WWE SmackDown Results (5/12) Knoxville, TN

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WWE SmackDown Results (5/12) – We are live from the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee, as Edge makes his way to the ring for our first match of the night! We see Rey Mysterio and AJ Styles are already in the ring, so we are ready to go!

WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament
Edge vs. Rey Mysterio vs. AJ Styles

Rey with a kick to Edge and AJ joins in.  AJ kicks Rey and AJ with an Irish whip but Rey with an elbow and a head scissors.  Edge with a rollup for a near fall and Rey with a near fall on Edge.  Edge with a boot to AJ and Rey.  Edge with more kicks to AJ.  Edge with an Irish whip and Rey sends Edge to the apron and drops Edge on the ropes.  Edge with a sunset flip to AJ and AJ catapults Rey.  Edge is sent onto Rey and AJ is sent onto Rey.  Edge with an Edge-o-matic to AJ for a near fall.  Edge with a chop and punch to AJ in the corner.  Edge with a hard Irish whip to AJ.  Edge with a kick to knock Rey off the apron.  AJ with a series of strikes and a kick followed by a sliding forearm.  AJ with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker on Rey.  Edge with a kick to AJ and AJ clotheslines Edge over the top rope to the floor.  AJ with an Irish whip to Rey and Rey floats over and hits a head scissors on AJ and then on Edge.  AJ with a kick to Rey.

AJ with a sunset flip but Rey rolls through and hits a drop kick because you don’t sunset flip Rey.  Edge catches Rey on a springboard cross body and Edge kicks AJ and then hits a fallaway slam on Rey.  Edge sets for a spear but AJ and Rey kick Edge.  Rey kicks AJ and Rey with a head scissors to AJ.  Rey with Code Red to Edge for a near fall.  Edge rolls to the floor.  Rey with a forearm to AJ and AJ with a kick.  AJ sends Rey under the bottom rope and Edge catches Rey in a front face lock. AJ with a drop kick to Edge and Edge hits a DDT on Rey on the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and AJ tries to suplex Rey to the floor and Rey goes ot the apron.  Edge spears both Rey and AJ through the ropes and all three are down on the floor.  Edge gets a near fall on Rey.  We see footage from the commercial of AJ hitting a DDT and a reverse DDT on the floor on Edge and Rey.  AJ sends Edge to the floor and Rey with forearms to AJ and an enzuigiri.  Rey charges into the corner and AJ with a Calf Crusher on Rey.  Edge with a crossface on Rey at the same time.  Edge with a head butt to AJ and AJ releases the hold.  AJ with head butt to Edge and then they exchange punches.  Edge wit a waist lock on AJ and Rey wit a head scissors off the turnbuckles and Edge and AJ are in the ropes.  Rey goes for a 619 and Edge and AJ with a double drop kick to Rey.

Rey kicks AJ in the leg but misses an elbow.  Rey drop kicks AJ and Edge with a boot to Rey.  AJ is sent face first into the turnbuckles by Edge.  Edge goes up top but Rey with a punch to stop him.  Rey with a forearm and he sets for a hurricanrana but AJ stops Rey.  AJ with a sit out power bomb for a near fall on Rey.  AJ punches Edge on the turnbuckles.  AJ sets for a superplex but Rey with a forearm to AJ’s back.  Rey goes up top and hits a sunset flip power bomb on AJ and AJ with a superplex to Edge.  Rey gets a near fall on AJ. 

 Rey drop kicks Edge into the ropes and AJ trips Rey.  AJ sets for a Phenomenal Forearm and Edge moves.  Edge goes for a spear but AJ leap frogs him and Edge goes into the ropes.  Rey with a drop kick to AJ.  Edge catches Rey on a 619 and applies an Edgecator.  AJ breaks up the hold and Edge applies the Edgecator on AJ. Rey with a 619 to Edge when Edge gets too close to the ropes.  Rey goes up top and tries for a splash but Edge stops him.  AJ with a Phenomenal Forearm to Edge for the three count.

Winner:  AJ Styles (advances to Smackdown Final)

– We take a look back at the problems with the non Roman Reigns portions of The Bloodline.

