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WWE NEWS: Smackdown SPOILERS 12/14 - Complete results for Friday's episode, plus bonus main event

Dec 11, 2012 - 9:41:11 PM
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WWE Smackdown TV taping results
December 11, 2012
Bridgeport, Conn.
Report by PWTorch VIP member Zim


Not an impressive crowd. I would guess 2,000 fans. The first tier of the arena and literally almost half of the building is blocked off.

Smackdown SPOILERS 12/14

- Sheamus and Antonio Cesaro were on commentary to open the show.

(1) Big Show beat R-Truth with the KO Punch. Nothing special. Post-match, Show and Sheamus had a stare down. Cesaro then hit Sheamus from behind and both heels ran off to the back.

- Big Show was backstage claiming that when Cesaro shoved Sheamus, he bumped Show, which was a violation of the no-contact clause. Booker essentially said shut up, the match at TLC is on.

- Damien Sandow came to the ring and introduced Cody Rhodes who was met with "Cody's mustache" several times.

(2) Rhodes Scholars defeated the Usos when Sandow rolled up one of them with a handful of tights. Cody's mustache was the most over thing in the match; fans reacted to Rhodes Scholars big time.

Big Show and David Otunga talked backstage to set up an in-ring segment next.

- Show and Otunga made their way to the ring. They said that Sheamus violated the no-contact agreement, and since Booker did nothing, they're going to the Board of Directors to get the match called off and have Booker removed as GM.

Booker interrupted, followed by Sheamus, who hit the ring with a chair and said that if the contract has been broken, then there's nothing stopping him from unloading on Show with the chair now. Show cowered away and said the contract was still valid so the TLC match is in. Otunga ate a Brogue Kick to end the segment.

- Backstage, the Shield was finishing up a beat down on Orton by the time the camera was turned on. They walked away, leaving Orton lying through a table.

(3) Kaitlyn beat Aksana. Aksana literally held a single headlock the entire match. Just awful.

- Backstage, Striker announced that Orton suffered a separated shoulder and possible concussion from The Shield attack.

Miz TV was announced as up next.

-- Tag champs Team Hell No were the guests on Miz TV. The put themselves over as united and unstoppable. Suddenly, one of those glitchy Shield videos interrupted. After it concluded, The Shield were shown in a luxury box and slowly made their way to the ring. Half-way down, Ryback's music hit and he came to the ring. The Shield headed back up the stairs and disappeared.

(A note on The Shield. I have been to many WWE events, but I have never felt a buzz in the air at a WWE show like what came over the arena when The Shield was amongst us. They provide such an unpredictable spark to fans live in attendance.)

(4) Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel & Khali & Hornswoggle beat Primo & Epico & Prime Time Players in an eight-man tag match when Kidd rolled up one of the Colons.

(5) IC champion Kofi Kingston pinned Alberto del Rio in a non-title match. Pretty big upset, in my opinion. Perhaps this will mean good things for the IC champ. Post-match, Wade Barrett ran down to blindside Kofi, but Kofi evaded and hit Trouble in Paradise.

A graphic said Cena and Ziggler in a face-to-face was next, but then Sheamus came out for a match with Antonio Cesaro.

(6) U.S. champion Antonio Cesaro defeated Sheamus via count-out in a non-title match. Good match. At the end, Big Show came out with an injured William Regal. Sheamus went after Show, but not before Show cracked Regal with a chair. Show walked away smiling, knowing that Sheamus couldn't touch him.

With no mention of an advertised John Cena and Dolph Ziggler face-to-face, Booker called Sheamus and Show back out. And, the dark main event was on. The crowd was super disappointed from what I could tell.

Dark Main Event: Sheamus beat World Hvt. champion Big Show via DQ when Show used a chair. So much for the no-contact agreement they signed... Post-match, Show gained the upper hand until Sheamus fought back with a Brogue Kick. The end? Wow.

Overall, lackluster show that honestly missed the presence of Dolph Ziggler.

Blah. I'm disappointed with my overall experience; the show ended 10 minutes short of 10:00 p.m. EST and the crowd was pushed out of the arena because they didn't actually think it was over.


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