Tonight’s WWE SmackDown, the final show of 2019, opens live from the Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Elias is in the ring to perform a new song. He starts out repeating “We want Elias!” and sings about tonight’s matches & segments. We cut to the usual SmackDown opening video.
– Michael Cole welcomes us to the final SmackDown of the decade as the pyro goes off inside the arena. Cole is joined at ringside by Corey Graves. They hype tonight’s show and we go right to the ring.
Triple Threat to Crown a New #1 Contender: Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz vs. King Baron Corbin
We go to the ring for tonight’s big Triple Threat as Daniel Bryan makes his way out. The winner of this match will go on to face WWE Universal Champion “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at the 2020 Royal Rumble pay-per-view. King Corbin is out next as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. Corbin is carried out on his caravan. He takes the mic and stops the music. Corbin addresses Bryan as Bryan looks on from the ring. Corbin says we’re going to do SmackDown his way. He knocks the fans as bottom-feeders and says they are jealous of his career. Corbin goes on and says Bryan and The Miz are both bad fathers. Corbin says Bryan should just step aside. He says he deserves the next title shot because he’s defeated Roman Reigns twice since he returned, something no one else has done. Corbin keeps ranting about how he’s the only one who can beat The Fiend. The boos get louder. Corbin continues to rant until the music of Reigns hits.
Corbin’s servants freak out at the sound of Reigns’ music and they drop his caravan, sending Corbin falling to the floor at ringside. Reigns then comes out and unloads, beating Corbin around the ringside area as fans cheer him on. Reigns calls for a Spear at ringside as he waits for Corbin to get up. WWE officials and referees run down and calm Reigns down a bit. Corbin retreats now. His servants are also gone. Reigns stands tall and looks out at the crowd while his music starts back up. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and we see what just happened. We go backstage to see King Corbin yelling at WWE Producer Adam Pearce and referees. Corbin mentions something about the Triple Threat should be postponed tonight.