It’s Friday night, and you know what that means! The WrestleMania XL go-home episode of WWE SmackDown will go down tonight, and Ringside News has got you covered with live play-by-play results coverage for the April 5, 2024 episode.

The start time for WWE SmackDown is 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.

WWE SmackDown Lineup (4/5/2024):

  • Andre The Giant Battle Royal
  • KO Show with “The Viper” Randy Orton as the special guest
  • Singles Match: LWO’s Zelina Vega vs. Legado Del Fantasma’s Elekta Lopez
  • Tag Team Match: New Catch Republic (“The Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne and “The Big Strong Boy” Tyler Bate) vs. A-Town Down Under (Austin Theory and Grayson Waller)
  • Singles Match: “Main Event” Jey Uso vs. The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa

WWE SmackDown Results (4/5/2024):

The show opens up with a video from Meek Mill hyping up this weekend’s WrestleMania XL.

The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal statue was then shown. Kevin Owens’ music then plays and Owens makes his way down to the ring for the show’s opening segment as Corey Graves and Wade Barrett welcomes us. It was then announced that there are 19,833 fans in attendance and it was shown that the Spanish Announce Team was also in the arena for commentary.


Owens starts off by saying his guest tonight is an absolute legend of the wrestling industry and it means a lot to him every time they get to share the ring. Owens then introduces Randy Orton and The Viper makes his way down to the ring. Owens then says he and Orton sit together in the ring ahead of their Triple Threat United States Championship Match against one another and Logan Paul on Sunday with a common hatred for Paul. Owens then asks Orton how repulsive and unlikable he finds Paul on a scale of one to ten and Orton says Paul is an eleven.

We then head over to see WWE United States Champion Logan Paul on the WrestleMania XL set at Lincoln Financial Field. Paul then calls Orton and Owens’ names out and says while they are acting like a couple of toddlers playing in a sandbox, he is building empires. Paul then questions what Orton and Owens are doing wasting their time on The Kevin Owens Show, then says he is thinking about his victory on Sunday when he retains his title.

Owens then says Paul is talking a lot of trash for someone who is across the street and Orton asks Owens if they are thinking the same thing. Owens then says he is and the two leave the arena through the crowd as Grayson Waller and Austin Theory emerge from under the ring. Waller and Theory then chase after Owens and Orton. Owens and Orton then grab a golf cart and start the ride across the street. Waller and Theory then continues to chase after Owens and Orton through the parking lot. We then head back inside the arena.

We then get a video package hyping up the Andre The Giant Battle Royal.

We then get the entrances of the first match of the night, which is the Andre The Giant Battle Royal as the other participants are already waiting in the ring.

Andre The Giant Battle Royal

The match starts off with Pretty Deadly looking to eliminate Omos. Omos then overpowers them and sends Kit Wilson out of the ring. Elton Prince then jumps over the top rope and onto the floor to eliminate himself. Everyone then begins brawling with one another and Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde eliminate Angel and Berto. Angel and Berto then pull Wilde and Del Toro under the bottom rope to continue beating them down as Cameron Grimes is eliminated. Jinder Mahal is then sent out of the ring over the top rope before Veer Mahaan and Sanga eliminate Apollo Crews.

The Creed Brothers then sneak up on Veer Mahaan and Sanga and eliminate them over the top rope. Omos then sends JD McDonagh crashing onto the mat with a chokeslam. Omos then sends The Creed Brothers over the top rope, but can’t hang on and accidentally eliminates himself as well. Bronson Reed then eliminates Joaquin Wilde and Ivar sends Cedric Alexander over the top rope and onto the floor. Ricochet then hits Reed with a couple of enzuigiris from the apron as Ivar sends Ashante “Thee” Adonis over the top rope. Reed and Ivar then begin brawling and hits one another with crossbodies. Ricochet then looks to fly, but Reed catches him and sends him over the top rope and onto the apron. McDonagh then pulls Ricochet off the apron from the outside to eliminate him.

Tozawa then hits a superkick on McDonagh to eliminate him. We are down to the final four and Reed and Ivar flattens Tozawa between them, but Otis delivers a back elbow to Ivar and a clothesline to Reed. Otis then hits The Caterpillar on Reed, but Ivar sends Otis over the top rope and onto the floor. Tozawa then goes after Ivar, but Ivar nails him and sends him over the top rope and onto Otis. We are down to the final two and Reed and Ivar then exchange shots before Ivar hits a spinning back heel kick on Reed. Ivar then climbs to the top rope and looks to hit a moonsault, but Reed rolls out of the way and hits Ivar with a rolling senton. Reed then clotheslines Ivar out of the ring to eliminate him.

The winner of the Andre The Giant Battle Royal, “Big” Bronson Reed!

WWE United States Champion Logan Paul was then shown walking backstage at the Wells Fargo Arena and he was all smiles.

