December 11, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Daniel Bryan defeated Mustafa Ali via heel hook submission
- The Miz & Shane McMahon defeated The Vegas Boys via triangle submission by Shane
- Jeff Hardy & Rusev defeated Samoa Joe & Shinsuke Nakamura via Machka Kick by Rusev on Nakamura
- Asuka defeated Charlotte Flair via DQ when Charlotte used a kendo stick
In-Ring: Daniel Bryan, Mustafa Ali
SmackDown Live kicks off with WWE champion Daniel Bryan coming down to the ring. Bryan says that last week, he called everyone sheep. The first thing he wanted to do was come out here and apologize. He would like to apologize to the sheep, they don’t deserve to be compared to idiots. They are not the one’s mindlessly destroying the earth with their endless consumption and there is no such thing as carbon footprint. He says the fans are not sheep but parasites.
Daniel Bryan says that the fans take and give nothing in return, especially here in Las Vegas. But he is not surprised because they latched on to the old Daniel Bryan and lived through his success. He says that the old Daniel Bryan is dead and the Yes movement is dead. But just like any parasite, they have moved on to the next fickle field. They all reside on the couch of the house that AJ Styles built. He says he is the WWE champion and not AJ Styles. And at TLC, he will crush AJ Styles and his dream of being WWE champion.
The fans chant no. Daniel says that sometimes we don’t know if they are stupid or if they deliberately pull the wool over their eyes so they don’t have to realize the facts of what is going on. Bryan goes on to insult Las Vegas.
Mustafa Ali’s music hits and he comes out. He presents himself but Daniel Bryan cuts him off. Bryan says he knows who he is but the idiot fans might not. Bryan tells him to enter the ring. Daniel Bryan introduces Mustafa Ali and he is the heart of 205 Live. And he is an incredible performer. In fact, he sees a lot of himself in Mustafa Ali. He tells Ali that he has some advice. They both don’t need to have that match tonight because after the match, the people will not care. They are too consumed with their mindless consumption and the truth is that these fickle people do not deserve this.
Daniel Bryan starts calling the fans fickle. Mustafa Ali asks Daniel Bryan what happened to him. He says Bryan inspired him and made him realize it was possible to become a WWE superstar. And everyone on 205 Live look up to him. He says Bryan was that underdog who would go toe to toe with any giant because he has heart. He asks him what happened and how he keeps talking about the old Daniel Bryan. He tells him that the old Daniel Bryan would want him to fight and that is what he wants. He wants to fight him.
Bryan asks Mustafa Ali what kind of car he drives. Ali tells him he drives an SUV. Bryan calls him a small little man and why would he need to ride in an SUV. Ali says that he has a wife and Daniel Bryan slaps Ali down. Both men begin to fight. Daniel Bryan goes to the outside and Ali jumps off the top rope and onto Daniel.
Daniel Bryan vs. Mustafa Ali
Back from commercial and Daniel Bryan has Mustafa Ali down in the middle of the ring. Daniel Bryan with kicks to the chest on Mustafa Ali. Bryan starts to work on Mustafa Ali’s left leg. Daniel Bryan with kicks to the chest and he goes for one last one but Ali ducks and nails Daniel Bryan with a super kick. He goes for the cover but Daniel Bryan kicks out and rolls to the outside of the ring. Mustafa Ali with a baseball slide onto Daniel Bryan. He jumps over the top rope but Daniel Bryan moves out of the way as Ali lands on his feet. Bryan grabs Ali and throws him into the steel post.
Back from commercial and Daniel Bryan has the Yes Lock on Mustafa Ali but Ali reaches the ropes. Bryan lifts Ali and puts him in a tree of woe. More kicks to the chest by Daniel Bryan. Once more, Daniel Bryan lifts Ali up and he goes for a back drop on Ali but Ali lands on his feet. Bryan goes running towards Ali but Ali moves out of the way and Bryan lands on the turnbuckle. Ali with a spinning DDT. He goes for the cover but Daniel Bryan kicks out.
Mustafa Ali climbs the top rope and goes for the inverted 450 but Bryan moves out of the way. Daniel Bryan goes to the outside of the ring and repeatedly smashes Ali’s left leg into the ring post. He gets back in the ring and a chop block onto Ali’s left knee. Daniel Bryan locks in the heel hook and Mustafa Ali taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Daniel Bryan attacks Mustafa Ali up the ramp and locks in the heel hook until the referee breaks it up.
