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WWE SmackDown Live results (Feb. 5, 2019): Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy

WWE SmackDown Live comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 5, 2019) from the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Elimination Chamber pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for later this month in Houston.

Advertised for tonight: Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy, Mustafa Ali vs. Randy Orton, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the SmackDown live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)


Since I was young, I can’t relate to songs about heartbreak. Never found it too heartbreaking to hear some limp dick whine about suffocating lovers. My heart don’t break for them. No it don’t break for them, but I do liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with Charlotte Flair making her entrance.

She cuts a promo about how Becky Lynch’s arrogance got the better of her last night and she hopes she’s thinking more clearly today and goes and sees the doctor and does her rehab so she can be healthy for WrestleMania. Oh, but she knows someone who IS 100% healthy and would love to face Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania. Charlotte points at the sign now.

Becky Lynch is here! She makes her way through the crowd while Flair yells for security to make sure she has a ticket and accuses her of stealing both Roman Reigns’ entrance and the Queen’s own spotlight. Lynch tells her to stop boring people to death and hops in the ring to declare her return to SmackDown as referees and five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce come down to keep order.

(Behold, the king!)

(The king of kings!)

(On your knees, dog.)

Triple H comes down and tells Becky she’s suspended and needs to go home before turning to tell Charlotte this doesn’t concern her and to get out. She leaves and Hunter addresses Lynch again, telling her to go home and to go see the doctor and get cleared if she wants to be unsuspended. Becky says she doesn’t trust that any of this is in good faith, and HHH tells her trust doesn’t matter, this is what it is and it’s her only option.

Hunter goes to leave and Becky asks how Stephanie McMahon is doing, if she’s cleared after she got punched in the face last night, and that stops the Game dead in his tracks. He says he sees it now, and he bought into all of the “The Man” crap, but the truth is she’s not The Man at all, that’s a lie, and she’s just a self-destructor afraid of failure. She’s just looking to be a martyr, to find a way out of the whole thing.

So when she scratched and clawed her way to the Survivor Series match against Ronda Rousey, she came to Raw looking for a way out and she got it, didn’t she? She knew that was a suicide mission, but she did it anyway and then she complained about being in medical prison? And then she scratched and clawed her way to WrestleMania, and here we are again, with a convenient excuse looking for a way out when the truth is she’s just afraid.

She’s scared of what the doctor might say, and to be honest, Hunter doesn’t think she’s even injured right now. He thinks it’s just an act to find a way out and she’s scared of what the doctor will say. He says Becky will say she’s scared she won’t be cleared, but no, he thinks she’s scared she’ll be told she CAN go fight Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania and if she does, Ronda will expose her as the fraud that she is.

She’s afraid that on the grandest stage of them all, she’ll prove to everyone that she fears Rousey. He asks her to tell him he’s wrong... AND LYNCH SLAPS HIM ACROSS THE FACE! They square up nose to nose and Becky doesn’t give an inch! She lets the “One more time!” chants sink in before smirking and dropping the mic, leaving an impotent Triple H standing in the ring doing jack and shit about it.

Commentary hypes up Jeff Hardy vs. Daniel Bryan and Mustafa Ali vs. Randy Orton for later tonight, plus a World Tag League-esque matchup of Rusev & Nakamura vs. the Club before sending us to break.

Back from commercial in time for entrances.

Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. the Club (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows)

Gallows and Nakamura to start, Luke charging hard, big elbow, tag to Anderson. Whip reversed, kick combo, front chancery and a tag from Rusev. Bit of friction between the heels, Karl with a schoolboy for two and Big Hoot runs in to take Shinsuke out! MACHINE GUN SLINGSHOT SENTON ATOMICO TO THE FLOOR! TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, Anderson firing chops at Nakamura, big uppercut staggers him, whip reversed and a sidestep. Shinsuke ducks the bicycle kick and hits in the inverted exploder suplex! Fired up, Kinshasa countered into the spinning spinebuster! Tags made, Big LG running hot and he decks Rusev with a superkick! Chokebomb for Nakamura! Off the ropes, double clothesline and the big men are left lying!

Lana helps Shinsuke up, Anderson tags, Nakamura in to break up the Magic Killer! The match breaks down, everybody with big kicks, Rusev in...

Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura win by pinfall with the Machka Kick from Rusev on Karl Anderson.

We toss to a Mustafa Ali promo backstage.

He talks about how no one expects him to beat Randy Orton or survive the Elimination Chamber, but what if he defies expectations and becomes WWE Champion? (Well I’ll cry my friggin’ eyes out, sir, that’s for sure.)

Paige is backstage to toss to a trailer for the movie about her, Fighting With My Family, to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we’re informed that McMizTV next week will have the Usos on.

