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SmackDown Results: 

Survivor Series is over, and SmackDown was able to go back to focusing on their own feuds going forward. Who would step up as challengers? What action would unfold? Here’s all the results for Friday’s SmackDown:

  • Roman Reigns def. Robert Roode
  • Mustafa Ali def. Drew Gulak
  • Nikki Cross def. Sonya Deville
  • New Day (c) def. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championships in an Open Challenge

SmackDown Takeaways: So Many Returns!

WWE kept talking about how Bray Wyatt would debut “a new face” on the Firefly Funhouse. Well it turns out The Fiend’s got his own title, and it looks like a face skin you use on WWE2K. Wyatt will now have the blue Universal belt, and it appears The Fiend will have this one:

The Fiend ended the show by attacking Daniel Bryan. He brought him down under the ring, and appeared to sheer him. Bryan was acting much more babyface before this happened. Wyatt could have torn his hair out, making him look much more like an actual babyface going forward.

Sheamus has returned to SmackDown! It was in a backstage vignette, but he is back and seemingly a singles competitor. He looks like his old self, with his old school beard and full head of hair. Based on what he says, it sounds like he’ll be a heel once again.

Alexa Bliss returned as well! Nikki Cross was getting beaten down after picking up a win over Sonya Deville. Bliss came out to even the odds and give support to her friend. Cross was incredibly excited to get her friend back.

Elias returned, making it a trifecta of triumphant returns. He made his return by crooning to Dana Brooke backstage. Sorry, Elias; pretty sure she’s got her eyes on The Animal now.

Jerry Lawler Re-Signs With WWE

The King isn’t going to be leaving WWE anytime soon. Jerry Lawler announced at a convention that he has re-signed with WWE on a three-year deal, according to Wrestling Observer (h/t WrestlingInc).

Lawler is currently part of the Raw announce team. He is the veteran presence on a team with play-by-play guy Vic Joseph and new color announcer Dio Maddin. It has been reported previously that his tenure on the commentary team is meant to be short term, and he was put there to give the team a familiar and experienced voice.

One For The Road:

Roman Reigns was clearly inspired by Keith Lee smashing Adam Cole into the crowd. Here’s Reigns version of “The Yeet”, this time on Dolph Ziggler.

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