SmackDown results, Jan. 20, 2023: Kevin Owens delivers a surprise attack on Roman Reigns and The Bloodline
Eight days before the Royal Rumble event, Kevin Owens surprised Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and The Bloodline with an all-out onslaught during their Contract Signing. Plus, Legado del Fantasma, Imperium, Hit Row and Drew McIntyre & Sheamus all advanced to the semifinals in the SmackDown Tag Team Title Contenders Tournament and so much more.
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SmackDown results, Jan. 20, 2023
Drew McIntyre & Sheamus def. The Viking Raiders to advance in the SmackDown Tag Team Title Contenders Tournament
SmackDown was truly Fight Night when it kicked off with Drew McIntyre & Sheamus conquering The Viking Raiders with an earth-shattering Claymore Kick/Brogue Kick combination on their two opponents to advance to the second round of the SmackDown Tag Team Title Contenders Tournament.
LA Knight gave Bray Wyatt a Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match preview against local competitor Brent Jones
Poised to go head-to-head with Bray Wyatt in the Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match, LA Knight opted to show him what he was in for and easily defeated local competitor Brent Jones with the BFT.
Bray Wyatt returned to the Firefly Fun House with a message for LA Knight
Hit Row def. Los Lotharios to advance in the SmackDown Tag Team Title Contenders Tournament
In the second matchup of the SmackDown Tag Team Title Contenders Tournament, B-Fab interfered and paved the way for Ashante "Thee" Adonis to roll up Humberto and give Hit Row the victory over Los Lotharios. As a result, Hit Row will face the triumphant Sheamus & Drew McIntyre in the semifinals.
Sonya Deville attacked a distracted Charlotte Flair after being denied another title match
Imperium def. The Brawling Brutes to advance in the SmackDown Tag Team Title Contenders Tournament
After Butch suffered a massive suplex onto the unforgiving ringside floor in the final moments of the third SmackDown Tag Team Title Contenders Tournament Match, Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci combined to hit Ridge Holland with the Imperium Bomb to pick up the high-stakes victory.
Legado del Fantasma def. Maximum Male Models to advance in the SmackDown Tag Team Title Contenders Tournament
In the final SmackDown Tag Team Title Contenders Tournament Match of the night, Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro used Lucha tag team precision to take down Maximum Male Models’ ma.çé & mån.sôör. With the victory, the tandem earned the right to face Imperium in the semifinals next week.
Kevin Owens delivered a surprise attack on Roman Reigns and The Bloodline during the Undisputed WWE Universal Title Contract Signing
As Roman Reigns sat in the ring for the Contract Signing, Kevin Owens suddenly emerged and ambushed The Bloodline. After taking out Solo Sikoa at ringside, he hit the Stunner on The Head of the Table. Owens then decimated the emerging Usos before powerbombing Reigns through the table. He then finally signed the contract for his title match before taking his leave into the crowd.
"The Honorary Uce" Sami Zayn was late to the party and only arrived in the ring after the fireworks had ended.