The January 8th episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL. Here are 5 takeaways from the show:
4Andrade “Cien” Almas Pinned Rey Mysterio
Andrade “Cien” Almas teamed up with Samoa Joe tonight to face Mustafa Ali and Rey Mysterio. Ali and Mysterio had the match in control and Mustafa sent Joe to the outside. Ali then flipped onto Joe but took himself out of the match by landing on the floor.
Back in the ring, Mysterio sent Almas to the ropes and set up for the 619. Almas caught Mysterio and planted him with the Hammerlock DDT for the pinfall victory.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 9, 2019
It is about time something good happened for Almas on SmackDown. He was incredible in NXT and it is infuriating to watch how he has been booked since joining the main roster. Almas is immensely talented and Vega works excellently as his business associate/manager. Hopefully, WWE will start building Almas up on SmackDown every week, which is something they should have been doing the second he arrived on the main roster.
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) January 9, 2019