Tonight on Smackdown, Kalisto defends his United States Championship against Alberto Del Rio, The Dudley Boyz take on The Wyatt Family in a Tables Match and we see Kevin Owens & Sheamus vs Neville & Dean Ambrose.
January 14, 2016
Dean Ambrose opened the show in a crazy manner. Jumping out of a speeding truck to tell Renee that he is going to make his statement in the ring, and hope Owens will join him.
Ambrose asked for a drumroll for his announcement, and got one. He waited and called Owens down to the ring, no sign of the former IC Champion. Frustrated, Ambrose challenged Owens to a Last Man Standing match at the Royal Rumble. Sheamus came out instead of Owens and said he knows he’s not Owens…Owens is more tanned. After Sheamus hyped the Rumble match itself, Owens’ music hit. He talked about the numbers game and how Amrbose wouldn’t walk out of the Rumble a champion and formally accepted Ambroses’ Rumble fight. Neville came out to save Ambrose getting beatdown.
Dudley Boyz defeated The Wyatt Family
Strowman grabbed a kendo stick from under the ring but Bubba was too fast and stole it and used it on Strowman. Harper went to suplex D-Von off the top through a table, but D-Von fought him off and pushed him off the turnbuckle and through the table.
After the match, D-Von was thrown into a table set up in the corner of the ring. Strowman did it again, tossing D-Von through a table on the opposite side. Harper and Rowan beat up Bubba near the announce table. Harper and Rowan, standing at the announce table chokeslammed Bubba through the two tables. Bray Wyatt’s got on the mic to say “follow the buzzards.”
The Social Outcasts beat Zack Ryder, Goldust, Damien Sandow and Jack Swagger.
A good brawling match with plenty of back and forth action for aThursday night. At the finish, Ryder cleaned house and delivered the Broski Boot for two count. Heath Slater gave Zack Ryder a cheap-shot, and a Bo-Dog by Dallas got the pinfall.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Kalisto to become the NEW United States Champion via Submission
Interference by King Barrett led this match to a poor finish as the newly crowned United States Champion was forced to submit from a cross arm breaker by Del Rio.
Becky Lynch defeated Brie Bella
Alicia Fox came to the ring with Brie, but even that couldn’t help. Brie slammed Becky’s head into the mat a number of times at the beginning, but it was Becky Lynch who managed to grab the win via the Disarmer for a tap-out win.
Neville and Dean Ambrose defeated Kevin Owens and Sheamus via DQ
Neville begun the match against Sheamus. A very fast head scissors on Sheamus and Ambrose was tagged in. Sheamus soon evened the score sending Ambrose to the outside. Owens slowed things down until Ambrose came back a swinging neckbreaker. Owens responding to the ref by yelling, “I won’t do it again, ref,” was a match highlight. Owens took Neville down and yelled at “four eyes,” (Ranallo) to watch him and learn something.
Ambrose in wiith the tag as jabs were delivered to Sheamus. Ambrose going for his ring rope lariat as Owens stopped him and kicked him in the face, following shortly after a suicide dive onto Owens in front of the announce table. Sheamus rammed Ambrose into the ring steps twice, Owens used the top of the announce table to hit Ambrose, for the disqualification.
Just before Ambrose could be powerbombed through the announce table, Neville made the save by diving on Owens and Sheamus. Dirty Deeds by Ambrose on Owens as Ambrose sets Owens up for Neville to hit the Red Arrow. Ambrose and Neville stand proud as the show closes.