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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA BEGINS, THE YEP MOVEMENT FRAGMENTS?

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-01-30 21:59:00

We are back with a look back at Ronda Rousey interrupting the Asuka announcement after winning the first Women's Royal Rumble.

Renee Young asks Charlotte about having a front row seat watching the first Women's Royal Rumble.  Charlotte says it was great to watch history but she wanted to compete.  She says she did not want to be champion for the first time to see how she would do against the legends.  Then she wanted to have the chance to out last someone she knows.  Charlotte talks about the moment that broke the internet.  She was in the ring with Alexa Bliss, the first Women's Royal Rumble winner . . . Asuka, and Ronda Rousey.

Charlotte says she is walking into Wrestlemania the Smackdown Women's Champion, but she wants to know who she will be facing.

The Riott Squad come out to the stage and Ruby says forget about Asuka or Ronda Rousey.  She asks Charlotte if she can hear herself.  Charlotte's ego is as big as her father's.  Of course you think you could have won the Royal Rumble match and hand pick your opponent.  Ruby says she has met people like Charlotte on every level.  Impossibly arrogant.  There is only one Ruby Riott.  You are just a cheap imitation of your father.

Ruby says she came out here to tell Charlotte her time is over.  If it is up to her, you won't even make it to Wrestlemania.

Charlotte asks Ruby if she is done yet and then she wooooos in Ruby's face.  Charlotte blocks a punch and hits Ruby.  Charlotte with punches to Sarah and Liv as well.  Sarah with a waist lock but Charlotte with a forearm and she send Sarah to the floor.  Ruby, Liv, and Sarah attack Charlotte and they work her over on the mat.  Ruby with a thrust kick to the head.  Ruby with kicks and Liv with a double stomp to the back.  Liv and Sarah pull Charlotte into the center of the ring and they pick her up.  Ruby with the Riott Kick.

Carmella comes out and she has a referee.

Carmella drop kicks the referee by accident and he goes to the floor.  Charlotte recovers and Carmella screams for the referee to wake up from his nap.  Carmella goes to the floor and she gets her briefcase and goes to the back.

Nakamura is in the locker room and AJ stops by and he asks if they want to discuss their game plan.  Nakamura says he is going to win at Wrestlemania.  AJ reminds Nakamura about their match tonight.  Nakamura says he is going to beat AJ at Wrestlemania.  AJ asks if Nakamura is messing with him and Nakamura says he is messing with him and he tells AJ to listen to him.

Renee Young asks Carmella about what happened.  Carmella says it was just how she wanted it.  She wanted Charlotte to remember that she has the briefcase and that she is the most dangerous person on Smackdown.  Carmella also says she wasn't going to wrestle with a broken nail.

Match Number Three:  Tye Dillinger versus Baron Corbin 

Dillinger with a thrust kick and Corbin goes to the floor.  Dillinger sends Corbin into the ringside barrier.  Dillinger with a punch to Corbin and he sends Corbin into the ring.  Dillinger with a chop in the corner and punches.  Corbin with a knee to the head and he punches Dillinger.  Corbin with an Irish whip and splash into the corner.  Dillinger with forearms and a kick.  Corbin with a punch and Dillinger goes down.  Dillinger is thrown over the top rope to the floor.

Dillinger is sent into teh ringside barrier and then Corbin follows with a forearm.  Corbin hot shots Dillinger on the announce table.  Dillinger is sent back into the ring.  Corbin with forearms but Dillinger fires back and he also chops Corbin.  Corbin with a knee and Irish whip but Dillinger moves in the corner.  Corbin slides around the post and then he returns to the ring and clotheslines Dillinger and follows with a near fall.  Corbin with a half nelson and chin lock.  

Dillinger with punches.  Corbin with a knee and he slides around the post but Dillinger knows the clothesline is coming and he avoids it.  Dillinger sends Corbin into the ring post.  Dillinger punches Corbin and chops him.  Dillinger with a flying forearm.  Corbin misses the pop up knee and Dillinger with a bicycle kick.  Dillinger with a punch and chops.  Dillinger pulls down the knee pad and he sets for the Tye Breaker but Corbin gets back to his feet.  Corbin with a Northern Lariat followed by a choke breaker.  Corbin with End of Days for the three count.

Winner:  Baron Corbin

Aiden English says next week Rusev will become the champion on Rusev Day.  Rusev says that Roode's swan song is next week on Rusev Day.

Bobby Roode says he has an appointment next Tuesday.  When you are the United States Champion, your schedule fills up very fast. 

