Kevin Owens Becomes The First Member of Team SmackDown After Defeating Dolph Ziggler

Published 10/30/2020, 10:26 PM EDT


SmackDown is gearing up for the upcoming Survivor Series. To determine a winning team, SmackDown held three selection matches. In the first match, Kevin Owens faced Dolph Ziggler.

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Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler got drafted to the blue brand in this year’s draft. Ziggler was accompanied by his tag team partner, Robert Roode.

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Throughout the match, Michael Cole weighed in on the prestige of becoming part of the brand’s official team and the opportunity to “show pride in your brand.” Both men fought for their place in the SmackDown team for the traditional 5-on-5 tag team match.

Robert Roode was there to support his friend but not for long. Ziggler threw Owens off the ring and distracted the referee as Roode attacked Owens. However, the referee caught him in the act and sent Roode backstage.

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Kevin Owens is the first member of the SmackDown team for Survivor Series

Owens went for a Senton off the top rope late in the match, but Ziggler got his knees up to dodge. Ziggler went in for the Sweet Chin Music but Owens dodged it. Owens tried the Pop Up Powerbomb, but Ziggler reversed it into the Famouser for a near fall.

Moments later, Owens went for a Stunner but Ziggler reversed. They exchanged counters after that until Ziggler went for another superkick. However, Owens dodged it and hit a Stunner, and covered for the pinfall.

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After the match, Owens grabbed Cole’s headset and said SmackDown was the KO show now. He could not wait for Survivor Series.

Owens became the first official member of the SmackDown Tag Team. Later in the night, Jey Uso joined Owens. Team Raw comprises AJ Styles, Keith Lee and Sheamus as of now.

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Who do you think will join the teams next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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