We begin with a video package setting up the return of the Authority and the end of the WWE careers of Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, and Erick Rowan.
We are in Laredo, Texas and your announcers are Michael Cole, John Layfield, and Tom Phillips.
WWE SmackDown Results – January 9, 2015
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. Seth has his briefcase with him.
Seth says that he is feeling good tonight. He asks if you saw the look on John Cena’s face at the end of Raw on Monday. Seth says he loved it so much we have to look at it again. We see a photo of the shocked look on John’s face and Seth says that is the look of a man who has been had. Seth says that he manipulated John into doing something that he wore he would not do. He singlehandedly manipulated John Cena into bringing back the Authority.
With the Authority back in power, that is on John’s head. It is also on John’s head that three men who trusted John with his careers are no longer employed by this company. On Monday, they were fired. Those three men were Erick Rowan, Ryback, and Dolph Ziggler.
Seth says we should not villainize John because happy days are here again. The Authority is in power again and Seth reminds us that he is in the main event at the Royal Rumble. Seth says he can barely believe it. At the Royal Rumble, the WWE World Championship match will now be a Triple Threat Match. John Cena versus Brock Lesnar versus me.
Seth says you all like to say that what the Authority does is vindictive, but they are justified. So all of you don’t think that Seth is such a bad guy because he is not a bad guy. Seth asks for ten seconds of silence so we can all properly acknowledge the lackluster careers of Erick Rowan, Dolph Ziggler, and Ryback.
They do a ten bell salute for those three men, but it is interrupted by Roman Reigns.
Reigns makes his way to the ring.
Seth says it is good to see Roman again, brother.
Roman mocks the ‘brother’ comment and he says he is sorry to interrupt, but not really. He says that Seth is so full of himself. He says that Seth is full of something else. You are a sniveling little suck up sell out full of suffering succotash . . . son.
Roman says his brother has donkey dung for brains. He says that he is trying to say he is going to kick Seth’s ass and Reigns punches Seth and then he sends Joey and Jamie to the floor. Roman blocks a punch and then he punches Seth again and Rollins leaves the ring and heads to the back.
Big Show makes his way to the stage with Rollins, Mercury, and Noble. Kane joins them as well and Kane tells Roman that he has an expression of ‘one versus all’. Let’s put that to the test tonight. It will be one versus all of Seth Rollins and the Big Show.
Kane tells Roman if he can find a tag team partner they can join him, but if someone joins Roman, they will befall the disfavor of the Authority. He wishes Roman luck but he says he will need more than luck.
Show asks Roman if he wants to compare his Superman punch to his big meaty fist? Show says he will knock Roman out tonight and he will do the same to his partner. He asks everyone if they don’t think he can so he tells them to try him. Show says Roman awakened a sleeping tiger as well as a 450 pound giant. Roman, you are screwed.
The New Day appear in the back and they walk us into commercial.
We are back and Kane is on the phone and he says he has everything under control, but Miz and Sandow enter. Miz says it must be great that the Authority is back in power. He is not angry they cancelled MizTV tonight. Since Seth Rollins got his spotlight, they should get their spotlight tonight. They should get a tag title match against The Usos. Kane agrees and Miz asks for water and Sandow spills water on Kane.
Kane says that no one said life was fair so you can thank your stunt double the Triple Threat is still on.
Miz looks at Sandow and Sandow looks away.
Match Number One: Big E (with Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston) versus Adam Rose (with Tyson Kidd and Cesaro)
Big E with punches to Rose followed by an Irish whip and punches. Rose with a spinebuster and cover for a near fall. Rose with a reverse chin lock and punches. Rose with forearms to Big E. Rose with punches to Big E and he gets a near fall. Rose with a sleeper on Big E. Big E pushes Rose away and connects with clotheslines but he ducks a clothesline and hits a belly-to-belly suplex.
Big E towels off and hits the Warrior splash. Big E waits for Rose to get up and he tries for the Big Ending. Rose with an enzuigiri in the corner followed by a tornado DDT for a near fall. Rose with elbows to the head and a side head lock. Rose runs into a tilt-a-whirl for the Big Ending and the three count.
Winner: Big E
We go to commercial.
The Ascension make their way to the ring and they have something to say before their match.
Viktor says there have been plenty of so called dominant tag teams in the WWE. Just like Hawk and Animal. Konnor says they couldn’t even carry their shoulder pads. What about Warlord and Barbarian, the Powers of Pain? Konnor says their power would cause them pain.
Viktor reminds you that they are the Ascension and Konnor welcomes everyone to the Wastelands.
Match Number Two: Konnor and Viktor versus Blue Man Group
Konnor starts off and he sends his opponent to the mat after getting in a few punches. Konnor slams him over the top rope to the floor. Viktor tags in and hits a clothesline on the floor and he rolls him back into the ring. Konnor tags back in and they hit the Fall of Man for the thre count.
