10th Nov2020

Friday Night SmackDown – Nov 6th 2020: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Friday Night SmackDown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have…nothin’…not a damn thing. Go home. Get a job! EAT AT JOE’S!!!!!! Wait…we do have wrestling matches. Jey Uso fights Kevin Owens tonight, so that ought to be a spunky smack-around. Hey! That’s a phrase! Don’t tell me it’s not…even though you’re right! Shut up! Just read the damn review…smart-ass!

Match #1: Sasha Banks def. Bayley – SmackDown Women’s Championship Match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

The storied rivalry between The Boss and her bitter rival Bayley culminated with an explosive SmackDown Women’s Title Match. In the height of the incredible action, Bayley missed her mark and slammed her head into the ring post. This opened the door for Sasha Banks to hit the Bank Statement and make Bayley tap out for the huge win.

My Opinion: 4 out of 5 – This turned out really well and had a lot of intensity to it, like my oatmeal when I put some “Slap Yo Momma” in it. One of the things that I like about seeing these two show in their matches is that they have a lot of comfort together. Sasha and Bayley take bigger chances together than they might if they were wrestling some-body else, which is bitchin’. At a certain point, this became a battle of submission clinches and I got enthralled. Yeah…enthralled! What?! I can’t get enthralled?! Eat me! Sasha had a great night all on her own here, giving a fantastic performance that bordered on great. Bayley was more aggressive here than she has been at any other point in her career. Maybe Bayley misses Charlie Brown’s TV specials as much as the rest of us? Apple TV…assholes. Anyway, this bout built toward a gripping finale where we saw Bayley in the grips of Sasha’s submission hold, which ended the match in grand fashion. All in all, this was a hell of a way to open the show and to end the curse of Sasha losing her title defenses.

Match #2: King Corbin def. Rey Mysterio – Qualifier For Survivor Series Spot

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

With ongoing family drama weighing heavily on Rey Mysterio, The Master of the 619 left himself wide open to a sneak attack by King Corbin just moments before their matchup to qualify for the Men’s SmackDown Survivor Series Team. As a result, the treacherous monarch established dominance early and continued to maintain the advantage through the majority of the contest. Seth Rollins then decided to come out to the top of the ramp for a closer look, adding an element of looming danger. Nevertheless, the incredibly resilient Ultimate Underdog refused to quit. But when Rollins attacked Dominik and Murphy and Aalyah emerged to try and help the situation, the commotion distracted Rey, and Corbin hit End of Days to punch his own ticket for Survivor Series.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – I don’t know about you, but I had a good time with this. The Battle Of The Kings turned out to be a very spirited brawl that morphed into a hard-hitting lucha/power-house clash. Corbin looked like he was trying to take Mysterio’s head off half the time, which just looked cool. I’mma da freakin’ Godfather! You’ve come to speak well of me on this, the day of my daughter’s wedding. The priests are gone, because of all the diddlin’. I’m excited to say that these two fighters managed to Bon Jovi all over the place and it really made me Antonio Sabato Jr. my Lorenzo Lamas ‘till I Richarded my Grieco. Corbin won and…I’m okay with it. Rey is a made man and we had a good fight on hand here…dumb-ass.

Match #3: Ruby Riott def. Zelina Vega and Natalya – Triple Threat Match To Qualify For Survivor Series

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

In her second Triple Threat Match in two weeks, Natalya went to war with Zelina Vega and Ruby Riott for an opportunity to qualify for the SmackDown Survivor Series Women’s Team. But just when The Queen of Harts locked Vega in the Sharpshooter, Riott snuck in with a second submission maneuver to steal the pinfall.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This didn’t go very long or do very much, but Ruby won and should have, so that worked out fine.

Match #4: Seth Rollins def. Otis – Survivor Series Qualifying Match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Otis came into his match against Seth Rollins determined to change his recent stretch of bad luck and qualify for SmackDown Survivor Series Men’s Team. In the final moments of the match, however, a visiting Murphy climbed up on the ring apron in the middle of an Otis offensive, allowing The SmackDown Savior to overcome Otis with the Stomp to qualify for Survivor Series. This left the Mysterio Family visibly disappointed backstage.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – Prego! Seth and Otis had a fine clash of styles here, with Otis actually out-performing Seth here. I enjoyed watching…wait…Otis lost…bullshit! Seth is such a pussy! Why does Otis have to lose? Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here?! When this was all action, it was action-packed. Otis has really got something special here, so of course he lost here to the guy who could do with putting over a few people lately. Well, at least this was ants at a picnic. Ants at a picnic? F—k…

Match #5: (Main Event) Jey Uso def. Kevin Owens

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After it was determined by Universal Champion Roman Reigns that Kevin Owens had disrespected Jey Uso — and by extension, the entire family — The Big Dog ordered his cousin to handle the situation in a one-on-one matchup against KO. When Roman didn’t like what he was seeing in the match, he sent Paul Heyman out to ringside. Heyman’s presence definitely promoted Uso to increase his aggression. Then, when Roman’s music suddenly blasted through the WWE ThunderDome, Uso took the opportunity to strike Owens with a nefarious low blow before sealing the win with the Uso Splash off the top rope.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – There’s nothing bad in here and it all really came together by the end. Jey winning was very welcome, even with the dumb servant storyline. I get what Vince is going for, but it just wastes time. A face Jey could just earn his way back toward the title by winning big matches, but Vince has chosen to do that with Jey being a bitch. Well, KO didn’t act like a bitch. KO gave Jey all he could handle in a match that gave us all we could handle. Things got wild near the end of this and I liked it, but not the trite Roman involvement. Overall, we had Jey get a third victory over a major singles star and it was well-deserved.

News Of The Night:

  1. Carmella attacked Sasha Banks.
  2. Roman Reigns chastised both Jey Uso and Paul Heyman.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

This was two fine matches that made a decent show note-worthy.

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