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Smackdown TV report for 05/12/2023

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Arena: Thomson Boling Arena
City: Knoxville, TN

Edge VS. A.J. Styles VS. Rey Mysterio

Winner advances to the WWE World Heavyweight title tournament semi final later tonight. While Edge has A.J. locked in the Edgeucator, Rey hits him with a 619 and goes for the splash but did not get it completely and crashed to the mat. Edge stands up, A.J. hits Edge with a phenomenal forearm and gets the win to advance in the World Championship tournament.

Winner: A.J. Styles

Sheamus VS. Bobby Lashley VS. Austin Theory

Winner advances to the WWE World Heavyweight title tournament semi final later tonight. Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick on Theory, but Lashley throws Sheamus out of the ring and pins Theory.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

Adam Pearce is in the office talking on the phone and Grayson Waller walks in and suggests the winner of the Lashley/Styles match be on his talk show, the Grayson Waller Effect, next week and Adam agrees.

Baron Corbin VS. Cameron Grimes

Baron took the microphone and talked about Grimes being the last pick in the draft and he is going down in 3 seconds. The bell rings Corbin turns around and Grimes hit him with his finisher for the quick win.

Winner: Cameron Grimes

The Bloodline comes to the ring next, Roman says when he isn’t there someone has to step up and Solo stepped up. Then the crowd starting chanting Sami and Roman says to Solo that Solo and Kevin are not the problems, but they have a problem and it’s his brothers. He started talking to the Usos about losing at WrestleMania. Roman demanded an apology from The Usos for disrespecting their family and Roman.

Jimmy started smiling and laughing and Roman told them not to listen to all these idiots and then told Jimmy he is not a clown and not here to make him laugh and then pushes Jimmy in the face. Jey finally picks up the microphone and says we apologize Uce and give us one more shot and we will bring the championships back to the Bloodline. Roman says you are right, the tag championships will come back to the Bloodline.

Heyman says at the Night of Champions, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will lose the tag team championships to Solo Sikoa and Roman Reigns. The Usos then look disgusted. Roman then says he dedicates the win and future tag team title reign to the greatest tag team in WWE history…Afa and Sika the Wild Samoans.

Kayla interviews Damage Control. Bayley says she is like Roman Reigns a great leader and Dakota Kai and herself will win the Women’s Tag Team championship and tells Iyo she pushed her too hard, and Iyo looks upset during the whole interview.

In the back the, Usos walked up on Zelina Vega, Cruz Del Toro and Jaquin Wilde and they were laughing. The Usos accused them of laughing at them, Santos Escobar and Rey Mysterio walked in and asked if there was a problem and the Usos walked away.

Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez VS. Dakota Kai & Bayley for the Women’s’ Tag Team Championship.

Raquel interrupts a pin attempt by Dakota and Bayley comes in and knocks Raquel out of the ring and pulls Dakota to the corner to make a tag as she tags in. She motions for Iyo at ringside who goes over and grabs one of the tag titles. Raquel interrupts the exchange and Liv rolls Bayley up for the pin and to retain the championships.

Winners and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez

In the back, the Brawling Brutes are talking and Pretty Deadly walk in and a brief agitation takes place.

In the ring they are setting up for Bianca Belair’s championship celebration for becoming the longest reigning women’s champion “In the modern era”.

Asuka comes out to congratulate the champion but immediately blows mist into Belair’s eyes.

Semi final for the New WWE World Championship where the winner will face Seth “Freakin” Rollins at Night of Champions to be crowned the new WWE World Heavyweight champion.

A.J. Styles VS. Bobby Lashley

Lashley locks on the hurt lock but Styles was able to get to the ropes. The action spills outside the ring where both men take shots from the ring post and steps. A.J. goes for the phenomenal forearm but Lashley catches him and carries him around the ring. Lashley goes for a spear, but Styles moves and Lashley hits the ring post, Styles then kicks Lashley then hits the phenomenal forearm and gets the win.

Winner: A.J. Styles

As Styles stands by the new World Championship and smiles the rest of the O.C. come out to celebrate with him.

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