WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
February 10, 2023
Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with highlights of last week’s main event. We see Sami Zayn attacking Roman Reigns from behind which is followed by Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso attacking Zayn.
We cut to the ring and Paul Heyman is standing with the two WWE Championships. He says he is out there to drop a few pearls of wisdom. Heyman says ever since he and Brock Lesnar conquered the Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania, he doesn’t offer predictions. He delivers spoilers. Heyman says he has a bunch of them tonight.
Heyman says the island of relevancy is under attack. On SmackDown, the number one challenger at the Elimination Chamber is Sami Zayn. He calls Zayn a psychopathic rebel. Heyman says the first spoiler of the evening is that Sami Zayn is not there tonight. Heyman says Zayn challenging Roman, let’s be serious. He jokingly says to imagine Zayn as the Undisputed champion.
Paul Heyman talks about Raw and the Royal Rumble winner, Cody Rhodes. He says Rhodes backed him into a corner on Raw. He calls Rhodes a dumbass. Heyman says it couldn’t be more personal, the two titles are not wrestling championships. He calls them the center piece of the island of relevancy. It’s the plasma that runs through the veins of the Bloodline, the reason for their existence. Heyman calls the titles the tribe in which Roman Reigns is the chief.
Heyman says Zayn at the Elimination Chamber, Rhodes at WrestleMania. Without the two titles, there is no island of relevancy. There is no Bloodline. There is no Paul Heyman. There is no Roman Reigns.
Sami Zayn stands behind Heyman in a black hoodie as the fans chant Sami. Heyman turns around shocked. Zayn extends his arm wanting the microphone. Heyman gives him the microphone. Zayn tells Heyman to calm down. He says he is nervous but he won’t hurt him.
Zayn says but if he wanted to, he could have by now. That’s a little weird that he is talking about the Bloodline but if he wanted to, he could have dropped him like a bag of dirt and no one is there to protect him. If this was a month ago, Solo would have bene there and hit him with the Samoan spike. Or the Usos would have been there. But now Heyman is there all by himself and he thinks Heyman knows why. Because they all know that Roman’s days as Universal champion are numbered. Roman is off the rails and the walls are closing in.
He tells Heyman that he left the Bloodline. Jey Uso walked out on his own. He asks Heyman what happens next. What will Jimmy do next? Will he side with his abusive cousin or his twin brother? He asks him what will happen with Solo. And even Heyman, the wiseman. The way he looks at Roman Reigns is a little weird. But now, here he is talking about life after Roman Reigns, after the WWE titles are gone.
Zayn tells Heyman he knows that the Bloodline is on its way out. Zayn tells Heyman that he knows he is in the business of spoilers and here is one. He tells Heyman that Roman has eight days left as WWE champion.
Heyman extends his arm for the microphone. Zayn grabs Heyman and hugs him. He tells him to tell Roman that he doesn’t need to worry about Cody because he is going to be the one to take him down. Zayn drops the microphone and walks away.
Drew McIntyre and Sheamus vs. Hit Row
The bell rings and we are under way. Drew with the Glasgow kiss onto Ashante. Drew with a belly to belly. Drew goes for the Claymore but Top Dolla drags Ashante to the outside. Sheamus is tagged in and he runs to the outside and hits Ashante with a shoulder block. He throws Ashante into the ring. Sheamus gets in the ring but Ashante with a drop kick. Ashante grabs Sheamus but Sheamus with an Irish curse back breaker and he throws Ashante onto the ring apron. Top Dolla goes for a right hand but Sheamus moves out of the way and hits him with a knee. Sheamus with 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus in the ring grabs Ashante and hits him with the White Noise. Top Dolla gets in the ring and Drew hits him with the Claymore. Sheamus hits Ashante with the Brogue Kick. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Drew McIntyre and Sheamus
A vignette airs hyping up the Viking Raiders. They tell Drew and Sheamus that next week is their destiny.
We cut backstage and Jimmy is on the phone. He says tonight is the night and to call him back when he gets the message.
