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Mustafa Ali says he used to be known as the Heart of the Cruiserweights. Now he wants to be known as the Heart of Smackdown. He beat the WWE Champion because he has heart. He will step in the ring with four other men who have the same goal. He knows he is the underdog, but he has hope and heart.

Match Number Four: Samoa Joe versus Mustafa Ali versus AJ Styles versus Randy Orton versus Rey Mysterio in a Number One Contender Match for Royal Rumble

Ali goes after Joe and Joe sends Ali face first to the mat and Ali rolls to the floor. Styles with an enzuigiri to Joe and then he goes after Rey and hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Styles punches Orton and kicks him in the corner. Styles with a chop and Ali trips AJ and pulls him to the floor. AJ sends Ali face first into the ring post. Orton with a forearm to knock AJ off the apron. Orton sets for the IEDDT on Ali but Ali with an enzuigiri followed by a rolling X Factor for a near fall.

We see Daniel Bryan watching in the back as Rey hits a springboard seated splash. AJ kicks Rey and gives him a hard Irish whip. AJ with another hard Irish whip and Rey goes sternum first into the turnbuckles. AJ punches Rey. Rey with a kick and a springboard rana to send AJ to the floor. Orton cuts off Rey and hits a power slam on Rey. Ali with a drop kick to Orton. Joe with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Ali. Styles with a springboard moonsault into a reverse DDT and he gets a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Orton with boots to AJ. Rey with a kick to the leg and forearms. Orton drops down to give Rey a European uppercut. Styles with a series of strikes to Orton and then he kicks Rey and clotheslines Orton over the top rope to the floor. AJ with a baseball slide to Joe and then he sends Rey under the bottom rope to the floor. Styles with an Irish whip to Ali and AJ is sent to the apron and connects with a forearm. Joe with a leg trip to AJ on the apron followed by a back drop driver onto the apron by Orton and Joe with a uranage to send AJ through the announce table.

Ali with a corkscrew pescado onto Joe and Rey with a seated senton onto Orton. Rey and Ali get into the ring. Rey offerrs his hand and Ali shakes it but Rey with a waist lock. Ali with a standing switch. Rey with a satellite head scissors but Ali lands on his feet. Rey with a head scissors and Rey is sent to the apron. Rey with a forearm and Ali stops Rey on the turnbuckles. Rey pushes Ali off the turnbuckles and Ali lands on his feet. Ali with Spanish Fly to Rey. Ali gets a near fall but Joe breaks it up. Joe with knees to Ali.

Joe with an Irish whip to Ali and Joe misses a splash into the corner. Ali with a tornado DDT and he goes up top. Ali goes for the inward 450 but Joe moves. Joe with the Coquina Clutch on Ali and Ali gets to the ropes but that will not stop Joe from applying the hold. A Rey Mysterio 619 will stop Joe. Rey with a 619 to Ali but Orton pulls Rey to the floor. Orton with an RKO to Ali and Rey breaks up the cover with a springboard leg drop.

Rey with an enzuigiri that staggers Orton and he falls into the ropes. Rey with a 619. Joe grabs Mysterio but Rey with a rana. Styles with a springboard 450 splash for the three count.

Winner: AJ Styles

Match Number One: Mustafa Ali versus Andrade Almas (with Zelina Vega)

Almas drop kicks Ali as the bell rings and Ali is sent into the turnbuckles. Almas with a chop and slam. Almas with a running kick to the temple. Almas with a belly-to-back suplex and then he chops Ali in the corner. Almas with a knee to the midsection followed by an Irish whip. Ali flips over Almas and hits a head scissors. Vega distracts Ali while Almas is with the referee and Almas pushes Ali off the turnbuckles to the floor.

Almas gets Ali on his shoulders and hot shots him onto the apron. Almas gets a near fall. Almas with an Irish whip and he blocks boots in the corner and puts Ali in the ropes and hits a back breaker for a near fall. Almas with an arm bar to Ali. Ali with punches but Almas with a knee to stop Ali. Almas goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Ali is able to counter and get a near fall with a lateral press. Almas gets a near fall and goes tranquilo on the mat. Almas with a chop.

Almas goes for a back breaker in the ropes and Ali blocks it and connects with elbows. Ali and Almas with punches and forearms. Ali with a drop kick to Almas Almas with an Irish whip and Ali slides into the corner and avoids a charge from Almas. Ali with a rolling X Factor for a near fall. Almas with a waist lock and he goes for an O’Connor Roll but Ali holds on to the ropes. Ali with thrust kicks but Almas with a spinning back elbow for a near fall.

