WWE SmackDown Results
June 30, 2023
London, England (The O2 Arena)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
In memory of Darren “Droz” Drozdov: 1969 – 2023.
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
We go into the O2 Arena to see a lively crowd. 18,617 are in attendance, and they are excited and LOUD.
Replays are shown of Jey Uso superkicking Roman Reigns two weeks ago on SmackDown. The Bloodline explodes later tonight. Charlotte Flair will also challenge WWE Women’s Champion Asuka for the title. Logan Paul will make an appearance on The Grayson Waller Effect as the special guest.
SmackDown ring announcer Mike Rome is in the center of the ring, and he announces that the following contest will be for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. The crowd pops huge for that.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their way to the ring to a big ovation. The crowd happily sings Zayn’s song. They keep singing even after his song ends.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (c’s) vs. Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince and Kit Wilson)
Sami Zayn will start against Kit Wilson. Zayn quickly wrenches the arm and takes him down. The crowd is chanting, “Ole.” Wilson twists out and applies a side headlock. Zayn backs him into the ropes and whips him off. Zayn drops down and leapfrogs him before hitting an arm drag. Zayn controls him with an armbar, but Wilson quickly gets to his feet. Wilson backs Zayn into the ropes while pulling the hair. The referee admonishes Wilson, so Elton Prince takes advantage of the distraction and wallops Zayn from behind. Wilson quickly attacks the downed Zayn and knocks him out of the ring. Prince tags in and bounces Zayn off the commentary table twice. The crowd is loudly booing.
We come back from the break to see Wilson drop a knee on Zayn for a two-count. Wilson cinches in a rear chin lock, but Zayn soon fights out with a jawbreaker. Wilson quickly tags Prince in. Prince quickly stops Zayn from making a tag, but Zayn soon hits him with a back body drop.
Kevin Owens tags in, and he runs wild on Prince, viciously punching and stomping him down. Owens then walks across the ring and punches Wilson off the apron. Owens clotheslines Prince over the top rope and runs to knock Wilson off the apron again. Owens goes outside and runs through Prince with a clothesline on the floor before continuing his run to hit Wilson with a clothesline. Owens hits Wilson with a senton splash on the floor and poses for the crowd. Owens gets Prince in the ring and superkicks him into the corner. Owens tells him to “suck it” and hits a cannonball in the corner. Owens appears to come up lame after that move and is hobbling on his left ankle. Owens goes to the top rope and hits a Swanton Bomb, but Wilson breaks up the pin before the three-count.
Zayn runs in and gets Wilson out of the ring. Owens pulls himself up to his feet and goes for a Stunner, but Prince pushes him off. Owens’s leg buckles after being pushed off. Zayn looks concerned for his partner. Wilson pulls Zayn off the apron and drives him headfirst into the ring steps. Prince chop blocks Owens twice and tags Wilson in. Pretty Deadly hits Owens with Cry Martini. Wilson covers for a near fall. Wilson cannot believe Owens is still in this. Prince tags back in. Pretty Deadly hits Owens with Spilt Milk, but Zayn breaks it up. Wilson quickly gets Zayn out of the ring and charges Owens, but Owens pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Owens then hits Prince with a German Suplex.
Zayn gets up to the apron and looks for a tag, delighting the crowd. Zayn and Wilson tag in. Zayn crushes Wilson with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Wilson tries to crawl out of the ring, but Zayn drags him in. Wilson holds onto the apron and pokes Zayn in the eyes. The referee checks on Zayn. Prince switches places with Wilson under the apron. Zayn pulls on Prince, thinking it’s Wilson. Wilson rolls Zayn up from behind for a near fall. Wilson uppercuts Zayn and sends him to the corner, but Zayn knocks Prince off the apron. Zayn then hits Wilson with an exploder suplex into the corner. Zayn sets up for a Helluva Kick. Owens quickly intercepts Prince before he can interfere and sends him packing with a Stunner. Zayn then connects with a Helluva Kick on Wilson for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Replays are shown of Solo Sikoa taking Ridge Holland out with a Samoan Spike last week on SmackDown. Later that night, Sheamus attempted to avenge his friend, but Sikoa sent him through the barricade with a running hip attack to the face.
Meghan Morant was backstage with WWE Official Adam Pearce earlier today. The Brawling Brutes walked up to him. Ridge Holland wanted Solo Sikoa in a match, but Pearce said that it couldn’t happen. Pearce says Holland will face Austin Theory tonight. If he wins, he’ll be firmly in contention for the title.
United States Champion Austin Theory makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Ridge Holland in a Championship Contender’s match.
We see some shots of the sights of London, England.
