WWE TLC is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., Dec. 16, 2018) from the SAP Center in San Jose, California at 7:00 p.m. ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.
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WWE TLC QUICK RESULTS
Asuka def. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair
Dean Ambrose def. Seth Rollins
Daniel Bryan def. AJ Styles
Ronda Rousey def. Nia Jax
Rey Mysterio def. Randy Orton
Finn Balor def. Drew McIntyre
Natalya def. Ruby Riott
Braun Strowman def. Baron Corbin
The Bar def. The Usos and the New Day
Fabulous Truth def. Mahalicia
Elias def. Bobby Lashley
Buddy Murphy def. Cedric Alexander
WWE TLC LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
No haven now as I watch it pour from everywhere, just like the storm that has come out of thin air. Gentle caresses, just as paper thin, frail, and only lack the strength to hold. What if I could go to sleep for days, would you count the hours, or would your restlessness consume fading memories of me? Wait, don’t answer, hold that thought, because I’ve got to go ahead and liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The pre-show opens with Jonathan Coachman welcoming us to the show and introducing his panel, tonight consisting of David Otunga, Sam Roberts, and Booker T. They run the card down and shill for the WWE Network before first discussing Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins and then AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan. Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor is the next target of discussion and we go backstage where Baron Corbin is coaching Heath Slater on counting Braun’s forfeit and Jojo on how to announce his victory.
Charly Caruso rolls up and Baron tells her he’s hand-picked her to interview him after his victory, but she wants him to address rumors that Strowman is here tonight. Corbin says he’ll shatter Braun’s elbow if he IS here and that he’s not addressing rumors any longer before turning back to coaching Jojo further.
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Cedric Alexander (WWE Cruiserweight Championship)
Circling, Murphy with a go behind, standing switch, reverse to a wristlock, Alexander with a reversal to a wristlock of his own. Buddy with a side headlock takeover, headscissors reversal, same sequence in the opposite direction, trading leg picks into covers, stereo kip-ups and we’ve got a stalemate! Alexander catches a kick but eats the back elbow, roll under a lariat, headscissors takeover puts the champs through the ropes and to the floor!
Off the ropes, jockeying for position, dropkick on the button, again just a two count! Back body drop to the apron, Cedric lands a cracking good forearm but eats a knee to the face when he goes for the springboard reverse STO! Rear chinlock applied, shifting into the arm-trap overhead elbows for a nearfall and Murphy goes back to the rear chinlock.
Alexander to his feet, ramming the champ into the corner to break only to run into a boot in the corner. Buddy up top, hanging reverse chinlock for the maximum count of four and he tosses Cedric to the mat like a sack of potatoes. Coming off the second... COUNTER SUPERKICK! Kick combo in the corner, the springboard reverse STO lands this time, off the ropes for a slingshot dropkick that puts Murphy into the barricade!
Back inside, springboard lariat... NOPE! Lumbar Check, Murphy lands on his feet, pumphandle, countered and recountered to a victory roll for two! Big Michinoku Driver from Alexander... STILL NO! Probing strikes, Buddy fires back, jockeying for position, Cedric with a wicked uppercut, handspring denied and Alexander gets caught up for Cheeky Nando’s and a sitout powerbomb... NOT ENOUGH!
Murphy drawing himself up the ropes, trying to figure out what he needs to do to put Alexander away and he heads to the apron to cut him off. Drawing him up, Cedric wakes up... DEATH VALLEY DRIVER ON THE APRON! Back inside, the cover... SO CLOSE! LUMBAR CHECK... AND MURPHY GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPES! Dragging Buddy up and back in with a front chancery, and the champion puts him face-first into the turnbuckle to even the score.
Running knee, pumphandle...
Buddy Murphy wins by pinfall with Murphy’s Law to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
Back to the panel, we get discussion of Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey before going backstage for an interview with Becky Lynch.
The Man says that Asuka brought the fight to her on Tuesday and she’s got no problem with that because she gonna rip her head off, and Charlotte Flair’s too. She knows the deck is stacked against her but she’s changing the industry. When’s the last time a women’s match main evented a dual-branded PPV? Even the Raw Women’s Championship match is propped up by what she’s doing!
