The two engaged in a hard-hitting contest that saw each take ample chances while Bryan and Miz watched from the announce desk and talked up their selection. However, Hardy took one chance too many when he went for a Swanton Bomb, as The Samoan Submission Machine got his knees up before Hardy landed. Joe followed up by locking his foe in the Coquina Clutch, forcing The Charismatic Enigma to tap out and securing his place on the team.
After the match, Joe began to gloat right in front of Bryan, and The “Yes!” Man responded by clocking him in the face. The fight spilled into the ring, where Bryan applied the “Yes!” Lock before Miz broke it up. After being provoked by Miz, Bryan decked The A-Lister and unloaded on him until fellow SmackDown LIVE Men’s Survivor Series team member Shane McMahon arrived. However, the best in the world also felt Bryan’s wrath when Daniel dropped him with a judo throw before departing.
It’s possible that Bryan thought Shane was Samoa Joe, but regardless, one fact rang clear: The SmackDown LIVE Men’s Survivor Series team isn’t even close to being on the same page. At least not yet.