The final SmackDown before Survivor Series boasted the contract signing between Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns and the final names set to be added to the Survivor Series Elimination matches.
Raw Tag Team Champions Visit the Blue Brand
This week’s show kicked off with The Street Profits backstage talking about Survivor Series before they were interrupted by Big E pretending to be The Undertaker. Big E talked about how The New Day would defeat The Street Profits on Sunday night before Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods made their way to the ring after being invited to the show.
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods paid tribute to The Undertaker ahead of his farewell this weekend before Sami Zayn interrupted.
Zayn stated that The Deadman was only retiring because he was hiding from Zayn after chokeslamming him at Madison Square Garden. The Intercontinental Champion said the WWE management was protecting The Undertaker but they won’t protect Bobby Lashley this weekend.
King Corbin made his way out to the ring and said that The New Day doesn’t belong on his show. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode headed out to stake their claim for the Tag Team Championships. The New Day decided that Corbin and Zayn should face Roode and Ziggler and the winners would get a tag title match.
After Roode and Ziggler attacked The New Day, Street Profits made the save.
The Street Profits and The New Day def. Robert Roode, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, and King Corbin
The two teams were interestingly able to co-exist for much of the match despite being opponents on Sunday night until Kofi Kingston delivered a crossbody to Montez Ford accidentally. This allowed the heel team to take over the momentum but The Street Profits were still able to win the match when Sami Zayn was blind tagged in and took two spine busters followed by a splash from Ford.
Backstage: Daniel Bryan showed off a new look before Sami Zayn interrupted and started an argument with Bryan. The former World Champion pushed Zayn over but also said that he believes in social distancing.
Backstage: Adam Pearce chose Otis to be the final member of Team SmackDown for Survivor Series, while he was flanked by Chad Gable. Pearce went on to state that he had also chosen Bayley for the Women’s Survivor Series team.
Survivor Series Qualifying Match: Natalya def. Tamina
Natalya was handed her fourth qualifying match for Survivor Series against Tamina, who was pinned last week by Liv Morgan. Bianca Belair was on commentary for the match before she was later joined by Bayley. Natalya finally managed to qualify for the team when she forced Tamina to tap to the Sharpshooter.
Contract Signing: Champion vs. Champion
Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns headed to the ring to sign the contract for their non-title match at Survivor Series. Reigns opted to move his seat closer to McIntyre, so he could tell him that he’s the right guy in the right place at the wrong time. Drew signed the contract and handed it to Roman, who once again reiterated who he was and made it clear that McIntyre was his number two, before signing the contract.
Murphy def. Seth Rollins
After months of issues, Murphy and Rollins were finally able to settle their differences in the ring. There were some brutal bumps from Murphy throughout as Rollins threw him into the barricade several times and even took out Rey Mysterio and Dominik at ringside. Despite taking a Curb Stomp, Murphy was able to pick up the victory and the bragging rights with Murphy’s Law.
Carmella Attacks Sasha Banks for the Third Time
Sasha Banks came out to be part of an interview with Michael Cole, which also included her opponent on Sunday night, Asuka. The two women talked about who would come out on top at Survivor Series before The Empress stated that The Boss wasn’t ready for Asuka. Carmella then made her way to the ring and attacked Banks for the third week in a row, while telling her that Boss Time is over.
Daniel Bryan def. Jey Uso
Bryan was out for some revenge three weeks after the savage attack at the hands of Jey Uso. The two men put on a fantastic match which saw the announce table under attack, but in the end, it was a scrappy roll up from Bryan that sealed the victory. Despite taking three superkicks, Bryan was in the right place at the right time to secure the win. Brian might have needed a win, but there was no reason for Jey Uso to take a loss.