WWE SmackDown Results 10/20/23
Frost Bank Center
San Antonio, Texas
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Commentators: (Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick)
Ring Announcer: Alicia Taylor
Transcription by Josh Lopez
Paul Heyman & LA Knight Segment
Paul Heyman: Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman. And I have some really big shoes to fill in The Bloodline this week. Did you see what Jimmy Uso did at Monday Night Raw? Jimmy Uso called the play. Jimmy Uso took the inspiration and the motivation of your tribal chief, Roman Reigns. And Jimmy Uso single handily cost Jey Uso, and even closer to my heart, Cody Rhodes the Undisputed Tag Team Championships. Have you heard the other news? I’m not the first to break this news, I wish I had this exclusive, but I don’t. The Los Angeles Times actually broke this story, because a few hours ago, from what my sources tell me, it’s the number one most read LA Times Today. Your Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, will defend the Universal Title on November 4th at Crown Jewel, and his opponent is going to be LA Knight. And I know this is hard for you to believe, that I, just like each and every single one of you.
Well, you’re from Texas, I’m from New York and I dress better than you. And I make a hell of a lot more money than you do. But, there is commonality, and the commonality is the fact that, we are all fans of LA Knight. I’m not taking anything away from LA Knight. I’m a huge admirer. I told him that the first time I met and shook his hand. As a matter of fact, if you are a fan of LA Knight like I am, don’t do that while I’m talking. You must watch Crown Jewel on November 4th, because it’s the last damn time you’ll ever see LA Knight inside the ring. Because on November 4th, at Crown Jewel, LA Knight, YEAH, is going to get smashed by the reigning, defending, Undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion, The Head Of The Table, The Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.
LA Knight: Cut that damn music. You want to make noise, make noise because what you’re doing out here is making a lot of noise. I’m not out here to talk to you. As far as I’m concerned, you can take a walk. I need Roman Reigns’ ass out here, now. Where are you going? Get back in here now. I don’t care what you think I said, just get back in here. Now, if your boy is not going to come down here, it just gets me wondering. It gets me in my head. Where’s your lip at now, Paul? Before I came out here, I heard a bunch of idle threats. I heard what Roman Reigns is going to do to me, right. So why don’t you go ahead and tell me now. What is Roman Reigns going to do to me? Shut up. Paul, stop right there. You step one foot outside that ring, I’ll hit you so hard, I’ll knock that hair back into grey. Get your ass back in here. Word on the streets is that spear from last week was a warning shot, right? Right? I think they would say, YEAH! I just got to ask you, did you think that was the right idea? Yeah, me neither. And I’ll tell you why. Warning shots, I don’t do warning shots.
If you take a shot at me, you better put me down for good. I’ll pull a Michael Myers on you and just keeping come back. I won’t stop, I can’t stop. And as a matter of fact, I will own Roman Reigns in this ring and until I own the WWE Universal Undisputed Championship. YEAH! So, look, I’ll tell you like this, if Roman’s scared, just say that he’s scared. He should be, because he’s never seen anybody like me before. As fast as I have risen in WWE, it’s as fast as I will get that WWE Title off of him, just like this. YEAH! But, you hate that, don’t you? How does it go? You’re pathetic, shut up. This is how we’re going to do this. That contract signing, next week, between Roman Reigns and I is going to take place, right here. And, well, I’ll tell you what. If Roman isn’t going to be here now, and you’re going to be on the phone with him to talk about this contract signing, then make sure that when you talk to him, you make it completely, absolutely 100% clear whose game this is. And when he looks at you with that befuddled look, and he’s just a little bit confused and lost for words, make sure you speak the undisputed truth that is LA Knight, YEAH!
First Match: Santos Escobar w/The LWO vs. Montez Ford w/Bobby Lashley & Angelo Dawkins
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Escobar backs Ford into the turnbuckles. Quick shoving contest in the corner. The referee admonishes Escobar. Ford kicks Escobar in the gut. Ford taunts the referee. Ford punches Escobar in the back. Ford kicks Escobar in the back for a one count. Ford whips Escobar across the ring. Ford scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Ford applies a front face lock. Escobar with heavy bodyshots. Ford sends Escobar to the corner. Escobar dives over Ford. Ford dropkicks Escobar for a two count. Ford goes back to the front face lock. Escobar goes for a Sunset Flip, but Ford counters with The PK. Ford with a Running Frog Splash for a two count. Escobar repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Ford. Ford with an irish whip. Escobar kicks Ford in the face. Escobar ascends to the top turnbuckle. Ford with a Step Up Enzuigiri that sends Escobar crashing to the outside.
