Here are the results for the episode of WWE SmackDown airing on December 1, 2023.
Bianca Belair opens the show. She says her team came together and did what they had to do to beat Damage CTRL. Belair thanks her team members. However, despite the win, the war with Damage CTRL isn’t over, and she wants her title back. Iyo Sky enters with the rest of Damage CTRL, except for Bayley. Dakota Kai says she is surprised people cheer for her, and Iyo Sky thinks Brooklyn smells.
Iyo was also saying Belair is way over her head. If she wants another title shot, she will have to go through all of Damage CTRL. Charlotte Flair and Shotzi show up. The Queen says Bianca isn’t the only one coming for Iyo, and she would love to go through all of Damage CTRL. There is enough of them to go around. A fight breaks out. The faces hold their own and the ring.
Backstage, Damage CTRL catch up with Bayley. Dakota Kai still thinks she should help by giving an assist to Kairi Sane tonight.
#1. Butch vs. Bobby Lashley – Winner: Bobby Lashley
Nick Aldis warns Paul Heyman that he will sign Randy Orton even if it means selling the whole Bloodline. So, he asks what Heyman is going to do about that. The Wiseman will get back to him about that.
Backstage, Pretty Deadly make some comments at a frustrated Butch, so he tries to take them on by himself. They put him down and point out how alone he is.
#2. Santos Escobar vs. Joaquin Wilde – Winner: Santos Escobar
Dragon Lee comes to Wilde’s aid, and Escobar backs off. Santos slinks back in to the ring to ambush his rival, but Lee sees it coming and takes him out. This feud isn’t over.
Adam Pearce found out that Nick Aldis is trying to sign Randy Orton, so let the games begin.
The United States Champion is here. Logan Paul makes his way to the ring. All those haters praying on his downfall? Where are they now?! The harder they want to see him fail, the more he wins and gets to stand up and say… I can’t make out what he said. He is the fastest rising star in WWE history. The US title has been on his junk like all the fans have since he got here.
A champion is only as good as his challengers, and Rey Mysterio is injured, so he can’t give him a rematch. He spoke with Nick Aldis, and they have created a tournament that will start next week. It will feature Santos Escobar, Dragon Lee, Karrion Kross, Bobby Lashley, Grayson Waller, Austin Theory, Kevin Owens, and a mystery NXT Superstar. Kevin Owens is quick to interrupt.
Ever since he noticed Logan Paul years ago on Vine, he knew the kind of character he is. If anything is junk, it is the crap drink he peddles. His days as champion are numbered. Logan Paul says he has been in the ring with the greatest boxer in the world, so he could KO him in a second. Owens calls him smart, but this is his world.
Waller & Theory show up to say that Paul doesn’t need to engage with Owens. In fact, they have a lot in common with him. Theory says maybe when KO is done with Paul, he won’t be able to punch people in the face anymore? Owens punches him in the face, and thus concludes this segment.
#3. Kevin Owens vs. Grayson Waller (w/ Austin Theory) – Winner: Kevin Owens
We get a recap on CM Punk’s return with some live reactions, along with his promo on the following Monday Night RAW.
Before the main event, Bayley is looking glum at the Gorilla Position with Damage CTRL looking glum. Dakota Kai asks Bayley if she is alright, and she says she’s fine. Iyo Sky tells her to stay behind.
During the main event, the referee sent most of Damage CTRL to the back, so Bayley went against orders to help Kairi.
#4. Bianca Belair (w/ Charlotte Flair & Shotzi vs. Kairi Sane (w/ Damage CTRL) – Winner: Bianca Belair
Even with Bayley’s help, it wasn’t enough to help Kairi defeat Belair.
To close the show, we have Randy Orton returning to SmackDown. Nick Aldis and Adam Pearce attempt to sign him to their brand. Just as they argue back and forth, Paul Heyman interrupts. After 18 months of sitting on the shelf, Randy Orton is back for revenge. There will be no RKOs tonight, and he will not sign anything either, because The Bloodline will make the decision for him.
Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso make their way to the ring. Randy Orton fights both men, but he falls victim to the numbers game. LA Knight makes the save. After taking them out, Randy Orton signs the SmackDown contract. He tells Paul Heyman to send Roman Reigns a message. “Daddy’s Back”. Nick Aldis gets an RKO to close the show.