The Usos get a backstage promo where they question the notion that Shane McMahon and the Miz are the best tag team in the world. They run their bonafides down and vow to lock McMizTV down in the Uso Penitentiary.

Randy Orton gets a picture-in-picture promo where he says he’s not even going to bother to learn Mustafa Ali’s name because he’s like all the other opponents he’s beaten.

Mustafa Ali vs. Randy Orton

Orton backs Ali into the corner and Mustafa fires right back! Right hands, shove, kick off the ropes but Randy decks him with a lariat. Putting boots to him, stomping away, gourdbuster into the ropes and Ali crashes to the floor. Following after, back suplex into the announce table! Back inside, reverse chinlock applied, whip, up and over but the Viper catches him with the snap scoop powerslam off the ropes!

Setting Mustafa up top, jockeying for position... ORTON HITS HIS BEAUTIFUL SUPERPLEX FOR TWO! And so to break.

Back from commercial, Orton smashes Ali’s head into the turnbuckles and sets him up for uppercuts in the corner. Snapmare into a cover, only two, and back to the reverse chinlock. Mustafa fights to his feet, body blows get a club between the shoulders and a whip, Ali with a dropkick for separation! Randy rolls to the floor, and catches Mustafa with a boot when he comes out after.

Back suplex attempt, Ali lands on his feet and dropkicks Orton over the table! TOPE OVER THE TABLE! PUTTING BOOTS TO THE VIPER! Back inside, shoot kick to Orton when he climbs in, superkicks, the Apex Predator staggered and Mustafa is fired up! Charging in, back body drop to the apron, shoot kick of Randy’s own but Ali fights away from the DDT and hits a roundhouse kick from the apron!

Lining him up, rolling thunder X-Factor... NOPE! Slowly rising, drawing Randy up, big uppercut, springboard but he’s got the RKO scouted, fake-out, tornado DDT... NOT ENOUGH! Up top, Randy rises and plucks him off the turnbuckles...

Randy Orton wins by pinfall with the RKO.

SAMOA JOE FROM OUT OF NOWHERE! COQUINA CLUTCH ON ORTON! THE VIPER’S OUT! Joe boots Ali to the floor! He goes to leave...

Daniel Bryan is here... and so is Erick Rowan! WEARING AN AMON AMARTH T-SHIRT!

Bryan’s got a complaint, after the break.

Back from commercial, Samoa Joe cuts a promo backstage about how physics work a little different for him, with each action having an equal and overwhelming reaction, and the ends will justify the means, when he raises the WWE Championship in the air.

In the ring, Daniel Bryan gets on the mic and says he finally gets to talk to people who understand what he’s trying to do here! The people of the great state of Washington are intelligent and realise that we need change. Unfortunately, as WWE Champion he speaks to a global audience, and these people don’t understand that their crass, selfish behaviors just destroy their minds, fatten their bodies, just trying to get that dopamine rush to get to the next hump.

So you see that he’s fighting an uphill battle, and that’s why he’s created the new title, a symbol for people to rally behind. The old title was a symbol of excellence and of excess, and this title is not only a symbol of excellence, but for change as well! But people are threatened by that change, and Rowan explains by way of the life of Galileo that great thinkers are considered dangerous.

And they consider Bryan dangerous because of his title, and as long as he holds it, they’ll try to silence him. A lone dissenting voice calls out “What?!” and Dan puts them in their place before saying he serves a greater power than greed, money, or fame, he’s the planet’s champion! But the suits back there don’t like it, and that’s why he’s stuck in the Elimination Chamber defending his title.

He’s been there before, and that only serves to reinforce how dangerous it is, and Bryan tosses to a video package breaking the Chamber down. When that closes, Bryan names his five opponents one by one and says they want to take the title backwards, put it back on leather and so we, the ignorant masses need him as WWE Champion!

Jeff Hardy is interviewed backstage and says what Bryan said made him sick and no one has disrespected the title like he has. Hardy considered intervening, but he knows Dan isn’t interested in a debate, so he’s going to go out and make him shut up. AJ Styles storms down and says he can’t agree more, but Jeff’s been around for a long time and with his recent history is he really the guy to represent that legacy?

Jeff says AJ can’t beat Bryan so maybe he’s not the guy either, and says if he’d finished the job at Royal Rumble they wouldn’t be having this conversation, and they’ll settle it in the chamber.

Carmella & Naomi make their entrance and get a promo where Naomi runs Mandy Rose down for telling stories about Tough Enough, and Carmella explains the origin of their team to send us to break.

Back from commercial we get a video clip from from earlier of the Iconic Duo explaining what winning the tag titles would mean to them.

Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville get a promo in the present day about how they’re an established team and some of the only women who have been inside the Elimination Chamber.

