The build to TLC continues as Friday Night SmackDown takes place from the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Roman Reigns goes one-on-one with Dolph Ziggler. Last week, Reigns challenged King Corbin, but he turned Reigns down. Instead, Corbin sent out Robert Roode to do his bidding. Tonight, Corbin promises to humiliate Reigns after weeks of failed attempts.
Reigns vs. Corbin in a tables, ladders, and chairs match has been confirmed for TLC.
Universal Champion “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt promised a new face in the Firefly Funhouse last week. Later, he challenged Daniel Bryan to another match after defeating him at Survivor Series.
The Miz warned Bryan that facing Wyatt again would change him as it did to Finn Balor and Seth Rollins. Bryan agreed to the match anyway. The Fiend then attacked Bryan from behind after emerging from a hole in the ring. He dragged Bryan into the hole and began to pull out clumps of Bryan’s hair.
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They recapped "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt attacking Daniel Bryan last week and pulling out his hair.
SmackDown started with The Miz heading to the ring to host Miz TV. On commentary, Corey Graves noted nobody had seen Bryan all week.
The Miz said his guest was intended to be Daniel Bryan. However, due to Wyatt's attack, Bryan isn't on the show tonight. Miz pointed out that Bryan disappeared and is nowhere to be found. He said he never liked Bryan, but he does care. He's on a mission to find out what happened to Bryan.
The FIrefly Funhouse interrupted. Wyatt mocked Miz for wanting to unravel the mystery. He noted Miz doesn't want to know, and neither does he. Wyatt noted Bryan might still be with The Fiend, which means he's not finished with Bryan. He's sad because now he's not going to take on Bryan at TLC. He challenged Miz to take Bryan's place at the pay-per-view.
Miz mentioned family, and Wyatt pointed out that's the word of the day. Wyatt recalled he had a family once, and there was a quick shot of The Wyatt Family. He then held up a picture of Miz's family. Miz was furious and left the ring to find Wyatt.
Back from commercial, Miz was on the phone with his wife Maryse in the back. He told her to lock the door and turn on the alarm. He's heading back home to protect his family but knows he's got to deal with Bray Wyatt at some point.
Alexa Bliss (w/Nikki Cross) defeated Mandy Rose (w/Sonya Deville)
Bliss had an early advantage, but Rose took over. She slowed the pace down and worked over the arm. Rose then pulled off Bliss's eyelashes, and Michael Cole was in shock. Rose attempted a running knee, but Bliss rolled her up for a near fall.
Bliss fought back and rocked Rose with a big right hand. Deville tried to interfere, but Cross took her out with a cross body off the steps. Rose hit a German suplex for a close near fall. Bliss recovered and hit Twisted Bliss for the win.
In the back, Drake Maverick approached Dana Brooke. He heard that Brooke's going on a date with Batista. Brooke confirmed she is and Maverick noted he felt rejected. Maverick wondered what Batista has that he doesn't. Elias approached and sang a song about why Batista is better than Maverick.
Elias implied he slept with Maverick's wife and got hit in the face. Maverick left, and Brooke asked if that really happened. Elias said no, but something is going to happen.
Back from the break, Drake Maverick was in the ring and was upset over Elias's comments. He noted nobody makes a mockery of his family or wife. He doesn't want a match with Elias; he wants a fight.
Elias and Dana Brooke made their way to the ring. Maverick tried to attack Elias, but Elias had fun with him. He humiliated Maverick and put him over his knee. Elias then kicked him out of the ring. He tried to leave, but Brooke threw him back in the ring. Elias then hit Drift Away.
Brooke put a foot on Maverick, and Elias made the three count.
In the back, The Miz was on his way out of the arena when he spotted a red light. He kicked open a door and saw the same picture of Miz and his family but with Bray Wyatt instead.
Suddenly, Wyatt attacked Miz and hit Sister Abigail. Wyatt threw the picture at Miz and told him there's no place like home for the holidays.
Back from the break, a referee helped Miz to his feet. He wondered where Bray Wyatt went and what happened to the picture.
Fatal Four Way: The Revival defeated Mustafa Ali & Shorty G, The Lucha House Party and Heavy Machinery For A Shot At SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day At TLC
SmackDown tag team champions The New Day joined in on commentary for the match.
Ali and Gran Metalik had a great exchange to start the match. Lince Dorado hit a huge dive to the floor, wiping out everyone.
Scott Dawson hit a brainbuster on Dorado on the floor. Metalik rocked Dawson with a kick. He hit a springboard cross body on Otis but got caught. Heavy Machinery than hit the Compactor to eliminate Lucha House Party from the match.