Now that she thinks about it, seeing as how both rosters are here, she might take a stroll around the building and hand out a few receipts, because there’s a lot of debts to be collected when The Man comes around. The panel then discusses her match before tossing to a video package for Lars Sullivan.
We then go to the ring where Elias is here to sing us a song. He plays a few bars and talks about how he’s fighting for one of his guitars tonight and how he’s gonna play a tune on Bobby Lashley he’s never going to forget. He then says he’s going to play a version of Do You Know the Way to San Jose with his own personal spin on it, but he’s cut off by Lashley’s entrance before he can get going on it.
Lio Rush gets on the mic and says Elias is sadly mistaken and everyone came here to see the All Mighty Bobby Lashley, telling Bob to show everyone what they came here to see, Cain A. Knight’s favorite pose, the butt.
Bobby Lashley vs. Elias (Ladder Match)
Circling, collar and elbow, Lashley with a side headlock. Shot off, shoulder block, reverse STO and Bob heads to the floor for a ladder, but Elias rams it into him with a dropkick and a stomp through the ladder! Sliding the ladder in, the Drifter gets another one for good measure and heads back inside to set them up while Rush tries to get his man back into it.
Lio comes in to try and tip the ladder over but Elias climbs down and tries to throw him through it! Rush slides under, Lashley back in, trading punches and the Drifter hits a knee lift to send him to the floor! Leaning a ladder in the corner, body blows, whip reversed and Elias takes the ladder spine-first! Shoulder thrust doubles the damage and the ladder falls onto the Drifter’s back.
Bob draws him up, vertical suplex, slamming a ladder into him before setting the main ladder back up. Elias ramming the ladder into him, whip across for a lariat, whip reversed, up and over, the big mule kick out of the corner but he runs into a belly-to-belly suplex into the ladder from Walking Armageddon! Sandwiching the Drifter in the corner under a ladder, throwing punches, kicking the ladder into him.
Lashley sets the big ladder up again, he starts climbing but Elias is back to his feet and gets under him... POWERBOMB INTO THE LADDER IN THE CORNER! Elias looking to climb, so is Rush and he smashes Lio’s head into the ladder and knocks him to the mat! Hands on the guitar...
Elias wins by retrieving the guitar.
Elias is thinking about the El Kabong but Lio runs the distraction and gives Lashley an opening for the chokeslam! Bob directing traffic, Rush up top... FINAL HOUR! Lashley’s got the guitar in hand and smashes it across the Drifter’s back! Bob flexes and presents his ass once more.
The panel discusses what we just saw before running the card down for us one more time and shilling for the WWE Network. More discussion of Asuka vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte follows to close the pre-show out.
The main show kicks off with a video package about the idea of unsettled business that ties together all our various matches tonight.
Fabulous Truth (Carmella & R-Truth) vs. Mahalicia (Alicia Fox & Jinder Mahal) (Mixed Match Challenge Finals)
Mahal and Truth to start, circling and taunting, Jinder with a side headlock takeover and he grounds Ron. Shot off, shoulder block, Mahal poses and puts Truth into the ropes only to get caught with a crossbody. Backslide to follow, only two, schoolboy, same result and Jinder backs off and tags out. Babyfaces with stereo hip tosses, sending the heels to the floor... DANCE BREAK!
The Singh Brothers join them but Truth dumps them both to the floor, earning himself a warning from referee Danilo Anfibio. Fox back in, forearm and the neckbreaker, only two and she locks a reverse chinlock on. Mella to her feet, off the ropes, Mella-Go-Round and a roll-through into mounted punches! Alicia slings her away, arm wringer into the northern lights suplex for two!
Rear chinlock applied but Carmella fights out and both women are down and out and make their tags! Off the ropes, duck a lariat, satellite headscissors, lariat, the splits, leg lariat and he’s fired up! Front kick, Singhs running interference, off the ropes, corkscrew forearm and Fox tags in! Alicia demands her hat and gets it, declaring that she’s the captain!
