The episode of WWE Smackdown kicked off with the highlight of the Universal Championship match between Reigns and Daniel Bryan. Edge attacked Reigns after the match and announced that he has made his choice for his Wrestlemania 37 opponent.
Roman Reigns’ segment
The Universal Champion came down to the ring with Jey Uso and Paul Heyman. Reigns said it is clear that Smackdown and Elimination Chamber needed him. Being the Tribal Chief, he showed uo and smashed Bryan, in the best performance of the decade. But he won’t brag and celebrate, he is above that.
Reigns wants everything to be perfect. But Edge ruined his perfect night at the Chamber. But he will give Edge an opportunity to back out from their match at Wrestlemania 37. Reigns doesn’t want to hurt Edge. Daniel Bryan walked out.
Bryan mentioned that that he agreed with Reigns that his title defense was perfect. But he wanted to address some rumors. People were calling Reigns coward, because he defended his title against a man who just went through an Elimination Chamber match. That’s not how Champions behave. A real Champion would’ve given Bryan some time to recover.
Bryan said that he knew Reigns has potential. So he wants to make sure that there are no comparisons between him and Reigns. Bryan offers a one-on-one Championship match at WWE Fastlane.
Jey Uso attacked Bryan from behind and threw him over the barricade. The trio left.
Otis and Gable def. Rey and Dominik Mysterio
Rey had his ribs taped up due to Otis’ attack from last week. As the match began, Otis took Rey down. He lifted Rey up and flung him across the ring. Gable was tagged in and he continued his team’s domination over Rey.
Mysterio hit an enzuigiri and tagged in Dominik. He rushed in and took down Gable with a tornado DDT. Rey came in and they hit a double 619 onto Gable followed by a Frog Splash by Rey. But Otis came in and hit a big splash onto Rey, to pick up the win.
Apollo Crews def. Shinsuke Nakamura
Crews came out dressed in white and green. He said that no one knew about him. He is from Nigeria. Crews belongs to Nigerian royalty. His word was law and his power was feared. The colors green and white represented wealth, dominance and power.
But he isn’t getting the respect that he gave. But Big E will not disrespect him again. Nakamura walked in. before the match began, Crews attacked Nakamura.
Nakamura placed Crews on the top rope and kicked him, knocking him down. A knee to the face by Nakamura as he went for the cover but Apollo kicked out. A head lock by Nakamura but Crews reversed it and hit Nakamura with two German suplexes.
Crews slided out of the ring as Nakamura was going for the Kinshasa. Nakamura followed him to the outside as Crews slammed him into the steel steps. He threw Nakamura back into the ring. Apollo with a kick to the back of the neck followed by the Angle slam for the win.
Tamina def. Liv Morgan
Morgan began with punches followed by a hurricanrana. She ran towards Tamina but Tamina kicked her face. Tamina slammed Liv in the corner. She threw Liv around the ring.
Liv ran towards Tamina but Tamina moved out of the way and hit her with the Samoan drop. Tamina grabbed Morgan and slammed her onto the mat. She went for the cover and got the pin.
Bianca Belair chooses her Wrestlemania 37 opponent
Sonya Deville was in the ring with Adam Pearce, as Belair walked out. She said it had been 3 weeks and 5 days since her Rumble win. Deville asked if she had decided which title she will be going after. Belair mentioned that her choice was clear. Reginald walked out.
He said that Bianca was smart to team up with Banks last week. She was elevated due to Banks. Her run has been inspirational. But if she chose to go against Banks, her dream will turn into a nightmare. Sasha Banks walked out.
She reminded Reginald that she told him not to speak for her. Banks says she is the standard in WWE, the best, making Belair the second best. Belair pointed to the Wrestlemania sign and said that it is on.
The Street Profits def. Corbin and Sami Zayn
Ford and Sami started the match. Sami with a kick followed by a right hand. A chop to the chest by Sami but a hip toss by Ford took Sami down. Ziggler and Roode were watching the match backstage.
Corbin slided to the outside as he tried to slide back in for a clothesline but Sami’s crew were in the way. Corbin got angry at them and got in the ring as the Street Profits double teamed on him.
Sami’s crew was filming Corbin as Corbin pushed them away. Sami argued with Corbin as Ford flew over Sami and landed on Corbin on the outside. Dawkins attacked Sami from behind as Ford hit Sami with a frogsplash from the top rope for the win.
Seth Rollins’ segment
Rollins said that he had incredible news. His letter to the WWE management received huge response on social media. Cesaro came out and said they needed to discuss things. Rollins said that he wanted to clarify his statements against Cesaro.
Rollins called Cesaro a strong, powerful star. Probably the most powerful star in WWE history. But he lacked the killer instinct. But Rollins has it and he can give it to Cesaro. He will lead Cesaro.
Rollins said that if Cesaro had heard him two weeks ago. They wouldn’t be having this talk. Cesaro would’ve already won the Chamber match and then the Universal Championship match.
Cesaro grabbed Rollins and spun him around, followed by an uppercut.
Daniel Bryan vs. Jey Uso (Double count-out)
If Bryan won this match, he would get a Universal Championship match at WWE Fastlane. As the match began, Bryan hit an uppercut followed by a clothesline. He placed Uso on the top rope and hit a hurricanrana. Bryan went for a suicide dive, but Uso kicked him out of the ring.
Jey kept on attacking Bryan’s knee and slammed it into the ring post. Jey climbed the top rope but Bryan tripped Jey. He got the Yes lock but Jey got the rope break as Jey rolled to the outside. Bryan went outside as Jey threw Bryan into the steel steps. The referee counts to 10 and rang the bell.
Jey rolled Bryan into the ring but Bryan got the Yes lock. In came Roman Reigns and attacked Bryan. Bryan grabbed Roman and got him in the Yes lock. Jey hit a superkick onto Bryan. Roman speared Bryan and got the guillotine as the show ended.