WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Dec. 10, 2021) with a show emanating from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, featuring all the latest build to the Day 1 pay-per-view event coming up on January 1, 2022.
Advertised for tonight: Naomi finally gets to square off against WWE Official Sonya Deville in a singles match. We’ll also see Xia Li’s SmackDown debut, Charlotte Flair vs. Toni Storm in a non-title match, RK-Bro coming over from Raw for a triple threat match against New Day and The Usos, and more!
Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the SmackDown live blog kicks off once the show starts on FOX. It will be below this line here. (Note: Going forward, there will be no ban on GIFs or images in the live blog threads. Feel free to post as you wish.)
WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR DEC. 10
So long sitting here, didn’t hear the warning. Waiting for the tape to run. We’ve been moving around in different situations, knowing that the time would come for me to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens up with a memorial graphic for “Black” Jack Lanza.
Sami Zayn makes his entrance, pushed on a wheelchair in a neck brace and with his leg in a boot by two bearded orderlies.
We get a recap of Sami getting destroyed by Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns last week.
Sami gets on the mic and says he’s the toughest guy in WWE history and again outlines the conspiracy against him. He claims what really hurt about what Brock did to him wasn’t the wrestling moves, it was the betrayal, and now he has to do something about it.
Now he has to stand by his convictions and he has to sue. And not just Lesnar, but Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville and Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman everyone responsible for him being forced into taking his title match on TV.
Enter Paul Heyman.
He runs Zayn down and accuses him of stealing his people’s schtick before introducing himself. He and Sami bicker but Paul charges ahead with introducing Roman Reigns. Sami gets up on his feet and tells Heyman to stop interrupting him and points out that Roman isn’t even here tonight.
Paul admits that Roman is on sabbatical in Samoa and Zayn points out that that means that Heyman is alone and there’s no one to stop him from ripping him a new one.
Enter Brock Lesnar.
The orderlies scramble to push Zayn back into his chair and Brock grabs a chair on his way to the ring. He sets it up and asks Heyman for the mic, and Paul hands it over before Lesnar takes a seat. Brock asks Sami how he’s doing and Zayn admits he’s not great.
Lesnar questions the wheelchair and the male nurses and has a laugh while Sami sputters about it. Zayn tells him to shut up and Brock says they got off on the wrong foot and apologizes for last week before asking how bad it really hurts, on a scale of one to ten.
Sami says it’s a ten, and his feelings are hurt at about a twenty. Lesnar says he feels him and points out Zayn said they’re friends, and they’re both Canadians, so he has a question for him— does he really think he could singlehandedly beat Roman Reigns? He claims he did Sami a favor, and Zayn vigorously disputes this fact.
Brock hammers it home and Sami asks if he was thinking two steps ahead and injured him so that Roman’s victory wouldn’t really count? Zayn goes with it and Lesnar asks where in Canada he’s from. Montreal, Sami says, and Brock offers up some crude French before offering, from one Canadian alpha male to another, he’d like to invite him to get out of here and go hunting or fishing.
Zayn says he’s vegan and Lesnar gets up and tells him they’re gonna get up and go do something more fun. Brock wheels him to the ropes, Heyman takes the mic and asks what the hell he’s looking at here, and if he’s spent too much time at the dispensary and his edibles are kicking in?
Because three years ago that would have been an automatic trip to Suplex City and instead he’s watching Canadian besties about to go moose hunting! Where’s the Beast, the Conqueror, the most likely reigning and defending... BROCK ATTACKS THE ORDERLIES! SAMI TRIES TO WHEEL HIMSELF AWAY BUT LESNAR KICKS HIM OUT OF THE CHAIR!
Fireman’s carry... F-5!
Lesnar leaves Sami laying and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Brock Lesnar runs into an interview backstage.
Asked why he was back tonight, he says you should ask Paul Heyman.
Los Lotharios (Angel Garza & Hector Guerrero) vs. Rick Boogs & Shinsuke Nakamura
Boogs and Carrillo to start, he military presses Garza over the ropes and to the floor but Humberto recovers and attacks him from behind! Nakamura tags in...
Rick Boogs & Shinsuke Nakamura win by pinfall with a Kinshasa from Nakamura on Humberto Carrillo.
Backstage, Kofi Kingston is guarding Xavier Woods’ new crown, hidden under a velvet cover, from the likes of Viking Raiders and Drew Gulak as we go to break.
Back from commercial, we’re still with Kofi and the crown as Xavier Woods rises up from under the table.
Kingston pulls the cover off Xavier’s shiny new crown and crowns him.
Woods says they’re gonna prove that they’re the greatest tag team in all of WWE, no disrespect to the Viking Raiders who are standing literally right there.
Drew McIntyre is in five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce’s office to complain about being left out of the battle royal a few weeks ago. Pearce says the order came from on high and also Drew isn’t allowed to bring his sword to the ring anymore.
McIntyre stabs the sword into Pearce’s desk and storms off.
Sheamus makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Toni Storm is warming up backstage when Sasha Banks swings by to give her a pep talk ahead of her match against Charlotte Flair tonight.
Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
Immediately into Frye/Takayama punches, McIntyre with big knee lifts, whip across, Sheamus with a knee of his own and clubbing blows! Continuing to brawl, Celtic Warrior drops him with a double axehandle, McIntyre returns with the Beats of the Bodhran and Sheamus immediately reverses to his own!
Sheamus misses with a diving lariat off the apron and we go to break.
Back from commercial, McIntyre gets caught by the Irish Curse, cover for two! Fireman’s carry, White Noise blocked, Drew with a big chop, Future Shock connects and he’s fired up! Counting down... SHEAMUS COUNTERS WITH A PUMP KNEE FOR A CLOSE NEARFALL! Sidestep the Brogue Kick, folding press, only two!
