WWE Smackdown Results
December 12, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show highlighting what happened at the end of Monday Night RAW. Seth Rollins, J&J Security, Luke Harper, Kane, and Big Show viciously took out John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, and Ryback ahead of the TLC PPV this Sunday.
John Cena and Seth Rollins verbally spar before WWE TLC
John Cena makes his way to the ring to a great reception. Tom Phillips, Michael Cole, and JBL welcome us to the show. Cena will face Seth Rollins at WWE TLC in two days in a Tables Match. If Cena loses, he’ll no longer be the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Cena starts to speak, but he’s cut off by Seth Rollins’ music.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the stage accompanied by J&J Security. The crowd is loudly booing them. Cena looks dumbfounded at being interrupted. Rollins asks Cena to do us all a favor and shut up. Rollins asks how many times in the last ten years has Cena come out before a huge match and told everyone what he was going to do when he steps inside the ring. Rollins says he’ll give credit where it’s due. Cena is in the spot he’s in because over the ten years, he has stepped up every single time. 99 times out of 100, the things Cena said he’d do wound up happening. That’s how good Cena is. After this Sunday when he beats him at TLC, there will be a new standard set for the things that he says he’ll do 99 times out of 100. Cena talks all the time about how the future has to go through him, but he’ll tell Cena something. The future doesn’t exist without Seth Rollins. All Cena seems to want to do is talk, but he wants to be spared. Rollins wants to spell it out for him in a way he’ll understand. On Monday, Cena said it was about stepping up or stepping aside. Rollins says, “Your time is up, and my time is now.” The crowd boos that statement. Rollins says at TLC in their Tables Match, he doesn’t have to pin or submit Cena. All he has to do is do what he’s done for the last two weeks, and that’s send Cena’s ass crashing through a table.
Cena tells everyone to mark this day on the calendar because it’s the day Seth Rollins finally became a man. The Shield isn’t anywhere around him or The Authority. What Cena does see is a proud, confident Seth Rollins standing on his own two feet believing he’ll walk into Sunday with a chance in this fight. That’s what Cena wants because after he beats him on Sunday, he’ll have to wake up, look in the mirror, and say, “I just am not ready.” Cena tells him not to get him wrong. Rollins is good, but he’s not ready to stand in a ring on Sunday night going face to face with the man who runs this place. Rollins has a Tables Match against John Cena, and he’ll find out why for over a decade there has never been a safer bet than him on a Sunday night. Cena says he’ll show up with a purpose. Rollins says he is the future, but his purpose is to prove that future is not now, Sunday, or next year because John Cena is here.
Rollins converses amongst J&J Security before saying, “Damn it, John, you just don’t get it.” Cena talks about the future like it’s some far off distant place. Rollins says he is the embodiment of the future. Cena has been living in it for two years since he came to WWE and blew the doors off the place. Every single step he has taken since then leads to this Sunday and his Tables Match against Cena. When he puts Cena through the table on Sunday, he won’t just be beating him or taking away his opportunity at another shot for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. This Sunday marks the beginning of the end for John Cena. This is a paradigm shift. Rollins wants to explain to Cena and his simple little mind what that means. Rollins yells at the audience to stop the “Cena” chants. Rollins says when he beats Cena this Sunday, everything he worked for goes up in smoke. Cena will begin to fade into the background and become a whisper. This Sunday marks the beginning of the end for Cena and the rise of the new standard bearer in WWE, Seth Rollins.
Cena says Rollins’ confidence makes him a fool. Cena says Rollins is good, gifted, and has a bright future in WWE. If he’s going to talk like a man, then he needs to act like one and listen closely. Cena says this company is his life. If Rollins thinks for one second that this Sunday is the day he starts shoving him out the door, then he’ll line up with the 10,000 other people who thought the same thing and wound up eating those words. From René Duprée to Triple H, Orlando Jordan to The Rock, he has survived them all because of passion, focus, heart, and the guts to never give up. Cena is going to give a piece of advice the audience will like. If Rollins shows up on Sunday thinking he lost a step, the foot he thinks he’s missing will be pleasantly shoved up Rollins’ ass. Cena’s music plays, and he poses for the crowd while Rollins yells at him from the top of the ramp.
Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, and Ryback will take on Big Show, Kane, and Luke Harper in tonight’s main event.
A vignette hyping up the debut of The Ascension is shown. Konnor and Viktor are wearing war paint and shoulder pads. Viktor says they dine on destruction and feast upon fear. Brutality is their business, and Konnor says they’re open all night long. Set ’em up, and they’ll knock them down. Konnor finishes off by saying, “Welcome to the wasteland.”
