WWE SmackDown Results for January 6, 2023
WWE SmackDown Memphis, Tennessee
The commentators are Michael Cole and Wade Barrett.
– Tonight is WWE SmackDown, the blue show starts with the commentators who welcome us then the Bloodline invades the arena! The music of Roman Reigns sounds then he enters alongside Paul Heyman. the tribal leader asks Memphis to recognize him and gives the floor to Sami Zayn. The latter tells us that they started SmackDown the same way as RAW and they will do that for the whole year. 2023 will be the year of the Bloodline. Roman Reigns says he doesn’t care about 2023, he mostly wants to talk about last year. Last week, they had SmackDown’s biggest match of the year against John Cena and Kevin Owens…and they lost. Finally, he did not lose, it was Sami Zayn who lost!
Unlike Sami Zayn, when he says he’s going to win, Roman Reigns wins. Reigns starts getting angry at Sami Zayn asking if Zayn wants to be the Tribe chief. Why is Sami Zayn trying to do the same stuff as him? Kevin Owens’ music hits and he comes onto the stage. Owens urges him to calm down and breathe, the last time he saw Reigns like this was because of him. His problem isn’t with Sami Zayn, it’s with Kevin Owens. If he wants to fix that, they can do that at the Royal Rumble for the title!
Roman Reigns replies that he doesn’t care about Kevin Owens, that he releases! Kevin Owens says he will see Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble. For Sami Zayn, they will see each other when he takes his balls out of Reigns’ pocket!
– Charlotte Flair arrives in the arena.
– Earlier today, Kofi Kingston and Santos Escobar had a backstage altercation.
– Commentators confirm that the winner of the Men’s Royal Rumble Match will have a title match in the Main Event of WrestleMania 39!
Kofi Kingston (accompanied by Xavier Woods) vs Santos Escobar (accompanied by Joaquin Wilde, Cruz Del Toro & Zelina Vega)
At the end of the match, the Legado Del Fantasma hinders Kofi Kingston then Santos Escobar takes the opportunity to kick him followed by his Phantom Driver for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Santos Escobar
– WWE formalizes the match between Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens at the Royal Rumble.
– Backstage, Sami Zayn wants to enter the Bloodline locker room to talk to Roman Reigns but Paul Heyman tells him that now is not the time. The Usos can enter the locker room.
– Liv Morgan announces her participation in the Royal Rumble and WWE confirms that the winner will also have her title match in the Main Event of WrestleMania 39!
– Backstage, Kayla Braxton is with LA Knight to talk about her match at the Royal Rumble. He claims to be happy, not to be in Memphis, but because Bray Wyatt’s plans are in front of his eyes. Going forward, no one will be talking about Bray Wyatt’s return, we’ll be talking about LA Knight.
Mixed tag team match
Karrion Kross and Scarlett vs. Madcap Moss and Emma
At the end of the match, Karrion Kross applies his Kross Jacket on Madcap Moss who no longer responds… the referee ends the match.
Winners: Karrion Kross and Scarlett
– After the match, Karrion Kross and Scarlett put a Rey Mysterio mask on Madcap Moss’ face.
– Commentators recall that the last SmackDown was the most watched in 2 years.
– A video of Charlotte Flair’s return last week is released.
– We are reminded that Money in the Bank 2023 will take place in London.
– In Jerry Lawler’s restaurant, Sheamus and Drew McIntyre are talking together and punching each other at the end of each sentence.
– Charlotte Flair enters and takes a microphone. She asks the fans what’s next: “Payback is”… You have to ask Ronda Rousey, she must know! The crowd thanks Charlotte Flair. The latter says that she was absent for 8 months and whether we like it or not, she liked the reaction of the fans last week. She represents three things: passion, consistency and dedication to what she does in the ring. She intends to overthrow all the obstacles and all the people who will be in her way. A champion should expect the unexpected and deliver every time, she’s done it 14 times.
Sonya Deville’s music hits, she tells Charlotte FLair there should be an asterisk next to the 14th reign, she beat a nearly dead Ronda Rousey… well done! What about against another female fighter? Deville asks him to put his title on the line now! Charlotte Flair accepts.
SmackDown Women’s Championship – Singles Match
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Sonya Deville
At the end of the match, Charlotte Flair taps Sonya Deville with her Figure 8 Leglock.
Winner: Charlotte Flair – Still Champion
– A video of Cody Rhodes’ return to WrestleMania 38 and another on Lacey Evans are broadcast.
The winner will qualify for the Men’s Royal Rumble Match.
Ricochet vs. Top Dolla (accompanied by Ashante Adonis and B Fab)
At the end of the match, Ricochet does a Shooting Star Press on Top Dolla followed by the victory pinfall.
– After the match, Top Dolla shakes hands with Ricochet but Ashante Adonis kicks Ricochet! Hit Row continues the attack but the music of Braun Strowman sounds and the latter comes to Ricochet’s aid, Hit Row leaves the ring.
– Behind the scenes, the Usos leave Roman Reigns’ locker room for their match. Reigns then asks Paul Heyman to bring in Sami Zayn.
– A video to tease the Gunther vs Braun Strowman for the Intercontinental title which will take place next week is broadcast.
– Still in Roman Reigns’ locker room, Sami Zayn arrives and says he’s not trying to be the tribal leader. If he gave that impression, he apologizes… Roman Reigns responds that he does not accept his apologies. He is on a very high level, he has to control his anger. He doesn’t accept her apology because it’s up to him to apologize…he’s sorry. Kevin Owens is right, he has a problem with Owens!
Paul Heyman announces that next week on SmackDown we will have a Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens! Roman Reigns invites Sami Zayn to follow the Usos game in the locker room.
Undisputed Tag Team Championship – Tag Team Match
The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) (c) (accompanied by Solo Sikoa) against Drew McIntyre and Sheamus
At the end of the match, Butch and Ridge Holland arrive to attack Solo Sikoa who had just attacked Drew McIntyre. In the ring, Sheamus Brogue Kicks Jimmy Uso followed by the pinfall but Jey pulls his brother out of the ring. Sheamus gets on the ring post and jumps on The Usos, before putting Jimmy back in the ring. He wears it to do his White Noise but Jey gets back on the ring apron and Sheamus knocks him down… Jimmy takes the opportunity to do a roll up being helped by Jey to win!
Winners: The Usos – Still Champions
– The show ends with a celebration of the Usos.
Photo credit: WWE
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