NXT Athletes invaded Friday Night SmackDown on 1 November 2019 episode to start the Survivor Series program.
The invasion angle was brought in after most of the SmackDown roster was stuck in Saudi Arabia due to some travel issues. The chartered plane, from which WWE Superstars were to return, had some mechanical issues. WWE talent reached the United States around the same time SmackDown started. The invasion started with a glimpse of Triple H and Shawn Michaels(in NXT cap) as they were looking at Brock Lesnar leaving the arena after quitting from SmackDown and Fox Network.
Shayna Baszler Puts Women’s Division on Notice: WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley successfully defended her title against Nikki Cross last night. But just after the match, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler came out and attacked Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Nikki Cross to formally start the NXT invasion of SmackDown.
Sami Zayn Had to Watch his Mouth: Sami Zayn was backstage in an interview with Cathy Kelly where he took offense to Shayna Baszler’s. Matt Riddle and Keith Lee then entered into the frame and Zayn started sucking up to them. Riddle and Lee made Zayn run to the stage and laid him out with their signature moves.
Miz TV with Tommaso Ciampa: The Miz was earlier supposed to host the new WWE Universal Champion The Fiend Bray Wyatt. But since The Fiend was stuck in Riyadh, he hosted himself on the Miz TV. Or so he thought. Tommaso Ciampa came out and ridiculed Miz for calling himself the best entertainment in sports entertainment. The Miz and Ciampa then worked a match where Ciampa was able to defeat the Miz.
Fire And Desire Squashed by Ripley and Nox: Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville were announced to face Carmella and Dana Brooke in a tag team match. But, as it turned out, Carmella and Brooke were attacked backstage by Bianca Beliar. A few moments later, Rhea Ripley and Tegan Nox came out for the match against Rose and Deville. To say that Fire and Desire were squashed will be an understatement.
Adam Cole Beats Daniel Bryan: Triple H and Daniel Bryan had a tense moment backstage which led to Bryan demanding the NXT Championship match against Adam Cole. In an incredible main event match, Adam Cole was able to retain the title, winning after hitting Panama Sunrise and Last shot.
Triple H Announces the Fight at Survivor Series: After the main event match, NXT Superstars hit the ring along with Triple H and Shawn Michaels. Triple H took the mic and put RAW and SmackDown on notice. He told us that he is ready with his army and his family for Survivor Series, and they have fired the first shot.