WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (1/21/22): Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens vs. The Usos

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
January 21, 2022
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Pat McAfee)

Ring Announcer: Samantha Irvin 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins Segment 

Roman Reigns: Nashville, Acknowledge Me.

The Usos: Ladies and gentlemen, let’s witness the highlights of the most dominant, decorated, WWE Champion, Roman Reigns.

Seth Rollins: What kind of party would it be without Seth Freakin Rollins? Helluva package, right there, helluva package. Congratulations. The longest WWE Universal Champion of all time. And we should celebrate. We should celebrate the fact that that title reign is going to come to an end here very, very shortly. But also we should celebrate the fact that you made an honest man out of me, which is something that’s very difficult, indeed. You see, last week, Roman, I came out here and I told you that you’re not responsible for any of your own success. And I meant that in a very meadow way like, The Chosen One, you’ve been catered to, everything handed to you, but, oh you took it so literally.

So literally in fact, you sent your cousins to Raw to do your dirty work for you. If you had a message to send, you have my number, just text me. But since we’re out here for a celebration, we should be celebrating the longest reigning SmackDown Tag Team Champions in history, The Usos, who in truth, you know very well, are the cornerstones of your Bloodline. They’re the ones who make everything you do possible. They’re the ones who hold you up. Just like me and Mox did in The Shield, The Usos are your pedestal, so let’s have a celebration for The Usos. Usos! Usos! Usos! Hahahahaha. That’s a lot of fun, I get why you guys do that.

Roman Reigns: Oh, little brother, little brother. You come out here and you make all the same excuses. Did John Cena write that promo for you? And you’re gonna say the same stuff? Let me assure you, our match at the Royal Rumble will be one on one, you have my word.

Seth Rollins: What are you gonna say next, believe that? Is that the next line that comes out of your mouth? Because once upon a time, your word was good as gold, but I just don’t believe you. So, here, what about this, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is? How about tonight, I find a partner, I take on The Usos, and when I beat them, they’re both barred from ringside during our title match at the Royal Rumble?

Jey Uso: Hell yeah, challenge accepted, uce.

Seth Rollins: Oh, we’ve got ourselves a main event tonight, baby. I love it.

Jey Uso: You’re tripping, anyway. You’re crazy bruh. Ain’t nobody back there crazy enough to do it in the first place, so we’re good

Seth Rollins: You do have a point, not too many people like me.

– Kevin Owens appears on the stage.

Roman Reigns: No, no, no. Cut this stupid music off. It ain’t final until the Tribal Chief says so, you understand? You’re a betting man now, huh? Let’s raise the stakes. When you lose tonight, that means you lose your match at the Royal Rumble. And I’m going on vacation till WrestleMania, baby. What do you say, deal?

Seth Rollins: You’re on.

First Match: Kofi Kingston w/Big E vs. Riddick Moss w/Baron Corbin 

Kofi with a waist lock go-behind. Kofi applies a side headlock. Moss whips Kofi across the ring. Moss drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Moss punches Kofi in the back. Moss with the irish whip. Kofi delivers The Missile Dropkick. Kofi with a leaping clothesline. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi plays to the crowd. Kofi gets distracted by Corbin. Moss attacks Kofi from behind. Moss with a straight right hand. Moss attacks the midsection of Kofi. Moss dumps Kofi out of the ring. Moss launches Kofi over the steel ring steps. Kofi with a flying clothesline off the ring steps. Big E throws Corbin into the ring steps. New Day is fired up. Moss regains control of the match during the commercial break.

Kofi with heavy bodyshots. Kofi decks Moss with a JawBreaker. Moss drops Kofi with The SpineBuster. Moss talks smack to Kofi. Moss repeatedly stomps on Kofi’s chest. Kofi sends Moss shoulder first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Kofi with two double handed chops. Kofi dropkicks Moss. Moss avoids the leaping clothesline. Moss kicks Kofi in the gut. Moss sends Kofi to the corner. Kofi with The Flying Hurricanrana. Kofi with a leaping foot stomp for a two count. Moss reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Moss with a Belly to Back Slam for a two count. Moss goes for The Razor’s Edge, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi side steps Moss into the ropes. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise to pickup the victory. After the match, Baron Corbin walks into the ring. The New Day tells Corbin to bring it. Big E plants Moss with The Big Ending.

Winner: Kofi Kingston via Pinfall 

Second Match: Aliyah vs. Natalya 

Summer Rae is watching this match in the front row. Natalya kicks Aliyah in the gut. Aliyah with a quick rollup for a two count. Natalya slams Aliyah’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Natalya tugs on Aliyah’s hair. Natalya kicks Aliyah in the gut. Natalya with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Natalya talks smack to Aliyah. Aliyah with an inside cradle for a two count. Both ladies are knocked down after a double clothesline. Natalya hooks the outside leg for a two count. Aliyah reverses out of the irish whip from Natalya.