We then get a video featuring The Final Testament. Karrion Kross takes a shot at “The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley for having little to nothing to do at least year’s WrestleMania. Kross then says he carried their conflict to a must-see fight and that got them both a match at WrestleMania XL.

Logan Paul’s music then hits and the WWE United States Champion makes his way out to a bunch of boos from the crowd.

Paul starts off by saying good evening to the people of south Jersey, then says whoever had the idea to have him spend a weekend in Philadelphia is fired. Paul then says when he looks around the crowd all he sees are idiots and it makes sense that dummies would cheer for dummies like Kevin Owens and Randy Orton. Paul then takes more shots at Owens and Orton, then says Grayson Waller and Austin Theory are across the street at the Lincoln Financial Field about to blindside Orton and Owens with an attack. Paul then reveals that he has a cameraman over there to film the attack. Waller and Theory are then shown unable to find Orton and Owens and that is what they tell Paul. Owens and Orton then emerge from under the ring at the Wells Fargo Center and Paul tries retreating to the back when he notices them. Owens then prevents Paul from doing so and gets him back in the ring. Owens then hits a Stunner on Paul before Orton hits Paul with an RKO.

We then head to the back, where we see Carlito call for help after finding Dragon Lee beaten down. WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega then run in to check on Lee as do a medical personnel and SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis. Carlito then tells everyone that he has no idea who did it, but he has someone in mind. Rey and Zelina then leave to make their way down to the ring.

Legado Del Fantasma, “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio and Andrade then make their way down to the ring next for the next match.

Singles Match: LWO’s Zelina Vega vs. Legado Del Fantasma’s Elekta Lopez

The match starts off with Vega hitting Lopez with forearm shots. Vega then follows it up with a couple of Sling Blades and a running knee, then hits Lopez with a meteora and goes for a pin, but Lopez kicks out. Vega then looks to fly from the second rope, but Lopez catches her and blasts her with a spinning Sidewalk Slam. Lopez then climbs to the top rope, but Vega hits a 619 on Lopez’s knees and nails her with a Hammerlock DDT. Vega then pins Lopez, but the referee is distracted by Dominik on the apron. Vega then nails Dominik and Rey pulls him off and that leads to Lopez hitting Vega with her Elektra Shock finisher for the win.

The winner of the Singles Match, Elektra Lopez!

After the match, Rey Mysterio tries to help Vega out, but Dominik and Escobar attack the WWE Hall of Famer. Escobar and Dominik then push Andrade since he has not joined the beatdown yet. Andrade then hits Dominik with a viscous lariat and sends Escobar and Dominik out of the ring. Andrade then hugs Rey Mysterio and Vega.

“The EST Of WWE” Bianca Belair and Naomi then make their way down to the ring the address the WWE Universe.

Belair starts off by saying everyone knows about her long history with Damage CTRL. Belair then says she fought against them time after time alone and it became exhausting. Belair then says she wanted to give up until Naomi came around and helped her out. Naomi then says Damage CTRL dragged Belair around and Belair says they did the same thing to Naomi. Naomi then says they needed one another, but they were still outnumbered. Belair then says Damage CTRL has been on top for so long and because of that, they have been too cocky. Belair then says they took out everyone who tried helping her and the last thing they expected was for someone new to show up. Belair then says lucky for them that person came in the form of their WrestleMania tag team partner in their 6-Woman Tag Team match against Damage CTRL. Belair then introduces Jade Cargill.

Jade Cargill’s music then hits and she makes her way down to the ring. Cargill starts off by thanking Belair and Naomi, then gives a shout out to Damage CTRL for giving her the stage to show the WWE Universe what she is all about. Cargill then says the three of them will show why there is no Damage CTRL, then puts Asuka, Kairi Sane and Dakota Kai on notice. Cargill then tells Damage CTRL that they are now in the eye of the storm.

“Main Event” Jey Uso was then shown backstage, where he says he will whoop his brother Solo Sikoa in their matchup later tonight. Jey then says “yeet” and the crowd responds with a “yeet” of their own. We then head back to the ring, where the New Catch Republic (“The Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne and “The Big Strong Boy” Tyler Bate) made their way out.

We then head to the back, where Rey Mysterio was told Dragon Lee won’t be cleared to wrestle this weekend. Andrade then says he will be Mysterio’s partner at WrestleMania. Carlito then shows up and tells them to take Santos and Dominik down.

We then get the rest of the entrances for the next match, which is a Tag Team Match.

Tag Team Match: New Catch Republic (“The Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne and “The Big Strong Boy” Tyler Bate) vs. A-Town Down Under (Austin Theory and Grayson Waller)

The match starts off with Dunne and Theory. Both men take turns locking each other in submission holds before Theory hits a forearm on Dunne. Dunne then hits a Dragon Screw on Theory’s ankle, then tags Bate in. Bate then jumps from the second rope with some assistance from Dune and hits a dropkick on Theory. Waller then tags in and Bate hits him with a hurricanrana. Bate then hits an Airplane Spin on Waller as Dunne begins to brawl with Theory. Bate then looks to fly, but Theory hits him with a right hand. Bate then nails Theory on the outside, but Waller takes advantage and hits a kick to Bate on his face through the second rope before delivering a Tornado DDT on the apron.

