The 587th edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA. Two nights before Team Mysterio faces Team Del Rio in a Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Tag Match, the ten participants in the match would face off on SmackDown in a series of Survivor Series Showdowns where “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio would go one-on-one with the self-proclaimed “Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio in a Captain Vs. Captain Match, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show would go one-on-one with Tyler Reks, “The Ballin’ Superstar” MVP would go one-on-one with “The Sinister Scotsman” Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston would go one-on-one with “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, and “The All-American American” Jack Swagger would go one-on-one with “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters!
- Survivor Series Showdown: MVP def. Drew McIntyre by pin following the Ballin’ Boot.
- Survivor Series Showdown: Jack Swagger def. Chris Masters by submission to the ankle lock.
- Non-Title: Kaval def. Dolph Ziggler by roll-up.
- Survivor Series Showdown: "Dashing" Cody Rhodes def. Kofi Kingston by pin following Cross Rhodes.
- "Co-Divas Champions" LayCool def. Natalya & Kelly Kelly by Layla pinning Natalya following a double big boot.
- Survivor Series Showdown: Big Show def. Tyler Reks by pin following the chokeslam.
- Captain Vs. Captain Match: Survivor Series Showdown: Rey Mysterio def. Alberto Del Rio by DQ after Team Del Rio interferes.
- Survivor Series Showdown: Team Battle Royal: Team Mysterio def. Team Del Rio with Rey Mysterio & Big Show surviving.
Two nights before he leads Team Del Rio in the Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Tag Match against Team Mysterio at Survivor Series and before he goes one-on-one with Rey Mysteruo in a Captain Vs. Captain Match later in the night, the show kicks off with the self-proclaimed “Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio! Del Rio states that, after twenty-four years, Survivor Series will finally be “great” because he will be the Superstar of the show! Del Rio proclaims that Team Del Rio is going to “destroy” Rey Mysterio and his “little team” before saying that Rey is not the only one who likes to be “destroyed” as some people like to “learn the hard way” and no one is better than him to “teach” them a lesson just like he did to WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter on the 3-Hour “Old School” RAW on Monday! Del Rio proclaims that he made the “little action figure”, Sgt. Slaughter, “cry” before stating that he is their “hero”! This brings out the man who stopped his attack on Sgt. Slaughter on RAW as MVP comes out and states that the fans want him to punch Del Rio right in the mouth! MVP continues that they’ve seen Del Rio’s “act” before and tells Del Rio that he is a “dime a dozen” before saying that it is the legends and Hall of Famers who “paved the way” for Alberto Del Rio and that the legends made the WWE what it is today! Del Rio responds by saying that MVP will never be a “legend” while he is already a “legend”! MVP responds to this proclamation by threatening to give Del Rio a “legendary beat down” and Del Rio states that there is going to be a “fight”, but not between them; it will be between him and Rey Mysterio! Before leaving the ring, Del Rio tells MVP that he can’t “handle” him before saying that he will bring him a member of Team Del Rio to have a match against before bringing out MVP’s opponent, “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre! In the end, it was MVP hitting the Ballin’ Boot to Drew McIntyre en route to picking up the win! Is this a sign of things to come for Team Mysterio?
Backstage, Edge is with a still bound and gagged Paul Bearer as Edge tells Bearer that Kane and “no one” else is going to find them, but they will go see Kane by the end of the night! Edge tells Bearer that it’s been a “barrel of laughs” before getting in a wheelchair of his own and winning a drag race against the immobile Paul Bearer! Edge then asks Bearer if he’s rather play “Trivial Pursuit” or “Jenga” before telling Bearer that he’s got a “better idea”! What does Edge have in store for his captive victim, Paul Bearer?
Backstage, an angry World Heavyweight Champion Kane barges into the office of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long and demands to know where Edge & Paul Bearer are at and, when Long tells Kane he does not know where they are at, Kane accuses of “lying” to him before wrecking the GM’s office as Long narrowly escapes!
In the second Survivor Series Showdown of the night, “The All-American American” Jack Swagger, representing Team Del Rio, would go one-on-one with “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters, representing Team Mysterio! In the end, it was Jack Swagger locking on the ankle lock, forcing Chris Masters, to tap out to pick up the win!
