With Becky Lynch returning to television, a triple threat tables, ladders, and chairs match for the SmackDown Women's Championship was made official for WWE TLC.
Lynch's return opened the show. She said she was putting herself back in the game and called out Charlotte Flair. They went back and forth over Charlotte's match against Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series. Lynch said Charlotte went from copying her old man to copying "The Man," and Charlotte accused Lynch of copying Ric Flair and riding Charlotte's coattails.
At first, Paige announced Lynch vs. Charlotte for TLC, but the storyline led to the rest of the women's division coming out when Paige said no other challenger has the desire Charlotte does. A battle royal was made for the main event, and Asuka last eliminated Sonya Deville to make it Lynch vs. Charlotte vs. Asuka at TLC.
AJ Styles also returned to SmackDown and cut a promo responding to Daniel Bryan ahead of their WWE Championship rematch at TLC.
Samoa Joe interrupted a segment where Jeff Hardy was celebrating his 20th anniversary with WWE. Randy Orton laid out Rey Mysterio for the second straight week, SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus faced The Usos in a non-title match, Kofi Kingston took on The Miz, and Shinsuke Nakamura attacked Rusev before their match could get started.
More coverage from last night --
- WWE Mixed Match Challenge results: The quarterfinals begin
- St. Louis reportedly getting XFL team
- WWE 205 Live TV taping spoilers: Alexander & Ali vs. Murphy & Nese
- WWE announces Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte vs. Asuka TLC match
- WWE SmackDown live results: Becky Lynch returns
WWE SmackDown video highlights --
Becky Lynch returns. goes back and forth with Charlotte Flair
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar vs. The Usos in a non-title match
The New Day mock The Miz's loss from last week
AJ Styles responds to Daniel Bryan, says he'll win back the WWE Championship at TLC
Another coming soon video airs for "free agent" Lars Sullivan
Shinsuke Nakamura attacks Rusev before their match can get started
Samoa Joe interrupts Jeff Hardy's 20th anniversary celebration
Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz
Randy Orton lays out Rey Mysterio for the second straight week
The Miz asks Shane McMahon where he was during Miz's match against Kofi Kingston
Battle royal for a spot in the SmackDown Women's title match at TLC
SmackDown fallout: Becky Lynch says "they" want Charlotte Flair to be the champ