Smackdown Results – December 4, 2020 – We begin tonight’s show with the graphic In Memory of Pat Patterson on the TitanTron and the entire Smackdown roster standing on the stage, along with a number of officials including the return of Gerald Brisco.
Michael Cole mentions the passing of Pat Patterson and he says tonight they pay tribute to a man who touched their hearts and inspired everyone. We have a moment of silence and a ten bell salute.
— We’re live from The ThunderDome in the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida as Michael Cole welcomes us. He hypes tonight’s show and sends us right to the ring.
Kayla Braxton is in the ring with a mic. She talks about tonight’s tag team main event and says her guest has agreed to this exclusive interview. She gives a grand introduction to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, and out he comes with Jey Uso and Paul Heyman.
Reigns stops on the stage and raises the title in the air as the pyro goes off. They head to the ring as fans boo. Cole and Graves hype Reigns and Uso vs. Kevin Owens and Otis for later tonight. Reigns tells Kayla if she’s got an announcement, she should do it right. He nods at Heyman, who leans over to Kayla’s mix and gives his own grand introduction for Reigns. Kayla apologizes. She brings up last week’s comments to Jey and mentions how he’s become a commanding figure here in The ThunderDome. She asks what happened last week. We go right to a video package with highlight from last week, including Reigns talking down to Jey in the ring, then Jey attacking Otis from behind with a steel chair, Owens stopping Uso from attacking Daniel Bryan in the back, Owens confronting Uso and Reigns in the back, and Reigns telling Uso to make Owens fear him ahead of their main event. We also see Uso attacking Owens with a chair in the match, and Owens turning it around, taunting Reigns while he watched from the back.
We come back and Kayla seems to annoy Reigns. She says this is the biggest thing she’s ever been a part of, the biggest thing in her career, and she has these stupid questions. He says they could’ve had Cole done this, but they let her talk to the Tribal Chief and she blows it. Kayla asks if Reigns is possibly using Jey as a pawn, manipulating him. Reigns says those are stupid words for stupid people. He means no disrespect but he’s not the kind of man to manipulate. He goes on with some praise for Uso, then mentions how they’ve given Kayla opportunities, even with Heyman helping her on Talking Smack, but she’s blowing it. Reigns tells Heyman to handle this amateur.
Heyman goes on about how Jey has helped with the ratings because Reigns has given him, given the family, opportunities. He goes on until the music interrupts and out comes Owens. Owens says it’s been established that they don’t fear each other and he sees no point in waiting until later tonight. He figured since Reigns didn’t come to him last week, he’d come to him now and they can settle it. Owens enters the ring but Jey stands up to him. Jey says they run this show and they accept. Owens says he wasn’t talking to the bus boy, he was talking to the head of the table. What do you say? If not now, let me think of… Owens has just the place. TLC. Owens says let’s not stop there, let’s get a table in there since Reigns is the head of the table. Let’s get a ladder and some chairs for a TLC match, Reigns can put the title on the line, and they can settle this like men. Or they can do it right now because that’s fine too. Owens taunts Reigns as fans cheer. Owens drops the mic and waits for a fight.
Reigns says Owens wants it because it would be good for his career, to be on the island of relevancy. Reigns says he and his cousin do not fear anyone. Jey said they accept, so the head of the table accepts. Reigns says he’d whoop Owens’ ass if he was the man he used to be, but there’s a time and place for everything and that’s not right now. Reigns says he’s not a savage anymore, he’s a gentleman, and there’s a lady in the room. He tells Owens to grow up. Reigns drops his mic and exits the ring with Heyman and Uso as his music hits. Owens watches from the ring but asks for the music to be cut. Owens says he just wants Reigns to know that he will grow up when Reigns grows some balls. Owens says Reigns might call himself a gentleman but right now it’s clear to everyone that he’s just a bitch. Fans pop while Reigns shows some restraint and just walks ahead to the back.
— Still to come, a Pat Patterson Tribute Match with Big E, Daniel Bryan and Rey Mysterio vs. Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura and WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn. Also, a War of Words sitdown between Carmella and SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks.
— We go back to the ring and out comes Bayley. She poses on the ramp as the pyro goes off. We go to commercial.
