Smackdown Live Notes, Results & Review: December 18, 2018

Smackdown Live Notes, Results & Review: December 18, 2018

December 18, 2018 Off By Nicolas Brosnan

Results:

  • Asuka def. Naomi to retain the Smackdown Live Women’s Championship.

Match Grade: C+

  • The Miz & Mandy Rose def. R-Truth & Carmella.

Match Grade: C

  • The Usos def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson via DQ.

Match Grade: C+

  • Mustafa Ali & AJ Styles def. Andrade “Cien” Almas & Daniel Bryan.

Match Grade: B

Notes:

Shane McMahon Roster Pep-Talk

  • Shane gives a talk to the Smackdown Live crew.
  • Shane reminds the Smackdown Live roster about the announcement they made last night on RAW.
  • Shane says they need to create the best possible product for the WWE Universe.
  • Shane thanks Paige for anything.
  • Shane says she is not going anywhere just changing roles.

Becky Lynch Promo

  • Lynch doesn’t care who’s in charge, she says she is in charge.
  • Lynch wants the McMahons to deliver her Ronda Rousey.
  • Lynch reminds everyone that she made Ronda tap out in the RAW dressing room.
  • Lynch says Ronda has no decency.
  • Lynch said she has worked too long and too hard for a Rowdy Roddy Piper cosplayer to take it away from her.
  • Charlotte Flair comes out.
  • Flair tells Lynch to stand behind the queen.
  • Flair says the days of Lynch looking up to her are then, now, forever.
  • New Smackdown Women’s Champion Asuka comes out.
  • Asuka says forget Ronda because she’s the champion now.
  • Becky & Charlotte argue with Asuka.
  • Vince McMahon comes out.
  • Vince wishes everyone a Happy Holidays.
  • Vince congratulates Asuka on her victory.
  • Vince tells Becky & Charlotte to get over it and take it out on Ronda.
  • Vince asks Asuka if she’s ready to defend her championship tonight.
  • Naomi comes out.
  • Naomi says Charlotte has had opportunities and Becky was the man but now she has no title.
  • Vince makes it official. Asuka vs Naomi for the Smackdown Live Women’s Championship. Something new. I like it.

Naomi vs Asuka

  • Becky and Charlotte are ringside watching this match.
  • Very good match between the two… then a minute of sloppiness.

The Miz & Mr. McMahon Backstage Segment

  • The Miz knocks on the McMahon’s door.
  • Vince answers.
  • Miz says when people are injured he’s here.
  • Miz says he knows he gets carried away.
  • Miz asks Vince for his blessing.
  • Vince said he will make a match with Miz and a partner vs a tag team.
  • Vince slams the door in Miz’s face.
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Rusev Backstage Interview

  • Rusev says he is hoping that the McMahon family is paying attention.
  • Rusev says he has proven himself.
  • Rusev says Shinsuke looks like Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • Rusev says he will get his United States Title back on Rusev Day.

Samoa Joe Apology

  • Jeff Hardy comes out.
  • Hardy says for the last few weeks Joe has gotten inside of his head.
  • Hardy said he’s been weak but that was then and this is now.
  • Hardy calls out Joe and wants to hear the apology face-to-face.
  • Samoa Joe comes out.
  • Joe says he’s sorry, but this is no apology.
  • Joe says this is an intervention.
  • Joe admits that he was very worried because it’s the holiday time and his demons would take control of him.
  • Hardy said he’s never going back there.
  • Hardy says he and his demons see right through him.
  • Hardy asks Joe what demons have been haunting him.
  • Hardy asks is it because he has been here for two years and hasn’t won one championship.
  • Joe tries to attack Hardy.
  • Hardy delivers a Twist of Fate.

The Miz & Mystery Partner vs Mystery Tag Team

  • Vince picks Mandy Rose to be Miz’s Tag Team Partner.
  • They’re facing, you guessed it… R-Truth & Carmella.
  • Truth mistakes Mandy for Maryse.
  • Another dance break.
  • Miz gets the win with the Skull-Crushing Finale.

The Usos Promo

  • Gallows & Anderson come out.
  • Anderson says week-after-week it’s the Usos, the New Day & The Bar.
  • Anderson says it’s been 4 months since they’ve been on Smackdown Live.
  • Gallows & Anderson want a fight.
  • The Usos say they’re not moving for nobody.
  • Announcer Greg Hamilton confirms the McMahon’s makes the match official.
  • Referee Danilo FLEW into the ring.

The Usos vs Gallows & Anderson

  • The Bar come out.
  • SAnitY attacks The Usos & Gallows and Anderson,
  • Young saying to The Bar “we beat you to it.”
  • The Bar attack both teams.