Ford has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Ford applies an arm-bar. Ford with a corner clothesline. Ford hooks the outside leg for a two count. Ford tugs on Escobar’s hair. Escobar with two back elbow smashes. Escobar slaps Ford in the chest. Ford decks Escobar with a back elbow smash. Ford drops Escobar with a Flying Reverse Bulldog for a two count. Ford applies a top wrist lock. Escobar attacks the midsection of Ford. Ford reverses out of the irish whip from Escobar. Escobar dives over Ford. Escobar dropkicks Ford. Escobar with two flying forearm smashes. Escobar ducks a clothesline from Ford. Escobar SuperKicks Ford. Escobar lands The Suicide Dive. Escobar rolls Ford back into the ring.
Escobar with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Escobar with a Corner Meteora. Ford blocks The Phantom Driver. Escobar launches Ford over the top rope. Enzuigiri Exchange. Escobar with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Dawkins pulls Ford out of the ring. Escobar with a Slingshot Double Axe Handle. Escobar rolls Ford back into the ring. Dawkins drives Escobar face first into the steel ring post. Cruz Del Toro is throwing haymakers at Dawkins. Dawkins whips Del Toro into the steel ring steps. Escobar drops Dawkins with a Pump Knee Strike. Ford connects with The La Magistral to pickup the victory. After the match, The Street Profits gangs up on Escobar. Carlito storms into the ring with a steel chair to make the save.
Winner: Montez Ford via Pinfall
– We see Damage CTRL pumping up Iyo Sky.
– Pretty Deadly Vignette.
– Rey Mysterio tells LWO that he’s going to handle business with Logan Paul by himself.
– Back in The Bloodline locker room, Jimmy Uso brags about what he did on Raw.
John Cena, Jey Uso and The Bloodline Segment
John Cena: San Antonio is sold out. And everybody around the world watching can see that this place is fired up. Hell, you got me fired up. Thank you. You have no idea what that means to me, thank you. It’s been a rough day. Unfortunately, I got hit some harsh truths. And we’ve been doing this for a long time, right? Yeah, so I feel that I should be honest with you, and I feel that I should be honest with myself. Last week I talked about Roman Reigns streak. 1,138 days as champion. Today I found out that I have a streak of my own. 2,002 days. That’s a long time, right. It’s been exactly 2,002 days since I last won a televised singles match.
Yeah, I want you to think about that for a second. Two thousand and two days. My last singles victory was in 2018. So, I’ve been talking a lot about retirement. I just think it’s time we all face facts. Come on, guys, fact is it’s been a long time since I had a win. Damn it, I believe in me, I believe in you and I believe in us. I believe in the beauty that is all this madness. And I believe that I can still go. I believe that I can still bring it. And I believe the time is now to turn the math around. So, here’s a fact, it is going to be a bad night for the next idiot brave enough to walk through that curtain. Because whoever it is, they are going to get smoked.
Solo Sikoa walks down to the ring. Cena asks Sikoa if he’s ready. Cena starts throwing haymakers at Sikoa. Cena sends Sikoa to the corner. Jimmy Uso SuperKicks Cena. Jey Uso pulls Jimmy out of the ring. Jey tees off on Jimmy. Jey SuperKicks Jimmy into the time keeper’s area. Jey had to be restrained by the security. Cena avoids The Samoan Spike. Cena plants Sikoa with The Attitude Adjustment to close the segment.
– Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn Vignette.
– Nick Aldis is yelling at Jey Uso in his office. Adam Pearce joins the conversation and asks Aldis if he thought their wasn’t going to be a receipt for what happened on Monday. Aldis says that it’s not his responsibility for what happens on Raw. With that being said, Aldis fines Jey $10,000 and has Jey and Pearce escorted out of the building. Pearce says let the games begin as he exits the office.
Logan Paul & Rey Mysterio Segment
Logan Paul: Just six days ago, I was in England beating the living daylights out of a scumbag. Yeah, I don’t know if y’all saw, but I won my fight. But to call it a fight seems like it was a disservice to combat. That was a pathetic excuse for a fight. Pathetic excuse for a fighter, which is a real shame because I should’ve known that if I wanted real competition, I should’ve just had another WWE match. But I did get to beat up an online troll. A coward who hides behind the mask of the internet. Speaking of people who hide behind masks, I know what you’re thinking, I get it, but I’m not here for Rey Mysterio. I’m really not. Let me jog your memory, guys. I already beat Rey Mysterio. Yeah, I beat Rey Mysterio in my first ever WWE match, been there, done that. In fact, the last time I beat Rey Mysterio, Dominik was still his son. The last time I wrestled Rey Mysterio, Roman Reigns actually showed up to wrestle.
