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WWE SmackDown Live Results (December 16, 2022): Roman Reigns returns

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 17, 2022 09:00 IST

Check out the live results for WWE SmackDown right here.

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08:32 (IST)17 DEC 2022

08:28 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Cena's ready to bring the fight to the Bloodline again. "Check your list, check it twice. The Bloodline's been naughty, and won't it be nice when Cena-Claus comes to town?!"

08:27 (IST)17 DEC 2022

08:27 (IST)17 DEC 2022

John Cena interrupts on screen! The 16-time World Champion says that he's received a text from his good friend Kevin Owens. His "match every year" streak is about end if he doesn't wrestle in December, so he's gonna wrestle with Kevin Owens on December 30th!

08:26 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Good news for Sami, though. Roman Reigns has a solution. They'll team up, and they'll run through KO and his partner. They'll smash em, stack em, and never see them again. Sami agrees, but trips over himself, claiming that KO is just stressed because "he is his only friend."

08:24 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Roman Reigns brags about their dominant performance at War Games, but they're here for tonight. Every night's a good night for the Tribal Chief. "Tonight...was gonna be a good night for you, but we got a problem. A KO problem!" Uh-oh.

08:23 (IST)17 DEC 2022

"Ucey" chants rain down on Reigns and the Bloodline as he takes in this crowd. 

08:22 (IST)17 DEC 2022

08:22 (IST)17 DEC 2022

08:20 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Roman Reigns and the Bloodline are here! It's time. Will Sami Zayn become a full Uce?

08:18 (IST)17 DEC 2022

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08:15 (IST)17 DEC 2022

08:14 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Raquel Rodriguez is interviewed backstage about her injury. She claims she's close to returning, but is attacked by Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey, re-injuring her arm. 

08:13 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Zelina Vega runs in and takes down Ashante with a tilt-a-whirl head scissor. B-Fab lays her out, only to be met with a knee from Valhalla. On the floor, the managers continue to brawl. Back in the ring, Hit Row hit the Heavy Hitter for the win!

Hit Row defeat Legado Del Fantasma via pinfall. 

Hit Row have now earned a shot at the Usos and their WWE Tag Team Titles next week. 

08:11 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Top Dollah goes for a dive but hits the top rope, still bowling over the competition. 

08:10 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Wild spikes Ivar with a springboard tornado DDT and tags Del Toro, who hits Top Dollah with a springboard dropkick. A phoenix splash crashes onto Top Dollah, who barely kicks out.

08:09 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Top Dollah has Ivar on his shoulders, but is met with a knee by Erik. 

08:05 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Ivar rocks Joaquin Wilde with a spinning roundhouse, and squares up with Ashante "Thee" Adonis. Wade Barrett makes sure to mention his time in the US military. Erik and Ivar take him to the floor, while Top Dollah launches LDF onto the other side. Erik rocks him, but his hit by a pair of springboard dropkicks from Del Toro and Wilde. 

07:58 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Next up is a triple-threat tag team match. Legado Del Fantasma are accompanied to the ring by Zelina Vega and Santos Escobar. LDF will face the Viking Raiders and Hit Row for a shot at The Usos Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles next week.

07:56 (IST)17 DEC 2022

07:56 (IST)17 DEC 2022

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07:54 (IST)17 DEC 2022

We see a video narrated by John Cena highlighting the many years of Tribute to the Troops shows. 

07:52 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Adam Pearce is summoned by Paul Heyman to meet with Roman Reigns. Heyman has a great opportunity for Pearce. Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens and a partner of his choosing. December 30th in Tampa, Florida. Reigns says that sounds a lot better than Chicago. 

This also means, hopefully, that Sami is safe. 

07:50 (IST)17 DEC 2022

07:47 (IST)17 DEC 2022

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07:46 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Jimmy meets with Roman Reigns backstage. He says he likes Sami Zayn. He likes Sami Uso. But he loves the Bloodline, and is with Roman no matter what he does tonight. 

07:44 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Imperium is about to lay into Ricochet when Braun Strowman's music hits. The Monster Among Men chases off the group, though Gunther still has his arm held high with the belt in hand.

07:43 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Gunther hits the Last Symphony, an Emerald Flowsion, to put Ricochet away.

Gunther defeats Ricochet via pinfall. 

07:43 (IST)17 DEC 2022

07:42 (IST)17 DEC 2022

A powerbomb plants Ricochet, but again he kicks out.

07:42 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Ricochet pelts Gunther with chops and kicks. Two thrust kicks catch Gunther on the jaw, but he counters a dropkick with a chop out of the air. 

07:41 (IST)17 DEC 2022

A devastating lariat folds Ricochet, but he's able to kick-out. After countering a dive from Gunther, he hits a Curtain Call. The Shooting Star connects!

1-2-no! Gunther somehow kicks out!

07:36 (IST)17 DEC 2022

07:36 (IST)17 DEC 2022

07:35 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Ricochet rocks Gunther in the corner, but a suplex attempt is blocked. A running dropkick sends Ricochet to the corner. The challenger counters a powerbomb, though, with a hurricanrana over the ropes. A running dropkick off the apron sends Gunther into the barricade. 

Ricochet sets up for a dive on Gunther, hitting a beautiful springboard moonsault on the floor.

07:33 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Ricochet's back is COVERED in blisters and welts. 

07:32 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Ricochet somehow gets Gunther on his shoulders, but the champ catches him with a kidney shot and a double underhook suplex. Ricochet kicks out.

07:30 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Gunther breaks the hold and cracks the spine with a backbreaker, just to go back to the Boston Crab. Ricochet can barely get to the ropes as Gunther transitions to an STF. 

07:29 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Gunther has dominated Ricochet throughout the break and continues to hammer the challenger with heavy blows to the spine and chest. The high flyer can't get off the ground as he's locked in a Boston Crab.

07:27 (IST)17 DEC 2022

07:24 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Ricochet moves for a springboard maneuver but is caught by Gunther. He lands on his feet off a release German suplex and rocks Gunther with an enzuigiri. Gunther weathers the flurry of kicks and knocks him to the floor, following with a release back suplex onto the apron!

07:22 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Gunther immediately zeroes in on the legs of the challenger. Ricochet makes it to the ropes to avoid early damage. A hip toss takedown grounds Ricochet in the middle of the ring, and Gunther wrenches the arm of the former champ.

07:20 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Adam Pearce makes sure to have the rest of Imperium barred from ringside for this match. Tonight, Gunther and Ricochet battle in true one-on-one fashion. 

07:19 (IST)17 DEC 2022

07:19 (IST)17 DEC 2022

Turns out the woman that attacked Tegan is Xia Li.
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