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Smackdown 12/11/2020: Banks vs. Carmella Main Events; Zayn vs. Big E; Plus More!



Here's what's on tap for tonight:

  • Non-Title Match: Big E vs. Sami Zayn (WWE Intercontinental Champion)

  • Montez Ford (WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champion) vs. Dolph Ziggler

  • Contract Signing: WWE Smackdown Women's Champion Sasha Banks and Carmella make their TLC match official

  • The Riott Squad vs. Billie Kay and TBD

We're in the ThunderDome at Tropicana Field for the first time and kicking off the show with the contract signing!


WWE Smackdown Women's Champion Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring. Adam Pearce is moderating this thing. He talks about their conflict recent weeks. Banks opens the black folder and the contract isn't there and Banks is pissed! Carmella appears on the tron with the contract. She has signed it and is sending her servant to the ring with the contract. Carmella references the Queen's Gambit (which is actually really good if you haven't seen it). Carmella says Banks days as champ are numbered if she signs. Banks claims to break Carmella's back in the Bank Statement. Banks signs it with a "Boss" stamp and Banks wants the match for tonight! Carmella agrees to it and Pearce makes it official. It's tonight's main event!!! Banks beats the hell out of Carmella' servant!!


Kayla Braxton is backstage with the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions the Street Profits! She asks them about Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode's comments saying the profits are too funny to make money. Ford talks about his match with Ziggler. Dawkins will take care of Roode because the street profits are up...and they want the smoke!


Before the match, Ziggler and Roode cut a promo about how they will take the titles when they get a shot.


Montez Ford w/ Angelo Dawkins (WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions) vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ Robert Roode

They mock each other and Ziggler tries a take down but Ford gets to the ropes. Ziggler takes the early advantage and hits a drop kick taking Ford down. Ziggler works over Ford on the mat. Ford fights to his feet but Ziggler brings him back down with a kick and follows with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler talks trash while beating on Ford. Ziggler show boats and Ford takes him down. Ford catapults Ziggler into the corner and hits a drop kick of his own. A block buster by Ford to Ziggler and Ziggler rolls out of the ring. Roode gets in the ring but Dawkins is in to stop him. Roode goes to the outside with Ziggler. DAWKINS AND FORD DANCE AS IT RAINS BLUE SOLO CUPS!! We go to a commercial.


We're back and Ziggler has Ford in a sleeper on the mat. No more solo cups. Ford fights to his feet but Ziggler slams him back down. Repeated elbow drops by Ziggler. Near fall for Ziggler. Ziggler goes back to the sleeper. Ford fights out but Ziggler cuts him off with a shot to the knee. Another near fall for Ziggler before going back to the ground game with a body scissors. Ford once again gets to his feet. Ford counters a neck breaker and takes Ziggler down with a series of clotheslines. Kicks by Ford but his misses an enziguri. Back suplex by Ford followed by a standing moonsault! Ziggler blocks a kick but Ford counters a Fameasser. Ford counters the Zig Zag and hits a kick! Ford goes to the top but ROODE ATTACKS DAWKINS!! Ziggler takes Ford off the top thanks to the distraction. ZIGGLER HITS FORD WITH A SUPER KICK AND GETS THE WIN! My one problem with this is I feel like Raw is running the same storyline with the New Day and Hurt Business. Ziggler and Roode celebrate after.

W: Dolph Ziggler via pin @ 10:57


Commentary talks about Banks vs. Carmella later tonight and a tweet earlier today by Roman Reigns.


Sami Zayn is backstage talking to the locker room when Big E comes in. Zayn says Big E got a new shirt. Apollo Crews holds up a shirt of Sami Zayn as a stick figure. They laugh at Zayn's expense. Zayn tries to rip the shirt but can't. Their match is next! We go to a break.


Back from a commercial, Zayn is in the ring complaining about how he doesn't have a t-shirt. He talks about getting no respect. He says Pat Patterson got all the respect and he gets none. Here comes Big E to interrupt.


Non-Title Match

Sami Zayn (WWE Intercontinental Champion) vs. Big E

The match begins but Zayn stays on the outside. Zayn takes his time getting back in. Big E knocks Zayn down and Zayn rolls out of the ring to the outside. Zayn gets back in and Big E gets a side head lock. Zayn escapes and they run the ropes. Zayn avoids a abdominal stretch but Big E remains in control with an elbow strike. Big E takes Zayn and pounds on him. BIG E SPLASHES ZAYN ON THE APRON AS WE GO TO A COMMERCIAL.


Back from the break, Zayn is choking Big E across the middle rope in the ring. Zayn mounts and punches Big E in the corner. Big E blocks a snap mare but Zayn hits a knee strike for a 1 count. Zayn locks in a chin lock but Big E powers out. Zayn goes to the second rope and hits Big E with an elbow taking him down. Zayn mocks Big E with a taunt. Zayn goes for a splash but Big E catches him and hits a series of belly to belly suplexes!!! Big E taunts Zayn and hits a big splash! Big E sets up for the Big Ending and Zayn rolls out of the ring. Big E chases and hits Zayn with a big clothesline in the ring. Zayn tries to steal the win with a roll up. Zayn tries a cross body off the top but Big E rolls through. Zayn rakes the eyes of Big E to avoid the Big Ending. Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick but Big E catches him and plants him with a uranage!! Zayn to the ropes and fakes an injury. ZAYN SLAPS BIG E WHO GETS PISSED!! BIG E CHASES ZAYN AROUND THE RING!! ZAYN GOES UNDER THE RING AND BIG E GOES UNDER AFTER HIM!! Zayn comes out from the ring but Big E has his ankle. ZAYN STOMPS BIG E AND GETS IN THE RING! BIG E GETS COUNTED OUT!! Zayn finds another way to win with his great heel tactics haha.

W: Sami Zayn via count out @ 10:50


Bayley is backstage. Bayley sends her well wishes to Carmella for tonight's championship match. Bayley says Sasha Banks may be champ but she runs the division. Bayley calls Banks overrated and then starts running down Bianca Belair but Belair is right behind her. Belair goes over her recent resume and Bayley storms off.


We see WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman backstage. They're heading to the ring after the break.


Carmella is backstage and says Banks is relevant because Carmella is challenging her. Her servant guy is back. Carmella tells him to get the champagne ready.


Commentary hypes Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens at TLC. We see highlights of last week including Reigns destroying Owens and Jey Uso at the end of last week's show. Reigns and Heyman watched the highlights and then Uso comes up to talk to Reigns. Reigns asks Uso if he's good and Uso says he is. Reigns says he ought to be. KEVIN OWENS MUSIC HITS AND HE HEADS TO THE RING. Uso tells Reigns he wants him. Reigns tells Uso to go get him. Owens puts a table, ladder, and chairs in the ring. Reigns watches on from the back. Owens sets up the weapons and grabs a mic. Owens says he has bad news for Reigns. Owens still doesn't fear Reigns after what Reigns did last week. Owens says as good as Reigns is, his family is doing the fighting for Reigns. Owens says TLC is the most important match of his career and he may need all the help he can get to beat Reigns. Owens says his family can't help him physically but he has friends who will help him. His "friends" are the chairs, table, and ladder. Owens talks about how the "friends" will help him as he climbs the ladder. Reigns is still watching on. JEY USO HITS OWENS IN THE BACK WITH A CHAIR!! More chair shots by Uso. Uso puts Owens on the table. Uso goes to the top but OWENS IS OFF THE TABLE AND ATTACKS USO!! OWENS POP UP POWERBOMBS USO THROUGH THE TABLE!! HERE COMES ROMAN REIGNS AND PAUL HEYMAN!! Reigns hands Heyman the title but Heyman tells Reigns he calls the shots. Reigns takes his title back and backs off. Owens challenges Reigns to come to the ring but Reigns heads to the back. Owens grabs a chair and heads to the back. We go to a break.


We're back and Owens is search in the back for Reigns. Kayla stops him for an interview. REIGNS ATTACKS OWENS!! Reigns looks into the camera and introduces himself to Owen's kids and wife!


The Riott Squad vs. Billie Kay & Natalya

This came about on last Saturday's Talking Smack. Could Billie Kay not get a better partner than Natalya. The match starts with Billie Kay and Ruby Riott. Quick tags but the Riott Squad early on to isolate Billie Kay. A unique wheelbarrow move by the Riott Squad gets a near fall. Billie Kay hits Liv with a boot off a distraction. Natalya tags in. Liv gets double teamed in the Billie Kay/Natalya corner as they make quick tags now. Liv escapes Natalya but Natalya takes her back to their corner. Natalya is in control and Billie Kay tags herself in. Liv catches Billie Kay in the mouth and tags Ruby. GOOD DOUBLE TEAM BY THE RIOTT SQUAD THAT LEADS TO A RIOTT KICK TO BILLIE KAY FOR THE WIN!! So this happen. Nothing great here but the right team won.

W: The Riott Squad via pin @ 2:44


We see highlights Chad Gable's Instagram where he is training Otis. Kayla approaches them backstage. Gable says he will mold Otis. Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura interrupt and insult them. Tag match is next!


Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Otis & Chad Gable

We start with Gable and Cesaro. Cesaro over powers Gable and Otis tags in. Otis over powers Cesaro to return the favor. Gable tags back in and takes down Cesaro. They grapple and Gable German suplexes Cesaro to kicks out of a pin. Otis tags back in and he suplexes Cesaro. Gable back in and he runs into an uppercut. Nakamura tags in and goes to work on Gable with kicks. Stomps to Gable in the corner by Nakamura but Gable counters a reverse exploder. Gable lands a kick. Otis and Cesaro both come in. Otis is running through everyone! A huge clothesline from Otis to Cesaro followed by a splash in the corner. Otis looks for the caterpillar but Gable wants to tag. Otis reluctantly gives it. CESARO CATCHES GABLE IN THE SWING!! HE GOES ROUND AND ROUND AS NAKAMURA TALLIES!! NAKAMURA IS IN AND HITS THE KINSASHA FOR THE WIN!! Otis just watched the finish from the apron. Otis checks on Gable afterward.

W: Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura via pin @ 3:27


Up next is the main event!


Backstage, Gable tells Otis this was a lesson. Gable says he asks for the tag but he really didn't want Otis to tag because he had the match won. Otis failed. Gable says he was showing Otis an example of what not to do.


We see highlights of King Corbin vs. Murphy last week with Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler returning to Corbin's side. Corbin is backstage with Blake and Cutler. Alyse Ashton approaches them for a interview. Blake and Cutler use a metal detector to screen her. Corbin calls Blake and Cutler the "Knights of the Lone Wolf". Corbin says the consequences for Rey Mysterio and Murphy stepping up to them will be worse than a lost eye.


WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Match

Carmella vs. Sasha Banks (champ)

New entrance for Carmella and there is champagne at ringside. Banks backs Carmella into the corner and we get a clean break. Carmella throws Banks to the ground and then into the corner. Carmella talks trash and chokes Banks in the ropes. Carmella sends Banks into the ropes with a head scissors. Carmella goes for the Code of Silence but Banks avoids and attempts a back stabber but Carmella backs Banks into the corner. Strikes by Carmella. Carmella throws Banks hard into another corner. Banks back drops a charging Carmella into the apron. METEORA BY BANKS!! They fight on the apron and Carmella sends Banks face first into the apron and Banks falls to the floor as we go to a commercial.


We're back with Banks and Carmella fighting on the top turnbuckle. Carmella sends Banks face first into the top of the post before sending Banks arm first into the ring post. In the ring, Carmella gets a near fall. Carmella mounts and delivers a series of punches to Banks. Near fall for Carmella. Snap mare followed by a chin lock by Carmella. Banks tries to rally and backs Carmella into the corner. Elbows by Banks and Banks hits a Meteora in the corner. Double knees again by Banks for a near fall. Carmella counters another back stabber. Carmella goes to the second rope and chokes banks in the corner over the top rope kind of Tarantula style. A cross body by Carmella gets a near fall. Banks gets a roll up near fall. CARMELLA TRIES TO LOCK IN CODE OF SILENCE BUT BANKS COUNTERS WITH THE BANK STATEMENT!! The servant champagne guy pulls Banks out of the ring. Banks chases him. Back in the ring, BANKS LOSES IT AND BEATS THE HELL OUT OF CARMELLA!! BANKS DOESN'T BREAK AND IS DISQUALIFIED!

W: Carmella via DQ @ 9:54 (Banks retains)


Post match, BANKS LOCKS THE BANK STATEMENT ON THE CHAMPAGE GUY! CARMELLA ATTACKS BANKS!! Carmella puts Banks head in the ice bucket at ringside. CARMELLA SMASHES A CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE OVER BANKS' BACK!! Carmella pops a bottle of champagne as a toast and has a drink. Carmella talks trash to Banks. Carmella stands over Banks to end the show.


Next Week Smackdown is on FS1:

  • Bianca Belair vs. Bayley

  • WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs. The Street Profits (champs)

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