Fabulous Glow (Carmella & Naomi) vs. Fire and Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville) vs. Iconic Duo (Billie Kay & Peyton Royce)

Carmella and Deville to start, collar and elbow, knee lifts from Sonya and a tag to Mandy but Mella gets over to tag Naomi in. She gets to jawing at Mandy and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Royce backs Carmella into the corner and tags Kay in. Double-team facebreaker gets two, Billie screaming mad and a tag back to Peyton. Kicking away, Mella fires up, crucifix pin for two right into the basement superkick! Carmella kicks Royce into a tag to Rose and she takes Carmella into the corner to put boots to her. Cobra Twist applied, grinding an elbow into the Princess of Staten Island’s midsection for good measure.

Carmella slings her off, ducks a lariat, tag to Naomi! Mandy tags out but Naomi chases after and lays Devill out with a roundhouse kick and a scorpion kick to set up the springboard roundhouse! Royce in, spinning jawbreaker, toss Kay to the floor and Naomi decks her with a single-leg dropkick! Toss into Rose to force the tag and referee Jason Ayers recognizes it!

NAOMI DRAGS MANDY IN BY THE HAIR FOR A BEATING! Double stomp facebreaker to Royce sets up the Rear View when she runs in, Rose thinks fast, underhooks...

Fire and Desire win by pinfall with Angel’s Wings from Mandy Rose on Naomi.

Andrade “Cien” Almas gets a promo talking about the legend of Rey Mysterio, and Zelina Vega joins him, to say that Rey is a folktale, a fable best left to history books, and Almas stomped his legend out last week. The legend of Andrade starts with Rey Mysterio’s end.

Commentary hypes up Bryan/Hardy and then tosses to a Black History Month video package about WWE’s visit to the National Civil Rights Museum to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of our opening segment because hey it was pretty cool and worth seeing again.

Commentary then asks if anyone is ready for Asuka and we get a video package about the reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Jeff Hardy makes his entrance, his match will begin after the break.

Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy

Bryan in with a side headlock, shift to a hammerlock, Hardy in the ropes and he breaks clean at referee Charles Robinson’s behest. Collar and elbow, side headlock from Jeff, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, big knee lift from the American Dragon! Drawing the Charismatic Enigma up for uppercuts, he fires back up, back body drop, shoulder thrusts in the corner, whip reversed and the running dropkick connects!

Dan back in for the second, and a third, then a deathlock bow-and-arrow but Hardy struggles out into a cover. Kicks to the ribs turn into chest kicks as Jeff flops around, whip, caught in the ropes, boots up and a dropkick sends Bryan to the floor! Slingshot dropkick, on the steps and Rowan comes around for the distraction, letting Dan wipe Hardy out and send us to break.

Back from commercial, Bryan’s got a hammerlock and Hardy rises to his feet. Off the ropes, drop toehold into a stomp to the arm, Jim Breaks Special, folding it down and stomping the bicep! Knee drop to the side of the head, elbow drop, only two. Arm wringer, whip reversed, backflip up and over, duck a lariat, Hardy gets the Manhattan Drop into the double leg drop and the basement dropkick... NOPE!

Looking for the Twist of Fate, Bryan shrugs him off and Jeff dumps him to the floor! Diving clothesline, Hardy fired up, taking his shirt off, he throws Dan inside and heads up top... and Bryan rolls away, forcing him to hop down. Drop toehold into the turnbuckles, kick the ropes into his jaw, cover gets two. Chest kicks ensue, Jeff ducks the buzzsaw, Twist of Fate! Dragging him into position, headed up top... SWANTON BOMB CONNECTS BUT ERICK ROWAN YANKS HARDY OUT OF THE RING!

Jeff Hardy wins by disqualification.

Rowan beats Hardy up a bit and throws him into the American Dragon, who puts the LeBell Lock on! SAMOA JOE PUTS ERICK INTO THE STEEL AND GRABS THE COQUINA CLUTCH ON THE WWE CHAMPION! Randy Orton comes down, Joe lets go and they start brawling with abandon... MUSTAFA ALI DOUBLE DROPKICK! Off the ropes for a suicide dive on Samoa! One for Rowan too but he catches him... CLAWSLAM!

AJ Styles comes down, Styles Rush on Orton, Penalty Kick off the apron for Joe, springboard and he decks Hardy with the Phenomenal Forearm! He stares Bryan down from the ring to the ramp as he and Rowan make their exit.

Dan heads backstage to an interview and screams at the poor woman. He insists that Rowan is his friend and peer and he did all that out there by himself and that’s why he’s the greatest. Erick isn’t his bodyguard, no, they hang out because they’re intellectual peers. All those guys just interfered in his match, and why? They’re not getting the title, not ever, and why? Because that’s what the planet needs!

Nobody understands this but him and Rowan.

That’s the show, folks.

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