Welcome to Ringside News’ live results for WWE SmackDown on Friday the 13th.
Sooo, this is a little awkward. We actually don’t know any of what’s planned for tonight’s SmackDown at the time of writing. WWE hasn’t revealed any details of tonight’s episode because apparently Vince McMahon demanded a complete rewrite of the planned show.
That being said, it’s fair we can expect further build towards Survivor Series and we still don’t know the final member of Team SmackDown. The same can be said of the women’s Survivor Series match, as we don’t know three of the members of that team either. Beyond that we’re sure to get more from the WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn, the Tag Team Champions the Street Profits, Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, and more.
And that’s our rather sparse preview that will kick-off at 8PM EST. Let us know what you’re excited to see and enjoy the show!
This week’s SmackDown opens with the WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns coming to the ring alongside his adviser Paul Heyman.
Roman talks about Jey Uso and says rubbing shoulders with him has turned Jey into a main eventer who destroyed Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens. And at Survivor Series Jey will lead Team SmackDown to victory. Roman turns his attention to Randy Orton and says he doesn’t think about him, but you can respect a man’s accomplishments but not the man himself.
Drew McIntyre comes out and interrupts Roman. Drew says he couldn’t help but cut in because Roman took it for granted he would be facing Randy Orton at Survivor Series, but he will beat Randy on Monday night and it will be him and Roman at the PPV. Drew remembers the last time he and Roman were in the ring together, and it was when he eliminated him at the Royal Rumble. He reminds Roman that he then went to WrestleMania and dethroned Brock Lesnar, and in the meantime he has become the man while Roman ran away.
Roman says he likes Drew, always has, and he respects him. Drew told the truth, but now he’s back and ever since he’s been back nobody cares about Drew McIntyre. Roman says he doesn’t watch RAW but that’s fine because nobody does. People are watching SmackDown to see him. And now that Drew has failed his audition as the leader of WWE, he wants to know who exactly Drew McIntyre is. Drew says he’s the guy who’s going to beat Randy Orton and become WWE Champion, then head into Survivor Series and show who the secondary Champion really is.
Jey Uso runs down and gets between Roman and Drew. Jey says he’s got this and he asks Drew what he’s doing here. He says Drew wasn’t invited, that they run the place. Jey says Drew is being disrespectful and all the homies that are disrespectful get got, and it seems he’s going to have to do the same to Drew tonight. McIntyre goes to speak but Jey slaps the microphone out of his hand, so Drew shoves him down. McIntyre steps towards Jey but Roman gets in the way. They stare at each other before Roman and Jey walk off.
We return to find Roman screaming at Jey backstage, telling him to never stick his nose in his business. He says Jey shouldn’t be calling shots or making matches, to which Jey apologises and says he will handle things.
The Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is in the ring and he says he only found out an hour ago that he will have to defend his title tonight. And not only defend it, but do so against a former United States Champion in the form of freak athlete Apollo Crews. He says this is clear evidence of a conspiracy against him but it’s OK, he’s going to use this as a chance to prove himself as the best Intercontinental Champion.
Sami Zayn Vs. Apollo Crews
The match gets underway and Sami backs Apollo into the corner with right hands. Zayn whips Crews into the ropes but the big man drops him with a shoulder. Apollo hits a splash in the corner, then lifts Sami for a military slam into the turnbuckles. Sami rolls outside but Crews chases after and gets him back inside. Zayn attacks Apollo but Crews hits a suplex followed by a moonsault for a two-count.
Crews whips Sami to the ropes but the Champion grabs the ropes and rolls out of the ring. Zayn rips the apron off the ring then lies on the ground and begs for mercy. As Apollo nears him Sami pulls Apollo face-first into the girder under the ring. Sami then ties Apollo’s feet in the girder and slides back inside to win by count-out!
Winner: Sami Zayn
Drew McIntyre is backstage with Adam Pearce and the official is offering him the match against Jey Uso. McIntyre rhetorically asks if he knows him and they laugh, of course he wants the match. Drew tells him to make sure Roman has a front row seat.
