WWE SmackDown featured significant developments after Survivor Series, including a tournament announcement by Logan Paul and General Managers trying to sign Randy Orton.

Bobby Lashley defeated Butch in a match with a grade of B.

Logan Paul announced a tournament for his United States Championship, with participants including Santos Escobar, Bobby Lashley, Dragon Lee, Grayson Waller, Karrion Kross, Kevin Owens, Austin Theory, and a surprise NXT competitor.

Kevin Owens mocked Logan Paul, leading to a brawl with Grayson Waller, and Owens ultimately defeated Waller in a match with a grade of B.

CM Punk is set to return on the next SmackDown.

Bianca Belair defeated Kairi Sane in a match with a grade of B, despite interference from Bayley.

Randy Orton was sought after by General Managers Adam Pearce and Nick Aldis, each offering him a contract. Paul Heyman intervened, and a brawl ensued, resulting in Orton signing with SmackDown.

Orton was attacked by Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa, but LA Knight made the save.

Randy Orton took both contracts, discarded the RAW one, and signed with SmackDown.

The show ended with Randy Orton celebrating on SmackDown after delivering an RKO to Nick Aldis.