Friday, January 2, 2015
Edge & Christian were the special guest hosts for SmackDown, the first episode of the brand new year. The two superstars discussed what happened on Raw with Rollins and Show attacking them. Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury came out to read a statement from The Authority saying they had no knowledge of the attacks.
Bray Wyatt defeated Erick Rowan. Post match, Wyatt had an interview promoting his Ambulance Match against Ambrose for Raw.
Big Show defeated Ryback via contout. During the match, Rusev was out and distracted Ryback. That allowed Show to hit a knockout punch, with Ryback falling off the apron and getting counted out.
Tyson Kidd & Cesaro defeated Los Matadores. Kidd ignored Natalya after the match.
Dean Ambrose vs. Curtis Axel was a no contest. Ambrose beat up Axel before the match could even begin. An ambulance came out into the arena and Ambrose talked about what he would do to Wyatt in their upcoming match.
The Ascension beat two local wrestlers in a squash match.
Roman Reigns defeated Rusev due to disqualification. Big Show caused a disqualification in the match. Reigns and Show ended up brawling all the way backstage. Eventually, Reigns got the upperhand and tossed a table on top of Big Show.