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WWE hasn’t really told us much about what to expect tonight on Friday Night SmackDown. The Big Dog will be unchained. That’s all we knew for the longest time. It didn’t really tell us all too much.
Now we also know that The Miz will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Renee Young. Let’s see if they get through that one without Bray Wyatt inducting Monroe Sky into the Firefly Fun House or something on that level.
All that and so much more is going down, but we really have no idea what to expect yet. This week will be the go-home episode before TLC so we’ll just have to see what happens.
King Corbin is carried to the ring and there is security there to protect him from Roman. Dolph Ziggler was with him and they talked about how it smelled bad there. They made a dog food joke.
Corbin talked about how great his 2019 was. He defeated Angle at Mania. He won the KOTR and this Sunday he will finish humiliating Roman at TLC. He’s gonna make the Big Dog bow down to his king. When he does put down The Big Dog he will rule as the sole leader.
Corbin’s seen the nonsense about the Big Dog being off his chain. He said a scared dog runs away when he’s off his chain. He’s already proven that reigns is a shell of what he’s supposed to be. Then King Corbin said he’s got every door and window of the arena covered with security for Roman. “YOU LOOK STUPID” chants started.
Corbin said Roman isn’t showing up and the entire SmackDown locker room approves of what he did to Roman. Then to speak on their behalf, Ziggler addressed the crowd.
Ziggler said for once in his life Roman was the locker room leader and he stood up to Corbin and he got put down. Corbin said it’s the dawn of a new day and anyone who steps in their way will be forced to bow down. Then Ziggler said “join me as we all hail King Corbin.” This got some massive boos.
Big E started the New Day’s entrance outa nowhere.
Kofi came out and cut a promo about where the New Day are. He walked everyone through KofiMania and losing his title. Now they’re seven-time WWE Tag Team Champions.
They got in the ring and said that Corbin looks really stupid, but he “damn sure ain’t a king” if he was a king then he would have pride and class, but he is incapable of doing that. Then Kofi said what Corbin did to Roman was disrespectful and he didn’t like it.
Corbin said Kofi had “one lucky day in his whole career” so Kofi slapped the taste out of his mouth. The crowd chanted “one more time.” Then Corbin said that Kingston is going to be humiliated like Roman Reigns.
After the commercial break, Corbin and Ziggler discover a slew of unconscious security guards backstage.
Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville vs Bliss Cross Applesauce
Bliss and Cross were being interviewed in the Gorilla Position and then Mandy and Sonya jumped them. They brawled on the ramp and they did a pull apart.
The bell sounded and they brawled a bit. Then Deville took control over Cross. She tagged out to Rose and they did a double team slam followed by a running knee from Rose for a two count.
Bliss pulled Rose out of the ring after a tag and Nikki Cross got a quick pinfall.
Winners: Bliss Cross Applesauce
Sami Zayn was walking backstage singing a little diddy to himself when he came across Heavy Machinery. Otis got Sami’s name in the Secret Santa so he had a gift for him. Otis spelled Sami with eight “M’s.” It was a Christmas ham. Zayn said it’s “easily the worst gift I have ever gotten in my life.” He’s a vegan. He talked about animals suffering and said it’s an insult. Otis said he’s sorry and he was sad. He had a real pouty face. I felt bad for him. Poor Otis. He tried.
Sami continued to verbally insult him and he called him a “dumb oaf.” Then Shinsuke and Cesaro walked up and Zayn said they’re gonna take Heavy Machinery out in the tag team match tonight. Before they left, Cesaro smashed the ham on the floor. Otis didn’t like that. He was probably going to eat that.
Shorty G & Mustafa Ali vs The Revival
Jessika Carr was the referee for this one.
Wilder and G wrestled a bit and Shorty was thrown out of the ring. Scott took out Ali and they banged Shorty against the announce table before rolling him in for a two count.
Then Dawson slapped on a painful headlock. Short created some space with a German Suplex. Wilder became the legal man and he wrestled around with Shorty G with a few roll up pins. Wilder hit a nice backbreaker and tagged Dawson. Then they hit Shorty with a brutal double-team doomsday device set-up looking thing, but Ali reversed it and everyone took a bad fall.
Ali took the tag and they hit a double team move with Ali doing a stomp for a two count. Gable and Dawson were the legal men and Scott hit a powerbomb for a two count.
Shorty hit a bridging suplex and Dash hit a splash on G followed by Ali nailing a 450 splash on Wilder.
Ali looked like he was going for a tornado DDT, but the Revival nailed a Shatter Machine for the win.
Winners: The Revival
Bayley cut a backstage promo on Lacey Evans. She’s wasted years of her career doing what people want and now she’s doing what she wants. She said Sasha is off recording a rap album. Then Elias was there with Dana Brooke.
Brooke didn’t say anything, but Elias said he picked Bayley for the Secret Santa and as a gift she’ll give her a song. So he sang a song about Bayley acting Santa for a threesome “you and me and Sasha Banks” but he had to tell Santa no. This was all about Bayley looking like a dude with her new haircut. Dana laughed about it. Bayley called her a groupie and told her to meet her in the ring.
