Location: Rochester, NY
Date: December 28, 2012
Commentators: Josh Matthews & John Bradshaw Layfield
* Aksana vs. Alicia Fox is up first for the dark match. Alicia gets the win with a scissors kick.
* Sheamus kicks off SmackDown and says his New Year’s resolution is to become World Heavyweight Champion. He calls out Big Show to the ring. Show comes out and says Sheamus won’t be getting a title shot. Sheamus came for a fight and Booker T comes out. Show says Sheamus and nobody else in the locker room is worthy of a shot. Booker says the name of every Superstar will go into a tumbler and whoever gets picked will face Show for the title later tonight.
The entire locker room comes out to see who gets the title shot. Santino Marella’s name is picked and he will face Big Show later tonight for the World Heavyweight Title.
* Epico vs. Brodus Clay is up next. Brodus wins a quick squash. Rosa Mendes gets in the ring and starts yelling at him after the match. Naomi and Cameron lay her out and then dance with Brodus and some kids.
* Backstage segment with Sheamus and Santino. Sheamus shows Santino how to beat Big Show with the Brogue Kick. Santino tries to do the kick and acts like he pulls his groin.
* Wade Barrett, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes vs. Kane, Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston is up next. Barrett gets the win for his team by pinning Kofi.
* Backstage with Booker T and Big Show. Booker says Santino is injured so they will pick another name out of the tumbler. Booker says Show will find out soon enough who it is.
* Teddy Long brings in Big Show’s opponent and it’s Ricardo Rodriguez. Big Show laughs and knocks him out with a punch. Booker says this is ridiculous and Show leaves.
* Zack Ryder vs. Antonio Cesaro is up next. Cesaro wins a quick match.
: * The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler is up next. Big E Langston distracted The Miz, allowing for Ziggler to hit his finisher and get the win. Miz takes the mic and tells AJ Lee that no matter which Superstar she ends up with on New Years, the night will end with a bang. Ziggler attacks him and they go at it until Langston comes in and lays out Miz.
* Booker is backstage with a doctor and Ricardo Rodriguez. The doc says RR can’t compete. Brad Maddox appears and asks Booker for one more chance. Booker says this is it and his match is up next. Alberto Del Rio comes in and says the next time he sees Big Show, he’s going to open him like a pinata. Booker offers Del Rio the title shot against Show tonight and he accepts.
* Brad Maddox comes out with a mic. He says his New Years resolution is to become a WWE Superstar. His opponent Sheamus is out next. Sheamus wins a squash.
* The Usos beat Darren Young and Titus O’Neil in a quick match.
* Striker is backstage with Big Show. Show says if Del Rio wants to get knocked out tonight then he will make it a trifecta.
* Big Show vs. Del Rio in the main event. Show tries to leave the match but Sheamus comes out and attacks him, trying to get him back in the ring. The bell rings so it appears Show won by DQ. Show tries leaving again but the entire locker room comes out and throws him back in the ring. Sheamus hit him with a Brogue Kick and then celebrated to end it.