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Tonight’s SmackDown is set to feature a tag team championship match as The Usos defend their titles against the team of Sheamus and Drew McIntyre.

Also scheduled for tonight is Ricochet vs Top Dolla in a Royal Rumble qualifying match and an appearance from new SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair.


It should be interesting to see how things play out on tonight’s show.

SmackDown kicks off with The Bloodline destroying the ringside area with Zayn standing on a ravaged announce table as Roman Reigns makes his entrance with Paul Heyman.

With the full Bloodline in the ring, the Memphis crowd acknowledges Reigns. Reigns says we’re going to start things differently tonight. Reigns says he’d like to hear from the honorary Uce Sami Zayn. Zayn says that they are putting everybody on notice that 2023 belongs to the Bloodline. Zayn says they are sending a message this year. Reigns cuts Zayn off and says he wants to talk about what happened last year. Reigns laughs off the notion that “we lost”, Reigns says that “I didn’t lose”, Zayn lost, he was the one pinned, and he’s moving forward from that. Reigns asks why Sami Zayn called his shot and guaranteed a win, Reigns says he is the only one who can do that, and Zayn calling his shot and losing is embarrassing. Reigns is asking Zayn if he is trying to be him and if he thinks he can do these things better. Reigns begins to scream at Zayn as Jey Uso holds Jimmy back.

As Reigns continues to berate Zayn, Kevin Owens then comes out with a sad and confused look on his face. Owens says that before things go too far, Reigns needs to calm down and that he has misdirected anger, and he the last time Reigns was this angry, he was the one who caused it, like how Owens is once again the cause of this anger, not Zayn. Owens says if Reigns wants to deal with the KO problem, the best way to do it is for an Undisputed WWE Universal title match at Royal Rumble. Reigns says he doesn’t care, he just never wants to see Owens ever again, Owens says he will see Reigns at Royal Rumble and goes to the back, having gotten the match he wanted.

*Commercial break*

Kofi Kingston vs Santos Escobar

The match begins with a lock up. Escobar backs Kingston to the corner and huts a kick to the mid-section. Kingston ducks under a lariat and hits a huricanrana. Escober hits a baseball slide kick and Kingston handstands his way to the stairs like his many Royal Rumble spots. Kingston throws Escobar over the top rope and Escobar sells it like he had actually been eliminated from a Royal Rumble match.

*Commercial break*

Back live with Escobar hitting a running knee in the corner and covering for a two count. Escobar is sent over the top rope but saves himself on the stairs before being scared to the floor by Woods playing the trombone, we get it WWE, the Royal Rumble is coming. Back in the ring Kingston hits a drop kick and then the sos. Kingston goes up top and dives but is counters by a knee strike from Escobar. Kingston hits the boom drop and Del Toro climbs to the top rope to distract the ref allowing Kingston’s foot to be grabbed by Wilde. Escobar takes advantage and hits the phantom driver and cover for the three count.

Winner: Santos Escobar

*Commercial break*

Karrion Kross & Scarlett vs Madcap Moss & Emma

SmackDown comes back live with the mixed tag match already underway. Scarlet and Emma are both tagged in and Emma hits a shoulder tackle. Emma hits a running splash in the corner and covers for two. Emma hits a suplex and then goes for a cover but Kross gets in the ring to pull Emma off. Kross tries to intimidate Emma but Emma slaps Kross and tags Moss in who goes for a lariat but Scarlet grabs his foot to trip him up and allow Kross to hit a lariat. Kross locks in the Kross jacket and Moss passes out and the ref calls for the technical submission.

Winners: Karrion Kross & Scarlett

*Commercial break*

SmackDown returns live with new SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair making her entrance. Charlotte says she will not rest as champion, she will do more and will knock down everyone in her way. Charlotte says a champion expects the unexpected and rises to the occasion. Charlotte is cut off by Sonya Deville who says she can see through Charlotte’s lies. Deville says their should be an asterisk next to her latest title victory. Deville calls out Charlotte and challenges her to beat a “fresh fighter” and challenges Charlotte to a title match right now. Charlotte accepts her challenge to huge support from the Memphis crowd.

SmackDown Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair vs Sonya Deville

Our impromptu title match begins with Deville taking a cheap shot while Charlotte has her back turned. Charlotte quickly hits a big boot to knock Deville out of the ring.

*Commercial break*

Our title match continues live with Deville hitting a chop block to the back of Charlotte’s knee. Charlotte hits a kick to the head and follows with a lariat and then several knife-edge chops. Deville goes up top but Charlotte doges the flying knee strike and hits a lariat. Charlotte hits a spear and then locks in the figure-eight and Deville taps out.

Winner: Charlotte Flair

Ricochet vs Top Dolla

The match begins with Ricochet going up top but Top Dolla grabs him by the neck and power slams him down to the mat. Top Dolla slams Ricochet off the middle rope as the crowd is very much opposed to Top Dolla’s domination. Ricochet dodges a lariat and slams Top Dolla using his own momentum Ricochet hits a shooting star press and covers for three.

Winner: Ricochet

After the match, Top Dolla and Ricochet shake hands when Ashante hits Ricochet from behind. Hit Row team up to beat down Ricochet until Braun Strowman runs out to the ring to make the save as Hit Row immediately run out of the ring.

*Commercial break*

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Usos vs Sheamus & Drew McIntyre

Our main even tag team championship match begins with Sheamus hitting a side headlock take down to Jimmy Uso. Sheamus counters an attempted hip toss and hits a lariat. McIntyre tags in and hits Jimmy with a belly to belly throw. Jey tags in the match and is hit with a lariat. Jimmy causes a distraction and Jey hits McIntyre with a Samoan drop. Jey hits a vertical suplex and McIntyre is sent outside the ring with an uppercut from Jey.

*Commercial break*

Back live with Sheamus hitting a lariat to Jey sending him over the top rope. Sheamus grabs Jey and hits the with a total of 20 beats of the Bodhran, Sheamus then covers for a two count. the Usos climb up to opposite corners and McIntyre runs in and McIntyre and Sheamus both hit an avalanche white noise and Sheamus covers Jey for two. Jey hits an enziguri and McIntyre tags himself in, McIntyre goes to the corner and hits the claymore and covers but Jimmy breaks the count at two. Sheamus tags in and goes for a powerbomb but Jimmy makes the blind tag and The Usos hit a double super kick and then 1D, Jimmy covers but McIntyre breaks it up at a long two count. Solo Sikoa takes out McIntyre with a spinning solo as the ref is distracted. Butch and Ridge Holland run out to take out Sikoa. Back in the ring Sheamus hits a Brogue kick and covers but Jey drags Jimmy out of the ring to break the count. Sheamus dives outside to take out both Usoa and back in the ring Sheamus goes for an Irish curse but Jimmy rolls through into a roll up, Jey pushes his feet into Jimmy’s back to assist in the three count.

Winners: The Usos

That’s it for this week’s SmackDown. Let us know what you thought and we’ll see you back here next Friday for more SmackDown coverage. Until then, stay safe!

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Jack Waynick

Jack is an experienced writer with a deep understanding of the wrestling industry. With a degree in sports journalism, he's been covering breaking news in the world of wrestling for Ringside News since 2021. Jack covers live events such as WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing video games, basketball, and listening to music.

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