WWE SmackDown Results (12/3) San Antonio, TX – Tonight’s SmackDown opens up with a video package looking at how Sami Zayn won last week’s Black Friday Battle Royal to become the new #1 contender to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, and how Kayla Braxton announced that Brock Lesnar’s storyline indefinite suspension had been lifted.
We are live from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, as Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring! The pyro hits as Lesnar marches to the ring. Fans chant “Suplex City!” as Lesnar bounces around and smiles with the mic in his hand.
Lesnar acknowledges the crowd and says they must’ve heard his suspension ended. Lesnar says he came here for one thing tonight and that’s the WWE Universal Title. Lesnar goes to continue speaking but the music interrupts and out comes Sami Zayn.
Sami says finally their paths are crossing, he feels like this has been a long time coming, and he feels like their careers are parallel in so many ways, besides the UFC career and a few WrestleMania main events. Sami goes on about how similar they are, calling them two Canadian Alpha males who are about the same. Sami enters the ring as Lesnar stares him down. Sami says no funny business, but he is a fan of Lesnar, and enjoys his look, saying Lesnar should’ve done it years ago. Lesnar tells Sami to shut up, and says he is confused because he has no idea who Sami is. Brock says to pardon his ignorance, but he wonders if Sami is a fan? Sami responds but Lesnar quickly interrupts and says Sami has a lot of balls coming out to interrupts him. Brock says yes, he does live in Canada, and he hunts there, he kills things there, and he eats things there. Brock tells Sami to explain who he is and why Brock hasn’t ripped his head off.
Sami says that’s a very good question that deserves an answer, and he will give it. Sami bills himself as an elder of SmackDown and goes on about how he became the #1 contender to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Lesnar says so he gets suspended and Sami becomes the #1 contender? Lesnar laughs at this. Sami says once he beats Reigns for the title, he will be happy to roll out the carpet for Lesnar. Lesnar asks if Sami is going to face Reigns at WWE Day 1. Sami goes on about giving Lesnar a title shot and Lesnar apologizes. He says people are playing Sami. Sami mentions the conspiracies against him. Lesnar asks why would Sami wait for his title shot, why doesn’t he challenge Reigns here tonight in San Antonio? Lesnar hypes Sami up for the title shot. Sami says that’s a good idea but he doesn’t want to do it tonight, he’s not mentally prepared and has a hip issue to be honest. Lesnar asks why not and says he’s a fan of Sami now. Lesnar goes on about how Sami needs to face Reigns tonight. Sami needs more time to prepare but Brock tells him to shut up, kid.
This back & forth goes on until Sami thanks Lesnar for the advice, but says no thank you. Sami touches Lesnar’s hand but quickly apologizes. Lesnar bends his hand back and Sami changes his mind on the title shot. Lesnar lets Sami go and shoves him away, wishing Sami good luck and saying he will be watching, and he has Sami’s back. Lesnar tells Sami to go get him, kid. Sami gets a bit hyped up and says we will see a new Universal Champion tonight. Sami makes his exit as Lesnar looks on, going from a smile to just shaking his head and staring Sami down. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Sami Zayn stops Sonya Deville backstage. Sami says he may have put his foot in his mouth by agreeing to challenge Roman Reigns tonight. He goes on pleading with Deville and Brock Lesnar walks up. Sami tells Lesnar that tonight is not a good night because Adam Pearce isn’t here, but Deville says that’s not an issue and the title match is good for tonight. Lesnar is happy to hear, and asks Deville if he can face the winner at WWE Day 1. Deville agrees.
Sasha Banks vs. Shayna Baszler
Sasha with a forearm and she sends Shayna into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a forearm and a wrist lock but Shayna blocks the arm drag into a Kirifuda Clutch. Sasha escapes and Shayna with a boot. Shayna removes the hair tie but misses a boot. Sasha hits the arm drag off the ropes and then misses a baseball slide. Shayna with an ankle lock on the floor but Sasha sends Shayna into the apron. Sasha slides on the apron and then hits Meteora. They return to the ring and Sasha gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sasha runs Shayna into the turnbuckles and then Sasha with a slingshot double knee strike. Shayna with a running knee into the corner. Shayna with a gutwrench gourdbuster for a near fall. Shayna with a boot to the head. Sasha slaps Shayna and chops her. Sasha with a foearm and a rope assisted wrist lock take down. Sasha with a knee. Sasha puts Shayna in the ropes and hits a double knee drop for a near fall. Sasha goes to the turnbuckles but Shayna knocks Sasha off the turnbuckles. Sasha sends Shayna into the turnbuckles and then hits a springboard tornado DDT for a near fall.
Shayna kicks Sasha away a few times but misses a knee. Sasha goes for a wheelbarrow move but Shayna with a Kirifuda Clutch. Sasha tries to roll through and she gets a near fall. Sasha with a Banks Statement. Shayna blocks a knee and Shayna with a knee of her own. Shayna goes for a Doctor Bomb but Sasha counters with a sunset flip for the three count.
