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WWE SmackDown live results: TLC build continues, Murphy vs. Corbin


The build to TLC continues on tonight's SmackDown from the WWE ThunderDome.

Kevin Owens attacked Jey Uso with a chair after last week's main event. Earlier, Universal Champion Roman Reigns yelled at Uso for losing at Survivor Series. Uso took out his frustration on Otis with a chair. Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn later defeated Daniel Bryan by countout. Bryan chased Zayn to the back, but Uso jumped Bryan behind the curtain. Owens and several referees pulled Uso off of Bryan. 

Owens had enough and confronted Reigns. He got a bit of revenge after the main event when he beat down Uso with a chair. Owens looked into the camera and demanded Reigns come to the ring, but Reigns just watched from the dressing room on the monitor. 

Tonight, Reigns & Uso will face off with Owens & Otis in tag team action.

King Corbin also takes on Murphy in a rematch from last week. Rey, Dominik, and Aalyah Mysterio interfered throughout the match to help Murphy. Corbin demanded a rematch due to all the interference and said he would be prepared this week.

Tonight's show will open with a tribute to Pat Patterson. Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time. 


Pat Patterson Tribute

SmackDown started with the roster on the stage, including Vince McMahon, Gerald Brisco, Sgt. Slaughter, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Big E, Sasha Banks, and more. 

There was an In Memory of Pat Paterson graphic on the big screen. 

At ringside, Michael Cole discussed WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson and his passing this week. He asked for a moment of silence during the traditional ten bell salute.

The fans broke into a "Thank You, Pat" chant after the salute. 

Roman Reigns Interview

This another really good Roman Reigns interview. 

After the opening theme, Kayla Braxton was standing in the ring. She introduced her guest, the WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. She listed all of his accomplishments and championships. 

Reigns made his way to the ring with Paul Heyman and Jey Uso. Reigns didn't like Braxton's introduction and had Heyman add to it. 

They recapped Reigns' harsh comments at Uso and Uso's attacks on Otis and Bryan. The recap included Kevin Owens attacking Uso and telling Reigns that he doesn't fear him. 

Braxton wondered if Reigns is afraid of Owens. Reigns became upset with her for her comments and noted a seasoned veteran like Michael Cole could have done this interview. He told her to move on.

Braxton asked about Regin's manipulating Uso. Reigns was furious and asked Braxton if she prepared for this interview. He noted they gave her an opportunity, and she blew it. He pointed out that Heyman's been working with her on Talking Smack. Heyman pushed to give her this chance. 

Reigns demanded Heyman handle this amateur. Heyman began praising Reigns. Kevin Owens' music hit, and he made his way to the ring. He demanded a match with Reigns right now and not later. Uso grabbed the mic and accepted the challenge. Owens noted he's talking to Reigns. 

Owens noted Reigns is the head of the table, so he challenged him to a TLC match at TLC. Reigns noted that Uso accepted the challenge. Reigns confirmed and accepted Owens challenge. They confirmed the match later for the PPV. 

Reigns pointed out that he won't fight now because he's a gentleman and a woman's in the ring. Owens mocked Reigns for not fighting now. 

They announced a special Pat Patterson tribute match featuring Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn and other former I.C. champions for later. 

Natalya defeated Bayley

This was a fine match. They didn't get a lot of time, and the ending was a bit of a surprise. 

Bianca Belair joined commentary for the match. Belair wore a very cool pair of glasses.

Bayley had the early advantage, but she started yelling at Belair. Michael Cole noted Bayley seems distracted by Belair just being on commentary. 

Natalya took advantage and sent Bayley into the ring steps to gain control as they went to break. 

Back from the break, Bayley was back in control and scored a near fall. Natalya attempted the sharpshooter, but Bayley pushed off. She followed up with a running knee. 

Bayley missed a charge in the corner, and Natalya locked on the sharpshooter for the win. Belair got up from the announce table and mocked Bayley. 

Celebrating Pat Patterson 

They showed various tweets dedicated to Pat Patterson from Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, Rey Mysterio, and more. They had the original Intercontinental Championship belt that Patterson won in the fictitious tournament in Rio De Janeiro at ringside. 

They showed an incredible Pat Patterson tribute video to Frank Sinatra's "My Way," which included Patterson singing. They showed pictures and clips from his career and included Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Dusty Rhodes, and more. This was an incredibly touching and emotional video. Possibly one of the best WWE tribute videos. 

Pat Patterson Tribute Match: Daniel Bryan, Big E & Rey Mysterio defeated Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura & Sami Zayn

This was a good match with all six guys working hard. 

Mysterio and Nakamura started the match and went back and forth. Mysterio took Nakamura down with a head-scissors, so he tagged out. Big E overpowered Ziggler and gained the advantage for the faces. 

Bryan worked over Ziggler's arm and was firmly in control.

Zayn grabbed Bryan's leg, which caused a distraction and Ziggler jumped Bryan from behind. Zayn was bragging at ringside when Bryan recovered and hit a suicide dive on Zayn. 

Bryan climbed to the top, but Ziggler rocked Bryan with a dropkick, and Bryan fell hard to the floor. 

Back from the break, the heels were firmly in control until Bryan and Ziggler collied in the middle of the ring. Big E got the hot tag and ran wild on Nakamura, who got the tag as well. Big E hit a big splash on Nakamura. Nakamura recovered and rocked Big E with a kick to the head. 

Mysterio tagged himself in and hit a springboard sunset flip for a near fall. Zayn fought back and hit the blue thunder bomb for a very close near fall. 

