WWE Rankings, Results, Territory Report (12/20/18)

Asuka, Smackdown Women's Champion
Asuka, Smackdown Women's Champion

WWE Rankings & Championship Landscape, December 20th, 2018

Table of Contents:

  1. Results
  2. WWE Rankings 12/18/18
  3. Upcoming Matches
  4. Championship Landscape

WWE Rankings & Championship Landscape Archives.

1. Results

TLC
December 16th, 2018
SAP Center
San Jose, CA

  1. WWE Cruiserweight Championship
    Buddy Murphy (c) defeated Cedric Alexander
  2. Ladder Match
    Elias defeated Bobby Lashley
  3. WWE Mixed Match Challenge Final
    R-Truth & Carmella defeated Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox
  4. WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
    The Bar (c) defeated New Day vs The Usos
  5. TLC
    Braun Strowman defeated Baron Corbin
  6. Tables Match
    Natalya defeated Ruby Riott
  7. Finn Balor defeated Drew McIntyre
  8. Chairs Match
    Rey Mysterio defeated Randy Orton
  9. RAW Women’s Championship
    Ronda Rousey (c) defeated Nia Jax
  10. WWE Championship
    Daniel Bryan (c) defeated AJ Styles
  11. Intercontinental Championship
    Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins (c) – title change
  12. Smackdown Women’s Championship
    Triple threat TLC
    Asuka defeated Becky Lynch (c) vs Charlotte Flair

WWE Monday Night Raw
December 17th, 2018
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, CA

  1. 4-on-1 Handicap Match
    Apollo Crews, Chad Gable, Bobby Roode, and Kurt Angle defeated Baron Corbin
  2. Finn Balor vs Dolph Ziggler – no contest
  3. Intercontinental Championship
    Dean Ambrose (c) defeated Tyler Breeze
  4. #1 Contender for Raw Tag Team Championship
    The Revival defeated AOP vs the Lucha House Party vs the B-Team
  5. #1 Contender for Raw Women’s Championship
    8-Person Gauntlet
    Natalya defeated Sasha Banks vs Ruby Riott vs Mickie James vs Ember Moon vs Dana Brooke vs Bayley vs Alicia Fox

WWE Smackdown Live!
December 18th, 2018
Save Mart Center
Fresno, CA

205 Live:

  1. Hideo Itami defeated Noam Dar
  2. Lio Rush defeated Aaron Solow
  3. Akira Tozawa and the Brian Kendrick defeated Drew Gulak & Jack Gallagher

Smackdown

  1. Smackdown Women’s Championship
    Asuka (c) defeated Naomi
  2. Mandy Rose & the Miz defeated R-Truth & Carmella
  3. The Club vs The Usos – no contest
  4. AJ Styles & Mustafa Ali defeated Daniel Bryan & Andrade Cien Almas

2. WWE Rankings 12/19/18

  • #3 (Raw) Elias moved up several spots after defeating #4 (Raw) Bobby Lashley.
  • #6 (Raw) Finn Balor moved up several spots after defeating #7 Drew McIntyre.
  • #3 (SD) Rey Mysterio moved up one spot after defeating #4 (SD) Randy Orton.
  • Dean Ambrose has won the Intercontinental Championship.
  • Asuka has won the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
  • #1 (Raw TT) The Revival move to the #1 spot with their win on Raw.
  • #1 (Raw) Natalya moves into the #1 spot with her win on Raw.
  • #7 (SD) Mustafa Ali was moved from 205 Live to Smackdown
  • #4 (205) Hideo Itami, #5 (205) Lio Rush, and #6 (205) Akira Tozawa all move up with wins on 205 Live this week.

Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar
Intercontinental Champion: Dean Ambrose

  1. Braun Strowman
  2. Seth Rollins
  3. Elias
  4. Bobby Lashley
  5. Dolph Ziggler
  6. Finn Balor
  7. Drew McIntyre
  8. Kurt Angle
  9. Zack Ryder
  10. Tyler Breeze
  11. Apollo Crews
  12. Jinder Mahal
  13. Titus O’Neal
  14. Mojo Rawley
  15. No Way Jose
  16. Curt Hawkins

Raw Women’s Champion: Ronda Rousey

  1. Natalya
  2. Nia Jax
  3. Ember Moon
  4. Sasha Banks
  5. Bayley
  6. Mickie James
  7. Tamina
  8. Ruby Riott
  9. Dana Brooke
  10. Sarah Logan
  11. Liv Morgan
  12. Alicia Fox

Raw Tag Team Champions: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable

  1. The Revival
  2. Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar)
  3. The Lucha House Party
  4. The Ascension
  5. The B-Team

Smackdown:

WWE Champion: Daniel Bryan
United States Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura

  1. AJ Styles
  2. The Miz
  3. Rey Mysterio
  4. Randy Orton
  5. Jeff Hardy
  6. Samoa Joe
  7. Mustafa Ali
  8. Shelton Benjamin
  9. Rusev
  10. Andrade “Cien” Almas
  11. R-Truth
  12. Tye Dillinger
  13. Aiden English

Smackdown Women’s Champion: Asuka

  1. Becky Lynch
  2. Charlotte Flair
  3. Sonya Deville
  4. Mandy Rose
  5. Carmella
  6. Naomi
  7. Billie Kay
  8. Peyton Royce

Smackdown Tag Team Champions: The Bar

  1. The Usos
  2. New Day
  3. The Club
  4. Sanity
  5. The Colons
  6. Shane McMahon & the Miz

205 Live:

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Buddy Murphy

  1. Cedric Alexander
  2. Tony Nese
  3. Brian Kendrick
  4. Hideo Itami
  5. Lio Rush
  6. Akira Tozawa
  7. Drew Gulak
  8. Gran Metalic
  9. Kalisto
  10. TJP
  11. Jack Gallagher
  12. Noam Dar
  13. Mike Kannelis
  14. Lince Dorado

3. Upcoming Matches

Royal Rumble 2019
January 27th, 2019
Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ

  • 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble
  • 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble
  • Universal Championship
    Brock Lesnar (c) vs Braun Strowman

4. Championship Landscape

Universal Championship
Champion: Brock Lesnar
Won: vs Braun Strowman (vacant) at Crown Jewel
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

Raw Women’s Championship
Champion: Ronda Rousey
Won: Summerslam 2018 From Alexa Bliss
Title Defenses: 4
Challengers: Alexa Bliss (HIAC), Nikki Bella (Evolution), Mickie James (Raw), Nia Jax (TLC)

Raw Tag Team Championships
Champions: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
Won: from AOP (Raw December 10th, 2018)
Title Defenses: 0
Challengers:

Intercontinental Championship
Champion: Dean Ambrose
Won: TLC from Seth Rollins
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: Tyler Breeze (RAW)

Smackdown:

WWE Championship
Champion: Daniel Bryan
Won: Smackdown November 13th, 2018 from AJ Styles
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: AJ Styles (TLC)

Smackdown Women’s Championship
Champion: Asuka
Won: from Becky Lynch (TLC – triple threat with Charlotte Flair)
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: Naomi (SD)

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Champions: the Bar
Won: Smackdown October 16tht, 2018 from New Day
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: New Day (Crown Jewel), New Day & Usos (TLC)

United States Championship
Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
Won: Extreme Rules 2018 – from Jeff Hardy
Title Defenses: 5
Challengers: loss via DQ to Jeff Hardy (Smackdown), Jeff Hardy (Summerslam), loss via DQ to Jeff Hardy (Smackdown), vs Tye Dillinger – No Contest (Smackdown), defeated Rusev (Crown Jewel Kickoff)

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Champion: Buddy Murphy
Won: From Cedric Alexander (Super Show-Down)
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: Mustafa Ali (Survivor Series), Cedric Alexander (TLC)