Scoop, McIntyre slips out, headbutt, whip reversed, return the favor, Celtic Warrior whip across but Drew is ready...
Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with Claymore.
We see Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss making off with the desk with Drew’s sword stuck in it.
Commentary memorializes “Black” Jack Lanza and we get a tribute video.
Back from commercial, Paul Heyman runs into an interview.
He berates Kayla Braxton and tells her to stop, but she has a quick word and brings up her earlier interview with Brock Lesnar and asks him directly if he’s advocating for Lesnar again.
Again, Paul tells her to stop and leaves.
Naomi gets on the mic and tells Sonya Deville to come on out and get the glow.
Sonya makes her entrance and gets on the mic and says they’re gonna wrestle but she has some surprises first, like special guest ring announcer Natalya and special guest timekeeper Shayna Baszler.
Naomi vs. Sonya Deville
Naomi goes after Natalya and Shayna first and gets back in the ring, but Deville runs away! Heels surround Naomi on three sides of the ring...
Xia Li makes her entrance and the babyfaces brawl the heels off and take Sonya out. Up for the split-legged moonsault but Natalya and Shayna pull their woman out of the ring and poor referee Charles Robinson seems at a loss...
The match goes to an unannounced no-contest, probably?
Xia and Naomi bow to each other.
RK-Bro are hanging out backstage when Johnny Knoxville rolls up with an entourage and shows off his new move, the Hook and Ladder. But it’s not Jon Moxley’s double chickenwing facebuster, instead he grabs one of his pals by the balls and trips him up.
Orton leaves all cranky and the segment more or less ends.
Charlotte Flair makes her entrance and we go to break.
Charlotte Flair vs. Toni Storm
Flair with the blindside, scoop lift, Storm floats over, rolling solebutt, basement dropkick, running hip attack, waistlock applied, Charlotte with a back elbow, Toni fires back a crossbody to recover! Uppercuts, whip to the corner, slide under, boot up, Flair drops her with a big boot!
Charlotte off the top, with a moonsault, the diver misses but the stander hits! Stepover knee drops to the back of the leg, spinning toehold, reversed into a small package for two! German suplex, only two! Flair hanging her neck over the top rope, hanging her up in the corner, putting boots to her on the apron but she ignores referee Jason Ayers’ calls...
Toni Storm wins by disqualification due to castigo de excesivo.
Post-match, Flair presses the attack with a big boot! Holding the title belt high, she kicks her heels at Storm and leaves her lying.
We get a recap of our opening segment, because this is just our life now.
The Usos make their entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we’re shown Maria Menounos and the cast of Jackass in the front row.
Brock Lesnar rolls up on five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce and asks if he remembers the million dollar suspension he gave him and says he never had the opportunity to thank him. Because of his suspension and the time off he got to enjoy one of the things he loves, hunting.
And he scored a GIANT moose, HUGE, two thousand pounds, and he whips out his flip phone to show Adam a photo but he can’t figure out how to bring it up and just snaps it in half before describing in graphic detail skinning and gutting the moose and talks about how much he enjoys the meat.
And furthermore, he named the moose after Pearce and hung it on the wall of his cabin and every time he looks at it he remembers his suspension.
The Usos get on the mic in the ring.
They say they don’t care about Xavier Woods’ new crown, and all they care about is this new W tonight and running this show.
New Day make their entrance and we go to break.
New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. RK-Bro (Matt Riddle & Randy Orton) vs. the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
Riddle and Kingston to start, Matt right in with a waistlock takedown into an armbar, Kofi reverses, whip to the corner, up and over, dropkick, tag to Woods. Double teams, trading forearms, Honor Roll connects... NOPE! Riddle with forearms, Xavier staggers him with a charging one and Matt immediately returns the favor!
Jey tags in blind on Woods and he and Jimmy clear the ring! Usos off the ropes, stereo suicide dives send us to break.
Back from commercial, Woods with a rolling elbow on Jey, tag to Kingston, whip in, roll through, diving lariat, cover for two! Riddle tags in on Kofi, Karelin lift, Usos trap Matt in the corner and beat on him until Randy Orton makes the save! Working Riddle over on the floor and back inside for a nearfall.
Heat segment rolling, Demolition Decapitation, taunting Orton as Matt reaches, desperate for a tag. Cutting him off, he sidesteps a corner body avalanche, low-bridge, the path is clear... USOS PULL ORTON OFF THE APRON! Back suplex neckbreaker gets a nearfall on Riddle when New Day make the save and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Riddle is legal and going to town on the Usos! Go to Sleep connects, Kofi tags in and cleans house! Tag to Woods, rear chinlock, Matt out of it, off the ropes, sliding forearm gets a nearfall! Trading chops, Xavier kicks his leg out of his leg and tags Kingston in!
Matt fires up, ducking and dodging, Pele kick, tags made! Orton in hot with lariats, snap scoop powerslams for both Usos! Hanging DDT blocked, back suplex puts Woods into the announce desk and one for Kofi as well! Hanging DDT connects this time, Randy’s fired up and he goes to that special place!
RKO blocked, schoolboy for two, superkick, Jey goes up top, nobody home, he rolls through, RKO for a superkick, Woods with a blind tag, superkick of his own staggers Jey! Tag to Kofi, backbreaker...
New Day win by pinfall with Up Up Down Down on Jey Uso.
New Day celebrate their win with Xavier’s shiny new crown.
We’re promised Roman Reigns’ return next week.
That’s the show, folks.