WWE taped the Christmas episode of SmackDown Live this week in
Fresno, California. This will air next Tuesday, December 25.
The Club and The Usos def. The Bar and SAnitY – 8-Man Tag Team Match
The New Day was on commentary in Christmas outfits. A Magic Killer on Cesaro followed by Anderson’s pin finished things off.
R-Truth, Carmella and Daniel Bryan Segment
R-Truth came out in Santa Claus attire with Carmella as Santa’s Little Helper. The duo had a dance break and comedy segment. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan interrupted and chastised both Superstars in the ring as well as the live crowd.
Bryan called R-Truth a “tired, old joke” and the segment ended with the heel champ laying waste to the always-entertaining babyface.
Mustafa Ali def. Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas
Ali continued his winning streak with a victory over Almas. The new SmackDown Superstar hit a stellar 054 to finish things off in style.
Miz TV With Shane McMahon
A Christmas-themed setup of Miz TV. The Miz introduced Shane McMahon, calling him his bestie. Shane talked about the changes that the show will now experience with The McMahon Family now in full control. After endless pleads, The Miz finally convinced Shane to become his tag team partner. The A-Lister led a “Yes” chant to end the segment.
Jeff Hardy def. Samoa Joe via Count-Out
Jeff’s victory via count out over Joe was shortlived as The Destroyer choked out the younger Hardy brother after the match was officially over.
Rusev def. Shinsuke Nakamura – WWE United States Championship
Christmas turned to Rusev Day with The Bulgarian Brute reigning supreme over Nakamura to capture the WWE United States Championship. Lana celebrates with champion Rusev as the show goes off-air.
WWE taped the show early because of holidays next week. Check out the spoilers for Monday Night RAW on Christmas Eve.