Becky Lynch and John Cena came face-to-face on the New Year's Day episode of SmackDown.
Cena's return to WWE television came in the form of a segment where he said "some man" was going to come down to the ring and insult him. Instead, Lynch's music hit. She told Cena that she wasn't looking to just overtake Charlotte Flair on the billboards and posters, she was aiming for Cena too. She said if Cena has a problem with that, Nikki Bella won't be the only woman to drop him this year.
They were interrupted by Zelina Vega & Andrade "Cien" Almas, which led to a mixed tag match. Lynch & Cena got the win when Lynch threw Cena out of the ring and then submitted Vega with the Dis-Arm-Her.
Cena went to shake Lynch's hand after the match, but she did his "You can't see me" taunt.
The episode also featured a number one contender's fatal five-way match to determine who will challenge for Daniel Bryan's WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. AJ Styles hit a springboard 450 on Randy Orton to get the win. Mustafa Ali, Rey Mysterio, and Samoa Joe were also in the match.
More coverage from last night --
- Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles announced for WWE Royal Rumble
- WWE SmackDown live results: Cena returns on first episode of 2019
WWE SmackDown video highlights --
The New Day kick off 2019, announce that they're entering the Royal Rumble
Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe for the final spot in the number one contender's fatal five-way
AJ Styles isn't apologizing for punching Vince McMahon last week
Shinsuke Nakamura attacks Rusev, ruins his celebration
Naomi vs. Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose plays mind games with Naomi
SmackDown wrestlers reveal their New Year's resolutions
Becky Lynch is looking to overtake John Cena
Becky Lynch & John Cena vs. Zelina Vega & Andrade "Cien" Almas
The Miz shows Shane McMahon ring gear ideas for their team
Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Carmella all want the next shot at Asuka
Fatal five-way match to determine Daniel Bryan's challenger for the Royal Rumble
SmackDown fallout: John Cena praises Becky Lynch
SmackDown fallout: Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose say they both defeated Naomi
SmackDown fallout: There's no Rusev Day on Shinsuke Nakamura's calendar