WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
September 8, 2023
TD Garden in Boston, MA.
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with highlights of Payback.Live in the arena, Charlotte Flair makes her way down to the ring.
Charlotte Flair and Shotzi vs. Bayley and IYO SKY with Dakota Kai
The bell rings and we are under way. Flair and Bayley start the match. Bayley goes for a right hand, Flair ducks and kicks IYO with a big boot. Bayley hits Flair as IYO gets in the ring and as does Shotzi. All four women fight to the outside of the ring. IYO gets on the ring apron and lands a moon sault onto Flair and Shotzi.
Back from commercial, Bayley and IYO double team Shotzi in the middle of the ring. Bayley goes for the cover but Shotzi kicks out. Bayley throws Shotzi to the corner but Shotzi kicks her away. Shotzi makes the tag as IYO gets in the ring and Charlotte lands a cross body onto both Bayley and IYO. Flair with chops onto Bayley. Flair with a fall away slam followed by a clothesline. IYO gets in the ring and Flair throws her across the ring. Flair goes for the Figure Eight but Bayley rolls her up but Flair kicks out. Flair grabs Bayley’s leg and gets the figure four but in comes IYO who hits her with a meteora. Bayley places Flair on the top rope and IYO hits her with a hurricanrana. Bayley climbs the top rope and Asuka is shown standing behind Dakota which distracts Bayley. Flair knocks Bayley down and hits IYO with a big boot. Shotzi with a DDT as she goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Charlotte Flair and Shotzi
Asuka stands in the middle of the ring with IYO’s Championship. IYO gets in the ring as Asuka throws the title, smiles and leaves the ring.
We cut and Paul Heyman is on the phone. In comes Jimmy who tells Heyman that no one told him anything about being out of the Bloodline and he is in the Bloodline. Heyman tells him that Roman and Solo are not there tonight. And technically, if he is not out, he is in. He says Roman did offer him a house and a car. He tells Jimmy to handle AJ Styles tonight and he will handle Jimmy Uso business with Roman. And before Jimmy knows it, he will bring this family back together as Heyman walks away but he sees AJ Styles.
Heyman tells him he was just talking about him. Heyman asks AJ if he has enough problems in his life before he decides that he wants to get involved with him. AJ grabs Heyman but Jimmy attacks AJ from behind. He throws him into equipment Jimmy walks away as Heyman calls Roman Reigns.
Damage CTRL are backstage. Bayley asks what is wrong with everyone and in comes Kayla. Bayley tells her that Asuka is not the Champion anymore and she should mind her business. IYO says she is ready for Asuka and that is a challenge for the title.
Out comes LA Knight to a loud pop from the crowd. He stands in the ring as the fans chant “LA Knight”. He tells them “Let me talk to you” and they pop. He asks if everyone got the chance to see the Miz on Raw. He says he didn’t come to play, he came to walk straight to the top and anyone who stands in his way, The Miz knows what happens. One week he plays dress up and the next he plays make belief against an invisible John Cena. And Miz says that LA Knight won because of John Cena.
LA Knight says he didn’t ask for Cena, he didn’t need Cena. He didn’t need Cena’s endorsement. He endorsed himself to stand right there. He has all of the respect in the world for what Cena has accomplished but Cena did count to three. If Miz wants to be a cockroach and he wants to be stomped one more time, to consider his challenge… But as he is talking, out comes Grayson Waller.
He asks LA Knight if that’s a good idea after Miz ran through Cena on Raw, almost like he wasn’t there. He and his associate Austin Theory were backstage talking and he introduces Theory. Waller says last week they had one of the biggest wins in WWE history. They are the only tag team on the roster that are undefeated and realistically, the greatest tag team of all time if they decide to be.
LA Knight tells them they have to be proud because they are fan favorites but the fans boo them. Theory tells LA Knight “Let me talk to you”. He asks who’s the referee that helped LA Knight defeat Miz? John Cena, the guy that he beat at WrestleMania. And he already beat LA Knight too. And at only 26 years old, already became a two time United States Champion and LA Knight is a… LA Knight has just been here.
He tells LA Knight to take in his 15 minutes of fame because after he is done with him, the Miz won’t waste his time. LA Knight tells them if they are done, he can show them how it’s done. He calls Waller a moron and Theory a halfwit. He says TD Garden stands on Legends Way and in a very legendary way, Austin Theory at 26 years old can get his ass kicked with everyone saying “LA Knight… Yeah”.
