WWE SmackDown kicks off with Jimmy Uso’s music playing as he walks
down to the ring with Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman.
September 29, 2023
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The fans boo as Heyman introduces himself. He says that here from
SmackDown, from this hell hole called Sacramento, California, they
acknowledge their Tribal Chief. All three men raise their hands. He
asks why they acknowledge their Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, is
because it’s in his name that last week the second greatest of all
time, John Cena, took a beating at the hands of the Bloodline.
Heyman points to the titantron as we see the Bloodline attacking AJ
Styles and John Cena last week on SmackDown.
Back in the ring, Jimmy is laughing. Heyman says that Cena is having
some transportation issues this evening and while he is expected to
make it this evening, you can’t see John Cena because as of this
moment, Cena is not here at SmackDown. Heyman says AJ Styles also
isn’t on SmackDown and that is because he is in a hospital bed
watching them this evening.
As Heyman is speaking, Jimmy extends his arm asking for the
microphone and grabs it from Heyman’s hands. Jimmy tells the crowd
that the Bloodline is in their city. Jimmy says Heyman is too kind
and that the real reason Cena is not here tonight is because he is
scared of Jimmy Uso.
Jimmy tells Cena to stay far away from the Bloodline, if not, they
will take care of him the same way they took care of AJ Styles. As
he is talking, Karl Anderson attacks them from behind. He throws
Solo and Jimmy to the outside. Anderson says it is personal, it is
Solo tells Jimmy that he better handle it or else he will handle it
Karl Anderson vs. Jimmy Uso with Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa
Back from commercial and the match is already under way. Anderson
with right hands and stomps onto Jimmy. A kick to the face by
Anderson. Jimmy to the ropes as Anderson hits him with a
spinebuster. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. An uppercut
by Anderson in the corner. He places Jimmy on the top rope as Solo
gets on the ring apron and that distracts the referee and Anderson.
Jimmy with a rake to the eyes. Right hands by Jimmy followed by a
super kick. Jimmy climbs the top rope and he lands the Uso Splash.
He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Jimmy Uso
Anderson gets to his feet as he and Jimmy start to fight. Solo gets
in the ring and hits him with the Samoan Spike.
As the Bloodline are walking to the back, out comes Michin. Jimmy
points to Anderson and she slaps him in the face and runs to the
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Santos Escobar. She asks him about
his match against Rey tonight for the United States Championship. He
tells her that in his mind, he is very focused but his stomach has
butterflies. This match is about heart. He said it before, it has
been his dream to face Rey with the title on the line but he has
been working his entire life for this to happen. And he has a chance
to make it come true. And he will never stop fighting for his dream.
Escobar says that Rey is in for the fight of his life.
The Bloodline are walking backstage and Jimmy is yelling at and
pushing WWE employees. Heyman grabs his phone and calls Roman
The Grayson Waller Effect – Grayson Waller with Bobby Lashley
Waller is in the ring with the plants, table and chairs. He says
John Cena might be the greatest of all time but he isn’t the
greatest of being on time. But not to worry because once more,
Grayson Waller is here to save the show. He says his guests just
keep getting bigger and his guest tonight is someone who has done it
all in WWE. AS a performer he has but as a talent scout, he is
struggling. But tonight he gets the one thing he is missing the
most, the Grayson Waller rub. He introduces Bobby Lashley to the
Lashley comes down smiling as Waller does push ups in the middle of
the ring. We see clips of the Street Profits losing against Rey and
Santos Escobar last week. Lashley gets in the ring as both men shake
hands and sit.
Waller says his boys the Street Profits had a devastating loss last
week on SmackDown. Lashley says he made a mistake. He thought they
had enough pride to do what it takes to make it into the business.
But it is back to the drawing board. Waller tells him if he is
looking for a tag team, he might be looking for a team that is
undefeated. A team like Austin Theory and Grayson Waller.
Lashley looks at him and says he will pass on that. Waller tells him
he Theory has changed and as he is speaking, out come the Street
Lashley stands up as he and the Street Profits are face to face.
Lashley says he doesn’t want to hear excuses or reasons. If they
want something out of him, to prove it. He looks at them and leaves
the ring. the Street Profits follow Lashley as Lashley tells them to
prove it and walks away.
Waller says it is awkward but they need to bring the crowd back.
Austin Theory’s music hits and Theory comes out to the ring.
Cameron Grimes vs. Austin Theory with Grayson Waller
Dragon Lee is in attendance as the bell rings and we are under way.
Grimes with a big boot and a chop to the chest. Grimes with an
atomic drop followed by kicks. He goes for the cover but Austin
kicks out. Grimes grabs Austin by the leg but Theory kicks him away.
