WWE SmackDown Results: 1/16/18


Tonight’s WWE SmackDown, WWE Mixed Match Challenge and WWE 205 Live shows will take place from the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas.

WWE United States Title Tournament Match: Xavier Woods vs. Jinder Mahal

Back from the break and Woods nails a missile dropkick from the top. Woods unloads but Jinder nails him in the throat. Woods comes right back with more offense. Woods nails a big right hand to drop Jinder. Jinder fights back but Woods drops him with an enziguri. Woods keeps control and hits a Shining Wizard. The Singh Brothers get on the apron for a distraction but Kofi and Big E chase them to the back. Woods with a belly-to-back suplex on Jinder.

Woods waits for Jinder to get up as fans clap for him. Woods goes to the top and walks out onto the rope but misses the big elbow drop. Jinder launches Woods into the bottom rope and the referee checks on him. Fans boo as Jinder stands tall and talks some trash but wastes some time. Jinder picks Woods up and nails The Khallas for the win. Jinder advances to the finals next week.

Winner: Jinder Mahal

– After the match, Jinder hits the corner to pose as his music plays. We see the WWE United States Title on display at ringside. We go to replays. Jinder stands tall as we get a look at the updated brackets.

WWE United States Title Tournament Match: Bobby Roode vs. Mojo Rawley

Roode keeps trying to turn it around but Mojo shuts him down again. Mojo with another shoulder in the corner. Mojo charges for another shoulder in the corner but Roode moves and Mojo hits the steel ring post. Roode looks to make a comeback now. Roode keeps control and hits a neckbreaker. Roode goes to the second rope and nails a Blockbuster for a 2 count.

Mojo blocks the Glorious DDT and drives Roode into the mat face first. Mojo with another close 2 count. Mojo can’t believe it as we get a replay. Mojo slams Roode back into the corner a few times, talking more trash and mocking Roode. Mojo charges in the corner but Roode gets his boots up. Roode catches Mojo with a big Spinebuster. Rode calls for it and then hits the Glorious DDT to get the pin and advance to the finals next Tuesday.

Winner: Bobby Roode

– After the match, Roode celebrates until The Singh Brothers attack him from behind. They beat him down but Roode clears the ring as Jinder watches from the ramp. The Singh Brothers join Jinder on the ramp as Roode recovers in the ring. Jinder says he will put an end to Roode’s glorious charade next week and become the new WWE United States Champion. Roode stands up and calls for a mic as fans chant his name. Roode says they don’t have to wait until next week. Roode suggests they do the match tonight and a “yes!” chant starts up in the crowd. Jinder says no because they will do it when he decides on his time. Jinder wants Roode to have 1 full week to think about how The Modern Day Maharaja is going to embarrass and beat him. SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan comes down and announces that the match will take place tonight. Bryan’s music hits as a big “yes!” chant breaks out. Jinder stares Roode down as Roode talks trash from the ring.

Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Naomi vs. The Riott Squad

Becky looks for a comeback but Logan runs over her. Logan wastes some time and Becky throws her over the top rope to the floor. Logan ends up dropping Flair off the apron with a cheap shot. This backfires as Becky turns it around on Logan. Liv and Naomi tag in at the same time. Naomi unloads on Liv. Ruby gets knocked off the apron. Fans pop for Naomi after a kick from the middle rope to Liv. Naomi goes on and hits a dropkick to Liv. Naomi drops Liv with a kick from the apron. Naomi comes flying in with a crossbody for a 2 count as Logan breaks it up. Flair takes Logan out with a Spear. Liv and Naomi go at it. Ruby kicks Naomi from the apron while the referee isn’t looking. Liv takes advantage and drops Naomi for the pin.

Winners: The Riott Squad

– After the match, The Riott Squad stands tall as we go to replays. We come back to The Riott Squad looking on from the stage as the babyfaces recover in the ring.

WWE United States Title Tournament Finals: Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal

Roode fights back as Jinder keeps control in the middle of the ring. Jinder drops Roode again with another knee and covers for a 2 count. Jinder takes his time with Roode and keeps him grounded now. Roode comes back again but Jinder floors him with a big kick to the face for another close pin attempt.

Fans boo as Jinder works Roode around the ring. Roode finally catches a break after sending Jinder to the floor. Roode with a flying clothesline off the apron. Roode brings it back into the ring and goes to the top. Roode goes for a crossbody but Jinder rolls through for a 2 count. Roode turns it around again and manages to hit the Blockbuster from the second rope this time. Roode with a close 2 count. More back and forth as Jinder blocks the Glorious DDT and covers for a 2 count. They both collide and go down as Bryan applauds. Roode catches Jinder in a big Spinebuster now.

Jinder counters again and rolls Roode up for 2. Roode blocks The Khallas and hits the Glorious DDT for the pin and the title.

Winner and New WWE United States Champion: Bobby Roode

– After the match, Roode takes the title and celebrates as his music plays. Bryan and Shane applaud from ringside. We go to replays. Bryan and Shane enter the ring to present Roode with the title and shake his hand. SmackDown goes off the air with Roode celebrating.

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