Welcome to Ringside News’ coverage of WWE SmackDown Live. Please keep refreshing throughout the show for constant updates once it kicks off at 8:00 PM EST.

This could be an interesting show as WWE holds their first event in Chicago for Survivor Series weekend. The crowd is likely to be very excited, but we only know about two segments as of this writing.

Bray Wyatt has been summoned by Daniel Bryan. The two are going to have some sort of face-to-face, but we’ll just have to see which incarnation of Wyatt shows up.

The other thing we know is a six man contest is promised with Roman Reigns, Mustafa Ali, and Shorty G taking on King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, and Robert Roode.


We could very well see some invasion activity as well because RAW and NXT Superstars are certainly in Chicago by now. You can check out the very short bullet pointed list from WWE below.

  • Daniel Bryan summons Bray Wyatt to the ring ahead of Survivor Series showdown
  • Roman Reigns, Mustafa Ali & Shorty G battle King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode as blue brand tensions boil over
  • What fireworks are in store ahead of Survivor Series showdowns?

Opening Segment

The SmackDown locker room was backstage and then King Corbin quieted everyone down. Roman Reigns led this meeting backstage to rally his troops as they all wore blue t-shirt.

They opened the gate and Roman said they’re inviting everyone in because they’re whooping everybody’s ass. King Corbin said this is a stupid idea. Then Sasha Banks spoke up and said they’re going to take care of business right now.

Team SmackDown’s women came to the ring led by Sasha Banks.

Banks said this is their ring and their show and NXT doesn’t have the guts to come out after they were dropped last week and then they went to “their house and did the exact same thing.”

Then Banks told Team RAW to come out to fight them right now since she knows they’re here. They didn’t come out and then Banks told “Captain Queenie” not to be bashful and come and get it.

Then Charlotte Flair came out in full gear along with Team RAW in full gear. Charlotte thanked them for the open door, but “it’s not like RAW wouldn’t have kicked it down anyway, am I right?”

Then Flair challenged Banks to a singles match. Suddenly, NXT’s music hit and out came women from NXT. Rhea Ripley, Toni Storm, Candice LeRae, and Tegan Nox. Rhea said NXT has guts then Rhea suggested they make it a captain’s triple threat match.

So apparently, that’s your women’s Team NXT for Survivor Series and Ripley is the captain. Then all Hell broke lose.

Charlotte Flair vs Sasha Banks vs Rhea Ripley

Banks got out of the ring to give Rhea and Charlotte a chance to wrestle. Their respective teams surrounded the ring watching on. Flair kicked Rhea, but Ripley avoided a slam to drive Flair into the corner.

Banks got back in the match and Flair powered out then Banks hit a backstabber for a two count. She laid a punch into Rhea Ripley to have a standing dropkick returned from Rhea.

Banks sent Rhea out of the ring and then Flair blindsided Banks and drove her into Nikki Cross. Then Banks started yelling at Nikki and Dana Brooke and Carmella had to separate them.

Rhea started clubbing on Sasha and then Flair hit a moonsault off the top rope to the floor on both of them.

This match continued as they fought on. Ripley and Banks fought on the top rope. Banks hit her knee drop followed by Flair with a Natural Selection for a near fall.

Ripley kicked Flair in the head and caught Flair’s big boot only to catch a Natural Selection. Ripley rolled out of the ring and the Banks tried to steal a victory from Flair, but she ended up in the Figure 8 and then Ripley slid in and made the pin on Flair as she held her shoulders down while doing the Figure 8.

Winner: Rhea Ripley

After the match, Banks and Flair kept fighting and then everyone brawled in the ring. The RAW Superstars ran off and the SmackDown Superstars were left alone in the ring to celebrate.

The SmackDown Men’s Team had a backstage segment. Then Sami Zayn came up and challenged King Corbin.

Zayn came out to his own music and then he introduced Shinsuke Nakamura.

Bayley cut a backstage promo on Becky Lynch and Shanya Baszler.

Zayn said King Corbin wasn’t coming out because he’s afraid of him. He said that Corbin is afraid of Nakamura. Then Sami said one word that describes him is “Stud,” but Nakamura is an even bigger Stud.

Zayn revealed a gift in a bag for Nakamura. The NEW IC TITLE.

The Undisputed Era came down and they were followed by The New Day. Zayn and Nakamura left after not being able to remember Roderick Stong’s name. Then Heavy Machinery came out to provide the second half for this 8-man tag.

Undisputed Era vs New Day & Heavy Machinery

Roderick Strong and Big E started off the match. UE distracted Big E and then UE took control. Big E fought back on the outside and then Kofi took the tag. Cole was the legal man, but he tagged in Strong without Kofi knowing so he hit a backbreaker on him.

Fish took the tag and after hitting a double suplex on Kofi, he did a little work and tagged in Cole who hit a neckbreaker on the former WWE Champion. Then Adam Cole locked Kofi in a standing submission hold for a two count.

O’Reilly took the tag next and he wrestled Kofi to the mat. This was a bit of an exhibition for the Undisputed Era on Kofi Kingston. Strong took the tag next and kept the pressure on Kofi Kingston until he caught a kick to the face. Kofi went to the top rope, but Roddy caught him and they battled. Then Kofi knocked Strong off, but as Tucker was walking about the ring, Roddy kicked Kofi off the top rope and onto Tucker. Then Big E and Otis started arguing.

