WWE SmackDown Live results (Jan. 9, 2018): Fighting Authority
WWE SmackDown Live comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Jan. 9, 2018) from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for later this month in Philadelphia.
Shane upset for Daniel job at Smackdown live….
After defeating Sami Zane in a controversial fashion during a war on Tuesday, Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan were inducted, a frustrated AJ Styles came out, they said that they met Ovens and Jane in an obstacle can do.
Brian, whose leadership was called into question in recent weeks, literally took the WWE Champion, on 28 January created a Handicap match for the title at the place for the Royal Rumble event. Was not thrilled with an unprecedented decision, how will the styles on Skunkdown Live nowadays react to this situation?
After Kevin Owens gained a controversial victory over AJ Styles at Smackdown Live last week, Commissioner Shane McMahon discussed the ongoing tensions in the roster with General Manager Daniel Bryan at the start of the show on Wednesday. McMahon announced that he will stay at Styles corner in his match against Zayn, which was the main event, to ensure a fair result. In his response, Bryan announced that Owens will stay in Zayn’s corner in the match, while he will also remain around the ring during the match as a neutral party.
The match kicked off with “The Phenomenal One” punishing his opponent, with Owens, McMahon and Bryan watching from outside the ring. Zayn found his moments in the match, with Styles suffering from injuries he had suffered in the past few weeks. But the twist in the fight came in the final moments when Owens decided to intervene after the referee took a fall and became incapacitated.
Owens’ interference escalated things between him and McMahon and they both got into a fight. McMahon then asked the official to banish the former US Champion from the ringside. But, Bryan, who had been quiet so far, suggested to referee that McMahon should also be banished along with Owens.
With all the drama going on around the ring, an opportunistic Zayn took advantage and slammed a distracted Styles with a Helluva Kick, and then pinned him for a three-fall count. A frustrated Styles took a microphone and asked for a 2-on-1 handicap match against Zayn and Owens. Bryan accepted Styles’ challenge but added that the match will take place at Royal Rumble for the WWE Championship belt.
WWE Smackdown Live results:
The Riott Squad def. Natalya, Carmella & Tamina
Xavier Woods def. Aiden English in the first round of the United States Championship Tournament
The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Breezango (No result)
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos def. Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable