It wasn’t a surprise when WWE decided not to take the Intercontinental championship off Big E, who defeated Apollo Crews on Friday Night SmackDown this week.
It was a surprise when WWE decided to take the SmackDown tag team titles off The Street Profits, who lost them to Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode on Friday Night SmackDown this week.
The story of the match was the fact that, well, they ensured Montez Ford came into the evening at something less than 100-percent. He sold a leg injury all throughout the affair and while he fought valiantly to overcome the odds, the Dirty Dawgs were just too much. Once Angelo Dawkins was taken out, Ford was easy pickings.
The Dirty Dawgs did it!— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) January 9, 2021
AND NEWWW #SmackDown Tag Team Champions: @HEELZiggler & @RealRobertRoode. pic.twitter.com/hUh0XCUWc6
Now we have new SmackDown tag team champions.
Immediately after, WWE official Adam Pearce was shown backstage talking to Sonya Deville, his new assistant, about having the two teams go at it in an immediate rematch. That could be on the card at Royal Rumble on Jan. 31.
Stay tuned for that.
Get complete SmackDown results and coverage of this week’s show here.