WWE taped this week’s WWE Smackdown from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Wrestling News World reader Eloy sent in full results from the show:
WWE Smackdown (Airing On SyFy):
* The WWE WHC Title situation from Raw is recapped. The entire lower level of the arena is full.
* Randy Orton opens the show with a promo about his status as champion. John Cena interrupts and asks how he wants to be remembered: A champion of champions, or a puss bag like last Monday? Orton says he does what he needs to do to win and Cena reminds Orton that Daniel Bryan won by disqualification. Cena says Orton showed up at WWE TLC and fought like a man, but that only lasted one day. Orton says Bryan is not getting a rematch. Bryan interrupts and accuses Orton of being afraid. Bryan says that when Cena gets his rematch, Cena will win. Once Cena is champion, Cena will give him a fair shot at the the title. Bryan says that Orton is not the real face of the WWE. The Shield comes out next, followed by CM Punk. With The Shield surrounding the ring, Vickie Guerrero comes out to announce that CM Punk, Cena, and Bryan will take on The Shield tonight.
* Big E Langston w/ Mark Henry b. Jack Swagger w/ Antonio Cesaro & Zeb Colter. Cesaro tried to interfere but Henry took him out, allowing Langston to hit the Big Ending for the win.
* Brie Bella w/ Nikki Bella b. Tamina. AJ Lee was on commentary for the match. After the match, Brie attacks AJ.
* Bad News Barrett talks about the holidays.
* Sin Cara b. Drew McIntyre w/ Jinder Mahal in a squash match.
* Tensai b. Brodus Clay after Xavier Woods & The Funkadactyls caused a distraction. Brodus then attacked Tensai but Woods made the save.
* Luke Harper & Erick Rowan b. Cody Rhodes & Goldust after Bray Wyatt attacked Cody from behind, allowing Harper to get the pin. The Wyatts surround Cody after the match, but Daniel Bryan runs out with a chair to make the save. He hits Harper and Rowan with the chair, but they stop him before he can hit Bray. Bryan fights them off and gets some punches on Bray. Our correspondent emphasized that this was a great match.
* Daniel Bryan challenges the Wyatt Family to a six-man tag match.
* Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes & Goldust b. The Wyatt Family. Bryan got the win with a running knee on Harper.
* Damien Sandow comes to the ring and says the WWE Universe doesn’t deserve Christmas, so he will be personally cancelling it on Raw. The Miz comes out and says that where he comes from, they celebrate the holidays and Santa Claus. He says that Sandow is not Santa Claus. In fact, he couldn’t even carry Santa’s sack.
* Damien Sandow b. The Miz with a roll-up.
* Fandango b. Kofi Kingston
* Daniel Bryan takes part in a backstage interview, but he is attacked by The Wyatt Family. They end up throwing him off of a loading dock.
* John Cena & CM Punk b. The Shield by disqualification when all 3 members started attacking Punk. Cena tried to help Punk, but Reigns speared him. The Shield went back to Punk before hitting Cena with a triple powerbomb. Punk rushed the ring but The Shield took control again, beating Punk down. Big E Langston ran out and cleared The Shield from the ring to a big ovation from the crowd. Reigns and Big E stared each other down and The Shield retreated when Punk grabs a chair.