Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 11/15/17: Smackdown Live Charlotte Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Smackdown Live was live in my current hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina this week. We are just five short days away from WWE Survivor Series, with the Blue Brand delivering their go home show to the big event. Last week, we saw the Phenomenal One, AJ Styles defeat Jinder Mahal to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion and move on to face Brock Lesnar at WWE Survivor Series. This week, we could see more new champions crowned and matches changed for the event as WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin battled Sin Cara and WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Nattie Neidhart battled Charlotte with both their titles on the line. 

** Smackdown Live Card **

- WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin defended his title against Sin Cara.
- WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Nattie Neidhart defended her title against Charlotte.
- WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso battled Chad Gable.
- The New Day battled Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

** Smackdown Live **

- Shane McMahon Hypes The Troops: Smackdown Live kicked off with Shane McMahon getting the roster all on the same page for WWE Survivor Series. Shane wants Smackdown Live to no longer be known as the B Show. Becky Lynch promises the only thing getting broken on Sunday is Asuka's arm. Baron Corbin says that The Miz has been running on borrowed time and Sunday will be his end of days. Shane states that he's created the best team ever and Triple H joining Team RAW will not be a threat. The New Day chime in and let it be known that they aren't scared of The Shield's threats either. 

- Daniel Bryan Returns: Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan returned after being taken out by Kane two weeks ago on Monday Night RAW. Bryan takes the blame for going to RAW, but just like Smackdown  Live he doesn't stay down. Bryan says that RAW is scared that's why they added Triple H to their team and Bryan is expecting RAW to attack tonight, being five days away from WWE Survivor Series. Bryan introduces the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles and offers to be Styles' advocate for tonight. Bryan mocks Heyman and Lesnar and states that Lesnar isn't able to go in the ring as long as Styles can go and Lesnar's body will eventually quit. Styles takes over stating that he's not a puppet like Lesnar and can speak for himself. Styles says that he knows he's the underdog, but he loves those odds. Styles says this isn't a Rocky movie it's an AJ Styles Production where Styles wins and Smackdown Live becomes the A Show.
- The End Of Days For Kalisto: After weeks of defeating Baron Corbin in non title matches, Sin Cara finally got a shot at the WWE United States Championship tonight. Corbin finally gets his revenge on Sin Cara in this match as he's able to fend off the luchador. Corbin catches Sin Cara and plants him with End of Days to score the pinfall and retain the title. 

- The Queen Of The Kingdom Again: Charlotte returned to her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina and battled Nattie Neidhart with the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship on the line. Charlotte fought off the Sharpshooter and gets the submission victory over Nattie with the Figure Eight to win the championship. Charlotte dedicates her victory to her father, Ric Flair, who surprises Charlotte and they both share a tearful celebration. 

- The Uso Penitentiary: The third match of the night saw Jimmy Uso battle Chad Gable in one on one action. Jey Uso gets involved and distracts Gable from outside the ring. Shelton Benjamin arrives to make the save, but gets kicked by Jey. Jimmy lands an Uso Kick on Gable and gets the win while Gable was distracted.

- RAW Takes Over The Show!: The main event of the show saw The New Day battle Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. That was until The Shield's music hits and they made their way to the ring. Owens and Zayn walk out and leave The New Day to take the attack from The Shield. The Usos try to help, but get jumped by Sheamus and Cesaro in the ring. Backstage, the RAW women's team attacks and lays out the Smackdown Live women's team and then Alexa Bliss lays out Charlotte. Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil hit the ring next and join RAW in the beat down.
Shane McMahon, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura and The Hype Bros hit the ring to help Smackdown Live. Kurt Angle arrives and brings Braun Strowman with him, who stalks to the ring and lays out any Smackdown Live superstar in his path. RAW lays out Smackdown Live all along ringside as Shane is left surrounded by The Shield in the ring. Kurt Angle enters the ring as The Shield hold Shane. Angle tells Shane to wait till Sunday because it'll be worse then. Angle gives the signal to The Shield and they plant Shane with the Triple Power Bomb. Angle picks Shane up and plants him with an Angle Slam. The Shield pick Shane up and plant him with another Triple Power Bomb. Angle talks some trash to Shane as he's left broken in the ring before walking out with the rest of Team RAW to end the show. 

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