12/4/18 Smackdown Live Recap
SmackDown Results December 3rd 2018
SmackDown kicks of with highlights of how Womens Triple Threat TLC Match came about with Asuka winning.
When we go live, we see Tables, Ladders and Chairs surrounding the ring and Gregg Hamilton introduces SmackDown GM Paige, Paige says SmackDown makes history and made the announcement about the first Women’s TLC match, Paige introduces Asuka first, next comes out Charlotte, and finally out comes Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. Becky says you make history every time you step in the ring, and will do the same at TLC, I will do anything to do what it takes to win. Charlotte says change the song and I picked up the ball you dropped and destroyed Ronda with a sledgehammer and it took Nia one punch to break the face, Asuka says Becky has already beaten you but not beaten Asuka, I would have beaten Ronda if you chose me and I will beat you at TLC. Charlotte says I ended your streak at WrestleMania. Becky says no-one can beat Ronda Rousey and neither can beat me either. Becky signs the contract and leaves, Charlotte says I will beat her and I will beat you, Charlotte says I will finish you. Both sign the contract and Asuka says how about I beat you now. Music of Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville hits and Mandy says you chose the two undeserving women compared to us, Charlotte lost to Ronda Rousey, Sonya says I made a small mistake and then Mandy says what if they can’t make it to TLC. Paige announces a tag team match.
Backstage we see Shane McMahon and The Miz and Shane says you are hosting Miz TV to find out who the new WWE Champion Daniel Bryan really is.
Women’s Division Tag Team Match: Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville Vs Asuka and Charlotte Flair
Match starts of with Sonya and Asuka, Deville and Rose in control of Asuka till Asuka regains control and tags in Charlotte, over the top rope dive by Charlotte, Becky Lynch comes down the ramp as we go to commercial break.
When we return Mandy Rose in control of Asuka, During the match Charlotte knocks Asuka off the rope which allows Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville to take advantage, then Asuka with a kick to Charlotte Flair allowing Sonya Deville to score the winning fall.
Winners: Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
We see John Stewart who is at ringside who will be at Tribute to The Troops.
Triple Threat Match: Xavier Woods Vs Cesaro Vs Jey Uso
The bell rings and they take turns on Cesaro, then toss him out of the ring. We see Kofi and Big E at their own custom announce table. Woods and Uso go at it now while The Bar watches and talks at ringside. Woods and Cesaro trade pin attempts, then do a show of respect.
When we return Cesaro is in control, Cesaro goes for his swing on Xavier Woods with Jey Uso on top and actually does it. we then see a half Boston Crab on Xavier Woods broken up by Jey Uso who then nails a superkick on Xavier Woods for the win.
Winner via Pinfall Jey Uso
Backstage: Dasha Fuentes interviews Lana and Rusev about last week on SmackDown and being attacked by Shinsuke Nakamura, Rusev says Nakamura is scared, Rusev says he wants his title back and when he gets hold of him he will feast on the best day of the holiday – Rusev Day.
Still to come: Jeff Hardy Vs Randy Orton, up next MizTV with guest WWE Champion Daniel Bryan next.
Miz TV Segment
Miz is in the ring doing his introductions and out comes R-Truth and Carmella and they do a dance break on the stage and leave. Miz says Daniel Bryan has made multiple appearances on Miz TV but today makes history as appearing as the current WWE Champion, Miz introduces Daniel Bryan. Daniel Bryan comes out, Miz says there is something new about you, you seem your eyes are opened, no such thing as a virtuous winner, I was right along with what I was saying. Daniel says you know people thought old Daniel Bryan was smart, if I listen to the people I was supporting it but I don’t care about these people, the crowd are being fickle sighting stuff from the past, giving power to mindless is dangerous, theoretical knowledge of the old Daniel Bryan, now it is the new Daniel Bryan, Miz says I have been saying what you have said for years, is because you did whatever it takes to win. Daniel says I kicked AJ Styles in the groin to help me win, every single day the people use plastic, eat meat, affecting the planet, these people commit atrocities against the earth every day, month, hour, so count the sins. Miz says for 8 years you painted me the bad guy, I saw through you and you owe me, are you WWE Champion because of listening to what I said, YES or NO? Daniel says YES, No, YES, No, YES, No, it does not matter, only thing matters is the old Daniel Bryan is dead, yes movement is dead, and most important thing you can’t do anything about this is me as WWE Champion the new Daniel Bryan.
Music of AJ Styles hits, and Daniel Bryan pushes Miz into AJ Styles, Daniel tries to escape but Styles stops him and brings him back in the ring, Miz beats down AJ Styles and then drops him with Skull Crushing Finale.
We are informed later tonight AJ Styles Vs The Miz.
Singles Match: Jeff Hardy Vs Randy Orton
Hardy quickly on the attack, Orton sent to the outside, fight goes to the outside, Orton sends Hardy into the announce table, then Hardy does the same, drop suplex on Orton on the announce table as we go to commercial.
When we return Orton is in control of Hardy, Orton with a DDT, Orton goes for the RKO but to no avail, running knee by Hardy, Hardy climbs the rope but Orton stands and a punch to Hardy, both men on top rope and Orton goes for a super plex but Hardy escapes, Twist of Fate by Hardy, Hardy climbs the rope again, Orton escapes, baseball dropkick by Hardy, Hardy destroys announce table, suplex on announce table, Hardy climbs the rope and we see a VT of Samoa Joe at bar and out of nowhere a RKO by Orton for the win.
Winner via Pinfall Randy Orton
After the match we see Samoa Joe at a pub back on the screen and says drink in moderation, and says drink a couple and stop or drink many and end up in jail.
Up next is AJ Styles Vs The Miz
The camera cuts backstage to Kayla Braxton approaching WWE Champion Daniel Bryan. Braxton asks Bryan why he’s still here after it appeared he was leaving earlier. He says the new Daniel Bryan does not run and everything he does, he does with a purpose. Bryan says he’s going to do commentary.
Match gets under way with AJ Styles in control of The Miz. (Lost internet connection)
When we return AJ Styles in control of Miz and goes for Styles Clash but Miz counters with sending Styles into the ring post, Miz goes for a Skull Crushing Finale, Miz sends Styles outside, Daniel Bryan gets up and distracts AJ Styles allowing Miz sending Styles into the steps, Miz nails a Skull Crushing Finale but only gets a two count, Miz goes for Figure 4 but can’t referee distracted and AJ is beaten down by Daniel Bryan but Styles escapes, AJ Styles hooks Calf Crusher for the win.
Winner via Submission AJ Styles
After the match: Daniel Bryan runs in and beats down AJ Styles with a chop block, wrapping leg around post, sending him into the corner post, then sending him head fist into the announce table, Bryan sends him back in the ring. After sending him in the ring, Daniel hits a chop block and hooks a heel lock till referees come down and break it up, then Yes Kick and stomps on AJ Styles and runs round the ring and does stomps again, Daniel raises his arms, and then runs out and grabs his belt and makes Gregg Hamilton announce him as the new WWE Champion “The New” Daniel Bryan. Daniel stands on the announce desk and says you don’t love, cheer the new Daniel Bryan because you are fickle. Daniel Bryan runs in and does a chop block and nails a heel hook on AJ Styles as SmackDown ends.