WWE Smackdown Results – 12/16/14 (Rollins vs. Ziggler)

WWE Smackdown Results Live 12/16/14

WWE Super Smackdown Live Results
December 16, 2014
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

The Smackdown video plays, and we’re brought into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display. Tom Phillips, Michael Cole, and JBL welcome us to the show. Cole enthusiastically says this is the 800th episode of Smackdown.

Fandango w/ Rosa Mendes vs. Roman Reigns

Replays are shown of Roman Reigns punching Fandango down on RAW last night before taking him out with a big Spear. Big Show interrupted Reigns before he could speak. Big Show said he would put Reigns back on the injured reserve list before eating a punch from Reigns.

The bell rings, and Fandango circles around him. They lock up, and Reigns powers him to the corner. Fandango punches him back, and Reigns punches him down. Fandango kicks him before applying a side headlock. Reigns whips him off and applies a side headlock of his own. Fandango whips him off and applies a waistlock, but Reigns breaks the hold and takes him down. Reigns wrenches the arm and digs his shoulder into him. Reigns applies a neck vice before kneeing him in the face. Reigns hits a snapmare before hitting a corner clothesline. Reigns then takes him down with a short-arm clothesline. Fandango rolls out of the ring to recover. Fandango snaps him off the top rope before sending him headfirst into the corner. Fandango then takes him down with a running knee before punching away at him for a one count. Fandango then applies a chin lock, but Reigns powers up and backs him to the corner. Fandango doesn’t let go and winds up taking him down. Fandango cinches in the chin lock. The crowd is chanting for Roman Reigns. Reigns is in the hold for a while before fighting up. Reigns sends him to the corner, but he soon runs into a back elbow. Fandango then jumps off the second rope into a right hand.

Reigns ducks a right hand and hits a leaping clothesline. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner, sends him into the corner again, and hits a powerslam. Reigns punches the mat and connects with the Superman Punch. Reigns slowly walks around the ring before setting up in the corner. Fandango then turns into a huge Spear for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: *

Roman Reigns celebrates in the ring as replays are shown of the end of his match.

The commentators talk about it being the 800th episode of Smackdown. Tonight’s main event will see Ryback take on Seth Rollins. Dean Ambrose will be live on Smackdown tonight as well as Bray Wyatt. Ambrose will be out next.

-Commercial Break-

WWE Week continues on the USA Network. Tribute to the Troops is tomorrow. Then they’ll air Jingle All The Way 2 on Sunday.

A video package is shown of Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt in a TLC Match this past Sunday at WWE TLC. They had a wild match that ended when Ambrose attempted to hit Wyatt with a television monitor only for it to explode in his face. Wyatt then hit him with Sister Abigail for the win.

Dean Ambrose addresses his loss to Bray Wyatt this past Sunday

Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he comes out to a great reception from the crowd. The commentators wonder how he’s even walking after the match on Sunday. Ambrose said Bray Wyatt mentioned there was a special place in hell for them. At TLC, they visited that special place. They put themselves through absolute hell, and he loved every single second of it. It just feels good to get out all of your anger, venom, and frustrations. It feels good to fly that close to the flame, but he was a little too close. Whether it was a freak accident, bad luck, bad karma, or an act of god, he lost. Ambrose noticed something that night in Wyatt’s eyes. Wyatt was afraid. Wyatt realized he was in a ring with someone who just didn’t care. Ambrose doesn’t care what Wyatt does to him. Ambrose doesn’t care what he does to himself. For the first time in Wyatt’s life, he was face to face with someone as twisted as him, and he’s not done yet. Tomorrow night at Tribute to the Troops in a Boot Camp Match, this fight continues.

Bray Wyatt’s video flashes on the screen, and we hear him humming. Wyatt laughs backstage before saying Ambrose doesn’t get it. The only reason Ambrose is still breathing right now is because he is enjoying this little game of theirs so much. If Ambrose could only see what he is, if anyone could see the creature that lives behind his eyes, they would know that he is hope, disdain, and a slave to his calling. Wyatt can’t stop, even if he wanted to. Wyatt can’t stop until he sees all the heroes fall and the cities crumble. Wyatt says he is the battlefield, and it can’t end until he watches it all burn down. Wyatt then laughs before his video flashes again.

Coming up next, we’ll see Erick Rowan team with The Usos to take on Luke Harper, The Miz, and Damien Mizdow.

-Commercial Break-

The Usos and Erick Rowan vs. The Miz, Damien Mizdow, and Luke Harper

The Miz will start the match against Jimmy Uso. They circle the ring, and Miz immediately tags Luke Harper in. Harper comes in, and Miz jumps on the second rope to taunt Jimmy. Harper points at Miz and tells him to get on the apron. Harper powers him to the corner and punches him before chopping him in the throat. Harper then chokes him with his boot. Jimmy puts the brakes on a whip to the corner, and he punches him in the face. Jimmy wrenches the arm, but Harper quickly punches him down. The Miz tags in, and he kicks away at Jimmy while he’s down on the mat. Jimmy soon gets to his feet and hits some punches and chops. Jimmy punches him down in the corner before going for a running hip bump, but Miz gets out of the ring. Jimmy chases him around the ring until Harper steps in his way. Both teams argue at ringside. We’re at a stalemate as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see The Miz standing over Jey Uso. Jey blocks a suplex and hits one of his own. Mizdow sells that on the apron. Jimmy is tagged in, and he punches and chops Miz. Jimmy sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Miz hits the ropes, and Jimmy clotheslines him over the top rope. Harper blind tagged in. Mizdow then sends himself over the top rope. Jimmy goes to give them an over the top rope plancha, but Harper cuts him off with a big boot for a near fall. Harper hits a guillotine catapult into the middle rope before applying a chin lock. During the commercial, The Usos gave Miz a double atomic drop. Mizdow mimicked that. Back to live action, Jimmy fights out and hits the ropes only to eat a dropkick from Harper. Miz blind tags in, and Harper takes exception to that. Miz stomps away at Jimmy before hitting him with a running boot to the face for a two count. Miz hits him with a straight right hand before choking him on the ropes. Jimmy ducks a running boot and rolls him up for a two count. Miz then takes him down with a clothesline.

Miz points at Mizdow, and the crowd goes crazy. Harper is then tagged in, and the crowd boos. Harper punches him down for a two count. Harper does the gator roll, and Mizdow mimics that at ringside. Harper tosses Jimmy outside the ring, and Miz argues with Mizdow that he shouldn’t be mimicking Harper. Harper runs into the ring to prevent Jimmy from making the tag. Harper then takes him down with a spinning side slam for a near fall. Miz tags in, and he kicks away at Jimmy before Harper tags himself back in. Harper stomps him before Mizdow tags himself in. Mizdow receives a great hand from the crowd. Miz stops him and tags back in. The crowd boos that. Miz knocks Jey off the apron before running into a clothesline from Jimmy. Mizdow also goes down.

Rowan is tagged in, and he powers Miz to the corner before punching and head-butting him down. Rowan throws him across the ring before hitting an avalanche in the corner. Rowan then takes him down with a shoulder block. Rowan hits a full nelson slam, but Mizdow breaks up the pin. The Usos throw Mizdow out of the ring before ducking a clothesline from Harper and hitting him with a double superkick. The Usos then hit Miz with a double superkick. The Usos then take Harper out with a double suicide dive. Rowan smiles in the ring as The Usos encourage him to go to the top rope. Rowan obliges and goes to the top rope. Rowan hits a top rope splash on The Miz for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Usos and Erick Rowan
Match Rating: **

Ryback will face Seth Rollins in the main event. We’ll take a look at Brock Lesnar’s attack on Chris Jericho from RAW, next.

-Commercial Break-

Naomi is warming up backstage when Jimmy Uso walks up to her. Jimmy says he’s looking at the next WWE Divas Champion. Naomi says she’s been working a long time for this opportunity. This could be the biggest night of her life. Jimmy apologizes for getting hot on Miz TV on Main Event. He says he’s only looking out for her. Jimmy says he can’t wait to be at ringside for her. Naomi says she appreciates all of his support, but she feels like she needs to do this on her own. Jimmy acts a little upset, and he asks about after the match. Naomi says sure. They do a handshake and kiss before Jimmy walks off.

