SmackDown Live: January 9th, 2018 [Live Discussion]

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    United States: LIVE, Tuesday Night, January 9, at 8/7c on the USA Network
    United Kingdom: Wednesday Morning, January 10, at 12AM on Sky Sports 5 HD

    Legacy Arena
    Birmingham, AL

    SmackDown LIVE preview, Jan. 9, 2018: Is Styles ready for two challengers at the Royal Rumble?
    A controversial ending to the match between WWE Champion AJ Styles and Sami Zayn saw Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan get involved, and allowed Zayn to sneak away with a victory. When a frustrated Phenomenal One declared that he might as well face the two friends in a Handicap Match, Bryan liked the sound of that, so he made that exact match for the Royal Rumble event on the spot! How will Styles react to this unexpected decision? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network.

    How will AJ Styles react to his Handicap Match at WWE Royal Rumble?
    Last Tuesday, after losing to Sami Zayn in controversial fashion during a battle that saw Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan get involved, a frustrated AJ Styles lashed out, saying he may as well face Owens & Zayn in a Handicap Match.

    Bryan, whose leadership has been called into question in recent weeks, took the WWE Champion literally, making a Handicap Match for the title on the spot for the Royal Rumble event on Jan. 28. The Phenomenal One seemed less than thrilled with the decision. How will Styles react to this predicament tonight on SmackDown LIVE?

    Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley clash in final U.S. Title Tournament First Round Match
    The first round of the United States Championship Tournament comes to a close this week on SmackDown LIVE, as Zack Ryder clashes with Mojo Rawley in the final opening round showdown.

    There’s no love lost between the former Hype Bros, after Rawley unceremoniously turned his back on Ryder and defeated him at WWE Clash of Champions. Long Island Iced Z wants to reclaim the star-spangled title and get payback on his former friend, while Rawley is looking to prove a point to Ryder, which he clearly stated in an intense video posted on Twitter Sunday night:

    Who will move one step closer to the United States Championship?

    Becky Lynch returns to action against Ruby Riott
    Becky Lynch hasn’t forgotten what The Riott Squad did to her during their first night on SmackDown LIVE. A vicious attack by Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan put The Irish Lass-Kicker on the shelf for over a month. However, Becky’s back, and she’s out for retribution.

    She’ll get her first crack at The Riott Squad on Tuesday night, when she battles Riott in one-on-one action. Lynch won’t be alone, though – she’ll have SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and Naomi in her corner to counteract any meddling Morgan & Logan might be considering.

    Will Becky Lynch get the payback she’s looking for, or will The Riott Squad continue to cause mayhem as the historic Women’s Royal Rumble Match draws near?

    Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable demand justice
    Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable thought they had defeated The Usos and won the SmackDown Tag Team Titles last week. The referee counted three as Gable pinned Jimmy Uso, setting off a celebration. However, the official soon realized that neither Gable nor Jimmy were the legal Superstars in the battle, rendering his decision null and void, and he ordered the match to restart. The Usos stayed focused after the restart and walked out victorious with their titles in hand.

    However, Gable & Benjamin are not going away quietly following the controversial ending. has learned that the two are “demanding justice” after last week’s battle. What exactly do the two mat wrestling masters have in mind?

    The Ascension battle The Bludgeon Brothers
    After saving their best friends from another bludgeoning at the hands of Harper & Rowan, The Ascension will get a crack at The Bludgeon Brothers this week on SmackDown LIVE.

    Konnor & Viktor inadvertently fed their best friends, Tyler Breeze & Fandango, to the wolves over the past few weeks, volunteering them for rematches against the hammer-wielding monsters. After being saved from a beatdown by The Ascension, The Fashion Police showed Konnor & Viktor a great deal of gratitude, but said it was time for The Bludgeon Brothers to face someone their own size. With that, Breeze & Fandango went to Daniel Bryan and got The Ascension a match with Harper & Rowan this week.

    Will the bludgeoning continue, or will Harper & Rowan go on a one-way trip to The Wasteland? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!​
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  3. Whaaat? :emoji_stuck_out_tongue:. Lol
  4. Have fun with the show. Ttyl
  5. Gosh, she's dirty for that smh lol
  6. ..... Pfft!
  7. I saw that... :notsure:
  8. Haze if you are not watching Smackdown tonight, take this to the general chat. You know the rules. If you keep it going when the show starts you will get kicked and slapped with a warning.
  9. anything big said to be happening tonight?
  10. Armageddon