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SmackDown – Mar 3

SmackDown – Mar 3

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*Live from Washington, D.C. 

*Roman Reigns (& Jimmy Uso, Solo Sikoa, Paul Heyman) to the ring…Cody Rhodes interrupts, shames Roman into sending the Bloodline out of the ring…says Roman may seem unbeatable to most, but “that’s kinda my thing”…Roman says he’s been groomed for greatness by his father and Cody’s…and if there’s anything Dusty didn’t teach Cody, he will…Roman offers his hand…Cody says that beating Roman as become a necessity as he shakes his hand & intensely says, “May the best man win”…it really felt like someone was going to throw a punch, but it didn’t happen.

(1)  Rhea Ripley def. Liv Morgan…Liv comes off the top buckle & Rhea counters it into a Powerbomb…Rhea hits the Riptide…transitions to the Cloverleaf…Rhea positions herself to hold the Cloverleaf & kneel on Liv’s head to finally get her to tap for the submission win (08:03)…Rhea is not messing around!

*Roman Reigns asks Jimmy Uso if he’s spoken to his brother Jey Uso…Jimmy says yes…Jey’s a hothead but he’s calming down…Roman says he’s running out of patience…with Jimmy.

*Santos Escobar approaches Dominik Mysterio backstage…says Rey should have punched Dom in the face last week, but he understand why he didn’t…but Santos has no issue with doing so…Santos is headed to the ring & says if Dom is half the man he says he is, he’ll meet him there.

(2)  Dominik Mysterio def. Santos Escobar…Dom makes sure to get caught with brass knuckles so Rhea Ripley can hit Riptide on Santos on the floor…Rhea rolls Santos back in…Dom hits a Frogsplash for the win (08:39)…then leaves with the mask his dad gifted to Santos…AFTER…Rey Mysterio meets Dom in front of the ‘tron…Dom drops the mask to the floor & when Rey goes to pick it up, Dom hits him with a cheap shot forearm to the side of the head.

*Drew McIntyre to the ring…it’s 4 weeks to WrestleMania & Drew doesn’t have a match, so he calls out Gunther…he gets Sheamus instead, who’s pissed Drew is “going behind his back” and going after the IC title he knows Sheamus wants badly…LA Knight interrupts, reminds us we can’t have an LA Mania without LA Knight…New Day interrupt, they point out that Knight can’t even seem to win a match on SmackDown…Karrion Kross out as everyone starts to throw hands…Kross ends the segment as the only one in standing in the ring.

*Ronda Rousey was “injured” earlier in the day in a backstage brawl with Tegan Nox & therefore the tag match is off.

(3)  Shayna Baszler def. Tegan Nox…Shayna with an Armbar for the submission win (02:02).

*Gunther backstage with Kayla…the only thing he’s worried about is being 4 weeks from Mania & Adam Pearce not identifying a worthy opponent for his Intercontinental Championship.

*Bobby Lashley to the ring…calls out Bray Wyatt…music begins & takes Bobby’s attention but Uncle Howdy attacks from behind…when Lashley gets the upper hand LIGHT OUT…Uncle Howdy disappears.

*Jimmy Uso reports that he called Jey Uso again & Jey said “Leave me the hell alone”…Roman Reigns says Jey didn’t ask like this before Sami Zayn came around…so Roman tells Jimmy to accompany Solo Sikoa during his match & take care of this situation for good…after Jimmy leaves, Roman tells Paul Heyman that if Jey isn’t back in the Bloodline in 1 week he won’t blame Sami anymore…he’ll blame Jimmy.

(4)  Solo Sikoa def. Sami Zayn…Sami attacks Solo before the bell…Jimmy Uso tries to get involved but Sami takes them both out with a Tope con Giro…when Solo gets back to his feet, the match finally starts…Jimmy pulls Solo out of the way of the Helluva Kick…Solo with the Samoan Spike for the win (07:47)…AFTER…Solo & Jimmy put the boots to Sami…they set Sami up with a chair around his neck, but Sami uses the chair to take out Solo…Helluva Kick to Jimmy & Sami escapes through the crowd as a very displeased Roman Reigns watches from the Bloodline dressing room.


WWE SmackDown PREVIEW – Mar. 10, 2023 – Pittsburgh, PA.

+ Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre vs. LA Knight vs. Karrion Kross – in a Fatal 5-Way Intercontinental Championship Qualifying Match

+ Ricochet & Braun Strowman vs. Viking Raiders


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