Buffalo, New York
WWE SmackDown kicks off with Sami Zaynís music hitting as he, the
Usos and Solo Sikoa walk down to the ring to a big pop. Jey Uso
tells the fans that the Bloodline is in their city. Zayn tells them
and at Survivor Series, the Bloodline yet again leveled up because
at WarGames they had the longest reigning tag team champions. Jimmy
tells him no and that they are not going to do that. He told him in
the back, tonight is about Zayn. The Bloodline leveled up but Zayn
was the MVP, they were chanting Sami Uso. A loud ďSami UsoĒ chant
from the crowd.
December 2, 2022
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Jey tells Zayn that he doubted him for a long time. He didnít like
him. But when he made the decision of standing with the family, he
earned his respect. And itís because of Zayn that they won at
WarGames. Zayn tells him that this is too much, he doesnít know what
to do. Jimmy tells him he has one question and that is how is he
feeling. The fans chant ďUceyĒ as Zayn looks at them and says he is
feeling pretty freaking Ucey. Zayn and Jimmy go for their handshake
as they look at Jey and tell him to join in. All three guys do their
handshake in the ring and hug.
Out come The Brawling Brutes. Sheamus tells Zayn he hates to kick
the bollocks off a fellow ginger. Itís enough talking for tonight,
itís fight night. He gets in the ring as the bell rings and we are
Sheamus vs. Sami Zayn
A headlock by Zayn as he sends Sheamus to the ropes but Sheamus with
a shoulder tackle. Sheamus throws Zayn into the turnbuckle and Zayn
bounces off it and falls to the mat. Sheamus grabs Zayn but Zayn
with a right hand. He runs to the ropes, Zayn goes for a hip toss
but Sheamus blocks it and he hits him with a clothesline. A European
uppercut by Sheamus and he throws Zayn to the outside of the ring.
Sheamus grabs Zayn and throws him into the barricade.
Back from commercial, Sheamus with a European uppercut on the
outside of the ring. He throws Zayn into the ring. Sheamus on the
ring apron is distracted by The Usos and Zayn hits him with a DDT.
He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. Zayn with right hands
followed by a drop kick. A headlock by Zayn in the middle of the
ring but Sheamus gets to his feet with Zayn on his back. Sheamus
slams into the turnbuckle to get out of it. Zayn climbs the second
rope and hits Sheamus with a tornado DDT. He goes for the cover but
Sheamus kicks out. Sheamus on the ring apron as Zayn grabs him. Zayn
goes for the 10 Beats of the Bodhran but Sheamus grabs Zaynís arm.
Sheamus with back elbows. He gets back into the ring and hits ayn
with clotheslines. Zayn rolls onto the ring apron and Sheamus goes
for the 10 Beats of the Bodhran but Zayn hangs Sheamus up on the top
rope. Zayn climbs the top rope, he jumps but Sheamus catches him and
hits him with the Irish curse backbreaker. He gets Zayn with the
clover leaf in the middle of the ring but Zayn reaches the ropes.
Sheamus runs towards Zayn but Zayn lowers the top rope and Sheamus
falls to the outside. Zayn runs and jumps over the top rope landing
a swanton onto Sheamus.
Back from commercial, Zayn is on the top rope as he jumps but
Sheamus hits him with a flying knee to the face. He goes for the
cover but Zayn kicks out. Sheamus gets Zayn on his back as he climbs
the second rope. Sheamus goes for the White Noise but Zayn reverses
it into a sunset flip powerbomb. He goes for the cover but Sheamus
kicks out. Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick, Sheamus grabs him and
hits him with the White Noise. He goes for the cover but Zayn kicks
out. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but Zayn rolls onto the apron.
Sheamus grabs him and hits him with the 10 Beats of the Bodhran but
20 times. Sheamus is about to go for the Brogue Kick but Jimmy gets
on the ring apron as he distracts Sheamus. Zayn grabs Sheamus and
goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. Zayn distracts the
referee, Jimmy with a kick onto Sheamus. Sheamus with the Blue
Thunder Bomb. He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. The
Brawling Brutes and The Bloodline fight on the outside of the ring.
