The November 22 2019 edition of SmackDown, out of the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, 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 #1057 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
The Boss Waits for No One
SmackDown began with the entire roster waiting in front of the bay doors in the backstage area of the arena. Roman Reigns then stepped up (alongside Baron Corbin and a few other major players) to speak to the crowd.
The Big Dog said that there was no need to pretend that Raw and NXT weren’t going to take advantage of their last chance to invade SmackDown before Survivor Series, so they might as well open the gates and tackle the coming attack head-on.
But Sasha Banks had other ideas, standing beside Reigns to say that she had no intention of waiting for Raw and NXT to come to her, she was going to the ring to start the fight herself.
And the fight came. First, Team Raw, lead by Charlotte Flair, made their entrance, followed closely by Team NXT and their captain, Rhea Ripley. Charlotte had planned to take on Sasha Banks one-on-one, but Rhea wasn’t going to let this go down without her and proposed a triple threat between captains instead. A brawl broke out between the three teams, but back from commercial, an official match had been set.
Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Sasha Banks
In true Boss form, Sasha Banks tried to take on both Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair to start the match, but received double kicks to the face for her efforts, taking her out of the action for the time being.
Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair sized each other up for a moment, having never fought before, then lept into action. Charlotte appeared to have met her match in Rhea, as neither woman was able to gain a firm grasp on the upper hand, no matter how hard they tried.
This back and forth gave Sasha Banks enough time to recover, and she came straight for Rhea, hitting her with a backstabber and gaining a near fall.
Charlotte caused a bit of a distraction when she threw Sasha into Nikki Cross, who stood at ringside watching the match, as an argument broke out between Banks and Cross. This proved advantageous to The Queen, who launched herself in a moonsault, taking out both Cross and Banks, as well as Rhea Ripley.
Back from commercial, Rhea Ripley was in control, beating down both Charlotte and Sasha, but Banks came back with a meteora. Charlotte came very close to victory with her Natural Selection on Sasha, but Rhea broke the pin.
The Queen tried again, this time with a Figure Eight, but in a stroke of genius, Rhea Ripley put herself underneath Charlotte mid-bridge, pinning her shoulders to the mat and stealing the win for herself.
A brawl broke out between Team Raw and SmackDown, but Team NXT was long gone, standing on the stage with smiles on their faces as they watched their competition tear each other apart.
Winner: Rhea Ripley
Sami Zayn Has a Surprise
Backstage, Baron Corbin was shown conspiring with Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode to cause harm to Corbin’s Survivor Series teammates, Roman Reigns, Mustafa Ali, and Shorty G when Sami Zayn appeared.
Corbin threw shots at him too, saying that Zayn was the most annoying person he had ever met, which obviously angered Zayn, who went to the ring with Shinsuke Nakamura ready to take Corbin right then and there.
When The King didn’t respond to his challenge, Sami Zayn got to what he had originally come to say – he had something for Shinsuke, WWE’s greatest champion. He then unveiled a beautiful new Intercontinental Championship, which you can see above.
Nakamura and Zayn then moved onto Survivor Series, declaring that Shinsuke would defeat both of his opponents whoever they were. Not willing to take that disrespect lying down, Roderick Strong and the rest of The Undisputed Era made their way down to the ring.
Shinsuke and Sami wisely left the ring before Shinsuke’s opponent and his friends could make things physical, so Adam Cole opted to cut a promo instead. Cole said that NXT would bring both Raw and SmackDown down on Sunday, which drew The New Day to the stage.
And, knowing that they couldn’t take on all four members of The Era alone, Big E and Kofi Kingston invited Heavy Machinery to join them for the fight.
The New Day and Heavy Machinery vs. The Undisputed Era
Honestly, who would have ever thought that we would see Undisputed Era vs. The New Day in 2019? Certainly not me. But I am so glad that we did.
The Undisputed Era got the early advantage by cutting the ring in half and keeping Big E as far from his teammates as possible. Big E eventually escaped, powering through everyone and tagging in Kofi Kingston as Roddy gave the ring to Adam Cole.
Cole wasn’t in the ring for long, however, as he soon realized that Kofi Kingston presented more of a challenge than he anticipated, and Roderick Strong was back in the match, hitting a backbreaker on the former champ.
Roderick and Kofi went back and forth, Roderick Strong coming out on top of the exchange with a dropkick to the floor. And things only started to look even worse for The New Day and Heavy Machinery here, as Big E and Otis broke into an argument at ringside.
Back from commercial, Bobby Fish had tagged in and was using any means necessary to get the better of Big E. Finally, Heavy Machinery got a chance to shine, Otis tagging into the match and taking out everyone in sight before handing the ring off to Tucker, who connected with an incredible moonsault on Roderick Strong.
