WWE SmackDown 12 06 2016

WWE Smackdown Results (Live)
December 6, 2016
Houston, Texas
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, JBL, David Otunga, Tom Phillips
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Still photos are shown of AJ Styles retaining the WWE World Championship over Dean Ambrose in a TLC match this past Sunday after James Ellsworth turned on Ambrose. Ellsworth believes that he has Styles’ number and can defeat him for the WWE World Championship. Ellsworth will face Styles with the title on the line tonight.

AJ Styles talks about his status following an injury

AJ Styles makes his way to the ring in a walking boot. Styles angrily stares at the crowd while they boo him. Styles says he wants to address the elephant in the room. Some call it a travesty and others a blessing. They can be the judge. Styles then has a still photo shown of his ripped tights at TLC and his exposed rear end. Styles laughs about how it looks good. Styles wasn’t talking about his walking boot and calls the crowd gullible. He did everything he said he was going to do at TLC. He bent chairs around Ambrose’s back, put him through tables, and deprived him of getting to his WWE World Championship. If it so happens that he’s stuck in the boot, then so be it. The only negative is that he isn’t medically cleared to defend his WWE World Championship against James Ellsworth tonight.

James Ellsworth’s music plays, and he makes his way to the ring looking confused. Ellsworth dances around Styles like a prize-fighter. Styles asks what he’s doing. Ellsworth makes fun of Styles for being in a boot. Does Styles really need the boot or is it just a convenient way for him to get out of defending the title against him tonight? Maybe Daniel Bryan is protecting Styles. After all, he has Styles’ number. He’s beaten him three times. Ellsworth accuses Styles of ducking him because he was going to beat him a fourth time to become WWE World Champion. If it wasn’t for him, Styles wouldn’t have even won on Sunday. Styles asks if he really believes the outcome had anything to do with Ellsworth. If he wasn’t so delusional, he’d see it. Ellsworth has been drinking his own “chin and tonic.” Everything Ellsworth has is because of Dean Ambrose. Every victory is because of him. Now Ellsworth has burned that bridge and himself. He put Ellsworth in a neck brace and a back brace. Ambrose doesn’t know when to quit. That’s why he’s in the boot. Styles knows when to stop; Ambrose doesn’t. Ambrose is going to cave in Ellsworth’s face like his chin.

Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Ellsworth goes for a handshake, but Ambrose just kicks him in the gut and gives him Dirty Deeds before immediately walking off. Ambrose’s music never stopped. Styles likes what just happened while watching at ringside.

Alexa Bliss will have a Championship Celebration later tonight. Heath Slater and Rhyno are invoking their rematch clause for the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Titles. They’ll face Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt next.

Bray Wyatt appears on the screen along with the rest of his family. Wyatt laughs and says, “We’re here.”

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WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships Match
Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton (c’s) vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno

Heath Slater will start the match against Randy Orton. They circle the ring and lock up. Orton applies a waistlock, but Slater fights out and applies a side headlock. Orton takes him down and applies a hammerlock. Slater whips him into the ropes and takes him down with a forearm. Slater punches away at him before Orton slams him down. Bray Wyatt tags in, and he head-butts Slater in the ribs. Slater quickly boots him in the face and comes off the second rope with a cross-body block. Rhyno is tagged in, and he hits a pair of shoulder blocks before hitting a belly-to-belly suplex. Rhyno sets up for a Gore, but Wyatt rolls out of the ring.

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We come back from the break to see Wyatt applying a chin lock on Rhyno. Rhyno punches out, but Wyatt knees him in the midsection before whipping him hard into the corner. Wyatt then viciously clotheslines him down before hitting a senton splash for a near fall. Wyatt covers again for a two count. Orton is tagged in, and he stomps the midsection. Rhyno punches back, but Orton takes him down with a textbook dropkick for a two count. Rhyno tries to fight back, but Orton cuts him off. Rhyno quickly comes back with a clothesline. Slater is tagged in, and he knocks Wyatt off the apron before punching away at Orton. Orton reverses a whip, but Slater takes him down with a high knee and a leg lariat. Slater follows up with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Slater knocks Wyatt off the apron before turning into a powerslam from Orton. Rhyno breaks up the pin. Wyatt knees Rhyno in the face and pulls him out of the ring. Orton tags Wyatt in, and Slater punches him in the face. Wyatt turns around and clotheslines him down. Wyatt sets up for Sister Abigail, but smiles at Orton and tags him in. Wyatt throws Slater into an RKO. Orton then covers him for the win.

