WWE Smackdown Results
December 26, 2014
Sioux City, Iowa
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
We open with a Christmas themed entrance area and pyro going off. Tom Phillips is the first to welcome us to the show in Sioux City.
Hulk Hogan is out first to kick off the show. We hear from Tom Phillips, JBL and Michael Cole on commentary. Hogan gets on the mic to talk about Hulkamania running wild tonight. “Hulkamania is also running Smackdown tonight, brother!” He talks about having some great moments on Smackdown including posing with Daniel Bryan after WrestleMania 30 when Bryan won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Hogan mentions winning the WWE Tag Team Championships with Edge on this very show.
Seth Rollins’ music hits to cut off Hogan. Rollins walks out with J and J Security. He puts over Hogan as a Hall of Famer and the “physical embodiment of WrestleMania, Hulkster, I just wanted to come out here and shake your hand sir.” Rollins credits Hogan for the reason he got in this business, but said Hogan doesn’t belong in this ring anymore. “This ring belongs to me.” Hogan reminds Rollins he is running the show tonight. Rollins said both RAW and Smackdown have been “in the dumps” since The Authority was removed from power. He questions taking them out of power and replacing them with carnival shows like Hogan. “You have no business in my business.” Rollins suggests to Hogan that he endorse him to the entire WWE Universe and just leave. Hogan said he would rather endorse guys like Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler is out next. Ziggler has a mic and thanks the Hulkster. He disagrees though and thinks Seth is the future because that is all Seth wants to talk about. Rollins says Dolph doesn’t understand that the future isn’t a popularity contest and he should do everyone a favor curb stomping his face into the mat in front of his idol…brother. Ziggler said Rollins has done that to him before and he still keeps coming back…brother.
Big Show is out next. He tells Rollins that some times you just have to take what you want. Big Show says he is going to knock out Hulk Hogan and then knock out Dolph Ziggler as a bonus.
Roman Reigns interrupts, hops the guard railing and gets in the ring. Reigns gets on the mic and warns Big Show to not come through the ropes unless he wants to get hit again.
Hogan asks the crowd what they think about Seth Rollins and the Big Show taking on Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns. The crowd cheers. Hogan says he gives the people what they want and books the tag team main event for tonight.
Kane vs. Ryback
Kane with a kick and uppercut early. Ryback fights back with rights. Ryback with a corner clothesline and then eats a big boot from Kane. Kane with uppercuts and body shots to Ryback in the corner. Ryback with a big spinebuster on Kane. Rusev’s music hits and he walks down the ramp with Lana behind him. Ryback with a big boot knocking Rusev off the apron. Ryback avoids a chokeslam from Kane and connects with his Meat Hook clothesline. Ryback gets Kane up and drops him with the Shell Shocked. Ryback hooks the leg for the win.
After the match, Rusev jumps back up on the ring apron and stares down Ryback. Rusev gets in the ring and taunts. Ryback with a shot on Kane. Rusev with a superkick to Ryback and Kane plants Ryback with a chokeslam. Kane picks up Ryback and hits a second chokeslam. Rusev stomps on the lower back of Ryback and applies the Camel Clutch. Rusev breaks the submission and holds the WWE United States Championship over Ryback as the Russian flag falls behind him.
Backstage, Hulk Hogan confronts Rusev and Lana. He reminds them he still has the power and tells Rusev he will be defending his title tonight.
Naomi vs. Alicia Fox
Naomi with a quick headlock takedown early. Alicia Fox breaks free and responds with a quick dropkick. Naomi with a big side kick. We see a shot of The Miz looking on backstage. Fox drops Naomi over her leg and then keeps Naomi grounded. Naomi catches Fox with a big kick to the head from the ring apron and then drops Fox’s jaw off the top rope. Naomi with a flipping takedown and then a huricanrana. Naomi kicks Fox off the top turnbuckle. Naomi connects with a split leg moonsault from the top rope and gets the pinfall.
We get the RAW Rebound featuring Ho Ho Hogan.
R-Truth vs. Adam Rose
Truth with rights early. Rose fights back with knees and kicks. Rose with a snap suplex and then drops a forearm to the chest of Truth. Truth fights back with a splash in the corner on Rose. Rose counters Truth and sends him shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rose with his Party Foul and gets the pinfall on Truth.
Winner: Adam Rose
Rusev is out next holding the WWE United States Championship with Lana. Lana grabs a mic and says this isn’t fair to Rusev. She said regardless of who his opponent is, “Rusev will crush him!” Dean Ambrose’s music hits and gets a big reaction.
WWE United States Championship Match
Rusev (c) w/ Lana vs. Dean Ambrose
Lock up and Rusev pushes Ambrose to the corner. Ambrose pushes Rusev to the other corner and gets in a few kicks. Rusev counters and starts throwing kicks at Ambrose. Ambrose with a tackle and right hands. Ambrose with chops, hits the ropes and hits a big dropkick to the chest of Rusev. Ambrose with another kick and this time it sends Rusev through the ropes to the outside. Ambrose hits the ropes again and takes out Rusev with a suicide dive on the outside. Back in the ring, Rusev drops Ambrose jaw first over the top rope. Rusev drops repeated elbows and then keeps Ambrose grounded applying a head lock. Rusev with repeated forearm shots and a kick to the head. Rusev sends Ambrose to the outside and celebrates as we head to a break.
