WWE Smackdown Results
December 10, 2015
Report by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
“WWE: Then. Now. Forever.”
The intro video brings us to the crowd in Jacksonville, Florida where Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and The Usos make their way through the crowd to the ring as Rich Brennan welcomes us to SmackDown. Roman is introduced as we gear up for the opening match of the night! Commentary talk about Roman’s opportunity this Sunday for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as Alberto Del Rio’s music hits, with the United States Champion being followed closely by the League of Nations. We go back to Monday night when Jack Swagger faced Stardust, with ADR attacking Swagger with a steel chair after the match ended. This led to Swagger grabbing a chair of his own and a stalemate between the rivals, as we find out ADR will be defending his United States Championship this Sunday at TLC against Jack Swagger in a Chairs Match! With that announcement we are underway with the opening contest!
Roman Reigns vs. WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio
The match starts with a staredown as the crowd chant for Roman. The men lock up, and Reigns hits ADR with a shoulder block. ADR takes a breather on the apron before locking up with Reigns, sending him to the corner and hitting a kick before setting Reigns up on the corner for some right hands as the ref counts. Reigns slides out, turning the tables on ADR with a taste of his own medicine. Reigns sends ADR into the corner, bouncing him back right into a clothesline. ADR hits a kick to the gut, a snapmare, and a dropkick to the head for a nearfall. ADR gets Reigns into a headlock, but Reigns powers out…only to be met with a headbutt by the US Champion! Reigns turns things back around with a clothesline and a suplex for a nearfall. ADR manages to hang Reigns up on the top rope before hitting a hard right hand from the top for a nearfall. ADR shoves Reigns into one corner before whipping him into the other, mocking Reigns immediately after. He lays into Reigns with some right hands, whipping him into the ropes but Reigns counters, sending ADR out over the top rope. Reigns heads out the ring to be met by the League of Nations, distracting him long enough for ADR to throw him into the steel steps as we head to commercial.
Back from commercial, ADR hits another right hand off the top for a nearfall, going right into a sleeper hold. Reigns is in a major hurt as he powers out again, this time driving his head into the jaw of ADR. ADR in the corner as Reigns hits a hard right hand, followed by another one. Reigns sets him up on the top, but ADR gets in a cross arm breaker of sorts on the ropes! Reigns powers out just enough to get his arm free, before knocking ADR out of the ring as he recoups. ADR charges at Reigns, who drops him with a Samoan Drop. Both men are down as the ref begins the count, and ADR is back up with a right hand on Reigns, who gives him a receipt. They exchange right hands until Reigns whips ADR, who counters…but Reigns knocks ADR down! He takes ADR to the corner with a series of punches followed by a big boot. Reigns sets up for the Superman Punch, but ADR ducks and hits a Backstabber for a close nearfall! ADR now looking for that cross arm breaker, but Reigns rolls him up, lifting to hit a powerbomb but just getting a neural. The League is looking frustrated at ringside as Reigns goes to the corner. Sheamus distracts him on the apron before ADR hits an enziguri for another nearfall! ADR in the corner, but misses a superkick before Reigns hits the Superman Punch! The League pulls ADR out of the ring, leading to chaos as the match becomes a wash before the ref calls for the bell!
Winners: No Contest
More officials come to the ring to break up the big brawl, before the League regroups on the stage. Rusev jumps on the apron, only to eat a Superman Punch by Reigns! Roman’s music hits as the League retreats up the ramp. We get a replay of the Superman Punch on Rusev. Commentary hypes up the contract signing with Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens, and up next Dolph Ziggler takes on Tyler Breeze!
Back from commercial, we find out the main event tonight will be an eight man tag match as Reigns, Ambrose, and The Usos take on the League of Nations! Back at ringside, Tyler Breeze is already in the ring as we go back to RAW two weeks ago, where Dolph Ziggler defeated Tyler Breeze leading us to the match tonight. Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring as we get ready for this match.
Tyler Breeze vs. Dolph Ziggler
Both men lock up, exchanging holds until Dolph gets Breeze on his shoulders for a nearfall. The hold is countered now, but Dolph still gets a nearfall. Breeze up on the ropes now, hitting an elbow on Ziggler before a headlock takedown. He holds the headlock tight, until Dolph rolls him up for a nearfall again. Ziggler with the whip, but Breeze with the shoulder block! Breeze follows up with a dropkick for a nearfall, before going to work on Ziggler’s left knee in the corner. Ziggler down on the mat now as Breeze continues to work the knee into a submission hold. Ziggler is screaming in pain as Breeze applies a single leg crab. Breeze with a nearfall and a kick on Ziggler before going right back to the knee with a single leg takedown and a hold of the leg on the mat. Ziggler manages to will himself over to the bottom rope, grabbing it to break the hold. Breeze goes outside to hit Ziggler’s leg on the steel post, but eats a boot to the face. As Breeze comes back into the ring, Ziggler hits a massive superkick for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
We get a replay of the finish, and Ziggler is favoring the leg as he celebrates with the fans at ringside. We go back to RAW two weeks ago, and the beginning of the issues between Ryback and Rusev. We see Rusev and Lana share a moment together before Ryback interrupts, leading to their match. Rusev is driven into the steel steps, which inadvertently hurts Lana as Rusev takes the countout to check on Lana. The next week, a rematch between the two leads to Ryback running into Lana by mistake leading to a big attack by the Bulgarian Brute! We discover that Lana was acting, clearly setting this whole thing up before commentary hypes up a two on one handicap match between Ryback and The Ascension later tonight!
Back from commercial–“OH, JACKSONVILLE! DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS TWO TIME CHAMPS, AND FEEL THE POWWWWAAAAH!” The New Day make their way to the ring as the tag title match for TLC is hyped, New Day defending in a Triple Threat Ladder Match against the Lucha Dragons and The Usos. Back in the ring, Kofi has a mic in hand as he begins to speak. Hey, did you hear what happened to LeBron James? He just signed a multi-million dollar lifetime endorsement deal with Nike! This is the biggest deal in the entire world. Xavier asks where the New Day’s endorsement deal is, as Big E points out they can sell kicks, just look at Kofi (who is wearing the finest blue winged shoes I’ve ever seen, mind you). Kofi says his kicks are powered by the power of positivity! Xavier says the New Day are big stars, and what have they been given? They have to defend their titles against not one but two teams, and what is that? Kofi says it’s unfair and impossible, it’s like trying to return Adele’s phone call. Big E says you can forget about Adele, and forget about LeBooty James, because at TLC the Lucha Booties and The Usowowows will be sent back to the kids’ table where they belong, so the fans can witness greatness because NEW…DAY ROCKS! With this, the Lucha Dragons make their way out to the ring.
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston) vs. The Lucha Dragons
Kofi and Kalisto start with a lock up until Kalisto flips Kofi, but Kofi hits a headscissors. They match each other on moves until Kalisto hits a kick on Kofi, tagging in Sin Cara. Cara monkey flips Kalisto onto Kofi, Kalsito rolling out as Cara gets a nearfall. Cara hits a chop as Xavier tags in, and he and Kofi dump Sin Cara to the outside. Big E tries to play the trombone, but to no avail as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Xavier laying into Sin Cara as he and Kofi exchange tags. They both lay into Sin Cara as Big E plays cheerleader at ringside. Xavier with an assisted dropkick into Sin Cara followed by a nearfall. He puts a hold on Sin Cara, who powers out only to get hit in the back as Kofi tags back in. In the chaos that ensues, Kalisto just barely misses a tag as Kofi gets a nearfall. Kofi hitting a flurry of offense on Sin Cara, who gets out only for Kofi to hit a hurricanrana from the top. Sin Cara turns things around with a powerbomb as he struggles to get the tag, finally doing so while Kofi tags in Xavier, as Kalisto comes flying in with some hard kicks and a springboard corkscrew before hitting a spiked rana, but Xavier breaks up the pin. More chaos leading to a Sin Cara dive onto Kofi and Big E as Kalisto rolls up Xavier, reverse into a rollup by Xavier, but Kalisto kicks out before hitting Salida Del Sol for the win!
Winners via pinfall: The Lucha Dragons
The Lucha Dragons celebrate on the ramp as we get a recap of the finish. We go back to last Monday with a confrontation between Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens that led to Ambrose throwing popcorn and soda at the champion before walking off. We hype up the contract signing, coming up next!
Intercontinental Championship Contract Signing
Back from commercial, Michael Cole is in the ring reminding us that this Sunday at TLC, the Intercontinental Championship will be decided. He gives introductions, first for the challenger Dean Ambrose who makes his way down the ramp looking confident as ever. He takes a seat at the table as we find out that Kevin Owens’ attorney, Matthew Douglas, who gives Cole a message basically saying that Kevin Owens will not be at SmackDown, so he has been given power of attorney to handle the contract signing. Douglas signs the contract as Ambrose begins speaking, saying this is a very adult moment and he feels underprepared. He thought he would come out here, belittle your client, flip this table over, we’d get into a fight, and one of us would come out on top, likely him. I may not be verse legalese, but you have no jurisdiction in MY ring and I can do all of those things anyway so I’m just gonna sign this thing. As he starts to sign, Owens shows up to blindside Ambrose with an attack. He lays into the challenger, throwing Ambrose into the barricade as he yells at him. Things turn around when Ambrose sends Owens into the steel steps, and Owens retreats into the ring throwing his attorney into Ambrose, who inadvertently lays the man out with a clothesline as Owens retreats up the ramp. Ambrose is so frustrated that he hits the Dirty Deeds on the attorney, as Owen just calls Ambrose a bully. Ambrose signs the contract as his music plays, the challenger staring right into the eyes of the champion as we get hyped (AND STAY HYPED) about the main event eight man tag match later tonight. Backstage, Ryback is walking as we go to commercial.
Back from the ring, The Ascension is in the ring as Ryback makes his entrance. We see Rusev and Lana at ringside joining in on the commentary party. We see the hype for Ryback vs Rusev at TLC before this match gets underway!
Ryback vs. The Ascension
Viktor and Ryback lock up, and Ryback shoves Viktor aways before catching him with a fall away slam. Konnor tags in, whipping Ryback into the corner as he tags Viktor back in. Viktor gets caught with a big spinebuster, as Ryback hits a Meat Hook clothesline and throws him into Konnor before hitting Shell Shocked for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Ryback
Ryback stares down Rusev at ringside, before Rusev and Lana simply walk away. We go back to last Monday on RAW when the Dudley Boyz and Tommy Dreamer are joined by Rhyno to complete Team Extreme in their war against the Wyatt Family! Later that night, Tommy Dreamer faced Braun Strowman only to be knocked out by Strowman’s submission hold. We get the hype for the ECW Originals taking on the Wyatt Family at TLC in an 8-Man Elimination Tables Match! We then talk about the main event eight man tag for tonight, and up next Becky Lynch takes on Paige!
Back from commercial, Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring followed by Paige. We go back to Monday night during MizTV, when Paige appeared to confront Charlotte before this Sunday. Paige slaps Ric Flair right in the face, prompting the Nature Boy to tell Charlotte “GET HER” before we come back to the ring. Paige still looking confident as this match begins!
Becky Lynch vs. Paige
Both women lock up, and Paige hits a headlock takedown. Lynch powers out and hits a hip toss as Charlotte watches on from backstage. Paige takes a breather in the corner before kicking Becky down for a nearfall. Becky in the corner as Paige hits her and sets her up on the ropes for a knee to the face. Back in the ring, Becky is trying to turn things around but gets a knee to the face as Paige gets a nearfall. She locks in a straitjacket hold but Becky powers out, hitting some elbows and a right hand before landing a dropkick and an exploder suplex…but Paige ducks out of getting hit in the corner and both women are down. Suddenly, Charlotte makes her way down to the ring with the Divas title on her shoulder. Paige kicks Becky down and stares down Charlotte, but turns around right into a Disarm-Her as Becky picks up the win!
Winner via submission: Becky Lynch
Charlotte joins Becky in the ring to celebrate as commentary hypes the WWE Network, of which you can get a free month NOW when you sign up! Up next is a preview of WWE TLC!
We’re back from commercial as we hype up the collision between Roman Reigns and Sheamus that started at Survivor Series when Sheamus won the title from Roman Reigns by cashing in his Money in the Bank title shot! The package continues running down the build to this huge main event as Sheamus defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match! Back at ringside, Roman Reigns makes his way down to the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, the League of Nations makes their way to the ring as we see The Usos and Dean Ambrose has joined Reigns in the ring for this big main event!
Main Event: Eight Man Tag Match
Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, & The Usos vs. The League of Nations (Rusev, King Barrett, WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio, & WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus)
The match starts with ADR and Jimmy Uso (Thank you Booker), who lock up as ADR is whipped into the ropes before shoulder blocking Jimmy to the mat. Jimmy catches ADR with a right hand to the jaw before tagging in Jey, who drops on ADR’s arm before ADR tags to Rusev, who whips Jey to the ropes and hits a back kick for a nearfall. He sets Jey on the ropes with a chinlock, walking away to distract the ref as Sheamus kicks Jey in the head. Rusev tosses him up into the bottom rope before tagging in the WWE Champion. Sheamus throws Jey out of the ring, where a distraction leads to ADR throwing Jey into the barricade as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Sheamus is still in control as he continues the attack on Jey Uso, hitting Beats of the Balroun before Reigns runs in to stop him. Sheamus is visibly frustrated on the outside before coming back in the ring as Jey tags in Ambrose, who hits a flurry of offense before a kick to the face on Sheamus from the corner. Running forearm into a bulldog, followed by some chops and jabs and chops and jabs and chops and jabs and chops (thanks King). Sheamus tags in Rusev, who lays into Ambrose with some stomps and hard punches to the back before getting a nearfall. Rusev tags in ADR, who hits Ambrose and gets a nearfall. ADR with a sleeper hold on Ambrose, who manages to power out and hits some right hands on ADR before the US Champion hits a Backstabber for a nearfall. ADR tags in Sheamus, keeping Ambrose in the corner as Sheamus stomps on the Lunatic Fringe. Boot to the throat now, and Sheamus hits a suplex for a nearfall. Sheamus with a sleeper hold, wearing Ambrose down as the crowd tries to will him back to his feet. Ambrose up now, but crashes into the League’s corner as Rusev tags in, driving his shoulder into Ambrose before locking in a bearhug. Ambrose appears to be fading, but is slowly powering out of it before driving Rusev to the mat with a neckbreaker. ADR in now, missing an enziguri as Ambrose hits a Tornado DDT before tagging in Reigns as ADR tags in Rusev. Reigns hits a Samoan Drop on Rusev and some hard clotheslines in the corner. Rusev surprises Reigns with a knee, but is then met with a hard right hand as Reigns sets up, hitting the Superman punch on Rusev. He goes for a cover and the League breaks it up, chaos in the ring leading to an Uso Crazy dive on the Nations to the outside. Back in the ring, Reigns hits a huge spear on Rusev for the win!
Winners via pinfall: Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose & The Usos
The League of Nations regroup on the ramp as we get a replay of the finish. The good guys get their moment in the sun as the show comes to a close.