WWE Friday Night SmackDown Full Results (March 31st, 2023)

The WrestleMania 39 go-home edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown is live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Wade Barrett. They hype tonight’s show. Here the announced match card for tonight’s WWE SmackDown:

– Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes comes face-to-face one last time before WrestleMania 39.

– IMPERIUM will take on Drew McIntyre and Sheamus

– Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

– A Fatal 4-Way with competitors from the WrestleMania showcase match

Here The WWE Friday Night SmackDown Full Results:

– Tonight’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown opened with The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos making their way to the ring. The Usos take the mics to mostly boos, announcing that they are in your city. They hype tonight’s show and the biggest tag team match of all-time on The Grandest Stage of Them All. The music quickly interrupts and out comes Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. They play to the crowd from the stage for big cheers. 

Sami Zayn says The Usos are right about being one night away from the biggest tag team match in history, tomorrow night they will put an end to this once and for all. Sami and Owens are in the ring now. They say tonight they are going to make sure there’s nothing unsaid between the two teams, so let’s lay it all out. Owens has something The Usos need to know. He’s actually conflicted about what he has to do tomorrow night. Owens goes on about the history and how The Usos were the first ones to make him feel welcome in WWE, his son played with them backstage, and Owens looked up to them… until they started doing their cousin’s bidding and he lost all respect. 

Kevin Owens tells them to look at him as he talks. Owens is fired up now as he talks about how they tried to end his career at the Royal Rumble. Part of him doesn’t want to do what he has to tomorrow… it’s not paranoia by The Usos as he and Sami are taking those titles. The Usos say they did make Owens feel welcome because that’s how they are, but they have no love for Sami or Owens right now. The two sides go back & forth over blood, family and loyalty. Sami says they chose blood over loyalty when Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was never loyal to them. 

Sami Zayn says the weight of The Bloodline has always been on The Usos and he’s going to do one more favor for them – put them pout of their misery, take their titles and when they do, that’s the end, the end of Roman Reigns and The Bloodline, all of it, then The Usos can go back to being just themselves, who everyone in the crowd and in the back loved… you just won’t have the titles with you.

Fans chant “Ucey!” now. The Usos stare them down and shake their heads no. Jey says no that’s not it… it’ll be the same as always – Sami and Owens will lose the big match, Owens will stab Sami in the back, and The Usos will do what they’ve been doing. The Usos go on hyping themselves as their music starts back up. They raise the titles in the air as the two teams face off, then The Usos exit the ring.

– Ricochet defeated Montez Ford, Chad Gable and Erik via pinfall in fatal 4-way match. After the match, Ricochet stands tall. Braun joins him in the ring as the four teams stare each other do.

– Roman Reigns enters his locker room suite. Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa are standing by. The Usos stand up to greet their cousin, then they all sit down. Cole says tensions are running high within The Bloodline.

– We see Bobby Lashley backstage warming up.

– We get a video package for Rhea Ripley vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania.

– Bobby Lashley wins Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. After the match, Lashley stands tall. Fans cheer Lashley on as he goes to ringside to pose next to the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal trophy.

– We get a video package for Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns. Cody is shown sitting backstage now.

– Raquel Rodriguez defeated Natalya, Shayna Baszler ans Sonya Deville via pinfall in fatal 4-way match.

– We see WWE Hall of Famers Rey Mysterio and JBL backstage talking.

– We get a look inside The Bloodline’s locker room suite.

– The announcers send us to a video on Mysterio vs. Mysterio at WrestleMania.

– Rey Mysterio at backstage with Legado del Fantasma now, apparently he sent for them. Rey thanks them for having his back last week, but they say it was the least they could do. Santos Escobar hopes Rey teaches Dominik Mysterio a lesson at WrestleMania but this has all been breaking his heart. 

Rey Mysterio says it will be a lesson he will never forget. Santos says Legado del Fantasma will take care of The Judgment Day if they decide to interfere at WrestleMania. Rey says yes but we’ve got to do it in style. He presents them all with t-shirts, and they’re excited. They reveal the front of the shirts and they have the lWo (Latin World Order) logo on them. Rey says it’s official – they are the new lWo.

– Sheamus and Drew McIntyre defeated Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser via pinfall. After the match,Sheamus and Drew stand tall. GUNTHER looks on from backstage as his WrestleMania challengers face off in the middle of the ring.

– The announcers go over the WrestleMania 39 cards now.

– Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring for a huge pop.  Rhodes takes the mic and asks everyone what they want to talk about. He says we are at the end of the road, this is it, WrestleMania is here. Fans pop. Rhodes says the fans have sat shotgun with him on this ride, seeing all his cards. He talks about how busy WrestleMania Week has been, and how he will execute on Sunday, doing what he’s been telling us he can do, to become the new champion. Rhodes says as an athlete and a man, he’s the most prepared he can be for Sunday, but in this moment, speaking to the fans, he feels wildly unprepared. 

Rhodes raps some “California Love” by 2Pac and stops because it may be too much for FOX, but fans can look it up. Cody goes on and thanks everyone for allowing him to be himself. He comments on how something may be broken inside, but maybe the only medicine for him is to win on Sunday. Fans cheer. Cody recalls his last in-ring meeting with The Tribal Chief and says WWE’s investment into Roman Reigns just started paying off in year 8. Rhodes goes on and introduces himself to Reigns… Cody says he’s not just Dusty’s son, not Dashing, not ‘Dust, but your successor, the next Had of The Table, The American Nightmare – Cody Rhodes, and the next Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. Fans cheer Cody on. 

Cody says this Sunday he will finish… the music interrupts and here comes Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman. Reigns stops on the stage and raises the titles to pyro. He and Heyman then march to the ring as Rhodes looks on. The music stops and Reigns takes the mic. He calls on Los Angeles… but stops and says he doesn’t care about any of the fans. Fans boo. 

Roman Reigns doesn’t call on them to acknowledge him like usual. Reigns turns to Cody now. He says it’s not the fans’ turn tonight, it’s Cody’s turn. Reigns tells Cody to acknowledge him. Reigns drops the mic as Cody stares him down. Reigns raises the title in the air but Cody just stares back at him. The final Friday Night SmackDown before WrestleMania 39 goes off the air with Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes facing off.

By Bablu

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