WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Dec. 4, 2020) with one of the final shows from the ThunderDome inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming TLC pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for later this month at Tropicana Field.
Advertised for tonight: Roman Reigns responds to Kevin Owens calling him out last week, Baron Corbin vs. Murphy, and more!
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WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR DEC. 4
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The show openswith the entire roster as well Vincent Kennedy McMahon, Sergeant Slaughter, Gerald Brisco, and Bruce Pritchard assembled on the stage in from of a memorial graphic for Pat Patterson.
We get a moment of silence and a ten bell salute.
Thence to the intro video.
Roman Reigns is interviewed in the ring, flanked by Paul Heyman and Jey Uso.
He takes issue with how he was introduced and Paul E shows how to do it right. We get a recap of the Kevin Owens business of the past few weeks and then Roman mocks and belittles Kayla Braxton for asking stupid questions. He says he’s not a manipulator, he’s a protector, and again he runs the poor woman down for asking stupid questions.
He sics Heyman on her and he unloads a boat of facts about SmackDown ratings and how Jey has driven the show on her—
Enter Kevin Owens.
He gets on the mic and says he made it pretty clear that he doesn’t fear Reigns and so he doesn’t see the point in waiting for later tonight, and he wants to cut to the chase with a match against the Big Dog. Uso gets in his face and accepts, but KO says he wasn’t talking to the bus boy, he was talking to the head of the table.
He wants a match at TLC, and not just any match, he wants a table, ladders, and chairs match to settle this like men! Paul yanks the mic away from Uso before he can try and agree to anything else, and Kev says they could also just do it right now. Roman says he trained his cousin well because they don’t back down to any man, and that means when Jey said they accept, they accept.
And he’s lucky, because if he was the man he used to be, he’d whoop his ass right now, but does he look like a savage? He’s a gentleman and there’s a lady in the ring, grow up.
Roman and his entourage leave but Owens calls for his music to get cut, and he tells Reigns that he’ll grow up when the Big Dog grows some balls, because he might say he’s a gentleman, but he’s just a bitch.
Bayley makes her entrance, she’ll be in action after the break.
Back from commercial, Jey Uso is fired up and apologizing for overstepping again, but Roman Reigns puts a hand on his shoulder and gives him a little pep talk, reminding him that there’s consequences for everything you do but he loves him.
Bayley vs. Natalya
Bayley going right after the arm, trapping it in the ropes and hammering Natalya with punches to the head until referee Ryan Tran warns her off. Action to the floor, Bayley hits the through-the-ropes dropkick and breaks the count. Breaking the count again, she heads out to jaw at Bianca Belair, who is on commentary, but Nattie throws her into the steel steps and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Bayley hits a Saito Suplex for two! Leg pick, step through, Natalya reverses and pulls her in but gets kicked away. Bayley off the ropes, knee trembler connects, a discus lariat follows and Nattie goes down and out in the corner. Sidestep, O’Connor Roll, countered face-first into the turnbuckle! Sidestep, Sharpshooter applied in the middle of the ring!
Bianca Belair gets up and claps...
Natalya wins by submission with the Sharpshooter.
We go to break on the promise of a memorial to Pat Patterson.
Back from commercial, we get a video package of social media tributes to Pat Patterson.
The original Intercontinental Championship that Pat won in “a tournament in Rio de Janeiro” is on display at ringside.
And now we get the typically excellent video package in Patterson’s memory.
Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio, and Big E (who has new music and is once again dusting his hands in talc on his way to the ring) make their entrance, and they’ll be in action after the break.
Big E, Daniel Bryan, & Rey Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, & Shinsuke Nakamura (Pat Patterson Memorial Match)
Nakamura and Mysterio to start, a nice little lucha exchange, tags made and E gets into it, dominating Ziggler with his strength. Tag to Bryan, off the top with a double axehandle to the arm. Arm wringer uppercuts, thinking about a double wristlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, Zayn runs interference and Dolph blasts Dan from behind with a forearm!
Backflip up and over, the American Dragon takes Sami out with a suicide dive and he comes back in hot only to get dropkicked off the top and to the floor to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Bryan and Ziggler still legal, tags made and E comes in hot on Nakamura! Overhead belly-to-belly suplexes, into the big splash! Whip reversed, duck a roundhouse but the heel kick connects! Big Rock Bottom out of the corner keeps Big in the fight but Dolph breaks the tag up! E off the ropes for the suicide spear but Ziggler counters with a knee!
Zayn tags in, E passes him but gets sidestepped into the post! Mysterio tags in, springboard sunset flip... NOPE! Off the ropes, tijeras, wheelbarrow countered... BLUE THUNDER DRIVER CAN’T KEEP SAMI DOWN! Bryan and Ziggler in again, chest kicks in the corner, Dan sets him up top... AVALANCHE FRANKENSTEINER REVERSED TO A SUNSET FLIP!
Trading more pinfall attempts, fighting over a backslide, chest kicks, Ziggler back with the Fameasser but E breaks it up! The match breaks down into “everybody do somethign cool”, Zayn’s legal but Dan blasts Dolph with a Busaiku Knee thinking he’s legal! Sami with a flash pin, Bryan reverses and gets the LeBell Lock... ZAYN GETS THE ROPES!
Whip across, scout the back body drop... SAMI HITS A VERTICAL DROP BRAINBUSTER! NOT ENOUGH! SMALL PACKAGE... IT’S OVER!
