December 20, 2019
St. Petersburg, Florida (Tropicana Field)
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Kickoff Show: Big E, Daniel Bryan, Otis & Chad Gable defeated King Corbin, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro via the Big Ending by Big E on Zayn (8:35)
- WWE Championship TLC Match: Drew McIntyre (c) defeated AJ Styles and The Miz after The Miz cashed in his MITB briefcase, making the match a triple threat (27:05)
- WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks (c) defeated Carmella via Bank Statement (12:10)
- Raw Tag Team Championship: The Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin) defeated The New Day (c) via Lumbar Check by Alexander on Kingston to become the NEW champions (10:00)
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Asuka & Charlotte Flair defeated Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) via Natural Selection by Flair on Baszler to become the NEW champions (10:05)
- WWE Universal Championship TLC Match: Roman Reigns (c) defeated Kevin Owens (24:45)
- Firefly Inferno Match: Randy Orton defeated “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt via lighting him on fire (12:00)
Big E, Daniel Bryan, Otis & Chad Gable vs. King Corbin, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
Results of this match via Matt Boone of Rajah.com
We are introduced to Corey Graves and Michael Cole at ringside, as it’s time for our eight-man tag-team match here on the Kickoff Show.
After Graves and Cole briefly introduce themselves, we hear the familiar theme of Daniel Bryan. He makes his way out first as our lone bout on tonight’s TLC pre-show is about to get underway momentarily.
Out next are two of Bryan’s partners for tonight — Chad Gable and Otis — who make their way down to the ring together. Finally, the fourth member of the babyface side of this match, Big E, makes his way down to the squared circle.
As Big E comes down to the ring, Graves plugs his social media account as he and Cole joke about getting (or not getting) tweets from hip-hop star and noted lifelong WWE fan, Wale.
Finally, the heel team beginning making their way out. First to come to the ring is King Corbin. He comes out with his new associates and as he makes his way down to the ringside area, we are treated to the ring entrance of Cesaro, who comes out by himself. He waits at the top of the ramp and then is joined by Shinsuke Nakamura, who comes out separately to his own theme song. Finally, the fourth member of the heel team, WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn’s music hits and he comes down to the ring with two of his Sami Award trophies.
The bell sounds and our only advertised bout here on the WWE TLC 2020 Kickoff Show is about to get underway. Zayn and Gable are in to start things off for their respective teams, however Zayn points to Big E, so Gable tags him in. Zayn then leans back and tags Corbin in, refusing to start things off with Big E After he settles on the apron. Zayn points at Big E and laughs.
Now we see Corbin and Big E lock up to start off our pre-show contest. Big E muscles Corbin into the corner and gives him a clean break. The camera pans to Zayn still talking trash from the apron. Big E with a nice leap-frog as Corbin charges at him. He then delivers a nice back-elbow and takes Corbin down with a clothesline. Corbin slides out of the ring and when he comes back in, Big E greets him with a spinebuster.
Big E tags in Gable and Corbin tags in Cesaro. Gable takes Cesaro down but Cesaro pops back up and blasts Gable with a European uppercut to the chin. Gable with a deep arm-drag to shift the momentum back on his side. He rings the arm of Cesaro and then tags in Daniel Bryan. Bryan leaps up to the middle rope and comes flying off with a double ax-handle. Bryan yanks the arm of Cesaro over his own shoulder, continuing to soften up the limb that Gable was just focusing on. Bryan with a running elbow off the ropes that catches Cesaro right between the eyes. Cesaro gets up on his knees and Bryan blasts him with some kicks to the chest.
