Are ya ready for some Smackdowwwwwwwwwn? Tonight we have a huge match announced as American Alpha will face the Wyatt Family members Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton in the last stage of Tag Team Turmoil with the winners getting a title shot against Beauty and the Man-Beast at TLC. Also, newly contracted superstar James Ellsworth will appear on the Ambrose Asylum!
All that and more tonight at 8pm/ET! JOIN US!
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Just curious to see how many of you will be watching the debut of the 205 Live tonight?
SMACKDOWN! LIVE (11.29.16)
COLUMBIA, SC (Colonial Life Arena)
Host: Tom Phillips
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, David Otunga
Written by Brendan Wahl
Renee Young is in the ring to open the show and host a contract signing between Women's Champion Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss. The challenger quickly cuts off Renee and tells her to take off unless they need some advice on bad fashion. Bliss says that Becky escaped Glasgow with the title based on "dumb Irish luck" just because the stupid referee couldn't see her foot on the ropes. Becky compares Alexa to her 4-year old cousin who cries and is obsessed with glitter and then quickly signs the contract. Bliss is not impressed and makes fun of her for living in a fantasy world but Becky reminds her that it didn't take "being nice" to be where she is right now. Bliss says that there is always someone better and in this case, that is HER. Bliss guarantees that she's gonna be the next Women's Champion and tells her not to call her Lexi as she did earlier. Becky goes nuts and goes on the attack, clearing the table and prepping it in the corner but Bliss uses elbows to escape a top-rope Bexplex and then shoves the champion off the top and through the table!
Dolph Ziggler (Intercontinental Champion)/Kalisto vs. The Miz/Baron Corbin [w /Maryse]
Ziggler starts off by dropkicking Baron and cheapshots the Miz but then the Lone Wolf quickly clotheslines him down and hammers away as we take an early commercial break.
We come back with Corbin dominating Ziggler with a knee to the gut and does his slide to the outside of the ring and back in before tossing Ziggler out! He tags the Miz in, who decides to go under the ring and sets up a ladder against the ringpost but Ziggler avoids a whip into it and catches Miz with a DDT on the outside. Baron comes running so Ziggler catches HIM with a superkick and heads back in to crawl towards his corner. He makes the hot tag to Kalisto, who hits a big spinning back elbow on Miz and gets a near fall. Miz then shoves him away and hits a big boot before going to the outside and whipping Ziggler into the barricade. However, Kalisto takes out Corbin with a tope suicida! Dolph superkicks Miz, Maryse pushes the ladder on top of him and then Kalisto hits Salina del Sol on Miz back in the ring. Baron Corbin chairshots Kalisto for the DQ.
WINNERS via DQ: Dolph Ziggler/Kalisto (7:32)
American Alpha talk about facing the Wyatt Family for the #1 contendership tonight.
The Wyatt Family (including Harper) fire back with a message of their own. Orton emphasizes the partnership between he and Bray while making Harper angry by asking him about his match against Kane tonight.
Carmella gives John Cena a special message: she publicly apologizes for what she's going to do to Nikki Bella in the No DQ match. She's gonna use a chair to hit Nikki in the chest and cause her "Bella twins" to go through her back. She also promises that she'll hit Nikki's head so hard that the idea of a wedding will be long-removed from her brain. Nikki can take this no more and runs down to assault Carmella despite not being her scheduled opponent. Carm slaps her so Nikki tackles her. However, Carmella rolls out of the ring and backs up the ramp to retreat. No match for Carmella, I guess.
THE AMBROSE ASYLUM w/Dean Ambrose
- Guest: James Ellsworth
James thanks Dean for helping him to become an official WWE superstar and in turn, Dean tries to praise his attributes but can't think of anything. He says that if Ellsworth can do some chores for him though, that would be cool. Because of James getting his future title shot, Dean asks him who he's rooting for at TLC. James says it would be an honor to wrestle Dean but he's beaten Styles THREE TIMES so maybe he could do it again... for the title! AJ interrupts and says that James is just a prop to insult him and adds that Dean could just as easily have a ventriloquist dummy instead. Dean says that AJ lost to that dummy three times but the champ fires back by saying that Dean interfered and cost him the match every one of those times. AJ talks about how badly he's going to beat Ambrose and then he's got something special for Ellsworth and dares him to show up. Dean says that AJ is way too easy to trick and questions why he's worried about "this mutant" (Ellsworth) which seems to offend the little guy for a brief moment. AJ then shoves Ellsworth into Ambrose before tossing his PPV challenger into the steps. When he gets back in, he takes James down and then hits him with a ladder. Afterwards, AJ hangs Ellsworth by his feet and smashes him in the back with a chair followed by the Styles Clash right on the floor after leaping off the steps! Even JBL thinks that AJ may have gone too far.
