WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
December 9, 2022
PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c’s) vs. The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus & Butch)
The bell rings and we are under way.
Sheamus and Jimmy start the match. Sheamus with a head lock take down. Sheamus runs to the ropes and a shoulder tackle onto Jimmy and Jimmy rolls to the outside of the ring. Jimmy gets back into the ring and a kick followed by a headlock onto Sheamus. A chop to the chest by Jimmy as he throws Sheamus to the ropes. Jimmy goes for a hip toss but Sheamus blocks it and hits him with a clothesline. Sheamus with a rolling senton and Butch is tagged in. A double knees by Butch onto Jimmy.
He grabs Jimmy but Jimmy throws Butch in the corner and Jey is tagged in. A splash onto Butch. Jey goes for the cover but Butch kicks out. Jey goes for a right hand but Butch blocks it. Butch with a drop kick. He throws Jey to the ropes and Jimmy is tagged in. They hang Butch up on the top rope.
Back from commercial, Jey throws Butch shoulder first into the turnbuckle. Jimmy is tagged in and a back breaker by Jey followed by an elbow by Jimmy. He goes for the cover but Butch kicks out. Jimmy stomps on Butch in the corner. Butch tries to make the tag but Jimmy grabs his leg and Butch kicks him away. Jey is tagged in and Jey with a right hand onto Sheamus. Jey with a right hand. Jey runs towards Butch but Butch moves out of the way and a release German suplex by Butch onto Jey. Sheamus and Jimmy are tagged in. Sheamus with a right hand. Sheamus slams Jimmy onto the mat and Jimmy rolls onto the ring apron. Butch gets in the ring and a right hand onto Jey. Sheamus and Butch with the 10 Beats of the Badhron. Jey falls to the outside of the ring and Butch with a right hand onto Jey. Sheamus goes for a spear but Jimmy moves out of the way and Sheamus hits his shoulder right first into the turnbuckle. Jimmy climbs the top rope but Sheamus with a right hand. Sheamus climbs the second rope and he hits him with the White Noise. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out.
Back from commercial, Jey with a neck breaker onto Butch. He goes for the cover but Sheamus breaks it up. Jimmy gets in the ring but Sheamus throws him onto the ring apron. Sheamus gets on the ring apron and Sheamus hits him with the White Noise on the ring apron. Jey with a suicide dive onto Sheamus on the outside of the ring. Butch climbs the second rope and a moon sault onto the Usos on the outside of the ring. Butch throws Jey nto the ring. Butch climbs the second rope and a tornado DDT. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Butch with a stomp and a kick. He climbs the top rope but Jey with a right hand. Jimmy is tagged in. Jimmy climbs the second rope as Sheamus grabs Jey to the outside and throws him into the barricade. Butch with a sunset flip and a powerbomb onto Jey. He goes for the over but Jey kicks out. Sheamus is tagged into the match. Sheamus lifts Jey up and he hits him with the Razor’s Edge. He goes for the cover but Jimmy breaks it up. Both men get to their feet and Jimmy is tagged in. Butch grabs Jey, Zayn gets in the ring and distracts Sheamus. Holland grabs Zayn and throws him to the outside. Sheamus hits him with a kick to the face. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Solo Sikoa throws Holland over the barricade. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but Jey with a super kick. Butch is tagged in. Butch with a kick to the head. Jimmy is tagged into the match and Butch doesn’t see it. Jey pushes Butch to the ropes and they hit him with the 1D. Jimmy goes for the cover, Sheamus tries to get in the ring but Zayn grabs Sheamus and the referee doesn’t see it as they get the pin.
Winners: Still WWE Undisputed Tag Team champions, The Usos
Kurt Angle is walking backstage with Gable Stevenson and in comes Braun Strowman. He welcomes them both to the show.
LA Knight walks down to the ring. He tells Bray Wyatt that it’s obvious he struck a nerve and fear in him. He says week after week, he gets blindsided and Wyatt tells everyone that he didn’t do it. But if he did do it, there would be nothing left of LA Knight. But he calls his bluff. He says he knows it was him and here is why. We see footage of three weeks ago when LA Knight was attacked backstage and had TV equipment on him.
He says out of context, that could be anyone. But to look at what happened right before that. We see LA Knight from three weeks ago leaving the arena with Bray’s mask in the background. And the week after that, LA Knight was attacked and there was Bray’s mask in the background. As he is talking, the image starts to blur and it’s Uncle Howdy. He tells LA Knight to do it to be respected and feared. Wyatt deserves to be punished. Uncle Howdy tells him the door is closing.
We cut back to the ring and LA Knight says if you need anymore evidence, you would have to be a cross eyed halfwit not to be able to tell it was Wyatt. He tells Wyatt is going back to find him right now as he leaves the ring.
