With the holiday season well underway, WWE is giving its stars some time off, and the SmackDown on the 22nd of December has already been recorded.
The December 15 edition of SmackDown saw a one WWE star return after being taken out for several weeks and Randy Orton set out his intention to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship but Reigns is holding out to stop that from happening.
The SmackDown that will air on December 22 saw the US Title number one contender tournament continue as Grayson Waller faced Carmelo Hayes and Kevin Owens faced Austin Theory.
WWE SmackDown Sees Huge Triple Threat Match Made
The full spoilers for the December 22 edition of WWE SmackDown – courtesy of NoDQ.com – are below:
- US title contender’s tournament semifinals: Santos Escobar defeated Bobby Lashley
- NXT North American Champion Dragon Lee defeated Butch to retain the title
- AJ Styles, Randy Orton, LA Knight promo segment
- Holiday Havoc: Bianca Belair, Shotzi, Zelina Vega & Michin defeated Damage CTRL (IYO SKY, Bayley, Asuka & Kairi Sane)
- US title contender’s tournament semifinals: Kevin Owens defeated Carmelo Hayes
- AJ Styles vs. Solo Sikoa
Escobar won with interference from Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo.
All three stated their intent to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Universal Championship at Royal Rumble. SmackDown GM Nick Aldis made a triple threat match with Styles vs. Orton vs. Knight at SmackDown New Year’s Revolution with the winner set to face Reigns for the title at Royal Rumble.
Isla Dawn & Alba Fyre interfered in the match, attacking Sane.
Styles won via DQ after he was attacked by Reigns. A brawl involving The Bloodline, Styles, Orton, and Knight ensued.