The Miz and Damien Mizdow will be on commentary for the next match. Mizdow has a small, fake Slammy Award. A replay is shown of Jimmy Uso slapping the taste out of The Miz’ mouth two weeks ago.
Cesaro and Tyson Kidd w/ Natalya vs. The Usos
A pre-taped promo is shown with Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya. Cesaro says that Vince McMahon was on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s podcast last week, and he said he wanted superstars to rise up and grabs the brass ring. Tyson Kidd says they’re just the things to grab the ring. Natalya thinks Kidd is going for a kiss, but he blows her off and high fives Cesaro.
Jimmy Uso will start the match against Tyson Kidd. Kidd quickly gets a side headlock applied, but Jimmy whips him off. Kidd slides through Jimmy’s legs, but he’s soon taken down with a shoulder block. Jimmy hits the ropes, so Kidd tries to catch him with a hip toss, but it’s blocked. Kidd does a backflip and tries for a back suplex, but Jimmy head-butts him down. Naomi is seen watching backstage. Jimmy chops the chest before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Jimmy quickly uppercuts him down before tagging in his brother, Jey. Jey comes off the second rope with a sledge to the shoulder. Kidd soon powers him to his corner, and Cesaro tags in. Cesaro kicks Jey down in the corner before the referee backs him up. Kidd gets a cheap shot in for good measure. Cesaro uppercuts Jey before chopping the chest. Jey chops him back a few times before Cesaro kicks him and rips his shirt off. Jimmy tags in, and he splashes Cesaro in the corner. Jimmy hits a snapmare for a two count. Cesaro powers him up with a slam for a near fall. Cesaro applies a chin lock, but Jimmy fights up. Cesaro whips him off, and Jimmy dropkicks him out of the ring. Jimmy then takes Cesaro out with an over the top rope plancha.
Jimmy puts him back in the ring, but Cesaro rolls to the opposite side. Kidd tags in, and Cesaro throws Jimmy out of the ring. Kidd then takes him out with a running knee to the face. The Miz gets a phone call from his agent while on commentary. The Miz tells his agent he will smooth everything over. The Miz and Mizdow then leave to go talk to Naomi backstage.
We come back from the break to see Jimmy elbowing out of a side headlock. Jimmy hits the ropes, and Cesaro takes him out with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex for a one count. Kidd tags back in, and he stomps Jimmy before applying a chin lock. Jimmy eventually fights up, but Kidd takes him down with a kick to the midsection. Kidd then hits him with a slingshot leg drop on the apron. Cesaro tags in, and he big boots Jey off the apron. Jimmy then hits Cesaro with a back body drop. Jimmy goes to make a tag, but Jey is still on the floor. Cesaro then connects with a running European Uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro tags in Kidd and does the Cesaro Swing before Kidd hits Jimmy with a dropkick mid-swing, but Jey breaks up the pin. Kidd throws Jey out of the ring before tagging Cesaro in. Kidd hits another slingshot leg drop before Cesaro hits a diving double stomp for a near fall. Jimmy then avoids a running shoulder, and Cesaro hits the ring post shoulder-first. Jimmy catches Cesaro with an enzuigiri before tagging Jey in.
Jey comes off the top rope with a cross-body block before hitting a pair of clotheslines. Jey knocks Kidd off the apron before giving Cesaro an uppercut. Jey hits a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Jey punches him down in the corner before hitting a running hip bump, but Kidd breaks up the pin. Kidd throws Jimmy out of the ring before going outside and eating a superkick. In the ring, Cesaro rolls Jey up with his feet on the ropes, but Jimmy pushes them off. Cesaro yells at Jimmy before eating a superkick from Jey. Jimmy tags in and hits the Superfly Splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Usos
Match Rating: * 3/4
Naomi is seen pumping her fist backstage when The Miz and Damien Mizdow approach her. The Miz says he doesn’t know why he husband is angry with him. Things aren’t going well for her in WWE, so why doesn’t she try Hollywood? Naomi asks if he thinks she doesn’t know what he’s doing. She says the only reason Miz is doing this is to mess with her husband’s head. Miz says he just got a call from his agent. They’re seriously thinking about taking her offer off the table because she and Jimmy have the reputation of being drama-prone. Miz got the agent off the ledge for now. People don’t want to spend their time and money on a beautiful girl with a jealous husband problem. Naomi warns him to watch how he speaks about her man. Miz says he’s sticking his neck out for her. She needs to get this sorted out. Miz says he really thinks she’s talented and it isn’t about her husband before walking off. Naomi looks conflicted.