Still to come tonight is a WWE Women’s Championship match with Asuka defending against Charlotte Flair. Flair is looking to become a 15-time champion.
Championship Contender’s Match
United States Champion Austin Theory vs. Ridge Holland
The bell rings, and they quickly lock up. Theory applies a side headlock, but Holland drives Theory into the corner. Holland clubs him in the back and knees him in the face. Holland floors him with an uppercut. Theory punches him back from the apron, but Holland soon catches him and swings him around. Holland then hits a delayed butterfly suplex for a one-count. Holland throws Theory to the corner, but Theory knocks him back and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Theory lays in a nasty forearm to the face for a near fall. Theory mounts him and punches away before connecting with a stomp. The crowd loudly boos Theory. Theory applies a front facelock, but Holland powers out and hits a short-arm clothesline. Holland hits a pair of exploder suplexes followed by a wild double-arm suplex. Holland lifts him, but Theory slides off onto the apron. Theory punches him back and snaps his throat off the ropes. Theory connects with a Rolling Thunder Dropkick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Austin Theory
Theory, not satisfied with just beating Holland, mounts him and continues to punch away at him. Sheamus runs down to make the save. Theory manages to duck a Brogue Kick and leaves the ring. Sheamus checks on Holland.
Replays are shown of Jimmy Uso hitting Roman Reigns with a superkick at WWE Night of Champions. The Bloodline explodes later tonight.
Karrion Kross and Scarlett are shown backstage. Kross says he beat AJ Styles in three moves the last time they faced. Next week will be checkmate.
Video Package: The Bloodline Civil War
Bayley makes her way to the ring alongside IYO SKY. Bayley will face Shotzi. If Shotzi wins, she’ll replace Bayley in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Replays are shown of IYO SKY agreeing to put Bayley’s Money in the Bank spot on the line against Shotzi two weeks ago.
Bayley w/ IYO SKY vs. Shotzi
If Bayley loses, Shotzi will replace her in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
The bell rings, and Shotzi points at the Money in the Bank briefcases. The crowd loudly sings to Bayley. Bayley punches Shotzi down before sending her into the ropes. Shotzi hits a bulldog. Shotzi hits a knee, a punch, and a big kick for a two-count. Bayley avoids a running knee in the corner. IYO SKY talks with Bayley at ringside. Bayley sees Shotzi coming and lets Sky eat the suicide dive. Bayley attacks Shotzi in the ring and hits the Bayley-to-Belly for a near fall. Shotzi rolls Bayley up for a two-count.
Zelina Vega is seen watching backstage.
The crowd continues to sing loudly to Bayley. Bayley fights Shotzi, but Shotzi DDTs Bayley down. Shotzi punches Bayley to the corner and hits a running knee to the jaw. Shotzi pulls her out of the corner. They must have mistimed something because the camera angle was wonky on that, and the commentators cannot even explain what just happened. Shotzi soon avalanches Bayley in the corner before hitting Sliced Bread #2, but Sky puts Bayley’s foot on the bottom rope. Shotzi grabs Sky by the hair. Bayley quickly rakes Shotzi’s eyes and hits the Rose Plant for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bayley
Bayley remains in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, along with IYO SKY, Trish Stratus, Zoey Stark, Zelina Vega, and Becky Lynch.
Replays are shown of Logan Paul announcing that he is the seventh man in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Logan Paul will be on the Grayson Waller Effect next.
Replays are shown of The Usos attacking Solo Sikoa last week on SmackDown.
Bayley and IYO SKY are celebrating backstage when Shotzi runs up. Shotzi attacks them, but Damage CTRL quickly overwhelms her. They suplex her onto a table. Sky then holds Shotzi down, and Bayley cuts off a big lock of Shotzi’s green hair. Bayley calls her a freak and walks off with Sky.
The Grayson Waller Effect w/ special guest Logan Paul
“Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the most talked about new sensation on Friday Night SmackDown, the Dynamite from Down Under, he is the moment-maker, the Aussie Icon, your host of the Grayson Waller Effect, Grayson Waller!”
Gayson Waller is in the ring. Waller says we’re 24 hours away from Money in the Bank. His guest is one of the favorites to win the match. He’s one of the fastest-rising superstars in WWE and made KSI famous, social media megastar Logan Paul.
Logan Paul makes his way to the ring to LOUD boos. Waller says this is as big as it gets: Logan Paul on the Grayson Waller Effect. Waller says the London fans love Paul (they’re viciously booing him out of the building), and tomorrow night he’s going for the Money in the Bank contract. What does it mean to have a contract that he can cash in anytime and anywhere against any champion? Paul says he doesn’t know why London is booing him because they’ve seen him compete with every champion in this organization. His dreams don’t end until he has WWE Championship gold around his belt. Tomorrow when he wins the contract, he can call his shot. He can get his revenge on Seth “Freakin” Rollins or finish what he started by beating Roman Reigns. He might just take the briefcase and smack LA Knight upside the head with it.