Winner: Sasha Banks
Adam Pearce is on the phone with Sonya Deville and Sonya tells Adam about what she did for tonight’s title match and the match at Day One. Adam says maybe he should stay away but Sonya says Brock is fine tonight. Adam says he might want to Remember the Alamo tonight.
Drew McIntyre enters and he says he wants to know who is responsible for him not being in the battle royal last week. Sonya says Adam made the list. Drew says next time Sonya speaks to Adam to let him know that Drew is looking for him.
— Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss make their way to the ring and Corbin’s attire is an homage to Easy Money.
We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
Baron and Riddick are in the ring. Baron says thinking of that battle royal makes him happy. Moss says he was eliminating everyone. Baron says it was a hilarious prank when I eliminated you. Baron says it wasn’t happy for everyone. Jeff Hardy fried so many brain cells he forgot that Sami Zayn was not eliminated. Moss has a joke for Jeff Hardy. Baron calls Drew a giant crybaby for not being in the battle royal. Drew has to stop worrying and he needs to be happy. Moss has a ‘joke’ about Drew McIntyre.
Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring and he has his man splitting sword. Corbin sends Moss up the ramp to show if his jokes are sidesplitting. Drew points his sword at Corbin and Jeff Hardy hits a Twist of Fate. Moss punches Hardy but Hardy with a Twist of Fate. Drew with a Claymore to Moss.
— Michael Cole mentions that Xia Li will debut next week. We go to the next story. She says the starry night covers her on a peaceful walk. The only sound is her boots on the gravel. Then something else. Deep breaths of anticipation from the shadow. She says one blocks her path and the other lunges for her bag. Xia says she hates vultures who mistake women for weak. For the disempowered they never see for me. She is the “defender of the vulnerable,” she is Xia Li.
— The Viking Raiders are out as we go to commercial.
The Viking Raiders vs. Los Lotharios
Erik with a uranage to Garza and he knocks Carrillo off the apron. Ivar tags in and he slams Garza and Erik slams Ivar onto Garza. Erik tags in and IVar with a splash but he misses a Bronco Buster. Erik brings Garza into the ring. Garza with a suicide dive. Carrillo with a bridging chin lock and Garza stands around while Boogs plays the guitar. Ivar stops Carrillo but Garza with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: Los Lotharios
After the match, the Viking Raiders come over to Nakamura and Boogs and they have some words. Boogs plays a solo while Nakamrua joins in the chest pounding and McAfee does stuff on his chair.
— We take a look at Toni Storm.
Kayla Braxton is in the back with Toni Storm. Toni says she is known as the girl who had two pies thrown in her face. Charlotte can try to embarrass her as much as she wants, but that won’t stop her from getting a title match. Toni says she is not intimidated by Charlotte. Charlotte tried to embarrass her because Toni already embarrassed Charlotte for what she said about Survivor Series. I am already in her head. When she accepts my challenge, I will prove her wrong. Toni says she will become the Smackdown Women’s Champion.
— The Usos make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and the Usos have something to say.
Jey asks Sami Zayn what’s wrong with you challenging the Head of the Table to a championship match. What is worse is having Brock Lesnar intimidates you. Jimmy says there is only one man to fear on Smackdown, the man who will smash Sami Zayn and beat Brock Lesnar at Day One. Jey says they are going to finish the job tonight. They smashed Woods’ crown, now they are going to smash his spirits.
Xavier has something to say before he leads his invisible marching band to the ring. Woods says the Usos don’t like surprises, like the one when Sami Zayn got the upper hand on Roman Reigns. I have a suprrise for you. My crown might be shattered, but I have a present. Xavier brings out Kofi Kingston.
Jey Uso vs. Xavier Woods
Jey with a kick and forearms followed by a hard Irish whip. Jey with a waist lock and Woods with an elbow. Jey with a pop up neck breaker for a near fall. Jey misses a running hip into the corner. Woods with a chop and punch. Woods with a back elbow and Jey with an Irish whip but Woods with a boot to the head. Woods with an Honor Roll. Woods with a rolling elbow. Woods goes up top but Jimmy pulls Woods off the turnbuckles. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by DQ: Xavier Woods
After the match, Kofi with a suicide dive and Trouble in Paradise. Kofi and Woods with kicks to Jimmy in the corner. Jey pulls Jimmy to safety.
We see Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman in the back. Roman says Kofi is back and Adam Pearce is not here. There are a lot of things he does not know about. Roman asks Paul if he knew that Brock would be here tonight. Roman asks Paul if he knew that Brock would be in Sami’s corner tonight. Roman says that Paul should know that he is going to go out and defend his title because he is going to smash Sami Zayn. If Brock gets anywhere near him tonight, he will smash Brock too.
— Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring. Back to commercial.
We are back and Aliyah is in the back with New Day and she is happy to see them back. Kayla Braxton is invited in and Woods tells Kofi he has an announcement. Kofi says that the Bloodline tried to end his career but they failed. Kofi says the law is such that an eye is for an eye. The New Day shall destroy the tag title reign of the Usos at Day One.
In the Arena:
Back to the ring, Charlotte says Toni Storm had a lot to say. We can all agree the only way to get noticed in this division is to challenge Charlotte Flair. If that means bringing up her name in an interview or challenging me to a title match. Number Two does not acknowledge Number One. Toni should be thanking her. She did a favor last week. Toni was the talk of the town because she smashed two pies in Toni’s face. Charlotte says everyone thought it was funny. Toni can shower off the pie, but she cannot wash off the stink of embarrassment. Imagine what she can do in this ring.
Charlotte says she is about uplifting the other women in the locker room. She says that what she said last week was fact. Toni demanding a title match does not add up. Charlotte says she came out here to show respect to Toni and she wants to let Toni know she considered her challenge. The answer is no.
Charlotte leaves. Toni Storm stands behind Charlotte on the ramp and throws a pie in Charlotte’s face. Charlotte freaks out.
— We take a look back at Cesaro versus Ridge Holland from last week.
We go to commercial.
— We are back with a Ricochet video package.
Sheamus vs. Cesaro
Sheamus with a side head lock take down. Sheamus backs Cesaro into the corner and Sheamus with elbows. We see Ridge watching something on TV. Sheamus with forearms and a uranage back breaker. Sheamus with forearms across the chesat on the apron. Sheamus with a European uppercut and a Finlay Roll for a near fall. Sheamus with forearms and he pulls at the jaw area. Cesaro with a head butt and forearms. The referee pulls Cesaro out of the corner and Cesaro clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Cesaro with a running European uppercut that sends Sheamus over the ringside barrier. Cesaro sends Sheamus into the announce table many times.
Sheamus with a jumping knee to Cesaro. Sheamus gets a near fall. Sheamus with knee drops to Cesaro. Sheamus yells at Cesaro and Cesaro with a short arm clothesline and he goes for the Gotch Style Neutralizer but Sheamus with a back body drop and Cesaro lands on his feet. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.
— We take a look at what happened at the start of the show and everything else that led to the Universal Championship Match tonight.
Back to commercial.
We are back and Naomi is in Sonya’s office. Naomi says she couldn’t enjoy her win last week with Sonya at ringside because of everything Sonya has done to kill her GLOW. Naomi challenges Sonya to a match. Sonya says she will give Naomi a match when she decides to take off the suit. Sonya says if she has her ring gear on, that is one thing. As long as I am wearing this suit, I am a WWE official and your boss. If you touch me, I will make sure you don’t have that match and you won’t have a paycheck. Naomi asks Sonya if she accepts her challenge. Sonya with a HUGE slap on Naomi and then she says she accepts her challenge.
— Time to see what happened on this Monday’s RAW.
Back to commercial.
— We are back and next week, Jeff Hardy faces Baron Corbin. We will also see Sonya Deville versus Naomi.
In the Arena:
Sami Zayn has something to say. He says this might be the biggest match of his career. Sami says Texas is his least favorite state in America. He never dreamed about winning his first Universal Title in Texas. Sometimes you have a guardian angel whisper something into your ear. Sami says he will shock the world and defeat Roman Reigns. Sami says he will not have to thank any of you since you were never on my side when it comes to this conspiracy.
Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring.
Sami says he knows that Brock is not out here to help him win but it might be an easier match at Day One. You haven’t had the best track record against Roman Reigns. Sami says he is not saying he won’t beat Roman…
Brock has enough and sends Sami to Suplex City! Lesnar delivers three big German suplexes, then the F5 in the middle of the ring. Fans want one more F5 and Lesnar delivers it, laying Zayn out in the middle of the ring. The referee checks on Sami and says a few words to Lesnar but Lesnar indicates he’s not here to hurt the official. Lesnar props Zayn up in the corner and laughs as he walks off, making his exit to the back.
We go to commercial.
Sami Zayn vs. Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship
We are back and Roman Reigns finally makes his way to the ring with the whole Bloodline on his side.
We see Sami on the floor unable to compete. The Usos stands him up in the corner so the ref can let the match go on. The bell spunds as Roman immediayly calls for the spear and hits it. Roman with a guillotine and Sami taps out.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the squash, Reigns stands tall with the title as the music starts back up. We go to a replay. The Bloodline raise their fingers and titles in the air as Cole and McAfee hype Lesnar vs. Reigns for the Universal Title at WWE Day 1. Reigns embraces The Usos and then kneels over Zayn to talk some trash as SmackDown goes off the air.
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WWE SmackDown Results (12/3) San Antonio, TX