The RAW Rebound airs, which highlights Chris Jericho’s tenure as General Manager for the evening. Jericho booked Seth Rollins versus John Cena in a Steel Cage Match as well as himself versus Paul Heyman. Later in the evening, the fans voted for Jericho and Heyman to fight in a Street Fight. Heyman then brought Brock Lesnar out to attack Jericho. Lesnar laid Jericho out with an F-5. Later in the night, Cena and Rollins fought in a Steel Cage Match. Lesnar came out and attacked Cena. Rollins then shook hands with Paul Heyman before winning the Cage Match.

Seth Rollins comes out to the ring limping. J&J Security tail behind him. Rollins will face Ryback, next.

-Commercial Break-

Dean Ambrose will face Bray Wyatt in a Boot Camp Match tomorrow night on WWE Tribute to the Troops.

Replays are shown of Ryback standing face to face with Rusev on The Highlight Reel last night on RAW. Rusev backed out of the ring as Ryback did his “Feed Me More” chant.

Seth Rollins w/ J&J Security vs. Ryback

As Ryback stands at the top of the stage doing his entrance, he’s blindsided by Rusev! Rusev knocks him down on the stage and kicks him. Rusev then kicks him in the face and knocks him off the stage! Rusev follows him down and gives him a thrust kick that knocks him over some crates. Rusev celebrates with Lana at the top of the ramp.

The crowd chants, “You sold out” toward Rollins. Rollins says this is what he was talking about. Without The Authority, this place is a madhouse. It’s complete chaos. There are no rules. It’s just lawlessness. After everything he’s been through in the last two days, can you believe this? At TLC, Roman Reigns robbed him of one of the biggest victories of his career. Then last night after he orchestrated the beat downs of Chris Jericho and John Cena, he defeated Cena valiantly by himself in a Steel Cage Match. He is out here on Super Smackdown with severely bruised ribs. He was ready to compete against Ryback and now this. J&J Security shrug at him. Rollins says this kind of works out in his favor. After the last two days, who deserves a day off more than Mr. Money in the Bank? Rollins says they’ll take the night off and celebrate.

Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and the WWE Intercontinental Champion makes his way out to the stage. Ziggler says he knows Rollins is pretty good at scamming his way out of things like last night on RAW with John Cena. Rollins did the same thing tonight with Ryback. Ziggler has some news for Rollins: The Authority is out of power. That’s all because of Sting and himself. Ziggler says when he put The Authority out of power it was a big deal because he beat Rollins. As far as he’s concerned, Rollins is probably contractually obligated to compete tonight. It would be an injustice. Doesn’t the WWE Universe deserve to see The Architect, the Standard Bearer, and Mr. Money in the Bank compete tonight? Ziggler suggests Rollins go one-on-one with him. The crowd loudly cheers that.

Rollins wonders what Ziggler has done lately to deserve to step into the ring with him. Ziggler says he’d be afraid of him as well. Ziggler sees why Rollins is afraid. Rollins can’t believe that Ziggler is implying that he’s afraid of him. Ziggler says he should be scared. J&J Security try to talk some sense into Rollins. Rollins says, “It’s just Dolph Ziggler.” Rollins says it’s the holiday season, and he’s in a giving mood. Even after what happened last night, he’s still in a giving mood. Rollins will bestow two gifts. The first one goes to Ziggler because he accepts his challenge. The second gift will be to himself when he Curb Stomps Ziggler’s face into the mat. Ziggler says that sounds like a pretty crappy Christmas. Ziggler says he’ll put his gear on, steal the show, and beat Rollins because that’s what’s best for business. Ziggler’s music plays, and he walks to the back.

Naomi will take on Nikki Bella for the WWE Divas Championship, next.

-Commercial Break-

A vignette is shown of The Ascension. Konnor and Viktor are wearing face paint and shoulder pads. The Ascension will rise soon.

WWE Divas Championship Match
Naomi vs. Nikki Bella (c) w/ Brie Bella

A replay is shown of Naomi on Miz TV earlier tonight on WWE Main Event. The Miz secured Naomi this WWE Divas Championship match. The Usos came out and chased The Miz from the ring. The Miz says Jimmy is ruining his wife’s business. Jimmy warned Miz to stay away from his wife.

