WWE Friday Night time SmackDown comes waltzing again into our lives tonight (Jan. 20, 2023) with a stay present emanating from Little Caesars Enviornment in Detroit, Michigan, that includes the newest construct in direction of this month’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) occasion.
Marketed for tonight: Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns signal a contract to make their Common championship match at Royal Rumble official.
Elsewhere on the cardboard: A event to find out primary contenders to the SmackDown tag staff titles kicks off with a primary spherical match between Banger Bros. and Viking Raiders, further wrestlers will probably be named for the Royal Rumble matches, and extra!
Come proper again right here at 8 pm ET when the SmackDown stay weblog kicks off as soon as the present begins on FOX. It is going to be under this line right here. (Word: Hyperlinks to unlawful streams are prohibited. Pics and GIFs are allowed.)
WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JAN. 20
It’s breaking out all around the world and like flies they’re dropping. Invading right here could be absurd however as soon as they begin there’s no stopping. There’s no use holding your head in your palms, it gained’t go away, so I’m gonna liveblog this right here professional wrestling present for you, people.
The present opens with a recap of final week’s Bloodline angle.
Lower to a loading dock the place the Bloodline are rolling as much as the sector for the evening. Handshakes and smiles throughout, aside from Roman Reigns, who leaves Sami Zayn hanging on a fist bump and glowers at him.
Banger Bros. (Drew McIntyre & Sheamus) vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) (WWE SmackDown Tag Crew Championship #1 Contender’s Match First Spherical Match)
Brawling early, to the ground, Sheamus taking over the Vikings singlehandedly after they take McIntyre out collectively! Again inside, Beats of the Bodhran, Ivar takes him to the ground and rams him into the nook and we go to interrupt!
Again from business, Erik is grinding Sheamus down, and ultimately he tags Drew in! McIntyre in sizzling with belly-to-belly suplexes and leaping neckbreakers, kip-up, fired up! Michinoku Driver on Ivar… NOPE! Up high, jockeying for place, Erik saves his associate for a second however Sheamus comes over!
White Noise on Erik, spider belly-to-belly superplex on Ivar and we go to interrupt with all 4 males down and out!
Again from business, Ivar hammering Drew with again elbows within the nook, whip throughout, huge lariat from the massive Scot! Entrance kick, underhooks, Future Shock and he kips up! Tags made, Sheamus and Erik buying and selling strikes however the Celtic Warrior hits the powerslam! Preventing the vikings two-on-one, Sheamus will get the sting…
Banger Bros. win by pinfall with a Brogue Kick from Sheamus on Ivar.
Backstage, Sami Zayn asks Roman Reigns for a fast second to speak and the Tribal Chief tells him to sit down.
Zayn says he can’t assist however discover Roman was performing a bit frosty and he desires to ensure every little thing’s cool. Reigns says he noticed how he appeared final week and he is aware of he’s attempting to cowl it up tonight, so he desires to listen to it from him straight. Sami demures however Roman insists.
Sami says he was a bit disillusioned final week as a result of he took quite a lot of delight in being put answerable for the Kevin Owens downside and he was about to place him away when the Usos got here out, so he felt a bit slighted not figuring out the Usos have been popping out. KO retains saying he’s getting used and in that second, for a break up second…
Reigns tells him to get out, he’s not doing this each week, simply get out. It blows his thoughts that he’s being requested to run his recreation plan previous the honorary Uce. Simply go discover Kevin and your personal Bloodline and cease utilizing him. Paul Heyman tells a surprised Sami Zayn to depart.
LA Knight is strolling backstage and we go to interrupt.