Jimmy gets on the ring apron as he distracts the referee. Jey gets
in the ring and hits Sheamus with a super kick. Zayn rolls Sheamus
up and gets the pin.
The Bloodline celebrate at ring side.
They air a video package with Santos Escobar talking about how he
will win the SmackDown World Cup.
Back from commercial, Megan is with Kofi Kingston. He tells her that
he is the first WWE superstar to declare entry into the Royal Rumble
match. She asks him about the finals of the SmackDown World Cup.
Kofi says he likes what he sees from Santo but he canít bet against
Ricochet. In come Imperium and they tell Megan why she would ask
Kofi about what is going on since he and Woods spend more time on
the internet than in the ring. Kofi says Woods isnít here tonight
but he has no problem going in the ring with any one of them. In
comes Gunther who says tonight, he will be in the ring with him.
We cut to Bray Wyatt standing backstage in the dark. Wyatt says we
are spoiled, society has given us this wild lifestyle. People forget
that once upon a time, we were all wild animals. Animals and insects
eat each other to survive and that is normal. Wyatt says but we
donít dare to talk about these things even though these primal
instincts are in our minds. Wyatt says those ideas are still there
but he is not the one that hurt LA Knight. Wyatt says he hurt him
and laughs. And how he rejoiced. But if he had been the one, we
would all know because there would be none of LA Knight left.
Emma is backstage stretching and in comes Madcap Moss. Who asks her
how she is. Emma says she is good but being away for five years is a
long time and competition is tough. Madcap tells her it doesnít
matter how long it has been, not to forget who she is. The entire
womenís revolution doesnít happen without her. She worked for the
change but the entire world has changed. She is Emma and she belongs
here. Emma thanks and kisses him on the cheek as she continues to
Shayna Baszler vs. Emma
The bell rings and we are under way. A waist lock take down by
Shayna. Both women to their feet but an arm bar and a roll up cover
by Emma as Shayna kicks out. Emma with a Russian leg sweep. She goes
for the cover but Shayna kicks out. Shayna on the ring apron as Emma
grabs her but Shayna slams Emmaís arm onto the second rope. An arm
bar take down by Shayna in the middle of the ring. Shayna twists
Emmaís arm and gets her in an arm bar but Emma rolls her up for the
cover and again Shayna kicks out. Shayna with a right hand. She
twists Emmaís arm but Emma rolls out of it and kicks Shayna in the
face. Emma with a right hand followed by a clothesline.
Emma with a back elbow to the face. Emma gets Baszler on the ring
apron. She leans Shayna on the second rope and hits her with a neck
breaker into the ring/ She goes for the cover but Shayna kicks out.
Emma with the tarantula on the ropes and she lets go. Emma climbs
the top rope but Shayna kicks the top rope and kicks Emma in the
face. Shayna with an arm bar off the top rope and she gets Emma in
the Kirifuda Clutch in the middle of the ring as Emma taps out.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
Shayna grabs Emmaís arm after the match but out comes Shotzi. She
gets in the ring and right hands by Shotzi. A kick by Baszler
followed by a knee to the face. Shayna steps on Shotziís hair and
twists Shotziís arm. Out comes Raquel Rodriguez and she runs down to
the ring with her left arm in a brace. All three women look at
Shayna as Shayna gets out of the ring.
We cut to Michael Cole who says in the womenís division, there is
also Lavey Evans who is going back to basics.
A video showing Evans running and training with the US Marine Corps.
They air a video of Ricochet talking about the SmackDown World Cup
WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther with Imperium vs. Kofi
The bell rings and we are under way. Kifo with kicks and a drop kick
onto Gunther. A head lock by Kofi but Gunther with a back breaker.
An uppercut by Gunther in the middle of the ring. He grabs Kofi but
Kofi with right hands and kicks. Gunther grabs Kofi and a chop to
the chest. Gunther with a snapmare. He places his legs between
Kofiís head and he twists Kofiís neck. Gunther pushes Kofi to the
ropes but Kofi with right hands. He gets Gunther in the corner but
Gunther throws Kofi in the corner and a chop to the chest. Gunther
throws Kofi to the ropes but Kofi hangs on to the ropes. Gunther
runs towards him but Kofi lowers the top rope. Kofi runs to the
ropes and Kaiser trips Kofi up and the referee doesnít see it.
