With multiple superstars unable to appear tonight, what will be next for Friday nights on FOX?
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman open the show. According to Heyman, even though Brock won yesterday he is in a very pissed off mood. They show video from yesterday of Lesnar defeating Cain Velasquez and Lesnar getting destroyed by Rey Mysterio with a chair.
Heyman then says that they went to Vince McMahon to demand something be done about Rey Mysterio. McMahon said it was out of his hands, Rey is contracted to appear on USA Network and Brock on FOX. That doesn’t work for Brock he wants revenge, so he quit Smackdown and will be at RAW Monday night looking for Mysterio.
As Brock and Paul leave, Triple H and Shawn are shown backstage.
Bayley defeated Nikki Cross via Pinfall to retain the Smackdown Women’s Championship
This seemed to be a great back and forth match, but because Sasha Banks accompanied Bayley to the ring you knew something would happen. Just when it seemed like Nikki was closing in on the victory, Sasha knocked her off the top rope, giving Bayley time to recover. Bayley then debuted a new finisher, headlock driver, to retain.
After the match, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler appeared from the crowd. Shayna laid out Sasha, threw Nikki out of the ring, and destroyed Bayley all without breaking a sweat.
Sami Zayn is interviewed backstage. He says tonight has been all about NXT taking advantage and he really wasn’t happy about it. He started to say that if anyone from NXT came for him they would regret it, but he really didn’t get the chance. Matt Riddle and Keith Lee showed up.
Sami tried to back track on his words as he said that he loved NXT and has been NXT from the beginning. Tried to tell Riddle and Lee he had his NXT shirt in the car and would go get it. As Sami goes to “get” the shirt, Riddle and Lee follow him.
Sami ends up in the arena and ran to the ring, which wasn’t wise. Lee and Riddle destroy him, a Bro Derek and moonsault. NXT Takeover seemed to just be getting started.
As Miz TV was supposed to be an interview with Bray Wyatt, Miz starts his show by showing Wyatt’s victory. Of course with Wyatt not being there, Miz goes into a promo about NXT, but he doesn’t get far as Tommaso Ciampa comes out.
Ciampa tells the Miz that he is everything wrong with RAW and Smackdown. While Miz is playing the part, Ciampa lives it. Miz tells him he has heard it all before. He knows exactly who Ciampa is and if he has a statement to make, he better make it.
Tommaso Ciampa defeated The Miz via Pinfall
Ciampa defeated a five time WWE Champion. NXT took the ball and ran with this show. While the match started off a little slow, Miz and Ciampa ended up working well together. Just when it seemed like Miz was going to put the match away, Ciampa hit him with a knee strike and Fairytale Ending to win.
Daniel Bryan ran into Triple H and Shawn Michaels backstage. Bryan questioned why they were there and Triple H simply stated NXT is apart of Survivor Series.
It got pretty tense between the three, especially when Bryan said he was looking for a fight. Triple H said he wasn’t available as he didn’t have gear, but the NXT Champion Adam Cole appeared. Daniel said he would be fine with that match, if it was for the NXT Championship.
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville (Fire and Desire) are in the ring waiting for their opponents, only they never show. Backstage, Bianca BelAir is shown beating up Carmella and Dana Brooke.
While Mandy and Sonya are very confused, Rhea Ripley and Tegan Nox come out. They’ll be Fire and Desire’s new opponents.
Rhea Ripley and Tegan Nox defeated Fire and Desire via Submission (Inverted Shamrock)
Honestly, Mandy and Sonya didn’t really stand a chance in this one. Rhea and Tegan were off to the races as soon as they hit the ring. Tegan took care of Sonya on the outside, throwing her into commentary at one point. While Rhea handed business inside the ring.
Adam Cole defeated Daniel Bryan via Pinfall to retain the NXT Championship
Is this what dreams are made of? The NXT Championship being defended on a main roster show against Daniel Bryan, amazing. This match was just insanely good and its no surprise. Bryan pulled out some amazing submission moves and came super close to winning, but Adam Cole really stepped up his game for this one. A Canadian Destroyer then a Last Shot secured his victory.
After the match NXT superstars entered the ring, along with Shawn Michaels and Triple H who had been watching the match at ringside. Triple H got on the mic and gave a pretty empowered promo saying his army is ready. NXT fired the first shot and they aren’t backing down from RAW or Smackdown.