King Corbin comes out, and he has people bringing out a throne with him sitting on it. He’s out with Roode and Ziggler. Corbin says the ability of a great leader is telling people the hard truth when it’s necessary and to people who don’t want to hear it.
Corbin calls Roman Reigns a shell of the man who he once was, and he refuses to believe that, just like that the crowd. Last week, he proved that it’s not Roman’s yard, but his kingdom. As king, he declares that by royal decree, he is now the team captain of the Men’s Survivor Series team.
He doesn’t like any of his teammates, but there are two weak links in Shorty G and Ali, and he hopes that Roman carries his weight because he’s a step behind. Ziggler berates Roman for trying to undermine Corbin’s leadership, and he said that Ali and Shorty G is only on the Survivor Series team because they were running with Roman. Roode says they will rectify that mistake and that there will be no participation trophies in Corbin’s kingdom.
Corbin says that they should be able to co-exist and he invites Roman Reigns down to the ring. The same puppy sound effects play, and a man in a puppy outfit comes down the ramp. Corbin orders it to sit and kneel.
Shorty G and Ali vs. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
Roman Reigns eventually came out and he speared Corbin, and Ali hit a dive onto Roode outside. Back in the ring, Gable gets the rolling German Suplex, and Ali finishes it with a 450 splash for the victory.
Winners: Shorty G and Ali
We get Firefly Fun House. Bray Wyatt says that something isn’t right with the Universal Championship. He gets a magician’s outfit on, and the Universal Championship is now blue. He says our fun is just getting started, because Miz TV with Daniel Bryan is up next, and he’ll be watching. And “he” will be watching as well.
Backstage, Roode and Ziggler blame the dog for them losing the match and Corbin says he’ll fix it as king.
Braun Strowman comes out and Drew Gulak, who’s in the ring with the B-team explains what would happen if he replaced Strowman on Team SmackDown. Gulak gives Strowman credit for lasting longer against Tyson Fury than expected, but he says he still has lessons to learn. Strowman crushes Gulak’s hand before The B-Team jump him. Gulak seeks to take advantage, but Strowman fights him off and takes out The B-Team.
The New Day are backstage and they are asked about their rematch against The Revival. Big E asks if Megan The Stallion is a gift to be cheerished and if the Eagles defeated the Patriots in the Superbowl. Kofi says there is no need to prove themselves because they will be defending the titles in Xavier’s honor.
Daniel Bryan is approached by Sami and Shinsuke backstage. After finding out that Bray Wyatt will be watching Miz TV, Sami requests an answer tonight. After what The Fiend did, he believes it’s obvious more than ever that Bryan needs them, and they want him. Sami asks once again if he is with them.
Bryan ponders the question, and he says that if Sami is a man of his word and if they have his back, Bryan asks why Sami ran away when The Fiend had him pinned down last week. Sami says that he thought Bryan was behind him and he ran to get Nakamura. Bryan says he doesn’t need his help and he’s not joining their group.
But Bryan says that he agrees that they need someone else, and he suggests that they talk to Braun Strowman, who happens to be right next to them. Shinsuke and Strowman have a little staredown.
The New Day (C) vs. The Revival – SmackDown Tag Team Championships
The Revival hit the Shatter Machine in the ring, but Kofi dives from the top rope to break up the pin. Back when Big E is trying to make the hot tag, The Undisputed Era comes out and attacks New Day for the DQ.
Winners by DQ: The New Day
After the match, some of Smackdown’s tag teams come out and chase Undisputed Era off.
Heavy Machinery vs. Kim Tibbs and Phillis Theebes
Easy squash with The Comapctor finishing things quickly.
Winners: Heavy Machinery
Bayley and Sasha Banks are interviewed backstage. Bayley is asked about the match at Survivor Series, and she says that it’s been personal because it’s finally about her and she competes for only herself. That brings her personal joy, so nothing would make her happier than crushing Nikki Cross’ dreams.
Sasha Banks says Cross doesn’t deserve to be on SmackDown’s team because Sasha defeated her last week, and Bayley has defeated her countless times.
Bayley vs. Nikki Cross
During the match, Shayna Baszler comes out and Bayley looks to escape, but she is cut off by Mia Yim, Tegan Knox and Rhea Ripley. Sasha Banks takes out Baszler from behind and Team SmackDown and Team NXT get into a brawl before NXT retreats.
Sasha asks where they are going, and says they’ll get the spotlight if they want it. She challenges the four of them to the four of Team SmackDown right now.
Sasha Banks, Carmella, Dana Brooke and Nikki Cross vs. Rhea Ripley, Mia Yim, Dakota Kai and Tegan Knox
Nikki Cross is on the top rope and she dodges an attack by Dakota Kai. Kai goes for a suplex, but Cross reverses that into the twisting neckbreaker for the victory.
Winners: Sasha Banks, Carmella, Dana Brooke and Nikki Cross
It’s time for Miz TV and recaps The Fiend’s attack on Bryan. Miz asks Bryan why he thinks The Fiend attacked Daniel. Daniel doesn’t say anything, and The Miz asks again, noting their past history. Daniel still doesn’t say anything.
The Miz says he thinks that The Fiend sees that Bryan is conflicted on who he is and that he’s no longer the leader of the YES movement, anymore. He asks Bryan to explain who he is and what he’s become. He says the truth is that The Fiend sees that Bryan is washed up and The Fiend wants to be the one to end Daniel Bryan.
Daniel says he’ll talk about Bray in a second, but he says the reason why he remained silent was because Miz TV sucks and it always has. Bryan admits he may be mentally unstable, but if one thing has remained the same it’s that he still has passion that led him to overcome the odds. The Miz cuts him off, but Bryan tells him to shut up and he continues.
Bryan says that The Miz can’t understand the mental instability it takes for him to kill the YES movement and to win the WWE Championship by kicking a man in the balls. Daniel says we don’t know who’s in charge of The Fiend and that he’s unstable, but so is he. He claims there is no one better equipped to fight someone mentally unstable than him before Bray cuts him off on the titantron.
Bray says that it’s very rude to speak about another person when they’re not present and asks where his manners are. He says that maybe The Fiend attacked Bryan to remind him about what he did, and he should remember. Or maybe he just wants to play with him. Bray opens a toy box and throws away some stuff before bringing out the Universal Championship and asks Bryan if he wants to play.
If he does, all Bryan has to do is say that one magic word and that he knows he wants to. Daniel says no. The puppets keep saying yes while Bryan keep saying no. Bryan says he’s trying to manipulate him, but that he’s not a puppet and that it’s clear he has a problem. If he wants to fight, let’s fight. But Bryan says if they fight, it should be for the Universal Championship. Now, Bryan asks what Bray says.
Bray says he guess he has to say yes and chants it repeatedly while holding the title as Firefly Fun House ends and SmackDown goes off the air.