Tribal Chief Roman Reigns gets confronted by Randy Orton at tonight’s episode of SmackDown on 15 December 2023. US Championship tournament round 1 matches also continued as Carmelo Hayes went up against Grayson Waller, and Kevin Owens squared-off against Austin Theory in one on one matches.
Damage CTRL made the announcement that they are coming for all the Gold in WWE women’s division. In the main event, Jimmy Uso went up against Randy Orton in a singles match. At the end of the show, AJ Styles made his much awaited return to help Randy Orton and LA Knight against the Bloodline.
WWE SmackDown 15 December 2023 Full Match Card with Winners Names
1. Grayson Waller vs Carmelo Hayes – US Championship Tournament Round 1 Match
Winner –Carmelo Hayes wins via Pinfall
Match Rating – 4/5*
2. Kevin Owens vs Austin Theory – US Championship Tournament Round 1 Match
Winner – Kevin Owens wins via Pinfall
Match Rating – 3/5*
3. Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) vs Michin and Zelina Vega – Tag Team Match
Winner – Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane)wins via Pinfall
Match Rating – 3.5/5
4. Randy Orton vs Jimmy Uso – Singles Match
Winner – Randy Orton wins via Pinfall
Match Rating – 3/5*
WWE SmackDown 15 December 2023 All Segments Highlights
- Randy Orton comes to the ring and he says that I was thinking about this moment for 18 months. Randy warns Roman by saying I am coming for you. Orton challenges Reigns for WWE Championship. Reigns tells Orton that he’s level above him and everybody else. Randy says I will always be a legend killer and that he hints at hitting an RKO, Reigns ducks and Orton says you should think about me now. Orton finishes the promo by saying Daddy’s back.
- Backstage, Randy meets LA Knight and Orton says he doesn’t need Knights help. Knight responds that with out him Randy wouldn’t have been able to sign the contract. Randy tells LA knight to stay out of his way. Knight tells Orton that it will be him instead taking everything from Roman.
- Backstage, Roman Reigns was upset that Randy Orton ruined Solo Sikoa’s moment. Jimmy Uso says he would handle Orton but the Tribal heir (Solo) should handle it. Roman says if he does it imagine what is next for him. Jimmy says YEET and Roman looks at him with anger.
- Backstage, Cameron Grimes congratulates Kevin Owens on beating Austin Theory, then Kayla Braxton interviews Owens. Owens says he was like Carmelo Hayes at one point, then Carmelo shows up and says that while he has a ton of respect for Owens, he has to win this tournament.
- It was announced that due to injury, Charlotte Flair will be out for nine months.
- Backstage, We hear from Bayley and she says that she is getting closer to her goal. Iyo Sky says she is the most powerful and dangerous champion in WWE history, and that nobody wills to top her. Bayley says they are stronger than ever with Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane). Asuka and Kairi says that nobody is ready for Damage CTRL. Dakota Kai says it is time to raise the bar and change the game, and Bayley says it is time to hold all the gold, starting with Asuka and Kairi Sane winning the women’s tag titles and with her winning the Royal Rumble and Rhea Ripley’s World Heavyweight Championship.
- Backstage, Jimmy Uso tells Solo Sikoa that Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman have been talking in private for longer than usual and that it does not feel right. A nervous Jimmy then asks Solo if he would tell him if something were to happen to him and Solo says he is his brother.
- We hear from Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits. They were not impressed with Logan Paul being United States Championship, and they tell Santos Escobar that he will step up and get stomped out because he is in Lashley’s way.