WWE SmackDown results, recap: The Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens friendship is imploding

Ronda Rousey could make her WWE television debut on this week's SmackDown

The show has been solid throughout 2018, and with Shinsuke Nakamura winning the Royal Rumble and the Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn tandem legitimately screwed out of the WWE Championship, an eventful follow-up seemed all but guaranteed. The match though did end how you would expect, with Nakamura absolutely on fire. Having already chose to challenge WWE Champion AJ Styles at Wrestlemania, the King of Strong Style made his way to the ring to detail how Styles would soon taste the business end of his knee when the two clash on the grandest stage of them all. There was nothing wrong with the match, but it was hard to be excited about a four-way that felt so random in that it included a tag team wrestler and a guy in Ryder who rarely wins matches. In spite of that, some moments stood out more than others. He says the dream match between him and Nakamura will happen at Mania, but before then, they should team up to take on Owens and Zayn. WrestleMania is 68 days from now, so it was the right move to successfully team them up to further what's happening between Owens and Zayn.

Much like Raw, all of this is to say that there seems to be a number of storylines kicking off the Road to WrestleMania, and a lot of them are encouraging in this very early stage. While, yes, we've seen this many times before on a variety of stages throughout pro wrestling, they deserve to beat the hell out of each other in front of a WrestleMania crowd. I don't want to go too far down a rabbit hole of fantasy booking, but this would be the flawless opportunity to finally lean into the popularity of Rusev Day by having him chase the championship, while also slowly turning Roode into the heel he desperately needs to be. You'd maybe assume Mahal would have gotten another shot at Roode, but it was a nice surprise to see the Bulgarian Brute get the nod here. Rusev and Roode will square off for the title next Tuesday. So the WWE really has no practical teams for the Usos. Exclaiming that they'd take on any challenger at any time, The Usos may have found their next opponents: The Bludgeon Brothers, who made their way to the ring to demolish some in-ring talent. Gable and Benjamin lost to the Usos 2-0 in a 2 Out of 3 Falls match and are immediately looking to get back in that #1 Contender's spot. As for the match itself, it was your typical squash, but those look to be coming to an end soon.

Ronda Rousey to work with WWE full-time Video
Despite the longtime rivalry between the two, one thing Cyborg is confident in is that Rousey is going to be happy in the WWE. She's one of the most marketable and admired athletes out there, and should experience nothing but success in the WWE.

SmackDown this week appeared to build up next week's show (which should be great) more than it did to produce a great show this week.

With SmackDown women's champion Charlotte Flair down and out after a three-on-one attack by the Riott Squad, Carmella sprinted to the ring with case in hand and referee in tow. Carmella got cold feet and rescinded cashing in on golden ticket. Elsewhere, Charlotte Flair addressed the women's division following their historic first Rumble, while Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin looked to rebound from their crushing PPV loss.

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The findings were published online today (Jan. 30) in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences . Orcas are phenomenally intelligent marine mammals which interact with peers in a complex social environment.

The SmackDown Live main event was an interesting tag match.

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