WWE SmackDown Results (3/3) – We are live from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, as Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman, Jimmy Uso, and Solo Sikoa.
Roman takes the mic and he looks around to tell Washington DC to acknowledge him, but he’s immediatly interrupted by Cody Rhodes’ music as he makes his way to the ring.
Rhodes heads to the ring after the pyro explodes. Fans sing his theme along as The Bloodline watches. Rhodes briefly hesitates but then enters the ring, staring down Reigns and his crew. The music stops and a “Cody!” chant starts up. Reigns says contrary to what Heyman may have told Reigns, Cody is not here to invade, or engage in reckless negations, he’s here to have a conversation with his WrestleMania opponent, one-on-one, man-to-man. Rhodes sees no reason for Reigns’ compatriots here, unless Reigns feels like he needs them. Reigns tells Heyman to leave them. Heyman says a few words to Reigns while Sikoa stares a hole through Rhodes. Reigns has Heyman take Sikoa and Jimmy with him as fans cheer.
Reigns asks Cody if that makes him feel more comfortable. Reigns says let’s get more comfortable. He says Cody might not like this but he’s going to do it anyway… Reigns lays both title belts flat on the mat between he and Rhodes, then asks Rhodes what he wants to talk about. Rhodes says fair enough. Rhodes wants to talk about Reigns. He brings up the 915-day title reign to mixed reactions. Rhodes goes on and congratulates Reigns. Rhodes says for some Reigns has become this impossible mountain to climb but that’s kind of Cody’s thing. He brings up his WWE past and “his little indie show” he did with his buddies, an AEW or All In reference that got a pop from the crowd, and says he keeps punching the goal posts when they’re moved. He says to some Reigns may be impossible, just not to Cody. Fans chant “Cody!” again.
Reigns laughs and says Cody is good, like he’s been rehearsing that all week, it was flawless. Reigns asks Cody if he’s ever won “that one” – he points at the WWE Title. Reigns asks Cody if he’s even competed for one of these titles or even been in the WrestleMania main event before. Reigns has and that makes him the most experienced WrestleMania main event of all-time. Reigns says he’s been groomed since he was a kid, not just by his own father, but by Cody’s father also.
Some chant for Reigns but he says no, he’s not done with his story. Reigns brings up WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes but says he has too much love and respect to put him down. Reigns says they spent a lot of time together, and The Dream really helped him and put him over. Reigns does a Dusty impersonation, recalling when Dusty told him he had “it.” Dusty called it and talked about how Reigns would be the face of WWE. He says Dusty was the best, he really was. Reigns asks if Cody wants to know what Dream used to say about Cody. Nothing, not at all. Reigns says Dusty may have talked about Cody to others but when Reigns was around, it was like Cody didn’t exist. Reigns wishes Dusty was here right now. He knows Cody misses him, but Reigns misses him as well. Reigns picks his title belts back up and hoists them onto his shoulder.
Reigns knows Dusty isn’t here anymore but just know this… if there’s anything Dusty didn’t teach Cody, Reigns will teach it to him. Cody laughs and says he’s not even playing on the same field, this isn’t chess, Reigns didn’t send Heyman to RAW to get into Cody’s head, he sent him to convey the real-life situation, to tell Cody the truth, but if that’s the truth, that one of Dusty’s fabled kids is better than Dusty’s actual kid, then the truth is… Reigns is the son Dusty always wanted, and that changes absolutely everything because this is not just a dream or urge or want or desire or some story that needs finished, this becomes a necessity. Cody says Reigns said he doesn’t exist but Cody has to exist and the only way he can exist is by beating Reigns at WrestleMania. Cody is fired up now. Fans pop. Cody says absolutely… Reigns, sir, champ… may the better man win. They shake hands. Reigns exits the ring as Cody’s music starts up.
– Cole says The Bloodline will be back in the spotlight tonight for their internal issues and Solo Sikoa vs. Sami Zayn in the main event.
