WWE Smackdown Results
November 12, 2015
Results by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
“WWE: Then. Now. Forever.”
The usual SmackDown intro (with cute little UK themes splashed around…aww) takes us to the crowd in Manchester, UK as we’re welcomed to “Thursday Night SmackDown” as the WWE Title tournament is set to continue. They talk about the situation with Rollins leading to the start of the tournament, as well as those who have already advanced before hyping up Neville/Barrett, Stardust/Del Rio, Ryback/Kalisto set for tonight. Suddenly, the Wyatt Family make their way to the ring as commentary brings up Usos vs Harper and Rowan happening tonight. They also mention the return of Undertaker and Kane on RAW as the Wyatt Family enter the ring. The crowd are chanting for Undertaker as Luke begins speaking, saying “the Wyatts show up and blood runs cold.” Tonight, the carnage continues as they sacrifice “dem Uso boys” to honor Bray Wyatt. Rowan speaks now, saying Bray Wyatt brings vengeance and sorrow to all who oppose him, and tonight WE bring pain and humiliation to all those who oppose us. Strowman says to look at his face, and see your annihilation. I will destroy anyone in my path, and I will pile the bodies to the sky, for the Eater of Worlds. Bray looks impressed as he speaks: the Dead Man may have risen, and the Demon may have escaped the pits of hell but please, understand when I say that Kane and The Undertaker will never be the same again. I have taken pieces of them, pieces they can never recover. The crowd continues chanting for Undertaker as Bray continues: they have become a part of me, and now I live in the monsters’ nightmares! So I would like to issue a challenge: Brothers of Destruction, at Survivor Series, make it your family against MY family! The two of you, against any two of my choosing. I’ll be a nice guy and give you till the end of the night to respond. Because 25 years from now, we’ll all be celebrating the day Bray Wyatt buried the Demon and the Dead Man forever. Bray goes to his knees, yelling “Brothers of Destruction, follow the buzzards!” Up next, Braun Strowman makes his SmackDown singles debut!
Back from commercial, Fandango(!) makes his way out to the ring for the opening contest of the night.
Braun Strowman vs. Fandango
The bell rings and Fandango goes for a dropkick…to no effect whatsoever. Braun just tosses Fandango around, but Fandango gets a couple punches in before Strowman continues the beatdown. Fandango blocks a charge, but is dropped by Strowman as the Black Sheep locks Fandango into his submission hold. Fandango quickly taps, as the Black Sheep picks up a quick win tonight.
Winner via submission: Braun Strowman
The Wyatt Family pose in the ring as commentary hypes Neville/Barrett in the WWE title tournament, coming up next!
Back from commercial, we thank Imagine Dragons for the Survivor Series theme “Warriors” as we go to the ring for the next match. Neville makes his way out to the ring. We get a promo from earlier tonight as Neville talks about Barrett being embarrassed by Wayne Rooney on RAW, and his opportunity for the WWE title as King Barrett makes his way to the ring. We go back to RAW where Barrett insulted Rooney before being slapped across the face!
