WWE SmackDown Results – Dec. 5, 2017 – Orton vs. Zayn
WWE Smackdown Results
December 5, 2017
San Diego, California
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
In-Ring: Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Randy Orton, Shane McMahon
Owens and Zayn are smiling with mics in hand. “Welcome to the Sami and Kevin Show,” yells Owens on the mic. Zayn appreciates the introduction, but says tonight is really the Kevin and Sami Show. Owens talks about the McMahon vendetta against them. Zayn brings up Bret Hart’s issues with the McMahon family. Owens said you could even ask “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Zayn says better yet – ask them.
Owens brings up Shane using his power to try and take him out by changing the stipulation to the main event. He says Orton has had every opportunity presented to him on a silver platter, while they have to fight every week just to get to where they are now on Smackdown Live. Owens accuses Shane of having Orton do his dirty week. Zayn said Shane’s attempt didn’t work last week. Owens said he knew when that match was made, he had to out-smart Shane and figure out a way to take out Orton.
He said it wasn’t very hard to do. Zayn proceeds to demonstrate what it’s like to be inside the ring or at “ringside.” He takes shots at the crowd in attendance and walks up the ramp saying that area becomes something entirely different. Zayn reminds Shane that what he did last week most definitely didn’t take place at ringside. He smiles and talks about how they won. Owens agrees. All of a sudden Randy Orton hits the ring and drops Owens with an RKO out of no where. Zayn can’t believe it standing on the stage.
Here comes Shane McMahon. Shane thanks Zayn for the tutorial. He disagrees about Owens and Zayn feeling he has a vendetta against them. Shane says while they weren’t featured at Survivor Series, they will be in action at Clash of Champions. He books Zayn and Owens vs. Randy Orton and a partner of his choosing. Shane books Zayn vs. Orton for tonight. He says Owens will be allowed at ringside, but handcuffed to the ring ropes. Shane backs up and heads to the back smiling as we see a shot of Owens recovering at ringside.
Backstage: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Backstage, Kevin Owens is grabbing his neck and asks what happened. Sami Zayn reveals he has a match with Randy Orton tonight. Owens asked if he was barred from ringside. Zayn says he won’t be, but he will be handcuffed. Owens is not happy and wants to fix this. He tells Zayn he is going to talk with Daniel Bryan.
The New Day vs. Rusev and Aiden English
Before the match, Aiden English starts to sing the 12 Days of Rusev.
Big E and Kofi Kingston will represent New Day tonight. We start with Big E and Aiden English. English with a waist lock and Big E starts to shake his hips to break free. Kofi gets the tag and catches English with a dropkick in the corner followed by a springboard cross body for a two count. Kofi with a leaping right hand, hits the ropes and Rusev pulls English out of the ring to avoid a Boom Drop. Kofi teases jumping out of the ring at Rusev and English, but stops himself. New Day celebrates.
We return live as English cuts off a hot tag by Kofi and tags in Rusev. Rusev throws big kicks at Kofi in the corner. Rusev catches Kofi with a spin kick for a two count. Kofi with a jumping stomp to the chest of Rusev. Hot tag to Big E who connects with a belly to belly suplex. Big E with a splash over English. English rakes the eyes and tags in Rusev. Big E plants Rusev in the corner catching him during a charge. Kofi leaps over the top rope taking out Rusev. Kofi superkicks English in the gut. Rusev trips up Kofi as he tried to springboard off the top rope. Rusev with a superkick to the neck of Kofi for the win.
Winners: Rusev and Aiden English
After commercials, they announce that Rusev and Aiden English have now been added to the Smackdown Tag Team Championships match at Clash of Champions, making it a Fatal Four Way match involving champions The Usos, The New Day and Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin.
Backstage: Mojo Rawley
Backstage, Renee Young asks Mojo Rawley why he turned on Zack Ryder. Rawley said everyone is getting on him about what he did, including his friend Gronk (Rob Gronkowski). He talks about winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and doing that on his own, only for Ryder to come back and bring him down. “I am a serious competitor. I am a Superstar.” Rawley tells anyone who has a problem with what he did to shove it.
Backstage: Daniel Bryan, Carmella, Lana, Tamina, Riott Squad
Backstage, Carmella, Lana and Tamina are arguing with Daniel Bryan. They aren’t happy with Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya taking place. Daniel Bryan points out Carmella can get a title shot if she hands over her briefcase. Carmella declines. Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan walk up. Ruby points out pinning Charlotte last week. Bryan yells at everyone to stop arguing. He makes the Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya match a Lumberjack match at Clash of Champions in two weeks.
Backstage: Bobby Roode, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler
Backstage, WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin walks up to Bobby Roode and tells him to calm down. Corbin isn’t pleased with Shane McMahon booking Dolph Ziggler in their championship match at Clash of Champions. Ziggler walks up pointing out how he is a two-time World Champion and even cashed in his briefcase successfully – staring at Corbin.
The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Adam James and Josh Carl
Rowan with a big spin kick early and Harper takes out the other talent. Harper levels the wrestler with a ponytail with a clothesline. Harper has the tag and drops the other talent with a spinning powerslam. Rowan scoop slams Harper over the wrestler. Harper and Rowan connect with the double chokeslam and pick up the easy win.
Winners: The Bludgeon Brothers
Backstage: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Backstage, Sami Zayn asks Kevin Owens how things went with Daniel Bryan. Owens said he did talk with Bryan and that he would think about it.
Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode
Dolph Ziggler is at ringside for this match tonight.
