Here is your post-WWE/AEW fight size update for Friday, January 21, 2022.
- The opening segment saw Seth Rollins challenge The Usos to a Tag Team Match. If he won, they would be barred from ringside for his match with Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble. If he lost, he would relinquish his title shot. Both he and Roman agreed after he introduced Kevin Owens as his partner.
WAIT. A. MINUTE.@WWERollins & @FightOwensFight vs. The @WWEUsos TONIGHT?!?!#SmackDown @WWERomanReigns pic.twitter.com/lxQYXgGpA8— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
- Kofi Kingston was set to face Madcap Moss, but with King Woods sidelined, Big E made the trek over from Raw to backup his fellow New Day member. Kofi would pick up the win while Big E helped keep Happy Corbin from factoring into the decision or pulling any post-match antics.
.@WWEBigE & @TrueKofi send a message to Happy @BaronCorbinWWE & @MadcapMoss! #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/TOctVkCfrb— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
- With Summer Rae watching on from the front row, Natalya once again lost to Aliyah. This time via disqualification as she refused to break a hold while in the corner. Summer is set to compete in the Royal Rumble and has been trading barbs with Natalya over social media.
.@DanielleMoinet is in the house!#SmackDown #RoyalRumble @NatbyNature pic.twitter.com/RondyZ8AdJ— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
- Pat McAfee got extra excited while defining the word 'stupendous,' even pulling out a dictionary.
How HYPED is @PatMcAfeeShow for the Most STUPENDOUS 2-Night #WrestleMania in history?— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
THIS HYPED. #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/8BiIT7BpL6
- The number one contender's to the SmackDown Tag Team Titles, the Viking Raiders, picked up another victory this evening over Los Lotharios.
RAID! RAID! RAID!— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
The #VikingRaiders take down #LosLotharios on #SmackDown@Erik_WWE @Ivar_WWE pic.twitter.com/jIUlAIaB0p
- Sami Zayn once again tried to prove that he can do anything Johnny Knoxville can do, only better but got called out by the Jackass star who revealed that Sami was only pretending to use a Cattle Prodder. Knoxville grabbed the device, turned it on, and jabbed Sami in the stomach with it before tossing him over the top rope.
That's how it's done, @SamiZayn!#SmackDown @realjknoxville @jackassworld pic.twitter.com/2LfPrvicAd— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
- Eric Bischoff was backstage giving Adam Pearce managerial advice. After Sonya Deville interjected herself into another one of Naomi's matches, costing her a win against Charlotte Flair, Pearce said he was recommending to upper management that Sonya and Naomi have a match. He believes this feud is affecting her managerial abilities.
--#SmackDown @EBischoff @ScrapDaddyAP @SonyaDevilleWWE pic.twitter.com/1g8plE2l3B— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
- GCW star Jeff Jarrett was backstage and interacted with Rick Boogs, complimenting him on his guitar playing.
AIN'T HE GREAT?!#SmackDown @RealJeffJarrett @rickboogswwe @ShinsukeN pic.twitter.com/SZM0pfrF71— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
- After Seth Rollins hit a stomp, Roman Reigns jumped in the ring and hit Seth Rollins with a superman punch, causing the main event to end in a disqualification. As a result of his actions, however, The Usos will be barred from ringside during his match at the Royal Rumble.
The @WWEUsos are barred from ringside at #RoyalRumble! #SmackDown @WWERomanReigns @WWERollins pic.twitter.com/HtgppUGTut— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
- Jon Moxley made his return to action on Rampage, defeating Ethan Page. On his way to the back, Moxley was met by Bryan Danielson who applauded as they stared each other down.
What is going on here! It seems as though #TheAmericanDragon has some unresolved business with @jonmoxley?!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 22, 2022
Watch #AEWRampage LIVE on @tntdrama right now! pic.twitter.com/bNx1dM43pz
- Nick Jackson hit Trent Beretta with everything he had, but in the end, it wasn't good enough as the Best Friend was able to walk away with the victory.
WHAT A WIN for @trentylocks!!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 22, 2022
#AEWRampage LIVE on @tntdrama right now! pic.twitter.com/mkcZRz4shX
- In Hook's first live match he made quick work of Serpentico, tapping him out with Redrum. QT Marshall confronted Hook for the second time in as many matches and once again was suplexed by the young star. Hook proceeded to walk over QT on his way to the back.
#HOOK giving zero F's— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 22, 2022
#AEWRampage LIVE on @tntdrama right now! pic.twitter.com/D6QM5VLM2S
- Anna Jay came close to capturing the TBS Championship on a couple of occasions, locking in the Queen Slayer, but Jade Cargill was able to power out each time. She would eventually hit Jay with Jaded to retain her title in the main event of Rampage.
.@annajay___ was close to finishing @Jade_cargill!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 22, 2022
It’s @annajay___ vs. @Jade_Cargill for the TBS Title!
Watch #AEWRampage LIVE on @tntdrama right now! pic.twitter.com/ycmuCOb1jQ