This was the first Smackdown Live of 2019. John Cena made his return to Smackdown Live. What would John Cena say or do in his return? The New United States Champion Rusev celebrated his championship win from last week. Naomi and Mandy Rose continued their beef with each other. The main event was a #1 contenders match to determine who would face Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble. It was Rey Mysterio vs Mustafa Ali vs Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles vs Randy Orton. All this and more in this Smackdown Live review.