioner Shane McMahon interrupts. He wants everyone to be cohesive for Smackdown!, and makes James the “mascot” for Team Smackdown!


Segment #3: Backstage Promo

Shane talks with Baron about leaving Team Smackdown! He elects to change up Baron’s match for tonight, now making him face Kalisto, whom Baron injured a while back.

Match #1: Tag-Team – The Vaudevillians (Simon Gotch and Aiden English) VS. Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango)

(Stipulation: The winners will be the final Team on Team Smackdown! for Survivor Series.)

They go back-and-forth a little, but Fandango plants Aiden with a Falcon-Arrow Suplex and covers for the quick victory!

Winners and ADVANCING to Survivor Series: Breezango


Match #2: Single – Natalya VS. Naomi

(Note: Nikki Bella is on commentary.)

Naomi rolls-up Natalya for a quick=count, but Nattie kicks out and slams Naomi to the canvas. She locks on a surfboard-stretch. Both collide and Carmela charges out. She and Nikki face-off, and Natalya gets in between them, but is knocked down. Bella hits Carmela, and then Naomi small-packages Nattie in the ring for the 1 – 2 – 3!

Winner via Pinfall: Naomi


Segment #4: Backstage Promo

Dean Ambrose and James Ellsworth are discussing their partnership; General Manager Daniel Bryan walks in and informs them of the switch with Baron Corbin. He has found another wrestle though – Kane! “The Big Red Machine” warns James “don’t tag in.”

Match #3: Single – Baron Corbin VS. Kalisto

Baron assaults Kalisto right away but then slips on the apron and buggers his knee. Kalisto dropkicks Corbin’s knee into the steel steps and then frogsplashes onto him as referees checked on Baron.

Winner: None due to No Official Start

Segment #5: Video Promo

The history between Alexa Bliss and Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is shown.

Alexa Bliss makes her entrance, and the match is up next!


Segment #6: Office Promo

Bryan and McMahon need to figure out who can replace Baron Corbin on Team Smackdown!

Match #4: Single for the Women’s Championship – Alexa Bliss (Challenger) VS. Becky Lynch (Champion)

They lockup and then trade pin-combos. Becky armdrags Alexa and then dropkicks her, but misses a run in the corner and eats the post shoulder-first. Alexa focuses on Lynch’s shoulder, slamming it on the floor mats and then clamping on a submission. Bliss trips Becky into the corner and then slams her arm against the post and apron. She pulls at it with the middle rope and continues to works it over. Lynch reverses an arm hold into a roll-up and then a sit-down powerbomb!


Alexa is still in control but Becky fires back up. They both slug away with forearms, and Becky gets the better. She whips Bliss into the corner, but Alexa springs off into a sunset flip for two! Bliss climbs the turnbuckle, but the Women’s Champion trips her up. Becky climbs too, but Alexa forearms away and goes for a Tornado-DDT! Lynch stops it but Alexa still manages to DDT her.

They trade O’Connor rolls, and then Becky clutches on her Disarmer submission! Bliss tries to work out of it and even puts her feet on the bottom rope, but the referee doesn’t see that, and instead only sees Alexa tapping!

Winner via Submission and STILL Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch

Segment #7: Office Promo

Shane declares that “the referee’s decision stands,” They continue to talk about Survivor Series when The Miz and Maryse walk up. Maryse berates the men-in-charge for their treatment of Miz; Bryan goats Miz into challenging Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship next week on Smackdown!. He also says that Raw Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick will defend that title against Kalisto, and if Kalisto wins, the Cruiserweight Championship and Division will move to Smackdown!


Match #5: Single – Curt Hawkins VS. Apollo Crews

Hawkins surprisingly picks this one up fairly-fast with an Oklahoma Roll!

Winner via Pinfall: Curt Hawkins


Match #5: Six-Man Tag-Team – The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Randy Orton) VS. Kane, James Ellsworth, and Dean Ambrose

(Note: WWE World Champion A.J. Styles is on commentary.)

Kane and Harper begin with an elbow/collar tie-up. Kane wristlocks Luke and then whips him off of the rope. Harper hits back with a kick but is slammed down. Both tag out to Ambrose and Wyatt, respectively. Bray takes control after Luke hits Dean from behind with a knee; Wyatt then switches with Orton, who clotheslines and stomps away on Ambrose. Kane makes a short comeback but Orton and Bray take over.


Harper is still dominating Kane with a grounding rear-chinlock and a big dropkick. Randy is back in and pounds away on Kane’s chest. “The Big Red Machine” eventually makes the hot-tag to Dean, who cleans house on Bray, Randy, and Luke. In the ring, Bray and Dean double-clothesline each other. Ellsworth contemplates, but then decides to tag himself in. He goes for “No-Chin Music” superkick, but lands right into a Sister Abigail by Wyatt, who subsequently covers for the victory!

Winners via Pinfall: The Wyatt Family

Post-match, The Wyatt Family surround Dean but McMahon hurries out. GM Bryan is next and announces that the last member of Team Smackdown! is ….

Shane McMahon!

Everyone celebrates to close the show.

End of Smackdown! Live.


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