Truth takes her hat and wears it, which she doesn’t appreciate, scissors kick, denied, superkick from Carmella... NOPE! Ron with the low bridge, slingshot dropkick, superkick for the other Singh, O’Connor roll denied, jackknife can’t do it, Code of Silence applied... IT’S OVER!
Fabulous Truth win by submission with the Code of Silence from Carmella on Alicia Fox, winning Mixed Match Challenge and earning the #30 spots in the Royal Rumbles.
They celebrate together and are interviewed post-match. Carmella says it feels fabulous but she spells it out, and Truth agrees. Not only do they get to be the last entrant in the Royal Rumble, but before the Grandest Stage of Them All they get another trip, and Truth says he already submitted their vacation location. Mella guesses Barcelona, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, and Paris, but they’re all wrong, and they’re going to WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut!
Truth celebrates like he just won the title while Mella stands there nonplussed.
New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. the Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) (c) vs. the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) (WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship)
Ah hell I ran to go to the bathroom without actually pasting the liveblog in for this one and lost it from the copy buffer trying to get the next one set up. Damnit.
Anyway, the story of this one was that the Bar and New Day basically wrestled it like a straight tag for two thirds of the match, denying the Usos the opportunity to come in, and then the Usos were able to tag in and all hell broke out on our way to the finish. It ruled, sorry about the human error here, y’all.
The Bar win by pinfall with the Brogue Kick from Sheamus on Xavier Woods to retain the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
Baron Corbin makes his entrance and cuts a promo about how stoked he is to be full-time general manager after tonight.
Baron Corbin vs. Braun Strowman (Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match)
Referee Heath Slater starts counting and...
Braun Strowman comes down and tells Corbin that he forgot that there’s no disqualifications in a TLC match, therefore if somebody wanted to help him, somebody that’s sick and tired of dealing with a crappy general manager, say, it’d be perfectly legal!
Apollo Crews comes down, chair in hand! Bobby Roode and Chad Gable, too! Finn Balor joins the fray! An increasingly worried Baron Corbin begs off as all five men pop up on the apron! He orders Slater to throw them out but Heath takes his referee shirt off-- HE’S WITH BRAUN! HE HITS THE ACTING GENERAL MANAGER WITH A LARIAT! The four men with chairs start wailing on the Lone Wolf and he falls to the floor!
Baron waves it off and heads up the ramp... BUT KURT ANGLE IS HERE TO CUT HIM OFF! Kurt gets a chair and rams it into his gut before waffling it across his back to drive him back towards the ring! Roode and Gable hit the neckbreaker / moonsault combo, Crews follows it up with a frog splash... ANGLE SLAM! COUP DE GRACE! Slater puts his referee shirt back on, Braun comes in...
Braun Strowman wins by pinfall with a foot on Baron Corbin’s chest, earning himself a title match against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble!
Natalya vs. Ruby Riott (Tables Match)
Circling, waistlock, Natalya shrugs her off, double leg into mounted forearms! Riott slings her into the ropes, Nattie takes her into the corner, turned around for striking and follows it with a snapmare and a kick to the ribs. Neidhart fights back, Ruby to the floor, smashing her face into a table at ringside while Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan look on.
Up on the apron, Natalya looking for a German suplex, blocked, inside, right hands, neck snap, off the ropes... AND LIV GETS SPEARED OFF THE APRON AND THROUGH A TABLE! Riott goes to check on her and eats a German suplex when she heads back inside. Baseball slide for Logan, stalking out after Ruby and pasting her with a right hand, Neidhart throws her between barricade and apron before jawing at her and slapping her hard across the face!
Passing stomp, bit of hardcore feng shui with the table, going for the powerbomb but Riott punches her way out of it! Nattie throws her into the barricade, sidesteps a knee from Sarah and slams HER through a table as well! Ruby puts Neidhart face-first into the apron, taking her to the table with Jim “the Anvil” Neidhart on it to tell her her father’s ashamed of her!
Smashing her into the steel steps, Riott brings the Anvil table into the ring and leans it in the corner. Throwing Nattie inside, throwing her at the table, she stops short, waistlock, Ruby with desperation elbows into a victory roll but Neidhart picks her legs for the Sharpshooter! Wrenching it in in front of the Anvil, Riott crawls to the table and tips it over into Nattie!
