WWE Friday Night SmackDown
December 25, 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Kevin Owens In A Steel Cage Match For The WWE Universal Championship
— WWE (@WWE) December 26, 2020
Slugfest after the bell rings. Reigns uppercuts Owens. Reigns with Two HeadButts. Owens kicks Reigns in the gut. Reigns slams Owens head on the top turnbuckle pad. Owens with a knife edge chop. Reigns uppercuts Owens. Reigns whips Owens across the ring. Reigns drops Owens with The Big Boot for a one count. Reigns kicks Owens in the chest. Reigns repeatedly sends Owens face first into the steel. Reigns hits The Samoan Drop for a two count. Owens avoids The Superman Punch. Owens with The DDT. Forearm Exchange. Owens kicks Reigns in the gut. Owens with forearm shivers. Owens launches Reigns face first into the steel. Reigns reverses out of the irish whip from Owens. Owens kicks Reigns in the chest. Reigns with a straight right hand. Owens clotheslines Reigns. Owens with The Senton Splash. Owens blocks a boot from Reigns. Owens with rapid fire haymakers. Owens repeatedly stomps on Reigns chest. Owens follows that with The Running Cannonball Strike. Owens with a straight right hand. Owens goes for The Pop Up PowerBomb, but Reigns counters with The Leg Lariat for a two count. Reigns puts Owens on the top turnbuckle. Haymaker Exchange. Owens with two sharp elbow strikes. Owens lands The Frog Splash for a two count.
Owens has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Reigns and Owens are trading back and forth shots. Owens goes for The SuperKick, but Reigns counters with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Reigns tees off on Owens. Second Haymaker Exchange. Owens connects with The Pop Up PowerBomb for a two count. Owens applies a front face lock. Reigns drives Owens back first into the turnbuckles. Reigns with clubbing shoulder blocks. Reigns uppercuts Owens. Reigns puts Owens on the top turnbuckle. Reigns HeadButts Owens. Third Haymaker Exchange. Reigns goes for The SuperPlex, but Owens counters with The Avalanche Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Owens kicks Reigns in the gut. Reigns negates The Stunner. Reigns delivers The Superman Punch for a two count. Reigns talks smack to Owens. Owens slaps Reigns in the face. Reigns repeatedly throws Owens into the steel. Reigns with rapid fire haymakers. Reigns tells Owens to stay down. Reigns applies The Guillotine Choke. Owens uses the top rope to create separation.
Owens kicks Reigns in the chest. Owens hits The Stunner for a two count. Owens starts climbing up the cage. Reigns attacks Owens from behind. Reigns with clubbing blows to Owens back. HeadButt/Haymaker Exchange. Reigns prevents Owens from reaching the top of the cage. Both men are fighting for position on the top rope. Owens SuperKicks Reigns. Owens goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Reigns gets his knees up in the air. Reigns Spears Owens for a two count. Reigns is displaying his frustration. Reigns tells the referee to open the cage door. Owens grabs the left ankle of Reigns. Owens uses the cage door as a weapon. Owens repeatedly slams Reigns head on the steel. Jey Uso runs interference. Reigns drags Owens back inside the cage. Owens SuperKicks Reigns. Owens goes for The Pop Up PowerBomb, but Reigns counters with The SuperMan Punch. Owens avoids The Spear. Owens plants Reigns with The Stunner. Jey handcuffs Owens left hand to the cage. That allows Reigns to easily walk out of the cage to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns via Cage Escape
Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bianca BelAir, Bayley, and Carmella Segment
Charlotte Flair: Well it looks like Christmas came early. The Empress and The Queen have returned to Friday Night SmackDown.
Asuka: We are the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Bayley: Impressive, impressive look at you two. You want to know what’s really impressive? Me! I mean, while 2020 was a downer for everyone in the whole world, it wasn’t for me. I mean, I was the longest reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion in all of history. I held the title for, let me see. Michael, what, 380 days.
Sasha Banks: Do you wanna talk about who’s the SmackDown Women’s Champion now? Because that’s impressive.
