WWE SmackDown kicks off with The Usos in the ring. They talk about
how they are there to acknowledge the longest reigning WWE Universal
champion. Jey says Roman Reigns has held the title for 508 days.
Jimmy talks about how Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins or Brock Lesnar held
the title for that long. They welcome Roman Reigns to the ring,
calling him the head of the table and the tribal chief.
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Roman Reigns makes his way down to the ring as he tells Nashville to
acknowledge him. Jimmy says they are going to watch the highlights
of the most dominant and decorated WWE champion. A video package
airs showing Romanís title reign.
We cut back to the arena and Sethís music hits and out comes Seth
Rollins. He asks what kind of party it wuld be without Seth Rollins
as he congratulates Roman for being hte longest reigning Universal
champion. He says the title reign will come to an end very shortly
and how they can also celebrate that Roman made an honest man out of
Seth. He tells Roman that he sent The Usos to Raw to do his dirty
work for him. If he had a message to send, he has his number and to
Seth says but they should be celebrating the longest reigning
SmackDown Tag Team champions in history, The Usos. Seth says The
Usos are the corner stone of their blood line. They are the pneís
who hokd hin up, just like he and Moxley did in the Shield. He says
to have a celebration for the Usos. He chants Usos as some fans
chant with him.
Roman calls Seth little brother. He asks him if John Cena wrote that
promo for him. He tells Seth that their match at the Royal Rumble
will be one on one, he has his word. Seth says is he going to say
believe that because once upon a time, his word was as good as gold.
Seth tells him to put his money where his mouth his. He says
tonight, he can find a partner and they can beat The Usos. And when
he does, The Usos are banned from ringside at the Rumble.
Jey accepts the challenge. He tells Seth no one backstage is crazy
enough to team with him. Seth says he has a point, not too many
people like him. Out comes Kevin Owens as he and Seth hug.
Roman tells them to cut the music and itís not final until the
Tribal Chief says it is. He calls Seth a betting man and to raise
the stakes. When Seth loses tonight, that means he loses his match
at the Royal Rumble and Roman is going on vacation until
WrestleMania. Seth accepts.
Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss are in the ring. Corbin says they have
been on a roll. They beat up Drew McIntyre and last week, Madcap
defeated Kofi Kingston. Madcap tells a bad Kofi joke. Out comes Kofi
Kingston and with him is Big E.
Kofi Kingston with Big E vs. Madcap Moss with Happy Corbin
The bell rings and we are under way. A shoulder tackle by Madcapp
takes Kofi down. Madcapp sends Kofi to the corner but Kofi jumps off
the second rope and hits him with a drop kick. Corbin gets on the
ring apron and distracts Kofi as Madcapp hits him from behind. He
throws Kofi to the outside of the ring. Madcapp throws Kofi towards
the ring steps but Kofi jumps over the steps, jumps onto the steps
and onto Madcapp. Big E throws Corbin into the ring steps.
Back from commercial, Madcapp with a spinebuster in the middle of
the ring. He runs towards Kofi but Kofi moves out of the way and
Madcapp runs into the turnbuckle. A drop kick by Kofi. He climbs the
top rope and hits Madcapp with a hurricanrana. He goes for the cover
but Madcapp kicks out. Kofi to the ropes as Madcapp lifts Kof up and
slams him onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out.
Madcapp lifts Kofi up but Kofi lands on his feet, Kofi with a kick
to the side of the head. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
Summer Rae is in attendance. She will be taking part in the womenís
Royal Rumble match.
Natalya vs. Aliyah
The bell rings and we are under way. Natalya throws Aliyah in the
corner. A snap suplex by Natalya as she goes for the cover but
Aliyah kicks out. Natalya goes for another suplex but Aliyah rolls
her up but Natalya kicks out. Natalya with a clothesline. She goes
for the cover but Aliyah kicks out. Natalya picks her up as she
slams her shoulders onto Aliyahís back. Aliyah rolls her up but
Natalya kicks out. Natalya with a right hand as she stomps on her in
the corner. Natalya with kicks in the corner as the referee counts
to five and calls for the bell.
