WWE SmackDown Live
October 31, 2017
Norfolk Scope Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Shane McMahon In-Ring Segment:
What’s up Norfolk? Survivor Series is right around the corner. Why did SmackDown Live lay siege on Raw? With Raw approaching its 25th anniversary, the long running narrative has always been that Smackdown is the inferior brand. The mindset comes from all the way to the top of the corporate ladder to the lowest common denominator. How can Smackdown change that perception? They put Daniel Bryan in charge as the General Manager and they go live every week. They started having fun and created the Land of Opportunity.
Shane had a team meeting a couple weeks ago and The Blue Team decided to kick in The Red Team in the mouth. He goes on to thank every single member of the WWE Universe who attend SmackDown Live Events, PPV’s, etc. What makes SmackDown special is the fact that they have heart.
Daniel Bryan went to Raw last night to explain their point of view, and he was disrespected. He was locked in an office and set up and beat up by Kane. Where were Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon? They didn’t care. They told Daniel to get out. There will be hell to pay for that. Come Survivor Series, Angle can bring his gold medal, his monster among men and the rest of Team Raw. Shane McMahon will be the captain for Team SmackDown.
First Match: Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Two Out Of Three Falls Survivor Series Qualifying Match
Ziggler with a waist lock go-behind to Roode. Ziggler starts grappling around Roode. Ziggler applies a side headlock. Ziggler drops Roode with a shoulder tackle. Roode responds with a back elbow strike. Roode blocks a SuperKick from Ziggler. Ziggler drives Roode back first into the turnbuckles. Ziggler is ramming his shoulders into the midsection of Roode. Roode explodes out of the corner with a big lariat.
Roode bounces Ziggler’s head on the top turnbuckle. Roode kicks Ziggler in the jaw. Roode with the BlockBuster for a two count. Roode delivers back to back knife edge chops. Roode launches Ziggler out of the ring. Roode goes on to do the Glorious Pose. Ziggler hits Roode in the stomach. Ziggler bounces Roode’s head on the ring apron. Roode whips Ziggler back first into the barricade. Roode rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Ziggler SuperKicks Roode to score the first pinfall of the match.
Roode is having a hard time getting back on his feet. Ziggler dishes out another back elbow strike for a two count. Ziggler kicks Roode out of the ring. Ziggler mocks Roode. Ziggler and Roode are trading back and forth shots on the outside. Ziggler rolls Roode back into the ring. Roode kicks Ziggler in the gut. Ziggler connects with the Famouser for a two count. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Roode gets back to a vertical base. Roode goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ziggler lands back on his feet.
Ziggler is trying to create distance with multiple elbow strikes. Roode catapults Ziggler face first to the top turnbuckle to even the score. Coming out of the commercial break, Roode and Ziggler are in a haymaker exchange. Ziggler goes for the Famouser, but Roode counters with the Swinging Uranage Slam for a two count. Quick pinning exchanges leads to a DDT from Ziggler for a two count. Roode blocks the Zig Zag by Ziggler. Roode connects with the SpineBuster. Roode goes for the Glorious DDT, but Ziggler counters with the Zig Zag for a two count. Roode side steps Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Roode plants Ziggler with the Glorious DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bobby Roode 2-1 via Pinfall
Second Match: Baron Corbin vs. Sin Cara
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin shoves Cara to the corner. Corbin drives his knee to the midsection of Cara. Corbin is trying to rip off Cara’s mask. Cara lands a Lucha Libre Arm Drag. Corbin responds with a Big Boot. Corbin tosses Cara out of the ring. Corbin rams Cara’s back into the barricade. Cara with a Leaping Enziguri that knocks Corbin off the ring apron.
Cara goes for a Suicide Dive, but Corbin counters with a big haymaker. Corbin is still trying to rip off Cara’s mask. Cara whips Corbin back first into the steel ring steps. Cara transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cara chop blocks Corbin. Cara tackles Corbin over the announcer’s table. Cara is teeing off on Corbin. The referee calls off the match. Cara throws a chair at Corbin. Corbin makes a b-line out of the Norfolk Scope Arena.
Match Result: No Contest
Third Match: AJ Styles vs. Samir Singh w/Jinder Mahal & Sunil Singh
Samir slaps Styles in the face. Styles tackles Samir. Styles transitions into a ground and pound attack. Styles plants Samir with the Styles Clash to pickup the victory. After the match, Jinder Mahal kicks Styles in the face. Jinder and Sunil Singh are double teaming Styles. Jinder is putting the boots to Styles in the corner. Jinder SuperKicks Styles. Jinder sends Styles ribs first to the steel ring post. Jinder is bending the spine of Styles. Jinder connects with two consecutive Khallas.
Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Big E w/The New Day vs. Rusev w/Aiden English
Rusev kicks Big E in the gut. Rusev repeatedly stomps on Big E’s back. Big E responds with the New Day Stretch. Big E drops Rusev with a back elbow strike. Big E is putting the boots to Rusev in the corner. Big E blocks a Right Hand from Rusev. Rusev drives Big E’s shoulder to the steel ring post. New Day is attending to Big E on the outside. Rusev starts taunting the Norfolk Crowd. Rusev rolls Big E back into the ring. Rusev with the lateral press for a two count. Rusev applies an arm-bar.
Rusev transitions to a wrist lock. Rusev knocks Big E down with a back elbow strike. Rusev goes back to the arm-bar. Big E connects with Back to Back Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E follows that with a Running Splash. Big E goes for the Big Ending, but Rusev lands back on his feet. Rusev kicks Big E in the jaw. Rusev lands a Leg Lariat. Big E responds with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Aiden English attacks Xavier Woods. Big E drops English with the Big Ending. Rusev connects with the Machka Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rusev via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a Survivor Series Qualifying Match
Nakamura dodges a right hand from Owens. Owens heads to the outside. Nakamura tells Owens to bring it. Nakamura with multiple knee strikes for a two count. Nakamura connects with Good Vibrations. Owens kicks Nakamura in the jaw. Nakamura responds with a leg lariat. Owens rams Nakamura’s back across the ring apron.
Nakamura sends Owens into the ringside barricade. Nakamura dives over Owens. Owens SuperKicks Nakamura. Owens transitions into a ground and pound attack. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Nakamura gets back to a vertical base. Nakamura creates separation with a body shots. Owens with a DDT for a two count. Owens goes back to the rear chin lock. Owens and Nakamura are trading back and forth shots.
Nakamura with a Running Knee to Owens. Nakamura follows that with a series of RoundHouse Kicks. Nakamura levels Owens with a Spinning Heel Kick. Nakamura lays Owens flat on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura delivers a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Sami Zayn comes down to the ringside area to distract Nakamura. Owens rolls Nakamura over for a two count. Nakamura decks Owens with another leg lariat for a two count.
Nakamura goes for a SuperPlex, but Owens counters with a Death Valley Driver for a two count. Nakamura fights out of the Pop Up PowerBomb Position. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa, but Zayn drags Owens out of the ring. Nakamura chases Zayn. Owens sends Nakamura shoulder first to the steel ring post. Owens with a Frog Splash for a two count. Owens tells Zayn to clear the announce table. Randy Orton attacks Zayn from behind. Nakamura lands the Kinshasa to pickup the victory.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall