Show: WWE SmackDown
Location: Washington, DC at the Verizon Center
Airing on the USA Network
Welcome to SmackDown Live. James Ellsworth, Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon are shown talking backstage to open the show. McMahon told Ellsworth that he cannot interfere in a match. Ellsworth started sneezing numerous times and they told him that he can’t compete tonight so he should go home.
The Miz is in the ring for Miz TV. The Miz introduces us to his show and brings out AJ Styles. Styles said that McMahon and Bryan did Ellsworth a favor by not letting him wrestle tonight. Styles is not worried about Ellsworth and noted that he beat John Cena, Dean Ambrose and vows to destroy Ellsworth. He said that he is the champ that runs the camp. Miz said that the WWE Title is prestige but he made the IC Title legendary. Miz said that he is on a higher level than Styles and teased winning the WWE Title. They were about to brawl when Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler walked down to the ring. Ziggler took Miz while Ambrose took Ziggler. This led to Luke Harper appearing in the ring and hitting a clothesline to Ambrose.
Singles Match: Natalya vs. Carmella.
They start brawling to begin the match. Carmella slapped her and we cut to break.
We’re back with Natalya hitting a snap suplex then slapped her. Natalya landed a series of knee strikes. Carmella fought back and landed a series of kicks. Natalya cut her off and went for the Sharpshooter but Carmella got out of it. Natalya hit a baseball slide sending Carmella to the floor. Natalya started talking to Bella at ringside. Back in the ring, Carmella rolled up Natalya for the win.
A recap of John Cena’s appearance on SNL was shown. It was announced that Cena would return to WWE TV on 12/27.
There was a backstage segment with The Miz and Gabriel Iglesias. Iglesias mocked Miz for his shirt. Miz walked off.
#1 Contender Battle Royal: American Alpha vs. The Usos vs. The Vaudevillains vs. Hype Bros vs. Tyler Breeze & Fandango vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno.
Simon Gotch was the first person to be eliminated. All of the tag team start brawling. Gable eliminated Viktor and Konnor clotheslines Gable to eliminate him. Slater accidentally eliminated Rhyno.
Jordan eliminated English. Slater eliminated Rawley. Konnor eliminated Jordan. Breeze, Konnor, Slater, and Ryder remain. The heels jump Slater and Ryder. Konnor sent Slater flying to the floor. Ryder sent Breeze to the floor and Konnor speared Breeze to the floor. Ryder sent Konnor to the floor for the win.
Winners: Hype Bros
A hype video package for Baron Corbin was shown.
Alexa Bliss was supposed to wrestle Deonna Purrazzo but Bliss grabbed the microphone and will not give out charity cases. Bliss attacked her and tossed her to the floor. Becky Lynch walked down to the ring and demanded a title match right now. Bliss turned her down. Shane McMahon walked out and booked a title match between Bliss and Lynch.
SmackDown Live Women’s Title Match: Alexa Bliss © vs. Becky Lynch.
They start brawling to begin the match. Lynch hit a series of arm drags. Bliss slammed her by the hair to the mat. Lynch fought back with a series of clotheslines then locked in the Disarmer submission but Bliss got out of it. Bliss rolled out to the floor and Lynch won the match by countout.
Post-match, Lynch attacked Bliss but Bliss was able to escape and walked to the back.
Fatal Four-Way Elimination #1 Contender’s Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper vs. The Miz.
They start brawling to begin the match. Ziggler and Ambrose hit a drop kick to Harper. They sent him to the floor. Ambrose hit a chop to Ziggler and then a clothesline. Miz got in the ring, sent Ambrose to the floor and hit a DDT to Ziggler. Miz hit a drop kick to Ambrose and Harper. Ambrose cut him off with a clothesline and then a bull dog. Harper hit Ambrose with a big boot. Harper then sent him into the barricade. Ambrose rolled up The Miz in the ring for the elimination.
We’re back with Ambrose hitting a snap suplex to Ziggler. Ambrose went to the top rope but Ziggler stopped him. Harper got in the ring, Ziggler knocked him down with the Zig Zag and Ambrose hit Ziggler with a clothesline. Ziggler and Ambrose hit a double clothesline. Harper knocked Ambrose and covered him for 2. Harper hit Ziggler with a powerbomb for 2. Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds to Harper for the elimination.
We’re down to Ziggler and Ambrose. Ziggler missed an elbow drop. Ambrose dumped him to the floor then sent him into the ring post. Ambrose went to the top rope and Ziggler hit a fameasser. Ambrose rolled him up for 2. They hit a double clothesline. Miz walked down to the ring and Ziggler hit him with a super kick. Ambrose sent Ziggler into the ring post. Back in the ring, Ziggler hit a super kick to Ambrose for the win.
Winner: Ziggler. He will challenge AJ Styles for the WWE Title on 12/27.
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