WWE Smackdown pre-taped their Dec. 7 show earlier in the week and the entire focus of the series focuses on the build to the upcoming TLC pay-per-view. Here is a look at what went down on the big WWE show.
The WWE featured two main angles on this week's episode of Smackdown. The first involved the NXT guys who attacked Ryback over on Monday Night Raw. Known collectively as The Shield, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns have been wrecking havoc in everyone's lives. However, after CM Punk underwent emergency surgery this week, his TLC match was canceled and the three NXT stars will replace him in the main event.
This episode of Smackdown continued that push as The Shield attacked Daniel Bryan and Kane again. This is setting up a six man match where Ryback teams up with the tag team champions to battle The Shield at the PPV. This could be a great way to push these guys to the main event scene. They are already garnering a lot of heat, but the fear here is that the WWE will want Ryback to win, after losing at the last two PPVs. If The Shield loses in their first time out, it could kill their heat.
The second big angle was the World Championship feud between The Big Show and Sheamus. This will be the third PPC in a row they will fight, and this show included their contract signing. Big Show fought Daniel Bryan on the show and Sheamus took on Alberto Del Rio, with both men getting involved with each other throughout the night.
The other big match included Randy Orton taking on Wade Barrett.
WWE Smackdown airs at 8 p.m. EST on SyFy.
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