The January 10 2020 edition of SmackDown, out of the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE SmackDown results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1064 of SmackDown by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Miz TV with John Morrison
Before The Miz brought out his guest for the evening, he took some time to apologize to Kofi Kingston for attacking him last week. Miz said that the stress he’s been under the past few weeks dealing with Bray Wyatt led to him finally snapping and that his behavior didn’t represent the real him, which drew some more boos from the crowd.
He then invited John Morrison to join him in the ring. As soon as Morrison made his entrance, we were reminded of just how awesome he truly is via a well-produced sizzle reel. Morrison also didn’t waste any time letting the fans know that he was disappointed in them for turning on The Miz so quickly, which of course, drew even more boos.
Before Morrison could run down the crowd any longer, Big E and Kofi Kingston interrupted him. Kingston said he was disappointed in Miz for making excuses for his behavior and didn’t seem to accept Miz’s apology.
Miz then mocked Kofi’s title run, specifically the way that it ended, which gave Kofi the opportunity to point out that Annoying Miz is apparently back. The two faced off for a brief moment to tease their upcoming match before we went to our first commercial break of the evening…
Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz
Both Kofi and Miz have good chemistry together, so as expected, this was a solid opener. Big E and Morrison were on commentary for the match, and eventually, they got into it at ringside.
That caused a distarcation that Miz took advantage of, hitting a Skull Crushing Finale on Kofi to get the win.
Winner: The Miz
The Firefly Funhouse
Up next was another episode of the Firefly Funhouse. This episode was all about Bray Wyatt’s love for his Fireflys, but not for Daniel Bryan, who he feels nothing for.
Speaking of Daniel Bryan, Wyatt mentioned that Bryan was in a whole heap of trouble at the Royal Rumble. Wyatt said before now, The Fiend only wanted to remind and change Bryan, but now… he wants to hurt him.
Elias Sings and Otis Gets a Cake
Elias serenaded the crowd with a typical Elias-style song about the Royal Rumble match. He took time to run down everyone who has been confirmed for the men’s Rumble match so far, including Brock Lesnar, which probably wasn’t the best idea?
Backstage, Mandy Rose gave Otis an “I’m Sorry” cake for what happened last week, which was super adorable.
Alexa Bliss (w/ Nikki Cross) vs. Mandy Rose (w/ Sonya Deville)
Up next, we saw Alexa Bliss and Mandy Rose face off in singles competition. After a few minutes of back-and-forth action, Bliss looked like she was closing in on a win… until Otis got involved.
Heavy Machinery’s theme song began to play, and both Otis and Tucker stood on the ramp eating the “I’m Sorry” cake, which was pretty distracting for Bliss. This gave Rose the opening she needed to get the big win over the former Women’s Champion.
Winner: Mandy Rose
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Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans
Lacey Evans was more than ready to take on Sasha Banks tonight in one-on-one competition. The only problem? Sasha Banks wasn’t even in the building.
Bayley showed up on the Titantron to let Evans know that Sasha was in Los Angeles working on her debut rap album. Lacey said that was fine, but since Bayley was here, maybe she should fight Lacey instead… and for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, too.
Bayley turned down that offer rather quickly and insulted Lacey’s daughter in the process, which led to Lacey stomping off to the backstage area to confront her face-to-face. The two brawled briefly before referees broke it up.
Winner: No Contest
Daniel Bryan Responds
Backstage, Daniel Bryan got a chance to respond to Bray Wyatt’s comments from earlier in the show. He said that he knows that The Fiend can also be hurt, and even beaten, and he’s going to do both at the Royal Rumble.
Ramblin’ Rabbit then showed up on the TV behind Bryan to tell him he knew how to beat The Fiend. Unfortunately for Bryan, and for Ramblin’ Rabbit, he was killed by Bray Wyatt before he could spill the beans.
Shinsuke Nakamura (w/ Cesaro & Sami Zayn) vs. Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman took on current Intercontinental Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura, with Cesaro and Sami Zayn in the champ’s corner, in an attempt to move up the ladder in the division. Of course, if Strowman got the win, he’d be one step closer to a title shot, which would be bad news for the current champion, to say the least.
Nakamura did all he could to ground the much larger Strowman, but even with Cesaro and Zayn’s help, it just wasn’t enough. Strowman got the win and then posed with the title to close out the segment.
Winner: Braun Strowman
The Usos (w/ Roman Reigns) vs. Baron Corbin & Dolph Ziggler
Before our main event began, both Roman Reigns and The Usos took some time to talk about how their 2019s ended. For Reigns, he was busy dealing with all kinds of shenanigans on Friday nights, while The Usos were out of action and could only watch Reigns struggle from afar.
The trio then claimed that 2020 would be their year, especially now that they’re together. Reigns, in particular, claimed that he would win the Royal Rumble match and go on to his 5th WrestleMania main event.
Baron Corbin quickly responded, mocking the trio and their comments. He claimed that Reigns was ducking him by entering the Royal Rumble, so Reigns challenged him to a singles match at the PPV, which Corbin accepted.
Speaking of shenanigans, this match was absolutely filled with them. In fact, things got so out of hand toward the end of the bout that Reigns eventually speared Corbin at ringside, ending the match via DQ.
Post-match, Reigns had plans of sending Corbin through the announce table, but they were halted by a returning Bobby Roode. Corbin, Roode, and Ziggler the laid out Reigns and The Usos, standing tall to close out the show.
Winner: Baron Corbin & Dolph Ziggler (via DQ)
SmackDown Results (January 10 2020)
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