Left hands by Theory in the middle of the ring. Theory runs towards
Grimes but Grimes kicks him away. He climbs the top rope and lands a
cross body. Grimes goes for the cover but Theory kicks out. Grimes
with a German suplex but Theory kicks out. Grimes clotheslines
Theory to the outside. Grimes on the ring apron and he kicks Theory
in the face. Waller gets in Cameron’s face and distracts him. Theory
grabs Grimes and throws him into the ring post and back into the
ring. Theory with a rolling drop kick followed by A-Town Down. He
goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Austin Theory
Austin Theory walks towards Dragon Lee who is in attendance and
shoves him as the WWE official breaks it up. Theory and Waller leave
with Waller telling Theory that he is better than that and to
Kayla is backstage with Rey Mysterio. She asks him about Escobar’s
comments from earlier and he tells her that LWO is family. He knows
how hard Santos has worked, he grew up watching his dad. He has
nothing but love and respect for Santos. But to be careful what you
wish for. And every time he steps in the ring, he expects the best
from his opponent. He tells Escobar that he is going to give him the
fight of his life and he walks down to the ring.
We cut backstage and we see Jimmy beating up on Ashante “Thee”
Adonis with B-Fab telling him to stop it. In come WWE officials who
break it up. Jimmy tells Solo to attack him as Solo slams him
through a table. Jimmy tells Solo that Ashante will not be John
WWE United States Championship – Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Santos Escobar
Zelina Vega is at ringside. Both men shake hands as the bell rings
and we are under way. Escobar with a waist lock take down as Rey
gets out of it and both men to their feet. Santos with an arm bar
and Escobar throws him onto the ring apron. Rey with a kick but
Escobar with a kick knocks Rey down to the outside. Escobar with a
splash over the top rope onto Rey.
Back from commercial, Escobar with an abdominal stretch in the
middle of the ring. Rey gets out of it, Escobar runs to the ropes
and hits him with a drop kick. He goes for the cover but Rey kicks
out. Rey to the ropes and a head scissor take down as Escobar falls
to the outside of the ring. Rey with a cross body onto Escobar on
the outside. He throws Escobar back into the ring and Rey hits him
with a seated senton followed by a cross body.
We cut to a camera backstage and we see Jimmy Uso and Solo attacking
Back in the ring, Rey hits Escobar with a kick to the side of the
head. Rey gets Santos on the second rope and goes for the 619 but
Escobar hits him with a super kick and Rey falls to the outside.
Escobar with a suicide dive onto Rey on the outside of the ring.
Escobar with a moon sault off the barricade. He throws Rey back into
the ring. Escobar runs towards Rey and he hits him with a knee to
the face. Escobar with another knee to the face. He places Rey on
the top rope and Escobar climbs the second rope but Rey with right
hands knocks him down. Escobar back to his feet and he kicks Rey.
Escobar climbs the top rope and lands a hurricanrana. Escobar with a
splash. He goes for the cover but Rey kicks out.
Back from commercial, Escobar lifts Rey up and twists Rey’s
shoulders but Rey rolls out of it. Escobar on the ring apron and he
kicks Rey in the face. Escobar climbs the too rope and goes for a
cross body but Rey moves out of the way. Rey goes for a cross body
off the second rope but Escobar moves out of the way. A back breaker
by Escobar. Rey runs towards Escobar but Escobar gets him on his
shoulders in a modified torture rack backbreaker. He goes for the
cover but Rey kicks out. Escobar with a chop to the chest and he
throws Rey to the ropes but Rey with a kick. Rey rolls Escobar up
but Escobar kicks out. Rey on the ring apron and he hits Escobar
with a right hand. Escobar in the corner as Rey climbs the second
rope and lifts Escobar up onto the top rope. Rey goes for a
hurricanrana but Escobar lifts Rey up on his shoulders. Rey with
right hands and elbows. Rey with a modified hurricanrana.
He dropkicks Escobar and he falls onto the second rope. Rey goes for
the 619 but Escobar grabs him by the legs. He lifts Rey up but Rey
drops Escobar onto the second rope and he hits him with the 619. Rey
climbs the top rope and goes for the frog splash but Escobar moves
out of the way. Escobar goes for the cover but Rey kicks out.
Escobar lifts Rey up on his shoulders and goes for the Phantom
Driver but Rey reverses it into a cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Rey Mysterio
Rey lifts the United States Championship and celebrates as Escobar
is disappointed in himself. Rey approaches Escobar but the Street
Profits attack Rey and Escobar from behind. Rey is thrown to the
outside of the ring and they double team Escobar who falls to the
outside of the ring.
Bobby Lashley’s music hits and out he comes smiling. He begins to
clap and tells them that they have it in them. Joaquin Wilde and Del
Toro run down but they get attacked by Lashley and the Street
Dragon Lee tries to jump the barricade but security holds him back.