— Back from the break and Jey Uso is ranting to Roman Reigns in the back, about how Kevin Owens crossed a line and disrespected them. Jey says he probably took it too far but he had to accept. Reigns calms him and says to just remember that there are consequences for everything. Reigns says he loves Jey, then walks off. Jey watches him cautiously. Cole confirms Owens vs. Reigns in a Tables, Laders and Chairs match for the WWE TLC pay-per-view.
Bayley vs. Natalya
Bianca Belair is on commentary for this match. Bayley takes Natalya to the mat to start. They get up and square up but Bayley kicks Natalya in the gut. Bayley traps Natalya in the ropes and unloads with strikes. Bayley yells at Belair from the ring, then knocks Natalya to the floor. Bayley follows and taunts Belair some more. Bayley breaks the count and nails a big dropkick through the ropes to Natalya on the other side of the ring post. Bayley shows off some and breaks the count at 6.
Bayley goes back out and yells at Belair. Natalya attacks from behind and launches her into the steel ring steps. Bayley crashes hard and we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Bayley slams Natalya to the mat for a close 2 count. Bayley goes for a submission but Natalya fights her off. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter but gets kicked away. Bayley with a running knee to the face, then a running clothesline. Bayley with more showing off for boos. Natalya rolls her up but Bayley kicks her face-first into the turnbuckle.
Bayley misses a big kick in the corner. Bayley tries to fight off the Sharpshooter but Natalya locks it in. Belair gets up from the table and taunts Bayley while she’s in the Sharpshooter. Bayley taps out fairly quickly for the finish.
After the match, the music hits as Natalya celebrates. Bayley, still down from the submission, crawls to the edge of the apron and yells at Belair as she laughs from ringside.
— Still to come, Reigns and Uso vs. Owens and Otis. Also, we will celebrate the life and legacy of Pat Patterson. Back to commercial.
— We are back with a video tribute to Pat Patterson showing tweets from different people talking about Pat. They then show the first Intercontinental Title Belt that Pat Patterson won in Rio. Back to the My Way video package that aired on NXT.
Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio, and Big E vs. Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Dolph Ziggler in a Pat Patterson Tribute Match
Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio, and Big E make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial and the heels make their entrance.
Nakamura and Rey start things off and Rey with a waist lock and Nakamura with elbows and a shoulder tackle. Rey with a head scissors take down. Rey with a wrist lock and Big E tags in. Ziggler tags in as well. Ziggler with a waist lock and Big E with a wiggle and he gets Ziggler up and back drops him. Bryan tags in and he goes up top and hits a double sledge to the arm. Bryan with European uppercuts and an arm bar. Bryan with a shoulder tackle and Zayn trips Bryan and Ziggler hits a distracted Bryan from behind.
Zayn with an Irish whip and Bryan flips over and then he hits a suicide dive on Zayn. Bryan with a forearm to Ziggler and Nakamura. Bryan goes up top and Ziggler drop kicks Bryan off the turnbuckles to the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, both Bryan and Ziggler with a double clothesline as both are down. Nakamura and Big E are tagged in. A belly to belly by Big E. The big splash by Big E as he goes to send Nakamura to the ropes but Nakamura with a kick. He runs towards Big E but Big E slams him onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Ziggler breaks it up. Ziggler on the ring apron, Big E runs towards him but a knee to the face. Sami is tagged in as Big E goes for a spear but he hits shoulder first on the ring post.
Rey is tagged in as he lands the hurricanrana on Sami. He runs towards Sami but Sami counters it into the thunder bomb. Ziggler is tagged in. He goes for the splash but Rey moves out of the way. Bryan is tagged in and the running knees onto Ziggler. The yes kicks by Bryan. Bryan places Ziggler on the top rope. Bryan with the hurricanrana off the top rope but Ziggler reverses it into the cover but Bryan kicks out.
Bryan goes for the backslide but Ziggler kicks out. A kick to the face by Bryan followed by a kick to the back. He goes for another kick but Ziggler ducks and lands the famouser. He goes for the cover but Big E breaks it up. The other four competitors get involved. Sami tags himself in. Ziggler goes for the super kick but Bryan moves out of the way. The running knee by Bryan as Sami goes for the roll up from behind but Bryan reverses it into the Yes lock but Sami gets his foot on the rope.