Bianca BelAir: So, you wanna talk about impressive. Look at me. I am the EST of WWE, which means I am the strongEST, the fastEST, the roughEST, the toughEST, the quickEST, the greatEST, the bEST and you ain’t never seen nothing like this. Now, that really is impressive.
Carmella: Look at all of these witches. Actually, what I meant to say is, bitches because all of you, everyone just wants to look at me anyway. I mean, look at me, honey. Look at me. Because you want to talk about being impressive. Let’s face it, there’s only one woman in this ring who’s naughty and nice. And nice and naughty.
Second Match: Asuka & Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Bianca BelAir vs. Bayley & Carmella w/Reginald Thomas In A Triple Threat Elimination Match For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
— WWE (@WWE) December 26, 2020
Charlotte Flair and Bayley will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte sends Bayley face first into the canvas. Charlotte is playing mind games with Bayley. Strong lockup. Charlotte pulls Bayley down to the mat. Bayley stomps on the left foot of Charlotte. Bayley is throwing haymakers at Charlotte. Charlotte slams Bayley’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Charlotte with a knife edge chop. Charlotte applies a front face lock. Charlotte tags in Asuka. Chop/Mid-Kick Combination. Asuka hooks the outside leg for a two count. Asuka goes for the irish whip, but Bayley holds onto the ropes. Bayley with two haymakers. Bayley with a knife edge chop. Bayley mocks Charlotte. Carmella tags herself in. Carmella with a blistering chop. Asuka shoves Carmella. Carmella is trying to fix her ring gear. Charlotte takes a swipe at Carmella. Carmella knocks Sasha off the ring apron. Asuka kicks the right hamstring of Carmella. Asuka with forearm shivers. Asuka whips Carmella across the ring. Asuka with The Running Hip Attack. Asuka with a Hip Smash. Asuka taunts Carmella. Carmella kicks Asuka in the face. Carmella applies The Upside Down. Asuka with a Spinning Back Kick. Sasha tags herself in.
Sasha with The Lou Thez Press. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack for a two count. Sasha slams Carmella’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sasha with The Corner Meteora. Sasha tags in BelAir. BelAir with clubbing shoulder blocks. BelAir goes for a Bodyslam, but Carmella lands back on her feet. Carmella tags in Charlotte. Charlotte drop steps into a side headlock. BelAir whips Charlotte across the ring. BelAir drops down on the canvas. Charlotte runs into BelAir. Charlotte applies a side headlock. Charlotte mocks BelAir. Charlotte applies a wrist lock. Charlotte with the irish whip. BelAir showcases her athleticism. BelAir avoids The Big Boot. Double Dropkick. Double Kick Up. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Charlotte kicks BelAir in the gut. Charlotte goes for The Exploder Suplex, but BelAir lands back on her feet. BelAir sends Charlotte face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Charlotte side steps BelAir into the turnbuckles. Asuka and Bayley are tagged in. Bayley pulls Asuka off the apron. Asuka with a forearm smash. Charlotte unloads five knife edge chops. Sasha with The Flying Meteora off the apron. Carmella throws Sasha into the ringside barricade. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack to BelAir. Asuka punches Bayley in the back. Asuka rolls Bayley back into the ring. Asuka is distracted by Carmella. Asuka with an open palm strike. Bayley hits The Bayley To Belly for a two count.
Bayley and Carmella has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Bayley uses the middle rope as a weapon. Bayley with the irish whip. Asuka delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Bayley clotheslines Asuka. Bayley drags Asuka to the corner. Bayley tags in Carmella. Carmella repeatedly stomps on Asuka’s chest. Carmella with a Running Boot across the top turnbuckle pad. Carmella continues to stomp on Asuka’s chest. Carmella with The Bronco Buster for a two count. Carmella applies a rear chin lock. Asuka with heavy bodyshots. Carmella pulls Asuka down to the mat. Carmella with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Carmella with the ground and pound attack for a two count. Carmella tags in Bayley. Bayley and Carmella repeatedly stomps on Asuka’s chest. Carmella is choking Asuka with her boot.
Bayley and Carmella uses the referee to their advantage. Bayley with a hip smash. Bayley is mauling Asuka in the corner. Bayley tags in Carmella. Bayley knocks Charlotte off the apron. Asuka is displaying her fighting spirit. Carmella pulls Asuka down to the mat. Carmella tags in Bayley. Bayley with a gut punch. Bayley applies a rear chin lock. Asuka with elbows into the midsection of Bayley. Asuka with a Pop Up Knee Strike. Asuka tags in BelAIr. BelAir with three shoulder tackles. BelAir knocks Carmella off the apron. BelAir ducks a clothesline from Bayley. BelAir dropkicks Bayley. BelAir with clubbing shoulder blocks. BelAir repeatedly stomps on Bayley’s chest. BelAir with The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Sasha blocks a boot from Carmella. Sasha with a knee lift. Sasha ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Sasha goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Charlotte counters with The Fallaway Slam. BelAir hits The GlamSlam. Bayley rolls BelAir over for a two count. BelAir with The SpineBuster for a two count. BelAir tags in Sasha. Sasha connects with The Frog Splash to score the first pinfall of the match.
Bayley and Carmella has been eliminated. Sasha kicks Bayley out of the ring. Sasha with a Tilt-A-Whirl Takedown. Sasha applies The Bank Statement. Misfired Boots. Charlotte goes for The Figure Four Leg Lock, but Sasha rolls her over for a two count. Sasha with a RoundHouse Kick. Charlotte responds with The Big Boot. Charlotte applies The Figure Eight. Sasha uses BelAir’s ponytail for leverage. Sasha tags in BelAir. BelAir with The HandSpring MoonSault for a two count. Charlotte knocks BelAir off the top turnbuckle. BelAir with an inside cradle for a two count. Charlotte with a single leg takedown. Charlotte applies The Figure Eight. Sasha with The Running Meteora. Charlotte tags in Asuka. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack. Sasha lays out Reginald Thomas in the process. BelAir is distracted by Bayley. Asuka with The O’Connor Roll for a two count. Asuka unloads a series of mid-kicks. Asuka goes for The RoundHouse Kick, but BelAir counters with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Bayley continues to run interference. BelAir goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Asuka lands back on her feet. Charlotte made the blind tag. Asuka ducks a clothesline from BelAir. Asuka hits The CodeBreaker. Charlotte plants BelAir with The Natural Selection to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Asuka & Charlotte Flair via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) December 26, 2020
Third Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Jey Uso
— WWE (@WWE) December 26, 2020
Jey attacks Bryan before the bell rings. Jey transitions into a ground and pound attack. Jey whips Bryan into the christmas presents. Jey is raining down haymakers. Jey kicks Bryan in the ribs. Jey bodyslams Bryan on the ramp. Jey needs to be restrained by the referees. Bryan still wants to fight. Jey with clubbing blows to Bryan’s back. Jey repeatedly stomps on Bryan’s chest. Jey dumps Bryan out of the ring. Jey lands The Suicide Dive. Jey throws Bryan into the steel ring steps. Jey reset’s the referee’s ten count. Jey continues to whip Bryan into the ring steps. Jey talks smack to Bryan. Jey rolls Bryan back into the ring. Jey bodyslams Bryan. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Bryan kicks Jey in the chest. Jey reverses out of the irish whip from Bryan. Bryan dives over Jey. Jey ducks a clothesline from Bryan. Jey hits The Samoan Drop for a two count.
Jey is throwing haymakers at Bryan. Jey with a low dropkick. Jey continues to run his mouth. Jey bodyslams Bryan. Jey goes for a Running HeadButt, but Bryan ducks out of the way. Jey avoids The Corner Dropkick. Jey with The Running StinkFace. Bryan reverses out of the irish whip from Jey. Bryan kicks Jey in the chest. Bryan launches Jey over the top rope. Jey is favoring his left ankle. Bryan lands The Suicide Dive. Bryan rolls Jey back into the ring. Jey has Bryan perched on the top turnbuckle. Bryan with a back door escape. Bryan with clubbing blows to Jey’s back. Bryan follows that with an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex. Jey regains control of the match during the commercial break. Jey with a straight right hand. Jey HeadButts Bryan. Bryan with two haymakers. Bryan uppercuts Jey. Jey with a forearm smash. Bryan repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Jey. Bryan with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Bryan repeatedly wraps the left leg of Jey around the steel ring post.
