WWE Smackdown Results – December 11, 2020 – Tonight’s WWE SmackDown on FOX opens up live from the new ThunderDome at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves.
– We go right to the ring as SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks comes out for her WWE TLC contract signing with Carmella. WWE Producer Adam Pearce is waiting in the ring.
Pearce goes over the signing as Banks takes her seat. Pearce goes to introduce Carmella but Banks immediately stops the signing. She’s upset over the fact that the contract is not in the folder. Banks asks Pearce if this is some kind of set up. Carmella appears on the big screen. She has the contract and has signed it. There’s a man standing next to her, who she says is her messenger boy. She asks the man to take the contract to Banks and have her sign it.
Banks insults Carmella and Carmella goes on talking, saying there was no way she was getting in the ring with Banks tonight. They have words over their TLC match as Banks talks about stretching Carmella and making her cry. The man comes walking down the ramp with the contract. He enters the ring and hands it to Pearce as Carmella and Banks continue arguing. Banks signs the contract with her Boss stamp. Banks says if Carmella wants the title, come out here and get it tonight. Carmella says that sounds like a plan. Pearce says that sounds like a main event. He makes it official – Carmella vs. Banks for the title, tonight.
Banks says she’s going to give Carmella a preview of how the match will go – she slaps the messenger guy and beats him up, dropping him with a Backstabber and turning the table over on him. Banks raises the title as her music hits and Carmella watches from the big screen.
– Cole and Graves hype Carmella vs. Banks for tonight’s main event.
– Kayla Braxton is backstage with SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits. She asks about Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode calling them funny. Montez Ford talks about tonight’s match with Ziggler. Angelo Dawkins mentions Roode possibly getting involved and getting slapped. The Profits are up and they want the smoke.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Montez Ford
We go back to the ring and out come SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits – Montez Ford with Angelo Dawkins. They stop on the stage as blue cups rain down. They hit the ring dancing and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Dolph Ziggler with Robert Roode. Ziggler says he used to love the word ‘profits’. You talked about crazy stuff like solo cups falling from the sky, but it reminded me of you calling me a poor man’s HBK which made no sense because I am rich. The Street Profits are the poor man’s Deus and Mero. The only thing less funny than his stand up comedy is you being the tag champs. He tells the ‘Big Man’ to tell them. Roode says when the two Aces get their chance at the tag titles, your title reign will go up in smoke.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Montez Ford
ZIggler goes for the leg and Ford gets to the ropes and Ziggler with a clean break and he kicks Ford and follows with a forearm. Ziggler runs Ford’s eyes across the ropes and Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler with a chin lock and Ford powers out of the hold and Ziggler with a kick and neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler runs his boots across the face. Ford catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckles and hits a drop kick. Ford with a blockbuster.
Roode tries to interfere and Dawkins stops him so Roode goes to the floor with Ziggler. Ford and Dawkins dance in the ring as solo cups fall from above.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the cups are nowhere to be seen. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and body scissors. Ziggler with a series of elbow drops and finishes it with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler returns to the reverse chin lock and body scissors. Ford with punches but Ziggler with a kick to the knee followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Ford with clotheslines and a leap frog and jumping clothesline. Ford with a thrust kick and another kick. Ford misses an enzuigiri and Ford lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Ford with a belly-to-back suplex and standing moonsault.
Ford with the Ultimate Warrior rope shake and Ziggler with a kick to the knee. Ford blocks the Fameasser but Ziggler counters with a sunset flip. Ford avoids a Zig Zag by holding on to the ropes. Ford with an enzuigiri and Ford goes up top but Roode hits Dawkins on the floor and sends him into the ring steps. Ziggler crotches Ford on the turnbuckles. Ziggler with a super kick for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Ziggler and Roode celebrate as the music hits.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is ranting to a merchandise guy when Big E walks in. Sami isn’t happy with Big E sporting his new t-shirt when he didn’t get one. Apollo Crews and Kalisto are in the background talking with Tamina Snuka. Big E calls for Apollo to bring over the t-shirt they had created for Sami and it’s just a joke. Sami gets upset and storms off as Big E taunts him. Back to commercial.
Sami Zayn vs. Big E
Back from the break and WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is in the ring, already in the middle of a rant about who he’s defeated and how he has no respect. Sami doesn’t even have merchandise, not that he wants any as a part of the consumerism. He brings up how WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson was honored last week, but then this is how WWE treats the current Intercontinental Champion. He goes on ranting until the music interrupts and out comes Big E for this non-title match as Greg Hamilton does the introduction. Big E is doing his chalk entrance again this week.
