09th Dec2019

Friday Night Smackdown – Dec 6th 2019: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s SmackDown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have more from the brand that is quickly turning into The Chevy Chase Show. That’s all that needs to be said.

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Match #1: Alexa Bliss def. Mandy Rose

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Mandy Rose has relentlessly insulted Nikki Cross over the past few months, and after losing to Nikki last week, Mandy assaulted WWE’s Twisted Sister alongside Sonya Deville. However, Alexa Bliss returned to fend off Mandy & Sonya and reunite with her good friend Nikki, leading to Bliss and Rose clashing tonight. With each of their respective allies in their corner, Bliss and Rose attempted to tear each other apart, and God’s Greatest Creation even tried to rip out Bliss’ eyelashes. However, all of Rose’s tactics and trash talk were in vain, as Cross dropped Deville at ringside before she could interfere, and The Goddess took down Rose and finished her off with Twisted Bliss for a major victory in her comeback match.

My Opinion: 2.1 out of 5 – Hugh Hefner might have liked this (and my crotch), but that’s not enough for a match between two people who need more seasoning before they get slapped together.

Match #2: The Revival def. Mustafa Ali & Shorty G (Chad Gable), Heavy Machinery and The Lucha House Party – Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Elimination Match For A SmackDown Tag Team Championship Shot At WWE TLC

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

With a SmackDown Tag Team Championship opportunity on the line against The New Day, Mustafa Ali & Shorty G, The Lucha House Party, Heavy Machinery and The Revival collided on Friday Night SmackDown in a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Elimination Match. All four units were on top of their game, but the first team to go was Lucha House Party when Gran Metalik got caught in Heavy Machinery’s Compactor. Heavy Machinery was next eliminated when Dash Wilder caught Otis off guard after his signature Caterpillar, rolling him up for a surprise three-count.

With only two teams left, Mustafa & Shorty G made a surge and seemed to be heading toward victory. However, no surge of any kind has ever proven to be a match for The Revival’s Shatter Machine, as Dash survived Shorty G’s ankle lock and flung his opponent headlong into a savage uppercut from Dawson, teeing up the former Olympian for The Revival’s signature move and the three-count.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – They gave this a lot of time and it actually felt like an important match. Go figure. Everybody worked hard to make this feel like the world was opening up for these guys by winning the title shot. When you don’t make things complicated, wrestling works out really well. This match was simple and worked out really well.

Match #3: Lacey Evans def. Local Competitor

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The Sassy Southern Belle continued to make waves by quickly taking down a local competitor with the Woman’s Right.

My Opinion: 1.1 out of 5 – Squash pie. Riveting, ain’t it?

Match #4: (Main Event) Roman Reigns def. Dolph Ziggler

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Dolph Ziggler attempted to do the bidding of King Corbin by taking on Roman Reigns in the main event of Friday Night SmackDown. With Reigns’ TLC Match against Corbin at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs looming and with Reigns having put Ziggler’s partner Robert Roode on the shelf indefinitely after his assault last week, The Showoff looked to punish The Big Dog in the early goings of the contest. King Corbin would then arrive in all his majesty on his sedan, adding an extra layer to the contest as The Big Dog attempted to battle back. With Corbin watching on, Roman would catch a second wind, kicking out of the Zig Zag and blocking out Corbin’s attempted distractions to connect with a massive Spear onto Dolph for the win.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – This was a lot of fun, with Dolph selling his ass off as usual for Roman, who looks big enough to hump a boiler into a sardine can. I think these guys work great together and they ought to be fighting more often. I get this not being the most thrilling main event due to how they’ve both been booked in the past five/six years, but they can deliver good stuff like they did here. Overall, this was worth watching.

News Of The Night:

  1. Sasha Banks/Bayley are possibly in the midst of a feud with Lacey Evans (they talked s— about Evans’s kid).
  2. Baron Corbin poured dog food on Roman Reigns (there’s your money angle) to sell a TLC Match between the two.
  3. The Miz fights Bray Wyatt at TLC.
  4. The Revival fights The New Day for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles at TLC.

Final Verdict: 3.3/5

The two long matches are the only reason why this got a 3.3. I watch this show and feel like Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman just “Stumblin’ In” to lame TV. Funny, you could say the same thing about having to read my lousy reviews.

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