Winners: Konnor and Viktor
We go to the interview area where Byron Saxton is with the Usos. He asks them about their reaction to the end of Raw. Jimmy says it is clearly messed up and unfair what the Authority did. Jey says it isn’t fair for them to be in a match against two other teams. Jimmy says they are going to go out there and do what they do best. They are going to walk out there with the titles and come back with them.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Naomi is in the Goldman Box and she tells Alicia that for someone who was supposedly her friend and to be attacked, she exposed herself as a psycho. She will take a page from her husband.
Match Number Three: Alicia Fox versus Naomi
Naomi with a drop kick and then she biels Alicia by the hair and slams her head into the mat. Naomi with forearms followed by an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Naomi with a snap mare and punch. Naomi with a cross body for a near fall but Alicia with a knee to the midsection followed by a forearm.
Naomi with a monkey flip and rana but Alicia with a rollup and she uses the ropes for leverage to get the three count.
Winner: Alicia Fox
We go to footage from the WWE.com interview with Triple H. Hunter says they knew their risk and Ryback and Ziggler were the success of the match. Sting had his fifteen minutes of glory. Their heads were on the chopping block. The guy who talked them into joining them and going to bat with them turned on them and put them back on the chopping block. After they won and were free and clear, they knew the risk and they should have known that they were going to be fired. Cena got them fired. He says that Cena is a stand up guy. He says that Cena believes in Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect until it doesn’t benefit him and he will turn on your.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the Ambulance Match from Raw.
Bray Wyatt appears in the back. He says that when he first saw him, he thought he was looking back at his own deranged reflection. He thought Dean was different, but he is just like everyone else. Dean found out that you cannot turn a stone and you cannot outrun fate. Fate is a pretty girl with a sword in her hand.
Bray says that as fate closed in on Dean Ambrose, that ambulance door shut. That journey ended, but another must begin. The long winding road will lead him to a new destination. In three weeks, Bray says that he will arrive at the Royal Rumble. Twenty-nine others will join him and twenty-nine others will fall.
He tells everyone to run.
Match Number Four: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus Miz and Damien Sandow versus Goldust and Stardust for the FIP Tag Team Titles
Miz and Jey start things off and they lock up and Miz with a side head lock. Jey rolls through to get out of the hold. They lock up again and Miz with a side head lock. Miz with a shoulder tackle and Miz points to Sandow but does not tag him in. Jey with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Jey with a sunset flip for a near fall and Miz with a near fall. Miz and Jey exchange near falls and then Jey chops Miz and takes him down with a side head lock.
Jimmy tags in and he goes up top and hits a double sledge to the arm and he gets a near fall. Miz with a jaw breaker to get out of the hold and he kicks Jimmy. Miz with an Irish whip but Jimmy floats over and he punches Miz and gets a near fall. Jimmy with chops. Miz with a kick and Stardust tags himself in and he bows to Jimmy.
They lock up and Stardust with a hammer lock but Jimmy with a reversal. Stardust with an elbow and Jimmy with a drop kick for a near fall. Jimmy with a chop and Jey tags in. Jey with a running forearm into the corner and Jey with a snap mare and diving head butt for a near fall. Jimmy tags back in and they hit a double back elbow followed by a double elbow drop. Stardust backs Jimmy against the ropes and Goldust punches Jimmy and then he tags in and kicks Jimmy and follows with an uppercut. Jimmy with an Irish whip and clothesline but Goldust goes to the floor. Jimmy and Jey clothesline Stardust over the top rope. Jimmy and Jey send Miz over the top rope and then Sandow sends himself through the ropes.
Jey with a suicide dive but Stardust trips Jimmy when he goes for a suicide dive. Stardust with Falling Star onto Jey and Miz. Sandow falls to the floor and then Jimmy with a splash off the stairs. Goldust tries to interfere when Jimmy goes up top but Jimmy kicks him away. Stardust crotches Jimmy on the turnbuckles and then he gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jimmy with an enzuigiri to Stardust and Miz tags in and he sends Jimmy to the floor. Miz with a boot to Stardust for a near fall. Sandow wants the tag but Miz is not going to tag him in because Stardust with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall. Stardust with an arm drag and Sandow tags in and he hits a clothesline followed by Reality Check and a kip up. Sandow sets for a DDT but Stardust hits Sandow in the knee and he sends Sandow to the floor. Goldust tags in and he hits a clothesline on the floor.
Goldust rolls Sandow back into the ring and has him hanging over the apron and Goldust with a forearm and he gets a near fall. Goldust with a knee drop to the leg and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Sandow with a jaw breaker to escape the hold. Stardust tags in and he kicks Sandow in the corner. The referee pulls Stardust out of the corner and Goldust punches Sandow. Stardust with boots to the midsection and he hisses at something.
Goldust tags in and they make a wish with Sandow’s legs. Goldust with a reverse chin lock. Sandow with punches but Goldust with a spinebuster and he tags in Stardust. Stardust with a boot to Sandow and he kicks Sandow and then hits Beautiful Disaster on Miz and knocks him off the apron. Sandow with a back body drop and Miz is not on the apron to make the tag.