Lock up and Corbin pushes Roode to the corner. Corbin catches Roode with a shoulder block and yells down at Ziggler. Roode kicks out the knee of Corbin and follows that up with a dropkick to the ribs sending Corbin to the outside. Roode knocks Corbin off the ring apron back to the outside. Corbin catches Roode with a big right hand. Corbin mounts Roode and throws big right hands. Corbin with a corner clothesline to Roode. Roode and Corbin catch each other with a double clothesline. We hear Ziggler say he needs a closer look and he removes his headset. Ziggler gets inside the ring. Zig Zag on Roode. The referee calls it. After the bell rings, Dolph Ziggler drops Baron Corbin with a Zig Zag.
Winner via DQ: Bobby Roode
Backstage: Natalya, Carmella, Tamina, Riott Squad
Backstage, Natalya asks Carmella, Tamina and Lana if they have her back involving the Riott Squad. The Riott Squad walks up. Natalya changes her tune and thanks them for taking out Becky Lynch and Naomi. She quickly walks off.
Charlotte Flair vs. Tamina w/ Lana
Carmella and Natalya are also at ringside down watching the match.
Charlotte sends Tamina to the corner and throws a chop. Charlotte catches Tamina with a quick knee for a two count. Tamina drops Charlotte as we head to a break. Charlotte catches Tamina with a neckbreaker and throws chops. Charlotte with a roll up for a two count. Charlotte with a big boot to Tamina. Charlotte grabs the legs of Tamina and applies the Figure Four. Charlotte bridges into the Figure Eight. Tamina taps.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Natalya congratulates the “queen” and warns her she is taking back her title at Clash of Champions. Carmella and Lana jump up on the ring apron as well. Natalya warns her this is what she can look forward to in a Lumberjack match. The Riott Squad walks out to interrupt. Ruby, Sarah and Liv all warn them to get ready. Tamina goes after Logan. The fight gets broken up quickly. Charlotte bails to the back.
Backstage: Daniel Bryan, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens
Backstage, Daniel Bryan informs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn that he agrees with the decision by Shane McMahon and Owens will be handcuffed to the ropes tonight.
After commercials, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are at ringside arguing with Daniel Bryan. Bryan tells Owens if he doesn’t agree to be handcuffed to the ropes he will be suspended. Owens reluctantly agrees and allows a security guard to handcuff him to the bottom rope. He yells at Bryan that this is all Shane McMahon’s doing and that Bryan is better than this.
Randy Orton vs. Sami Zayn
We are back live as Orton locks up with Sami and then throws rights in the corner. Orton quickly tosses Sami out of the ring and then launches him over the announce table. Orton drops Sami back first off the barricade and then back over the announce table. They both jump back inside the ring and Sami quickly jumps back near Owens. Orton sends Sami into the barricade at ringside. Sami with big chops to Orton. Orton with an uppercut to respond. Orton bounces Sami’s face off the announce table repeatedly. Orton then tosses and releases Sami over the announce table! The table stays intact as Orton slides him back inside the ring and walks towards Owens. Sami catches Orton with a dropkick through the ropes launching Orton into the ring barricade. Sami sends Orton shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Owens yells at Orton asking where his RKO is at now.
Back live, Orton connects with a series of clotheslines on Sami and follows it up with a snap powerslam. Sami rolls out and catches Orton with a right hand in the ropes. Sami goes under the ring and finds bolt cutters. Sami walks over to let Owens free, but Orton breaks it up. Orton sends Owens face first into the steel ring post. Sami attacks Orton from behind and tosses him back inside the ring. Sami is heading up to the top turnbuckle. Orton is back up and trips up Sami to crotch him on the turnbuckle. Orton with a huge superplex on Sami! At ringside, Owens grabs the bolt cutters and sets himself free. Orton with a shot on Owens when he gets up on the ring apron. Orton with his DDT through the ropes on Sami. Orton is calling for an RKO. Owens tries to run in and Orton cuts him off with a kick. Sami with a roll up for a two count. Orton counters a Helluva Kick attempt for a roll up pinfall.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Kevin Owens attacks Randy Orton immediately. Sami Zayn joins in as both Owens and Zayn stomp away over Orton. They continue the attack.
Here comes Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura hits the ring and hits a big kick to the back of Zayn’s neck. Nakamura with a spin kick and Kinshasa to Owens.
Orton is back up and grabs Zayn. Orton connects with an RKO on Zayn. Orton and Nakamura shake hands. The commentary team wonders if Nakamura will end up joining Orton at Clash of Champions in two weeks. Nakamura then picks up Owens and feeds him to Orton who hits another RKO. Orton then holds Zayn up to take a Kinshasa.
Backstage: Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan
Backstage, Shane McMahon calls that a satisfying ending to Smackdown Live. Daniel Bryan asks if Shane is done punishing Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. He said he isn’t done yet and is just getting started. Shane makes himself the special guest referee for the tag match at Clash of Champions. He says if Owens and Zayn lose, they are not only done with Smackdown Live, but all of WWE. Bryan doesn’t seem happy with this announcement.
The show comes to a close with Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura celebrating. Corey Graves is screaming on commentary how that ruling by Shane isn’t fair.
Quick Match Results
* Rusev and Aiden English def. The New Day
* The Bludgeon Brothers def. Adam James and Josh Carl
* Bobby Roode def. Baron Corbin via DQ
* Charlotte Flair def. Tamina in a non-title match
* Randy Orton def. Sami Zayn