Des Moines, Iowa
December 22, 2015
Live edition on Tuesday night on USA Network
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The Smackdown opening hits.
We go live to Des Moines, Iowa where Michael Cole welcomes us to the show.
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day are out to kick off the show. Big E said they may not have won a Slammy for Tag Team of the Year, but they will not let this ruin their holiday. Xavier Woods adds that they will give the WWE Universe the greatest present of all and that is the gift of wrapping up these little "Lucha booties" and sending them home with coal in their stockings. He adds the titles will stay home for the holidays. Kofi Kingston said they want to take this time to promote New Day's upcoming Christmas album. This includes wishing everyone a very "Booty" Christmas and a Happy "New Day."
The Lucha Dragons are out next. We see footage of Kalisto being awarded the OMG Moment of the Year at the 2015 WWE Slammy Awards last night on RAW.
WWE Tag Team Championships Match
The New Day (c's) w/ Xavier Woods vs. The Lucha Dragons
We start with Kofi Kingston and Sin Cara. Kofi with a quick shoulder block. Sin Cara fires back with a quick dropkick, wraps Kofi up in the ropes and connects with a big chop. Sin Cara with a kick and tag to Kalisto. Sin Cara monkey flips Kalisto over Kofi. Kalisto with a series of pinfall attempts and Kofi continues to kick out. Tag to Big E. Big E pie faces Kalisto. Kalisto with a slap back, takes the back of Big E, Big E holds on, Kalisto with a kick to the head and then catches Big E with a dropkick. Tag to Sin Cara who comes off the top turnbuckle with a missile dropkick. Quick tag to Kofi who eats a clothesline from Sin Cara. Sin Cara with a loud chop to Kofi in the corner as Woods yelled at him. Tag to Kalisto who body splashes over Kofi after being tossed up in the air by Sin Cara. Sin Cara with a senton over the top rope from the ring apron getting the tag. Kofi catches Sin Cara in the corner with an elbow, jumps off the second rope and connects with a huricanrana. Sin Cara counters into a close roll up. Kofi kicks Sin Cara out of the ring. Kofi with a huge dropkick through the ropes sending Sin Cara back flying on the outside. New Day celebrates as we go to a break.
We are back live with Big E in the ring over Sin Cara. Big E misses a splash over Sin Cara. Tag to Kofi and tag to Kalisto. Kalisto comes flying off the corner catching Kofi. Kalisto with body shots and then a twisting corkscrew off the ropes catching Kofi. Woods gets in a cheap shot on Kalisto without the referee seeing it. Big E jumps out, tosses Kalisto up on his shoulder and Big E drives him back first into the timekeepers barricade! Kofi and Big E take turns stomping away at Kalisto in the corner. Woods plays his trombone as Big E launches Kofi at Kalisto in the corner. Kofi with a big knee to the face of Kalisto. Kofi with a kick to the chest of Kalisto and gets in a series of body shots. Tag to Big E who stomps over Kalisto and then mocks Sin Cara. Big E launches Kalisto over his head and Kalisto lands getting in a hot tag to Sin Cara. Sin Cara with a cross body off the ropes on Big E twice and Kofi breaks up a pinfall attempt. Sin Cara toses Kofi out and drops down when Big E charges sending Big E out. The Lucha Dragons are both in with two suicide dives on Big E and Kofi. Kofi is favoring his knee as Big E is back in and takes a cross body from Kalisto. Woods distracts the referee. Big E with a knee to Kalisto as Sin Cara gets the tag. Sin Cara with a boot and Kalisto with the Salida del Sol on Big E. Sin Cara is going up top. Kalisto cuts off Kofi on the ring apron. Sin Cara avoids a shot from Woods with the trombone. Sin Cara with a springboard moonsault, Big E catches Sin Cara and hits the Big Ending for the win.
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champions: The New Day
After the match, The New Day celebrates the win with the WWE Tag Team Championships as Xavier Woods plays his trombone. We see a replay of the finish.
