WWE SmackDown Live
November 27, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Paige, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, The Iconics, Asuka, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Lana, Zelina Vega, Carmella, and Naomi In-Ring Segment:
Paige brings out SmackDown Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch. When you are the hottest thing in the industry, any time away is a bad thing. Becky invaded Raw, she fought and she bled. She tried to fight at Survivor Series, but she was held back. Becky is putting herself back in the ring. She had to watch someone else fight Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series and she wants to deal with it now. Becky calls out Charlotte. Becky told Charlotte to give the beating she would have given Ronda, but she almost did it If she did it, Ronnie wouldn’t be standing. It took Charlotte channeling The Man to take it to Ronda.
Charlotte wasn’t trying to be Becky, she was being herself, the seven time women’s champion and the only woman on either roster capable of giving Ronda the beating she deserves. Charlotte is more capable because she is genetically superior and she has the mindset to do any solitary thing to get the job done. Charlotte went from copying her old man to The Man. Nia must have hit Becky harder than she thought. She went from quirky to delusional. Becky continues to ride her coattails. The Queen stands out in the crowd and she will be at TLC. She was the one born ready.
Charlotte did not fight for Becky, she fought for herself. She will fight Becky right now. Paige tells both of them to be quiet. Paige hasn’t seen this much fire from Charlotte since Becky arrived. She has not seen anyone with that much desire. Charlotte will get her title match against Becky. It will be a TLC match. Mandy Rose, The Iconics, Zelina Vega and Sonya Deville joins the conversation. This is a joke. How dare you say that no one has shown the desire that Charlotte has? Everyone is talking about what Charlotte did to Ronda. Any one of them could have done the exact same thing. Any of them deserve a title match.
Paige gave up on Absolution and now she’s giving opportunities to her old PCB buddies. Naomi’s music interrupts and she is joined by Asuka, Lana, and Carmella. Naomi heard what Mandy had to say and they agree. You will never question Naomi’s desire. The entire SmackDown Women’s Division is packed with talent. Any one of them can be champion. Becky continues to poke the bear. That’s the passion Paige is talking about. Each woman on the roster will be in a Battle Royal and the winner will be added to the match at TLC.
Is #TheBar ready to enter the #UsoPenitentiary? @WWECesaro & @WWESheamus vs. @WWEUsos NEXT on #SDLive! pic.twitter.com/q8BP5J0Kcb
— WWE (@WWE) November 28, 2018
First Match: The Usos vs. The Bar
How will @WWECesaro & @WWESheamus fare WITHOUT @WWETheBigShow as they take on The @WWEUsos on #SDLive?! pic.twitter.com/UTtdSlll8f
— WWE (@WWE) November 28, 2018
Jimmy Uso and Sheamus will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus with a side headlock takeover. Jimmy responds with The HeadScissors Escape. Jimmy applies a side headlock. Sheamus drops Jimmy with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy uppercuts Sheamus. Jimmy blasts Sheamus with a knife edge chop. Jey tags himself in. Jey with a Flying Forearm Smash. Jey dropkicks Sheamus for a one count. Jey applies a wrist lock. Sheamus with a straight right hand. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro and Jey are trading back and forth shots. Jey brings Cesaro to the corner. Jey tags in Jimmy. Jimmy with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Jimmy applies a wrist lock. Cesaro backs Jimmy into the ropes. Sheamus delivers a cheap shot. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. The Bar with a Double Clothesline.
Sheamus repeatedly stomps on Jimmy’s chest. Sheamus uppercuts Jimmy. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro bounces Jimmy’s head on the top rope. Cesaro uppercuts Jimmy for a two count. Cesaro applies an arm-bar. The Bar are cutting the ring in half. Stereo Thrust Kicks to the midsection of Jimmy. Sheamus poses for the crowd. Jimmy with a series of knife edge chops. Sheamus fires back with another thrust kick. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro is putting the boots to Jimmy. Cesaro goes back to the side headlock. Jimmy needs to creates separation. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus applies a rear chin lock. Jimmy gets back to a vertical base.