The Usos and The Bar Rap Battle – Hosted by The New Day
The three tag teams are in the ring as Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston are dressed as Jim Carrey and Jim Daniels from the Dumb and Dumber movie. Up first are The Bar and The New Day lift up a drawing of a garbage can to rate it. As The Usos are finishing their rap, The Bar attack them and they end up beating on The New Day and The Usos.
Asuka is backstage and she says at WrestleMania, she thought no one would be ready for her but she was wrong. At TLC, she will strike, climb and grab the title. She says that Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch will not be ready for Asuka.
In-Ring: The Miz, Shane McMahon
The Miz is in the ring with the Best in the World trophy. He asks Shane McMahon to come out. Shane McMahon comes out and gets in the ring. He asks The Miz if he is fine. The Miz says it’s the only way he can get through to him as he’s not responding to his calls or texts. He says that they owe it to each other to tag one more time. If they lose, they go their separate ways but if they win, they could be the best tag team in the world.
Shane McMahon tells him that this whole thing with the trophy is getting a bit weird. The Miz says the trophy is about their accomplishment and much more. The Miz asks for a referee. Shane says he is a little confused. The Miz says those two together against The Vegas Boys as two jobbers come out.
The Miz & Shane McMahon vs. The Vegas Boys
The Miz asks for the bell and it rings. Shane is in the ring and he is jumped from behind by the two men. He starts to fight back. Shane throws one of them to the outside of the ring and hits the other with a spinning elbow.
Shane McMahon gets a triangle lock in and the jobber taps out.
Winners: The Miz and Shane McMahon
The Miz parades in the ring with the trophy.
Paige is backstage with the referee who was involved in The Miz and Shane’s match. The referee tells him that The Miz sanctioned in the match. In come the two jobbers who hand Paige their invoices. They said that The Miz told them that Paige would give them $5000 each. Paige rips up the papers and tells everyone to leave.
In-Ring: Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio
Randy Orton’s music hits and he comes down to the ring. Randy Orton holds a steel chair and says nothing like a good old fashion steel chair. Built for comfort but it can also be used to send a message. He asks to roll the tape. A clip of Randy Orton removing the mask off Rey Mysterio’s face airs. Orton asks to air the second tape where he used the steel chair on Rey Mysterio on the outside of the ring.
Orton says that Rey Mysterio knows that he has a chairs match at TLC against him and he’s fine with that. He says that Rey has seen what Orton has done during his career and Rey is still fine with it. Orton says that Rey is his victim and victim’s don’t get revenge.
Orton says that on Sunday all the boys in the locker room will be worried about TLC. But Rey Mysterio only needs to concern himself with R, K and Rey Mysterio hits him from behind with a steel chair. Mysterio hits Orton with the 619 and Orton leaves the ring.
Backstage: Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch is walking backstage and is asked what kind of advantage she would have at TLC if Asuka and Charlotte take each other out tonight. Becky says there’s no advantage as she will be in a TLC match against two of the best women. There’s no advantage but she loves it because fighting against the odds is what she does. She says that tonight she will be sitting at ringside but at TLC, she will remind the world how much chaos can happen when she is there.
Jeff Hardy & Rusev vs. Samoa Joe & Shinsuke Nakamura
The bell rings but out come R-Truth and Carmella. They yell dance break as they dance and leave. Back in the ring, Nakamura attacks Jeff Hardy from behind. Shinsuke Nakamura tags Samoa Joe into the match but Hardy with right hands and Joe goes out of the ring. Joe grabs Jeff Hardy onto the outside and throws him into the barricade.
Back from commercial, Samoa Joe goes for the cover on Jeff Hardy but in comes Rusev to break it up. Samoa Joe tags Shinsuke Nakamura into the match. Nakamura lifts Jeff Hardy and drops him horizontally onto the top rope. Nakamura with a knee to the stomach. He goes for the cover but Jeff Hardy kicks out. Nakamura tags Joe in and Joe with a kick to the back of Jeff Hardy but Hardy starts to fight back. Jeff runs to the top rope and lands a whisper in the wind taking Joe down.
