WWE Friday Night SmackDown Full Results (July 21st, 2023)

Tonight’s WWE Friday SmackDown opens up with a look at what happened last week with Jey Uso and Solo Sikoa. We’re now live from a sold out Amway Center in Orlando, Florida as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Wade Barrett. We see Sikoa, Paul Heyman and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns walking at backstage as the announcers hype the show.

Here The WWE Friday Night SmackDown Full Results

– Tonight SmackDown opened with 2023 WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio making his way to the ring for the WWE United States Title Invitational match. The winner of this match will face Santos Escobar next week, with the winner being named the new #1 contender to WWE United States Champion Austin Theory. 

We see Theory watching from ringside now. Sheamus is out next, followed by Cameron Grimes. We’re in Orlando tonight, the home of NXT, so we see Wes Lee and Dragon Lee in the front row. Out next comes LA Knight to a big pop. LA cuts a promo on WWE SummerSlam and how he’s coming for the title, and this is his game. Yeah.

– Rey Mysterio defeated Cameron Grimes, Sheamus and LA Knight in WWE United States Invitational Fatal 4-Way match and advanced to finals. After the match, Rey stands tall. Santos looks on now. Santos Escobar vs. Rey Mysterio is confirmed for next week as the finals. The LWO stablemates are all smiles as they celebrate and shake hands.

– We see WWE NIL athletes The Cavinder Twins in the front row.

– A furious Austin Theory approaches Adam Pearce at backstage and wants him to book him against Santos Escobar. Pearce says it will be a title match, but Theory says no because Santos hasn’t earned the shot yet. Pearce says he will make the match.

– Jey Uso is walking at backstage when he spots Tony D’Angelo and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo. He keeps walking and sees The Creed Brothers, who he stops to fist-bump.

– We see what happened with Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar on Monday Night Raw.

– NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams are shown in the front row.

– Charlotte Flair maker her way to the ring. Michael Cole hypes Charlotte Flair vs. Bianca Belair vs. WWE Women’s Champion Asuka at SummerSlam. We see NXT Women’s Champion Tiffany Stratton in the front row. Out next comes IYO SKY with Bayley. IYO is carrying her Money In the Bank briefcase. Tonight’s Progressive Match Flo replay looks at how SKY almost cashed in during Belair vs. Asuka last week. Bayley joins the announcers for commentary now.

– Charlotte Flair defeated IYO SKY via pinfall. After the match, Flair stands tall but WWE Women’s Champion Asuka immediately attacks from behind. Asuka goes on and hits a German suplex. Asuka keeps Flair down and poses with her title.

– We see how Dominik Mysterio won the NXT North American Title on Tuesday night. Kayla Braxton at backstage with Dominik and WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley now. Dominik knocks his father Rey Mysterio and says if he goes on to win the WWE United States Title, that will be nothing compared to him as he will only be champion of the USA while Dominik is champion of North America and 23 other countries. 

Butch shows up to congratulate Dominik. He says we’re in the home of NXT tonight and it feels like Fight Night, so how about a match? Dominik makes excuses and says plus there’s no one from NXT to make the match. WWE Hall of Famer & Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative shows up and says Butch vs. Dominik sounds like a wonderful idea. Shawn is headed to Adam Pearce’s office to get the match made.

– Roman Reigns at backstage looking at the red lei in his hands. He looks over at Solo Sikoa, then back at the lei. Paul Heyman watches from behind them.

– Santos Escobar defeated Austin Theory via pinfall in non-title match. After the match, Escobar stands tall and celebrates. Escobar celebrates with fans now.

– We see Bobby Lashley greeting NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams backstage. Lashley was hoping to see them. They say they are trying to get like Lashley.

– NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio with WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley makes way to the ring. We see how Ridge Holland injured Elton Prince last week in Pretty Deadly’s match against Holland and Sheamus. Butch makes his way to the ring now for the NXT North American Championship match.

– Dominik Mysterio defeated Butch via pinfall and successfully retained his WWE NXT North American Championship. After the match, Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio celebrates with title.

– Jey Uso makes his way to the ring to a big pop. It’s time for the SummerSlam Rules of Engagement discussion as Jey waits in the ring. The music hits and out comes Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman as Mike Rome does the introductions. The pyro goes off as they march to the ring.

Jey looks heated as what’s left of The Bloodline heads to the ring, which is set up with a red cover, and a table for a contract signing. Jey snarls as Reigns nods his head at his cousin. Reigns takes the mic and calls on Orlando to acknowledge him. Reigns and Jey sit at the table while Solo and Heyman stand by. No sign of Adam Pearce.

Reigns asks what’s up, Little Jey? Do you still want to do this? Jey says yes… he’s supposed to, Reigns is making him do this because Reigns called a shot and now brother Jimmy Uso is in the hospital. Jey says now he’s got to get you, Roman. Fans pop. Jey says he has no other choice. Reigns laughs and calls him Little Jey, and says Jey won’t get him because Jey just does not get it… you’re just a soldier, a pawn in this game.

Fans chant “Uso!” now. Reigns goes to sign the contract as Heyman hands him a pen. Reigns does not like the chants but he slides the contract to Jey. Heyman takes his pen back. Jey is about to sign now but he rips the paper up and says they don’t need a contract because their contract is in blood. This is Tribal Combat now.

Reigns asks if the elders know about this. Jey says it was their idea. Jey goes on and says he can do what he wants, this is anything goes. Reigns stands up and he’s heated as he tells Orlando to shut up. Reigns orders Jey to shut his mouth because The Tribal Chief is talking. Reigns says don’t act like this is his first rodeo, like hasn’t ran the business for a decade now. Reigns positions his title belt on the table. He says this means nothing to him, it’s done. Let’s go.

Jey repeats himself… I said, this is Tribal Combat now. Jey sits the mic down. Reigns looks a bit shocked as he removes his red lei. Heyman yells, no! Jey stares Reign down as another chant for The Usos starts up. Reigns places the red lei on the title belt on display. Jey and Roman look down at the title, then they meet in the middle of the ring. They shake hands and hold the embrace, then touch foreheads with each other. They then back away and stare each other down.

Reigns goes to leave as Jey stands there, but Reigns may have signaled to Solo. Solo yells out and flips over the table. Solo goes for the Samoa Spike on Jey but Reigns stops him by grabbing one arm as Jey grabs the other arm. Reigns and Jey are both holding Solo from hitting Jey now. Jey suddenly superkicks Solo, sending him out of the ring. 

Roman Reigns looks a bit shocked as he and Jey Uso trade looks, and Paul Heyman watches from behind them. Roman Reigns exits the ring and stands with Solo Sikoa at ringside as he gets back to his feet. Solo Sikoa is not happy as they look on and Jey Uso stares back. The Usos’ music starts up as Jey Uso looks out at what’s left of The Bloodline. The Friday Night SmackDown on FS1 goes off the air.

By Bablu

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