WWE Friday Night SmackDown Full Results (May 12th, 2023)

The post-Backlash edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown is live from the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. Michael Cole welcomes us, and he’s joined at ringside by Wade Barrett. They hype tonight’s show and we go right to the ring.

Here The WWE Friday Night SmackDown Full Results

– AJ Styles defeated Edge and Rey Mysterio via pinfall and advanced to the sem-finals of WWE World Heavyweight Tournament. After the match, AJ stands tall and celebrates as the announcers plug Sheamus vs. Bobby Lashley vs. WWE United States Champion Austin Theory.

– We get a video on recent happenings with The Bloodline. Tonight’s Progressive Match Flo replay looks at how The Usos and Solo Sikoa defeated Matt Riddle and Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn at Backlash, and how the brothers argued after the match. We now go to The Usos backstage and they seem to be in a great mood tonight.

– Bobby Lashley defeated Austin Theory and Sheamus via pinfall and advanced to semi-finals of WWE World Heavyweight tournament. After the match, Lashley stands tall. Lashley vs. AJ Styles is confirmed for tonight’s main event.

– Adam Pearce is on the phone talking about how great tonight’s main event will be. Former WWE NXT Superstar Grayson Waller walks in and he’s glad to be here, even though he was drafted late. Waller wants the winner of tonight’s main event to be on The Grayson Waller Effect next week. Pearce says this will be OK.

– Free agent Baron Corbin is already in the ring. New blue brand Superstar Cameron Grimes is out next. Corbin takes the mic and introduces Grimes, and says he’s surprised he showed up as that takes guts. Corbin says Grimes will not be making a name off Corbin tonight but within seconds of the bell ringing, he will be wishing he was back down in NXT. The bell rings and Grimes immediately nails the Cave-In for the quick pin to get the squash win.

After the match, Grimes begins celebrating and makes his exit as a shocked Corbin looks on.

– We get a video package to promote Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes at WWE Night of Champions.

– The Bloodline – Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, and Paul Heyman makes their way to the ring. Reigns raises his gold to pyro while the others raise their 1s. Heyman glances over at the WWE World Heavyweight Title on display. 

The Bloodline is standing in the ring as pyro goes off. Reigns just looks out at the crowd while they cheer and boo. After a minute or two, The Tribal Chief calls on Knoxville to acknowledge him. Fans chant “Roman!” now. Reigns says that’s what greatness garners… it garners respect but regardless of reactions or not, this is one thing that must be respected – there’s a lot of talk about royal families and families of importance in this business but let’s be honest, there’s only one. Fans give Reigns the “What!?” treatment now. 

Roman Reigns says every man in this ring main evented both nights of WrestleMania, and they’re the only family who will ever do this. He says the momentum carried on to Backlash, even when he wasn’t there, and who stepped up this time? Solo stepped up. 

Reigns says he had some concern when they first brought Solo up because of experience, but when it comes to sinking or swimming, Solo swims like a shark and always handles problems. Sikoa apparently mentions Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn to Reigns but Reigns laughs them off and say don’t worry, they’re not a problem, not the problem. Fans chant “Sami!” for a second. Reigns says there is an actual problem but it’s not Sami and Kevin… the problem is your brothers.

Reigns brings up their WrestleMania 39 loss and then how they dedicated a loss to him. Reigns can’t figure out why they dedicated a tag team match to him, the greatest singles wrestler ever. He says they disrespected the Hall of Fame tag teams in their family. Reigns tried to take some time off but they misrepresented him and disrespected The Bloodline. Reigns says they know better than this, so apologize. The Usos look back and forth at each other. 

Reigns wants to see nothing come out of their mouths but an apology. Jimmy laughs as both hesitate and shrug. Fans chant “no!” to Jimmy and Reigns says don’t listen to these idiots. Reigns pushes Jimmy back by his face, and Jimmy isn’t happy. Reigns asks if he’s going to do something. Heyman slowly exits the ring to the apron. Jimmy goes for Reigns but Jey holds him back and says something we can’t her due to fan chants being bleeped out. Jey says they apologize and if Reigns gives them one more shot, thy will bring the titles back to The Bloodline

Reigns says they are right, the titles will come back to The Bloodline. Reigns tells his Wise Man to fill everyone in. Heyman says Reigns came tonight with a game-plan already in hand. Heyman was advised to pull all strings with The Board of Directors to flex their Bloodline muscle. Heyman announces Reigns and Sikoa vs. Owens and Zayn for the titles at WWE Night of Champions. The Usos are shocked. 

Roman Reigns says he and Solo will do what they always do – dominate and hold it down for The Bloodline. Roman Reigns dedicates the win to the greatest tag team of all-time – WWE Hall of Famers The Wild Samoans, Afa and Sika. Reigns tosses the mic. The Usos are speechless as Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman march up the ramp.

– Kayla Braxton at backstage with Damage CTRL now. Bayley talks about how she and Roman Reigns are alike as leaders. She says she takes the blame on herself and says she pushed IYO SKY for the title but maybe SKY wasn’t ready for it. Bayley says leaders also take control themselves, which she will do tonight when she and Dakota Kai bring gold back home to Damage CTRL. Bayley says go tell Reigns that SmackDown belongs to Damage CTRL. She laughs and they walk off.

– The Usos walk up on members of The LWO backstage, and The Usos are in a bad mood. They ask why Joaquin Wilde, Cruz Del Toro and Zelina Vega are laughing at them, but they say they have no issues. Santos Escobar and Rey Mysterio walk up and have some words and a few jokes for The Usos, who storm off to keep things calm and stay out of trouble.

– Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan defeated Bayley and Dakota Kai via pinfall and successfully retained their WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles. After the match, Liv and Raquel stand tall while Bayley is shocked.

– Pretty Deadly introduce themselves to The Brawling Brutes backstage, then insult them. Sheamus, Butch and Ridge Holland are ready to fight but they put the brakes on as Elton Prince and Kit Wilson hurry away. The Brutes are off to get some pints now.

– The ring crew is setting up for Bianca Belair’s Championship Celebration.

– WWE Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her way to the ring for a Championship Celebration for her record red brand reign. The ring is setup with balloons and a red apron cover. Belair greets family at ringside, then hits the ring. Belair goes to the corner to pose as pyro explodes around the arena. The music quickly interrupts and out comes Asuka for her first appearance since the loss at WrestleMania 39, confusing Belair.

Asuka meets Belair in the middle of the ring as the “EST!” chant starts up. Asuka goes to congratulate Belair and shake her hand, but she spits the black mist in Blair’s face instead. Belair begins screaming while a wide-eyed Asuka bounces around. Officials rush the ring to tend to Belair while Asuka exits the ring and looks back with a smile.

– We see AJ Styles warming up at backstage.

– Bianca Belair is in the trainer’s room, covered in black mist and screaming for help.

– AJ Styles defeated Bobby Lashley via pinfall and advanced to WWE World Heavyweight tournament finals. After the match, AJ stands tall and announcers plug WWE Night of Champions and the Styles vs. Seth Rollins match to crown the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. AJ is on the stage now, checking out the new title belt on display. The rest of The O.C. comes out to celebrate with AJ on the stage – Mia Yim, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Friday Night SmackDown goes off the air.

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