Welcome to SmackDown Live.
We are in Everett, Washington and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves.
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring.
Charlotte says they say the only thing more dangerous that ignorance is arrogance and that got the best of Becky Lynch. She refused medical attention and attacked Stephanie McMahon. It was her behavior that got Becky suspended. Charlotte says she hopes Becky is okay for Wrestlemania. Charlotte says she knows someone who is 100% healthy and would like to face Ronda Rousey at Wrestlemania.
Charlotte points to the Wrestlemania sign.
Becky Lynch makes her way through the crowd and Charlotte tells security to make sure that this fan has a ticket. It is one thing to take her dad’s catchphrase, but it takes a lot to take Roman’s entrance.
Becky makes her way into the ringside area.
Becky tells Charlotte to stop boring the people to death. Becky says The Man is back on Smackdown.
Charlotte says that Becky is limping on Smackdown.
Becky and Charlotte talk over each other until . . .
HHH’s music plays and he tells Becky to go home because she is suspended. Hunter tells Becky to see a doctor if she wants her suspension ended. Hunter tells Charlotte to leave because it does not concern her.
Hunter says it is between him and Becky. If you want to go to Wrestlemania and face Ronda Rousey, see the doctor and get cleared.
Becky says she does not trust Hunter or anyone.
Hunter says Becky doesn’t have to trust it. It is what it is. See the doctor and get medically cleared and see Ronda Rousey. Until then, go home.
Becky asks Hunter how is Steph as he leaves the ring and she asks if Stephanie was medically cleared after he punched her in the face.
Hunter says he did not see it until now. Hunter says he bought into the “i’m the Man” crap like everyone else. You are not the man. You are just a self destructor, afraid of failure. You can stand there with that smug look on your face, but Hunter says she knows he is right. You are looking for a way out of this thing. When you scratched and clawed your way to the pinnacle of your career. You got your match at Survivor Series and you came to Raw and wrecklessly found a way out of the match. You knew it was a suicide mission and you did it. You came out the next night and claimed to be a martyr. You said you are in medical prison and it is a convenient excuse.
You scratched and clawed your way back to get a match at Wrestlemania. Now, here we are with the convenient excuse looking for a way out. The truth is that you are afraid. You are scared. That is what this is all about. You are afraid to go to the doctor and scared of what they will say. Hunter says he does not believe that Becky is injured. He asks if this is an act to get out of the match. You’ll say that you are scared and then they will tell you that you cannot go to Wrestlemania. You are scared that the doctor will say that you can go to Wrestlemania and you can face Ronda Rousey. If you do, you are afraid that at Wrestlemania, Ronda Rousey will expose you as the fraud you are.
Hunter says that Becky is afraid that on the biggest stage of them all with the world watching, that you will show that Becky Lynch fears Ronda Rousey.
Becky slaps Hunter.
Hunter and Becky stare each other down. Becky smiles and walks away.
Becky leaves through the crowd.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura versus Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
Gallows with a splash to Rusev when Nakamura moves. Anderson tags in and connects with a knee and round kick. Rusev tags in and Nakamura does not appreciate what Rusev did. Anderson with a rollup and Nakamura breaks up the cover. Gallows sends Nakamura to the floor and Rusev sends Gallows to the floor. Rusev is sent to the floor and Anderson with a slingshot senton.
Anderson tries to Irish whip Rusev but Rusev with an Irish whip. Anderson with a boot and he goes for a cross body but Rusev catches Anderson and hits a uranage for a near fall. Rusev kicks Anderson in the back. Nakamura tags in and kicks Anderson. Nakamura sends Anderson into the turnbuckles and chokes him. Nakamura puts Anderson on the turnbuckles and hits a running knee to the midsection. Nakamura gets a near fall and then he kicks Anderson in the head.
Anderson with a punch to Rusev and Rusev knocks Gallows off the apron. Rusev mocks Gallows with a Nakamura taunt and he gets a near fall. Nakamura tags in and he kicks Anderson. Nakamura with a front face lock. Nakamura with kicks but Anderson with a European uppercut. Nakamura with an Irish whip and he misses a splash into the corner. Anderson misses a boot and Nakamura with a reverse exploder. Nakamura runs into a spinebuster.
Rusev and Gallows tag in and Gallows with shoulder tackles followed by a kick to the head. Gallows with a splash into the corner followed by a thrust kick. Gallows with a sit out choke slam to Nakamura. Rusev and Gallows go for clotheslines and both are down. Lana tells Nakamura to get up and she tells him what to do while holding her shoe. Anderson tags in and he hits a splash on Rusev. Nakamura breaks up Magic Killer. Nakamura kicks Gallows. Anderson with a flying boot and Rusev with a Machka Kick for the three count.
Winners: Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura
Mustafa Ali says no one expects him to survive Randy Orton or the Elimination Chamber. What if the Viper tries to strike and misses. What if he survives the Elimination Chamber and becomes WWE Champion.
Paige is in the back and she has clips from Fighting for My Family.
We go to commercial.
We are back and next week Miz and Shane McMahon will have The Usos as guests on MizTV.
The Usos are in the back and Jimmy says at Elimination Chamber it is the Usos taking on the Tag Champs. Jey says they are calling themselves the Best Tag Team in the World. Jimmy says you have in one hand a guy trying to make his daddy proud and on the other hand, you have someone whose dream was to be tag team champions. Jimmy says they know when to be hot and cold at the same time. Are you your Brother’s keeper? Jey says next week things will get locked down.