Show: WWE SmackDown
Location: Des Moines, IA at the Wells Fargo Arena
Date: December 22nd, 2015
Airing Live On The USA Network
Welcome to Tuesday Night SmackDown, we kick things off with The New Day. The group complain about not winning a Slammy Award but promises to retain their titles tonight. They said that they had a new Christmas album coming out. They wished every a very happy booty Christmas and a happy New Day.
Tag Team Title Match: New Day © vs. Lucha Dragons
The Dragons double team Kingston early in the match. Big E was tagged in and slapped Kalisto then called him his daddy. Kalisto kicked Big E in the face then hit a drop kick then tagged in Cara, who hit a missile drop kick for 2. Kingston was tagged in but ate a kick. Cara nailed a chop to the chest of Kingston. Kalisto was tagged in, and he hit a drop kick. Kingston distracted Cara and Big E sent him to the floor.
We’re back with The New Day in control of Cara. Moments later, Cara fought back and tagged in Kalisto. He cleaned house on Kingston and then hit a springboard dive onto Kingston. Xavier Woods tripped him and sent him to the floor. New Day beats Kalisto down until he reversed a suplex by Big E and got the hot tag to Cara. He then hit a springboard dive to Big E then another one for 2 as Kingston broke up the pin attempt. Cara sent him to the floor then tagged in Kalisto, and the two took out New Day with a dive outside the ring. Back in the ring, Kalisto hit his finisher then tagged in Cara. This led to Cara having to knock Woods off the apron and allowed Big E to hit the Big Ending for the win.
Winners: New Day.
Several WWE stars wished the fans a happy holidays.
Dean Ambrose cuts a backstage promo about facing Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler tonight. He said that he is going to throw everything at his opponents tonight to make sure he remains IC Champion.
The Wyatt Family walks down to the ring.
Eight-Man Tag Team Match: Dudley’s, Kane, and Ryback vs. The Wyatt Family.
Erick Rowan and Ryback start things off. Ryback hit a crossbody then tagged in Devon, who worked over Rowan as we cut to break.
We’re back with Bubba hitting a back body drop to Harper. This led to Braun Strowman being tagged in. Strowman called out Kane, and he got the tag. They lock up, Strowman knocked him down and landed an elbow to the shoulder of Kane. Kane tagged in Ryback but was caught by Harper, who hit a slam, as we cut to break.
We’re back with Devon fighting Harper in the ring while a brawl breaks outside the ring. The Wyatts hit a reverse 3-D to Bray, who kicked out at 2. Harper hit a superkick to Devon while Bray hit Sister Abigail to Bubba for the win.
We see The Ascension and Stardust destroying Santino Marella’s Christmas party. Titus O’Neil and Neville walk in. Stardust challenged O’Neil and Neville to a match with The Ascension for tonight.
Tag Team Match: Alberto Del Rio and Rusev vs. The Usos.
Jey and Rusev start things off. Rusev hit him with a kick then put the boots to him in the corner. The heels worked over Jey in the corner with hot tags. Jey fought back and tagged in Jimmy, which saw the brothers hit a double flapjack. Rusev caught Jimmy, but he fought out and dropkicked him to the floor. The Usos then took out Rusev and Del Rio with outside dives. Back in the ring, Rusev caught Jimmy with a kick and we cut to break.
We’re back with Jey getting the hot tag and hitting Del Rio with a slap then a samoan drop. Jey hit a back splash for 2. Rusev broke it up and Jimmy took out Rusev. This led to Rusev sending him back first into the steps. Back in the ring, Jey and Del Rio battle it out on the top rope. Del Rio knocked him down and hit his double foot stomp for the win.
The LON tries to attack The Usos after the match, but Roman Reigns ran down and made the save. He hit Del Rio with a Superman Punch then to Rusev. Reigns and Usos stood tall in the ring to end the segment.
Singles Match: Charlotte vs. Brie Bella with Becky Lynch on commentary.
Charlotte got the upper hand early on in the match until Brie fought back with a running knee then a missile drop kick. Brie with a series of kicks. Charlotte landed a spear and then Team Bad walked out to the ring. Naomi threw eggnog on Lynch then attacked her. Charlotte saw it, but chose to lock in the Figure Eight on Brie for the win.
Team Bad walked away as Charlotte celebrated in the ring then checked on Lynch.
Kevin Owens cuts a backstage promo about how he is the breakout star of WWE and that he is the real IC Champion. He promised to take back what is his.
Triple Threat Intercontinental Title Match: Dean Ambrose © vs. Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler
All three men brawl outside the ring. Ambrose hit a slam to Ziggler and Owens hit a back splash to the both of them.
We’re back with the men still brawling outside the ring. It leads up towards the stage as Owens sent Ziggler into a row of trees. Owens started throwing presents at the men. Ziggler hit Owens with a superkick then sent Owens off the stage and into some trees. Ziggler and Ambrose battle down to the ring. Ambrose hit a face first slam for 2. Owens ran down and hit a superkick to both men. Ambrose no sold it and hit him with a superkick. Owens dragged Ziggler out of the ring and into the steel steps. Ziggler ran back into the ring and put a sleeper on Owens. However, Owens with Ziggler on his back hit a back splash to Ambrose. Owens sent Ziggler into the ring post then hit a suplex to Ambrose for 2. Ambrose fell on his head. Owens sent Ziggler into the barricade. Owens talked trash to Ambrose then beat him down. Ambrose then went for Dirty Deeds, but Ziggler ran in and hit a Zig-Zag to Ambrose, which sent Owens face first into the mat. Ambrose would pop up and hit Dirty Deeds to Ziggler for the win.