Big E waits in the ring as Sami rants to the announcers. Sami makes it back in at the 7 count, in no hurry to get the match started. They lock up and Big E shoves Sami to the mat with ease. Sami is wearing a brace on his wrist to sell the recent angle with Big E. Sami slowly comes back in the ring, complaining that Big E pulled his hair. They lock up again and Big E takes Sami down into a headlock. They run the ropes and Big E applies an abdominal stretch. Sami breaks out and works Big E over. Sami charges but Big E levels him with a shoulder.
Big E unloads with clubbing blows over the chest while Sami is down at the apron. Big E runs the apron and hits the big splash. Sami falls to the floor as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Sami is in control. Sami mounts Big E in the corner with right hands. Big E blocks a snapmare twice but Sami drops him with a knee to the nose for a 2 count. Sami grounds Big E with a headlock now. Sami leaps off the second rope with an elbow to the face to drop Big E again. Sami stands over Big E and mocks him with Big E’s dance. Sami runs the ropes but Big E catches him with two big belly-to-belly throws across the ring. Big E ducks Sami and hits a third big throw.
Big E dances over Sami’s face now. Big E runs the ropes and hits a splash in the middle of the ring. Big E rallies the crowd but Sami rolls to the floor. Sami ends up coming back in but Big E levels him with a big clothesline. Sami counters in the corner and rolls Big E up for 2. Big E runs into an elbow. Sami fights back from the corner. Sami leaps with a crossbody but Big E rolls through and stands up with Sami in his arms. Sami rakes the eyes to block the Big Ending. Sami charges for a Helluva Kick but Big E counters with the Uranage.
Sami sells the wrist injury, forcing the referee to back Big E off. Big E isn’t falling for it. The referee backs Big E off again. Sami slaps Big E off the distraction. Sami retreats and runs around the ring but Big E chases him. Big E gets stuck behind the announcers. Sami goes under the ring and Big E crawls after him as the referee counts. Sami comes out from under the ring on the other side, stomping on Big E. Sami runs back in the ring to beat the count and Big E is counted out.
Winner by Count Out: Sami Zayn
After the bell, fans boo as Sami retreats back to the floor when Big E comes after him. A furious Big E wants to fight but Sami raises his title and makes his exit as the music hits.
Bayley is backstage now. She sends her well wishes to Carmella ahead of tonight’s SmackDown Women’s Title main event. She says Sasha Banks may be champion, but Bayley still runs this division. She goes on ranting about Banks, calling her the most overpaid and overrated Superstar in all SmackDown history, and that’s not counting Bianca Belair. She goes on about Belair, who is standing behind her now. Bayley says it’s time for The EST to be G-O-N-E. Belair confronts Bayley and asks why her name is in her mouth again when she needs to worry about herself. Belair insults Bayley’s look and pulls out receipts for why she’s doing better than Bayley right now. Bayley doesn’t want to hear it and just walks off.
– We see Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns walking backstage. Back to commercial.
We are back and Carmella is in the back with Kayla Braxton. Kayla asks if Sasha has turned the tables. Carmella says that Sasha is the boss but she is untouchable. Carmella says it will be like Mariah Carey and JLo after their match. She will beat Sasha and look sexy as hell doing it. Carmella wants to have her champagne at ringside for her victory.
– We take a look at what Roman Reigns did last week on Smackdown.
Roman and Paul watch the video from the back and Jey Uso shows up. Jey asks if they are good. Roman says he is good and he is great. He asks if the family is good. Roman says he should be good because you are with me. While Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring, Jey asks Roman to get him and Roman says you know where he is so get him.
In the Arena:
Owens puts a table, chairs, and a ladder in the ring. Owens sits the chairs up and stands the table up. We see Reigns and Heyman watching in the back. Owens stands the ladder up next. Owens takes the mic and says he knows Reigns is watching, so he needs to listen closely. Owens isn’t afraid of Reigns. Even with Reigns being as good as he’s ever been, Owens does not fear him.Reigns says he fights for his family and Owens can relate to that, but as good as Reigns is, regardless of what he says it looks like Reigns’ family is doing the fighting for him. Owens says Reigns is using his family to fight his battles for him. Owens says their match at WWE TLC is the most important of his career and he knows the Reigns we see today, with all the momentum he has, can probably beat anyone in WWE. Owens is aware he needs all the help he can get if he wants to win. Owens fights for his family also but his family isn’t a part of the industry, they support hm by watching at home. Owens says his family won’t be able to physically help him at TLC, but he has a few friends that will be there to help. Owens introduces his friends – tables, chairs, ladders. He cuts promos on how each friend will help him at TLC.