Winner: By disqualification, Aliyah
Natalya with right hands after the match but out comes Xia Li to the
ring. Li with a kick knocking Natalya down and to the outside.
Los Lotharios vs. The Viking Raiders
The bell rings and we are under way. Carrillo and Ivar are in the
ring and a right hand by Ivar. He tags Erik into the match. Erik is
sent to the ropes and Garza with a knee off the ring apron. Garza is
tagged into the ring. Carrillo is tagged back into the ring as they
double team Erik. Carrillo goes for the cover but Erik kicks out.
Carrillo goes for a splash but Erik moves out of the way. Ivar and
Garza are tagged in. Ivar with a side walk slam.
Ivar with a splash. In comes Carrillo and a kick to the face takes
Carrillo down. Garza slams Ivar down. He goes for the cover but Ivar
kicks out. Erik is tagged in as they double team The Lotharios. The
Viking Experience on Garza. Erik goes for the cover and gets the
Winners: The Viking Raiders
Championship Contenderís match Ė Charlotte Flair vs. Naomi
Before the bell rings, Sonya Deville gets in the ring. She will be
the referee for the match. Sonya asks to ring the bell.
Sonya stands in front of Naomi as Charlotte hits her with a spinning
elbow. Flair slams Naomi face first into the mat. A leg scissor head
lock by Flair. Chops to the chest onto Naomi. Flair goes for another
one but Naomi kicks her away. Naomi goes for a drop kick but Flair
catches her by the legs and gets her in a Boston crab. Naomi gets
out of it as Flair goes for a figure four. Naomi kicks her away onto
Sonya and Sonya falls to the outside of the ring. Naomi hits her
with the Rear View and goes for the cover. Sonya is on the outside
standing up. Naomi yells at Sonya as Flair hits Naomi on the knee
from behind. Flair goes for the figure four as Sonya gets in the
ring and calls for the bell.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Kayla Braxton is backstage and in come Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins.
She asks Seth why he is willing to put his title opportunity on the
line. Owens decides to answer it and says if it wasnít for The Usos,
he would be the longeset reigning Universal champion of all time.
And the thought of them doing the same thing to his best friend
tears him up inside.
Rollins tells him that Owens has become an honest man. He says the
risk is worth the reward. He says he might be able to beat Roman
with The Usos. But if he is one on one against Roman, he is reminded
of an old saying. Death, taxes and Seth Rollins defeating Roman
Out comes Sami Zayn to the ring. He says he will prove that anything
Johnny Knoxville can do, he can do better. He has a table full of
self defense weapons. He grabs the first one which is a taser. He
puts it on his calf and tasers himself. He says that was not fun but
it was a piece of cake. He puts it to level two. He says this level
of voltage is what Johnny used to use on himself.
He puts him towards his heart. He tasers himself and falls onto the
ropes. Out comes Johnny Knoxville to the ring. Knoxville tells Sami
that he was concerned of Johnny aking a mockery of his profession in
the ring but that is what Sami is doing to his. He tells Sami he has
been around a lot of these weapons and something seems off. The fans
chant Johnny. Sami says nothing is off and he can see it from far.
Johnny grabs it from Sami and he says it is legit. But somebody
forgot to turn it on. Johnny says he just fixed it for him.
Knoxville tasers Sami and Sami falls onto the mat. He gets Sami back
up and tells him he will see him at the Rumble as he throws him over
the top rope.
Adam Pearce is backstage with Erik Bischoff. In comes Sonya. She
tells Eric she didnít know he was going to be there tonight. Adam
says Sonya overstepped tonight. He says he and Eric spoke and he
will suggest to management that she and Naomi have a match one on
one next week. Sonya doesnít look happy and tells him to let her
know what they say as she leaves. Eric tells Adam that was
Sheamus with Ridge Holland vs. Ricochet
The bell rings and we are under way. Sheamus throws Ricochet in
corner and right hands followed by an uppercut. Sheamus with an
Irish curse back breaker. A knee to the back onto Ricochet. Sheamus
with a head lock but Ricochet with a jaw breaker countering it.
