WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (November 12, 2021)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. There are spoilers for tonight's show below. The full results can be found right here! Tonight's program aired live from the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.


WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for November 12, 2021

Matches Tonight: Four
  • Six-Woman Tag Match: Natalya, Shayna Baszler, and Shotzi vs Naomi, Aliyah and Sasha Banks. A great match with ample time for each Superstar. Aliyah really got to shine, and was give a lot of freedom to showcase her high-octane and flying skill set. Aliyah picked up the win for her team by rolling up Nattie. 8:10-8:25pm
  • Tag Match: Los Lotharios (Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo) vs Rick Boogs & Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Los Lotharios picked up the win. 8:45-8:49pm EST.
  • Special Stipulation Singles Match: Jeff Hardy vs Sami Zayn. Stipulation: the loser is removed from the SmackDown Survivor Series team. Excellent match from both men. Hardy picked up the win, and Zayn was removed. His replacement is as of yet to be determined. 9:12-9:22pm EST.
  • Non-Title Special Stipulation Singles Main Event Match: King Woods vs Universal Champion Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman. Special Stipulation: the loser bends the knee to the victor. Right as Woods had Roman beat, the Usos interfered. The Usos beat down Woods. Reigns did kneel...but only for the Usos to put Woods' crown upon Reigns' head to end the program. 9:46-9:57pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • SmackDown Women's Survivor Series Team: We opened with WWE Official Sonya Deville introducing all five members of the SmackDown Women's Survivor Series team--Shotzi, Aliyah, Sasha Banks, Natalya, and Shayna Baszler. Naomi, who is not on the team, came out. All six women brawl. 8:00-8:07pm EST.
  • Heartbreak: After winning her SmackDown debut and picking up the pin on Natalya, as well as being added to the Survivor Series team, Aliyah was then informed by Sonya Deville that Aliyah will not be on the Survivor team, leaving the rookie heartbroken. 8:30-8:32pm EST.
  • Took an Arrow to the Knee: In a backstage interview, Paul Heyman announced that he was authorized by the Universal Champion to add a stipulation to their match: if King Woods loses, he must bend the knee to Roman Reigns and acknowledge him. If King Woods wins, Roman Reigns will bend the knee and abdicate his title. Heyman stated it was a verbal, binding agreement.
  • A Queenly Address: Flair cut a promo about being a star-maker, taking credit for Shotzi and Lynch's stardom. Toni Storm interrupted her and pointed out the hypocrisy that Flair criticizes Lynch for not defending her title but the Queen doesn't defend hers. She then went on to challenge Flair to a title shot tonight and the crowd was hot behind that. 8:58-9:04.
  • Randomness: Xia Li will debut next week; Hit Row rapped and Jinder Mahal w/ Shanky rapped back, calling them Cringe Row; Ridge Holland cut another promo on his "idol" Sheamus, who will return next week and is apparently now in a tag team with Holland. Per the stipulation of his match, Sami Zayn has been removed from the SmackDown Survivor Series team.

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