Sami with a kick followed by the brainbuster. He goes for the cover but Bryan reverses it into a cover, Sami gets out of it. Inside cradle by Bryan as he gets the pin.
Winners: Rey Mysterio, Big E and Daniel Bryan
All six men are face to face in the ring. Nakamura and Sami are thrown to the outside as Ziggler is face to face with all three men. He tries to shake their hand and begs them for mercy. An atomic drop by Bryan as Ziggler drops onto the second rope and the 619 by Mysterio. Big E with the Big Ending.
Kayla is backstage with Kevin Owens and asks him about his match at TLC. Owens says what bothers him about Roman is that he used to respect him. He was never the kind of guy to look down on people or have his own locker room. But not anymore. He doesn’t know if it’s Heyman but it’s despicable. Owens says he tries to be gracious now because without them, there’s no him. In comes Otis as Kevin asks Kayla to leave. Otis tells Kevin that what he said about Roman is right because Roman doesn’t respect them. Back to commercial.
Sasha Banks and Carmella Interview:
Sasha and Carmella are in different rooms being interviewed. The interview is set to start with Carmella but Sasha says she has something to say. Sasha says Carmella keeps attacking her from behind, she has her attention. Cole asks Sasha about how Carmella used to be like her. She used to do it all for the WWE universe and if they are more alike than she thinks. Sasha laughs.
They have been training together since the Performance Center. Sasha says Carmella is the first woman to ever win the Money in the Bank. Sasha says the truth is there’s a reason they have never faced one on one and she is out of her league. No matter how hard Carmella tries, she will never be in her league.
Carmella says if she wants to get personal, to get personal. Carmella says Sasha is jealous. This was Sasha’s dream when she was a little girl. But then there is her. On a whim, walks into the PC and she becomes a star. With half the work, she is better than her. She has held onto the SmackDown Women’s Title longer than all of Sasha’s reigns combined. She looks at Carmella, she sees every man’s desire. She will take her title.
Sasha says if Carmella wants an opportunity at the SmackDown Women’s Championship, she has it at TLC. She has never been in the ring with a badder bitch than her. Carmella laughs at Banks and cuts her feed off as Banks looks on.
Murphy vs. King Corbin
We go back to the ring and out comes Murphy for this rematch from last week. He’s walking arm-in-arm with Aalyah Mysterio. Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio are right behind them. Murphy and The Mysterios hit the ring as we go back to commercial.
The bell rings and we are under way. Corbin gets Murphy in the corner and a shoulder to the body. He throws Murphy across the ring. Murphy on the ring apron as Corbin throws him back into the ring. Corbin goes for a kick but Murphy moves out of the way. A jaw breaker by Murphy as he goes onto the ring apron.
Murphy climbs the top rope but Corbin grabs Murphy who fights back, kicking Corbin away. A sunset flip by Murphy but Corbin blocks it. A knee to the body by Corbin. He sends Murphy to the ropes as Murphy sends Corbin to the outside of the ring. A kick to the face by Murphy takes Corbin down on the outside. Murphy onto the outside of the ring as Corbin pushes him into the ring apron and throws him into the time keeper’s area. Back to commercial.
Back from commercial, Corbin slams Murphy into the mat. He goes for the cover but Murphy kicks out. The two henchmen go face to face with the Mysterio family. Blake and Cutler are revealed to be the two henchmen. Back in the ring, a right hand by Corbin takes Murphy down.
Corbin goes for another right hand but Murphy ducks and gets a sleeper hold on Corbin but Corbin slams Murphy into the corner. Murphy on the second rope as he lands a drop kick. A forearm by Murphy followed by kicks. A flying knee to the face by Murphy knocks Corbin to the outside. Corbin back in the ring as Murphy climbs the top rope.
Blake and Cutler attack the Mysterio family. Murphy goes to the outside as and back in the ring as Corbin hits him with the End of Days. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Baron Corbin
— The Street Profits are backstage and hype up the main event. In comes Robert Roode who says that he and Ziggler defeated them last week. In comes Cesaro who says he and Nakamura are the best team. The Street Profits show off their tag team titles.
