WWE SmackDown Live Results – December 18th, 2018

The Miz was backstage and he started knocking on the door marked “McMahon Family.” Vince McMahon came out and Miz asked for Shane. Vince said he can’t come out to play right now and The Miz said he and Shane are going through trust issues — it’s complicated.

The Miz wanted to tag with Shane still and Vince asked him what he wanted him to do about it. The Miz said he’s a worthy partner for Vince’s son and he wanted his blessing. Vince said he’s never given a blessing before in his life, he doesn’t do that and he’s not giving his blessing. Then McMahon said he’ll find Miz a partner for a match later tonight.

Then he slammed the door on The Miz’s face.

Backstage Interview

Rusev and Lana were interviewed by Kayla Braxton. Rusev said his beard is beautiful and hyped his feud with Shinsuke Nakamura while making fun of Nakamura’s recent ring attire.

Samoa Joe Apologizes To Jeff Hardy

Hardy came out and he had no face paint on. He said that he heard Samoa Joe wanted to apologize. He admitted that some of the things Samoa Joe said about him are true. That was then and this is now. He worships the fact that he’s alive every morning.

Then he invited Joe out for a face-to-face apology.

Joe said he’s sorry that this is no apology. He is forced to deceive him because this is actually an intervention. Joe said he’s known Jeff for a long time and a man in Jeff’s fragile condition can have a tough time around the Holiday season.

Jeff said the more Joe reminds him of his past the more it reminds him that he’s never going back there. Jeff asked what Joe’s demons are and whether it’s the fact that he’s been here two years and hasn’t won a title.

Joe went at Jeff and Hardy hit a Twist Of Fate. Then he left while Joe sold in the ring looking really angry.

The Miz & Mandy Rose vs R-Truth & Carmella

Truth and Mella were super over. Truth also called Mandy Rose “Maryse” before the match started.

Early on in the match, Truth and Mella sent Miz and Mandy out of the ring so they could have a dance break. Then Miz quickly ran in after Rose took a bump and he hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Truth for a quick win.

Winners: The Miz & Mandy Rose

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