[TV Results] WWE Friday Night Smackdown – 12/28/2012
On the final 2012 edition of Smackdown, GM Booker T decides the next challenger to The Big Show‘s World Heavyweight Championship by, erm, putting everyone’s name in a hopper and picking at random. Also The Miz tries to extract some revenge from Dolph Ziggler but unfortunately it’s not a 1 on 1 affair and The Funkadactyls actually get *gasp* physical.
Click “read more” for the results of the show, taken from Chris Shore‘s much more detailed coverage over at ProWrestling.net.
1. Brodus Clay pinned Primo [w/ Epico and Rosa Mendes] in 1:14.
- [Post-Match]: Mendes trash talked Clay after the match, leading his Funkadactyls (Cameron/Naomi) to beat her up. Clay and the ‘dactyls then danced with the kids like they usually do afterwards.
2. Wade Barrett/The Rhodes Scholars defeated *WWE Intercontinental Champion* Kofi Kingston/*WWE Tag Team Champions* Team Hell No when Barrett pinned Kingston in 11:00.
3. *WWE United States Champion* Antonio Cesaro pinned Zack Ryder in 3:27.
4. Dolph Ziggler (w/ AJ Lee and Big E Langston) pinned The Miz in 12:00.
- [Post-Match]: Miz got on the mic as the trio were leaving and made fun of Lee’s “sluttiness”. Ziggler ran back to the ring but was taken out by Miz. Langston then made his way end and took down Miz with the Big End, and the two guys posed over the fallen body while Lee skipped around.
5. Sheamus pinned Brad Maddox in 3:48.
- [Notes]: Booker T called this Maddox’s “final” shot at a contract but…come on.
6. The Usos defeated The Prime Time Players in 2:01.
7. The Big Show (c) defeated Alberto Del Rio by DQ when Sheamus interfered to retain the World Heavyweight Championship in 5:21.
- [Note]: The Big Show was making his way to the back after slamming Del Rio, but Sheamus attacked him during his escape causing the DQ.
- [Post-Match]: Del Rio and Sheamus beat up the heel champion to send the fans home happy.
-The show opened with The Big Show and Sheamus having another confrontation. Smackdown GM Booker T came out and said that the next #1 Contender to the World Heavyweight Championship would be decided tonight via…tumbler. Booker pulled a name out, revealing it to be Santino Marella. However Marella would injure himself trying to learn how to Brogue Kick and would be replaced with another randomly drawn name, Ricardo Rodriguez. Big Show knocked him out with the KO Punch, leaving him match-less once again. Alberto Del Rio showed up and took the match to avenge his best friend’s attack.