The Usos kicked off tonight’s episode of SmackDown from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and they said that they’re here to celebrate longest reigning Universal Champion, he has been champion for 508 consecutive days. Usos introduced their cousin Roman Reigns and he entered the ring. Reigns told Nashville crowd to acknowledge him A video package was shown which included the 508 days reign of Roman Reigns as Universal Champ.
After the video package Reigns was going to say something but before he could’ve said anything, Seth Rollins music hits and he came on the ramp. Seth says there won’t be any party without him and we will celebrate the end of Reigns title reign. Seth said further that you sent your brothers to do your dirty work and if you wanted to send a message then you could’ve texted me. Seth tries to create rift between brothers saying that we should rather celebrate the longest reigning tag champions ‘The Usos.’
Seth told he doesn’t believe Reigns anyone and he proposed a tag team match for tonight against Usos and if he wins that match then Usos will get barred from ringside during Seth vs Roman match at Royal Rumble. Usos accepted the challenge. Kevin Owens showed up as Seth’s tag team partner. Roman says if Seth loses this match then there won’t be any match between Seth and him at Royal Rumble and he will go to vacation until WrestleMania 38.
— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
Big E showed up to be at ringside in support of Kofi Kingston during Kofi Kingston vs Madcap Moss match. Post match, Big E hits Madcap Moss with a Big Ending.
Natalya gets disqualified as she was continuously attacking Aliyah in the corner as referee counts 10. After knowing she lost another match against Aliyah, a furious Natalya started badly attacking Aliyah. Xia Li showed up for Aliyah’s rescue and she hits Natalya on her mid section. Natalya escapes.
Sonya Deville entered the ring right before the match between Naomi and Charlotte Flair started. Sonya wears referees shirt and the match started with Sonya as referee. During the match Naomi didn’t event tapped and Sonya declared Charlotte as winner.
IN ZAYN SEGMENT – Sami Zayn welcomed everyone to IN ZAYN. Sami says that he is going to test some self defence weapons on himself and he is going to prove to Johnny Knoxville that anything he can do, Sami Zayn can do it better. Zayn at first test a electric weapon at level 1 and he gave himself a shocked. Zayn said it was a piece of cake, no big deal. Zayn tests the weapon at level 2 on his heart and he acted like it was bad.
Johnny Knoxville showed up. Knoxville says Zayn has been making a mockery of his profession. Knoxville said that something is off with these weapons. He said that someone forgot to turn it on. Knoxville turned on the weapon and then he gave him a shock. Zayn fell down. Knoxville helped Zayn in getting up and then throws him over the top rope by telling him ‘See You at Rumble.’
— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2022
Adam Pearce and Eric Bischoff WERE talking in Pearce’s office. Sonya entered the office and Pearce told her that what you did tonight, I’m going to talk to the management and you and Naomi are going to have a match next week. Sonya said ok and then she walked off. Eric appreciated Adam for his leadership.
Roman Reigns interfered during the match between Seth and Owens vs The Usos. Reigns hits Rollins with a Superman Punch, causing a disqualification as a result of which Seth and Owens won the match. The Usos will be barred from ringside during the match between Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns at Royal Rumble 2022.
WWE SmackDown 21 January 2022 Winners and Losers
1. Kofi Kingston (with Big E) vs. Madcap Moss (with Happy Corbin) – Singles Match
Result – Kofi Kingston wins via pinfall
2. Aliyah vs. Natalya – Singles Match
Result – Aliyah wins via disqualification
3. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) vs. Los Lotharios (Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo) – Tag Team Match
Result – The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) wins via pinfall
4. Naomi vs. Charlotte Flair – Singles Match (Sonya Deville Special Guest Referee)
Result – Naomi wins via submission
5. Sheamus vs. Ricochet – Singles Match
Result – Sheamus wins via pinfall
6. The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) vs. Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens – Tag Team Match (If Usos wins then Seth Rollins will lose his title opportunity at Royal Rumble and if Rollins & Owens wins then Usos will get banned from ringside at Royal Rumble 2022 match between Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns)
Result – Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens wins via disqualification