This week’s episode of WWE Friday Evening SmackDown kicked off with a backstage section with Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman. Reigns had the contract in his hand for his match with Adam Pearce on the Royal Rumble however Heyman mentioned that he would make adjustments to the contract as a result of it was the identical cookie cutter contract from WWE attorneys.
After the backstage section, Jey Uso declared that he would win the Royal Rumble after which he would take out whoever is the WWE Champion on the Uncooked model. This led right into a confrontation between Uso and Shinsuke Nakamura, who apparently is now a babyface. They piped in cheers for Nakamura to verify that he’s now a babyface.
This section led right into a match between Nakamura and Uso. For what it’s price, Daniel Bryan has been pushing for WWE to do extra with Nakamura so this might be the beginning of a singles push for him.
— WWE (@WWE) January 16, 2021