Smackdown TV report for 04/26/2024

Arena: Heritage Bank Center
City: Cincinnati, OH

Paul Heyman was interviewed by Kayla Braxton, and he said Roman Reigns withdrew his eligibility for the draft which starts tonight because he is not going to return in the immediate future.

Jackie Remond is at the Performance Center and will be there to interview anyone drafted tonight.

Corey Graves opens Smackdown in the ring with tables set up in the middle of the ring as he is going to moderate the contract signing between AJ Styles and Cody Rhodes.

AJ is out first and as Cody comes to the ring AJ is sitting and reading the contract. AJ starts and after talking about LA Knight, AJ says that he respects Cody, and they traveled the same roads and had to prove themselves outside of WWE. Dusty gave AJ a lot of advice and he was a good man.

AJ signs the contract and Corey hands it to Cody and of course before he signs it, he asks Cincinnati what they wanted to talk about. Cody says the locker rooms all respect AJ and he is the modern-day excellence of execution. Cody says no matter how phenomenal you are, and this is not a dream match for me, it is a must win.

AJ tells Cody it was wonderful to watch him finish the story but it’s too bad his title reign is already going to end at Backlash. They shake hands and AJ leaves the ring.

As Cody is leaving the ring The Game’s music comes on and Triple H is out to announce a draft pick after he shook Cody’s hand and raised his arm.

Champions are protected so Cody is staying on Smackdown so Cody will read the Smackdown picks, and Triple H will read the Raw picks.

Smackdown picks Bianca Belair first.

Raw picks Main Event Jey Uso.

Smackdown picks Carmelo Hayes.

Raw picks Seth “Freakin” Rollins.

Carmelo Hayes comes out and he tells Cody he always says you come for the king you better not miss, and Melo don’t miss and there is no better way to shoot his shot than against you. Cody tells him he is on tonight, and they shake hands.

Angel & Humberto VS. Rey Mysterio & Dragon Lee

Lee hits his finisher project Dragon for the win.

Winners: Rey Mysterio & Dragon Lee

Santos Escobar comes out and says he is a lot of things, but a liar is not one of them and he meant he did not attack Dragon Lee before WrestleMania. They show a video of Carlito attacking Dragon Lee.

Carlito then shoves Lee into Rey and hits a backstabber on Lee and runs through the crowd.

Bron Breakker VS. Cedric Alexander

Cedric started with chops but a reversal into the ropes leads to a spear and a quick win for Breakker.

Winner: Bron Breakker

Nick Aldis is with Tiffany Stratton, and he told her he almost sent her home last week but Bayley changed his mind so she will face Naomi and the winner will face Bayley at Backlash for the title.

Michelle McCool will announce the next round of Smackdown picks and Tori Wilson is here to announce Raw’s next picks.

Smackdown picks Randy Orton.

Raw picks Bron Breakker.

Smackdown picks Nia Jax.

Raw picks Liv Morgan.

Car pulls in and Paul Heyman is waiting for it, and he starts yelling sorry, and Solo gets out and Paul says he is sorry he always got the door for Roman and Solo asked about the draft and Paul said not yet.

Solo tells Heyman he needs him to tell him one more time and Tama Tonga comes out and stands by Solo and then they get attacked by Kevin Owens.

Kayla Braxton interviews Bianca Belair. She says Jade Cargill is the perfect partner to end this problem with Damage Control and when they win the titles at Backlash, Damage Control will have no need to show up on Smackdown ever again. The Kabuki Warriors come out and Jade Cargill quickly follows and as they argue the fight between Tama Tonga and Kevin Owens spills into the arena.

Solo and Tama bear down Kevin and throw all the officials and security out of the ring, but Randy Orton comes out and chases off Solo and Tama.

Bubba Ray Dudley to announce the next round of Smackdown picks and Devon Dudley will announce the next round of Raw picks.

Smackdown picks LA Knight.

Raw picks Ricochet.

Smackdown picks Solo Sikoa, Tama Tonga and Paul Heyman “The Bloodline”.

Raw picks Sheamus.

Tiffany Straton VS. Naomi with winner facing Bayley at Backlash

As the match is going on, Nia Jax comes out and attacked Bayley and Naomi tries to help Bayley but is hit by Nia.

Tiffany throws both Naomi and Bayley in the ring and hits the prettiest moonsault ever.

Winner: No Contest

Byron Saxton interviews The Street Profits and B-Fab and they will challenge A-Town Down Under for the Tag Team championships.

A-Town Down Under comes in and trash talk until Bobby Lashley comes in and tells them to get going.

Teddy Long is here to announce the next round of Smackdown picks and JBL will announce the next round of Raw picks.

Karrion Kross says there is more random acts of violence and AOP are beating Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne.

Smackdown picks AJ Styles.

Raw picks Chad Gable, Otis, Maxxine Dupri, and Akira Tozawa – Alpha Academy.

Smackdown picks Andrade.

Raw picks Kiana James.

Jackie Redmond interviews Kiana James. She said she is ready and was surprised and Shawn Michaels comes in to congratulate her.

Kayla Braxton interviewed Nick Aldis. He announces that there will be a triple threat match Bayley VS. Tiffany Stratton VS. Naomi. And he let Teddy Long announce Kevin Owens & Randy Orton VS. Solo Sikoa & Tama Tonga.

Carmelo Hayes VS. The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes

Great match but it was Rhodes with the Crossroads to gain the victory.

Winner: The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes

After the match Cody helped Hayes sit up in the ring and said something to him.

As Cody got off the ropes from celebrating, he turned around right into AJ Styles. The two went face to face and shook hands again as Smackdown went off the air.

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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