Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the Smackdown Live Recap for the week.
This week Smackdown Live was live in our nation's capital of Washington D.C. Comedian Gabriel Iglesias was this week's special guest on the show. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan kick off Smackdown Live having a meeting with James Ellsworth. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz returns with another exciting edition of Miz TV. Carmella battled Nattie Neidhart in one on one Women's Division action. A Tag Team Division Battle Royal takes place to determine the new #1 Contenders. Alexa Bliss defends the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship against Becky Lynch. The main event saw a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match between Dolph Ziggler, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Luke Harper and Dean Ambrose to determine a #1 Contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
** Smackdown Live **
- Backstage, Shane McMahon, Daniel Bryan and James Ellsworth are in a meeting discussing Ellsworth consistently interfering in matches and that not being the reason they offered him a contract. Shane says Ellsworth can not interfere in Championship matches anymore. Ellsworth sneezes continuously and Bryan says Ellsworth looks like a mess. Shane and Bryan cancel Ellsworth's WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match against AJ Styles tonight because they feel he's unfit to wrestle.
- Backstage, AJ Styles asks Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan for protection cause he can't fight four guys at once. Bryan announces a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match between Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz and Luke Harper with the winner meeting AJ Styles in Chicago on December 27th.
Winner: Carmella, by pinfall
- It's announced that John Cena will return at WWE Chicago on December 27th.
- Backstage Comedian Gabriel Iglesias tells Apollo Crews he's excited to be here and will be apart of Tribute to the Troops. Miz and Maryse interrupt and Gabriel asks Miz if he got his suit from Uranus. Miz says his suit cost $5,000 and Crews says he overpaid. Miz says he doesn't have time for them and walks out.
Winners: Hype Bros, to become the new #1 Contenders.
Winner: Becky Lynch, by count out. Alexa Bliss retains the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship.
* First Elimination: Miz tries to score a pinfall on Ambrose, but Ambrose counters and rolls up Miz for the pinfall.
* Second Elimination: Dolph Ziggler hits the Zig Zag on Harper and then Ambrose follows with Dirty Deeds to score the pinfall on Harper.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler, to become the new #1 Contender.