We return with Rusev keeping Ambrose grounded applying pressure on his neck/shoulder. Ambrose catches Rusev with a kick to the face from the corner. Rusev with a huge fallaway slam on Ambrose. Rusev levels Ambrose with a big superkick. Rusev stomps over the lower back of Ambrose and is looking to apply the Camel Clutch. Ambrose is trying to counter and reaches the ropes. Rusev picks up Ambrose and gets in a few kicks to the body. Rusev misses a corner splash. Ambrose with a close roll up for two. Ambrose with a series of clotheslines on Rusev, corner splash and bulldog combo. Ambrose starts going up top when Rusev stands up. Ambrose jumps down, lands, hits the ropes and drops Rusev with a big clothesline. Ambrose with an elbow drop as Rusev is sitting up. Ambrose brawls with Rusev to the outside. Ambrose sends Rusev back first into the barricade. Bray Wyatt appears out of no where and levels Ambrose. The bell rings.
Winner via DQ: Dean Ambrose
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Rusev
After the bell rings, Bray Wyatt tosses Dean Ambrose back inside the ring. Wyatt leans back and poses in the corner. Wyatt grabs Ambrose looking for Sister Abigail. Ambrose with punches to break it up. Wyatt dumps Ambrose to the outside. Ambrose tackles Wyatt over the announce table as they continue to brawl. Wyatt sends Ambrose into the timekeepers area. Ambrose launches a steel chair at the head of Wyatt. Wyatt rolls back in the ring and Ambrose throws tons of chairs inside the ring. Wyatt bails when Ambrose gets in.
WWE Tag Team Champion The Miz w/ Damien Mizdow vs. Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso
The Miz eats a shoulder block early from Jimmy Uso and bails. Jimmy chases him down, pulls Miz back out and sends him into the ring apron. Jimmy tosses Miz back in, throws him into the ropes and Jimmy connects with a clothesline. Jimmy with chops in the corner. Miz bails when Jimmy attempts a corner splash. Miz goes to leave when Jimmy cuts him off on the entrance ramp. Jimmy sends Miz back first into the ring barricade and tosses him back in the ring as the referee was at 3. Miz is telling Jimmy he can help him and help Naomi. Miz wants a handshake extending his hand. Jimmy with a superkick that sends Miz into the ropes. Jimmy with a second superkick. Jimmy goes up top the top turnbuckle, jumps and connects with a body splash to get the pinfall.
Winner: Jimmy Uso
Backstage, we get another Goldust and Stardust promo. Goldust is looking into a crystal ball and says he can see the future. The ball shocks him and he walks away. Stardust walks up and poses.
Backstage, we see Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler talking with Hulk Hogan.
Seth Rollins & Big Show vs. Roman Reigns & WWE Intercontinetal Champion Dolph Ziggler
We start with Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler. Rollins with a shoulder block early. Ziggler responds with a hip toss. Tag to Roman Reigns as Rollins quickly breaks free. Rollins tags in Big Show. Reigns with big body shots to Big Show in the corner. Big Show levels Reigns with a shoulder tackle. Big Show with a body shot to Reigns in the corner and tags in Rollins. Reigns flips Rollins around the ring. Reigns tosses Rollins to the corner and Ziggler tags himself in. Ziggler with a headbutt to Rollins. Ziggler drops Rollins with a neckbreaker, follows with an elbow drop and big dropkick. J and J Security provide a distraction allowing Big Show to pull Ziggler down by his hair.
We are back with Rollins trying to keep Ziggler grounded. Rollins pushes the head of Ziggler down with his boot. Tag to Big Show who drops a big chest chop on Ziggler over the ring apron. A loud “BIG SLOW” chant starts up. Big Show with a body shot and then drops an elbow over Ziggler on the way down. Big Show launches Ziggler to the corner and yells, “Who is Big Slow now!?” Crowd in Sioux City wants Reigns in the match as Big Show yells at him. Ziggler catches Big Show with a kick to the face and a huge jumping Fameasser! Tag to Rollins who cuts off Ziggler. Ziggler counters Rollins. Hot tag to Reigns who launches Rollins to the corner with a splash. Reigns with a jumping clothesline on Rollins. Reigns plants Rollins with a twisting scoop slam. J and J are in. Reigns tosses Mercury out as Noble jumps down. Rollins gets a close roll up on Reigns. Rollins with a superkick on Reigns and Reigns somehow kicks out. Reigns counters a powerbomb attempt by Rollins. Rollins eats a big uppercut from Reigns. Big Show grabs Reigns by his neck. Ziggler with a superkick on Big Show. Reigns with a Spear on Big Show. Rollins tosses Reigns out. Rollins with a kick and launches Ziggler out. J and J Security with shots on Reigns and Rollins with a suicide dive to Reigns on the outside. Rollins tosses Reigns back in the ring. Ziggler takes out Mercury and Noble on the outside. Reigns with a Spear to Rollins. Reigns hooks the leg to get the pinfall.
Winners: Roman Reigns & Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler celebrate on the turnbuckles. We see a replay of the finish. The show goes off the air with an upset Big Show staring down Reigns.
Quick Match Results
Ryback def. Kane
Naomi def. Alicia Fox
Adam Rose def. R-Truth
Dean Ambrose def. Rusev via DQ; Rusev retains the WWE United States Title
Jimmy Uso def. The Miz
Roman Reigns & Dolph Ziggler def. Seth Rollins & Big Show
Happy Holidays to all of our readers! We gave Mike Tedesco the night off and he deserves it. Mike stepped up big time for us this year not only covering RAW live every Monday night for three hours, but continuing to cover Smackdown every week.
I will be posting my review of tonight’s Smackdown shortly.
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