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Smackdown TV report for 05/17/2024

Arena: Vystar Veteran’s Memorial Arena
City: Jacksonville, FL

Bianca Belair VS. Tiffany Stratton in a Queen of the Ring quarter final match

Bianca hit the KOD to get the win.

Winner: Bianca Belair

Cathy Kelly asked Bianca about her knee and Bianca admitted her knee is not 100% but next week, nothing is stopping her from becoming Queen of the Ring.

Logan Paul is shown walking backstage as LA Knight comes out of Nick Aldis’ office and a stare down between the two follows. Nick Aldis said right this way. Knight says see you champ.

Byron Saxton interviews Jade Cargill about her match with Nia Jax tonight. Bianca comes in and they tease being against each other next week. Jade tells her let’s take one match at a time.

The Bloodline getting ready for their match and Paul asked Solo if he had talked to him today and Solo said all the time Wiseman, all the time.

LA Knight was then interviewed by Cathy Kelly, Carmelo Hayes comes in and welcomes him to Smackdown. Knight asked Carmelo if he wanted to hear something real and his says with everybody saying with the crowd in tune “L.A. Knight. Yeah”, Knight then tells Carmelo to go play somewhere he is busy.

Tama Tonga VS. LA Knight in a King of the Ring quarter final match

It wasn’t long before Solo Sikoa and Tonga Loa got on the ring apron to distract Knight for Tama Tonga to take over. After taking out Tonga Loa, Knight goes face-to-face with Solo and then rolls in the ring where Tama hits Knight with his finisher and pins Knight.

Winner: Tama Tonga

Knight is shown walking with the referee talking about it wasn’t fair dealing with three guys and Carmelo Hayes walked by and said couldn’t get the job done and Knight shoved him, and they argued until we cut back to the ring and Nick Aldis.

Aldis is in the ring for the contract signing between Logan Paul and Cody Rhodes for their match at King & Queen of the Ring.

Logan takes the contract and rips it up. Logan then says he agreed to face Cody for the WWE Undisputed championship only and will not defend the United States championship. He tells Nick to get this done. Aldis tells Paul he is tired of this and it’s unprofessional and he won’t stand for it. Paul’s attorney asked if he was threatening his client.

Cody stops Aldis and says he is doing a great job, and he will handle it from here and bring it to his office. Paul then says Cody has done nothing to earn a shot at his US title and tells Cody to sign it. Cody then tells him he is tired of him, and he is a fly by night. Cody then signed the contract and then kicked Paul out of the ring after Paul tried to attack him.

Cathy Kelly interviewed Nia Jax about her match with Jade Cargill.

Nia Jax VS. Jade Cargill in a Queen of the Ring quarter final match

Nia taunted Jade’s daughter at ringside then a fight ensued. Finally Jade hit Nia with a chair causing a disqualification.

Winner by DQ: Nia Jax

After the match was officially over the two women continued to fight.

DIY VS. Legado Del Fantasma (Angel & Berto)

As Gargano went to the top rope, Santos Escobar gets on the ring apron and distracts the referee and Elektra Lopez pulls Gargano’s leg causing him to fall onto the top turnbuckle and fall to the mat.

The referee, realizing what happened, throws them both out of the ringside area.

As the referee is busy getting Escobar and Lopez to the back, DIY hit meet in the middle on Berto and Gargano pins him.

Winners: DIY

A-Town Down Under who was on commentary for the match did not hesitate to stand on the announce desk and argue with DIY.

Corey Graves and Wade Barrett talk about the QR codes.

Byron Saxton interviewed AJ Styles and said next week he will go to Nick Aldis’ office to see where he goes from here.

Byron interviewed Bayley and Piper Niven is snoring and Chelsea Green comes in and Bayley says she doesn’t have time to talk that they can talk next week in the ring.

Randy Orton VS. Carmelo Hayes in a King of the Ring quarter final match

Randy catches Hayes coming off the second ring rope with an RKO and advances in the tournament.

Winner: Randy Orton

Cathy Kelly started to interview Randy after the match, but the Bloodline came out. Randy said hold on is the Bloodline really trying to come out and intimidate me. Let me remind you who I am. Randy then told him he would be the next King of the Ring.

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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