Coming out of the commercial break, Jimmy decks Sheamus with a JawBreaker. Cesaro knocks Jey off the ring apron. Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus with a Bicycle Knee Strike. Sheamus places Jimmy on the top turnbuckle. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro with a Leaping European Uppercut. Cesaro PowerSlams Jimmy for a two count. More frequent tags from The Bar. Sheamus with a High Knee Lift for a two count. Jimmy is displaying his fighting spirit. Jimmy sends Sheamus crashing to the outside. Cesaro rolls Sheamus back into the ring. Jimmy makes the hot tag to Jey.
Jey with multiple clotheslines. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Cesaro. Jey uppercuts Cesaro. Jey connects with a Samoan Drop. Jey plays to the crowd. Jey hits The Running Stinkface for a two count. Cesaro decks Jey with a back elbow smash. Cesaro made a blind tag to Sheamus. Jey blocks a boot from Cesaro. Jey with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jey goes for a Suicide Dive, but Cesaro counters with a Jumping European Uppercut. Sheamus drops Jey with a Jumping Knee Strike. Sheamus follows that with a Flying Knee Drop for a two count. Sheamus goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Jey ducks out of the way. Jey sends Sheamus shoulder first to the steel ring post. Jey delivers Two SuperKicks for a two count.
Jey tags in Jimmy. Cesaro uppercuts Jey in mid-air. Jimmy goes for The Uso Splash, but Sheamus gets his knees up in the air. Sheamus rolls Jimmy over for a two count. Sheamus transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Jey counters with a SuperKick. Jey clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Cesaro kicks Jey out of the ring. Jimmy rolls Cesaro over for a two count. Cesaro with a European Uppercut. Jimmy side steps Cesaro into the turnbuckles. The Usos with Stereo Apron Enzuigiri’s. Jey SuperKicks Cesaro. Jimmy lands The Uso Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Usos via Pinfall
The New Day & The Miz Backstage Segment:
AJ Styles In-Ring Promo:
For fourteen days, AJ Styles has been without the WWE title. Those fourteen days seem a lot longer than the three hundred seventy-one days he had with the championship. He hates losing, but it is the way he lost that bothers him. Once Styles became the WWE Champion, he knew there would be a target on his back. Who knew the target would move somewhere else? Styles knows what it is like to do anything to get what you want. It bothered him what Daniel Bryan did after the match and it was so severe he was not cleared to be at Survivor Series or last week’s SmackDown. He watched Daniel Bryan explain his actions from home. That’s a lot of BS and trash.
It does not matter if it is the new Daniel Bryan or the old Daniel Bryan, he is looking forward to smashing his face in. They don’t have to wait until TLC. However, Daniel Bryan is not here tonight. Bryan was not at the live events last weekend. It looks like someone has been watching Raw and getting ideas about how to do things. This is the house that AJ Styles built. Styles has never missed an event as champion. This was where he belonged. When you roll out of your hyperbaric chamber, make sure you are at TLC. Bryan can bring his dreams and excuses, but don’t forget to bring the title belt because it belongs to AJ Styles.
– Video Package for WWE NXT Superstar, Lars Sullivan.
Second Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev
#USChampion @ShinsukeN wasn't in the mood to give @RusevBUL a fair opportunity tonight… #SDLive pic.twitter.com/noSwR2hXjv
— WWE (@WWE) November 28, 2018
Nakamura attacks Rusev before the bell rings. Nakamura repeatedly kicks Rusev in the back of the head. Nakamura delivers Two Kinshasa’s. The match never started.
Match Results: No-Contest
Michael Cole, Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe In-Ring Segment:
We’re honoring 20 years of Jeff Hardy in WWE. Michael Cole will be interviewing Hardy. Hardy thanks everyone for the support. He’s surprised with the major stunts he pulled off. This business has given him a way to express himself. It has allowed him to be the Charismatic Enigma. Hardy has lived the highest of highs and felt the lowest of lows. You have all stuck by his side. He would not be here without his wife Beth and his kids and he thanks everyone for making this night possible. This is not a retirement speech. He doesn’t know what will happen in the future, but let’s find out together.
