5 Ups & 4 Downs From WWE SmackDown (Nov 18)

Kevin Owens stuns The Bloodline; WWE's Bray Wyatt magic; GUNTHER looks weak?!

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Christ knows just how much Kevin Owens will be able to do at Survivor Series: WarGames, but it looks like the wounded warrior is willing to fight through the pain to be part of the main event. Such gutsy behaviour is something fans have come to expect from KO though, and there's no doubt he's a great addition to the cage match.

His "shock" appearance on SmackDown rocked The Bloodline.

OK, so Kev teaming up with Drew McIntyre and The Brawling Brutes was WWE's worst-kept secret, but that doesn't mean it wasn't the right call. He has history with Bloodline members Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn, and the WarGames format suits somebody with the 'fight forever' attitude of KO's character.

Elsewhere on SmackDown, Bray Wyatt continued his inner battle and teased more from his mini-feud with LA Knight. Also, WWE set about the task of lining up Braun Strowman vs. GUNTHER, Shotzi got a win under her belt before challenging Ronda Rousey, and some smart continuity sold what happened on Raw.

Here's all the good and bad from SmackDown's penultimate offering pre-Survivor Series.


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