LA Knight vs. Austin Theory
Grayson Waller is on commentary. The bell rings and we are under way. A shoulder tackle by Theory as the fans chant “Theory sucks”. Theory runs to the ropes but LA Knight with a back elbow. LA Knight with a swinging neck breaker. He grabs Theory but Theory pushes him unto the turnbuckle. Theory with a snap suplex as he goes for the cover but LA Knight kicks out. LA Knight rolls onto the ring apron. Theory goes for a suplex but LA Knight blocks it and he hits him with a knee. LA Knight jumps over the top rope and into the ring, hitting Theory with a shoulder tackle. Theory falls to the outside of the ring. LA Knight slams Theory into the announce desk. He throws Theory into the ring and in the corner. LA Knight runs towards Theory but Theory lifts him up and hangs him onto the top rope. LA Knight falls onto the ring apron as Theory hits him with a neck breaker onto the outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, LA Knight with a clothesline followed by a Russian leg sweep. LA Knight hits him with a DDT. LA Knight lits him on his shoulders but Theory lands on his feet. A right hand by Theory followed by a rolling brainbuster. He goes for the cover but LA Knight kicks out. Theory runs towards LA Knight but LA Knight throws him to the outside. He goes for a suplex but Theory blocks it and reverses it, hitting LA Knight with a suplex.
With the referee not looking, Grayson Waller climbed the top rope and undid the top turnbuckle pad. Theory throws LA Knight into the ring. LA Knight throws him to the ropes and hits him with a powerslam. LA Knight runs to the ropes and hits him with an elbow. Waller gets on the ring apron and distracts LA Knight. Theory rolls him up but LA Knight kicks out. Theory tries to throw LA Knight into the turnbuckle but LA Knight blocks it and tries to send Theory into it. Theory stops, turns around and LA Knight hits him with the BFT. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: LA Knight
Waller gets in the ring as LA Knight gets in his face but Waller rolls out of the ring.
Cathy Kelly is backstage with AJ Styles. He tells her that he is standing, he can fight. He says Jimmy can jump him from behind as many times as he wants but nothing is going to stop him from ripping his head off.
Paul Heyman is backstage with Adam Pearce. Heyman tells Pearce that no one can put their hands on him. He asks Pearce who will get traded from Raw to SmackDown? In comes LA Knight who asks for a match against The Miz next week and Pearce says the match will happen.
Heyman tells LA Knight that they have never been properly introduced. Heyman says he is a fan of his. He tells LA Knight the next time the guy outside the door tells him that he is in here doing business, to do himself a favor and knock first. Heyman asks if they are clear. LA Knight tells him yeah as Heyman walks out.
The Judgment Day come out without Rhea Ripley. Priest tells them to all rise for the crew who has all the gold. Balor asks them who is better than them, nobody. As Dominik is about to speak, the fans boo. He says Rhea is in India being the most dominant WWE Women’s Champion. Priest says they are proud of Rhea. They are also proud that they accomplished something that not even the Bloodline could do, something not even Roman Reigns could do. They not only beat Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, they took the Undisputed World Tag Team Championships from Zayn and Owens.
Dominik begins to speak but the fans boo again. He says they are the most dominant group. Out come the Brawling Brutes. Butch says it’s fight night as Holland mentions that Dominik said they are the most dominant group. Holland says the Brawling Brutes are here in Boston and that the Judgment Day could not have picked worst opponents. But it’s not him that they have to worry about, it’s Butch.
Balor begins to laugh as he points at Butch but Butch twists Balor’s finger. They throw Priest and Balor to the outside.
The Judgment Day vs. Brawling Brutes
Back from commercial and the match is under way. Butch twists Balor’s fingers and tags Holland into the match. He spins Balor around and slams him onto the mat. He lifts Balor up but Balor lands on his feet and tags Priest into the match. Priest with a shoulder tackle followed by a right hand. Priest grabs Holland but Holland lifts Priest up. In comes Balor and Holland lifts him up and slams them both onto the mat. Dominik gets on the ring apron and that distracts Holland as Priest hits him with a clothesline. Balor is tagged in and they double team Holland. Balor with a headlock in the middle of the ring.
