Check Live Results, Updates, Grades and Review from WWE Friday Night SmackDown from 27 November 2020 featuring the buildup for WWE TLC 2020 PPV.
WWE has not announced any match for SmackDown so far. But they teased the Bloodline storyline to continue where Roma Reigns and Jey Uso have now come together. Many other storylines are expected to start. You can check the preview for tonight’s show here.
It’s Jey’s Fault!
Jey Uso is the one opening the show tonight. He takes the mic in the ring and says, “We did it!” Jey continues that everyone is talking about the Undertaker’s Farewell while they should be talking about Roman Reigns defeating Drew McIntyre instead. He tries to put over Roman amid the boos from the crowd from Thunderdome.
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns comes out with Paul Heyman as his music hits. Roman takes his sweet time to enter the ring. Jey is clapping from the ring as the boos continue. Heyman takes the mic from Jey and hands it to Roman. Roman just says play and we are sent to a vignette from Survivor Series where Roman ridiculed Jey for not showing leadership in the Survivor Series match and told him to go away; how Jey then assisted Roman for him to win the match; and how Roman embraced Jey at the end of the show.
Roman now takes the mic and asks him did he ask Jey to help him out against Drew McIntyre. He then asks him how did his team lose at Survivor Series. Jey says they did not listen to him. Roman tells Jey that they did not listen because they did not respect and fear him. And if they don’t fear Jey, they won’t fear Roman. Roman goes on and says he is not liking how Jey is making him feel.
Jey is perplexed in the ring as Roman departs. Almost down to tears. He gets out of the ring and up the ramp. Otis makes his way out for his match. Jey looks at him and goes away. Otis reaches near the ring when Jey attacks him from behind with a chair. Jey goes to unload on Otis with shot after shot on the back. A referee comes out and stops Jey from doing more damage.
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs SmackDown Tag Team Champions Street Profits
Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode come out. They have the mics right away and mock Otis and Street Profits. They want Tag Team Championship. Street Profits enter and put over how they defeated New Day. Ford says now they have to face Robert Roode and HBK. Dawkins corrects him that it is not HBK and takes more shots.
Ziggler and Dawkins start but Ford is brought in immediately for a dropkick to Ziggler. Ziggler tags in Roode but he gets send over the ropes with some double team moves. Ford goes to the top for the splash. Roode tries to stop him and Ford had to kick him away. Ford misses the splash as we go to the break.
Ziggler dropkicks Ford as we return. Roode tags in for a double team splash in the corner. Roode keeps control with a backbreaker before applying a stretch. Ford counters and breaks it with a hip toss. Ziggler and Roode keep control for a while before Ford fights back. Ziggler misses a shot and both Ziggler and Ford are down. Dawkins comes in hot and hits the jumping elbow on Roode. Ziggler is sent out. Dawkins with jumping splash and a bulldog to Roode and a big spinning neckbreaker to Ziggler.
Dawkins goes on and hits The Anointment to Roode. Ford tags in and hits the big Cash Out splash to Roode for a close 2 count as Ziggler breaks it up. Ford also landed hard on his ribs with the splash. Ford and Ziggler trade shots now. Ford with a big enziguri. Roode takes advantage and comes from behind, rolling Ford up for the pin to win.
Winners- Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
Grade: C+. The match was good with Ford once again playing the role of babyface to perfection. However, the decision of getting them pinned just 5 days after their big win over The New Day at Survivor Series was baffling.
The commentary sends us to a package narrating the history between Intercontinental Champion Sami and Daniel Bryan. Bryan is with Kayla Braxton backstage now. He is asked about his strategy. Bryan says he has to remember how Jey has gone paranoid and that Sami is ready to go to any lengths to hold onto his title, who thinks he is the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time. Bryan says he will break Sami’s delusions tonight.
Rey Mysterio, Dominik, Aliyah and Buddy Murphy joins Kayla Braxton for an interview. Rey recalls how last few months have been tough for them. He then says he is thankful to have such a talented son like Dominik and a daughter like Aliyah. He puts over Murphy and says he is no longer a disciple. Baron Corbin interrupts and ridicules them. He claims Murphy will not be around till next Thanksgiving and is there only to get rub of Mysterio name.
We get to the package for the Undertaker’s Final Farewell from Survivor Series.
Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn vs Daniel Bryan
Sami Zayn enters before the break. He rants against Thanksgiving and Daniel Bryan for a bit until Bryan enters. The bell rings and they size each other up. Sami stalls in the corner. Bryan takes Sami down first and works on the arm. Sami stalls some more and retreats into the ropes, accusing Bryan of stepping on his hair. Bryan takes control again but Sami keeps going to the ropes to stall. Bryan takes Sami back down and grounds him from behind, working on the arm. Sami fights up but Bryan nails a big dropkick. Sami turns it around and sends Bryan to the floor.
Sami watches as Bryan recovers on the floor. He comes back in and Sami stomps while he’s down as fans boo. Sami sends Bryan out, then into the barrier. Sami brings it back in and goes to the top but Bryan crotches him. Bryan climbs up and they trade shots up high. Sami headbutts Bryan to the mat. Bryan runs back up and knocks Sami to the floor, forcing him to land hard. Bryan goes to the top and flies at Sami on the floor. Sami side-steps and sends Bryan crashing face-first into the top of the barrier. We go to another break.
Back from the break and Sami keeps control for several minutes, mounting more offense. Bryan counters up top and hits a big Frankensteiner for a close 2 count. Bryan goes to work on Sami’s arm now. Bryan drops Sami with a kick. Sami ducks a roundhouse kick and goes to the apron. Bryan follows and goes for the arm but Sami sends him face-first into the ring post after a rake to the eyes. Sami with a stiff Brainbuster on the apron now as fans boo.
