WWE Friday Night SmackDown 04 05 2024

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
April 5, 2024
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Commentary: Corey Graves and Wade Barrett
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com

WWE SmackDown kicks off with a video narrated by Meel Mill hyping up WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia.

Live in the arena, out comes Kevin Owens for the Kevin Owens show.

The Kevin Owens show

Kevin Owens stands in the ring and the fans chant “KO”. He welcomes every one to the Kevin Owens show. He says his guest tonight is an absolute legend and he introduces Randy Orton to the ring.

Owens says on Sunday, it’s a big match. Owens tells Orton they are there with a common hatred towards Logan Paul. The fans chant “Logan sucks”. Owens asks him on a scale of 1 to 10, how dislikeable, annoying, repulsive does he find Logan Paul. The fans chant “ten”. Orton says he has to disagree, he is an eleven.

We cut to Logan Paul at Lincoln Financial Field. He says he is a Don, he is building empires. He says Orton and Owens are wasting their time on Kevin’s show. He says he is already thinking about his win at WrestleMania.

Owens says Logan is literally across the street. Orton asks Owens if they are thinking the same thing. Owens and Orton drop their microphones and jump the rail, walking towards Lincoln Financial Field.

We see Austin Theory and Grayson Waller come from under the ring and jump the rail, following Kevin Owens and Randy Orton.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, we see Kevin Owens and Randy Orton on a golf cart driving towards Lincoln Financial Field with Austin Theory and Grayson Waller are running behind them.

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

The bell rings and we are under way. Pretty Deadly try to eliminate Omos but he throws Kit Wilson over the top rope. Elton Prince gets scared and eliminated himself. The fight breaks out and Angel Garza and Humberto are eliminated. Cameron Grimes is eliminated. Apollo Crews eliminates Jinder Mahal. Veer eliminates Apollo Crews and The Creed Brothers eliminate Indus Sher.

-Commercial Break-

The Creed Brothers and Omos simultaneously eliminate each other. Bronson Reed eliminates Joaquin Wilde and Ivar eliminates Cedrick Alexander. Ivar eliminates Ashante “Thee” Adonis. Bronson Reed throws Ricochet over the top rope and he lands on the ring apron. JD McDonagh is on the outside and he eliminates Ricochet. Tozawa eliminates JD McDonagh.

The final four are Tozawa, Ivar, Bronson Reed and Otis. Ivar eliminates Otis and Tozawa. The final two are Bronson Reed and Ivar. Reed is down and Ivar climbs the top rope, he goes for the moon sault but Reed moves. Reed with a rolling thunder and he clotheslines Ivar over the top rope and he wins the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Winner: Bronson Reed

We see highlights of Raw and the brawl between The Bloodline, Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins.

Logan Paul is shown walking backstage at the Wells Fargo Center.

-Commercial Break-

Karrion Kross and The Final Testatment cut a promo on Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits.

Logan Paul’s music hits and out he comes. He asks the crowd in South Jersey how they are and says “I just found out I was in Philadelphia, equally trash”. He says who ever made him spend a weekend in Philadelphia is fired.

When he looks around the crowd, all he sees are idiots. He says they cheer Randy Orton and Kevin Owens, they are all dummies. He says Randy has the size of an elephant but a brain the size of a peanut and Kevin Owens is using all of his brain power to think of how to digest his last meal which probably consists of road kill and a tire. But he is a strategist, he is playing four dimensional chess. He says his associates Grayson Waller and Austin Theory are across the street about to ambush them. He says he has eyes on them and this beat down won’t be pretty, there is a camera man on site.

We cut to Lincoln Financial Field where Theory and Waller are on the WrestleMania stage. They are looking for Orton and Owens. Back in the arena, Logan says they have to be there. Orton and Owens come form under the ring and Logan tries to escape but Owens grabs him and throws him in the ring. Orton hits him with an upper cut and Owens hits him with a Stunner. Logan gets to his feet, Owens turns him around and Orton hits him with an RKO.

Backstage, Carlito is checking on Dragon Lee who is down holding his arm. In come Nick Aldis, Zelina Vega and Rey Mysterio.

-Commercial Break-

Zelina Vega with Rey Mysterio vs. Elektra Lopez with Santos Escobar

Dominik Mysterio and Andrade come out behind Legado Del Fantasma.

Back from commercial and the match is already under way. Zelina with a clothesline onto Elektra. She throws her into the turnbuckle and kicks her down. A running knee to the face by Vega. She goes for the cover but Elektra kicks out. Zelina climbs the second rope and she goes for a cross body but Elektra catches her and slams her onto the mat. She goes for the cover but Zelina kicks out. Elektra climbs the second rope but Vega kicks her down. Zelina looks at Andrade and she hits her with a double underhook DDT. She goes for the cover but Dominik Mysterio gets on the ring apron and distracts the referee. Rey trips Dominik down. Elektra with the Elektra Shock onto Vega. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winner: Elektra Lopez

Legado Del Fantasma and Andrade celebrate in the ring. Legado Del Fantasma attack Rey Mysterio but Andrade turns on Legado Del Fantasma and attacks them. Andrade, Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega shake hands in the ring.