Goldust is sent to the floor and Jey tags in and he clotheslines Stardust and connects with a back heel kick. Jey with a Samoan drop and then he misses the running butt splash when Goldust pulls Stardust out of the corner. Goldust with a rollup for a near fall. Goldust drops down form an uppercut. Jey holds on to the ropes and Jimmy tags in and they hit a double super kick on Goldust. Miz breaks up the cover and Jey with a super kick to Miz.
Sandow with the Skull Crushing Finale to Jey while Goldust hits the Final Cut on Sandow. Jimmy counters the Final Cut and gets a near fall with an inside cradle. Goldust with a chop and Goldust accidentally gets sent over the top rope when Stardust holds it down. Jimmy with a plancha onto Stardust and then Jimmy goes up top and hits a Superfly splash for the three count.
Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
We go to commercial.
We are back and Wade Barrett says that he has some Good News because he is your new Intercontinental Champion. Just to show that there are no hard feelings Dolph, he wants Dolph to come out here right now because he is in a generous mood. He wants Dolph to have the rematch that he so richly deserves. He remembers that Dolph cannot come out because he was fired. Hard luck Dolph, but moving on rapidly, he has more good news. Wade says that he is officially in the Royal Rumble match, and then he will become the new WWE World Champion.
Match Number Five Wade Barrett versus Sin Cara in a Non Title Match
Barrett with a boot to the head and he punches Cara and gets a near fall. Barrett sends Cara into the turnbuckles and he puts Cara on the turnbuckles and connects with a series of forearms to the back and he connects with a knee to the midsection and he gets a near fall. Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Cara with punches but Barrett with an elbow to the back of the head. Cara with a kick and he blocks a punch and hits a springboard head butt and clothesline. Cara with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Barrett with a Blackpool Slam for a near fall.
Barrett sets for Wasteland but Cara counters with a rollup for a near fall. Barrett sends Cara over the top rope but Cara lands on the apron. Cara with an enzuigiri and then he goes up top for a senton and he gets the three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
After the match, Sin Cara celebrates his victory, but Wade Barrett attacks Cara from behind and he connects with a forearm to the back on the ramp. Barrett sends Cara back into the ring and he sets for the Bullhammer and he connects.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the fired wrestler’s final comments in WWE.
We see a John Cena video package.
We are told that Daniel Bryan returns to action nxt week on Smackdown.
Match Number Six: Roman Reigns and a potential Tag Team Partner versus Seth Rollins and Big Show (with Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble, and Kane)
Before the match starts, Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring to be Roman’s tag team partner.
Dean goes after Rollins while Reigns goes after Show. Show goes to the floor and Rollins gets to the floor as well.
We go to commercial.
The match officially starts with Rollins and Ambrose. Ambrose with punches and a cross body followed by punches. Ambrose sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and runs his forearm across the bridge of the nose and follows with a punch and snap mare. Ambrose with a snap elbow drop and he tags in Reigns. Reigns sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and he connects with a clothesline. Rollins with an Irish whip but Reigns with a clothesline out of the corner.
Reigns with a cravate and knees to Rollins before he tags Ambrose back in. Reigns with an uppercut and Ambrose with a drop kick. Show has something to say to Ambrose but Ambrose tries for a suplex. Rollins gets to his feet. Ambrose with a waist lock and a knee followed by punches. Show pulls Rollins to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Show picks up Ambrose in the corner and chops him. Show picks up Ambrose by the leg and he kicks Ambrose in the thigh and knee. Rollins tags back in and he comes off the turnbuckles with a boot to the injured knee. Rollins mocks Reigns by holding out his hand before stomping on the hand. Rollins with an elbow drop to the injured leg.
Rollins slaps Ambrose in the head but Ambrose pops to his feet with a thumb to the eyes. Rollins clips Ambrose and then he drops down on the injured knee and then he wrings the leg and drops a series of elbows to the leg. Rollins punches Ambrose and then he sends Ambrose to the floor in front of Mercury and Noble. They send Ambrose into the ringside barrier.
Rollins sends Ambrose back into the ring and he holds him over the edge of the apron. Rollins with forearms and then he kicks Ambrose in the head. Rollins gets another near fall. Show tags in and he punches Ambrose while Rollins holds him. Ambrose with punches but Show with a knee and chop across the chest. Show with another shot to the injured knee.
Show pushes Dean to the mat and he tells him to stay down. Ambrose with punches but Show grabs Ambrose by the throat. Ambrose gets away from Show and then Show runs into a boot from Ambrose and Ambrose with a tornado DDT. Ambrose makes the tag to Reigns and he punches Rollins and hits a flying clothesline and tilt-a-whirl power slam. Reigns sets for the Superman punch but he sees Kane get on the apron so he swings at him but misses. Kane gets back on the apron and Reigns sends Rollins into Show. Reigns with a Superman punch to Rollins and then he hits one on Mercury and Noble. Show grabs Reigns and he hits a choke slam.
Ambrose with a missile drop kick to Show and then Ambrose goes up top gingerly and he hits an elbow onto everyone on the floor. Rollins and Reigns are in the ring and Rollins misses Black Out but Reigns does not miss with the Spear and he gets the three count.
Winners: Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose
We go to credits.