– We see The Usos in the back and they are pretty happy.

– Sheamus makes his way to the ring for the second match of the WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament. But first, we go to commercial.

WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament
Sheamus vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Austin Theory

Theory goes to the floor because first pinfall determines the winner.  Sheamus and Lashley follow and punch and kick Theory.  Sheamus sends Theory back into the ring.  Lashley wtih a shoulder in the corner and a neck breaker.  Sheamus with a knee drop and then he gets Theory up and hits a Finlay slam.  Lashley clotheslines Theory over the top rope to the floor.  Lashley and Sheamus exchange punches and then Lashley with a shoulder in the corner.  Lashley with back elbows.  

Lashley with another running shoulder into the corner.  Lashley with a puncch and Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl power slam for a near fall.  Sheamus with a forearm to the back and Lashley is sent to the apron.  Lashley tries to suplex Sheamus to the floor but Sheamus drops Lashley on the top rope.  Sheamus sets for the forearms on Lashley but Theory knocks Lashley off the apron.  Sheamus with a forearm and then he connects with the forearms across the chest.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and Lashley sends Theory into the ringside barrier.  Lashley gets Theory up and sets to run him into the ring post and does it.  Lashley returns to the ring to face Sheamus.  They exchange punches and Sheamus with the advantage.  Sheamus with a kick and Lashley with a clothesline.  Lashley runs into boots from Sheamus in the corner.  Lashley catches Sheamus off the turnbuckles and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  Lashley goes for a full nelson but Theory wtih a slingshot rolling drop kick to Lashley and then he clips Sheamus and gets a near fall.  Lashley punches Theory and sends him into teh corner.  Theory gets a boot up on Lashley and then Theory with a rolling sling blade for a near fall.  Theory with shoulders to Sheamus followed by kicks in the corner.  

Theory goes to the floor and sends Lashley into the ring steps.  Theory goes for a slingshot rolling drop kick but Sheamus catches Theory and hits a uranage back breaker.  Sheamus with clotheslines to Theory followed by clotheslines in the corner.  Sheamus goes to the turnbuckles for an Air Raid Crash and Sheamus hits it.  Sheamus gets a near fall.  Sheamus goes for the Celtic Cross but Theory counters into a sunset flip.  Sheamus with a knee to Theory.

Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick.  Lashley with a spear and Theory sends Lashley into the ring post.  Theory gets a near fall on Sheamus.  Theory with a back elbow and he gets Lashley up for A Town Down but Lashley escapes and he choke slams Theory.  Lashley with a full nelson and Theory uses the ropes to try to escape but Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Theory.  Lashley quickly sends Sheamus to the floor and gets the three count on Theory.

Winner:  Bobby Lashley (advances to Smackdown Final)

We go to commercial.


We are back and Adam Pearce is on the phone talking about the main event. Grayson Waller enters the room and he says he was okay that he was drafted late.  Waller wants the winner to be on next week’s debut of The Grayson Waller Effect. Adam is okay with that.

Baron Corbin vs. Cameron Grimes

Before the match, Baron reminds everyone that Grimes was the last pick in the draft.  Corbin says he knows that Grimes is trying to make a name for himself.  He says Grimes will be on his back in two minutes wishing he was back in NXT.

The bell rings and Grimes with Cave In for the three count in about 5 seconds!

Winner:  Cameron Grimes

– After the quick match, we shoot to an extended video package that shows highlights of the interaction between Brock Lesnar and Cody Rhodes from Monday’s Raw, complete with Lesnar’s savage attack and demand of wanting “a fight” after telling Cody to “LOOK AT THIS FACE!”

In the Arena:

Roman Reigns and the rest of the Bloodline make their way to the ring. We go to commercial with Reigns smiling in front of the camera.

We are back and Roman wants Knoxville to acknowledge him.

Roman says that is what greatness garners.  It garners respect.  Regardless of reactions or not, this is one thing that must be respected.  They talk about royal families and families of importance in wrestling and there is only one.  Every man in this ring main evented Wrestlemania.  We have only been doing two nights for so long.  They are the only ones who will main event both nights.  They kept pushing along into Backlash.  Somebody’s got to step up.  Who stepped up?  It was Solo.

