Smackdown TV report for 05/19/2023

Arena: Colonial Life Arena
City: Columbia, SC

Paul Heyman, Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa open Smackdown and are quickly joined by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Roman said he only regrets the time he wasted with Sami and Sami said he wishes he would have hit him with that chair sooner and he is not going to win the tag titles.

Sami tells Roman he isn’t even as good as the Usos and then the Usos attack Sami and Kevin. Roman then yells at the Usos and says this is my ring and I didn’t tell you to come out here. He walks out in the ring but shoulder bumps Sikoa on his way out.

Back in the locker room Roman is yelling at the Usos and tells them to get out.

Pretty Deadly VS. Butch & Ridge Holland

While the referee was distracted getting Butch back out of the ring, Pretty Deadly double-teamed Ridge and the referee turns around and they got the pin.

Winners: Pretty Deadly

A video package was shown with multiple Superstars talking about a former WWWF Champion who passed away this week, Superstar Billy Graham. RIP 1943-2023

Asuka VS. Zelina Vega

Asuka locked in the Asuka lock and Zelina had to give up.

Winner: Asuka

After the match, Asuka refused to break the hold but Bianca Belair comes out and makes the save. Asuka then tried to sneak attack Belair, but Belair sees her and then Asuka tried the mist, but Belair moves just in time.

Grayson Waller makes his Smackdown debut with the Grayson Waller Effect show with guest AJ Styles. Grayson first says AJ is a first-round Hall of Famer and then asks AJ what winning the new World Title would mean to him.

AJ said he sat home with an injury, and it was the longest he has been away from the ring in his entire career and when he got cleared, he got on it and he knew there would be an opportunity and here it is, and he want this new championship more than the air that he breathes.

They then talk about Seth “Freakin” Rollins being on a movie set and AJ said he is happy for him. Grayson stands up and says he is ready for the end of the match when they announce the new World Heavyweight champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins. This led to a stare down and words exchanged off mic between the two.

In the back, the L.W.O. are talking about their match tonight.

The Street Profits VS. L.A. Knight & Rick Boogs

After a fast start by Knight and Boogs, it was Dawkins with the Sky High on Boogs then Ford with the frog splash for the win.

Winners: The Street Profits

After the match, Knight and Boogs shake hands and hug, then Knight hit Boogs with his finisher and leaves Boogs lying in the ring.

In the back, Megan Morant interviews Cameron Grimes. Grimes said he is excited to be on Smackdown and wants to go to the moon.

Karrion Kross and Scarlett are shown with Scarlett holding a card with AJ Styles on it and Kross says Tick Tock.

Isla Dawn & Alba Fyre VS. Valentina Feroz & Yulisa Leon

Dawn and Fyre hit their tag finisher and got the win.

Winners: The NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn

It is announced there will be a fatal four way for the WWE Women’s Tag Team championships on the May 29 episode of Raw and with Liv Morgan’s injury, the titles are vacant. Raquel Rodriguez will be looking for a new partner to compete in the match.

Austin Theory is out to the ring next. Austin says Lashley and Sheamus double teamed him and Lashley is following him. Sheamus comes out and Austin says you have something to say and Sheamus gave him a Brogue Kick and left the ring.

The Usos are in the back getting ready and Paul Heyman comes and says the Tribal Chief forgives you. Paul tells them the Tribal Chief will not be with them tonight, but they don’t need him, it’s the L.W.O. and you’re the Usos you can beat them and don’t make that a prediction, make that a spoiler.

Rey Mysterio & Santos Escobar VS. The Usos

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn come out and Kevin gets the referee’s attention while Sami shoves Jey off the top rope and Rey and Santos were able to score the win.

Winners: Rey Mysterio & Santos Escobar

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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