Welcome one and all to All Wrestling News’ SmackDown Live coverage! This is the final episode of SmackDown Live before the Royal Rumble, so we can expect the domino’s to start falling.
Tonight’s show is being centred around the brother v brother fight between Randy Orton and Luke Harper. Bray Wyatt created the match last week in order to settle the differences between the two, who’ve been at each others throats for weeks. Harper doesn’t trust Randy, who consistently provides reasons not to trust him.
— WWE (@WWE) 24 January 2017
All three men will be in the Royal Rumble match this Sunday, so if this match tonight doesn’t sort out the differences, it seems like Bray’s followers could prove to be his downfall in the Rumble match itself.
John Cena goaded The Miz into taking on AJ Styles last week, then proceeded to hit AJ with an Attitude Adjustment. These two are going to have, probably, the match of the night at the Royal Rumble. It will be interesting to see who stands tall on tonight’s broadcast, giving them momentum heading into Sunday.
Becky Lynch lost her Women’s Championship steel cage match last week, largely due to the interference of La Luchadora, who turned out to be none other than Mickie James! The crowd reacted poorly to the return of the iconic women’s competitor but that doesn’t change the impact that she will have on the women’s division. Surely Becky will have a lot to say on tonight’s show, or maybe she will just call out the former Champion.
There’s plenty more to keep your eyes on for tonight’s SmackDown, including Natalya and Nikki Bella, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, American Alpha, and more. The final SmackDown Live before the Royal Rumble has to pull out the big guns to beat last night’s Raw, so let’s see what the blue brand has in store for us! Be sure to follow us on Twitter, follow me on Twitter, and enjoy the show!