WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (10/27/23): Roman Reigns/LA Knight Contract Signing

WWE SmackDown Results 10/27/23
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Commentators: (Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick) 

Ring Announcer: Alicia Taylor

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Roman Reigns & LA Knight’s Contract Signing

LA Knight: I know you’re not trying to move that table, aren’t you? No. You’re going to take all night because I don’t have the time. Let’s make this official and sign that title away. YEAH!

Nick Aldis: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to SmackDown live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now, gentlemen, we all know why we’re here. To sign the contract and make official for Crown Jewel, your match for the WWE Undisputed Universal Heavyweight Championship. Now, you and your representatives have looked over the fine details.

LA Knight: We all know why we’re here and what we’re doing, so let me talk to you. What we’re doing right now is looking at a contract. And in this very contract, it reads that Roman Reigns is going to hand over the WWE Championship to LA Knight. YEAH! So, why don’t I go ahead and sign that right now. There you go, big boy, have at it, chief.

Roman Reigns: Hey, idiot. No, I’m not talking to you, Milwaukee. I’m talking to you. This is crazy. You must be stupid. You’re just going to sign away. Let me ask you something. Have you ever had a contract signing? I got one more question. Have you ever had a championship match? I didn’t think so, so that means you got no clue what you’re doing right now. But don’t you worry, your Tribal Chief, I’m going to go easy on you. We’re going to make it really nice for you for your first time, don’t worry, we’re going to go really gentle with you, alright sweetheart?

Nick Aldis: Thank you gentlemen, that concludes my responsibilities this evening. I want to wish the both of you the very best of luck at Crown Jewel.

LA Knight: Hey, Roman, as far as I’m looking, I’m at the head of the table, so acknowledge me. You want to talk about my first contract signing. You want to talk about my first WWE Championship match. And you’re right, isn’t that crazy? You also said that you’re going to go easy on me. That’s sweet of you. And I hope you do, because if right now you think that you’re going to underestimate this man, because this is my first time around, my friend, you’re already beat. And I’m going to put it to you like this. Is this my first time? Hell yes, it is. So, I’m sitting here, and I’m thinking to myself, after only a single year, I’m sitting at the head of this table, about to take your title. And a climb so fast, you didn’t know what hit you.

And by the time we get to Crown Jewel, you’re going to be thinking to yourself, what the hell just happened, he just walked out with my WWE Championship. But, you see, you don’t understand. Yeah, this is my first time, but I only need one time. Because while you’ve failed over and over again, while you were busy doing sufferin’ succotash, I been out here telling everyone whose game this is. Not yet, folks. Because there could be only one WWE Champion. YEAH! There can only be one me. YEAH! And guess what? It’s coming up really soon, and there’s nothing you can do about it. And that’s not an insult, that is just a fact of life. I can’t stop this gravy train. I can’t stop the undeniable kavorka. And I can’t stop being the man they call, the megastar, with everybody saying it, LA Knight.

Roman throws the table at Knight. Roman tees off on Knight. Roman sends Knight shoulder first into the steel ring post. Roman rolls another table into the ring. Roman talks smack to Knight. Knight fires back with a flurry of bodyshots. Knight repeatedly stomps on Roman’s chest. Knight kicks Roman in the face. Jimmy Uso attacks Knight from behind. Jimmy asks if Roman’s okay. Knight puts Jimmy through the table with a Belly to Back Suplex to close the segment.

