WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
May 5, 2023
Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with the LWO walking down to the ring to a loud pop from the crowd! Rey Mysterio asks every one how they are doing. He continues to speak in Spanish and says they are proud to represent Latinos and how tomorrow Bad Bunny will beat up Damian Priest.
Rey continues in Spanish saying that before that, he wants to present the future SmackDown Women’s Champion Zelina Vega.
Out come Dominik Mysterio, Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley. Out come Dominik Mysterio, Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley. Dominik tries to speak and in Spanish but the crowd keeps booing and cutting him off. He says Rey has been more of a father to Zelina than to him. And he is still a dead beat dad. Rey tells him that he keeps crying. He tells Dominik that if Rhea lets him, they can have a WrestleMania rematch.
Rhea tells Rey that he can fight her but Zelina steps up and is face to face with Zelina. Dominik tells Rey that he can fight them both. Rey continues in Spanish saying the two of them against himself and Zelina, he is on. The fans chant “sí” as Dominik gets a cheap shot on Rey and the Judgment Day leave the ring.
The O.C. vs. The Viking Raiders
AJ Styles is on commentary. The bell rings and we are under way. The Viking Raiders double team Anderson in the corner. Erik with right hands but Anderson fights back. Anderson with a running kick to the knee. Ivar is tagged in as is Gallows. Both men with right hands but Gallows gets Ivar in the corner and Anderson is tagged in. They double team Ivar. Anderson goes for the cover but Ivar kicks out. Anderson with right hands on Ivar in the corner. Anderson climbs the top rope as Valhalla distracts him and Ivar pushes him to the outside.
Back from commercial, Gallows with a back elbow in the corner followed by a shoulder tackle onto Erik in the middle of the ring. Gallows grabs Erik but Erik pushes him away and Ivar is tagged in. Gallows with a powerbomb as he goes for the cover but Ivar kicks out. Anderson runs towards Ivar but he hits him with a back elbow. Erik is tagged back in. Gallows goes for a boot but Erik catches him and slams him onto the mat. Ivar is tagged in and he hits him with a splash off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Anderson breaks it up. Anderson with a right hand onto Erik and Ivar throws Anderson to the outside of the ring. Gallows with a spinning back and Anderson is tagged in. The O.C. with the Magic Killer. Anderson goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The O.C.
WWE Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her way down to the ring. She says she is happy to be drafted on SmackDown and to be in Puerto Rico. She says tonight is the eve of when she will defend her title against IYO SKY. She says IYO is dangerous, unpredictable. But she has faced the best of the best. She has flown all around the world defending her title. She has proven that she will always show up and show out.
Bianca says with a win tomorrow, she will tie the record for the longest title reign. Which means that after Backlash, she will become the longest reigning Women’s Champion of the modern era.
Out come Damage CTRL to the ring. Bayley tells Bianca that she made Bianca on SmackDown. She is not surprised that Bianca is bragging about how many days she has been champion. She should be talking about IYO SKY and how she is about to end that title reign tomorrow night. She is going to put an end to this history party that she is excited about. And she will have to get out of their ring when IYO SKY becomes the new Women’s Champion. And herself with Dakota Kai will become the new Women’s Tag Team Champions. They enter the ring as Bianca fights them off. She is face to face with IYO as Damage CTRL push Bianca and she falls onto IYO SKY. Bianca knocks Dakota down. She goes for the KOD on Bayley but IYO with a drop kick and they start stomping on Bianca.
Liv’s music hits as Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez run to the ring. They even up the odds.
The Usos with Solo Sikoa are backstage and The Usos are hyped for their match. Jimmy asks Solo if he is ready but Solo doesn’t answer. Jey tells Solo that Jimmy asked him a question. Solo tells him he heard the question. Tomorrow he will do his part but they better do theirs.
The Street Profits vs. Imperium
The bell rings and we are under way. Kaiser and Ford start the match. Kaiser tags Vinci in as Vinci goes after Dawkins and Kaiser with a kick to the side of the head onto Ford. Kaiser throws Ford to the outside of the ring. Vinci with a cross body off the top rope onto The Street Profits on the outside of the ring. He throws Ford back into the ring and he hits him with a moon sault. He goes for the cover but Ford kicks out. Kaiser is tagged in and a right hand onto Ford followed by a kick. Kaiser with a suplex as he goes for the cover but Ford kicks out. Kaiser goes for a right hand but Ford with a back suplex. Dawkins and Vinci are tagged in. Dawkins with a clothesline.
