Show: WWE SmackDown Live
Location: San Diego, CA at the Valley View Casino Center
Date: December 5th, 2017
Welcome to SmackDown Live. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their way to the ring and we see the stipulation that Shane McMahon added to the Randy Orton versus Kevin Owens match. Then we see what happened when Kevin’s friend Sami attacked Randy Orton. Kevin welcomes everyone to the Sami and Kevin Show. Sami reminds everyone it is the Kevin and Sami Show.
Kevin says when you are as great an athlete as he is and Sami is one too, you never stop learning. When you are part of a McMahon family vendetta, they will stop at nothing to get their pound of flesh. He says, just ask Daniel Bryan. Sami brings up Bret Hart. Kevin brings up Steve Austin. Sami says you can just ask them.
Kevin says they are better than any of the people they just mentioned, and Sami adds ‘combined’. Kevin says that is why they are the latest victims of the McMahon family wrath. That is why the man who had the best interests of the WWE at heart tried to use his vessel of destruction Randy Orton to finish him off. Sami says that Shane now uses Randy as the person who does his dirty work because Stephanie used him as well.
Sami says that Shane’s plan didn’t even work last week. Kevin says he saw Shane’s song and dance and he made it a No Disqualification Match with Sami banned from ringside. Kevin says he had to beat up Randy so bad that he would not be an option for Shane. Kevin says he had to send a message to Shane. He also had to outsmart Shane McMahon. Kevin says it is not hard to outsmart a man so blinded by his shortcomings.
Sami says that even the best deserve a reminder. Sami says that now he is in the ring. Sami rolls to the floor and he says he is outside the ring. Sami says this is ‘ringside’. Ringside, you might see a terrible announce team. You might see the bellman. You get an up close look at the WWE Universe, and tonight it is not the most pleasant sight in the world. Sami says you boo because you know it is true.
Sami starts to go up the ramp and he says when you cross the line, it is something very different altogether. This area is where he laid waste to Randy Orton with a steel chair. You can call that heinous or vicious, but you cannot say it happened at ringside. Shane, you need to watch your words so carefully. You try to get him and Kevin to conform to the system and they conformed to the system and they won.
Randy Orton hits Kevin Owens with an RKO out of nowhere.
Shane McMahon’s music plays and he comes out onto the stage as Sami backs up and moves closer to ringside.
Shane thanks Sami for the tutorial, but that is not why he is out here. He says that Sami and Kevin think he has a vendetta against them and that is not true. Sami will be teaming with Kevin Owens to face the duo of Randy Orton and a partner of Randy’s choosing.
Shane says they need to do something about all of the energy that Sami has. Tonight, Sami will face Randy Orton.
Shane says that Kevin is welcome to join him at ringside. Kevin will be handcuffed to the ring rope.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sami and Kevin are in the back and Sami says it is bad. Kevin says he cannot turn his head. He asks Sami what did Shane say. Sami says that he is wrestling Randy Orton. Kevin asks if he is barred from ringside. Sami says Kevin is allowed at ringside but he will be handcuffed to the ring ropes. Kevin says it is embarrassing to be handcuffed in front of these idiots. Kevin says he is going to fix this by talking to Daniel Bryan.
Aiden English and Rusev are in the ring and Aiden has the mic. He says every day is Rusev Day, but around this time of year there is a special 12 Days of Rusev. Aiden starts singing and the first day of Rusev is a Tag Team Victory. The second day is Rusev shirts.
The New Day interrupt things before we can find out what we get on the Third Day of Rusev.
Rusev and Aiden English versus Big E and Kofi Kingston (with Xavier Woods)
Aiden and Big E start off and Aiden with a kick and elbow. Aiden with a waist lock but he cannot get Big E off his feet and Big E shimmies and he takes Aiden down. Kofi tags in and kicks Aiden for a near fall. Aiden with an Irish whip and he runs into boots. Kofi with a double jump cross body for a near fall. Kofi with a take down and he sets for the Boom Drop but Aiden is pulled to safety. Kofi teases a dive to the floor.
Aiden returns to the ring after discussing strategy with Rusev. Rusev is tagged in and he kicks Kofi and applies a wrist lock. Kofi with kicks to Rusev’s legs and then he starts to work on the arm. Kofi with an arm bar. Rusev with a forearm and Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Kofi goes to the turnbuckles and Aiden distracts Kofi. Aiden pulls the ropes down and Kofi goes over the top rope to the floor. Aiden works over Kofi and sends him back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Kofi kicks Aiden but he cannot get out of the corner. Aiden chokes Kofi in the ropes.
Rusev kicks Kofi when the referee has to deal with Aiden. Aiden with kicks and a reverse chin lock. Kofi gets to his feet and he connects with an elbow and hits a jawbreaker. AIden keeps Kofi from making the tag and he runs Kofi into the turnbuckles. Rusev tags in and he kicks Kofi. Rusev with a bear hug. Kofi with head butts to escape but Rusev with a jumping heel kick for a near fall. Rusev with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Kofi. Rusev stops Kofi from making the tag.