James Ellsworth is loaded into the ambulance as Dean keeps repeating that it's his fault. He gets in there with him.
Kane vs. Luke Harper
Kane shoves him away to start but Harper grabs a quick headlock. Kane shoves him away again though and then they collide... but no one moves. It happens a second time so Kane ducks a clothesline and then tackles Harper down. Harper fires out of the corner with uppercuts and gets a superkick to the gut before each man makes their signature poses at each other. Kane quickly goes for the tombstone but Harper goes to the outside and then snaps the big man's neck on the top rope. Kane quickly comes back by clotheslining Harper over the top rope, leaving the big man to pontificate in front of the crowd as we go to commercial.
We're back and Harper has Kane trapped in a side headlock. Harper avoids the chokeslam and hits a big boot but only gets a two count. Kane comes back with a number of clotheslines and a sidewalk slam for two. Harper comes back with a big-time clothesline and hammers Kane in the corner but gets powerbombed down for another two count. Harper comes back with a sidewalk slam of his own and also gets a two count. He goes to a modified chinlock but Kane slams his way out of it and heads up top. He misses the flying clothesline though and Harper gets a boot to the face for a near fall. Now Harper goes up top but Kane uppercuts him and hits a huge superplex. Both men slowly get up and slug it out but Kane ends the flurry with the Chokeslam for the victory.
WINNER via PINFALL: Kane (10:47)
Becky Lynch is favouring her back but says that she doesn't care what she has to do to retain her title. We find out that Becky/Bliss is going to be a tables match and the champ says she'll get her revenge "on that little bitch."
Tag Team Turmoil - Finals
American Alpha vs. The Wyatt Family
Jordan starts quick with a one count on Orton but the Viper strikes back and catches him with a back elbow. However, Jordan fires back with deep armdrags while Beauty and the Man-Beast watch on from the backstage area. Meanwhile, Bray is tagged in and Jordan overtakes him with amateur wrestling, garnering a couple of one counts. Gable is brought in and Bray gets double dropkicked, causing him to go nuts on the outside of the ring. Bray then slowly gets back in the ring and takes Jordan over with uppercuts and ducks an attack, causing Jordan to crash into the ropes. Bray grabs a two count off that and then tags in Orton for some double-teaming. Randy suplexes Jordan right onto the top rope for a two count and then goes to a chinlock. Jordan reaches for a tag but Orton pulls him away. However, Gable makes the blind tag and gets a high cross on Randy followed by a forearm to knock Bray off the apron. He charges Orton and grabs him in a cross-armbreaker while hanging over the ropes but Bray quickly comes over and knocks Gable to the outside as we take a break.
When we come back, Bray charges Gable and gets a two count. He tosses him to the apron on the outside of the ring and then DDTs him on it but only grabs a two count. He holds Gable down for a right hand from Orton for another near fall and then the master of the RKO goes to a chinlock. Gable fights out but Orton stays on the offense and gets his signature powerslam for a two count before tagging Bray back in. The Eater of Worlds knocks Gable down but eats a dropkick and the crowd rallies for the hot tag. Bray nails Jordan though but Gable rolls to his corner and Jordan isn't there for the tag. Bray avalanches him and slams him down, grabbing another two count. Back to Orton, who sits Gable on the top rope and hits a big superplex after failing on the first attempt. Orton is shaken from that too though and it takes him a while to tag in his partner. Gable gets the hot tag too though and Jordan knocks down Wyatt as well as dropkicking Randy off the apron. He nails Wyatt with an Alphaplex and a Saito suplex but only musters a two count. Gable cannonballs Orton on the outside while Bray nails Jordan for another two count. Jordan counters an attempt at a urinage and supelxes Wyatt but then the lights go out and when they come back on, Harper is at ringside. This distraction allows Bray to set Jordan up for Sister Abigail. He counters though and Gable comes back in for Grand Amplitude. However, Orton RKOs Gable and moves Bray out of the way of an oncoming Jordan onslaught. Bray then hits Jordan with Sister Abigail for the win.
WINNERS via PINFALL (Wyatt over Jordan): The Wyatt Family (15:26)
An interview with Slater & Rhyno is interrupted by AJ Styles, who mocks them. However, Dean Ambrose then runs in and attacks the champion viciously, throwing him all over the room while the tag champs cheer him on.