The December 20 2019 edition of SmackDown, out of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE SmackDown results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1061 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Daniel Bryan is Back
🧢👑👏👏👏👏#SmackDown @BaronCorbinWWE @HEELZiggler pic.twitter.com/32MtpMMPeo— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 21, 2019
The show opened with Daniel Bryan, making his first appearance since returning at this past Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view. After a video package recapping Sunday’s events, Bryan described what his interaction with The Fiend was like that resulted in his change in appearance.
He said he didn’t remember much of what happened, only The Fiend ripping out his hair and beard. What stuck out in his mind was his daughter’s strong negative reaction to the new Daniel Bryan.
And he realized that everyone, including his own daughter, associated a certain image with Daniel Bryan, but he knew that this was the real him. The man who beat down The Fiend at TLC was the true Daniel Bryan.
Bryan then challenged The Fiend to come to the ring and face him but got The Miz instead. Miz talked about how he and Bryan now have a common enemy in The Fiend/Bray Wyatt, as he threatened Miz’s family. So they should focus on stripping Bray of the one thing he has: the Universal Championship.
Before the conversation could go any further, King Corbin made his entrance, declaring that he should be the one to go after Wyatt, as he defeated Roman Reigns at TLC. But then Baron went too far, claiming that Bryan and Miz failed as Superstars and as fathers.
Bryan and Miz prepared to attack the King, but Dolph Ziggler attacked from behind first. Baron hit Bryan with an End of Days and The King and his most loyal subject stood tall to end the segment.
Heavy Machinery vs. The Revival
Christmas Street Fight
😱 @otiswwe is a VICIOUS, VICIOUS man!#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/iln3nyc7g5— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) December 21, 2019
Decked out in Santa suits and armed with the extra motivation from Mandy’s kiss and gift of Christmas ham, Otis and Tucker took on Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder in this year’s Christmas street fight.
The Revival ridiculed Otis and Tucker for their festive gear, leading to Heavy Machinery taking control. But The Revival soon took advantage of the Street Fight stipulation, hitting Otis and Tucker with gifts when the match spilled out of the ring.
Dash and Dawson attempted to put Big Tucky through a table, but Otis intervened. Otis set Dawson up to be put through the table instead, but Dawson sprayed him with a fire extinguisher, sending him crashing through it after all.
Back from commercial, the fight had made its way up the ramp. Tucker was gaining momentum which Dash put a stop to by hitting him with a gift that turned out to be a bowling ball. Dash tried to hit him with the ball itself, but Tucker dodged.
Back in the ring, The Revival attempted to continue the attack, but Tucker dodged a second time, sending Dash crotch first into a Christmas tree set up in the corner. And in the ultimate act of revenge, The Revival threw Tucker into the announce table knocking Mandy’s Christmas ham to the ground.
And it was all downhill for The Revival from here. Enraged over his precious ham, Otis took both Dash and Dawson out before pouring a bag of legos onto the mat. Otis slammed Dawson onto the legos, then picked up Dash as well as slammed both members of The Revival at once.
To end the match, Tucker assisted Otis in their Compactor finisher for the win.
Winner: Heavy Machinery
Elias Takes Issue with The Top Guys
.@IAmEliasWWE is here to serenade #TheRevival on #SmackDown. pic.twitter.com/msuNnthfLi— WWE (@WWE) December 21, 2019
After the unfortunate sweaty hug situation between Mandy and Otis, The Revival was shown still standing in the ring. Dash and Dawson stayed behind to express their frustration with being used for these “sports entertainment” segments with legos and hams instead of “real wrestling”.
They were unable to get through their entire speech, however, as Elias appeared on the stage, guitar in hand, to interrupt them. He serenaded them with a short, but rather insulting, song, which The Revival was clearly unhappy to hear.
Braun Strowman’s Secret Santa
What does @BraunStrowman want for Christmas???— WWE (@WWE) December 21, 2019
How about a shot at the #ICTitle??? #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/ctO639xutd
Sami Zayn approached Braun Strowman backstage, revealing to The Monster Among Men that he had drawn his name for this year’s Secret Santa. Strowman was frustrated that Sami had come to him at all, as it defeated the purpose of Secret Santa, but did have a gift idea in mind.
Braun said that he wanted a shot at Shinsuke Nakamura’s Intercontinental Championship for Christmas, to which Sami said no. Sadly, Shinsuke was already booked for the evening for a tag match with Cesaro against The New Day, but Sami promised to get Braun a really great gift to make up for it.
Carmella vs. Sonya Deville
It’s a hard-hitting battle on #SmackDown as @CarmellaWWE SQUARES UP against @SonyaDevilleWWE! pic.twitter.com/ezSq2kXrZW— WWE (@WWE) December 21, 2019
Carmella received a special entrance for the evening, pyro included, but Sonya Deville was the one to get the early advantage with a knee strike. Sonya then pinned Carmella against the ropes until Carmella broke free with a strike to Sonya’s face, following up with a big boot and a clothesline.
Try as she might, Sonya Deville couldn’t fight her way back into the match and Carmella won with her Code of Silence.