First Match: The Street Profits w/Bobby Lashley vs. Carlito & Santos Escobar w/The LWO 

Angelo Dawkins and Santos Escobar will start things off. Dawkins applies a side headlock. Escobar with heavy bodyshots. Escobar whips Dawkins across the ring. Dawkins drops Escobar with a shoulder tackle. Escobar drops down on the canvas. Dawkins leapfrogs over Escobar. Dawkins cartwheels around Escobar. Escobar ducks a right hand from Dawkins. Standing Switch Exchange. Escobar dives over Dawkins. Escobar dropkicks Dawkins for a one count. Escobar applies a wrist lock. Escobar tags in Carlito. Carlito with a flying double axe handle strike. Carlito with two haymakers. Carlito whips Dawkins across the ring. Dawkins kicks Carlito in the chest. Carlito with a Leaping Body Block. Carlito talks smack to Lashley. Dawkins attacks Carlito. Dawkins attacks the midsection of Carlito. Dawkins with a straight right hand. Carlito holds onto the ropes. Carlito decks Dawkins with a back elbow smash. Carlito ducks a clothesline from Dawkins. Carlito dropkicks Dawkins to the floor. Escobar sends Ford tumbling to the floor. Carlito lands The Somersault Plancha.

The Profits regain control of the match during the commercial break. Ford applies a rear chin lock. Escobar attacks the midsection of Ford. Escobar goes for a Sunset Flip, but Ford counters with a PK. Ford with a Running Frog Splash for a two count. Ford with clubbing blows to Escobar’s back. Ford applies The Camel Clutch. Escobar gets back to a vertical base. Ford sends Escobar to the corner. Escobar kicks Ford in the face. Escobar with a back elbow smash to Dawkins. Escobar is throwing haymakers at Ford. Escobar gets distracted by Dawkins. Ford with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ford transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ford is choking Escobar with his boot. Ford goes back to the rear chin lock. Escobar with elbows into the midsection of Ford. Ford drops Escobar with a Lariat. Ford tags in Dawkins. Double Face Plant. Dawkins sends Escobar to the corner. Dawkins with a 360 Stinger Splash. Dawkins with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Escobar responds with a Pump Knee Strike.

Carlito and Ford are tagged in. Carlito with three haymakers. Carlito ducks a clothesline from Ford. Carlito with a Butterfly Suplex. Carlito thrust kicks the midsection of Dawkins. Carlito with a knee lift. Carlito SuperKicks Dawkins. Carlito with The Sit-Out Spinebuster for a two count. Carlito goes for The Backstabber, but Ford rolls him over for a two count. Carlito dodges The Enzuigiri. Carlito with a Corkscrew NeckBreaker for a two count. Escobar clotheslines Dawkins over the top rope. Carlito tags in Escobar. We see Logan Paul attacking Rey Mysterio in the backstage area. Escobar tells Carlito to check on Rey. Escobar with a Hurricanrana. Escobar with a Corner Meteora. Ford avoids The Slingshot Pescao. Dawkins tags himself in. Escobar knocks Dawkins off the ring apron. Escobar with an Apron Enzuigiri. Escobar dives over Ford. The Profits connects with The Revelation to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Street Profits via Pinfall 

– In The Bloodline Locker Room, Paul Heyman is holding a Green Bay Packers Replica WWE Championship Belt. Heyman says that he’s going to give this very title to Knight because it will be the closest, he or the Packers will get to being a champion. Jimmy Uso throws himself into the couch after being in the trainer’s room. He ran the wrong play; he was going for a hot route. Roman says that if they don’t control LA Knight, it’s done. Roman tells Jimmy to handle this tonight. Jimmy mentions that he’s off the injured reserve list. Roman wants Heyman to make the match official. Roman doesn’t like Jimmy saying the word, Yeet.

– Cathy Kelley had a backstage interview with Logan Paul. Kelley asks Logan what made him sucker punch Rey Mysterio tonight? You know the old saying, never let them know your next move. His fist is as big as Rey’s head. Logan runs into Kevin Owens. Logan likes the Rey Mysterio t-shirt Owens is rocking. Austin Theory and Grayson Waller take issue with Owens saying that they both have punchable faces. Owens had to be held back by Jamie Noble. Owens proceeds to punch both Theory and Waller in the face.