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are quiet in the locker room.  Sami says the good news is that one of them get a WWE Title opportunity.  Sami says it is a shame they have to go against each other.  Sami says they just need an opportunity.  Kevin says as Sami doesn't fail.  Sami reminds Kevin about being pinned on Sunday.  Kevin reminds Sami about his elimination in the Royal Rumble.  Sami says they will not fail tonight.  Kevin agrees that they will not fail tonight.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four:  Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable versus Fandango and Tyler Breeze

Benjamin with a knee to Breeze to knock him off the apron.  Fandango with chops to Benjamin followed by a kick.  Benjamin with a spinebuster.and hammer lock.  We see the Ascension watching in the back.  Gable tags in and he connects with a knee to the midsection for a near fall.  Gable with a knee drop to the elbow.  Fandango with a bulldog out of a wheelbarrow for a near fall.  Gable slides to the floor and he pulls Breeze off the apron.  Gable with a shoulder and he goes for a slingshot move but Fandango with a kick and he gets a near fall.  Gable with a Liger Kick for a near fall.

Gable with an arm bar.  Fandango with a rollup for a near fall.  Breeze tags in and he hits a back heel kick followed by a drop kick.  Breeze with a spinning heel kick.  Benjamin tags in and Gable with a cross body that sends both men over the top rope.  Breeze with a kick and he goes for a rana but Benjamin blocks it and Gable with a bulldog off the turnbuckles for the three count,.

Winners:  Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five:  Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn versus AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura

Owens and Styles start off and Kevin with a waist lock.  Styles with a standing switch.  Owens with a single leg trip but Styles with a head scissors and he tags in Zayn.  Nakamura tags in.  They lock up and Zayn with a wrist lock. Nakamura with a reversal and he rests his head against Zayn's chest while Owens tells him not to do that stupid thing.  Nakamura with a knee to the midsection and a knee drop.  Nakamura with boots in the corner.  Styles tags in and he punches Zayn.  Zayn with a side head lock.  

Styles with a Phenomenal Drop Kick and he keeps Sami from making the tag.  Nakamura tags in and he punches Zayn.  Owens tags in and he punches and kicks Nakamura in the corner.  Zayn kicks Nakamura from the apron while Owens talks to the referee.  Owens with a forearm and cross face.  Nakamura is sent into the turnbuckles and Zayn tags in.  Zayn with chops and punches followed by a kick.  Owens tags in and he chops Nakamura.  Owens with forearms and a kick to Nakamura.  Nakamura with strikes to Owens followed by knees to the head.  

Nakamura sends Zayn to the floor when he tries to interfere but Owens with a boot.  Owens yells at Zayn and tells him to get back.  Owens with a short arm clothesline for a near fall.  Nakamura with forearms and Owens goes to the floor.  Owens and Zayn argue over where they should be.  Zayn starts to go up the ramp and he tells Kevin to see how long he will last without his guardian angel.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Owens with a reverse chin lock and Zayn is still on the stage.  Owens with a forearm to the back and then he goes for a belly-to-back suplex but AJ lands on his feet.  Styles with strikes and a clothesline followed by a sliding forearm.  Styles with a clothesline into the corner and then he hits a sit out facebuster.  Zayn breaks up the cover.  Zayn tags in and he connects with crossfaces and punches.  Sami with a chop and back body drop for a near fall.  Owens wants Sami to make the tag and he does.  Owens with a boot to the back followed by a back senton for a near fall.  

Owens tags in Zayn by chopping him.  Zayn chops Owens back to tag him in.  Zayn and Owens continue to argue and Styles sends Owens into Zayn and gets a near fall with an O'Connor Roll.  Owens with a kick.  Zayn thinks Owens intentionally hit him so he goes to the back.  Styles with a forearm but Owens catches Styles with a gutbuster followed by an elbow drop from the turnbuckles.  Styles with a Pele Kick and he tags in Nakamura who hits a flying boot.  Owens blocks a kick but Nakamura with the other foot.  Nakamura with a knee into the corner and he puts Owens on the turnbuckles.  Nakamura with a knee.

Owens goes to the floor when Nakamura sets for Kinshasa.  Styles sends Owens back into the ring and Nakamura with a round kick and Kinshasa for the three count.

Winners:  AJ Styles

After the match, Sami Zayn is asked if this is the end of their friendship.  Sami says nope.  This is about opportunities.  Sami says it is his time to be champion.  Next week, he will be known as the guy who beat Kevin Owens and after Fastlane, he will be known as the guy who is WWE Champion.

We go to credits.

 


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