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WWE SmackDown Results: November 4 Winners, Ratings, Reactions & Highlights

0 out of 7

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    On the eve of the epic encounter between undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and social media personality Logan Paul at Crown Jewel, SmackDown hit the airwaves on Fox with its own championship clash as Rey Mysterio challenged Gunther for the Intercontinental title in the main event of the night. .

    Would the legendary figure be able to dethrone the seemingly unbeatable Ring General, or would Gunther roll into another successful title defense, with his reign of dominance continuing for another week?

    Find out now with this recap of Friday’s show.

No Disqualification Match: Liv Morgan vs. Sonya Deville

2 out of 7

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    The weeks-long feud between Liv Morgan and Sonya Deville, which saw the former SmackDown Women’s Champion descend to extremes, concluded Friday night with a No Disqualification match.

    A hard-hitting match centered on Morgan’s escalating aggression, it saw the contestants trade control throughout, with Deville seemingly winning the match following a devastating bomb on steel chairs.

    The resilient Morgan fought through the pain, fought from below, and claimed victory with ObLIVion.

    A good match with impressive weaponry, it highlighted the star Morgan has become and proved that Deville is still a massively underutilized talent whose place of prominence should not be questioned after his great run as a heel authority figure a year ago.


    Results

    Morgan defeated Deville


    To note

    B-


    Best moments

  • Deville rocked Morgan with a hard right hand to start the match.
  • The former WWE official used a kendo stick to unload on Morgan, only for the former SmackDown Women’s Champion to return the favor.
  • Morgan sat down with Deville across a table before the break, a smile on her face.
  • Deville launched a powerbomb into the corner, ramming his opponent into a pile of steel chairs.

Ricochet against LA Knight

3 out of 7

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    LA Knight made his match with Ricochet Personal early, targeting his opponent’s girlfriend, ring announcer Samantha Irvin, before the bell. Ricochet was an exception and took the fight to former male model maximum.

    Knight turned things around before the break and worked on Ricochet, unloading his arsenal on The One and Only. The babyface absorbed everything thrown at him and looked like he was on his way to a late victory as he scaled the ropes.

    The heel escaped the high-flying onslaught, reversed a rollup, and claimed the tainted victory via a handful of tights and ropes.

    Take two really good wrestlers, put them in the ring together and a few minutes to work with and the result will be a quality match. It felt like the first chapter of a rivalry more than just a match for one, which bodes well for both men.

    It’s been a while since Ricochet has been involved in an actual program, while Knight working with someone of his caliber is a great way to introduce the charismatic heel to SmackDown audiences.

    More of this, please.


    Results

    Knight defeated Ricochet


    To note

    B


    Best moments

  • LA Knight insulted Samantha Irvin at ringside, objecting to her featuring him in consecutive weeks. Ricochet stood up for his real-life girlfriend, wiping the loudmouth’s heel with a suicidal tope.
  • Knight cleverly grabbed his opponent’s foot, stopping his momentum.
  • Ricochet, wearing pink and black clothes, took Bret Hart’s first sternum bump in the corner.
  • The babyface’s standing shooting star press only earned him a two count.

Bray Wyatt speaks; The Usos Address The Brawling Brutes

4 out of 7

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    Backstage, a tormented Bray Wyatt objected to being interrupted by a stagehand and threatened him with violence.

    Back in the ring, the undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos did a promo on defending their title against Butch and Ridge Holland of the Brawling Brutes on Saturday at Crown Jewel.

    New Day’s Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods interrupted and then called, stating their intention to challenge for gold. The Brutes attacked out of nowhere and New Day came out. The arrival of Sami Zayn and Solo Sikoa gave the heels the lead as a beatdown ensued.

    Despite a comeback attempt from Butch, Sikoa put an exclamation mark on the segment, introducing him with the Spinning Solo.

    This was a smartly constructed segment in that it gave fans a glimpse of things to come after Crown Jewel, showcased Butch’s toughness, and highlighted Sikoa’s ferocity and the indestructible strength at his disposal.

