Roman Reigns promised Jey Uso would fall in line by the end of the night After saying “I Quit” in the final moments of the absolutely brutal Universal Championship Hell in a Cell “I Quit” Match, Jey Uso reluctantly stood in the center of the ring and waited for Roman Reigns to kick off SmackDown.
Jey showed resistance to Reigns, hesitated to comply with the very serious consequences and screamed that he hated Reigns, but The Big Dog promised that he would fall in line by the end of the night.
Kevin Owens def. Dolph Ziggler to qualify for the SmackDown Survivor Series Men’s Team
In the first Qualifying Match of the night to determine who would represent Team SmackDown in the Traditional Survivor Series Match against Team Raw, the official ejected Robert Roode from ringside mid-match. And in the final moments, Kevin Owens overcame Dolph Ziggler by thwarting his opponent’s superkick and hitting the Stunner for the huge win.
As a result, KO earned the right to represent his new brand against Raw and determine the Best of the Best at Survivor Series.
Bianca Belair def. Billie Kay and Natalya – Triple Threat Qualifying Match; Winner is added to the SmackDown Survivor Series Women’s Team
One week after Bianca Belair made a dominant debut on SmackDown with an impressive victory over Zelina Vega, The EST of WWE reigned supreme over Natalya and Billie Kay when she hurled The Queen of Harts into the ring post and hit Kay with the K.O.D. to earn a place of the Women’s Survivor Series Team against Team Raw.
Murphy extended the olive branch to the Mysterios
After weeks of trying to atone for his mistakes and make things right with the Mysterio family, Murphy extended the olive branch by calling Dominik and Rey to the ring to apologize to them front of the whole world.
Instead, Seth Rollins emerged to instigate further conflict. But when Rollins called Dominik a coward, the son of Rey Mysterio stormed the ring and engaged him. Then, Murphy pulled him off Seth and engaged The SmackDown Savior himself.
When Rollins got away, Dominik began to shove Murphy, and they started to brawl. This brought Rey Mysterio to the ring in defense of his family. But just when he looked ready to hit the 619 on Murphy, Aalyah stood in her father’s path and proclaimed that she loved Murphy. And when they ordered her to go with them, she stood up to her family and stayed with Murphy, leaving the Mysterios completely perplexed.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits def. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
After critiquing The New Day’s impression of them on Raw, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits declared their intention to overcome the Raw Tag Team Champions at Survivor Series.
Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins then took on former titleholders Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro. Dawkins hit a superplex on The Artist, and Ford followed up with a gravity-defying frog splash for the win.
Bayley challenged Sasha Banks to a SmackDown Women’s Title Rematch
After months of pursuit, Sasha Banks finally overcame her former best friend turned heated rival Bayley and captured her first SmackDown Women’s Championship in a grueling Hell in a Cell Match to end Bayley’s year-long reign.
But just when “The Boss of the Cell” turned her attention to her upcoming Champion vs. Champion Match against Raw Women’s Champion Asuka at Survivor Series, Bayley interrupted and challenged Banks to a SmackDown Women’s Championship Rematch next week on SmackDown. It was a challenge Banks wasted little time accepting.
Jey Uso def. Daniel Bryan to qualifying for the SmackDown Survivor Series Men’s Team
In the second Survivor Series Qualifying Match of the night, Daniel Bryan battled a very game Jey Uso, with Roman Reigns stoically watching at ringside.
And despite an incredible effort from the leader of the “Yes!” Movement, Uso did just that, catching Bryan with a pair of fierce kicks out of nowhere before hitting the Uso Splash for the victory.
When Reigns entered the ring and stared at him, Jey Uso repeatedly screamed “I understand now,” indeed falling in line as Reigns promised he would. This lit the fuse on Jey Uso’s vicious post-match beatdown on Bryan in order to prove to Reigns that he was with him.