Big E, Daniel Bryan, & Rey Mysterio win by pinfall with a small package from Mr. Small Package himself, Daniel Bryan on Sami Zayn.
Post-match, the heels square up, the babyfaces send Sami and Shinsuke running, Dolph begs off and tries to make like they’re pals only to run into an Atomic Drop from Bryan! Selling the pain, he lands on the second rope... 619 CONNECTS! E hoists him up... BIG ENDING!
Kevin Owens is interviewed backstage.
He says what bothers him about Roman, deep down, is that he used to respect him so much and look up to him, because he was just one of the boys, but he’s changed and he doesn’t know why. Owens talks about having changed himself and trying to be gracious to all the boys, and Kalisto accidentally interrupts the interview by opening the door and passing through.
He calls Roman a self-absorbed jackass and, without saying the word, an asshole.
Otis Dozovic rolls up and has a chat with Kev about how they’re both blue collar guys and he agrees with what KO has said about Reigns. He talks how he’s gonna bulldoze right through them, they fist bump, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get another batch of social media memorials for Pat Patterson.
We get a recap of the feud between Carmella and Sasha Banks.
The two of them are interviewed via satellite.
Sasha puts Carmella’s achievements over before pointing out that she had help for every one of them and says she’s out of her league and always will be. Mella takes offense and points out that she held the title for longer than all of Banks’ reigns combined and claims she can’t handle how much better she is.
The Boss gives her a title match at TLC, and promises her that she’s never been in the ring with a badder bitch than she. Carmella snaps her fingers and cuts her feed.
Buddy Murphy makes his entrance, flanked by the Mysterio family, to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get some hype for tomorrow morning’s edition of Talking Smack.
King Baron Corbin makes his entrance, flanked by two goons in blazers and hoodies.
King Baron Corbin vs. Buddy Murphy
Collar and elbow, Corbin rams him into the corner for repeated shoulder thrusts. Murphy charges in, caught with more shoulder thrusts, Buddy gets a jawbreaker off, charges in, back body drop to the apron. Right hand, headed up top, cut off with a goozle but he fights free. Diving sunset flip blocked, Baron draws him up and hammers him with a knee to the midsection.
Sending Corbin to the floor, dropkick through the ropes, leap over a lariat on the apron and hit him with a Penalty Kick! Baron’s goons advance and the distraction is enough for Corbin to throw Buddy ass over teakettle through a camera operator and into the timekeeper’s area! And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Corbin in control with a nearfall and his goons (who are Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler, formerly of the Forgotten Sons) circle around and stare the Mysterios down. Baron with a heavy right hand, Murphy turns him around with a kick to the back of the knee and grabs a reverse chinlock! Missile dropkick to follow it up!
Trading right hands, Buddy with a kick combo but Corbin shoves him into the corner. Boot up, slide out and back in, Murphy meets him with a vicious knee strike that sends the King to the floor! Blake and Cutler attack the Mysterios for the distraction, Buddy goes out after them and comes back in...
King Baron Corbin wins by pinfall with End of Days.
Backstage, Street Profits get a promo where they hype up tonight’s main event and Robert Roode interrupts them to talk trash about deserving a title shot.
Kevin Owens and Otis Dozovic make their entrances for our main event and send us to break.
Back from commercial we get one last round of social media tributes to Pat Patterson.
Jey Uso makes his entrance and seems pensive, waiting for Roman Reigns to also make his entrance, which he does not.
Bloodline (Jey Uso & Roman Reigns) vs. Kevin Owens & Otis Dozovic
Uso and Dozer to start, Otis lighting Jey up with punches and sending him reeling. A discus lariat absolutely wipes Uso out, tag to Owens, forearms in the corner give way to clubbing blows, whip reversed, Jey gets his first offense of the match with a Samoan Drop and now Roman Reigns makes his entrance! Uso hits an enzuigiri for some separation and crawls his way over, but Reigns gets in the ring and drops Otis with a Superman Punch, no tag!
Smashing Dozer’s face into the apron and the announce table and the ringpost, fired up, putting him into the steel steps afterwards and then clobbering him with the top half of the steps repeatedly! Owens heads out of the ring and makes the save to send us to break!
Back from commercial, the Bloodline are working Owens over, Jey tells him he talks too much and beats him down in the corner until referee Danilo Anfibio warns him off! Corner choke, right hands, Ode to Rikishi but KO sidesteps and hits his own cannonball! Back and forth, Kev catches a lariat and snaps off a DDT... NOPE!
Reigns steps in long enough to turn the tide, Jey goes up top but Roman tells him to get down and tag out, this is his show and he finishes! Owens takes advantage, kick to the gut, Stunner! Roman comes in and beats him down and locks the guillotine choke in! Anfibio counts and calls for the bell...
Kevin Owens & Otis Dozovic win by disqualification although no finish is announced.
Post-match, Jey Uso goes and gets some chairs and he and his cousin stalk Kevin Owens before beating him down with repeated chairshots! Uso up top... diving splash on a chair! ROMAN ATTACKS JEY WITH THE CHAIR, RAMMING IT INTO HIS RIBS OVER AND OVER AGAIN! Reigns lays the Universal Championship across Kev’s chest and says if he wanted his attention, now he’s got it.
He continues to berate Owens, telling him that at TLC he’s going to take his manhood, his livelihood, and everything he loves.
The Big Dog stands tall with the title belt in hand.
That’s the show, folks.