Welcome to the live results blog for an electrifying episode of WWE SmackDown on December 9, 2022, from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburg, PA.
The USP of the show this week is WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle’s Birthday Celebration in his hometown. What angle and storyline come out of this remains to be seen. Shanya Baszler and Shotzi will once again clash in a singles match.
The Brawling Brutes’ Sheamus and Butch challenge Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos. The build-up for Royal Rumble is expected to continue with more from Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
Tune in below for live results from what promises to be a thrilling episode of WWE SmackDown on December 9, 2022.
- The Usos(Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso)(c) defeated The Brawling Brutes(Sheamus & Butch) in a tag team match via pinfall to retain WWE Tag Team Championship.
- Legado Del Fantasama vs The Viking Raiders ended in a no-contest.
- New Day(Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) & Ricochet defeated Imperium(Gunther, Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci) in a tag team match via pinfall.
- Liv Morgan & Tegan Nox defeated Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler in a tag team match via pinfall.
The Usos(Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso)(c) vs The Brawling Brutes(Sheamus & Butch) – WWE Tag Team Championship
Back and forth match throughout and lasted through two breaks. The Usos are looking for 1-D on Butch but Sheamus pulls out Jey. Butch hits Jimmy with an avalanche Powerbomb but he kicks out of the pin. Sheamus gets a pin to hit Razor’s Edge and Neckbreaker combo on Jimmy. Jey breaks the pin this time. Jimmy and Sheamustrade punches. Sami tries to interfere but Ridge Holland takes care of him. Sheamus hits a pump kick for a near fall.
Solo drops Holland with a Spinning Solo on the barricade. Jey hits a superkick on Sheamus but Butch tags in off him. Butch hits an enzuigiri on Jey. Jimmy takes a blind tag and drops Butch. The Usos hit 1-D on Butch to get the pinfall. Sami has pulled Sheamus back so that he could not break the pin.
Winner – The Usos
Kurt Angle is backstage with Gable Steveson. Braun Strowman comes in and Angle introduces Steveson to Strowman. Strowman asks Steveson to come to SmackDown soon. Steveson says he will be the first one he will contact when he comes to SmackDown.
LA Knight is out in the ring. He says he has struck a nerve in Bray Wyatt and might have also struck some fear in him. Knight says he has some proof that Bray is the one behind attacks on him. He shows a masked figure in the locker room and in background when he was attacked. Uncle Howdy takes over the big screen. Uncle Howdy tells Knight to do it as Wyatt deserves to be punished and deserves to suffer. Knight says this is more proof of Wyatt attacking him. He adds that if no one is going to do anything about it, he will take of it himself. Knight leaves to the back.
Earlier tonight, Legado Del Fantasma were getting interviewed in parking lot and are asked about The Viking Raiders. Shotzi’s scream is heard as Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler just leave the scene after attacking her. We cut to an interview for Ronda and Shayna. They play innocent in attacking Shotzi. Liv Morgan and Tegan Nox come in and say they have taken out everyone except them. A match is set between them later tonight.
Legado Del Fantasama(Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro) vs The Viking Raiders(Erik & Ivar)
Erik and Wilde start the match. Erik hits a big tackle and a knee strike to midsection. Ivar tags in for a shoulder block in the corner. Erik tags back and Wilde hits him with a hurricanrana. Erik quickly recovers to drop Wilde with a tackle. B-Fab comes out to the stage and sits there in a chair.
Top Dolla and Ashante Adonis sweep Legado Del Fantasma off the apron and ringside before getting into the ring to attack The Viking Raiders. They hit the Vikings with steel chairs before dropping Ivar with a DDT and Erik with a double team move. Valhalla jumps on Top Dolla but B-Fab enters the ring and kicks her out of the ring. Wilde goes for a crossbody but Top Dolla catches him and hits him with a neckbreaker.
LA Knight reaches a locker room searching for Bray Wyatt. He finds a shirt with Firefly Funhouse branding and the lights go off after that. Masked man appears once again and drops Knight in dark.
After the break, we see Kurt Angle & Gable Steveson in locker room which is decorated for Angle’s birthday celebration. They meet Shinsuke Nakamura and others. Angle hugs his “former son” Jason Jordan as he comes in.
Contract Signing for IC Title
Ricochet makes his entrance. We see a recap of him beating Santos Escobar last week to win SmackDown World Cup. Imperium make their entrance led by Gunther. Adam Pearce is in the ring to see over the proceedings. He asks the participants to sign the contract when New Day interrupt them.
New Day say we all know how contract signings end up in brawls and they could not leave Ricochet alone. They plug their NXT Tag Team title match at NXT Deadline tomorrow night and say they are here tonight to beat up Imperium if they go out of line.
