SmackDown Results: Bryan & Punk, ‘The Beard & The Best,’ turned the tables on The Wyatt’s feast

SmackDown Results: Bryan & Punk, ‘The Beard & The Best,’ turned the tables on The Wyatt’s feast

Luke Harper & Erick Rowan def. The Usos

MANCHESTER – Nine days before Survivor Series, SmackDown traveled across the pond, as CM Punk teamed with Daniel Bryan for the first time ever on the blue brand against Ryback & Curtis Axel and thwarted their pay-per-view adversaries in the process.

The Usos vs. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan: SmackDown, Nov. 15, 2013

SmackDown kicks off with tag team action from The Usos and The Wyatt Family.

Despite rallying against a dominating onslaught by The Wyatt Family’s Luke Harper & Erick Rowan in SmackDown’s opening contest, The Usos would ultimately fall short after Harper leveled Jey Uso with a monster clothesline.

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And when Jimmy attempted to stop Bray Wyatt’s post-match attack, a three-on-one mugging ensued – ending with The Eater of World’s Sister Abigail.Wyatt then referenced Survivor Series, predicting that heroes would become victims and a scar would be left on  CM Punk and Daniel Bryan that would bring with it the taste of tragedy.

Natalya def. Tamina Snuka

Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka: SmackDown, Nov. 15, 2013

Natalya and Tamina Snuka square off on SmackDown.

On Wednesday’s WWE Main Event, a vicious kick from Tamina cost Natayla a Divas Championship victory over AJ Lee.

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In the height of the resulting SmackDown match between the third-generation Diva and the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka, a distraction from AJ on the apron backfired, leaving the unhinged titleholder on the ringside floor and Tamina tapping out to Natalya’s Sharpshooter.

R-Truth & The Prime Time Players def. The Union Jacks

R-Truth and Prime Time Players vs. The Union Jacks: SmackDown, Nov. 15, 2013

R-Truth finds two suitable partners in The Prime Time Players against The Union Jacks.

R-Truth looked to get “Jiggy Jiggy” on Friday night, teaming with The Prime Time Players against The Union Jacks – the artists usually known as 3MB.

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However, the aggressive “Fab Three” ultimately found themselves played out when, in the midst of total disorder, Truth drove Heath Slater face first into the canvas for the pinfall.

Then, as the smoke cleared, the victors borrowed their opponents’ Union Jack outfits and, well … got “Jiggy with it.”

Alberto Del Rio attacked John Cena during an Arm Wrestling Challenge

John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio - Arm Wresting Challenge: SmackDown, Nov. 15, 2013

World Champion John Cena and Alberto Del Rio test their strength in an Arm Wrestling Challenge on SmackDown.

Determined to take back the World Title at Survivor Series, Alberto Del Rio demanded to know if World Heavyweight Champion John Cena would accept his Arm Wrestling Challenge on SmackDown.

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Bandaged from Del Rio’s Monday night assault, an emerging Cena referred to his No. 1 contender as a desperate man before sitting down to break his challenger’s limb with his “good” arm.

After Cena shockingly defeated Del Rio in no time flat, an apparently outraged Del Rio demanded a rematch. This turned out to be a ploy, though, for when Cena dropped the Mexican Superstar’s arm for the second time,  Del Rio unleashed a fevered assault that ended with the Cenation leader being put through a table!

The Funkadactyls def. The Bella Twins

The Bella Twins vs. The Funkadactyls: SmackDown, Nov. 15, 2013

The Bella Twins and The Funkadactyls engage in a battle between "Total Divas" on SmackDown.

In the second Divas matchup of the night, the showdown pitting The Bellas against fellow “Total Divas” The Funkadactyls came to a  screeching halt when Naomi hit The Rear View on Nikki Bella for the three-count.

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The Great Khali def. Hunico & Camacho in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match

The Great Khali vs. Hunico & Camacho - 2-on-1 Handicap Match: SmackDown, Nov. 15, 2013

The Great Khali may be outnumbered, but still has a size advantage over Hunico & Camacho.

Returning to SmackDown after a long absence, Hunico & Camacho asked General Manager Vickie Guerrero for a little action. They were probably sorry they did, though, as their subsequent Handicap contest against The Great Khali ended their night real quick.

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CM Punk & Daniel Bryan vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel ended in a No Contest

CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel: SmackDown, Nov. 15, 2013

"The Best and The Beard" face Ryback & Curtis Axel in the main event of SmackDown.

Ready to battle Luke Harper & Erick Rowan at Survivor Series – a  pay-per-view match announced on earlier this week – CM Punk & Daniel Bryan teamed up for the first time ever on the blue brand to take on Ryback & Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel.

"The Beard with The Best"

But just when Bryan snapped The Human Wrecking Ball into the “YES!” Lock, the lights suddenly went out and the horrifying tone of the Wyatts’s entrance theme echoed through Manchester. When the lights returned, The Wyatt Family appeared to spoil the party. While they were in the ring, however, Punk and Bryan were both gone!

Meanwhile, as Axel tried to revive Ryback, the disoriented Big Guy pushed his partner into the creepy faction, leading Harper and Rowan to attack the titleholder and The Human Wrecking Ball. But, after they exiled their prey from the ring, “The Beard with The Best” suddenly reappeared from hiding and scored a hit-and-run attack on their pay-per-view opponents.

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