Almas goes to the turnbuckles for a tornado DDT but Ali with a drop kick to stop Almas. Ali goes for a Frankensteiner but Almas puts Ali in the tree of woe and Almas with a double stomp for a near fall. Almas puts Ali on the turnbuckles and chops Ali. Almas sets for a superplex but Ali with forearms to stop Almas. Ali with a sunset flip power bomb but Almas lands on his feet. Almas goes for the running double knee strike but Ali moves and Almas hits the turnbuckles. Ali with a satellite DDT and then he goes to the turnbuckles for the inward 450 and hits it for the three count.

Winner: Mustafa Ali

Mustafa Ali is in the back and all of the cruiserweights congratulate him on his recent success.

Shelton Benjamin wants to officially welcome Mustafa to the Smackdown roster and he shakes his hand.

Daniel Bryan attacks Ali from behind and everyone pulls Bryan off Ali. That does not work and Bryan continues the attack on Ali.

We see AJ Styles and Mustafa Ali in the locker room discussing strategy.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is a Christmas miracle because Shane McMahon will be on MizTV next week. Rusev will get his chance next week against Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States Championship. Jeff Hardy will face Samoa Joe next week.

The New Day remind everyone to watch the New Day special Wednesday night on USA Network.

Daniel Bryan has something to say before our main event.

Daniel says he killed the Yes Movement and on Sunday he destroyed the House that AJ Styles built. Daniel says he is not about destruction, he is about creation. Creation of something better. He is here to create a brave new world. Daniel says you won’t like it because you fear change. All of you continue to lead these lives of vacuous consumption even if you are destroying the very planet that give you life.

The people of Fresno, California are the guiltiest of all. These people are proud of themselves. They probably do not know the facts but Fresno is number one in pollution in the state of California. Daniel shames everyone for that behavior. Daniel says Isaac Asimov once wrote that self education is the best type of education. That might work for him and Isaac, but you would not know wisdom if it was pumped with GMOs and handed to you through a drive through window. Do not try self education because you will fail.

You have failed already. You have someone to show you the way. You have someone to show you how to live and here he is. Your WWE Champion, the new Daniel Bryan.

Match Number Four: Daniel Bryan and Andrade Almas (with Zelina Vega) versus AJ Styles and Mustafa Ali

Bryan and Styles start things off but Bryan tags in Almas. Almas with a kick and chops. Styles with an Irish whip and he runs into an elbow. Almas has a kick blocked but Almas with a back elbow for a near fall. Almas with a forearm in the corner. Almas with a knee and he tries for a slam but Styles blocks it. Styles with a drop kick and both men are down. Styles with a wrist lock and Ali tags in.

Ali goes to the turnbuckles and stomps on the arm. Almas with a forearm and he gets Ali on his shoulders. Ali with an arm drag and he gets a rollup but Almas escapes. Bryan tags in and he kicks Ali. Bryan with kicks to the chest. Bryan slaps Ali in the corner. Bryan with an abdominal stretch. Almas tags in and he drops a leg on the arm. Almas with chops to Ali. Bryan tags in and he chops Ali. Bryan with an Irish whip and Ali goes to the apron and kicks Bryan. Ali with a rolling X Factor and Bryan rolls to the floor.

Almas goes tranquilo in the ropes to stop a dive by Ali. Styles with a drop kick to Almas and then Styles sends Ali onto Bryan and Almas as we go to commercial.

We are back and Bryan with a single leg crab on Ali. Ali kicks Bryan to get Daniel to release the hold. Almas tags in and hits a splash for a near fall. Almas with a single leg crab of his own. Almas gets a near fall. Bryan tags in and he kicks Ali as he tries to get to his corner to make the tag. Ali with a kick and punches. Bryan with a clothesline that flips Ali and Bryan applies a surfboard. Bryan with a Dragon sleeper and Bryan adds a body scissors but Ali is able to get to the ropes. Almas with a chop and he sends Ali high into the air and lands chest first on the mat.

Almas gets a near fall. Almas goes for a power bomb but Ali counters with a rana. Almas with a clothesline and then Almas goes to the turnbuckles. Almas goes for a moonsault and lands on his feet but when he goes for the second attempt, Ali gets his knees up. Bryan and Styles tag in and Styles with forearms and kicks followed by a clothesline. Styles with a sliding forearm. Styles with a splash into the corner and then Styles with a neck breaker for a near fall. Styles is sent to the apron and then he leaps over Bryan on a springboard move. Styles with a Calf Crusher and Bryan rolls through but Styles holds on. Almas kicks Styles to force a release of the hold. Almas sets for the hammer lock DDT but Styles sends Almas over the top rope to the floor. Ali with a rana off the ring steps. Bryan misses a running drop kick into the corner.

Styles with a kick and he sets for the Styles Clash but Bryan escapes and hits a round kick followed by a second round kick. Bryan runs into a boot from Styles and AJ with a springboard moonsault into a reverse DDT and both men are down. Ali tags in and he hits a tornado DDT. Bryan is pulled into the corner but Almas stops Ali on the turnbuckles. Styles with a Phenomenal Forearm to Almas while Ali hits the inward 450 splash for the three count.

