SmackDown Discussion Post: January 23rd, 2018

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Tonight on final SmackDown before the Sunday’s historic Women’s Royal Rumble, Noami takes on Liv Morgan.

Read WWE.com‘s preview to tonight’s show below:

Naomi, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch joined forces to take on The Riott Squad in Six-Woman Tag Team action last week on SmackDown LIVE. In a chaotic battle, Ruby Riott clocked Naomi with a kick to the face from outside the ring, setting her up for a devastating maneuver from Liv Morgan that gave The Riott Squad the victory.

This week, Naomi will be out for payback when she faces Morgan in singles competition. However, wherever there’s one Riott Squad member, the other two usually aren’t far behind. Can Naomi make Morgan feel the glow, or will the former SmackDown Women’s Champion be subjected to another painful night?”

After SmackDown, tune in to wwek two of WWE’s Mixed Match Challenege as the team of Asuka and The Miz take on Carmella and Big E:

“The groundbreaking WWE Mixed Match Challenge Tournament continues tonight with an explosive first-round showdown pitting SmackDown LIVE’s Big E & Carmella against Raw’s Intercontinental Champion The Miz & Asuka, immediately following SmackDown LIVE at 10 ET/7 PT, exclusively on Facebook Watch. The winning team will take on Sasha Banks & Finn Bálor in the second round.

Whether she is securing a World Championship contract as the first ever Ms. Money in the Bank or entering the first-ever 30-Woman Over-the-Top Royal Rumble Match on Sunday, Jan. 28, for an opportunity at a second World Title Match at WrestleMania, Carmella’s greatest strength just might be her ability to position herself for greatness. Now, after the WWE Universe selected Big E to pair up with her in the Mixed Match Challenge, The Princess of Staten Island has definitely secured a third potential windfall.”

Discuss the show(s) in the comments!