It’s Friday night and you know what that means! WWE SmackDown New Year’s Revolution will go down tonight and Ringside News has got you covered with live play-by-play results coverage for the January 5, 2024 episode.
WWE SmackDown New Year’s Revolution will start this week at 8:00 PM EST as always, match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below. You can check out the lineup below.
The opening package for the show airs.
A car arrives in the arena and Roman Reigns steps down. Kayla tries to interview Roman who just laughs at her and leaves.
Kevin Owens’ music plays and he walks to the ring. Santos Escobar’s music plays and he walks to the ring with Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo. Logan Paul’s theme song plays and he comes out.
Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Torri attack Garza and Humberto before the match begins.
The match starts and Owens attacks Santos and hits a cannonball in the corner. He then hits a frog splash. Cover! 1….2….kick out.
Owens hits a senton. He climbs the top rope but is stopped. Santos knocks Owens off the top rope. He sends him into the ring. Escobar goes to work on Owens. Escobar with a hurricanrana on Owens sending him out of the ring. Escobar hits a suicide dive on him. Owens sets up Escobar on the top rope. Escobar goes for an axehandle but Owens hits an atomic drop and he drops Escobar. Owens climbs the top rope but is stopped. Owens hits a swinging fisherman suplex off the top rope.
Escobar is sent to the apron. Owens knocks him off the apron. Owens with a senton on Escobar. He sends Escobar in the ring. Owens goes for a swanton bomb but Escobar gets his knees up. Escobar attacks him in the corner. He then hits a hurricanrana off the top rope and follows it with a splash. Cover! 1….2….kick out.
Escobar sets up Owens on the top rope. Owens hits a rolling senton off the top rope. Cover! 1…..2…..kick out. Owens hits a superkick and hits the popup powerbomb. Owens hits the stunner for the win.
After the match, Logan Paul gets on the mic and congratulates Owens for winning. He says Owens is sweating but he hasn’t broken a sweat defending his title for 62 days. He says Owens beating him is like the Canucks winning the Stanley Cup. Owens punches him in the face.
Bobby Lashley’s music plays and he comes out with the Street Profits.
Logan Paul is walking backstage and Cathy Kelley interviews him. Grayson Waller and Austin Theory interrupt him and try to take him to the trainer’s room. Cameron Grimes walks by and laughs at him which starts a confrontation.
Bobby Lashley is in the ring with Street Profits. Lashley says 2023 was the toughest year of his career. He says the highlight of 2023 was linking up with Street Profits. He says their resolution is to fight for and take everything they deserve in 2024.
Montez Ford says they are going to hop on the trend. He says they will take advantage of all opportunities to capture gold. Dawkins says it’s been a while since they won tag team gold and he asks Judgment Day to watch out for them. Lashley declares himself for the 2024 Royal Rumble match.
A countdown starts and a short vignette of Karrion Kross plays on the titantron. Karrion Kross shows up on the entrance ramp with Ellery. Authors of Pain attack Lashley and the Street Profits from behind. Authors of Pain hits the super collider on Street Profits. Kross plants Lashley on the mat.
Michin’s music plays and she walks to the ring with The O.C.
IYO SKY’s music hits and she comes down to the ring.
The match starts and IYO takes her down and hits the double stomp. IYO is sent outside the ring. Michin hits the suicide dive on IYO.
Michin drives IYO to the mat. Cover! 1….2…kick out. Michin locks in the half-crab. IYO gets to the rope. She rolls to the apron. IYO with a German suplex on the apron. IYO hits a springboard dropkick. She climbs the top rope and goes for the moonsault but Michin reverses and hits the dragon suplex. Cover! 1….2….kick out. SKY comes back with a meteora. Cover! 1….2…kick out. She climbs the top rope but is stopped and knocked off.
IYO goes for a hurricanrana but Michin catches her and hits the Styles Clash off the top rope. Cover! 1….2…..rope break. Michin goes for a suicide dive and misses. IYO hits the meteora into the barricade and she sends her into the ring. IYO with another meteora. She then hits the over the moonsault for the win.