Dawkins hits Vinci with a spinning elbow. He hits Vinci with a kick to the side of the head. Ford is tagged in and he hits Vinci with a frog splash off the top rope. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The Street Profits
Cody’s music hits and out comes Cody Rhodes to a loud pop from the crowd. Wearing a suit, he gets in the ring and he asks the crowd what they want to talk about but he says it in Spanish. He says to kill the beast in Spanish. He cuts to English and says he can say a lot about Brock Lesnar. But when he thinks about Lesnar, a name comes to mind. Gate keeper.
He says his old coach Arn Anderson would tell him that when you would make it as a top star, you would reach the kingdom. And Brock Lesnar is the one that is standing in the way of the gates for the kingdom. If you work for WWE, you never have to compete against him. You can travel and make a good living and never have to fight Brock Lesnar. But Lesnar picked a fight with him. And Lesnar has yet to explain why but maybe tomorrow when he beats it out of him at Backlash, he will provide information.
Cody says that he had said that he was afraid of Brock Lesnar. But the thing is tomorrow, he will have no time to be afraid of him. Because tomorrow, he will bring the pain. Tomorrow, it’s a fair fight. Tomorrow, he will leave this beautiful island of charm because this will be the place where he got back on the road to finishing the story and claiming his kingdom.
Matt Riddle is backstage with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Riddle says they will beat The Usos at Backlash and when Roman Reigns comes back, he won’t have a Bloodline to come back to.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Karrion Kross with Scarlet
The bell rings and we are under way. Kross with right hands but Nakamura with right hands and kicks. A flying kick to the head by Nakamura and Kross falls to the outside of the ring. Nakamura to the outside as he runs but Kross with a knee takes him down. Kross powerbombs Nakamura into the ring post.
Back from commercial and Nakamura with a kick to the head in the middle of the ring. Forearms and kicks by Nakamura. Kross in the corner and Nakamura with another kick. He goes for the cover but Kross kicks out. Scarlet gets on the ring apron and distracts Nakamura. He turns around and Kross throws Nakamura across the ring. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Kross goes for the Kross Jacket but Nakamura reverses it into an arm bar. Kross turns it around as he lifts Nakamura up but Nakamura gets him into a guillotine. Kros gets out of it but Nakamura with a kick followed by a German suplex.
Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa but Kross hits him with a clothesline. Kross goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Kross hits him with a knee and hits him with a back suplex. Kross goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Kross runs towards Nakamura but Nakamura with a kick to the side of the head. Nakamura hits him with the Kinshasa. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Adam Pearce is backstage with Cameron Grimes and in comes Corbin. He tells Grimes that he must be proud to have been picked last in the draft. Grimes tells him at least he got picked. Corbin tells Pearce to tell Grimes that he is like Brock Lesnar, both brands wanted him and they couldn’t agree where he would go. Grimes challenges Corbin to a match. Pearce makes it official for next week.
Mix Tag Team Match – Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega vs. Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley
The bell rings and we are under way. Zelina and Rhea start the match. Rhea lifts Zelina up but Zelina gets out of it andd she kicks Rhea in the face. Zelina on the second rope and she lands a hurricanrana. Rey is tagged in as Dominik enters the ring to loud boos. Rey throws Dominik to the ropes and Rey with a kick. Rey with an arm drag and Zeina is tagged in. Zelina with a hurricanrana onto Dominik and he is on the second rope. She goes for the 619 but Rhea hits her with a big boot.
Back from commercial, Zelina with a crucifix cover but Rhea kicks out. Dominik trips Rey off the ring apron as Zelina was going for a tag. Rhea slams Zelina onto the mat. Rhea goes for a power bomb but Zelina with right hands. Rhea runs towards Zelina but Zelina moves out of the way and Rhea hits shoulder first into the ring post. Rey is tagged in and as is Dominik. Rey with right hands.
Rey with a cross body off the second rope. Right hands by Rey in the corner but Dominik ducks and gets Rey on his shoulders. Rey with right hands but Dominik drops him face first onto the turnbuckle. Dominik with a Michinoku driver. He goes for the cover but zelina breaks it up. Rhea throws Zelina to the outside of the ring. Rey gets Dominik on the second rope. Zelina spears Rhea on the outside. Rey hits Dominik with the 619 and Finn is on the ring apron. Rey with a right hand. Rey climbs the top rope and Dominik with a right hand. Dominik with a vertical suplex as he goes for the three amigos suplex but Rey rolls him up and gets the win.
Winners: Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega
Finn Balor attack Rey after the match. He and Dominik stmp on Rey but Rey fights back. Damian Priest runs into the ring and they triple team Rey in the middle of the ring. A Bad Bunny song plays and out he comes with the LWO. The fans are very loud as Bad Bunny has his kendo stick. The LWO go after the Judment Day with Damian Priest standing in the ring looking at Bad Bunny. Priest tells Bad Bunny to get in the ring and he does. Dominik gets in the ring as Bad Bunny hits him with the kendo stick and Priest leaves the ring.