The last time I wrestled Rey Mysterio, LA Knight didn’t even have a job. A lot has changed since then, y’all. I’m an engaged man. I got a boxing victory. Hell, man, I got a multi-million-dollar hydration business. Drink Prime. I’m no longer a little boy trying to navigate this industry and figure it out. I know who I am, and I am a WWE Superstar, baby. So, not, I’m not here for Rey Mysterio, but Rey does have something that I need. You see, Rey has respect, I don’t need your respect. Rey has legacy, I got my own legacy. Rey has the US Championship, the coveted United States Championship and I do need that championship. So, even though last weekend, I did beat up an old dead-beat dad, it looks like at Crown Jewel, I’ll have to beat up another.
Rey Mysterio: You know, Logan, you actually remind me a lot of my son, Dominik. Amazing natural ability. Passion, you’re dripping with passion. Incredible career ahead of you. And a big mouth, just like Dom. I really think you need some humbling. And, you know, the last time I had to kick some sense into Dom, I’m not going to lie, I was a little reluctant. But you, Logan, I’m not going to hesitate to whoop your ass. You say you need this; you want this. You want this title?
Logan Paul: Si. So badly.
Rey Mysterio: Well, you know what, I’ll give you the opportunity. Logan Paul versus Rey Mysterio for the United States Championship at Crown Jewel. Viva La Raza.
Logan Paul and Rey Mysterio had a gentlemen’s handshake to close the segment.
Second Match: Austin Theory & Grayson Waller vs. Dragon Lee & Cameron Grimes
Austin Theory and Dragon Lee will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Theory applies a side headlock. Lee whips Theory across the ring. Theory drops Lee with a shoulder tackle. Lee pops back on his feet. Lee ducks a clothesline from Theory. Lee with a Headscissors Takeover. Waller tags himself in. Lee dropkicks Theory. Waller with a running forearm smash. Waller stomps on Lee’s face. Waller with a knee lift. Lee holds onto the ropes. Lee kicks Waller in the face. Grimes tags himself in. Grimes with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Grimes with a Mid-Kick. Lee with a Spinning Back Kick. Double Irish Whip. Leg Sweep/Mid-Kick Combination. Grimes blasts Theory with The PK. Waller yanks Grimes off the ring apron. Grimes drives Waller face first into the steel ring post. Lee with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Lee and Grimes drives Theory face first into the ring post.
A-Town Down Under regains control of the match during the commercial break. Double Irish Whip. Lee kicks Theory in the chest. Lee with a Dropkick/Spinning DDT Combination. Lee tags in Grimes. Grimes with a Flying Crossbody Block. Grimes with two flying forearm smashes. Grimes follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Waller. Grimes decks Theory with a back elbow smash. Grimes with a Roundhouse Kick. Grimes with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Lee SuperKicks Waller. Grimes clotheslines Waller over the top rope. Lee lands The SomerSault Plancha. Grimes blocks The O’Connor Roll. Grimes ducks a clothesline from Theory. Grimes hits The Collision Course for a two count. Theory rakes the eyes of Grimes. Waller launches Lee into the timekeeper’s area. Theory goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Grimes shifts his weight over for a two count. Waller drops Grimes with a Flatliner. Theory connects with The A-Town Down to pickup the victory.
Winner: Austin Theory & Grayson Waller via Pinfall
– Next week’s SmackDown will be on FS1.
– There’s a brand-new Bad Bunny Edition of WWE 2K23.
Cathy Kelley’s Sit-Down Interview With Kevin Owens
Cathy Kelley: I’m sitting down with the newest member of the SmackDown roster. Kevin Owens, welcome to Friday nights. And I’m about to ask you the question that’s on everybody’s mind, after we saw this bombshell trade being Jey Uso going to Raw and you coming to SmackDown. I have to ask, how are you feeling about being separated from your longtime friend, Sami Zayn?
Kevin Owens: I mean, it doesn’t feel great, you know. We worked for a very long time to get where we got together this year, main eventing WrestleMania, winning the tag team titles. That one of the things we got to do together. The last 20 years, we’ve experience everything together. We’ve traveled together. We’ve rode together. Hone our craft to get here together. So, to be separated that way, especially after we just lost the tag team titles and I didn’t feel like we got a fair shot of getting them back, that hurts. But with that being said, I’m happy to be back on SmackDown. I feel like it’s a clean slate, which I’m looking forward to. It’s bittersweet.
