SmackDown LIVE preview, Jan. 9, 2018: Is Styles ready for two challengers at the Royal Rumble?
A controversial ending to the match between WWE Champion AJ Styles and Sami Zayn saw Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan get involved, and allowed Zayn to sneak away with a victory. When a frustrated Phenomenal One declared that he might as well face the two friends in a Handicap Match, Bryan liked the sound of that, so he made that exact match for the Royal Rumble event on the spot! How will Styles react to this unexpected decision? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network.
How will AJ Styles react to his Handicap Match at WWE Royal Rumble?
Last Tuesday, after FIVE YEARSing to Sami Zayn in controversial fashion during a battle that saw Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan get involved, a frustrated AJ Styles lashed out, saying he may as well face Owens & Zayn in a Handicap Match.
Bryan, whose leadership has been called into question in recent weeks, took the WWE Champion literally, making a Handicap Match for the title on the spot for the Royal Rumble event on Jan. 28. The Phenomenal One seemed less than thrilled with the decision. How will Styles react to this predicament tonight on SmackDown LIVE?
>Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley clash in final U.S. Title Tournament First Round Match
The first round of the United States Championship Tournament comes to a close this week on SmackDown LIVE, as Zack Ryder clashes with Mojo Rawley in the final opening round showdown.
There’s no love lost between the former Hype Bros, after Rawley unceremoniously turned his back on Ryder and defeated him at WWE Clash of Champions. Long Island Iced Z wants to reclaim the star-spangled title and get payback on his former friend, while Rawley is looking to prove a point to Ryder, which he clearly stated in an intense video posted on Twitter Sunday night:
Mojo Rawley✔ @MojoRawleyWWE
Did you find your Killer Instinct yet @ZackRyder?
See you Tuesday, Partner.
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