Natalya launches Aliyah over the top rope. Aliyah with a forearm smash. Aliyah with a Hurricanrana. Natalya drops Aliyah with The Discus Lariat for a two count. Natalya applies The Canadian BackBreaker Rack. Aliyah with another quick rollup for a two count. Natalya sends Aliyah face first into the middle rope. Natalya repeatedly stomps on Aliyah’s chest. Natalya abused the referee’s five count which lead to the disqualification. After the match. Natalya transitions into a ground and pound attack. Xia Li makes her way to the ring to make the save.

Winner: Aliyah via Disqualification 

Third Match: The Viking Raiders vs. Los Lotharios 

Ivar and Humberto Carrillo will start things off. Carrillo drives his knee into the midsection of Ivar. Carrillo with a straight right hand. Carrillo applies an arm-bar. Ivar backs Carrillo into the ropes. Erik tags himself in. Ivar whips Carrillo across the ring. Carrillo ducks a clothesline from Ivar. Erik bodyslams Carrillo. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Carrillo. Erik sends Carrillo into the ropes. Erik goes for another bodyslam, but Carrillo lands back on his feet. Carrillo shoves Erik. Carrillo tags in Garza. Garza with a blindside dropkick. Garza is throwing haymakers at Erik. Garza drives his knee into the midsection of Erik. Garza throws his pants at Erik. Garza backs Erik into the ropes. Garza tags in Carrillo.

Assisted Seated Senton. Following a snap mare takeover, Los Lotharios with a double basement dropkick for a two count. Carrillo transitions into a ground and pound attack. Carrillo goes for The Standing MoonSault, but Erik ducks out of the way. Erik delivers Death Rowe. Ivar and Garza are tagged in. Ivar with a shoulder tackle. Ivar with a Side Walk Slam. Ivar follows that with a Running Splash. Ivar drops Carrillo with The Spinning Heel Kick. Garza side steps Ivar into the turnbuckles. Garza PowerBombs Ivar for a two count. Garza tags in Carrillo. Double Irish Whip. Erik made the blind tag. Ivar cartwheels through the double clothesline. Erik with a PowerBomb/Powerslam Combination. Viking Raiders connects with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Naomi In A Championship Contender’s Match With Sonya Deville As The Special Guest Referee

Charlotte with The Rolling Elbow. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Naomi’s chest. Charlotte repeatedly bounces Naomi’s face on the canvas with her legs. Charlotte with a leg scissors takeover. Charlotte pops back on her feet. Charlotte talks smack to Naomi. Charlotte with a knife edge chop. Charlotte blocks a boot from Naomi. Naomi with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri.

Naomi goes for The Hurricanrana, but Charlotte counters with The Boston Crab. Naomi kicks Charlotte into Deville. Deville tumbles to the floor. Naomi connects with The Rear View. Deville refuses to make the cover. Charlotte delivers the chop block. Charlotte applies The Figure Eight and Deville calls for the bell. Deville continues to abuse her power.

Winner: Charlotte Flair via Submission 

Sami Zayn & Johnny Knoxville Segment 

Fifth Match: Sheamus w/Ridge Holland vs. Ricochet 

Sheamus kicks Ricochet in the gut. Sheamus with clubbing blows to Ricochet’s back. Sheamus slams Ricochet’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sheamus tees off on Ricochet. Sheamus uppercuts Ricochet. Sheamus sends Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet dives over Sheamus. Ricochet kicks Sheamus in the chest. Ricochet with a chop/forearm combination. Sheamus with The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Sheamus with clubbing elbow smashes. Sheamus drives his knee into Ricochet’s back. Sheamus applies a side headlock. Ricochet with heavy bodyshots. Ricochet decks Sheamus with a JawBreaker.

