WWE SmackDown Results January 17th, 2020: Winners, Grades, Video Highlights for latest Friday Night SmackDown

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We had a legendary return tonight
We had a legendary return tonight

Kane kicked off SmackDown live and started talking about Royal Rumble and how much it means to him. Bray Wyatt interrupted him and showed us that Ramblin' Rabbit was recovering, before showing up in the ring as The Fiend. Kane asked what took him so long before Daniel Bryan attacked The Fiend, as it turned out that Kane and Bryan were working together.

The Fiend escaped but Bryan stole some of his dreadlocks. Backstage, Bryan challenged him to a Strap match at Royale Rumble so Wyatt couldn't run away.

Segment rating: A


John Morrison vs. Big E

What a match to kick things off with!
What a match to kick things off with!

After being gone for nearly a decade, Morrison was introduced as the Prince of Parkour. Morrison had the upper hand early on as he hit a huge kick and sent Big E outside.

Kingston got involved and sent the Miz into the stairs when Morrison hit him with a huge dive. Morrison hit the Starship Pain for the win.

Result: John Morrison def. Big E

Match rating: B

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The Usos vs. The Revival

A great return match from the Usos
A great return match from the Usos

The Usos were well in control as the match started, with Scott Dawson in all sorts of trouble. Jey Uso got the tag and things changed up again. Jimmy Uso hit a Samoan Drop and then a crossbody for a near-fall.

The Usos hit the tandem Superkicks and took down Dawson with a suicide dive on the outside before hitting the splash in the ring for the win.

Result: The Usos def. The Revival

Match rating: B

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The Revival were being interviewed backstage when Lacey Evans was found brawling with Bayley and Sasha Banks. Sasha was injured and Bayley promised to get revenge on 'GI Jane' before it was announced that Bayley had to face Lacey in place of Sasha.


Mandy Rose and Sonya DeVille were backstage and Sonya asked Mandy if Otis would be there for her match late. Mandy looked confused but then Sonya explained to her that Otis would do anything she said.


Bayley vs. Lacey Evans

The champ is having a bad week
The champ is having a bad week

Bayley started off strong but Lacey managed to throw her out of the ring and assault her at ringside. Bayley almost took a moonsault but got her knees up quickly.

Bayley took over for a bit and took the fight ringside. Lacey got the Women's Right after a little back and forth and got the win.

Result: Lacey Evans def. Bayley

Match rating: B

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Backstage, Sheamus was looking for Shorty G and threatened him before he was attacked by Shorty.

Strowman was backstage and declared that he would be in the Royal Rumble match.


Elias was out next and started singing before he was interrupted by Nakamura and Zayn started calling Braun names. Elias apparently wrote a song while Zayn was talking and told Sami and Shinsuke to 'shut the hell up'.

Sami was furious and sent Cesaro to beat Elias up. Nakamura and Zayn joined the fight before Braun showed up. Braun wiped out all three heels and sent them on their way.

Segment rating: B


We got another short tribute to the late Rocky Johnson after the match.


Sonya Deville vs. Alexa Bliss

Heavy Machinery was ringside as the match started and Alexa had the upper hand early on. Cross dropped Mandy off the top rope and Otis caught her. During the distraction, Alexa got the pinfall and picked up the win.

Result: Alexa Bliss def. Sonya Deville

Match rating: C

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Backstage, Robert Roode was ready to put Roman through a table.


Roman Reigns vs. Robert Roode - Tables match

Roman gave a little last second reveal after the mtach
Roman gave a little last second reveal after the mtach

Roode attacked Roman while he was mid-entrance and the match began in the ring shortly after. Roman was in control but wiped out on the barricades when Corbin came out to watch the match from up close.

Roman set up a table and hit the Superman punch but Corbin and Ziggler interfered but the Usos made the save and allowed Roman to spear Roode throught the table for the win.

Result: Roman Reigns def. Robert Roode

Roman got on the mic and told Baron that their match at the Rumble will be 'fall counts anywhere'.

Match rating: A

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Episode rating: B

A huge table match and Kane's appearance made the show special but the rest of the show was average at best.

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