SmackDown results: Jan. 26, 2024
Randy Orton, LA Knight and AJ Styles confronted each other before Royal Rumble
Santos Escobar def. Carlito
Following months of tumultuous blindsides and sneak attacks, Carlito and Santos Escobar finally squared off one-on-one.
Former Legado del Fantasma member Elektra Lopez shockingly made her debut, attacking Zelina Vega and distracting Carlito.
This allowed Escobar to take advantage, rolling up Carlito for the win.
The Kabuki Warriors def. Katana Chance & Kayden Carter to win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles
Dialing the clock back to 2019, The Kabuki Warriors are once again your new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Chance and Carter threw caution to the wind in their defense but were unable to vanquish Asuka and Kairi Sane.
Chance and Carter nearly had the victory following a Keg Stand, but Sane kept the match alive at the last second.
With an Assisted Insane Elbow, The Kabuki Warriors became WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions for the second time.
The Final Testament laid out Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits
Austin Theory def. Carmelo Hayes
Continuing his journey on the blue brand as an NXT Superstar, Carmelo Hayes once again faced off with Austin Theory.
Hayes had his back against the wall for most of the match, with Grayson Waller repeatedly getting involved.
Theory got the win by holding onto Hayes' tights. After the match, Trick Williams saved Carmelo Hayes from a beatdown, much to the Miami WWE Universe's delight.
LA Knight def. Solo Sikoa via disqualification
The Megastar’s gameplan for dealing with The Bloodline’s "Tribal Heir"? Attack Solo Sikoa’s hand to the point where he can no longer use the dreaded Samoan Spike on Knight’s throat. This gameplan largely worked, but The Megastar didn’t plan for the appearance of AJ Styles.
Jilted after being looked over, Styles attacked Knight with the Phenomenal Forearm, gifting The Megastar a win by disqualification.
LA Knight stood tall over Randy Orton and AJ Styles