Bryan rocked Ziggler with kicks in the corner after tagging in. Bryan hit a hurricanrana off the top turnbuckle, but Ziggler rolled through for a near fall. Bryan and Ziggler went back and forth, trading pin attempts. 

Ziggler hit the famouser for another near fall. Zayn made the blind tag. Ziggler attempted the superkick, but Bryan avoided and hit the running knee. Zayn jumped in and rolled up Bryan for a near fall. 

Bryan locked on the Yes Lock, but Zayn made it to the ropes. Zayn and Bryan traded pin attempts. The finish came when Bryan used an inside cradle for the win.

After the match, the heels attempted to jump the faces but failed. Ziggler was the only one that didn't try to attack the faces. The faces ganged up on Ziggler. Bryan used an atomic drop on Ziggler. Mysterio followed up with the 619, and Big E hit the Big Ending. 

In the back, Kayla Braxton interviewed Kevin Owens. Owens discussed Reigns' career and his recent attitude change. During the interview, Kalisto walked out from one of the doors behind Owens. Owens complimented Kalisto's fedora but Kalisto didn't know what that was. Owens had to explain it's his hat. Kalitso apologized for interrupting and walked off. 

Otis approached Owens to discuss their match against Reigns and Uso later. Otis wondered if he could trust Owens since Owens has a history of turning on his partners. 

They showed more tweets dedicated to Pat Patterson from Roman Reigns, Natalya, Alexa Bliss, The Miz, JBL, and Triple H.

SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks/Carmella Interview 

They recapped the Banks and Carmella feud. Banks and Carmella were in separate locations due to the brawl last week. Michael Cole wanted to start the interview with Carmella, but Banks interrupted. Banks noted Carmella got to talk last week. 

They talked about knowing each other since the Performance Center. Carmella noted she won the Money In The Bank, but Banks pointed out she needed help. 

Carmella claimed that Banks is jealous of her. Banks' dream is to be a WWE superstar. Carmella walked into the Performance Center and in all came easy to her. 

They argued back and forth. Banks accepted Carmella's challenge and agreed to a match at TLC. Carmella snapped her fingers, and her part of the screen turned off. 

King Corbin (w/ Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake) defeated Murphy (w/Rey, Dominik, and Aalyah Mysterio)

This match dragged but picked up towards the end. 

They recapped the Murphy and Corbin match from last week, including Corbin promising to be prepared this week. Corbin came to the ring with two guys in black suits to be in his corner. They never identified the guys by name. Later, Graves noted it's Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake formally of the Forgotten Sons. 

Corbin had the early advantage and tossed Murphy across the ring. Murphy recovered and attempted a sunset flip, but Corbin blocked the move. Murphy sent Corbin to the floor and wiped him out with a kick from the apron. 

Murphy had a brief staredown with Cutler and Blake.

Corbin took advantage and pushed Murphy into the ring. He then tossed him over the announce table.

Back from the break, Corbin was firmly in control and continued to beat down Murphy. Murphy fought back and applied a chin lock. Corbin broke free, but Murphy hit a missile dropkick. 

Corbin attempted the around the ring post clothesline, but Murphy rocked him with a knee. Murphy climbed to the top, but Corbin signaled to Blake and Cutler. They attacked Rey and Dominik at ringside. Murphy helped and chased the heels into the ring.

Murphy walked right into the end of days from Corbin for the win. 

In the back, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits discussed the main event feud and Roman Reigns. Robert Roode and Cesaro interrupted. They demanded a title shot for their respective teams. 

They showed more Pat Patterson tribute tweets from Drew McIntyre, Ric Flair, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Stephanie McMahon, and Dwayne Johnson. 

Kevin Owens & Otis defeated Universal Champion Roman Reigns & Jey Uso (w/Paul Heyman) By Disqualification 

This was a good match until the lame DQ finish. 

Uso made his entrance and waited for Reigns, but he didn't come out. Uso then realized he has to do it alone. 

Otis had the early advantage and backed Uso into the corner. Uso briefly fought back, but Otis hit a vicious clothesline. Owens got the tag and beat down Uso in the corner. 

Uso recovered and hit a Samoan Drop. Reigns music hit, and he finally made his way to the ring. Owens rocked Uso with an enziguri, and both guys went down. 

Reigns ran in the ring and hit the Superman punch on Otis on the apron. Reigns viciously beat down Otis around ringside and hit him with the steps several times. Corey Graves justified the attack because neither guy is official in the match.

Back from the break, the heels were firmly in control as Owens was now on his own. Otis was taken out of the match during the break because of the attack. Uso missed a splash in the corner.

Owens recovered and hit the cannonball. 

Owens screamed at Reigns to get in the ring, but Reigns ignored him. Owens then hit a Samona Drop on Uso. Reigns was furious that Owens used that move. Reigns nailed Owens and Uso rocked him with a superkick.

Uso climbed up for the splash but Reigns ordered him to tag out. Uso teased tagging, but Owens knocked Reigns off the apron. Owens then hit a stunner on Uso, but Reigns broke up the pin attempt.

Reigns then locked on the guillotine submission on Owens, and the referee called for the disqualification.  

After the match, Reigns and Uso beat down Owens with chair shots. Uso placed his chair on Owens and hit a splash. Reigns then attacked Uso with chair shots. Reigns yelled at Owens for several minutes about Owens trying to divide his family and Reigns being the head of the table. 

Reigns held the title in the air and posed over the fallen Owens and Uso.