Cesaro catches one of the kicks and picks Bryan up, but Bryan counters and tries a pin attempt. Cesaro kicks out at two and then shifts the offensive momentum in his favor before tagging in Nakamura. He and Cesaro hit some double-team spots on Bryan and then Nakamura settles into the ring as the legal man, working over Bryan on the mat with a head lock. He keeps a hold of the head lock and backs into his team’s corner. Zayn tags himself in. Zayn comes in and gets in some easy shots on the weakened Bryan before turning to taunt Big E and the other members of the babyface foursome. Zayn backs into his corner and Corbin tags himself in. Zayn holds Bryan, allowing Corbin to get a nice free shot in before starting his offensive run against the leader of the “Yes!” movement.
Corbin works over Bryan while choking him with the middle of the ropes while the announcers talk about Corbin’s “Knights of the Lone Wolf” that accompany him to the ring and help him handle his business. Zayn tags in briefly, gets in some shots on Bryan, and then tags Corbin right back in. Corbin blasts Bryan with a nice shot and then sits him on the top-rope. He follows him up for a super plex, however Bryan blocks it. He knocks Corbin off and then climbs up to his feet on the top. He comes flying off with a missile dropkick that floors the big man. The crowd comes alive as Bryan is looking to make it to his corner to make a much-needed tag. Instead we watch as Zayn hits a cheap shot on Big E and the camera focuses on the action outside the ring.
Meanwhile, Bryan does finally make the tag in the ring to Otis, who makes his first appearance inside the squared circle as the crowd comes even more alive. Otis takes the hot tag and is taking it to anyone and everyone in sight. Otis splashes Corbin in the corner. Nakamura tags in. Otis hits him in the corner with a splash as well. Gable yells from the apron that this is Otis’ moment. Otis drops down and does the catapillar/worm-style dance. He then follows Gable’s orders and tags him in. Gable goes to steal the win, however it doesn’t fly and after some double-team offense from Nakamura and Cesaro, we see Gable struggling. Bryan hits the ring but in all of the distraction, Gable latches onto Cesaro from behind with a nice suplex. Zayn sees an opening, after he is shown hiding at the announce table. He gets the tag and comes into the ring. Gable goes for the Blue Thunder Bomb but Zayn avoids it.
Zayn looks to tag out, but no one is on the apron in his corner, as they’ve all been taken out. Big E now tags in and Zayn has nowhere to hide. Big E hits a couple powerhouse moves on the I-C champ and then finishes him off with his Big Ending finisher for the 1-2-3.
Winners: Daniel Bryan, Chad Gable, Otis & Big E (8:35)
WWE Championship TLC Match
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. AJ Styles
The bell rings, and Styles immediately dropkicks McIntyre in the knee. Styles quickly attacks the knee and pulls at it, but McIntyre kicks him away. Styles quickly bounces back and goes for the knee. McIntyre counters a suplex and turns him inside out with a release suplex. McIntyre chops the chest and throws him across the ring. McIntyre punches Styles down and talks trash to him. McIntyre gets Styles to his feet and chops him down again. McIntyre whips him hard into the corner, and Styles collapses in pain. McIntyre grabs him and whips him to the corner. Styles starts going down as McIntyre goes for an avalanche, so McIntyre goes to his knees and punches him. McIntyre sends him into the ropes and connects with a back body drop. McIntyre sizes him up, but he runs into a boot. Styles goes to the second rope, but McIntyre chops him out to ringside. Styles hits the ground hard.
McIntyre goes outside and sets up a table. McIntyre climbs onto the commentary table to get around it. McIntyre goes for a suplex, but Styles knees him in the face to get out of it. McIntyre quickly levels him with a strike and press slams him onto the barricade. McIntyre looks toward Omos and points at him. McIntyre throws Styles into a table that has chairs on top of it. McIntyre stares at Omos as he walks by him. McIntyre press slams him onto the barricade again and grabs a ladder.