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round
Neville vs. King Barrett
The bell rings and the men lock up, Neville getting a headlock on the King before taking him down and getting a nearfall. They’re back up and Barrett misses a kick to Neville, leading to a roll up and another nearfall before Neville gets another headlock takedown for a nearfall again. Barrett up, getting Neville into the corner. He whips Neville into the opposite corner, but is evaded by the former NXT Champ who hits a cross body for another nearfall. They’re on the apron now, and Barrett gets Neville on the top rope by the hair before slamming him to the canvas. Neville on the outside as the ref starts the count. He gets to 6 as Neville gets on the apron, but Barrett kicks him back outside. He goes out to follow up, slamming Neville into the apron and then the barricade. He poses, saying “ALL HAIL KING BARRETT” as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Barrett gets a nearfall and goes to work with a sleeper hold before Neville makes his way up. Barrett whips Neville, and despite a counter attempt gets kicked hard for a nearfall. Barrett takes Neville to the ropes, getting some knees in before booting Neville out of the ring. Barrett slams Neville on the apron before bringing him back in the ring for a nearfall. He gets Neville up on the turnbuckle and lays into him with some right hands and a kick to the gut for another nearfall. Barrett with another sleeper hold, bringing Neville all the way down but quickly pulling him up for leverage. Neville is trying to power out, getting to his feet before Barrett knees him in the gut and whips him against the rope. He goes for the Winds of Change, but Neville counters into a crucifix pin for a nearfall! Barrett whips Neville right out of the ring, and Neville falls right into the barricade. Barrett follows Neville, mocking him in front of the WWE title before throwing him back into the ring and gloating…but Neville sneaks up behind him with a front flip off the barricade, bringing the King of the Ring down! Neville now throws Barrett into the barricade, not once but twice before they go into the ring. Neville with some hard kicks of his own now, hitting a standing shooting star press for a nearfall. Neville looks ready to attack, going for that deadlift German suplex, but Barrett blocks it before kicking him in the gut for another nearfall. He goes for the cover again, but to no avail. He tries one more time, and still just a nearfall for his efforts. Barrett arguing with the ref, asking the question that’s always been on my mind in these situations (“how much is he paying you!?”) as Neville tries to get to his feet. Barrett not allowing it, kicking him down…but misses a boot, and gets German suplexed by Neville for the nearfall! Neville sets up Barrett, climbing to the top but Barrett gets him with the Winds of Change for a nearfall! Barrett looking for the Royal Bullhammer, but gets rolled up for a nearfall. Barrett gets Neville up for the Wasteland, but gets DDTed to the canvas as Neville gets back up, hitting the Red Arrow for the win and advancing to the next round!
Winner via pinfall: Neville
We get a replay of the finish, and Neville celebrating in the ring as we see the updated graphic for the tournament. Neville will face Kevin Owens this Monday night as the tournament continues! Backstage, Renee talks to the Usos about facing the Wyatt Family tonight. Usos talk about the rivalry between them, and that they know how the Wyatts move, that the Wyatts’ style is nasty…but not as nasty as how they smell. Are they crazy for facing the Wyatts tonight? Yeah, they’re Uso Crazy! They bring up Strowman laying out Jey two months ago, as Jimmy had to watch from home. But tonight, Usos and the Wyatts…it ain’t forgive and forget, it’s get even and get going. We get hyped (and STAY HYPED) for Ryback vs Kalisto in the title tournament, coming up next!
Back from commercial, Kalisto makes his way to the ring as we get a promo from earlier tonight: Kalisto promising this underdog will shock the world, and it’s not about the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog! Ryback makes his way to the ring next, as we get a promo from the Big Guy: he follows the law of the jungle, a law driven by instincts. His instincts are telling him to devour anyone who gets in the way of him becoming WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Look into my eyes…it’s feeding time.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round
Kalisto vs. Ryback
The match starts with a staredown between the two men, as Kalisto gets sight of the WWE title. They shake hands, but Kalisto kicks Ryback looking to get an advantage. All the kicks do little to Ryback, who looks to overpower the Lucha Dragon. This first minute or so is literally them countering everything. It’s kinda weird, to be honest. Eventually, Kalisto hits a Salida Del Sol for a nearfall, and pushed out of the ring as Ryback takes a breather before we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Kalisto looked to have the upper hand until Ryback hits a spinebuster, followed by not one, not two, but THREE powerbombs! Kalisto out of the ring, Ryback brings him back in and goes for the cover getting a nearfall. Ryback continues the assault, whipping Kalisto hard into the turnbuckle before using his sheer power to break Kalisto down. Kalisto tries to fight back, but Ryback goes for the brainbuster…but Kalisto gets out, only for Ryback to drag him down to the mat! Ryback hits the suplex, but only gets a nearfall. Ryback continues to beat Kalisto down, drawing a “FEED ME MORE” chant from the crowd before locking in a grounded bearug. He lifts him into a slam, for another nearfall. He goes right back to the hold, but Kalisto gets out…only to get a boot on him! Kalisto getting to his feet as Ryback goes for the big boot again…but Kalisto evades, hitting a dropkick to bring the Big Guy out of the ring. Kalisto hits an Asai Moonsault, but Ryback gets back up and looks to hurt Kalisto on the apron. Kalisto gets out, bringing him back into the ring and hits a knee to the back for a nearfall. Kalisto back on the attack with some kicks, but Ryback blocks a spike ran only for Kalisto to roll Ryback up for nearlfall. Kalisto eats a Meat Hook, but gets his foot on the rope to stop the count! Ryback stands up, looking frustrated as Kalisto tries to get back to his feet. Ryback charges at him, twice before lifting him onto the turnbuckle. He gets stopped by Kalisto, who shocks everyone with a Salida Del Sol off the top rope for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Kalisto
Kalisto celebrates in the ring, before getting stared down by Ryback…who eventually shakes hands and raises the arm of the Lucha Dragon. We get an updated bracket for the tournament, hype for Usos/Wyatts, and the final match of the first round which is up next!
