SmackDown results, Jan. 13, 2023: The Bloodline meddled in fight between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
On a shocking edition of SmackDown, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens fought to a no-contest after The Bloodline interfered, perhaps offering insight their relationship with Zayn. Plus, Gunther retained the Intercontinental Title over Braun Strowman, Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez battled in a Royal Rumble momentum match, Charlotte Flair and Sonya Deville got into a brawl and so much more.
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SmackDown results, Jan. 13, 2023
Gunther def. Braun Strowman to retain the Intercontinental Championship
The Ring General and The Monster of All Monsters absolutely pummeled each other. Fitting that this title match was occurring in Title Town as the two showed the grit necessary to come out as champion. Wearing special boots designed with the help of the Green Bay Packers, Strowman put said boots to Gunther, using them to derail the Intercontinental Champion and send him over the announce table.
Even though they were sent to the backstage area by Gunther before the match, the rest of Imperium emerged, forcing Strowman to fend them off before delivering a menacing powerslam to Gunther that could only garner a two-count.
Gunther continued the match with a plan, targeting Strowman’s injured shoulder, but Strowman kept fighting back.
Gunther just barely edged Strowman to retain his Intercontinental Title after hitting a monstrous Powerbomb on The Monster of All Monsters.
Rey Mysterio fought back against Karrion Kross
Tegan Nox def. Xia Li
After costing Tegan Nox a chance to win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Title a few weeks ago, Xia Li battled Nox. Nox was out for payback and showed Li no mercy, taking out Li with the Shiniest Wizard.
Bray Wyatt vowed to dim the lights of LA Knight
Raquel Rodriguez def. Liv Morgan
After slapping her earlier in the evening, Liv Morgan got her wish and took on Raquel Rodriguez looking for a huge win heading into the Royal Rumble event.
Both women tried throwing each other over the top rope, with Rodriguez tossing Morgan first.
Morgan continued to tap into her more extreme side, setting up Rodriguez on a table to try and drive her through it, but Rodriguez moved out of the way. This led to Rodriguez snapping, hitting Morgan with the Tejana Bomb and gaining the momentous win.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens fought to a no-contest
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens rekindled their legendary rivalry with more intensity than ever, as The Master Strategist looked to prove he could handle The Prizefighter by himself.
The two battled each other for nearly 20 minutes, pulling every move out of their respective playbooks with Zayn hitting Blue Thunder Bombs and Owens landing swanton bombs aplenty.
A huge suplex from KO to The Honorary Uce from the top rope nearly splintered Zayn in two and left both combatants on the ground.
Just as Zayn was about to deliver a Helluva Kick to KO, The Bloodline erupted on the scene, causing a no-contest between the two fierce rivals and shocking Zayn into disbelief. The Bloodline put the boots to The Prizefighter with Solo Sikoa delivering a humongous splash onto KO through an announce table.