Smackdown Live came up with a full packed card on the go-home show for Royal Rumble. Multiple big-time matches were there on the card to set the tone for the PPV event. Also, Vince McMahon himself made an appearance to moderate things between AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan. Here are the full results from the show hosted by the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
Becky Lynch opened the night with a mic in hand. Not a long time ago, people would care the least about her. Now it’s only fitting that she goes straight to Wrestlemania main event. Asuka interrupted her followed by Charlotte Flair who claimed to win Royal Rumble match. A brawl started among these three ladies as the referees came out to stop them.
Naomi vs. Mandy Rose was up next on Smackdown. Mandy received a sudden beatdown from Naomi while making the entrance. Once the bell rang, Naomi unloaded some punches to Mandy who came back with a clothesline. Naomi pushed Mandy to the referee but Sonya distracted her. So Mandy sent her into the ring post and got a roll-up victory.
Cesaro vs. The Miz was next on Smackdown Live. Cesaro started the match with a head lockup and landed a backbreaker. The Miz kicked out of that and locked in the Figure Eight. But Sheamus dragged his partner out of the ring. Cesaro hit Miz with an uppercut and hit the Neutralizer to get the win. A brawl ensued as Shane attacked Sheamus outside the ring. The Bar prevailed as they put both Shane and Miz through the announce table.
Vince McMahon appeared on Smackdown to moderate things between AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan. The Champion denied to enter the ring and cut a promo on this planet and AJ being the hero of it. Styles had enough of this garbage talks and attacked Bryan going outside the ring. The two fought outside the ring. AJ went for a Phenomenal Forearm at ringside when Bryan grabbed McMahon to dodge. He delivered the Running Knee on AJ before leaving.
A physical brawl started the match between Mustafa Ali and Samoa Joe. Joe took advantage of his power and threw Ali on the ring apron. Joe sent him into the corner and hit a spinning kick. But Ali moved out when Joe went for a splash. He hit the facebuster to take control. Ali hit three superkicks followed by a jumping tornado DDT. But Jor tripped him off the top rope and locked in the Coquina Clutch for the win.
Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match was the Smackdown main event. Mysterio started the match with a couple of Hurricurana moves. He got caught while hitting another one with a top rope powerbomb to hand the first pinfall to Andrade. Andrade went for another powerbomb but Mysterio landed a jumping pile driver for the second pinfall. Rey landed a 619 on Andrade but Samoa Joe came and attacked him to make the match a no contest. Randy Orton came and hit an RKO on Joe out of nowhere. They made a strong statement to win 2019 Royal Rumble as the show came to an end.
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