Paul Heyman is backstage and he says The Rock namedrops Roman Reigns because he wants to sit at the head of the table. He says The Rock has not been invited to sit at the head of the table because he is looking at a shortcut at the headlines. He says calling out Reigns is a way to go viral. He even says Randy Orton, LA Knight, and AJ Styles all compete to be smashed by Reigns. He says there is no one on the face of this planet that can beat Roman Reigns.
Pretty Deadly’s music plays and they come out to the ring.
IYO is walking backstage but she is joined by Damage CTRL who are ecstatic for her win. Bayley says she knew IYO would win against Michin. IYO says her reign will never end. Bayley says Kabuki Warriors are going to become tag champions. Kai says Bayley will win the Royal Rumble match. Bianca interrupts them to say that she is entering the Royal Rumble and she will win the Royal Rumble for the second time and then end the IYO era. Kai says Bayley needs to take care of Bianca as the leader of Damage CTRL.
Butch’s music plays and he comes out. Tyle Bate’s theme song plays and he joins him and they walk to the ring.
The match begins and Bate takes down Kit Wilson. Wilson and Bate tag out. Butch knocks down Elton Prince. Wilson comes in and Butch stomps his arm. Butch hits a moonsault while Bate dives onto them.
Butch tries to fight back but is stopped by Prince. Butch suplexes Prince. Both men tag out. Bate attacks Pretty Deadly. Bate with a head scissors. Bate hits a flying uppercut on Wilson. He then hits a shooting star press on Prince. Bate with an airplane spin on Wilson. Bate tags out and Butch hits a German suplex on Wilson. Cover! 1…..2….Prince makes the save. Butch climbs the top rope but is knocked off by Prince. Wilson rolls him up but can’t get the win. Butch breaks the fingers of Wilson. Bate tags in and hits the double Tyler Driver ’98 for the win.
Ashante walks in to Nick Aldis’ office and says he is ready and needs an opportunity. Aldis says he believes in him and he has some ideas for him.
AJ Styles’ music plays and he walks to the ring. LA Knight’s theme song plays and he comes down to the ring. Randy Orton’s theme song plays and he comes out to the ring.
Knight attacks Styles in the corner. Knight sends Styles into the corner. Styles is sent to the outside. Randy dumps Knight out of the ring. Orton dumps Knight on the announcer’s table. He does the same to Styles. He slams Knight on the announcer’s table again. Styles slams Orton on the announcer’s table. Styles sends Knight into the steel steps. He sends Orton into the ring.
Styles goes for the phenomenal forearm but he is stopped by Orton who hits the draping DDT. Knight pulls Orton out of the ring and sends him into the steel steps. Styles dives onto Knight.
Styles with a sliding forearm on Knight. Styles knocks down Knight. Styles sends Orton into the barricade. He slams him onto the steps. Kight fights back against Styles and stomps him in the corner. Knight then attacks Orton with a side Russian leg sweep. Knight with a backdrop. Orton comes back with a couple of clotheslines and a powerslam. He powerslams Styles as well. Orton goes for the RKO but Knight hits the blunt force trauma. Cover! 1….2…..Styles stops the referee count.
Knight and Styles exchange strikes. Styles with the Pele kick to Knight. Styles hits the springboard 450 splash. Cover! 1….2….kick out. Styles viciously attacks Knight. He sends Knight out of the ring. Styles goes for the phenomenal forearm but Orton hits the RKO. Cover! 1…..2…..Knight pulls the referee out of the ring. Roman Reigns’ music plays and he comes out with the Bloodline.
Solo enters the ring and attacks Knight. He sends Knight out of the ring. They attack Orton and Styles. Sikoa hits Orton with the steps. Reigns powerbombs Styles. He sends Styles out of the ring. Reigns with a Superman punch to Knight and he follows it with a spear.
Jimmy sends Orton in the ring. Solo hits the Samoan spike while Reigns hits the spear on Orton. Nick Aldis tells Paul Heyman that Reigns will defend the title in a fatal four-way match at the Royal Rumble.
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