The road to the Royal Rumble will hit a few speed bumps on the January 15 episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
Off the back of last week's Gauntlet Match to determine a new number one challenger for Roman Reigns’ WWE Universal Championship, WWE SmackDown on January 15 will see a contract signing between champion and Challenger and a grudge match between two men who were incapable of securing the spot to challenge Roman at the WWE Royal Rumble.
WWE has announced that Adam Pearce and Roman Reigns will put pen to paper making their Universal Championship match at the Royal Rumble official. Ironically, over the last several months Adam Pearce has been the WWE official presiding over all recent contract signings. Now, he is the one who looks to make it official as he searches for one more day in the sun against Roman Reigns on Sunday, January 31.
Roman Reigns and Adam Pearce set for Universal Title contract signing
The Head of the Table makes the rules, and even WWE official Adam Pearce has now found himself in Roman Reigns’ path of destruction.
After Reigns took exception to Pearce’s recent decision making, the WWE official set up a Gauntlet Match to determine the Universal Champion’s next challenger at Royal Rumble. An impressive display by Shinsuke Nakamura seemingly set The Artist up for a title showdown, as Pearce remained as the final competitor. Reigns and Jey Uso, however, would impose their will and dish out unbelievable punishment to Nakamura and laid a leveled Pearce into place for the pin.
With the unlikeliest of title matches now in motion, what message does Reigns still have to send as the two competitors sign the dotted line on the Universal Championship contract?
See what happens next in the journey to Royal Rumble this Friday at 8/7 C on FOX.
In addition to that, Rey Mysterio will go one-on-one with Baron Corbin. Initially, Corbin was feuding with the whole Mysterio family but it remains to be seen how many members of the family will be at ringside with the masked Luchador who has captured two WWE World Championships.
Rey Mysterio looks for retribution against King Corbin this week on SmackDown
King Corbin continued his crusade against the Mysterios this past Friday night when he brutally ambushed Rey and Dominik, but The Master of the 619 will have an opportunity for payback against the devious despot when they go one-on-one tomorrow night on SmackDown.
The Ultimate Underdog will need Dominik watching his back, though, as Corbin’s Knights of The Lone Wolf will surely be lurking close by. Can Rey show the blue brand’s vicious ruler what it truly means to be king? Catch SmackDown at 8/7 C on FOX to find out!
In addition to this, Jey Uso will go one-on-one with Shinsuke Nakamura after Uso cost Nakamura a potential match for the WWE Universal Championship.
Fightful will have live coverage of Friday Night SmackDown beginning tomorrow night at 8 p.m.