Smackdown heavily changed TLC

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Smackdown this week took place in Oklahoma City and had possibly more TLC implications than any show so far.

It started with the nights special guest host, former WWE superstar, Santino Marella in his office revealing how he was running Smackdown.

Kane, Seth Rollins and Big Show all discussed their upcoming matches at TLC and all were in confident moods.

Marella eventually appeared and named the main event of the night which was a tag team match between Big Show and Seth Rollins who would be taking on Ryback and Erick Rowan.

There were three big developments ahead of TLC tonight as it was announced the Big Show and Erick Rowan would be causing a change to the event.


The two will be competing in the first ever stairs match meaning the event will now be known as Tables, Ladders, Chairs and Stairs.

After Luke Harper once again won his Intercontinental Championship match against Dolph Ziggler by disqualification, Marella announced that the title will be on the line in a ladder match at TLC.

Dean Ambrose was also supposed to take on the Bulgarian Brute Rusev but was savagely attacked by Bray Wyatt before the fight could start and Ambrose was taken out on a stretcher.

Rumours have circled that the reason for the segment was that Ambrose is injured and could actually be set to miss TLC and S a week on Sunday however the match has not yet been pulled from the event.

Ryback and Erick Rowan vs Seth Rollins and Big Show

Ryback and Erick Rowan got the win here after the referee was busy sending Kane to the locker room and missed a tag between Rollins and Big Show.

Rowan would then knock Rollins off the apron and Ryback would get the win over Rollins.

Dolph Ziggler vs Luke Harper (Intercontinental Championship)

Luke Harper once again defended his Intercontinental Championship by defeating Dolph Ziggler by disqualification.

Ziggler had a string of near falls in a row when Harper delivered a big kick to his groin and as Ziggler yelled in pain on the mat, the referee rang the bell.

After the match, Harper went to powerbomb Ziggler through a ladder but he reversed it and drove Harper face first into the ladder before Marella came out and made his announcement.

Jey Uso vs the Miz

In a follow up to the events on RAW, the Miz cut a promo addressed at Jimmy Uso's wife Naomi which brought the enraged twins to the ring.

Jimmy was eventually sent back to the locker room leaving Jey to carry his family's name but unfortunately he was distracted by Damien Mizdow, given the skull crushing finale and pinned by the Miz.

The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) vs Cesaro and Tyson Kidd

The New Day picked up their second successive Smackdown win after defeating Cesaro and Tyson Kidd in impressive fashion.

After the match, a promo from Gold and Stardust aired as they claimed they can't see any of the light and that all there is, is a black hole.

The New Day responded boasting the principles that formed them and that they will take out the former tag team champions.

Naomi vs Brie Bella

AJ Lee was on commentary in this match and Nikki Bella was at ringside to watch her sister take on Naomi.

Nikki and AJ cost Brie the win when Nikki got on the apron and was pulled off by AJ causing the distraction which allowed Cameron to get the roll up victory.

Video highlights:

Kane, Seth Rollins and Big Show discuss TLC and S:

Ryback and Erick Rowan vs Seth Rollins and Big Show:

Luke Harper vs Dolph Ziggler (Intercontinental Championship):

Bray Wyatt savagely attacks Dean Ambrose:

Jey Uso vs the Miz:

Naomi vs Brie Bella:

The New Day vs Cesaro and Tyson Kidd:

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