WWE taped this week’s edition of SmackDown, which airs this Thursday night, January 14th on the USA Network, on Tuesday night in Lafayette, Louisiana. Below are complete results from the tapings.
WWE taped this week’s edition of SmackDown, which airs this Thursday night, January 14th on the USA Network, on Tuesday night in
– Dean Ambrose kicks off this week’s SmackDown in the ring talking about wanting a Last Man Standing match against Kevin Owens at the upcoming WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Sheamus ends up coming out and right as the two are about to go at it, Owens comes out and accepts Ambrose’s challenge to him for the Rumble. Owens and Sheamus then both attack Ambrose together and beat him down until Neville comes out to make the save.
– The Dudley Boyz def. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan in the first match taped for this week’s show, which airs Thursday night on its’ new weekly home on the USA Network. After the match, Braun Strowman attacked The Dudleyz and put both Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley through tables.
– JoJo interviews the new WWE United States Champion Kalisto backstage. He says much like Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero, he is going to thrive in the “land of the giants.”
– Social Outcasts def. Jack Swagger, Zack Ryder, Goldust & Damien Sandow in eight man tag-team action when Bo Dallas hit his finisher on Zack Ryder for the win, knocking Heath Slater off the ring apron in the process.
– Alberto Del Rio def. Kalisto to regain the WWE United States Championship the same week he lost it. Wade Barrett was at ringside with Del Rio for this one and provided an assist that led to Del Rio submitting Kalisto to win the match and his title back.
– Becky Lynch def. Brie Bella in Divas singles action. The finish saw Lynch get Bella in th Disarmor for the submission victory.
– Dean Ambrose & Neville vs. Kevin Owens & Sheamus in the tag-team main event made after the opening segment where the four men brawled in the ring. The finish saw both teams brawling outside the ring. Ambrose and Neville end up hitting their finishers on Owens and Sheamus to close out the show.