Bengaluru, Dec 7: WWE Smackdown Live was hosted by the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas as we expected major fall-outs from TLC. The main event of the night was already announced between AJ Styles and James Ellsworth for a WWE World championship match.
But, the champion kicked off the night to address his injury suffered in the TLC match against Dean Ambrose.
Hence, the title match was canceled. James Ellsworth came down to the ring with a smile on his face. He said that whenever he faces Styles, he will beat him as he has done it before, thrice. Meanwhile, Dean Ambrose walked out and delivered a kick to Ellsworth’s gut following it with Dirty Deeds to lay him down.
Later the night, we had the Miz TV with special guest Dean Ambrose. The Intercontinental champion started his usual bragging on the show belittling Ambrose’s loss at TLC. This made Ambrose furious and a brawl was about to start. But, the Smackdown GM showed up and instructed them not to fight. He made the main event match between the two of them, later the night. It would be contested for the IC title.
Ambrose tried his very best despite being weary from the TLC match on Sunday. He had pinned Miz for the title if it was not for Ellsworth. He showed up again to distract the referee when Ambrose had Miz’s shoulder down. The distraction allowed Miz to connect with the skull crushing finale and pick up the win.
Alexa Bliss had a championship celebration but Becky Lynch interfered and demanded her rematch. The new champ walked off and we did not receive any confirmation about the same. Carmella confronted Natalya while accusing her attacking Nikki at Survivor Series. But, that ended in a chaos. Nikki watched it all but had nothing to say about it.
The Wyatt family retained the tag team title against the former champs in a rematch. Also, another rematch took place where Baron Corbin defeated Kalisto. Some filler matches were also arranged from the tag division without any fall-outs.