McIntyre puts it in the ring and sets it up under the WWE Championship. McIntyre starts climbing, but Styles scrambles into the ring and cracks him in the knee with the chair. McIntyre crashes down to the canvas, holding his leg in pain. Styles slams the chair off McIntyre’s back and wedges it in the corner between the top and middle turnbuckles. McIntyre gets to his feet and has a welt on his back. Styles tries to send him into the chair, but McIntyre puts the brakes on. McIntyre catapults him into the ladder, but Styles lands on the rungs and starts climbing. McIntyre gets him in powerbomb position, but Styles counters into a roll-up slam. McIntyre quickly pops up and catapults Styles headfirst into the chair wedged in the corner.
McIntyre starts climbing the ladder again, but Styles desperately throws a chair at him. Styles then clips the knee to bring him back down to the canvas. Styles grabs McIntyre and sends him headfirst into the ladder. Styles then tips the ladder over onto McIntyre’s head. Styles connects with a step-up enzuigiri, and McIntyre is down. Styles grabs him and sets up for a Styles Clash on the ladder. McIntyre counters into a Future Shock DDT. McIntyre is in too much pain to quickly follow up. McIntyre gets to his feet and tries to slam a ladder onto Styles, but Styles (sort of) gets out of the way. Styles then chop blocks McIntyre a few times to take him down. Styles grabs the injured leg and bounces it on the ladder. Styles then puts the injured leg through one of the rungs and applies a Calf Crusher! McIntyre screams in pain.
After letting go, Styles grabs another steel chair and smacks it off the back of McIntyre. Styles then smashes it on the injured leg of McIntyre. Styles then wraps the chair around the injured leg and applies another Calf Crusher! McIntyre claws toward a ladder and uses it to slam Styles’ head on to break the hold. Styles grabs a ladder, but McIntyre gets up and grabs it as well. Styles drives him into the corner with the ladder, takes him down, drags him to the ring post, and slams the injured leg on it. Styles punches McIntyre at ringside, grabs a ladder, and drives it into the face of McIntyre!
Styles sets up some tables at ringside and sits in a chair to wait for McIntyre to get up. Styles punches McIntyre and puts him on top of the table. Styles sets up a ladder wedged in the corner and climbs it. Styles stands on the top rope, but McIntyre gets off the table and throws a chair into Styles’ face! McIntyre throws a table into the ring and punches some feeling into his left leg. McIntyre sets the table up and elbows Styles away. McIntyre charges at Styles, but Styles hits a drop-toe-hold to send McIntyre face-first into the ladder leaning in the corner! McIntyre reverses a whip into the table, but Styles slides under and kicks the table into McIntyre’s injured knee. Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm off the table, but McIntyre counters into an overhead belly-to-belly suplex into the ladder leaning in the corner! After taking a moment to recover, Styles soon clips the leg, forearms McIntyre back, and connects with a Phenomenal Forearm.
Omos slides a ladder into the ring, and Styles sets it up with one side facing the ladder leaning in the corner and the other side facing the table set up near the corner. Styles starts to climb, but McIntyre grabs him. McIntyre presses him up… and SLAMS him over the top rope through a table at ringside! Wow!
McIntyre starts to climb, but The Miz runs down and clips the leg. Miz powerbombs McIntyre off the ladder through the table! John Morrison hands the Money in the Bank contract to the referee, making this a triple threat match. The Miz is cashing in Money in the Bank.
Omos gets in the ring, pulls Miz off the ladder, cradles him, and casually throws him over the top rope through a table at ringside. Morrison gets in the ring with a chair that’s gimmicks and breaks it over the back of Omos. Omos just stares at Morrison and intimidates him back. Omos slowly walks up the ramp stalking Morrison. Morrison could easily escape, but he’s just fumbling around.
McIntyre and Styles start climbing the ladder and punching away at each other. Miz gets in the ring and sets up a ladder next to them. Miz quickly climbs, but McIntyre cuts him off. McIntyre hits Styles with a Glasgow Kiss to knock him off the ladder. Miz bounces McIntyre off the ladder a few times, but McIntyre pushes him off. Styles jumps onto the ladder to stop McIntyre from retrieving the title. Styles then knocks McIntyre off the ladder! Styles grabs at the WWE Championship, but Miz cuts him off. Miz reaches for it, but McIntyre tips the ladder over to send Styles out of the ring and Miz into the top rope! McIntyre hits Miz with a Claymore Kick, climbs the ladder, and grabs the WWE Championship!