Wilde is thrown into the ring and the Street Profits hit him with
the Cash Out.
Back from commercial, the LWO are backstage and in comes Kayla. She
congratulates Rey on his win but Escobar cuts her off. He says this
is the best night of his life, of his career but the Street Profits
attacked them. Rey tells her that the LWO challenges Bobby Lashley
and the Street Profits at Fastlane.
The announce team talk about Jade Cargill signing with WWE.
We see John Cena driving to the arena.
An Elton Prince recovery video airs as we see him on a wheelchair.
The Brawling Brutes are backstage walking that and Butch tells
Holland he wishes he would have broken Elton’s leg.
Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley with Dakota Kai and IYO SKY
Before the bell rings, Charlotte grabs a microphone and asks Bayley
what happened to her. She is one of the four horsewomen while now it
looks like she is happy being on the sideline holding IYO’s
Championship. She tells Bayley she is a stepping stone while she is
the measuring stick. And after she beats her tonight, she will
challenge IYO for the WWE Women’s Championship at Fastlane. Flair
throws the microphone as the bell rings and we are under way. Bayley
with right hands onto Flair. She throws Flair in the corner and
stomps on her, hitting her with right hands. Flair grabs Bayley and
throws her in the corner, hitting her with a chop to the chest.
Flair on the ring apron and a big boot onto Bayley. She distracts
the referee as IYO grabs Flair’s foot and Bayley knocks Flair down
onto the outside. Bayley with an elbow drop.
Back from commercial, Flair with a crossbody onto Bayley in the
middle of the ring. A chop to the chest by Flair knocking her down.
Flair with a fall away slam followed by a clothesline. She goes for
the cover but Bayley kicks out. Flair attacks Bayley’s left knee.
Flair with a big boot. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out.
Flair climbs the top rope but Bayley trips her down. Bayley with
right hands and she places Flair horizontally on the second rope,
hitting her with the double knees. A sunset flip by Bayley. She goes
for the cover but Flair kicks out. Bayley with a chop to the chest
as she runs to the ropes but Flair hits her with a spear. She goes
for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Bayley asks for a microphone. She tells Flair that they are going to
end her tonight. Damage CTRL circle the ring and get on the ring
apron. Asuka’s music hits and out she comes to the ring. Damage CTRL
back off and leave as Asuka begins to yell in Japanese. Bayley tells
Asuka if she wants a triple threat match between herself, Charlotte
Flair and IYO SKY for the Women’s Championship at Fastlane, she got
it. IYO SKY tells Bayley that isn’t what Asuka said.
We cut to the back and see John Cena walking with the contract.
John Cena’s music hits as he runs down to a loud pop from the crowd.
He is introduced as the greatest of all time as Cena has the
contract with him. The fans chant “Cena” as he tells them that he
hears them and he knows they hear him. He says last week he said he
came back to compete and he wants a match.
Cena says the Bloodline did not take too kindly to that and they
left him knocked out. But they also left him with the contract. A
signed contract for a match against the Bloodline at Fastlane. Cena
says there is a big problem because he doesn’t have a partner. Cena
says tonight is very important because now he has a choice. He can
rip up the contract and act like it never happened or he can stand
and fight. He asks the fans what they think a man who wears “Never
Give Up” on his heart will make. The fans cheer. He says if he
doesn’t find a partner for Fastlane, he will fight them in a two on
one handicap match.
Jimmy’s music hits and out he comes with Solo and Heyman. Jimmy says
look who finally showed up. Jimmy tells Cena is out here talking
about Fastlane but did he not see what they did backstage. They get
on the ring apron and Jimmy tells Cena he is not making it to
Fastlane. Cena with a right hand knocks Jimmy off the ring apron. He
tells Solo to get in the ring. Solo gets in the ring, he goes for
the Samoan Spike, Cena ducks and goes for the AA but Jimmy hits him
with a superkick.
Cena falls to the outside as Jimmy clears the announce table. Jimmy
places Cena on the table and as he begins to climb the ring steps,
Solo stops him. Solo climbs the ring steps and climbs the top rope.
LA Knight’s music hits and he runs down to the ring. LA Knight gets
in the ring and he hits Jimmy with a clothesline. He stomps on Jimmy
and he hits Solo with right hands. LA Knight with a neckbreaker. LA
Knight slams Jimmy down onto the mat and hits him with the elbow.
Cena gets in the ring and he throws Solo to the outside as LA Knight
throws Jimmy to the outside.
LA Knight and John Cena are face to face in the middle of the ring.
LA Knight grabs the contract and signs it. He gives Cena the
contract as Cena raises it in the air and SmackDown goes off the