WWE SmackDown Live
January 30, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and AJ Styles In-Ring Segment:
At the Royal Rumble, Nakamura gave knee strikes to Sami Zayn, John Cena and Roman Reigns Nakamura says that he’s going to give a knee to Styles face at WrestleMania to become the brand new, WWE Champion. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn comes out to interrupt this celebration. Give it up for the 2018 Royal Rumble winner, Shinsuke Nakamura.
Nakamura can point at the WrestleMania all he wants, but the matter of the fact is that, they were screwed out of their title. YEP! Owens and Zayn should be Co-WWE Champion right now. There goes another vendetta constructed by Shane McMahon to hold them down.
The referee has one job. Protect the integrity of the match at all costs. Double YEP! Owens was never the legal man in the match. They have every right to get another title opportunity. AJ Styles will not face Nakamura at WrestleMania, it will be them. The YEP! Movement has invaded Philly. Nakamura calls Owens and Zayn, losers.
AJ Styles joins the conversation. Owens and Zayn can cry and complain all they want, but there will be a dream match in New Orleans on the grandest stage of them all. It will be between him and Shinsuke Nakamura. Styles challenges Owens and Zayn to a tag team match. Owens and Zayn responds accordingly with a perfectly placed, NOPE!
Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn Backstage Segment:
First Match: Kofi Kingston w/The New Day vs. Rusev w/Aiden English vs. Jinder Mahal w/Sunil Singh vs. Zack Ryder in a Fatal Four Way Match To Determine The Number One Contender To The WWE United States Championship
Bobby Roode joins the commentary team for this match. Ryder starts things off with forearm shivers to Rusev. Jinder is brawling with Kofi in the other side of the ring. Big E is throwing pancakes at Corey Graves. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Jinder. Kofi rolls Jinder over for a two count. Jinder drops Kofi with a Big Knee Strike. Jinder goes for a BodySlam, but Ryder lands back on his feet. Ryder lowers the top rope which sends Jinder crashing to the outside. Rusev decks Ryder with a Body Avalanche. Rusev repeatedly stomps on Ryder’s chest.
Rusev bounces Ryder head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rusev with a Double Axe Handle to the back of Ryder. Kofi dropkicks Rusev. Ryder clotheslines Jinder. Kofi lands a Spinning Heel Kick. Ryder responds with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Ryder levels Jinder with a big FaceBuster. Ryder clotheslines Jinder over the top rope. Ryder follows that with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Kofi lands a Double Trust Fall. Sunil Singh trips Rusev behind the referee’s back. English shoves Sunil into The New Day. Big E is mad because he dropped a plate on pancakes.
Referee Jason Ayers ejects Aiden English, Sunil Singh and The New Day from the ringside area. Rusev whips Ryder back first to the ringside barricade. Rusev with the cover for a two count. Jinder attacks Kofi from behind. Ryder connects with a Jaw Breaker. Ryder transitions into a Corner Mount. Jinder is choking Ryder with his boot. Rusev starts ramming his shoulders into the midsection of Kofi. Rusev and Jinder with a Double Suplex to Kofi. Jinder delivers a Running Knee Drop. Rusev follows that with a Running Elbow Drop.
Coming out of the commercial break, a pier six brawl breaks out on the outside. Jinder drives Kofi shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Jinder punches Rusev. Jinder sends Rusev face first to the ring post. Jinder with the cover on Ryder for a two count. Jinder fires up with a series of SlingShot Knee Drops. Jinder is throwing haymakers at Rusev. Rusev ducks a clothesline from Jinder. Rusev drops Jinder with a Buzzsaw Kick. Rusev runs through Jinder with a Corner Spear.
Ryder lands a Missile Dropkick. Ryder dishes out a flurry of haymakers to Rusev. Ryder connects with the Broski Boot. Jinder SuperKicks Ryder for a two count. Rusev kicks out of the pinning predicament. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi with the SOS on Ryder for a two count. Jinder levels Kofi with an Inside Out Lariat.
Rusev tosses Jinder out of the ring. Rusev goes for the Double Accolade, but Jinder counters with a rollup for a two count. Jinder decks Rusev with a Jumping Knee Strike. Rusev blocks the Khallas. Ryder turns a FlapJack into a Rough Ryder on Jinder. Rusev drops Ryder with a Leg Lariat. Rusev avoids the Trouble in Paradise. Rusev locks in the Accolade which forces Kofi to tap out. After the match, Rusev has a stare down with Bobby Roode.
Winner: Rusev via Submission
The Usos In-Ring Promo:
Daniel Bryan Announcement:
Shane McMahon, Tye Dillinger and Baron Corbin Backstage Segment:
Charlotte Flair, The Riott Squad and Carmella In-Ring Segment:
Charlotte says that it was great to watch history but she wanted to compete. Charlotte talks about the moment that broke the internet. She was in the ring with Alexa Bliss, The First Women’s Royal Rumble winner Asuka, and Ronda Rousey. She’s walking into WrestleMania the SmackDown Women’s Champion, but she wants to know who she will be facing.
