WWE Smackdown Live preview and schedule: January 8, 2019

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Bengaluru, January 8: After two weeks of pre-recorded shows, WWE presents Smackdown Live from Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, where the build for Royal Rumble will be the main focus.

Tonight on Smackdown, one contender match for the women’s title and another potential contender’s match in the tag team division will take place along side the usual build up for the next pay-per-view.

Sony TEN 1 will show WWE Smackdown Live in India on Wednesday (January 9) from 6.30 AM IST, while the repeat will air later in the day at 1 PM, 5 PM and 9 PM .

With just three weeks left for Royal Rumble, many superstars will confirm their entry into the 30-wrestler battle royal both form the men and women’s division.
R-Truth and Carmella have already booked their number thirty slots for the event with their MMC final victory. So, the other slots will be filled starting from tonight.

Last night on Raw, John Cena also announced his enrty into the rumble. Meanwhile, the likes of Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, the New Day, Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega have all confirmed their entries as well.

Here is what’s in store for Smackdown in Jacksonville:

WWE Smackdown Live preview and schedule: January 8, 2019
#1 contender match for Women’s Title at Royal Rumble
Last week, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Carmella all approached Triple H to state their case as to why they should be next in line to challenge Smackdown Women’s Champion Asuka at Royal Rumble. So, the Game booked the three in a Triple Threat Match, with the winner moving on to face The Empress of Tomorrow in Phoenix.

Charlotte and Smackdown 1/8/19 Becky both feel that they should be Smackdown Women’s Champion at this present moment and only are not because of Ronda Rousey’s interference in their match against Asuka at WWE TLC.

Meanwhile, Carmella, who reigned as Champion for a staggering 130 days in 2018, has multiple victories over Flair, Lynch and Asuka, and believes that puts her right in line for another title opportunity.

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