Roman Reigns gained a measure of revenge after being embarrassed by King Corbin last week.
WWE SmackDown aired an intriguing go-home show featuring a Bray Wyatt home invasion at the expense of The Miz while Roman Reigns returned with fire and fury, getting revenge from last week’s dog food humiliation by putting Dolph Ziggler through a table from atop a ladder.
SmackDown’s viewership dipped to 2.446 million viewers last week on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown Viewership—Last Five Weeks:
- December 6, 2019—2.446 million viewers
- November 29, 2019—2.325 million viewers
- November 22, 2019—2.600 million viewers
- November 15, 2019—2.35 million viewers
- November 8, 2019—2.617 million viewers
WWE Friday Night SmackDown Key Competition:
- NBA on ESPN: Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat
From the Forbes WWE Vault:
WWE Total YouTube Viewership for Friday Night SmackDown Last Friday: 6,964,550 (Down from 8,539,976 views)
- Most-Viewed: King Corbin Chains up Roman Reigns (1,930,566 views)
- Least-Viewed: Shorty G and Ali vs. Heavy Machinery vs. Lucha House Party vs. The Revival (274,418 views)
- Median Viewership: 547,498
Average Attendance for “B+ City”: 7,608
Average WWE Friday Night SmackDown Ticket Price at the Fiserv Forum: $83
Estimated Live Gate for WWE Friday Night SmackDown: $631,464
WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results: Friday, December 13, 2019
Opening Segment Featuring Baron Corbin and The New Day
It took a little convincing but Baron Corbin really did have a helluva 2019.
A great excuse for Bobby Roode’s absence could have been “Bobby’s out building me a pyramid.”
With no Bobby Roode in the picture for now, Dolph Ziggler was forced to go from henchman to hype man.
This show (and company) would be so much better if the TV time allotted to The New Day and Baron Corbin were reversed.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross def. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Whenever Superstars refer to each other as best friends, that relationship can safely be put on notice.
The camera missed whatever Nikki Cross did to Sonya Deville to secure the three count.
The women’s tag team division is quietly blossoming into a loaded entity, which is insane when you think about the punchline it was just a few short months ago.
The Revival def. Shorty G and Mustafa Ali
Poor Dash Wilder very well may get the Titus O’Neil treatment where his gimmick is his lack of balance, especially with his contract reportedly coming due.
The longer Shorty G and Mustafa Ali team together, the more nervous Ali should get about possibly having to wear matching gear with Shorty G.
Bayley def. Dana Brooke
Fans at the superior Fiserv Forum showed tremendous restraint by not chanting “Batista” during a Dana Brooke match.
Dana Brooke changed her gear so she could look more like a 2009-era Diva.
She’ll never be what WWE thought she was going to be coming out of NXT, but boy Dana Brooke seems to have improved by leaps and bounds in the few chances she has had in 2019.
The Firefly Fun House Invades The Miz’s House
The Miz’s shuffleboard table was one of the least-intimidating things I’ve ever seen in a pro wrestler’s home.
Renee Young should have asked The Miz if he feels insulted that a terminally nonviolent Bray Wyatt felt he was tough enough to take on The Miz. Like, was Miz not good enough for The Fiend?
The Miz, one of the most natural heels this business has ever seen, came off as such a major babyface in this segment.
It took way too long for Miz and Maryse to check on Monroe after seeing she could have been in peril.
Either Monroe Sky is the greatest actor in the history of baby actors, or nobody smartened her up about that creepy-looking doll that was placed in her room.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro def. Heavy Machinery
Cesaro’s career has taken a nosedive ever sine he switched to capris.
Fans have already learned to pop when a WWE Superstars falls on their back in front of Otis. They want The Caterpillar. They need The Caterpillar.
Heavy Machinery losing to two talented veterans who hit their ceiling years ago was baffling.
The New Day def. Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler by Disqualification
I got my hopes up for a possible Kofi Kingston single’s push when this match was announced as a one-on-one, but alas, it quickly morphed into a tag team match.
If somebody shoved dog food down my throat on national television, there’s no way I’m waiting until my music plays to exact my revenge.
Thankfully, Dash Wilder was not booked to slip on dog food and fall on his butt.
These people went nuts for Roman Reigns. Especially the women. The more Roman Reigns in 2020, the better.