WWE SmackDown results for January 20, 2023

WWE SmackDown results for January 20, 2023

WWE SmackDown Detroit, Michigan

Commentators are Michael Cole and Wade Barrett.

– Tonight is WWE SmackDown, the blue show starts with a video of the fight between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens last week. Bloodline then arrives at the arena and Roman Reigns refuses to check on Sami Zayn. The commentators welcome us and then Sheamus’ music plays for the first game of the evening.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Contenders Tournament Round One – Tag Match

Sheamus and Drew McIntyre vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) (accompanied by Valhalla)

Late in the match, Sheamus countered a Viking Raiders hold by kneeing Erik. Drew McIntyre follows up with his Claymore Kick on Erik then Sheamus finishes off with his Brogue Kick on Ivar followed by the fall for the win.

Winners: Sheamus and Drew McIntyre – Will face Los Lotharios or Hit Row in semifinals

– In Roman Reigns’ locker room, Sami Zayn approaches him and tells Roman Reigns that he knows it’s a big night for Bloodline, but he wants to make sure everything is okay. Reigns says that he saw what happened last week, Zayn can tell him anything. Sami Zayn admits to being disappointed compared to last week, he took out Kevin Owens alone, he didn’t know the Usos were coming.

Roman Reigns tells Sami Zayn to back off, he’s tired of hearing him complain every week. Since when do you have to ask for permission? May Zayn find his own Bloodline. Paul Heyman tells Sami Zayn to go away.

– Behind the scenes, Raquel Rodríguez tells us that everything is bigger in Texas. For her first Royal Rumble, she will experience the prime of her career, in front of her family and friends.

– Enter LA Knight. He takes a microphone before his match and says that he wants someone to help Bray Wyatt figure out who he is. One week it’s not Uncle Howdy, then the next week it’s him. In any case, his name is LA Knight and it is he who will make Bray Wyatt wonder if he was right to come back. He will turn off his light next week.

singles match

LA Knight vs. Wren Jones (local wrestler)

The match begins and the lights go out twice. Despite this, the LA Knight manages to BFT him on the local fighter for the pinfall win.

Winner: L.A. Knight

– After the game, we find Bray Wyatt for the return of the Firefly Fun House. The Firefly Fun House friends wake up one after another and Bray Wyatt fixes the door. Wyatt welcomes us to his house. He says that he works on household chores and has been sorely missed. He can’t wait to have fun again.

The rabbit says that he is afraid of the dark. The pig says that he loves dark chocolate. Wyatt asks who dares to call his son Los Angeles Kinght. Wyatt says that the dark is where things hide under our bed and want to eat us. We must be afraid of the dark. Uncle Howdy comes on TV and says he’s been told… he just needed a little help.

Wyatt says that he hopes to be satisfied and to be able to understand. He is the one who opens the door and what comes in is his problem. They will see each other at the Royal Rumble. Wyatt says goodbye cheerfully.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Contenders Tournament Round One – Tag Match

Hit Row (Top Dolla & Ashante Adonis) (accompanied by B-Fab) vs Los Lotharios (Angel & Humberto)

Late in the match, Ashante Adonis rolled Humberto for the win with the help of B-Fab.

Winners: Hit Row – Will face Drew McIntyre and Sheamus in the semifinals

– The last video of Cody Rhodes is broadcast in which he announces his participation in the Royal Rumble.

– Behind the scenes, Braun Strowman tells us that the Royal Rumble is for him: he made a career of throwing people.

– Charlotte Flair enters and invites Sonya Deville to get into the ring. The latter enters and reveals that she wants another starting match. Charlotte Flair asks Deville what does she have more than the other women, she gave up last time! Flair offers to face him tonight. Sonya Deville refuses…unless Charlotte Flair puts her belt on the line. Adam Pearce arrives on the scene but Deville attacks Flair from behind.

– In Roman Reigns’ locker room, Paul Heyman asks the tribal chief If it’s not better to have Sami Zayn inside the castle than outside…

– A new video of Lacey Evans is released.

– Behind the scenes, Sheamus encourages Butch and Ridge Holland for their fight.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Contenders Tournament Round One – Tag Match

Brawling Brutes (Butch & Ridge Holland) vs. Imperium (Giovanni Vinci & Ludwig Kaiser)

Late in the match, Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser do the Imperium Bomb on Ridge Holland for the pinfall win.

Winners: Imperium – Will face Legado Del Fantasma or Maximum Male Models in semifinals

– Backstage, Paul Heyman tells Sami Zayn that Roman Reigns would like to see him.

– Behind the scenes, Shayna Baszler announces her participation in the Royal Rumble.

– A video of the 30 years of RAW is broadcast.

– Behind the scenes, Karrion Kross tells us about his fight against Rey Mysterio scheduled for next week. He tells us that he’s usually fired up before a game, but not there. Rey Mysterio still doesn’t know if he wants to be a family man or the greatest of all time. He cannot be both at the same time. He will eliminate him, as he will eliminate all 29 wrestlers from the Royal Rumble.

– Zelina Vega is at the commentary table for the next match, she also announces her participation in the Royal Rumble.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Contenders Tournament Round One – Tag Match

Legado Del Fantasma (Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro) (accompanied by Santos Escobar) vs Maximum Male Models (ma.çé & mån.sôör) (accompanied by Maxxine Dupri)

Late in the match, Legado Del Fantasma did a Russian Leg Sweep & Flying Kick combo on ma.çé to win via pinfall.

Winners: Legado Del Fantasma – Will face Imperium in semi-finals

– In Roman Reigns’ dressing room, Sami Zayn joins him. Reigns tells him that apparently Zayn just wanted communication in the plan. He is a perfectionist, like him. You can’t be the GOAT if you don’t think about everything. Sami Zayn replies that it is exactly that. Reigns can tell him what he wants him to do, he’ll do it. Roman Reigns replies that we have to find the Usos and make sure the cars and plane are ready. Paul Heyman, Solo Sikoa and he will go up to the ring to sign the contract and then they will leave.

Sami Zayn extends his fist and Roman Reigns agrees to check it out.

– Next week: Rey Mysterio will face Karrion Kross. The tournament will continue with the semifinals: Drew McIntyre and Sheamus vs. Hit Row/Imperium vs. Legado Del Fantasma.

– Adam Pearce is in the ring for the signing of the contract. Roman Reigns makes his entrance with Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa, then settles into a chair… but Kevin Owens comes out of nowhere to attack Solo Sikoa and then Roman Reigns turning him into a Stunner!

The Usos come to defend the champion but Owens manages to take over. He returns to the ring and then does his Pop Up Powerbomb on Roman Reigns through the table! Sami Zayn arrives on the ring platform and Kevin Owens throws the contract at him before leaving.

The show ends like this.

Photo Credit: WWE

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