Welcome to ITN’s Live Results & Updates Blog for the WWE Friday Night SmackDown episode of 20 December 2019(12/20/2019).
- Date- 20 December 2019
- Location- Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, US
- Time- 8 PM EST(21 December 2019 1 AM GMT/6:30 AM IST)
- Heavy Machinery defeated The Revival in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight
- Carmella defeated Sonya Deville
- The New Day defeated Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
- Bayley defeated Dana Brooke
- Sasha Banks vs Lacey Evans ended in a double count-out
- The Miz & Daniel Bryan defeated Baron Corbin & Dolph Ziggler
The second last episode of the year of SmackDown has some intriguing prospects from the storyline point of view. Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan are at crossroads now with Bryan returning and attacking Wyatt at WWE TLC. Also, there might finally be some significant movement in Sami Zayn’s stable who have been wandering around for the last few months without any clear direction.
They Want Bray Wyatt!
The show opens up with a recap of WWE TLC and how Daniel Bryan’s returned to attack WWE Universal Champion Bray Wyatt. We are live from the arena which is decorated for Christmas. Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring with a Yes! chant. Bryan takes the mic and says he is not sure where he went a few weeks ago. But he felt that The Fiend ripped out his beard and hair.
When he came to and he got cleaned up, he looked in the mirror and didn’t notice the beard or the hair missing. He only noticed that the Daniel Bryan brand is missing. His brand value was gone but it didn’t feel lacking. But he saw his daughter for the first time without facial hair, she started crying. All she knew was Daniel Bryan- the brand and did not recognize him. Bryan also says the real man he saw in the mirror was the same man who came to TLC and kicked Wyatt’s ass.
Bryan calls Wyatt to the ring but The Miz comes out instead. Miz talks about how Wyatt violated he and his family and TLC was about protecting his family, which is something Wyatt will never have. Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring. He mocks Bryan by saying his daughter was scared when Bryan went home with the new look. He brags about WrestleMania 35, King of the Ring and defeating Roman Reigns on Sunday and wants the title shot.
He tells both Bryan and Miz that they have not only failed as WWE Superstars but also as fathers. Miz and Bryan are pissed off and were about to attack Corbin, but Ziggler attacks them from behind. Corbin and Ziggler take them down quickly. Ziggler places the crown on Corbin’s head as they celebrate for a bit to end the segment.
The Revival vs Heavy Machinery – Miracle on 34th Street Fight
Cathy Kelley interviews Heavy Machinery, who are both in Santa Claus’ attire. They’re confident about winning tonight and spreading massive holiday joy in the process. Mandy Rose appears and says she has Otis in the Secret Santa game and gifts him a Christmas ham. Last week, Cesaro threw away their ham. Rose kisses Otis on the cheek and before Tucker and Otis go out.
They start with some trash talk as the bell rings. Heavy Machinery hits big back-drops in the middle of the ring. They double team Dawson and Wilder to send them to the floor. Wilder throws Otis over the top rope from the apron. Tucker is also sent into the steel ring steps by Dawson. The Revival double teams Tucker face-first into the announce table. They grab some chips from the ringside decoration and shoves it down Otis’ throat.
Dawson throws a present at Otis while he was down on the apron. The Revival hits a double suplex on Tucker through a table at ringside. Otis makes the save and runs over both opponents. After a pop, Otis puts Dash on the table. Dawson uses the fire extinguisher when Otis was on the apron. Dawson and Wilder manage to slam Otis through the table when he was on the apron.
Tucker is sent into one of the gifts on the ramp as we return from the break. Tucker tries to fight out but the Revival’s double-team work keeps him down. Tucker hits a suplex on the ramp on Dawson. Wilder uses the bowling ball at the ramp to hurt Tucker. The action moves back to the ring and Wilder is sent into the ring post while Dawson is thrown out of the ring.
The Revival once again gets the upper hand as they slam Tucker over the announce table. The Revival throws away the ham that Mandy handed to Tucker. Tucker is pissed and starts throwing both Wilder and Sawson around with powerful moves. He takes Wilder to the ring and hits a few back body drops and tosses him around.
