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Smackdown Live (01/22/2019): Recap & Results

Ringside Intel brings you play-by-play and results for tonight’s Smackdown Live (01/22/2018) broadcast. Show starts at 8 pm EST.

Ringside Intel brings you play-by-play and results for tonight’s Smackdown Live (01/22/2018) broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show starts at 8 pm EST. Rey Mysterio and Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas will clash in a 2-out-of-3 Falls match. Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel on Twitter.

Smackdown Live: 8 pm EST

Show opens up and Becky Lynch comes out to the ring. She gets a big ovation from the audience. Becky talks about her desire to headline WrestleMania and makes the case as to why she’s going to take Asuka’s title this Sunday at Royal Rumble. Smackdown Women’s Champion Asuka comes out to interrupt. When Asuka gets to the ring and starts talking some babble at Becky, the crowd loudly chants Becky’s name and drowns out Asuka’s voice.

Then Charlotte Flair’s music hits and she comes out and makes the case as to why she’s, in fact, the most deserving of being champion. Asuka suddenly attacks Becky from behind and assaults her as Becky struggles to defend herself. Officials run out and separate the two women but they get back at each other. Becky is thrown into the barricade but she fires back and throws Asuka over the announce table and whips her with her leather jacket.

Becky continues her beatdown until finally she takes her leave, with officials anxiously following to make sure she does.

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Singles Match: Naomi vs. Mandy Rose (with Sonya Deville)

Naomi attacks Rose before the match can even begin. Bell sounds and Naomi takes it to Rose and clears her out of the ring. Commercial break.

Deville trips Naomi on the apron when the ref isn’t looking and Rose capitalizes for the victory.

Winner: Mandy Rose

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Singles Match: The Miz (with Shane McMahon) vs. Cesaro (with Sheamus)

Cesaro tries to cheat but Shane stops him. Sheamus ends up throwing Shane into the barricade and then catches Miz with a shot behind the ref’s back. Cesaro capitalizes and hits the Neurtalizer for the 3-count.

Winner: Cesaro

After the match, Shane attacks Sheamus and sets up to deliver a flying elbow off the top rope through the announce table. But Cesaro pushes him off and Shane winds up taking a Brogue Kick. Then The Bar lays Miz on the announce table and slams Shane through both.

***

Vince McMahon comes out to the ring to oversee the face-off for the WWE Championship match at Royal Rumble between champ Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles. Bryan says he won’t enter the ring because Styles is a sociopath. He stands on the outside cutting a promo about how hopeless the future of humanity is because of how disgusting everyone is. Bryan says that’s why he can’t lose the title because he uses his power for the greater good.

Bryan says the crowd only cheers for Styles because he doesn’t make them think. Bryan makes them think about their flaws and that’s why they boo him. Bryan says he’s the Champion of the Planet. Styles says Bryan talks about saving the planet but he didn’t ride his bike to the arena, he took a plane. Styles says Bryan is fickle. Bryan is scared to step in the ring with him, Styles says, and he should be.

Vince finally says he’s had enough of this and tells Bryan to get in the ring. Bryan says of course Vince doesn’t want to listen to this. It was his baby boomer generation that ruined the planet the most. Bryan goes off on Vince for contributing to the problem of dumbing down the population. Vince yells for Bryan to just get in the ring. But Styles says Bryan doesn’t have to get in the ring and goes running after him.

Styles puts a beating on Bryan but then Bryan uses Vince as a human shield. Styles hesitates and Bryan capitalizes with a Running Knee that lays Styles out. Bryan makes off with his belt in hand.

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Singles Match: Samoa Joe vs. Mustafa Ali

Joe dominates Ali but Ali makes a bot of a comeback. However, Joe ultimately taps Ali out with a Coquina Clutch.

Winner: Samoa Joe

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2-out-of-3 Falls Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas

Almas gets the first fall with a sitout powerbomb off the top rope. Rey gets the second fall with a sunset-flip piledriver. Rey hits the 619 and is looking to finish but then Samoa Joe shows up and attacks him. The ref disqualifies the match.

Winner: Rey Mysterio (DQ)

After the match, Joe starts cutting a promo but Randy Orton sails in out of nowhere to hit him with an RKO to close the show.

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