SmackDown results Jan. 5, 2024: Roman Reigns sees his plan backfire after assaulting Styles, Knight and Orton during Triple Threat Match
On a special New Year’s Revolution SmackDown, The Bloodline beat down Randy Orton, LA Knight and AJ Styles, thinking they had solved all their problems. However, Nick Aldis informed Paul Heyman that Reigns would face all three men in a Fatal 4-Way Match at Royal Rumble! Plus, IYO SKY retained her WWE Women’s Title against Michin, Kevin Owens won the U.S. Title Tournament and so much more!
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SmackDown results: Jan. 5, 2024
The LWO brawled with Angel and Humberto
Kevin Owens def. Santos Escobar to win the U.S. Title Tournament
After weeks of hard-fought battles, the United States Title Tournament came down to Kevin Owens and Santos Escobar. After The LWO took out Angel and Humberto, KO capitalized by hitting Escobar with a cannonball and a swanton bomb, nearly coming away with the quick victory.
Escobar was able to fight back, however, dialing in on Owens’ broken hand, which was still in a cast.
Battling in front of U.S. Champion Logan Paul, the two competitors left it all on the line. After a seesaw match, KO earned the win with a Pop-up Powerbomb and a Stunner.
Kevin Owens knocked out Logan Paul
The returning AOP and Karrion Kross took out Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits
IYO SKY def. Michin to retain the WWE Women’s Title
A spirited Michin looked to carve her name into the history books, but WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY staved off Michin’s moxie in a huge title-retaining win.
Michin nearly came away with the win after a huge Styles Clash from the second rope, but SKY was somehow able to reach the bottom rope.
SKY hit an Over the Moonsault to retain her title after Michin flew through the middle ropes and crash-landed on the mat.
Tyler Bate & Butch def. Pretty Deadly
Needing to find a partner, Butch looked to his British Strong Style brother Tyler Bate as the two emerged victorious against Pretty Deadly.
The NXT Superstar looked great in his debut on the blue brand, hitting a scintillating standing shooting star press before giving Kit Wilson a dizzying Airplane Spin.
Butch and Bate earned the win after a double Tyler Driver ‘97.
Roman Reigns ensured Randy Orton vs. LA Knight vs. AJ Styles ended in controversy
In a huge Triple Threat Match to earn the right to challenge Roman Reigns at Royal Rumble, AJ Styles, Randy Orton and LA Knight fought in a frenetic back-and-forth battle.
Knight hit the BFT on Orton, but Styles stopped the referee from making the three-count, keeping the match alive.
Unfortunately for all three men, no victor was established as The Tribal Chief and The Bloodline took matters into their own hands. The Bloodline beat down all three men in the middle of the match, hoping to ensure that no one would face The Head of the Table at Royal Rumble.
Nick Aldis informed Paul Heyman that Roman Reigns would defend his title against Randy Orton, LA Knight and AJ Styles in a Fatal 4-Way Match at Royal Rumble