The Usos vs. Alberto Del Rio & Rusev is set for later tonight. Also scheduled is Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Backstage, we see a room with Christmas decorations and Santino singing. Santino puts on his Cobra and then places a red star on top of the Christmas tree. We see what appears to be Stardust showing up off to the side and removing the red star.
We see Happy Holiday wishes from WWE stars including Roman Reigns.
Backstage, Renee is with WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose. Renee asks how he feels tonight coming off a steel cage match the night before on RAW. Ambrose talks about needing six staples in his head after that match with Sheamus. He said tonight he's going to throw everything he has at Dolph Ziggler and Kevin Owens to retain his title.
The Wyatt Family vs. The Dudley Boyz, Kane & Ryback
We start with Ryback and Erick Rowan. Lock up and Rowan with elbows and forearms early. Ryback with a cross body off the ropes taking down Rowan. Tag to Devon who works over Rowan with right hands. Quick tag to Bubba as The Dudley's drop Rowan quickly.
We are back as Luke Harper grounds Bubba. Bubba with a high back body drop on Harper. Harper quickly tags in the big man Braun Strowman. Strowman yells that he wants Kane. Bubba tags in Kane. Lock up, Kane with boots to Strowman, right hands by Kane and then splashes Strowman in the corner a few times. Kane with a big boot on Harper when he runs in. Strowman levels Kane with a big clothesline. Tag to Bray Wyatt who works over Kane with right hands, headbutts and kicks. Quick tag to Harper who is launched by Bray into Kane in the corner. Kane with a big right. Harper comes back with shots of his own and then applies his Gator roll grounding Kane. Kane catches Harper with a big DDT off the ropes. Tag to Ryback who levels Harper with shoulder tackles. Ryback with a jumping shoulder tackle off the ropes and splashes Harper in the corner. Harper eats an elbow from Ryback and Ryback off the corner with a quick dropkick! A loud "FEED ME MORE" chant starts up as Ryback levels Harper with a clothesline. Ryback has Harper up for Shell Shocked when Rowan pulls Harper down. Ryback with shots on Strowman. Harper then scoops up and plants Ryback with the Michinoku Driver. Bray gets the tag and splashes over Ryback.
We are back live as Rowan works over Ryback with a forearm to the back. Ryback with a spinebuster on Rowan to show some life. The Dudley's are firing up int he corner as Devon and Bray both get the tag. Devon with a jumping shoulder tackle to Bray. Devon drops Bray on his face and knocks Harper off the ring apron. Devon with a corner shot on Bray and then follows with a jumping shoulder tackle. Devon goes up top, jumps and connects with a flying headbutt on Bray. Strowman breaks up the pinfall attempt. Kane is in with rights on Strowman. Kane clotheslines Strowman over the top rope to the outside. Strowman then grabs Kane and sends him face first into the steel ring post. Rowan blasts Ryback into the crowd over the barricade. In the ring, The Dudley's with a reverse 3D on Bray for a two count. Devon is going up top when Strowman pulls him down. Harper with a superkick to Devon on the outside. Bray with a shot to Bubba from behind and Sister Abigail for the win.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
After the match, Bray Wyatt is on his knees yelling, "Follow the buzzards!"
Backstage, we see the Christmas party as Santino sees his decorations ruined. Tyler Breeze and Summer Rae decide to leave the party early. Stardust and The Ascension walk up crushing more decorations. Neville walks up saying you do not mess with decorations at Christmas. The Ascension and Stardust ask who will stop them when Titus O'Neil walks up laughing and mocking them. Stardust offers up a match later tonight.
The Usos vs. Alberto Del Rio & Rusev is up next.
