This week’s SmackDown started as footage from last week was shown where Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar had a face off in the opening segment and Brock challenge Roman in a title vs title match. They also showed the ending sequence where Roman and Seth Rollins had a face off.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos came out to the arena. We talked about their victory over the New Day last week and how they retained the Championships. They also announced a fatal 4 way match to determine the next number one contender for the tag titles. They introduced all four teams.
WWE Smackdown 14.01.22 Results & Ratings
Match 1 – The Viking Raiders defeated Angel & Humberto, Cesaro & Mansoor and Jinder Mahal & Shanky in a fatal 4 way tag team match to become the number one contender for The Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The match was booked for nearly ten minutes and it was quite entertaining. The Usos remained on the commentary table throughout the match. All four teams were entertaining. Eric pinned Humberto to earn the victory for his side.
A promo video was shown promoting The Shield where they continuously showed Dean Ambrose. Is he really coming back? That would be awesome!
Sami Zayn came out and presented a really funny segment. He accused Johnny Knoxville to be involved in a conspiracy against him. He then decided to write a Shopping Cart and was about to fly to a distance. Ultimately he did not do that and he was taken down by Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs.
Match 2 – Aliyah defeated Natalya
Natalya attacked Aliyah before the start of the match and when the match started Aliyah pinned with a roll up in only 3.17 seconds time. It was a new world record set by Aliyah.
Lita made her grand return to SmackDown. She still looked to be in an excellent shape. Even after so many years she looked fantastic. Michael Cole introduced her. Lita said that she wanted to go to another run in WWE because she wanted to win the Royal Rumble match and main event Wrestlemania.
Charlotte Flair interrupted her. She came out just to disrespect Lita. They had a heated conversation before Lita hit her with the Twist of Fate and knocking her out. No confirmation if Lita signed a long term contract.
Match 3 – Sheamus defeated Ricochet
Why did they change the entrance theme of Ricochet? The previous one was fantastic. About the match, it was the best match of the night. It was booked for nearly eight minutes and Sheamus pinned Ricochet with a Brogue Kick.
Match 4 – Madcap Moss defeated Kofi Kingston
This was quite a surprise since it was a clean victory for Madcap Moss. The match was short, it was booked for around four minutes. Moss pinned Kofi with the Punchline.
The main event segment was a face off between Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. It is not much important as the duo had a heated discussion and at the end, the Usos tried to attack Seth Rollins and he escaped the attack. Roman Reigns stood on the stage along with the Usos and Seth Rollins stood outside as this week’s SmackDown went off air.
Overall, it was a boring show. They just cannot get it interesting anymore. There was nothing much to say about it. Just the same old thing each and every week. Lita’s return was fun to watch though. We give it 1.5 stars out of 5.
Sportzwiki Ratings – 1.5/5