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