Winners & still WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions: Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton

One of the backstage interviewers come up to Kalisto and ask why he asked for a rematch against Baron Corbin. Kalisto says he feels like he was in a car wreck after TLC, but he has an advantage: speed. Remember, speed kills.

Coming up next, Natalya will take on Carmella. Carmella accused Natalya of being the one to attack Nikki Bella at Survivor Series.

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Carmella makes her way to the ring and has something to say before Natalya “waddles” down to the ring. She did lose to Nikki Bella on Sunday, but it wasn’t her that took Nikki out at Survivor Series. She revealed who the culprit really was. Natalya has been bragging non-stop about pulling a “Tanya Harding” on Nikki. Nikki is stealing Natalya’s spotlight since “Total Bellas.” Natalya wishes she was as glamorous, curvaceous, and beautiful as Nikki Bella. Carmella quickly cuts off a “How you doin’” chant. Natalya is always second best. She’s the runner-up to the homecoming queen. The real Natalya has reared her ugly head. She’s jealous and envious. That proves that she’s a deceiving con artist.

Carmella vs. Natalya

Natalya quickly takes Carmella down and punches away at her. The bell hasn’t sounded yet. Carmella slaps her and runs away. Natalya chases her to the back, and it appears we will not have a match. Natalya is seen out of breath backstage before stopping at the sight of Nikki Bella. Natalya says she can’t believe what Carmella said. Nikki takes a deep breath and walks away with a sneer.

Later tonight we’ll see Alexa Bliss’ Championship Celebration. We’ll also see an episode of Miz TV with special guest Dean Ambrose.

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Baron Corbin is stopped by one of the many interviewers who all look the same. Corbin says Kalisto is fast, but he’s no different from the others that have gotten in the ring with him. He’s the big man, and they’re the little guys. Kalisto is like a mosquito buzzing around until it lands on him. Then it’s splat.

The Ascension vs. The Hype Bros

The Ascension is shown in a pre-taped promo. They’re the things that go bump in the night. They are comets. Out of the darkness, they will rise. The Hype Bros are also shown. Mojo Rawley says they’re going to “waste these wasteland weirdos.” They’re going after the titles.

Charles Robinson, the greatest of all time, is the referee for this match. Viktor will start against Zack Ryder. Viktor knocks Mojo Rawley off the apron, but Ryder quickly punches away at him. Ryder knocks Konnor off the apron, but Viktor quickly knees him down. Konnor pulls him out of the ring and slams him on the floor chest first. Konnor rips at his face and slams him off the apron. Konnor puts him in the ring and picks up a two count. Viktor tags back in, and they punch and kick Ryder down for a two count. Viktor applies a chin lock before dropping a fist. Viktor chokes him on the ropes. Konnor punches Ryder when the referee is distracted. They mock Ryder’s “Woo, woo, woo” before Konnor tags in. Konnor clubs him before going for a suplex, but Ryder lands on his feet and drops him with a neckbreaker. Rawley and Viktor are tagged in. Rawley hits a pair of shoulder blocks before clotheslining him down. Rawley avalanches him in the corner twice before hitting a full nelson slam, but Konnor breaks it up. Konnor kicks Ryder and throws him out of the ring. Rawley then clotheslines Konnor over the top rope. Viktor quickly rolls Rawley up for a two count. Ryder tags in, and they hit the Hype Ryder for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Hype Bros

Coming up next, Dean Ambrose will be on Miz TV.

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Miz TV with special guest Dean Ambrose

The Miz makes his way to the ring with Maryse. Miz retained the WWE intercontinental Championship over Dolph Ziggler this past Sunday. The crowd boos, and Miz seems shocked that they didn’t chant, “You deserve it.” Miz welcomes them to the show. TLC was a night of highs and lows. The highs came when he retained the Intercontinental Championship and put Dolph Ziggler permanently in his rear view mirror. We’re now in day 21 of The Miz’ Intercontinental Championship Reunion Tour. If we’re talking about the lows, look no further than his guest. His guest tried his hardest, but he came up short.

Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring. Ambrose makes his way to the ring and takes a seat. Miz asks how angry Ambrose is at James Ellsworth when his little protegé stabbed him in the back and cost him the WWE World Championship. Ambrose must want to tear people up. Ambrose must be more angry than anyone on Planet Earth. Ambrose says he’s not angry. Miz has never seen him angry. Ambrose never would have thought that this guy that was working a minimum wage job until he came along… Miz cuts him off and says this is the guy Ambrose manipulated for his own agenda. Can Ambrose really be surprised that the guy he treated like a puppet cut the strings and fought back? Miz thinks Ambrose got off easy and is upset that he hit Ellsworth with a Dirty Deeds. Now we can’t see the match everyone wants to see: James Ellsworth versus Dean Ambrose. Everyone wanted to see Ellsworth rip Ambrose apart and give him what he deserves. Is Ambrose really surprised? Ambrose says it always surprises him when someone intentionally tries to piss him off. Miz quickly stands behind his wife and says he knows Ambrose is upset. Ambrose tried so hard to TLC. Ambrose was so close to becoming champion, but he walked away empty-handed. Not anymore, though. Maryse hands Miz a frame. Miz then presents Ambrose with the first-ever “Miz Participation Award.” Ambrose fakes a smile while the crowd chants, “You deserve it.” Miz says Ambrose may not have won… but he tried!

Ambrose says it might be fun to try to see if he can shove this entire thing down Miz’ throat. Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and the crowd loudly pops. Bryan comes out to the stage. Bryan says he sees the look in Ambrose’s eyes and can’t let him attack The Miz right now. Miz thanks him. Bryan says he has one better. Tonight, in the Smackdown Live main event, it will be Dean Ambrose versus The Miz. Miz looks disgusted. The crowd starts a “YES” chant. Bryan asks why they’re saying “YES.” Do they want an Intercontinental Championship match? The crowd responds in the affirmative. Bryan then makes the match for the title while Miz flips out. Bryan then leads the crowd in a “YES” chant.

Coming up next, Baron Corbin will face Kalisto.

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Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin

The bell rings, and Kalisto applies a waistlock. Corbin sends him to the corner, slides out of the ring, gets back in, and shoulder blocks Kalisto down. Corbin forearms away at him before shouting at the crowd. Corbin throws Kalisto out of the ring and taunts the crowd. Corbin is looking for a count-out victory. Mike Chioda gets to a count of nine before Kalisto gets in the ring. Kalisto kicks Corbin twice before taking him out of the ring. Kalisto goes to the top rope and hits a moonsault block to the floor. Corbin reverses a whip into the ring. Kalisto quickly kicks him in the face from the apron. Corbin angrily gets in the ring, and Kalisto rolls him up before kicking him in the head. Kalisto then hits a springboard DDT followed by a head-scissor DDT for a near fall. Kalisto goes to the top rope and tries for a moonsault, but Corbin moves. Kalisto lands on his feet, ducks a clothesline, and goes for a DDT, but Corbin counters into End of Days for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Baron Corbin

Nikki Bella is walking backstage when Sophia Grace, some YouTube star, walks up to her. Nikki talks about how excited she is for her new single coming out. Nikki hugs and high fives her.

Alexa Bliss will have a Championship Celebration later tonight.

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John Cena will host SNL this Saturday.

Tyler Breeze w/ Fandango vs. Chad Gable w/ Jason Jordan

Earlier tonight, Breezango (dressed as policemen) “pulled over” American Alpha for their fashion choices. The bell rings, and Gable slams him down before giving him a monkey flip. Gable applies a hanging arm bar before taking him over the top rope with a cross-body block. Gable ducks a shot from Fandango before Breeze takes him down. Breeze gets him in the ring and punches away at him. Breeze hits a back suplex for a two count. Breeze applies a chin lock, but GAble fights up. Breeze sends him over the top rope, but he skins the cat and pulls Breeze out of the ring. Gable catches him with an exploder suplex before punching him. Gable comes off the top rope with a cross-body. Gable leaves the ring and avoids an attack from Fandango. Jordan hits Fandango with a belly-to-belly alpha-plex on the floor. Inside the ring, Gable rolls him up and hits a German Suplex for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Chad Gable

Tonight’s main event is Dean Ambrose facing The Miz for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Coming up next, Alexa Bliss will have a Championship Celebration.

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Alexa Bliss’ Championship Celebration

Alexa Bliss, the new WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion, makes her way to the ring. She poses on the turnbuckle with the championship above her head while a pyrotechnics display goes off behind her. Bliss says, “Ding dong, the witch is champ!” At TLC, she proved that happy endings don’t exist. Bliss says she heard Becky Lynch call her a word that rhymes with “witch.” Bliss then says, “Well this little bitch now runs the whole Smackdown Women’s Division.”

