WWE Friday Night SmackDown Full Results (June 9th, 2023)

Tonight’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown opens up with a look back at what happened with The Bloodline last week. We’re now live from the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Wade Barrett.

Here The WWE Friday Night SmackDown Full Results

– Tonight’s WWE SmackDown opened with Solo Sikoa is already out with Paul Heyman. Heyman goes to speak but the music interrupts and out comes Jey Uso. Solo stares Jey down on his way to the ring. Fans chant “Uso!” now. Jey says he lets a lot slide but he’s not sure if he can forgive stabbing your big brother in the back. Jey tosses the mic and it hits the mat. He tells Solo to speak.

Heyman says Jey has this all wrong, this is Jimmy Uso’s fault, no one else because Jimmy made up his mind for Jey. Fans boo Heyman. Heyman backs Solo away and says he, Heyman, is no threat to Jey. Heyman goes on and says Jimmy is upset over how Jey is being groomed to be the next Tribal Chief. He says Jimmy has resented it from day one. 

Heyman says tonight he’s arranged a match to begin Jey’s trajectory to be the successor to Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Heyman says Jey will bring gold back to The Bloodline tonight when he faces WWE United States Champion Austin Theory. Heyman goes on hyping Jey up as the next Tribal Chief, but says first he needs his answer. Jey doesn’t give it but says he will take the title shot tonight. 

Paul Heyman offers his hand for a shake now. Fans chant “Uso!” and then “no!” as Jey looks on. Jey drops the mic and says he will get back to Heyman on that. Jey exits the ring as Solo and Heyman look on.

– Santos Escobar defeated Mustafa Ali via pinfall and qualified to Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match. After the match, Escobar stands tall. He joins Knight, Ricochet and Shinsuke Nakamura as confirmed Men’s MITB participants. The rest of The LWO comes out to celebrate with Santos and Rey now.

– The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Sami Zayn walks up on Jey Uso at backstage. Sami says this is a big night for Jey. He talks about how their times together were some of the best times of his life, and he knows Jey feels the same. Sami brings up The Tribal Chief and how he got in the way of more good times. Sami talks about how Reigns is when he’s paranoid, and says he’s testing him against his brother, like he did Sami.

Sami Zayn hopes Jey Uso wins tonight so The Bloodline realizes they need Jey Uso more than Jey needs them. Sami reminds Jey to remember the consequences of what happens if you make that choice – no more The Usos. Jey walks off.

– Kayla Braxton has a mic. She introduces WWE NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre, and out they come with titles in hand. Braxton welcomes them to SmackDown but the music immediately interrupts and out comes WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler. Baszler wants some clarification. She asks if Dawn and Fyre are wanting to call themselves the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. She asks if they know the history of those NXT titles, and says they were created because of her.

Dawn laughs when Rousey says this division isn’t big enough for the both of them. Dawn says a title unification match is exciting. Fyre says they accept. The NXT champs attack and a brawl breaks out. Dawn saves Fyre from a double teaming, then sends Rousey to the floor. Baszler is double teamed, then Rousey pulls her to safety.

– Michael Cole sends us to a video tribute on WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 81. Cole says a special re-airing of Sheik’s A&E Biography will air this Sunday.

– Bayley defeated Mia Yim via pinfall and qualified for the Women’s Money In The Bank ladder match. After the match, Bayley stands tall and celebrates. She joins Becky Lynch, Zoey Stark and Zelina Vega as confirmed Women’s MITB participants. Scarlett approaches AJ at the announce table, then spits red mist in his face. Karrion Kross grabs AJ from behind and rag-dolls him with the Kross Jacket. Kross and Scarlett leave AJ laying. Yim checks on AJ.

– We see what happened last week with RAW Women’s Champion Asuka and Bianca Belair. Belair at backstage with Adam Pearce now, and she wants a match. Pearce understands but he needs this Championship Presentation segment to go off without any issues. He mentions Belair being due a rematch, and asks her to just leave Asuka alone for tonight. Belair changes her tune when she hears she’s up for a rematch. They thank each other and Belair walks off.

– We see what happened to AJ Styles. A furious AJ is backstage being checked out now, and he wants to fight. Mia Yim promises they will take care of Scarlett and Karrion Kross.

– We go back to the ring and Adam Pearce says he’s here with the new WWE Women’s Title. He brings out WWE Raw Women’s Champion Asuka to a pop. Pearce asks her for the title, then presents her with the new white WWE Women’s Title. The title is fastened around Asuka’s waist now. The music immediately interrupts and out comes Charlotte Flair to pyro and a pop.

Pearce asks Flair why she’s out here. He thinks he knows, and says she kind of needs to get in line. Flair says she doesn’t wait in line, she made the line. Wooo! Flair says hi to Asuka. She goes on about how no one respects Asuka like she does, but she wants this new title, so she’s calling Asuka out. Asuka accepts. Flair tells Pearce he can put the title around her waist when she wins it.