– We see Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio walking backstage. Back to commercial.
Liv Morgan vs. Rhea Ripley
Liv with a drop kick as the bell rings. Liv with forearms in the corner and Rhea pushes her away. Liv with a kick to the midsection but Rhea blocks a kick. Liv with an arm drag and she goes for a springboard move but Rhea holds on and sends Liv to the mat. Rhea with a boot. Rhea chokes Liv in the ropes. Rhea has some words for Charlotte. Rhea with forearms to the back and she picks up Liv but Liv goes for a sunset flip. Rhea stays on her feet and she sends Liv into the corner. Rhea misses a splash and Liv with a hip into the corner and a knee. Liv with a missile drop kick.
Rhea goes to the floor and Liv goes for a suicide dive but Rhea sees it coming and she punches Liv. Rhea has some more stuff to say to Charlotte as we go to commercial.
We are back and Rhea with a forearm to the lower back. Rhea with another forearm to the lower back. Liv avoids a forearm and she lands on her feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Liv with a lungblower and a kick. Liv goes to the turnbuckles and hits a head scissors. Liv with kicks a facebuster. Liv with a springboard facebuster and Rhea staggers. Liv goes to the turnbuckles and does a crotch chop before hitting a Codebreaker for a near fall. Liv goes for ObLIVion and Rhea catches Liv. Liv escapes RipTide and hits an enzuigiri followed by a running knee into the corner.
Liv goes up top and is caught by Rhea for a power bomb. Rhea with RipTide. Rhea with the inverted cloverleaf and puts her knee on the back of Liv’s neck to force Liv to tap out.
Winner: Rhea Ripley
We go to commercial.
We are back and Paul talks to Jimmy while Roman seethes. Roman asks Jimmy if he talked to Jey and Jimmy says he did. He says that Jey is a hothead and he needs some time. Jimmy says Jey is better today than the day before.
Roman says he is running out of patience. Jimmy says he will tell Jey. Roman says he is running out of patience with Jimmy. Jimmy says he will let Jey know.
– We take a look what happened last week between Rey and Dominik Mysterio.
We see Rhea and Dom walking in the back. Rhea says Charlotte is scared and that is why she isn’t here. Santos Escobar shows up and says that Rey should have punched you last week. He understands why he cannot do it. Santos says he can and he talked to Adam Pearce and he is going to the ring. He tells Dom if he is man enough to come to the ring and face him.
We go to commercial.
Santos Escobar versus Dominik Mysterio
The bell rings and Dom goes into the ropes when Santos charges into the corner. Dom with a drop kick and a side head lock. Dom holds on when Santos tries to send him off the ropes. Santos with a drop kick and he puts Dom in the corner. Santos with forearms and then he puts Dom on the turnbuckles to look at the mask and Santos asks Dom if he respects his legacy and Dom says no. Santos gets Dom up for a surfboard. Dom sends Santos into the turnbuckles.
Dom with a springboard cross body onto Santos as we go to commercial.
We are back and Dom punches Santos from the turnbuckles. Dom sends Santos into the ropes and sets for a 619 but instead he chokes Santos in the ropes. Santos with punches and he gets Dom up on his shoulders. Dom with a rake of the eyes and he punches Santos. Dom with a kick in the corner. Dom with a clothesline in the corner. Dom tells Santos to respect him and Dom sends Santos to the mat. Dom slaps Santos. Santos floats over and hits a flying forearm. Santos with a second one and a clothesline.
Santos stops short of a tilt-a-whirl back breaker and hits an elevated leg drop for a near fall. Santos misses a kick and they both bump heads as they go for cross body presses. Dom grabs brass knuckles and the referee tells him to put them away. Meanwhile, Rhea hits RipTide on the floor. Dom with a frog splash for the three count.
