WWE Smackdown LIVE took place from the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washingon. Here’s all the action that went down ahead of the upcoming Elimination Chamber event.
Becky Lynch slapped Triple H during a volatile confrontation
Is Becky Lynch in fighting shape for Wrestlemania? If she isn’t Charlotte Flair is more than up to the task to replace the queen in her bout against Ronda Rousey, as the Queen made her declaration at the start of Smackdown LIVE. Appearing in the WWE Universe, a fiery Lynch was ready to scrap, but several WWE officials and the arrival of Triple H saw Flair dismissed from the ring.
Triple H’s concerns seemed genuine, but a heated confrontation eventually saw Lynch slap The Game in the face, as The Man’s self-destructive tendencies flared up once again.
Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura def. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
An unlikely alliance, but that was cemented last night as Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamu buried the hatchet and the team of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
Randy Orton def. Mustafa Ali
Mustafa Ali may be one of Smackdown LIVE’s brightest new talents, but even the high-flyer wasn’t immune to an age-old lesson: No matter where you are in the ring, an RKO will come from out of nowhere to find you. The match over, Samoa Joe rocked up to sideline both men, locking a Coquina Clutch onto Orton and booting Ali out of the ring.
“The New” Daniel Bryan rallied against his placement in the Elimination Chamber Match
After crossing paths with Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan had plenty to say about his upcoming title defense at Elimination Chamber and how the WWE’s higher authorities viewed the eco-friendly warrior not as the planet’s champion but as a threat to the organisation.
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville def. Naomi and Carmella and The IIconics
Mandy Rose an Sonya Deville may not be on friendly terms but as of late, but they were still able to lock in some solid teamwork as the IIconics felt the sting of their combined offense.
Jeff Hardy def. “The New” Daniel Bryan via disqualification
Last night would have been Jeff Hardy’s night, were it not for one crucial factor outside of the ring: Daniel Bryan’s enforcer Rowan, who yanked Hardy out of the ring just before he could capitalise on a Twist of Fate and Swanton Bomb combo, slamming him into the steel steps. Disqualified but not done with Hardy, Bryan’s LeBell lock on the charismatic enigma was interrupted by Samoa Joe’s arrival on the scene, as well as the rest of the entrants in the Elimination Chamber main event as Smackdown LIVE ended on a note of anarchy.
Last Updated: February 6, 2019