The build towards Royal Rumble 2020 continued tonight as WWE SmackDown aired live from the Ford Center in Evansville, IN. The Usos returned to action tonight in the main event against King Corbin and Dolph Ziggler. John Morrison also explained why he reunited with The Miz during tonight’s show.
WWE SmackDown Results (1/10)
- The Miz defeated Kofi Kingston
- Mandy Rose defeated Alexa Bliss
- Braun Strowman defeated Shinsuke Nakmura
- King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler defeated The Usos via DQ
Here are 6 takeaways from this week’s show:
6John Morrison Insulted The WWE Universe
John Morrison was the guest on Miz TV to begin this week’s show. Last week on SmackDown, The Miz lost to Kofi Kingston and attacked him following the match. The crown in Evansville greeted Miz with a chorus of boos as he stood silently in the ring.
Miz ignored the boos and welcomed the crowd to Miz TV. He claimed that he was having a bad day last week and wasn’t in the mood for Kofi’s positivity. Miz apologized for his actions and noted that he has been going through a lot this month.
The Miz said that The Fiend threatened his daughter and then he failed to take the Universal Championship from him. John Morrison made his way to the ring and got a great reaction from the WWE Universe.
A “welcome back!” chant broke out as Morrison took a seat next to Miz in the ring. The Miz rolled a highlight reel of Morrison’s accomplishments in WWE. John claimed that he was supposed to return at Royal Rumble but saw what Miz was going through and wanted to be there for one of his best friends.
Morrison said that he was disappointed in the crowd for chanting “you suck!” at The Miz last week after one bad day. John scolded the crowd for never being in the ring and called a fan a d-bag. SmackDown Tag Team Champions New Day interrupted and Kofi wondered who Miz was trying to fool.
Big E and Kofi Kingston didn’t buy Miz’s apology and joked that he is not that good of an actor. Miz told Kofi that he respected that he was WWE Champion for six months and mocked Kingston for losing the title in six seconds to Brock Lesnar. Kingston pointed out that the match actually lasted eight seconds and stated that Miz was changing back into the obnoxious version of himself. Kingston added that the crowd was correct in chanting that The Miz sucks as SmackDown went to a commercial break.