Holland gets to his feet and he throws Balor across the ring. Butch is tagged in and he runs and kicks Priest off the ring apron. Butch with right hands and a kick to the face onto Balor as Balor falls to the outside of the ring. Butch climbs the second rope and he lands a moon sault onto Priest and Balor.
Back from commercial, Priest and Holland are in the ring. Priest with kicks as he goes for a right hand but Holland grabs him and delivers an underhook suplex. Butch is tagged in and they double team Priest. Butch goes for the cover but Priest kicks out. Butch runs towards Priest but Priest hits him with a kick to the face. He goes for the cover but Butch kicks out. Priest with a kick onto Holland who was on the ring apron. Priest grabs Butch but Butch grabs him by the fingers and stomps on them. Balor is tagged in as he runs towards Butch but Butch moves out of the way and hits him with a release German. Dominik gets on the ring apron but Butch catches him. Balor turns Butch around and hits him with a slingblade. He climbs the top rope and goes for the Coup de Grace but Butch moves out of the way. Butch goes for the cover but Balor kicks out. Balor with an overhead kick onto Butch. Priest is tagged in, Butch hits him with a kick and tags Holland in. Holland with a tackle. Butch climbs the top rope as Balor pushes him down. Priest hits Holland with the South of Heaven. He grabs Butch and hits him with the South of Heaven. Balor is tagged in and he hits the Coup de Grace onto Holland. Balor goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The Judgment Day
As they celebrate in the ring, Bobby Lashley’s music hits and out he comes with the Street Profits. All six men are in the ring. Lashley gets in Damian’s face, Ford in Balor’s face and Dawkins in Dominik’s face.
Lashley tells them they are right that the Bloodline are crumbling. But it’s not the Judgment Day taking over, it’s them.
The OC and Michin are backstage and in comes AJ Styles. He asks them if they have any idea what is going on. He asks them if they saw Jimmy attack him from behind. Anderson says he is sorry as AJ slams Anderson’s phone onto the floor. They argue and AJ tells them if this is how it’s going to be, he doesn’t want them at ringside.
Asuka is backstage and cuts a promo. She says Damage CTRL forgot about her. She was the champion and she will take her title back.
AJ Styles vs. Jimmy Uso
The bell rings and we are under way. Jimmy goes for a super kick but AJ moves out of the way. AJ kicks Jimmy’s leg and Jimmy and a right hand by AJ knocks him down. AJ with a snap suplex. AJ with kicks followed by a back breaker. AJ with a kick to the side of the head. The referee checks up on Jimmy as AJ throws Jimmy to the outside of the ring. Jimmy gets back in the ring and an elbow to the face by Jimmy knocks AJ down. Jimmy grabs AJ but AJ throws Jimmy to the ropes and Jimmy rolls to the outside of the ring. AJ with a baseball slide knocks him down. AJ on the ring apron but Jimmy hits him with a super kick.
Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa walk down the ramp. Jimmy slams AJ’s face into the stairs.
Back from commercial, right hands by Jimmy followed by a head lock. AJ with elbows but Jimmy slams him onto the mat. A head lock by Jimm but AJ gets to his feet and a belly to back suplex as he slams Jimmy onto the mat. Both men with right hands and AJ with an overhead kick. AJ clotheslines Jimmy over the top rope and to the outside. AJ with a forearm over the top rope onto Jimmy. AJ throws Jimmy back into the ring and AJ gets on the ring apron. He looks at Solo who is at ring side. AJ goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Jimmy moves out of the way and AJ lands on his feet. AJ grabs Jimmy and slams him onto his knee. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. AJ lifts Jimmy up but Jimmy lands on his feet. A kick followed by a right hand by Jimmy.
Jimmy grabs AJ but AJ hits him with a DDT. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. AJ gets on the ring apron and he’s distracted by Solo as Jimmy hits him with a super kick. Jimmy throws AJ to the outside. Jimmy tries to talk to Solo but Solo turns around and AJ attacks them both from behind. AJ throws Jimmy into the ring. He hits him with the Phenomenal Forearm. AJ goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: AJ Styles
Solo gets in the ring as AJ leaves and walks up the ramp. Out come Priest and Balor who attack AJ from behind. They throw AJ into the ring and Solo hits AJ with the Samoan Spike as he looks at Priest and Balor who are at ringside.