Winner and still WWE Champion: Drew McIntyre (27:05)
Backstage: Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman is backstage with Kayla Braxton. Heyman says the sport he loves the most aside from WWE is NASCAR because of the car crashes… but tonight will have plenty of car crashes. Kevin Owens will get hurt by Roman Reigns.
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Carmella
The bell rings, and Carmella immediately slides out of the ring and adjusts her ring gear. Carmella takes her time and gets in the ring. Banks quickly grabs her, but Carmella takes her down with a club. Carmella attacks the small of the back. Banks sends her into the ropes, drops down, and pulls her down. Banks pulls her out of the ring and hits an arm drag on the floor. Banks bounces Carmella off the commentary table and puts her in the ring for a two count. Banks grabs her, but Carmella slaps her in the face. Banks throws her out of the ring and Reginald (barely) catches her. Banks misses a slide, and Reginald puts Carmella on her to give her a hurricanrana on the floor. Carmella sends her into the ring steps and puts her in the ring for a two count.
Carmella attacks Banks in the corner and hits a Bronco Buster for a two count. Carmella applies a chin lock to Banks. Banks gets out and hits a meteora for a two count. Banks kicks Carmella back and pulls her to the apron. Carmella quickly counters with a sit-out slam on the apron. Carmella puts her in the ring for a two count. Carmella then applies a surfboard stretch in the ring. Banks fights up and hits a backbreaker. Banks blocks a kick and kicks Carmella back, stunning her. Banks hits a double knee attack in the corner and connects with the Three Amigos. Banks goes to the top rope and hits a Frog Splash for a near fall. Banks cannot believe it.
Banks grabs Carmella for a tilt-a-whirl, but Carmella counters into a sit-out facebuster for a near fall. Carmella rolls her up a few more times for the same results. Carmella chokes her over the ropes and adjusts her ring gear. Carmella superkicks Banks and covers her right next to the ropes, so Banks just grabs the rope to break the pin. Banks rolls her up, but rolls back before Carmella even kicks out at two. Banks pulls Carmella up to the second rope, but Carmella counters back. They hit a slow motion frankensteiner into a roll-up… for a two count. They trade roll-ups until they get into a test of strength with a backslide. Banks gets a jackknife pin, but Carmella counters into the Code of Silence. Banks just throws her off and goes for a Bank Statement. Carmella counters into a double chickenwing submission, but Banks counters with a roll-up for a two count. Carmella misses a Bronco Buster. Banks catches her with a Bank Statement, but Reginald pulls Carmella out of the ring. Somehow not a disqualification. Jesus.
Banks hits Reginald with a meteora off the apron. Carmella superkicks Banks twice and puts her in the ring for a near fall. Carmella is frustrated and punches away at Banks. Michael Cole says if she gets too frustrated she can be disqualified… but Reginald pulling her out of the ring in full view of the referee wasn’t a disqualification… Banks just puts her in the Bank Statement for the submission.
Winner by Submission and still SmackDown Women’s Champion: Sasha Banks (12:10)
Backstage: Asuka, Billie Kay
Billie Kay makes a play to be Asuka’s partner, but Asuka declines, saying that the position is filled.
Raw Tag Team Championship
The New Day (c) vs. The Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin)
Before the match, The New Day says the butthurt business is going up against big game New Day. They’re going to retain the titles because New Day rocks.
Kofi Kingston immediately superkicks Cedric Alexander for a two count. Kingston hits a side leg sweep and tags Xavier Woods in. Woods hits a flying leg drop off the top rope for another near fall. Kingston tags back in and shoulders Alexander. Woods rolls Alexander up before Kingston hits a springboard cross-body block for a near fall. Kingston hits a snapmare, hits the ropes, and kicks him in the face. Woods, who tagged in, attacks Alexander. Kingston attacks Alexander before Woods hits a big reverse DDT, but Shelton Benjamin breaks up the pin.