Back from commercial, we hear about Wrestlemania being a top sporting event according to Forbes, followed by some hype for WM32 as they talk about people getting tickets. After that, we see Alberto Del Rio and Zeb Colter make their way to the stage with mics in hand. Zeb speaks first, saying they might call this the United Kingdom, but he calls it the Divided Kingdom. All I saw are dividers, hates…the Scottish hate the Welsh, the Welsh hate the Irish, and everyone hates the English. ADR speaks now: the city of Manchester has two soccer teams, dividing the city in half. Close your eyes and imagine a hate-free Manchester, united by humanity. Zeb says they better get used to saying MexAmerica, because soon ADR will win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, merging the belts to be the MexAmerican Heavyweight Championship. ADR gets to the ring, climbs the turnbuckle and looking at the title as Stardust makes his way to the ring next. We get a promo from Stardust: he is a dark horse running through the tournament to the WWE title!
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament First Round
Alberto Del Rio vs. Stardust
Stardust rolls ADR up at the outset for a nearfall, but is quickly overpowered by ADRP who hits a suplex for a nearfall. He whips Stardust, who surprises ADR with an upper cut before sending ADR out of the ring. ADR catches Stardust with an enziguri on the apron, before throwing Stardust into the barricade. He climbs the wall next to him, facing the crowd as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, ADR is still in control with a backbreaker and a nearfall. He works Stardust in the corner, whipping him hard into the opposite side. He gets a cover, but Stardust gets under the bottom rope. Stardust now as ADR in the corner, but ADR yanks his foot off the rope before hitting an enziguri for a nearfall. He goes to work on the arm of Stardust, coming back into the ring only to get slammed by the former Intercontinental Champion! Stardust plants ADR from the corner, but only gets a nearfall. Stardust seizes up ADR, hitting a reverse DDT for another nearfall. ADR hits a backstabber, looking ticked off as he hits a clothesline on Stardust for a nearfall. ADR raises a fist, but gets hit with a Disaster Kick by Stardust for the nearfall! Stardust looks ready to strike again, but ADR delivers some hard kicks before getting blocked in the corner by Stardust. Stardust climbs the turnbuckle, but ADR catches him into a bad position before hitting the double stomp for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Alberto Del Rio
ADR celebrates as we get an updated graphic, hype for Usos/Wyatts, and the question of whether or not the Brothers of Destruction will accept Bray’s challenge as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we see the reviews for WWE 2K16 before going back to RAW on Monday, when Paige took on Becky Lynch. After their match, Paige beat Becky down until Charlotte ran in to stop her. We get hype for the Divas title match at Survivor Series, and the beginning of the quarterfinals this Monday on RAW as Roman Reigns takes on Cesaro. Backstage, Renee Young is with Roman Reigns. Roman says chasing the WWE title is like climbing Everest; every time he climbs 100 feet, he gets knocked down 50. Every time he approaches the summit, there’s an avalanche coming down on him. But now, nothing can stop him. Renee brings up Triple H trying to get Reigns to be Triple H’s “man” to get the WWE title, leading to a flashback from RAW. Roman says the only Triple H got right is that he is not like Rollins, and he looks to be the sole survivor of this tournament. Believe that. Back at ringside, the Usos come out looking to take on Luke Harper and Erick Rowan as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, the Usos are waiting for the Wyatts to appear…and they do, suddenly, without the usual theatrics of their entrance. Luke and Erick enter the ring, beating the Usos down before the bell can even ring. The Usos manage to stop them before getting in the ring, and our main event finally gets underway!
