WWE SmackDown Evansville, Indiana
Commentators are Michael Cole, Rod Dogg and Kevin Patrick.
– Tonight on WWE SmackDown, the blue show starts with a video of what happened in last week’s main event. The commentators greet us with a road talk on commentary and then Damage CTRL enters. Bayley speaks and tells us that her plan to bring Asuka into the Clan has to be one of the greatest moments in WWE history. His idea is brilliant. The team is undoubtedly WWE’s strongest division. Charlotte Blair, Bianca Belaire, and Shadzi are not ready for Asuka.
Asuka says something in Japanese and talks to Io Skye and Kairi-san. Dakota tells Kai Bayley that Asuka hasn’t gotten permission to join the clan yet. Bailey should officially add him to the clan. Bayley asks Asuka to join the group and take the Damage CTRL t-shirt. Asuka accepts. Dakota Kai says she has an idea: The four must challenge Charlotte Flair, Bianca Belair and Shadzi to find a partner and face them in wargames.. Bayley likes the idea.
Shadzi’s music hits and he appears on the top rope and jumps to the damage CTRL. Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belaire take turns and a brawl breaks out. Damage CTRl is able to throw Belair, Flare and Shadzi out of the ring.
– Behind the scenes, we see Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair and Shadzi. Belair tells Shadzi that they need to get organized. Shadzi replied that she wanted revenge. Belair says he thinks he knows someone who can help them. Nick Altice arrives and tells them that they need to know the last contestant by the end of the evening.
3-Way Tag Team Match
The winning team can face the tag team champions
Street Profits (Montes Ford & Angelo Dawkins) vs Pretty Deadly (Kit Wilson & Elton Prince) vs Brawling Brutes (Butch & Ridge Holland)
During the match, Bobby Lashley watches from backstage and then teams up with B-Fab.
At the end of the match, Elton Prince counters a hold from Ridge Holland, then Butch lands an accidental Broke Kick on his partner. Montez Ford tags in Angelo Dawkins while Butch and Elton Prince are kicked out of the ring. Street Profits continues the pinfall success with their reveal in Holland.
Winners: Street Profits
– After the match, Bobby Lashley joins Street Profits to congratulate them. Ridge Holland leaves the ring, leaving Butch alone.
– Behind the scenes, Mia Yim is hit by a damage CTRL.
– We see Santos Escobar’s attack on Rey Mysterio last week.
– Earlier today, Dragon Lee asked Nick Aldiz to face Santos Escobar. Altice replied that he could take the axiom to show what he could do. A presentation video about Axiom is broadcast.
Dragon Lee vs Axiom
At the end of the match, the Axiom Dragon hits a Spanish Fly on Lee, followed by a pinfall, but Lee counters at 2. Both wrestlers get up and Dragon Lee hits a powerbomb followed by a pinfall, but Axiom gets up. Dragon Lee finished with a running knee, blocking his Destino for the pinfall win.
Winner: Dragon Lee
– Santos Escobar enters. He says his family is called heroes, but his hero is Rey Mysterio. He wanted the new generation to see him the way he saw Rey Mysterio. The latter was a father figure to him. Last week, he realized that Dominic Mysterio was right. He deserved the US title, but Rey Mysterio became the champion. Escobar wanted to rebuild the LWO, but Rey Mysterio took control and added new members like Carlito.
He knows Rey Mysterio is watching from his hospital bed, and he believes the pain reminds him of what Santos Escobar felt when Rey Mysterio betrayed him. Did we think he would apologize? He apologizes for not causing more damage to her. He believes the surgery went wrong and they will have to amputate his leg. Santos Escobar believes Rey Mysterio won’t make a comeback. Jelena Vega enters the ring. Santos Escobar tells him it’s over. Jelena Vega slaps Santos Escobar and says she trusts him. Jelena Vega leaves the ring.
Joaquin Wilde and Cruz del Toro arrive and Santos Escobar asks them what they are going to do. Can’t believe what he did to Cruz and Joaquin Escobar. Escobar tells them to leave the ring and then attacks them. Carlito comes in, but Santos Escobar manages to escape.
– We recap what happened last week with Kevin Owens, Grayson Waller and Austin Theory.
– WWE reminds that Backlash 2024 will take place in France.
Grayson Waller vs Cameron Grimes
At the end of the match, Grayson Waller performed an Unprettier on Cameron Grimes.
Cognate: Grayson Waller
– Backstage, Damage CTRL attacks Jelena Vega, then Bianca Belaire comes in to check on her if she’s okay.
– Video of Solo Chikova’s win over John Cena is shown.
– Solo Chikova, Jimmy Uso and Paul Heyman are in the ring. Heyman introduces himself and says it’s a ceremony to recognize Solo Chikova, the winner of the Crown Jewel competition. John Cena isn’t here tonight, and that’s thanks to Solo Chikova. Cena would never appear in a WWE ring again, thanks to Solo Chikova. John Cena has so much loyalty and respect for his fans that he doesn’t mind saying goodbye to Senation and the WWE Universe. So Paul Heyman is going to say goodbye to John Cena.. On behalf of Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso and Solo Chikova: Goodbye, John Cena!
Since John Cena isn’t here, you’d think his music would start and he’d come into the ring to beat everyone up as the fans screamed. But we won’t have this experience again, thanks to Solo Sikova.
L.A. Night’s music cuts to Paul Heyman and the wrestler comes to the stage. LA Knight reminds Paul Heyman that the only reason Roman Reigns is still champion today is because of the bloodline. He knows it’s a problem and he knows how to solve problems. He’s going to end the bloodline until only he and Roman Reigns are left. The first was Jimmy Uso, who gave him the title.
– WWE announces that Carlito Santos will face Escobar at Survivor Series.
– Backstage, Bianca Belaire tells Shadzi and Charlotte Flair that they’re not out of favor, Charlotte Flair should call out. Blair accepts and leaves.
LA Knight vs Jimmy Uso
At the end of the match, Jimmy Uso avoids the BFT from LA Knight and attempts a superkick which is avoided by LA Knight. The latter ends with his PFT on Jimmy Uso, followed by the pinfall for the win.
Winner: LA Knight
– After the match, Solo Chikova’s music plays and he arrives. Jimmy Uzo takes the opportunity to attack the LA Knight, then puts him through the commentators table…but Cody Rhodes comes in to attack Bloodline!
– Backstage, Nick Altice tells Cody Rhodes that he needs to leave.
– Next week on SmackDown exclusively on FS1: Judgment Day will defend the tag team titles against Street Profits / Kevin Owens will be a guest on the Grayson Waller Effect.
– Bianca Belair enters, followed by Charlotte Flair and Shadzie. Flair gets on the microphone and says we accept the challenge for Wargames. She only wants one by her side if she has to go to war. The damage comes to CTRL, and Bayley says they’ve taken care of everyone trying to get on their side. They can’t go to wargames… CTRL takes damage on the ring apron but Becky Lynch comes to stand with Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair and Shadzie!
The fight ends like this.
Photo credit: WWE
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