Roman says there was some concern when Solo got on the road.  He was in the ring with some of the very best and you can sink or swim.  Solo swims like a shark.  If there is ever a problem, he eliminates it.  The Riddle problem, handled it.

Roman says Solo is still thinking about the KO and Sami problem.  Roman says… they aren’t a problem.  There is a real problem.  It’s not Sami and Kevin.  The problem is your brothers.

Roman movves over to the Usos’ side of the ring.  He wants to know what they thought was going to happen.  Were you going to lose the main event of Wrestlemania and not talk about it.  You get a rematch and dedicate it to him and you lose?  Roman wants to know why you are dedicating a match to a man who isn’t in a tag team.  He is the greatest singles wrestler.  There are plenty of tag teams in our family.  You insult me by dedicating a tag match to me?

You know better than this and he tells them to apologize. 

Roman tells Jimmy to look at him and apologize.  Roman says he doesn’t want to see anything come out of their mouth unless it is “I’m sorry” or “I apologize”.  Roman wants to know if Jimmy is laughing.  Roman tells Jimmy not to listen to these idiots.  Roman tells him to apologize and he pokes Jimmy in the chest.

Roman wants to know if they are running a commercial this time.  Roman pushes Jimmy away.   He wants to know who is the clown now.  Roman asks Jimmy if he is going to do something.

Paul moves to the apron for his own safety.

Jey holds Jimmy back and he says something to Roman.  Jey says they apologize.  He wants one more shot and they will bring back the championships to the Bloodline.

Roman says the tag titles will come back to the Bloodline.  He tells Paul to fill them in.

Paul takes the mic and he announces that Roman has a game plan already in hand.  He says he was authorized to pull every string with the Board of Directors.  The Tag Titles come back to the Bloodline at Night of Champions, when Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will lose to Solo Sikoa and Roman Reigns.

Roman says he dedicates their victory to the greatest tag team of all time, The Wild Samoans. Jimmy & Jay are in shock.


Kayla Braxton is in the back with Iyo Sky, Dakota Kai, and Bayley. Bayley says her and Roman have so much in common.  They are grand slam champions and great leaders, even when things don’t go their way.  Bayley says she might have pushed Iyo too hard and she wasn’t ready.  Bayley says they are going to exert their dominance and win the Women’s Tag Titles.

We go to commercial.

– The Usos are wondering why the LWO is laughing at them. Cruz and Joaquin say they have no issues with the Usos. Santos and Rey show up and then the Usos leave.

Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez vs. Dakota Kai and Bayley for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

Dakota goes for a crucifix bomb on Raquel as the match starts but Raquel blocks it.  Raquel with a wrist lock and Irish whip followed by a shoulder.  Liv tags in and she hits a hip strike in the corner.  Raquel with a knee in the corner.  Liv with a drop kick for a near fall.  Dakota with a rollup for a near fall.

We see the NXT Women’s Tag Champions Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn watching the match in the back.

Dakota with a punch to Liv.  Bayley tags in and Liv kicks Dakota and gets a near fall on Bayley with a rollup.  Liv floats ovver in the corner but Dakota with a waist lock.  Liv escapes and Bayley with a clothesline for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Dakota and Raquel tag in and Raquel with clotheslines.  Raquel with a fallaway slam and a splash into the corner.  Raquel with another fallaway slam.  Raquel with a running Vader Bomb elbow that misses when Dakota moves.  Bayley tags in and Raquel sets for a double choke slam and hits it.  Liv tags in and Liv is tossed into the corner and then Raquel swings Liv into Bayley and Dakota.  Raquel tosses Liv onto Bayley.  Dakota kicks Raquel but Liv sends Dakota to the floor.  Liv with a knee to Bayley and she goes to the turnbuckles and Dakota tags in.  Dakota with a kick and Bayley gets Liv up for a Super Meteora and everyone is down.  Dakota gets a near fall that is broken up by Raquel.

Bayley tags in and Dakota gets a belt and Raquel pulls a belt from Iyo and then she stops Dakota.  Liv with a rollup for the three count.

