The final WWE show before Survivor Series was loaded top to bottom with big segments and title matches. It is nice to see them give some juice to Smackdown and try to increase interest heading into a major pay per view.
Shane pumping the locker room up worked for me. Yes, it was the same terrible scripted promos we are all used to. Something about Shane pumping up the troops like a football coach before a big game came off as genuine. The whole locker room had a unity vibe going, as well as a teaser for a Raw invasion later in the evening.
Daniel Bryan got out his flamethrower and ROASTED Brock Lesnar. Bryan held nothing back, calling Brock a quitter and built Styles as a credible threat. Styles vs Lesnar feels like a legitimate big PPV main event.
Baron Corbin vs Sin Cara hopefully ended this micro feud. The entire feud felt beneath where Corbin should be headed. If the US Title is to be taken seriously (maybe it isn’t) Corbin needs quality challengers. The match had the right outcome with Corbin winning and going on to face Miz at Survivor Series was the right move.
Charlotte beating Natalya after a good well worked match was perfect. Charlotte got the emotional win in her home town and cut a very emotional promo while holding the title. She reference her father Ric’s poor health and how he couldn’t be there for her big victory. Then this happened….
What goes up, must come CRASHING DOWN! Believe that.#TriplePowerbomb #SurvivorSeries #SDLive @shanemcmahon @WWERollins @RealKurtAngle pic.twitter.com/1rpOPivZgg
— WWE (@WWE) November 15, 2017