As Christmas Eve falls on a Friday in 2021, Friday Night SmackDown has been pre-taped for the Christmas Eve edition of the blue brand. The tapings took place in the Allstate Arena in Chicago following the live SmackDown that took place on December 17th.
Due to the show being pre-taped, those in attendance have provided spoilers to the events that took place. The following events took place on SmackDown. The spoilers have been obtained via Wrestling Inc:
- Sami Zayn won the 12 Days of Christmas Gauntlet Match to become the new #1 contender to Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, who was on commentary with Rick Boogs. Zayn last eliminated Ricochet to win. The other 10 participants were Drew Gulak, Mansoor, Erik, Ivar, Shanky, Jinder Mahal, Sheamus, Cesaro, Angel, and Humberto. This was a long match. Zayn will challenge Nakamura at WWE Day 1.
- Charlotte Flair defeated Toni Storm by pinfall to retain the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
- The New Day and Drew McIntyre defeated Madcap Moss and The Usos in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight. There was an earlier segment to set this match up. The finish saw McIntyre pin Moss after a Claymore.
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