-Commercial Break-

Naomi and Bianca Belair make their way down to the ring. Bianca says she has the longest history with Damage CTRL, ever since they stepped in the ring with her two years ago at SummerSlam. She has been fighting them and she wanted to give up until Naomi showed up. Bianca tells Naomi that Damage CTRL have been doing too much for too long.

Naomi says Bianca was getting dragged left and right. Bianca tells Naomi they were dragging her too. Naomi says that regardless, they are going to WrestleMania and to point to the sign. Naomi says they needed each other but even the glowest wasn’t enough because they were out numbered. Bianca says Damage CTRL were not expecting for Jade Cargill to come through for them. The lights go out and out comes Jade Cargill.

She stands in between Bianca and Naomi. She thanks them and she says Damage CTRL gave her the best opportunity on the grandest stage to show the WWE Universe what Jade Cargill is all about. And with the EST and the glow, the big three are going to show why there is no damage control.

Cargill tells Damage CTRL that they are now in the eye of the storm. Jade’s music hits and they all point to the WrestleMania sign.

Jey Uso is backstage and cuts a promo talking about how his match against Solo tonight and his match against Jimmy at WrestleMania.

-Commercial Break-

Andrade is with Rey and Zelina Vega backstage. In comes a WWE official who tells Rey that Dragon Lee will not be medically cleared for WrestleMania. Andrade tells Rey that tomorrow, he will be his partner. Carlito walks in and tells Rey that Dragon Lee is injured and Zelina tells Carlito that they heard and Andrade will be his tag team partner.

New Catch Republic vs. A-Town Down Under

The bell rings and we are under way. Dunne and Theory start the match. Theory with a left hand knocks Dunne down. Dunne gets back up, Theory goes for a kick but Dunne with a leg dcrew. Bate is tagged in and they double team Theory. Waller is tagged in and Bate with a modified head scissor take down. Bate lifts Waller onto his shoulders and spins him around. Theory grabs Bate by the leg. Dunne jumps over the top rope but Theory hits him with a right hand and Waller throws Bate to the outside of the ring.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Waller goes for a suplex on Bate but Bate reverses it into a suplex. Pete is tagged in and Theory is tagged in. Pete with kicks onto Waller and Theory. He lands a German suplex on Theory and a snap German suplex onto Waller. Theory with a drop kick onto Pete. Bate with a right hand onto Theory and Waller with a right hand onto Bate. Pete with a forearm onto Waller and Bate is tagged in. They hit him with the Burning Hammer. Bate goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winners: New Catch Republic

Judgment Day run through the crowd and attack New Catch Republic and A-Town Down Under.

A video package showing Bayley’s history against IYO SKY and Damage CTRL airs.

We see Solo Sikoa with Jimmy Uso, getting ready for his match.

-Commercial Break-

LA Knight’s music hits and out he comes to a big pop. The fans chant “LA Knight” and he tells them “Let me talk to you”. He says he is feeling fresh walking in with a man that some call the Phenomenal One. He says he does think AJ is phenomenal. He thinks he is phenomenal at not showing up, at running away and on Sunday, he will be phenomenal at getting stomped out by the man they call the mega star.

He says there is no more time for running, there is only time for crying. He tells him that ever since AJ has come back, all he has done is cry about him when he should be thanking him. Because he makes AJ interesting and he will give people plenty to talk about on Sunday and every one will know who’s game this is with every body saying “LA Knight, yeah”.

Bobby Lashley, The Street Profits and B-Fab cut a promo. B-Fab says all that has ever happened is The Final Testament keep attacking them. Lashley says they will finish them at WrestleMania.

-Commercial Break-

Jey Uso vs. Solo Sikoa

The bell rings and we are under way. Jey with a kick to the side of the head. Solo runs towards Jey but Jey lowers the top rope and Solo falls to the outside. Jey geos for a suicide dive but Solo with a right hand. Solo slams Jey into the ring apron.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Solo Jey with right hands and a super kick. A kick to the side of the head. He goes for the cover but Solo kicks out. Jey runs towards Solo but Solo hits him with a Samoan drop. Solo goes for the Samoan Spike but Jey hits him with a super kick. Jey runs to the ropes and hits him with a spear. Jey climbs the top rope and he lands the Uso Splash. He goes for the cover but Jimmy comes from under the ring and and breaks it up.

Winner: By disqualification, Jey Uso

Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa double team Jey Uso. Solo goes for the Samoan Spike but Cody’s music hits and out come Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. They run to the ring and attack Jimmy and Solo.

Cody takes off his weight belt and whips Jimmy and Solo with it. Jimmy leaves the ring but Jey grabs him and throws him back into the ring. Cody hits him with the Cody Cutter. Seth grabs the weight belt and whips Jimmy Uso with it. Jey hits Jimmy with the Uso Splash. Cody grabs a microphone and says “40 years of WrestleMania”. He says he and Seth Rollins are going to slap the Final Boss, so hard that his ego will lift out of his soul. And on Sunday he is going to dethrone the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.

The fans chant “Cody”. He says his dream was to become champion and on Sunday, when one good story ends, an even better one begins. Cody drops the microphone, his music hits and SmackDown goes off the air.