WWE SmackDown Live
December 4, 2018
Frank Erwin Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Paige, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Asuka, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville In-Ring Segment:
It’s time for the first ever Women’s TLC Contract Signing. Smackdown is not just the land of opportunity, it is the place where history is made. Paige is honored to sanction the TLC match for the SmackDown Women’s Title and it is not a normal TLC match, it is a Triple Threat Match. Becky talks about history. It must be a Tuesday because the Man makes history every time she walks into the ring. She will do the exact same thing at TLC. Being put through a table or having a chair hit her in the back or being crushed by a ladder is nothing compared to where she came from. Becky doesn’t care how you got into this match and she will do whatever it takes to win.
Charlotte says that Becky needs to change the song because it’s the same one every week. She is given the opportunity? Spin it however you want. Charlotte picked up the ball that Becky dropped at Survivor Series and destroyed Ronda with one kendo stick. It took one punch by Nia Jax to break Becky’s face. Charlotte tells Becky to imagine what she will do with tables, ladders, and chairs. Asuka negates the bickering contest. Becky has never beaten Asuka. Becky chose wrong at Survivor Series. Asuka would have beaten Ronda. At TLC, she will beat Becky.
Asuka beating Ronda Rousey? Charlotte ended Asuka’s Undefeated Streak at WrestleMania. Charlotte got lucky one time. Becky says the truth is none of you can beat Ronda Rousey and neither of you can beat her. Becky signs the contract and leaves the ring. If Paige going to let the champ leave like that? Becky is all talk these days. She will beat Becky and Asuka again. Charlotte shattered the mystique of Asuka at WrestleMania and she will finish Asuka at TLC. Paige has Charlotte and Asuka sign the contract. Asuka offers to break Charlotte right now.
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville appears on the stage. Is this how Paige wants to make history? With these two women? These undeserving women? What about the two women she groomed for stardom in the WWE? Charlotte lost at Survivor Series. It was a fluke that Asuka won last week. Deville made one tiny mistake. That won’t happen again. If you want to see fire and desire, you are looking at it Baby Girl. What happens if Asuka and Charlotte don’t make it to TLC? Since Rose and Deville are so eager to fight, we’ll have a tag team match right now.
Enjoy the show, Jon Stewart!
We'll see you in TWO WEEKS on @WWE @TributeToTroops! #SDLive pic.twitter.com/gxGMYOO155
— WWE (@WWE) December 5, 2018
The Miz & Shane McMahon Backstage Segment:
First Match: Charlotte Flair & Asuka vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
The Queen is on a roll tonight… #SDLive @MsCharlotteWWE pic.twitter.com/toEdAu2TyT
— WWE (@WWE) December 5, 2018
Asuka and Deville will start things off. Chain grappling exchange. Asuka applies a wrist lock. Deville reverses the hold. Asuka applies a standing arm-bar. Asuka rolls over Deville. Deville goes for a shoulder tackle, but Asuka stands still. Asuka blocks a punch from Deville. Deville with a double leg takedown. Deville applies a side headlock. Deville avoids a roundhouse kick from Asuka. Asuka applies an arm-bar. Asuka repeatedly stomps on the left shoulder of Deville. Deville drops Asuka with a straight right hand. Deville tags in Rose. Deville and Rose are double teaming Asuka. Rose with the cover for a two count. Rose poses for the crowd. Rose is toying around with Asuka.
Asuka unloads her combination offense. Asuka goes for a Pop Up Knee Strike, but Rose counters with a Forearm Smash. Asuka responds with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Asuka tags in Charlotte. Following a snap mare takeover, Charlotte kicks Rose in the back. Rose decks Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Charlotte goes for a Bodyslam, but Rose lands back on her feet. Rose sends Charlotte face first to the middle turnbuckle pad. Charlotte with an Exploder Suplex. Charlotte kicks Deville in the gut. Charlotte follows that with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Becky Lynch graces us with her presence.
