It is the final Smackdown! both of 2015 and on SyFy, so what does it have to offer? Read on to find out!
Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for December 31st, 2015
Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming
A montage of Raw’s events between WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and The McMahons starts off, then the regular opening video plays and the pyro goes off in Washington, D.C.! Rich Brennan welcomes us and announces a big Tag-Team Main Event: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose will face Sheamus and Kevin Owens!
Segment #2: Arena Promo
Ring Announcer Eden Stiles asks us to welcome Tag-Team Champions The New Day. The trio swagger out to the ring and talk about New Year’s. (During their entrance, a clip of Sin Cara getting injured on Raw is shown.) Kofi Kingston, Big E., and Xavier Woods rip the fans for not voting them for “Tag-Team Of The Year,” and give the people some New Year’s Resolutions. They want the fans to be equipped with hearing aids and glasses, so they can listen and observe all the Tag-Team Champs are. Next, they want people to write the wisdom down that comes from their mouths, and last to have the song “New Day Rocks” in their heads all the time.
The Lucha Dragons interrupt and declare The Slammys are for the fans, not themselves. Sin Cara and Kalisto want to take on Woods, Kingston, and E; but New Day laugh at back because Cara is injured. Kalisto reveals they have some “friends,” and out come The Dudley Boyz, table in hands that is spray-painted with “Happy New Year.” Xavier looks shocked and seems unpleased!
Match #1: Six-Man Tag-Team – Tag-Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E., and Xavier Woods) VS. Kalisto (with Lucha Dragons partner
Woods and D-Von start out with a lockup, then D-Von brings him over with a side-headlock takedown. Xavier breaks out of a quick cover into the corner but gets knocked down with a punch and shoulder-tackle shortly after. D-Von scoop-slams Woods and legdrops him, then tags in his “brother” and they double-flapjack the Tag Champ!
Bubba works over Xavier’s arm with a wristlock, but punches out and switches with Big E, who gives Bubba a big belly-to-belly! He holds Ray and Xavier comes in to kick him. Kofi is in now and takes over with punches and kicks in the corner. Bubba counters with kicks and punches, and also hits Big and Xavier who tried to get an advantage. He scoop-slam Kingston, then tags in Kalisto who dives off the top turnbuckle with a headbutt while The Dudleyz hold Kofi’s legs apart! New Day quickly control again after whipping Kalisto off the apron to the floor. The trio give Kalisto their Unicorn Stomp in the corner and taunt with Xavier’s trombone and Big E.’s dancing.
The Tag Champs are still governing as Woods kicks and yells at Kalisto. He runs with a Shining Wizard Flatliner, but Kalisto gets his shoulder up at two! He kicks out again after a big running splash by Big E, and then kicks back on the apron and moves as Big dives through the ropes! He crawls and makes the hot-tag to Bubba!
Woods is moved around lots by Bubba, then D-Von is tagged and they both give him a back/neckbreaker drop combo! Bubba is back and tags in Kalisto, then launches him from his shoulders in a seated-senton! Kalisto tilt-a-whirl DDT’s Woods and moves from a running E; The Dudleyz give Big a 3-D, and Kalisto drops Kofi with the Salito-Del-Sol and covers Kofi to get the victory!
Winners via Pinfall: The Dudley Boyz and Kalisto
Post-match, Bubba brings the table in the ring to the delight of the crowd. Both Luchas and Dudleyz are in the ring, as Ray powerbombs Xavier through the table from the second turnbuckle!
Match #2: Single – Goldust VS. Tyler Breeze (with Summer Rae)
An elbow/collar tie-up begins, then Goldust uppercuts him in the corner. He gives him a shoulder-block and a couple armdrags. He tries a running move but Tyler counters with a jumping calf-kick; he yanks Goldust’s left arm across the middle rope and works it over.
Goldust punches out of a wristlock then catches Tyler off the ropes with a spinebuster! He goes for his patented uppercut, but “Prince Pretty” counters with a punch. Tyler runs again but is powerslammed instead. Goldust punches away in the corner then gives Breeze an inverted atomic drop. He is quickly tripped up into the middle turnbuckle, then “The King Of Cuteville” places his foot on the ropes and presses against Goldust’s legs to take the 1 – 2 – 3!
Winner via Pinfall: Tyler Breeze (with Summer Rae)
Post-match, Summer tells us that they have a big announcement. Breeze informs everyone that he and Summer a splitting up.
After the break, The Usos will meet The Wyatt Family!
The announcers recap The Rock’s proclamation that he will be at WrestleMania XXXII.
