WWE taped this Thursday’s episode of SmackDown on Tuesday night from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
– Byron Saxton interviewed Daniel Bryan in the ring about his return from injury and the Royal Rumble.
– Daniel Bryan defeated Kane by DQ when Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble hit the ring. Big Show and Seth Rollins went to attack Bryan but he retreated. Roman Reigns came out and stood next to Bryan for a face off with the heels. Triple H came out and announced a six-man main event for later.
– The Miz, Damien Sandow and Alicia Fox defeated Naomi and The Usos. Sandow was very over the with crowd, as usual.
– Paul Heyman comes out. Heyman talks about what happened on RAW but Seth Rollins comes out to confront him. Rollins is heated and wants to cash in on Brock Lesnar tonight but he’s not here. Heyman cut an awesome promo and the two teased working together after the Royal Rumble.
– Natalya defeated Nikki Bella in a non-title match.
– Bad News Barrett retained over Sin Cara in what was said to be a fun match.
– Dean Ambrose, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns defeated Kane, Big Show and Seth Rollins in a really good main event. The show ended with Bryan, Reigns and Ambrose celebrating.
* Looking At Which WWE Superstars Have A Legitimate Shot At Winning The ROYAL RUMBLE