WWE SmackDown Live
November 13, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
AJ Styles, Paul Heyman and Daniel Bryan In-Ring Segment:
At Survivor Series for the second year in a row, AJ Styles steps into the ring with Brock Lesnar at the Survivor Series. For 371 days, Styles has defended the WWE Championship against the best WWE has to offer. He’s done it on television and at house shows. He’s faced dream opponents who have taken him to his limits and nightmare opponents who have threatened his family and he has defeated them all, except for Brock Lesnar. Now Styles has a second chance. Most don’t survive to a second chance, but he will conquer The Beast. Paul Heyman steals a microphone from Greg Hamilton. Heyman came here tonight because on the premier show in WWE, Raw, he told the entire WWE Universe there is no one that his client wants to fight on Sunday more than AJ Styles.
It’s because when you think of the greatest in ring performers in WWE history, you talk about Ricky Steamboat, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, and AJ Styles. This close to being as good as Number One, Daniel Bryan. We all know we are never going to see Brock Lesnar versus Daniel Bryan. Heyman doesn’t want to insinuate that Styles is a consolation prize, but he wants to mention how it will be an honor for him to have the best seat in the building on Sunday when Brock steps into the ring with the second greatest performer in WWE history. Heyman is trying to get under his skin.
Styles has nothing but respect for Daniel Bryan. He didn’t just beat Daniel Bryan, he tapped him out. He didn’t forget last year when Brock won. Styles walked out with his head hung high. Brock however, limped out. That means Brock is vulnerable. For 371 days, Styles has gotten better at tapping people out. For 371 days, Brock has become more vulnerable to tapping out. It will not be about Brock Lesnar or Daniel Bryan on Sunday. It will be about AJ Styles.
Daniel Bryan joins the conversation. Bryan doesn’t know why they’re talking about him. Bryan can accept the fact that he tapped out. Before that match, Bryan said that he respected Styles and he meant that. Bryan has been looking for a reason to punch Styles in the face. If Styles mentions his name again without reason and he’s going to punch him in the face. It was Paul Heyman who brought him up. If you are still upset about two weeks ago, then he wants to clear things up. Is Styles not allowed to call Bryan one of the best technical wrestlers in the world? Bryan gets in his feelings and starts punching Styles. All hell is breaking loose. Shane McMahon and Backstage Producers are trying to break up the fight.
— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2018
First Match: Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs. Jeff Hardy
Almas immediately attacks Hardy before the bell rings. Almas with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Almas is mauling Hardy in the corner. Almas repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Almas blasts Hardy with a knife edge chop. Almas drives his knee into the midsection of Hardy. Hardy fires back with open hand chops. Hardy with a SitOut JawBreaker. Hardy shoots Almas into the ropes. Almas and Vega are doing their signature tranquilo poses. Hardy kicks Almas out of the ring. Hardy with a Flying Axe Handle Strike. Hardy tosses Almas around the ringside area.
Hardy rolls Almas back into the ring. Hardy is distracted by Vega. Almas attacks Hardy from behind. Almas is putting the boots to Hardy. Almas with a Running Knee for a two count. Almas blocks a boot from Hardy. Hardy with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Hardy goes for a Rebound Kick, but Almas blocks it. Almas applies an arm-bar. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Almas. Hardy drops Almas with a Modified SlingBlade. Coming out of the commercial break, Hardy starts picking up momentum.
Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy follows that with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Hardy plays to the crowd. Hardy kicks Almas in the gut. Hardy goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Almas blocks it. Hardy decks Almas with a back elbow smash. Almas gets Hardy tied in the tree of woe. Almas with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Almas with a ShotGun Meteora. Almas goes for a HammerLock DDT, but Hardy rolls him over for a two count. Almas ducks a clothesline from Hardy. Almas with a Discus Elbow Smash for a two count. Hardy goes for a Back Body Drop, but Almas lands back on his feet. Hardy connects with The Twist Of Fate. Hardy lands The Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jeff Hardy via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2018
Shinsuke Nakamura Backstage Interview:
Second Match: The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio
Miz rolls Mysterio over for a two count. Miz kicks Mysterio in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Miz with a crucifix cover for a two count. Miz goes for multiple pinning combinations. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Miz. Mysterio with a Back Elbow Smash. Mysterio punches Miz in the face. Miz reverses out of the irish whip from Mysterio. Mysterio with a WheelBarrow Bulldog for a two count. Mysterio kicks Miz in the chest. Mysterio slides under Miz. Mysterio kicks Miz in the face. Miz clotheslines Mysterio for a one count. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Mysterio gets back to a vertical base.
Mysterio with shots to the midsection of Miz. Mysterio with a Running Boot. Mysterio sends Miz out of the ring. Mysterio with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Mysterio goes for a Sliding Splash, but Miz gets his knees up in the air. Mysterio and Miz are trading back and forth shots. Mysterio HeadButts Miz. Mysterio knocks Miz off the second rope. Mysterio with a Flying Seated Senton. Miz goes for a Sunset Flip, but Mysterio counters with a side kick for a two count.
Miz avoids a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Miz with an Implant DDT for a two count. Miz with a SlingShot SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Miz is displaying his frustration. Mysterio with a flurry of kicks. Miz goes for The Skull Crushing Finale, but Mysterio counters with The 619. Mysterio goes for a Frog Splash, but Miz gets his knees up in the air. Miz with the lateral press for a two count. Mysterio with a rolling crucifix to pickup the victory. After the match, Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Randy Orton. Mysterio with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Orton plants Miz with The RKO.
Winner: Rey Mysterio via Pinfall
Becky Lynch, Paige, Asuka, Naomi, Carmella, The Iconics, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose and Charlotte Flair In-Ring Segment:
Charlotte Flair Backstage Interview:
Third Match: The New Day vs. The Bar & The Big Show in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Kofi Kingston and Sheamus will start things off. Kofi applies a waist lock. Sheamus with a back elbow smash. Sheamus applies a side headlock. Sheamus drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Sheamus poses for the crowd. Kofi rolls Sheamus over for a one count. Kofi with a spinning back kick. Woods tags himself in. Kofi hits The PK. Woods follows that with a Sliding Lariat. Sheamus is on the receiving end of two elbow drops. Woods tags in Big E. New Day with a Running Splash/Leg Drop Combination for a two count. Big E applies a wrist lock. Big E tags in Woods. Sheamus kicks Woods in the gut. Sheamus tags in Cesaro.
Cesaro reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Woods kicks Cesaro in the jaw. Woods goes for The Honor Roll, but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro brings Woods to his corner. Cesaro tags in Big Show. Show repeatedly slaps Woods in the chest. Show with clubbing hip attacks. Show delivers an open hand chop. Show tags Sheamus. The Bar are cutting the ring in half. Cesaro applies a key lock. The Bar with a Double Clothesline for a two count. Sheamus applies a half nelson chin lock. Sheamus transitions into a key lock. Woods with shots to the midsection of Sheamus. Woods decks Sheamus with a JawBreaker. Sheamus tags in Cesaro.
Cesaro knocks Kofi off the ring apron. The Bar with a Double BackBreaker. Sheamus drops Big E with a Bicycle Knee Strike. Show sends Big E rib first into the ringside barricade. Woods is displaying his fighting spirit. Sheamus goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Woods lands back on his feet. Sheamus rocks Woods with another Bicycle Knee Strike. Sheamus goes for a SuperPlex, but Woods blocks it. Woods sends Sheamus crashing to the canvas. Woods creates distance with a Missile Dropkick. Woods tags in Kofi. Kofi clears the ring.
