• Complete Results From Tonight’s SmackDown
– Universal Champion Roman Reigns kicked off tonight’s SmackDown. Reigns said there are two people who he never wants to see ever again – Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman.
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman then came out. Lesnar then stopped Heyman and did his own introduction, and then told Roman to acknowledge him.
Lesnar said he got what he wanted last Saturday (WWE Championship) and now it’s time to give the fans what they want (Lesnar winning the Universal Championship). Lesnar then challenged Roman to a Title vs. Title match.
Roman said it’s a good idea, but it’s not his idea. He then said he doesn’t do business with people who do business with trash people like Paul Heyman.
Heyman then got upset and said he loved his Tribal Chief, and Brock asked Heyman what he just said. Lesnar told Heyman to shut up and Reigns laid out Lesnar with a Superman Punch!
— WWE (@WWE) January 8, 2022
Reigns then left the ring while saying Brock is the #2 champ in WWE and he’s #1.
– Sami Zayn told Johnny Knoxville that people need technical wrestling skills to compete in WWE, but Knoxville said he doesn’t need that and only needs to throw people over the top rope in the Royal Rumble match. Zayn said he was trying to be nice, but Knoxville isn’t qualified to be in the Royal Rumble match.
– Rick Boogs def. Sami Zayn (Knoxville entered the ring after the match and threw Zayn over the top rope. The ring announcer then announced that Johnny Knoxville is officially a part of the Men’s Royal Rumble 2022 match)
– Charlotte Flair announced that she’s going to enter the Women’s Royal Rumble 2022 match. Charlotte also announced a list of names that will be in this match. You can check it out below:
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Carmella
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Queen Zelina Vega
IMPACT Wrestling Women’s Champion Mickie James
SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair
It looks like WWE has reached a deal with IMPACT Wrestling, that’s why Mickie James is appearing at a WWE PPV while being a Champion in IMPACT Wrestling. Pat McAfee even mentioned IMPACT on Commentary.
Naomi then came out and said Charlotte doesn’t have to wait till Royal Rumble to find out who she’s going to face at WrestleMania 38. Naomi then slapped Charlotte.
– SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair def. Naomi (Sonya Deville screwed Naomi multiple times during this match when she was about to win, by announcing that this match can’t be won by count-out and disqualification)
– In a backstage segment, Adam Pearce told Sonya Deville that WWE management has told him to announce Roman Reigns’ challenger for the Universal Championship for Royal Rumble 2022 by the end of the night.
– Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss def. The Viking Raiders
– Sheamus announced his entry into the Men’s Royal Rumble 2022 match.
– Adam Pearce went to Roman Reigns’ personal locker room and said he has decided who will challenge for the Universal Title at Royal Rumble 2022. Roman said there’s no one on his level on SmackDown, so he doesn’t care who it is.
– The Usos (c) def. The New Day in a Street Fight to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
– RAW Superstar Seth Rollins met Roman Reigns in his locker room and laughed, thus indicating that Adam Pearce chose him as Reigns’ opponent in the Universal Championship match at Royal Rumble 2022.
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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School ECW Veteran “The Enforcer” C.W. Anderson (Real name: Chris Wright) turns 51 today.
Anderson joined Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1999 and stayed with the promotion till the bitter end.
Later on, he appeared at the 2005 ECW (WWE) One Night Stand and then became a member of the ‘WWE ECW on ScyFy’ roster, but only wrestled 1 televised match on the show before being released in 2007.
Chris then went back to independent wrestling, where he wrestled until his retirement in 2020.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY C.W. ANDERSON!