Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 11/5/15: Wyatt Noise
“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.
– We started with Zeb Colter/WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio cutting a promo onstage, as they addressed the nature of their working border union, or Petoria or something. Colter accused the crowd of being haters. They might as well call it Amexica. Well, that promo was ultimately pointless. The following match between Del Rio and Neville was competitive and lengthy as we saw Del Rio try to ground the high-flyer, while Neville fought back valiantly. The spike-rana spot was tough as it looked like Del Rio landed right on his head. Del Rio’s new finisher takes too long to set up but was boldly put over as a deciding factor. Del Rio heeled it up a little bit more by attacking Neville post-match, setting up Jack Swagger’s save. Boom. Logic.
– The Ascension-Usos match was about the returning faces for their first Smackdown match in months. The Usos rode a charismatic wave of pure Samoan swaggaliciousness right from the get-go. The key of it all is their comeback spirit and that’s where The Ascension helped them shine. Some double kicks and top rope splashes later, the Usos won.
– The Traditional Survivor Series Four-On-Four Elimination Tag between The Wyatt Family and The Lucha Dragons/Prime Time Players had to be an obvious lopsided match for the dastardly bearded foursome to be strong into Survivor Series in whatever happens when The Undertaker and Kane return. The most entertaining portion was the four-on-two, when Kalisto and Titus O’Neil were left and got to shine by hanging in there, but we all know this was pure filler. Also liked how every Wyatt member got their own pinfall.
– Dean Ambrose’s backstage promo talked about his upcoming match with WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens and his daily routine, while Owens walked up and criticized him for living in a fantasy land and that he didn’t know about being a Champion. Ambrose retorted about pinning him on Raw, while Owens said there was a difference between a “10-man circus” and a one-on-one match. Good intensity.
– The King Barrett-Ryback match had a pre-taped promo where Ryback channeled Rambo and threatened Barrett. It was a short but somewhat even match where Ryback got to end it with Shellshocked. Nothing spectacular or even memorable. Just there.
– Team BAD’s backstage promo saw them talk about how they beat down Natalya last week and were unsympathetic. This had some intrigue in who they perceived as their leader since Renee Young mentioned Natalya wanted to fight the leader and Naomi/Banks both answered.
– The Natalya-Tamina match saw the bodyguard suddenly emerge when both Banks/Naomi clashed at who’d be the “leader” to fight Natalya. The match was okay at best, as Nattie barely escaped with a surprise win. They’ll probably build on it for Raw.
– WWE either should’ve started the show with the Seth Rollins injury announcement – that he’d be out six-to-nine months because of a knee injury – or waited until the next week’s Raw to announce it. To mention it right after a hype video that showed Roman Reigns being ready to take on Rollins seemed like a surefire way to disappoint people. They could’ve started the show with it and axed the hype video, but that’s just us. Anyways, a tournament would help crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. How ironic that WWE and TNA are now doing the same thing?
– The Ambrose-Owens main event was an entertaining affair that served clashing brawler styles with both guys getting moments to shine. The result saw Owens intentionally fake getting low blowed to end the match on a DQ in his favor, but Ambrose saw the replay and Ambrose got revenge. To mention the Referee noticing the swerve on instant replay and not change the match result was a bit baffling, but we suppose this Smackdown episode was there to fill time and the match was entertaining. These two might be groomed for an IC Title match come Survivor Series since there was no pinfall decision here. The show goes on.
- Alberto Del Rio (w/Zeb Colter) def. Neville via pinfall
- The Usos def. The Ascension via pinfall
- Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag – Four-On-Four – The Wyatt Family def. The Prime Time Players/Lucha Dragons
- Ryback def. King Barrett via pinfall
- Natalya def. Tamina (w/Sasha Banks, Tamina) via pinfall
- Kevin Owens def. Dean Ambrose via DQ
Posted on November 12, 2015, in WWE and tagged Alberto Del Rio, Booker T, Dean Ambrose, Jerry Lawler, Kevin Owens, King Barrett, Naomi, Natalya, Neville, Renee Young, Rich Brennan, Ryback, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Survivor Series, Tamina, Team BAD, The Ascension, The Lucha Dragons, The Prime Time Players, The Usos, The Wyatt Family, Zeb Colter. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.