the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA for tonight’s episode of SmackDown. Here is what’s on tap for the show:
- The Bloodline Civil War begins.
- WWE & NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship Unification Match: Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs. Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn
- Bayley vs. Shotzi with Bayley’s MITB ladder match spot on the line
- Cameron Grimes vs. Baron Corbin
All this, and more, on Friday Night SmackDown, tonight at 8/7c on FOX.
The Usos kick off SmackDown! And Jey Uso reminds us that kicking off SmackDown is not The Bloodline, but indeed The Usos. He begins talking about ‘The Bloodline Civil War’ tag match at Money in the Bank.
The Usos still love one another, and just like Roman Reigns, they still love him, too. But Roman Reigns had gone too far with the disrespect. Jimmy adds that as a result, Reigns is now alone on the ‘Island of Relevancy.’ And while they can still forgive their former Tribal Chief; he’s family that cannot forgive Paul Heyman.
They hype up their match with Roman Reigs and Solo Sikoa at MITB before welcoming the Undisputed Champion and Solo to The Uso Penitentiary.
#1. Rey Mysterio vs. LA Knight – Winner: LA Knight (YEAH!)
Good match, hot split crowd. After the match, Knight goes for Mysterio’s mask, but is chased off by Santos Escobar.
Backstage Solo, accompanied by Paul E, encounters Ridge Holland. Solo blasts him with the Samoan Spike. He declares, “I’m not in the mood today.” Paul E asks Siri to call his Tribal Chief.
After the commercial break, Sheamus heads to the scene and asks Adam Perce what happened. He proceeds to the entrance ramp to lay out a challenge to Solo.
#2. Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs. Isla Dawn & Alba Fyre (WWE & NXT Women’s Tag-Team Title Unification Match) – Winners: Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler
After the match, Rousey asks Raquel Rodriguez what she is doing at ringside. Raquel Rodriguez demands her rematch for the tag titles and Liv Morgan’s music hits. Rousey and Baszler get out of there.
Next up is The Grayson Waller Effect with Pretty Deadly. There is some phony god-awful banter among the, as Kit Wilson and Elton Prince talk about challenging Sami & KO for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions in their home country on SmackDown next week.
Out come The Street Profits, who mock Pretty Deadly before they set up an impromptu match.
#3. The Street Profits vs. Pretty Deadly – Winners: Pretty Deadly
Wilson and Prince stole the win here, using the ropes for assistance and got the pin.
#4. Charlotte Flair vs. Lacey Evans – Winner: Charlotte Flair
Following the match, Charlotte, still synching in the ‘Figure 8,’ was attacked by Asuka, who left her laying in the ring after a rather weird assault.
Backstage, Adam Pearce is with Bianca Belair, who is barred from ringside for Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka for the WWE Women’s Championship on SmackDown next week.
#5. Solo Sikoa vs. Sheamus (IT’S FIGHT NIGHT!!!) – Winner: Solo Sikoa
Great, hard-hitting, physical main event! Following a Samoan Spike, Sheamus was laying against the timekeeper’s area barricade. Solo went for that Samoan rear-view kinda move, knocking him out cold and forcing the ref to call for stoppage.
Solo went bonkos afterwards, but The Usos immediately interrupted and took him out. The Usos stood tall as SmackDown went off the air.