Three huge matches have raised the stakes high for this week’s Smackdown. The Viper was in action against a former high-flying Cruiserweight. A strange team of Rusev and Nakamura was on the card. Plus, the WWE Champion was in action in the main event match. We received the final team for the women’s tag team Elimination Chamber match, as well. Here are the results from the show that took place at the Angel of Winds Arena in Everett, Washington.
Charlotte Flair kicked off Smackdown Live willing to go to Wrestlemania. She talked about how she’s healthy enough which Becky Lynch is not courtesy of her injury. The suspended superstar soon entered the arena through the crowd. She was having a confrontation with Charlotte before Triple H showed up. He advised her to go home but received a slap to the face from Becky before she walked away.
Gallows and Anderson vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev was the opening contest of Smackdown. The heel team found it hard to get along after Rusev intentionally made the tag that Nakamura was not willing to. Anderson downed them with a high-fly. But Nakamura executed the Kinshasa on Gallows whereas Rusev hit Anderson with a Machka Kick for the win.
Paige appeared in a backstage vignette to show some more clips from Fighting with My Family movie. The Usos cut a promo about facing Shane McMahon and The Miz for the Tag Team Championships at Elimination Chamber.
The next matchup on Smackdown was Randy Orton vs. Mustafa Ali. The 13-time world champion dominated the matchup after putting Ali through a table. Ali tried to counter with some headbutts on Orton but digested a superplex off the top rope. He tried to recuperate from this move and went for a top rope fly. But Orton turned it into an RKO for the win. After the match, Samoa Joe attacked both the men to lay them down.
Daniel Bryan appeared on Smackdown with Rowan to cut a promo on WWE Championship. He mentioned how the current ongoing needs to change to make the environment more eco-friendly. It was a great promo that the crowd actually cheered. Backstage Jeff Hardy seemed sick after hearing those words and blamed AJ Styles for not defeating Bryan at Royal Rumble.
Fabulous Glow vs. The IIconics vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville was the next match lineup on Smackdown. Prior to the match, Team Fabulous Glow declared themselves to be the third tag team at women’s Elimination Chamber match. Naomi took out Royce hitting the Rear View and Eat Defeat but Mandy was the legal one. She hit the Bed of Roses to pin Naomi and get the win.
The main event of the night was Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy. Bryan started to hit some YES kicks but Hardy dodged it and landed a Swanton Bomb on Bryan. Rowan pulled Hardy off the ring to disqualify the match. Samoa Joe, Orton, Ali and AJ Styles hit the ring to create a brawl. Daniel Bryan left the ring and went to the backstage area. He claimed to be the WWE Champion forever before the show went off the air.