– Kayla Braxton had a backstage interview with Dragon Lee. Kayla asks Dragon Lee what inspires him in the ring? He’s very happy to be here at SmackDown. Cedric Alexander interrupts the interview. Alexander says that Lee reminds him a lot of himself when he first arrived at the WWE. He earned the respect of the fans, the locker room and even Triple H, himself. Seeing Dragon Lee lights up the competitive fire inside of Alexander. Alexander challenges Lee to a match later on tonight. Lee says that it would be honored to take Alexander to his limit and beyond.

Second Match: Chelsea Green w/Piper Niven vs. Shotzi Blackheart 

Green starts things off with a Shotgun Dropkick. Blackheart dives over Green. Blackheart rolls Green over for a two count. Green tugs on Blackheart’s hair. Green slams Blackheart’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Blackheart kicks Green in the face. Blackheart applies The Upside Down. Blackheart gets distracted by Niven. Blackheart with a Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Blackheart tells Niven to back up. Blackheart rolls Green back into the ring. Blackheart ducks a clothesline from Green.

Green with a Springboard Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Green with a running basement dropkick for a two count. Green pulls Blackheart down to the mat. Green toys around with Blackheart. Blackheart sends Green to the apron. Blackheart with a Roundhouse Kick. Blackheart with clubbing blows to Green’s back. Blackheart with forearm shivers. Green HeadButts Blackheart. Green sends Blackheart face first into the canvas. Green with a Missile Dropkick for a one count. Blackheart connects with The Rolling Crucifix to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shotzi Blackheart via Pinfall

John Cena & Paul Heyman Segment

John Cena: This is what SmackDown looks like from a sold-out crowd in Milwaukee tonight. And this is what it sounds like from a sold-out Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Man, it is a special night. We are one week from Crown Jewel and there’s a special energy in this building tonight. There is a special excitement in the building tonight. For me tonight, the energy is a little bit different. It is special, but for tonight, the energy is serious. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a lot of serious moments in my career, but it hasn’t been this serious since twenty years ago when the WWE wanted to fire me. And I think about that time, and what we did, we dug in deep, we turned it around and for twenty years, we’ve shared this. For over twenty years, each and every night, I’ve tried to give you my heart, I’ve tried to give you my soul and in return, you give me your noise, whether I like it or not. You may not realize this, but you’ve given me the support when I needed it the most. And most importantly, to me, you have given me your respect. The reason why Crown Jewel is so serious to me, is because for the first time in twenty years, I feel like I’m in jeopardy of losing your support.

For the first time in twenty years, I feel like I’m in jeopardy of losing your respect. I really do appreciate that, I do, thank you. But we can’t ignore the math, okay? But what if I don’t? We can’t ignore the data, and I’ll be honest, if I don’t deliver soon, we’ve seen it a thousand times, I’ll lose this. And if I lose this, we all know, the next thing to go is this and he points to the ring. And I don’t want to lose this. I want to hear your noise. I want to feel your support. I want to keep this ride going. So, there is only one thing left to do at Crown Jewel. Win. You know, WWE uses words like, must see all the time and they’re not kidding. You know, you must see the Royal Rumble, you must see WrestleMania, hell, you must see SmackDown live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And Crown Jewel is no different, it’s a must-see event. But Crown Jewel is not just a must see for me, Crown Jewel is a must win. I know that your respect earned, and I know that it takes guts to stand in this ring and promise and victory. But the time has come to knuckle up and now is the time to deliver.

Paul Heyman: Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman. And, yes, I serve as special counsel, and the wise man to the reigning, defending, Undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion, Roman Reigns. But that’s not why I’m out here. I’m out here with no hustle. I’m out here with no loyalty to anything but the truth. I’m out here, I assure you, with respect. And based on my past actions, I deserve that, but not tonight. With all due respect, may I? We are sold out tonight in Milwaukee. Thank you for the house. Thank you for 21 years of sold-out houses based on the name, John Cena. And mutual respect, where did all of that start? It started in a board room when Vince McMahon turns to me and said, when I’m running SmackDown, with the first pick from OVW, who did I pick? John Cena. And for 21 years, you’ve never let anyone down.