    Wyatt’s stuff was great but, as has been the case since his return, it was more about planting the seeds for the inevitable reveal of what this incarnation of Wyatt looks like.


    To note

    B+


    Best moments

  • “I’m not the kind of person who likes to share his feelings,” Wyatt mused.
  • “It makes it even harder for me to do when people play with me like that. When they try to interrupt me when I’m trying to do something.”
  • “All I want to do is take you over there and smash your head against that lamppost!” Wyatt exclaimed, furious that a stagehand cut him off.

Natalya vs. Shayna Baszler; Message from Braun Strowman to Omos

5 out of 7

    SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey accompanied Shayna Baszler to the squared circle for her match with Natalya.

    Baszler, rediscovering the killer instinct Rousey demanded of her a few weeks ago, ripped the queen of harts en route to a submission victory.

    This was a great reintroduction for the known and beloved NXT brand Baszler fans. She stomped on Natalya’s arm, manipulated her joints and choked her, while an approving Rousey watched from the ring.

    It was exactly what was needed and Baszler will benefit exponentially after two years of mediocrity on the main roster, thanks to a sub-par booking.

    After the commercial break, Braun Strowman knocked down five improvement stars down the aisle, then presented MVP with a Powerslam in a final message to Omos before their colossal clash.

    It was fine for what it was, but barely a strong enough segment to spark interest in a game that only show fans will enjoy.


    Results

    Baszler defeated Natalya


    To note

    B


    Best moments

  • Rousey laughed at fans and cheered on her friend as she destroyed an old mutual friend.
  • A pre-recorded promo from Legado del Fantasma promised that the feud with Hit Row would continue.

Intercontinental Championship Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Gunther

6 out of 7

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    The highly publicized match between No. 1 contender Rey Mysterio and Intercontinental Champion Gunther headlined Friday’s show.

    The Ring General dominated the competition early on, crushing the future Hall of Famer with their size and power advantages. The pesky Mysterio teased a comeback several times, but the champion cut it and kept working it.

    In the end, the timekeeper mounted that comeback and came on seconds after dethroning the Austrian. Instead, Gunther managed to thwart his comeback attempt and delivered a lasso clothesline for the win.

    It was a fantastic match that further proved just how great the champion is in the ring while reaffirming Mysterio’s greatness. At 47, he has better matches than wrestlers half his age and low-key entering his name in contention for GOAT status.

    These two had amazing chemistry in the ring and a rematch or two wouldn’t be a bad thing. For now, Gunther has continued his reign of dominance, raising the question: who will be strong enough to finally snatch the title?


    Results

    Gunther beat Mysterio to retain


    To note

    A


    Best moments

  • Mysterio delivered a springboard bulldog to take down Gunther and begin his comeback attempt.
  • Gunther threw his challenger off the top rope like a rag doll.
  • Mysterio delivered a Code Red for a nice near drop.
  • The champion uncorked a shotgun dropkick and a power bomb but couldn’t hold off his opponent.

Natalya vs. Shayna Baszler; Message from Braun Strowman to Omos

7 out of 7

    SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey accompanied Shayna Baszler to the squared circle for her match with Natalya.

    Baszler, rediscovering the killer instinct Rousey demanded of her a few weeks ago, ripped the queen of harts en route to a submission victory.

    This was a great reintroduction for the known and beloved NXT brand Baszler fans. She stomped on Natalya’s arm, manipulated her joints and choked her, while an approving Rousey watched from the ring.

    It was exactly what was needed, and Baszler will benefit exponentially after two years of mediocrity on the main roster thanks to a sub-par booking.

    After the commercial break, Braun Strowman knocked down five improvement stars down the aisle, then presented MVP with a Powerslam in a final message to Omos before their colossal clash.

    It was fine for what it was, but barely a strong enough segment to spark interest in a game that only show fans will enjoy.


    Results

    Baszler defeated Natalya


    To note

    B


    Best moments

  • Rousey laughed at fans and cheered on her friend as she destroyed an old mutual friend.
  • A pre-recorded promo from Legado del Fantasma promised that the feud with Hit Row would continue.

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