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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results January 27, 2023


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We open to a recap of the Tribal Court held on WWE Monday Night Raw this past Monday. Sami Zayn was on trial for conspiracy with Kevin Owens against Roman Reigns and the Bloodline. Sami had been found not guilty but Roman Reigns told him he did not want to see him until the Royal Rumble. He added that Sami’s final test would take place at the Royal Rumble.


The Bloodline pull up outside of the arena. Solo Sikoa is facing Kevin Owens this evening, and Jimmy Uso tells him to go take care of business. Sami Zayn stops Jey Uso on the way in and says he is not coming inside tonight. He wishes them luck and says he will see them at the Royal Rumble.

Rey Mysterio defeats Karrion Kross

Rey Mysterio uses his speed from the bell to take Karrion Kross down with a dropkick to the knee. Karrion Kross becomes frustrated quickly and spills Mysterio out to the floor. Karrion attempts to toss Rey into the barricade but he reverses. As Karrion is down on the ground, Rey rolls back in to the ring. We go to commercial break.

Returning from commercial break Karrion Kross slams Rey Mysterio over his knee, back first. With Rey perched up on the top rope, Kross tries to pull off his mask. Mysterio fights back and hits a kick to the back of the head. Karrion falls into position and Rey hits the 619 followed by a Frog Splash. He covers Kross but it is only good for a two count. Karrion Kross lifts Rey Mysterio up for a slam but Rey rolls through and gets Karrion into a pinning position. The referee counts to three and Rey Mysterio wins.

Following a recap of the WWE United States Championship match on Raw this past Monday, Austin Theory is coming to the ring. Austin grabs a microphone and proclaims that the “champ is here!” and says after his victory on Monday night he is on his way to win the Royal Rumble. The New Day comes out and interrupts him. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods say that Austin Theory can’t just walk on to SmackDown and call himself the best. They laugh at his claim to winning the Royal Rumble. Austin asks the New Day if they know who he is. He says he is the biggest star in the WWE. Just then The Miz comes out. The Miz says he has been fighting in Royal Rumble matches since before Austin was in puberty. The Miz says he is older and wiser and he will win his first Royal Rumble match tomorrow night. The Miz and Austin Theory strike both members of the New Day just as Bobby Lashley storms the ring and lays everyone out. The crowd is chanting for Bobby Lashley as he grabs the microphone. As he starts to make his claim to the Royal Rumble match, Brock Lesnar comes from behind and gives Lashley an F5. He says he will see Bobby at the Royal Rumble.

Lacey Evans defeats Jasmine Allure

Lacey Evans ties up with Jasmine Allure at the bell and tosses her across the ring. Evans taunts Allure after a slam, doing push ups as she tries to stand back up. Jasmine Allure is in the corner and Lacey Evans smashes Allure’s head into the turnbuckle. Lacey Evans locks in a Cobra Clutch and Jasmine Allure quicky submits. Lacey Evans wins.

Sheamus and Drew McIntyre backstage exchange compliments to one another for the Royal Rumble match tomorrow night. They prepare for their upcoming match in the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship tournament.

Drew McIntyre & Sheamus versus Hit Row

While Drew McIntyre and Sheamus are entering they are attacked from behind by the Viking Raiders who lost to them in round one of the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship tournament. WWE Officials break it up and we go to commercial break.

Adam Pearce greets Hit Row following the commercial break and says there will be a replacement team for Drew McIntyre and Sheamus. Ricochet and Braun Strowman enter.

Ricochet & Braun Strowman versus Hit Row

Ricochet and Ashante Adonis start things off. ricochet is on the offensive for much of the beginning of the match. Top Dolla and Fab B distract Ricochet and Adonis takes advantage. Top Dolla and Adonis double team Ricochet. A botched dive from Ashante Adonis makes it possible for Ricochet to make the tag to Braun Strowman. Strowman clears the ring and Ricochet hits a dive over the top rope on to Top Dolla. Braun Strowman hoists Ashante Adonis up in the Monster Bomb and slams him to the mat. He covers and Braun Strowman and Ricochet win.

Kevin Owens is backstage. He is facing Solo Sikoa tonight and he says it’s up to him to take out as many members of the Bloodline as he can before the Royal Rumble. The Usos appear and Kevin Owens storms them. WWE Officials break up the fight and Adam Pearce removes the Usos from the building and tells Owens to go prepare for his match.

Bray Wyatt’s music plays but walking down the aisle is LA Knight holding a miniature lamp and wearing the same Hawaiian shirt and hat as Wyatt of the past. LA Knight takes to the microphone and says that his appearance on Raw this past Monday was a historic moment until he was interrupted by the Undertaker. He tells Bray Wyatt to bring all he’s got to the Royal Rumble because he is going to leave him ripped and tattered. Bray Wyatt appears in a rocking chair at the top of the entranceway. He tells LA Knight to enjoy joking around tonight because tomorrow night he will have to meet the man he has been asking for. Uncle Howdy appears in the crowd and taunts LA Knight. 

Legado Del Fantasma versus Imperium

Ludwig Kaiser and Joaquin Wilde begin the match. Kaiser keeps Wilde grounded with various lock ups. Wilde comes back and makes the tag to Cruz Del Toro. Toro starts strong but succumbs to a clothesline from Kaiser who stomps him in the chest. Ludwig is brought down with chops and Toro makes the tag to Wilde. He is knocked down and Ludwig Kaiser makes the tag to Giovanni Vinci. We go to commercial break.

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