Tonight's SmackDown takes place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and features the fallout from Survivor Series.
For the third year in a row, Raw defeated SmackDown. SmackDown didn’t get a single victory (on the main card) and the night ended with a 6-0 score for Raw. Shane McMahon will appear on Miz TV tonight to address SmackDown's losses.
Daniel Bryan turned heel and defeated AJ Styles for the WWE Championship last week. He then lost to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a non-title champion vs. champion match this past Sunday. Tonight, Bryan will explain his actions from last Tuesday and address his hard-fought battle with Lesnar.
Charlotte Flair replaced Becky Lynch against Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at the pay-per-view. Flair snapped and viciously attacked Rousey. She gave her a brutal beatdown using kendo sticks and a chair. Flair addresses the motivation for the attack tonight.
Plus, The New Day take on The Bar & Big Show in the first Thanksgiving Feast Fight.
Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
Charlotte Flair came down to the ring to start SmackDown. The fans cheered her and there was a light “Thank You, Charlotte” chant. She bragged about attacking Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series. She said she’s proud of what she did and the fans cheered. She said what she did Sunday was for SmackDown, the women’s roster and the champ, Becky Lynch. Flair noted that Rousey bowed down to the Queen.
GM Paige made her way down to the ring. She thanked Flair for beating Rousey. She noted that Rousey’s looking for her. Flair pointed out that the next PPV is TLC. If Rousey gets in her way she’s going to put her head in a chair again and stomp it. Paige noted Flair snapped and shouldn’t have put her hands on 5 referees. Paige said she has no choice and has to fine Flair $100,000.
This brought out the IIconics and they mocked Flair for snapping Sunday night. Flair said the real question is which one is the next Ronda Rousey and gets a beating. Flair takes on a member of the IIconics next.
Charlotte Flair defeated Billie Kay (w/Peyton Royce)
Flair was firmly in control and backed Kay into the corner. She rocked her with vicious chops. Royce interfered and Kay nailed Flair with a boot to take over. Flair fought back but Kay sent her face first into the turnbuckle. Flair made a comeback and won with Natural Selection.
After the match, Flair challenged Peyton Royce to a match right now. Royce was reluctant but Kay urged her to take the challenge.
Charlotte Flair defeated Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay) by DQ
During the commercial, Royce nailed Flair with a knee to gain control. She was firmly in control and slowed the pace down. Kay interfered but Flair fought back and rocked Royce with a boot. Kay jumped in the ring to cause the disqualification. The IIconics attacked Flair after the match. The crowd broke into a loud “Becky” chant.
The IIconics sent Flair to the floor. She made a comeback and nailed them with a double spear. Flair then smashed each one’s head on the announce table. Then she did both at the same time. She threw them both over the announce table and stood on top to celebrate.
Backstage, Rey Mysterio discussed his feud with Randy Orton. He noted that he didn’t return to be one of Orton’s victims. Mysterio goes one-on-one with Randy Orton later tonight.
The Miz came out for the latest edition of Miz TV. The crowd cheered Miz and broke into a “Miz is Awesome” chant. He introduced his guest Shane McMahon. He praised McMahon and called him the best in the world. McMahon slowly walked to the ring due to his injuries from Sunday. Miz continued to praise McMahon. Miz said "we" hit the coast-to-coast and put Braun Strowman through the table. McMahon pointed out that he did that not Miz.
McMahon noted that usually the interviewer asks a question. Miz built up to his question and finally asked McMahon to be his tag team partner. Corey Graves thought Miz was going propose. McMahon turned down the offer. Miz insisted and wants to have a match right now. He brought out two jobbers, The Bryant Brothers.
The Bryant Brothers defeated The Miz & Shane McMahon
McMahon wore his street clothes. Miz dominated Dane Bryant and was firmly in control. He asked if McMahon wanted to be tagged in but he told Miz to continue. Miz turned around and Dane rolled him up for the win.
In the back, The New Day made their way to the ring for their match. They’re all dressed like pilgrims. The Gobbledy Gooker walked by. He unmasked to reveal R-Truth.
The New Day were in the ring for their upcoming match. There were tables of turkeys, pies and other food around ringside.
