The following was taped for tonight’s New Year’s Day edition of Monday Night RAW.
WWE Smackdown Live Results for New Year’s Day:
* The New Day announced they were entering the Royal Rumble.
* Samoa Joe defeated Jeff Hardy.
* Smackdown will be headlined by AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe vs. Randy Orton vs. Mustafa Ali with the winner earning a shot at the WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble.
* Rusev was celebrating his United States Championship win but was attacked by Shinsuke Nakamura.
* Sonya Deville defeated Naomi. They are running an angle where Mandy Rose is sending Jimmy Uso sexy photos to try and steal him from Naomi.
* In a backstage segment, AJ Styles refuses to apologize for hitting Vince McMahon last week. Shane McMahon is there too.
* John Cena came out for a promo but Becky Lynch came out and said she’s the man now and would be replacing him. Zelina and Andrade Almas came out and that setup a match.
* Becky Lynch and John Cena defeated Zelina and Andrade “Cien” Almas when Vega tapped to the Disarmher. Lynch tossed Cena out of the ring.
* Miz wants Shane McMahon to dress as him when they team.
* Backstage, Carmella, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair make their case for a title shot. Triple H will make a decision as to who will challenge Asuka for the Smackdown Women’s title “later on.”
* AJ Styles defeated Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Mustafa Ali and Samoa Joe to become No. 1 Contender for the WWE Championship. Styles pinned Orton and will now challenge Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble.