Tonight, December 22, 2015, WWE presented a live Super SmackDown special presented on the USA Network. The show aired live from Des Moines, Iowa inside the Wells Fargo Arena. The show was airing as part of the USA Network’s annual WWE Week. On Sunday night, USA Network aired the holiday movie Santa’s Little Helper, starring WWE talents The Miz and Paige. Then last night was the annual Slammy Awards as part of Monday Night RAW. Finally, on Wednesday night USA Network will feature the thirteenth annual Tribute to the Troops special. Here are the results of tonight’s show.
In the opening match, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) (with Xavier Woods) beat The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara) to retain the Championships. Woods distracted on the ring apron. Sin Cara took him out and then tried to leap at Big E, but was caught and Big E dropped him with the Big Ending for the pinfall.
Backstage, Santino Marella decorated a Christmas tree, but off-camera Stardust stole the star tree topper.
Dolph Ziggler, Charlotte, Tyler Breeze and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns gave pre-taped holiday greetings. Backstage, Renee Young interviewed WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose about the night’s main event.
The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman) beat Kane, Ryback, Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley in an eight-man tag team match. Wyatt pinned Bubba after hitting Sister Abigail.
Backstage, Santino’s Christmas tree was destroyed as Summer Rae and Tyler Breeze made fun of the lame party. Stardust and The Ascension arrived and took credit for ruining Christmas. This led to a match being made for later in the night between The Ascension against Titus O’Neill and Neville, who was dressed like an elf.
The League of Nations (WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio & Rusev) beat Jimmy & Jey Uso. The other League members Sheamus and Wade Barrett accompanied Del Rio and Rusev. Del Rio pinned Jey after hitting a top rope double stomp. Post-match, The League attacked Jimmy, but Roman Reigns made the save for The Usos.
More stars like Dean Ambrose, Santino Marella, Becky Lynch and The New Day gave holiday cheer.
Titus O’Neill of the Prime Time Players & Neville (accompanied by Santino Marella) beat The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) (accompanied by Stardust). Neville pinned Viktor after hitting The Red Arrow.
Backstage, Renee Young interviewed Dolph Ziggler about the night’s main event.
WWE Divas Champion Charlotte beat Brie Bella in a non-title match. Becky Lynch did commentary for the match. During the bout, Team BAD (Sasha Banks, Naomi & Tamina) came to ringside, mocked Becky and poured egg nog on her. Becky attacked Naomi, which led to a three-on-one beatdown. In the ring, Charlotte saw what was going on but elected to continue wrestling and made Brie tap out the Figure Eight. Post-match, Charlotte laughed at her “bestie” Becky.
Backstage, Renee Young interviewed Kevin Owens about the night’s main event. Owens had his usual bad attitude and even told the beautiful Renee that she looked ridiculous.
In the main event, WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose beat Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler in a triple threat match. The highlight of the match was Owens hitting Ambrose with a vicious Exploder Suplex that Ambrose took right on his head. Thankfully he wasn’t seriously injured in the moment. Ziggler hit Owens with a superkick, but Ambrose caught Ziggler with Dirty Deeds to get the pinfall.