Otis and Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns and Jey Uso
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as Otis makes his way out. Kevin Owens is out next. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Jey Uso… discovers he’s alone on his way to the ring as Roman Reigns is nowhere to be seen. Graves wonders if a Handicap Match is what WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns meant about consequences for Jey earlier tonight. Jey heads to the ring and realizes what is happening. The bell rings and Otis overpowers Uso and goes to work on him.
Otis unloads on Jey in a corner now, then takes him head-first into the opposite corner. Otis keeps control and launches Jey across the ring. Jey fights back with strikes but Otis levels him with a big clothesline. Owens taunts Jey from the apron, asking where Reigns is. Otis charges in the corner but Jey moves and Otis hits the ring post. Owens tags in and beats Uso down in the corner.
More back and forth. Jey catches Owens in a Samoan Drop and they both go down. The music interrupts and out comes Reigns with Paul Heyman. Fans boo and Uso looks on as Reigns gets on the apron to wait for a tag.
Uso turns back to Owens but Owens drops him with an enziguri. Reigns runs in, without tagging, and knocks Otis off the apron with a big Superman Punch. Reigns follows around the ring and unloads on Otis, slamming him into the apron edge, the edge of the announce table and then the ring post. Fans boo as Reigns sends Otis face-first into the steel steps now. Reigns takes apart the steps and slams the top into Otis. Reigns drives the steps into Otis over and over while he’s down as fans boo louder.
Owens runs over and attacks Reigns from behind. Reigns looks to fight Owens off. Uso leaps from the apron and takes Owens down to make the save for Reigns. We go to commercial with chaos at ringside.
Back from the break and Reigns is in control of Owens is in the ring. Otis has been taken out at ringside. Jey tags in and they double team Owens. Uso yells at Owens while he’s down. Owens gets up but Uso beats him into the corner, unloading to beat him back down as fans boo. Uso with more trash talking as Reigns and Heyman look on. Uso signals for the Uso Splash in the corner but he wasted too much time and Owens moves. Owens then follows up with a big Corner Cannonball. Reigns isn’t happy, frustrated with his cousin.
Jey gets up and goes to swing but Owens fights him off. Cole says Otis was taken to the locker room to be checked on during the break. Owens gets the upperhand and levels Uso with a big clothesline. More back and forth between Owens and Uso. Owens with a big DDT for a close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Reigns barks orders at Uso. Owens yells at Reigns and tells him to come in and fight. Owens ends up using the Samoan Drop on Uso for a slap in the face as Reigns watches. Owens yells at reigns to come in and fight again. Reigns goes to come in and this distracts Owens, allowing Jey to deck him. Reigns looks to come in again, allowing Uso to superkick Owens off the distraction as fans boo louder.
Uso goes to the top for the splash but Reigns yells at him to get down and tag out. Reigns says this is his show and he’s going to finish it. Jey isn’t happy. Uso comes down but Owens fights back, knocking Reigns off the apron. Owens avoids Jey’s superkick, and drops him with a Stunner but Reigns breaks the pin just in time. Reigns applies the Guillotine submission to Owens in the middle of the ring and the referee calls the match.
Winners by DQ: Otis and Kevin Owens
After the bell, Reigns keeps the submission locked in as Owens fades. Reigns breaks it and turns his attention to Uso. Uso goes to the timekeeper’s area and brings two steel chairs in. Owens is crawling around the ring, trying to grab Reigns’ leg. Reigns and Uso each have a chair now. They take turns delivering huge chair shots to Owens’ back now, while he’s down on the mat. Reigns tells Uso to finish Owens now. Uso places his chair over Owens and goes to the top, delivering the big Uso splash on top of Owens and the chair. Reigns then nails Uso over the back with the chair out of nowhere. Uso yells out in pain. Reigns unloads on his cousin with the chair, driving it into him while he’s down.
Reigns kneels down over Uso and Owens, yelling and taunting them, placing the title belt over Owens’ body. He talks more trash as a shocked Heyman looks on from ringside. Reigns says Owens tried to make him a monster and mess with his family, so now Reigns is going to take his manhood and his livelihood, and Owens and his family will fear Reigns. The referee tries to get Reigns to back off. Reigns stands tall over Owens and Uso as fans chant “you suck!” at him. Reigns raises the Universal Title in the air as SmackDown goes off the air with his music playing.