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The New Day vs. Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura
WE’RE GOIN’ SWINGIN’!!@WWECesaro #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/WrRbxKryia— WWE (@WWE) December 21, 2019
As promised by Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura did indeed take on The New Day’s Kofi Kingston and Big E in tag team action. Kofi and Shinsuke kicked off the match, Shinsuke wasting no time in giving himself a little extra advantage by shoving Big E from the apron.
Kofi got the better of Shinsuke anyway, leading to Cesaro taking over for the IC champ, smashing into Kofi with an uppercut that earned him a near fall. From here, Shinsuke and Cesaro used double team tactics to keep Kofi trapped in their corner.
When Kofi eventually escaped to his corner, Big E came in hot, taking Shinsuke out with a splash, following it up with a uranage. Cesaro broke the pin, but Kofi threw him out of the ring before he could do much damage, diving after him.
Seeing the match slipping from his clients’ grasp, Sami Zayn caused a distraction, allowing Shinsuke to throw Big E to the floor, where Cesaro attacked him.
Back from commercial, Big E was getting revenge on Cesaro, but Shinsuke tagged in, pushing Kofi to the floor before throwing a knee strike to Big E. Shinsuke charged for his Kinshasa finisher, but Big E caught him with a clothesline, tagging Kofi back into the match.
Kofi leveled Cesaro with a hurricanrana/double stomp combo, following it up with a Boom Drop when it wasn’t enough to put Cesaro away, but The Swiss Cyborg managed to avoid the Trouble in Paradise that capped off the attack.
Cesaro and Kofi traded near falls, after which Cesaro swung Kofi in the ring while Shinsuke focused on Big E at ringside. It was anyone’s game up until the very end, but Kofi ultimately got the win with a roll-up.
At the behest of Sami Zayn, Shinsuke and Cesaro attacked post-match, but Braun Strowman ran down to make the save.
Winner: The New Day
Bayley vs. Dana Brooke
.@DanaBrookeWWE FROM THE TOP ROPE!#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/nHb525CPWi— WWE (@WWE) December 21, 2019
Bayley took the upper hand with a cheap shot to start the match, gaining a near fall shortly after with a clothesline. Dana responded with a kick to the face of the champ for a two count of her own, but it wasn’t enough to keep Bayley down.
Bayley rained down strikes until Dana connected with an enziguri to get back into the match. After gaining another near fall, Dana continued her efforts with a few strikes, but the new, ruthless Bayley refused to take a loss, smashing her into the corner then hitting her new headlock driver finisher for the win.
Bayley and Sasha mocked Dana for her loss post-match, drawing out Lacey Evans, who challenged Sasha Banks to a match right then and there.
Lacey Evans vs. Sasha Banks
#TheBoss @SashaBanksWWE just crossed the line, and @LaceyEvansWWE isn’t going to stand for it! #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/phUPBkBZR7— WWE (@WWE) December 21, 2019
Angry at Banks’ unsportsmanlike conduct, Lacey took her down early, bashing her head into the corner. Sasha responded in kind before hitting two brutal meteoras, each gaining a near fall.
Lacey dodged the following attack, throwing a knee, then sending Sasha flying off the apron with a dropkick. Evans’ daughter, seated at ringside, did her best to involve herself in the match, shaking her fist and screaming angrily at Sasha.
Both women were well over the ten-count at this point but continued to brawl at ringside, Dana Brooke and Bayley eventually coming over to pull them apart.
Winner: N/A (Double Count-Out)
Daniel Bryan and The Miz vs. Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler
.@WWEDanielBryan & @mikethemiz get the win, but…— WWE (@WWE) December 21, 2019
HE makes sure to send a message. @WWEBrayWyatt #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/h1NoWxlkJc
Earlier in the evening, Daniel Bryan and The Miz made it abundantly clear that they still hated each other, but were willing to put their differences aside in order to teach Baron and Dolph a lesson.
The frenemies got a rocky start, arguing amongst themselves over which of them would be the first in the match, which gave Baron and Ziggler the opportunity to attack. Miz and Bryan fought them off, throwing It and Yes Kicks, respectively.
Back from commercial, Bryan was alone in the ring with King Corbin, hitting Corbin dropkicks until Corbin came back with a Deep Six, tagging Ziggler into the match.
Ziggler promptly shoved Miz off the apron, preventing Bryan from tagging out of the match, then tagging Baron back in, who unleashed a barrage of strikes on Bryan but didn’t finish him.
Miz and Ziggler got back into the match, where Miz connected with a DDT that would have won him the match, had Baron not broken the pin, but Miz got revenge with a Skull Crushing Finale on Corbin.
The A-Lister followed up with a Figure Four on Dolph Ziggler while Bryan prevented interference from Corbin with a knee strike, forcing Ziggler to tap out.
Miz and Bryan had virtually no time to enjoy their victory, however, as no sooner had the bell rung than the lights flickered and went out, The Fiend’s sinister laugh echoing through the arena to close the show.
Winner: Daniel Bryan and The Miz
SmackDown Results (December 20 2019)
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