Smackdown 1/29/19 Results & Updated Rankings

Smackdown 1/29/19 Results & Rankings
Smackdown 1/29/19 Results & Rankings

Smackdown 1/29/19 Results & Rankings

Last night on Smackdown, Daniel Bryan unveiled his new sustainable WWE Championship belt made entirely from hemp. He was later informed by Triple H, however, that he will have to defend his WWE championship at (and in the) Elimination Chamber against five opponents.

R-Truth also won and defended the United States championship this week. He defeated Shinsuke Nakamura despite the champion seemingly getting his shoulder up before 3. Rusev then challenged R-Truth in unsuccessful fashion. It is R-Truth’s first title with the promotion in 7 years.

Also, this week on Smackdown, Peyton Royce and Billy Kay declared for the women’s tag team championship match at (and in the) Elimination Chamber. They were added to the WWE women’s tag-team rankings as a result.

Finally, on 205 Live, Hideo Itami wrestled his final match for WWE. He asked for and was granted his release recently.

Table of Contents:

  1. Monday Night Raw 1/28/19
  2. Upcoming Matches
  3. Updated WWE Rankings 1/29/19
  4. Championship Landscape

WWE Rankings & Championship Landscape Archives.

1. Results

Smackdown Live!
January 29th, 2019
Talking Stick Arena
Phoenix, AZ

  1. United States Championship
    R-Truth defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (c) – new champion
  2. United States Championship
    R-Truth (c) defeated Rusev
  3. #1 Contender Smackdown Tag Team Championships
    Elimination 4-Way
    The Usos defeated Heavy Machinery vs The Bar vs New Day

    • Heavy Machinery eliminated The New Day
      The Bar eliminated Heavy Machinery
      The Usos eliminated The Bar

205 Live:

  1. Kalisto defeated Mike Kanellis
  2. Akira Tozawa defeated Hideo Itami

Previous Results: 

WWE Smackdown
Intrust Bank Arena
Wichita, KS

  1. Mandy Rose defeated Naomi
  2. Cesaro defeated the Miz
  3. Samoa Joe defeted Mustafa Ali
  4. Best 2-of-3 Falls Match
    Andrade vs Rey Mysterio – No Contest (1:1)

205 Live:

  1. Humberto Carrillo defeated Gran Metalik
  2. Hideo Itami defeated Akira Tozawa vs Kalisto

Royal Rumble 2019
January 27th, 2019
Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ

Kickoff Show:

  1. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable defeated Rezar & Scott Dawson (non-title)
  2. United States Championship
    Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Rusev (c) (new champion)
  3. WWE Cruiserweight Championship
    Fatal 4-Way
    Buddy Murphy (c) defeated Hideo Itami vs Kalisto vs Akira Tozawa


  1. Smackdown Women’s Championship
    Asuka (c) defeated Becky Lynch
  2. Smackdown Tag Team Championship
    The Miz & Shane McMahon defeated The Bar (c) (new champions)
  3. Raw Women’s Championship
    Ronda Rousey (c) defeated Sasha Banks
  4. 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble
    Winner : Becky Lynch
  5. WWE Championship
    Daniel Bryan (c) defeated AJ Styles
  6. Universal Championship
    Brock Lesnar (c) defeated Finn Balor
  7. 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble
    Winner: Seth Rollins

Monday Night RAW
January 28th, 2019
Talking Stick Arena
Phoenix, AZ

Main Event:

  1. Gran Metalik, Kalisto, Lince Dorado (Lucha House Party) defeated Jinder Mahal & the Singh Brothers
  2. The B-Team defeated the Ascension

Monday Night Raw

  1. Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose
  2. WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Qualifying Match
    Nia Jax & Tamina defeated Alexa Bliss & Mickie James
  3. Baron Corbin defeated Kurt Angle
  4. The Revival defeated Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins
  5. WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Qualifying Match
    Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan (Riott Squad) defeated Dana Brooke & Natalya
  6. WWE Raw Women’s Championship
    Ronda Rousey (c) defeated Bayley
  7. Braun Strowman vs Drew McIntyre – No Contest

2. WWE Rankings 1/30/19

  • #6 Shinsuke Nakamura lost the United States championship
  • R-Truth won the United States championship and defended it against #8 Rusev
  • #1 (TT) The Usos are the new #1 contenders for the SD tag titles after winning the elimination 4-way.
  • #2 (TT) Heavy Machinery is now ranked #2 after debuting by finishing second in the elimination tag match.
  • #1 (205) Akira Tozawa jumps several spots after defeating Hideo Itami this week. Itami has been removed from the rankings after being granted his release from WWE.