LA Knight’s music hits, and he comes out a HUGE pop. Knight says, “Lemme talk to ya!” Knight says Paul has proven a lot with everything he’s been given. That’s the keyword: given. Knight hasn’t been given anything, but when he comes out, the crowd jumps to their feet. Yeah! Paul can make himself a name on YouTube and social media, but Paul is standing in his ring. The odds are on Knight for a reason. He’s the one and only megastar with everyone saying LA Knight. Yeah!
Paul asks how Knight is a megastar. Knight was supposed to be a mega-manager after 20 years of a lackluster career. Knight is lucky Paul is even addressing him. Knight says Paul isn’t listening hard enough and has London shout his name. Paul says the crowd is drunk.
Santos Escobar of the Latino World Order makes his way to the ring. Escobar gets in the ring and wants to get one thing straight. Knight thinks he’s the winner already, but Escobar needs this. If they don’t figure it out, there will be a Mr. and Mrs. Money in the Bank in the LWO.
Butch runs down to the ring and attacks Logan Paul. Escobar knocks Knight out of the ring and comes off the top rope with a cross-body to the floor. Paul tackles Butch over the commentary table and punches away at him.
Triple Threat Match
LA Knight vs. Santos Escobar vs. Butch
We join this match in progress. Charles Robinson is the official for this match. Logan Paul watches from ringside. Butch and Santos Escobar are exchanging blows and come to a stalemate. LA Knight attacks Butch from behind and hits Escobar with a DDT. Knight stomps Butch down in the corner. Knight hits a running knee to Escobar’s face. Butch flips through a back suplex from Knight. Escobar pulls the top rope down to get Knight to the apron. Knight quickly spears Escobar as Butch hits a German Suplex. Butch hits Knight with an enzuigiri and stomps the hands. Knight quickly comes back with a scary slam for a near fall.
Escobar takes Knight out with a cross-body block before hitting Butch with a hurricanrana. Logan Paul drinks his Prime drink at ringside. Escobar sandwiches Escobar and Butch in the corner. Escobar puts Butch on the top rope and hits a super hurricanrana, but Knight breaks up the pin. Knight quickly hits Escobar with a powerslam before hitting an LA Knight Elbow Drop for a near fall. Knight gets Escobar back in the ring and gets in Logan Paul’s face. Knight then moves, and Escobar hits Paul with a suicide dive. Escobar kicks Knight down and knocks Butch back. Butch quickly takes Escobar out with a punch out of midair. Butch connects with the Bitter End on Escobar for the win.
Butch goes outside and grabs a ladder. Butch sets it up in the ring and starts to climb, but LA Knight pulls him down. Knight starts to climb, but Logan Paul pulls him down and knocks him out of the ring. Paul starts to climb, but Butch rips Paul down and clotheslines him over the top rope. Butch then climbs the ladder and retrieves the Money in the Bank briefcase.
AJ Styles is backstage with The Good Brothers. Styles says Karrion Kross may have beaten him in three moves, but he didn’t play fair. If he can’t keep his poodle on a leash, he’s got someone that will. “Michin” Mia Yim walks into the frame. Styles accepts Kross’s challenge.
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring. She looks to become a 15-time Women’s World Champion next.
Bianca Belair is sitting in the crowd with a front-row ticket. Belair was barred from ringside by WWE Official Adam Pearce.
WWE Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (c)
the bell rings, and Flair ducks a kick from Asuka. Flair chops the chest a few times before taking Asuka off her feet. Asuka avoids a big boot and hits a German Suplex. Asuka avalanches Flair in the corner, but Flair catches her and hits a German Suplex. Flair kips up and charges, but Asuka catches her with a mistimed codebreaker. Asuka goes for an Asuka Lock before transitioning into a pin for a two-count. Flair big boots Asuka back. There’s an awkward moment where Asuka was too close to the ropes, and the referee won’t count the pin. Flair finally pulls her away and picks up a two-count. Flair steps on Asuka and goes to the top rope. Asuka pulls her down and “sidesteps” a big boot. Asuka hits Flair with a backstabber.
We come back from the break to see Flair, who looks to have bitten her tongue, heading to the top rope. Flair executes a moonsault but lands on her feet when Asuka moves. Flair follows up with a standing moonsault, but Asuka gets her knees up. Asuka takes her down for an armbar, but Flair fights out and goes for a Figure Four Leglock. Asuka fights out and hits the ropes. Flair follows her into the ropes and hits a spear for a near fall.
