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Friday Night SmackDown results: Roman Reigns battles Robert Roode as John Morrison makes his ring return against Big E

It was another night of pulsating action and shock returns as SmackDown continued in explosive fashion on its exclusive new home in the UK and Ireland.

WWE SmackDown continued in style on its exclusive new home in the UK and Ireland with an action-packed show full of pulsating matches and shock returns.

Roman Reigns routed Robert Roode in a high-stakes Tables Match on Friday Night SmackDown. The Big Dog then chose a Falls Count Anywhere Match as his stipulation against King Corbin at Royal Rumble.

John Morrison was in action for the first time in eight years and took care of business against Big E, looking as dynamic as ever to secure an impressive victory on his return.

Elsewhere Lacey Evans secured a major victory over the SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley after connecting with a devastating Woman’s Right.

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Match results

John Morrison beat Big E

Morrison squared off against Big E in his return to action after assisting The Miz in The A-Lister’s win over Kofi Kingston last week.

In his first match in eight years, Morrison looked in good shape but needed some help from Miz before delivering a Starship Pain for an impressive comeback win.

The Usos beat The Revival

The Revival started on the front foot, trying to keep The Usos apart as they bid to get themselves back on track.

But eventually Jimmy and Jey got going and they would take down The Revival with style – Jimmy finishing Dash Wilder with a massive splash.

Lacey Evans beat Bayley

Bayley was forced to fight Lacey Evans following the backstage brawl involving the duo and Sasha Banks and she hardly looked excited at the prospect.

And The Lady of WWE took advantage with a determined showing as she connected with a huge Woman’s Right to pin the SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Alexa Bliss beat Sonya Deville

Otis was in Sonya Deville’s corner for this one after last week playing an unintentional role in helping Mandy Rose secure a win over Bliss.

And the big man played a big role again as Mandy fell right into Otis’ arms after getting into the ring to help Deville. Mandy was knocked off the apron and into Otis’ arms, distracting Deville and Bliss snuck up behind Deville and rolled her up for the win.

Roman Reigns beat Robert Roode

Robert Roode was in no mood to wait around and ambushed Robert Reigns from behind to get the match going.

Roode then dodged a charging Reigns, who crashed into the barricade prompting the entrance of King Corbin. Corbin offered Roode encouragement from ringside while Dolph Ziggler and then The Usos got involved in a melee.

Reigns would deliver a massive Spear to see off Roode and then announced he would face off with Corbin in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Royal Rumble next Sunday.

Moment of the show

Roman Reigns set the stipulation for his clash with King Corbin in dramatic fashion, calling for a Falls Count Anywhere match next Sunday's Royal Rumble.

 

Quote of the show

“Keep your breath to cool your porridge”"

Sheamus

Sheamus had a patronising message for Shorty G backstage at SmackDown that the little man did NOT take kindly to.

 

Picture of the show

Ever the one to make an entrance, 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt turned the air red at SmackDown.

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