Alexander kicks Woods back and tags Benjamin in. Benjamin clotheslines Woods down and hits a suplex for a near fall. MVP hands Alexander a water bottle at ringside. Benjamin hits Woods with a spinebuster in the ring for a near fall. Woods quickly forearms him back and drops him into the ropes. Kingston blind tags in as Woods hits Alexander with a baseball slide. Kingston hits Benjamin with a double stomp off the top rope for a near fall. Woods and Alexander battle at ringside. Woods tags in, and Kingston hits Alexander with a plancha. Woods hits a big DDT on Benjamin for a near fall. Benjamin quickly fights back and sends Woods into the bottom turnbuckle. Alexander kicks Woods in between the shoulder blades and puts him in the ring for a near fall. Alexander stretches Woods in the ring with a chin lock. Benjamin tags in and hits an arm breaker. Benjamin twists the arm and tags Alexander in. Alexander stretches Woods for a bit before forearming him in the face. Alexander hits the ropes and leaps, but Woods dropkicks him out of mid-air.
Kingston and Benjamin tag in. Kingston hits a springboard clothesline and knocks Alexander off the apron. Kingston chops Benjamin and takes him down with a leaping clothesline. Kingston kicks Alexander off the apron again and goes for a Boom Drop, but Benjamin catches him in the powerbomb position. The Hurt Business goes for a Doomsday Device, but Kingston rolls through. Kingston hits Alexander with an SOS for a near fall. Kingston gets out of a Lumbar Check, and Alexander hits a Brainbuster… but Woods breaks it up. Benjamin attacks Woods, and Alexander hits a Neuralyzer. Benjamin follows up with Pay Dirt on Woods. Benjamin tags in and goes for an Angle Slam, but Kingston slides off and dropkicks him. Kingston knocks Alexander back and knocks Benjamin back. Kingston goes to the top rope, but Benjamin cuts him off. Kingston punches Benjamin down to the canvas, but Benjamin comes back with a right hand. Benjamin quickly scales the ropes and hits a superplex. Benjamin sizes him up, but Alexander blind tags in. Benjamin is not happy. Alexander hits a Lumbar Check for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and new Raw Tag Team Champions: The Hurt Business (10:00)
Backstage: Sami Zayn
Footage is shown of Big E winning a Sami Award on SmackDown. “Leaked” footage mimicking the Tom Cruise rant is heard.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn walks up to Kayla Braxton and accuses her of leaking the audio. Does she have no shame? Zayn then apologizes and says he’s under a lot of stress. Zayn asks who sent the audio, but she says a journalist doesn’t reveal their sources.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Asuka & Charlotte Flair
Asuka’s mystery partner is… Charlotte Flair!
Asuka starts against Shayna Baszler. Baszler applies a waistlock before dropping down and kicking Asuka in the chest. Asuka takes her down and kicks away at the chest. Baszler fights back and goes to stomp on the arm, but Asuka gets away. Charlotte Flair tags in. Flair quickly knocks her back and tells her to tag Nia Jax in. Jax tags in. Flair ducks a clothesline and applies a waistlock. Jax powers her to the corner and squashes her. Flair applies a side headlock, but Jax whips her off. Flair shoulder blocks her, but Jax doesn’t budge. Asuka tags in and kicks away at Jax’ legs. Asuka stuns her with a double knee facebuster before hitting a hip attack in the corner. Asuka goes to the top rope, but Jax punches her and goes for a Samoan Drop. Asuka counters into a sunset flip attempt, but Jax pulls her up and head-butts her. Jax sends her into the ring post shoulder-first before tagging Baszler in. Baszler stomps the left arm of Asuka. Baszler stomps the arm a few more times and manipulates the wrist. Asuka fights out and thwarts double-teams to tag Flair in.
