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Smackdown TV report for 05/05/2023

Arena: Coliseo De Puerto Rico
City: San Juan, PR

With over 16,000 fans in attendance, Rey Mysterio and the L.W.O. open Smackdown. Rey speaks and introduces the next Smackdown Women’s Champion Zelina Vega. As she took the microphone, the Judgment Day come out to interrupt.

Rey challenges Dominik to a WrestleMania rematch but Rhea steps in front of Dominik and says I have a better idea why don’t you fight me and Zelina steps in front of Rey and Dominik says better why don’t you fight the both of us. Rey agrees and Rhea says you’re on.

Dominik gives Rey a cheap shot as they jump out of the ring.

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson VS. The Viking Raiders

The Magic Killer gives the Good Brothers the victory over the Viking Raiders

Winners: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

They announce that Monday Night Raw will feature a tournament for the new World Championship. Then another tournament will be featured on Smackdown and the winner of those two tournaments will face off at Night of the Champions in Saudi Arabia to crown the new World Champion.

Bianca Belair is next to the ring. She talks about her match tomorrow night with Iyo Sky and if she wins, she becomes the longest reigning women’s champion and she gets interrupted by Damage Control. Bayley says Iyo will end Bianca’s title reign tomorrow night. Bayley says she and Dakota will win the Women’s Tag Team championships tomorrow night and control Friday Night Smackdown. They then jump Bianca. They get Bianca knocked down and Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan come out and go after Damage Control and chase them from the ring and then they help Bianca up.

Karrion Kross talks about his match tonight with Shinsuke Nakamura.

The Street Profits VS. Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci

Powerslam by Dawkins and the Frog Splash by Ford on Vinci and the Street Profits get the win.

Winners: The Street Profits

The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes comes out to the ring for the final time on Friday Night Smackdown. Cody calls Brock the gate keeper to the kingdom and he is afraid of Brock but tomorrow he has no time to be afraid of Brock and must beat Brock to get back on the road to finishing his story.

Shinsuke Nakamura interviewed about his match with Karrion Kross and Shinsuke says he only has two words for Kross “Come on!”

Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Matt Riddle are shown and Riddle talks about beating the Usos and Solo tomorrow. Riddle then says am I talking too much, and Sami says no there is just nothing left for us to say. It’s time and Kevin says it’s time.

Shinsuke Nakamura VS. Karrion Kross

Shinsuke hits Kross with the Kinshasa Kick for the win.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

Adam Pearce welcomes Cameron Grimes to Smackdown and Baron Corbin comes in. Baron jokes about Grimes being picked last and Grimes said almost like not being picked at all which Corbin was one that was not picked. Pearce is making the match official for next week Grimes VS. Corbin.

Rey Mysterio & Zelina Vega VS. Dominik Mysterio & Rhea Ripley

Finn Balor distracts Rey as Rey was going to the top rope and Dominik catches Rey with a suplex goes for the second suplex and does the “Eddie Shake and hitting of his Chest” and goes for the third but Rey flips over and hooks Dominik in a pin and gets the win.

Winners: Rey Mysterio & Zelina Vega

After the match, the Judgment Day attack Rey until the L.W.O. come out and chase them off leaving Damian in the ring. Bad Bunny comes in with a kendo stick and squares off with Damian, Dominik slides in and distracts Bad Bunny leaving Damian to dive out of the ring. Bad Bunny and the L.W.O. stand tall in the ring as Bad Bunny put on an L.W.O. T-shirt.

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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