Asuka rolls out of the ring to recover. Bianca Belair is watching closely from ringside. Flair goes to the rope and just barely connects with a moonsault block to the floor. Flair shouts at Belair and chops away at Asuka in front of her. Belair taunts Asuka with her front-row ticket. Flair charges Asuka, but Asuka sidesteps her, and Flair hits Belair with a big boot. Flair quickly attacks Asuka and hits a back suplex on the apron. Asuka rolls out of the ring. Bianca Belair, who by all rights is just a fan right now, jumps over the barricade with no interference and attacks Asuka in front of the referee.
Winner by Disqualification: Asuka
Belair pulls the cover off the commentary table, but Flair gets in her face. Belair attacks Flair, but Flair quickly knocks her back. Belair sends Flair headfirst into the ring steps. Belair then hits Asuka with a KOD on the commentary table, which doesn’t break. Belair then hits Flair with a KOD onto the table and on top of Asuka. Belair celebrates and signals that she wants the title back.
Replays are shown of Solo Sikoa attacking Jimmy Uso four weeks ago on SmackDown. The Bloodline explodes next.
Michael Cole and Wade Barrett preview the card for tomorrow’s WWE Money in the Bank event. They announce that Cody Rhodes vs. Dominik Mysterio will be the main event of the evening. Wow!
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring alongside Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa. The civil war could begin next.
Next week on SmackDown, live from Madison Square Garden, Edge will be on the Grayson Waller Effect. AJ Styles will also battle Karrion Kross. Finally, Sheamus will battle Austin Theory for the United States Championship.
The Bloodline explodes
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, on his 1,032nd day as champion, is in the ring with Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa. The crowd is LOUD. Heyman hands Reigns a microphone. Reigns says, “London… acknowledge me!” The crowd roars with a mixed reaction.
Reigns says it’s been a long time. For maybe two years, he’s allowed his cousins to come out here and say, “We the ones.” The truth is we ain’t the ones. Reigns is the one. Reigns is the only one. A lot of people probably think he’s an arrogant narcissist, but he is the greatest of all time, the Head of the Table, and the Tribal Chief. Reigns is the only one who cares about his cousins. Reigns is the only one that loves the Usos. Reigns is the only one that has given them opportunity after opportunity. Reigns has lifted them up and brought them to the promised land. The crowd boos and chants, “Roman sucks.” Reigns says the family that betrays you is what really sucks. The most important thing about this is Reigns is the only one in this family that wants to give them a second chance. Reigns has done this before. It’s like fathering his children. When they mess up, he gives them a second, third, and fourth chance. As a good Tribal Chief, he’ll give his cousins an infinite amount of chances, but they have to come out here, bow down, acknowledge him, apologize, and move on. The crowd loudly boos that suggestion.
The Usos make their way to the ring. From the ramp, Jimmy Uso says their cousin has this thing twisted. Reigns thinks they’re trying to get back into the Bloodline. Jimmy says they’re past the acknowledging and apologizing. It’s all about consequences. The family is talking. What happens if Reigns loses? Jey Uso asks when the last time Reigns was pinned. Jimmy says it was three years ago. Jey asks when the next time Reigns will be pinned. Jimmy says it’ll be tomorrow night. Jey says tomorrow night, they’re going to war at Money in the Bank. When Reigns loses, he’s the only one out. The Usos are now standing at ringside. Jey says Reigns won’t be Tribal Chief when he loses. Jey doesn’t want to be Tribal Chief. Jimmy doesn’t either. Jey has someone that could fit the job perfectly. Jimmy says even though he’s tripping hard, he’s got their vote.
Reigns looks over at Solo Sikoa and begins to laugh. Sikoa looks over at Reigns laughing and doesn’t look amused. Reigns tells the Usos to shut their mouths. Do they think this is a game? Jey gets on the apron. Reigns asks what Jey is going to do. Jey is nothing without him. The crowd sings to Sikoa. Reigns says he made all this. Jey pushes Reigns back, which infuriates him. Jimmy then comes from out of nowhere and superkicks Reigns down! Sikoa attacks Jimmy and gets him out of the ring. Sikoa brawls with Jimmy at ringside. Reigns punches away at Jey, but security runs down. Jey superkicks the security, and Reigns takes Jey out with a Superman Punch.
A plethora of security, WWE producers, and referees pull Jimmy and Sikoa apart. Reigns attacks all of them and grabs Jimmy. Jey then takes Reigns, Sikoa, and the cameraman out with a running splash over the top rope to the floor! The Bloodline has completely imploded as SmackDown comes to an end.