Karrion Kross is backstage with Scarlett. He says tonight’s fatal four way match is his. Scarlett says he knows what he has to do and she wants to hear him say it. He looks at her and says he is going to make Rey Mysterio suffer and he is going to put him down.
We cut to the ring and out comes Lacey Evans for her match.
Lacey Evans vs. Cameron Harris
The bell rings and we are under way. Evans with a waist lock take down followed by a kick. A forearm to the face by Lacey. She slams Harris face first into the second turnbuckle. Lacey slams her into the corner and a forearm to the face. Lacey slams Harris into the opposing turnbuckle and Harris falls to the mat. Evans doing push ups in the middle of the ring. Lacey with the Women’s Right. She gets the Cobra Clutch onto Harris as she taps out.
Winner: Lacey Evans
We cut backstage and Jimmy tries calling Jey but it goes to voicemail. Heyman tells him he takes it that it means he hasn’t reached Jey yet. Jimmy says he tried calling his wife, sent him an email, texted him but Jey hasn’t responded. Heyman tells him he is out there in the ring and was held hostage by Zayn and not one member of the family was out there. He asks Jimmy where he was. Jimmy says he was trying to call Jey and Solo isn’t there. Jimmy tells Heyman he can defend the titles with him and Heyman says he will have to defend them alone. Jimmy says his brother will be there tonight.
We cut backstage and Sonya Deville is arguing with Adam Pearce. In comes Chelsea Green, she asks him where the SmackDown manager is as she has to file a complaint against him. He tells her that’s him. She says she has facial amnesia and asks if he was discriminating against her. Pearce says they both want special treatment but you have to earn it. He says they will team up together against Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez.
WWE SmackDown Undisputed Tag Team Championship – The Usos (c’s) vs. Braun Strowman and Ricochet
Jimmy walks down to the ring alone. The ring announcer Samantha Irvine is announcing Jimmy as the sole competitor but he cuts her off. Jey Uso is seen in between the crowd and he walks down and jumps the rail. Jey gets in the ring and they hug as Samantha announces the Usos as the champions.
The bell rings and we are under way. Jey is in the ring with Ricochet. A shoulder tackle by Jey knocks Ricochet down. Jey with a flying clothesline. Jimmy is tagged in. They double team Ricochet. A headbutt by Jimmy as Ricochet runs to the ropes and a back elbow to the face. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Ricochet with a headlock and Strowman is tagged in. They double team Jimmy. Strowman slams Jimmy into the corner. A right hand by Strowman and again he slams Jimmy into the corner. Ricochet is tagged in and Strowman throws Ricochet onto Jimmy. Ricochet goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out and Jimmy rolls to the outside of the ring The Usos regroup on the outside. Ricochet gets back into the ring and he trips Jimmy and hits him with a standing moon sault. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Ricochet with elbow drops onto Jimmy in the middle of the ring. He grabs Jimmy but Jimmy pushes him into the corner and tags Jey into the ring. They double team Ricochet. Jey with a super kick and Ricochet falls to the outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Jey with an uppercut on Ricochet in the ring. Jimmy is tagged in and he runs towards Ricochet but Ricochet hits him with a drop kick. Ricochet tries to make the tag but Jimmy grabs Ricochet’s arm. He throws Ricochet to the ropes but Ricochet with a spring board cross body off the second rope. Strowman is tagged in and as is Jey. Strowman with a shoulder tackle. He knocks Jimmy off the ring apron. Strowman with a splash in the corner. Strowman goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Strowman runs towards Jey but Jey lowers the top rope and Strowman to the outside. Jey with a super kick onto Strowman followed by a suicide dive. Jey with a super kick and Strowman is thrown into the ring. Jey with a cross body off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Strowman kicks out. Jey with a super klick onto Strowman and Ricochet is tagged in. Ricochet with a cross body off the top rope. Ricochet with a spring board moon sault followed by a shooting star. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Ricochet lifts Jey up but Jey lands on his feet and Jimmy is tagged in. Jimmy with a kick to the face and Strowman is tagged in. Strowman with a running power slam. Ricochet is tagged in. He stands on Strowman’s shoulders. Ricochet with a swanton. He goes for the cover but Jey drags Ricochet to the outside of the ring.
