This week’s Smackdown Live was hosted by the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The second last episode of the year was supposed to be the one to hype the feuds for next week’s big matches. We have already got the WWE title match fixed for next week’s show. Plus, another title match was announced. Here’re full results from the night:
AJ Styles vs. James Ellsworth (WWE Championship match)
Smackdown kicked off with the WWE champion making his way to the ring for his due WWE championship match with James Ellsworth. This was a pure one-sided retribution match for Styles who was 0-3 against ‘the man with two hands’, thus far. Styles picked up the win in no time with a fury of strikes.
After the match, Styles delivered a vicious beat down to Ellsworth, causing the medical team to come out to the ring. Dolph Ziggler came down to the ring saying next week Styles will be getting some real fight. Baron Corbin came out telling he should face Styles and not Ziggler. Corbin ended the segment by hitting the End of days on Ziggler.