Rey Mysterio is interviewed backstage with Dominik, Aaliyah and his wife. Rey says Seth Rollins tried to ruin his career and his family this year. He reminds us that Seth removed his eye, tried to break the family, but tonight it culminates in one final battle. Seth calls himself the saviour but he’s nothing but a devil, and tonight he’s sending him back to Hell.
Sasha Banks is in the ring and she says it feels damn good to be Champion. What she has went through would be enough to end anyone but not her because she’s on top of her game and on top of the division. So all the women in the back are on notice. She knows Carmella is watching… Bayley comes down to the ramp but Carmella appears behind Sasha and superkicks her. Carmella lifts Sasha for an X-Factor and the princess mocks the Champion. Carmella leaves and Sasha stares on in anger, holding her jaw.
Otis is sitting backstage, eating three plates of food. Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler walk in front of him and start making fun of him. Otis gets riled-up and flips the table with the food on it.
Dolph Ziggler W/Bobby Roode Vs. Otis
The match starts and Ziggler slaps Otis but the big man slams him into the corner. Otis throws Dolph across the ring and batters him in the corner. Otis lands another running splash in the corner, then looks to hit the Caterpillar but Roode gets on the apron to cause a distraction, allowing Dolph to hit the Zig-Zag but Otis kicks out! Dolph moves to the corner and stomps-up the band but Otis catches him and hits a body slam. Otis connects with the Caterpillar, then hits a Vader Bomb for the win!
Otis is backstage and Chad Gable walks up and says he’s impressed by him. Gable says Otis could do that to whoever he wants and be whatever he wants. He says Otis needs someone who can help him get to the next level and he hands him a pamphlet for the ‘Alpha Academy’. Otis reads the leaflet and he loves the idea but Gable looks sinister.
We see a lengthy video package chronicling the rivalry between Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio. Both men make their entrances with the match after the break.
No Holds Barred
Seth Rollins W/Murphy Vs. Rey Mysterio W/The Mysterio Family
The match gets underway and Seth swings but Rey ducks and forces Rollins to the corner. Rey catches Seth with a headscissors, then rolls through a sunset flip and kicks him in the face. Rollins drops Rey and goes out to grab a chair. He runs at Rey but gets dropkicked onto the middle rope. Mysterio looks for the 619 but Seth rolls to the apron. Seth catches Rey on his shoulder but Mysterio counters with a tornado DDT on the apron!
Mysterio shoves Rollins into the barricade, then tackles him into the apron. Rey gets slammed into the steel steps, then Seth lifts him for an electric chair onto the table, but Rey counters with a powerbomb into the barricade. Rey goes inside and looks to slide under the bottom rope for a sunset flip but Seth catches him and suplexes him onto the announce desk! Seth takes control of the match and slams Rey into the announce desk, then the barricade.
Rollins gets Mysterio back in the ring and continues the beatdown. Rey is whipped hard into the buckles chest-first, then Rollins slides him out of the ring and hits him in the face with the steel steps. Rollins places Rey on the steps and looks to his The Stomp but teasing the family allows Rey to come back and slam him onto the steps. Rey lays Seth on the steps and goes back inside to hit a sliding dive out of the ring to splash Seth on the steps.
Back live and Seth has brought a table into the ring and set it up near the corner. Rollins suplexes Rey and looks to hit the Three Amigoes with the final through the table but Rey knees him. Seth whips Rey towards the table but Rey slides under it. Rey turns on his knees but Seth shoves the table into his face. Rollins climbs the ropes and they struggle up top but Seth finally powerbombs Rey through the table for a near-fall.
Rollins grabs a chair and tries to jam the end of the chair into Rey’s eye but Dominik pulls him out of the ring. Seth superkicks Dominik, then gets back inside but Mysterio throws a chair in Seth’s face. Murphy then gets in the ring and helps Seth to his feet and hands him a chair. Murphy then lifts Mysterio but instead hits Rollins with a leaping knee!
