1/11 Smackdown, 1/9 Main Event & SMS Spoilers
* Main Event features a backstage segment with AJ Lee, Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston. Langston shows a little personality.
* Sheamus beats Dolph Ziggler by count out. Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick but Ziggler ducked. Ziggler went for a super kick but missed. Sheamus hit his kick and Ziggler rolled out of the ring. Sheamus went out after him but Big E Langston got in the way. Sheamus went back in the ring and the referee counted Dolph out. After the match, AJ and Ziggler left. A confrontation between Big E and Sheamus was teased.
* Wade Barrett beat Zack Ryder with the Bullhammer elbow in 8-10 minutes.
* Daniel Bryan and Josh Mathews are on commentary.
* Epico vs. Kofi Kingston is up first. Primo is at ringside but no Rosa Mendes. Kofi gets the win after a SOS.
The Miz vs. Darren Young is up next. Titus O'Neil is at ringside. The Miz won with Skull Crushing Finale. Titus tried interfering by blowing a whistle but Miz still got the win.
* SmackDown opens with CM Punk and Paul Heyman at Sun Life Stadium. Punk puts on The Rock's college football jersey. The stadium The Rock played college football at (the Orange Dome) is gone and the WWE that The Rock used to wrestle for is gone too. At the Royal Rumble, Punk is going to show The Rock that you can never go home.
* The Rock comes out for a promo. Flo Rida is in the house. The Rock is back on The Rock's show, SmackDown. Rock talks about his college football days. Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes come out. They say they are going to be champions soon and The Rock doesn't deserve this time. Rock says Cody has a dead caterpillar on his lip and makes fun of his lisp. Sandow has a wager for The Rock. Sandow says if Rock can answer 3 questions, he can stay. If not he leaves. Rock says bring it. Question 1 - who was the 19th US president. Rock says Rutherford B Hayes, b---h. Cody asks what movie won Best Picture in 1993. Rock says Schindlers List & he's right again. Question 3 - Rock says now it's his turn to ask a question. What happens when you combine a geological aggregate of minerals with its lowest form. Sandow says that's easy - you get Rock Bottom. Rock grabs him and gives him a Rock Bottom! Cody gets in Rock's face and gets a spine buster and then a People's Elbow. Rock celebrates.
* Lilian Garcia introduces SmackDown General Manager Booker T. Booker announces Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton. The Rock will be in this very ring tonight. Also Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio. Show comes out and confronts Booker. He gets a microphone and says his match with Del Rio is because Booker T has a personal vendetta against him. Big Show says Del Rio is only getting the match because they're in Miami and Del Rio is Latino. There are no more Latino heroes, no more Irish heroes, no Viper heroes. Del Rio runs out and attacks Big Show and clears him out of the ring. Loud chant for Del Rio.
* Backstage segment with Booker, Rhodes and Sandow.
* A pre-recorded video from Antonio Cesaro announces he will be in the Royal Rumble.
* Randy Orton vs. Antonio Cesaro is next. Cesaro comes out with the US flag. As Orton was in control and getting ready to hit the RKO, The Shield ran down and destroyed Orton & hit the 3-man power bomb.
* Show vs. Del Rio for later tonight will be a Last Man Standing match.
* Matt Striker interviews Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre backstage about the Rumble. They have a score to settle with Sheamus tonight.
* AJ Lee and Dolph Ziggler vs. Natalya and The Great Khali is up next. Hornswoggle and Big E Langston are at ringside. AJ pins Natalya in a short match after hitting Sliced Bread. After the match, Langston levels Khali with his body tackle. Ziggler hit the leg drop on Khali and Langston hit his finisher on Hornswoggle.
* Sheamus vs. 3MB in a Handicap Match. 3MB runs away as soon as the match starts. Slater runs back and attacks Sheamus from behind but gets hit with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus gets the win.
* Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil is up next. Team Hell No win a quick match. Bryan's knee was taped up and he was limping after the match.
* Show vs. Del Rio in a Last Man Standing match is next. Del Rio came out in a Lamborghini. Big Show put him through a table on the outside. Del Rio starts using a chair on Show in the ring. Lots of back and forth. Show hits a choke slam and Del Rio gets up after 7. Outside the ring, Big Show slams Del Rio through the ringside barricade. Del Rio gets up after a 9 count and the crowd goes nuts. Back in the ring, Big Show nails Del Rio with the WMD knockout punch. Del Rio makes the count by rolling out of the ring at the last second and standing up. Big Show tries to hit Del Rio with ring steps but it backfired and he hits himself. Del Rio hits Big Show with the ring steps 3 times and Big Show is hurt. Del Rio turns the announcers table onto Big Show and gets the 10 count for the win. And new World Heavyweight Champion - Alberto Del Rio! Del Rio celebrates in the ring and in the crowd.
