Later in the show, WWE teased a new relationship storyline between Ellsworth and Carmella. As Ellsworth was leaving the arena, Dasha Fuentes tried to interview Ellsworth and hurled several questions at him. Carmella came to his defense and walked Ellsworth away.
"Are you okay Jimmy, are you okay?" Carmella asked Ellsworth. "You poor baby, you went through so much tonight. It's okay baby, I'm going to take care of you."
Speaking of Carmella, it was confirmed on tonight's SmackDown Live that Natalya was the one who secretly attacked Nikki Bella at last month's Survivor Series pay-per-view, resulting in Natalya replacing Nikki at the event. Carmella commented on the revelation on Twitter, writing:
I was telling the truth all along!!! Love me or hate me, at least I'm real!! Hi haters, how's that tea??? ????
— Carmella (@CarmellaWWE) December 21, 2016