WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (12/18/20): ThunderDome II, St. Petersburg, FL

Welcome to eWrestling.com's results for the December 18, 2020 edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown airing LIVE from ThunderDome II at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on the FS1 Network starting at at 8/7C!

Tonight's edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown has tension rising between former Survivor Series teammates Bayley and Bianca Belair, the two determined Superstars are fixing to square off on SmackDown.

What will happen with The EST of WWE goes one-on-one with “The Role Model”? Don’t miss SmackDown, tonight at 8/7 C on FS1.

Featured below are the WWE Friday Night SmackDown results written by eWrestling.com female reporter, Jamie Rush. Follow Jamie on Twitter @JamieRush312.

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results - (12/18/2020)

Show Opening

WWE Then... Now... FOREVER.

We immediately head into the ThunderDome II at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL as we are welcomed to the December 18, 2020 edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown airing on the FS1 Network! Michael Cole welcomes us to tonight's edition of SmackDown as he sits alongside Corey Graves at the announcer's table at ringside.

Video Package (Last Friday SmackDown)

We see Kevin Owens making his way to the ring as Jey Uso and Roman Reigns watch on a screen backstage. Jey asks Roman if he can go get 'em, pleading with his cousin to allow him to take Owens out. Reigns agrees stating he knows where Owens is. Uso runs out at Owens who gets the better of Jey Uso with tables, ladders, and chairs (oh my!).

We also see how Owens went looking for WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns backstage, but Reigns attacked from behind and beat him down, then looked into the camera to taunt Owens' wife and kids.

In-Ring - Kevin Owens

As the video package comes to an end, we enter the ThunderDome II and immediately hear Kevin Owens entrance theme sound as Owens quickly makes his way down the ramp, passing by all the ladders on either side of him as well as ladders surrounding rhe ring. Owens calls out WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, saying he's been waiting all week and is not waiting one minute longer. Roman Reigns doesn't come out. Owens says that's fine, he's not ready yet, cool, he has some things to say.

Owens goes on to call Reigns a hypocrite and points out that Roman uses his family as pawns. His family heard Reigns' message loud and clear last week and he told his family not to watch Sunday's TLC match under any circumstance, but not because of what they will think of what Reigns will do to Owens, but because of what Owens' family will think of him when they see what he does to Reigns. Fans cheer Owens on as he calls Reigns out again.

Owens says he heard Reigns recently tell Jey Uso that he cares what his sons think of him. Owens says that doesn't matter because if they've been watching, they already know Reigns is a hypocrite. Owens goes on about how Reigns uses his family members as pawns, and says that's pathetic. Owens says Reigns' actions prove he knows he's not the head of the table, he's a coward.

"You're not head of the table... you're a coward.

Paul Heyman Interupts

We see Paul Heyman on the jumbotron above the stage where he addresses Kevin Owens. Heyman reminds Owens about his Talking Smack conversation and how he had called Owens a "masochist". Heyman now takes that back as he calls Owens a "martyr". Heyman says Owens really isn't a masochist, he's a martyr and will do what he needs for the title, sacrificing anything. Heyman goes on with his promo and says mutilation won't stop Owens so Owens needs to be eliminated, taken out, eradicated.

Owens interrupts and says he can't hear one more word coming out of Heyman's stupid face, and if Reigns won't come out and face him, then Owens is going to look for Reigns. Heyman rolls his eyes and looks off as Owens exits the ring and marches up the ramp as we head to the first commercial break of the evening.

Backstage - WWE Producer Adam Pearce

As we return from commercial break, we head backstage where we see WWE Producer Adam Pearce walking alongside Kevin Owens. Pearce also reminds Owens that TLC is on Sunday and he needs to reconsider this trip to Reigns' locker room. Owens knocks on Reigns' door but we hear Reigns' music start up in the arena as fans boo and the mind games begin from Reigns. Reigns and Heyman head to the ring as Owens watches from a TV screen in the back.

In-Ring - Roman Reigns w/ Paul Heyman

As his entrance theme sounds over the speakers in the ThunderDome II, we watch as Roman Reigns makes his way down the ramp accompanied by Paul Heyman. The boos get louder as Reigns enters the ring and Heyman hands him the mic. Reigns says he doesn't want to hurt Owens or his family, but Owens is running around here telling everyone he's a bad guy. Reigns says he's not a bad guy, he's just doing what it takes to be "THE" guy and Owens wouldn't understand because that's above his pay grade.

