The Scrap has results for this week’s episode of WWE SmackDown.
Becky Lynch steps out of a SUV and fans start chanting her name. Kayla Braxton approaches and asks if Becky is truly ready for SmackDown Women’s Champion, Asuka. Becky heads to the ring to answer. On her way, we see Heavy Machinery’s Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic mixing things up in a blender, with The New Day. Becky approaches and Otis gives her the pitcher of the nasty shake. Becky takes a sip and says it’s a little weak.
Out in the ring, Becky talks about getting the opportunity to take back her title from Asuka at the Royal Rumble. She goes on and says everyone in the locker room is trying to be a badass now because of how she broke through. Asuka eventually interrupts. She says after the Rumble, Becky won’t be in Charlotte Flair’s shadow anymore, but will be in hers. The IIconics then make their way out, interrupting. After promising to become the first-ever Women’s Tag Team Champions and win the Royal Rumble, Royce ends up getting into a matchup with Becky, while Asuka watches.
Becky Lynch def. Peyton Royce.
After the match, Asuka hopped into the ring and challenged Billie Kay to a match. Kay tried to leave the ringside, but Asuka grabbed her by the hair and tossed her into the ring.
Asuka def. Billie Kay.
Asuka and Becky face off in the ring until the music hits and out comes AJ Styles. He calls out Daniel Bryan while tossing t-shirts to fans. Styles makes his way up the stairs through the crowd. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and AJ Styles is near the concessions area with a bunch of fans. He says WWE Champion Daniel Bryan claimed fans were unhealthy and unhappy but they look happy to him. Bryan suddenly attacks AJ. They brawl and AJ puts Bryan through a table.
The camera then cuts to The Usos backstage. Jimmy Uso is delivered a gift, and his brother reads the note. It’s signed by Mandy Rose, not Naomi. A hotel key card is included.
We see Samoa Joe backstage walking and EC3 posing in a mirror to the side. Joe keeps walking and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and we see shots from the recent WWE HQ visit by R-Truth and Carmella.
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Zelina Vega and Andrade “Cien” Almas. Kayla mentions his match with Rey Mysterio being the main event. Almas says Rey used to be idol but he showed Rey last week that times change and he’s the future. Vega goes on about how it’s 2019 and Almas is the future, and that he will defeat Rey tonight, win the Royal Rumble, and then the WWE Title at WrestleMania.
Samoa Joe vs Mustafa Ali never officially starts after Joe attacks Ali from behind during his entrance before the bell rings. Joe destroys Ali.
Sonya Deville is backstage with Mandy Rose. Deville asks Rose if she really wants to go through with his hotel thing, saying it’s scandalous. Rose really doesn’t like Naomi, so yes she does want to go through with it.
We see Rey Mysterio walking backstage. He stops and sees a crazy looking Nikki Cross behind a fence, shaking it and saying she will play with Rey. Rey shakes his head and keeps walking. Back to commercial.
Kayla Braxton is with Joe now. Joe says he just made a statement and a declaration to win the Royal Rumble match.
Andrade Cien Almas def. Rey Mysterio.
Camera cuts to Jimmy in a hotel. He pulls Mandy’s hotel room keycard out and hesitates. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Jimmy Uso enters Mandy Rose’s hotel room. Rose takes off her robe and reveals lingerie. Uso says he can’t do this but she says they can. A man jumps out and takes photos of Uso standing with Rose. He runs off and Rose puts her robe back on, giving Uso an attitude. Uso leaves and enter Naomi who brawls with Mandy.
Jimmy comes in and helps Naomi up.
We go to the ring and out comes The Miz for his “Bestie Birthday Bash” for Shane McMahon, who turns 49 today. We see birthday decorations set up around the ring. Back to commercial.
Miz gifts Shane with a pair of Jordan 33s and shows a video package of Shane’s highlights. Shane says he has always dreamed of being a tag team champion. Shane is proud to walk into the Royal Rumble with Miz as his partner. Miz and the crowd sing Happy Birthday to Shane. The Bar interrupts. Sheamus and Cesaro mock Miz and Shane.
The Miz w/ Shane McMahon def. Sheamus w/ Cesaro.
After the match, Sheamus attacks Miz. Shane makes the save.