Cathy Kelley: Well, are you going to navigate this new landscape. There are going to be a lot of familiar faces, some who are not the biggest Kevin Owens fans and some you haven’t really crossed paths with yet.
Kevin Owens: Well, I obviously have a lot of history with The Bloodline. Me wearing this Yokozuna shirt is completely a coincidence. I surely hope we don’t cross paths, but we will, there’s no way we won’t. And yeah, there’s certainly new faces. I haven’t had a singles match with Rey Mysterio, which is something I have to do before my career is over. I never had a singles match with Sheamus. I never really been in the ring with The Brawling Brutes, so there’s a lot of new faces that I can punch. Let me ask you something. You’ve been on SmackDown for a while, there’s certainly somebody back there you would love to punch. I can punch people for you. Is there anybody you want me to punch?
Cathy Kelley: As a journalist, I have to be unbiased.
Kevin Owens: I respect your professional integrity, but come on, you mean there’s nobody? You don’t look at Austin Theory and Grayson Waller and you don’t wish like, man, I would love to punch them in the face.
Cathy Kelley: People say that they have punchable faces.
Kevin Owens: Good, there you go. See, the point is, no matter if it’s Raw or SmackDown, I all try to do is make sure that people know that this is The Kevin Owens Show. So that’s where I’m at.
– Next week on SmackDown, The LWO will battle The Street Profits.
Third Match: Iyo Sky (c) w/Damage CTRL vs. Charlotte Flair For The WWE Women’s Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte with a single leg takedown. Sky avoids The Figure Eight. Sky regains her composure on the outside. Charlotte repeatedly drives Sky face first into the canvas. Charlotte with a flurry of leg scissor takeovers. Charlotte pops back on her feet. Sky decks Charlotte with a JawBreaker. Sky with a forearm smash. Charlotte answers with a knife edge chop. Sky reverses out of the irish whip from Charlotte. Charlotte kicks Sky in the face. Bayley grabs the right leg of Charlotte behind the referee’s back. Sky dropkicks Charlotte off the ring apron. Sky lands The Suicide Dive. Sky with a Springboard Missile Dropkick for a one count. Sky applies a rear chin lock. Sky pulls Charlotte down to the mat. Sky is trying to keep Charlotte grounded. Charlotte with a Belly to Back Suplex. Sky decks Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Charlotte answers with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sky side steps Charlotte into the turnbuckles. Sky repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Charlotte. Charlotte blocks The Codebreaker.
Sky with a Headscissors Takeover to the outside. Charlotte catches Sky in mid-air. Charlotte dumps Sky face first on the apron. Charlotte has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Sky blocks The SuperPlex. Sky HeadButts Charlotte. Sky with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb for a two count. Sky with a Shotgun Meteora for a two count. Sky applies The CrossFace. Charlotte goes for a BackBreaker, but Sky lands back on her feet. Charlotte with a Wheelbarrow German Suplex. Charlotte unloads a series of knife edge chops. Sky ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Charlotte with The Fallaway Slam. Charlotte with The Exploder Suplex. Charlotte is fired up. Sky kicks Charlotte in the face. Charlotte once again catches Sky in mid-air. Charlotte puts Sky on her shoulders. Charlotte with The Avalanche Fallaway Slam for a two count. Sky slams Charlotte’s head on the top rope. Sky goes for The Springboard Missile Dropkick, but Charlotte counters with a double leg takedown.
Charlotte applies The Boston Crab. Sky rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Sky with The Shotei. Charlotte answers with a vicious forearm in the corner. Sky avoids The Knee Drop. Sky dropkicks Charlotte into the middle turnbuckle pad. Sky goes for The MoonSault, but Charlotte gets her feet up in the air. Charlotte Spears Sky for a two count. Bayley placed Sky’s foot on the bottom rope. Charlotte tees off on Bayley. Charlotte launches Bayley over the announce table. The referee gets distracted by Dakota Kai. Charlotte goes for another Spear, but Sky uses the Women’s Title Belt as a shield. That allowed Sky to pickup the victory. After the match, Damage CTRL gangs up on Charlotte. Bianca BelAir storms into the ring to make the save. BelAir drops Bayley with The Spinebuster. BelAir ducks a clothesline from Sky. BelAir goes for The KOD, but Bayley gets in the way. Sky scurries out of the ring. BelAir plants Bayley with The KOD. BelAir and Charlotte stands tall in the ring as the show goes off the air.
Winner: Still WWE Women’s Champion, Iyo Sky via Pinfall
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