Kansas City, Missouri
WWE SmackDown kicks off with Charlotte Flair making her way down to
the ring. She says she brought a championship to Kansas City. She
says she will eliminate everyone andw in the Royal Rumble. She says
you have shocking entrance, surprise returns and betrayals. But when
you step into the ring, itís every woman for herself.
January 28, 2022
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Flair says she did not have to enter the Rumble match. She could
have just went to WrestleMania and waited on the winner to choose
her but she is not that kind of champion. She doesnít sit around and
hope that things work out for her. She takes control and that is why
she is the most dominant champion in the history of WWE. Flair says
normally the winner picks the champion but tomorrow when she wins,
she will pick the challenger of her choosing to main event
Out comes Shayna Baszler. She tells Flair that there is no denying
that Flair is an incredible cmpetitor but at the Rumble, if it ends
being those two again, she wonít hesitate to snap her like a twig.
But she will make her a promise. After she throws her over the top
rope, she wonít waste any time picking her for WrestleMania.
Out comes Aliyah. She says anyone can just walk out as Flair asks
who she is. Aliyah says she is excited about the Royal Rumble match
and she has a lot of butterflies in her stomach. And she might be
able to compete at her first ever WrestleMania. Flair tells her she
has no chance of winning. Aliyah says she did beat Natalya in 3.17
seconds. Out comes Natalya to the ring.
Natalya says thereís a lot of things she can call Aliyah but
optimistic isnít one of them. She can brag about her fluke record
but she is a three time Guiness World Record holder and tomorrow
will be four. Out comes Shotzi. She says thereís a lot of massive
egos in the ring, creating the perfect opportunity for her to seize
Flair tells them not a single one of them deserves to be in the ring
with her and not one of them will win the Royal Rumble. Out comes
Sasha Banks to the ring. Sasha says the boss is back and she is
ready to rumble. Flair waves at her as Sasha slaps her. Sasha gets
on the ring apron as the rest of them fight in the ring. Flair is
the last one standing. Sasha gets back in the ring as both women go
face to face. A kick to the face by Sasha as she throws Charlotte
over the top rope to the outside of the ring.
Megan is backstage with Ridge Holland and Sheamus. Ridge says he
will crush Ricochet as Sheamus talks about how he will win the Royal
Rumble match. Sheamus gives him a mask to wear for his broken nose.
Sheamus and Ridge Holland vs. Cesaro and Ricochet
The bell rings and we are under way. Sheamus and Cesaro start the
match. A head lock take own by Sheamus as Cesaro gets out of it.
Cesaro runs after Sheamus as Sheamus runs to the outside. Sheamus
gets back in the ring and a head lock take down by Cesaro. Sheamus
gets back to his feet and a right hand followed by a head lock.
Sheamus to the ropes and a shoulder tackle takes Cesaro down.
Sheamus runs to the ropes but a clothesline by Cesaro. A double
stomp onto Sheamus. He grabs Sheamus and tags ricochet into the
match. They double team sSheamus. Ricochet with an arm bar but
Sheamus with a knee and Ridge is tagged into the match. An uppercut
by Holland onto Ricochet. Ricochet to the ropes as he throws Holland
onto the ring apron. Ricochet with a drop kick onto Holland.
Ricochet jumps over the top rope onto the outside.
Back from commercial, Sheamus with the Irish curse back breaker on
Ricochet. Holland is tagged into the ring as he slams Ricochet into
the corner. Hoolland throws Ricochet aross the ring. A knee to the
face by Holland. Holland with a body slam folowed by an elbow drop.
He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Holland throws
Ricochet to the ropes but Ricochet with a moon sault off the second
rope. Cesaro and Sheamus tagged in. Cesaro with uppercuts.
Cesaro with a corkscrew uppercut off the second rope. Cesaro throws
Sheamus over the top rope and to the outside of the ring. Cesaro
slams Sheamus into the barricade. Cesaro throws Sheamus back into
the ring. Cesaro rolls Sheamus up but Holland breaks it up. Ricochet
with a drop kick onto Holland. Sheamus with a knee onto Ricochet.
Cesaro lifts Sheamus up on his shoulders and slams him onto the mat.
Cesaro goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. Cesaro goes for the
Neutralizer but Sheamus gets out of it. Holland is tagged in.
