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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: WE HAVE A NEW US CHAMPION, SIX WOMAN TAG MATCH, PEOPLE WANT TO WIN THE ROYAL RUMBLE, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-01-16 21:59:00

Jinder says next week he puts a Glorious end to Bobby Roode's charade as he becomes the next United States Champion.

Bobby tells Jinder they don't have to wait until next week.  Why don't they do this tonight.

Mahal shakes his head no.  He says they will do it when he wants and on his time.  He wants Bobby to have a week to think about how bad the Modern Day Maharaja will embarrass you when he beats you.

Daniel Bryan comes out and he says that we will have the United States Championship Match . . . TONIGHT

We are back and Randy Orton says some people prefer the calm before the storm.  Some prefer the silence because it makes them think more clearly.  Randy says he prefers the storm and the noise.  The Royal Rumble is his match.  Thirty men with their own agendas.  Friends turning into enemies to win the most coveted prize in the WWE.  Randy says he will win for the third time and he will main event Wrestlemania.

Match Number Three:  Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, and Liv Morgan versus Charlotte Flair, Naomi, and Becky Lynch

Charlotte and Liv start things off and lock up with Charlotte sending Liv to the mat.  Charlotte blocks a kick and sends Liv face first into the mat.  Charlotte with a waist lock take down for a near fall.  Charlotte with a front face lock and take down for a near fall.  Liv with a kick and forearm but Charlotte with chops and a German suplex.  Ruby tags in and Charlotte with a leg sweep and a cover.  Charlotte with a kick to the head and a snap mare into a figure four head scissors.  Charlotte rolls Ruby around the ring while holding on to the head scissors.  Charlotte with a front face lock and Becky tags in.

Charlotte with a chop and Becky with a European uppercut.  Charlotte with another chop and Becky with a flying forearm.  Naomi with a sliding clothesline and Becky tags in and takes Ruby down from the apron.

Ruby with punches to Becky but Becky sends Ruby back into the ring.  Becky with a waist lock and Ruby with an elbow.  Becky sends Ruby to the floor.  Sarah is Irish whipped into the corner and she sends Becky to the apron.  Becky knocks Liv off the apron.  Sarah with kicks to Becky followed by a running knee to the head and she gets a near fall.  Ruby tags in and Sarah picks up Ruby and drops her onto Becky.  Ruby gets a near fall.  Ruby with a reverse chin lock.  

Ruby send Becky to the mat and tags in Liv.  Liv goes to the turnbuckles and Ruby sends Becky into the knees.  Liv gets a near fall.  Liv gets down on her knees and taunts Becky.  Liv grabs Becky by the hair to keep her from making the tag.  Sarah tags in and she kicks Becky and applies a half Japanese Stranglehold into a Cobra Clutch.  Sarah with a running shoulder tackle.  Becky sends Sarah over the top rope to the floor but Sarah knocks Charlotte off the apron and then keeps Becky from making the tag.

Becky with a clothesline and she tags in Naomi.  Liv tags in and Naomi with a flying forearm and a springboard round kick.  Naomi with speedball kicks and a drop kick.  Naomi is sent to the apron and she connects with a round kick.  Naomi with a springboard cross body for a near fall.  Charlotte spears Sarah and they go to the floor.  Liv goes for an O'Connor Roll but Naomi holds on to the ropes.  Ruby with a round kick and Liv with a Codebreaker for the three count.

Winners:  Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, and Ruby Riott

The Usos are in the interview area and they are asked about their match at Royal Rumble.  Jimmy asks how do Shelton and Chad become a tag team in the first place since Chad is playing rebound after Jason Jordan went to Raw and became champion.  Jimmy says that Shelton and Chad cannot tell them apart but at the Royal Rumble they will find out.

Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin attack Jimmy and Jey from behind.  Chad says they know who they are.  Former Champions.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a video package about the WWE Championship Title Match at Royal Rumble and how it started at the end of 2017.

Shinsuke Nakamura says thirty men, one destiny, one winner, him.  Let's Rumble.

Shane McMahon comes out to shuffle his way to the ring for the main event.  He sits on one side of the title belt while Daniel Bryan will be on the other side.

We see footage from the Fashion Files and Aiden English says last week was a fluke and they will have a match next week on Rusev Day.  Fandango says Rusev and Aiden will face The Ascension next week.

Match Number Four:  Bobby Roode versus Jinder Mahal for the United States Championship

They lock up and Mahal with a clean break after some encouragement from the referee.  Roode blocks a kick and punches Mahal and follows with a chop and another punch.  Roode with a chop but Mahal with a kick.  Mahal kicks the ribs and puts a knee against the midsection.  Roode with a punch and he sends Mahal into the turnbuckles.  Roode climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Mahal.  Mahal with a kick and then he goes over the top rope to the floor when Roode drops down.

Roode goes to the floor and he is backed into the apron.  Mahal sends Roode's midsection into the ring steps.  Roode is dropped on the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.

We are back and Mahal with a bow and arrow around the ring post as Mahal continues to work on Roode's ribs.  Mahal pulls Roode midsection first into the ring post.  Mahal with a running shoulder tackle that knocks Roode off the apron and into the ringside barrier.  They return to the ring and Mahal with an abdominal stretch.  Roode escapes and he punches Mahal.  Mahal with a knee to the midsection followed by a knee to the ribs and he gets a near fall.  Mahal with knees and kicks to the ribs to inflict more harm on Roode.

Mahal and Roode exchange punches and Roode with a chop and punches.  Mahal with a Harley Race knee for a near fall.  Roode with an elbow and punch followed by a chop.  Roode with a sunset flip for a near fall.  Mahal with a thrust kick and he gets a near fall.  Mahal with crossfaces to Roode followed by a kick to the back.  Mahal with kicks to the ribs.  Roode with an elbow and clothesline that sends Mahal over the top rope to the floor.  Roode with a clothesline from the apron.

Roode goes up top and Roode with a cross body but Mahal rolls through and gets a near fall.  Mahal with a punch but Roode with punches.  Mahal with a kick and he tries for a shoulder but Roode gets his knee up.  Roode with a running clothesline and he kicks Mahal when Mahal escapes the neck breaker.  Roode with a blockbuster for a near fall.  Roode sets for the Glorious DDT but Mahal blocks it.  Roode goes for a sunset flip but Mahal drops down and gets a near fall.  Roode and Mahal with clotheslines at the same time and both men are down.

Roode with a spinebuster and Roode appears to have a second wind as he sets for the Glorious DDT.  Mahal counters with a rollup and a near fall.  Roode escapes the Khallas into a Glorious DDT for the three count.

Winner:  Bobby Roode

We go to credits.


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