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WWE SmackDown Results, January 2nd, 2018, Live updates and commentary, SmackDown ends with huge WWE title match announced

The first SmackDown of 2018.
Updated: 03 January 2018 08:32 IST - Published: 03 January 2018 08:22 IST
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Results:
The Usos def. Gable and Jordan
Bludgeon Brothers vs Breezango - No result
Xavier Woods def. Aiden English
Sami Zayn def. AJ Styles
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AJ is done with this, He takes the mic and asks for a handicap match against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Daniel Bryan books a handicap match for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble - AJ vs Kevin and Sami.
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Zayn dodges a Phenomenal Forearm and the referee gets knocked out of the ring. Styles rolls up Zayn as Owens blocks the referee from getting back into the ring. Shane throws a strike at Owens as the referee ejects him. Bryan takes to the mic and asks Shane to leave too.

Owens distracts Styles in the corner and Zayn hits AJ with the Helluva kick to pick up the win. A big win for Sami Zayn thanks to the assist from KO.

Sami Zayn def. AJ Styles
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AJ has a Calf Crusher locked in. Sami somehow makes his way to the bottom rope.
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Smi responds with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a nearfall of his own.
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AJ followed it up with a pumphandle gutbuster. He now has Sami up on his shoulder and hits an Ushi Goroshi for a nearfall. Inexplicably, Byron Saxton called that a neckbreaker.
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Zayn has AJ in headlock but the champion breaks free and drop Zayn with a clothesline. Both men are down as Owens tried to help Sami rally back to his feet.
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AJ Styles vs Sami Zayn (w/Kevin Owens)

AJ Styles and Sami Zayn start off back and forth. Just a reminder, Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon are at ringside. Zayn takes control as we head into commercial.
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It's main event time now as WWE Champion AJ Styles is making his way down to the ring.
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Baron Corbin has officially announced that he will take part in the Royal Rumble match.
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Ruby Riott cuts a promo about the Riott Squad but gets interrupted by Charlotte. Charlotte says she believes in the power of dreams before being joined by Naomi. Charlotte then announced the return of Becky Lynch and Charlotte, Becky and Naomi clear house.
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Tamina heads to the top rope but Liv Morgan dislodges her. Sarah Logan then hits her unique cartwheel knee drop for the win.

The Riott Squad def. Natalya, Carmella and Tamina
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We're back from the break and Sarah Logan is the legal woman along with Carmella. Logan's superiority in terms of strength is clear as she has Carmella locked in a vice-like grip. Carmella breaks free and tags in Tamina,who takes Logan down with a clotheslines before hitting a Samoan Drop.
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Natalya, Tamina and Carmella vs The Riott Squad

It seemed like the Welcoming Committee has reformed as Natalya, Tamina and Carmella team up to face Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan. All of these women will be in the upcoming women's Royal Rumble.

Liv Morgan can't match up to Natalya's technical ability and soon rolls out of the ring to regroup after an impressive opening from Natalya.
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The finals of the US title tournament will be at the Royal Rumble.
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English hits his signature for a nearfall. He then takes Woods to the top rope but Woods reverses an attempted piledriver to drop English on his back. Woods then hits the ropewalk elbow drop to win the match.

Xavier Woods def. Aiden English
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Both men are down after Woods counters with a clothesline.  English hits a sidekick to the gut before Woods counters with a modified Lumbar Check.
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Aiden English vs Xavier Woods
Woods and English start off at a brisk pace as they avoid each other's offence. Woods hits English with a forearm before launching himself out of the and missing English. He recovered and caught English with a boot before a distraction from Rusev allowed English to send him face first into steel.
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English vs Woods is about to start. Rusev and English are in the ring and Rusev takes the mic from English and sings English's introduction. That was gold.
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Breezango vs Bludgeon Brothers

Harper and Rowan systematically destroy Breeze and Fandango as the match begins. The Ascension's muisoc hits and they come down to the ring. Harper and Rowan double-chokeslam Viktor and it looks like the segment is over, 
They didn't even bother to finish the match.
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Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens are backstage with Renee Young. She asks KO if Shane being at ringside will affect the match. Owens says that the outcome won't be any different as he was confident that Sami would beat AJ. Sami adds that Daniel Bryan wasn't playing favourites, he was just a good GM.
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Benjamin hits a spinebuster and signals that he wants to finish it. Gable and Benjamin got for another modified Doomsday device but Gabe gets caught with a superkick. The Usos then hit Benjamin with a double superkick before hitting a Frog Splash for the win.

The Usos def. Gable and Benjamin
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