This Friday’s Christmas Day edition of SmackDown was taped at the WWE ThunderDome on Tuesday night.
Like live WWE television episodes, the tapings included a virtual crowd on the screens of the ThunderDome. Three title matches were taped for Friday’s show, which will air on Fox at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
Here are the results:
– Universal Champion Roman Reigns defeated Kevin Owens in a steel cage match to retain his title
From outside of the ring, Jey Uso handcuffed Owens to the cage near the finish. Reigns then exited the cage to retain the Universal Championship.
– Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka & Charlotte Flair defeated Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair and Bayley & Carmella in a triple threat elimination match to retain their titles
There was a pre-match segment in the ring to set this match up.
This was Asuka & Charlotte’s first title defense after defeating Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax to become Women’s Tag Team Champions at TLC. Bayley & Carmella were the first team eliminated.
– There was a backstage segment with The Street Profits. They gave Sami Zayn an “I Was Intercontinental Champion” T-shirt, mocking his new “I’m the Intercontinental Champion” shirt.
– Daniel Bryan defeated Jey Uso
– Big E defeated Sami Zayn in a lumberjack match to win the Intercontinental Championship
Big E celebrated with some of the lumberjacks to close the show.