On a noteworthy episode of SmackDown, Daniel Bryan turned heel and won the WWE Championship, Becky Lynch’s replacement for Survivor Series was announced, and WWE finished building to Sunday’s pay-per-view.
Bryan defeated AJ Styles in the main event to win the WWE title. Bryan moved out of the way when Styles was going for the Phenomenal Forearm, Styles accidentally bumped into the referee, Bryan kicked him low when the referee wasn’t looking, and then hit the running knee to win the championship. After the match, Bryan attacked Styles and stomped on his head.
Bryan will now face Universal Champion Brock Lesnar on Sunday.
With Becky Lynch off Survivor Series, her replacement was announced last night. Lynch picked her own replacement in storyline, with her choosing Charlotte Flair to face Ronda Rousey.
Jeff Hardy took Bryan’s spot on SmackDown’s Survivor Series men’s division team, and SAnitY, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, and The Colons joined The Usos and The New Day to round out the tag division team.
More coverage from last night —
WOR: Daniel Bryan, Becky Lynch, Survivor Series shakeup, more! 11/13
WWE 205 Live TV taping spoilers: Cedric Alexander vs. Lio Rush
Updated SmackDown teams for WWE Survivor Series
Daniel Bryan wins WWE title, will face Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series
Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair set for WWE Survivor Series
WWE SmackDown live results: Final build to Survivor Series
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
Becky Lynch is officially off Survivor Series
Paul Heyman interrupts AJ Styles, Styles and Daniel Bryan brawl
Jeff Hardy vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
Shinsuke Nakamura vows to break Seth Rollins’ face at Survivor Series
Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz (Mysterio stays on Team SmackDown if he wins)
Becky Lynch picks Charlotte Flair to replace her at Survivor Series
Charlotte Flair says she’ll be fighting for Becky Lynch on Sunday
Cesaro, Sheamus & Big Show vs. The New Day
WWE rounds out SmackDown’s tag team division team for Survivor Series
Daniel Bryan defeats AJ Styles to win the WWE Championship
SmackDown fallout: Daniel Bryan refuses to explain his heel turn
SmackDown fallout: Daniel Bryan takes part in a photoshoot after winning the WWE title
SmackDown fallout: Charlotte Flair is prepared to defeat Ronda Rousey