WWE Friday Night SmackDown 03 01 2024

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
March 1, 2024
Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Commentary: Corey Graves and Wade Barrett
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com

WWE SmackDown kicks off with highlights of the Elimination Chamber.

Live in the arena’ Roman’s music hits and out comes Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman, Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa to the ring.

They stand in the ring and Roman tells the crowd to acknlowledge him. The fans cheer and he tells them they used to be louder. He tells them to do it again and they chant for Cody. He says they will try it again and if it’s not up to his page, he will leave. He asks them to acknowledge him and not many do. He tells Heyman to fire up the jet, they are done here.

Heyman tells him they can’t leave yet, he is coming out. To give him a moment. Heyman tells the crowd that the biggest star is coming out after this commercial break and the camera cuts.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, The Rock’s music hits and out he comes wearing black pants and a dress shirt.

Roman does not look too happy in the ring. Some fans chant “Rocky” and as he is about to speak, the fans boo and he stops. The Rock asks them if they are sure they want to boo The Rock. He says before The Rock drops gospel on them, he has some news to share.

The Rock says “apparently Glendale is ten miles away from Phoenix.” He asks if there are a lot of people from Phoenix tonight. Many cheer and he says that makes sense, he did some research and here is what he found out. The number one city in America with cocaine and meth use is Phoenix, Arizona. He says “Finally… Your life has meaning because finally you cactus loving crack heads have something worth shooting in your veigns.”

The Rock says they are all in a good mood and it’s because once again, professional wrestling is cool, exciting and electryfing once again. It’s why it is sold out everywhere, it’s why tonight, in this crack den with popcorn, it’s sold out. It is greatness among you because of The Rock and the Bloodline. The fans chant “Rocky” and he says their hero, Cody Rhodes is not cool.

He says Cody wants to go one on one with the great one, The Rock hears you and sees you. The Rock says “no” to his challenge and the fans boo. He says that’s not how it happens. The world wants to go one on one with The Rock, including every woman in the arena.

He calls the women “crack heads Karen” and “meth heads Mary”, telling them to calm down. He says Cody thinks he can go one on one with The Rock when he has the biggest WrestleMania match of his career. He says they heard his challenge, they laughed but now The Rock is a business man, they have a counter offer for Cody.

The Rock says on night one of WrestleMania, the biggest tag team match in the history of WWE, the history of wrestling, it will be The Rock and Roman Reigns against Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. But it won’t be a regular tag team match. If Cody and Seth win, then on night two, Cody’s Championship match will be free of the Bloodline. No Rock, Jimmy or Solo, they will get the lawyers and sign the contracts.

The fans chant “Cody” and The Rock says but when The Rock and Roman win on night one, then on night two, for Cody’s Championship match, it’s Bloodline rules. Anything goes. The Rock might pull up a chair next to Pat MacAfee and call the match. Jimmy could be the referee, Solo wants to sing the national anthem. The fans chant “Solo” and Solo stares at the Bloodline. The Rock says or The Rock will take his chair and bash Cody’s brains in.

He tells Cody that he and Seth have a lot to think about. He tells Cody he expects him face to face on SmackDown next week for his answer. And if he doesn’t accept, every one knows, The Rock will stop Cody from making it to WrestleMania. The Rock says there is no one that can stop him. The fans chant “Triple H”. If Cody does not accept his challenge, then The Rock and Roman will end Cody’s story, tragically.

The Rock calls them out for next week on SmackDown and they’ll give their answers. As The Rock is doing his “if ya smell”, Roman puts his hand on The Rock’s arm and stops him. The fans chant “Holy shit”. Roman Reigns says that he will do anything for his family but he needs this one thing. He looks at The Rock and he tells him to acknowledge him.

The Rock takes off his sun glasses and says “Roman Reigns, my family, I acknowledge you as my Tribal Chief”. The Rock extends his arm, they shake and hug. A loud “you sold out” chant from the crowd. The Rock says this is family and they will do anything for family and he says “now go home and smoke some more crack. If you smell…” and he gives the microphone to Roman Reigns who says “what The Bloodline is cooking”.

