WWE Smackdown Opener:

This week’s show starts off with a look back at what happened at No Mercy last Sunday night.

We are in San Jose, California and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, and John Layfield.

Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. He says the weeks and moments leading up to No Mercy go the best of him and he put his title on the line for one more shot at the Intercontinental Title. He did not know if he would be here and he tells people to hit the preview button on your guide. He did not know if that was going to be the last time he was going to see the fans, get taped up, or formulate a plan for his match. He did not know if he would spray tan Zack Ryder’s back for the last time.

For the first time in twelve years, Dolph says he doubted himself and he thought he made a mistake. He had people telling him he didn’t have to do this, but Dolph says he did. Dolph says he knew the moment he walked down that ramp and set foot in this ring, he knew this is where he belonged. This is his home and no matter what, at No Mercy, hell was going to freeze over, but he would walk out as Intercontinental Champion.

He’s interrupted by The Miz and Maryse. They’re dressed in all black and stop in the middle of the ring for a moment of silence. They’re mourning the death of the Intercontinental Title. Miz rants on how he brought prestige back to the title. He says Ziggler’s win is a funeral for the prestige of the title. Miz says this is not the end of this story, this is just act 2, where the hero needs to overcome odds. Miz says he’s that hero.

Miz goes on and we see video from the end of the match where Miz looked like he was crying. Ziggler mocks him. Miz says this isn’t funny, he takes it very serious… a “you were crying” chant breaks out. Miz goes on and tells Ziggler to imagine what he will do to get the title back. Miz says he’s not done with Ziggler and neither are they… out come Kenny and Mikey of The Spirit Squad.

2-on-1 Handicap Match: The Spirit Squad vs. Dolph Ziggler

Kenny and Mikey hit the ring for a Handicap Match, which was made by Daniel Bryan earlier. Ziggler starts off with Mikey. Ziggler takes control and has words with The Miz as we go to commercial. They keep the feed streaming in the corner of the screen and we see Mikey and Kenny meeting with The Miz. They go back in and Kenny goes at it with Ziggler.

Dolph tries to avoid being cornered and Dolph goes to the floor. Miz gets on the ring steps and Kenny with a baseball slide to send Dolph into the ringside barrier. Kenny gets a near fall and follows with a short arm clothesline. Kenny with a boot to Ziggler. Mikey tags in and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Mikey with an Irish whip but Ziggler with a drop kick.

Mikey runs Dolph into the turnbuckles and Kenny tags in and punches Ziggler. Kenny with elbows to Ziggler and he follows with a suplex for a near fall.

We return to full screen action with Kenny applying a rear chin lock. Ziggler punches Kenny and he tries for a super kick but Kenny blocks it and hits a clothesline. MIkey tags in and he drops an elbow or two. Mikey tries for a sleeper but Ziggler escapes. Ziggler with a sleeper. Mikey backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles to escape the hold. Ziggler slides to the floor and he pulls Kenny off the apron and then Ziggler escapes a move from Mikey’s shoulders. Kenny makes the tag while Ziggler tries to get a sunset flip. Ziggler hits a double DDT. Ziggler wtih a Stinger Splash followed by flying clotheslines. Mikey drops Ziggler on the top rope and Kenny with a clothesline for a near fall.

Kenny with a back breaker but Ziggler gets to his feet and Ziggler with a super kick for the three count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

After the match, Miz attacks Ziggler and after a series of punches, Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale. Heath Slater and Rhyno come out to make the save for Ziggler.

– We are reminded that Becky Lynch did not wrestle due to an injury at No Mercy, but Alexa Bliss gets her title match on November 8th when Smackdown is in Glasgow.

– We are told that tonight we will see Kane and Randy Orton face the reunited Wyatt Family of Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt. We go to commercial.

– We are back and we see how Ziggler versus Miz would have looked on WWE 2K17.

In the Arena:

Daniel Bryan is with Shane McMahon and he says they have been trying to figure out how to make Survivor Series the best. Shane says that since this is the night that Raw and Smackdown compete on the same show, they have an opportunity. Shane says opportunity is what is giving Smackdown the buzz. Shane is making a challenge for a five on five match with the men. Daniel says they are also challenging to have the five best tag teams challenge Raw’s five best tag teams. Shane says they would also like to make a five on five challenge with the women.

– We see footage from earlier today when Nikki Bella was interviewed by Renee Young only to see Carmella attack Nikki when she was done talking to Renee. Carmella says Nikki’s career is going to fall just like Nikki did.

Carmella vs. Naomi

Carmella attacks Naomi before the bell rings as, we go to commercial.

The match is joined in progress and Carmella with a reverse chin lock. We see Carmella pulling Naomi off the turnbuckles during the commercial break. Carmella with an Edge-o-Matic. Carmella with a reverse chin lock. Naomi gets Carmella on her back and runs Carmella into the corner. Carmella kicks Naomi away. Naomi with a spinning jaw breaker but Carmella gets to her feet first. Naomi with kicks and then Naomi with Speedball kicks and a round kick. Naomi with a running bulldog into the turnbuckles. Naomi goes up top and she hits a cross body for a near fall.

