The Main Event of Rollins/Owens against Uso!
WWE SmackDown Live scores from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. WWE has announced that The Bloodline will recognize Roman Reigns’ record Universal Championship reign as he surpasses Brock Lesnar’s 503-day reign. Naomi will get a rematch against SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, and Kofi Kingston will get a rematch against Madcap Moss.
WWE SmackDown Results – January 21, 2022
The show opens with a recap of the showdown between Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins from last week, then The Uso’s appearance on BELIEVED this week.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Uso’s are already in the ring as kickoff begins. They say The Bloodline is now in Nashville. They say they’re here tonight to celebrate the longest reigning Universal Champion of all time. They run through former Universal Champions who never had a longer reign than Roman. They then introduce The Tribal Chief.
Roman looks around the arena and tells Nashville to recognize him. The Usos then showcase a video package highlighting Roman Reigns’ Universal Championship reign. Roman smiles as he returns from the video. Before he can speak again, Seth “Freakin” Rollins walks out. Rollins says what kind of party it would be without him. Rollins says they should celebrate that his title reign is going to end very soon. Rollins reminds Roman of what he said last week about him being responsible for his success. He mentions The Uso moving to RAW on Monday. Rollins says Roman could have texted him. Seth says we should also celebrate SmackDown’s oldest tag team champions, The Uso’s. Rollins says they hold The Bloodline like he and Mox did in The Shield.
Roman asks Seth if John Cena wrote that promo for him because he keeps saying the same things. Roman says it will be a one-on-one match at the Royal Rumble. Rollins says he doesn’t believe him. Seth tells her to put her money where her mouth is. Seth says he will find a partner tonight to face The Usos and if he wins, The Usos are locked out of the ring in their title match at the Royal Rumble. The Usos accept. The Usos say there’s no one crazy enough behind the scenes to team up with him, so they’re good. Kevin Owens’ music hits then and Rollins has found his partner.
Roman says cut the stupid music now. Roman says it’s not final until the tribal leader says so. Roman says he wants to up the ante and says if Seth loses the match, he loses his shot at the Royal Rumble and he goes on vacation until WrestleMania. Rollins accepts and the main event is scheduled for tonight.
Madcap Moss and Happy Corbin are in the ring when we return from a commercial. Corbin talks about them knocking out Drew and Moss by beating Kofi last week. Moss says he’s nothing without Woods. Moss then tells a joke about a Garth Brooks cover band. Kofi then does his introduction before introducing Big E. Michael Cole says that because of the Rumble next week, the brand split is pretty much redundant.
Madcap Moss with Happy Corbin vs. Sir Kofi Kingston with Big E
Kofi is on top and delivers a Boom Drop early on. Kofi has fans cheering on The New Day chant before Madcap Moss pulls him out from behind following a distraction from Happy Corbin. Kofi shows off his agility outside the ring by flying over the steel steps to Moss. Corbin tries to get involved but Big E takes him out. Eventually, Sir Kofi Kingston takes the win after a spinning boot to the face.
Winner: Sir Kofi Kingston with Big E via pinfall
After the match, Corbin pulls out of Big E as he delivers a big ending to Madcap Moss in the middle of the ring.
A video package is then shown of Aliyah breaking the WWE match record last week by beating Natalya in 3.17 seconds.
Aliyah vs. Natalya
We have a rematch from last week. Summer Rae, who returns to compete in the Women’s Royal Rumble match, is shown seated at ringside and introduced just before the match begins. Natalya immediately takes control of the match, but Aliyah manages to score two pinfalls to try and cause an upset once again, but Natalya pulls out each time. The match is eventually stopped as Natalya didn’t stop her stomping on Aliyah in the corner.
Winner: Aliyah by disqualification
After the match, Natalya goes to attack Aliyah again before Xia Li’s music hits. “The Protector” is back with its super cool entry. She hits the ring and attacks Natalya knocking her out of the ring. Xia Li then helps Aliyah.
Michael Cole says WrestleMania 38 is 10 weeks away as Pat McAfee reads what the word prodigious means, which is in the tagline for this year’s two-night show. Cole says the WrestleMania news for the week will be revealed on Monday.
Los Lotharios vs Viking Raiders
The Viking Raiders hit a first team double on Humberto Carrillo before Los Lotharios responded with their own double team to take control of the game. Ivar regains control of his team as the match builds momentum, but Angel counters him in a Powerbomb as Ivar comes out of the pin. In the end, the Raiders hit the Viking Experience on Carrillo for the win.
