The November 1 2019 edition of SmackDown, out of the Keybank Center in Buffalo, New York, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE SmackDown results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1054 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
The Beast Quits the Blue Brand
To kick off this episode of SmackDown, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, followed closely by his advocate Paul Heyman, came to the ring to discuss the events of last night’s Crown Jewel event.
Specifically, bragging about Brock Lesnar’s domination of Cain Velazquez before expressing their disgust at Rey Mysterio’s interference post-match. And because Rey Mysterio is a Raw Superstar, the only way The Beast could legally get his hands on the luchador is by quitting SmackDown to join the red squad.
Paul Heyman and his client stormed out of the ring and out of the arena, where they passed Triple H and Shawn Michaels arriving in the backstage area, hinting at things to come.
Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
Nikki Cross got the early advantage in this match, overcoming Bayley’s attacks and gaining a near fall with a roll-up before propelling Bayley out of the ring with a headscissors.
On the apron, Cross connected with a tornado DDT, tossing Bayley back in the ring for a second two count.
Back from commercial, Nikki Cross struggled to fight Bayley off, who flattened her with a clothesline, gaining a near fall. Nikki Cross got Bayley out of the ring and tried to dive onto her, but was caught by the champ and flung into the steel steps nearby.
Nikki came back with two crossbodies, the second from the top rope for yet another pin, which Bayley escaped. And when Nikki tried to follow with her devastating swinging neckbreaker, Sasha Banks interfered, saving the champ from a probable loss.
Distracted, Nikki Cross fell victim to an elbow drop from Bayley, but it wasn’t enough to keep Cross down. Bayley successfully dodged a tornado DDT but was caught in the apron seconds later, forearms raining down on her head.
Unfortunately, the assistance provided by Sasha Banks was too much to overcome in the end and Bayley retained her championship by pinning Nikki after Sasha shoved her from the top rope.
But the celebration was short-lived for the champ and her best friend, as NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler appeared, flattening all three women and signaling the arrival of the NXT invasion.
Sami Zayn Wants the Smoke
In a backstage interview with Cathy Kelley, Sami Zayn said that he heard there were NXT Superstars in the arena, which was all well and good, as long as they stayed out of his way. Because if any NXT guys got in his face, they would regret it.
The sentence had no sooner left his mouth than Keith Lee and Matt Riddle appeared behind Sami. They heard what he said and took up the challenge, but Sami had changed his mind, sprinting away from the duo and out into the arena.
Riddle and Lee followed, chasing Sami all the way to the ring where Matt Riddle leveled Sami with his BroDerek and Keith Lee finished him with a massive moonsault.
Miz TV: The Miz
As Bray Wyatt was one of the Superstars unable to make it in time for SmackDown, The Miz instead interviewed himself. So after addressing The Fiend’s capturing of the Universal Championship last night, he got into the happenings of SmackDown.
He said that he was enjoying seeing the NXT Superstars wreaking havoc on the SmackDown guys and girls, but before he could finish the thought, Tommaso Ciampa made his entrance.
Tommaso Ciampa launched into an epic promo introducing himself to The Miz and the SmackDown audience, to which The Miz responded by saying that he knew who Tommaso was and what he was about, so he wasn’t interested in what he had to say, he wanted a match.
Tommaso Ciampa agreed and the match was set to take place immediately.
The Miz vs. Tommaso Ciampa
After their verbal contest, Tommaso Ciampa and The Miz set out to determine which of them was the better man physically. The two struggled for the upper hand until The Miz threw Tommaso out of the ring, looking for a double kick, but Tommaso dodged, throwing Miz into the barricade and the steel steps before giving himself a round of applause.
Back in the ring, Ciampa held Miz in a chokehold, Miz responding with knee strikes in the corner after escaping, which Ciampa put a halt to with a brutal discus clothesline. Ciampa went for the Fairytale Ending but Miz wriggled free, hitting Ciampa in the knee to bring him to the mat.