Holland with a headbutt followed by the Northern Grit. He goes for
the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Sheamus and Ridge Holland
Sonya is backstage with the referee. She says his performance
depends on her. He tells her he will have to call the match down the
Sonya Deville vs. Naomi
The bell rings and we are under way. Sonya grabs the ropes as Naomi
goes after her but the referee breaks it up. A kick by Sonya
followed by a right hand as she takes Naomi down. Sonya stomping on
Naomi as the referee breaks it up. Sonya slams Naomi face first into
the mat. A head lock by Sonya in the middle of the ring but Naomi
with a hip toss.
Naomi with a head scissor take down. A right hand by Naomi but Sonya
with a kick knocks Naomi down. She goes for the cover but Naomi
kicks out. Sonya grabs Naomi but Naomi with a slap to the face
followed by a drop kick. Sonya on the outside. Naomi slams her into
the ring apron. Naomi throws Sonya back into the ring. She goes for
the cover but Sonya kicks out. Sonya rolls back to the outside of
the ring. Naomi goes for a baseball slide but Sonya moves out of the
way. Sonya grabs Naomi and slams her on the outside.
Back from commercial, Naomi with a springboard stunner off the
second rope. A flying punch by Naomi in the corner. She slams Sonya
face first into the second turnbuckle. Naomi climbs the top rope and
a cross body. She goes for the cover but Sonya kicks out. Naomi with
a leg drop. She goes for the cover but Sonya kicks out. Naomi grabs
Sonya by the head but Sonya pushes her face first into the
Sonya lifts Naomi up for a vertical suplex but slams her into a
reverse DDT. She goes for the cover but Naomi kicks out. Sonya grabs
Naomi but Naomi reverses it into a full nelson slam. She goes for
the cover but Sonya kicks out. Sonya grabs the ring apron as that
distracts the referee and Sonya with a rake to the eyes. She goes
for the cover but Naomi kicks out. Sonya goes for a right hand but
Naomi moves out of the way and hits her with the Rear View. Naomi
with a split legged moon sault. She goes for the cover and gets the
After the match, Naomi gets on the microphone. She says after so
many months, Sonya couldnít handle the glow. Naomi says she is going
to win the Rumble and sings Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na na, Hey, Hey, Hey,
Goodbye to Sonya as the fans sing along.
Sonya goes backstage and comes back wearing her jacket. She tells
Naomi that she is excited about her Royal Rumble match but as an
official, she cannot let Naomi go into the Rumble match without a
surprise. Sonya says the surprise is a special guest entrant and her
name is Sonya Deville.
Kayla is backstage with The Usos. She asks them about Seth against
Roman. They say they donít care about what Seth has to say. Just
because they wonít be at ringside, nothing will be any different and
Roman will retain. In come the Viking Raiders. Erik tells them they
love their axes as both men are holding axes. They say they arenít
just for throw. You can even cut a championship in half with it.
In Zayn Ė Sami Zayn with Jinder Mahal and Shanky
Sami Zayn is in the ring. He says In Zayn is now a podcast as he has
two microphones. He says they have a tag team amtch against the soon
to be former Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick
Boogs. Jinder says itís a pleasure to be on the show. Sami says this
is what the show should have been from the beginning.
Zayn says he doesnít want to talk about Johnny Knoxville and never
wants to hear that name again. The fans chant Johnny. He says that
this is the show, intellectuals, smart people having smart
conversations abut smart topics. Sami asks Jinder about the match.
Jinder says he has embarrassed Nakamura before and thsi wonít be any
different. He has Shanky.
Sami cuts him off and tells Shanky that he is sorry that he had to
hear about Johnny Knoxville. Jinder tells him that Johnny Knoxville
is famous in India. Sami says Knoxville probably isnít that popular
in India. Out comes Rick Boogs.
He introdces Shinsuke Nakamura to the ring and plays the guitar.
Both men get into the ring as Sami asks them to cut the music. Sami
argues with Nakamura in the ring but Nakamura kicks him on the head
and Sami falls to the outside of the ring.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs vs. Jinder Mahal and Shanky
Boogs and Shanky are in the ring. Boogs lifts Shanky and throws him
in the corner but a right hand by Shanky. An elbow to the face by
Shanky but Boogs with a right hand. Boogs knocks Jindero ff the ring
apron. Boogs with a bear hug onto Shanky but Shanky gets out of it.
