WWE SmackDown Live Results – November 14 2017

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SmackDown Live opens with Shane McMahon addressing the SmackDown roster backstage. He warns that tonight may be the night that RAW finally retaliates but they’re ready. Shane says after this Sunday, Smackdown will be known as the dominant brand and they will no longer be the “B” show and instead “the” show. Becky Lynch grabs a mic and says she will be the first person to pin Asuka. Then Baron Corbin talks about The Miz, saying this Sunday will be his End of Days. Shane grabs the mic again and talks about Triple H inserting himself onto Team RAW last night, but how they went out and acquired John Cena for Team SmackDown, going overboard. We also hear from The New Day where they talk about accepting the challenge from The Shield, then they lead the roster in a “SmackDown Rocks” chant.

We go live to the arena in Charlotte and out comes the General Manager, Daniel Bryan.  The fans in NC love Bryan. Daniel says it’s great to be back on SmackDown Live. Bryan said he’s lucky to be standing here after getting attacked by Kane and admits it was his fault trying to make peace. He says SmackDown doesn’t back down and doesn’t stay down. Bryan accuses RAW of being afraid by adding Triple H to Team RAW. He knows how vindictive Stephanie McMahon can be and thinks tonight is a good night for a counter-attack. “We are not afraid and we will be ready. And that is why I bleed team blue.” Bryan talks about things changing around here including John Cena joining Team SmackDown. He also would like to introduce the new WWE Champion: AJ Styles!

The newly crowned WWE Champion AJ Styles heads to the ring. Bryan brings up how the “Champion of the Universe” over on RAW has his own personal advocate. He asks Styles if he wants his own just for tonight. Styles agrees. Bryan begins to do the Paul Heyman introduction for AJ Styles. He talks about the things Heyman mentioned last night and how he thinks just because Brock is bigger that he has the advantage. Bryan says Lesnar has a pattern of quitting including deciding to quit WWE and quitting to a “half-assed kneebar” in the UFC. He says Styles will push Lesnar into deep waters. Bryan says when you are that big you can last for about 10 minutes in the deep water. “Brock Lesnar will mentally quit.” He says Lesnar can’t go all night long and can’t keep up with the Phenomenal One. Bryan has one reason to watch Survivor Series: to watch a 6 foot, 280lb man get mentally broken by the best in-ring performer of our generation, AJ Styles!

Styles takes the mic and says unlike Lesnar he isn’t a puppet, he can speak. He says fatigue makes losers of us all. He does agree with Heyman though, he is the underdog, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Styles says this isn’t a Rocky movie and instead an AJ Styles Production. He promises to find a way to beat Brock Lesnar and will prove that Smackdown Live is the house that AJ Styles built.

Later tonight, Charlotte Vs. Natalya, but up next, Baron Corbin Vs. Sin Cara.

*Commercial Break*

We return to see AJ Styles walking backstage. Styles is approached by Jinder Mahal, who says that after Lesnar rips him limb from limb, he plans on beating him to once again become the WWE Champion. Styles snickers and walks off.

Sin Cara is out first to a lukewarm reaction, followed by the Champion Baron Corbin, whose music has really grown on me. We get in-ring introductions for both men.

WWE United States Championship Match

(C) Baron Corbin Vs. Sin Cara

The bell rings and both men lock-up but Cara breaks-free, hits the ropes and catches Corbin with a headscissors takedown. Cara lands some kicks to Corbin, then hits a dropkick that sends the Champion from the ring. Corbin kicks the barricade in anger as we head to a break.

*Commercial Break*

Back live, Corbin clotheslines Sin Cara in the corner and then throws him down face first over the mat. Sin Cara with a springboard elbow and clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Sin Cara connects with a suicide dive through the ropes to the outside. Back inside, Sin Cara with a close roll up for a two count. Springboard cross body by Sin Cara for another two count.

Corbin connects with Deep Six on Sin Cara for a two count. Sin Cara pulls down the top rope to dump Corbin to the outside. Sin Cara connects with a moonsault off the top turnbuckle to Corbin on the outside! Sin Cara tosses Corbin back in. Sin Cara is looking to setup a swanton bomb, but Corbin hops up, catches him and hits End of Days for the win.

Winner: Baron Corbin

Corbin celebrates with his US Title after the match and Corey Graves says The Miz is somewhere shaking in his boots.

Later tonight, The New Day will face Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Up next however, we take an in-depth look at the five-on-five men’s elimination match at Survivor Series.

*Commercial Break*

A video package runs showing SmackDown invading RAW several weeks ago, then Bryan being Chokeslammed. The recap also features Triple H announcing himself as a member of Team RAW for this Sunday at Survivor Series.

Backstage, Shane McMahon welcomes Daniel Bryan back to the show. Bryan says they need to have a talk on Sunday regarding cohesion. Shane asks why and Bryan says it’s because Shane didn’t consult him about the invasion of Raw and it ended with him on a stretcher. Bryan interrupts Shane’s apology and says he will see him on Sunday.

Hometown gal Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring as we prepare for the Women’s Championship match.

*Commercial Break*

We return and out comes the Champion, Natalya. We get in-ring introductions for both women before the bell rings.

WWE Women’s Championship Match

(C) Natalya Vs. Charlotte

Charlotte with an early cover attempt on Natalya. Natalya responds with a big right that drops Charlotte. They brawl to the outside and Charlotte sends Natalya into the ring barricade. Back inside, Charlotte gets a two count. Charlotte with a big boot that sends Natalya to the outside. Charlotte is fired up as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

Back live, Natalya has Charlotte in a surfboard submission. Charlotte breaks free and throws a big chop at Natalya. More chops by Charlotte. Natalya with her discus clothesline to respond. Charlotte catches Natalya with a big spear. Natalya avoids a Figure Four attempt and dumps Charlotte to the corner. Charlotte with an overhead suplex to Natalya near the corner. Charlotte kicks Natalya from the ring apron.

Charlotte gets up on the ring barricade, but Natalya gets her on her shoulders and drops her against the steel ring post with a thud. Back inside, Natalya gets the Sharpshooter applied. Charlotte reaches and Natalya pulls her back out. Charlotte cries in pain and reaches finally getting the ropes. Natalya throws lefts and rights over Charlotte. Charlotte dumps Natalya out of the ring. Charlotte with a big boot as Natalya slides back in. Charlotte gets the Figure Four locked on and bridges up into the Figure Eight. Natalya taps out. We have a new champion.

Winner and New WWE Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair

After the match Renee Young enters the ring to interview Charlotte. She asks her how she feels knowing she has changed Survivor Series and that she will face Alexa Bliss. Charlotte takes a second to get her breath back, then says ever since she moved to SmackDown Live, all she has wanted is the Women’s Championship. She worked towards it everyday and it means so much winning it in her hometown, and the crowd chant “you deserve it”. She then says she will go to SmackDown Live and make Alexa Bliss bow down to the Queen, because before there was a Goddess of Raw there was the Queen. Finally, she mentions that Ric Flair has had some health problems as of late and can’t be here but that this victory was for him. She woo’s and walks off as the crowd cheer. As Charlotte walks up the ramp Ric’s music hits and out comes the Nature Boy to celebrate with a genuinely surprised Charlotte. A great moment.

We see The Uso’s making their way to the ring, where Jimmy will face Chad Gable after the break.

*Commercial Break*

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