Some groups attacked a former world champion on WWE SmackDown, and Bloodline attacked AJ Styles. A big match is set for the New Year's Special.
WWE taped next week's show of SmackDown because the wrestlers are taking a Christmas break that week.
Nick Aldis booked a big triple-threat match for SmackDown New Year's Revolution. The winner would go on to face Roman Reigns at Royal Rumble.
Bobby Lashley lost to Santos Escobar.Butch lost to Dragon Lee, who won the NXT North American Championship back.Hit CTRL for less damage than Bianca Belair, Shotzi, Zelina Vega, and Michin.Kevin Owens beat Carmelo Hayes. AJ Styles lost to Solo Sikoa because he was disqualified.
Bob Lashley and Santos Escobar fought in the first match of the night, which was a semi-final for the United States Title event.
Early on, Lashley had the upper hand, but Humberto Carrillo and Angel Garza caused a delay that let Santos win.
After being named NXT North American Champion, the new champion defended his title against Butch on SmackDown for the first time ever.
Next up was AJ Styles, who wore all black and said he was first in line to face Roman Reigns
LA Knight spoke up and told the two-time WWE Champion that he wanted to meet Roman first because of what happened at Crown Jewel.