Back from the break, Shorty G worked over Tucker's arm. During the break, The Revival attacked Otis and took him out of the match.
Dawson made the blind tag, but Tucker hit a back body drop. Otis got the hot tag and ran wild. He followed up with a splash in the corner. Dash Wilder made a blind tag, but Otis knocked him off the apron.
Otis then hit the caterpillar on Dawson, but Wilder jumped in a rolled-up Otis to eliminate Heavy Machinery from the match.
Ali and Shorty G and The Revival went back and forth. They fell to the floor and continued to brawl.
The heels had a staredown with The New Day. Ali and Shorty G then threw The Revival into New Day. The New Day was upset, and all three teams argued.
Back from the break, The Revival was firmly in control. Shorty G fought back and hit a German suplex on the heels at the same time. Ali got the hot tag and hit a Northern Light Suplex for a very close near fall.
Ali hit a tornado DDT and went for the 450, but Dawson pulled out Wilder. Ali hit a suicide dive, but Shorty G made a blind tag. The heels caught Ali and tossed him over the barricade. Shorty G hit a cannonball off the apron.
The finish came when Shorty G locked on the ankle lock, but Wilder rolled through, and Dawson rocked Shorty G with a forearm. They then hit the shatter machine for the win. The Revival challenge The New Day for the titles at TLC.
After the match, The Revival promised to win the titles and demanded New Day no longer disrespect the tag team division. They promised to win using good old fashioned tag team wrestling.
Kayla Braxton interviewed Roman Reigns in the back. He promised to defeat Dolph Ziggler later and King Corbin at TLC.
Another vignette featuring Sheamus aired again. He noted his former rivals became ghosts because there's nobody to face them. Sheamus is on his way home and is ready to defeat everyone.
Lacey Evans defeated Haley Jones
Evans grabbed an armbar right away and took Jones to the ground. Jones tried fighting back, but Evans hit the Woman's Right for the quick win. This was a bad match for a squash.
After the match, Sasha Banks came out and noted they have unfinished business to take care of between them.
Back from the break, Banks claimed Evans hit her with a lucky punch. Banks is the leader of the SmackDown woman's division. She demanded that Evans stay out of Banks and Bayley's way. Banks mentioned Evan's daughter. Evans warned Banks to never talk about her daughter and reminded her that she's a former Marine.
The fans broke into a "Lacey" chant. Evans and Banks with face-to-face and Evans teased the Woman's right.
Banks got scared and fell to the floor. Evans smirked and walked away.
Suddenly, Bayley attacked Evans from behind. Banks joined in on the attack and mocked Evans.
Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz is official for TLC.
Shane McMahon appears on NCIS: Los Angeles next week.
They aired a video on the WWE stars meeting the troops and discussed Tribute To The Troops.
Roman Reigns defeated Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler had the early advantage and hit a neck breaker for a two count. He slowed the pace down with a chin lock. Ziggler attempted a splash, but Reigns rocked him with a right hand. Reigns went for the drive-by, but Ziggler sent him into the steps.
Back from the break, Ziggler was firmly in control and scored a near fall. Ziggler dared Reigns to fight back, and he did. Ziggler sent Reigns into the turnbuckle to take back over.
Ziggler slowed the pace down again and went back to the chin lock. Reigns fought back and rocked Ziggler with a clothesline. He sent Ziggler to the floor and attempted a dive off the steps, but Ziggler hit a superkick.
Suddenly, King Corbin's music hit, and he made his way to ringside. He was carried to the ring on his throne.
Back from the break, Reigns avoided a superkick, but Ziggler hit a DDT for a near fall. Ziggler attempted the Zig Zag, but Reigns held on to the top rope.
Ziggler avoided the spear and rolled him up for a two count. Reigns than rocked Ziggler with a superman punch for a two count. The fans broke into a loud "Roman" chant.
Ziggler sent Reigns into the ring post and hit the Zig-Zag for a near fall. Corbin jumped up on the apron and yelled at the referee.
Reigns then hit the superman punch on Corbin. He then hit the spear on Ziggler for the win.
After the match, Reigns went after Corbin, but Corbin's royal security attacked Reigns. Reigns fought back and beat them all down.
Corbin jumped Reigns from behind, but he fought back.
Suddenly, somebody grabbed Reign's leg from underneath the ring. Reigns tossed Corbin over the announce table, but the heels took over.
The heels overpowered Reigns and handcuffed him to the ring post.
Ziggler and Corbin viciously beat down Reigns and poured dog food all over him.