The following was taped on Thursday in Corpus Christi, Texas.

WWE Smackdown tapings for December 27:

* Show opens with John Cena wanting a title shot against WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton tonight. The Shield come out instead and go after Cena. Mark Henry runs out for the save, but also gets beaten down. Big E Langston was out next and was able to overcome The Shield with Cena and Henry. Kane is out to announce matches for the night including Big E Langston vs. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns vs. Mark Henry and John Cena vs. Seth Rollins.

* Erick Rowan and Luke Harper def. The Usos.

* Antonio Cesaro def. Cody Rhodes.

* The Prime Time Players def. Ryback and Curtis Axel.

* WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Dolph Ziggler.

* Daniel Bryan def. Damien Sandow.

* WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston def. WWE U.S. Champion Dean Ambrose.

* Roman Reigns def. Mark Henry.

* John Cena def. Seth Rollins.

* Bonus Match: John Cena def. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton via DQ.