The WWE SmackDown results for the week of December 18th, 2018.
The “WWE SmackDown results, grades” is a blog that shares the latest results and grades for WWE SmackDown. The blog also has spoilers on upcoming events.
Sami Zayn was able to flee once again. (Photo courtesy of WWE)
After avoiding a confrontation once again, WWE superstar Sami Zayn will face Drew McIntyre in a cage match on SmackDown next week.
Following their separate confrontations with Johnny Knoxville and Happy Corbin at WrestleMania 38, the so-called Liberator has been involved in a rivalry with the Scottish Warrior.
In the main event of Friday night’s show, the two faced off once again in a Lumberjack Match, with the ring encircled by other superstars entrusted with keeping both men in.
After Zayn – who has stated he’s just a man of the people – has frequently rushed away from McIntyre during their disputes over the previous several weeks, it was only natural for the tale to progress.
Sami had attempted to maneuver his way into the Bloodline earlier in the night by fabricating rumors in order to get Roman Reigns and The Usos’ support in his feud with McIntyre.
In the main event, Jimmy and Jey Usos started a scuffle with Raw Tag Team Champions Randy Orton and Riddle, which triggered a battle amongst all the lumberjacks, much to Zayn’s pleasure.
The turmoil provided Sami with another opportunity to flee, but he’ll find himself trapped in a cage with McIntyre next week.
If he sneaks out again, don’t be shocked if he and Drew square off at WrestleMania Backlash – they’ve definitely got the abilities to keep this tale going.
Drew Gulak is laid down by Ronda Rousey, Happy Corbin is attacked by Madcap Moss, and Butch is attacked by a security officer.
SmackDown began with a contract signing between Charlotte Flair, the blue brand’s champion, and Ronda Rousey, her WrestleMania Backlash opponent.
Drew Gulak’s presence today – he was reportedly applying for the post of Adam Pearce’s assistant – was the saving grace in a plot that wasn’t quite connecting with viewers, and it was amazing to see the Baddest Woman On The Planet lay him out like the Queen did last week.
Butch (FKA Pete Dunne) faced King Xavier Woods of The New Day in the opening match of the night, a solid encounter between two highly skilled stars, with the Englishman demonstrating that a repackaging shouldn’t take away from his skills in the ring.
Butch demonstrated the Bruiserweight’s ferocity (Picture: WWE)
Butch went on a rampage, knocking out guards and fled when Xavier rolled him up with the Backwoods little package.
Gunther, who was brought out by Ludwig Kaiser, devastated a local wrestler for the second week in a straight, this time demolishing Teddy Goodz in a devastating beatdown that ended with a big Powerbomb.
Riddle and Jey Uso squared off, with the former hoping for his second victory against SmackDown Tag Team Champions members, which he did in a thrilling battle.
Riddle and Jey Usos, unsurprisingly, put on a fantastic concert. (Photo courtesy of WWE)
Both stars put on a fantastic display with their respective spouses at ringside, and the Original Bro came out on top in the end.
Kayla Braxton’s in-ring interview with Naomi and Sasha Banks was interrupted by Shayna Baszler and Natalya, setting up the next contenders for the Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Meanwhile, in a dominant performance for Happy Corbin’s erstwhile jester, Madcap Moss dispatched Angel in a bout that accomplished nothing for the Los Lotharios member.
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Corbin went on the attack after the bell rang, stealing his old friend’s Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal trophy, adding to their growing rivalry.
We also learned more about Lacey Evans’ heartbreaking journey throughout the night, while Ricochet was stopped backstage by Jinder Mahal and Shanky, with the latter facing an Intercontinental Title fight next week.
WWE SmackDown airs on BT Sport 1 at 1am on Friday evenings.
Results and grades from WWE SmackDown.
- Pete Dunne was pinned by King Xavier Woods (B-)
- Teddy Goodz (B+) was devastated by Guther.
- Jey Uso was beaten by Riddle (A)
- Angel was defeated by Madcap Moss (C+).
- Drew McIntyre beat Sami Zayn in a lumberjack match via count out (B)
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