Ruby sets the Anvil up in the middle of the ring but Neidhart gets under her for an electric chair, tipping the Anvil over in the process before hitting the drop. Nattie gets a table of her own out from under the ring that has a picture of Ruby Riott on it! She also gets her dad’s jacket out from under the ring before heading inside and pasting Riott with a front kick.
Setting the table up, Ruby tries to scoop her with the Riott Kick and fails but is still able to counter the discus lariat with a kick! She sets Neidhart atop herself and heads up top, but Nattie slips out and smashes her face into her own midsection repeatedly! Setting her atop herself, Natalya climbs, Riott meets her, jockeying for position... AVALANCHE POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE! IT’S OVER!
Natalya wins by putting Ruby Riott through a table with an avalanche powerbomb.
Natalya puts on another pair of her dad’s sunglasses and celebrates.
A Lars Sullivan vignette follows.
Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Balor
Collar and elbow, McIntyre backing him into the corner and breaking with a forearm when referee John Cone demands it but Balor ducks and throws a chop that does nothing! Drew hammers him with strikes, stomps his hand, whip across into a front kick but Finn floats out of a slam. Leg kicks, cut off, McIntyre stomping the legs, big chop in the corner but Balor slips away and takes his leg out at the knee with a dropkick!
Drew hosses him into the corner off a front chancery, setting him up top and joining him, jawing, Balor slips out and kicks his leg out from under him and stomps away at the knee for good measure! To the apron, up top but McIntyre grabs him and belly-to-belly suplexes him across the ring! Kneeling on him, forearm connects, demanding that Finn fight back and fending off a sunset flip before hitting another huge belly-to-belly suplex!
Following it up with a kneeling armbar, Balor slips out, more leg kicks and Drew gets a twisting suplex for two! Back to the kneeling armbar but Finn rallies in the corner. Flying forearms, double leg denied, powerbomb lift, float over, double leg into the double stomp! Charging chop, up and over, off the ropes, satellite DDT! Off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO!
Back inside, Sling Blade begets a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and Drew gets a nearfall out of it! Rolling solebutt, inverted Alabama Slam reversed to a victory roll pin for two! Enzuigiri from the apron, headed up top, jockeying for position... AVALANCHE AIR RAID CRASH CAN’T PUT FINN AWAY! Dumping Balor to the floor, when he follows Finn traps him in the ring skirt and goes a-stomping, shades of Roderick Strong at Evolve 38!
Looking to put the exclamation point on it and Drew trips him face-first into the corner of the ring! Big headbutt to follow, throwing Balor back inside... AND DOLPH ZIGGLER’S HERE WITH A SUPERKICK WHILE REFEREE JOHN CONE IS OCCUPIED! He gets a chair but McIntyre kicks it into his face and throws him inside! Smashing the chair into the ringpost, but when he comes back inside...
Finn Balor wins by pinfall with the Coup de Grace.
We get a Kay Jewelers ad following up on an ad they taped for WWE a few years ago.
Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio (Chairs Match)
Circling, Orton with a kick to the gut and a hammer blow to the back before taking Mysterio to the floor and grabbing a chair. Rey fires off a kick and rams him in the midsection with a chair before waffling it across his back! Back inside, more chairshots, such that he bends the chair he was using and gets a fresh one for a Poetry in Motion but the time off gives Randy time to recover and get him hung up in the ropes.
Chair across the back, looking for a suplex on the apron but Rey slips out and goes back to his gut with the chair before baseball sliding his legs out from under him to knock him to the floor! Chair in hand, Mysterio off the ropes... TOPE THROUGH THE BOTTOM ROPES WITH THE CHAIR! Another chairshot to follow, a kick to the ribs, setting a chair up and putting the Viper into it for right hands.
Off the apron... RANDY MOVES AND THE SEATED SENTON PUTS REY THROUGH THE CHAIR! Waffling Mysterio across the back with a chair, he sets to dismantling the English announce table and lays a chair atop it. Dragging Rey over to it... BACK SUPLEX FACEBUSTER INTO THE CHAIR! Back inside, the cover gets two and Orton wedges a chair between the ropes before heading back to Rey with stomps.
