WWE taped the December 25th edition of SmackDown on the 18th at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
– The Usos & The Club def. Sanity & The Bar: The New Day was on commentary for this one wearing Christmas-themed outfits. Anderson and Gallows hit the Magic Killer on Cesaro for the three count.
– R-Truth and Carmella come out to the ring and get on the mic, but Daniel Bryan quickly interrupts. Bryan and Truth exchange words, and Truth says he might win the Royal Rumble and take Bryan’s WWE Title. R-Truth and Carmella cut off Bryan with a dance break, then Bryan attacks Truth and leaves.
– Mustafa Ali def. Andrade Almas: Ali wins with the 054 Splash.
– The Miz comes out with the World Cup trophy, and he introduces his Miz TV guest Shane McMahon. Shane comes out, and he accepts The Miz’s offer to be a tag team. It sounds like The Miz and Shane are now officially a team.
– Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe: This one ends in a DQ, and Samoa Joe puts Jeff in the Coquina Clutch after the bell.
– Rusev def. Shinsuke Nakamura: Rusev wins the United States Title in an upset over Nakamura.