Theory then hits a Blockbuster on Bate and Waller pins him. Bate then kicks out and hits a delayed vertical suplex on Waller, then tags Dunne in. Dunne then hits enzuigiris on both Theory and Waller, then continues his offense on both men. Dunne then takes Theory out and hits Waller with a German suplex, then follows it up with a dropkick. Dunne then snaps Waller’s fingers, but Theory dropkicks him. Bate then nails Theory, but Waller hits him with a jumping knee and follows it up with a right hand on the outside. Waller then looks to hit the Rolling Stunner on Dunne, but Dunne nails him with a right hand. Dunne then tags Bate in and New Catch Republic hits the Burning Hammer for the win.

The winners of the Tag Team Match, New Catch Republic!

After the match, Judgment Day blindsides New Catch Republic and beats them down. Priest then hits the South of Heaven chokeslam on Bate and the Razor’s Edge on Dunne. McDonagh then hits then Devil Inside on Waller. Dominik Mysterio then hits a Frog Splash on Dunne and Priest hits Theory with another South of Heaven. Balor then follows it up with the Coup De Grace.

We then get a video of Bayley talking about her friendship and her feud with IYO SKY.

LA Knight then makes his way down to the ring to address the WWE Universe.

A video of last week’s segment with AJ Styles airs. Knight is in the middle of the ring and the crowd is chanting his name. Knight then starts off by saying his “Let me talk to ya” line and the fans react. Knight then says “Yeah!” a bunch of times and the crowd reacts. Knight then took his sunglasses off and says he thinks Styles is phenomenal at not showing up and running away. Knight then tells Styles to grab his crying towel because all Styles has been doing is crying about Knight. Knight then says he makes Styles interesting and he is going to give Styles a beating. Knight then ends the segment with his catchphrase.

We then get a promo from “The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley and his group. B-Fab says there will be nowhere for the Final Testament to hide. Lashley then says this weekend they will finish the Final Testament.

“Main Event” Jey Uso then makes his way down to the ring for the main event followed by The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa.

Singles Match: “Main Event” Jey Uso vs. The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa

The match starts off with “Main Event” Jey Uso offering his hand to Solo Sikoa. Sikoa refuses to shake it and the two begin brawling. Jey then hits an enzuigiri on Sikoa and hits a second one from the apron, then low bridges Sikoa out of the ring and looks to deliver a tope suicida. Sikoa catches Jey with a right hand and chokeslams him on top of the ring apron.

Jey then delivers right hands to Sikoa. Sikoa then nails Jey and goes for a pin, but Jey kicks out. Sikoa then delivers right hands to Jey and looks for a Hip Attack, but Jey moves out of the way and hits a series of right hands to Sikoa. Sikoa then looks for a flapjack, but Jey hits him with a superkick. Jey then follows it up with an open palm strike and an enzuigiri, then hits a Hip Attack in the corner. Sikoa then hits a Samoan Drop on Jey and goes for the Samoan Spike, but Jey avoids it and hits Sikoa with a couple of superkicks. Jey then follows it up with a Spear and climbs to the top rope, then hits Sikoa with the Uso Splash. Jimmy Uso then appears out of nowhere and starts beating Jey down, causing the disqualification.

The winner of the Singles Match via disqualification, “Main Event” Jey Uso!

After the match, Jimmy continues beating Jey down with right hands and holds him in place as Sikoa goes for the Samoan Spike. Cody Rhodes and Seth “Freakin” Rollins then make their way down to the ring to even the odds. Rhodes then hits the Cody Cutter on Sikoa. Jimmy then tries escaping through the crowd, but Jey catches up to him and sends him back in the ring. Rhodes then grabs his weight belt and throws it over to Rollins before hitting Jimmy with the Cross-Rhodes. Rollins then holds up the weight belt and whips it across Jimmy’s spine. Jey then hits Jimmy with the Uso Splash off the top rope.

Rhodes then grabs a mic and asks Philadelphia if they can feel 40 years of WrestleMania. Rhodes then says he and Rollins will slap The Rock so hard that his ego lifts out of his body like his soul and he remembers what it’s like to be The People’s Champion tomorrow night. Rhodes then says they will shatter the foundation of The Bloodline and he will go on to dethrone Roman Reigns as Undisputed WWE Universal Champion the following night. Rhodes then says he’s fighting for every moment that’s defined him and every fan that has believed in him. Rhodes then says when one good story ends, an even better one begins. Rhodes then stands tall with Rollins and Jey as the show comes to a close.

Sanjay Thakur

Sanjay Thakur has been a dedicated fan of professional wrestling since a very young age, and wrestling has played a significant role in his life since his childhood. His passions revolve around music and professional wrestling, and that is the life he leads.

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