After they were left lying by the returning Undertaker & Kane on RAW, SmackDown kicks off with The Wyatt Family as Bray Wyatt leads Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Braun Strowman to the ring. Luke Harper says that this is the way that the world works, saying that The Wyatt Family shows up and “blood runs cold” before saying that they are going to “sacrifice” The Usos to “honor” Bray Wyatt. Erick Rowan then says that Bray Wyatt brings “vengeance and sorrow” to all who oppose him, saying that, tonight, they bring “pain and humiliation” to those who oppose them. Braun Strowman then tells everyone to look at his face and see their “annihilation”, saying that he will “destroy anyone” in his path and he will “pile the bodies to the sky” for Bray Wyatt. The patriarch then speaks as Bray Wyatt says that The Undertaker may have “risen” and Kane may have escaped the “pits of hell”, saying that the Brothers of Destruction will “never be the same” and he has taken pieces of The Undertaker & Kane that they can never get back.
Bray continues, saying that he lives in their “nightmares” before issuing a challenge, challenging The Undertaker & Kane to a family versus family affair at Survivor Series, telling the Brothers of Destruction that they can pick any two members of The Wyatt Family that they want to face! Bray then says that he is giving them until the end of the night to respond before saying that, twenty-five years from now, they will all be celebrating the day that Bray Wyatt buried The Undertaker & Kane “forever”. Bray then kneels down in front of his Wyatt Family, shouting for the Brothers of Destruction to “follow the buzzards”.
The Wyatt Family’s resident mastodon was then in action on SmackDown as Braun Strowman, with Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, & Erick Rowan in his corner, would go one-on-one with Fandango in the opening match of the night. Braun Strowman would dominate Fandango throughout the match, locking the dancing Superstar in the triangle choke, forcing Fandango to weakly tap out before being rendered unconscious.
In the first of three First Round matches in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, familiar rivals would square off as “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Neville would face King Barrett. Throughout the match, Neville would survive everything that King Barrett had for him before landing the Red Arrow, pinning Barrett to pick up the win and advance to the Quarter-Finals to face Kevin Owens.
In a most unusual tournament match, one-half of The Lucha Dragons, Kalisto, would go one-on-one with “The Big Guy” Ryback in a First Round match in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. Throughout the match, Kalisto would survive everything that Ryback had to dish out before connecting with Salida del Sol off of the top rope, scoring the three count over “The Big Guy”, picking up a major upset to advance to the Quarter-Finals to face either Alberto Del Rio or Stardust! After the match, Ryback would actually shake the hand of Kalisto, raising Kalisto’s hand in victory and a rare show of respect.
In the final First Round match of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, United States Champion Alberto Del Rio, with Zeb Colter in his corner, would face Stardust in a non-title match. In the end, it was Alberto Del Rio landing the vicious double stomp off of the top rope onto the chest of Stardust, pinning Stardust to pick up the win and advance to the Quarter-Finals to face Kalisto this coming Monday night on RAW.
Then it was time for the main event as The Usos would face The Wyatt Family’s Luke Harper & Erick Rowan, with Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman in their corner. However, a brawl would break out between the two teams before order is finally restored and the tag match gets underway. During a chaotic match, The Usos would have Luke Harper & Erick Rowan reeling after diving onto the team on the outside. However, seeing his two followers in trouble would lead to Bray Wyatt calling for a beatdown of The Usos as Bray and Braun Strowman enter the ring, joining Harper & Rowan in beating down The Usos.
Mocking The Undertaker & Kane, Harper & Rowan would deliver a double chokeslam to one of The Usos before Braun Strowman delivers a huge slam to the other Uso. Strowman then feeds Uso to Bray Wyatt, who delivers Sister Abigail before all four members of The Wyatt Family stand over the fallen Uso. Bray then picks Uso back up for a second Sister Abigail, but that is when the gong sounds, the flames erupt, and the arena is hued in blue light. The booming voice of The Undertaker is then heard as “The Deadman” tells Bray Wyatt that the “grim reaper” is waiting to drag Bray through the “fires of hell” before saying that, at Survivor Series, Bray and his family will “rest in peace”! Lightning then strikes the ring posts, setting them ablaze as Bray is left shouting in the ring, appearing ready for the Survivor Series showdown.
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