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WWE Smackdown Results
January 29th 2015
Report by Bill Pritchard for Wrestlezone.com
Triple H comes out and welcomes everyone to Monday Night RAW! He says wait… it’s been a long week, and a snowstorm was supposed to shut them down, but WWE doesn’t like being told what to do. HHH says they also got told they wouldn’t get one million WWE Network subscriptions, but they did it, and they were told they couldn’t get tonight’s show done either. HHH welcomes everyone to Thursday Smackdown LIVE, and then he cuts a few jokes about the NFL and balls, and says WWE has never had problems with their balls. He says he takes action when he has problems, and this week’s Royal Rumble was a bit controversial, so he is going to deal with his problem, Sting.
HHH says he will go eye-to-eye with Sting and resolve his problem, then he puts over the amazing WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at the Rumble. He says the Rumble match itself was spectacular, but there is the controversy, because the building was rocking and shaking, but the next day ‘this’ was all anyone could talk about. HHH says he needs to deal with the controversy and make an announcement on RAW they might not like, then Roman Reigns cuts him off and heads to the ring. Reigns says HHH keeps talking about controversy, but he doesn’t see any because he won the Royal Rumble match, and he is going to Wrestlemania. HHH says he indeed did win, but let’s see if he wins his next match, right now, and walks out of the ring.
Roman Reigns vs Big Show
Big Show hits Reigns a few times and toys with him, then Reigns floats over to block a scoop slam before he chopblocks Show into the turnbuckles. Reigns repeatedly stops Show and charges the corner, but Show blocks a strike before Reigns clotheslines him over the top rope. We get back from a break to see Show punch Reigns in the corner, then he targets Reigns’ knee and puts him in an elevated ankle lock. Reigns shifts and sends Show over the ropes, then he puts some weight on his leg and basement kicks Show into the ringpost. Reigns rolls him in and goes for a clothesline, then he connects with one before hitting a Samoan drop, and Show rolls out to the floor. Reigns clotheslines him from the apron, then they both roll back in and Reigns calls for a Superman punch, only to have Show block it and chokeslam him. Show gets a two count before he heads up top, but Reigns dives and Superman punches him before hitting a second one. Reigns press slams Show off the top rope, then he hits the ropes and spears Show for the win.
Winner – Roman Reigns
BP: Pretty good opening match with Reigns showing some good power moves. I liked how Triple H opened the show too; his promo was pretty impartial and a nice change from straight heel. (Yes, I know he IS a heel right now, but it was a good promo with some funny comments.)