The Usos vs. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
We finally start the match with Rowan and Jimmy, as Rowan gets him up top before delivering a fall away slam to the mat! Jimmy on the outside now, as
Harper hits a big boot as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Erick is in control as he tags in Luke to continue the beat down. Harper drives Jimmy into the ropes and knocks Jey off the apron. He gets some hits in but is knocked down by Harper as Rowen tags back in. He goes to work on Jimmy, beating him down before Luke tags back in. Jimmy gets the tag, and the tables are turned on the Wyatts as Jey gets a nearfall. He gets pumped up, but is brought out of the ring by Rowan. Jey hits the cross body on Harper for just a nearfall, but Luke gets a rollup of his own for a nearfall. Jey hits the Samoan drop, evades Rowan to hit Luke and knocks Rowan down as Bray and Strowman look on from ringside. Luke its down on Jey and hits the powerbomb…but Jimmy gets the drop on Luke before Rowan hits the splash on him! The Usos clear the ring of Luke, hit a double kick on Rowan, and launch themselves over the top rope onto both Wyatts! Bray has had enough of this, directing the Family into the ring as the ref calls for the bell!
Winners via disqualification: The Usos
The Wyatt Family beats the Usos down, looking to make a statement as they slam Jimmy down to the mat. Strowman follows this with a big slam on Jey, and Bray looks smug before hitting the Sister Abigail. He looks to hit it once more, but the bell tolls and the lights go out as Undertaker speaks: Bray Wyatt, the Reaper will drag your carcass trough the depths of Hell. You and your Family will…REST IN PEACE! This leaves us with the Wyatt Family as the show comes to a close.
[Bonus Content: King Barrett gets Tombstoned because the live crowd deserves them some Undertaker!]
In the ring, Barrett says that wasn’t how he envisioned his glorious return home going these past 48 hours. Everyone in this arena knows that on a normal day, he’d beat Neville easily without breaking a sweat. Obviously, he’s had his mind on other things the past 24 hours and couldn’t stay focused on the match. I have been wrestling for 10 years, all around the world, up and down the UK and in all kinds of arenas, won a lot of championships, a guaranteed Hall of Famer one day…suddenly, the lights go out and the bell tolls as The Undertaker appears! The crowd is absolutely electric as The Undertaker shows up on stage. Barrett looking none too pleased to be interrupted, even by the Phenom as Undertaker makes his way to the ring. He enters, staring down Barrett before removing his jacket and hat as though he’s ready to fight! Thunder rolls in the arena as Barrett looks confused, not sure what to make of the apparent challenge. Eventually Barrett asks Taker, can I help you, mate? You lost or something? You’re not in Death Valley, CA now! You’re on the mean streets of Northwest England, I.E. the wrong side of the tracks, mate! I’ve made a mean reputation around these parts. They don’t call me the Preston Panther for no reason. I don’t take kindly to outsiders coming into MY yard and getting in my face. We’ve got ourselves a little stand off, and let me explain how I deal with stand offs! First, I turn this elbow pad inside out…and then I wind it up…and then I smash you right between those eyes of yours! You know what, you’re not worth it, I’ve got bigger fish to fry…good night, son! Barrett tries to sneak attack Undertaker, who eventually just chokeslams him to the mat. Taker starts to leave, but decides better of it and goes back in as the crowd chant “TOMBSTONE, TOMBSTONE” before delivering the Tombstone Piledriver to the King of the Ring! The crowd chant “ONE MORE TIME” and Taker obliges, posing in the ring as his music hits. He walks up the ramp, looking back at the ring and raising a fist as the crowd cheer before he goes to the back. Poor Barrett.