WWE SmackDown Live January 1, 2019 Spoilers
This evening WWE will celebrate new tapings of SmackDown Live from the PPG Paints Arena of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is because the episode on Tuesday coincides with the celebration of the first day of the year 2019. WWE Smackdown The taping of the matches is held for the 205 Live show that will be broadcast next week on the WWE Network.
The show takes time to start. The first to enter is The New Day with Big E baby dress. The three members announce their participation in the Royal Rumble.
It confirms the realization of a fatal 5-way to determine the next challenger to the WWE Championship in Royal Rumble. AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali and Randy Orton are the only confirmed fighters for this match. The fifth participant in this fight will be the winner of the match between Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe to be held in moments
– Samoa Joe defeated Jeff Hardy to qualify the fatal 5-way for an opportunity to the WWE Championship. During the combat, Hardy makes several aerial maneuvers that excite the public. However, Joe managed to interpose to apply the coquina clutch to get the surrender of his opponent.
– AJ Styles, Vince McMahon, and Shane McMahon are discussing backstage. Styles refuses to apologize to Vince for what happened at the end of last week’s episode when The Phenomenal hit The Chairman after he provoked it. He warns Vince that he will show him what is done tonight and proceeds to retire, to which Shane tells his father that he must be careful to provoke AJ.
– Rusev Day arrives in Pittsburgh. Rusev and Lana enter the scene to celebrate the victory that the Bulgarian obtained last week, with which he was crowned champion of the United States. The audience gets excited singing “Rusev Day USA” until Shinsuke Nakamura attacks Rusev from behind until he is lying on the floor. Lana tries to stop the Japanese, but he dodges and she ends up on the ground. Rusev is distracted and receives the kinsasha of Nakamura, who takes the title he lost last week and proceeds to mock the Bulgarian. The segment ends with Nakamura throwing himself on the third rope towards Rusev.
Naomi enters the ring for her next match. His opponent will be Mandy Rose, who appears with a top with the logo “Day One” characteristic of The Usos. However, when the referee rings the bell, he asks his partner Sonya DeVille to take her place in the match, which the referee accepts without a problem.
– Sonya Deville defeats Naomi. The match was overshadowed by the distractions of Mandy Rose, who took the microphone to talk about how much Jimmy Use, Naomi’s husband, exults her. Rose proceeds to show on the screens a very provocative photo of herself only covered by a towel and tells Naomi that she sent that photograph to Jimmy. DeVille takes advantage of the situation to quickly take her opponent for the three counts.