SmackDown Recap: December 31
S2015 episode 854 Aired on December 31, 2015

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns & Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose took Sheamus &
Kevin Owens to the limit in the final WWE match of 2015.

But, just when Reigns hit The Celtic Warrior with the Superman Punch and looked as if he might
finish him off with the Spear, Owens pulled The Big Dog down and backwards into the steel ring post.
The dirty low blow brought an end to the contest by disqualification.

A vicious post-match assault ensured, first on Reigns and then on the advancing Ambrose. But the
brothers-in-arms ultimately turned the tide to take down both The Celtic Warrior and KO.

On the final SmackDown of 2015 – as well as the last episode before Thursday night’s hottest show
moves to USA Network – the brothers-in-arms went to war against a very dangerous Celtic-KO
combination. In addition, The Wyatts looked to ground The Usos and The New Day got caught off-guard
by an extreme surprise.

Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods looked to usher in the New Year by kicking off SmackDown three
days after their shenanigans on Raw left Sin Cara with a dislocated shoulder.

But even as the trio surmised that they were “perfect” and therefore needed no New Year’s
resolution, The Lucha Dragons emerged. Though Sin Cara was in no condition to compete, Kalisto
challenged the reigning titleholders to a Six-Man Tag Team Match with his surprise partners, The
Dudley Boyz.

In the height of the subsequent contest, a resilient Kalisto triumphed over Kofi with Salida del
Sol. The Dudleys then rang in the New Year with a bang by putting Woods through a post-match table!

In other action... The Showoff Dolph Ziggler rocked both New Year’s Eve and Bo Dallas, using a
superkick to counter his opponent’s aggressive offense and finish off 2015 with a big win. Team
Bella’s Brie blasted Naomi with the Bella Buster to help her and Alicia Fox triumph over two-thirds
of Team B.A.D. Jey & Jimmy Uso may once again be the Tag Team of the Year. But, even a pair of
Uso-Crazy Super Kicks wouldn’t win over Braun Strowman. The Black Sheep conquered his painted
adversaries with his excruciating bear hug and sent another haunting message to the locker room in
the process. In the last moments of Tyler Breeze’s slugfest against Goldust, Prince Pretty hurled
the Bizarre One face-first into the turnbuckle, before using the ropes as leverage to pick up the
controversial three-count.