Much like Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown has become a largely enjoyable weekly show ever since Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque took over creative in July. For the most part, the matches are fresh and exciting, the angles aren’t overdone or needless, and the storylines flow at a natural and consistent pace.
Such was the case on the October 29 broadcast of the blue brand. Once again headlined by a Bray Wyatt promo, this featured him confronted by Uncle Howdy. Also on offer was the return of Emma as she answered Ronda Rousey’s open challenge, Sami Zayn and Solo Sikoa colliding with Butch and Ridge Holland, and Karrion Kross facing Ridge Holland.
The following week’s episode, airing on November 4, was pre-taped. This is due to WWE Crown Jewel the day after taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It’s become tradition with WWE’s events in the country that SmackDown will be a pre-taped broadcast that week, either airing the day after, the day before, or the day of the event in question.
WWE SmackDown Results For November 4
Per PWInsider, the full results saw a five-match card for the episode. Aside from one in-ring promo, there is no mention of any segments. These are presumed to have been taped backstage and will be inserted into the edit of next week’s episode.
Main eventing was an Intercontinental Championship defence as GUNTHER defeated Rey Mysterio. ‘The Biggest Little Man’ earned the match by besting Solo Sikoa, Sheamus, and Ricochet in a number one contender’s bout.
Speaking of Ricochet, he was felled by LA Knight, while Liv Morgan defeated former WWE authority figure Sonya Deville in a No Disqualifications match. Shayna Baszler defeated Natalya and Braun Strowman was victorious in a 5-on-1 Handicap match against five local talents, while also reportedly repeatedly slamming MVP.
The only non-wrestling segment noted saw a brawl break out between The Usos, The New Day, and The Brawling Brutes, which saw The Bloodline standing tall. This stemmed from Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods cheering on Butch and Ridge Holland ahead of Crown Jewel, praying that Jey and Jimmy Uso don’t break their record.