Paige comes down to the ring to kick off Smackdown Live and she introduces Shane McMahon and he makes his way down to the ring. They pose for a picture with the WWE World Cup trophy that Shane won at Crown Jewel and begin to hype up the matches at Survivor Series. Shane announces that Daniel Bryan will be the captain of the Smackdown men’s team for Survivor Series and he makes his way to the ring. The Miz comes down to interrupt Daniel Bryan and states that he should be the captain for Survivor Series. Shane then names the Miz and Daniel Bryan as co-captains for the men’s team.
Miz and Daniel Bryan are backstage with Shane McMahon and they both choose Shane to be on the men’s team and he accepts.
The Usos def. The New Day to become the captains for the Smackdown Tag Team Survivor Series match
Becky Lynch comes down to the ring and she responds to Ronda’s promo from Raw. She says she wasn’t handpicked like her and she had to work for it. She says how she wasn’t meant to be the talk of the industry and that she is the champ, the only champ. She asks if anyone in the back is willing to step up to her and SAnitY comes out and then Nikki Cross comes out to challenge Becky.
Becky Lynch def. Nikki Cross
Daniel Bryan picks Jeff Hardy as his choice for the last spot match to join team Smackdown at Survivor Series and the Miz picks Samoa Joe.
Rey Mysterio def. Andrade “Cien” Almas
AJ Styles cuts a promo backstage on his upcoming match with Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series
Paige is in the ring to introduce the women who will make up the women’s team for Smackdown. Carmella is the first member to be announced. Naomi is the next to be announced and then Sonya Deville and Asuka. She announces Charlotte Flair as the final member and her music hits but she doesn’t come out. Mandy Rose comes down to the ring to question Paige’s decision to having Sonya on the team and starts to run down the team. She insults Naomi and Naomi attacks Mandy and the two are separated by the women in the ring.
Samoa Joe def. Jeff Hardy to earn a spot on the Smackdown men’s team for Survivor Series. After the match, Joe and Bryan brawl for a bit and Miz tries to break it up only to get attacked by Bryan. Shane comes to break things up but gets flipped by Bryan. Bryan walks off as Smackdown closes.
Is Shane McMahon Throwing It All Away?
Does Daniel Bryan live in a Land of Confusion?
Will Carmella marry an Illegal Alien?
Can R-Truth win a match Tonight, Tonight, Tonight?
Is Shinsuke Nakamura Taking It All Too Hard?
None of these questions will be answered by either Genesis or by tonight’s edition of “Smackdown Live!”