Flair chops away at Jax. Ric Flair is shown in the back watching. Flair boots Jax in the head and kicks Baszler. Flair hits a t-bone suplex on Baszler and kips up. Flair blocks a boot from Jax and forearms her. Flair attacks the leg of Jax and big boots her down for a two count. Asuka kicks Baszler in the face at ringside. Flair takes out Jax and Baszler with a moonsault block to the floor. Flair gets out of a Samoan Drop, but Jax fights back and connects with it. Asuka blind tagged in and hit Jax with a missile dropkick. Baszler tags in, but Asuka counters out of a Kirifuda Clutch. Baszler quickly applies it, but Flair blind tags in. Flair hits a backbreaker before hitting a facebuster into the turnbuckle. Flair big boots Jax off the apron. Baszler rolls her up for a two count. Flair applies the Figure Eight, but Jax pulls Flair off. Asuka takes out Jax with an attack off the apron. Flair rolls through a Kirifuda Clutch and hits Natural Selection for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Raw Women’s Champion Asuka and Charlotte Flair (10:05)
Backstage: Sami Zayn, Big E, R-Truth
Big E and WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth are laughing backstage. WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn accuses Big E of leaking the audio and says he’s been going nowhere since the split. Big E gets pumped up and says he’ll see Zayn real soon.
WWE Universal Championship TLC Match
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens blindsides Roman Reigns while the title is being hung up above the ring. Owens knocks Reigns out of the ring and sends him into the barricade for a cannonball! Owens sends Reigns into the steel steps and hits a frog splash off the apron.
Jey Uso runs down, but Owens superkicks him down. Owens annihilates Reigns with chair shots. Uso punches him, but Owens quickly takes him down and hits him with the chair. Owens then puts the chair around Uso’s ankle and stomps on it! Owens clears off the commentary table. Owens goes to get in the ring, but Reigns hits him with a Drive-By Dropkick. Reigns grabs the steel steps and smacks them off Owens’ head twice! Owens takes the shot full force with no hands up. Reigns slams the steps onto Owens’ shoulder and into his midsection… again no hands up! Reigns gets Owens in the ring and slams the ladder into his chest and whips him with it. Reigns drives the ladder into Owens’ ribs and digs it in there. Reigns grabs some steel chairs and annihilates Owens with shots to the ribs.
Reigns sets up two chairs seat-to-seat. Owens tries to fight back, but Reigns uppercuts him. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop through the chairs, but Owens fights it. Owens goes for a powerbomb, but Reigns counters into a back body drop through the chairs.
Reigns throws Owens out of the ring and sets up a ladder under the title. Reigns climbs, but Owens gets in the ring and hits Reigns over and over with the steel chair. Owens hits a fisherman’s suplex through a chair! Owens sets the ladder up and starts climbing. Jey Uso hobbles down and pulls Owens down. Owens and Uso brawl before Owens wipes him out with some punches to the temple. Reigns then catches Owens with a Superman Punch.
Reigns sets up a table in the corner and another in the ring. Reigns shouts that Owens pissed him off. Owens fights Reigns and Uso off before hitting Reigns with a Stunner. Owens goes outside the ring and thwarts an attack from Uso. Owens then hits him with a Pop-up Powerbomb through the commentary table! Owens dumps the remnants of the table onto Uso to bury him.
Owens climbs the ladder, but Reigns cuts him off. Reigns pulls him down, so Owens goes for a superkick. Reigns counters into a powerbomb onto a small ladder leaning in the corner! Reigns then slams him onto the ladder again!
Reigns gets Owens outside the ring and chokeslams him through a table at ringside with chairs set up on it. Reigns grabs one of the office chairs from commentary and slams it onto Owens. Reigns grabs Owens and gives him a Samoan Drop through a table at ringside. Reigns says it’s over now.
