WWE Smackdown Results, November 1, 2019: Adam Cole defended the NXT Championship against Daniel Bryan in an instant classic to conclude a night of surprises as the black-and-gold brand claimed a resounding victory over SmackDown in the first battle on the march toward Survivor Series.
As Cole put his title on the line, the NXT Champion repeatedly showcased his impressive mat skills to victory. A fiery back-and-forth sequence of strikes eventually gave way to Cole connecting with a superkick straight out of Michaels’ playbook before hitting the Panama Sunrise and the Last Shot for the win.
Cole was soon mobbed by his fellow NXT Superstars, many of whom had already made their presence felt throughout the night at the expense of the SmackDown roster.
Triple H joined the fray and threw down the gauntlet not only for SmackDown, but also for Raw, declaring “This is our army, this is our fight, this is our ring.”
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar quits SmackDown to hunt Rey Mysterio on Raw
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar conquered a ghost from his past in defeating Cain Velasquez at WWE Crown Jewel, but he already had his sights set on his next target.
Explaining that WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon said he couldn’t comply with Heyman and Lesnar’s demand to face Mysterio due to Raw and SmackDown contract exclusivity, Lesnar’s advocate announced a different plan: The Beast was quitting SmackDown immediately and heading to Raw to “hunt” The Ultimate Underdog.
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