11/29 WWE Smackdown Live Pre-Show coverage

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-The team of Scott Stanford, Lita, Booker T, and birthday boy Jerry Lawler hosted the show from WWE Headquarters.

-James Ellsworth on Dean Ambrose’s Asylum talkshow was hyped for Smackdown.

-The contract signing for Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss at TLC will take place on Smackdown Live.

-American Alpha vs. Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton to become No. 1 contenders to the Smackdown Tag Titles was promoted for Smackdown Live.

-The hosts discussed Sasha Banks defeating Charlotte to win the Raw Women’s Championship. Lita mentioned the possibility of both women entering the Royal Rumble match.

-Stanford set up a montage of WWE personalities wishing Lawler a happy birthday. The gag was that James Ellsworth was the only person in the video.

-The hosts discussed the women’s title match and then the Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin chairs match that will be held at TLC. “Remember Ryback?” Booker T asked before noting that we haven’t seen him in WWE in some time. “Do you know why? Kalisto.” Booker looked at Stanford and laughed.

-Backstage at Smackdown, Rhyno and Heath Slater were asked which team they would prefer to face at TLC. Slater is afraid of the Wyatt Family and the “run” message. Rhyno said they will train for either team and won’t run.

-Cathy Kelley checked in and promoted the 205 Live premiere. She ran through the list of talent (same names they’ve listed) and hyped Brian Kendrick vs. Rich Swann for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

-The hosts were asked to list the greatest cruiserweights. Booker T mentioned Super Calo. Lita mentioned Super Astro. Booker brought up Super Porky. Booker mentioned Rey Mysterio, but they said he’s off the list because he’s a heavyweight. Booker mentioned Ultimo Dragon. Lita listed Jushin Thunder Liger. Lawler joked about Superstar Bill Dundee’s size. Lawler went with Dean Malenko.

Join Jake Barnett for live coverage of Smackdown Live on the main page and stick around for my live review of 205 Live.



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