Reigns calmly gets in the ring and starts to climb the ladder. Owens crawls into the ring and gets a hand on Reigns’ ankle. Reigns laughs that Owens isn’t getting it. Reigns gets down the ladder on his own accord and talks trash to Owens. Owens punches him, so Reigns spears Owens through a table leaning in the corner. The wood disintegrates in some places. Reigns holds his neck in pain. Owens rolls out of the ring. Reigns goes outside for a Spear, but he blows up the barricade when Owens moves! Owens climbs the ladder in the ring, but Reigns pulls him off and sends him into the ladder headfirst. Owens fights back with two superkicks and goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Reigns counters into a Superman Punch. Reigns goes for a second Superman Punch, but Owens counters into a Pop-up Powerbomb through the table!
Owens climbs the ladder in the ring and gets a hand on the Universal Championship. Jey Uso then grabs him and climbs up the ladder. Owens punches Uso down off the ladder and hits a Stunner! Owens climbs back up the ladder and grabs at the title, but Reigns climbs up the other end and low blows him. Reigns applies a guillotine on top of the ladder, and Owens collapses to the canvas. Reigns pulls the title off the rung.
Winner and still WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns (24:45)
Roman Reigns celebrates in the ring with Paul Heyman and Jey Uso. Kevin Owens looks disappointed at ringside.
This Friday on Christmas Day, Big E will go for the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Sami Zayn.
Firefly Inferno Match
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
The bell rings, and The Fiend steps into the center of the ring. Orton circles around him. There is no fire. The Fiend absorbs some strikes before taking Orton down with some strikes. Orton dropkicks him, but it does nothing. The Fiend shoulders him in the corner and sends him into the ropes. Orton ducks a clothesline, but The Fiend connects with a body block. The Fiend sets up for Sister Abigail, but Orton counters into a headlock backbreaker. Orton goes for an RKO, but The Fiend pushes him off and hits Sister Abigail. The Fiend raises his arms, and the area behind the barricade sets on fire.
The Fiend attacks Orton at ringside and digs at his eyes. The Fiend clotheslines him down. The Fiend grabs a leather strap under the ring and sets it on fire. Orton avoids it and grabs him. The Fiend fights back and grabs a pick axe. Yes, you read that right… a pick axe. The Fiend swings it, which would murder Randy Orton, but Orton saves his life by avoiding it. Good god… The Fiend then takes Orton down.
The Fiend grabs the Bray Wyatt rocking chair and douses it with gasoline. The Fiend leads a trail of gasoline to connect it to the chair. Orton goes to attack, but The Fiend sends him into the steps. The Fiend sits Orton on the chair and lights the gasoline trail on fire. Orton escapes certain death. Orton starts hitting The Fiend with the steel steps, which causes the fire to burst each time. Orton wraps a chain around his fist and punches The Fiend a few times. Orton pushes The Fiend’s face close to the fire, but The Fiend fights back.
The Fiend gets him in the ring and snaps the neck. The Fiend knocks him out of the ring and grabs an axe handle. The Fiend lights it on fire and swings, but Orton moves. Orton attacks and hits a draping DDT off the apron to the floor.
Orton sets up for an RKO, but The Fiend — of course — applies the Mandible Claw. The Fiend tries to back him into the fire, but Orton turns him… and The Fiend is lit on fire.
Winner: Randy Orton (12:00)
Orton gets in the ring, so The Fiend, while still on fire, chases him in. Orton hits an RKO and taps him with his foot a few times to check for signs of life. Orton looks concerned.
Orton smirks and goes outside to grab a tank of gasoline. Orton pours the contents onto the body of The Fiend. Orton goes outside and grabs a matchbox. Orton gets in the ring, strikes the match, and drops it on “The Fiend,” engulfing him in flames in the middle of the ring. Orton poses as the show ends.
— WWE (@WWE) December 21, 2020