Welcome to ITN’s Live Result & Updates blog for the WWE Friday Night SmackDown episode of 27 December 2019 (12/27/2019).
- Date- 27 December 2019
- Location- Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit,
- Time- 8 PM EST(28 December 2019 1 AM GMT/6:30 AM IST)
The final SmackDown of the year will build towards the first PPV of the next year with two important segments/matches. First of all, Miz, Daniel Bryan and King Corbin will battle it out for the right to face The Fiend at Royal Rumble 2020. Another segment announced is the return of “A Moment of Bliss” with Lacey Evans being the special guest.
Elias is in the ring and he performs a song, asking the audience to “We want Elias!” He also sings about tonight’s matches & segments before we get the SmackDown opening video. After the song pyro goes off. Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring for the #1 contender match. He gets a thunderous response from the crowd and they all joined him in the Yes chants.
King Baron Corbin is carried out on his caravan. He takes the mic and says he is going to do SmackDown his way. He takes shots on the fans and being jealous of him. He also says he deserves the next title shot because he has defeated Roman Reigns twice since he returned. Corbin continues with his promo until Roman Reigns’ music hits.
Corbin’s servants drop his caravan which sends Corbin to the floor. Roman comes from behind and starts unloading on him. He beats down Corbin around the ring as Daniel Bryan watches from inside. Roman calls for a Spear near the barricade but Corbin runs into the crowd. Some WWE officials come down to calm Roman.
After the break, King Corbin is backstage and he yelling at WWE Producers. He wants the Triple Threat #1 contender match to be postponed tonight.
New Day & Braun Strowman vs Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro & Sami Zayn
Cesaro and Big E start the match with some back and forth. Kofi is tagged in and forces Cesaro to tag in Nakamura. Kofi with some quick moves on Nakamura and clotheslines him out of the ring. Some classic heel distraction helps Nakamura to get a kick from behind on Kofi. Kofi is sent out and Cesaro hits him with an uppercut over the table as the referee was distracted.
The heels keep control over Kofi for a long time. Kofi drop Cesaro but Nakamura intercepts the tag. Nakamura puts him in a stretch right in front of Big E. Nakamura takes a cheap shot on Big E at the apron. Kofi hits the SOS on Nakamura and Strowman gets the hot tag. Strowman rolls over his opponents. He starts the running truck but Zayn gets him into a running knee from Nakamura.
The heels try to control Strowman in the ring now. Cesaro runs in to hit the springboard uppercut as Strowman was getting the upper hand. Big E runs in and takes care of Cesaro. Nakamura hits him with the Pele kick though. Zayn gives Nakamura New Day’s pancakes plate but Kofi grabs it and hits Nakamura on his head with it. Strowman hits the running powerslam to get the pin on Nakamura.
Winner- New Day & Braun Strowman
After the match, New Day asks Strowman to show his dance moves. Braun teases anger but starts dancing after a while. The crowd is having fun tonight.
Kayla Braxton is seen discussing something with WWE Producer Adam Pearce. After the break, she announces that King Corbin could not compete tonight but the #1 contender match will go with Miz and Daniel Bryan facing off in a singles match.
Backstage, some tension is shown between Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose. After Deville leaves, Otis comes to Mandy with a fruitcake that his mama baked for Mandy and gives it to her.