Introductions for Smackdown were made. Lilian Garcia came out to what seemed like one of her own songs and she received a good reaction. JBL followed, which sadly enough did not get much of a reaction. Wow, how wrestling has changed. Garcia asked everyone to look at the screen for a video.
C.M. Punk and Paul Heyman were shown at SunLife stadium. Punk ripped UM and The Rock while holding a Rock jersey, which he put it on. Punk continued to rip The Rock and saying it was his house now. Punk reminded us it was the first time Rock has been on Smackdown in ten years.
The Rock opened Smackdown to the biggest pop of the night! Rock showed the UM sign with his hands and the fans ate it up. The Rocky chants were nonstop, which followed with The Rock saying finally The Rock has come home. The Cookie Puss chant then followed. The Rock gave a shout out to Flo Rida, who was in attendance. The Rock said how upset he was that CM Punk didn't show up tonight. Cookie Puss started all over again. The Rock spoke about how his brothers from the U like Warren Sapp and Ray Lewis gave it all every time on the field.
In the middle of Rock's spot, Rhode Scholars came out and entered the ring. Damien Sandow started on the mic to remind us of who he is and his partner is. Cody Rhodes then got on the mic and seemed a little nervous speaking to Rock. He let Rock know who the next champs will be when they defeat Team Hell No. He told Rock to leave before he had no choice.
The Rock revamped what just happened in only the way The Rock can. He ripped Cody and his mustache, which was classic. Cody wasn't to happy. Caterpillar lip. Epic! Sandow did his three question routine while looking for his apprentice. He asked Rock to answer the three questions in order to stay. If he didn't, then he said Rock had to leave. Cody reminded us that Rock went to Miami so he may not be able to answer. Rock got the first question, the second right, and then Rock asked the third question to Sandow. The Rock delivered the Rock Bottom to Sandow. Cody was ready to fight but got a beatdown as well with the People's Elbow to end the segment.
Booker T came out and said this Smackdown would be better than Raw. He announced Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton, The Rock in the ring (but not sure for what), and Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio in a last man standing match.
Big Show entered and was not happy at all. Show got on the mic saying it was personal. He pointed out the high Latino population in Miami as the reason Del Rio is getting the opportunity and let us know there are no Latino heroes. Pretty funny. Show started roughing up Booker until Del Rio saved him. Del Rio handed Show a quick beat down and everyone walked away.
A video aired. Antonio Cesaro officially entered the Royal Rumble match.
1. Randy Orton beat U.S. Champion Antonio Cesaro by DQ when The Shield interfered. Orton came out to a good crowd reaction. Good action until The Shield jumped Orton and caused the DQ. Typical move set by The Shield to take out Orton. Refs attended to Orton and the segment ended. The crowd cheered Orton as he stood up and exited the ring.
2. Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee (w/Big E Langston) defeated The Great Khali and Natalya (w/Hornswoggle). I have to add AJ is smoking hot. Khali and Ziggler started with Ziggler tagging AJ, much to her surprise. A typical mixed tag match with Ziggler and AJ winning. AJ got the pin. After the match, Langston and Ziggler roughed up Khali. Hornswoggled tried to help, but Big E performed his finisher on him. I think Hornswoggle is dead.
3. Sheamus defeated Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, and Jinder Mahal in a handicap match. Nothing different than Monday. Filler match. Shamus destroyed them. I like 3MB but they are just wiping posts at this point. Damn shame.
4. Kane and Daniel Bryan beat The Prime Time Players. Team Hell No completely destroyed them. Yet another squash match. The crowd did their Yes chant. Need I remind you WrestleMania in Miami is where it started to get big?
5. Alberto Del Rio defeated Big Show in a Last Man Standing match to win the World Hvt. Championship. Del Rio got a good pop. I guess Show was right. Good mix in the ring. Show quickly got a table and put Del Rio through it. Start the count. Up at 6. Bring on the chair. Del Rio got best of Show with the chair and then used a cool armbar that didn't work out to well. Del Rio went back to the offense. Show quickly recovered. Bring on another table.
Del Rio drop kick show though the table. Start the count. Show up at six. Del Rio put a sleeper hold on Show that didn't work too well either. Show chokeslammed Del Rio. Start the count. Up at nine. Show put Del Rio though the barricade. I don't know how, but Show got up at nine. Wow!!
Show performed the WMD on Del Rio, but Del Rio got up at six. Show tagged him with another WMD, but Del Rio got up at eight. Ricardo tried to help Del Rio and brought on the stairs. Show missed and went into the corner post. Show was stunned. Del Rio threw the stairs into Show twice. Show was still standing. Del Rio hit him three times with stairs. OMG moment. Show went down. Del Rio flipped the announcers' table on Show to start the count. Del Rio wins the belt.