Show: WWE SmackDown Live
Location: Charlotte, NC at the Spectrum Center
Date: November 14th, 2017
Results by David Dengis of WrestleNewz.com
Welcome to SmackDown Live. Shane McMahon gives a pep talk to Superstars backstage.
Show opens up and Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan comes out to the ring. He talks about Survivor Series and how the Blue Team recently added John Cena to their ranks. Then he introduces the new WWE Champion AJ Styles. Bryan starts doing a Paul Heyman impression as he announces himself as “The Advocate” of the undisputed WWE Champion AJ Styles. Bryan then goes on to say he took exception to a couple of the things Heyman stated last night on Raw. Heyman had said that Styles would be victimized and conquered by The Beast.
Lesnar is big. Everything about him is big. But Bryan points out that Lesnar has a tendency to quit. He’s quit WWE before. Whenever he gets pushed into deep water, he quits. And Styles will drag Lesnar into deep water. Styles will push Lesnar to the limits, he will push him to the wall, and Lesnar will quick. So yes, Lesnar is big but he cannot go one-on-one with the Phenomenal One. Lesnar will not be able to better the greatest performer of this generation, AJ Styles.
Styles gets on the mic and says that he can actually talk too, he’s not a puppet like Lesnar. And Styles does agree with Heyman on one thing, he is the underdog. But Styles will find a way and he will find a way to win. He will show that Smackdown is the ‘A’ show because “Smackdown is the house that AJ Styles built!” With that, Styles’ music plays as the crowd cheers.
United States Championship Match: Baron Corbin vs. Sin Cara
Bell sounds and Cara goes to work. He takes Corbin over with a springboard arm-drag and then drop kicks him out of the ring. Corbin takes a breather outside as it cuts to commercial.
Back again and Corbin whips Cara into the corner and follows up with a clothesline. Cara falls to his knees and Corbin lands a shot, causing Cara to face-plant. Corbin talks some trash but then Cara comes back. He knocks Corbin out of the ring and then nails him with a suicide dive. Back in the ring and Cara lands a springboard cross-body for a 2-count. They move through some transitions and then Corbin drops Cara with a Deep Six for a near-fall.
Cara sends Corbin to the outside again and hits him with a moonsault off the turnbuckle. Back in the ring, Cara tries to look for a finish but Corbin finds the End Of Days for the 3-count.
Winner: Baron Corbin (c)
Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan are talking backstage. Shane says there needs to be cohesion in their locker room. Bryan says he agrees and that’s why he and Shane will need to have a talk soon. Shane asks why and Bryan says he wants to talk “about cohesion.” He tells Shane that he was never consulted about the raid on Raw and he got a chokeslam for his trouble when he went to Raw to sort things out. Shane starts to offer excuses and Bryan stops him short and says he’ll see Shane on Sunday…
Smackdown Women’s Championship Match: Natalya (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
Bell sounds and they tie up. Charlotte goes for a roll-up and Natalya kicks out quickly. They reset and tie up again. Charlotte pushes Natalya back into the corner, and as they separate, Natalya slaps Charlotte. Charlotte flips out and knocks Natalya out of the ring. Charlotte goes out after her and throws Natalya into the barricade. Charlotte continues to unleash her offense outside the ring. Commercial break.
Back again and Natalya has Charlotte in a surfboard submission. Charlotte escapes and then they start trading chops across each other’s chest. Natalya lays Charlotte out and gets a 2-count. Then Natalya kicks Charlotte in the gut and puts on a rear chin-lock. Charlotte stands up but Natalya throws her back down. She kicks Charlotte in the back and then goes to bounce of the rope. Charlotte explodes with a spear to Natalya and gets a 2-count.
Charlotte goes for a Figure-4 but Natalya pushes her face-first into the turnbuckle. Natalya gets a 2-count and starts yelling angrily. Natalya starts putting on a Sharpshooter but Charlotte fights back. Charlotte gets the advantage and overhead suplexes Natalya into the corner. Natalya rolls to ringside for a breather. Charlotte nails her with a baseball slide. Then Charlotte stands up on the barricade to go for a moonsault but Natalya grabs her, puts her in a powerbomb position and then drives her spine into the ring post.
Natalya brings Charlotte back into the ring and puts on the Sharpshooter. Charlotte grimaces and moans in pain. Charlotte pulls and crawls toward the bottom rope but Natalya drags her back to the middle of the ring. Charlotte once again scratches, claws and crawls and gets to the bottom rope. The hold is broken. Charlotte knocks Natalya out of the ring. Natalya quickly jumps back in but Charlotte boots her in the face. Charlotte slaps on the Figure-8 and forces Natalya to tap out. Charlotte in the new Smackdown Women’s Champion.
Winner: Charlotte Flair (c)
Charlotte cuts a promo in the ring after the match. The crowd chants, “You deserve it!” Charlotte says she’s going to defeat Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss at Survivor Series. Because Raw had a queen before it had a goddess, and the queen is going to put the goddess in her place. Then Charlotte dedicates her title win to her father Ric Flair. Woo!
As Charlotte is making her way up the aisle, Ric Flair’s music hits and he comes out for an embrace with his daughter. The crowd cheers as the two share an emotional moment together.
Singles Match: Jimmy Use vs. Chad Gable
Bell sounds and Jimmy Uso takes in to Chad Gable. Jimmy clotheslines him and Gable rolls out of the ring. Jimmy goes out and brings him back in. As Jimmy steps back into the ring, Gable delivers a dragonscrew to Jimmy’s leg. And again. Gable takes control and lands some shots on Jimmy as it cuts to commercial.
Back again and Gable grabs Jimmy’s leg and throws him face-first to the canvas. Gable climbs to the top rope and goes for a moonsault. Jimmy rolls out of the way and Gable lands on his feet. Jimmy takes out Gable’s leg, lands a number of clotheslines and then a Samoan Drop. Gable gets back in it for a moment but then gets distracted by Jey Uso at ringside. Jimmy clocks Gable with a superkick and gets the pinfall.