And for 21 years, you’ve been a real-life superstar. I wanted my kids to be more like you than I wanted them to be like me. And then came SummerSlam, when you faced Roman Reigns, with all due respect, Roman Reigns proved that you’re not the greatest in the ring anymore. But that’s not a bad thing, because as long as you can bring up a microphone up to your face, John Cena, and this is coming from me, you are the greatest of all time in communication in the history of WWE. I mean they’ll boo me out of the building, but they’ll laugh with you, they’ll cry with you, they’ll cheer with you. You have a bond with them that I’ll never have, John, because you, you can talk like no one else can on this planet can talk.

And what a future you still have. I’ve been doing this for 100 years, and I’m still on top, but John, you could have been me, until you pissed off The Bloodline. Now, the order has been called from the very top, from your tribal chief, Roman Reigns. It’s not enough to spear you, he’ll break your ribs, but you’ve had broken ribs before, you’ll be back. It’s not enough for Jimmy Uso to splash you off the top rope and crack your sternum. You’ve had a cracked sternum before, you’ve came back from that. But Solo, Solo hits you with that spike and then you can’t talk anymore. The greatest weapon that you have, the ability to communicate, taken away from you. What makes you so dangerous, taken away from you. John Cena versus Solo, Solo takes that away from you. And The Bloodline takes you away from your WWE Universe. You come out here, you open up your heart and you say, I must win, I must win. And John Cena, in the one match that you have left that you must win, you can’t win. And John Cena, that’s not a prediction, that’s a spoiler.

Solo Sikoa attacks Cena from behind. Sikoa transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sikoa plants Cena with The Spinning Solo. Sikoa nails Cena with The Samoan Spike to close the segment.

Third Match: Dragon Lee vs. Cedric Alexander 

Standing Switch Exchange. Wrist Lock Exchange. Lee ducks a clothesline from Alexander. Lee goes for a Headscissors Takeover, but Alexander lands back on his feet. Alexander rolls under a clothesline from Lee. Alexander goes for a Headscissors Takeover of his own, but this time Lee lands back on his feet. Double Dropkick. Double Kick Up. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Alexander grabs a side wrist lock. Alexander reverses out of the irish whip from Lee. Alexander with an arm-drag takedown. Alexander applies an arm-bar. Lee transitions into a wrist lock. Chop Exchange. Alexander kicks Lee in the face. Lee skins the cat. Alexander with a knee lift. Lee answers with a Pump Knee Strike. Alexander with a Uranage Slam into the ring apron.

Second Chop Exchange. Lee with another Pump Knee Strike. Alexander hits The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Lee slams Alexander’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lee kicks Alexander in the face. Alexander with a leaping uppercut. Lee gets Alexander tied up in the tree of woe. Lee with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Lee goes for a PowerBomb, but Alexander lands back on his feet. Alexander with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Lee responds with The Sit-Out PowerBomb for a two count. Alexander goes for another Michinoku Driver, but Lee rolls him over for a two count. Rollup Exchange. Lee with a Running Pump Knee Strike to the back of Alexander’s spine. Lee connects with The Destino to pickup the victory. After the match, Lee shakes hands with Alexander.

Winner: Dragon Lee via Pinfall 

– Next week on SmackDown, there will be a weigh-in segment for the Rey Mysterio/Logan Paul WWE United States Championship Match at Crown Jewel.

Bianca BelAir Promo

Man, I am so excited to be back on SmackDown. Now, last week, I did get my lick back, but I’m just getting started because while I was away, I had only one thing on my mind. And it replayed in my head, over and over again, like a horror story. It was this. That’s still hard to watch, but, you know, getting attacked from behind and being taken out of the game completely, just two weeks after getting cash in and losing my title to Iyo Sky at SummerSlam, yeah, that did something to me. Not just physically, but mentally. Because for the first time, I was out, I was sitting at home with nothing but my thoughts. And while I was rehabbing, yes, my body got stronger, my mind couldn’t focus on anything else but other than, how was I going to make Damage CTRL pay.

