WWE SmackDown results, live blog (Nov. 12, 2021): Reigns vs. Woods – Cageside Seats

WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 12, 2021) with a show emanating from the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, featuring all the latest build to the Survivor Series pay-per-view event taking place later this month.

Advertised for tonight: King Xavier Woods goes one-on-one against Roman Reigns. Unofficially, though, it will probably be three-on-one given the Usos are around and Kofi Kingston’s status is unknown due to his knee injury.

WWE will also have to get going tonight on adding some angles for many of the brand warfare matches scheduled at Survivor Series.

Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the SmackDown live blog kicks off once the show starts on FOX. It will be below this line here. (Note: Going forward, there will be no ban on GIFs or images in the live blog threads. Feel free to post as you wish.)


I heard what I said to you and it was so out of sync with the way I wanted to make myself out to seem. I don’t like this air, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop breathing it. Instead, I think I’ll just liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with commentary hyping up our main event and recapping the events that lead to it.

Sonya Deville is in the ring with Shotzi Blackheart, Natalya, Shayna Baszler, and Aliyah.

She says she’s here tonight to show off the SmackDown women’s team for Survivor Series and introduces the four women in the ring before introducing our team captain, Sasha Banks.

She makes her entrance and Shotzi tries to start a fight with her but Sonya is barely able to maintain control.

Naomi slides in the ring and the brawl erupts and we go to break.

Aliyah, Naomi, & Sasha Banks vs. Natalya, Shayna Baszler, & Shotzi Blackheart

Banks and Natalya to start, the Boss gets one over on her and Nattie tags out to Baszler. Waistlock takedown, corner knee, tag to Aliyah and Sasha helps her into a tijeras! Dropkick sends her into a tag to Shotzi, dropkick, cover for one. Neidhart in, big lariat gets a nearfall, Baszler in, Kirifuda Clutch attempt but Aliyah rolls out and tags Naomi in!

Naomi running hot, suplex blocked, standing switch, Nattie with the blind tag and she cuts her off right into a kick from Shayna! Suplex off the apron and to the floor, back inside, another suplex, cover for two! Discus lariat drops her… NOPE! Action back to the floor, they throw Naomi into the barricade and we go to break.

Back from commercial, heels in control on Naomi and working her over at length in the corner. Baszler working a top wristlock at length, Naomi gets an enzuigiri off and the path is clear but Nattie clears the apron and cuts her off! Naomi with an O’Connor roll, tag to Aliyah!

Off the top, diving crossbody, a Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches, another one, fighting off the Sharpshooter, schoolboy for two! Neidhart with a Michinoku Driver, Aliyah with a bridging northern lights suplex but Baszler breaks it up! The match goes into “everybody do something cool” territory, and soon enough Aliyah reverses the Sharpshooter…

Aliyah, Naomi, & Sasha Banks win by pinfall with a crossleg folding press from Aliyah on Natalya.

Sami Zayn is backstage cutting a locker room leader promo… into a mirror.

He turns around to see Jeff Hardy standing there, and Jeff says he’s been there the whole time.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of Aliyah’s big win.

She’s super excited and she runs into an interview backstage.

She talks about how excited she is when Sonya Deville rolls up to ask how long she’s known Naomi for. Aliyah is confused and Sonya shifts gears to congratulate her before informing her that she’s no longer on the Survivor Series team.

She walks off and a dejected Aliyah tries to keep from crying.

We get a recap of the Woods/Reigns situation.

Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman are interviewed backstage.

Roman refuses to chat with Kayla and tells Paul Heyman to wise her up. He says he’s been authorized to up the ante against Xavier Woods and says if Roman Reigns isn’t man enough to force Woods to bend the knee, he’ll bend his knee to Xavier. And if he doesn’t, he’s willing to be stripped of the Universal Championship and banished from SmackDown.

Rick Boogs plays Shinsuke Nakamura in to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we see Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss hanging out and chatting.

Moss has more bad jokes about the Viking Raiders.

Los Lotharios (Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo) vs. Rick Boogs & Shinsuke Nakamura

Boogs and Carrillo to start, collar and elbow, Rick shoves him back, catches him with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex, leg pick, tossing Karelin lift connects! Garza tags in, choke in the ropes, big crossface strikes and knees to the ribs! Keeping Boogs isolated, eventually he gets away and we get tags!

Humberto and Shinsuke, Nakamura running hot, sliding German suplex! Diving Kinshasa but Angel breaks it up! Boogs takes him out with a Cactus Clothesline, Shinsuke fired up but Garza pulls his cousin out of the ring to save him! Baseball slide takes him out, Humberto off the ropes and right into a kick!

Angel cuts him off, Carrillo tags him in, off the ropes…

Los Lotharios win by pinfall with a Total Elimination variant on Shinsuke Nakamura.