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By Richard Trionfo on 2017-11-28 21:59:00

We start off with highlights from last week when Shane McMahon called out Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn to blame them for the loss at Survivor Series in the main event, even though they did not wrestle in one of the interbrand matches on the one night of the year that Raw and Smackdown Superstars meet face to face in competition.

We are in Lexington, Kentucky and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.

Shane McMahon comes out and he shuffles his way to the ring.

Shane says that everyone in Lexington bleeds blue, but he knows two superstars who don't.  Imagine if you will, two superstars who betrayed the whole Smackdown team.  Shane says he was in the process of firing Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn because they said they have no respect for anyone on the Smackdown roster, the commissioner's office, or the fans.  Shane says he was looking forward to firing them until Daniel Bryan had another idea.  On paper, it was an amazing idea to put Kevin and Sami in a lumberjack match where each superstar could exact their revenge.  Then he knew Daniel would fire them both.  That did not happen.

Shane says they had a number of conversations but why not hear it directly from Daniel Bryan.

Daniel makes his way to the ring.

Daniel says he knows why Shane and others think that Kevin and Sami should be fired.  Daniel says as someone who has been fired before, people deserve second chances.  They both wanted to be part of the Survivor Series match.  They probably should not have interfered.  Sometimes Shane's temper can get the best of him.

Shane agrees and he says that Kevin beat his father unmercifully in this ring.  Check on his temper.  It was Sami Zayn who got involved in the Hell in a Cell Match against Kevin Owens.  Double check.  They betrayed the entire Smackdown roster at Survivor Series.   Triple Check.

Daniel says they did that in the spirit of competition.  They were trying to grasp the brass ring.  He says he sees real talent in both men and if they fire Kevin and Sami, they will go to Raw.

Shane says then they will be his sister's problem.

Daniel left Shane in charge last week and he was not supposed to be a yes man.  He is here to recognize in ring talent and give them the opportunity to use the talent the best that they can, then Daniel is Shane's guy.  Daniel says he wants to be able to make the decisions and be trusted.

Shane says they are still here and he applauds Daniel for making the match between Kevin Owens and Randy Orton.  Shane says he is going to add to that idea.  Shane says that Sami Zayn is barred from ringside and then Shane dances like Sami might.  He also says the match will be under No Disqualification rules.

The New Day are in the back and they have pancakes while Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable look at the nutritional content of Booty-Os and we go to commercial.

We are back and Sami Zayn is walking with Kevin Owens and he is talking about stacking the deck against them.  Sami sees Daniel and he calls him the reasonable one and he wants to make sure that he is not banned from ringside.  Kevin says that last week, Shane tried to get him fired and now he is sending him to the gallows by making it is No Disqualification Match.

Daniel yells at Sami about making demands and he says he would like to keep his job as well so he says no.

The Usos join the announcers for the next match.  Big E gives the Usos some pancakes and syrup from his tights.

Match Number One:  Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin versus Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods (with Big E)

Gable and Woods start things off and Gable with a side head lock.  Woods floats over in the corner and he hits a rolling elbow.  Kofi tags in and he kicks Gable followed by a sliding D from Woods.  Kofi with a splash and Woods with an elbow drop.  Kofi gets a near fall.  Woods tags in and Gable kicks Woods and Benjamin makes the tag and kicks Woods from the apron.

Benjamin with a slam to Woods and then he applies a reverse chin lock.  Benjamin pulls Woods to the mat and tags in Gable who drops a knee to the chest and applies an arm bar.  Woods with chops to Gable but Gable blocks a chop and then he hits a rolling kick for a near fall.  Benjamin tags in and he connects with a forearm to the back.  Benjamin with a near fall and then he applies a quarter nelson and then turns it into a front face lock.  

Woods with a jaw breaker and a head butt to the midsection.  Benjamin with knees to the chest and that sends Woods to the mat.  Gable tags in and Gable hits a knee to the head on Woods and he knocks Kofi off the apron before getting a near fall.  Gable with an Irish whip and kicks to Woods.  Gable with a punch and he puts Woods on the turnbuckles.  Gable with a belly-to-belly superplex attempt but Woods blocks it.

Woods head butts Gable to the mat and then he punches Gable.  Woods with a missile drop kick and both men are down.  Kofi tags in and he hits a springboard chop to Benjamin followed by more chops and a drop kick.  Kofi misses the leaping clothesline and Benjamin with an Irish whip but Kofi with a pendulum kick and a cross body but Benjamin rolls through and gets a near fall.  Kofi lands on his feet on a monkey flip attempt.  Kofi with a leaping clothesline followed by a Boom Drop.

Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Benjamin blocks it and they go over the top rope to the floor.  Gable goes over the top rope when Kofi ducks.  Woods tags in and he hits a plancha onto Benjamin and Gable.  Kofi with a back heel kick and Woods tags in.  Woods with a boot to the head off the turnbuckles for the three count.

Winners:  Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods

We take a look back at the debut of Ruby Riot, Sarah Logan, and Liv Morgan from last week.

Charlotte Flair is in the locker room and Naomi stops by and asks if she is ready for payback.  Charlotte says they were pretty clever with their sneak attack last week but they will not be able to escape tonight.  Naomi says it took a three on one ambush and it won't happen with them standing side by side with the queen.  Natalya says Charlotte should be thankful because they saved her title reign.

Natalya says she is willing to put aside her issues to deal with Sarah, Ruby, and Liv.  They will not make their names off the women of Smackdown.  Charlotte says she hopes they enjoyed their five minutes of fame because after tonight, no one will remember their names.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley versus Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

Ryder with knees to Harper but Harper stops Ryder and then Rowan and Harper knock Mojo off the apron.  Harper with a Bossman Slam and then Rowan is tagged in and they hit the T Gimmick for the three count.

Winners:  Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

Zack and Mojo are interviewed about their losses.  Zack says they have to change because they have hit rock bottom.  Mojo hits Zack from behind and kicks him.  Mojo with a kick to the ribs.  Mojo tells Zack that the Hype Bros are dead as he continues to punch Ryder.

Officials come to the ring to stop the attack but we know how well that works and Rawley gets in some more shots on Ryder.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Mojo Rawley walks in the back.  He is stopped and asked why he attacked Zack Ryder.  Mojo says the landscape has changed.

We take a look back at what happened between Baron Corbin and Bobby Roode during the Lumberjack Match last week.

Bobby Roode is in the interview area and he is asked about Baron Corbin's actions last week.  Bobby says it was not accidental.  Bobby says that when Baron called him absent minded, it was not a mistake.  Baron calls himself the Lone Wolf but he knows there is someone smarter who will take his title from him.  Baron lashes out at anyone he sees as a threat.  Bobby says that threat is absolutely . . . 

Interrupted by Baron Corbin and he says that if Bobby thinks that he is afraid, then Bobby is delirious. 

Bobby tells Baron to put the title on the line against him tonight.

Baron tells Bobby no and leaves.

Samir and Sunil Singh introduce Jinder Mahal.

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