Bryan kicks out the legs of Jey. Bryan nails Jey with The Corner Dropkick. Bryan wraps the left leg of Jey around the middle rope. Bryan with a Running Dropkick. Bryan puts Jey on the top turnbuckle. Bryan with The Top Rope FrankenSteiner for a two count. YES! Kicks. Jey avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Jey with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jey with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Jey goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Bryan lands back on his feet. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Jey. Jey goes for The Samoan Drop, but Bryan counters with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Bryan with Two RoundHouse Kicks. Bryan goes for The Running Knee, but Jey counters with Two SuperKicks. Jey connects with The Uso Splash for a two count. Jey goes for another Uso Splash, but Bryan gets his knees up in the air. Bryan applies The YES! Lock. Bryan transitions into a single leg crab. Jey grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Jey repeatedly kicks Bryan in the face. Ground and Pound Exchange. Jey HeadButts Bryan. Bryan avoids The SuperKick. Bryan plants Jey with The Running Knee to pickup the victory.
Winner: Daniel Bryan via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) December 26, 2020
Fourth Match: Sami Zayn (c) vs. Big E In A Lumberjack Match For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
Oh no, @SamiZayn…
— WWE (@WWE) December 26, 2020
The Lumberjacks (The Street Profits, Chad Gable, Otis Dozovic, Apollo Crews, Drew Gulak, Akira Tozawa, Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kalisto, Angel Garza, Robert Roode, Dolph Ziggler, Lince Dorado, King Corbin, Steve Cutler, and Wesley Blake)
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Big E backs Zayn into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Big E backs Zayn into the ropes. Zayn with a waist lock go-behind. Big E with a Hip Lock Takeover for a two count. Zayn applies a side headlock. Big E whips Zayn across the ring. Big E drops down on the canvas. Big E leapfrogs over Zayn. Big E scores the elbow knockdown. Zayn with a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle pad. Zayn repeatedly stomps on Big E’s chest. Zayn is choking Big E with his boot. The heel lumberjacks gangs up on Big E. Zayn is throwing haymakers at Big E. Zayn dumps Big E out of the ring. Blake and Cutler rolls Big E back into the ring. Zayn hooks both legs for a one count. Zayn goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Big E counters with The Stretch Muffler. Zayn grabs the bottom rope which forces the break.
Zayn regroups on the outside. Zayn slams Big E’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Big E decks Zayn with a back elbow smash. Big E clotheslines Zayn. Big E repeatedly stomps on Zayn’s chest. Big E goes for The Running Splash, but Zayn ducks out of the way. Big E starts brawling with the heel lumberjacks. Zayn lands The SomerSault Plancha. Zayn has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Zayn puts his knees on the back of Big E’s neck. Zayn throws his t-shirt at Big E. Zayn tees off on Big E. Big E with Two OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E ducks a clothesline from Zayn. Zayn hammers down on the back of Big E’s neck. Zayn kicks Big E in the face. Zayn goes for The Helluva Kick, but Big E counters with The Uranage Slam for a two count.
Zayn denies The Big Ending. The babyface lumberjacks prevents Zayn from leaving The Thunderdome. Zayn rakes the eyes of Big E. Zayn rolls Big E over for a two count. Zayn kicks Big E in the face. Big E launches Zayn over the top rope. Zayn with a Knee Lift. Big E has Zayn perched on the top turnbuckle. Haymaker Exchange. Zayn with clubbing blows to Big E’s back. Zayn hits The Avalanche Canadian Destoryer for a two count. Big E avoids The Helluva Kick. Big E Spears Zayn out of the ring. Cesaro and Nakamura attacks Big E from behind. That leads us to a pier six brawl on the outside. The babyface lumberjacks throws Zayn back into the ring. Zayn ducks a clothesline from Big E. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E connects with The Running Splash. Big E plants Zayn with The Big Ending to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE Intercontinental Champion, Big E via Pinfall
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