Carmella with an Irish whip and Naomi gets her feet up but Carmella pulls Naomi to the mat. Carmella has Naomi by the hair and Nikki Bella comes to the ring and officials block her entry. Carmella gets distracted and Naomi with a rollup and bridge for the three count.

Winner: Naomi

After the match, Nikki enters the ring and goes after Carmella. Carmella escapes and they go around the ring and re-enter the ring. Nikki almost gets Carmella but she gets out of the ring. NIkki almost gets Carmella as she has trouble getting over the ringside barrier.


We see Alexa Bliss watching from the typical watching angle. Andrea D’Marco asks Alexa about Naomi’s roll. Alexa says she was preparing for a title match. She says she can beat Naomi any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Daniel Bryan hears what Alexa said and he says if Alexa can beat Naomi any day of the week, how about next Tuesday. We go to commercial.

Jimmy Uso (with Jey Uso) vs. Chad Gable (with Jason Jordan)

Gable works on the arm and he takes Jimmy to the mat and connects with a knee drop to the arm. Gable with an arm bar. Jimmy gets away from Gable and then he connects with a thrust kick and hits a Samoan drop. Jimmy gets a near fall. Jimmy with a reverse chin lock. Gable with punches but Jimmy with a head butt and he tries to throw Gable over the top rope, but Gable skins the cat and head scissors Jimmy to the floor. Gable with punches on the turnbuckles and then he hits a corkscrew clothesline off the turnbuckles followed by an Exploder.

Jimmy puts Chad on the turnbuckles and Chad with a cross arm breaker in the ropes. Jimmy with a rollup and Jey adds extra leverage to get the three count.

Winner: Jimmy Uso


Mojo Rawley is doing stuff in the locker room and Zack Ryder enters. Mojo wants to know where Zack was because he had a bunch women with him. Zack tells Mojo to stay focused and he stops talking. The Ascension appears and just stare them down before leaving.

– Still to come, Orton and Kane vs. Harper and Wyatt. Also, AJ Styles’ victory speech. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and the WWE World Champion AJ Styles makes his way to the ring.

AJ says the Champ is here. AJ says that has a nice ring to it. He beat Dean Ambrose and he beat John Cena. He beat John Cena and Dean Ambrose at the same time at No Mercy. That is not just great, that is Phenomenal. He tells people to cheer for him, and then he calls them a bunch of losers. You live vicariously through him because he is the champ. There is only room for one on this bandwagon. Why don’t you go cheer for John Cena? You can’t do that because John is trying to be Kelly Ripa’s co-host. You can cheer for Dean Ambrose.

AJ is shocked people would cheer for that lunatic loser. AJ says it is time to talk about him. AJ says he beat Dean Ambrose. HE beat John Cena. Some may not have liked the way it happened, but AJ is a winner and winners find a way to win. AJ reminds everyone he beat Dean Ambrose and John Cena at the same time and he says it another time. Most champions would take a year or a month off after that type of win. Not AJ. Smackdown is the land of opportunity. AJ says he is going to give someone an opportunity tonight. He will give a man a main event opportunity and he tells that man to come on down.

Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring, but it does not appear to be the man AJ was thinking about.

Dean says AJ wasn’t talking about him and AJ confirms that. Dean says AJ likes the easy way out. He says he had AJ beaten three weeks ago and he had AJ tapping out on Sunday. He says AJ doesn’t want none of Dean Ambrose. AJ points out that two men cannot make one person tap out in a Triple Threat Match

Dean says he is getting the next chance. No one on the roster is getting a chance before him. AJ says this man is not on the roster so come on down.

James Ellsworth makes his way to the ring.

Styles talks about the match and says it will be non-title. Ambrose says he actually wants to see this match, he’s going to sit at ringside and watch. Styles says this is an opportunity of a lifetime and Ambrose can’t sit there to distract Ellsworth. Styles Ambrose to get to stepping and head to the back. The music interrupts and out comes Daniel Bryan. Bryan says AJ may be the champ who runs the camp but he’s the guy who runs SmackDown and he makes the matches. Bryan says he’s also a huge James Ellsworth fan and the match is happening right now. Bryan says AJ was right, Dean won’t be at ringside. Because he will be the special guest referee.

AJ Styles vs. James Ellsworth

Ambrose takes the shirt from the actual referee and we get ready to go. Bryan says if AJ puts his hands on Ambrose the referee, he will be fined or suspended. Ambrose tucks his shirt in and empties his pockets, handing everything to AJ. AJ throws Dean’s belongings to the floor. Dean calls for the bell. Ambrose checks AJ for foreign objects as we go to commercial with the video playing in the corner.

Dean gets on the turnbuckles and then AJ and James lock up. Dean breaks it up as they get to the turnbuckles. They lock up and Styles wtih an arm drag. Dean asks Ellsworth about the arm drag and then Dean distracts Styles to allow Ellsworth to hit an arm drag. Ellsworth hides behind Ambrose and then Styles takes off his shirt because he means business now. Styles with a side head lock.

