WWE taped the January 4 episode of WWE Smackdown Wednesday night from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia. Below are full taping results:
* Natalya beat Alicia Fox
* SmackDown opens with Randy Orton talking about the Royal Rumble. Sheamus comes out and they argue about who will be the last one. Big Show and Antonio Cesaro come out to interrupt. Booker T makes Orton and Sheamus vs. Show and Cesaro for tonight’s main event.
* The Miz beat Heath Slater.
* Natalya, Hornswoggle and The Great Khali beat Primo, Epico and Rosa Mendes.
* Wade Barrett beat Kofi Kingston to retain the Intercontinental Title.
* Tamina Snuka beat Layla.
* Randy Orton and Sheamus beat Big Show and Antonio Cesaro. Orton and Sheamus had a staredown to end the show.