Kick Off Show
Smackdown Live kicked Off with AJ Styles with an interview. This interview is conducted to know about what AJ feels for his 2 on 1 handicapped match with WWE championship on the line at Royal Rumble. Renee asked him did u think the match is fair? AJ answered hmm I think the match doesn’t seems like fair. He’s ready to fight with Kevin & Sami in same night but he’s not happy to fight in same match against two men. But he’s a champion he said I’ll definitely reclaim my WWE championship by defeating Sami & Kevin in same match at same night.
Kevin & Sami interrupted the interview. They came to claimed that they would become new co WWE champions in 2018.But their happiness couldn’t quite further as Shane interrupted them. He’s here to show Kevin & Sami a preview of handicapped against AJ Styles. He set a 3 on 2 handicapped match between the team of Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens and team of Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura & AJ Styles.
Becky Lynch v/s Ruby Riott
Few weeks ago, Riott squad slammed Becky Lynch’s torso inside the steel door. She gets hurt & not able to compete in Smackdown for few weeks. This week, Becky made her appearance on Smackdown Live & she has a match against Ruby Riott.
After the bell, Ruby Riott made a great strategy. She attacked right on the mid section of Becky. Becky tried to put away Ruby with back to back right hand on face & uppercut. She delivered a flipback suplex to Riott. Ruby tried for a Riott kick but she is caught by Becky in a disarmer & picks up the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch
Ascension v/s Bludgeon Brothers
After the bell, Ascension tried to jump harder on Harper. But Harper delivered a big boot to Victor & kick right on mid section to Connor. Bludgeon Brothers finished the job with double power bomb to victor. After the match, Bludgeon Brothers assault Connor with a double power bomb.
Winner: Bludgeon Brothers
Mojo Rawley v/s Zack Ryder
This match is to advance in United State Championship tournament. After the bell, Mojo show up his energy & power. Mojo’s negative emotions for Zack helped him to take the match in his pocket. But Mojo had to work hard to win this match. Zack Ryder’s counter back with a neck breaker. He drives Mojo down & ready to deliver a Browski boot but Mojo able to drag himself out of the ring. Mojo drives Zack into the post & finishes the job with a great connection right on the face. He advances to semi-finals & have to face Bobby Roode.
Winner: Mojo Rawley
Shelton Bnjamin & Chad Gable wants justice as they win the tag titles last week but titles take it back from them as they win match via pinfall to illegal men. After that they lost the titles. So they want their titles back.
After their conversation, Daniel made his way to ring. Daniel had sympathy for Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin. So he made a 2 out of 3 falls match for Royal Rumble with tag team titles on the line.
Breezango v/s Rusev & Aiden English
Rusev Day had announced that he is officially entering into Royal Rumble. After this announcement, he’s ready for his match. But that match is not quite happy for Rusev as they defeated with a quick roll up onslaught by Fandango on Rusev.