Scooping him up, Mysterio slips out and sends him into the chair with a headscissors takeover! Off the ropes... SNAP SCOOP POWERSLAM FOR TWO! Stalking after Rey, looking for the hanging DDT but Mysterio picks his leg, off the ropes, back body drop to the apron! Rey with an enzuigiri, headed up top, diving splash... COUNTERED WITH A THROWN CHAIR FOR TWO!
Chair in hand, passing stomp, wedging another chair between the ropes, patting it into place and the Viper stalks after Mysterio, chair in hand. Rey with an upkick, chair across the back puts Randy in the ropes... 619! Up top, Orton cuts him off and puts him into the chair he wedged moments ago! Again, then setting chairs up in the middle of the ring, cravate applied but Mysterio shrugs him off!
Kick to the legs, drop toehold into the chairs, he steps up, victory roll...
Rey Mysterio wins by pinfall with a victory roll.
Backstage, Finn Balor is interviewed.
He says he doesn’t know what Dolph was doing out there and speak of the devil, he rolls up and tells Finn he didn’t have a chance. Balor tells him to keep his nose out of his business and Ziggler attacks, throwing him over some road cases!
Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey (c) (WWE Raw Women’s Championship)
Circling, collar and elbow and Jax throws Rousey away! Ronda sticking and moving, Nia catches a left and throws her into the corner but Rousey slips away and throws kicks on kicks. Right is caught, Jax goes for the right hand but Ronda floats over into an armbar! Nia counters... DEADLIFT POWERBOMB! A biel to follow, freight train in the corner, off the ropes for the elbow drop for a one count!
Throwing Rousey shoulder-first into the ringpost, Jax follows it with a hip attack that crushes her shoulder against the post! Headbutt, but Ronda is able to roll away from a leg drop! She applies a guillotine choke and converts to a sleeper hold when Nia reverses to a suplex lift! Holding on through a snapmare, looking for the armbar but Jax is in the ropes and drags her to the floor to throw her into the barricade!
Back inside, cover comes close but no cigar and she follows it with a powerbomb... THAT RONDA REVERSES INTO A FRANKENSTEINER! Rousey pulling herself up the ropes, she sidesteps a charge and it’s Nia’s turn to eat post with her shoulder! Ronda up top... DIVING CROSSBODY TO THE FLOOR! Pushing Jax back into the ring, cover gets two and the champ gets fired up!
Punch combinations, a big knee strike, a leaping punch, all only good for another two and Rousey regroups on the apron. Up top, another diving crossbody but Jax rolls through and deadlifts her up into the Samoan drop... NOT ENOUGH! Hard whip into the corner, fireman’s carry, climbing the turnbuckles but Ronda fights out with elbows and into a sunset flip... POWERBOMB! NOT ENOUGH TO END IT!
Going for the armbar, breaking when Tamina runs interference and Nia’s able to attack from behind! Facebreaker lined up, Rousey catches it! Step up into the flying armbar, rolling her through, Jax can’t block her from pulling back...
Ronda Rousey wins by submission with the cross armbar to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.
We go backstage where Nia Jax is interviewed clutching her arm.
Or well she would be, but she blows right past the interviewer and runs into Becky Lynch. She asks if she remembers when she broke her face and decks her! She tells Nia to keep her name out of her mouth and walks off as Tamina runs to her friend’s side.
AJ Styles is interviewed ahead of his match.
He says it seems some have written him off, but he sees no difference between the new Daniel Bryan and the old, and they’re both beatable. Tonight, he’s got a Phenomenal Forearm with his name on it, and he’s played Bryan’s game long enough-- tonight, Dan plays his.
AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan (c) (WWE Championship)
Circling... and Bryan backs off and bails out of the ring to warm up a bit. Back inside... and right back out again, stalling. Back inside again, collar and elbow this time, to the corner and Styles turns him around for chops! Smashing his face into the turnbuckles, punches and chops, to the next turnbuckle for more of the same!