Otis grabs a pouch from under the ring and it has Lego tacks. Otis spreads them in the ring and slams Dawson on them. He takes hold of both his opponents and slams them both to the floor at the same time. Ots hits the caterpiller elbow drop and Tucker comes in to hit the compactor to win the match.
Winner- Heavy Machinery
Back from the break, Otis was backstage with the ham when Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose approach him. Sonya walks off and Otis apologizes to Rose for what happened to the ham. She hugs him and Otis is thrilled. Rose is now covered in his meat sweats however and is disgusted.
The Revival are still in the ring. Scott Dawson calls fans a trash and Dash Wilder goes on about how they’re facing a different gimmick each week- Miracle on 34th Street Fights, Ladder Matches, and more. He asks Dawson what happened to good old fashioned wrestling and Dawson says it’s gone now. Now, they are in the world of sports entertainment.
Elias’ guitar strum interrupts them as he comes out. He plays a Christmas tune and asks who wants to walk with him. Elias performs a new song that just takes shots at The Revival. He says if they want to be top guys, they need to make some major changes. Elias wishes them a Merry Christmas before walking back.
Braun Strowman is backstage with Sami Zayn. Sami tells him that he picked him in the backstage Secret Santa game. They get into an argument and Strowman asks for WWE Intercontinental Championship match against Shinsuke Nakamura. Sami says they can’t do it because they have a tag team match tonight. But he will check his list and keep it in mind.
Carmella vs Sonya Deville
The bell rings and Deville starts with a big sliding knee. Deville keeps control at the start of the match. Carmella tries to fight back and lands a clothesline. Carmella dodges several kicks and strikes some of his own. Carmella drops Deville on her face with a Flatliner. She puts Sonya in the Code of Silence submission and gets the win.
The New Day’s music hits as Carmella was still on the ramp. She does a bit with the New Day, with all of them acting like doing jumping ropes.
Another return teaser for Sheamus. He says SmackDown has changed but not for the good. The once-great house of warriors and temple of titans has become sad, soft and small. This will change as The Celtic Warrior is ready to do battle for SmackDown.
The New Day vs Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
Kofi starts the match with Nakamura. Nakamura drops Big E off the apron before Kofi start unloading on Nakamura. Kofi comes back with a dropkick. Nakamura sends Kofi into an uppercut from Cesaro. Nakamura drops Kofi with a knee drop before Cesaro gets a two-count. Cesaro works on Kofi now. Cesaro with a gut-wrench suplex.
Cesaro puts Kofi in a headlock for sometime before tagging in Nakamura. Nakamura goes for a side suplex but Kofi evades it and tags in Big E. Big E takes down Nakamura and knocks Cesaro off the apron. He hits Belly to Belly suplex on Nakamura. Nakamura charges but Big E grabs him and hits him with the Uranage. Cesaro had to break the pin.
Kofi comes in and sends him out to the floor. Kofi hits a suicide out on Cesaro outside. Sami provides a distraction from the apron. Nakamura levels Big E and he ends up on the floor. Cesaro runs him over with a clothesline. Nakamura sends Big E into the steel ring steps.
After the break, Big E sends Cesaro to the floor. Cesaro is kicked away by Big E kicks and Nakamura knocks Kofi off the apron. Nakamura hits a kick and a big knee to Big E. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa but Big E hits a huge clothesline. Kofi gets back to the apron and gets the hot tag with Cesaro.
Kofi takes it to Cesaro. Kofi with a few dropkicks, hurricanrana and a stomp to the chest for two-count. Kofi hits a Boom Drop and Kofi calls for Trouble in Paradise. Cesaro dodges it and comes back with a huge uppercut. Big E breaks the pin and clotheslines Cesaro to the floor. Kofi takes Cesaro down on the floor. Kofi brings Cesaro back in hits a crossbody from the top for a two-count.
Nakamura knocks Big E off the apron as Cesaro rolls Kofi for a near fall. Cesaro swings Kofi several times in the ring and stomps for another near fall. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer but Kofi hits a backdrop before a unique roll-up for the pin and the win.
