Dean Ambrose will open SmackDown with a special announcement, and will team-up with Neville later in the show to take on Kevin Owens and Sheamus as part of a triple main event spectacular. The Dudley Boyz will face Luke Harper and Erick Rowan in a Tables Match. Alberto Del Rio will get a shot at the U.S. Title he lost to Kalisto. The new alliance of the Social Outcasts will take on the unlikely foursome of Zack Ryder, Damien Sandow, Goldust and Jack Swagger. Becky Lynch will face Brie Bella, and Charlotte and her father will likely be close by to keep tabs on the Lass Kicker. All this and more tonight on WWE SmackDown for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.

We’ll have live updates and video highlights of all the action coinciding with the USA Network broadcast at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Please share your thoughts on tonight’s show in the comments section below.


* Dean Ambrose calls for a drumroll to make an announcement. It’s a challenge against Kevin Owens in a Last Man Standing Match at Royal Rumble. He calls for Owens to come out, but instead gets Sheamus. They almost come to blows but Owens comes out and accepts his challenge for a Last Man Standing Match at Royal Rumble. Owens and Sheamus then team up on Ambrose, but Neville comes to his aid and run them off. These four will go at each other in one of the triple main events.

* The Dudley Boyz (D-Von, Bubba Rae) vs. Luke Harper, Erick Rowan (Tables Match) — Braun Strowman comes out to help his Wyatt Family brothers Harper and Rowan. The Dudley’s win the match after pushing Harper off the ring through a table on the floor. The Wyatt Family works them over after the match and put Bubba Rae through two tables with a double choke slam.

* Social Outcasts (Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Adam Rose, Bo Dallas) vs. Zack Ryder, Damien Sandow, Goldust, Jack Swagger — Bo Dallas finishes Zack Ryder with a bulldog face slam off the ropes.

* Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio (Kalisto’s U.S. Title on the line) — Del Rio submits Kalisto with an armbar after he gets distracted by King Barrett and Del Rio regains the U.S. Title.

* Becky Lynch vs. Brie Bella — Becky submits Brie with a Disarmer. No sign of Charlotte.

* Dean Ambrose, Neville vs. Kevin Owens, Sheamus — Owens and Sheamus are disqualified after smashing Ambrose into the steps and smashing a table on him. Neville saves Ambrose and The Lunatic Fringe hits Owens with a Dirty Deeds back in the ring. Then Neville hits a Red Arrow on Owens. An already beatdown Sheaums looks on from the floor.


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