Rollins is shocked and gets to his feet to chase Murphy, who rolls out of the ring. Seth hangs on the middle rope, screaming at Murphy, but Rey appears and hits him with the 619! Mysterio goes to the top rope and gives a little Viva La Raza shake for Eddie Guerrero’s anniversary, before hitting a frog splash for the win!
Winner: Rey Mysterio
After the match the Mysterio family celebrate, then Rey turns to Murphy and shakes his hand. Dominik and Rey’s wife also shake Murphy’s hand and Aalyah hugs him.
Seth Rollins is walking backstage, furious, when Adam Pearce approaches him. Seth screams at Pearce that he’s done with Rey but he wants that “bastard” Murphy. He demands a match.
Natalya Vs. Tamina Vs. Liv Morgan Vs. Chelsea Green
This is a qualifying match to determine the next spot in the SmackDown Women’s Survivor Series team. The match gets underway and Tamina gets attacked on all fronts. Liv jumps on her back and they manage to get her out of the ring and Chelsea slams her into the barricade. Liv dropkicks Chelsea off the apron, then Natalya slams Liv into the apron.
Liv and Nattie get back in the ring for an exchange of counters until Morgan hits a nice tornado DDT. Natalya looks for a Sharpshooter but Liv kicks her in the face. Nattie applies a rear naked choke but Liv fights it and flips her off. Morgan hits a clothesline for a two-count, then counters an Irish whip for a facebuster and a near-fall. Tamina returns and Liv catches her with the same facebuster and scores the pinfall to qualify for Survivor Series!
Winner: Liv Morgan
Kayla Braxton interviews Drew McIntyre backstage and the Scottish psychopath reiterates his intention on proving why he is the man now, and continuing his momentum by beating Jey tonight, then Randy, then Roman.
Big E is backstage joking around with an official. Street Profits walk up with a dinner cart and some hidden meals. They need to apologise to Big E and they reveal the food all shaped like L’s. Big E asks why and they say it’s because his friends the New Day will lose at Survivor Series. Big E says Street Profits are great athletes but all they’ll ever be is New Day light, knock-off New Day, and his boys will prove they are the best in the world. Big E laughs and walks off but the Profits look pissed.
Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring for the unsanctioned main event. Jey Uso comes out second, looking more than a little apprehensive.
Drew McIntyre Vs. Jey Uso
This match gets underway and they lock-up, with Drew forcing Jey to the corner. Jey looks frustrated and moves in but Drew tosses him to the corner and unloads with right hands and stomps. Drew hits a suplex and covers Jey for a two and he looks surprised. Drew stomps the arm of Jey, then whips him to the ropes for a back elbow.
McIntyre chops the chest of Jey, then slams him into the turnbuckles, but Uso comes back with a jawbreaker. Uso looks to flip over McIntyre in the corner but gets kicked. Jey tosses Drew out of the ring and wants a suicide dive but McIntyre punches him. McIntyre looks to get back into the ring but Jey kicks the ropes into his crotch, then superkicks him off the apron.
We return from the final break to find Jey Uso battering Drew on the mat. McIntyre starts fighting back but Jey catches him with a Samoan drop and scores a quick two-count. Drew crawls to the corner where Jey stomps on him in a fit of rage. Jey continues the assault but McIntyre catches him with a pop-up spinebuster for a near-fall. Jey goes to the top rope but McIntyre meets him up there and they brawl until Drew falls into the tree of woe, then sits up and hits a biel across the ring.
Drew sits in the corner, awaiting a Claymore but Jey slides out. Drew chases after Jey but Roman’s music hits and out he comes with Paul Heyman. The distraction allows Jey to shove McIntyre into the ring post, then again. Drew is sent shoulder-first into the steel steps. Jey gets him back in the ring but Roman stops him from entering. Roman tells Jey to make Drew understand. Jey gets in and gets on top of him for some ground-and-pound. McIntyre pulls away and hits Claymore out of nowhere for the win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match McIntyre gets to his feet to stare down Roman Reigns but the WWE Universal Champion just turns and walks away to close the show.
That’s it for this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown. Let us know what you thought of the show and we’ll see you back here tomorrow. Until then, stay safe!