The 847th edition of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown came to you from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Following the shocking and unfortunate announcement last week that Seth Rollins is no longer the WWE World Heavyweight Champion due to a serious knee injury, a tournament to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion was revealed with the conclusion of the tournament taking place at Survivor Series. The tournament got underway on RAW with Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, and Dean Ambrose all advancing to the Quarter-Finals of the sixteen-man tournament and, on SmackDown, the last three Quarter-Finalists would be established “The Big Guy” Ryback would go one-on-one with one-half of The Lucha Dragons, Kalisto, “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Neville would face familiar adversary King Barrett, and United States Champion Alberto Del Rio would square off with Stardust! Which three Superstars will join Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, and Dean Ambrose in the Quarter-Finals? Who will come one step closer to becoming the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion?
- Braun Strowman (with Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, & Erick Rowan) def. Fandango by submission to the triangle choke.
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament: First Round: Neville def. King Barrett by pin following the Red Arrow to advance.
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament: First Round: Kalisto def. Ryback by pin following Salida del Sol off of the top rope to advance.
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament: Alberto Del Rio (with Zeb Colter) def. Stardust by pin following the double stomp off of the top rope to advance.
- The Usos def. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan (with Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman) by DQ after Braun Strowman interferes.
See page 2 for detailed results.