This week’s episode of SmackDown Live is taped in in Manchester, England and will air tonight on the USA Network.
– Shane McMahon and Paige come out to open up the show. Shane gets on the mic and admits that he’s not the best in the world but he did everything he could in the World Cup tournament to make sure his brand came out on top. They announce that The Miz and Daniel Bryan will be team captains for their man’s Survivor Series team. The Miz comes out and it seems like The Miz has picked Shane to be on the SmackDown team at Survivor Series. Shane also announces The Bar vs. The Authors of Pain for the pay-per-view.
– Still to come: Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
– The Usos defeated The New Day in a tag match. After the match, The Usos cut a promo and say they want The New Day to be by their side at the tag team battle at Survivor Series.
– Daniel Bryan and The Miz are backstage discussing the possibility of adding Rey Mysterio to their Survivor Series team. They decide that if Rey wins his match tonight, he’ll be on the team.
– SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch comes out and cuts a promo firing back at Ronda Rousey. She says Ronda hasn’t really been tested in WWE yet, and Becky will make Ronda her “b–ch” at Survivor Series. Becky issues an open challenge to the back, and NXT star Nikki Cross answers. Cross is with Eric Young, Killian Dain and Alexander Wolfe in the Sanity stable.
– Becky Lynch defeats Nikki Cross in a singles match.
– We go backstage to The Miz and Daniel Bryan again, and it appears they are trying to decide between Samoa Joe and Jeff Hardy for their Survivor Series team.
– U.S. Champion Shinsuke Nakamura cuts a promo on IC Champion Seth Rollins for their match at Survivor Series.
– Rey Mysterio defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas in a singles match to earn a Team SmackDown spot. After the match, Randy Orton hits the ring and gives Rey and RKO out of nowhere.
– WWE Champion AJ Styles cuts a promo on Universal Champion Brock Lesnar next for their match at the pay-per-view.
– Paige reveals the women’s team from SmackDown for Survivor series. The team will consist of Carmella, Naomi, Sonya, Asuka and Charlotte. Paige introduces all of the women, except for Charlotte. Mandy Rose comes out instead and questions why she was looked over for the team, and it looks like there is some tension between Mandy and Sonya.
– Samoa Joe defeats Jeff Hardy in a singles match and it appears he has earned the final spot on the men’s team at Survivor Series. After the match, Daniel Bryan comes out and gets into it with Joe. Joe and Bryan brawl, and Bryan gets the upper hand until The Miz comes and breaks it up. Miz and Bryan go at it now until Shane McMahon tries to break it up. Bryan accidentally takes down Shane, and SmackDown goes off the air with Bryan, Shane, Joe and Miz all having a stare-down.