Original Air Date: December 13, 2019
Event Date: December 13, 2019
(aired live on FOX)
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton
Last week, King Corbin and Dolph Ziggler dumped dog food onto Roman Reigns.
King Corbin is carried to the ring, and he’s accompanied by Dolph Ziggler. Corbin and Ziggler smell something stinky, possibly the dog food they dumped on Reigns last week. Corbin then talks about his two accomplishments this year. He also says he’s going to use tables, ladders, and chairs to make Roman Reigns bow down to his king. He says Reigns surely won’t be here tonight though.
New Day interrupt Dolph Ziggler as he tries to get everyone to hail King Corbin. Big E and Kofi Kingston come out to the stage and slowly walk down the ramp. Big E mocks Corbin, then Corbin mocks Kingston about losing the title to Lesnar. Kingston says Corbin had a heck of a year, but Kingston was WWE Champ for about six months. Kingston even beat Corbin’s court jester Ziggler. When Kofi lost, he didn’t whine and complain. He picked himself up and kept marching forward, and now New Day are champs again.
In the ring, Kofi tells Corbin that he doesn’t like what he and Ziggler did to Reigns last week. Corbin ignores Kofi, so Kofi slaps Corbin. Corbin says if Kofi wants to step up and be a locker room leader like Reigns, then he’s going to get humiliated like Reigns. Corbin and Ziggler leave the ring and walk away.
Clips of Bray Wyatt messing with The Miz’s head and talking about his family.
Ziggler and Corbin find an unconscious man outside of a locker room. Inside the locker room there is another unconscious man. Also, Ziggler and Corbin’s stuff has been tossed all around the room.
Kayla Braxton welcomes Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Alexa says Mandy is a bully. As she speaks, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville attack Alexa and Nikki from behind. The brief brawl spills out into the ring area where it is quickly stopped by referees.
Fire & Desire vs Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss
(referee: Dan Engler)
Result: Nikki Cross pins Sonya Deville with a swinging neckbreaker
This was okay. It was too short to really consider it much of a match. It was more of an extension of the pre-match brawl. We didn’t even see the finishing move live because the cameras were too focused on the brawling at ringside. I feel like this was mostly just a way to show how Nikki and Alexa are back as a team.
As Sami Zayn walks, he encounters Heavy Machinery. Otis and Tucker have a gift for Zayn. It’s a Christmas ham. Zayn says it’s easily the worst gift he’s ever gotten in his life. As a vegan, Zayn is disgusted and insulted. Otis didn’t know, and he says he’s sorry. Zayn says being sorry isn’t enough. Zayn goes off on Otis, and that makes Heavy Machinery angry. Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro walk up and escort Zayn away. Cesaro takes the ham and slams it onto the ground before he walks away. Otis is pissed.
Shorty G & Mustafa Ali vs The Revival
(referee: Jessika Carr)
Result: Dash Wilder pins Mustafa Ali after the Shatter Machine
Time: 4:47 (1 break)
Very good match. Though it was under five minutes of TV time, a lot happened. Ali and G are looking very good as a team. They already work really well together, and though I’d like to see them both have singles success, I’ll never be upset when I see them tagging. Ali and G provided a great team to help The Revival look really good heading into their title match this Sunday. The Revival looked strong. They had to counter and think quickly throughout the match, and they did so extremely well. I particularly liked the finish of the match.
Kayla Braxton welcomes Bayley. Bayley isn’t impressed by Lacey Evans being a Marine and a mom. Bayley is the champ, and Lacey picked a fight with the wrong person. Bayley is interrupted when she hears Elias strumming his guitar. As Dana Brooke watches and listens, Elias plays a song for Bayley as her Secret Santa gift. Elias basically calls Bayley ugly.
Dana Brooke vs Bayley (SD Women’s Champ)
(referee: Ryan Tran)
Result: Bayley wins via pinfall after a facebuster
Despite a quick start from Brooke, this was pretty much a squash.
A look at the brief feud between The Miz and Bray Wyatt.
Lit from behind by a red light, Sheamus again talks about how SmackDown has changed for the worse during his absence. Sheamus is bringing the heart back to SmackDown.
Earlier today from The Miz’s house, Renee Young had a sit-down interview with The Miz. Young asks Miz why he’s been taking such an interest in Daniel Bryan since they don’t get along. Miz says he doesn’t like Daniel Bryan, but he respects him. Miz thinks maybe it’s time for him to do the right thing.
Moving on, Miz says he understands the compulsion to play mind games with opponents, but there are lines you don’t cross. Wyatt crossed one of those lines when he involved The Miz’s family. Young asks Miz if he’s afraid, but he doesn’t have time to answer.
Maryse interrupts the interview and shows Miz a video of their daughter Monroe playing with some of Wyatt’s puppet friends from the Firefly Fun House. Miz and Maryse run up to Monroe’s room. Monroe is fine, but she has a doll with Fiend makeup on its face. Everyone is freaked out, and Miz tells the camera operators to leave.
Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt says he was just trying to be nice to Miz and Maryse’s daughter. Wyatt says Miz was so focused on exposing what happened to Daniel Bryan that Miz exposed himself. Bryan is still with “Him,” but now Miz is with Bray Wyatt. Wyatt says he used to be sick, but he healed himself. You can teach yourself not to feel pain. You can teach yourself not to feel love, and Bray Wyatt can teach the Miz how.
King Corbin and Dolph Ziggler discover that his sedan chair has been overturned, and the guys meant to carry it are all unconscious.
Heavy Machinery vs Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (IC Champ) w/ Sami Zayn
(referee: Jason Ayers)
Result: Shinsuke Nakamura pins Tucker after Kinshasa
Time: 6:41 (1 break)
Good match. I was a little torn about who I was pulling for, so either way the match went I would probably be happy. The action was quite good and a lot of fun. I’d kind of like to see Otis and Cesaro go one-on-one at some point. I bet that match could be really good.
King Corbin talks to three guys in black shirts.
Kofi Kingston w/ Big E (SD Tag Champs) vs King Corbin w/ Dolph Ziggler
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)
Result: the match ends in a No Contest when everyone starts brawling at ringside
Time: 7:10 (1 break)
This was fine, but it had a non-finish so it could be restarted as a tag match.
Kofi Kingston & Big E (SD Tag Champs) vs King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)
Result: New Day wins via DQ when Corbin handcuffs Kingston
Time: 2:42 (joined in progress)
This was barely a match. I’m not sure why they restarted as a tag match if this was just going to end in another brawl.
After the match, Kofi is handcuffed over the post just like Reigns was last week. The Revival shows up to take down Big E. With Kofi helpless, Corbin brings out some dog food. Suddenly, Roman Reigns’ music plays, and Roman heads to the ring. Reigns beats up Corbin’s security, The Revival, and Ziggler. Corbin attacks Reigns from behind, but Reigns beat up Corbin as well.
Ziggler tries to jump from a ladder onto Reigns, but Reigns slams Ziggler off the ladder and through the commentary table instead.
This wasn’t a great show. I think having the main story on SmackDown center on Reigns and Corbin every week is wearing me down. The main story tonight was 100% predictable, and the matches surrounding it were also easy to call since everyone was being protected heading into TLC this weekend. Overall, only two of tonight’s matches were really worth watching, and none of the story segments really did anything to push any of those stories forward.
Match of the Night
Shorty G & Mustafa Ali vs The Revival
This was a shorter match than some of the others later in the night, but I think the action was the most fun. The Heavy Machinery vs Cesaro & Nakamura match came in at a close second for me.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/friday-night-smackdown-dec-13-2019