The November 6th episode of WWE SmackDown was taped in Manchester, England. In addition to the takeaways below, WWE Champion AJ Styles and United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura cut the following promos about their Survivor Series opponents on tonight’s show:
Here are 7 takeaways from this week’s episode of SmackDown:
7Daniel Bryan & The Miz Are The Captains Of The SmackDown Men’s Team At Survivor Series
SmackDown GM Paige kicked off this week’s show. Paige introduced SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon to the ring and he received a chorus of boos. Shane won the WWE World Cup tournament at Crown Jewel to earn the title “Best in the World”.
Paige wanted to take a picture with the “Best in the World” trophy as the crowd chanted “CM Punk!”. Shane set the record straight that he is not the best in the world and that trophy does not belong to him. Shane added that the trophy belongs to everyone here at SmackDown.
Shane stated that he acted on instinct and took over for The Miz when he could not compete in the finals of the World Cup tournament. Shane then hyped up SmackDown as the superior brand and followed it up by promoting WWE Survivor Series for a couple minutes. RAW Tag Champs The Authors of Pain vs. The Bar was announced for Survivor Series during this promo.
Shane McMahon announced Daniel Bryan as the captain of Team SmackDown for Survivor Series. Bryan came down to the ring to “yes!” chants from the crowd. Bryan told the crowd that they were awesome and thanked Shane for acknowledging that he is not the best wrestler in the world.
Bryan noted that it is an honor to be the captain of Team SmackDown. The Miz interrupted and limped his way down the entrance ramp. Miz bitched about Shane making Daniel Bryan the captain of the team. The Miz stated that he is not angry, just disappointed that he couldn’t finish the World Cup tournament.
The Miz complimented Shane on “heroically” winning the tournament and then claimed that 2/3 of that trophy is his. The Miz blasted Daniel Bryan being injured all the time and that he has proven that he can beat the best. Miz claimed that he deserved to be captain of Team SmackDown and Shane agreed with him.
Shane complimented The Miz on his performance in the World Cup and told Miz that he will be co-captain with Daniel Bryan. The Miz had a pissed off look on his face as Bryan started up another “yes!” chant to end the segment.
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Bryan and The Miz were shown arguing backstage. Shane interrupted and stated that they bring out the best in each other and that is what he is counting on. Shane informed Miz and Bryan that they have until the end of the night to pick the remaining three Superstars on the team. The Miz picked Shane and Bryan agreed with him that Shane should be on the team because he has the most on the line. The Miz and Bryan were then disgusted because they actually agreed on something.
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