Whip across,up and over, AJ has it scouted and kips up into a Frankensteiner! Smashing Dan’s face into the turnbuckles, following it with shoulder thrusts and a snapmare into a kick to the back. Drawing him up, right hands, off the ropes and Bryan hits a front kick. Leapfrog, drop down, scout the dropkick and the American Dragon runs into a second! Lariat sends the champion to the floor and Styles goes for a plancha only to eat an Alarm Clock kick to the midsection!
Throwing AJ into the barricade, tossing him back inside, smashing his face into the turnbuckles before laying into him with chest kicks. Whip across, HUGE knee to the gut and Bryan deathlocks the legs to set up a knee to the ribs. Deathlock bow-and-arrow with a fishhook in the nose, alternating with knees to the ribs to keep referee Ryan Tran from counting to five and he finally falls all the way back into the bow-and-arrow!
Styles makes the ropes to force the break and Dan stays on him with a headbutt, putting him in the corner for chops! AJ returns some of his own but a punch to the ribs cuts him off and Bryan scoops him up into the Tree of Woe before slipping to the floor to wrench his neck against the turnbuckles. Tran counts... AND THE AMERICAN DRAGON HAS UNTIL FIVE, REFEREE!
Uppercut, demanding Styles get up, mule kick, uppercut and kicks send him to the floor! AJ back in, right hands, hammering Dan in the corner, Bryan with a kick, whip reversed, backflip and over, off the ropes, slip out, victory roll pin, reversed, only nearfalls! Drop toehold puts the challenger into the turnbuckles, knee to the midsection to follow and the running corner dropkicks ensue!
Two connect in turn, charging for the third and Styles cuts him off with a lariat! Both men down and out, slow to rise to their feet as referee Ryan Tran counts and AJ gets the lead, hammering strikes and sending the champion staggering! Putting boots to him, Tran physically pulls him off but the Styles Rush follows for two! Putting boots to him, stomping his head in!
Calling for the Styles Clash but Bryan rolls to the floor, so AJ follows around and throws Dan into the ringpost a few times. Back inside, Bryan begs off, backing into the corner before charging into the Ushigoroshi for two! Suplex countered with a knee to the head, charging into a back elbow, AJ with the moonsault but Bryan reverses the inverted DDT into cravate knees and a cravate suplex... NOPE!
Yes! Kicks ensue and the buzzsaw finale lands flush for a nearfall! Drawing him up, headbutt, Styles lands on his feet off a back suplex and hits the enzuigiri to leave both men down and out! AJ charging in, back body drop to the apron, lining up the springboard, Dan counters with a kick but Styles counters with a dragon screw! Taking Bryan to the post, he smashes his knee into the steel repeatedly!
Dan clutching his leg and crawling away, chop block, pick the leg but the American Dragon hits the enzuigiri and staggers into the corner for chops and boots to his challenger. Putting Styles up top, avalanche Frankensteiner but AJ rolls through looking for the Styles Clash! Upkicks block that but Styles turns it into a half crab! Wrenching and tearing at the knee, Bryan crawling, reaching, AJ pulls him back into the center of the ring!
Flagging but not failing, crawling, face contorted into a visage of agony and he manages to shift into the omoplata and grab the LeBell Lock with the help of a few elbows! Reverse into a jackknife pin for two, Bryan gets a pin off that, trading kicks and both men are down and out! Both men back to their feet, trading punches, slugging it out and Dan lands a rolling solebutt to back him into the corner.
Hobbling, charging anyway and AJ cuts him off with a dropkick! Springboard 450 splash connects... AND BRYAN KICKS OUT! Styles draws him up but Dan rams him into the corner to cut him off. AJ picks the leg... THE CALF KILLER IS IN! Bryan reaching, crawling, in the middle of the ring and one last desperate lunge gets him to the ropes for the break!
AJ puts him back in the ring but Dan rolls right back out, whipping him into the barricade. Styles pops over the barricade, lands a forearm to stagger him and then springboards off the barricade with the Phenomenal Forearm! Back inside, elbow pad adjusted, calling for it and Bryan goes under! Knee sidesteped, small package, reversed...
