WWE SmackDown Live Results – December 25, 2018: Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

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Welcome to SmackDown Live.

Truth welcomes everyone to a special Christmas edition of Smackdown.  He says he has been up all night delivering presents to all the good boys and girls in the WWE Universe with the help of Carmelfa.  They had to stop at Smackdown as a gift to themselves.  Carmella stops Truth’s mentioning of the Jackson family reindeer and they do a seven second Carol Break.

WWE Champion The New Daniel Bryan interrupts and he makes his way to the ring.

Daniel says as WWE Champion, he accepts that instead of spending time with his family for Christmas, he has to be in this cesspool.  He will not accept the fraud that is Truthy Claus.  It might be obvious to you, but this is not the real Santa Claus.    Daniel calls Truth and Carmella fickle a number of times.  Daniel says he is not here to talk about them.  He is here to expose the real Santa Claus.


Daniel says he understands why you venerate Santa Claus.  He is the symbol of your materialistic desires.  Over the last 40 years, your cheap materialistic desires have cost us the coral reefs.  It has made islands of misfit garbage all over the world.  Daniel asks what this also gets them.  Daniel says it gets the glaciers melting and the sea levels rising.  In 20 years, there will be no North Pole and no Santa Claus.


Truth says that Daniel is an angry little elf.

Daniel asks Truth if this is a joke to him.  Daniel says he should expect nothing less because Truth’s career is nothing but an old joke.

Truth says that may be true, but you better watch out.  You better not shout.  Truthy Claus is going to Royal Rumble and since they won Mixed Match Challenge, he will be number 30 in the Rumble.  Truth says maybe after he wins, he will take the WWE Championship from Daniel and he will be the last one laughing.  If you are still champion at Mania.


Daniel asks Truth how does he expect to win the Rumble if he cannot count to thirty.


Truth starts to count and he gets to seven and calls for a Dance Break.

Daniel Bryan clips Truth and then wrings the leg into the ring post.   Bryan clips Truth again and then he applies the heel hook.  Bryan releases the hold and then he stomps on Truth’s head.  Bryan returns to the heel hook.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One:  Mustafa Ali versus Andrade Almas (with Zelina Vega)

Almas drop kicks Ali as the bell rings and Ali is sent into the turnbuckles.  Almas with a chop and slam.  Almas with a running kick to the temple.  Almas with a belly-to-back suplex and then he chops Ali in the corner.  Almas with a knee to the midsection followed by an Irish whip.  Ali flips over Almas and hits a head scissors.  Vega distracts Ali while Almas is with the referee and Almas pushes Ali off the turnbuckles to the floor.


Almas gets Ali on his shoulders and hot shots him onto the apron.  Almas gets a near fall.  Almas with an Irish whip and he blocks boots in the corner and puts Ali in the ropes and hits a back breaker for a near fall.  Almas with an arm bar to Ali.  Ali with punches but Almas with a knee to stop Ali.  Almas goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Ali is able to counter and get a near fall with a lateral press.  Almas gets a near fall and goes tranquilo on the mat.  Almas with a chop.

Almas goes for a back breaker in the ropes and Ali blocks it and connects with elbows.  Ali and Almas with punches and forearms.  Ali with a drop kick to Almas Almas with an Irish whip and Ali slides into the corner and avoids a charge from Almas.  Ali with a rolling X Factor for a near fall.  Almas with a waist lock and he goes for an O’Connor Roll but Ali holds on to the ropes.  Ali with thrust kicks but Almas with a spinning back elbow for a near fall.

Almas goes to the turnbuckles for a tornado DDT but Ali with a drop kick to stop Almas.  Ali goes for a Frankensteiner but Almas puts Ali in the tree of woe and Almas with a double stomp for a near fall.  Almas puts Ali on the turnbuckles and chops Ali.  Almas sets for a superplex but Ali with forearms to stop Almas.  Ali with a sunset flip power bomb but Almas lands on his feet.  Almas goes for the running double knee strike but Ali moves and Almas hits the turnbuckles.  Ali with a satellite DDT and then he goes to the turnbuckles for the inward 450 and hits it for the three count.


Winner:  Mustafa Ali

We go to commercial.

We are back and Samoa Joe asks Jeff how things are going.  It is always good to make memories, especially after ones you have destroyed.  Joe says that Jeff said he was a strong man, but Joe says he saw someone looking to replace things.  Joe says Jeff’s new addiction is Joe.  All of that pain and rage feeding your obsession will end tonight.  Joe says it is for your own good.


The New Day come out before the next match can start and Corey complains about Big E oiling himself in front of him.  They assume their position at their announce table.

Match Number Two:  Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson versus Sheamus, Cesaro, Killian Dain, and Alexander Wolfe (with Eric Young)

Anderson and Sheamus start things off and Sheamus runs Anderson into the turnbuckles.  Anderson with a kick but Sheamus with a thrust kick.  Anderson with a spinebuster to Cesaro and Jey tags in and hits a running hip strike in the corner for a near fall.  Jimmy tags in and hits a double sledge off the turnbuckles.  Wolfe tags in and punches Jimmy.  Dain tags in and kicks Jimmy.  Dain goes for a slam but Jimmy escapes and chops Dain.  Jimmy with an elbow and Young distracts Jimmy.  Dain with a running cross body as we go to commercial.

We are back and Dain works on Jimmy’s neck.  Jimmy with punches to get out of the hold but Dain with a clothesline.  Wolfe tags in and he stomps on Jimmy.  Wolfe with a moonsault for a near fall.  Sheamus tags in and he puts Jimmy in the ropes for crossfaces and then Sheamus with a reverse chin lock.  Jimmy with a jaw breaker and Sheamus knocks Jey off the apron.  Jimmy with an enzuigiri and Cesaro tags in and knocks Anderson off the apron.  Jimmy punches Dain and hits a Samoan drop on Cesaro.  Gallows and Wolfe tag in and Gallows with clotheslines and a round kick to the temple.  Gallows with a splash to Wolfe followed by a kick and pump handle slam for a near fall.  Dain breaks up the cover and Anderson with a neck breaker to Dain.  Gallows sends Cesaro over the top rope.  Sheamus tags in and hits a knee on Gallows.  Cesaro tags in and they hit a spike White Noise but can only get a near fall.

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