Samoa Joe tags in Nakamura and Rusev is tagged in. Rusev takes Nakamura down and right hands by Rusev who hits a fall away slam onto Nakamura. Rusev with a spin kick. Rusev with a big kick onto Nakamura. Rusev goes for the cover but Joe breaks it up. In comes Jeff Hardy who hits Joe with a Twist of Fate. Joe onto the outside and Hardy jumps onto Joe. In the ring, Rusev goes for the Accolade on Nakamura but Shinsuke gets out of it. Rusev with the Machka kick. He goes for the cover and gets the 3 count.
Winners: Rusev and Jeff Hardy
Backstage: The Miz, Shane McMahon
Backstage, Shane McMahon confronts The Miz and he tells The Miz that he crossed the line. The Miz tells him he did but Shane is part of the best tag team in the world. The Miz says he is an A-Lister, he has main evented WrestleMania and has a movie franchise. But during his career, he was never considered the best in the world until he came around. He extends his hand to Shane but Shane walks away.
Video: Lars Sullivan
Another Lars Sullivan promo airs.
Backstage: AJ Styles
AJ Styles is backstage and is asked about Daniel Bryan and his match at TLC. Styles says that no one more than him wants to beat up Daniel Bryan. But he knows if he did, he would not be able to compete at TLC. He says that this new Daniel Bryan isn’t new at all, it’s the real Daniel Bryan. But there can be only one AJ Styles.
Backstage: Charlotte Flair
— WWE (@WWE) December 12, 2018
Backstage, Charlotte cut a promo on Asuka and Becky Lynch.
Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair
WWE Smackdown Live women’s champion Becky Lynch comes out and takes a seat at ringside. The bell rings and we are under way. Charlotte goes for a big boot but Asuka moves out of the way. Asuka goes for the hip attack but Charlotte catches her and Asuka drops Charlotte with a leg lock. Charlotte Flair gets out of it by lifting Asuka and dropping her. Charlotte Flair with chops to the chest. SHe goes for one more but Asuka ducks and hits Charlotte with a German suplex. Asuka goes for a hip attack but Charlotte moves out of the way and hits her with a boot.
Charlotte climbs the top rope and goes for the moonsault. Asuka gets her knees up and goes for the Asuka lock but Charlotte drops Asuka onto the mat. Asuka once more goes for the Asuka lock but Charlotte Flair rolls to the ropes.
Back from commercial, both women with right hands. Asuka locks in a stand up submission onto Charlotte, extending her right arm back but Charlotte gets out of it. Asuka goes for an arm bar and gets it into a triangle. Charlotte with right hands trying to get out of the submission. Charlotte lifts Asuka up and lands a sit down powerbomb. She goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out.
Charlotte locks in the figure four but Asuka reverses it as both women grab the ropes. Charlotte Flair goes after Asuka’s left leg. Charlotte goes outside of the ring and smashes Asuka’s left leg into the steel post. Charlotte gets back in the ring and goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out. Charlotte with a chop to the chest. Asuka with a hip toss on Charlotte. Both women run to the ropes, Charlotte goes for the spear but Asuka gets both her knees up. She goes for the cover but Charlotte Flair kicks out.
Asuka with kicks to the chest. Asuka runs to the ropes but Charlotte hits her with a spear. She goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out. Charlotte climbs the top rope and goes for the moonsault, ASuka gets her knees up, Charlotte lands on her feet but Asuka grabs Charlotte and gets the Asuka lock in. Charlotte stands up and with Asuka on her back, both women fall to the outside.
Charlotte Flair grabs a kendo stick from under the ring and hits Asuka with it as the referee rings the ball.
Winner: By disqualification, Asuka
Becky Lynch stands up and looks at both women. Charlotte Flair grabs the kendo stick and hits Becky Lynch and Asuka. Becky attacks her from behind and throws Charlotte into the steel steps. Becky grabs the kendo stick and hits Charlotte with it. Becky turns around but Asuka throws Becky over the announce table.
Asuka grabs the kendo stick and hits Charlotte with it. She goes after Becky and hits her with it before repeatedly hitting both women with it. She stands on the announce table over Becky with the kendo stick in the air.