Sheamus goes for a Bodyslam, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sheamus hits The Irish Curse BackBreaker. Sheamus poses for the crowd. Sheamus kicks Ricochet in the face. Sheamus rocks Ricochet with a forearm smash. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus clotheslines Ricochet back into the ring. Sheamus pulls back the arms of Ricochet. Ricochet dropkicks Sheamus. Ricochet avoids The Brogue Kick. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Ricochet goes for The Suicide Dive, but Sheamus counters with The Pump Knee Strike. Sheamus rolls Ricochet back into the ring. Sheamus connects with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall 

Updated WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Match Card 

– Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP For The WWE Championship 

– The 2022 Men’s Royal Rumble Match (Kevin Owens, Big E, AJ Styles, Damian Priest, Sheamus, Sami Zayn, Kofi Kingston, Austin Theory, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Johnny Knoxville, Baron Corbin, Riddick Moss)

– The 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble Match (Bianca BelAir, Charlotte Flair, Liv Morgan, Mickie James, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Lita, Michelle McCool, Rhea Ripley, Shayna Baszler, Kelly Kelly, Summer Rae, Shotzi Blackheart, Nikki Cross, Natalya, Naomi, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Aliyah, Dana Brooke, Tamina) 

– Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz & Maryse In A Mixed Tag Team Match

– Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth Rollins For The WWE Universal Championship 

– Becky Lynch (c) vs. Piper Niven For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship 

Sixth Match: Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens vs. The Usos. If Seth Rollins Wins, The Usos Are Barred From Ringside At The Royal Rumble. If The Usos Wins, Seth Rollins Loses His Universal Championship Match At The Royal Rumble 

Seth Rollins and Jimmy Uso will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rollins rolls Jimmy over for a one count. Rollins with the backslide cover for a one count. Rollins with The La Magistral for a one count. Jimmy regroups on the outside. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey kicks Rollins in the gut. Jey with a side headlock takeover. Jey kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Rollins. Jey drives Rollins back first into the turnbuckles. Jimmy tags himself in. Jey with clubbing shoulder blocks. The Usos gangs up on Rollins. The Usos repeatedly stomps on Rollins chest. Rollins runs Jimmy into the turnbuckles. Rollins tees off on Jimmy. Rollins tags in Owens. Rollins and Owens repeatedly stomps on Jimmy’s chest. Rollins applies a wrist lock. Rollins kicks Jimmy in the gut. Rollins bodyslams Jimmy. The referee gets distracted by Jey. Jimmy knocks Rollins off the top turnbuckle. Jimmy slams Rollins head on the top turnbuckle pad. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jimmy uppercuts Rollins. Jey with a flying forearm smash. Jey is putting the boots to Rollins. Jey tags in Jimmy.

Jey applies a front face lock. Jimmy punches Rollins in the ribs. Jimmy slams Rollins head on the top turnbuckle pad. Jimmy repeatedly stomps on Rollins chest. Rollins clotheslines Jimmy. Rollins tags in Owens. Owens ducks a clothesline from Jimmy. Owens with a chop/forearm combination. Owens whips Jimmy across the ring. Owens scores the elbow knockdown. Owens with The Senton Splash. Owens knocks Jey off the ring apron. Owens with The Running Cannonball Strike. Owens kicks Jey off the apron. Owens goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Jimmy gets his knees up in the air. Jimmy SuperKicks Owens. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey with a Running SuperKick. The Usos has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey blasts Rollins off the apron. Jey drags Owens to the corner. Jey repeatedly stomps on Owens chest. The referee is trying to get Rollins out of the ring. Owens is displaying his fighting spirit. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Owens. Jey tags in Jimmy. The Usos are going to the well with these repeated foot stomps. Jimmy is raining down haymakers in the corner. Owens blocks a boot from Jimmy. Owens dodges The Spinning Enzuigiri. Owens with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins and Jey are tagged in. Rollins clotheslines Jey. Jey reverses out of the irish whip from Rollins. Rollins with The SlingBlade. Rollins with The GutBuster. Rollins clotheslines Jey over the top rope.

Rollins sends Jimmy tumbling to the floor. Rollins lands The Suicide Dive. Rollins is fired up. Rollins with a SpringBoard Knee Strike for a two count. Rollins goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Jey lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Jey hits The Pop Up NeckBreaker for a two count. Rollins blocks a boot from Jey. Rollins kicks Jey in the gut. Jimmy made the blind tag. Rollins goes for The BuckleBomb, but Jey lands back on his feet. The Usos hits The Alley Uce for a two count. Jimmy dives over Rollins. Rollins tags in Owens. Rollins with The Rolling Elbow. Rollins drops Jey with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Owens connects with The Pop Up PowerBomb for a two count. Owens ascends to the top turnbuckle. Jimmy uppercuts Owens. Jimmy with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Owens with an Avalanche Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Owens tags in Rollins. Rollins knocks Jey off the apron. Rollins is throwing haymakers at Jimmy. Rollins with Kawada Kicks. Jey SuperKicks Rollins. Owens nails Jey with The Stunner. SuperKick Exchange. Rollins with Two Rolling Elbows. Rollins delivers The Curb Stomp. Roman Reigns plants Rollins with The Superman Punch which forces the disqualification.

Winner: Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens via Disqualification 

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Author: Josh Lopez