The November 29th, 2019 episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL. In addition to the takeaways below, Elias returned during tonight’s show.
Here are 6 takeaways from this week’s episode of SmackDown:
6Roman Reigns Destroyed Robert Roode
Roman Reigns kicked off this week’s show to a great reaction from the crowd. Reigns wished the crowd a Happy Thanksgiving and stated that Thanksgiving means family, good health, and happiness.
Reigns pointed out that he had a tough year in 2018 and that it feels great to be back in the ring surrounded by the fans. Roman boasted about Team SmackDown winning the men’s match at Survivor Series.
Roman thanked Ali, Shorty G, and Braun Strowman for their efforts at the PPV. He referred to Baron Corbin as a dummy and refused to thank him. King Corbin came down to the entrance ramp and bragged about eliminating two people before Reigns selfishly betrayed the team and got him eliminated.
Reigns challenged Corbin to come down to the ring for a fight but Baron declined. Corbin claimed that Reigns is an egomaniac that is a step behind. Baron added that he had a feast for Thanksgiving and has servants that hand him a new fork if he drops one. Corbin took a shot at the crowd and suggested that Reigns fight Robert Roode.
Roode controlled the match early as Corbin cheered him on from ringside. Robert went for the Glorious DDT but Reigns countered into a Powerbomb for a two count. Roode rolled out of the ring to regroup and Roman followed him out there.
Reigns went for the Superman Punch but caught Ziggler instead. Roode capitalized and slammed Roman into the steel steps. Back in the ring, Reigns hit a Superman Punch and went for the cover but Roode kicked out at two.
Roman went for the another Superman Punch but Roode countered into a Spinebuster. Corbin slid the scepter into the ring but Reigns avoided it. Roman hit Corbin with a Superman Punch and then connected with a Spear on Roode for the pinfall victory.
After the match, Ziggler attacked Roman and set up for a Superkick. Reigns countered into a Samoan Drop but Roode then attacked him with the scepter. Roode brought a chair into the ring and placed Roman’s head on it. Roode tried to bash him in the head with the scepter but Reigns got out of the way. Roman then hit Roode with a Superman Punch and a Spear through the barricade. Reigns piled several chairs on top of Roode and flipped the announce table on top of him.