When we came back from commercial, Fish was keeping Kofi down with a headlock. Then Kofi hit a missile dropkick off the second rope and Otis took the tag. He started mowing over everyone.

Corey Graves called Otis “The Kool-Aid Man with a bad attitude.”

O’Reilly tried to take Otis down with a knee, but he got thrown instead. Then Otis went for the Caterpillar, but he was stopped and then Heavy Machinery hit a double team toss into a slam for a two count.

Tucker kicked Roddy down and threw him. Tucker hit a sideslam for a two count then he went to the top rope and hit a moonsault, but Adam Cole broke up the pinfall attempt. Cole landed a kick to Big E, but then he got belly to bellied. Big E forced the UE to the outside, but Cole grabbed Kofi and then O’Reilly and Fish grabbed Big E. Kofi ate a double team from UE on the outside. Tucker clotheslined Cole and then Otis hit a slam and a Caterpillar.

The Undisputed Era jumped Otis and then Strong hit a running knee for the win.

Winners: Undisputed Era

Nakamura walked out and got in Roderick Strong’s face. Suddenly, AJ Styles appeared out of nowhere. Sami Zayn nailed Styles with a chair and sent him off the stage. The Undisputed Era then ran up and chased Sami and Nakamura off.

AJ Styles came out and said he’s the best thing going in Chicago right now and we’re reminding everyone who they are. “CM Punk” chants started and AJ Styles said he would “mop the floor with him, so shut up!”

Then Styles hyped his Survivor Series match. Daniel Bryan came right out and called Bray Wyatt to the ring. They teased The Fiend by turning out the lights, but he didn’t show up.

The Miz came out instead and he wasn’t happy. Daniel doesn’t care because he doesn’t like The Miz and the feelings are mutual.

The Miz ended up “slapping some sense” into Bryan.

The Miz vs Daniel Bryan

We came back from commercial and they were already fighting. Bryan lifted Miz to the floor and then he hit a running knee off the apron.

The Miz fired back with some punches and a kick to the face for a two count. Miz kicked him again and paced around Bryan as he sold before he kicked him again. The Miz was for sure working as a heel here.

They continued on and Bryan was eventually caught on the top rope. Daniel blocked a superplex attempt and sent Miz down before hitting a missile dropkick. Then Bryan hit some Yes Kicks before the lights suddenly went out as Daniel was just about to do the Yes Chants.

The Fiend was in the ring and he made his way toward Bryan before hitting a Mandible Claw. Then the red light went to a strange spotlight as Bray Wyatt laughed.

Baszler & Bayley

Shayna Baszler came out to the ring and called out Bayley. She heard that Bayley said that she only attacks her from behind. So apparently, Bayley isn’t getting the message. So here she is in the middle of the ring and she’s calling Bayley out.

Suddenly, Bayley entered through the crowd and took out Baszler’s knee. Bayley went outside and then Shayna locked on the Kirifuda Clutch. Bayley ended up getting away and that was that.

Roman Reigns, Mustafa Ali, and Shorty G vs King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, and Robert Roode

Roman Reigns started things out by taking out Roode and hitting a driveby on Corbin. Then Roman was taken down with some heel antics.

At that point, Reigns started selling for Roode as he tagged in Ziggler. Roman kicked Ziggler and Roode to stop a double back drop and then Shorty G took the tag and he punched Corbin off the apron.

Then Shorty threw Roode and Ziggler for a two count on Ziggler. Shorty was sent to the apron and then Roode and Corbin launched Shorty from the apron to the announce table where he just bounced off and that looked awful to take. Come on, he just had his third kid!

When we came back from commercial, Ziggler and Reigns were wrestling and Dolph avoided a Superman punch. Then Reigns hit a Superman Punch when Ziggler was going for a Superkick.

Mustafa Ali took the tag and he hit a few dives, but then Corbin stopped him short. Ali nailed a tornado DDT and scaled the top rope, but Roode knocked him and crotched Ali. Roode hit a spinebuster on Shorty on the outside. Then Reigns hit a Superman Punch on Roode. Ziggler hit Roman with a Superkick and Ali jumped into a Deep 6 for the win.

Winners: King Corbin, Robert Roode, Dolph Ziggler

King Corbin was going whack Ali with his scepter, but Reigns hit a spear.

Then Seth Rollins’ music hit and Team RAW came to the ring through the crowd as Michael Cole said it reminded him of The Shield.

Reigns and Rollins got in the ring with each other and they started throwing punches. Then RAW invaded the ring and beat down all the babyfaces. Braun Strowman’s music hit and he came out along with other SmackDown Superstars.

Chaos ensued. The crowd chanted “NXT” as Corey Graves said these guys could fight until Sunday and never leave the building. Suddenly, they showed NXT riding into the building on a tank through the gate that they opened at the start of the show.

Yes, Shawn Michaels and Triple H were riding a tank into the building. Michael Cole said this is what should have happened with WCW when DX invaded so long ago.

NXT went to the ring and there was a brawl all over the place. Nobody was breaking this up. “This is nuts,” Corey Graves said as Keith Lee nailed a Spirit Bomb on Cedric Alexander. Then Keith Lee and Braun Strowman got in the ring to face off in a collision with punches as the two big men were pulled apart and then another brawl broke out as the show went off the air.

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