Show: WWE SmackDown Live
Location: Milwaukee, WI at the BMO Harris Bradley Center
Date: October 24th, 2017
Welcome to SmackDown Live. There was a video recap of SmackDown invaded Raw on Monday night. Shane McMahon walks down to the ring. He says that he’s been undergoing some serious physical rehab for the last few weeks since Hell In A Cell but he’s back in charge and ready to go. Survivor Series is fast approaching. It is the only time that Raw and Smackdown compete head to head. Shane learned from an early age that if you’re going to fight it’s best to strike first. That’s why he and the SD roster went to Raw last night.
When Angle called him needing an attraction to face The Demon Finn Balor, that’s when it hit Shane. He knew exactly what they were going to do after that. There has been this perception that the SD stars are somehow lesser than the Raw stars and so it was decided that #UnderSiege would be launched. And Raw did not know what hit them. As Shane is talking, Sami Zayn’s music hits and he comes out dancing and acting in high spirits. He gets to the ring and dances in an obnoxious manner directly in Shane’s personal space with a big smile on his face.
Zayn starts by saying hello and then says, “Look, no hard feelings about Hell In A Cell right?” Shane says there are definitely hard feelings but they’ll have to deal with that another time. Not only did Zayn pull Owens out of the way but he dragged Owens on top of Shane for the 1-2-3. So there are some seriously hard feelings. Zayn tells Shane that if he was standing in the ring with Shane the competitor, he’d hurt Shane really, really bad. He’d beat him in one second. But that’s not why he’s out there. Zayn and Kevin Owens have mulled it over and they’ve decided that they will agree to represent SD Live at Survivor Series.
Zayn says not only does Shane wants them but he needs them. And one thing Shane is not is a stupid man. Shane says that Zayn will have to defeat Randy Orton tonight in order to join the SD Live Survivor Series team.
Tag Team Match: The New Day vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin
Woods and Gable started things off. Gable with a shoulder block but Woods caught him with a drop kick. Kingston was tagged in and Benjamin hit a monkey flip but Kofi landed on his feet. Kofi with one of his own but Benjamin landed on his feet as well. Kofi and Benjamin exchanged low kicks and Woods was tagged in and hit a elbow drop off the middle rope for 2. Kofi back in and Benjamin clotheslines him out to the floor.
We’re back with Woods in control of Gable. However, Gable countered and hit a head kick for 2. Benjamin was tagged in and hit a powerslam for 2. Woods with an elbow strike then a series of knee strikes for 2. Benjamin with a spinebuster and tagged in Gable, who went to the top rope. Kofi hit a drop kick to Benjamin and Gable clotheslines Kofi. Benjamin kicked Woods in the head and Gable pinned him.
Winner: Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin
Charlotte, Naomi, Becky Lynch, Lana, Tamina and Carmella are all backstage. Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan comes in and tells them they will all be on the SD women’s team for Survivor Series. Lana says that there are 6 of them… Bryan clarifies, “Oh, not you Lana…” Charlotte then volunteers to be the team captain. Bryan says there will be a Fatal 5-Way to determine the captain tonight.
There was a Fashion Dogs segment shown featuring Tyler Breeze, Fandango and The Ascension.
Daniel Bryan is asking Shane McMahon when he was going to tell him about his plan to ransack Raw last night. Bryan says that he thought they were a team, but he didn’t agree with the decision anyways. Shane says that sometimes, as commissioner, he has to make some decisions on his own. Bryan says he understands Shane is the boss, but a GM he’s just giving his input.
Singles Match: Baron Corbin vs. Sin Cara
Corbin sent him into the corner and landed a series of strikes and kicks. Cara managed to mount a comeback by landing some kicks and tossing him out to the floor then hitting an outside dive. Once in the ring, Cara hit a missile drop kick off the top rope for 2. Corbin rolled to the floor to regroup. Corbin got back into the ring and landed several strikes in the corner until Cara was knocked out. Corbin was DQ’d as a result of his actions.
Winner: Cara by DQ.
Post-match, Corbin hit The End of Days to Cara.
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal comes out with The Singh Brothers to cut a promo. As he stands in the ring, the crowd chants, “USA!” Jinder says that Paul Heyman is a liar. He shows a clip from last night of Heyman accepting Jinder’s Survivor Series challenge and telling him he’s going to Suplex City. The clip ends and Jinder is shaking his head. Jinder says that unlike that used car salesmen, Heyman, Jinder has earned everything he has in the WWE. He worked hard and now he is the most powerful man on the roster.
Jinder says Heyman was right though, he is not Lesnar’s equal, contemporary or counterpart. He is Lesnar’s worst nightmare. At Survivor Series, Jinder will show everyone that the age of the Maharaja has just begun. But tonight Sunil Singh will take on AJ Styles… And at this, Styles’ music hits and out comes the Phenomenal One for the match.
Singles Match: AJ Styles vs. Sunil Singh
The referee sent Mahal to the backstage area before the match started. Styles hit Suntil with a series of strikes then sent him into his brother who was on the apron. Styles locked in the Calf Crusher for the win.
Kevin Owens tells Sami Zayn that next week he has a Survivor Series qualifying match against Shinsuke Nakamura. Zay says that after he beats Orton tonight, and Owens beats Nakamura next week, Team Smackdown will officially be Team Owens & Zayn. Owens corrects him and says, “Team Zayn & Owens.”
Jinder approaches Daniel Bryan and Bryan guesses that Jinder wants to get revenge on AJ Styles next week. Jinder says yes and that Samir will fight for his honor. Bryan asks Samir if he’s sure he wants to do that and he says he is sure.
Women’s Fatal 5-Way Match: Naomi vs. Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Carmella vs. Tamina
The match begins and a brawl ensues involving all five women.