5 Botches, slip ups, and outrageous moments from WWE SmackDown (December 13th, 2016)
Did Zack Ryder legitimately hurt himself while eliminating Konnor?
It was another night of blue brand action as the theme of the show was apparently crowning new challengers. Dolph Ziggler won an elimination match to put himself in line for a shot at AJ Styles’ Championship and considering how great both are in the ring; that should be a fantastic matchup.
The other new challengers are The Hype Bros, who earned their title shots when Zack Ryder became the last man standing in an over the top rope battle royal. Well, he wasn’t standing, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Ryder’s potential mishap earned him a spot on this list and here’s to hoping it’s nothing serious. There were also a couple of noticeable goof ups on Tuesday night, as well as a sign protesting a former Shield member’s pants. Daniel Bryan even attempted some ‘Dad humour’; so that’s something that everyone can appreciate.
The guest celebrity for the night, Gabriel Iglesias, gets a pass from this article because even though he was an awkward fit onto the show, he did get Apollo Crews some screen and that almost never happens.
So without further delay, let’s get this SmackDown recap started with a quick pun from everybody’s favourite General Manager:
#5 Daniel Bryan talks protection
After the opening MizTV segment degenerated into a multi-man brawl, the WWE World Champion AJ Styles went straight to his bosses to complain about the situation. He told them that he could handle each of those competitors one-on-one but if the numbers were going to be stacked against him, he’d need protection.
Daniel Bryan used this setup to make a crack about prophylactics, a minor burn that probably didn’t phase AJ too much. Comparing this to the Eva Marie scalding that Mick Foley gave Sami Zayn on Monday night, I’d say that Raw currently is winning in the “GM Roastings” category. And if that’s not an official category then it should be.