• Complete Results From SmackDown Before Royal Rumble 2023
– Tonight’s SmackDown kicked off with Sami Zayn sneaking into the show.
– Rey Mysterio def. Karrion Kross
– The New Day, The Miz & United States Champion Austin Theory got into a brawl ahead of the Royal Rumble Match. Bobby Lashley came out and took out Theory with a Spear, and declared that he will dominate the Rumble and win.
Brock Lesnar then came through the crowd and took out Lashley with an F5 and declared his entry into the match.
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— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) January 28, 2023
– Lacey Evans def. Jazmin Allure
After the match, Lacey declared her entry into the Women’s Royal Rumble Match.
– The Viking Raiders attacked Drew McIntyre & Sheamus as they were making their entrance.
– Adam Pearce announced that Drew McIntyre & Sheamus gave up their spot in the SmackDown Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tournament to go chase after The Viking Raiders. Their replacements were revealed to be Braun Strowman & Ricochet.
– Braun Strowman & Ricochet def. Hit Row to advance to the Finals of the #1 Contenders Tournament
– LA Knight mocked Bray Wyatt by coming out dressed as The Eater Of Worlds. Wyatt interrupted and said that tomorrow when the lights go out LA will meet the man that he’s been waiting for.
– Imperium def. Legado Del Fantasma to advance to the Finals of the SmackDown Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Tournament
– Charlotte Flair told Adam Pearce that she wants to give Sonya Deville one last shot for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Pearce made it official for next week.
– Kevin Owens vs. Solo Sikoa ended in a No Contest
Owens took out Solo with a Steel Chair and told Sami Zayn that The Bloodline is going to end up using it against him.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 27, 1990) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VI’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
The Ultimate Warrior vs. Bob Bradley
Mr. Perfect vs. Jim Powers
Jake Roberts vs. Pete Sanchez
The Bolsheviks vs. Mark Reagan & Len Wagner
Tugboat Thomas vs. “Iron” Mike Sharpe
Bad News Brown vs. Chuck Coates
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper vs. John Saxton