Daniel Bryan wins by pinfall with a small package to retain the WWE Championship.
Backstage, Natalya and Ronda Rousey are comparing notes on their victories when an interview rolls up for Ronda.
With regards to Charlotte Flair she says there’s an old saying, “payback’s a bitch”, and she’s the baddest one on the planet.
Commentary hypes tomorrow night’s Raw up.
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins (c) (WWE Intercontinental Championship)
Ambrose jawing while Rollins stands stoic, but Seth is the first to move, piefacing Dean. Collar and elbow, go behind to a hammerlock and Ambrose is right in the ropes for the break. Back to the lockup, Dean with the hammerlock, shift to a side headlock, shot off, drop down, flying shoulder block and Seth sets in with right hands, backing him into the corner.
Dean with a kick to the gut, overhead club, pass to the apron, shoulder thrust sets up a springboard lariat and Rollins is right back in the thick of it. Charging forearms, Ambrose bails to the floor and he puts the Architect face-first into the announce desk when he follows! Sliding him over the apron, elbow to the back of the neck and in the ring for an elbow drop for two!
Jawing, choking Seth over the ropes, snap suplex for one and he transitions right into a reverse chinlock. Shift to a rear chinlock, Rollins breaks free with a jawbreaker but takes a hard knee to the gut. Ambrose up to the second, diving elbow to the dome for a nearfall! Arm trapped, into a grounded Cobra Twist, Seth posts to his feet and reverses to a suplex lift but Dean floats over.
Whip reversed, Flair Flip and Ambrose decks him with a lariat for two! Back to the second, lying in wait, another elbow to the head and another nearfall before heading up top, all the way this time. Dive cut off with a boot but he reverses a lariat into a swinging neckbreaker for multiple two counts! Getting in referee Chad Patton’s face, hammering Rollins with grounded punches, O’Connor roll reversed for two.
Reverse STO into the turnbuckles but Ambrose turns up the heat and clobbers Rollins’ knee repeatedly before locking the cloverleaf on! Seth crawling, reaching, digging deep and he makes the ropes! The Architect rolls to the floor and hobbles back to his feet, crawling up the apron where Dean grabs him by the hair and pulls him up, telling him he’s not a joke but Seth hits a Stunner over the top rope and follows it with a guillotine leg drop over the second!
Off the ropes, Ambrose counters the dive with a right! But when he comes back in, he gets Sling Blade and the blockbuster for his trouble. Rollins comes up lame and clutching his knee but looks for the buckle bomb anyway. Back body drop puts him hard on his feet, he dumps Dean outside and hits a suicide dive! Off the ropes, another dive, hobbling back inside and up top but he gets cut off with a right.
To the second, jockeying for position, sunset flip and his knee gives out on him the same way it did when he injured it! He goes back to the clutch however and goes across the ring for the buckle bomb... NOPE! Tuning up the band, kick to the gut gets a knee and they end up slugging it out in the middle of the ring. Big palm strikes from the champion, off the ropes, duck the lariat, double crossbody leaves both men down and out!
Trading strikes, into Frye/Takayama punches, running low, Rollins slips ahead but Dean catches him with Hook and Ladder! Ambrose up top, Seth charges to meet him and gets crotched on the top rope for a diving lariat! Cover made, nearfall, off the ropes, enzuigiri and he ripcord knee strike gets two. Up top, frog splash, the knees are up but Ambrose can’t put him away!
Jockeying for position, up top, Seth gets the superplex and rolls through into the Falcon Arrow... NO GOOD! Rollins slow to capitalize, a forearm, another forearm, but he stops short of Avada Kedavra when Dean holds his fist out! Seth is lost in thought a moment but ain’t having it! Rolling elbow! Avada Kedavra! Brawling to the floor, throwing him barricade to apron... BARRICADE POWERBOMB!
Rollins throws him back in the ring, grabbing him by the ears to tell him it didn’t have to be this way, slapping him across the face! Waiting for him to rise, off the ropes, front kick, underhooks...
Dean Ambrose wins by pinfall with Dirty Deeds to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
We get a hype reel for WWE Holiday Week and cut to see some sporting men in the front row holding shoes for charity.