Becky Lynch’s music hits, and she power walks down to the ring. Bliss tells the technicians to turn off her music. Bliss says this is her party. The invitation says, “No losers allowed.” Lynch says she didn’t get the job done on Sunday, but she cannot stand that some selfish, petulant, whiny little girl can be considered the leader of Smackdown Live. It’s one thing to get to the top, but it’s another to stay there. Bliss says she doesn’t care about getting the love and admiration of the WWE Universe. This isn’t the New Era anymore. This is her era. Lynch can call her whatever name she wants, but she will also call her champion. Lynch says she liked what she called her last week a whole lot more. Bliss’ reign begins and ends with her rematch, which she wants right now. Bliss acts like she’s going to go through with it before leaving the ring with the title. The crowd boos while she walks off.

Replays are shown of Dean Ambrose giving James Ellsworth the Dirty Deeds earlier in the night.

Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring. He’ll face The Miz for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, next.

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WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz (c) w/ Maryse

They lock up, and Ambrose applies a waistlock. Miz quickly applies a chin lock, but Ambrose whips him off. Miz shoulder blocks him down before hitting the ropes. Ambrose takes him down with a hip toss for a no count. Ambrose then takes him down with a headlock takeover. Miz fights up and whips him off. Ambrose shoulder blocks him down and counters a hip toss into one of his own. Ambrose takes him down and punches away at him. Ambrose then clotheslines him over the top rope and sets up for a suicide dive, but Miz pulls Maryse into they way. Ambrose puts on the brakes and gets out of the ring. Ambrose punches him and sends him into the barricade.

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We come back from the break to see Miz mocking the “YES” chant. Miz hits a pair of running dropkicks (one missing by a mile) before hitting his patented corner clothesline. Miz goes to the top rope for a sledge, but Ambrose kicks and goes for Dirty Deeds. Miz fights out, but Ambrose quickly forearms him down twice. Ambrose has a whip reversed, and he clotheslines him down. Miz gets up in the corner. Ambrose hits a running forearm followed by a bulldog. Ambrose does la magistral for a near fall. Ambrose goes to the top rope and leaps over Miz before he’s hit. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Ambrose gets out. Miz fights out of Dirty Deeds, blocks a kick, and kicks Ambrose in the back of the knee. Miz dropkicks him in the knee and bends it over the ropes. Miz continues to attack the knee before trying for the Figure Four, but Ambrose kicks him away. Miz quickly gives him a shin breaker before standing on his knees and jumping. Daniel Bryan used to do that move. Miz goes for another shin breaker, but Ambrose rolls him up for a two count. Ambrose elbows him in the face and goes for a missile dropkick, but Miz counters into the Figure Four Leglock. Ambrose screams in pain, but he soon gets to the bottom rope. That necessitates a rope break. Miz gets to his feet and charges, but Ambrose pulls the top rope down. Ambrose hits the ropes and hits a suicide dive. Ambrose clutches his knee in pain. Ambrose gets him in the ring, but Miz quickly kicks him in the face. Miz counters a rebound clothesline, but Ambrose rolls him up for a two count. Miz quickly hits a kneeling DDT for a near fall. Miz starts doing the YES kicks before Ambrose ducks one and rolls him up for a two count. Ambrose quickly comes back from an attack (which was missed because they’re intent on showing crowd reactions now) and hits a Lunatic Lariat. Ambrose goes to the top rope, but Miz punches him. Miz tries for a superplex, but Ambrose fights him off. Maryse then gets on the steps and crotches him. Miz hits the Busaiku Knee Kick for a near fall!

James Ellsworth makes his way to the ring looking upset about Maryse’s interference. Ambrose rolls Miz up and has him pinned, but the referee is looking at Ellsworth on the apron. The referee takes a few moments to notice, and Miz kicks out. Ambrose sees Ellsworth on the apron and looks furious. Miz quickly surprises him with the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.

Winner & still WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz

James Ellsworth looks upset and runs away presumably in fear. The Miz celebrates on the ramp with his wife.

Quick Match Results

* Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton def. Heath Slater & Rhyno to retain the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships
* The Hype Bros def. The Ascension
* Baron Corbin def. Kalisto
* Chad Gable def. Tyler Breeze
* The Miz def. Dean Ambrose to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship