Smackdown TV report for 03/24/2023

Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena
City: Las Vegas, NV

The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes VS. Ludwig Kaiser

During the match Paul Heyman came to ringside. As Rhodes went for a finishing maneuver, Solo Sikoa joins Heyman and distracts Rhodes. Cody was able to catch Kaiser in a Cody Cutter then hit Cross Rhodes for the win.

Winner: The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes

After the match, Heyman and Solo come in the ring and Heyman says Cody is owed an apology. Heyman says “she” did a lousy job with that announcement so let me do this and announced Cody as the winner. A Cody Rhodes who has a huge pothole on his road to WrestleMania in Solo Sikoa who will go one -on-one on Monday Night Raw then next Friday Roman Reigns will be here on Smackdown to go face to face one last time before WrestleMania.

Cody says I should say no but as good as you are (looking at Solo) like I told you Monday you’re not ready. Cody then says after Solo finds out he is not ready, Roman Reigns is going to find out that he is not ready either and throws the microphone at Heyman’s feet.

Charlotte Flair is out next. She said this business was built on respect. She went on to say she loves her Dad and she is proud she was able to carry on the family legacy and diamonds are forever and so is Charlotte Flair.

Rey Mysterio VS. L.A. Knight

Rey’s wife and daughter are in the front row, during the match Dominik Mysterio comes out and distracts Rey and Knight was able to knock Rey off the ropes. As Rey gets Knight set up for a 619, Dominik trips Rey and Knight rolls Rey up for the pinfall.

Winner: L.A. Knight

After the match, Dominik gets a microphone and asks Rey if he is going to give him what he wants and be a man and face him at WrestleMania. Rey walks away and Dominik says walk away like you always do. Then he asks his mom how it feels to be married to a loser that won’t stand up to his own son. Then he goes over and asks then asks Rey’s wife if she knew she married a deadbeat and says of course you do because you sat there and let it happen that makes you a deadbeat too. Rey’s daughter jumps up and gets in her brother’s face and Rey’s wife rips the microphone out of Dominik’s hand after he tells his sister to sit down. She is too stupid to understand what is going on here.

Rey’s wife said Dominik and Dominik ripped the microphone out of her hand and told her to shut up just as Rey walked over then punched Dominik. Rey says you pushed me to do this. You don’t disrespect your mother like that. My Wife. You want a fight at WrestleMania? You’re on, I will see you at WrestleMania son.

Xia Li & Lacey Evans VS. Natalya & Shotzi

Lacey tags Xia in and they try a double team on Shotzi but Shotzi kicks Lacey and as Xia holds Shotzi. Lacey comes running to hit her right hand but Shotzi ducks and Lacey hits Xia. Shotzi then throws Lacey out of the ring, Natalya kicks her off the apron and Shotzi hits her with a suicide dive. Shotzi tags in Natalya and they use the Hart Foundation’s “Hart Attack” clothesline maneuver and Natalya locks Xia in the sharpshooter for the victory.

Winners: Natalya & Shotzi

Since winning, Natalya and Shotzi are added to the WrestleMania match. Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan join them in the ring and Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey come out and threaten to go in the ring tonight and say they got added to the match at WrestleMania.

Official contract signing for the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania with Drew McIntyre, Sheamus and Gunther.

Sheamus and Drew start to argue. Gunther comes out and gets right in Adam Pearce’s face and wants him to justify why he has to defend his title in a triple threat. The Brawling Brutes where out with Sheamus and as Gunther turns and says he is going to beat Drew then Sheamus and looked at Butch and asked him what he was looking at. Butch jumped and started beating on Gunther.

Gunther VS. Butch

While the match was going on, Drew hit Sheamus with a Glasgow Kiss then Ridge came after Drew who got thrown into the ring post for his efforts. All this distracts Butch who gets hit with a clothesline and last symphony for Gunther to pick up the win.

Winner: Gunther

After the match Drew hits Gunther with a Claymore.

In the back The Street Profits find themselves in a heated conversation with Braun Strowman and Ricochet. Braun says we will settle this at WrestleMania because we want all your smoke.

Kevin Owens comes out to host the KO Show with special guest Sami Zayn. They talked about their match at WrestleMania and then Kevin presented a new shirt to Sami. His typical KO Mania on the back of a WrestleZaynia shirt. Sami was excited and hugged Kevin. The Usos rush in and attack them until Kevin was able to get a chair and chase off the Usos. 

Joe Adams
Joe Adams
Born, raised, and living in Pennsylvania, Joe has been a wrestling fan since the early 80's. He also likes the NFL, playing Madden Football on consoles, and camping. He is a proud father of four kids.

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