The following are the results from #WWEMSG event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY on December 26, 2016:-
- Rhyno hit a Gore! for the pin eliminating The Ascension
- The Usos eliminated Slater / Rhyno
- The Usos eliminated Breezango
- Randy Orton / Bray Wyatt eliminated The Usos. Randy Orton / Bray Wyatt eliminated American Alpha. The pin saw Orton hit a RKO on Gable.
SmackDown Women’s Championship:
Alexa Bliss (c) def. Becky Lynch via pinfall. Bliss retained cheaply after she rolled up Becky and used Becky’s tights for leverage. Post-match, Becky attacked Alexa and posed with the championship belt.
After the match, Curt Hawkins called out the MSG crowd and said him getting pinned was a fluke and issued an Open Challenge to anyone in the locker room. James Ellsworth answered the challenge whilst wearing a neck brace. Ellsworth hit the ‘No Chin Music’ right off the bat as soon as the bell rang and pinned Hawkins for the victory.
Non-Title Steel Cage Match:
The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental title in a steel cage was next. But, The Miz cut a promo prior to the bell and gave Ziggler “a participation award” and said his title wouldn’t be defended tonight because New York and MSG wasn’t worthy enough. Ziggler pinned Miz, nailing Miz with a ‘Super Kick’ after Maryse slammed the cage door on Miz’s face by mistake.
Nikki Bella def. Natalya via pinfall with the ‘Rack Attack 2.0’. Carmella came down to interfere in the proceedings but ended up distracting Nattie ONLY. Nikki recieved a thunderous reaction from the crowd on her entrance. MSG surely loves Nikki!
‘The Lone Wolf’ Baron Corbin def. ‘The Lucha Dragon’ Kalisto via pinfall after nailing the luchador with ‘The End of Days’.
Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship:
In the main event, ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles (c) def. ‘The Face that Runs the Place’ John Cena and ‘The Lunatic Fringe’ Dean Ambrose to retain the Championship. AJ pinned Ambrose after hitting Cena with the Steel Chair, and then using the same chair to hit Ambrose low.
All three men got great reactions from the people in attendance. A lot of young kids were decked out in Cena gear too. There were the usual “Let’s go Cena, Cena Sucks” chants, which were very loud. Styles had the same going for awhile too: “Let’s go AJ, AJ Sucks!”
Post-match, Styles threatened to put Cena on the shelf. Ambrose came to Cena’s aid and nailed Styles with the ‘Dirty Deeds’. After Ambrose left the ring, Cena crawled over to Styles and they had a tug of war with the championship belt. Styles pulled it away and tried to leave, but Cena caught him and hit him with an Attitude Adjustment (AA) to close the show.
— MSG (@TheGarden) December 27, 2016