SmackDown took place from Austin, Texas with the “new” Daniel Bryan explaining his disdain for polluters and socially unconscionable fans, the TLC contract signing went down involving Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Asuka. Plus: Samoa Joe rented out a bar, Shane McMahon is taking the Survivor Series loss remarkably well, and AJ Styles took on The Miz in the main event.
The Target Center in Minneapolis was the site of SmackDown Live Tuesday with a Battle Royal to determine the third member of the first women’s TLC match next month involving Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio continued their feud with another attack, and Jeff Hardy’s 20th anniversary celebration was ruined by Samoa Joe.
The WWE’s final night at the Staples Center featured Daniel Bryan’s explanation for his turn on AJ Styles last week and the enlightenment he acquired from the use of a hyperbaric chamber, a big angle to close the show involving Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio, Eli Everfly involved in a match with Shane McMahon, Charlotte Flair’s rampage on The IIconics, and the Thanksgiving Feast Fight.
John Pollock & Wai Ting review a strong edition of SmackDown, featuring the return of Charlotte and a change to the women’s title match at SummerSlam, an excellent Samoa Joe promo, Randy Orton attacks Jeff Hardy again, Daniel Bryan challenges The Miz and a run through of the major stories of the day.