As seen on WWE Smackdown Live tonight, Baron Corbin was able to defeat Sin Cara in order to retain the WWE United States Championship. As a result, Corbin will now be facing off against WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Miz at Survivor Series.
Corbin and The Miz have been involved in a verbal battle on Twitter that recently spilled over onto Monday Night Raw, with The Miz saying that Corbin is “one big failure”. This comes after Corbin has taken repeated shots at The Miz wife, Maryse, and their unborn child on Twitter.
We have breaking news coming out of the final Smackdown Live before Sunday’s Survivor series: Charlotte Flair has defeated Natalya to become the new WWE Smackdown Live Women’s Champion. This makes this her 5th Women’s Title since being on the main roster, and the first time she’s held the championship for the blue brand, making her the 2nd woman ever to have held both championships.
Ironically, the only other woman who has achieved that feat is the woman that now be Charlotte’s opponent on Sunday’s Survivor Series Pay Per View, WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss. The two women have always been on opposite brands, and this will be the first time facing off since coming to the main roster.
After Charlotte’s win, we saw Charlotte’s father, 16 time world champion and two-time WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair make a surprise appearance after Charlotte’s surprise victory to celebrate with his daughter. We saw the two embrace and celebrate at the top of the ramp in a heartwarming scene.
– Check out the following video, featuring WWE Superstar Chris Jericho as he investigates the legend of Butch Cassidy and the facts behind his most brazen heist in Castle Gate, Utah.
WWE Launches Channel On Apple News
WWE’s official channel now available on Apple News
WWE Universe, now it’s easier than ever to access all of WWE.com’s must-see content.
For the very first time, WWE has an official channel on Apple News, featuring all of the latest breaking news, show results, match previews and exclusive interviews delivered right to your News app on iOS devices.
If you’re reading this on your iOS device right now, tap here to access WWE’s channel directly on Apple News.
Alternatively, just follow these five simple steps on your iOS device to add WWE’s new channel on Apple News:
1) Open your News app on your iOS device. (If you don’t have the News app on your device, first download it from the App Store.)
2) Tap on the Search icon located on the bottom menu of the News app.
3) In the Search box, type “WWE” and look for the channel listed under Top Result.
4) When the WWE channel appears in search results, tap on the Heart icon located on the right side of the channel.
5) That’s it! You’re now following WWE’s official channel on Apple News.
Once you’re following WWE’s channel, you will begin to see our top stories appear in the For You section. You can also access our latest content by visiting WWE’s channel in the Following section of your Apple News app.
As seen on WWE Smackdown Live tonight in Charlotte, members of The Charlotte Hornets, including Jeremy Lamb and Dwight Howard, were seated ringside at the Spectrum Center.
Are Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn at WWE Smackdown Tonight?
Also on WWE Smackdown tonight, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn returned to WWE after being sent home from last week’s WWE UK tour. The two will face off against The New Day on Smackdown tonight.
As noted, Zayn and Owens were sent home from the UK tour following a creative incident during their segment on Smackdown Live in Manchester, which involved their Smackdown opponents tonight, The New Day.
– WWE Superstar Chris Jericho was recently interviewed by Viktre.com and discussed the night he won his first championship, check out the highlight below:
“I was told in the afternoon that I was going to win when Vince McMahon said to The Undertaker at the catering table: ‘Hey ‘Taker, how do you know the business is going down the toilet? Because we’re putting the belt on Jericho’ and that’s how I found out I was going to be the champion,” Jericho said. I came back through the curtain, everyone was gone because when you’re on last everybody leaves to get out of the traffic quicker. Sat there by myself and then drove to a hotel where room service stopped at midnight, it was 11:58. They wouldn’t serve it, so I got pizza. They wouldn’t bring it to my room, so I had to go down to the lobby to get it. When I went back up, I was locked out. Went back down to the lobby, the guy wouldn’t let me in even though I just checked in a few minutes earlier. Dropped the pizza on the floor when he finally did let me in. So, I spent the night being the first undisputed champion eating cold, fuzzy pizza in a Ramada Inn somewhere in Anaheim, California. So, no hookers and blow there, kids.”
Stephanie McMahon At NICU
– Stephanie McMahon took time to visit with doctors from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the NYU Langone Health hospital today in New York City, check out the following tweet:
ROHWrestling.com has just announced the following:
“The Best Wrestling on the Planet returns to Dallas on Saturday, November 18 for Night Two of Survival of the Fittest! Your favorite ROH stars will compete in a three-night tournament to determine the 2017 Survival of the Fittest winner. The winner of this year’s tournament will get the customary ROH World Title shot at a later date and etch their name in the history books! Seven out of ten men that have won have gone on to either win the championship with their title shot or do so at a later date – winning ROH’s preeminent tournament has proved it can launch careers!
At the Soaring Eagle Cup, former ROH World Champion “Almighty” Christopher Daniels took on the man he lost the championship to – current ROH World Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody. A hard-fought bout went to a time limit draw. It was the third time these men met one-on-one and the fans wanted desperately to see a winner.
Chants of “five more minutes!” rang through Soaring Eagle but Daniels said he wouldn’t compete unless the ROH World Championship was on the line. When Cody acquiesced, Daniels backed out saying he wouldn’t fight Cody with the title on the line 15 minutes into a match.
With wounds still open, and Cody maintaining an open challenge, a Pay Per View Main Event Rematch will be Survival of the Fittest – Night Two’s main event..and this time it’s a TEXAS DEATH MATCH!
