1/10 PW Morning Report: Smackdown Recap, Samoe Joe Injured, Big Names to Impact Wrestling & More

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This week’s episode of WWE Smackdown Live was yet another entry in the saga of Shane McMahon vs. Daniel Bryan and their eternal passive-aggression, which has now sunk to the point where you have to admit they’re just both terrible at their jobs. What we DO know is that the Smackdown tag titles will be defended at the Royal Rumble (LINK) and that the semi-finals of the United States Championship tournament have been decided (LINK). Other than that…not a great show. COMPLETE SMACKDOWN RESULTS.

After more than a dozen names were announced on Monday for the upcoming Raw 25th Anniversary special, even more legendary wrestlers were confirmed on Tuesday night (DETAILS). The list now includes Sean Waltman, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Teddy Long, the Boogeyman and several others (FULL LIST). Of course that’s in addition to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, the Undertaker, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, the reunion of Degeneration X and more.

It was announced on Monday that fans could vote for Bayley’s partner in the upcoming Mixed Match Challenge, and the winning vote ultimately went to Samoa Joe. Not a minute after the polls closed WWE announced that Joe had suffered an injury on Raw (DETAILS) that will take him out of the competition, and a replacement was named for Bayley’s partner instead making the entire poll useless. WWE doctors issued a statement on Joe’s injury (LINK) and here’s the latest on the legitimacy behind the entire thing (LINK).

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