Sunday was Clash of Champions, what kind of fallout will we see from it? The build to the Royal Rumble is on. Let's see what WWE has in store for us tonight!
Smackdown Live Results
The show starts with Daniel Bryan who gets a very warm welcome from the crowd. He first talks about the Women's Royal Rumble match. He talks about how historic it is. Tonight, he announces it will be Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, and AJ Styles. Shane McMahon's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Shane explains what happened last night in his head. He got a little hot-headed, and when it came time to count to 3, he thought about all the terrible things Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn has done to him and his family. He then asks Daniel to explain his position. Daniel says that with all due respect, Shane needs protection from himself. Daniel was protecting Shane from making a bad choice. Daniel tells Shane that when they first started working together they talked about Smackdown being the land of opportunity and that was supposed to be for everyone, not just the people Shane liked. Shane tells Daniel that on a personal level KO and Zayn will turn on him when they're done with him and from a business standpoint he didn't make the right choice. Daniel asks if he is telling him he didn't do what is best for business because he's fought against those words for years. Daniel says that he doesn't want Shane O'Mac to turn into Mr. McMahon. Shane takes a deep breath and says he trust Daniel and to have a good show, and walks out.
The Usos vs. Benjamin and Gable
Benjamin and Gable got the clean win.
Charlotte comes out and talks about the historical first ever Women's Royal Rumble. Naomi ends up coming out and announcing she's the first woman to enter herself into the Women's Royal Rumble match. She says she'll see Charlotte at WrestleMania. The Riott Squad comes out and Naomi tells them they will fail in the Rumble because it's a match that's about surviving the numbers, not taking advantage of them. She challenges them to a tag match with Charlotte and they accept.
Naomi and Charlotte vs. The Riot Squad (w/Liv Morgan)
Naomi and Charlotte picked up the clean win.
Dolph Ziggler cuts a promo about being the new United States Champion. Some guys say they are the biggest, or the baddest, or the most charismatic. He's just the best. This isn't even his first reign, it's his second. He's also a 5-time Intercontinental Champion. He has won the Money in the Bank and successfully cashed in. He says year after year he shows why he's the best, and year after year he goes unappreciated. The people don't deserve him. He asks if they want something to remember him by? He lays the title on the mat and walks out!
Kevin Owens and Zayn bring Daniel Bryan some champagne. Bryan says he didn't do it for them, he did for Smackdown Live. Kevin Owens talks about taking out Randy Orton, how Orton was the centerpiece of The Authority. The group that tried to break Daniel mentally and physically. They start smiling and saying they're going to take him out for Daniel. Daniel tells him to stop smiling or he's going to fire them himself. Owens and Zayn stop smiling and walk out looking biter.
New Day vs. Team Rusev Day
Everyone in this match was dressed up in Christmas themed outfits. New Day ended up picking up the victory.
Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura & AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Jinder Mahal
AJ Styles connects on Owens with the Phenomenal Forearm to pick up the win for the faces.