WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
June 23, 2023
Cajundome in Lafayette, LA.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with highlights of last week’s show. We see the segment between The Bloodline and the Usos attacking Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa.
Live in the arena the Usos come down to the ring and a loud pop from the crowd.
The fans with a loud “Usos” chant. Jey starts off by saying “The Bloodline” but Jimmy tells him to stop. Jey looks at him and says “The Usos are now in your city”. Jimmy says he is feeling good and he asks Jey how he is feeling. The fans chant “Ucey”. Jey says they are about to fight their family.
Jey says family doesn’t do that. Family is supposed to lift each other up, make sure from the bottom to the top that they have their backs. From day one to the end. Jimmy cuts him off and says it sounds to him like he made the absolute perfect choice. Jey says they still love Roman Reigns too. He is the tribal chief, for three years they were in the trenches together. They did what he asked them to do.
He says where Roman messed up is that he disrespected them. Jimmy says they were raised on respect and that is huge. It’s not about falling in line but they fell in line. And they became the most dominant faction in WWE but then they got disrespected. Jimmy says Roman is now on the island of relevancy alone. Jimmy says they can’t forgive the one’s outside of the house. If you follow with rats, they will lead to snakes and the biggest snake is Paul Heyman.
Jimmy says Heyman claims that for 40 years he respected their family but how can Roman respect someone like Heyman. Jey says now they will go to London and go to civil war with the Bloodline. Jey says they are the biggest tag team in the world. Jey says on July 1 in London at the O2, it’s lockdown. Solo and Roman, welcome to the Uso penitentiary.
Rey Mysterio vs. LA Knight
The bell rings and we are under way. LA Knight when right hands and he slams Rey into the turnbuckle. He throws Rey to the ropes but Rey kicks him in the face and he throws LA Knight in the corner. Rey climbs the second rope and hits LA Knight with right hands. LA Knight lifts Rey up by the legs but Rey uses the momentum with his legs and gets him leaning on the second rope. Rey hits him with the 619 and LA Knight falls to the outside of the ring.
LA Knight throws Rey to the ropes but Rey hits him with a back elbow followed by a DDT. He goes for the cover but LA Knight kicks out. Rey with a kick to the side of the head and LA Knight falls onto the second rope. Rey goes for a 619 but LA Knight catches him. He lifts Rey up but Rey lands on his feet. Rey grabs LA Knight but LA Knight flips him as Rey lands on his feet and LA Knight hits him with the Blunt Force Trauma. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: LA Knight
After the match, LA Knight tries to take Rey’s mask off but Santos Escobar runs down and makes the save as LA Knight leaves the ring.
We cut backstage and see Solo Sikoa walking with Paul Heyman. Ridge Holland passes by Solo Sikoa and Solo hits him with the Samoan Spike. Solo walks away as Heyman grabs his phone and calls Roman Reigns.
Back from commercial, Adam Pearce and Sheamus are checking on Holland. Pearce asks a WWE official to get Paul Heyman. Sheamus says that’s not good enough and walks away.
We cut to the ring and Sheamus walks out and he challenges Solo Sikoa to a match later tonight.
WWE and NXT Women’s Tag Team Unification Championship Match: Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler vs Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre
The bell rings and we are under way. Raquel Rodriguez is sitting at ring side. Fyre and Baszler start the match. Both women with right hands but Baszler with kicks. She throws Fyre to the ropes but Fyre with a back elbow. Dawn is tagged in and they double team Baszler. Dawn goes for the cover but Baszler kicks out. Ronda is tagged in and she takes Dawn down but Dawn kicks her away. Fyre is tagged back in and they double team Ronda. Fyre goes for the cover but Ronda kicks out.
Dawn knocks Baszler off the ring apron. Fyre with the meteora onto Ronda. She goes for the cover but Baszler breaks it up. Dawn and Baszler fight to the outside. Fyre with a kick onto Ronda’s leg.
Back from commerical, Ronda and Fyre are in the ring. Ronda with an ankle lock but Fyre gets to her feet and kicks Ronda away. Shayna is tagged in and she hits Dawn with a right hand off the ring apron. She hits Fyre with a knee to the face. She goes for the cover but Fyre kicks out. She kicks Shayna away and Dawn is tagged in. Dawn knocks Ronda off the ring apron. Ronda with the Kirifuda Clutch but Fyre with a swanton off the top rope breaks it up. Ronda gets in the ring as she and Fyre fight to the outside. Dawn makes the tag to Fyre and Ronda gets in the ring. Ronda with an arm bar on Dawn and Shayna with a Kirifuda Clutch on Fyre as Fyre and Dawn tap out.
Winners: New Unified Women’s WWE Tag Team Champions, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler
Ronda gets on the microphone and asks Raquel what she is doing there in the first place. Raquel says she wants a rematch for the titles that “we never lost” as Shayna asks who “we is”. Out comes Liv Morgan as both teams are face to face.
The Grayson Waller Effect – Pretty Deadly
Grayson Waller welcomes Pretty Deadly to the show. They say that this is their favorite talk show and it’s much better than the KO Show. Waller says it’s good to have people with good manners as Americans don’t have good manner. Waller says they have been there for two months and have so much success in the tag team division. And next week in London, England they face Zayn and Owens, the Tag Team champions.