Winners- The New Day
After the match, Nakamura, Cesaro and Sami Zayn attack Kofi. Braun Strowman comes out to make the save. He drops Nakamura and Cesaro from the apron. Strowman knocks Cesaro out of the ring and Nakamura into the corner. He runs over Cesaro outside the ring. Strowman goes for the powerslam on Nakamura but Sami pulls him out. Strowman stands tall as his music hits.
The Miz approaches Daniel Bryan backstage. He expresses his gratitude for saving him from Bray Wyatt at WWE TLC. Bryan says he did it for himself. They each agree that they dislike each other. Daniel Bryan’s delivery was a bit comical there. Miz agrees to work together for the main event tonight. But after that, it’s all about Wyatt.
Bayley vs Dana Brooke
They lock up and Bayley backs Brooke to the corner. The champ takes a cheap shot and hits a snap mare and a low clothesline for two-count. Brooke hits a hip toss and a big kick to get a two-count of her own. Bayley brings her down by her hair and stomps viciously on her. Brooke hits a step-up enziguiri and a senton bomb on Bayley.
Brooke makes the cover but Bayley grabs the rope to break the pin. Dana hits a handspring elbow and a shoulder tackle. Bayley makes a comeback and drops her on the top turnbuckle. She drives Brooke face-first into the mat with a new finisher and gets the pin.
After the match, Sasha Banks and Bayley taunt Brooke while she’s down. Lacey Evans comes out and Sasha and Bayley retreat to the floor. Evans takes the mic and calls Banks a “legit bully.” Evans challenges Banks to a match for right now so that she can make her a legit loser.
Lacey Evans vs Sasha Banks
The bell rings as the show returns from commercial break. Evans puts Sasha in the corner and slams her head into the turnbuckle a few times. Sasha returns the favor later and follows up with a Meteora. Banks hits a suplex and another Meteora for a near fall. Evans boots Banks in the corner and hits a knee to the midsection. She also sidesteps Banks in the corner to send her into the turnbuckle.
Evans hits a pendulum dropkick to send Sasha off the apron. Lacey threatens Bayley to back off and slams Banks’ head into the floor a few times. Bayley provides a distraction and Banks drops Evans and sends her into the barrier. Lacey’s husband and daughter are in the front row and Sasha is beating Evans in front of them. The referee counts to 10 and both Banks and Evans get counted out.
After the bell, Banks was shouting something at Evans’ daughter. The daughter was also staring fiercely at Banks until Evans tackles her into the barrier. Brooke tries to pull Evans back while Bayley goes to check on Banks. The referee also gets in between the two sides. Evans and Brooke stand tall in the ring while Banks and Bayley retreat up the ramp.
Daniel Bryan and The Miz vs Baron Corbin & Dolph Ziggler
Bryan and Ziggler start the match. Bryan unloads on Ziggler before a tag to the Miz. Corbin tries to attack Miz in the ring. Bryan makes the save and all four of them are in the ring now. Bryan and Miz deliver Yes Kicks at the same time before clearing the ring. Bryan poses in the corner as we head to the break.
Miz avoids a move to tag in Daniel Bryan. Bryan is dropped in the ring but comes back with a dropkick. He hits a couple of running knee in the corner. Cesaro clotheslines him for two-count. Ziggler tags in and keeps control over Bryan. He hits an elbow drop for a two-count.
Bryan hits a few punches and goes for the tag to Miz. But Ziggler knocks Miz off the apron. He takes Bryan to their corner to tag in Corbin. Corbin mocks the Yes! chants as he keeps control over Bryan. Ziggler unloads on Bryan in the corner and Corbin rocks him with a clothesline. Corbin takes him to the top where Bryan fights out and pushes off Corbin. He hits a dropkick and both Ziggler and Miz get the tag.
Miz takes it to Ziggler and quickly corners him for some clotheslines and a dropkick. Corbin comes in and eats the skull crushing finale. Ziggler hits the zig-zag for a two-count. The Miz puts Ziggler in figure four and Bryan keeps Corbin out of the match with a running knee. Ziggler gives up.
Winner- The Miz and Daniel Bryan
Bryan vs Corbin vs Miz- a triple threat match for the number #1 contender match is announced for the next week. As soon as the match ends, the lights started doing down. The show goes off the air as we hear Bray Wyatt’s laugh.