Segment #3: Backstage Promo
Bo Dallas is walking through the halls and sees Curtis Axel. His gives the third-generation wrestler some advice to “wear deodorant,” then signs a women’s hand and tells her to not wash it. Lastly, he is greeted by Dolph Ziggler, who warns him to stop his antics and, much like Shawn Michaels, fake-superkicks him and then tells him to get ready for his match against “The Show Off.”
Match #3: Tag-Team – The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) VS. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Braun Strowman) (with Wyatt Family member Erik Rowan)
Harper and Jey instigate, and both Usos take the big-man to the mat shortly. Jimmy is in and glares at Strowman, then punches him. It has no effect and turns into a tornado-slam from Harper for a near-fall! Braun is tagged and he and Luke trade, dominating Jey for a while.
Jimmy begins to fight back, and spin-kicks Harper, and then throws Braun into the post. Jimmy makes the hot-tag to his brother, who is all over Harper, giving him uppercuts and a Samoan Drop. He signals for and hits the running rear-end corner splash, but Luke gets his shoulder up at two after! Strowman is tagged in, and is stunned with a couple superkicks by Jimmy, but Rowan hops on the apron and distracts Jimmy, allowing Strowman to wrap Jimmy in his finisher to make him give up!
Winners via Submission: The Wyatt Family
It is announced that John Cena will be on Smackdown!, January 7th on U.S.A.!
Match #4: Tag-Team – Team Bella (Brie and Alicia Fox) VS. Team B.A.D. (Tamina and Naomi)
Tamina and Brie start with an elbow/collar tie-up. Tamina shoves Brie and pounds on her back as Brie tried to trip her up. Brie switches with Alicia who is headbutted after trying to punch, but she does get in a sunset flip and a couple of dropkicks! She tries a neckbreaker, but Tamina flips her over and gives her a superkick! She is covered, but kicks out!
Alicia moves from a corner-splash, but Naomi is tagged in and knocked down by Brie, who also got the hot-tag. She kicks away at Naomi like Daniel Bryan, but missed the last swinging one. Naomi goes for her finisher, but Brie held the ropes and attempts hers, but Naomi crawls under and puts Brie into Tamina. She yanks Brie and tries a running-corner move, but Brie shoves her in and then drops her face-first to finish this one!
Winners via Pinfall: Team Bella
Match #5: Single – Bo Dallas VS. Dolph Ziggler
An elbow/collar tie-up commences then Dolph clutches Bo in a wristlock and roll-up for two! Bo counters with a standing side-headlock and shoulder-block, then runs around the ring. He re-enters and is hit with a dropkick, but moves before Dolph can connect with a splash in the corner. Bo takes over, hammering on Dolph’s chest and clamping on a rear chinlock. Ziggler punches out but is taken down with a hard back-elbow! 1 – 2 – Dolph gets his shoulder up!
Bo controls for a bit more, as the fans chant “we Bo-lieve!” He goes for a splash in the corner, but Dolph moves and hits the Superkick for the W!
Winner via Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Next is our main-event!
The same recap from the start of Smackdown! is shown, then WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns makes his entrance.
Match #6: Tag-Team – WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose VS. Kevin Owens and Sheamus
Reigns and Sheamus begin with a lockup, then Roman turns it into a hammerlock. Sheamus elbows out and rams Reigns’ head into the top turnbuckle. he tries a whip, but Roman holds on and Roman punches away. Sheamus punches back and elbows out of a Samoan Drop, but is dropped with a neckbreaker and clotheslined over the ropes. Ambrose is tagged and follows with a dive onto Sheamus, but is hit in the ring, which allows Sheamus to switch with Owens.
Kevin starts to punch, but Dean hits back fast and plants Owens with a running bulldog. He goes for Dirty Deeds, but Owens squirms away. Ambrose goes after and tears apart the announce table, but is shoved into the ring apron.
Owens is still in control, ripping at Dean’s chin. He tags in Sheamus who works over Ambrose for a bit. He tries for White Noise, but “The Lunatic Fringe” reverses into a sunset-flip for two! Sheamus runs him into the corner, but Dean gets out of that with an elbow. Sheamus tagged in Owens, but Kevin is hit with a clothesline! Ambrose gets the hot-tag to his friend, and Roman hits Sheamus hard with a multiple clotheslines in the corner!
He knocks Owens off the apron two, then kicks out of a roll-up! He hits the Superman Punch on Sheamus and gears up for The Spear, but Kevin pulls him from behind, split-legged into the ring post, causing a DQ.
Winners via Disqualification: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose
Post-match, Sheamus and Owens decimate both top-tier champions, until Roman breaks up the double-team on Ambrose with a Superman Punch and Owens and Spear on Sheamus! Roman and Dean stand on the announce table and hold their championships high to close out 2015!
End Of Smackdown!