Bryan falls to the floor and is laid out from the Brainbuster. The referee counts as Sami rolls back in. Bryan makes it back in at the 9 count as fans cheer him on. Sami immediately hits the Blue Thunderbomb in the middle of the ring but Bryan kicks out at 2. Sami shows some frustration now. Sami taunts Bryan and talks some trash while slapping him around. Bryan counters a move and drops Sami into an armbar in the middle of the ring. Sami resists but Bryan takes him into the Yes Lock next.
Sami finally gets his boot on the bottom rope to break the hold. He rolls to the floor for a breather next. Bryan runs the ropes and hits a suicide dive, sending Sami into the announce table. Bryan brings Sami back into the ring but Sami rolls right out to the floor. Bryan with another suicide dive for a pop, sending Sami to the bottom of the ramp. Sami tries to leave up the ramp. Bryan follows and Sami drops him as the referee counts. Sami runs away to the backstage area. Bryan chases him. Sami runs back down and gets in the ring at the 9 count. Bryan is nowhere to be seen as the referee finishes her count.
Winner – Sami Zayn(via count-out)
After the bell, Sami begins to celebrate as his music hits and fans boo. The camera cuts backstage and we see Jey Uso mounting Daniel Bryan in the Gorilla Position area, working him over. Kevin Owens makes the save but Uso shoves him away and keeps pounding on Bryan. Officials get involved now as Owens stops Uso again. Uso yells at Owens and tells him he knows where to find him if he wants to fight. Owens has officials tend to Bryan and says he’s going to find Uso. We go to commercial.
Grade- B+. Another good show from Zayn and Bryan. The pre-match setup was also done well with Bryan selling his vision of the Intercontinental Championship. The finish once again comes in line with Sami’s character, but it is getting a bit repetitive now.
Back from the break and we see Jey Uso talking to Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman. Uso tells Reigns he’s going to handle this, just trust him. Kevin Owens walks up and he’s tired of Reigns’ family drama getting in the way of everything. Owens goes on and says for someone who talks so much about family being important, Reigns sure does treat his family like crap. Owens walks off. Reigns tells Uso to take pride in how his sons look at him, and to understand that Reigns takes pride in how his own sons look at him. Reigns says Owens does not look at him with fear. He wants Jey to fix that.
Natalya vs Bianca Belair
Bayley comes out for this match to sit with the commentary team. Natalya and Belair lock up to start. They run the ropes and Natalya rolls Belair up for 2. Belair with a 2 count of her own. Belair charges in the corner but runs into the ring post as Natalya moves. Natalya stomps away while Belair is down in the corner now.
Natalya keeps the offense going until Belair shoves her to the mat. Natalya with a snap suplex in the middle of the ring. Natalya keeps control but Belair rolls her up out of nowhere. Natalya comes right back and drops Belair for a 2 count. Bayley doesn’t want to talk about the Survivor Series loss, but blames everything on Belair. Natalya raises Belair in a Surfboard submission now. Natalya with a 2 count now.
Belair counters Natalya and sends her face-first into the turnbuckles. Belair unloads with shoulder thrusts in the corner now, then strikes. More back and forth now. Belair dumps Natalya over the top rope to the floor. Belair follows but Bayley yells at her. They have words and Natalya comes from behind but Belair ducks a clothesline attempt. Belair ends up dropping Bayley with a right hand. Natalya ends up bringing Belair back in the ring. Bayley comes on the apron but Belair sends Natalya into her, knocking her back to the floor. This leads to Belair rolling Natalya up for the pin to win.
Winner- Bianca Belair
Grade – B.
Murphy vs King Corbin
Murphy locks up with Corbin but Corbin backs him into the apron, then drops him with an elbow. Dominik gets on the apron to provide a distraction but Corbin levels Murphy with a big shoulder.
Rey gets on the apron for another distraction but Corbin complains to the referee. Corbin misses in the corner and Murphy rolls him for a 2 count. Murphy unloads with strikes and stomps now but Corbin drops him. Corbin yells at Rey and Dominik as they try to distract from the apron again. Corbin whips Murphy hard into the corner and he goes own. Corbin runs out and tries to run back in but Aalyah gets in his way. Corbin complains about all the interference.
Murphy kicks him and then delivers a big running kick to the face from the apron. Murphy leaps off the apron but Corbin catches him. Murphy stops himself from being sent into the steel steps. Corbin gets sent into the steps. Murphy brings it back in and goes to the top but he has to roll through. Corbin catches Murphy with a big Deep Six but Rey stops the referee from making the pin. Corbin yells at Rey and shows more frustration now. Corbin tells the referee to do his job, then goes back to pounding on Murphy while he’s down.
Corbin mounts Murphy with right hands now. Dominik jumps on the apron once again. Corbin launches Murphy into the corner but Murphy side-steps when he charges in. Dominik ends up grabbing Corbin’s foot when he runs the ropes. Murphy nails the distracted Corbin with a knee. Murphy goes on and covers Corbin for the pin, but Corbin gets his foot on the bottom rope. Dominik pushes Corbin’s foot off the rope and the referee counts the pin.
After the match, The Mysterios laugh with Murphy as they stand together on the ramp. Corbin is furious. He takes a mic and calls The Mysterios a bunch of spineless cowards. Corbin says he wants a rematch next week and says this time he will be prepared.
Grade – B. Murphy was the star once again as he should be. Let’s hope his push continues.
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