The broadcast also featured the WWESmackDown tag team titles on the line. So WWE will likely take a different route in getting Reigns a title shot.
So as 2018 begins and we move in on the road to WrestleMania 34, what did we learn on this week's edition of SmackDown?
Since coming back to the WWE in 2016, Shane McMahon has been one of the most prominent figures on WWE television. Oh heck, might as well have Bryan join the circus, too. The match was restarted, and the Usos were quickly able to get the win to retain their titles. The new tag team champions didn't want to enter the ring once again. The slow match ended with Liv Moran pushing Tamina Snuka off the top rope, allowing Sarah Logan to hit a cartwheel kneebreaker for the victory. They were interrupted by Charlotte Flair, Naomi and a returning Becky Lynch, who charged the ring and attacked the Squad.
Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, and Shane McMahon were all ringside for this matchup, as dictated by the opening segment of the show.
Some of the main concerns that fans had when it was announced that WWE would host the first ever Women's Royal Rumble match at this year's Royal Rumble PPV involved the rules and ramifications of the match. OK, now for the real take: at least it isn't a triple threat match, which is where this appeared to be headed as we all knew how this match would be ending. This led to SmackDown Commissioner McMahon attempting to eject Owens from ringside. Styles then turned around right into a Helluva Kick from Zayn and was pinned. Bryan came in following all that and his actions have come out as the complete opposite. After the match, an upset Styles said he was exhausted of the childish bickering, and that he would take on Zayn and Owens in a handicap match. From SummerSlam to Hell In A Cell to now, there have been so many twists and turns. To date, the pair has swung from hot to cold, and friendly to angry without much sense of direction - and it's given us little sense of where this storyline between all of them is going.
Following a terrible women's segment that bored and obviously annoyed the crowd, Lynch emerged alongside women's champion Charlotte Flair and Naomi to clear the ring of The Riott Squad, which had cut a promo and then entered the women's Royal Rumble. This could also be the springboard for Bryan vs. McMahon at WrestleMania.
Intriguing, to say the least, and I suppose that's the point anyway, isn't it?
The Bludgeon Brothers were mean to the Fashion Police and the Ascension again. Woods pinned English with a springboard elbow drop. There are now 14-of-30 participants named for the women's Royal Rumble.
Mojo Rawley calls out Zack Ryder: Ahead of their U.S. Championship Tournament match next week, Rawley promised he would beat Ryder and send him into the past, where he belonged.
Owens eventually got himself tossed from ringside, and in a bid to keep things fair.
Climate activists trumpeted the city's efforts. "Right now, the tremendous costs of climate disruption are socialized". Science and economics and morality are on the side of the city, and so eventually it will win.
That would be the longest trip in history for a Seattle team that annually travels as much as any team in the NFL. There had been rumors that the Broncos would play in London in 2018 but those turned out to be inaccurate.
She said in an Instagram post Wednesday that seeing the 4-month-old on the cover "brought tears to [her] eyes". Doctors say Williams' experience should remind women to take care of themselves during pregnancy.
The state of California, where Jack in the Box is based, is set to raise the minimum wage to $11 this year and $15 in 2023. Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and Instagram .
Microsoft said in a statement Thursday that it is not aware of any of these vulnerabilities being used against its customers. Apple has already released mitigations in iOS 11 .2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11 .2 to help defend against Meltdown .
The Giants will hold their sixth and final interview with former Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday. Patricia was on the sidelines for both of them, first as the Patriots' linebackers coach and then as their safeties coach.
The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly fired offensive line coach Tom Cable , according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times . Offensively, that's what we've seen countless times and time again, that we do not execute the way we should.
Cambridge-based Redux bought by Google
According to Crunchbase , Redux has also previously raised more than $5 million in funding before it was acquired by Google. On Ivanov's profile page, it says that Redux achieved a "successful exit" in August 2017, but it does not state the buyer.
'Do Not Travel' Advisory Issued for Parts of Mexico
In Wednesday's revamp, an additional 11 Mexican states got a level 3 warning, which urges people to "reconsider travel" there. Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas have all been classified as a level-four risk, the highest in the scale.
Kodak creating KodakCoin, its own cryptocurrency system
The company also detailed plans for installing rows of Bitcoin mining rigs at its headquarters in Rochester, New York . That announcement , made at the CES tech trade show in Las Vegas, also sees the USA firm licensing out its brand.