Austin Theory and Grayson Waller are backstage watching the Elimination Chamber match with Randy Orton getting hurt. In comes LA Knight asking them if they have seen AJ Styles and they say they haven’t. He walks away and in comes Randy Orton behind them. They keep watching Orton getting hurt and he starts to laugh. He challenges one of them to a match tonight and Grayson tells him that Austin Theory has always said that he would like to have a match with Orton. The match is on and Orton leaves. Theory and Waller argue, with Theory telling him that he threw him under the bus.

-Commercial Break-

Tiffany Stratton vs. Naomi

The bell rings and we are under way. The fans cheer for Tiffany Stratton. A shoulder tackle by Stratton takes Naomi down. Naomi gets back up and she hits her with a spinning elbow to the face. Naomi with kicks and a drop kick. She goes for the cover but Stratton kicks out. Naomi gets on the ring apron and she jumps over the top rope and hits her with a face buster. She goes for the cover but Stratton kicks out.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Naomi slams Tiffany head first onto the ring apron. She goes for the cover but Tiffany kicks out. Naomi with a knee to the face. She runs to the ropes but Tiffany with a spinebuster. She goes for the cover but Naomi kicks out. She grabs Naomi but Naomi with a jaw breaker. Naomi slams Tiffany face first onto the second turnbuckle. Tiffany gets on the ring apron but Tiffany with a rake to the eyes and the referee did not see it. Tiffany throws Naomi face first into the ring post. She climbs the top rope and hits Naomi with The Prettiest Moonsault Ever. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winner: Tiffany Stratton

-Commercial Break-

Bayley and Dakota Kai vs. The Kabuki Warrior with IYO SKY

The bell rings and the Kabuki Warriors double team Bayley and Dakota gets on the ring apron. Asuka and Bayley start the match. Bayley takes Asuka down and hits her with right hands. Bayley gets on the ring apron and Asuka distracts the referee. Bayley climbs the top rope and Sane knocks Bayley down onto the mat. Asuka with kicks but Bayley pushes her to the ropes and trips her. Bayley tries to go for the tag but Asuka stops Bayley, grabbing her by the arm. Asuka throws Bayley towards her corner and Bayley accidentally knocks Dakota Kai off the ring apron. Kairi Sane is tagged in and they double team Bayley. Sane goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out. Asuka is tagged back in.

Bayley with a right hand on Sane and she hangs Asuka up on the second rope. Dakota Kai gets back on the ring apron. Bayley tries to make the tag but Asuka grabs Bayley’s ankle. Bayley kicks her away, she goes for the tag but Dakota jumps off the ring apron. Bayley looks at Dakota and she knocks both Sane and Asuka down. Bayley slides to the outside and hits Dakota with right hands. Sane and Asuka attack Bayley from behind. They throw her in the ring and all three triple team her. IYO SKY hits Bayley with a double knees from behind.

Winners: No contest

-Commercial Break-

Damage CTRL are backstage celebrating and they stop in front of Jade Cargill. Nick Aldis comes in and tells Damage CTRL that he will deal with them later and he asks Jade to enter his office.

Bron Breakker vs. Xyon Quinn

The bell rings and we are under way. Bron runs and hits Quinn with a spear. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winner: Bron Breakker

A video of Santos Escobar airs of him speaking with Humberto, Angel and Elektra Lopez. They talk about Carlito and we see clips of the history between Carlito and Santos Escobar.

-Commercial Break-

A tribute graphic is displayed for Michael Jones “Virgil”.

Street Fight – Santos Escobar vs. Carlito

The bell rings and we are under way. Both men with fists and Carlito with a take down. Carlito throws Santos to the outside. Carlito throws Santos into the ring steps and Carlito grabs a table from under the ring. Escobar with a kick and a chop to the chest but Carlito throws him into the ring steps. Carlito throws Escobar into the ring and the fans chant “We want apples”. Carlito looks under the ring and he grabs a kendo stick and an apple. The fans cheer and Escobar hits him with a suicide dive.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Carlito has a trash can over his head and Santos lands a running double knee. He goes for the cover but Carlito kicks out. Santos throws Carlito to the outside. Santos goes for a suicide dive but Carlito hits him with a steel chair. Carlito gets in the ring and he hits Santos with a clothesline. Carlito places the trash can over Escobar’s head and he hits Escobar with a steel chair.