The Riott Squad comes out to interrupt Charlotte. Forget about Asuka or Ronda Rousey. Can Charlotte hear herself? Charlotte’s ego is as big as her father’s. Charlotte really thinks she picked her own opponent at WrestleMania. Ruby has met people like Charlotte on every level. Impossibly arrogant. There’s only one Ruby Riott. Unfortunately, Charlotte is just a cheap imitation of her father.
Charlotte’s time is over. If it’s up to her, Charlotte won’t make it to WrestleMania. Is Charlotte done yet? Charlotte starts brawling with The Riott Squad. Ruby lays out Charlotte with The Riott Kick. Carmella makes her way down to the ring with the Money in the Bank Briefcase. Charlotte shoves Carmella into the referee. Carmella begs the referee to get back up. Carmella starts running away from Charlotte.
Third Match: Tye Dillinger vs. Baron Corbin
Dillinger SuperKicks Corbin. Dillinger starts brawling with Corbin on the floor. Dillinger whips Corbin back first to the ringside barricade. Dillinger delivers a flying forearm smash off the ring apron. Dillinger connects with a Corner Mount. Corbin drops Dillinger with a knee lift. Corbin transitions into the ground and pound attack. Corbin sends Dillinger to the corner.
Corbin lands the Body Avalanche. Dillinger kicks Corbin in the chest. Corbin responds with a straight right hand. Corbin launches Dillinger over the top rope. Corbin is destroying Dillinger on the outside. Dillinger fires up with a series of knife edge chops. Dillinger side steps Corbin out of the ring. Corbin clocks Dillinger with a Running Lariat. Corbin applies a Half Nelson Chin Lock.
Coming out of the commercial break, Dillinger sends Corbin shoulder first to the steel ring post. Dillinger blocks a knee lift from Corbin. Dillinger decks Corbin with the Bicycle Kick. Dillinger is lighting up Corbin’s chest. Dillinger goes for The Tye Breaker, but Corbin blocks it. Corbin clotheslines the back of Dillinger’s neck. Corbin connects with a ChokeSlam BackBreaker. Corbin plants Dillinger with The End of Days to pickup the victory.
Winner: Baron Corbin via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable vs. Breezango
Benjamin and Fandango will start things off. Benjamin knocks Breeze off the ring apron with Pay Dirt. Fandango dishes out a flurry of knife edge chops. Fandango kicks Benjamin in the chest. Benjamin responds with a SpineBuster. Benjamin applies an arm-bar.
Benjamin tags in Gable. Gable with a knee lift for a two count. Gable starts attacking the left shoulder of Fandango. Fandango connects with a BullDog for a two count. Fandango shoves Gable out of the ring. Gable drives Breeze face first to the apron. Gable rams his shoulder into the midsection of Fandango.
Fandango trips Gable in mid-air. Gable decks Fandango with a Rolling Kick for a two count. Gable applies an arm-bar. Fandango tags in Breeze. Breeze drops Gable with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Benjamin makes the blind tag. Gable sends Fandango over the top rope with a Running Crossbody Block. Benjamin and Gable plants Breeze with their PowerBomb/Diving NeckBreaker Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable via Pinfall
Fifth Match: AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Styles and Owens will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Quick standing switch exchange in the center of the ring. Styles with a Leg Scissors TakeOver to Owens. Nakamura and Zayn are tagged in. Zayn applies an arm-bar. Nakamura reverses the hold. Nakamura is trying to play mind games with Zayn. Nakamura tells Zayn to bring it. Nakamura with a Knee Drop to Zayn. Nakamura connects with a Good Vibrations. Nakamura drags Zayn to the corner. Nakamura tags in Styles.
Zayn applies a side headlock. Styles leapfrogs over Zayn. Styles dropkicks Zayn. Styles and Nakamura are cutting the ring in half. Zayn tags in Owens. Owens is putting the boots to Nakamura in the corner. Zayn attacks Nakamura behind the referee’s back. Owens with vicious crossfaces to Nakamura. Owens kicks Nakamura in the ribs. Owens and Zayn are double teaming Nakamura. Owens kicks Nakamura in the chest. Nakamura responds with a forearm smash. Nakamura delivers stiff knee strikes.
Nakamura chucks Zayn out of the ring. Owens clotheslines Nakamura. Owens starts yelling at Zayn. Owens with the lateral press with Zayn. Nakamura brings his lighting quick offense to Owens. Owens and Zayn are arguing with each other. Zayn heads to the backstage area. Coming out of the commercial break, Owens applies a rear chin lock. Zayn returns and takes down Styles with a Back Body Drop. Zayn applies a rear chin lock. Zayn tags in Owens.
Owens with a Running Senton for a two count. Zayn and Owens starts shoving each other. Owens inadvertently knocks Zayn off the ring apron. Styles rolls Owens over for a two count. Styles creates distance with a forearm smash. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Owens counters with a GutBuster. Styles follows that with a MoonSault for a two count. Owens goes for the Pop Up PowerBomb, but Styles counters with the Pele Kick. Styles tags in Nakamura. Nakamura fires up with a series of knee strikes. Styles rolls Owens back into the ring. Nakamura plants Owens with The Kinshasa to pickup the victory.
Winner: AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall