WWE SmackDown: GRADED (1st November) | NXT Invades SmackDown!

WWE SmackDown: GRADED (1st November) | NXT Invades SmackDown!


[Music] hello I’m Sam from coholic comm and this is graded for Friday Night Smackdown where I take a look at the show’s segment by segment and award each little bit upgrade from a plus to f so crown jewel was crown jewel it happened you know you had Cain Velasquez those two brothers knew you had the fiend win in the universal title you have the first ever women’s match in Saudi Arabia and then you had them getting stuck at the airport didn’t you so with like a hundred and forty people grounded many many thousands of miles away what the hell were they gonna do for Friday Night Smackdown so without any further ado I guess we best take a look and find out hits the intro [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] so the show opens with Tom Phillips Renee young and Aidan English on commentary and then we go straight to the ring for a Brock Lesnar promo so Heyman starts off things by saying that Brock is really really pissed off he shows the match in full from crown jewel Brock Lesnar versus game Alaska as it was only a couple of minutes but showing it in full was a bit like okay he really need to fill out that time but whatever he calls it the most orgasmic moment of Brock Lesnar’s career they then roll the footage of reh attacking Lesnar and Heyman says that Lesnar wants his revenge so he asked if Rey could be brought to SmackDown so that Lesnar could I guess just murder him just straight-up murder him but Vince Vince was like no we’ve got two networks to worry about how caught don’t be daft so Heyman announces that Brock Lesnar quits Brock Lesnar has quit Smackdown he’s off to raw to fight Rey Mysterio for hitting them with a chair this is yeah yeah also when Heyman brought up Vince he said if you don’t know who he is googling bitches and that got quite a big pop from the audience so they leave the arena and as they’re leaving backstage it’s revealed that Triple H and Shawn Michaels are both in the building I’m gonna give this one a B it was good but it was quite clear they were trying to make it last as long as they possibly could to fill out the time and I’m very worried that that’s how the rest of the show is gonna go tonight I think Lesnar jump into raw is fine you know Bray’s just brought the universal title over to SmackDown I hope they better not just keep him on a row and I wanted to turn that belt blue let’s make it a blueberry jam belt hash tag blueberry jam belt and then we go back to the ring for the first match of the night and that’s Bailey with sasha banks against Nicky cross for the WWE Smackdown women’s title Nikki really took it to Bailey in this one which I was quite happy about because she seemed to struggle a little bit finding her footing with Mandy last week Bayley as a character just didn’t seem to be quite as prepared as she would have maybe hoped for this one she seemed to be put on the back foot for quite a lot of it there’s a point where Nikki goes for the purge and Sasha interferes and this proves to be Nikki’s undoing Bailey hits that weird like knee assisted head driving to the floor we finish I don’t know if it’s got a name yet but that but like yeah finish thing she does and she picks up the win so it was a good match it wasn’t a worthy I don’t think it might not have even been like you know be worthy but then Shayna Baszler turns up begs that takes care of Sasha and Nikki with ease before getting into the ring destroying Bayley like planting her hitting her with a high running knee and then she hops the barricade with a belt and pisses off that’s the Celestia shader for the night this one gets an A if you haven’t been watching NXT for a while or you saw it but haven’t really been following shana she is one of my favorite wrestlers full-stop she has come such a long way I think she’s got this aggression and maliciousness that nobody else in the NXT roster can sort of replicate she’s great and to have her inserted here and you know leading up to all the rumors about what was gonna be happen at Survivor Series you you know it’s gonna be really cool and of course this means as predicted NXT would be lending a hand tonight we then go backstage for a Sami Zayn promo is like this is a bit weird like we’ve seen Sean we’ve seen hunter we’ve seen Shayna why’d NXT here maybe they just need to watch themselves and you know mind where they put their noses and then up behind him pops Matt riddle and Keith Lee Sami then starts backpedaling hard talking about how he’s NXT through and through he was actually wearing his NX t-shirt earlier but you know he was eating a salad in his car and he didn’t want to spill anything on it so she’s gonna nip outside and and go get it and the guys are like oh we’ll come help you and he’s like no no it’s fine don’t worry up I’ll get my own t-shirt from my car and then they’re like no and then they chase him down to the ring and they lay him out they have a bit of fun with him it was