Winners: Mustafa Ali and AJ Styles

We go to credits.

WWE Champion Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring.

Daniel says last week he came out here and called all of you people sheep. The first thing he wants to do is come out and apologize. Daniel says he wants to apologize to sheep for being compared to you idiots. They are not the ones mindlessly destroying the Earth with their actions. There is no carbon hoofprint. You are not sheep, you are more like parasites.

Daniel calls everyone fickle and says that they are parasites because you take and take and take but give nothing back. Daniel says he is not surprised because you people latched on to the old Daniel Bryan and lived through his success. You lived vicariously through the old Daniel Bryan. Daniel says the old Daniel Bryan is dead and the Yes Movement is Dead. You have moved on to the next fickle field. You are now on the couch in the house that AJ Styles built.

Daniel reminds everyone he is the WWE Champion, not AJ Styles. At TLC on Sunday, he will crush AJ Styles’ dream of becoming WWE Champion again. At the end of the match, the champion will be The New Daniel Bryan. Daniel does not feel that the crowd in Las Vegas believes him. Daniel says he debates this with his friend William Gaddes. Are you stupid or do you deliberately pull the wool over your eyes. He said stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance. That is pretty much Las Vegas.

Mustafa Ali’s music plays and he comes out. Daniel says he knows who Mustafa is while the idiots might not know who he is.

Daniel invites Mustafa to come into the ring with him. Daniel says that Mustafa is the heart of 205 Live. He is an incredible performer. You are an incredible performer. Daniel says he sees a lot of Mustafa in himself. Daniel says he has some advice. They don’t need this match tonight. After this match, the people will not care because they are so self-absorbed and xenophobic. These fickle people do not deserve this.

Ali wants to know what happened to Daniel because he looks up to Daniel and that is why he became a wrestler. Daniel was the underdog who could hang with anyone because he has heart. What happened? You talk about the old Daniel Bryan. The old Daniel Bryan would want to fight and Mustafa says that is what he wants. He wants a fight.

Daniel asks Ali what kind of car does he drive.

Ali doesn’t know what it has to do with this, but he says he drives an SUV.

Bryan says that Ali is a small little man so why would you need to drive an SUV.

Ali says he has a family.

Daniel slaps Ali and calls him ignorant. Ali with a head scissors and drop kick followed by a senton off the turnbuckles.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Daniel Bryan versus Mustafa Ali in a Non Title Match

We are back and the match is joined in progress. Daniel with a knee to the midsection followed by kicks and then he sends Ali into the turnbuckles. Bryan with kicks to the chest. Bryan with an Irish whip and Ali floats over but Bryan does not charge into the corner. Bryan with kicks and knee drops. Bryan works on the neck. Bryan with a European uppercut and then he applies a step over toe hold and drops an elbow on the leg. Bryan goes for a surfboard and he pulls at the face.

Bryan with a boot to the back. Bryan with kicks to the chest but he misses a round kick. Ali with a knee and kick followed by a baseball slide. Bryan moves when Ali goes for a pescado and Ali lands on his feet. Bryan sends Ali into the ring post. Ali gets back in before the ten count. Bryan with a butterfly suplex and then he goes up top but Ali wtih a forearm and then Ali with a Spanish Fly for a near fall.

Ali pulls Bryan to the corner and he goes up top but Bryan recovers and pushes Ali to the floor. Bryan brings Ali back into the ring and applies the Yes Lock. Ali tries to fight through the pain and refuses to tap out. Ali tries to get to the ropes. Ali gets to the ropes and Bryan is forced to release the hold. Bryan puts Ali on the turnbuckles and into the tree of woe. Bryan with kicks to the chest. Bryan with a baseball slide to Ali’s head. Bryan puts Ali on the turnbuckles and sets for a belly-to-back superplex but Ali lands on his feet while Bryan lands on the mat. Bryan goes for the drop kick into the corner but Ali moves.

Ali with chops but Bryan with a kick. Ali with an Irish whip and Bryan flips out of the corner but Ali with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Bryan is pulled into position for the inward 450 splash but Bryan moves. Bryan pulls Ali into the corner and wrings the leg into the ring post. Bryan clips Ali and then applies a heel hook and grapevines the leg to force Ali to tap out.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

After the match, Ali is attacked on the ramp and Bryan stomps on Ali and reapplies the heel hook.

Where to Watch The Heart of Smackdown Live
  • WWE Smackdown Live Time: Tuesday's 8/7PM CT Channel: USA Network

  • WWE PPV Time: Sunday's 8/7PM CT Channel: WWE Network
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