We see a clip of earlier in the day where Shotzi is hurt next to a car with Shayna and Ronda walking next to her. We cut backstage and Megan is with Shayna and Ronda. She asks them if they have taken it too far. Shayna says all we saw was Shotzi crying on the ground. Ronda says she does that every week. Or she is like Natalya and Raquel and unlucky. In come Liv and Tegan Nox. Liv says they have attacked Shotzi, Natalya and Raquel. They have defeated everyone except for them. Shayna tells them if you mess with the bull, you’ll get the horns.
Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro with Santos Escobar and Zelina Vega vs. The Viking Raiders with Valhalla
The bell rings and we are under way. Erik with Wilde are in the ring. Erik with a shoulder tackle. He throws Wilde to the ropes and a knee to the midsection. Ivar is tagged in and they double team Wilde. Ivar with a spear in the turnbuckle. Erik is tagged back in and a tackle in the turnbuckle. He throws Wildes to the ropes and a forearm to the face by Erik.
Hit Row’s music hits and out comes B-Fab with a chair. She folds the chair on the stage and sits down laughing. Top Dolla and Adonis attack both teams with chairs. Hit Row with chair shots onto the back of Ivar. Valhalla gets in the ring and B-Fab gets in the ring and hits her with a kick to the face. B-Fab throws Valhalla into Zelina Vega.
Winners: No contest
We cut backstage and LA Knight is opening doors looking for Bray Wyatt. He enters a locker room and see Wyatt’s shirt as the lights go off. LA Knight turns the light on his phone and we see Wyatt’s mask.
Kurt Angle and Stevenson are backstage with a few WWE superstars. He gets given to him a card that had “Number 1 dad” written on it. He looks up and it’s Jason Jordan. Both men hug as we cut to the ring.
WWE Intercontinental title contract signing
Out comes Ricochet with a table, chairs and the WWE World Cup trophy in the ring. Adam Pearce is also in the ring and out come Imperium. Ricochet and Gunther sit on the chairs and out come The New Day. Woods apologises to Adam for interrupting but they wanted to make sure that they got a front row seat to all of this happening. Kofi says he knows how these contract signings go. Eventually, Gunther will get angry and when he gets mad, the rest of Imperium will get mad and they will try to jump their boy Ricochet. And they cannot have that. The New Day get in the ring and say that they will overwatch this contract signing.
Pearce says that won’t happen, not every single time. Woods asks him if he has every watched wrestling. Pearce tells him good point. The fans start to chant “New Day Rocks”. Gunther tells Ricochet that he wants him to remember that he is the one that took the title off him. He has defeated him twice, proving that he isn’t worthy of being the Intercontinental champion. And he will defeat him again next week and nothing can save him from that. The difference between Imperium and them is they respect this great sport. They are professional wrestlers. They are not performers. Gunther signs the contract.
Ricochet asks if Gunther just said they have problems performing. The New Day start an “Imperium can’t perform” chant. Ricochet signs the contract and he tells Gunther that he doesn’t give up and he will win the Intercontinental title. Gunther stands up and both men are face to face. Gunther throws the table to the outside. Adam Pearce asks for a referee as all six men fight.
The New Day and Ricochet vs. Imperium
The bell rings and we are under way. Kaiser and Ricochet start the match. Kaiser to the ropes and a drop kick by Ricochet. He grabs Kaiser and Woods is tagged in. A body slam by Ricochet as Woods throws Ricochet onto Kaiser. Woods goes for the cover but Kaiser kicks out. Right hands by Woods as he throws Kaiser to the ropes and a drop kick by Woods. He goes for the cover but Kaiser kicks out.
Woods with a clothesline but Vinci is tagged in. An arm drag by Vinci onto Woods. A right hand by Vinci as he stomps on Woods in the corner.
Back from commercial, Woods with a kick to the face onto Vinci but Vinci with a back breaker. Gunther is tagged into the match. Gunther places his legs around the neck of Woods and he twists his neck. Gunther with a body slam as he goes for the cover but Woods kicks out. Kaiser is tagged in and a head lock onto Woods in the middle of the ring. He stands up and slams Woods into the corner. A right hand and a knee to the face by Kaiser. He places Woods on the top rope. Woods with a right hand but Kaiser with a kick to the face and Woods falls to the mat. Kaiser places Woods on the top rope but Woods with a right hand. Woods with a dropkick off the top rope. Kofi is tagged in. Kofi with right hands as Vinci is tagged in.
Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but Vinci mouves out of the way. Vinci with a right hand and Kofi to the outside of the ring. Gunther with an uppercut onto Kofi.
