Tonight’s SmackDown episode on 5 January 2024, took place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada and we saw the debut of a new faction featuring Karrion Kross along with Authors of Pain, Scarlett, & Paul Ellering. IYO SKY defended her WWE Women’s Championship against Michin in a one on one match.
Final of US Title tournament happened tonight between Kevin Owens and Logan Paul, also Tyler Bate made his main roster debut. In the main event, Randy Orton, LA Knight, and AJ Styles faced-off each other in a no. 1 contenders match for a chance to face Roman Reigns at Royal Rumble 2024.
WWE SmackDown 5 January 2024 Full Match Card with Winners Names
1. Santos Escobar vs Kevin Owens – US Championship tournament Final Match
Winner – Kevin Owens wins via Pinfall
Match Rating – 3.5/5*
After Kevin Owens victory over Escobar, Logan Paul started insulting Owens and the local crowd on mic. Owens hits Paul with a stiff right hand and Paul falls down.
2. IYO SKY (C) vs Michin – WWE Women’s Championship Match
Winner – IYO SKY wins via Pinfall
Match Rating – 3/5*
3. Pretty Deadly (Kit Wilson and Elton Prince) vs Butch and Tyler Bate – Tag Team Match
Winner – Butch and Tyler Bate wins via Pinfall
Match Rating – 2.5/5*
4. Randy Orton vs LA Knight vs AJ Styles – No. 1 Contenders Match for WWE Undisputed Championship
Winner – Ended in a no contest
Match Rating – 4/5*
During the match, The Bloodline arrived and they started attacking all three competitors. Nick Aldis informs Paul Heyman that Roman Reigns will defend his title in a fatal-4-way at Royal Rumble.
WWE SmackDown 5 January 2024 All Segments Highlights
- Roman Reigns came to the arena in his vehicle with Paul Heyman. Kayla Braxton tries to interview him, but Reigns smiled and walks off.
- Bobby Lashley enters the ring with Street Profits and Lashley says that in 2024 they are going to get everything they deserve. Street Profits says that they are coming for the tag titles. Lashley declares himself for 2024 Royal Rumble match. Karrion Kross with Authors of Pain, Paul Ellering and Scarlett makes an appearance. Kross along with AOP destoyed the entire crew of Street Profits and Lashley.
- Backstage, Paul Heyman comments on The Rock’s challenge to Roman Reigns. Heyman says that the Rock is just looking for relevancy and Roman Reigns is his shortcut. Heyman ends up saying that no man on this planet can beat Roman Reigns.
- Backstage, Bianca Belair informs Bayley and entire DAMAGE CTRL crew that she is going to enter the Royal Rumble match.
- Backstage, Ashante begs Nick Aldis in his locker room for opportunities and Aldis said that he has something very interesting for him in mind.