Owens is standing at the top of the ladder now. He says Reigns can keep the head of the table because at TLC he will do what it takes to get back to the top of the ladder and become Universal Champion once again. Owens goes on about family but he’s suddenly knocked off the ladder by a steel chair shot to the knee, from Uso. Reigns smiles in the back while watching Uso unload on Owens with chair shots. Uso beats Owens onto the table and lays him out. Uso goes to the top but Owens gets off the table and decks him with a chair shot to the face. Owens with big chair shots over the back now. Owens with right hands while Uso is down. Owens drives Uso face-first into the ladder. Owens puts Uso through the table with a Pop-Up Powerbomb as fans cheer him on.
Owens sells a knee injury as the music hits and out comes Reigns with Heyman. Owens stands in the ring with a chair, ready to fight, yelling at Reigns. Reigns and Heyman watch from the stage. Heyman talks strategy to Reigns, reminding him he calls the shots and this is his ring, he does things on his time. Owens limps around the ring and tells Reigns to come show his family. Reigns turns and walks back to the back as fans boo. Heyman follows. Owens leaves the ring with a chair, limping up the ramp to the back. We go to commercial.
We are back and Kevin Owens walks in the back and Kayla Braxton ambushes him and Kevin wants to know where Roman is. Kevin asks he wanted to do that to Jey Uso? You don’t talk about my family like that. Kayla screams as Roman hits Kevin from behind. Roman sends Owens into fencing and a storage case. Roman with punches. Roman says they have never been formally introduced. I am Roman Reigns, the head of the table and tribal chief. I am the one who put the roof over your head. If you don’t talk some sense into your husband and daddy, I will be the one to take the food off your table.
Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan vs. Billie Kay and Natalya
Ruby and Billie start things off and Ruby with a shot to the back of the leg after tagging Liv in. Liv with an elbow and Ruby tags in. Liv sends Ruby into Billie for a shoulder tackle and she gets a near fall. Liv tags in and Natalya forces Liv to stop short and Billie with Shades of Kay. Natalya tags in and she punches Liv. Natalya tags in Billie and they double team Liv. Natalya with a reverse chin lock. Liv with an arm drag but Natalya brings Liv back into her corner. Liv with an elbow but Billie tags in as Natalya hits the slingshot atomic drop. Billie argues with Natalya. Liv kicks Billie into Natalya and Ruby tags in. Liv with a facebuster followed by a Riott Kick from Ruby for the three count.
Winners: Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan
After the match, Natalya and Billie argue.
We get a video of Chad Gable helping Otis with some unusual training at the WWE Performance Center earlier this week, working on his “blind spot” by throwing an exercise ball at him while he’s blindfolded. A few hours later… it looks like Otis is making progress as Gable says Otis is an Alpha. We go backstage to Gable and Otis with Kayla now. She reveals that they will face Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura tonight. Gable says life has knocked Otis down over and over, but he’s got what Gable was looking for in a talent, and now he’s back up as Gable’s Alpha Training Academy is going to mold Otis from a lump of clay. Otis also makes some jokes on Gable, about his height. Cesaro and Nakamura walk up, mocking both Gable and Otis before waling off. Otis gets upset but Gable reminds him that an Alpha never gets worked up. Gable has Otis do some breathing exercises to relax as we go to commercial.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro vs. Otis Dozovic and Chad Gable
Chad and Cesaro start things off and Cesaro pushes Chad down and he wants Otis. Otis tags in and they lock up and Otis sends Cesaro to the mat. Chad tags back in and he takes Cesaro down. Chad with a waist lock and a gutwrench into a German suplex for a near fall. Otis wants to tag back in and Chad allows it. Otis with a waist lock take down and Chad wants to tag back in. Cesaro with a European uppercut and Nakamura tags in and he kicks Chad. Nakamura kicks Chad. Chad lands on his feet on a reverse exploder and Nakamura misses a few round kicks. Chad with a Liger Kick.