Reigns continues on to state that he is going to show Owens he's a good guy, he's going to give Owens the same chance he gave his own flesh & blood, Jey. We see Owens walk away from the TV in the back. Reigns wants Owens to acknowledge him, acknowledge him as the head of the table, but if he doesn't or just can't, then Reigns is going to end him. He won't even make it to TLC on Sunday, or make it out of here tonight.

Reigns calls Owens to the ring to come apologize, and tell him the words he wants to hear. Reigns drops the mic and turns to the stage to wait as the boos get louder. Here comes Owens as fans cheer him on. Jey suddenly attacks from behind at the bottom of the ramp. Uso unloads with lefts and rights. Owens fights back. Reigns comes out and Owens gets double teamed now. The beating continues until Owens is laid out, face-down on the ground. Reigns stands over Owens with big strikes now. WWE officials run down to try and break it up but Reigns and Uso stand up to them.

Owens starts to get up but Reigns launches him into the barrier as the boos continue. Heyman comes out and hands the title over as Reigns places it over his shoulder. Reigns, Uso and Heyman march up the ramp as we see Owens try to crawl and get up, but he's stumbling and can't get to his feet.

Quick Announcement

We are reminded that The Street Profits will defend their titles against Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler as we head to commercial break.

Backstage - WWE Producer Adam Pearce

As we return from commercial break, we head backstage where we see WWE Producer Adam Pearce walking alongside Kevin Owens. Pearce also reminds Owens that TLC is on Sunday and he needs to reconsider this trip to Reigns' locker room. Owens knocks on Reigns' door but we hear Reigns' music start up in the arena as fans boo and the mind games begin from Reigns. Reigns and Heyman head to the ring as Owens watches from a TV screen in the back.

The Street Profits vs. Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler

Out first are Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford representing The Street Profits as they make their way down the ramp and enter the ring. Next to the ring are the tag-team of Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler as they make their way down the ramp and join their opponents in the ring. A pre-recorded promo from Clark Duke, the new star of The Crudes is shown in a video clip backing The Street Profits adding he wants the smoke, as he takes a sip from a blue cup. Clark Duke, who reveals that he will present the Slammy Award for Tag Team of the Year next Wednesday.

Back in the ring, the referee signals for the bell, the bell rings and this match is officially underway! Ziggler and Dawkins start things off inside the ring to get this match underway. Roode tags in for the double team but Dawkins avoids it. Ford tags in for a Double Dropkick and Ford covers Ziggler for a 2 count. Ford works Ziggler around the ring now. Ziggler rolls Ford from behind for a 2 count. Ford with a back suplex and a kip up into a moonsault. Ford knocks Roode off the apron after baiting him.

Ford goes to the top but Ziggler cuts him off. Ziggler tries to suplex Ford from the apron into the ring but Ford blocks it. Ford with a big kick from the apron to drop Ziggler back to the mat. Ford climbs back to the top but Roode runs over and shoves him off the top turnbuckle. Ford lands hard out on the floor as we go back to commercial.

As we return from the commercial break, we see and Ziggler gets a close 2 count on Ford. Ziggler launches Ford into the corner and tags in Roode. Ziggler with a splash, then an Irish whip to Ford to send him into a knee from Roode. Roode with a side Russian leg sweep for a close 2 count. Roode stomps away while Ford is down now. Roode talks some trash to Dawkins, then goes to chop Ford in the corner. Roode takes Ford back to their corner and in comes Ziggler for more offense. Ziggler taunts Ford, who is swinging and missing.

Ziggler drops Ford with a kick for a 2 count. Ziggler grounds Ford in the middle of the ring now. Fans rally for Ford but Ziggler keeps him down. Ziggler stops a potential tag and brings Roode back in for more double teaming and offense in the corner. Roode lifts Ford and slams him face-first into the mat for a 2 count. Roode looks upset by this!

Roode clutches the ankle of Ford, luckily, Ford breaks free and tags in Dawkins who comes in hot, hitting a Corkscrew Elbow. Dolph Ziggler gets taken down as well. Neckbreaker by Dawkins on Roode for the cover. Somehow, Roode kicks out! Dawkins looks for the Glorious DDT to no avail. Ziggler tags in and hits an assisted Famouser for the cover, Dawkins kicks out! Uppercut by Dolph. Ford tags in and hits a Frog Splash from The Heavens. Ford goes for the cover, Roode enters and breaks the count.

Roode tags in and there are back and forth roll up pins, finally Ford does get the cover for the three count pin and win!

Winners: The Street Profits

After the Match

Roode and Ziggler shout at the referee stating he didn't do his job properly as The Street Profits make their way up the ramp celebrating their victory and retaining their title.

Quick Announcements

We are reminded that Carmella's champagne toast to Sasha Banks is coming up. As well as Bayley vs. Bianca Belair.

Backstage - Kevin Owens

We head backstage where Owens is being urged by officials to just "wait it out" as now is not the right time. At this exact moment, Owens is attacked from behind by Jey Uso and lays Owens out with a steel chair. Uso yells at Owens and walks off. The referee and Adam Pearce tend to Owens as he stumbles to his feet. Back to commercial.

The Riott Squad vs. Billie Kay & Tamina

We go back to the ring and The Riott Squad is waiting – Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott. The announcers say Billie Kay has asked for another shot at The Riott Squad after the recent loss with Natalya as her partner. We get a pre-recorded backstage video with Morgan and Riott joking about who Kay might pick as her partner. Kay comes out to the stage next. She has her resume and says she is qualified as a seasoned ring announcer to introduce her tag team partner for tonight. She goes on and says her partner is a second generation Superstar. Kay then introduces Tamina Snuka. They head to the ring together.

Tamina stars off with Liv and rams her into the corner, then launches her across the ring with ease. Tamina stomps away in the corner now. Liv dodges a shot and in comes Riott for the double team. Riott works Tamina over and covers for a 2 count. Tamina easily levels Riott with a big clothesline. She takes her time covering for a 2 count. Tamina dominates Riott and headbutts her to the mat.

Tamina ends up scooping Riott on her shoulders but Kay tags herself in as Tamina hits a Samoan Drop on Riott. Kay goes on and covers for a 2 count, likely ruining the win at that moment, as Liv breaks it up. Kay argues with the referee.

Liv eventually tags in and they double dropkick Tamina off the apron. They then turn to Kay and lay her out with a double team as Liv hits a dropkick and Riott hits a Flatliner. Liv covers for the pin to win.

After the match, Liv and Riott celebrate in the middle of the ring as their music hits. We see Kay down on the ground trying to recover. Tamina looks on, annoyed at the fact she had the match won.

Winners: The Riott Squad

Carmella's Sommelier Champagne Toast

Back from the break and we go to the ring. Carmella’s sommelier is in the ring with the setup for her champagne toast. We see highlights from last week’s SmackDown main event, which saw Sasha Banks retain the SmackDown Women’s Title as Carmella won by DQ. The sommelier waits now as Carmella’s music hits and out she comes with her new entrance.

Fans boo as Carmella struts to the ring. Carmella takes the mic and sings a bit of “Tis The Season” and laughs. She says her sommelier is here so she can make the perfect toast to WWE TLC. She insults fans some and says they are sitting at home on their dirty futons.

Carmella is better than everyone and knows better, and knows Banks doesn’t have what it takes to be champion. Carmella says when it counts, Banks is weak and that’s not throwing shade, it’s just facts. She points out how this is the longest Banks has ever had a title. She says Banks is in uncharted waters and is so far in over head she’s drowning.

She jokes about the champagne bottle she shattered over Banks last week. She goes on and says Banks got herself disqualified last week so she could keep the title and that’s how Carmella knows she has her beat on Sunday.

She goes on ranting about Banks for a few minutes, calling her sad and desperate, damaged. Carmella says nothing lifts her spirits more than a fine glass of champagne. Her sommelier pours a glass and she says it tastes cheap and frantic, kind of like Banks. She laughs but Banks’ music hits. Carmella sends her sommelier to the ramp to stop Banks but Banks is nowhere to be seen. Banks then appears in the ring from the other side. She samples the party favors and then attacks Carmella.

The brawl goes to the mat as Banks mounts Carmella. The sommelier runs back in the ring and pulls Banks off Carmella. Banks gets up and grabs the sommelier from behind as fans cheer her on. Carmella comes from behind while Banks is grabbing the sommelier. She smashes another champagne bottle over Banks’ back and Banks goes down. Carmella stands tall with her sommelier over Banks as the crowd boos.

Kevin Owens Attacked By Jey Uso Backstage

We see Kevin Owens back in the trainer’s room getting checked out. Jey Uso runs in and attacks him.

They brawl but Owens is hurting. Uso drives Owens through a table with a big Spinebuster. A referee runs in and checks on Owens as Uso walks off.

Back to commercial as Owens lays there in pain.

Otis vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Back from the break and out comes Otis with Chad Gable. We see how they lost to Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura last week. Out next comes Nakamura with Cesaro.

The bell rings and they lock up to start. Nakamura with a hold but Gable coaches Otis into slamming Nakamura. Otis with a headbutt and a 2 count. Nakamura lures Otis into a boot on the apron. Nakamura runs on the outside and kicks Otis in the head while down on the apron.

