There were some huge issues for SmackDown on FOX because there were travel delays coming back from Saudi Arabia. As a result, it gave NXT stars a chance to invade the Friday night show.
It all started with Shayna Baszler attacking and laying out Bayley and Sasha Banks as the fans all chanted “NXT.”
That was just the start.
Matt Riddle and Keith Lee
Sami Zayn was in the back doing an interview and said that the NXT stars better not cross him if they show up.
However, before he could say anything else, Matt Riddle and Keith Lee showed up and got in his face.
Sami Zayn ended up running to the ring, with Riddle and Lee in pursuit. Riddle hit the bro Derrick on Zayn and then Lee hit a massive moonsault and Zayn was left laying.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) November 2, 2019
Up next, Miz came out and said that he was supposed to interview Bray Wyatt, but it couldn’t happen because of the flight delays.
Tommaso Ciampa then came out. He asked if MizTV was supposed to be Must-See TV and if The Miz was supposed to be the biggest must-see wrestler in WWE.
That stage is PERFECT for Ciampa’s entrance!!!#SmackDown
— R.Dream (@WWERDream1) November 2, 2019
However, Tommaso said he is the greatest sports entertainer of all-time. Ciampa said that Miz is everything that is wrong with Raw and SmackDown, playing actor and talk show host.
“Miz, while you play the part, boy, Tommaso Ciampa is the part.”
The two then wrestled and Tommaso Ciampa beat The Miz with the Fairy Tale Ending in an eight-minute match.
The NXT Women
The women of NXT attacked as well. Backstage, Bianca Belair attacked both Dana Brooke and Carmella and destroyed both SmackDown superstars.
Then, it was time for Fire & Desire to battle, but since Brooke and Carmella were laid out, former NXT UK Champion Rhea Ripley and Teagan Nox showed up for the match.
It took just over one minute for Ripley and Nox to destroy Fire & Desire.
— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 2, 2019
Adam Cole BAY-BAY
After the match with Miz and Tommaso Ciampa, the cameras went backstage and it was time to see Daniel Bryan, who approached Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
Bryan asked what they were doing there. Triple H said that when he heard NXT mentioned on the Survivor Series commercial, it sounded like they were called out.
Daniel Bryan asked if Triple H wanted to go fight right now.
Instead, Triple H called out Adam Cole BAY-BAY.
That was the main event of the night. Bryan said he would fight as long as it was for the NXT Championship.
Adam Cole: “BOOM!”
The two fought in an amazing 20-minute match — one of the best on SmackDown in a long time and Adam Cole won the match with the Last Shot, pinning Daniel Bryan.
After the match, the NXT roster showed up to celebrate with Triple H and Shawn Michaels and Triple H said that if Raw and SmackDown wants to pick a fight, he will take it.
Raw and SmackDown vs. NXT. He built an army for a fight and stated “this is our ring. We have fired the first shot. Raw, SmackDown, let’s see what you got. Just remember one thing — We are NXT.”
NXT invades Smackdown. This could be the ultimate invasion angle do over 18 years later.
— Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast ? (@Matmenpodcast) November 2, 2019
WWE SmackDown airs on Friday nights at 8/c on Fox.