Ricochet with a kick to the side of the head.
Ricochet runs to the ropes and Sheamus with a back breaker. Ricochet
on the ring apron and Sheamus with the 10 beats of the Bodhran. He
throws Ricochet back into the ring. Sheamus runs towards Ricochet
but Ricochet moves out of the way and Sheamus on the ring apron.
Ricochet wtith a dropkick takes Sheamus to the outside. Ricochet
with a suicide dive but Sheamus hits him with a knee to the face.
Sheamus throws Ricochet back into the ring. Sheamus hits him with
the Brogue Kick. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Rick Boogs and Shinsuke Nakamura are backstage and in comes Jeff
Jarrett. He tells Boogs he plays a great guitar. He asks boogs what
his name is and Boogs is excited that Jarrett wants to know his
The Usos vs. Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens
The bell rings and we are under way. Seth is in the ring with Jimmy.
Seth goes for a roll up but Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy rolls out of the
ring. Jimmy gets back in the ring and Jey is tagged in. A head lock
take down by Jey followed by a super kick. He gets Seth in the
corner and Jimmy is tagged in. They double team Seth in the corner.
Jey is tagged back in and they double team Seth in the corner. Jimmy
is tagged back in and they double team Seth in the corner. Jimmy
grabs Seth but Seth pushes him in the corner. Owens is tagged in and
they double team Jimmy in the corner. Seth is tagged back in and
they double team Jimmy in the corner. Seth with a bodyslam.
Seth climbs the top rope as Jey distracts Seth and Jimmy trips him
up. Jey is tagged in as they double team Seth. Jey stomping on Seth.
Jimmy is tagged back in and they double team Seth. Jimmy throws Seth
in the corner and he stomps on him. Jimmy runs towards Seth but Seth
with a clothesline. Owens is tagged in. Owens with a chop to the
chest. He sends Jimmy to the ropes and a right hand knocks him down.
Owens with a senton. He knocks Jey down in the corner. Owens with a
cannonball onto Jimmy in the corner. Owens climbs the top rope but
Jey gets on the ring apron and Owens kicks him down. Owens goes for
a senton off the top rope but Jimmy gets his knees up. Jimmy with a
super kick and Owens falls to the outside. Jey is tagged in and he
hits Owens with a super kick.
Back from commercial, Jey knocks Seth off the ring apron. He drags
Owens towards the corner and stomps on him. Jimmy is tagged back in.
A kick to the face by Jimmy followed by right hands. Jimmy goes for
a right hand but Owens ducks and hits him with a kick to the side of
the head. Jey and Rollins are tagged in. Seth with a slingblade. He
clotheslines Jey to the outside of the ring. In comes Jimmy and he
throws him to the outside. Seth with a suicide dive onto them both.
Seth hits Jey with a flying knee to the face. He goes for the cover
but Jey kicks out. Seth with a waistlock but Jey reverses it into a
He goes for the cover but Seth kicks out. He goes for a super kick
but Seth kicks him and lifts him up and Jimmy is tagged in. They
double team Seth. Jimmy goes for the cover but Seth kicks out. Jimmy
gets up and knocks Owens off the ring apron. Jimmy climbs the top
rope, he jumps, Seth moves out of the way and Owens is tagged in.
Seth knocks Jey to the outside. Owens with a sit down power bomb
onto Jey. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Owens climbs the
top rope but Jey with a right hand. Jey climbs the second rope but
Owens with a suplex. He goes for the cover but Jimmy breaks it up.
Seth is tagged in and right hands onto Jimmy as Jey hits him with a
super kick. Owens gets in the ring and hits Jey with a stunner.
Jimmy with a super kick onto Owens. Seth with a superkick onto
Jimmy. Seth with a neck breaker. Seth with the curb stomp and in
comes Roman Reigns who hits Seth with a Superman Punch as the
referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens