Due to the holidays, SmackDown LIVE won’t air live next Tuesday night. Following last night’s SmackDown LIVE broadcast from Fresno, California, WWE taped next week’s show, which will air on Christmas Day. Here are the spoiler results.
— Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows and The Usos defeated SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar and SAnitY
— The New Day did commentary while wearing Santa outfits. Anderson and Gallows got the win after hitting the Magic Killer on Cesaro.
— R-Truth and Carmella came out. R-Truth was dressed up as Santa Claus. They got interrupted by WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, who called the crowd “fickle” for buying into their comedy act. He then called R-Truth’s career a joke. This eventually led to a dance break where Bryan jumped R-Truth.
— Mustafa Ali defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas
Ali defeated Almas after hitting the 054.
— Shane McMahon appeared on Miz TV. McMahon and Miz appear to be a team after asking the WWE Universe (which drew a mixed reaction).
— Jeff Hardy defeated Samoa Joe by count-out
The finish had Joe escape the Whisper in the Wind by rolling out to the floor. Hardy then attacked him on the outside, which eventually led to a count-out. Hardy went for a Twist of Fate on the announce table after the match but Joe countered with the Coquina Clutch and choked him out
— Rusev defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the United States Championship
Rusev won the United States Championship after hitting Nakamura with the Machka Kick. Rusev and Lana celebrated in the ring to close out the show.