Back from commercial, Ricochet and Gunther are tagged in. Both men are face to face. Right hands by Ricochet but Gunther with a chop to the chest. Gunther with a boot to the face. Ricochet with a running knee to the face and right hands. Ricochet with a kick to the side of the head. He runs to the ropes but Gunther with a chop to the chest. Gunther goes for a powerbomb but Ricochet with a roll up but Gunther kicks out. Woods and Vinci are tagged in. Woods with a knee to the face followed by a DDT. Kofi is tagged in. They go for the Midnight Hour but Kofi jumps on Kaiser who got into the ring. Vinci throws Woods to the outside of the ring. Vinci with a rolling senton followed by a moon sault onto Kofi. Kaiser is tagged in but Kofi with a hurricanrana onto Vinci. Kaiser on the top rope but Ricochet with a hurricanrana off the top rope. Gunther on the ring apron and Ricochet with a kick to the face. Woods with a splash onto Gunther and Vinci on the outside of the ring. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise onto Kaiser in the ring. Ricochet is tagged in and he hits Kaiser with the shooting star. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The New Day and Ricochet
We cut backstage and in come Alpha Academy. Gable tells the bouncer that they are on the list but the bouncer tells them that they aren’t. In come the Street Profits and they appear to know the bouncer. The Street Profits are on the list as they enter the party but Alpha Academy are not happy about it.
The Bloodline are backstage celebrating. Zayn tells them they can get some food as they are all about to leave, Jey tells Zayn that he should trim the beard and hair a bit for when Roman Reigns shows up next week. But next week in Chicago could be a real big night for him.
We cut to Rey Mysterio who is with a doctor and in come Karrion Kross and Scarlett. Kross tells him to relax. He heard about his situation and he wanted to come see him. He saw what happened with Dominik. Kross says but he showed restraint and now he is on SmackDown. He says Scarlett is from Romania and life can be tough for kids there. She told him a story about how when she was a kid, she had a horse who was a champion. But over night, the horse couldn’t run as fast or as high s they needed it. But the family needed it, they strapped a cart to it and it became a work horse. But over time, it became useless. Kross tells Rey that it’s always a sad thing to see when it gets to the point when you have to put an animal out of its misery. In come security who ask if there is a problem. Kross says no problem as he tells Rey tik tok and they leave.
Liv Morgan and Tegan Nox vs. Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey
The bell rings and we are under way. Shayna with an arm bar on Nox but Nox gets out of it. Nox with a hip toss. An uppercut onto Shayna followed by a cannonball. Nox climbs the top rope but Shayna with a kick to the head and Nox falls onto the mat. Ronda is tagged in and she throws Nox around the ring. Ronda with an ankle lock on Nox but Nox rolls out of it and Ronda into the turnbuckle. Shayna is tagged in and as is Liv. Shayna goes for a right hand but Liv with a drop kick. Liv with a knee to the face. Liv on the second rope and a drop kick onto Shayna. Liv goes for the cover but Shayna kicks out. Liv goes for a clothesline but Shayna ducks and hits her with a German suplex. Out comes Raquel Rodriguez with WWE officials. Raquel has her elbow in a brace. Ronda gets in Raquel’s face and Nox with the Shinning Wizard on Shayna with the referee distracted. Liv goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Liv Morgan and Tegan Nox
We cut to Kurt’s party. Kurt tells Stevenson to stay put as he goes to the ring.
Kurt Angle’s birthday celebration
Out comes Kurt Angle to the ring as he thanks everyone for the celebration. Alpha Academy’s music hits and out come Gable and Otis. Gable tells him every clown in Pittsburg got an invitation but they didn’t. Gable says he didn’t want to get upstaged at his own party by a real Olympic hero. He didn’t want Gable to go to his house and outshine him. Gable says that is him being petty. Gable says for once, he will admit and agree with these people. They are right every time they tell Kurt that he sucks. Gable and Otis get in the ring and there is a table, balloons and a cake. He tells Kurt he sees him for what he really became. he has no integrity, lost his intensity and if he wants to keep the shred of intelligence that he has, he will get out of their ring.
Gable tells him the celebration is over and Otis will eat his birthday cake. And if he doesn’t, he might just end with another broken freaking neck. Angle leaves the ring. Otis grabs a piece of the cake as Angle walks to the back. Angle stops on stage and he tells Otis that if he will eat all of that cake, he is going to need a lot of milk. Angle’s music hits as he gestures to someone and a milk truck with Gable Stevenson makes its way down to the ring. Angle and Stevenson throw milk bottles at Alpha Academy. Angle grabs a hose and he sprays them with milk. The Alpha Academy leave the ring as Angle and Stevenson get in the ring, toast and drink milk as they celebrate.