SmackDown Live opens with SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon. Shane acknowledges Team SmackDown's loss at Survivor Series. He says that even in defeat, SmackDown will still be considered "the" show in WWE. He then says he's proud of the entire SD Live roster. He then turns his attention to Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn and calls them to come out to the arena. KO's music hits and here come Owens and Zayn. Owens asks if they're facing Shane the wrestler or Shane the Commissioner. Owens and Zayn start taking verbal shots at Shane. Owens says that he and Zayn could have beaten the Raw roster. Shane says he has two words for them but Owens interrupts him before he can say it. Shane says "You're..." but then General Manager Daniel Bryan comes out and interrupts. Daniel says that everybody backstage hates Owens and Zayn and that he had to send Randy Orton home because Orton wanted to attack Owens and Zayn. Bryan then announces a match between Owens and Zayn and The New Day in a Tag Team Lumberjack Match with the entire SmackDown Live roster serving as the lumberjacks.
Jey Uso vs. Shelton Benjamin
Lock up, Shelton backs Uso into the corner and gives a clean break. Several big right hands by Uso. Shoulder tackle by Shelton. Back elbow by Uso. Huge knee from Shelton and Uso is on the outside as they go to commercial break. Back from the commercial break, Shelton has him in a Rear Chinlock. Uso fights back. Superkick to Benjamin's gut, big uppercut, Samoan Drop by Uso. Running Hip Attack by Uso. Jimmy Uso and Chad Gable start fighting outside the ring. Jey hits a Superkick on SB but he kicks out at 2. Jey goes for the Superfly Splash but SB moves and hits the Paydirt for the victory.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin
Backstage, Naomi is getting her makeup done and she gets attacked by NXT's Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan. Becky Lynch comes to the rescue but she gets taken out as well.
The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley) vs. The Bludgeon Brothers (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan)
Rowan and Mojo start out and Harper and Ryder start brawling on the outside. Harper and Rowan start to destroy Mojo. Double Chokeslam on Mojo and Harper and Rowan pick up a quick squash victory.
Winners: The Bludgeon Brothers
Out comes the WWE Champion, "The Phenomenal" A.J. Styles. He says that he wishes he could be out there celebrating after a victory over Brock Lesnar but unfortunately that's not what happened at Survivor Series. A.J. says he's received a lot of praise from a lot of people but this is the WWE and you don't get trophies for second place. A.J. then turns his focus back to the SmackDown landscape, specifically former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal. He invites Mahal to try to come down to the ring and take the WWE Championship from him but Mahal appears on the TitanTron screen instead. Mahal says he's invoking his rematch clause for the WWE Championship at the WWE Clash of Champions pay-per-view. The Singh Brothers then attack Styles but Styles fights back and takes them out. A.J.'s music hits and Mahal reminds him once again that they will square of at Clash of Champions.
SmackDown Live Women's Championship Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya Neidhart
Headlock takedown by Nattie and they get off to a competitive start right away. Discuss Clothesline by Nattie and then a Sharpshooter attempt but Charlotte gets out of it. Nattie is in control though as they go to commercial break. Back from break, Charlotte has Nattie in the corner and is throwing a lot of strikes at her. Nattie then gives her a Sit-out Powerbomb for a 2-count. Nattie then locks in the Sharpshooter. Charlotte gets to the ropes though. Charlotte sends Natalya face-first into the turnbuckle. Charlotte goes for the Moonsault but Natalya gets the knees up. Spear by Charlotte and Natalya rolls to the outside of the ring. Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan then come out of the crowd and attack Natalya. They then turn their attention to Charlotte Flair. They circle the ring for a few moments and then attack Charlotte.
Tag Team Lumberjack Match: The New Day vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Owens and Big E start out. Owens tries to waistlock Big E but E overpowers him. Headlock now by Owens. Big back elbow from E. In comes Kofi Kingston. KO sends Kofi outside the ring but the lumberjacks refuse to attack Kofi. In comes Sami. Kofi catches him with a big flying elbow and goes for the cover but Sami quickly kicks out. Kofi ends up outside again and again the lumberjacks don't touch him. Sami goes out after him and the lumberjacks swarm him. He tries to run up the entrance ramp but they stop him and carry him back to the ring as they head to commercial break. Back from break now, New Day has KO in their corner and they're working him over. KO Superkicks Kofi. Sami's back in now. He gets Kofi in a corner and throws a lot of strikes. Big Clothesline by Sami but Kofi kicks out. Sami gets Kofi in his corner and tags in KO and KO takes control of Kofi. KO goes for the Senton but Kofi gets the knees up. They both make tags. Big E does his Belly-to-Belly Suplexes on Sami and then the Big Splash. Kofi tags Big E and his a Diving Crossbody on Sami. Kofi throws Sami over the top rope and the lumberjacks surround him but then Baron Corbin hits Bobby Roode and then everybody starts fighting each other. Sami Zayn ends up rolling up Kofi Kingston for the pinfall victory.
Winners: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
The brawling continues after the match. KO has escaped but Sami is trapped. New Day surround Sami. Kofi hits him with Trouble in Paradise and then Big E and Xavier Woods give him the Midnight Hour.
Backstage, Kevin Owens runs into Daniel Bryan and begs Daniel not to fire KO and Sami Zayn. Daniel says that he wants them there next week because Owens will be going one-on-one against "The Viper" Randy Orton. Kevin Owens thanks him and the show goes off the air.