WWE Smackdown! Live Results 1/2 AJ Styles vs Sami Zayn, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Match & More!

This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live. Tonight the Smackdown! Live brand starts off 2018 with a bang as in our main event WWE World champion AJ Styles faces Sami Zayn, The Usos defend their WWE Smackdown! Live Tag Team Championship against Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin, Aiden English faces Xavier Woods to see who will advance in the United States championship tournament and more so be sure to come back here at 8 PM EST for all of the action and be sure to stick with us for the post show podcast afterwards!

-AJ Styles comes out to start the show and talks about his match against Sami Zayn later tonight before he's interrupted by Daniel Bryan when he asks a rhetorical question about whether Kevin Owens will be allowed in Sami's corner later tonight only for both of them to be interrupted by Shane McMahon. Shane says that he's going to be at ringside later tonight before Daniel says that he and Kevin should be at ringside as well as we go to commercial.

WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Match

The Usos (c) vs Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin

Shelton sends Jey off of the apron as soon as the match starts before he and Shelton double team Jimmy for a quick two count. Jimmy then gets back in the ring  just as Chad does as we go to commercial.

Jey and Shelton tag in as we come back from commercial before Jey hits a tope to the outside, then sends Chad out of the ring and hitting a tope onto him. Shelton drops Jimmy with a knee when he goes for another tope before Chad and Shelton hit their finisher after Shelton takes out Jey at ringside for the pin and the win.

Winner: Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin defeat The Usos via pinfall to become the new WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship

-After the match it is determined that neither Chad who pinned Jimmy nor Jimmy were the legal men and the match is subsequently restarted.

WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Match

Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin (c) vs The Usos

The Usos send Chad and Shelton off of the apron before the match starts before Jey hits a thrust kick and a Samoan drop to Shelton before missing a splash in the corner. Chad hits a rolling kick to Jimmy before Shelton rolls Jey up for a near fall, then hits a spinebuster before they go for their finisher, but it's countered. The Usos then hit a series of superkicks before Jimmy hits a splash off of the top for the pin and the win.

Winner: The Usos retain their WWE Smackdown! Tag Team titles via pinfall after the match was restarted.

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