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SmackDown – Dec 9

SmackDown – Dec 9

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SmackDown Results

*Live from Pittsburgh, PA

(1)  The Usos def. Sheamus & Butch…retain their Undisputed Tag Team Championship…Jimmy makes a blind tag…Jey escapes the Bitter End & whips Butch to the ropes & into the 1-D, Jimmy covers for the win (19:39).

*Kurt Angle enters the building with a guest…he introduces Braun Strowman to Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson.

*LA Knight to the ring…says he has proof that Bray Wyatt attacked him…he plays footage from both attacks & spots “one of Bray’s toys” in the background each time…Uncle Howdy takes over the ‘tron…the end of his psychotic message is, “the door is closing”…Knight says if no one else is going to do anything about this, he’ll go backstage & handle it right now.

*Legado Del Fantasma are in the parking area with Cathy Kelley when Shotzi is attacked nearby.

*Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler backstage with Megan…they take no credit for Shotzi’s unfortunate accident…Liv Morgan & Tegan Nox interrupt, challenge Ronda & Shayna.

(2)  Viking Raiders vs. Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro…ends in a NO CONTEST when less than 2 minutes into the match Hit Row’s music plays & B-Fab makes her way out in front of the ‘tron…she has a seat on the chair she’s brought with her, to draw attention as Ashante & Top Dolla come from the other side of the ring & pull Wilde & Del Toro off the apron, causing the ref to call for the bell (01:52)…AFTER…Hit Row continues to take out Legado & the Vikings…including B-Fab taking out Zelina Vega at the announce desk by running Valhalla into her & knocking Zelina off her chair.

*LA Knight finds a Bray Wyatt moth-logo t-shirt hanging in his locker room…the lights go out…Knight uses his phone’s flashlight & finds someone in an Uncle Howdy mask in the room with him as we cut to break.

*Ricochet & Gunther to the ring for the Intercontinental Championship contract signing…New Day interrupt because they anticipate Imperium attacking Ricochet & they’re here to make sure it doesn’t happen…the contract gets signed but, surprise surprise, it leads to a 6-man tag match…playa!

(3)  Ricochet & New Day def. Imperium…in a 6-MAN TAG MATCH…Ricochet hits a Shooting Star Press on Kaiser for the win (18:49).

*Bloodline is headed out for the night after another successful tag title defense…Jey Uso holds Sami Zayn back for a minute, tells Sami to go get his hair & beard trimmed up for Roman’s return in Chicago next week…Jey says he thinks it might be a big night for Sami.

*Rey Mysterio is approached by Karrion Kross & Scarlett in the trainer’s room…Kross tells a story about putting an animal down on the farm that’s meant to convey to Rey that it might be time to hang it up.

*Lacey Evans vignette…she’s going “back to basics.”

(4)  Liv Morgan & Tegan Nox def. Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler…around the 3 minute mark Raquel Rodriguez tries to make her way to the ring but is cut off by Adam Pearce & other agents…Ronda jumps off the apron & starts to approach Raquel…as the ref watches what’s going on ringside, Tegan sneaks in to hit the Shiniest Wizard on Shayna…Liv covers for the win (04:08).

*Kurt Angle to the ring for this Birthday Celebration…Alpha Academy out…Chad Gable is mad he couldn’t get into Kurt’s party backstage…tells Kurt to leave the ring & the Alphas start eating his cake…Kurt makes it back to the ‘tron when he stops & tells the Alphas that they’re going to need a lot of milk for all that cake…Gable Steveson makes his way out in a dairy truck & the Alphas get a MILK BATH to end the show!


WWE SmackDown PREVIEW – Dec. 16, 2022 – Chicago, IL

+ Gunther (c) vs. Ricochet – for the Intercontinental Championship

+ Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky (c) vs. Liv Morgan & Tegan Nox – for the Women’s Tag Team Championship

+ Hit Row vs. Legado del Fantasma vs. Viking Raiders – in a Triple Threat Tag Match

+ Roman Reigns returns


WWE SmackDown PREVIEW – Dec. 30, 2022 – Tampa, FL

+ John Cena returns to SmackDown

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