The day before the Royal Rumble, Seth Rollins reopened ancient wounds in Roman Reigns. Sasha Banks has also returned to WWE SmackDown. Naomi and Sonya Deville finally get together. All results, all events.
WWE SmackDown – 28. January 2022 – Kansas City, Missouri
The president is back!
As WWE SmackDown kicks off, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair gives us a rundown of what to expect at the Royal Rumble. Surprises, unexpected situations, cheats, exclusions. etc.
As a champion, she competes in a Rumble match herself: “Normally, the winner of a Rumble chooses the champion to face at WrestleMania. But this time, I’m going to pick a WrestleMania challenger myself.”
Shayna Baszler, Alia, Natalya and Schutzi gave their performances and talked. Everyone made optimistic announcements about a possible win at the Rumble.
Then came the big surprise!
Sasha Banks, who had been out for several weeks with a foot injury (and wasn’t due to return until February/March according to WWE), came into the ring: “The boss is back. And I’m ready to rumble!”
Sasha Charlotte slapped her in the face. It led to a wonderful party with all the attendees.
After almost all the women walked the ropes, only Charlotte and Sasha remained facing each other. “The Boss” surprised the SmackDown women’s champion and sent her down the top rope as well.
A face mask that makes decisions!
Cesaro and Ricochet left Holland Ridge with a broken nose at the first day’s kickoff show.
Today the Netherlands should be back in the ring. To protect his nose, Sheamus gave him a strong face mask beforehand. Sheamus had donned one of these himself not too long ago, having also returned to the ring last summer after breaking his nose.
(1) Sheamus & Ridge Holland bes. Cesaro and Ricochet. Holland next. Cesaro for every northern pebble
Sheamus and Holland had declared their victory – and they did in the first game of the night, a quick tag team match.
But under questionable operations!
Cesaro reached his swing position in the closing stages. Holland was able to come in advance, but the Swiss did not notice. Ridge hit Cesaro – with his face mask! Now the rookie followed SmackDown with his Northern win and won.
Cesaro grabbed his nose after the decision. Did Ridge Holland also smash them with the unsportsmanlike head mask?
(2) Sonia Deville next to. Naomi in the cracked moon
Sonya Deville has had a problem explaining it vaguely with Naomi since August, and now there’s finally a singles match. It was Deville’s first real match since August 2020, when she lost the WWE Loser Cards Duel to Sonya Deville at SummerSlam.
Deville didn’t like it at first, then she tried nasty tricks like eye-scratching. But Deville is also convinced by her actions: Hellevator’s Naomi survived Sonya.
A little later, however, Naomi’s rear view sat up, then the moon split for a clear victory.
After 153 days of constant bullying, Naomi finally got her revenge on Devil, who she likened to a Disney character Cruella.
But then Sonya followed up – and announced her participation in the Royal Rumble match. There the two women will definitely meet again …
Threatened by the axes!
Usos gave a behind-the-scenes interview. However, soon the Viking invaders broke into the picture. The Vikings are recently the #1 contenders for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship held by Jimmy and Ji Uso.
Eric and Ivar got two small hubs at a hardware store and threatened Usos with them. Axes can be used to trim beards or slash title belts in half.
Osos quickly shyly ran away.
Sami Zayn is broadcasting live
After he was hit by Johnny Knoxville last week, Sami Zayn adapted his version of “Jackass” “InZayn” into a live stream. It seemed safer to him.
In order for the first podcast episode to be a direct hit, Zayn invited two international stars: Jinder Mahal and Shanky.
Sammy downplayed Johnny Knoxville in his speech. But then, Shanky of all people objected. Al-Hindi explained that the “donkey” is also known in his homeland!
Zayn was finally in a bad mood when Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boggs put on a show. Nakamura Boggs was kicked out of the ring.
Rick Boggs does it alone!
(3) Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boggs alongside. Jinder Mahal and Shanky. Nakamura Pint Boggs with Cruise Bogs
In the commentary, we mentioned Sami Zayn to hold one IC Title match bank against Shinsuke Nakamura.
Zane also intervened against this Nakamura, just when Rick Boggs desperately needed a makeover with his partner. Nakamura lay on the ground outside the ring after the attack.
But the powerful guitarist turned the match around on his own – and soon managed to nail Shanky with a Pumphandle Slam (Boogs Cruise)!
Reunion A New Day For Big E
(4) The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) next to. Said Corbin and Madcap Moss; Big E pinnte Madcap Moss nach der Midnight Hour
Before that, we were reminded of how Happy Corbin and Macap Moss brutally brought down Drew McIntyre on “Day One.” Commentator Michael Cole stated that MacIntyre thankfully did not need surgery: “His return date is still unclear!” „Smackdown-WarriorShow up at a rumble match on Saturday?
Big E came to SmackDown the previous week to support his friend Kofi Kingston from Raw.
The collaboration works like in the old days: Big E and Kofi apparently won the midnight clock.
ROLLINS vs REIGNS: Get the character!
Twenty-four hours before the WWE World Championship match, champion Roman Reigns and challenger Seth Rollins met again in the middle of the ring.
Roman explained his interference in the team match last week, saying: “The result was the same. Either the Usos would be suspended and our family would be ashamed. Or I could punch you in the face as a substitute. So it was an easy decision for me!”
Seth Rollins remembered how he was able to pin Roman Reigns in the big matches. By reasoning, the “tribe chief” had already brought a great deal of shame to his family.
Rollins then alluded to the day Roman was stabbed in the back with the chair (The Shield’s collapse in summer 2014). This male did not leave the Romans unmoved.
Rollins explained that this is what made Reigns such a big star. So he should be forever grateful to him.
Seth had another objection: “You claim to be the greatest star of our generation. You beat them all except me. And this is the most important one!”
Rollins continued, “It won’t be personal when I take the title from you tomorrow. Brother, I will always love you!”
Roman remained silent for a long time and then spoke of the chair that hit his back almost eight years ago in the summer: “I really tried to forgive you. But I will never forgive you for what you did to us. I hate you!”
Rollins: You say I’m a clown. But you prank your own, your cousins, and your family. You are all a joke. Tomorrow your king will go up in smoke! “
Roman pushed Seth aside, wanting to leave the ring. But this was just a hoax. Reigns came back and tried to punch Superman from behind. Rollins dodged – and laughed.
The message: Seth was able to highlight Roman’s earlier concerns. Can he use these head games to become the new world champion on Sunday night?