On last Tuesday night’s episode of SmackDown LIVE, WWE Champion “The New” Daniel Bryan returned to his home state of Washington where he cut a promo alongside Rowan and later had a main event match against Jeff Hardy that ended in a DQ finish, thanks to Rowan’s interference. Afterwards, Bryan noted that it had been three years since he was “forced to retire in my home state of Washington” and three years later he returned as The WWE Champion. Bryan will be defending The WWE Title in The Elimination Chamber against Mustafa Ali, Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles & Samoa Joe on February 17th.
February 8, 2016 I was forced to retire in my home state of Washington, told I’d never wrestle again. Feb 5, 2019, almost three years to the day, I return home as WWE Champion. #FightForYourDreams
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) February 6, 2019
Below, Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville talked about their victory over Naomi & Carmella and The IIconics on last Tuesday night’s episode of SmackDown LIVE. The duo will be involved in the upcoming Women’s Tag Team Elimination Chamber Match and were asked about the newly formed team of Carmella & Naomi.
“They’re a team, since when?” Deville responded. “Key word, ‘newly formed,’ Mandy and Sonya have been friends since the beginning. We have chemistry, real life chemistry and it shows in the ring.”