They circle the ring, and Naomi applies a waistlock before rolling her up for a one count. Nikki quickly pops up and clotheslines her down for a one count. Nikki sends her to the corner and blocks a boot. Naomi still manages to kick her in the head before pinning her with her knees for a two count. Naomi punches her a few times before having a whip reversed. Nikki connects with an Alabama Slam for a near fall. Nikki hits a snap suplex for another two count. Nikki hits a slingshot suplex for another near fall. Nikki applies a chin lock, but Naomi fights up and drags her off. They then take each other out by pulling the hair.

The Miz makes his way to ringside and cheers on Naomi. Naomi ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of dropkicks. Naomi connects with a third one before doing a kip up. Naomi takes her down with a flipping clothesline for a near fall. Naomi goes to the apron and kicks Nikki in the face. Naomi snaps her off the top rope and picks up a two count. Naomi punches her before Nikki comes back with a face-buster for a one count. Nikki goes to the second rope and hits a cross-body block, but Naomi rolls through for a near fall. The Miz looks frustrated at ringside. Nikki quickly throws Naomi out of the ring in front of The Miz. The Miz says some encouraging things to her before Jimmy Uso shows up and punches him. Naomi looks at what’s going on. Nikki takes advantage of that distraction by rolling Naomi up as she gets in the ring for the win.

Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Nikki Bella
Match Rating: *

Naomi looks disgusted in the ring as Jimmy puts his head down at the top of the ramp. Jimmy puts his hands on top of his head as Naomi stares at him from the ring.

Dolph Ziggler will take on Seth Rollins in the main event of the evening.

-Commercial Break-

Adam Rose makes his entrance with The Rosebuds. The Bunny is in a neck brace. Kane is already in the ring. Replays are shown of Kane giving Rose and The Bunny a Double Chokeslam last night on RAW. Kane then gave The Bunny a Tombstone Piledriver.

Kane vs. Adam Rose

The circle the ring, and Rose rolls away from him before getting out of the ring. Rose gets pumped up with The Rosebuds before getting back in the ring. Kane kicks Rose before sending him into the ropes. Kane lowers his head and eats a kick. Rose hits the ropes, and Kane takes him down with a shoulder block. Rose goes to the top rope and takes Kane down with a cross-body block. That’s the first time Rose has taken Kane down. Rose dances and celebrates in the ring before turning into a big boot. Kane then Chokeslams him for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Kane
Match Rating: 1/4 *

Kane starts walking up the ramp before turning and looking at The Bunny. Kane grabs The Bunny by the neck brace before throwing him in the ring. Kane then gives The Bunny another Tombstone Piledriver. Kane drops the neck brace on top of him before leaving the ring.

Replays are shown of Rusev attacking Ryback during his entrance. Ryback was supposed to face Seth Rollins, but that match never happened. The commentators talk about how WWE doctors are making sure Ryback doesn’t have a concussion.

Dolph Ziggler will face Seth Rollins in the main event.

-Commercial Break-

Next Monday’s RAW will have a Christmas theme to it hosted by “Ho-Ho Hogan.”

Dean Ambrose will face Bray Wyatt in a Boot Camp Match tomorrow night at WWE Tribute to the Troops.

Gold and Stardust are backstage. Goldust is wearing a Santa hat that says, “Bah humbug”. Goldust says he hates the holidays and “Ho-Ho Hogan.” Stardust says they’ll turn the holiday season upside down. It’ll be the most unhappy time of the year. Goldust says, “Bah humbug!” They then chomp and hiss at the camera.

Renee Young is backstage with Seth Rollins. She asks why he orchestrated the attacks on Chris Jericho and John Cena last night on RAW. Rollins says he doesn’t expect her to understand the intricacies of why he did all this. John Cena has the power to bring back The Authority. Until John Cena decides to do that, he’ll make sure that every single thing he tries will be a failure, including Cena’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship match against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. Cena needs to be vulnerable. If that means he has to work with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar, than so be it. As for Chris Jericho, he comes back thinking he can run RAW. Nobody can replace The Authority. No one can do what Triple H and Stephanie McMahon do. Rollins says The Authority is coming back. Until they do, he’ll take great pride in making everyone’s lives miserable, starting with Dolph Ziggler.

Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Seth Rollins in the main event, next.

-Commercial Break-

Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins w/ J&J Security

The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Rollins quickly leaves the ring and talks strategy with J&J Security. Rollins’ ribs are all taped up. Rollins gets back in the ring, and they lock up. Rollins wrenches arm, and Ziggler twists him back. Ziggler applies a side headlock, but Rollins whips him off. Ziggler takes him down with a shoulder block, and Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover. Rollins coughs before slowly getting back into the ring. Rollins kicks him in the midsection before hitting a headlock takeover. Rollins keeps the headlock applied, but Ziggler soon fights up. Ziggler whips him off, leapfrogs him, and hits a hip toss for a one count. Ziggler pulls his hair and brings him back into the ring. Ziggler punches him in the injured ribs. Ziggler stops him from leaving the ring, and he punches him in the ribs again. Rollins quickly kicks and punches him down. Rollins punches him down in the corner before wrenching the arm and hitting a short-arm clothesline. Rollins drops a knee on his face for a two count. Rollins goes for a back suplex, but Ziggler flips through and rolls him up for a two count. Ziggler then dropkicks him down. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Rollins holds on to the ropes. Rollins then knees him in the back to knock him out of the ring. Rollins distracts the referee as Jamie Noble knocks Ziggler down at ringside.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Ziggler get out of a chin lock with a jawbreaker. Rollins blocks a dropkick and catapults him into the corner for a near fall. Rollins chokes him on the bottom rope before the referee backs him up. Joey Mercury gets a cheap shot in. Rollins then punches away at Ziggler. Rollins sends him hard into the corner, and Ziggler collapses to the mat. Rollins talks trash before choking him on the bottom rope. Ziggler punches him in the ribs a few times before dropkicking him there. Rollins falls against the ropes in pain. Rollins then takes him out with a clothesline before throwing him out of the ring. Rollins gets on the apron and goes for a double axe handle, but Ziggler sidesteps him and redirects him into the commentary table. Ziggler then sends him ribs-first into the steel steps. Ziggler gets in the ring, and Rollins gets on the apron. Ziggler grabs him, and Rollins snaps him off the top rope. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Ziggler crotches him up there. Rollins falls to the mat and rolls around in agony.

Ziggler splashes him in the corner before connecting with a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops a big elbow for a two count. Ziggler quickly gets to his feet and dropkicks him down for another two count. Ziggler picks him up, but Rollins knees him in the midsection. Ziggler goes for a big DDT, but Rollins throws him off. Rollins goes for a spinning heel kick, but Ziggler ducks it and connects with a DDT for a near fall. Ziggler punches away at Rollins before picking him up. Rollins kicks him in the ribs, and they begin trading punches. Rollins ducks a kick and spins him around for an enzuigiri for a near fall. Rollins cannot believe it. Rollins goes to the apron and climbs to the top rope, but Ziggler scales the ropes and hits a big face-buster for a near fall. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Rollins avoids it. Ziggler is able to roll him up, but Rollins kicks out. Ziggler scares J&J Security off the apron. Ziggler then gives Rollins a back body drop over the top rope onto J&J Security! Ziggler throws him back into the ring and connects with a famouser for a near fall.

Rollins claws his way over to the ropes and gets to his feet. Ziggler slaps the mat and goes for a Zig-Zag. Joey Mercury distracts the referee, and Jamie Noble punches Ziggler in the head. The referee ejects J&J Security from ringside. Rollins argues the call with the referee. Ziggler then connects with a Zig-Zag for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: ** 1/4

Ziggler celebrates before quickly jumping over J&J Security to avoid the attack. Ziggler taunts them from the ramp and holds up the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Rollins and J&J Security look frustrated in the ring. Replays of the big moments of the match are shown. Rollins seethes in anger as Ziggler celebrates and soaks in the cheers.


Quick Match Results

Roman Reigns def. Fandango
The Usos and Erick Rowan def. The Miz, Damien Mizdow, and Luke Harper
Nikki Bella def. Naomi to retain the WWE Divas Championship
Kane def. Adam Rose
Dolph Ziggler def. Seth Rollins (non-title)

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