The Usos vs. Alberto Del Rio & Rusev w/ Sheamus & King Barrett
We start with Rusev and Jimmy Uso. Quick tag to Jey who gets in an elbow and snapmare takedown on Rusev. Rusev fires back with a right and tags in Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio with body kicks and a quick dropkick shot on Jey. Del Rio tosses Jey in the corner and tags in Rusev who gets in a big kick to the gut. Rusev tosses Jey back in the corner, gets in a few body shots and tags in Del Rio. Del Rio comes off the top rope with a shot on Jey as Rusev held him. Del Rio with a cheap shot on Jimmy on the ring apron. Del Rio with boots to Jey in the corner as Rusev gets the tag. Rusev puts pressure on the head of Jey with his boot. Tag to Jimmy as The Usos double team Rusev dropping him down face first. Jimmy with chops to Rusev, cross body, Rusev catches Jimmy, Jimmy counters and dropkicks Rusev through the ropes to the outside. Del Rio is in and misses a shot going through the ropes. Jey jumps in and leaps over taking out Del Rio. Jimmy jumps over taking out Rusev. Rusev with a big kick to the head of Jimmy after Del Rio kicks away Jey as we head to a break.
We are back live as Rusev has Jimmy grounded working over his left shoulder. Jimmy fights to his feet with body shots to Rusev. Jimmy with a kick to the head of Rusev. Tags to Jey and Del Rio. Jey with repeated clotheslines on Del Rio and a big uppercut shot. Jey with a samoan drop on Del Rio. Jey with a corner splash to Del Rio, hooks the leg and Rusev breaks up the pinfall attempt. Jimmy pushes Rusev out. Rusev pushes Jimmy into the steel ring steps. Jey tosses Del Rio to the ring apron. Del Rio drops Jey off the ropes. Jey crotches Del Rio up on the top turnbuckle. Barrett distracts the referee allowing Rusev to get in a shot on Jey. Jey falls back and Del Rio stomps over the chest. Del Rio gets the win.
Winners: The League of Nations (Alberto Del Rio & Rusev)
After the match, the League of Nations has Jimmy Uso and they are holding him up to setup a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Roman Reigns shows up and pulls Sheamus out ofthe ring sending him into the steel ring steps. Reigns then tosses Sheamus over the announce table. Del Rio attacks Reigns from behind. Reigns gets the upper hand tossing Del Rio back in. Reigns drops Rusev off the top rope. Reigns is in. Superman to Del Rio. Sueprman to Rusev after Jimmy superkicks Rusev. Reigns regroups with The Usos inside the ring as the entire League of Nations bails up the ramp. An upset Sheamus is held back by Barrett.
We get more holiday wishes from WWE stars.
Neville & Titus O'Neil w/ Santino vs. The Ascension w/ Stardust
We start with Neville and Konnor. Neville with a series of counters and a cross body shot on Konnor from the corner. Konnor cuts off Neville with a clothesline and tags in Viktor. Viktor with a high knee and a tag back to Konnor. Konnor has Neville up on his shoulder applying pressure. Neville drops off, avoids a corner shot, Viktor tags himself in and drops an elbow over Neville. Hot tag to Titus who levels Viktor and clotheslines Konnor over the top rope. Viktor with a dropkick to Titus and a cheap shot to Neville on the ring apron. Stardust gets near Santino and Viktor rolls out to get in his face. Santino pulls out the Cobra and now Konnor gets involved. Santino slowly puts it away and Neville jumps over the top rope taking out Stardust and The Ascension. Titus with a huge boot to Viktor inside the ring. Neville gets the tag, goes up top and connects with the Red Arrow for the pinfall.
Winners: Neville & Titus O'Neil
We see footage from Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens last week on Smackdown.
Backstage, Renee is with Dolph Ziggler. She asks how he feels heading into the triple threat match. Ziggler says a win tonight not only makes him Intercontinental Champion, but back on top where he belongs and he wants to make 2016 the year of Dolph Ziggler.
