WWE SmackDown Recap (1/28): AJ Styles Hits The Styles Clash, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Ambrose

Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com Live SmackDown coverage. Tonight features the Smackdown debut of AJ Styles.

- New Day comes out and trashes the Rock for Monday's action. Big E says The Rock is cooking a bowl of doo doo. The Miz comes out and says he deserves to be respected. He's interrupted by the Usos who make fun of the Miz. New Day says Usos are riding their cousins coattails. Usos bring out Titus O'Neil and Dolph Ziggler to help them as we go to commercial.


The Miz & New Day vs. Usos, Dolph Ziggler & Titus O'Neil

One of the Usos starts dancing and punches The Miz really hard. The babyfaces beat up Kofi Kingston in their corner for a couple of minutes. Ziggler ends up getting the same treatment in the heel corner until Jimmy Uso tags in and goes wild. Big E stops that momentum with a big belly-to-belly suplex into the corner.

We come back to see the New Day stomp, followed by some celebrating from New Day and Miz. Titus gets tagged in and goes full on bull in a China shop mode. Usos land a couple of superkicks and Air Uso onto Kofi and Big E. Ziggler hits a Zig Zag on Kofi, then a superkick on Miz. Titus catches Miz with a Clash of the Titus for the win.


Winners: Usos, Titus O'Neil & Dolph Ziggler via pinfall (Clash of the Titus)

- We have a U.S. title match coming up next.

United States Championship
Kalisto (c) vs. Neville

Kalisto sends Neville outside with a back flip headscissors, then uses a huracanrana into the barricade. Neville catches Kalisto off of a springboard with a sitdown powerbomb, but only gets a two count. Kalisto lands a crazy super Frankensteiner, and can't put Neville away. Kalisto hits the SDS for the win.

Winner: Kalisto via pinfall (SDS) to retain the United States Championship

- It's time for the Highlight Reel with Jericho, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, who has flowers with him to spice up Jericho's set. They talk about how dangerous Lesnar is, and Ambrose says he doesn't have to beat Lesnar, he just has to beat Reigns. Reigns replies by saying it'd be the first time because Ambrose hasn't before.

The Wyatts interrupt, but Reigns says he has no idea what Bray is talking about. The Wyatts challenge Ambrose, Reigns and Jericho for tonight.

AJ Styles vs. Curtis Axel (w/ Social Outcasts)

Styles hits his signature dropkick and knee drops before Axel lands a cheap shot and a backbreaker. Axel misses an elbow and Styles hits a spinning wheel kick. A moonsault body block gets a two count, and Styles takes out all the Social Outcasts who try to interfere. Pele kick and Styles Clash get the win!


Winner: AJ Styles via pinfall (Styles Clash)/

The Outcasts try to jump Styles, but he slides out of the ring.

Charlotte (w/ Ric Flair) vs. Natalya

Natalya looks really sharp to start things off, reversing an arm ringer and then dropkicking Charlotte. The ref breaks the two when they get to the ropes and Charlotte takes advantage with a boot. Charlotte applies an abdominal stretch, but Natalya reverses it. Charlotte lands a few chops, but eats a German suplex. Flair distracts Natalya, and Charlotte takes her knee out and applies the Figure 8 for the submission win.

Winner: Charlotte via submission (Figure 8)

Charlotte applies the hold again, but Becky Lynch makes the save.

- R-Truth is outside about to run, and Goldust comes up and stretches with him. Truth is freaked out and leaves.

Wyatt Family (w/ Braun Strowman) vs. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Chris Jericho

Rowan gets beat up by the faces until Jericho gets tagged in and gets triple teamed. Jericho fights back as we go to our last commercial. We come back to see Jericho getting beaten down by Rowan.

Ambrose gets a hot tag and beats the brakes off of Rowan before landing a big suicide dive to the outside of the ring. Rowan manages to land a spin kick that gets a two count. Reigns gets tagged in and lands about 200 clotheslines on Harper before a big boot.


Ambrose and Jericho both hit springboard planchas, and Reigns drills Harper with a Superman punch. Strowman pulls Reigns out for yet another Smackdown main event DQ.

Winners: Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose & Chris Jericho via DQ

The Wyatt Family all jump Reigns, but The Big Show of all people makes the save. Big Show tosses Strowman outside and Reigns Superman punches Wyatt. Reigns also spears Harper. Big Show is a face again I guess.