Gunther gets in the ring and a big boot onto Kofi. He goes for the
powerbomb but out comes Braun Strowman. He runs after Kaiser. Vinci
jumps off the ring steps but Braun catches him and slams Vinci into
the ring post. He throws Vicci over the barricade. Kaiser jumps onto
Braunís back but Braun flips him and throws him over the barricade.
Back in the ring, Gunther goes for the power bomb but Kofi hits him
with the SOS. He goes for the cover but Gunther kicks out.
Back from commercial, Michael Cole mentions that Braun chased
Imperium to the back. Gunther has Kofi in a head lock but Kofi with
elbows and kicks. Kofi flips back and gets Gunther in the cover but
Gunther kicks out. Right hands by Kofi followed by a drop kick by
Kofi. A drop kick by Kofi followed by a flying clothesline. Kofi
runs towards Gunther but Gunther catches him. He throws Kofi abut
Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi with a drop kick. He climbs the top
rope and a splash onto Guntherís back. He goes for the cover but
Gunther kicks out. Kofi clims the second rope and jumps but Gunther
hits him with a chop. Gunther with a German suplex. He goes for the
cover but Kofi kicks out. Gunther with the Boston crab in the middle
of the ring and he turns it into a head lock. Kofi gets out of it
and he kicks Gunther in the back of the knee. Kofi goes for the SOS
but Gunther turns it into a gut wrench but Kofi lands on his feet.
Gunther with a drop kick. He hits Kofi with the powerbomb and goes
for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Gunther grabs Kofi and slams him
onto the mat. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Michael Cole states that Gunther was talking to him early this week
and told him that he is trying to evolve and that he was trying a
new move and that move is the Last Symphony.
The Bloodline are backstage. Zayn says he knows a great place to go
eat tonight. Zayn is about to walk away as Jimmy tells him to let
Solo go with him since he has made a lot of enemies lately. Solo and
Zayn walk away. Jimmy tells Jey itís crazy how Jey has Zayn. Jimmy
asks him if he ever spoke to Zayn about having lied to him when he
told him that he didnít talk to Kevin Owens. Jey says he didnít but
that Roman told him he saw what he needed to see and that they won
at Survivor Series. In comes Sheamus who hits them with the
Shillelagh. Sheamus tells them good luck in their match on Monday
and if they win, he and McIntyre will be waiting for them.
Out come Damage CTRL to the ring. Bayley says they donít want to be
in stupid Buffalo but she is sure that Michael Cole misses her.
SmackDown needed ratings and they knew they can count on Damage
CTRL. They were inside of WarGames less than a week ago. The three
of them combined were in that match for 95 minutes and 19 seconds.
She says they donít know what that does to their bodies because they
cheered for Becky Lynch when they won. The fans chant ďBeckyĒ but
Bayley tells them that Becky isnít there tonight.
Bayley wants to talk about the SmackDown roster. She says no one
wanted to face them. And as the longest reigning SmackDown Womenís
champion in history, that disappointed her. They are here to be role
models. Out comes Liv Morgan. She tells Bayley it seems like she has
a problem with the SmackDown womenís division. Liv counts that there
are three of them and says it seems fair as she runs towards the
ring. Iyo Sky to the outside but Liv throws her into the barricade.
Dakota on the outside of the ring but Liv throws her to the
barricade. Liv gets in the ring and spears Bayley. Sky and Dakota
Out comes Tegan Nox and she returns to SmackDown. She attacks Damage
CTRL. Liv grabs a kendo stick and hits Damage CTRL with it. Nox hits
Bayley with the Shiniest Wizard.
Karrion Kross and Scarlett are in a dark room. Kross says this
universe is one giant storm, itís chaos. And he embraces it. People
struggle with that reality. The more they fight it, it really puts
them in places they really donít want to be in and he had to show
Drew and teach Madcap that you donít walk against the wind. And now
it is time to take someone else into the eye of the storm. He looks
at Scarlett with a deck of cards as she shows a card with Rey
Mysterio on it.