WWE Champion: Daniel Bryan
United States Champion: R-Truth

  1. AJ Styles
  2. Andrade
  3. Rey Mysterio
  4. Randy Orton
  5. Samoa Joe
  6. Shinsuke Nakamura
  7. Jeff Hardy
  8. Rusev
  9. Mustafa Ali
  10. Shelton Benjamin
  11. Tye Dillinger
  12. Aiden English

Smackdown Women’s Champion: Asuka

  1. Becky Lynch
  2. Charlotte Flair
  3. Mandy Rose
  4. Sonya Deville
  5. Carmella
  6. Naomi
  7. Billie Kay
  8. Peyton Royce

Smackdown Tag Team Champions: Shane McMahon & the Miz

  1. The Usos
  2. Heavy Machinery
  3. The Bar
  4. The Club
  5. New Day
  6. Sanity
  7. The Colons

205 Live

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Buddy Murphy

  1. Akira Tozawa
  2. Kalisto
  3. Cedric Alexander
  4. Noam Dar
  5. Tony Nese (suspended)
  6. Brian Kendrick
  7. Lio Rush
  8. Drew Gulak
  9. Humberto Carrillo
  10. Gran Metalik
  11. TJP
  12. Jack Gallagher
  13. Mike Kannelis
  14. Lince Dorado


Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar
Intercontinental Champion: Bobby Lashley

  1. Seth Rollins
  2. Finn Balor
  3. Braun Strowman
  4. Dean Ambrose
  5. Drew McIntyre
  6. Baron Corbin
  7. Elias
  8. Dolph Ziggler
  9. Apollo Crews
  10. Zack Ryder
  11. Tyler Breeze
  12. Jinder Mahal
  13. Titus O’Neal
  14. Mojo Rawley
  15. No Way Jose
  16. Curt Hawkins

Raw Women’s Champion: Ronda Rousey

  1. Sasha Banks
  2. Nia Jax
  3. Natalya
  4. Ember Moon
  5. Bayley
  6. Mickie James
  7. Tamina
  8. Ruby Riott
  9. Dana Brooke
  10. Sarah Logan
  11. Liv Morgan
  12. Alicia Fox

Raw Tag Team Champions: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable

  1. Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar)
  2. The Revival
  3. The Lucha House Party
  4. Heavy Machinery
  5. The B-Team
  6. The Ascension
  7. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins

WWE Women’s Tag Team Division

  1. Nia Jax & Tamina
  2. Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan (Riott Squad)
  3. Peyton Royce & Billie Kay (Iiconics)

3. Upcoming Matches

  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Qualifying Match
    Sasha Banks & Bayley vs Alicia Fox & Nikki Cross (RAW- February 3rd, 2019)
  • The SD Tag Team and WWE Championship matches for Elimination Chamber were made this week.

Elimination Chamber
February 17th, 2019
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas

  1. Smackdown Tag Team Championships
    The Miz & Shane McMahon (c) vs The Usos
  2. WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships
    Elimination Chamber
    Nia Jax & Tamina vs Sarah Logan & Liz Morgan (Riott Squadd) vs Peyton Royce & Billie Kay (Iiconics) vs TBD vs TBD vs TBD
  3. WWE Championship
    Elimination Chamber
    Daniel Bryan (c) vs Mustafa Ali vs Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles vs Jeff Hardy vs Randy Orton

4. Championship Landscape

  • R-Truth is the new United States champion. He held the title for 21 days in 2010 previously but never defended it successfully.


Universal Championship
Champion: Brock Lesnar (2x)
Won: vs Braun Strowman (vacant) at Crown Jewel
Title Defenses: 1 (6 total)
Challengers: defeated Finn Balor (Royal Rumble 2019)

Raw Women’s Championship
Champion: Ronda Rousey
Won: Summerslam 2018 From Alexa Bliss
Title Defenses: 7
Challengers: Alexa Bliss (HIAC), Nikki Bella (Evolution), Mickie James (Raw), Nia Jax (TLC), Natalya (RAW), defeated Sasha Banks (Royal Rumble 2019), Bayley (RAW 1/28/19)

Raw Tag Team Championships
Champions: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
Won: from AOP (Raw December 10th, 2018)
Title Defenses: 3
Challengers: The Revival (RAW), the Revival (RAW), the Revival

Intercontinental Championship
Champion: Bobby Lashley
Won: Raw 1/14/19 from Dean Ambrose (triple threat match w/ Seth Rollins)
Title Defenses: 0


WWE Championship
Champion: Daniel Bryan
Won: Smackdown November 13th, 2018 from AJ Styles
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: AJ Styles (TLC), AJ Styles (Royal Rumble 2019)

Smackdown Women’s Championship
Champion: Asuka
Won: from Becky Lynch (TLC – triple threat with Charlotte Flair)
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: Naomi (SD), defeated Becky Lynch (Royal Rumble 2019)

Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Champions: Shane McMahon & the Miz
Won: from the Bar (Royal Rumble 2019)
Title Defenses: 0

United States Championship
Champion: R-Truth (2x)
Won: defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (SD 1/29/19)
Title Defenses: 1 (1 total)
Challengers: Rusev (SD 1/29/19)

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Champion: Buddy Murphy
Won: From Cedric Alexander (Super Show-Down)
Title Defenses: 3
Challengers: Mustafa Ali (Survivor Series), Cedric Alexander (TLC), Hideo Itami vs Kalisto vs Akira Tozawa (Royal Rumble 2019)