Naomi is seen walking backstage when she bumps into her husband and brother-in-law. Jimmy congratulates her on how she did (presumably with her screen test), but Naomi cuts him off. She says instead of being supportive, Jimmy made her doubt herself. Jimmy treated her as if she’s incapable of making her own decisions. Naomi says she’s a strong woman before walking off. Jimmy goes to follow, but Jey holds him back and tells him to let her cool off. Jimmy starts getting upset about The Miz, but Jey tells him to focus. They have two days until TLC. Jimmy has two days to get his mind right or The Miz played them all.
A promo package for John Cena vs. Seth Rollins airs. They’ll face in a Tables Match this Sunday at WWE TLC.
Bray Wyatt is seen backstage. Wyatt says he offered Dean Ambrose the path to salvation, but he chose the road to damnation. Ambrose is just like the people. They deserve everything they’re going to get. This is no longer about what could have been. There is only what must be. 2,000 years from now, people will still be talking about the great things Bray Wyatt did. 2,000 years from now, our children will be learning about him in school. This Sunday, Dean Ambrose’s demise is his salvation. Wyatt finishes by saying, “Tables, ladders, and chairs — run.”
The Bella Twins make their way to the ring. Nikki Bella will be in a non-title match, next.
AJ Lee will be on commentary for the next match.
Nikki Bella w/ Brie Bella vs. Alicia Fox
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Nikki applies a side headlock, but Alicia whips her off and connects with a dropkick. Alicia leapfrogs her before catching her with an arm drag. Nikki fights up and knees her in the midsection. Alicia flips through a monkey flip and lands on her feet. Alicia avoids an avalanche, but Nikki slaps her in the face, knocking her to the floor. Nikki kicks away at her before hitting a suplex for a two count. Nikki applies a surfboard stretch, but Alicia fights up. Nikki quickly slams her back down before hitting a hammerlock body slam. Nikki pins her with one foot for a two count. Nikki reapplies the surfboard stretch, but Alicia gets out with an arm drag.
Alicia hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Alicia splashes her in the corner before connecting with the northern lights suplex for a two count. Nikki comes back with a face-buster. Alicia sidesteps a splash, but Nikki avoids a big boot. Nikki takes her down with a big forearm to the face before hitting the Rack Attack for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Nikki Bella
Match Rating: *
The Bella Twins stare at AJ before Nikki turns her focus back to Alicia Fox. Nikki picks her up and does the Rack Attack while staring at AJ. AJ gets up from her seat and scowls at The Bella Twins.
A video highlights the events and winners of the 2014 WWE Slammy Awards.
The New Day is seen walking backstage. They’ll be in action, next.
A pre-taped promo with Gold and Stardust is shown. They tell The New Day to accept the world as it is. Goldust says they’ll block out the sun. This Sunday, darkness falls on The New Day.
Big E w/ Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods vs. Goldust w/ Stardust
Stardust stands on the commentary table and wears JBL’s hat. Goldust starts off with some big right hands, backing Big E to the corner. Big E pushes out and hits the ropes, but Goldust catches him with a big powerslam for a one count. Goldust punches and kicks him before connecting with a DDT for a near fall. Goldust applies a front face-lock, but Big E powers out. Big E connects with a pair of clotheslines before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E goes for a big splash, but Goldust counters with a spinebuster for a near fall. Goldust sets up for another DDT, but Big E gets out and goes for the Big Ending. Goldust slides out and moves to the apron. Big E punches him before running into a knee to the face. Goldust hits the ropes, but Big E clotheslines him down. Big E connects with the Big Ending for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big E
Match Rating: 1/2 *
A video highlights Roman Reigns being announced as the Superstar of the Year.
Titus O’Neil vs. Jack Swagger
They lock up at the sound of the bell. They tussle for position, but O’Neil pushes him off. O’Neil shoves him, so Swagger takes him down and punches away at him. Swagger has a whip to the opposite corner reversed, but he gets his boots up when O’Neil charges him. O’Neil rolls out of the ring, and Swagger kicks him in the head. O’Neil comes back by pulling Swagger shoulder-first into the ring post. O’Neil picks up a one count before punching away at him. O’Neil slams him down before hitting a modified fall-away slam. Swagger snaps him off the top rope, ducks a clothesline, and eats a big boot. O’Neil chokes him on the ropes before going for a swinging sidewalk slam, but Swagger counters into the Patriot Lock for the win.
Winner by Submission: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Jack Swagger celebrates in the ring until the flag of the Russian Federation unfurls above the ring. Rusev makes his way out to the stage with Lana, and he holds up the WWE United States Championship to taunt Swagger.
The commentators talk about the new February PPV WWE Fast Lane.
A promo package for Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt airs. They’ll face each other in a TLC Match this Sunday.