Michael Cole and Wade Barrett mention that next week is Kurt Angleís
It cuts to Uncle Howdy who asks how well do you know your neighbor.
He says he knows how he thinks and how he feels, itís all fiction.
As he is talking, videos of Bray Wyatt flash across the screen.
SmackDown World Cup Finals: Ricochet vs. Santos Escobar with Legado
Del Fantasma Ė Winner becomes the number 1 contender for the WWE
Zelina Vega is on the commentary team. The bell rings and we are
under way. Ricochet with an arm bar but Escobar reverses it into an
arm bar of his own. Ricochet acrobatically gets out of it and both
men are standing in the ring. Righgt hands by Ricochet. He runs to
the ropes but he is distracted by Legado Del Fantasma. Escobar
throws him to the outside. Right hands by Escobar as he throws
Ricochet back into the ring. A drop kick by Ricochet. He is on the
ring apron. The referee is distracted by Joaquin Wilde as Ricochet
is pushed off the top rope by Cruz. The referee turns around and he
kicks Legado Del Fantasma out of ringside. Zelina gets on the ring
apron and the referee kicks her out too.
Back from commercial, a dropkick by Ricochet. He spears Santos in
the corner. Ricochet on the ring apron and as he is about to jump
off the top rope, Escobar pushes him down to the outside of the
ring. Escobar runs to the ropes and a suicide dive onto Ricochet and
Ricochet slams into the announce table. Escobar throws Ricochet back
into the ring. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Escobar
with the lion tamer but Ricochet gets out of it. Santos with the
He turns it into a cover but Ricochet kicks out. Santos lifts
Ricochet on his shoulders but Ricochet grabs the ropes and lands on
his feet. Ricochet gets on the ring apron and a right hand by
Ricochet. He goes for a suplex and places Escobar on the ring apron.
A kick to the face by Ricochet and Escobar falls to the outside of
the ring. Ricochet with a kick to the face. Ricochet with a shooting
star onto a standing Santos.
Back from commercial, Ricochet with a superplex off the top rope.
Ricochet goes for the cover but Escobar kicks out. Ricochet with
right hands as he runs to the ropes and both men collide in the
middle of the ring. Escobar rolls to the outside of the ring.
Ricochet rolls to the outside as Ricochet runs off the steps, jumps,
Escobar moves out of the way and Ricochet lands on the barricade.
Escobar jumps onto the barricade. Escobar with a hurricanrana off
the barricade on the outside. Escobar rolls Ricochet into the ring.
He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out.
Escobar with an elbow onto Ricochet. Escobar get Ricochet in the
corner and a chop to the chest. He places Ricochet on the top rope
and a kick to the face onto Ricochet. Escobar climbs the second rope
but Ricochet with right hands and Escobar falls to the mat. Escobar
climbs back the top rope and both men are standing on the top rope.
Escobar goes for a hurricanrana but Ricochet lands on his feet.
Ricochet with a knee to the face followed by a suplex. Ricochet with
a vertical suplex. Ricochet with a springboard moon sault off the
second rope. He goes for the cover but Escobar kicks out. Ricochet
with a drop kick. Ricochet climbs the top rope and he goes for the
shooting star but Escobar gets his knees up. Escobar goes for the
cover but Ricochet kicks out. Escobar with knees to the face. He
lifts Ricochet up on his shoulders but Ricochet lands on his feet.
Escobar gets his knees around Ricochetís head and he slams Ricochet
head first onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks
out. Escobar lifts Ricochet up on the top rope but Ricochet with
right hands. Ricochet standing on the top rope with Escobar on the
second rope. Ricochet slams Escobar onto the mat. Escobar gets up
and Ricochet with kicks to the face. Ricochet climbs the top rope
and he lands the 630 splash. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: SmackDown World Cup champion, Ricochet
Ricochet walks up the amp and grabs the SmackDown World Cup trophy
and celebrates as pyro goes off behind him. Imperiumís music hits
and out comes Gunther with the Intercontinental championship.
Michael Cole says they will go one on one on December 16 for the