Bayley vs Dana Brooke
Dana Brooke tried to get something going on the outside, but Bayley kicked out when she got back in. Brooke hit a powerbomb off the top rope, but Bayley won. Short match. Did nothing for Dana Brooke, but made Bayley look good.
The Miz Interview
Renee Young interviewed him in his home. Miz said he hasn’t seen The Fiend. Renee asked him why he’s sticking up for Bryan and then they showed that classic Talking Smack promo.
Miz said he’s known Bryan for over a decade and whether they like or hate each other WWE fans over Bryan and Miz understands how valuable Bryan is. He may not like him, but he respects him. Miz then said it’s “time to do the right thing.”
Renee asked Miz to describe what Wyatt did last week. Miz said he’s played mind games his entire career and he gets that, but Wyatt crossed that line. He said he can’t get that Photoshopped image of Bray with Maryse and Monroe out of his head.
Then The Miz ended up on Monroe’s bedroom and she had a Fiend doll in her bed. He said “we’re done here” and everyone left.
A Firefly Fun House started. Bray was with the creepy doll. He said he was just trying to be nice because it’s holiday season. He said he can see how much he loves his family it makes his heart say “yowie wowie.” He said Abby taught him that nobody likes a snitch and snitches get stitches. He said Miz was so focused on exposing Bryan he exposed himself. “Not in that way you silly goose.”
Wyatt said Bryan is with The Fiend and he’s taught himself that pain isn’t a real thing, it’s just a chemical reaction in his brain. He can train himself not to feel pain. He then said Miz can train himself not to feel love. He he said all Miz has to do is let him in. “Oh, and Marine 5 was FIRE! Best in the series!”
Heavy Machinery vs Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
Corbin and Ziggler found more security guards passed out on the ground backstage.
Cesaro and Tucker started this one out. Tucky hit a dropkick and a cross body. Then Otis took the tag. Shinsuke came in as well. Otis is in his home state of Wisconsin tonight.
Otis got a two count off an elbow. Shinsuke hit a kick and tagged Cesaro. Tucker got the tag and hit a flip off the top to take them both out. They tossed out the heels and celebrated for a bit before commercial.
When we came back from commercial the Wisconsin crowd was chanting “We want Otis” as Nakamura and Tucker worked in the ring. Tucker caused separation and tagged Otis in. He ran over everyone. “Oh yeah!”
Otis slammed Nakamura down and Cesaro tried to kick him, but Otis absorbed the shots in his belly. Otis yelled, “I’m coming!” and Graves said that was an interesting proclamation to make.
Otis took a shot from Nakamura, but Tucker broke up the pinfall. Otis grabbed Nakamura and they tried for a Compactor, but Cesaro broke it up. Then Otis did the Caterpillar, but Zayn distracted Otis. Nakamura nailed a Kinshasa on Tucky and got the pin.
Winners: Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
Kofi Kingston vs King Corbin
The crowd chanted “STD” at Corbin. Kofi jumped up, but he was grabbed and Corbin took a spill over the ropes. Kingston hit a dropkick and did a trustfall on Corbin to the outside.
Security surrounded the ring as Corbin dumped Kofi onto the floor. Corbin followed him outside and drove Kofi into the barricade twice. Corbin smashed Kofi’s head against the ring post and got a two count when they returned to the ring.
Fans tried to rally for Kofi so he started to fight on, but Corbin took him down with a clothesline and got a two count. The crowd chanted “Burger King” at Corbin and he egged them on.
Kingston hit an SOS for a near fall and then he reversed a powerbomb with a head scissors take down. Kofi hit a Boom Drop and geared up for Trouble In Paradise. Ziggler grabbed Kofi’s foot and distracted the referee. The referee threw Ziggler out.
Big E loved watching Ziggler get thrown out. Then Dolph ran back and jumped Big E. They all brawled and the referee called off the match.
Suddenly this is now a tag team match.
Corbin & Ziggler vs New Day
They really loved tag team matches this week. It’s almost like Teddy Long is back.
Big E hit a belly to belly and got the tag. Ziggler came in as well and Kofi rallied on him. Ziggler was sent outside and Kofi went for a dive, but Corbin nailed him with a clothesline. Ziggler hit a Superkick on Big E and Corbin nailed Kofi with punches on the inside.
Then Zigger got the handcuffs. Corbin nailed Kofi with the cuffs and the referee called off the match.
Kofi fought back, but they still chained Kofi up. It wasn’t looking good as Kofi took a shot to the face from Corbin. They got out some dog food. The Revival showed up and hit a Shatter Machine on Big E.
Then Roman Reigns showed up to stop Corbin. The Big Dog took out one security guard after another and he made his way to the ring. He took out The Revival and made his way to Corbin.
Reigns nailed a Superman Punch on Corbin when he got in the ring. Then Roman picked up Corbin’s scepter and the dog food. Before Roman could get to Corbin, Dolph hit a Superkick and the Revival put Roman on a ladder. Ziggler climbed on top of a ladder, but Roman got free and sent Ziggler through the announce table.
Roman Reigns freed Kofi Kingston who spent that entire battle tied up to the ring post.