great Keithley even hits his massive moon saw and the pot for the boys here was huge like absolutely huge I’m sort of starting to worry that this is gonna really really push to get NXT out of full sail given the reaction everybody here is getting and then we go to Miz TV and miss says that the fiend Bray Wyatt was supposed to be my guest this week but yeah he can’t be here obviously due to the travel issues he must be one of the guys that was stranded and so he says like why he shows a recap package of the match and then he starts talking about NXT he’s like you know we’ve seen all these NXT people popping up like I’m a big fan of NXT I love X I love why I love dead and yeah I can’t wait to see what’s next and tomaso champers music hits camper runs miss down because he is the greatest sports entertainer of all time he says the Miz needs a reality check the Miz is everything that’s wrong with the Smackdown roster and the missus like alright then fight me so we come back off the break and we’ve got the Miz versus Tommaso champer this like tonight is pasted mental this is the best thing ever this one starts off with Champa very much in control he even avoids a suicide dive attempt from Miz and sort of like lays him out at ringside but once back in there and after eating a nasty-looking knee in the corner the Miz like shoulder blocks champ as dodgy leg this grinds things to a halt and the miss starts just targeting that leg just over and over slowly the tide is turning back in his favor miss keeps it going by locking in a figure four on Champa Champa is so close to tapping before he holds up rolls himself over us or reverses while getting the rope break and this puts Champa firmly back in the front seat Miz dead heads up top but when he comes off he gets caught with a knee and he gets planted with the fairytale ending one two three Tommaso Champa has beaten the Me’s on Smackdown this one was beautiful it was unexpected and it gets an A it ticked every single box it had to take it wasn’t something that I knew I wanted until I actually saw it with my own eyes but now that I’ve seen it hook it up to my veins I never want to not see this match put it on every show all the time and let’s have miss turn up on NXT please for a bit of retaliation that’d be nice we don’t go to Daniel Bryan backstage who bumps into Triple H and Shawn Michaels who’ve just been I guess Stan standing around cuz we saw them at the opening and now that just sort of sat on some boxes just to cool dudes Triple H asks Bryan there will you are you one of those stars on the main roster that runs their mouth about NXT and is looking to pick a fight and the Bryan responds with one I’ll fight you right now I’ve got my gear let’s go and Triple H is like well I don’t have my gear but you know if you want to fight then I’m pretty sure there’s somebody else here and Sean starts unzip his jacket the crowds going like oh my god it’s just a big swerve Sean puts it back on Triple H calls over Adam Cole and it’s made official tonight’s main event is going to be it’s gonna be Daniel Bryan versus Adam Cole and not just any match it’s for the NXT championship like can we just leave them in Saudi Arabia please just for another two or three weeks they’ve got six months till the next show just keep them it’s fine start a new show out there then we love for brands we then go back to the ring and fire and desire or waiting for the repellants Carmela’s music hits we go backstage and there’s Carmelo and Dana Brooke getting mad by Bianca Bel Air just like beating down bianca Blair just military presses hello like up and over this set of flight cases taller than her like oh great but so then yeah they’re in the ring just saw going light of what we’re gonna do and then out comes Tegan knocks Andrea Ripley Andrea flees like well looks like there are many opponents so uh guess we all do and then they run down to the ring Rupali takes it straight to Mandy in the ring as Tegan knocks and Sania Devon the outside get into a bit of back and forth that all culminates fatigue and knocks throwing Sania deville over the announce table and poor Renee poor Renee gets booted in the face by accident like the back of Sonya’s heel just goes war stray across her face it looked a bit like our guard but in the ring Ripley locks in the inverted shamrock and Mandy taps that’s an easy victory I’m gonna give this one a B and yeah it’s a squashy whatever i usually give squatches sees that’s Nixon Neil that’s Nick’s a mule on Smackdown that’s the best thing ever and Ripley got a massively dominating performance in the crowd loved them it’s crazy it was a bit of a weird squash but then when you tack on that beat down at the star and you know this sort of aggression on the outside they’re in fatigue and knocks it really sells that NXT are banding together to take everybody else out and prove they’re the most dominant brand it’s making it feel important Survivor Series feels important and then we go back to the ring for tonight’s main event which is Daniel