Samoa Joe crashes the party. He apologizes for being tardy and he says he was going to pop some bottles with Hardy, but that might not be the best thing. Shane McMahon tries to take Joe’s mic, but Hardy says it is okay. It’s good that Hardy got to see that video because he probably wasn’t coherent when that happened. Joe doesn’t celebrate weakness and he doesn’t believe in second chances when people like him have not gotten their first.
What bugs him the most is that despite all of the mistakes Hardy has made, he’s okay with being put on a pedestal and it makes Joe sick. There have been just as many times that you have had people on your feet as you have let them down. People like you never change and the demons never leave, ready to take over. The next time you are powerless, Joe is willing to offer his hand. It is a one step program that will be quick and won’t be painless. Joe cannot rain on his parade. He has almost ended his career twenty times in the twenty years. Let’s make this a moment right now. Joe heads to the backstage area.
Third Match: Kofi Kingston w/The New Day vs. The Miz
A STORIED rivalry is renewed on #SDLive RIGHT NOW as @mikethemiz goes one-on-one with #TheNewDay's @TrueKofi! pic.twitter.com/gH1pcudKpP
— WWE (@WWE) November 28, 2018
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Miz applies a wrist lock. Kofi reverses the hold. Kofi sweeps the legs of Miz. Kofi with a Splash for a one count. Kofi applies a side headlock. Miz backs Kofi into the turnbuckles. Miz kicks Kofi in the gut. Miz applies a side headlock. Miz drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Kofi leapfrogs over Miz. Kofi with a Spinning Uppercut. Kofi clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Miz is trying to regain his composure on the outside. New Day provides the distraction on the outside. Kofi lands a Suicide Dive. New Day plays to the crowd.
Kofi rolls Miz back into the ring. Kofi with Two Crossbody Blocks. Miz responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Miz is putting the boots to Kofi. Miz drops Kofi with a Running Boot. Miz drives his knee into Kofi’s back. Miz applies a Bow and Arrow Stretch. Miz reverses the hold. Miz hits The Awesome Clothesline. Kofi dropkicks Miz in mid-air. Kofi with double sledges to Miz. Kofi dropkicks Miz. Kofi follows that with a Jumping Clothesline. Kofi with a New Day Boom Drop. Miz negates The Trouble In Paradise. Miz goes for a Figure Four Leg Lock, but Kofi blocks it. Miz goes for The Skull Crushing Finale, but Kofi rolls him over for a two count.
Miz with a BackBreaker to Kofi. Miz goes for a NeckBreaker, but Kofi blocks it. Kofi delivers SOS for a two count. Miz responds with an Implant DDT for a two count. Miz removes the top turnbuckle pad. Big E hops on the apron to distract Miz. Kofi rolls Miz over for a two count. Kofi with a flurry of kicks. Miz drops Kofi with a Running Knee Lift. Miz follows that with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Woods. Miz is channeling his inner Eddie Guerrero on the outside. Miz grabs a steel chair. Woods snatches the chair away from Miz. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise to pickup the victory.
Winner: Kofi Kingston via Pinfall
Randy Orton & Rey Mysterio In-Ring Segment:
The Miz & Shane McMahon Backstage Segment:
Fourth Match: Women’s Division Battle Royal. The Winner Will Join Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch In The First Ever Women’s TLC Match
We know @MsCharlotteWWE and @BeckyLynchWWE will be part of the first-ever Women's #TLCMatch at #WWETLC…but WHO will join them?! pic.twitter.com/coiFV3NaHI
— WWE (@WWE) November 28, 2018
– Carmella eliminated by Asuka
– Zelina Vega eliminated by Lana
– Peyton Royce eliminated by Asuka
– Billie Kay eliminated by Asuka
– Lana eliminated by The Iconics
– Naomi eliminated by Sonya Deville
– Sonya Deville eliminated by Asuka
– Mandy Rose eliminated by Naomi