Strowman to the outside of the ring. He runs towards Jey but Jey moves out of the way and Strowman hits the announce table. Ricochet flies over the top rope and onto Jey on the outside of the ring. Ricochet climbs the top rope but Jimmy with a right hand. Jimmy on the second rope and Jey tags himself in. Ricochet pushes Jimmy down. Ricochet with a shooting star and as he lands, Jey with a splash onto Ricochet. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Still WWE SmackDown Undisputed Tag Team champions, the Usos
Rey Mysterio is backstage and cuts a promo talking about Karrion Kross. He calls him a disgrace.
Natalya is in the ring as she cuts a promo talking about winning the Elimination Chamber. And Shayna Baszler will go back to carrying Ronda’s bag. Shayna says she was competing and signed to WWE before Ronda Rousey She doesn’t need Natalya or anyone to tell her that she is living in Ronda’s shadow. Ronda’s music hits and out she comes. She gets in the ring and gets in Shayna’s face. She starts to walk towards Natalya but Shayna stops her. Shayna with a right hand onto Natalya. They double team her but out comes Shotzi. She kicks Shayna in the face and right hands onto Ronda. Shayna throws Shotzi to the outside and Shayna with a running kick onto Natalya’s shoulder.
Jey is walking backstage leaving the arena and he sees Zayn standing. Zayn welcomes him back and he tells Jey he can’t imagine what he is going through. He just knows Roman and Jey knows him even better and he can’t imagine Roman letting him forget what he did at the Rumble. Zayn says it meant the world to him but they are eight days away from something huge. Something that he knows that Jey has wanted to see for a long time. Zayn tells him Roman is going down and Jey doesn’t have to go down with the ship. There’s a way out for him. He tells Jey that he acknowledges him. Zayn goes for a fist bump as Jey tells him he better get out of here and they fist bump.
LA Knight is backstage with Megan and she tells him that we haven’t seen him since the Royal Rumble. He says they are not talking about the Pitch Black match. Bray Wyatt is in the past and he wants to talk about the future and the future is LA Knight and he walks away.
Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville vs. Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan
The bell rings and we are under way. Sonya with a clothesline on Liv. She runs towards Liv but Liv hits her with a dropkick. Liv with a back elbow in the corner followed by a knee to the face. Liv on the second rope as she jumps but Sonya hits her with a knee to the face. Sonya goes for the cover but Liv kicks out. Chelsea is tagged in and she throws Liv face first into the second turnbuckle. Chelsea goes for the cover but Liv kicks out. Sonya is tagged in and they double team Liv. She runs towards Liv but Liv with a kick to the face. She tries to make the tag but Sonya throws Liv across the ring. Liv with a right hand. Sonya distracts the referee as Chelsea grabs Liv by the head. Sonya goes for a right hand but Liv moves out of the way and she hits Chelsea by accident. Raquel is tagged in and she hits Sonya with a clothesline. A fall away slam by Raquel. She climbs the second rope and a corkscrew elbow. She goes for the cover but Sonya grabs the ropes. Sonya tags Chelsea into the match and Chelsea doesn’t want to get in the ring. Raquel grabs Chelsea and throws her into the ring. Chelsea runs towards Raquel but she moves out of the way and Chelsea accidentally knocks Sonya off the ring apron. Raquel with the tejada bomb onto Chelsea. Liv is tagged in and she hits Chelsea with the Oblivion. Raquel lifts Liv up and powerbombs her onto Chelsea. Liv goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan
An interview from earlier between Michael Cole and Charlotte Flair airs. Cole says that three years ago, she won the Royal Rumble but Rhea Ripley challenged her. And now Rhea thinks it’s her time to shine and rise. Charlotte tells him that three years ago, Rhea chose her because she knew that she was the mountain she had to climb. That beating her meant you would be at the top. She was impressed but Rhea was young. And Flair won. And now Rhea is telling them that now she is ready but she would hope she is ready.