Because you know me, I’m usually the one when I get knocked down, I get right back up, shrug it off and put a smile on my face. But this time, I just could not let it go. And for the first time in my life, I was consumed with vengeance. And it was vengeance that was getting me up everything morning. It was vengeance that was allowing me to train like a beast, so that I could right back here to SmackDown. And it was vengeance that helped me come up with a plan that I took to Nick Aldis today. So, now it’s official, at Crown Jewel, your girl is getting a rematch with Iyo Sky for the WWE Women’s Championship. And I love that you guys are loving that, but guess what, that’s not it. Next week, I will be facing the headmaster of that attack, Bayley, because my vengeance is not complete until I take out every single member of Damage CTRL. Starting with Bayley, ending with Iyo and regaining my WWE Women’s Championship.

Fourth Match: LA Knight vs. Jimmy Uso 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jimmy applies a side headlock. Knight whips Jimmy across the ring. Jimmy drops Knight with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy poses for the crowd. Strong lockup. Jimmy backs Knight into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Knight is throwing haymakers at Jimmy. Knight whips Jimmy across the ring. Knight scores the elbow knockdown. Knight with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Knight applies an arm-bar. Knight drives his knee into the left shoulder of Jimmy. Knight applies another arm-bar. Knight grabs a side wrist lock. Jimmy HeadButts Knight. Jimmy with a knife edge chop. Jimmy whips Knight across the ring. Knight kicks Jimmy in the chest. Knight clotheslines Jimmy. Knight dropkicks the left knee of Jimmy. Knight with a sliding dropkick. Jimmy launches Knight over the top rope. Knight buries his shoulder into the midsection of Jimmy. Knight with a Slingshot BackBreaker.

Jimmy throws Knight towards the ropes. Jimmy with a running knee lift. Jimmy with a Snap Vertical Suplex into the ring apron. Jimmy has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Jimmy applies a rear chin lock. Knight with heavy bodyshots. Knight drops Jimmy with a shoulder tackle. Knight with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Jimmy uppercuts Knight. Jimmy is raining down haymakers in the corner. Jimmy nails Knight with The Running Hip Attack. Jimmy taunts the Milwaukee crowd. Knight explodes out of the corner with a Running Lariat. Knight and Jimmy are trading back and forth shots. Jimmy thrust kicks the midsection of Knight. Jimmy drives Knight shoulder first into the steel ring post. Chop Exchange. Jimmy goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Knight counters with a Reverse DDT. Knight unloads a flurry of left jabs.

Jimmy reverses out of the irish whip from Knight. Knight ducks under two clotheslines from Jimmy. Knight with a Flying Clothesline. Knight with a Side Russian Leg Sweep. Knight goes for a Powerslam, but Jimmy lands back on his feet. Knight kicks Jimmy in the gut. Knight drops Jimmy with The DDT for a two count. Knight repeatedly stomps on Jimmy’s chest. Knight goes for a Running Boot, but Jimmy ducks out of the way. Knight repeatedly slams Jimmy’s head on the announce table. Knight rolls Jimmy back into the ring. Knight dives over Jimmy. Jimmy hits The Samoan Drop for a two count. Jimmy ascends to the top turnbuckle. Jimmy with two haymakers. Jimmy blocks The SuperPlex. Jimmy connects with The USO Splash for a two count. Knight has Jimmy perched on the top turnbuckle. Jimmy shoves Knight. Knight delivers The SuperPlex. Knight plants Jimmy with The BFT to pickup the victory. After the match, Knight avoids The Spear from Roman Reigns. Knight drops Reigns with The BFT to close the show

Winner: LA Knight via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez