WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (12/17/21): Roman Reigns Fires Paul Heyman

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
December 17, 2021
Allstate Arena
Chicago, Illinois

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Pat McAfee)

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Sasha Banks & Toni Storm vs. Charlotte Flair & Shotzi Blackheart 

Toni Storm and Shotzi Blackheart will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Storm applies a side headlock. Storm with a side headlock takeover. Blackheart answers with the headscissors escape. Strong lockup. Wrist Lock Exchange. Storm kicks Blackheart in the gut. Storm whips Blackheart across the ring. Storm drops Blackheart with The Big Boot. Storm tags in Sasha. Double Irish Whip. Blackheart holds onto the ropes. Blackheart tags in Charlotte. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sasha climbs up to the middle turnbuckle. Sasha kicks Charlotte in the face. Sasha dives over Charlotte. Sasha with a Hurricanrana. Sasha rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Sasha with a bodyscissors rollup for a two count. Sasha with a knife edge chop. Sasha slams Charlotte’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sasha tags in Storm. Storm with clubbing uppercuts. Charlotte rocks Storm with a forearm smash. Charlotte kicks Sasha off the ring apron. Storm hits The Storm One for a two count. Blackheart dumps Storm out of the ring. Sasha and Storm are double teaming Blackheart.

Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Storm transitions into a ground and pound attack. Storm tags in Sasha. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown for a two count. Sasha talks smack to Blackheart. Sasha stomps on Blackheart’s chest. Sasha slams Blackheart’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sasha tags in Storm. Storm with forearm shivers. Storm tags in Sasha. Sasha kicks Blackheart in the gut. Blackheart with a forearm smash. Sasha blocks a boot from Blackheart. Sasha with a knee lift. Sasha blasts Charlotte off the apron. Blackheart drops Sasha with The Rolling Elbow. Blackheart repeatedly stomps on Sasha’s back. Blackheart tags in Charlotte. Charlotte with a blistering chop. Charlotte sends Sasha back first into the ringside barricade. Charlotte rolls Sasha back into the ring. Charlotte hooks the outside leg for a two count. Charlotte applies the cravate. Sasha with heavy bodyshots. Sasha decks Charlotte with a JawBreaker. Charlotte hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count.

Charlotte brings Sasha to the middle rope. Charlotte puts her knee on the back of Sasha’s neck. Charlotte tags in Blackheart. Sasha avoids The Running Splash. Sasha tags in Storm. Storm with a forearm smash. Storm ducks a clothesline from Blackheart. Storm with The Atomic Drop. Storm with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Storm follows that with a forearm smash. Blackheart reverses out of the irish whip from Storm. Storm with a flying forearm smash. Storm repeatedly stomps on Blackheart’s chest. Storm goes for The Exploder Suplex, but Blackheart lands back on her feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Storm goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Blackheart holds onto the ropes. Charlotte tags herself in. Assisted Exploder Suplex. Charlotte pops back on her feet. Charlotte and Blackheart has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Storm denies The Figure Eight. Storm sends Charlotte face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Charlotte stops Storm in her tracks. Storm tags in Sasha.

Sasha with a knee lift. Sasha with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Sasha ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Sasha knocks Blackheart off the apron. Sasha dodges The Big Boot. Charlotte denies The Backstabber. Charlotte goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker, but Sasha counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Sasha with Two Shotgun Meteora’s for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Charlotte kicks Sasha in the gut. Charlotte goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Sasha lands back on her feet. Sasha rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Sasha with The Cazadora Bulldog. Storm tags herself in. Charlotte avoids The Flying Meteora. Sasha hits The Backstabber on Blackheart. Charlotte dumps Sasha out of the ring. Storm with The Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Charlotte drives Storm face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Charlotte is choking Storm with her boot. Charlotte walks over Storm. Charlotte goes for The Double MoonSault, but Storm gets her knees up in the air. Storm connects with The Japanese Leg Clutch Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sasha Banks & Toni Storm via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Viking Raiders vs. Jinder Mahal & Shanky 

This match started during the commercial break. Viking Raiders are double teaming Mahal in the corner. Viking Raiders with two knee lifts. Erik stares at Shanky. Erik ducks a clothesline from Mahal. Mahal with a Jumping Knee Strike. Mahal tag sin Shanky. Shanky kicks Erik in the gut. Shanky with The Side Walk Slam for a two count. Shanky slams Erik’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Shanky with clubbing elbow smashes in the corner. Erik with heavy bodyshots. Shanky sends Erik into the ropes. Shanky slaps Erik in the chest. Shanky clotheslines Erik for a two count. Shanky tags in Mahal. Shanky with a back elbow smash. Mahal with a gut punch. Mahal hammers down on the back of Erik’s neck. Forearm Exchange.

Mahal repeatedly stomps on Erik’s chest. Mahal is choking Erik with his boot. Mahal with a short-arm clothesline. Mahal applies a half nelson chin lock. Erik is throwing haymakers at Mahal. Mahl with a forearm smash. Mahal sends Erik to the corner. Erik dives over Mahal. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar with a straight right hand. Ivar drops Mahal with a shoulder tackle. Ivar with a Side Walk Slam. Ivar with a Running Crossbody Splash. Ivar punches Shanky. Mahal attacks Ivar from behind. Mahal whips Ivar across the ring. Ivar cartwheels around a lariat from Mahal. Ivar clotheslines Mahal. Ivar tags in Erik. Ivar bodyslams Mahal. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Mahal for a two count. Mahal decks Erik with a JawBreaker. Mahal tags in Shanky. Erik side steps Shanky into the turnbuckles. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar with a corner clothesline. Erik with a Shotgun Knee Strike. Erik drives Ivar back first into Shanky. Erik with a Northern Lights Suplex. Ivar connects with The Flying Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Third Match: Cesaro vs. Ridge Holland w/Sheamus 

Holland attacks Cesaro with the billy club before the bell rings. Cesaro received medical attention during the commercial break. Holland drives Cesaro back first into the turnbuckles. Holland with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Holland with a gut punch. Holland drives his knee into the midsection of Cesaro. Holland with a BackBreaker. Holland is stretching Cesaro. Holland headbutts the midsection of Cesaro.

