WWE Records Next Week's SmackDown Live Episode Tonight in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It will be broadcast on January 1, 2019. Check out the full 205 live and WWE SmackDown spoilers below.
If you missed them, check out the WWE RAW spoilers .
Many thanks to John Clark for the following:
205 live spoilers:
- Kalisto vs. Lio Rush starts the show. Fans sing "Lio Rush Sucks" on the heel. Kalisto wins the victory after the rest of the Lucha House Party distracts Rush.
- Drew Gulak against Akira Tozawa is next. Gulak has been in a lot of heat since he's from Philly. Tozawa wins and joins forces with Kalisto and cruiserweight champion Buddy Murphy in the Royal Rumble game.
WWE SmackDown Spoilers:
- Tonight, a fatal five-way competition will take place, with the winner at Royal Rumble facing the WWE champion. Confirmed participants include AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, Randy Orton and a mysterious adversary.
- The new day is coming out. They declare themselves as Royal Rumble participants. They pick up Brock Lesnar by saying that they will fight for the WWE championship because "the Universal Champion does not show up." They also show that the doctor has not ordered any pancakes for New Day anymore, so they're throwing pancakes at the crowd. The crowd is angry and sings, "We want pancakes!"
- Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Hardy is next. The winner will be advised in the fatal five-way mode mentioned above. Hardy hits a Swanton Bomb but Joe rolls out of the ring. Joe then manages to keep Hardy out of the ring and runs back into the ring to win. His plan is almost working, but Hardy manages to do it at nine. Joe, however, gets another move, and Hardy eventually faints.
- Backstage segment with Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and AJ Styles. Styles refuses to apologize and says he'll show the true side of him tonight, unless Vince wants him to see him again in person. Shane tells Vince to be careful about what he wants from AJ.
- Next comes a celebration for Rusev Day!
- Rusev says the title means a lot to him and he wants to defend it all the time The crowd sings "Rusev Day USA" as Nakamura attacks from behind. This causes Lana to jump on Nakamura's back. He falls backwards to get her away, and while Rusev looks after his wife, Nakamura beats his finisher twice. Then he takes his belt, pulls him up in the air and throws him at Rusev.
- Mandy Rose looks at Naomi. After the bell rings, Mandy slips and Sonya takes the match spot. Mandy is wearing a top made from the "Day One" shirt worn by the Usos. Mandy sits down at the microphone and says she sent a photo to Naomi's husband today (see below). This distracts Naomi and Sonya wins right after.
- John Cena is next! He comes out and talks about his busy 2018, including his relationship, filming, book sharing, wrestling and, of course, hair-growing. He then says that the crowd is probably wondering why he is here and that "Someone comes to the ring and tells him to go faster than Nikki Bella left him." Becky Lynch interrupts! She starts to roast Cena and says that since WWE marquee star WWE, she says, "If you keep doing this, Nikki will not be the only woman to drop you this year." Lynch and Cena are then interrupted by Zelina Vega and Andrade Almas. Cena insults the pair and a mixed tag team match is over immediately. Cena lands on Almas on his finisher but is kicked out of the ring by Becky Lynch! Vega succeeds in scoring a two-count roll-up, but Lynch strikes the armrest!
- Miz enters Shane McMahon's office and thanks him for giving the team a chance. He says he should be true co-besties, Shane should dress like him. He shows him a mock-up (see below) and then Shane runs away.
- backstage segment. Asuka talks backstage with Triple H. He asks Asuka, who deserves a title chance, and she says she will fight anyone. Charlotte approaches and says she deserves it. Carmella also appears and says the same thing. Becky Lynch enters the room and says the same thing. Triple H says he will talk to the McMahons and will get back to them soon.
- The main event is the next! Samoa Joe beats AJ Styles through the announce table, but Styles later manages to pin Randy Orton. Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles is official for the Royal Rumble!
That's it for the WWE SmackDown spoilers. Thank you for reading.
CONNECTION TO: WWE RAW spoiler for New Year's Eve (31.12.18)