Bryan versus Adam Cole for the NXT championship so first outcomes Triple H and Shawn Michaels who have two lovely sitting waiting for them at ringside but they’re followed by Steph Steph comes out and she introduces some footage like a little bit of a cut together montage of the Natalya and Lacey Evans match from Saudi Arabia and sort of Biggs up how important it really was for it to have happened once we come back from that though Daniel Bryan’s music hits he hits the ring and then out comes Adam Cole and that boom was so much so in the early phases of this one Cole is repeatedly trying to tie Bryan up but you ain’t gonna get away with that against you know the greatest technical wrestler in the game so then he starts to lay the aggression in but Brian just overcomes Bryan’s tiny’mon knocks Brian slapping him down Bryan’s planting him and then he’s tying I mean not some more just really working over all those joints whenever Cole gets any momentum Brian seems to be able to put him in his place lock him down and make him suffer he seriously just goes from pretty much any body part he physically can like head arm leg torso spine he’s just you know he’s just got a little checklist just one back one just breaking Adam Cole into pieces there is this great suplex attempt before the first break in the match with Bryan trying desperately to lift Cole up over him but he keeps stepping back eventually gets to the ropes Cole goes up went over the ropes but Cole holds on to Bryan pulling him out so it’s like a weird double suplex Cole seems to be able to hold back up time and time again but their momentum just shifts in Brian’s favor he even takes things to the outside hitting a suicide dive that causes Shawn and Triple H to have to leave their seats he hits of running me off the apron he seems to just be fully in charge the only thing Bryan seems to have not taken into account with Cole is his opportunistic nature and when he goes for a diving headbutt Cole gets out of the way and momentum finally shifts in Cole’s favor : attempt a last shot but he gets caught by Bryan and tied up Bryan then goes for two labelled locks with Cole managing to wretch his way out of it both times Thole beneath the yes kicks until he can get Bryan into a position for a Panama sunrise and a last shot in order to pick up the three and retain his NXT heavyweight title post bail all of the NXT stars in attendance I think Barra and Shana I didn’t see Shana there she might have been I’m sure you’ll all correct me in the comments below and on Twitter they all come down and sort of celebrate stick together and Triple H confirms that it’s brand warfare Survivor Series it’s gonna be raw versus Smackdown versus NXT huge NXT chant show goes off the air this main events gets in a plus how could it not two of the best professional wrestlers in the world push together through weird fate of a horrible travel situation like we last week or even like yesterday morning like we wouldn’t even how how this has happened but it’s been such a good show and it was such a good main event it was obviously purely lightning in a bottle right place right time for everything and everyone involved tonight but I really hope that come Survivor Series we’re gonna see these two faceoff maybe in elimination traditional you know five on five I guess on 5 March and in terms of an overall grade for Smackdown this week it gets an A it was a really well executed episode I mean even considering that quite a lot of the production staff were stranded on the other side of the world everything seemed to flow together it was sort of like a nice bottle episode as well I wasn’t really a lot that happened here that pertained to major major stuff obviously we had the Nicky cross losing the title shot but everything else just seemed to be like a it was like a weird big advert for Survivor Series it was pretty cool and it got a lot of NXT people in front of a lot of new eyes and as well for the first time in years with this whole big statement at the end of Smackdown it really really does feel like Survivor Series is important like it’s possibly for me like last time they was really important for me was when I was a little kid when it was WCW versus WWF and I was chewing my fingernails off hoping that you know the company didn’t die it feels like the stakes here were real and those are all backstage segments of like you know Bianca Bella thrashing Carmelo and ko like it just adds to it it really helps build the atmosphere and as I said if we can just get some main roster stars popping up on NXT then I’ll be a very very happy boy thanks for watching let us know what you think in the comments below you can follow colt the holic on twitter at coulter holic you can check us out on facebook at facebook.com/ forward slash coulter holic if you like what we do here at colic you can check us out on patreon and patreon.com forward slash coulter Holika no matter what you do don’t ever forget to hit subscribe and 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