SmackDown ends with a face-off between seven Royal Rumble favorites, Daniel Bryan overcomes the odds to keep his Royal Rumble spot, Dolph Ziggler & Ryback return and earn their spots in the Rumble, and Luke Harper keeps Erick Rowan out of the Rumble.
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Triple H puts Daniel Bryan in a must-win match next week, Paul Heyman talks his way out of a Curb Stomp, Bad News Barrett retains the Intercontinental Title, and Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns stand with Daniel Bryan against The Authority.
Roman Reigns receives help from an old friend to thwart The Authority, Bad News Barrett assaults Sin Cara after a shocking upset, two more Superstars announce their entry into the 2015 Royal Rumble Match, and The Usos defy the odds to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles.
Roman Reigns gets revenge against Big Show, Ryback refuses to be victimized by Rusev, Dean Ambrose sends a clear message to Bray Wyatt, Bray Wyatt faces his former follower, and Edge & Christian make the most of their last night in charge.
Roman Reigns & Dolph Ziggler pick up a big win over Big Show & Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt costs Dean Ambrose the United States Championship, Jimmy Uso refuses to make amends with The Miz, and Rusev viciously attacks Ryback.
Dolph Ziggler picks up a big win over Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns returns to action with a victory over Fandango, Rusev ambushes Ryback, Jimmy Uso inadvertently costs Naomi the Divas Championship, and Kane victimizes The Bunny again.
Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, & Erick Rowan take it to their respective WWE TLC opponents, John Cena has some strong words for Seth Rollins, The Miz continues to drive a wedge between husband and wife, and Jack Swagger sends a message to Rusev by making Titus O'Neil tap out.
Kane inadvertently costs Seth Rollins & Big Show the main event, Dolph Ziggler gets a small measure of payback for Luke Harper's underhanded tactics, Gold & Stardust vow to cast "darkness" upon The New Day, and Bray Wyatt tries to end Dean Ambrose for good.
Dolph Ziggler caps off a week of survival with a count-out victory over the Intercontinental Champion, Kane unleashes hell on Ryback, Rusev narrowly survives a 20-Man Battle Royal to keep his United States Title, and The New Day dawns on SmackDown.
Ryback lays waste to Kane before getting in Triple H's face, Dolph Ziggler defies the odds to retain the Intercontinental Title, Bray Wyatt assaults Dean Ambrose, Adam Rose attacks The Bunny again, and Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel turns threatening.
Dolph Ziggler survives a Steel Cage encounter with Kane, Ryback proves why he is a potential member of Team Authority, Nikki Bella uses her sister to attack AJ Lee, Adam Rose takes out his frustrations on The Bunny, and Gold & Stardust show their resourcefulness inside the steel to retain the tag titles.
Dean Ambrose bests Cesaro in a Trick or Street Fight, Mark Henry sends Big Show through the ringside barricade, Kane & Seth Rollins humiliate Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt returns to SmackDown, and Nikki Bella becomes the new #1 Contender for the Divas Title.