Winner: Dominik Mysterio
After the match, Dom takes Rey’s mask from the ring post and leaves the ring with Rhea. Dom and Rhea go up the aisle with their backs to the entrance and Dom rips the mask. Rey’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage to confront his son and Rhea. Dom holds the mask in Rey’s face and then puts it behind his back and tells Rey he will give the mask back if Rey hits him. Dom drops the mask and starts to walk away. Rey goes for the mask and Dom with a forearm to the back of the head.
We go to comments from Sami earlier today. We see him walking through the concourse. Sami says Roman is feeling the heat because everything he is saying is coming true. The Bloodline is crumbling. Sami says he is not stupid. He knows this match is not about wins and losses, it is about sending a message. Sami says he will be sending the message tonight. The Bloodline is not getting rid of Sami Zayn until the Bloodline goes down. Sami says the people know that the Bloodline is going down.
– Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring.
We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Drew says we are four weeks from Wrestlemania and he does not have a match. Drew says it is time to remedy that right now. There is a certain individual he wants to beat the schnitzel out of. Drew says he is calling Gunther out.
Sheamus’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he asks Drew what does he think he is doing? Is he going behind his back? Drew says it is nothing personal. Sheamus says it is personal. You know how important the Intercontinental Championship means to him. Drew tells Sheamus to calm down and Sheamus tells Drew not to tell him to calm down. Sheamus says Drew heard him talking about facing Gunther at Wrestlemania.
Drew asks if he has to ask Sheamus to wipe his own ass. Sheamus says he thought Drew was his brother, but he is a back stabbing bastard. Drew says friends tell the truth. He says Sheamus had his chance and he lost… twice.
LA Knight’s music interrupts and he makes his way to the stage. Knight says someone is talking about the Intercontinental title so they must be talking about him. Knight says Drew and Sheamus have been given so many chances and they fail. Knight says you can’t have an LA Wrestlemania without LA…
The New Day interrupt and make their way to the ring. Xavier wants to apologize on behalf of LA Knight. Kofi says for the last two weeks he has been crying about not having an LA Wrestlemania without him. Xavier says this is sad and Kofi agrees.
Kofi says LA Knight wants a match at Wrestlemania, but he can’t win a match on Smackdown.
Karrion Kross’ music plays and he comes to the ring with Scarlett.
Knight attacks Kofi from behind and then he sends Woods into Sheamus. Knight sends Woods to the floor but Sheamus clotheslines Knight to the floor.
Drew teases doing something to Sheamus but he hits a flip dive to the floor. Kross attacks Sheamus from behind and sends him into the ring post.
We go to commercial.
– We are told that there was a brawl earlier today that affected the status of the women’s tag match tonight.
– We see Shanyna fighting Tegan but Ronda holds her arm and she cannot compete.
Shayna Baszler vs. Tegan Nox
Tegan with a drop kick and a kick to the head. Tegan punches Shayna but Shayna sets to stomp on the elbow but Tegan with a head scissors and kick. Shayna blocks a kick and sends Tegan into the mat. Shayna stomps on the elbow. Shayna misses a running knee into the corner and hits the turnbuckles. Tegan with punches but Shayna with a kick and a kick to the arm. Tegan kicks Shayna in the head.
Shayna with an arm wringer. Tegan with an inside cradle for a near fall. Shayna with a knee to the head and Shayna with a wrist lock submission and Tegan taps out.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
Kayla Braxton is with Gunther. He says it is a disgrace that he had to be left waiting. Adam Pearce is doing a terrible job giving him an opponent for Wrestlemania.
Kayla asks Gunther if he is worried. Gunther says he is only worried about having a worthy opponent for the legacy of the Ring General.
– Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Bobby has made his way to the ring, but we get to see what Bobby had to say about Bray Wyatt on Raw.
Bobby says for the last few weeks, Bray has been telling him to run. Bobby says he does not run from anyone. Now Bray plays his little kid games. Bobby says it looked like a sign of weakness. When he has a problem, he comes to see that person to his face. Since Bray wouldn’t come to him, Bobby says he came to Smackdown to see him. Bobby tells Bray, if he is man enough, he is here so come see him.
