WWE Friday Night SmackDown Full Results: January 3, 2020
The first SmackDown of the decade witnessed a few returns onboard those were interesting. A couple of tag team matches were in-store whereas the Monster among Men was also in action. Check out the results from the show that took place at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
A huge three-way tag team match featuring the lineup of Lacey Evans and Dana Brooke vs. Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley opened SmackDown.
Bayley was on the verge of picking up the win hitting the Bayley-to-belly on Evans. Bliss and Cross save her from the pinfall as Evans connected with the Women’s Right on Banks. Dana Brooke nailed a Senton to get the win over Banks.
The Miz was fired up at backstage as he is still fuming for not getting the redemption against The Fiend after what he did to his family. Elias sang a song to let us know that he will enter the 2020 Royal Rumble. Also, Roman Reigns declared his entry to the match.
The Revival had a backstage altercation with Shorty G that ensued the second match of SmackDown where G competed against Dash Wilder.
G was sent face-first into the top turnbuckle but countered with the Ankle Lock submission move to get the win. After the match, Sheamus made his return on SmackDown to hit G with a Brogue Kick.
Kofi Kingston competed against The Miz on SmackDown to take initial control. Miz blocked a Trouble In Paradise and countered with running knees to the corner.
Kofi came back with a Boom Drop but Miz tried to hit the Skull Crushing Finale. Kofi rolled him up for the win. Miz could not believe it and snapped on Kofi after the match to indicate that he is becoming a heel.
Drew Gulak appeared on SmackDown to go on a rant over Otis Dojovic saying that a lady like Mandy Rose will never choose a guy like Otis.
The Heavy Machinery guy soon appeared to compete in a match against Gulak. He hit the Caterpillar followed by a Vader Bomb to win the match as Rose watched from backstage.
Braun Strowman vs. Cesaro was the next matchup on SmackDown with Sami Zayn and WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura watching from ringside. Cesaro gained the upper-hand by hitting a big side-slam for a pop.
Soon he shoulder-blocked the heels outside the ring. Cesaro tried to hit the Neutralizer but soon Strowman connected with the Running Powerslam for the victory. After the match, Nakamura hit a Kinshasa on Strowman to put him down.
Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan vs. King Corbin and Dolph Ziggler was the main event match of this week’s SmackDown. Bryan was on the verge of winning the match when The Fiend arrived at ringside.
He applied the Mandible Claw and used it to launch Bryan through the barrier. Once he disappeared, Roman Reigns was dominated by Corbin and Ziggler until The Usos made their return. They saved their brother from a beatdown to send the show off-air.
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