Charlotte rolls Rose back into the ring. Charlotte hooks the leg for a two count. Charlotte brings Rose to the corner. Charlotte tags in Asuka. Asuka with a series of Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Asuka kicks Rose in the back. Rose kicks out of The Shining Wizard. Asuka goes for The Asuka Lock, but Rose blocks it. Rose tags in Deville. Rose goes for a Bicycle Knee Strike, but Asuka ducks out of the way. Deville Spears Asuka for a two count. Deville applies a body scissors hold. Deville repeatedly kicks Asuka in the ribs. Deville tags in Rose. Rose drives her knee into Asuka’s neck. Rose applies an abdominal stretch.
Coming out of the commercial break, Asuka is trying to create separation. Rose with a GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Rose slams Asuka head on the canvas for a two count. Rose drags Asuka to the corner. Rose and Deville are cutting the ring in half. Deville levels Asuka with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Deville drops Asuka with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Deville tags in Rose. Asuka with shots to the midsection of Rose. Rose with a Bicycle Knee Strike for a two count. Rose kicks Asuka in the back. Gazillion tags from Rose and Deville.
Rose clotheslines Asuka. Rose goes for a WheelBarrow Slam, but Asuka counters with a Bulldog. Asuka tags in Charlotte. Charlotte clotheslines Deville. Charlotte knocks Rose off the ring apron. Charlotte with a series of Flair Family Chops. Charlotte with a Belly to Back Suplex. Charlotte is fired up. Deville kicks Charlotte in the chest. Charlotte Spears Deville. Charlotte tosses Rose out of the ring. Charlotte kicks Deville in the face. Rose pulls Asuka off the ring apron. Charlotte inadvertently clocks Asuka with a Big Boot. Charlotte rolls Deville over for a two count. Asuka hits Charlotte with The Shining Wizard which allows Deville to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville via Pinfall
Second Match: Cesaro w/Sheamus vs. Xavier Woods w/The New Day vs. Jey Uso w/Jimmy Uso in a Triple Threat Match
.@XavierWoodsPhD, Jey @WWEUsos & @WWECesaro are giving their ALL in this #TripleThreat match tonight on #SDLive. pic.twitter.com/Z2QT5gi495
— WWE (@WWE) December 5, 2018
New Day are providing their own ringside commentary. Cesaro kicks Jey in the gut. Cesaro with a straight right hand. Cesaro does his signature bar pose. Jey blocks a boot from Cesaro. Jey and Woods sends Cesaro out of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jey applies a side headlock. Jey drops Woods with a shoulder tackle. Woods leapfrogs over Jey. Woods and Jey are running the ropes. Woods goes for a DeadLift German Suplex, but Jey counters with a back elbow smash. Jey goes for a Back Body Drop, but Woods lands back on his feet.
Woods ducks a clothesline from Jey. Woods slides under Jey. Woods goes for a Discus Forearm Smash, but Jey rolls him over for a two count. Woods rolls Jey over for a two count. Leg Sweep Exchange. This leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Woods and Jey clotheslines Cesaro over the top rope. Coming out of the commercial break, Pancakes are spread all around the ringside area. Cesaro dropkicks Woods off the ring apron. Cesaro goes for a SuperPlex, but Jey counters with a HeadButt. Cesaro uppercuts Jey in mid-air for a two count.
Cesaro goes for The Neutralizer, but Woods gets in the way. Woods rams his shoulders into the midsection of Cesaro. Woods with an Apron Enzuigiri. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Cesaro. Jey uppercuts Cesaro. Jey ducks a clothesline from Woods. Jey with a PopUp Samoan Drop. Jey with a Running StinkFace. Cesaro heads to the outside. Jey lands a Top Rope Plancha. Woods responds with a Tornado DDT on the floor. Woods rolls Cesaro back into the ring. Woods with a Victory GourdBuster for a two count.
