Published On: Wed, Jan 30th, 2019

WWE Smackdown Live Results and Review January 29 2019 : Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams

WWE Smackdown Live is from Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona following the Royal Rumble. Women’s Royal Rumble Winner Becky Lynch will appear, and R-Truth will challenge Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States Championship. The Miz and Shane McMahon with have The Best Tag Team Champions Celebration after winning the Smackdown Tag Team Championships at Royal Rumble.


Show Opener with Becky Lynch In Ring


United States Championship Match
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. R-Truth with Carmella

R-Truth wins by Pinfall with a Small Package to become the new United States Champion.


United States Championship Match
R-Truth (c) with Carmella vs. Rusev with Lana

R-Truth wins by Pinfall with a Roll Up to retain the United States Championship. Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev work together attacking R-Truth after the match.


Becky Lynch Backstage Leaving the Arena


R-Truth Backstage


Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe

The promoted match never begins. Zelina Vega comes to the stage with a microphone and distracts Rey Mysterio, then Andrade attacks Mysterio from behind.


Rusev Backstage


The Best Tag Team Champions Celebration


Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville Backstage


Four Way Elimination Tag Team Match for Championship Match at Elimination Chamber

The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) vs. The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston with Xavier Woods) vs. The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) vs. Heavy Machinery (Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic)

The Usos Win
Tucker Knight eliminates The New Day by Pinfall over Kofi Kingston, Sheamus eliminates Heavy Machinery by Pinfall over Tucker Knight after the Braugh Kick, Jey Uso eliminates The Bar by Pinfall over Sheamus after the Flying Splash.


Daniel Bryan Changes the Climate

Daniel Bryan reveals new WWE Championship belt. Triple H announces AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy, Mustafa Ali, Samoa Joe, and Daniel Bryan in the Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship.



  • The story with The Miz and his father is just too hokey and hard to believe. It’s almost as though he was never WWE Champion or Tag Team Champion before.
  • The Mandy Rose story is really going on longer than it needs to, and is getting into hard to believe territory as well.


  • Becky Lynch is electrifying and once again stole the show.
  • R-Truth vs. Shinsuke Nakamura was a fantastic ending. The progression directly into the match with Rusev was great, and giving R-Truth a title reign while he’s hot is a great idea.

The Smackdown following Royal Rumble brought more new stories than RAW the previous night. Heavy Machinery had an excellent showing in their match, while all of the NXT callups were absent the night before. R-Truth coming into the United States Championship picture out of nowhere to win and defend the title was a pleasant surprise. And Daniel Bryan unveiled his new WWE Championship belt made of hemp, wood, and turquoise. But the more things change, the mosre they stay the same. Charlotte Flair is still attached to Becky Lynch, and will probably find her way into Becky’s match at Wrestlemania. The same three teams (The Usos, The New Day, and The Bar) remain in the spotlight in the Tag Team Division. The WWE Championship hunt suddenly became crowded for Elimination Chamber, but is still feels like AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan are all that matter. This seemed like a heavy handed way to deal with the short time frame to set the pieces for Elimination Chamber. But the show was good and the matches were consistent with what the top talent in the industry should deliver.

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