A graphic for Unccle Howdy appears on the Tron and . . .
Uncle Howdy attacks Bobby from behind. Bobby with a spinebuster. Bobby sets for a spear . . .
but the lights go down and when the lights come back on, Uncle Howdy is gone.
We go to the Roman Suite and Jimmy says he talked to Jey. Roman asks what did he say. Jimmy says Jey said he needs some more time. Jimmy says Jey told Roman to leave him the hell alone.
Roman says he doesn’t understand how he could do that after . . . everything we have done for him. We were there for him and we had his back. This didn’t happen until Sami came around. That is where the selfishness and greed came from. Roman tells Jimmy to be at ringside with Solo and get rid of Sami Zayn. Roman tells Jimmy if he gets rid of Sami, then Jey will come home.
Roman tells Jimmy to do it for the Bloodline. Paul tells Roman that was wonderful and then he is shocked when Roman does not agree. Roman says Jey has one week and he asks Paul if he understands. If Jey is not back in the Bloodline in a week, he is not going to blame Sami, he is going to blame Jimmy.
We go to commercial.
–We are back and next week we will have a Fatal Five Way Match to determine Gunther’s opponent for Wrestlemania. Ricochet and Braun Strowman will face The Viking Raiders.
–We see Roman Reigns watching Sami Zayn making his way to the ring.
Solo Sikoa vs. Sami Zayn
Sami punches Solo as he enters the ring and he hits a Thesz Press and punches. Sami sends Jimmy over the top rope to the floor and then Sami drops down and Solo goes over the top rope. Sami with a flip dive onto Jimmy and Solo.
The referee starts the match and Sami with punches. Solo with a clothesline. Solo with a head butt and punches. Sami avoids a clothesline and he clotheslines Solo over the top rope to the floor. Sami goes to the floor and Jimmy says something to Sami and that allows Solo to hit a clothesline and he sends Sami into the ring post a few times. Solo sends Sami over the ringside barrier into the time keeper’s area.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Solo with head butts to Sami. Sami springboards over Solo and hits a clothesline. Sami punches Solo but Solo with a Samoan drop. Solo sets for a running hip into the corner and he hits it. Solo puts Sami on the turnbuckles but Sami blocks a punch and punches and kicks Solo. Sami with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Sami goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Solo blocks a Blue Thunder Bomb with elbows to the back of the ehad. Solo misses a splash into the corner and Sami with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Jimmy pulls Solo out of the way when Sami goes for a Helluva Kick.
Solo with a Samoan Spike for the three count.
Winner: Solo Sikoa
After the match, the music hits as Sikoa stands tall. The attack continues but Jimmy rushes in and he wants to take over. Jimmy mounts Sami with right hands. Jimmy tells Sikoa to bring a steel chair in as he continues to pound on Zayn in the corner to boos while talking trash. Jimmy places the chair around the neck of a dazed Zayn. Sikoa prepares to charge in with the Rikishi splash but Jimmy wants to do the honors. Sami jumps up and throws the chair in Solo’s face, then dodges a big splash from Jimmy in the corner. Sami then comes right back with a Helluva Kick to Jimmy. Sami stumbles around now but he’s on his feet as fans pop. Sami grabs the chair now and he goes to smash it over Jimmy’s back but here comes Sikoa. Sami throws the chair at Sikoa and he catches it, but Sami takes advantage to retreat from the ring to the crowd. Jimmy and Solo seethe in the ring as Sami stands with fans in the crowd.
Sami’s music starts up and fans sing along as Reigns and Heyman watch from backstage. Sami poses with the crowd as a “Sami!” chant starts up. Jimmy is angry and disappointed in the ring, Reigns is angry and disappointed backstage. SmackDown goes off the air.
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WWE SmackDown Results (3/3)