SmackDown Results: Lesnar destroys former Intercontinental Champion; Debuting superstar saves Naomi

Brock Lesnar had a lot of fun on SmackDown while Deville's plan to take out Naomi backfired
Brock Lesnar had a lot of fun on SmackDown while Deville's plan to take out Naomi backfired

Sami Zayn kicked off SmackDown in a wheelchair and claimed to be the toughest man in history for surviving an assault from Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns on the same night.

"My name is @SamiZayn and I am the toughest man in @WWE history." #SmackDown

Sami said that he was betrayed by Lesnar and planned to sue WWE management, the referee as well as Heyman, Reigns, and Lesnar. Paul Heyman walked out and said that he was the one who sues people, not Sami.

Zayn somehow got up behind Paul with some help from his male nurses before reminding him that Reigns was on holiday and that he could rip Heyman's head off.

Brock Lesnar's music hit and the Beast Incarnate walked out and brought a steel chair to the ring.

Brock set down the chair in the ring and sat down in front of Sami before making fun of his getup.

Brock apologized for last week and faked concern before asking Zayn if he really thought he could beat Roman alone.

Sami Zayn claimed to be the toughest man alive on SmackDown
Sami Zayn claimed to be the toughest man alive on SmackDown

Brock said that he attacked Zayn to make sure Roman's win over him wouldn't be official before inviting Sami to go hunting with him. Zayn said that he was vegan before Brock was about to roll him out of the ring when Heyman asked what was happening.

All it took was a little reminder from @HeymanHustle...@BrockLesnar just destroyed @SamiZayn AGAIN. #SmackDown

Heyman said that The Beast Incarnate was going soft. This comment made Brock lose it and he attacked Zayn's male nurses. Brock kicked Sami out of the wheelchair and threw it out of the ring before hitting an F5 on Zayn.

Backstage on SmackDown, Brock claimed that Heyman was still his advocate.

"Why don't you ask my advocate Paul Heyman?" 😮What's going on here, @HeymanHustle????#SmackDown @BrockLesnar

Boogs & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Los Lotharios on SmackDown

Boogs and Humberto kicked off the match and Garza rushed the ring. But he was taken out with a massive drop by Boogs.

Humberto used the distraction to ambush Boogs and lock in a hold before Rick reversed out of it.

Boogs & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Los Lotharios on SmackDown (contd...)

Nakamura was tagged in and ran in with a big Kinshasa to the face of Humberto for the quick win on SmackDown.

Result: Boogs & Nakamura def. Los Lotharios

Grade: C

King Woods was backstage and Kofi and the rest of the tag team division unveiled his new crown, with a giant X on top of it.

Drew McIntyre walked up to Adam Pearce in his office to ask him about the Black Friday Battle Royale.

Pearce said the list of contestants for the match came from 'higher ups' before mentioning that the same authorities restricted him from bringing his sword to the ring. Drew impaled Pearce's table with the sword and walked out.

Well, if @DMcIntyreWWE isn't allowed to take Angela to the ring tonight... How about he leaves her right here, @ScrapDaddyAP?#SmackDown

Sasha Banks hyped Toni Storm for her match tonight against Charlotte as the show continued.

Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre on SmackDown

As if you had any doubt that this would be a hard-hitting matchup... #SmackDown @WWESheamus @DMcIntyreWWE

Both men unloaded on each other before Drew was caught on the ropes for the signature blows to the chest. But he turned it around on Sheamus, hitting the blows himself. Outside the ring, Sheamus took a Belly-to-belly suplex before we headed for a break.

Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre on SmackDown (contd...)

The #CelticWarrior @WWESheamus will take your 5️⃣ Beats of the Bodhrán and raise you a FULL 🔟! #SmackDown

Back on SmackDown, Drew set up for the Claymore but took a knee to the face before Sheamus got a near fall. Drew rolled Sheamus up for a two-count before he hit the Glasgow Kiss and a Claymore before picking up the win.

Result: Drew McIntyre def. Sheamus

Grade: B

Backstage on SmackDown, Corbin and Moss stole Pearce's desk with Drew's sword still embedded in it.

What are Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss up to?#SmackDown @BaronCorbinWWE @riddickMoss

We got a short tribute for Jack Lanza before the show continued.

Remembering WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Lanza.