TEXAS DEATH MATCH FOR THE ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY vs. “ALMIGHTY” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS
There was a marked change of attitude from “Almighty” Christopher Daniels following his loss of the ROH World Championship to Cody at Best in the World. Revered as he chased the gold and celebrated by fans as he won it, Daniels was surprised by the fans’ reaction in Lowell, MA when Cody defeated him for the title.
The following night, Daniels and Frankie Kazarian addressed the crowd at the International Television Taping, with over eight minutes of footage deemed unairable by the ROH Board of Directors. The Addiction insulted the fans, wrestlers, commentators, staff, officials and more, racking up fine after fine and being suspended from television.
The duo felt the fans turned their backs on them to support the new Champion Cody and Bullet Club. It is tough to say they are wrong!
Meanwhile, since winning the ROH World Championship, Cody became a barnstorming, free agent champion, defending the title at independent events against competitors Ring of Honor cannot legally mention the names of. When Cody signed the most lucrative deal in ROH history after defeating Minoru Suzuki in the biggest win of his career at Death Before Dishonor, Cody began defending the title against anyone and everyone. With another successful defense against Rocky Romero this past weekend at ROH Elite, Cody will now defend his title against Daniels in Dallas!
While Cody has proved to be a fighting champion, something seems odd about this match. The match is entirely on Christopher Daniels’ terms based on their confrontation at the Soaring Eagle Cup. Additionally, Cody has maintained a more strenuous international travel schedule that puts him behind the eight ball more so than Daniels as the Addiction have an opportunity to isolate Cody in their tag team bout against Kenny Omega and Cody the night before in San Antonio!
PHOTO: Spoiler On Big Segment Taking Place on WWE Smackdown Tonight, Hall of Famer Backstage
Tonight’s WWE Smackdown, the final show before Survivor Series on Sunday, looks to be another newsworthy event coming off the heels of last night’s WWE Raw.
As seen in the spoiler photo below, The Shield is indeed at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, for tonight’s Smackdown, and appear to be rehearsing something with The New Day for tonight’s show. The Shield will be facing New Day at Survivor Series on Sunday. As we noted earlier tonight, it’s likely The Bar will also be appearing on Smackdown tonight, to hype their match against The Usos at the PPV. It’s also possible several of the Raw women will appear on Smackdown for final build to the Team Raw vs Team Smackdown match.
Additionally, PWInsider.com is reporting that Ric Flair is backstage at Smackdown tonight, likely to watch Charlotte Flair challenge Natalya for the WWE Smackdown Women’s Title. This appears to be Flair’s first visit backstage to a WWE event since having surgery.
Our coverage page for tonight’s WWE Smackdown is now live, so head to this link and follow along for complete show results!
WWE has released the following video featuring Roderick Strong hyping NXT Takeover WarGames on Saturday:
“The Messiah of the Backbreaker is ready for the unbridled brutality of this Saturday’s Triple Threat WarGames Match”:
Rey Mysterio Hosting ‘Lucha Wonderland’
The following press release has been issued:
“Rey Mysterio’s Lucha Wonderland on Dec. 22
Featuring WWE World Champions
What: Join celebrity wrestler Rey Mysterio and WWE World Champions for an action-packed night of Lucha Libre Wrestling at Sycuan Casino’s Live & Up Close theatre.
When: Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Where: Live & Up Close Theatre (Inside Sycuan Casino)
5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019
Who: The Lucha Wonderland lineup features several well-known stars including Rey Mysterio, John Morrisson, Taya, Rocky Romero, Willie Mack, a special surprise guest and many more.
Rey Mysterio: Former WWE World Champion, global Superstar, San Diego native and arguably the biggest name and most successful wrestler to come out of Mexico.
Mysterio revolutionized the sport paving the way for smaller, lighter wrestlers from both sides of the border and beyond.
John Morisson: Former WWE World Champion. Current star of Netflix series Lucha Underground and current World Champion in Mexico’s Triple A promotion. Morrison is also a lead actor in “Boone: The Bounty Hunter” movie.
Taya: Canadian wrestler who became one of the biggest female wrestling stars in Mexico. Current star of Netflix series Lucha Underground and one of the hottest, most in-demand independent wrestlers in the US today.
Who Should Attend: Open to the public (tickets available for purchase, must be 21+)
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online at www.sycuan.com or at the Live & Up Close box office located at Sycuan Casino.”
Charlotte On Title Match
As noted, WWE Smackdown Live star Charlotte Flair did a Facebook Live Q&A today, which you can watch below. During the Q&A Charlotte dedicates tonight’s Smackdown Live Women’s Title match to her father Ric Flair:
According to PWInsider.com, there has been talk of adding another WWE Survivor Series match to the Kickoff show, and it’s also possible WWE could move one of the already scheduled matches to the pre-show.
WWE MSG Main Event Confirmed
PWInsider is also reporting that the currently scheduled John Cena vs Samoa Joe match, taking place at the December 26th WWE Live Event at Madison Square Garden, will headline the post-holiday show.
The rest of the WWE MSG card is being advertised as follows:
THE SHIELD VS. BRAY WYATT, SHEAMUS & CESARO – 6 MAN TAG TEAM MAIN EVENT –
JOHN CENA VS. SAMOA JOE – FIRST TIME EVER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN –
BRAUN STROWMAN VS. KANE
PLUS MORE OF YOUR FAVORITE WWE SUPERSTARS INCLUDING: FINN BALOR THE MIZ SASHA BANKS ALEXA BLISS ASUKA BAYLEY MATT HARDY ENZO AMORE AND MANY MORE!
NXT TV Taping News
The next set of WWE NXT tapings will take place on November 29th from Full Sail University in Florida. As we noted earlier today, WWE will be taking NXT on the road for a set of tapings at the historic Center Stage Theater in Atlanta in January 2018.