The final WWE SmackDown before Survivor Series opens up on FOX with SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits backstage. They hype tonight’s go-home show and Sunday’s pay-per-view, including the “Final Farewell” for The Undertaker. Thunder and lighting strikes. Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins can’t believe it. We hear “Rest in…” but Big E appears, not The Undertaker. He’s wearing a sombrero instead of a Taker-style hat, and jokes that this is all they had in the props department. Big E praises RAW Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods while The Street Profits hype themselves up. Big E believes The New Day will win on Sunday while The Profits insist they will take the win home. Big E reveals that Kofi and Woods are here tonight. Big E does the signature New Day intro, in the faces of The Profits, and stares them down.
– We go right to The ThunderDome inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida as RAW Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods head to the ring. Michael Colewelcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves.
Kofi and Woods take the mic in the ring and talk about checking into the SmackDown Hotel one more time. They’re here to talk about being just two days away from Survivor Series, and need to say a few words to The Street Profits. Kofi says The Profits are out here talking about passing the torch, and they’re right to want the smoke, but they don’t want this fire. They go on and pay a tribute to The Undertaker. The music interrupts and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn. Sami is tired of hearing about The Undertaker. Sami says the only reason this is Taker’s “final Farewell” is because Taker knows Sami owes him some revenge for a chokeslam he hit at Madison Square Garden. Sami says WWE officials are letting Taker take a coward’s way out but one who can’t take that way out is WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley. Sami goes on about how no one can protect Lashley from what he has in store for him at Survivor Series on Sunday, to prove that the IC Champion is better than the US Champion.
The New Day and The Street Profits vs. Sami Zayn, Robert Roode, King Corbin and Dolph Ziggler
The Street Profits hit Cash Out on Sami for the win.
Winners: The Street Profits and The New Day
After the match, the music hits as the champions meet in the middle of the ring to stand tall. Both teams raise their titles in the air and have some friendly words over Sunday’s non-title match at Survivor Series. We go to replays and come back to The Street Profits and The New Day in the middle of the ring.
We see how Jey Uso destroyed Daniel Bryan a few weeks back. Bryan will return to face Uso tonight. Bryan is shown backstage talking to Kayla Braxton. Sami Zayn walks by, ranting and yelling about the loss. Sami stops and starts ranting at Bryan about respect. Bryan just smiles, then covers his mouth with his mask. Bryan shoves Sami to the ground. Sami gets up, still yelling and ranting. He says this isn’t over and he won’t forget. Sami walks off. Bryan makes a comment to Kayla about social distancing and we go back to commercial.
– Back from the break and Daniel Bryan is with Kayla Braxton in the back. She compliments him on his new hairstyle and brings up the attack from Jey Uso a few weeks back. She shows us a video package with footage of their Survivor Series qualifying match and the post-match attack. Bryan saw Jey’s interview where he said everything that happened wasn’t personal. Bryan actually believes him because Jey has a devil on his shoulder, shouting and telling him what to do, pushing him hard. Bryan understands because everyone has an angel and a devil on their shoulder. Bryan asks who we think is speaking more to him as he gets ready for the match, reminding him about his daughter crying when she saw him? So is he worried about coming back to soon? No and if Jey is listening, it’s nothing personal. Bryan walks off.
– WWE Producer Adam Pearce is backstage. We can’t see who he’s talking to yet. He talks about picking the final member of Team SmackDown for the men’s team, and goes on about this person’s resiliency, how they have bounced back and everything. We see that he was talking to Otis now. Otis has Chad gable with him. Gable celebrates with Otis, and says they did it together, and now it’s time to get Otis ready. Otis thanks Pearce and they walk off. Natalya walks up and doesn’t understand why she has to face Tamina Snuka tonight when Pearce can just put her on Team SmackDown. Pearce reveals that he already put Bayley on the team in one of the final two spots. Natalya is not happy. Pearce tells her that her match is next. She storm off and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Seth Rollins is in the back. He says Murphy was nothing, a nobody, before he took him under his wing. Then Rollins saved him and gave him a new life, and is responsible for everything good that Murphy has in that life. His burgeoning career, bright future, even his beautiful girlfriend. Rollins says if it wasn’t for him and The Greater Good, Murphy would’ve never met Aalyah Mysterio. Rollins says in return, he got stabbed in the back, set up, betrayed. He wants Murphy to remember that he will no longer stand by for Murphy’s mistakes, and Murphy will have to pay for them. Rollins says he will teach Murphy his final lesson tonight and Murphy will go back to what he was before Rollins saved him – nothing, no one.
Natayla vs. Tamina – Survivor Series Qualifier
Natalya qualifies with the Sharpshooter.
After the match, Natalya celebrates and stands tall as her music hits. Out comes Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott now. Bayley enters the ring and hugs Natalya, then turns around to taunt Belair, who is still at the announce table. Bayley offers her hand to Natalya and they shake. Belair enters the ring now. Bayley tells The Riott Squad to come in and they also enter the ring. There’s not much camaraderie on the Women’s Team SmackDown but they all stand together as Bayley tries to hype them up.