The two fought to lock in a submission, Tommaso eventually trapping Miz in a single leg Boston crab but The Miz broke free before tapping out. After a chopping exchange in the middle of the ring, Miz climbed the ropes looking for an aerial attack but Ciampa caught him with a knee strike in midair, following immediately with a Fairytale Ending and winning the match.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa
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Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. Tegan Nox and Rhea Ripley
This match was scheduled to be Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. Carmella and Dana Brooke, but Bianca Belair cornered Carmella and Dana backstage, picking them apart and giving the opportunity to her fellow NXT Superstars and future WarGames opponents, Tegan Nox and Rhea Ripley.
The NXT girls hot started the match, smashing into Fire and Desire with the opening bell. Rhea and Mandy stayed in the ring while Tegan and Sonya fell to ringside, Sonya overcoming Tegan by tossing her into the barricade.
Back in the ring, Rhea Ripley got the better of Mandy Rose with a dropkick, just in time for Tegan to take Sonya down by flinging her into the announce table – with the announcers still seated there.
Tegan Nox flew back into the ring, helping Rhea to wear down Mandy Rose for a second longer before leaving the ring to Rhea, who tapped Mandy out with her inverted cloverleaf submission.
Winner: Rhea Ripley and Tegan Nox
Adam Cole (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
NXT Championship Match
Backstage, Daniel Bryan approached Triple H and Shawn Michaels, rather rudely asking what it was exactly that they were doing on his show. Very quickly, he and Triple H had determined that they were both looking for a fight, so Daniel Bryan challenged the leader of NXT to a match.
Triple H denied the request but presented a suitable replacement – his top guy, NXT Champion Adam Cole. Bryan accepted, on the condition that the match be for the NXT Championship because if they were going to do it, they might as well go all out.
The two wasted no time hurling themselves at each other at the start of the match, starting the match with a test of strength that Daniel Bryan got the upper hand in. It wasn’t long before Adam Cole fought back, but before he could gain any momentum, Daniel Bryan had laid him out on the mat, locking in a series of submission holds, doing his best to make Adam Cole tap while Triple H watched from ringside.
Adam Cole eventually broke free, so Daniel Bryan lifted him for a delayed vertical suplex, but Adam Cole’s struggling sent them both flipping over the top rope and out of the ring.
Back from commercial, Cole and Bryan were back in the ring, Cole dropping Daniel Bryan before throwing kicks and a knee to the planet’s champ’s face. Cole locked in a triangle hold, looking to impress Triple H and Shawn Michaels, but Daniel Bryan got his foot on the ropes, breaking the hold.
Bryan flew at Cole with a lariat, throwing Cole over the top rope when he responded with a knee to the face. After diving onto Cole to the outside, Bryan threw him back into the ring, climbed the ropes and slammed Cole with a missile dropkick.
Cole scored multiple near falls, once with a hurricanrana and a second time with a knee to the face, but when Bryan regained his footing in the ring, he sent Cole soaring into the announce table with a dive. When Bryan went for a second dive, however, Cole saw it coming, catching Bryan in the side of the head with a vicious kick to go to break.
Back to the match, Adam Cole and Daniel Bryan fought on the top rope, Bryan ultimately throwing Adam in a German suplex, chasing him with a headbutt, but Cole dodged, responding with a uranage for a near fall.
Daniel Bryan held Adam Cole in an absolutely brutal heel hook, Triple H on the edge of his seat watching every second. Cole escaped by grabbing the ropes, slamming Bryan to the mat, but Bryan transitioned into the Yes Lock. Cole broke free once again but soon found himself trapped in another Yes Lock, just barely reaching the ropes with his foot in time.
Daniel Bryan fired off Yes Kicks until Adam Cole ducked, attempting to pin Bryan, which Bryan reversed into a roll-up, charging at Cole for a knee strike, but Cole caught him with a superkick, hitting the Panama Sunrise and his Last Shot in quick succession to take the win.
Roderick Strong was instantly in the ring to celebrate with his Undisputed brother, and soon the entire NXT invasion was in the ring, along with Triple H, who grabbed a microphone. He reminded everyone that Survivor Series would be Raw vs. SmackDown vs. NXT, and soon the Raw and SmackDown Superstars would know defeat at the hands of his NXT army.
Winner: Adam Cole
SmackDown Results (November 1 2019)
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