Naomi was out next and called out Sonya Deville for their match. Deville came out and said that Shayna Baszler was the special guest timekeeper and Natalya was the ring announcer.

Naomi vs. Sonya Deville on SmackDown

Naomi went after Baszler and Natalya right off the bat and took them out before facing Sonya in the ring. Deville fled the ring and brought back Baszler and Nattie as the trio cornered Naomi in the ring.

XIA LI HAS ARRIVED. ⚡️@NaomiWWE has an ally in @XiaWWE in the fight against @SonyaDevilleWWE @NatbyNature and @QoSBaszler! #SmackDown

Xia Li came out to make the save and attacked Nattie and Baszler, leaving Deville and Naomi in the ring. Li and Naomi double-teamed Deville but Baszler came back and dragged her out of the ring before the heels headed backstage.

Result: DNF

Grade: B

The cast of Jackass Forever was backstage on SmackDown with Riddle and Randy wasn't impressed.

Charlotte vs. Toni Storm on SmackDown

#SmackDown #WomensChampion @MsCharlotteWWE it out to teach #ToniStorm a lesson in this Championship Contender's Match!

Toni took Charlotte down early in the match with a crossbody before taking a big boot to the face. Storm went for a rollup but failed to get the pin before Charlotte hung her up on the ropes and sent her into the ring post.

In the corner, Charlotte kept kicking Storm down before the referee called off the match. Flair lost the bout but took Toni to the ring and hit her with one more move before taunting her and posing with the title belt.

Result: Toni Storm def. Charlotte via DQ

Grade: C

Brock Lesnar walked up to Adam Pearce backstage and thanked him for the fine and suspension. He then talked about how he hunted and butchered a giant moose during his time off. He even named the dead moose after Pearce.

#TheBeast @BrockLesnar named his hunted moose "Pearce."That can't be good, @ScrapDaddyAP... #SmackDown

The Usos vs. The New Day vs. RK-Bro on SmackDown

Here's how the WWE Universe voted...Let's see who leaves #SmackDown with a W#SmackDown #TripleThreat #Usos #RKBro #NewDay

RK-Bro was leading in the Twitter polls as we headed into the match and Riddle and Kofi kicked things off in the ring. Riddle went for an early armbar before taking a dropkick from Kofi, who brought in Woods right after.

The Usos vs. The New Day vs. RK-Bro on SmackDown (contd...)

Woods was in control as the match continued on SmackDown and got a near fall. Jey Uso sneaked in a tag on Woods before sending Riddle outside and Randy off the apron. The Usos went for a big dive and took out the other teams at ringside as we headed for a break.

Back on SmackDown, Riddle was being isolated by The Usos before Randy ran in and tried to save him. The referee sent Randy back into his corner while The Usos sent Riddle into the ring post outside.

Riddle was still in trouble in the ring before dodging a dive in the corner and sent Jimmy over the ropes before trying to get the tag to Randy. But The Usos attacked Orton at ringside before he could get the tag.

The New Day broke up a pin on Riddle and the match continued as we headed for a break. Back in the ring, Wood was in with Riddle and the King got a near fall.

The Usos vs. The New Day vs. RK-Bro on SmackDown (contd...)

The @WWEUsos have @SuperKingOfBros LOCKED UP right now as they battle it out with #RKBro and #TheNewDay to determine the best tag team in all of WWE! #SmackDown

Riddle was still in trouble in the ring as the match continued on SmackDown and Randy made his way back to the apron. Kingston came in for a double team but was taken down by Riddle.

The Original Bro made the tag and Randy rushed the ring, taking out The Usos before Jey dragged him outside the ring. Woods was sent into the announcer's table by Orton. Back in the ring, Randy got the draping DDT on Jimmy before Jey took him out.

Randy got an RKO but was sent outside as Woods tagged in and hit the double team finisher on Jey with the help of Kofi for the win!

Result: The New Day def. The Usos & RK-Bro

Grade: B+

Episode grade: B

We got another great episode of SmackDown as we head to the end of the year. Xia Li made her SmackDown debut while Los Lotharios' winning streak was broken by Boogs and Nakamura.

Brock Lesnar sent a message to Roman via Sami Zayn and we got a great tag team main event to crown the 'best tag team in WWE'.

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Edited by Alan John