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Tonight’s SmackDown is set to feature Gunther who will defend his Intercontinental Championship against Braun Strowman
Also scheduled for tonight is the much-anticipated match between Kevin Owens and Sai Zayn. The match card for the show is as follows.
The opening pack for the show airs.
The commentators welcome the audience to the show and run through the card.
Braun Strowman’s music hit and he comes out to the ring. Gunther’s theme song plays next and he walks to the ring.
The match starts and Gunther gets out of the ring. He gets back in and he targets the right arm but is sent outside by Strowman who goes after him and attacks him. Strowman with the Strowman Express.
Strowman sent into the ring post and then into the steel steps. Gunther sends Strowman into the ring. He continues to attack Strowman. He continues to work the arm of Strowman.
Braun tries to lift Gunther but he can’t and Gunther continues to work the arm. Strowman fights back and knocks Gunther down. Strowman with a back body drop. Imperium come out to distract Strowman but are taken out.
Strowman hits the powerslam. Cover! 1….2…..kick out.
Gunther continues to work the arm of Strowman. Strowman picks him up and slams him to the mat. Both men exchange chops. Strowman with a spinebuster. Cover! 1..2..kick out.
Strowman goes for the powerbomb but Gunther tarrgets the arm. He hits the rope but Strowman takes him down with a clothesline. Strowman goes for a splash in the corner but misses and Gunther knocks him down with a clothesline.
Gunther with a splash. Cover! 1…2..kick out. He climbs the rope but is stopped and Strowman goes for a superplex but Gunther targets the arm. He then powerbombs Strowman for the win.
Sami is backstage and knocks on The Bloodline’s door and Heyman opens and says he is the only one there. Heyman tells him that Roman Reigns wanted Zayn to face Owens all by himself. Zayn asks Heyman to call Roman and let him know he made the right call.
Rey Mysterio’s theme song plays and he comes out to the ring. He gets on the mic says that the holidays are special to him especially when you’ve been on the road. He says he didn’t have a very Merry Christmas.
He says his son Dominik tried to ruin things again and he is walking around like a thug and it break his heart as a father but he is fed up about his bullshit. He says he knows what he needs to do to get back on track and that is by entering and winning the Royal Rumble match.
Karrion Kross’ theme song plays and he comes out to the ring. Kross starts by saying he was in the back listening to him talk about goals. He says Rey needs goals to get out of bed. He also says that he is sure that is a special moment for him and his son Dominik.
He says Rey was never around for Dominik when he was a kid. He then asks who Rey hates more – his son Dominik or himself. Mysterio attacks Kross and sends him into the ropes. Rey goes for the 619 but is tripped by Scarlett and Kross locks in the Kross jacket. Scarlett places the Rey Mysterio card on the apron.
Emma is backstage and asks Live what he was thinking while Maxine says she has no chance. Raquel also joins in and says someone of Liv’s size would have a better chance of entering last. Liv slaps her and challenges her to a match. Raquel accepts her challenge.
Xia Li’s music plays and she walks to the ring.
Tegan Nox’s music plays next and she comes to the ring.
The bell rings and Tegan attacks Li. She plants Li into the mat and climbs the top rope but is stopped and thrown off by Li. Xia Li goes to work on Tegan Nox. Xia attacks Nox in the corner. Tegan thrown by Li. She goes for a spinning kick but misses and Nox hits the world’s shiniest wizard for the win.
Valhalla says she listens and Viking Raiders obey when the Gods speak. She says that two warriors are sentenced to battle and suffering awaits McIntyre and Sheamus.
Drew is backstage and he says they want the Viking Raiders. Sheamus says he wants The Usos. Sheamus asks him to listen to his elders. Drew and Sheamus start arguing. Adam Pierce says there will be a tag team tournament next week and the winners will face The Usos for the titles.
Adam says Drew and Sheamus’ first match will be against the Viking Raiders. Sheamus then says there will be banger after banger after banger after banger.
Bray Wyatt’s theme song plays and he comes out to the ring. He sits on his rocking chair and says we’re here. He says it’s wild we forget who we are and forget what made us in the first place. He says all it takes is a push to make you realize you need to revel in who you are. He says he remembers that he is the color red in a world of black. he says he is the eater of worlds and he is Uncle Howdy. He says it will be his rebirth at the Royal Rumble and he says LA Knight should run when the lights go out.
Zayna and Owens are interviewed backstage. Sami Zayn asks Kevin Owens if he is happy now. Owens says he was on RAW but The Bloodline came to RAW and he decided to take them out. He says Roman is the one who is using Zayn but Zayn denies it. He says Owens doesn’t understand it but tonight he needs to take care of business.
Liv Morgan’s theme music plays and she comes out to the ring.
Gunther is interviewed backstage and Vinci says Gunther set an example, Gunther says he has overcome his greatest challenge by beating Strowman. He says it’s time to capitalize on that and win the Royal Rumble and main event WrestleMania.
Raquel Rodriguez’s theme song plays and she comes out to the ring.
The match begins and Raquel hits a big boot to Liv and sends her out of the ring. Morgan with a hurricanrana but Raquel fights back with a clothesline. Cover! 1..2..kick out.
Raquel gets hung up on the top rope but she fights back and slams Liv’s face in the turnbuckle. Morgan with a jumping knee before sending Raquel out of the ring. Raquel sent into the post and then into the steel steps.
Liv Morgan pulls out a table and sets it up. Morgan places Raquel on the table and climbs the top rope but Rodriguez rolls out of the way and into the ring. Liv goes for a dive but misses and Raquel hits the Tahana bomb for the win.
Sonya Deville says she wants a rematch against Charlotte Flair but Adam says he can’t give her a match because she lost. Sonya says Adam is being unreasonable but Adam wants her to enter the Royal Rumble match. Sonya says she will find a way to make the match official.
Sonya Deville and Charlotte Flair are brawling backstage. WWE officials try to break them up.
Sami Zayn’s theme song plays and he walks out
Kevin Owens’ music hit and he walks out.
Owens offers his hand to Sami but is shoved. Owens knocks down Zayn but he slaps Owens. Owens attacks him as Zayn retreats outside the ring and Owens hits him with a clothesline.
Zayn attacks Owens and hits the diving plancha. Owens sends Zayn into the barricade. Zayn with a brainbuster to Owens on the apron.
Zayn attacks Owens in the corner and climbs the second turnbuckle and dives onto Owens. Zayn continues to attack Zayn. He places Owens on the top rope but is knocked down and Owens with a splash. Cover! 1..2…kick out.
Owens goes for pop-up powerbomb but he reverses into Blue Thunder Bomb. Cover! 1..2…kick out. Both men exchange blows in the ring. Zayn slams Owens on his neck but he gets back up and hits the clothesline.
Owens climbs the rope and goes for the Swanton Bomb but Zayn gets the knees up. Zayn sets Owens on the top rope and goes for a superplex but is reversed into a brainbuster. Cover! 1..2…kick out.
Both men exchange strikes and Sami with two exploder suplexes. The Usos and Solo Sikoa come into the ring and attack Owens. The Usos hit 1D on Owens. Sami looks confused.
The Usos clear the announcer’s table. Owens tries to fight back but Solo hits the Samoan Spike. Sikoa hits the splash on Owens putting him through the announcer’s desk. The Bloodline stands tall to close out SmackDown.
This ends our live coverage of WWE SmackDown.