Holland applies The Abdominal Stretch. Holland denies The Hip Toss. Holland with another gut punch. Cesaro uppercuts Holland. Cesaro with a Belly to Back Suplex. Cesaro with a Running European Uppercut. Bodyshot Exchange. Cesaro clotheslines Holland over the top rope. Cesaro with a Running Uppercut. Cesaro talks smack to Sheamus. Cesaro rolls Holland back into the ring. Cesaro gets distracted by Sheamus. Holland punches Cesaro in the ribs. Holland connects with The Northern Grit to pickup the victory. After the match, Holland kicks Cesaro in the ribs.

Winner: Ridge Holland via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Shayna Baszler w/Sonya Deville vs. Naomi 

Baszler attacks Naomi before the bell rings. Baszler repeatedly drops her elbow on the left knee of Naomi. Deville tells the referee to ring the bell. Baszler applies The Heel Hook. Naomi rolls Baszler over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Naomi via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: The New Day vs. The Usos 

Kofi Kingston and Jey Uso will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jey applies a side headlock. Kofi whips Jey across the ring. Jey drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Kofi drops down on the canvas. Kofi with a double leapfrog. Kofi goes for a dropkick, but Jey holds onto the ropes. Kofi with The SOS for a two count. Kofi kicks Jey in the ribs. Kofi with a knife edge chop. Jimmy tags himself in. Short-Arm Reversal by Jey. Kofi with a forearm smash. Jimmy with an Apron Enzuigiri. Jey punches Kofi. Jimmy slams Kofi’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Jimmy is throwing haymakers at Kofi. Jey repeatedly stomps on Kofi’s chest. Jimmy with a straight right hand. Jimmy tags in Jey.

Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Kofi. Jey tags in Jimmy. Jimmy applies a rear chin lock. Kofi with heavy bodyshots. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Jimmy. Kofi SuperKicks Jimmy. The referee didn’t see Kofi tag out to Woods. Jey clotheslines Kofi behind the referee’s back. The Usos poses for the crowd. The Usos has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Haymaker Exchange. Kofi with a Flying Splash. Woods and Jimmy are tagged in. Woods clotheslines Jimmy. Woods with a leg lariat. Jey sends Woods to the corner. Woods kicks Jey in the face. Woods delivers The Honor Roll. Jimmy sends Woods into the ropes.

Woods with The Tilt-A-Whirl Side Russian Leg Sweep. Woods clotheslines Jimmy over the top rope. Woods with The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Woods is fired up. Woods rolls Jimmy back into the ring. Woods with The Flying Leg Drop for a two count. Woods blocks a boot from Jimmy. Jimmy with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jey ducks under two clotheslines from Jimmy. Kofi made the blind tag. Jey throws Woods into the ringside barricade. Kofi dives over Jimmy. Jimmy denies The SOS. Jimmy avoids The Trouble In Paradise. Jimmy SuperKicks Kofi for a two count. The referee didn’t see Jimmy tag out to Jey. Woods sends Jey crashing to the outside. Jimmy takes a swipe at Woods. Jimmy argues with the referee. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise to pickup the victory.

Winner: The New Day via Pinfall 

Updated WWE Day 1 Match Card 

1.) Big E (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP In A Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE Championship

2.) Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar For The WWE Universal Championship

3.) The Usos (c) vs. The New Day For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

4.) Edge vs. The Miz w/Maryse

5.)  Becky Lynch (c) vs. Liv Morgan For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

6.) Drew McIntyre vs. Riddick Moss w/Baron Corbin

Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman Segment 

Roman Reigns: Chicago, Acknowledge Me! Chicago, you see, I’ve said it a dozen times, I don’t like seeing my cousins lose. You know that, right, Jey? But we’re family. And we can get through anything. Because we’re blood. But you, you’re not my blood. And you should know better than anybody that I can’t have people disrespecting me, because if you disrespect me, you disrespect our entire family. So I’m going to ask you a few questions that I thought I already asked and I figured I knew the answers already, but can I trust you, wise man?

I took a week off, and it’s like I didn’t see anything, but I know everything that happens around here, and last week you seemed a little shady to me. So let’s get this straight. I want to know this, did you know Brock was going to return at SummerSlam? Did you know Brock was going to be at Madison Square Garden? Did you know Brock’s suspension was going to be lifted? Oh, you’re damn right he screwed up. This is the most important question, are you a special counsel or are you an advocate? Now, before you say anything, I want you to acknowledge me with the truth. Why are you protecting Brock Lesnar from me?

Paul Heyman: My Tribal Chief, I’m not protecting Brock Lesnar from you. Help me. I’m protecting you from Brock Lesnar.

Roman Reigns: I love you, wise man. And I thank you for your honesty. And I thank you for 40 years of service to my family. And you’re fired.

Reigns drops Heyman with The Superman Punch. Jey grabs two steel chairs. Reigns gets Heyman in position for The Conchairto. Brock Lesnar appears on the stage. Lesnar clotheslines Jimmy. Lesnar drives his knee into the midsection of Jey. Lesnar with a Release Vertical Suplex on the floor. Jimmy SuperKicks Lesnar. Lesnar wipes out The Usos with Two F5’s. Lesnar walks around the ring. Reigns delivers multiple chair shots. Lesnar plants Reigns with Two F5’s to close the show.

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Author: Josh Lopez