Woods goes for The Honor Roll, but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro launches Woods to the corner. Jey clocks Cesaro with an Apron Enzuigiri. Jey goes for The Uso Splash, but Cesaro counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Woods connects with The Limit Break for a two count. Woods and Jey are trading back and forth shots. Cesaro with an AirPlane Spin/Cesaro Swing Combination. Cesaro locks in The Sharpshooter. Jey drops Cesaro with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Woods rolls Cesaro over for a two count. Cesaro throws Woods out of the ring. Jey SuperKicks Cesaro to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jey Uso via Pinfall
"It doesn't matter which brand I choose to go to. I will wreak havoc, the magnitude of which you have never seen." – @LarsSWWE
Will the FREAK go to #RAW or #SDLive? pic.twitter.com/IJ7Ey7YZN2
— WWE (@WWE) December 5, 2018
Rusev & Lana Backstage Interview:
MIZ TV Featuring: Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles
Welcome to the most must see WWE talk show in history. Wait a minute. It’s time for a dance break !!! Miz wants the people in Austin to stop dancing. Over eight years, Daniel Bryan has appeared on MIZ TV many times, but for the first time, he is on the show as the WWE Champion. Miz brings out The New Daniel Bryan. Miz says that Bryan looks like the old Bryan physically, but more confident and he is not listening to people’s opinions. There is no such thing as a virtuous win. It appears that Bryan realized that Miz was right all along. Everybody thought the old Daniel Bryan was very very smart. How smart could he have been if he catered to these people? He allowed their expectations to subvert his dreams.
Bryan doesn’t care about these people. He’s letting his dreams take control. He doesn’t have a lot of intellectual peers to discuss this with, but he has books. He can consult the fellow great minds of history. People like Alexander Hamilton. Bryan rips the nimrods doing the what chant. Giving power to the mindless masses is bad. Bryan calls everyone sheep. What’s more dangerous is the knowledge of the old Daniel Bryan with the brutality of the new Daniel Bryan. What Alexander Hamilton wrote is what he has said for years. The only reason you have the WWE Championship is because you did whatever it took to win. Bryan says that Miz is dancing around the issue. He kicked AJ Styles in the groin. He kicked one man in the groin on one day.
These people harm the Earth every day with their needless consumption. They drink their plastic water bottles and eat their factory farmed meats which sends methane into the air and affects the climate. If you want to count sins, he kicked one man in the groin on one day. These people commit countless atrocities against the Earth every single day. For eight years Bryan has painted him as the bad guy, but you had them fooled. Miz saw through all of it. Is The New Bryan WWE Champion because he listened to what Miz said? Yes or No? It doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that the old Daniel Bryan is dead. The Yes Movement, with these logos dead. The most important thing that you cannot do anything about is, here is your WWE Champion, The New Daniel Bryan. Bryan calls the WWE Universe fickle. Bryan shoves Miz into Styles. Bryan and Styles are brawling around the Frank Erwin Center. Miz plants Styles with The Skull Crushing Finale.
Third Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton
.@RandyOrton takes advantage of @SamoaJoe's distraction and grabs the win over @JEFFHARDYBRAND… #SDLive pic.twitter.com/XyLe1C0pTU
— WWE (@WWE) December 5, 2018
Hardy immediately attacks Orton after the bell rings. Orton kicks Hardy in the gut. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Orton. Hardy with a ChinBuster. Hardy clotheslines Orton over the top rope. Hardy wants to DELETE Orton. Hardy sends Orton face first to the steel ring post. Orton slams Hardy’s head on the announce table. Orton goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Hardy blocks it. Hardy dumps Orton back first on the table. Hardy plays to the crowd. Hardy bounces Orton’s head on the ring apron. Hardy rolls Orton back into the ring. Orton deposits Hardy on the top rope. Orton delivers The Garvin Stomp for a two count.
Orton applies a rear chin lock. Hardy gets back to a vertical base. Hardy drops Orton with a Spinning Mule Kick. Hardy kicks Orton in the jaw. Hardy hits The Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Orton reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy follows that with a Split Legged Basement Dropkick. Orton negates The Twist Of Fate. Orton with a back elbow smash. Hardy rams his shoulders into the midsection of Orton.