Flair says three years later, she is still saying the same thing. There are levels to this. She said it three years ago and she is saying it again. Cole asks if Rhea is on Flair’s level. Flair says it will take more than three years to get to her level. Flair says she taught her a lesson three years ago. And April 1, she will put Rhea in her place once and for all.
WWE Intercontinental Number 1 Contender match – Rey Mysterio vs. Karrion Kross vs. Madcap Moss vs. Santos Escobar
Zelina Vega, Emma and Scarlett are at ringside. The bell rings and we are under way. Madcap and Santos Escobar fight on one side as Karrion and Rey fight on the other side. Madcap throws Santos to the outside as Kross throws Madcap to the outside. Kross slams Rey into the turnbuckle. Santos gets in the ring. He walks towards Rey but Kross tells him off. Kross grabs Rey but Santos pushes him away. Kross throws Santos to the outside of the ring. Kross places Rey on the top rope. Kross climbs the second rope but Rey with a headbutt. Rey with a jumping senton. He runs to the ropes but Kross with a boot to the face. Santos gets in the ring and a chop to the chest onto Kross. Rey runs towards Santos but he throws Rey onto Kross. Madcap gets in the ring. He grabs Rey and hits him with a fall away slam onto Escobar. Madcap spears Kross and Santos in the corner. Madcap goes for a spear onto Kross but Kross moves out of the way.
Santos with a flying knee onto Kross and he falls to the outside of the ring. Rey and Santos Escobar are in the ring. Santos with a drop kick. He goes for the cover but Rey kicks out. Santos grabs Rey but Rey gets on the ring apron and hits him with a forearm. Rey climbs the top rope and a hurricanrana off the top rope. He runs towards Santos but Santos with a back breaker. Kross gets in the ring but Santos kicks him to the outside. Rey puts Santos on the second rope. He goes for the 619 but Escobar kicks him. Santos on the ring apron. Rey grabs Santos and climbs the top rope and jumps onto Kross on the outside. Santos with a suicide dive onto Madcap on the outside.
Imperium are watching from the sky box. Back from commercial, Kross throws Rey across the ring. He goes for the cover but Rey kicks out. Madcap with a shoulder tackle onto Kross and a shoulder tackle on Santos and Rey. Kross runs to the ropes but Madcap with a spinebuster. He goes for the cover but Kross kicks out. Madcap goes for a suplex on Santos but he lands on his feet. Santos rolls Madcap up but Madcap kicks out. A kick to the side of the head by Santos. He goes for the cover but Madcap kicks out. A drop toe hold by Santos onto Rey. He hits Kross with a right hand. Rey with a drop kick onto Santos. He goes for the cover but Santos breaks it up. Kross grabs Rey but Rey hits him with a DDT. Rey with a kick onto Madcap. Santos climbs the top rope but Madcap with a right hand. Madcap climbs the second rope. Santos with right hands and Madcap on the second rope and Santos gets on the ring apron. Santos gets on the top rope and a hurricanrana off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Madcap kicks out. Kross with a clothesline onto Santos. Rey with a sunset flip but Kross grabs Rey. He lifts him up but Rey throws him onto the second rope. Rey with the 619 onto Kross. Scarlett trips Rey up. Kross with a right hand from behind. Santos gets in the ring and he clotheslines Kross as both men fall to the outside. Madcap on the top rope and he hits Rey with an elbow. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Madcap Moss
We cut backstage. Heyman is with Jimmy as he congratulates him. He tells Jimmy that he was speaking with Roman and Roman is proud of him. He tells him that next week, he needs an on television perspective. He needs the Usos to stay home and watch it on television. Because sometimes you see things on TV that you don’t see when you’re there live.