Just two weeks before they team up to face the likes of Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Nia Jax at Survivor Series 2016, SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and No. 1 contender Alexa Bliss went head-to-head for the title on this week’s WWE SmackDown Live from Glasgow, Scotland. Originally scheduled for WWE No Mercy almost one month ago, an injury to the champ prevented the match from happening as originally planned. With Survivor Series teammates Nikki Bella, Carmella, and Naomi watching this match closely, will Becky and Alexa be able to help Team SmackDown defeat Team Raw in the Women’s 5-on-5 Elimination Match one week from Sunday?
WWE SmackDown Live Results
The following includes the results of all the matches and segments from SmackDown Live on November 8. This episode of SmackDown aired live from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. SmackDown Live hasn’t won the ratings war with Monday Night Raw since the week the blue brand hosted the WWE Draft. With this week’s episode of SmackDown boasting a female main event that has been promoted for weeks, will this be the week that Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan’s show defeats WWE Raw?
SmackDown Pre-Show On The WWE Network
Scott Stanford hosted the SmackDown Pre-Show and was joined by Lita, Booker T, and Jerry “The King” Lawler in the studio. Dasha Fuentes was assigned to backstage duty, and gave a brief update live from Scotland. The show can be viewed on this Inquisitr page through the YouTube video feed below.
James Ellsworth was named “official mascot” of Team SmackDown at Survivor Series
WWE World Champion AJ Styles — the self-proclaimed “de facto leader” of Team SmackDown — called his teammates to the ring in the opening segment of this week’s SmackDown Live. Eventually, Baron Corbin, the “new” Wyatt Family, Dean Ambrose, James Ellsworth and Shane McMahon were all in the ring at the same time. Ellsworth asked Shane if he could be the team mascot at Survivor Series, and the Commissioner granted his request. Shane-O-Mac also booked Dean Ambrose, James Ellsworth and Baron Corbin vs. Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Luke Harper for later in the show.
After a commercial break, Shane McMahon ran into Baron Corbin backstage, who refused to take part in the 6-Man Tag Team Match on SmackDown Live. Instead, he was booked for a singles match against Kalisto, while Ambrose and Ellsworth were temporarily left without a partner.
Breezango defeated The Vaudevillains to qualify for Survivor Series
In a rather short match with little fanfare or build-up, Fandango got the pinfall victory for his team. He and Tyler Breeze fill the two final spots in the 10-On-10 Elimination Tag Team Match at Survivor Series.
Naomi defeated Natalya — Nikki Bella and Carmella got involved
As the official coach for the women of Team SmackDown, Natalya came to the ring with a whistle. As Nikki Bella provided guest commentary, Carmella decided to make her way out to the ring. After trying to keep Bella and Carmella separated, Natalya returned to the ring to be rolled up by Namoi. After the match, Nikki and Naomi celebrated as Natalya looked on in frustration.
Kalisto injured Baron Corbin’s knee
In a match that was a follow-up to an injury story from several months back, Kalisto was looking for revenge against Baron Corbin. After Corbin slipped off of the apron and popped his knee, Kalisto followed up by attacking the knee ferociously. It was unclear at first if this would have any impact on Corbin’s role at Survivor Series.
After a commercial break, Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon confirmed that Corbin won’t be medically cleared for the November PPV. Meanwhile, since SmackDown Live is putting the IC title up for grabs against Raw, Mick Foley agreed to have Brian Kendrick defend the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Kalisto at Survivor Series.
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Becky Lynch defeated Alexa Bliss, but not without controversy
In what was billed as the main event (despite going on in the middle of the show), SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch was awarded the victory after Alexa Bliss tapped out. However, her foot was on the rope before she tapped, and the referee didn’t see it. That means there will likely be another title match between the two in the very near future.
Curt Hawkins defeated Apollo Crews
In another quick match without a lot of fanfare, Hawkins got a clean victory over relative newcomer Apollo Crews. The win will be considered an upset, and it will be interesting to see if a program between the two comes from this, or if Hawkins will go on to continue winning upset matches for a while.
The Wyatt Family defeated Dean Ambrose, James Ellsworth and Kane
Despite strong encouragement from Dean Ambrose and Kane not to tag himself in, James Ellsworth — with full encouragement from the WWE Universe in Glasgow — attempted a hot tag, only to fall victim to the Sister Abigail at the hands of Bray Wyatt.
Shane McMahon joined Team SmackDown for Survivor Series
After the final match ended, it looked like Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and AJ Styles were about to attack Dean Ambrose. Shane McMahon intervened, however, reminding them all that they needed to get along for Survivor Series. Shortly thereafter, they were all joined by Daniel Bryan, who announced that he had chosen the Commissioner to replace the injured Baron Corbin. Shane accepted the proposal, so the card for WWE Survivor Series 2016 was set.
Talking Smack on the WWE Network
Renee Young and Daniel Bryan once again hosted the post-show on the WWE Network. Their first guest was Alexa Bliss, who was upset about how her match against Becky Lynch ended. Daniel Bryan admitted that it was a mistake on the referee’s part before Bliss stormed off.
They were then joined by Breezango, who spent more time talking about fashion than the fact that they had qualified to compete at the Survivor Series. Their final guests were The Miz and Maryse, and the idea of The Miz being traded to Monday Night Raw was teased.
The above SmackDown Live results have been corroborated by WWE’s official SmackDown Live page.
Updated WWE Survivor Series 2016 Card
- Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg
- Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles, Shane McMahon, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt — Men’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
- Charlotte, Bayley, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Alicia Fox vs. Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Naomi — Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
- The New Day, Enzo and Big Cass, Cesaro and Sheamus, The Shining Stars, Gallows and Anderson vs. Rhyno and Heath Slater, The Hype Bros, American Alpha, The Usos, Breezango — Tag Team 10-on-10 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
- Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Sami Zayn — WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
- Brian Kendrick (c) vs. Kalisto — WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
WWE Survivor Series 2016 will be the first co-branded PPV since SummerSlam and will air live on Sunday, November 20 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As more information is confirmed, it will be updated at WWE’s official Survivor Series preview page.
Where To Watch
WWE SmackDown Live airs Tuesdays on the USA Network at 8/7c. Replays of WWE SmackDown aren’t made available on the WWE Network until several weeks after the original air date. However, a replay of SmackDown Live is available to stream on-demand Wednesdays with a Hulu subscription.
The next PPV featuring WWE Superstars from the SmackDown Live roster will be WWE Survivor Series 2016, which is scheduled to air live on the WWE Network at 8/7c on November 20. The Survivor Series Kick-Off Show will begin at 7/6c.
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