16th Dec2019

Friday Night Smackdown – Dec 13th 2019: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s review of SmackDown, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and you already know that this sucks. There’s no shame in it…for you anyway. Vince should take the rest of the dog food from last week and shove it up his ass. Okay, let’s get this over with.

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Match #1: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross def. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Tensions have continued to boil over between the two teams as Alex Bliss & Nikki Cross look to silence Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville. Two weeks after Alexa Bliss returned to help her friend Nikki Cross repel the two-on-one assault from Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville, and one week after Rose attempted retribution by ripping out Bliss’ eye lashes, Fire & Desire delivered a pre-match sneak attack on the former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Despite this early assault, Bliss and Cross recovered in their subsequent tag team match, with The Goddess of WWE running interference and paving the way for her partner to hit the Neckbreaker for the victory.

My Opinion: 2.3 out of 5 – Cross was good here. That’s it. Hey, I don’t run the show, because if I did, SmackDown would be interesting.

Match #2: The Revival def. Mustafa Ali & Shorty G (Chad Gable)

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After The Revival earned a title opportunity against The New Day with last week’s Fatal 4-Way victory, Mustafa Ali & Shorty G seek redemption. Before facing The New Day in a Ladder Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship this Sunday at WWE TLC, The Revival overcame Mustafa Ali & Shorty G in an extremely hard-fought, fast-paced match by hitting the Shatter Machine out of nowhere on Ali as he was coming off the ropes.

My Opinion: 2.8 out of 5 – This was fine for what it was, but with the talent involved, you’d think that they would have been given more time to do their thing. I guess there’s no time for wrestling on a wrestling show any-more.

Match #3: Bayley def. Dana Brooke

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Dana Brooke and Bayley battle to settle a backstage dispute after Elias penned a malicious holiday tune for the SmackDown Women’s Champion. After Dana Brooke laughed at Elias’ musical ridicule of Bayley backstage, the SmackDown Women’s Champion challenged Dana to meet her in the ring. Despite the efforts of her powerful foe, Bayley ultimately reigned supreme, taking out Dana’s knee before ramming her into the canvas face-first for the definitive three-count.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – Bayley carried Brooke to a passible…whatever. You know this didn’t go long enough to matter, so don’t get your hopes up otherwise.

Match #4: Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro def. Heavy Machinery

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After Otis offended Sami Zayn with a gifted holiday ham, the verbose manager challenged Heavy Machinery to face his fellow artists Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro. After being offended by Otis’ gift of meat, Sami Zayn challenged Heavy Machinery to a match against his fellow artists Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro. In the final moments of the match that followed, interference by Zayn allowed Cesaro to dump Otis out of the ring. Although Tucker returned the favor, Nakamura made him pay for it with Kinshasa for the win.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was good while it lasted, but it didn’t last long.

Match #5: Kofi Kingston vs. King Corbin (No Contest)

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Kofi Kingston aims to shut King Corbin’s mouth and remind the royal competitor of his rightful place in the SmackDown pecking order. After King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler’s boasting about humiliating Roman Reigns last week led to a confrontation with The New Day and Corbin insulting Kofi Kingston, a slap by the former WWE Champion incited a clash between him and the royal competitor on Friday Night SmackDown’s main event. Before the match could be decided, however, Dolph Ziggler’s ejection for interference lit the fuse on an all-out brawl between all four Superstars. As a result of the bedlam, Big E picked up a mic and demanded that the matchup be restarted as a tag team showdown between all involved.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was starting to get good when the bookers cut it off with the normal WWE bull-s—.

Match #6: (Main Event) The New Day def. King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler

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The Big Dog is unchained and bites back at King Corbin and Dolph Ziggler to pay back last week’s humiliating dog food attack. Following the chaos in Kofi Kingston’s one-on-one match against King Corbin, The New Day battled King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler in an impromptu tag team match. But, at the height of the action, Corbin & Ziggler introduced handcuffs and got their team disqualified as they prepared to subject Kingston to the same humiliation that Roman Reigns suffered last week. Seizing the opportunity, The Revival soon joined in to completely neutralize Big E. Before Kofi could be covered in dog food, however, Reigns suddenly emerged and proceeded to lay waste to everything in sight. When the numbers looked like they were taking their toll and the ladders came out, The Big Dog turned the tables in epic fashion. He hurled Ziggler off the top of the rungs and through the announce table in order to send a strong message to King Corbin that he is coming for him this Sunday at WWE TLC.

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – This was…you get the idea. It had potential, but the booking would never let you know it.

News Of The Night:

  1. Heavy Machinery offered Sami Zayn a damn ham and he scoffed at a good meal (I’m VEGAN).
  2. Bray Wyatt f—– with The Miz after the latter admitted he respects Daniel Bryan.
  3. Roman Reigns attacked King Corbin’s security and threw Dolph Ziggler through the announce table from the top of a ladder.
  4. The Revival fights The New Day for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles in a Ladder Match at TLC.

Final Verdict: 2.3/5

This was teetering on death-knell dull the whole time. This league sure doesn’t act like it got a five year deal worth over a billion dollars.

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