Kofi dropkicks Cesaro. Kofi goes for a Jumping Clothesline, but Cesaro counters with a European Uppercut. Kofi responds with a Rolling Kick. Kofi with a Diving Crossbody Block for a two count. Sheamus knocks Big E off the apron with The Brogue Kick. Woods ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Show pulls Woods out of the ring. Show sends Woods back first to the announce table. Kofi drops Sheamus with The Trouble In Paradise. Cesaro with an inside cradle for a two count. Kofi hits The SOS for a two count. Cesaro avoids another Trouble In Paradise. Cesaro slingshots Kofi to the second turnbuckle. Cesaro tags in Show. Show connects with The WMD to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Bar & The Big Show via Pinfall
The Usos, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, The Colons, and Sanity Backstage Segment:
WWE Survivor Series 2018 Match Card:
1.) (RAW) Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, The Revival, The Ascension, The B-Team, and The Lucha House Party vs. (SmackDown Live) The Usos, The New Day, Sanity, The Colons, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in The Tag Team Raw vs. SmackDown Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
2.) Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Mustafa Ali For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship
3.) The Authors Of Pain w/Drake Maverick vs. The Bar w/The Big Show
4.) (RAW) Mickie James, Tamina, Nia Jax, Natalya and Ruby Riott with Captain Alexa Bliss and The Riott Squad vs. (SmackDown Live) Carmella, Naomi, Asuka, Sonya Deville and TBD in The Women’s Raw vs. SmackDown Live Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
5.) Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
6.) (RAW) Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, and Bobby Lashley vs. (SmackDown Live) The Miz, Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio, Samoa Joe, and Jeff Hardy in The Men’s Raw vs. SmackDown Live Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
7.) Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Daniel Bryan
8.) Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
Fourth Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Daniel Bryan For The WWE Championship
Styles drives Bryan back first into the turnbuckles. Bryan with a series of Corner YES! Kicks. Styles reverses out of the irish whip from Bryan. Bryan kicks Styles in the chest. Styles launches Bryan to the outside. Styles with a SlingShot Phenomenal Forearm. Bryan is throwing haymakers at Styles. Bryan follows that with more YES! Kicks. Styles hammers down on the left knee of Bryan. Styles goes for a Dragon Screw Leg Whip, but Bryan counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Styles kicks Bryan in the jaw. Styles goes for The Phenomenal Forearm, but Bryan blocks it. Bryan repeatedly sends Styles shoulder first to the steel ring post.
Bryan with an arm-ringer. Bryan drop toe holds Styles to the canvas. Bryan violently kicks the left shoulder of Styles. Bryan kicks Styles in the back for a two count. Styles and Bryan are trading back and forth shots. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Styles follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Bryan dives over Styles. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Styles. Both men are knocked down after a Double Crossbody Block.
Bryan blasts Styles with a corner dropkick. Bryan places Styles on the top turnbuckle. Bryan with a Top Rope Hurricanrana for a two count. Styles stops Bryan in his tracks. Bryan with rapid fire haymakers. Styles with a Pele Kick to Bryan. Bryan with a back door escape. Styles tied in the tree of woe. Bryan levels Styles with YES! Kicks. Bryan with an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Styles rolls Bryan over for a two count. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Bryan blocks it.
Bryan uppercuts Styles. Styles responds with a back elbow smash. Bryan gets Styles in the electric chair position. Styles with a victory roll for a two count. Styles delivers another Pele Kick. Styles goes for a SpringBoard 450 Splash, but Bryan gets his knees up in the air. Bryan applies The YES! Lock. Styles grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Styles negates The Running Knee. Styles locks in The Calf Crusher. Bryan transitions into another YES! Lock. Bryan sends Styles to the ring apron. Styles with a forearm smash. Styles sets up for The Phenomenal Forearm. Bryan shoves Styles into the referee. Bryan low blows Styles. Bryan connects with The Running Knee to pickup the victory. After the match, Bryan repeatedly kicks Styles in the face.
Winner: New WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan via Pinfall