Asuka vs. Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match)
Three-way stand off, jawing at each other, Lynch shoves Flair and Asuka’s in with a dropkick for the champ and chest kicks for the Queen! Uraken, rolling solebutt to run Becky off and then running hip attacks for both women! Lynch getting the Empress of Tomorrow in a cravate in the ropes, knees to the back of the head feed a mat slam and she follows with strikes in the corner, putting boots to her.
Exploder suplex, forearms for Charlotte, a headbutt staggers her, but off the ropes and Flair catches her with an exploder suplex of her own and kips up after! To the floor, both Queen and Empress have ladders and Charlotte knocks Asuka to the floor by shoving hers. The Man brings a table to the proceedings and Flair uses the same strategy against her before leaning the table in the corner.
Putting Asuka’s face into the table over and over, choking her while Becky sets the ladder up. Charlotte shifts her attention and kicks the ladder into Lynch but eats a series of palm strikes from the Empress and has to kick her away! Charging in, spear countered into the Codebreaker! Becky throws the ladder aside, boot up on the charge, jockeying for position in the turnbuckles with Asuka.
Press slam puts the champion into the ladder and the Empress of Tomorrow looks to set it it up properly whereupon Flair besets her and throws her to the apron before climbing. Asuka right behind her, underneath her... POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE! Getting the ladder in place, the Empress climbs only to take a missile dropkick from Lynch! Becky climbing, Asuka yanks her down and knocks her off the apron with a hip attack!
Charlotte with a chair, waffling the Empress in the back before climbing up top... MOONSAULT TO THE FLOOR! Flair follows it up by getting a table and setting it up at ringside next to the announce tables. The Man wailing on both her opponents with a steel chair, raining the blows down on their backs until the Queen kicks it out of her hands and throws her into chairs that are leaned against the barricade!
Flair throws Asuka over the announce table but Becky’s recovered and wails on her with a chair some more before espying a ladder with evil intentions. She folds it up and brings it over, setting it up near the desk and maneuvering the Empress of Tomorrow and the Queen into position atop the table. Lynch climbs... ASUKA GETS AWAY AND BECKY DROPS A LEG THROUGH FLAIR AND THE TABLE!
Asuka in the ring, crawling up the ladder, slowly but surely and Lynch is climbing opposite her. They meet up top and trade strikes, reaching, praying, until Flair comes in with a kendo stick! She beats Becky off the ladder and Asuka isn’t far behind as Charlotte tees off! A baseball slide sends the Empress to the floor and Flair climbs a few rungs before heading back down to finish the job!
Hammering her with the kendo stick, Becky comes from behind and exploder suplexes her into a table that’s leaned against the barricade! Asuka’s got the kendo stick and is wailing away! Fired up... AND CHARLOTTE SPEARS HER INTO THE TIMEKEEPER’S BARRICADE SO HARD THAT IT BREAKS! Lynch back in the ring, climbing the ladder, reaching... AND FLAIR PULLS HER DOWN!
The Horsewomen square up and jaw at each other before trading forearms and chops with abandon and Becky puts Charlotte into the ladder! Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches, rolling to the floor mid-brawl, throwing chops on the floor and the Queen has the momentum! Flair sets The Man up on the table that she set up at ringside and heads up top... SENTON ATOMICO TO THE FLOOR THROUGH A TABLE!
Slow to rise, Charlotte climbs the ladder and Asuka’s right there to meet her! Slugging it out atop the ladder, just trading vicious forearms and Flair smashes her face into the top of the ladder! Becky back in the ring with another ladder, she climbs while they’re still brawling, Empress knocked down and Charlotte switches ladders to counter the new threat!
Flair and Lynch slugging it out in the same fashion... AND HERE COMES RONDA ROUSEY! SHE TIPS THE LADDER WITH BOTH HORSEWOMEN ON IT OVER AND LEAVES! Asuka has a clear path, climbing...
Asuka wins by retrieving the title belt to become WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion.
Becky and Charlotte stare on while Asuka celebrates.
That’s the show, folks.