It's amazing what the WWE will do when you least expect it. Much like yesterday when news leaked of a title change and some pretty big happenings at a taped Raw from the UK, SmackDown Live decided that it wasn't about to be outshined.
WWE has virtually guaranteed that people will be tuning in to see a huge event for the blue brand.
The show featured a Becky Lynch vs. James Ellsworth match, two championship matches which could change both the landscape of Survivor Series and whatever Raw has in store for payback for SmackDown Live interrupting their show on Monday...again.
For those that don't want to wait to see the show to know what happened, here is how everything went down:
Breezango def. The Colons (not likely to air on television)
Shane McMahon and The New Day open the show, explain that Daniel Bryan will return next week and state they are ready for whatever Raw might try to throw at them tonight. It wasn't their intention to cost Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins their belts but a casualty of war. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn interrupt and trash talk Shane suggesting he'll be the reason they lose at Survivor Series. Sami Zayn vs. Kofi Kingston is booked out of the argument.
Kofi Kingston def. Sami Zayn via pinfall; KO was run off by Xavier Woods and Big E when he tried to get involved.
The show airs a Bludgeon Brothers promo.
Randy Orton def. Rusev via pinfall officially removing Rusev from contention from Team SmackDown for Survivor Series.
Becky Lynch def. James Ellsworth via submission with Dis-Arm-Her. The match turned into an unofficial lumberjack match and Charlotte threw Ellsworth back into the ring for a waiting Lynch to finish him off. Carmella superkicked Ellsworth in disgust and left him there alone.
WWE airs a Shield reuniting on Raw next Monday promo video.
It is announced that Charlotte Flair will face Natalya in a title match next Tuesday. The New Day vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn with Baron Corbin vs. Sin Cara will also happen on the Survivor Series ‘go home’ (this means that Sin Cara's injury scare from the other night was not nearly as bad as it first appeared to be).
Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin def. The Usos via countout; Jimmy and Jey retain the tag titles. It is not certain if the injury that Jey appeared to suffer which ended the match early is legitimate or a part of the storyline.
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A.J. Styles def. Jinder Mahal via pinfall following a Phenomenal Forearm to become the WWE champion.