Maria hit an X-Factor on Moon. Normally the working injury knee is the left knee. Flair sent Li to the apron and eliminated her with a boot to the head. Let the speculation of Lynch being in the women's Royal Rumble begin, but for now, Asuka picked up a signature win, to say the least. Jax tossed Natalya out, so Phillips noted Natalya was in the match for 55:58 as the Ironwoman in this match.
Asuka avoided a Lynch strike and hit a spin kick to the head. That has to be due with people knowing she's leaving after WrestleMania. Naomi went right after Rose with a jawbreaker. In the climax, Bálor performed the on Lesnar for a near-fall. Rusev never really got angry at any of it.
Here are the Kickoff Show results: Chad Gable and Bobby Roode defeated Scott Dawson and Rezar. Asuka put the Asuka Lock on Lynch using the ropes, but she had to break at a five count. Alicia Fox is 18 and there were seven women in the match. Seth Rollins celebrated his Royal Rumble match victory. On the following episode of SmackDown, Gable and Benjamin defeated The Usos in a non-title match, and they were awarded with a championship match on the first SmackDown of 2018, where they defeated The Usos to initially win the titles after pinning Jimmy Uso; however, Jimmy was not the legal man, and thus the match was restarted and The Usos retained their championship. She matched up with Natalya to start off the match and it was Natalya who recorded the first elimination of the night when the fourth entrant, Liv Morgan, entered the ring and was tossed over the top rope in mere seconds.
On the December 25, 2018 episode of SmackDown, defeated to win the. Peyton Royce is 9 to join her buddy Billie Kay and Rosey hit a senton slam onto Cross to save Kay. Cross hit forearms on the women in the ring and she nearly tossed Evans, but she held on. Li was on fire with kicks for everybody including an impressive spin kick on Evans. Lynch slowly walked onto the steps right in front of Jax, so Jax shoved Lynch down and Lynch was favoring her left knee.
Winner, and new United States Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura Buddy Murphy vs. Rusev came up from behind to attack Nakamura, who moved, accidentally knocking Lana off the ring apron. Asuka was able to sink into the Asuka lock, but then turned it into a dis-arm-her. The fans cheered, but they were also tired and likely were ready to go home after such a long night. Becky Lynch SmackDown Tag Team Championship — The Bar c vs.
Shane went up top while Miz held Cesaro and Shane was about to jump, but Sheamus attacked Miz, so Shane jumped off the top with a clothesline on Sheamus. Flair and Evans got into a staredown, Maria asked them to pay attention to her and Maria hit a bulldog on Flair and Evans at the same time. When they were about to sing, Elias attacked Jarrett from behind. Ambrose nearly eliminated Kingston, but Kingston managed to keep his second foot from hitting the floor. Nothing meant to drive the crowd into a frenzy, but fine. My contact info is below.
Jax attacked Lana in the aisle, which was really cheap, so it got good heat from the crowd. The psychology and transitions by Nakamura and Rusev was well done like the rollover by Nakamura into an armbar followed by triangle choke by the Japanese star into a jackhammer suplex by Rusev. It's an important show for someone to make a name for themselves and build momentum that can carry them into WrestleMania season and beyond. This was a freakin' hot match. This was a really fun match. Some were used better than others Kacy Kingston! Asuka and Lynch flew all over the ring, used every part of the ring to batter each other back and forth, and each struggled to get a definitive edge until the match started to peak. Shocked McMahon didn't hit the elbow through the announcers table.
Moon with a headscissors on Royce. Styles ducked and instead hit the official. James was sent to the apron and Tamina kicked her to eliminate her because James went over to the top. McIntyre entered the ring the Claymore Kick for Rollins and Claymore Kick for Ambrose. On the January 15 episode, Rusev was scheduled to defend the title against Nakamura on the Royal Rumble pre-show.
Lesnar sold like a million bucks. Evans worked over Natalya by the turnbuckle and Natalya hit headscissors followed by a clothesline. After the match, Kane was taken to a local hospital. Jarrett, Angle, Kofi's various saves, Pete effin' Dunne, No Way Jose's record elimination, Curt Hawkins actually getting an elimination, Gargano eliminating Jinder, Black kicking out Ambrose, Ali dumping out Joe. After a back-and-forth exchange, Asuka eliminated Nikki to win the match and earn a women's championship match at WrestleMania 34. Rowan came into the ring, grabbed Styles's face and chokeslammed Styles.