Dean Ambrose is seen backstage leaning on a ladder. Ambrose says when Bray Wyatt talks, he makes it sound like they’re a bunch of Viking Gods battling in the clouds. Ambrose doesn’t know anything about that. He’s not a mythical warrior. He’s a gutter rat, a chimpanzee, an animal. Ambrose is just a dog that likes to fight. That’s all it is. It’s a vicious, ugly, take no prisoners, brutal fight. Ambrose couldn’t be happier about it. Ambrose goes under the ladder. He says he and Wyatt will tear each other apart this Sunday. He will not stop no matter what happens to him. Maybe he just doesn’t know any better. The Eater of Worlds will be swallowed by the Lunatic Fringe. When he has Wyatt’s whole world in his hands, he will crush it.
John Cena is seen standing backstage with Erick Rowan, Ryback, and Dolph Ziggler. Cena is holding up a piece of paper that says, “Game Plan.” The main event is next.
Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, and Ryback vs. Luke Harper, Kane, and Big Show
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, will officiate this contest. Dolph Ziggler will start the match against Kane. They lock up, and Kane applies a side headlock. Ziggler whips him off, but Kane takes him down with a shoulder block. Kane reapplies the side headlock, but Ziggler whips him off, leapfrogs him, and connects with a dropkick. Kane stumbles back before Ziggler catches him with a running cross-body block followed by some punches. Erick Rowan tags in, and he punches away at Kane before hitting a body slam. Rowan gets fired up as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Rowan punching Big Show down against the ropes before kicking him out of the ring. Rowan punches away at him at ringside. Big Show then sidesteps him and sends him face-first into the ring post. Big Show puts her on the apron, opens his shirt, and chops the chest. Big Show then stands on his back. Kane tags in, and he punches Rowan in the corner. Kane clotheslines him in the corner and throws him down. Luke Harper tags in, and he drops an elbow on his former brother for a two count. Harper applies a chin lock, but Rowan fights up. Harper hits a back elbow and steps on his head before tagging Kane in. The Big Red Machine sends Big Red into the ropes, and they take each other out with a double clothesline.
Ziggler tags in, and he hits Kane with a missile dropkick. Ziggler splashes him in the corner before connecting with a neckbreaker. Ziggler follows up with an elbow drop for a two count. Kane counters a famouser with a powerbomb attempt, but Ziggler counters into a face-buster for a near fall. Harper distracts Ziggler, and Kane big boots him down for a near fall.
We come back from the final break of the evening to see Ziggler trapped in a chin lock applied by Harper. Ziggler fights out of it and goes for a dropkick, but Harper avoids it. Harper then catches him with a guillotine catapult into the ropes for a near fall. Kane tags in, and he stomps Ziggler. Kane uppercuts Ziggler down before going for a suplex, but Ziggler lands on his feet. Ziggler then dropkicks him in the knee to send him face-first into the turnbuckle. Big Show tags in, and he drops an elbow on Ziggler. Big Show stares Rowan down before picking Ziggler up and sending him into the corner. Big Show hits a running butt bump before hitting the ropes. Ziggler then dropkicks him in the knee to turn him inside out. Big Show soon gets up and goes for a Chokeslam, but Ziggler counters into a sleeper hold. Big Show powers him off and connects with the Chokeslam for a near fall! Big Show pulls his strap down and signals for the Knockout Punch. Ziggler pulls himself up and ducks the punch before connecting with the Zig-Zag.
Ryback and Harper are tagged in. Ryback hits Harper with a running forearm before knocking Kane off the apron. Ryback then clotheslines Harper down. Harper reverses a whip into the ropes, but Ryback catches him with a Thesz Press followed by a big splash. Harper gets to his feet and knees him in the midsection and hits the ropes, but Ryback catches him with a spinebuster. Kane breaks up the pin. Rowan knocks Kane out of the ring and follows him outside. Rowan sends him into the barricade. Big Show then takes Rowan out with a shoulder tackle on the floor. Ryback hits Harper with a back body drop followed by a meat hook clothesline. Ryback then hits Shell Shocked for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, and Ryback
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Kane quickly hits Ryback in the midsection with a chair before smacking it on his back. Outside the ring, Rowan sends Big Show into the steps. Ziggler superkicks Kane before Ryback hits him with the steel chair. Rowan and Ziggler then run a ladder into Kane and Harper. Ziggler then sets the ladder up, climbs it, and hits all three heels with a plancha!
Quick Match Results
The Usos def. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
Nikki Bella def. Alicia Fox (non-title)
Big E def. Goldust
Jack Swagger def. Titus O’Neil via Submission
Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, and Ryback def. Luke Harper, Kane, and Big Show
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