Carlito slams Escobar onto the steel chair. He goes for the cover but Escobar kicks out. Carlito goes to the outside and he pulls a table and slides it into the ring. Escobar hits him with a knee to the face. Escobar with a kick to the face. He places Carlito on the top rope and he climbs the second rope but Carlito pushes him off. In come Angel and Humberto who attack Carlito. They triple team Carlito and Escobar hits him with a powerbomb. He goes for the cover but Carlito kicks out. Out run the LWO and they fight with Angel and Humberto onto the outside. Legado Del Fantasma throw the LWO into the ring posts.

Rey Mysterio’s music hits and comes Rey Mysterio on crutches. Humberto and Garza walk towards Rey but Rey grabs the crutches and he hits them with the crutches. Santos looks at Rey who is walking towards the ring. Rey gets in the ring, Escobar goes for a right hand, Rey ducks and Carlito hits him with the apple mist. He hits Santos with a backstabber. Angel and Humberto get in the ring but the LWO throw them to the outside. Rey hits Santos with the 619 and Carlito slams Escobar through the table. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winner: Santos Escobar

-Commercial Break-

Nick Aldis is backstage with New Catch Republic. They tell him they will do what it takes to have a title match at WrestleMania. Aldis says WrestleManias is a tall order, but he and Adam Pearce have been talking about the tag titles and they will have an announcement they can share soon.

We hear LA Knight speaking. Aldis walks up to LA Knight and he tells Aldis he is looking for AJ Styles. Aldis tells LA Knight that he told AJ not to be there tonight. LA Knight tells Aldis that AJ flew across the world to screw him out of a match. He tells Aldis, he will find him at home if he has to. LA Knight has the chair that AJ hit him with and he tells Aldis there is nothing he can do about it.

Out comes Kevin Owens and he will be the special guest commentator for the last match of the night.

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Randy Orton vs. Austin Theory with Grayson Waller

The bell rings and we are under way. Orton with an uppercut and he throws Theory into the corner. Orton climbs the second rope and he hits Theory with nine punches, Orton jumps down and he hits Theory with a European uppercut. Theory rolls to the outside and Orton grabs Theory to slam him onto the desk but Grayson pushes Theory out of the way. Orton walks towards Grayson but Theory pushes Orton into the ring post and he slams Orton back first into the announce table.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Theory is climbing the top rope but Orton with a right hand. Orton climbs the second rope and he hits Theory with a headbutt. Theory went for a blockbuster but Orton holds on to the second rope and Theory falls off the second rope onto the mat. Orton throws Theory to the ropes and he hits him with a quick bodyslam. Theory to his feet and Orton clotheslines him to the outside of the ring. Orton lifts Theory up and slams him onto the announce table and Kevin Owens claps on commentary. Orton kicks Waller and slams him onto the announce table. Orton gets back in the ring and Theory runs towards him but Orton moves out of the way and Theory gets on the ring apron. Orton hits him with a DDT. Theory gets to his feet and Orton goes for the RKO but Theory pushes him into the turnbuckle. Theory with a blockbuster. He goes for the cover but Orton kicks out. Theory with a big left hand. He goes for the cover but Orton kicks out. Orton rolls onto the ring apron. Theory grabs Orton and he goes for a draping DDT but Orton gets in the ring, he throws Theory onto the ring apron but Theory hangs Orton up on the top rope. Theory jumps over the top rope going for the blockbuster but Orton hits him with the RKO. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winner: Randy Orton

Grayson Waller hits Randy Orton from behind but Kevin Owens runs into the ring and he hits Waller. Theory grabs Owens but Owens hits him with a Stunner. He goes for a Stunner on Grayson Waller but Waller pushes him away. Waller turns around and Orton hits him with the RKO. Orton gives props to Owens and Orton’s music hits with SmackDown going off the air.