This week’s SmackDown contained both the fallout from Hell in a Cell and the build-up to next month’s Survivor Series event. The question on every WWE fan’s lips was what would Roman Reigns now force The Usos to be part of, following his “I Quit” match victory?
A Reminder From The Tribal Chief
This week’s show kicked off with Universal Champion Roman Reigns reiterating that the consequences were real following Jey Uso’s loss at Hell in a Cell. The Tribal Chief made it clear that if he didn’t fall in line by the end of the night then he would be out of the family.
Men’s Survivor Series Qualifying Match: Kevin Owens def. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler and Owens collided in the first qualifying match for the SmackDown men’s Survivor Series team. Despite both men representing the Raw brand just a few short weeks ago, Owens and Ziggler put it all on the line to represent their new brand.
Robert Roode tried to help Ziggler but was sent to the back when the referee saw him running interference. In the end, it was Owens who was the first man to qualify for Survivor Series following a stunner.
Backstage: Natalya was talking to Adam Pearce about Survivor Series women’s team before being interrupted by Billie Kay. Bianca Belair then appeared and Pearce stated that the three women would face off in order to qualify for the women’s Survivor Series match.
Interview: Corey Graves then cut to an interview with Lars Sullivan which was seemingly to put over the fact that he was called The Freak. Sullivan stated that his aim was to make this world his own personal hell on earth.
Backstage: Aalyah said that her mother had been open-minded about her friendship with Murphy and the former disciple of Monday Night Messiah revealed that he was going to publicly apologize to the Mysterio’s later tonight.
Women’s Survivor Series Qualifying Match: Bianca Belair def. Natalya and Billie Kay
The three women collided in order to name the first member of the women’s Survivor Series match. This was both Kay and Nattie’s first matches since moving over to SmackDown, but the match was won by Bianca Belair after the KOD to Billie Kay.
Aalyah Loves Murphy
Murphy headed to the ring to apologize to the Mysterio family. While Rey and Dominik refused to head to the ring, Seth Rollins entered the ring and made it clear that he was aware that Dominik and Rey wouldn’t accept their relationship, but he would.
Dominik then attacked Seth Rollins from behind and Murphy tried to help, but Dominik and Murphy started to brawl. Rey Mysterio and Dominik then attacked Murphy before Aalyah stepped in the way.
Aalyah then admitted that she loves Murphy and refused to leave with her father and brother. The couple then kissed in the ring as Mysterio and Dominik headed up the ramp.
The Street Profits def. Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro
The Street Profits have already been booked in a Champion vs Champion match against The New Day at Survivor Series. Ahead of the show, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins took on Cesaro and Nakamura and were easily able to defeat the former Champions following a splash from Ford.
Backstage: Sami Zayn talked about his match at Survivor Series against Bobby Lashley and stated that he represents a number of countries while Lashley only represents one. He stated that he was going to show the world that the IC Champion was better than the US Champion.
Bayley Challenges Sasha Banks to a Rematch
Sasha Banks headed to the ring following her Hell in a Cell victory and tried to build towards her match against Asuka at Survivor Series. Bayley then made her way to the ring and reminded Banks that she was unable to keep hold of a Championship. Bayley then challenged Sasha Banks for her Women’s Championship for next week’s episode of SmackDown.
Men’s Survivor Series Qualifying Match: Jey Uso def. Daniel Bryan
Bryan and Uso were tearing pieces out of each other in the ring before Roman Reigns made his way to ringside. There was obviously a new side to Uso throughout this match and after two superkicks and a splash to Bryan, he was able to secure his place in the Survivor Series team.
After the match, Jey Uso declared that he would join Roman Reigns and called him the head of the table. He then superkicked Daniel Bryan and unleashed a post-match beatdown following the instruction of Reigns. The show ended with Uso putting Bryan through a table while Reigns looked on.