WWE SmackDown came to you live this week from the World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO.
They announced two matches for tonight’s show – a 4 v 4 Survivor Series tag match, and Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens in a non-title match up.
Alberto Del Rio and Zeb Colter came out to start. Colter said there was no room for hate in MexAmerica and he called the people haters. He said everyone has people they hate, and he called those people black hearts. Del Rio said “Viva MexAmerica!”
Non-Title: U.S. Champion Alberto Del Rio (w/Zeb Colter) beat Neville via pinfall
Neville hit a hurricanrana and had control early until Del Rio used a back stabber. During a commercial break, Del Rio launched Neville into the barricade. Neville fought out of a headlock and used kicks and a moonsault to the outside, followed by a rana into a pin attempt for a near fall.
Del Rio was able to knock Neville off the top and hit a double footstomp for the win. After the match, Del Rio jumped back in the ring and superkicked Neville and applied the arm bar. Neville tapped wildly until Jack Swagger ran out to make the save. The two men faced off but Del Rio wagged his finger and left.
The Usos beat The Ascension via pinfall
The Usos got a good reaction and people were doing their chant as the match started. Ascension went to work on Jimmy until he made the hot tag. Jey hit a Samoan drop and a running hip attack on Viktor but Konnor broke up the cover. Jimmy hit Konnor with a superkick, but as Konnor bounced off the ropes, Jimmy and Jey hit a double superkick to knock him out of the ring. They also did a double superkick to Viktor and Jey finished him off with a flying splash for the win. Booker called the Usos the most exciting tag-team in history.
8-Man Elimination Tag Match: The Wyatt Family beat Prime Time Players & Lucha Dragons
The Wyatts took turns attacking Darren Young. Eventually, Braun Strowman applied the head-and-arm choke, with the ropes separating himself and Darren. Strowman let go after the referee counted to four, and Darren dropped to the outside where he was counted out. Titus went to check on him so Strowman attacked him from behind. Kalisto with kicks on Harper but got nailed with a suplex and the Wyatts took over again. Kalisto crawled for a tag but two Wyatts took Titus off the apron. Kalisto came back with a spike hurricane on Harper and springboard kick to Bray. Titus was still out, allowing Rowan to hit a tackle and full nelson slam. Rowan pinned Kalisto. Titus with a powerslam on Harper for a two count. He followed with a sitout powerbomb but Bray and Rowan broke up the cover. Strowman put him in the head-and-arm choke, Bray tagged himself in and hit Sister Abigail for the win. Clean sweep for the Wyatts.
Backstage, Dean Ambrose told Renee Young that he prepared for tonight by waking up early, around 11:00 AM, taking in some fresh Colorado air and by speaking with John Denver. Kevin Owens walked up asking what Ambrose was talking about. Owens said he was annoying Renee and told him that he’d be facing the greatest Intercontinental champion of all-time. Ambrose laughed and said he can pin Owens tonight just like he did on Raw. Owens said tonight wouldn’t be a 10-man circus like Raw and Ambrose said we’ll see. Owens walked away.
Ryback beat King Barrett via pinfall
Barrett started well, but only a few minutes after The Big hit a shell shocked for the win.
Backstage, Sasha Banks told Renee that they gave Natalya the attention she wanted by attacking her. Renee said Natalya challenged the “leader of Team B.A.D.” tonight. Naomi said that stuff might work on Team P.C.B. but it won’t work on them, because they know who their leader is. Sasha intimated that it was her who would accept the challenge and walked off. Naomi gave her a look before following.
Natalya beat Tamina (w/Naomi & Sasha Banks) via pinfall
Tamina stepped in and took the challenge. Naomi and Sasha were just fine with this. Tamina started strongly until Natalya came back with a clothesline. She went for a sharpshooter but Sasha distracted her, Tamina hit a big Samoan drop. Tamina went for a splash but Natalya got her legs up and followed with a school boy for the win.
Non-Title: IC Champion Kevin Owens beat Dean Ambrose via DQ
Owens had control after launching Ambrose into the barricade twice, hitting a senton and gutbuster. Ambrose came back with a superplex and tornado DDT for a near fall. Owens went for the pop-up powerbomb, but Ambrose jumped over him. Owens hit a superkick, but that sent Ambrose into the ropes and he bounced back with a clothesline.
Ambrose kicked Owens in the gut to set up Dirty Deeds, but Owens dropped down as if had a low blow. The referee checked on him and called Ambrose for the DQ. They showed two replays showing it was a clear hit in the gut, and the referee began yelling at Owens, who grabbed his title and began leaving since the match was over.
As Owens left, Ambrose nailed him with a suicide dive, then hit another one on the other side of the ring. Ambrose went after him but Owens escaped through the crowd.