WWE Divas Champion Charlotte vs. Brie Bella
Lock up and Charlotte pushes Brie to the corner. Charlotte pushes Brie's legs over the second rope and drops her down in a neckbreaker. Charlotte keeps Brie grounded locking her head and throwing knees to the face. Charlotte dropsa knee and Brie moves out of the way. Brie with elbows and jumping clotheslines. Brie with a knee to the face of Charlotte. Brie with a dropkick off the second rope. Brie with kicks to the chest. Charlotte with a spear. Team B.A.D. interrupts walking out. Naomi pours egg nog over Becky Lynch, who joined Cole, Lawler and Booker T on commentary during the match. Lynch then tackles Naomi and starts throwing right hands as Charlotte looks on. Team B.A.D. starts attacking Lynch. Inside the ring, Charlotte applies the Figure Eight. Brie taps out to give Charlotte the win.
After the match, Team B.A.D. heads to the ramp as we see a shot of Charlotte celebrating her victory. Charlotte leaves the ring and laughs at Becky.
Backstage, Renee is with Kevin Owens. Owens said he deserved the Breakout Star of the Year Slammy Award and that he will take back his Intercontinental Championship. Renee asks what factor Dolph Ziggler will play tonight. Owens asks her if she has seen what he has done to Ziggler. He said he is turning Smackdown into the Kevin Owens Show.
WWE Intercontinental Championship - Triple Threat Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens
We start with Dolph Ziggler getting in a quick dropkick on Kevin Owens. Dean Ambrose clotheslines Owens over the top rope. Ziggler and Ambrose exchange rights. Ziggler with a shoulder block that drops Ambrose. Owens trips up Ziggler as he comes off the ropes. Owens pulls Ziggler out and Ambrose with a suicide dive taking out Owens. Ambrose and Ziggler connect with a double clothesline on the outside. Owens with a body splash over both.
We are back live as Ambrose pulls the top rope down dumping Owens out. Ziggler runs up and everyone goes over the top rope. Owens and Ziggler brawl up the ramp as Ambrose looks on. Owens throws Ziggler into a series of Christmas trees and presents in the entrance area. Owens throws a tree at Ambrose. Owens has Ambrose setup for a powerbomb off the ramp when Ziggler connects with a superkick. Ziggler tosses Owens off the entrance ramp into a series of presents and Christmas trees. Ambrose and Ziggler are now exchanging shots. Both take turns throwing Christmas presents and parts of a Christmas tree at each other. Back in the ring, Ambrose plants Ziggler down face first. Ambrose goes up to the top turnbuckle. Ziggler jumps up to cut off Ambrose. Owens is in and gets under Ziggler. Owens has Ziggler on his shoulders backing up. Ziggler jumps off, superkicks Ambrose, Owens superkicks Ziggler and Ambrose levels Owens with a clothesline. All three men are down inside the ring. Ambrose catches Ziggler with a big boot in the corner. Ambrose goes up top. Ziggler jumps up and pulls Ambrose down connecting with a Facebuster off the top turnbuckle. Owens breaks up a pinfall attempt, pulls Ziggler out and sends him into the steel ring steps. Owens covers Ambrose and Ambrose kicks out after two. Owens with a clothesline pulling Ambrose towards him. Ziggler jumps on the back of Owens and applies a sleeper. Owens is trying to break the sleeper dropping Ziggler to the corner. Owens then runs forward and splashes over Ambrose using Ziggler! Owens sends Ziggler shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ziggler falls to the outside. Owens with an overhead belly to belly suplex on Ambrose for a close two count. Owens leaves the ring and tosses Ziggler against the ringside barricade. Ambrose with a few slaps to Owens and then catches him with an elbow. Ambrose looks for Dirty Deeds when Ziggler jumps in and connects with the Zig Zag on Ambrose! Ambrose was able to drop Owens with Dirty Deeds on the way down. All three men are down. Ziggler covers Ambrose and Ambrose gets a shoulder up after two. Ambrose avoids a superkick from Ziggler. Ziggler with a superkick to Owens. Ambrose with Dirty Deeds on Ziggler and gets the pinfall to retain.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dean Ambrose
After the match, Dean Ambrose swings around the WWE Intercontinental Championship at ringside and jumps up on the ring steps holding up the title. Michael Cole adds that Kevin Owens is destroying Christmas trees at the top of the stage as Ambrose holds up his title.