Orton connects with The IEDDT. Orton goes for The RKO, but Hardy blocks it. Hardy with a SlingBlade. Orton has Hardy perched on the top turnbuckle. Hardy with a back door escape. Hardy with a Twist Of Fate. Hardy with a Baseball Slide Dropkick to Orton. Hardy has Orton laid flat on the announce table. Hardy sets up for The Swanton Bomb. Hardy is distracted by Samoa Joe who’s sitting in a bar. Joe pokes fun at Hardy’s troubled past. Hardy is pissed. Orton plants Hardy with The RKO to pickup the victory.
Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall
WWE Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2018 PPV Match Card:
1.) The Bar (c) vs. The Usos vs. The New Day in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
2.) Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre
3.) Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush vs. Elias
4.) Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nia Jax w/Tamina For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
5.) Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles For The WWE Championship
6.) The Finals Of The 2018 WWE Mixed Match Challenge
7.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
8.) Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
9.) Braun Strowman vs. Constable Baron Corbin in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match. If Braun Strowman Wins, He’ll Get A WWE Universal Championship Match At The Royal Rumble PPV. If Constable Baron Corbin Wins, He’ll Become The Permanent General Manager of Raw
Fourth Match: AJ Styles vs. The Miz
.@AJStylesOrg & @mikethemiz are wearing each other out physically while @WWEDanielBryan tries to wear the @WWEUniverse out mentally… #SDLive pic.twitter.com/8yqRFXHMli
— WWE (@WWE) December 5, 2018
Styles drives Miz back first into the turnbuckles. Styles with clubbing shoulder blocks. Styles with two knife edge chops. Styles bounces Miz head on the top turnbuckle. Styles is mauling Miz in the corner. Miz wants a clean break? Never mind, Miz kicks Styles in the gut. Miz applies a side headlock. Miz drops Styles with a shoulder tackle. Styles leapfrogs over Miz. Styles dropkicks Miz. Miz heads to the outside. Styles sweeps the legs of Miz. Styles with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Miz responds with a JawBreaker. Styles blocks a punch from Miz. Miz with a Running Knee Lift. Miz drives his knee into Styles back. Miz with a Running Boot.
Miz applies a rear chin lock. Styles gets back to a vertical base. Miz with a Neck/Back Breaker Combination for a two count. Miz transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz whips Styles to the corner. Styles SuperKicks Miz. Miz launches Styles to the ring apron. Styles with a Forearm Smash. Miz responds with a Big Boot which sends Styles crashing to the outside. Styles and Miz are trading back and forth shots. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Styles with a Basement Forearm Smash. Styles with a Corner Clothesline. Styles follows that with The Ushigoroshi for a two count.
Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Miz blocks it. Miz catapults Styles to the top turnbuckle. Miz goes for The Skull Crushing Finale, but Styles rolls him over for a two count. Miz kicks Styles in the gut. Miz with an Implant DDT for a two count. Styles launches Miz over the top rope. Styles with a SlingShot Phenomenal Forearm. Styles is distracted by The New Daniel Bryan. Miz drives Styles into the steel ring steps. Miz connects with The Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Miz with shots to the left hamstring of Styles.
Styles fights out of The Figure Four Leg Lock. Styles sends Miz shoulder first to the steel ring post. Bryan is trying to pull Styles out of the ring. Styles kicks Bryan in the face. Styles locks in The Calf Crusher which forces Miz to tap out. After the match, Bryan attacks Styles from behind. Bryan uses the ring post as a weapon. Bryan gets Styles trapped in The Heel Hook. Referees are trying to get Bryan off of Styles. Bryan repeatedly stomps on Styles face. Bryan continues to call the WWE Universe fickle (which is true). Bryan chop blocks Styles. Bryan goes back to The Heel Hook to end the show.
Winner: AJ Styles via Submission