Nakamura brings it back in and drives big knees into Otis while he’s down. Nakamura with big kicks while Otis is standing. Otis takes them and wants more, yelling for Nakamura to come on. Otis unloads on Nakamura now for a pop. Otis with a running splash in the corner.

Otis goes for The Caterpillar but Gable jumps on the apron and tells him not to, do a suplex instead. Otis goes to grab Nakamura but Nakamura rolls him up out of nowhere for a close 2 count. Otis fights back and hits a suplex. Otis follows up with the second rope Vader Bomb for the pin to win.

After the match, Otis stands tall as the music hits. Gable hits the ring and hugs him, then raises his arm as they celebrate.

Winner: Otis

Sami Zayn Prepares For First Annual Sami Awards

Sami Zayn is backstage in a suit. He has a crew member there with him, who has been helping him prepare for the Sami Awards.

They have 5 action figure-like gold awards to hand out later. Sami yells at the crew member for not polishing them. Sami walks off to get something to polish with.

Big E walks up and he’s also dressed for the awards it appears. Big E just laughs like a goofy madman, apparently ready to ruin the awards ceremony.

Happy Holidays 2020 Monster vs. 2021 Vignette

The announcers lead us to the Happy Holidays video that features WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and others battling a 2020 Monster, then teaming with 2021 to put the 2020 Monster away. Back to commercial.

Talking Smack Guests For This Week Announced

Back from the break and announced for Talking Smack is Bayley, The Street Profits, Carmella and Kevin Owens. Hosts Paul Heyman and Kayla Braxton will be joined by WWE Hall of Famer Booker T.

He isn’t shown on the graphic, but Graves plugs The Rock’s interview with Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. There was no mention of the previously advertised interview with Sasha Banks and FOX Sports’ Charlotte Wilder.

Backstage: Chad Gable & Otis

Chad Gable and Otis are backstage. Gable talks about not using The Caterpillar and says Otis should do what he means, not say. Gable tells training resumes tomorrow, but now they hydrate.

First Annual Sami Awards With WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn

– We go to the stage and WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is out at a podium, wearing his suit. He says the Slammy Awards will be this Wednesday but they’ve taken a dive in recent years and are all about corporatism, while the Sami Awards are not like that, they are all about the will of the people.

Sami gets to it and says it’s time to take a look at the year in review. The video package, narrated by Corey Graves, is all about Sami and making him look good. Sami says what a year it’s been. He’s ready to present the first Sami award, for Comeback of the Year. He mentions people coming back like WWE Hall of Famer Edge, and says his name is probably on there as well. We get a drum roll and the winner is… Sami Zayn!

Sami can’t believe it, he’s hosting the show and didn’t expect this but it does feel good getting a little bit of recognition. He says the people made this happen and he doesn’t want to make it all about himself, but wow. The next Sami award is for the coveted Match of the Year. He says everyone wants to win this and there is no short of contenders.

We get a drum roll and the winner is… Sami defeating AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy in the Ladder Match for the title at Clash of Champions. Sami can’t believe it, again. He won’t lie, he wanted to win this award. He says he’s making history.

Sami says he has one more Sami award left – for Superstar of the Year. We get a drum roll and the Sami goes to… Big E? Sami is confused. Big E comes out to accept his award and Sami is trying to figure out what’s going on. Sami begins his acceptance speech as Sami paces around like a madman. He pushes Big E out of the way and goes to speak but Big E attacks.

Big E slams his face into the tables stacked up on the stage, then launches him down the ramp. Big E goes back to the podium and raises his award, then shatters it on the ground. Sami looks up from the ramp and he’s upset as Big E laughs.

Backstage: Kayla Braxton Interviews Bayley

Kayla Braxton is backstage with Bayley now. She says she heard everything Bianca Belair had to say earlier and it was kind of refreshing to hear someone say nice things about her.

She goes on and says she’s not going to take it easy on Belair tonight. Bayley says she accomplished some of the same things Belair did in her pre-WWE careers, like running track in college and being on the cross country team in high school, but you don’t see her going around here bragging.

Bayley says Belair should be picking her brain and maybe she will be more humble, but tonight she will put Belair on the mat. Bayley walks off.

Bianca Belair vs. Bayley

We go back to the ring and out comes Bianca Belair. She poses on the apron and swings her hair around as we go back to commercial. Back from the break and out comes Bayley as Belair waits in the ring. The bell rings and they aggressively go at it. They break and Bayley stomps on the foot and talks trash. Belair stomps on Bayley’s foot and they go at it again. Bayley takes it to the ropes but breaks as the referee warns her.

