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By Mike Johnson on 2019-01-27 23:30:00

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Bar vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz.

Miz and Shane greeted Miz's dad at ringside before the bout.

Shane went right after Sheamus at the bell, chasing him out of the ring.  Miz then controlled Cesaro early.  Sheamus knocked Shane off the apron, allowing him to get control over Miz.  Cesaro snapped Miz's throat on the ropes as the referee admonished Sheamus.  They attempted to put Miz through a table on the floor.  Shane made the save and placed Cesaro on one of the announcers' tables.  Shane went to the top for the flying elbow but Sheamus attacked Miz, who was holding Cesaro down and drilled him into the ringpost.  Shane dove off the top onto Sheamus.  Cesaro nailed him with a big uppercut. 

Cesaro tossed Shane into the ring barrier.   The Bar worked over Miz in the ring and scored a pinfall.  Miz was worked over by Sheamus, trapped in an overhead hammerlock.  Miz tried to fight his way out, but Sheamus blocked a suplex attempt.  Miz was positioned on the apron and beaten across the chest with clubbing blows by Sheamus.

Cesaro tagged in and scored a two count on Miz.  Cesaro worked him over with a chinlock.  Miz tried to fight away for a tag but was brought back to the Champions’ corner, where Sheamus tagged in and was stomped over and over.  Miz tried to steal a pinfall with a rollup but Sheamus kicked out and drove Miz back into submission with a hard blow.  Cesaro came off the top with an axehandle as Sheamus held him but Miz again kicked out.  The Bar continued to beat down Miz.

Miz finally made the tag.  Shane cleaned house and teased Coast to Coast on Sheamus.  Cesaro nailed him and did the big swing.  Shane trapped him out of nowhere with a triangle choke and it appeared Cesaro was going to go down but Sheamus made the save.  Miz returned to the fray but was clotheslined on the floor.

Sheamus tagged in and The Bar nailed a double-team White Noise with Cesaro coming off the ropes to add to the momentum.  Shane kicked up.  Sheamus went for the Brogue Kick but Miz interfered and Cesaro was nailed.  Miz took out Sheamus.  Shane came off the top with a shooting star press and scored the pin.  Move over Jushin Liger!

Your winners and new WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions, Shane McMahon & The Miz!

A good back and forth match.  I thought some of the offense Shane kicked out of was ridiculous, but they like to present the McMahons like meta-humans, so it is what it is.  Miz’s work as the babyface in peril was really good here and The Bar were great.

Shane and Miz celebrated with Miz's dad at ringside.  Dana Warrior was also ringside and hugged them.

Sasha Banks was interviewed backstage.  Nothing has ever been handed to her.  Ronda Rousey may be a UFC Hall of Famer but Banks is going to make her tap out tonight.  They noted Banks' birthday is today.

WWE Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks

Banks shocked Rousey with an armbar takedown early.  Rousey responded in kind.  They were each showing swagger early on.   Rousey nailed several suplexes and went for another, mocking Banks always using the Three Amigos.  Banks blocked it and went for the Bank Statement only to be stopped by Rousey.  Banks stepped to Ronda but was kicked out of the ring to the floor.  Ronda followed and worked over her but missed a punch and nailed the ringpost, hurting her arm.  Banks nailed a dive to the outside and brought the champ back into the ring.  Banks worked her over on the mat and drilled her with several knees to the back.  They started out hot, but are now slowing down a little.

Banks nailed Rousey with a double running knee strike in the corner and followed up with more knee strikes for a two count.  You could hear dueling chants coming from the crowd.  Rousey fought back and sent Banks into the corner, only to be caught with a boot as she charged.  Rousey came back with an elbow for a two count.   Banks continued the attack of Rousey's injured arm and nailed another running knee.  Banks scored another near fall. 

Rousey made a comeback and went for Piper’s Pit, but Banks turned it into an armbar submission on the injured arm.  Banks was even biting her fingers.   Rousey tried to turn it into a pinfall combination, but Banks turned it into a Bank Statement.  Rousey fought for the ropes and finally broke it.  She nailed the Piper’s Pit and then locked Banks in an armbar in the ropes.

Rousey went to the top.  Banks nailed her to prevent the Champion from executing a move.  Banks appeared to be going for a suplex but was fought off.  She rebounded with a knee that stunned Rousey and nailed a superplex for a close two count.  Banks snapped her right back in an armbar.   Banks went for another dive but Rousey caught her and locked in a submission on the floor outside,  Banks tapped but obviously, it didn't count.

Back in the ring, Rousey worked her over with strikes and punches.  Banks connected with one but Rousey drilled her to the mat.     Banks sent her hard into the buckles.  Banks locked in the Bank Statement.  Rousey fought to escape.  Banks turned it into a Fujiwara armbar.  Banks began manipulating the fingers.  Rousey rallied and picked up Banks, then rudely slammed her to thge mat.  Rousey nailed Piper's Pit and scored the pin.

Your winner and still Raw Women's Champion, Ronda Rousey!

A hell of a back and forth match.  Banks was absolutely great here and Rousey was right there with her.  A really damn good match.

Rousey showed Banks respect on the floor after.  Banks raised the Four Horsewomen fingers, pointed at herself and walked off.

They showed Finn Balor preparing for his title bout.

They showed Paul Heyman going into Brock Lesnar's locker room.

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