Winners: The Viking Raiders via pinfall
A video shows Naomi taking on Sonya Deville last week to set up the next match.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Naomi in a Championship Contender match
Before the match started, WWE official Sonya Deville entered the ring and told referee Charles Robinson to take off his referee’s jersey. Sonya takes the shirt and puts it on while ringing the bell. As the bell rings, Flair punches Naomi in the face. Again, Naomi won’t get a fair match. Midway through the match, Naomi sends Charlotte crashing into Sonya who is kicked out of the ring. Naomi then covered for Charlotte as Sonya refused to return to the ring. Charlotte then locks Naomi in the Figure Eight Leglock and Sonya immediately rings the bell before she even taps out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair, SmackDown Women’s Champion
Backstage, Kayla interviews Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens. Owens says if it weren’t for The Uso’s, Kevin Owens would be the longest running Universal Champion of all time. Owens then calls Rollins his best friend. Rollins says in this situation tonight, the risks are worth the rewards.
Sami Zayn’s music then hits and he heads to the ring. We have another edition of In-Zayn because it will surpass Johnny Knoxville’s most famous stunt. Kid Rock is shown at ringside before starting. Zayn starts off by saying that Knoxville was first noticed before Donkey for self-defense weapons on himself. Zayn says he’ll do it himself now. It starts with an electronic stick which, at high voltage, can bring down a Rhino. Sami uses it in the first level and it shocks him and reacts like it hurts but says it was a piece of cake. He then attempts level two. He says level two knocked Knoxville unconscious for 15 minutes. Zayn says he will try on his heart. This shocks him again and sends him crashing into the ropes.
Johnny Knoxville then heads to the ring. Knoxville says Zayn was so concerned that he laughed at his profession while Sami laughed at his. Knoxville says something is wrong. Knoxville takes the electronic stick and says it’s real but it wasn’t turned on. Knoxville then pushes Zayn with it and it knocks him down with a big shock. Zayn is then lying on the top rope and Knoxville tells him he will see him in the men’s Royal Rumble match, then sends him over the top rope.
Backstage, Adam Pearce is with Eric Bischoff. Bischoff advises Adam Pearce. Sonya Deville enters and Pearce introduces her. Pearce says Sonya got out of line tonight and he and Eric think it’s affecting her leadership. Pearce speaks with upper management to make a match between Sonya and Naomi next week. Sonya says to let him know she is leaving. Bischoff tells Adam Peace it was leadership.
A video is released to promote the new version of the WWE 2k22 game featuring a whole host of WWE Superstars.
Sheamus with Ridge Holland against Ricochet
Ridge Holland is back following his broken nose at WWE Day 1. Sheamus takes immediate dominance in the match as Ridge tells him to give Ricochet a reward for breaking his nose on Jan. 1. Midway through the match, Ricochet crossed the middle rope to dive on Ricochet, but Sheamus pinned him down with the knee. Sheamus then ends the match in the ring with a devastating Brogue Kick.
Winner: Sheamus via pinfall
Backstage, Universal Champion Roman Reigns discusses tactics with SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Uso’s.
Backstage, Intercontinental Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs walk backstage as they go up against Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett tells Boogs that he plays a very nice guitar. Jeff asks for Rick’s name and he says Rick BOOGS. Jarrett then asks him if he can spell it for him.
Next week it will be Naomi vs. Sonya Deville and Sir Kofi & Big E vs. Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Uso’s vs. Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens, if Seth and Owens lose, Rollins’ championship match is canceled at the Royal Rumble, and Universal Champion Roman Reigns will go on vacation until WrestleMania. If The Usos lose, they’re banned from the ring at the Royal Rumble
Universal Champion Roman Reigns is shown taking a close look behind the scenes. The Usos take control of the early stages of the match by defeating Seth Rollins. Rollins ends up scoring a fiery Kevin Owens, however, The Uso manages to take advantage once more as we head into the commercial. As we return from the commercial, Kevin Owens searches for the hot tag and finally gets him to score Seth “Freakin” Rollins. When the match ended, Rollins was ready to deliver The Stomp, but Roman Reigns appeared and hit a Superman Punch to end the contest via DQ.
Winners: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens by disqualification, meaning The Usos are banned from ringside in the Universal Championship match at the Royal Rumble
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