Otis and Cesaro tag in and Otis wih a shoulder tackle to Cesaro and an elbow to Nakamrua. Otis with a discus clothesline. Otis with a splash into the corner and Cesaro falls to the mat. Otis backs up into Caterpillar position and Chad wants to tag in. Chad goes up otp and Cesaro catches Chad and hits the Giant Swing. Nakamura tags in and hits a side kick for the three count.
Winners: Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura
– We see Sasha Banks in the back as we go to commercial.
— We are back and Chad tells Otis this was a learning lesson. He said he didn’t really want Otis to tag him in because Otis had the match won. Tonight was a test, but you failed. This is part of the Alpha Mentality. I am showing you what to do by doing what you shouldn’t do.
We see how Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake returned last week to help King Baron Corbin defeat Murphy, with Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio at ringside. Corbin, Cutler and Blake are backstage now. He says last week was perfect, he couldn’t have asked for them to do a better job. Alyse Ashton walks up and she’s stopped with a security wand. They let her proceed to talk to Corbin and she asks about last week. Corbin praises Cutler and Blake, and says this king is bringing back a little old school attitude. He says these boys are the Knights of The Lone Wolf, and they’re no family like The Mysterios, there’s no family drama or love story to get in the way. Corbin says they pledged their ruthless cold-blooded loyalty to this King, so if Rey wants to step up, that’s fine, he can bring his dopey son and his red-headed stepchild Murphy but next time the consequences will be more severe.
— We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event. We see Carmella’s messenger guy at ringside with her champagne setup. The music hits and out first comes Carmella with a new entrance. Out next comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. Sasha poses on the apron as the pyro goes off. Back to commercial.
— We are back and Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler will face the Street Profits for the tag titles. Bayley will face Bianca Belair next week and it will be on FS1.
SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Carmella vs. Sasha Banks
They lock up and Sasha backs Carmella into the corner and gives a clean break. Carmella pushes Sasha and Carmella sends Sasha to the mat and then into the turnbuckles. Carmella has some words for Sasha before choking her in the ropes. Carmella slaps Sasha. Carmella sends Sasha to the mat and gives her a drop toe hold. Carmella backs Sasha into the corner. Carmella with elbows into the general area of Sasha in the corner.
Carmella sends Sasha into the turnbuckles. Carmella is sent to the apron and Sasha with a knee and a slingshot double knee to Carmella. Carmella and Sasha have kicks blocked on the apron and Carmella with an X Factor on the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Sasha tries to suplex Carmella from the turnbuckles to the floor but Carmella blocks it. Carmella sends Sasha into the top of the ring post and pulls the arm into the ring post. Carmella sends Sasha into the ringside barrier and then they return to the ring. Carmella gets a near fall. Carmella gets another near fall. Carmella sends Sasha into the turnbuckles. Carmella with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Sasha backs Carmella into the corner and Sasha with elbows.
Sasha with a running double knee strike and a slingshot double knee shot from the apron for a near fall. Carmella avoids a lungblower and Carmella with a boot to Sasha’s head. Carmella with elbows and a figure four head scissors in the ropes. Carmella goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Carmella with a kick to the midsection and Sasha with a double leg take down and a jackknife cover for a near fall. Carmella with Code of Silence and Sasha escapes and applies Banks Statement. The Sommelier puts the champagne bottle in the ring and the referee takes it. He goes into the ring and Sasha chases him into the ring.
Sasha with punches to Carmella in the corner and the referee makes the five count to disqualify Sasha.
Winner: Carmella (by disqualification)
After the bell, Carmella’s sommelier comes from behind and grabs Banks again but she decks him and applies the Bank Statement on him. Carmella makes the save, yells at Banks and superkicks her in the face, knocking her out of the ring. Carmella stands tall as fans boo her. Carmella yells that Banks has officially lost it. She goes to ringside and yells the same thing in her face. Carmella puts Banks’ face in her ice bucket and puts her back down, still yelling at her in front of the announce table. The referee tells Carmella that’s enough. Carmella grabs one of the champagne bottles and smashes it over Banks’ lower back as the boos get louder. Carmella laughs and pours herself a toast. Carmella then sprays the announcers and Banks with champagne. Carmella yells at Banks some more and is then announced as the winner, but Banks is announced as the champion still. We go to replays as Carmella shows off some more at ringside. Carmella dances at ringside as her music hits. The TLC go-home edition of SmackDown on FOX goes off the air.