Gunther signs the contract and says he has beaten Ricochet twice already and will have no problem beating him again, but Ricochet will not get back this time. Gunther says they are professional wrestlers and not performers like Ricochet. Ricochet mocks Imperium saying they can’t perform. New Day start “Imperium can’t perform” chants from the crowd. Ricochet signs the contract and things get heated. They clear the ring to start a brawl. Ricochet and New Day take out Imperium with dives on the floor.
New Day(Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) & Ricochet vs Imperium(Gunther, Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci)
Ricochet lands on his feet when Kaiser hits a Frankestiener. Ricochet hits a dropkick and tags in Woods. Woods and Ricochet work together to drop Kaiser again before a dropkick from Woods. Woods hits a big boot from the corner before hitting a rolling clothesline. Vinci gets a blind tag and unloads on Woods. He kicks Woods to the floor to take us to a break.
Woods is trying to fight back. He knocks off Kaiser and Gunther off the apron but Vinci counters his O’Connor roll clothesline with a backbreaker. Gunther tags in and starts to work on Woods. He hits some big chops and also knocks Kofi off the apron. Kaiser puts on a headlock on Woods. Imperium continues to work on Woods until he counters with a dropkick on Kaiser.
Kofi gets a hot tag and hits quick moves on Vinci and Kaiser. He gets a two-count with a crossbody off the top. Kofi hits a boom drop on Vinci. Kaiser distracts him and pulls his leg on the apron. Vinci hits a big punch to drop Kofi off the apron. He distracts the referee so that Kaiser can run over Kofi. Vinci throws Kofi over the announce table. We cut to a break.
Kaiser is in control against Kofi as we return. Kofi hits a back body drop. Ricochet and Gunther get the tags. Ricochet hits some punches but Gunther just hits him with a big chop. He hits a clothesline before Ricochet hits an enzuigiri and a pump kick. Ricochet hits several quick punches. He ducks a big boot and hits a dropkick before Gunther hits him with a chop. Ricochet counters a powerbomb with one of his own.
Woods gets the tag and so does Vinci. Kofi tags in for double team but Woods is sent to the floor. Kofi fights back against Kaiser and Vinci double team. Ricochet hits Vinci with a hurricanrana off the top. Kofi kicks away Gunther off the apron. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise on Kaiser before Ricochet hits shooting star press to get the pin.
Winner – Ricochet & New Day
Chad Gable and Otis are backstage trying to enter Kurt Angle’s Party but their names are not on the list. The Street Profits come in and have their names on the list. Gable is pi##ed.
The Bloodline are backstage. Sami Zayn is vibing with The Usos before they decide to go out for a bite. Jey holds Sami back and tells him to trim his hear and beard to become neat. He says The Head of the Table Roman Reigns is coming back next week and it could be a big night for him. Sami agrees.
Rey Mysterio is in the trainer’s room when Scarlett and Karrion Kross come in. Kross talks about Rey’s issues with Dominik. He starts to narrate a story of an enthusiastic horse who was put into a card for good use, but that horse became miserable in the cart. Kross says there comes a time when an animal needs to be put out of his misery, referencing Rey’s last days in the ring.
We get a video package for Tegan Nox as she makes her entrance with Liv Morgan.
Liv Morgan & Tegan Nox vs Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler
Shayna starts against Nox and takes her to the corner. Nox fights out of the corner and trips Shayna before hitting some kicks. Shayna whips her to the other corner but Nox once again hits a sequence of kicks. Shayna hits her with a Pele kick when she goes to the top. Shanya tags in Nox who puts on an ankle lock. Nox kicks away Ronda into the corner. Liv and Shayna get the tags. Liv sends Shayna to the corner for a step-up knee. She hits a missile dropkick and a stomp to get a two-count. Shayna hits Liv with a German Suplex.
Raquel Rodriguez comes out and the rest of the crew is stopping her from engaging. Shayna puts on a Kirifuda clutch on Liv. Liv breaks it with a jawbreaker. The referee gets distracted by the proceeding on the floor. Nox hits shiniest wizard on Shayna. Liv covers Shayna and gets the pin easily.
Winner – Liv Morgan & Tegan Nox
Kurt Angle’s Birthday Celebration
Kurt Angle comes out to the ring with a cake setup in the ring. He gets interrupted by Alpha Academy’s Chad Gable and Otis. Gable wonders why he was not invited to his party. Gable says Angle has lost his integrity and has no intensity left. Gable tells Angle to leave the ring as Otis will eat his birthday cake, and if Angle does not comply, he will end up with another broken neck. Angle leaves the ring while Gable and Otis start to eat his cake.
Angle reaches the ramp and says they are gonna need a lot of milk if they are gonna eat this much cake. Gable Steveson comes out with a milk truck. Steveson and Angle start throwing milk bottles at Alpha Academy in the ring. Angle then gets the hosepipe on and sprays them with milk. Alpha Academy escapes to the floor. Angle and Steveson toast with milk bottles in the ring. We cut to a break.