[TV Results] WWE Friday Night Smackdown – 12/14/2012
On this week’s episode of Smackdown The Big Show almost finds a loophole to escape his Chairs Match this Sunday, The Rhodes Scholars continue the push towards their Tables match, and The Miz welcomes the WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No on his talk show.
Click “read more” for quick results/important storyline notes from the show. For a more detailed recap check out Jake Barnett‘s coverage over at ProWrestling.net.
- *World Heavyweight Champion* The Big Show pinned R-Truth (4:47).
- The Rhodes Scholars defeated The Usos.
- Kaitlyn pinned Aksana (3:53).
- Tyson Kidd/Justin Gabriel/The Great Khali/Hornswoggle defeated Primo/Epico/The Prime Time Players.
- *WWE Intercontinental Champion* Kofi Kingston pinned Alberto Del Rio (15:56).
- Antonio Cesaro defeated Sheamus by count-out (7:45). [The Big Show attacked William Regal with a chair on the entrance stage, prompting Sheamus to run over to break it up and causing the loss]
- Antonio Cesaro pushed Sheamus into The Big Show after his match with R-Truth. Show said that counted as touching him, voiding the contract for their match this Sunday. Show came out with David Otunga a little while later and Otunga stated that he would bring this whole matter to the WWE Board of Directors while also requesting the removal of Booker T as GM of Smackdown. Booker then came out and said that as far as he was concerned, the Chairs Match was still on. Otunga then threatened to get both Booker and Sheamus fired, so “The Celtic Warrior” came out, chair in hand, to add his two cents. He threatened harm to Show “since the contract was voided”, but Show backed off and said the match was still on. Show bailed to the outside and Sheamus dropped Otunga with a Brogue Kick.
- With the return of his partner Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow has called off his search for an apprentice, putting that whole quirk on the shelf until likely his next singles run.
- The Shield made their presence felt, attacking Randy Orton backstage before the Kaitlyn/Aksana match. It was announced later that Orton suffered a separated shoulder and was sent to the hospital, in theory putting him out of action for a little bit.
- The Miz invited Team Hell No onto MizTV to talk about teaming with Ryback to face The Shield this Sunday at TLC. Kane said that he and Daniel Bryan were now on the same page and were going to enjoy destroying The Shield in the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match. The Shield appeared via TitanTron and threatened them with the “sword of justice” and such. Kane then asked why they had to wait, to which The Shield replied by showing that they were in fact in attendance right now. They made their way down to the ring, but then out came Ryback, causing them to retreat.