WWE Smackdown Results 12/11/18


– Tonight’s WWE SmackDown opens up with a video package hyping Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair and WWE Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Mustafa Ali.

– We’re live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as Tom Phillips welcomes us. He’s joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.

– We go right to the ring and out comes WWE Champion Daniel Bryan as Greg Hamilton introduces him. We see a clip from last week when Bryan tried to injure the leg of AJ Styles ahead of their match at TLC on Sunday.

Fans boo as Bryan takes the mic and looks around the crowd. Bryan says he called everyone sheep last week and he wants to come out and apologize now…. apologize to the sheep that don’t deserve to be compared to you idiots. Bryan says the sheep aren’t the ones destroying the Earth with mindless consumption and their carbon footprints. Bryan says the fans aren’t like sheep, they’re more like parasites. A “Daniel sucks!” chant starts up. Bryan responds with a “Fickle!” and goes on about how fans take and take with never giving anything back like parasites, especially here in Las Vegas.

Bryan isn’t surprised because the fans latched onto the old Daniel Bryan and the Yes Movement, living vicariously through him. Guess what? The old Daniel Bryan is dead and the Yes Movement is dead. But just like any parasite, the fans have moved onto the next fickle field and now they all reside on the couch in the house that AJ Styles built. Bryan raises the title and says he is the WWE Champion, not AJ. Bryan says he will crush AJ’s dreams of becoming WWE Champion again at TLC on Sunday. Bryan says at the end of the match the WWE Champion will be the new Daniel Bryan. Fans boo. You don’t believe him? Fans respond with a “no!” chant. Bryan goes on knocking the fans, calling them idiots. The music interrupts and out comes Mustafa Ali.

Ali has a mic and walks to the ring. Bryan introduces Ali and says he is the heart of WWE 205 Live, and he’s an incredible performer. Bryan tells Ali he is an incredible performer. Bryan says he sees a lot of himself in Ali. Bryan wants to give Ali some advice – they don’t need to have this match tonight. Bryan says after the match, the people won’t care because they’re too self-absorbed, too xenophobic, too consumed with mindless consumption. Fans give Bryan the “what?!” treatment. Bryan says the truth is these fickle people don’t deserve their match. Fans boo and Bryan responds with a “fickle!” chant. Ali asks Bryan what happened to him. Ali says Bryan inspired him and made him realize it was possible to become a WWE Superstar. Ali talks about guys in the back looking up to him and about how he had heart. Ali says Bryan keeps talking about the old Daniel Bryan but the old Daniel Bryan would have fought and that’s what Ali wants to do, fight. A “fight!” chant breaks out.

Bryan asks Ali what kind of car he drives. Ali says he drives a SUV. Bryan calls him a small, little man and asks why he would drive in a SUV. Ali says he has a wife and two small children. Bryan interrupts with a slap to the face, sending Ali to the mat. Bryan calls him ignorant and keeps hitting him. Ali fights back and gets the upperhand. Ali knocks Bryan out of the ring and dropkicks him back to the floor. Ali goes to the top and leaps out, taking Bryan back down on the floor. Ali returns to the ring and plays to the crowd for a big pop. We go to commercial.

Daniel Bryan vs. Mustafa Ali

Back from the break and this first-time-ever non-title match is already underway. Bryan drops Ali and works him over while talking trash.

Bryan takes Ali to the corner and beats him down. Bryan keeps Ali down and works him around the ring, taking his time. Bryan starts working on the left leg now. Bryan keeps control and stomps on Ali’s back. Bryan plays to the crowd for boos. Bryan with kicks to the chest while Ali is on his knees. Some fans chant “yes!” while he kicks. Ali avoids the last kick and drops Bryan for a 2 count.

Bryan retreats to the floor for a breather. Ali with a baseball slide, sending Bryan back into the barrier. Ali launches himself over the top rope but Bryan ends up catching him and sending him face-first into the steel ring post. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Bryan has Ali down in a Yes Lock in the middle of the ring. Ali makes it to the bottom rope to break the hold. We see replays of how Ali hit a top rope Spanish Fly during the commercial. Ali ends up missing the 054. Bryan goes back to work on the leg and slams it into the ring post. Bryan ends up applying the Heel Hook for the submission win.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

– After the match, Bryan attacks Ali up on the ramp and beats him up some more. Bryan apples the Heel Hook submission until referees come and break things up. Bryan takes the WWE Title and raises it on the ramp as his music hits. The crowd responds with loud boos.

– The announcers go over the card for Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view.

– We go back to the ring and it’s time for the Rap Battle. Out comes The New Day – Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods. We go to commercial.

– The announcers go over the card for Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view.

– We go back to the ring and it’s time for the Rap Battle. Out comes The New Day – Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods. We go to commercial.

– Back from the break and The Usos – Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso – are already out, as are SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar – Cesaro and Sheamus. The New Day are in between the two teams and they will be hosting the Rap Battle. Cesaro and Sheamus are dressed like Run DMC in the 80s.

The New Day mention how they will become champions again at TLC on Sunday. Big E says for some ungodly reason The Bar requested this battle, so they are up first. The Bar channels their inner Vanilla Ice with their own version of his “Ice Ice Baby” hit. It’s horrible. The Uso are up next. They take shots at the champions but their bars aren’t much better. This leads to a “you look stupid!” chant at Sheamus.

The Usos’ rap goes long and they go to make a threat for Sunday but The Bar attacks. The Usos avoid the attack, causing The Bar to hit the floor. The New Day faces off with The Usos in the middle of the ring. The Bar attacks from behind. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick on Big E and then they double team Jimmy. Sheamus and Cesaro raise the titles in the middle of the ring while standing over Uso.

– The announcers hype Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair for later tonight. We go backstage for a pre-recorded video from Asuka. She talks about striking until she wins the title on Sunday at TLC but first she will defeat Charlotte tonight.

– Still to come, Rusev and Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and The Miz is in the ring with the World Cup trophy. He says this week he has custody of the trophy but he wants SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon to come out so Miz can get some things off his chest. Miz say don’t make me beg. He gives in and begs, dropping to one knee. Miz says this is about life choices and so much more than Shane knows. He asks Shane to please come out. The money music hits and Shane makes his way out.

Fans chant for Shane and he gives a shout-out to Las Vegas. Shane asks Miz why he’s out here. Miz mentions how Shane hasn’t returned his calls or texts, then goes on about how they could be something big together in WWE. Miz says they could be the best tag team in the world. Shane says this whole thing with the trophy is getting a little weird. Miz says this isn’t about the trophy, it’s about so much more. Miz says he’s going to do something he’s never told anyone before. He calls for a referee to come out.

Fans chant for Shane again as the referee enters the ring. Shane says he’s a little confused. Miz says tonight, he and Shane will face two of the finest from Las Vegas. Out comes two local enhancement talents, Chip and Chad – The Vegas Boys.

The Vegas Boys vs. The Miz and Shane McMahon

The bell rings and The Vegas Boys immediately attack Shane from behind, laying him out near their corner right in front of Miz, who is still holding the trophy.

Shane fights both jobbers off, throwing one of them out of the ring. Shane fights the other jobber into the corner and drops him. Shane, wearing jeans and a Polo, drops the guy again and botches it. Shane ends up applying a triangle choke for the submission win.

Winners: Shane McMahon and The Miz

– After the match, Shane looks up at Miz like he’s useless as he never tagged in. Miz enters the ring and runs a victory lap with the trophy in the air.

– Still to come, Asuka vs. Flair. Back to commercial.

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