Winners:  Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan


Pretty Deadly arrive while Butch and Ridge console Sheamus. Sheamus wants to know which one is Pretty and which is Deadly. Elton and Kit fill out their paperwork and they anger Butch and Ridge. Sheamus says they will find out.

– The ring is set up for Bianca Belair’s celebration.

We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her way to the ring. Before she can say a word, however, she is interrupted by the theme of a former women’s champion, “The Empress of Tomorrow” Asuka.

Asuka walks up and stands in front of Belair. The fans chant for Belair and Asuka helps lead the chant. Belair extends her hand to shake Asuka’s hand, but instead, “The Empress of Tomorrow” sprays the black mist in her eyes. Officials come to the ring to try to help Bianca with towels and water as she’s screaming like hell. Asuka leaves and that’s all…

– AJ Styles and Bobby Lashley are in the back as they prepare for their chance to win a title for a brand they aren’t even on.

We go to commercial.

– We are back and Bianca is in the medical room and she is still freaking out.

– Next week, the two teams battling for the Men’s Tag Titles will meet face to face.  Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar will face The Usos.  The Brawling Brutes will face Pretty Deadly. The winner of the main event will appear on the Grayson Waller Effect next week.

WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament
AJ Styles vs. Bobby Lashley

AJ with a chop and punch.  AJ avoids Lashley again and chops him.  Lashley backs AJ into the corner and AJ escapes and chops Lashley.  Lashley blocks a chop and he connects with a knee and he sends AJ into the turnbuckles.  Lashley with kicks in the corner and he chokes AJ.  AJ avoids a clothesline and he chops and punches Lashley.  They go to the floor and Lashley sends AJ into the apron.  Lashley gets AJ up on his shoulders and he runs AJ into the ring post.

We go to commercial.

We are back and AJ punches Lashley and Lashley with elbows.  AJ with kicks to Lashley’s leg and he stomps on the back of the leg.  Lashley with a back elbow and then he punches AJ.  Lashley with an Irish whip and he sets for a shoulder in the corner but AJ moves and applies the Calf Crusher.  AJ with forearms and kicks to the leg.  AJ with punches to the head and he hits a DDT to get Lashley to bleed from his cut from the first match.  AJ tries to get Lashley up but Lashley gets to his feet and he hits a leaping flatliner for a near fall.  Lashley sets for a Dominator but AJ lands on his feet and he hits a sliding forearm.  Lashley goes for a full nelson and he locks it in.  AJ gets to the ropes and Lashley releases the hold.

AJ falls to the apron and Lashley goes to the floor and he sends AJ into the ring steps.  Lashley with a punch and he gets AJ on his shoulders.  AJ is able to escape and he sends Lashley into the ring post and follows with an enzuigiri.  They get back into the ring and sets for the Phenomenal Forearm and Lashley stops AJ and gets him on his shoulders.  AJ goes for a Calf Crusher but Lashley counters with a suplex attempt.  AJ with a knee to get back to his feet.  Lashley sets for a running power slam and he hits it for a near fall.  Lashley goes for the Dominator but AJ with a back elbow. 

Lashley charges into the corner and he hits the ring post when AJ moves.  AJ with a knee to the head against the ring post.  AJ with a Phenomenal Forearm for the three ccount.

Winner:  AJ Styles (advances to face Seth Rollins for title)

With the win, Styles advances in the tourney and will meet Seth Rollins in the finals at WWE Night of Champions to determine the first-ever World Heavyweight Champion. Styles looks at the title on the podium at The O.C. runs out to celebrate with him as this week’s show goes off the air.

–– The following card has been announced for tonight ––

  • WWE Backlash fallout
  • The post-Draft roster officially goes into effect
  • Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes first appearance since RAW After WrestleMania
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez defend against Bayley and Dakota Kai
  • WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament First Round Triple Threat: Edge vs. Rey Mysterio vs. AJ Styles
  • WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament First Round Triple Threat: Sheamus vs. Bobby Lashley vs. WWE United States Champion Austin Theory
  • WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament Second Round Match: Edge or Mysterio or Styles vs. Sheamus or Lashley or Theory with the winner advancing to Night of Champions to face Seth Rollins in the finals

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