Chaos ensued, out of which Otis got a Caterpillar, but Undisputed Era came back quickly, working together to get the win over Tucker. Bobby Fish distracted the referee while Adam Cole hit a superkick and Roddy got the pin.
Winner: The Undisputed Era
AJ Styles Makes a Statement
AJ Styles and his mother lovin’ brothers Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson came to the stage, representing Raw, to give their thoughts on Chicago. They, of course, are not fans of the town or the people, and when a CM Punk chant inevitably broke out, Styles said that he could take him down easily.
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Daniel Bryan Challenges Bray Wyatt
Daniel Bryan came to the ring and, after reminding the audience exactly why he challenged Bray Wyatt to a match at Survivor Series, said that he didn’t come out for any reason but to face Bray and demanded that he come to the ring to talk.
The arena went dark and when the lights came back on, Daniel Bryan was prepared for an attack, but The Fiend/Bray Wyatt was nowhere to be seen. Instead, The Miz’s music hit and the A-Lister marched down to the ring.
The Miz screamed in Bryan’s face, claiming that it had become clear to him that he was the only professional one out of the two of them and he couldn’t wait to see The Fiend beat him down on Sunday. But before then, he wanted to be the first to slap some sense into Bryan – and literally slapped him across the face.
The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan
Back from commercial, a match between Daniel Bryan and The Miz had been made official and the two were wasting no time laying it in on each other.
Bryan and Miz held nothing back, nearly chopping each other bloody before The Miz threw kick after kick into the face of Daniel Bryan. Bryan responded with a series of dropkicks and tried to follow up with a Lebell Lock, but Miz escaped.
After another dropkick, Daniel Bryan started to fire up the Yes Chants, but before he could get too far, the lights went out a second time. And this time around, The Fiend wasn’t playing tricks. He was in the ring, right where The Miz had stood before, and took Bryan down with the Mandible Claw one last time before their match at Survivor Series.
Shayna Baszler is Ready for a Fight
Earlier in the evening, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley called out Shayna Baszler, claiming that the NXT Women’s Champion didn’t have the guts to confront her face to face, as she has relied on sneak attacks to this point.
Shayna Baszler came to the ring more than ready to go toe to toe with Bayley, but the former Huggable One had a better idea and attacked Baszler from behind. Baszler nearly fought her off with a Kirafuda Clutch, but Bayley was able to throw her off by slamming her into the barricade and then the metal ring skirt.
Bayley ran off before Shayna could respond, but The Queen of Spades looked less than pleased to have been ambushed.
Mustafa Ali, Shorty G, and Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, and Robert Roode
Surely aware of Corbin and his cohorts’ plans to take Reigns, Gable, and Ali out of action, Roman Reigns took Corbin and Ziggler out before focusing his attention on Robert Roode.
Eventually, the Roode, Ziggler, and Corbin ganged up on Reigns at ringside, using triple team attacks and bending the rules to get ahead. Roman Reigns began to pick up steam with a Samoan Drop, but his team suffered a hit when Baron and Robert flung Gable into the announce table.
Back from commercial, Dolph Ziggler connected with a DDT on Roman, but it wasn’t enough to put The Big Dog away. From here, Mustafa Ali and Baron Corbin took over and the match quickened even more, Ali dodging Baron’s attempts to ground him and hitting a dropkick and a tornado DDT.
Mustafa may have been closing in on the victory, but his 540 attempt was thwarted by Robert Roode, who then took Gable down as well with a spinebuster. Roman Reigns put a stop to Roode with a Superman Punch, but Ziggler took him down with a superkick, leaving Ali without backup when Baron Corbin flattened him with a Deep Six and took the win.
Winner: Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, and Robert Roode
BREAK IT DOWN!
Post-match, Roman Reigns got revenge on Corbin with a Superman Punch and was alone in the ring when Seth Rollins’ music began to play. Roman awaited Seth’s arrival to the stage, not realizing that he was leading the Raw troops through the crowd.
A brawl broke out between Seth and Roman, which of course led to a massive fight between everyone surrounding the ring, but Team SmackDown was nowhere to be found.
It turns out Braun Strowman was just rallying them backstage, as he led a huge group of SmackDown Superstars to the ring to join the fray.
Which only left Team NXT, who, in the only way Triple H knows how, arrived in style, rolling up to the arena in a DX-esque tank with dozens of NXT Superstars marching alongside.
The brawl grew as all three rosters were now at ringside and the show closed with Braun Strowman and Keith Lee staring each other down in the ring, breaking into the final fight before Survivor Series.
SmackDown Results (November 22 2019)
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