Wrestling Roundup: January 4, 2019

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The Wrestling Roundup is here to bring you all the news and rumors you need to know in one place.

Wrestle Kingdom Night 1 Results

The epic first night of Wrestle Kingdom 14 is in the books. We have our double championship main event of night two set, and there is only one match remaining in the illustrious career of Jushin Thunder Liger. First, all the results of night one:

  • Kazuchika Okada (c) def. Kota Ibushi to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
  • Tetsuya Naito def. Jay White (c) to win the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
  • Hiromu Takahashi def. Will Ospreay (c) to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship
  • Jon Moxley def. Lance Archer (c) to win the IWGP United States Championship Texas Death Match
  • FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson) def. Guerrillas of Destiny (c) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championships
  • Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & Yoshi-Hashi) def. Bullet Club (Kenta, Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens)
  • Suzuki-gun (Zack Sabre Jr., Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & El Desperado) def. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Sanada, Evil, Shingo Takagi & Bushi)
  • Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Otani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Ryusuke Taguchi def. Jushin Thunder Liger, Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask

Wrestle Kingdom Night 2 Preview

Another early start time for night two. 1 am EST, 10 pm PST for this show. The matches for night two are:

  • Tetsuya Naito (c) vs Kazuchika Okada (c) – IWGP Intercontinental & IWGP Championship double title match
  • Jon Moxley (c) vs Juice Robinson – IWGP United States Championship
  • Kota Ibushi vs Jay White
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Chris Jericho
  • KENTA (c) vs Hirooki Goto – NEVER Openweight Championship
  • Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs Sanada
  • Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo (c) vs Roppongi 3K – IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships
  • Jushin Thunder Liger & Naoki Soto vs Hiromu Takahashi & Ryu Lee

SmackDown Results:

So much wrestling on one night. What an exciting time to be a wrestling fan. SmackDown this week promised a women’s triple threat tag. What other goodies did it have for us? Full results from Friday Night SmackDown:

  • Dana Brooke & Lacey Evans def. Sasha Banks & Bayley and Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
  • Chad Gable def. Dash Wilder
  • Kofi Kingston def. The Miz
  • Otis Dozovic def. Drew Gulak
  • Braun Strowman def. Cesaro
  • Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns def. Baron Corbin & Dolph Ziggler by disqualification

SmackDown Takeaways:

This week’s show was full of returns. The Usos returned to a huge pop, saving their cousin Roman Reigns from another embarrassing dose of dog food from Ziggler & Corbin. It looks like WWE may be going with the Uso-Reigns stable that has been teased so many times before. This could be the start of something truly spectacular for them.

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The ending of the main event tag match was a disqualification because of another Fiend appearance. He still looks to get his claw into Daniel Bryan at any opportunity. Wyatt seems to firmly have the upper hand on Bryan going into their rematch, so how will Bryan get some momentum heading into the Rumble?

We also are going to have a Miz & John Morrison reunion it appears. Miz was decidedly more heel-ish in his interactions on this week’s show, and after losing to Kingston went to his locker room. When Cathy Kelley tried to get an answer from The Miz about his night, Morrison answered the door instead. WWE just got another bonafide tag team in their SmackDown tag division.

Sheamus also made his return to the ring. He saved Chad Gable from a two-on-one assault at the hands of The Revival. Sheamus then took the opportunity to Brogue Kick Gable’s head off. He may look like a good ol’ fashioned fella, but Sheamus is as dastardly as ever.

One for the Road:

Congratulations to Nikki Bella on getting engaged. She announced her engagement on Friday to dancer Artem Chigvintsev after a year of dating. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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