Belair levels Bayley with a shoulder. Belair flips over Bayley and taunts her. Bayley ends up hanging Belair up on the top rope, then taunting her. Belair sweeps her leg out while she’s taunting. Belair goes on and covers for a 2 count. Belair yells at Bayley to get up. Belair with some more flipping around and showing off. Bayley keeps coming for her but this time she gets dropkicked. Belair kips up for a louder pop. Bayley ends up putting Belair down on her face, then slamming her left arm over the edge of the apron.

Belair falls to the floor and Bayley launches her into the barrier, focusing on the hurt left arm now. Bayley breaks the count while Belair rolls around on the floor in pain. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Bayley continues to dominate. Belair ends up sending Bayley into the steel ring steps. Belair returns to the ring but Bayley barely makes it back in before the 20 count. They both charge and collide, going to the mat. They get up and Belair unloads with strikes, bating Bayley into the corner for a pop. Belair with a big vertical suplex, pumping Bayley in the air and dropping her. Belair kips up and taunts Bayley for a pop.

Belair yanks Bayley around by her arm. Belair puts Bayley down and hits a springboard moonsault for a close 2 count. Belair with a backbreaker, and another over the knee for another pin attempt. Belair drags Bayley over and goes to the top. Bayley jumps up and rocks her. Bayley goes for a draping DDT from the top turnbuckle but stops to taunt Belair. This backfires as Belair blocks her suplex with one of her own. More back and forth. Bayley charges in the corner but Belair drops her into the turnbuckles. Belair with a Spinebuster for a close 2 count.

Bayley ends up using the ropes for leverage on a pin attempt but the referee catches her. More back and forth in the corner now. They trade more counters and roll throughs. Belair stacks Bayley for another close 2 count. Belair powers Bayley up in the air for a powerbomb but Bayley fights out with a rake to Belair’s eyes. Bayley then puts Belair down face-first with a modified Skull Crushing Finale for the pin to win.

After the match, Bayley hits the ramp to celebrate as her music hits. We go to replays. Belair recovers in the ring as Bayley taunts her from the outside.

Winner: Bayley

Roman Reigns' Final Address To Kevin Owens Before WWE TLC 2020

We go back to the ring and out comes WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Jey Uso and Paul Heyman. Reigns stops on the ramp and raises the title as the pyro goes off. Reigns heads to the ring to deliver his final pre-TLC message to Kevin Owens. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Reigns has a mic in the ring. For the longest time he’s been trying to understand why, if you have the chance to be in the ring with him, on the island of relevancy, in the main event of a pay-per-view, in a title match with Roman Reigns, why would you ruin it? Reigns says this is what the kids of Owens’ kids and their kids will talk about, this is what will elevate your career. He goes on but the music interrupts. Out comes Owens but he’s in bad shape. Owens limps down the ramp but stops to grab a steel chair and take out Uso as he charges on the ramp.

Owens hits the ring and unloads, stopping Reigns from picking a chair up. Uso enters from behind and superkicks Owens to save Reigns. Reigns runs the ropes and takes Owens down with a Spear as fans boo. Reigns delivers chair shots and jabs while Owens is down. Uso is sliding tables and more chairs into the ring. Reigns continues with the chair shots to Owens. Uso puts Owens through a table as the boos get louder.

Reigns and Uso talk trash as Owens struggles to crawl. Reigns says Owens had the opportunity of a lifetime but he chose to piss him off. Reigns grabs Owens and drives him through another table with a big Samoan Drop. The boos pick up. Reigns grabs half of the chair and slams it on Owens, then does the same with the other half of the table. Uso slides two more tables in the ring, and two ladders.

Reigns has piled a bunch of table parts, ladders and whole tables on top of Owens, burying him under the weapons. Uso starts tossing chairs in the ring now. Reigns slams ladders down on top of Owens and the pile he’s buried under. Owens and Uso starts delivering chair shots to the tables and ladders that Owens is trapped under. Reigns’ music hits and a “you suck!” chant starts up as he marches to the back with Uso and Heyman. We see Owens under the debris in the ring.

Reigns, Uso and Heyman return backstage to the Gorilla Position area now. Kayla is waiting and Reigns tells her she can have one question. Before she can ask, the TV screen behind them Owens crawling out from under the weapons in the ring. He takes the mic and says there’s nothing Reigns or his family can do to keep him down. Kayla disappears and Reigns walks away with Heyman and Uso. Owens continues his promo in the ring as fans cheer him on. He says he’s going to win the WWE Universal Title at TLC on Sunday or he’s going to die trying. The final SmackDown before TLC goes off the air with Owens sitting up in the ring, recovering as fans cheer him on.

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