We are in full screen and Styles with a kick to Ellsworth followed by a forearm. Dean makes the count since they are in the corner. Dean with a fast count to get Styles out of the corner. They lock up and Styles with forearms in the corner but Dean warns AJ. Styles with kicks in the corner. Styles is warned about his strike in the corner. Ellsworth with a punch and he leaves the ring. Styles follows after him. Ambrose trips Styles and Styles argues with the referee. Ellsworth with a rollup for a near fall. Styles wtih a clothesline and suplex. Styles with a back breaker.

Styles sends Ellsworth to the mat and Ellsworth runs AJ into the corner. Styles with the Calf Crusher and Dean answers a call while Ellsworth taps out. Styles releases the hold and AJ wants to know what Dean is doing. Styles sends Ellsworth to the floor. Styles sends Ellsworth into the ringside barrier. Styles slams Ellsworth on the floor. Dean makes a fast count and AJ brings Ellsworth back into the ring. AJ throws Ellsworth to the floor again and Dean sends Ellsworth back in.

Dean takes some time to talk to a fan who happens to have a poster of Ambrose and she wants a selfie with Dean. AJ gets pissed off and rips up the poster. Styles sets for the Styles Clash and hits it and Dean takes his time making the count and he stops at two. Dean kicks Styles and hits the double underhook DDT on Styles. Dean puts Ellsworth on top of Styles but Styles kicks out at two. Dean goes to the floor and he takes a drink from a fan.

Dean with another double underhook DDT and Dean counts fast enough to give Ellsworth the three count.

Winner: James Ellsworth


Randy Orton walks in the back and he stops by Kane. Randy says Kane is the only other one in this building who knows what it is like to go through hell. He is tired of living in Bray Wyatt’s world. He says in his world, there are no games, just pain, misery, and chaos. There are voices and they need to stop. There is no way out of his world. Randy asks Kane if he wants to come along for the ride. Kane says he is in. Kane also says Orton has issues as Orton walks off. Back to commercial.

– We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of James Ellsworth’s big victory.


AJ is in Shane’s office and he is not in a good mood. Shane wants to break it down. He tells AJ to be angry at himself for what happened. He wanted the match. Shane says don’t blame Dean Ambrose, James Ellsworth, or Daniel Bryan. Shane says AJ Styles lost to James Ellsworth. AJ says he will take things into his own hands.

Daniel says he has an idea for next week after AJ leaves the office. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We go to the ring and out first comes Bray Wyatt with Luke Harper, but before their match, they have something to say…

Luke Harper says this world has put him to sleep, but he is wide awake and he has seen the light. Bray says the light has been shining brighter than it ever has. He tells Randy there is a black hole and it consumes everything that is near it. It protects the crusaders and the Gods. He tells Randy to bring his monster because Bray says he brought his. He tells Randy to bring his monster to be put into the black hole and abyss. Back to commercial.

Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton and Kane

We start with Kane and Luke Harper. Harper with a few shots on Kane and tag to Bray Wyatt. Wyatt right hands to Kane. Kane throws Wyatt to the corner and gets in some rights of his own. Wyatt with a kick to Kane from the corner, but eats a big boot from Kane. Wyatt rolls out and Randy Orton kicks him then sends him back inside the ring. Kane goes for a chokeslam early. Wyatt counters out and bails to the outside taking a seat. Back to commercial.

We are back and Orton has Harper on the turnbuckles and he sets for a superplex and hits it. Kane tags in and hits a shoulder tackle and follows with a clothesline and Irish whip followed by a clothesline and side slam. Kane with a drop kick and then he grabs Wyatt on the apron. Harper attacks Kane and then he hits a drop kick. Wyatt sends Kane into the ring post and ringside barrier before sending him back into the ring. Wyatt with a back senton and he gets a near fall.

Wyatt with a punch and he tags in Harper and Harper with a thrust kick. Harper with more kicks in the corner and Wyatt tags back in. Wyatt with a knee and kicks. Harper tags in and he connects with a palm thrust to the throat. Kane with a DDT and both men are down.

Wyatt and Orton tag in and Orton with clotheslines and he ducks a clothesline. Orton with a power slam and then he hits a Thesz Press and Orton punches Wyatt. Wyatt goes to the apron and he pulls Orton to the floor. Orton with European uppercuts and he sends Wyatt into the announce table and then he sends Harper over the announce table.

Orton with a clothesline to Wyatt and then he sends Wyatt into the ringside barrier and ring steps. Orton rolls Wyatt back into the ring and Wyatt begs for mercy. Orton sends Wyatt to the apron for the IEDDT and Orton hits it. Orton looks around and twists to the mat and punches it to set up for the RKO, but the referee is distracted by Kane and Luke Harper. Wyatt sends Orton into a super kick from Harper and then Wyatt misses a back senton.

The lights go out.

They come back on… and Luke Harper is on the apron in Kane’s place. Orton is shocked and he turns around into Sister Abigail and the three count.

Winners: Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper

Orton is shocked as Wyatt’s music hits and we get replays. SmackDown goes off the air with Wyatt and Harper posing on the stage. Kane is still missing. Fade Out…

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