Zoey Stark broke into The Judgement Day’s locker room to mess with Rhea Ripley, saying she is focusing on everything except her ahead of Saturday. Ripley actually respected Stark for pulling something like this and said she would get her beating at Survivor Series.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal-Four-Way Match: Natalya & Tegan Nox vs. Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae vs. Katana Chance & Kayden Carter vs. Maxxine Dupri & Ivy Nile
This match began with two teams controlling the match, Nile and Dupri were battling with Natalya and Nox. That battle continued until Hartwell tagged herself in and went to work on Nile, she worked with LeRae to hit Nile with a double-team splash. Carter and Chance then got into the action and they hit LeRae with an assisted cannonball before Carter dove to the outside onto some of her opponents. All the women were now outside the ring and Dupri dove from the second rope onto everyone.
Once back in the ring, Natalya hit Chance with a Michinoku Driver (Shoutout Just 5 Guys). Nile then double power bombed both Natalya and Nox, quite the feat of strength. All eight men were now trading their shots, but Natalya ended up getting Chance in a Sharpshooter, but Nile broke it up and Dupri hit Nox with a Caterpillar and a bridging suplex. Dupri and Nile then went to the top ropes, but Natalya pulled Nile to the floor.
Dupri still went for a dive onto Nox, but Nox rolled through the crossbody and got the victory. Nox and Natalya are the number one contenders for Chelsea Green and Piper Niven’s tag titles.
Winners: Natalya & Tegan Nox
Gunther was walking backstage when he found Kaiser ripping Vinci apart, Gunther was outraged with Kaiser for his loss earlier. However, he applauded Vinci’s actions and said he may have put the wrong person in charge.
Adam Pearce let the entire tag division know that next week there will be a tag team turmoil to find new number-one contenders for the tag titles. He then found Nick Aldis walking around backstage and said they have some things to talk about.
It was now time for The Miz and the Intercontinental Champion, Gunther, to go face-to-face in the ring ahead of their title match this Saturday. Gunther began by saying he has zero respect for Miz and that this sacred ring is for fighting, but he is just an entertainer. Miz steered into that by saying he is proud to be an entertainer, and he said he works to be like people like Bret Hart, Mr. Perfect and Shawn Michaels as a champion. He said those people are remembered because they are not only good at one thing like Gunther and he is immortal as an entertainer. Miz said he will do whatever it takes to win and if Gunther doesn’t respect him now, he will beat the respect into him at Survivor Series when he becomes a 9-time IC Champion.
Gunther said Miz is talking a big game and Miz is a future hall of fame, but Miz is just like everyone else in the building. He will be facing little Mike Mizanin on Saturday, the kid that got bullied and even his idols bullied him to show that he does not belong in wrestling. He said to this day Miz does not belong in this sport, the only place he belongs is in the crowd with the weird fans. Gunther’s conclusion is that Miz hasn’t been bullied enough and he then begins to shove him while degrading him. Gunther was begging Miz to do something, and Miz did just that as he began to punch Gunther in the mouth.
Unfortunately for Miz, Gunther caught him with a big boot to the face, but as Gunther continued to yell at him Miz got him with a low blow. Miz then hit a Skull-Crushing Finale and stood over Gunther while holding the Intercontinental title in the air.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Chad Gable w/Alpha Academy
Nakamura started this match well, he landed a Good Vibrations early on, but Gable came right back with a brutal belly-to-belly over the top rope to the outside. Gable then dove off the ring apron onto Nakamura sending us to a commercial break. Following the break, Nakamura was back in control and he connected with a running knee to Gable’s midsection.
Nakamura now hit a sliding German suplex and a diving knee from the second rope. Gable then reversed a suplex and hit Nakamura with a flipping DDT before following that with a diving headbutt from the top rope. While recovering Nakamura removed the pad from a turnbuckle, but Gable came right at him with a German suplex and a dragon suplex. He then went to the top rope and dove with a moonsault, but Nakamura got his feet up. Nakamura now went for a Kinshasa, however, Gable ducked and got Nakamura into an ankle lock.
The submission was tight, so Nakamura tried to roll through and send Gable into the exposed turnbuckle. Gable had to brace himself and make a quick stop to not hit the steel and this allowed Nakamura to roll him up and steal a win.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
War Games Advantage Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Jey Uso
This match began with both men trading some strikes until McIntyre caught Uso with a kick and then began some ground and pound. McIntyre then ran at Uso, but he ducked and sent McIntyre to the outside before diving at him with a suicide dive. Uso then caught McIntyre with a kick to the head and a diving crossbody. He now made the mistake of going for another suicide dive and he was caught by a right from McIntyre.
McIntyre then picked up Uso and drove him spine-first into the barricade and ring apron, he followed that by crushing Uso’s face into the ring post. It seemed like McIntyre was in full control, but he started talking some smack and got caught with another kick to the face. Uso then hit three shoulder blocks and tried to springboard into the ring, but he was caught in mid-air by a Glasgow Kiss that sent him to the floor. McIntyre then slammed Uso onto the announce table and sent us into a commercial break.
Following the break, Uso was making a comeback with a superkick and a Samoan drop. However, McIntyre ducked a clothesline and hit a neckbreaker on Uso before kicking up. He was now calling for the Claymore, but he was met halfway with a superkick from Uso. Uso went to the top rope, but McIntyre knocked him off the ropes and hit a Future Shock DDT to get the victory and give Judgement Day the advantage in War Games!
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Rhea Ripley came out to applaud McIntyre as he continued his attack on Uso, but Uso began to fight back. As he did that the rest of Judgement Day came out to beat Uso down, this drew Rhodes, Zayn and Rollins out from the back. They all came with steel chairs and sent Judgement Day running.
Rhodes then said he is so glad J-Day has the advantage and someone like Drew McIntyre, but they must know that they are not alone. They found a fifth member, someone whom Rhodes has a LEGACY with and he is an apex predator! The crowd began to chant Randy and Rhodes simply said that the fans are right!
— WWE (@WWE) November 21, 2023
In War Games, the fifth member of Rhodes’ team will be, Randy Orton!