Woods had 6-1 on his shirt and the fans broke into a “6 to 1” chant. Kingston pointed out they won on the pre-show but their win doesn’t count. The fans booed. Big E said he’s thankful for the big, juicy breasts they have here tonight. He was actually talking about the turkey breast. He then got very intimate with one of the turkeys.
The Bar and The Big Show interrupted. Cesaro’s disgusted that they have to participate in a Thanksgiving Feast Fight. Kingston pointed out that they won their match Sunday but The Bar didn’t. The Thanksgiving Feast Fight is next.
The New Day defeated The Bar and The Big Show
The heels isolated Woods in their corner and worked him over. Big E got knocked off the apron. Kingston got the tag and was on fire. He hit Sheamus with a cross body for a near fall. All 6 guys started brawling. Big E nailed Big Show off the apron and he fell through one of the tables. Sheamus nailed Big E with the Brogue Kick.
The fans broke into a “We Want Turkeys” chant. Kingston hit Sheamus with a turkey off the top to the floor and sent him through a table. Finish came when Big E hit Sheamus with a turkey for the win.
After the match, Cesaro tried to throw the cranberry sauce at Woods but he missed. The New Day then threw all the food at Cesaro. The ring and Cesaro were covered in food.
Backstage, Randy Orton discussed Rey Mysterio and his mask. He promised to leave the fans shocked and disgusted when he defeats Mysterio with a RKO.
Asuka & Naomi defeated Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
The faces were on fire early but the heels took over during the commercial break. Naomi nailed Deville with an enziguri and made the tag to Asuka. Asuka ran wild on Rose and Deville got knocked off the apron. Rose tried to tag out but Deville wasn’t on the apron.
Deville made a blind tag and almost collided with Rose but didn’t. Asuka went to kick Rose but hit Deville instead. Asuka applied the Asuka Lock on Deville for the win.
A promo aired for the upcoming main roster debut of Lars Sullivan
WWE Champion Daniel Bryan made his way down to the ring. He teased doing the Yes Chant but simply walked to the ring. Tom Philips announced that Bryan vs. AJ Styles is official for TLC.
Bryan spoke about himself in the third person. He said he doesn’t expect the people to understand the explanation. He said it was for you. He said Bryan committed an act of betrayal but not when he defeated Styles. It was three years ago when he gave up on his dreams. He said the difference between Bryan and the people is he doesn’t give up. He talked about his injury and noted it gave him the chance to meditate on his new mantra “fight for your dreams and your dreams fight for you."
Bryan pointed out that it worked and when he returned he received the loudest “Yes” chants. For the people it was just a moment. They weren’t there for the pain or the fights with the family. He had to listen to the therapist tell him to move on. He said the only ones that moved one were the fans. He called them idiots for chanting “AJ Styles”.
He pointed out that the “Yes” chants slowly disappeared and he stopped fighting. He said his dreams took over and his dreams kicked Styles in the balls. His dreams told him he doesn’t need to beat Brock Lesnar. It told him to allow Lesnar to beat the weakness out of him and there would be a new emergence after the match.
He said the old Daniel Bryan the people loved is dead and the Yes Movement is dead. All that’s left is you. The new Daniel Bryan. The WWE Champion. He screamed that you never give up on your dreams. This was a great promo by Bryan.
Randy Orton defeated Rey Mysterio
Mysterio went for a 619 early but Orton avoided. Mysterio hit a seated senton to the floor. Orton fought back and tried to take off Mysterio’s mask. Orton was firmly in control and started ripping at the mask again.
Mysterio fired back and rocked Orton with a dropkick. Mysterio hit a seated senton into the ring and followed up with springboard into a bulldog. Mysterio attempted the 619 but Orton caught him. Mysterio hit the second attempt of the 619 but Orton rolled to the floor.
Mysterio went for the sliding dive into a splash under the bottom rope to the floor but Orton caught him with the RKO in a crazy spot. Orton practically took off Mysterio’s mask and hit a second RKO for the win.
After the match, Orton grabbed a chair and put it around Mysterio’s head. Mysterio’s mask came off as Orton rammed him into the ring post. Orton picked up the mask and held it up like a trophy. Medical personal checked on an injured Mysterio. The fans booed Orton fiercely.