Boogs with a vertical suplex onto Shanky. With the referee
distracted, Sami trips Sami off the ring apron. Jinder is tagged in.
Jinder with right hands onto Boogs in the corner. Shanky is tagged
in. They try to double team Boogs but Boogs with a right hand onto
Jinder and a clothesline onto Shanky. Shanky gets to his feet but
Boogs hits him with the Boogs Cruise. He goes for the cover and gets
Winners: Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs
Kayla is backstage with Kofi Kingston and Big E. She asks Kofi how
it feels to have Big E back on SmackDown. He says it feels great and
it will be great to be in the Royal Rumble match. But when one of
them wins the Royal Rumble, they all win the Royal Rumble. Big E
says Madcap Moss and Happy Corbin are going to feel the power.
Kofi Kingston and Big E vs. Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss
The bell rings and we are under way. Big E and Madcap are in the
ring. Madcap with a shoulder tackle knocks Big E down. Madcap runs
to the ropes but Big E with a back elbow. He goe sfor the cover but
Madcap kicks out. Kofi is tagged in. They double team Madcap. Kofi
goes for the cover but Madcap kicks out. Madcap throws Kofi to the
ropes as Corbin is tagged in. Corbin throws Kofi into the corner and
hits him with a splash.
Corbin chokes Kofi. Corbin knocks Big E off the ring apron. Kofi
with a drop kick. Madcap is tagged in. Kofi with a drop kick takes
Madcap to the outside. Kofi climbs the top rope and jumps but Corbin
and Madcap catch him and throw him into the ring post.
Back from commercial, Madcapp is stomping on Kofi in the corner.
Corbin is tagged in. Kofi with a kick onto Madcap as Big E is tagged
in. In comes Big E who hits Corbin with a belly to belly. He slams
Madcap down onto the mat. Another belly to belly onto Corbin. Big E
runs to the ropes and hits him with a big splash. Kofi is tagged
back in. Corbin pushes Big E to the outside and he hits Kofi with a
back breaker. Madcap is tagged in as Corbin hits Kofi with the Deep
Six. Madcap goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Madcap lifts Kofi
up as Corbin runs to the ropes but Big E drags him to the outside.
Big E throws him into the ring steps. Big E is tagged in as he hits
the Midnight Hour on Madcap. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Kofi Kingston and Big E
Out comes Roman Reigns to the ring. As he is about to speak, Seth
Rollins walks down to the ring. Roman tells Kansas City to
acknowledge him. Seth says last week, he played him like a fiddle
and he wanted to thank him for not having The Usos in their match.
Roman says it was a simple decision. He sits and watches him pin his
cousins and embarrass his family or he punches him in the face. It
Seth tells him if getting pinned by Seth brings shame, Roman brought
more shame to his family than anyone. Roman tells itís 2022, the
Tribal Chief is in God mode. Seth says the past is a good place to
start. You remember the most famous Money in the Bank cash in of all
time. Or when he came back from a knee injury and in his first match
back, he brought shame to his bloodline when he pinned him and sent
him packing for his 30 day vacation.
Roman tells him thatís water under the bridge. Seth tells him about
the time he took a steel chair to his back and changed the game
forever. Seth tells him that one stings. When he did that, he knew
what he was doing.He knew it would catapult Roman into superstardom
and Roman has him to thank for that. Seth tells him Roman is the
greatest superstar of their generation, he has beaten them all
except beat him when it matters the most.
Seth tells him at the Rumble, itís not personal when he takes that
title from him. Seth calls him a brother and says he will always
love him. Seth begins to laugh. Roman tells him chair to his back.
Breaking up the Shield. Roman says he has tried to forgive him but
he will never forgive him for what they did to them. Roman tells him
he hates him. Seth says he knows he does and tomorrow he will hate
him even more. Seth says Romanís title reign, bloodline and family
are all a joke. His dad, his uncle, theyíre all a joke and tomorrow
it all goes up in smoke.
Roman pushes Seth as Seth laughs. Roman goes for a Superman Punch
but Seth moves out of the way and slides to the outside of the ring.