Asuka suddenly spits mist but Flair ducks it. Flair slams Asuka’s face into the podium, big boots her and sends her out of the ring. Asuka regroups and stares Flair down as Flair looks on from the ring.

– We see what happened with The Bloodline earlier tonight. Jey Uso and Paul Heyman are at backstage now. Heyman jokes about Jey leaving his handshake hanging earlier. Heyman needs Jey’s passport and suit measurements. He needs the passport so Jey can travel with The Bloodline to WWE Money In the Bank, and suit measurements for next week’s triple celebration. 

One celebration for Roman Reigns being in the house, one for Jey’s WWE United States Title win, and one celebration for a public acknowledgment on Jey being groomed by Roman himself as the next Tribal Chief. Heyman offers his hand again. Jey says count him in for next week but he’s not sure why Heyman is so happy because if Jey is in The Bloodline, then Heyman is out. Jey walks off, leaving Heyman’s hanging. Heyman places a phone call to end the segment.

– Adam Pearce is on the phone, apparently telling someone how big Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka will be for the final SmackDown before Money In the Bank. Bianca Belair walks in and she’s not happy. Pearce says he will figure everything out. 

– We go back to the ring and Butch waits as Mike Rome introduces special guests for this match. WWE NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams are in the front row. Baron Corbin comes out next. Cole shows us how Corbin has been feuding with Hayes and Williams in NXT as of late. Corbin takes the mic and talks about winning Money In the Bank, while also taunting Hayes and Williams.

– Butch defeated Baron Corbin via submission. After the match, Butch stands tall. He joins Santos Escobar, LA Knight, Ricochet and Shinsuke Nakamura as confirmed Men’s MITB participants. Corbin goes over to taunt Trick and Hayes. The referee tries to calm things down but Corbin decks Trick. Hayes punches Corbin and comes over the barrier with Trick. Officials hold the two sides back.

– Tonight’s Progressive Match Flo video is a hype promo for Bobby Lashley.

– Kayla Braxton at backstage with The Brawling Brutes. Butch is fired up about possibly winning Money In the Bank. Baron Corbin shows up and argues about their match, saying it wasn’t fair because of Carmelo Hayes. Cameron Grimes comes from behind and lays Corbin out, just like he promised he would do last week.

– IYO SKY defeated Shotzi via pinfall and qualified for the Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match. After the match, SKY celebrates. Bayley taunts Shotzi while SKY stands tall. SKY joins Bayley, Becky Lynch, Zoey Stark and Zelina Vega as confirmed Women’s MITB participants.

– Kayla at backstage with WWE United States Champion Austin Theory now. She asks about facing Jey Uso tonight and he says he was the last one to find out. How disrespectful is that? He knows Roman Reigns pulls strings and does what he wants, but Theory makes no excuses. He had no time to get ready tonight but he will still be victorious. 

Austin Theory says he will send Jey Uso back to The Bloodline like the failure he is when he beats him like he did John Cena at WrestleMania 39. Austin Theory says if Paul Heyman is looking for a new client after next week, he’s invited to check out Austin Theory Live. Theory walks off.

– The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are talking when they’re interrupted by Pretty Deadly, who wants a title shot. This leads to several tag teams filling the room and all talking about wanting a title shot. Owens snaps and starts yelling as Adam Pearce shows up. Pearce books a Gauntlet Match for next week with the winners earning a title shot.

– We get a hype video on Grayson Waller. Charlotte Flair will be a guest on The Grayson Waller Effect next week.

– Austin Theory defeated Jey Uso via pinfall and successfully retained his WWE United States Championship. 

At the closing moments of the match, Pretty Deadly rushes from ringside to attack Jey but Jimmy Uso runs in to a big pop, superkicking Kit Wilson. Jimmy then fights off Elton Prince and also superkicks him out of the ring. Solo Sikoa suddenly rushes the ring and drops Jimmy while Jimmy is checking on Jey. Solo goes for the Samoan Spike to Jimmy but Jey grabs his arm.

Solo knocks Jey away, and turns to Jimmy, but then turns away from Jimmy’s superkick, which lays Jey out. Jimmy sends Solo over the top rope to the floor, and then dives onto him. Theory quickly runs in and steals the pin, covering Jey for the pin to win and retain.

After the match, Theory stands tall with the title and quickly went to backstage. We see The Usos trying to recover in the ring. Solo looks on from the ramp and Paul Heyman is standing right behind him. Jimmy walks over to Jey, checks on him and then helps him to his feet. “Uso!” chants start up in the crowd now. Jey shoves Jimmy away. Jimmy says he was just trying to help Jey. Jey exits the ring and stops at Solo and Heyman. 

Heyman says he’s sorry it had to be like this. Jey looks at Solo and Heyman, then back at Jimmy in the ring. Jey waves them all off, then walks to the back. Heyman tells his phone to call Roman Reigns. The announcers hype next week’s show, where Reigns will be, then we see Heyman and Solo staring at Jimmy. Jimmy just looks down while leaning on the ropes as Friday Night SmackDown goes off the air.

By Bablu

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