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SmackDown – Apr 14

SmackDown – Apr 14

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*Live from Lincoln, NE. 

*Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn to the ring…the upcoming draft brings uncertainty, but they will defend the titles on Raw or SmackDown…The Usos interrupt…they claim that they WILL be tag champs for a 9th time…Usos & Solo Sikoa surround the ring…Matt Riddle down to even the odds, drops Solo with a knee but the Usos pull Solo out before the Floating Bro.

*Adam Pearce approaches a referee backstage to deliver his message…if Matt Riddle & Solo Sikoa want to fight, they can do it in the main event tonight.

*Xavier Woods/LA Knight dueling promos from social media.

(1)  Xavier Woods def. LA Knight…Knight hits an O’Connor Roll but the ref won’t count because he’s got a handful of tights…while Knight complains, Woods hits a Roll Up of his own for the win (11:45)…and also has a grip on the tights.

*Xavier Woods interrupts Imperium chatting backstage with his trombone…Gunther calls Woods a goof & says they should meet on the mat so he can beat some respect into him…Woods says he’s more than ready to take the IC title from Gunther.

*Sami Zayn warns Matt Riddle to be careful with Solo SikoaKevin Owens says forget safe…Riddle should get payback for being put out of action…Riddle seems to agree with KO, he’s got revenge on his mind.

*Judgment Day (minus Balor) backstage with Kayla…she asks about Zelina embarrassing Rhea…Priest says they’ll discuss it in the ring…Judgment Day to the ring…Priest reminds us that Backlash is in Puerto Rico & hosted by his buddy, Bad Bunny…then we see footage of what Priest did to Bunny at Mania…Zelina Vega makes her way out…Legado del Fantasma jump Priest & Dom from behind as we go to break.

(2)  Damian Priest def. Santos Escobar…as things get heated ringside, Priest cuts off a Santos corner charge with a spinning roundhouse kick…Priest takes Santos South of Heaven for the win (>11:30…match started during commercial break)…AFTER…Priest has more punishment in mind for Santos…until Rey Mysterio races down for the save.

*Paul Heyman invokes the names of Afa, Sika, Umaga, Rikishi, & the Tribal Chief to get Solo Sikoa pumped up…Solo says, “I got this.”

*Raquel Rodriguez & Liv Morgan to the ring for their Championship Celebration…Sonya Deville & Chelsea Green interrupt…Sonya says they didn’t beat the tag champs…Chelsea says they’re being overlooked for this mediocre team of Raquel & Liv…but Liv says they’ve already talked to Adam Pearce, so Sonya & Chelsea will be their next opponents…fists start flying…Sonya & Chelsea roll out & retreat.

(3)  Shinsuke Nakamura def. Madcap Moss…Nakamura with a flying knee off the 2nd buckle…follows with the Kinshasa for the win (01:31)…AFTER…a frustrated Moss goes after Nakamura, but Nakamura rolls into an armbar…Emma pulls Moss to safety. 

*Karrion Kross watches Scarlett lay down a Nakamura tarot card backstage…Kross turns to the camera, “Tick-tock!”

*Ricochet & Braun Strowman are attacked & laid out backstage by the Viking Raiders.

*Paul Heyman announces before the main event that Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens will be defending the tag titles against The Usos in 2 weeks in Corpus Christi, Texas.

(4)  Solo Sikoa def. Matt Riddle…there’s already friction at ringside within 3 minutes, so the ref sends Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, & The Usos back to the locker room…but by the 10 minute mark the Usos come back through the crowd, so KO & Sami rush to ringside & there’s a brawl…Riddle has Solo down but takes time to hit a moonsault to the floor & take out the Usos…Riddle comes off the top buckle, but after wasting time Solo catches him with a kick to the gut…Solo with the Samoan Spike for the win (10:43)…AFTER…Solo continues to punish Riddle…delivers a uranage onto the commentary desk & once Riddle rolls off it, Solo flips the desk on top of Riddle.


WWE  SmackDown PREVIEW – Apr. 21, 2023 – Columbus, OH.

+ Gunther (c) vs. Xavier Woods – for the Intercontinental Championship

+ Raquel Rodriguez & Liv Morgan (c) vs. Sonya Deville & Chelsea Green – for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

+ Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs. Viking Raiders


WWE SmackDown PREVIEW – Apr. 28, 2023 – Corpus Christi, TX.

+ Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens (c) vs. The Usos – for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship

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