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Smackdown TV report for 12/01/2023

Arena: Barclays Center
City: Brooklyn, NY

Bianca Belair is announced for the opening in ring promo. She started out by giving a shout out to her teammates at Survivor Series. She then goes on to say she is not finished with Damage Control because she is coming after Iyo Sky and wants her title back and Damage Control except Bayley come out to confront her.

Dakota Kai, serving as the spokeswoman of the group, tells her she must go through all of Damage Control to get to Iyo and Bianca says no problem who’s first. Charlotte Flair and Shotzi came out and said Bianca isn’t the only one coming after you. And a fight ensues until Damage Control retreats out of the ring.

Damage Control walking in the back found Bayley and Bayley said nobody told her then they all walked away from Bayley.

Butch VS. Bobby Lashley

Butch put up a good fight with Lashley, but it was Lashley picking up the win with a spear.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

Paul Heyman walks into Nick Aldis’ office and asked if he invited Randy Orton to Smackdown and Aldis said he did. Heyman asked if his Tribal Chief knew about that, and he said I have a memo here that all communication with Roman Reigns has to go through Paul Heyman so let this be your communication about this. Aldis goes on to say he intends to sign Randy Orton to a Smackdown exclusive deal and if he has to offer up the entire Bloodline to do it that is exactly what he is going to do his question to Heyman is what are you going to do about it?

Heyman thinks for a moment then looks and Aldis and says anything it takes.

Kayla Braxton finds Butch and asked him about Ridge walking out on him last week and Butch said he needs to focus on himself and Pretty Deadly comes in and says his career is dead and he attacked them until Pretty Deadly left him lying in the backstage area.

Santos Escobar VS. Joaquin Wilde

Escobar puts Wilde away with the Phantom Driver

Winner: Santos Escobar

After the match Escobar continued to attack Wilde but Dragon Lee comes out to save Wilde, but Escobar comes in and attacks Lee. Lee countered Escobar and Escobar leaves the ring holding his head.

Adam Pearce is in Nick Aldis’ office and Pearce questions him about attempting to sign Randy Orton. If he takes his contract to the ring for Randy tonight, he is going to join him with a contract for Monday Night Raw.

Out to the ring next the WWE United States Champion Logan Paul. Paul said there is going to be a tournament starting next week to determine a Number 1 contender and it will feature, Santos Escobar, Dragon Lee, Karrion Kross, Bobby Lashley, Grayson Waller, Austin Theory, an NXT Superstar and Kevin Owens. Owens then makes his way to the ring.

Owens tells Paul in his ring is a complete nightmare and he first saw him 10 years ago on that app. And he knew then he was an unbearable jackass. Waller and Theory come out and Waller says Paul doesn’t need to engage with Owens. Theory started talking about Owens not being able to punch anyone in the face again and Owens punches him in the face and knocks him down as Paul and Owens in the ring with a stare down as we cut to break.

Grayson Waller VS. Kevin Owens

During the match Waller hurt Owens arm and Waller stuck Owens arm in the bottom ring pad and went for a kick but Owens moves out of the way and rolls a stunned Waller up and gets the win.

Winner: Kevin Owens

They show a video package of the return of C.M. Punk.

Bianca Belair VS. Kairi Sane

The referee sent Charlotte, Shotzi, Dakota and Iyo to the back. Bayley comes out after the rest of Damage Control had told her to stay in the back for this match and pulls Bianca down by her hair and Kairi goes to the top for the elbow, but Bianca recovers and stops her and pulls her from the top rope onto her shoulders and hits the KOD and gets the win.

Winner: Bianca Belair

Adam Pearce and Nick Aldis are in the ring and Nick Aldis introduces Randy Orton. Pearce tells Randy he deserves to be on Monday Night Raw and if he signs his contract, he will give him the winner of Jey Uso vs. Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Title. Aldis says if you sing with Smackdown I will give you the guys that that took you out.

Heyman comes out and says the Bloodline will make the decision for you. Solo and Jimmy Uso came out. As they double team Randy, LA Knight comes out to help Randy. Knight fights with Solo to the back and Orton grabs Jimmy and gives him a DDT. As Jimmy gets up Randy hits him with an RKO. Randy walks over and grabs both contracts and Heyman yells go to Raw you’re safe on Raw. Randy throws the Raw contract out of the ring and signs with Smackdown.

Randy then gets the microphone and says Paul go call Roman Reigns and tell him Daddy’s back. Aldis then gets in the ring and raises Randy’s arm and Randy hits Aldis with an RKO!

Randy then poses for the crowd as Heyman is shown with his phone to his mouth saying call Roman Reigns.

Joe Adams
Joe Adams
Born, raised, and living in Pennsylvania, Joe has been a wrestling fan since the early 80's. He also likes the NFL, playing Madden Football on consoles, and camping. He is a proud father of four kids.

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