Brad Nessler Calls The Action, Orton And Knight Win, Cassidy Beats Angelico | WWE SD x AEW Recap

Here is your fight size update for WWE Friday Night SmackDown and AEW Rampage on Friday, December 8, 2023.

WWE SmackDown

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- CBS play-by-play sportscaster Brad Nessler made a guest appearance on commentary.

- Randy Orton and LA Knight defeated Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso.

- Asuka faced Charlotte Flair. Bayley interfered and helped Asuka clinch the win.

- Santos Escobar and Bobby Lashley advanced in the WWE United States Championship Tournament by defeating Dragon Lee and Karrion Kross.

- CM Punk delivered a heated message that referenced his time in AEW. He also took shots at Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, and he stated that he wants to main-event WrestleMania.

- John Bradshaw Layfield returned to SmackDown and joined the commentary team.

- CM Punk spoke with Cody Rhodes backstage.

- Randy Orton paid his fine for RKO-ing Nick Aldis.

- CM Punk bumped into Kevin Owens backstage.

- Triple H commented on the United States Army Drill Team appearing on WWE SnackDown.

- CM Punk briefly interacted with Randy Orton and LA Knight.

- WWE confirmed the bracket for the WWE United States Championship Tournament.

- Cody Rhodes commented on the importance of WWE Tribute to the Troops and thanked everyone who serves the country. He also introduced the U.S. Army Drill Team.

- Grayson Waller responded to CM Punk.

- The War and Treaty performed "God Bless America".

- Check out the card for the December 11 episode of WWE Raw here.

- Grayson Waller paid tribute to Owen Hart and mocked Kevin Owens.

- Damage CTRL thanked and hugged Bayley after Asuka's win.

- Dominik Mysterio said his back hurt from carrying WWE.

- Michin made it clear that she had her sights set on Damage CTRL.

- Kevin Owens made it clear that, despite his injured hand, he is determined to compete on the December 15 episode of WWE SmackDown.

- JBL commented on his return.

- The War and Treaty commented on performing "God Bless America".

- Click here to check out the card for the December 15 episode of WWE SmackDown.

-As part of WWE Tribute to the Troops, Ashante "Thee" Adonis discussed his time in the military.

- Bobby Lashley and the Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins) thanked the United States Army Drill Team.

- Click here to catch up on our coverage of the December 8 episode of WWE SmackDown. For a full review, check out the post-show podcast on our YouTube channel.

AEW Rampage

- Orange Cassidy defended the AEW International Championship against Angelico. HOOK and Danhausen, along with Small-Hausen, accompanied Cassidy to the ring. Serpentico interfered, and Danhausen took him out. Cassidy scored the win with an Orange Punch.

- Bryan Danielson defeated Daniel Garcia in an AEW Continental Classic match.

- Abandon defeated Trish Adora. TBS Champion Julia Hart confronted Abadon after the match.

- Powerhouse Hobbs and Konosuke Takeshita of the Don Callis family defeated Chrisotpher Daniels and Matt Sydal.

- Dante Martin, Darius Martin, and Action Andretti accepted Penta El Zero Miedo’s challenge.

- A video package highlighted the feud between Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.

- Danhausen suggested a name for his signature punch.

- Bryan Danielson shared an emotional message after his match.

- Daniel Garcia said he's in a season of change after his loss.

- HOOK will speak on the December 9 episode of AEW Collision.

Click here to catch up on our coverage of the December 8 episode of AEW Rampage.

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