The show opened with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan welcoming everyone to this special episode of Smackdown. They hyped the return of the Undertaker and introduced the first match of the night: the Intercontinental title match between Dolph Ziggler and the Miz.

1. Intercontinental Championship Match: The Miz defeated Dolph Ziggler (c).Ziggler rolled up Miz in a small package, but Maryse pushed them over behind the referee’s back to reverse the pin and allow The Miz to get the three-count and become a six-time Intercontinental Champion. He will defend the title against Sami Zayn at Survivor Series.

— Backstage, Alexa Bliss pleaded her case to Daniel Bryan that her foot was on the ropes when she lost to Becky Lynch last week. Bryan promised she would get a rematch, but for now, she has to focus on Survivor Series. Team coach Natalya interrupted and tried to give Bliss a pep talk.

2. Kalisto defeated Oney Lorcan. This was the main roster debut for Oney Lorcan, who was identified with NXT graphics, so there hasn’t been a full-time call-up. Kalisto won by pinfall after the Salida Del Sol.

3. Carmella NC Nikki Bella. Charlotte Flair came in through the crowd with a front row ticket to watch the match. Nikki attacked Charlotte and threw her into the ring and the referee threw the match out.

— After the match, the Raw women’s Survivor Series team stormed the ring to beat down Nikki. Carmella reluctantly came to Nikki’s aid, then the Smackdown women’s team ran in to even the odds. The 12 women (Dana Brooke and Natalya were also present) brawled all around ringside and Smackdown got the better of the exchange, standing in the ring and taunting the Raw team.

4. American Alpha, The Usos, The Hype Bros, and Breezango defeated The Spirit Squad, The Headbangers, The Ascension and The Vaudevillains. Rhyno and Heath Slater were at ringside, cheering on the team of Survivor Series-bound wrestlers. American Alpha got the pin for their team with the Grand Amplitude on Thrasher.

— Edge returned with his Cutting Edge segment, and his guests were the members of the Smackdown men’s Survivor Series team. The team members began bickering among themselves until they were interrupted by the Undertaker’s music. Undertaker said he is back, and told team Smackdown to win on Sunday, or they will have a reason to fear The Dead Man.