Backstage, Edge is with a bound Paul Bearer as Edge tells Bearer that Bearer is going to teach him to “stick and move” and, after a couple of misses and a low hit, Edge would connect with a soccer ball right to the head of Paul Bearer! What else does Edge have in store for Kane’s father?
The Intercontinental Champion was in action on SmackDown as Dolph Ziggler would go one-on-one with “The World Warrior” Kaval in a non-title match! In the end, it was Kaval rolling up the ultra-confident Intercontinental Champion to pick up the upset win! After the match, Kaval informs Dolph Ziggler that, as the winner of NXT Season Two, he can get a title shot at a pay-per-view of his choosing and he is choosing this Sunday at Survivor Series to challenge Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title! Can Kaval defeat Dolph Ziggler a second time, this time to win the Intercontinental Title, or will Dolph’s reign as champion continue?
Then it was time for another Survivor Series Showdown as Team Mysterio’s Kofi Kingston would go one-on-one with Team Del Rio’s “Dashing” Cody Rhodes! In the end, it was “Dashing” Cody Rhodes hitting Cross Rhodes on Kofi Kingston en route to picking up the win!
Two nights before she challenges both Layla & Michelle McCool in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the Divas Title, Natalya would team with Kelly Kelly to face the self-proclaimed “co-Divas Champions” LayCool! Without Kelly Kelly even getting tagged in, LayCool would hit a double big boot on Natalya en route to Layla pinning Natalya to pick up the win for LayCool! Will this be the result of this Sunday’s 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the Divas Title?
Backstage, Edge is eating some of the food he ordered as Edge enjoys pizza, hot wings, breadsticks, and brownies as Edge smashes and dumps food all over Paul Bearer before asking Bearer if he is ready to go find Kane! How will Kane react when he sees Edge and his bound father, Paul Bearer?
Backstage, a seething and angry World Heavyweight Champion Kane suddenly breaks down into tears over the abduction of his father, Paul Bearer! Has Edge “broken” the World Heavyweight Champion? With this psychological advantage, is Edge a shoe-in to win the World Heavyweight Title this Sunday?
In another Survivor Series Showdown, Tyler Reks would face his toughest test to date in his young career as Reks would go one-on-one with “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show! Despite knocking Big Show off of his feet early in the match, the rest of the match was downhill for Tyler Reks as Big Show would plant Reks with a chokeslam en route to picking up the win! Team Mysterio and Team Del Rio have both racked up two wins in the four Survivor Series Showdown matches, but which Team Captain will emerge victorious over the other?
Backstage, Edge and the still bound Paul Bearer arrive in the arena and Edge calls out for Kane to find him and even allows Paul Bearer to yell for Kane! Kane would finally track down Paul Bearer, who has been loaded into a van by Edge and Kane can not find Edge anywhere, but Edge would appear and dive off of the top of the van onto Kane before throwing Kane into a metal table nearby before getting in the van and speed off with Paul Bearer still in the van! What will happen between Kane and Edge this Sunday at Survivor Series? Will Edge still be in possession of Paul Bearer?
Then it was time for the main event as the respective captains of Team Mysterio and Team Del Rio would face off as “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio would go one-on-one with the self-proclaimed “Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio in a Captain Vs. Captain Match! Early in the match, the other four Superstars that make up Team Del Rio would rush out and attack Rey Mysterio, prompting the rest of Team Mysterio to rush out, sparking a brawl between the two teams, prompting SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long to come out and announcer a Survivor Series Showdown Battle Royal between the two teams!
In a Survivor Series Showdown pitting Team Mysterio against Team Deal Rio, Rey Mysterio, Big Show, MVP, Kofi Kingston, & Chris Masters would face Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, & Tyler Reks in a Team Battle Royal! The first elimination would come at the hands of Chris Masters as Masters would eliminate “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, followed by Tyler Reks later eliminating Chris Masters! Kofi Kingston would get the next elimination by eliminating Tyler Reks, followed by Drew McIntyre eliminating Kofi Kingston and Alberto Del Rio eliminating MVP! Big Show would then hurl Drew McIntyre over the top rope to eliminate McIntyre before Rey Mysterio would eliminate Alberto Del Rio! In the end, it was Rey Mysterio hitting the 619 and Big Show eliminating Jack Swagger to pick up the win for Team Mysterio with Rey Mysterio and Big Show surviving! Will Team Mysterio repeat this success this Sunday at Survivor Series?