Smackdown Live Results (1/9/18)

Smackdown Live Results

 

  • The show starts with AJ Styles.  Renee Young interviews him in the ring.  She asks him about the Royal Rumble championship handicap match.  She asks if he thinks it was fair.  Styles says he made a mistake in saying he'd fight them in a handicap match, he was being sarcastic.  But he can't take it back, so his plan is hit them hard and hit them fast.  Logic tells AJ the longer the match goes, the less chance he has of winning.  Renee says he didn't answer his question.  AJ tells her no it's not fair, but life isn't fair.  They've both beaten him individually, he'd face them for the title individually, even on the same night.  She asks if she thinks Shane or Daniel are being biased?  AJ says he isn't getting involved with their issues.  He's just going to thank the high heavens when he beats Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn at the Royal Rumble.
  • Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn interrupt.  Owens calls him the regretful AJ Styles or the remorseful AJ Styles.  He's trying to backtrack after what he said last week.  Owens says it will take a miracle for AJ to beat Owens and Zayn.  When the match is over they'll be the first ever co-WWE Champions.  Then it'll be the house that Owens and Zayn built.
  • Shane McMahon's music hits to interrupt.  Shane agrees with AJ that the handicap match is unfair, he's baffled why the Smackdown GM would give Owens and Zayn a title shot, but he backs Daniel...for now.  Since we're talking about handicap matches let's have one tonight.  Tonight it will be Owens and Zayn vs. Nakamura, Randy Orton, and AJ Styles. He walks backstage and we see him run into Bryan.  Bryan says Shane is puzzled eh?  Bryan says Shane made a helluva main event tonight.

 

  • Becky Lynch w/Charlotte and Naomi b. Ruby Riott w/The Riott Squad

 

  • The Bludgeon Brothers b. The Ascension 
    • This match only took about 30 seconds.  The Ascension were jobbed out.

 

  • Mojo Rawley b. Zack Ryder
    • This was a United States Championship Tournament match.  Mojo Rowley will go on to face Bobby Roode in the semi-finals.

 

  • Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin cut a very heel promo in the ring about being robbed of the Smackdown Tag Team Championships by the referee.  Daniel Bryan comes out and tells them that management stands behind the referees and when you question them you question management.  Gable tells Bryan he feels they were robbed, what does Daniel expect them to beat the Usos twice in the same night?  Bryan says that's a great idea!  At the Royal Rumble, it will be the Usos defending their championships against Benjamin and Gable in a 2 out of 3 Falls match.

 

  • Breezango b. Rusev Day

 

  • Backstage Shane walks in and questions Daniel Bryan's mentality lately.  Bryan says he questions Shane's, especially because of his gene pool being what it is.

 

  • Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, and AJ Styles b. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
    • Sami and Kevin try to walk out and get counted out.  Shane McMahon came out and restarted the match as a No Count Out match.  Later in the match Owens attacks the faces with a chair to get DQ.  Shane McMahon comes out again and says the match is now No Count Outs, No DQ, and anything goes!  And he restarted the match.  Eventually, Orton won with an RKO on Zayn.
  • JeanVice

    Why does Raw get a much better play-by-play/recap than SD! Live?

    • Zack

      Hey Jean,

      We lost our Smackdown writer a few weeks ago and we’re trying to replace them. Unfortunately until then I am covering the live results but I’m unable to dedicate my full attention to it during the show. We post the general results. Once we find a full time replacement things will be the same for Raw and Smackdown.