During the Pre-Show Half of the arena was tarped off, but the crowd was into it. “Let’s Go Cena / Cena Sucks” chants, as well as “Feed Me More” before the start.
Smackdown SPOILERS 11/28
Tonight’s episode of Smackdown opened with the same Sting video promo that was shown on Raw.
- Miz TV: The crowd loved Damien Sandow and booed The Miz. Big Show came out to 50/50 cheers and boos. “You Sold Out” chants until Miz did the “when my hand goes up, you shut up” line. Show started talking about his situation when Daniel Bryan came out and the crowd erupted. Bryan announced that he’s running Smackdown tonight. He booked Ryback vs. Seth Rollins, Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler for the IC Title, and Rusev’s U.S. Title battle royal that he mentioned on Raw.
Rusev won a 20-man battle royal to retain the U.S. Title. Participants included Rusev, Miz, Sandow, Show, Erick Rowan, Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter), Titus O’Neil, Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Stardust, Goldust, Justin Gabriel, Sin Cara, Adam Rose, Tyson Kidd, Diego, Fernando, Cesaro, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso.
Rough order of elimination: Justin Gabriel was out first and then Sin Cara followed by Axel, Slater, Rose, Los Matadores, Show, Rowan, Miz, (so Sandow, being the miz’s stunt double eliminates himself), Stardust and Goldust, one of the Usos, O’Neil, and the other Uso to arrive at a Final Four of Cesaro, Rusev, Kidd, and Swagger. Kidd was eliminated, then Cesaro, then Swagger, and Rusev is still champion.
- Backstage: Kane was selling t-shirts. Santino told Kane that he wants Ryback shirts, then Santino ran away scared.
- After a break, Bray Wyatt came out for a lights-out promo on Dean Ambrose. Real good promo from Bray about his match against Dean at TLC.
- Promo for “A New Day” Which incovently is debuting… tonight.
Divas champion Nikki Bella (w/Brie Bella) beat Emma. Basic squash with no help from Brie. Afterward, Nikki cut a promo about “the truth of A.J. Lee,” then A.J. came out and worked over Nikki. “C-M Punk” chants took over and the segment ended with the Bellas walking up the ramp and A.J. angry in the ring.
- Backstage: Kane’s merchandise stand was destroyed.
Ryback beat Seth Rollins via DQ when Kane ran in and attacked Ryback. Rollins gave Kane a chair and he beat Ryback with it. Kane chokeslammed Ryback onto the chair and the segment ended with Kane standing tall over Ryback.
The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E. & Xavier Woods) beat Slater Gator & Curtis Axel in a six-man tag match.
- Daniel Bryan was interviewed backstage. He booked Kane vs. Ryback in a Chairs match at the TLC PPV. Bryan was asked if he will be back soon and he erupted in “Yes!” chants.
Dolph Ziggler beat IC champion Luke Harper via count-out; Harper retained the IC Title. Ziggler won after superkicking Harper near the announce table. Afterward, Harper tried to hit Ziggler with the title belt, but Ziggler reversed into a Zig-Zag. The taping ended with Ziggler standing tall.
For the live crowd, it was Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt.
Dark Match: Dean Ambrose beat Bray Wyatt via DQ when Bray hit Dean with a kendo stick. Bray beat him with the stick until Dean reversed and beat Bray with the stick to close the taping and send the crowd home happy.