Pretty Deadly call London the best city and they are taking this seriously. But they don’t feel like Owens and Zayn are giving them the same kind of respect. The fans chant “shut up”.
Pretty Deadly say they have won championships before. And that is not surprising. Owens and Zayn can continue arguing with each other but Pretty Deadly have been on the same page for the last three years and will continue to be on the same page. Waller says he is not surprised. They should talk about last week when Pretty Deadly were the iron men of the tag teams. They beat five of the best teams in all of WWE in one match in one night. Waller says it was inspiring. Pretty Deadly call themselves the iron men of Friday Night SmackDown. They said there were times they did not think they can continue, beating five teams.
Pretty Deadly put over the other five tag teams but talk about how they beat them. Out come the Street Profits. They challenge Pretty Deadly to a match next.
The Street Profits vs. Pretty Deadly
The bell rings and we are under way. Ford and Wilson start the match. Ford with right hands and Dawkins is tagged in. They double team Wilson. Prince is tagged in and they double team Dawkins. Prince goes for the cover but Dawkins kicks out. Prince climbs the second rope and jumps but Dawkins with a right hand. Ford is tagged in. Ford with a chop to the chest. Prince is thrown to the outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Wilson and Ford are in the ring. Both men are on the top rope and Ford falls onto Wilson. Dawkins and Prince are in the ring. Dawkins with right hands followed by a spinning elbow. Dawkins with an under hook spin. He goes for the cover but Prince kicks out. Dawkins lifts Prince up and tags Ford into the ring. They double team Prince. Ford goes for the cover but Wilson breaks it up. Wilson on the outside and Dawkins with a shoulder tackle. In the ring, Ford with a Rock Bottom. Dawkins is tagged in. Dawkins lifts Prince up on his shoulders as Ford climbs the top rope. Wilson pushes Ford off the top rope. Dawkins gets distracted as Prince rolls him up and gets the pin.
Winners: Pretty Deadly
Charlotte Flair vs. Lacey Evans
The bell rings and we are under way. Flair with a head lock but Evans throws her to the ropes and a shoulder tackle by Flair takes Evans down. Flair with a kick to the face followed by a chop to the chest. She grabs Lacey but Lacey throws her face first into the turnbuckle. Lacey slams Flair onto the mat and she climbs the second rope. Evans goes for a moon sault, Flair moves out of the way, Evans lands on her feet and Flair slams her face first onto the turnbuckle. Flair with a throw followed by a big boot to the face. Flair with the figure four and into the figure eight as Evans taps out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
With Flair still having the figure four, Asuka runs to the ring and kicks Flair in the face.
Adam Pearce is on the phone backstage and in comes Bianca Belair. He asks her what will happen if Asuka or Flair take a shot at Bianca next week while she is at ringside. She said she will defend herself. Pearce says she should and that is the problem. He says she is banned from ringside and she needs to trust him. And she will get the chance to challenge the winner after the match, face to face. Bianca asks sarcastically, like last time, as she shakes her head and leaves.
Solo Sikoa with Paul Heyman vs. Sheamus
The bell rings and we are under way. Sheamus with right hands and an uppercut. Solo with right hands but Sheamus with kicks. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but Solo rolls to the outside of the ring. Sheamus to the outside and he hits Solo with a clothesline. Sheamus stomps on Solo’s hand and he throws Solo back into the ring. As Sheamus is getting into the ring, Solo kicks him. Solo with a forearm to the back.
Solo with a right hand and he slams Sheamus into the corner. He runs towards Sheamus but Sheamus kicks him in the face. Sheamus on the top rope and jumps, landing a clothesline onto Solo. He goes for the cover but Solo kicks out. Sheamus with an elbow and kicks followed by a clothesline. Sheamus gets Solo on the ring apron. Sheamus on the ring apron as he lifts Solo up but Solo lands on his feet and pushes Sheamus into the ring post. Sheamus falls onto the outside and Solo hits him with a Samoan drop.
Back from commercial, Solo runs towards Sheamus but Sheamus hits him with a clothesline. Both men to their feet and Sheamus with another clothesline. Sheamus lifts him up and a body slam onto Solo. Sheamus with an Irish curse back breaker and Solo rolls onto the ring apron. Sheamus grabs Solo and hits him with the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but Solo with a super kick. Sheamus leans onto the ropes and hits Solo with a knee to the face. He goes for the cover but Solo kicks out. Sheamus lifts Solo up and he hits him with the White Noise. He goes for the cover but Solo kicks out. Sheamus lifts Solo up but Solo lands on his feet and he kicks Sheamus. Solo with a Samoan Spike and Sheamus falls to the outside of the ring. Solo to the outside and he slams Sheamus onto the announce table. Solo places Sheamus next to the barricade. Solo runs and slams into Sheamus, breaking the barricade. The referee checks on Sheamus and she calls for the bell.
Winner: Solo Sikoa
The referee calls for WWE officials as Solo and Heyman stand looking at Sheamus. Medics run down as Solo attacks them. Out come The Usos to the ring. They each hit Solo with a super kick and then hit him with a double super kick. The Usos climb the top rope and hit him with The Uso Splash. as SmackDown goes off the air.