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Smackdown TV report for 09/15/2023

Arena: Ball Arena
City: Denver, CO

Pat McAfee is out first. Pat says he was an hour away and there was no way he wasn’t going to come to this beautiful city to feel the greatest energy of the WWE Universe and is interrupted by Austin Theory.

Theory and McAfee exchange words. McAfee said this is not Austin Theory Live and he is disrespectful to everyone and the business and this can never be your show this is the people’s show, and do you know what that means? The Rock’s music hit and with the crowd going crazy, out comes the Rock!!!!

As the Rock gets in the ring, he hugs McAfee and stares down Theory. Theory asked the Rock if he knew who’s ring he was in and Rock says, “Shut your bitch ass up!” Then the Rock did his did his “Finally…” and Theory said maybe he should try it. Theory said he is going to be so great he is going to be the entire Mount Rushmore and talked about Stone Cold, and the Rock went to say something, and Theory said, “it doesn’t matter what the Rock says”.

Rock told Theory that Stone Cold is his boy and if Stone Cold was here, he would be asking the crowd if they wanted him to beat this jabroni’s ass give him a Hell Yeah and the crowd responded with a Hell Yeah. Rock went on to ask Theory his whole name and Theory said right, and Rock asked if he was from A-Town and Theory said you are damn right, and the Rock said I am damn right about something else and that is you’re an A-Hole. The Rock is going to show him because in 3 seconds this side of the arena is going to chant “You are” and then this side of the arena is going to chant “an a**hole” and in 3-2-1…. the crowd followed the Rock’s command, but it was bleeped out on the broadcast.

While the crowd chants the Rock and Theory exchange words while McAfee is in the corner laughing. The Rock then stopped and said, hold on a minute and told the crowd that was amazing. The Rock says he has goosebumps. It was so amazing but here is what we need to do give this side the chance to chant “you are” and that side to chant “an a**hole” and in 3-2-1 and it began again.

Theory obviously furious at this point screams in the microphone to stop that he is not. The Rock says hold on I don’t know who you are but I know what you are and your name is Austin Theory and the Rock has a Theory of his own, because you come out here on the Rock’s show, the people’s show and run down the people who ultimately make this all happen well here is the Rock’s theory, in three seconds the Rock is going to beat your ass all over Denver.

As the Rock held up his hand to start counting down Theory attacked the Rock. The Rock quickly reversed as Theory was giving him an Irish whip into the ropes and the Rock countered and gave Theory a spinebuster and then a People’s Elbow. Then McAfee gave Theory his version of the People’s Elbow.

The Judgement Day is out next.

Finn Balor VS. AJ Styles

During the match, the referee sent Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio out of the arena. As AJ was about to get Balor, Jimmy Uso hit AJ without the referee seeing him and Balor gets the rollup victory.

Winner: Finn Balor

Pat McAfee and The Rock standing in the back talking and John Cena walks up to the Rock, and they shake hands and hug.

Jimmy Uso is alone in the back as Paul Heyman was standing in the corner looking at him. Finn walks up and says he is doing it for him, it is not about them, and they helped him last week, so they are now even. Finn then made a pitch for both Usos to join the Judgment Day. Finn tells Jimmy in the Judgment Day there are no leaders and that means no Roman, Jimmy smiles as Heyman looks in amazement and comes from around the corner towards Jimmy.

L.W.O. are in the ring next. Rey says he is with his family and is now the United States Champion and Escobar says it is his dream to face Rey and Rey accepts. Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits came out. Bobby said see guys we said we are taking over and its going to be easier than I could have ever imagined tag teams crumbling, Escobar asking for opportunities and Rey granting them. Wilde yelled at them and told them they were always ready for a fight.

The Street Profits VS. Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro

Wilde goes for a splash on Dawkins but Dawkins up and tags in Ford and Dawkins and Ford hit the Sky-High Neck breaker.

Winners: The Street Profits

After the match Profits continued to beat down Wilde and Del Toro and Rey and Santos get in the ring and yell at them, they stop but Lashley takes out Santos. Rey goes after Lashley, but Ford held his leg and Dawkins hits Rey in the face and Lashley and the Street Profits leave the L.W.O. all lying in the ring.

The Miz VS. LA Knight

Great match back and forth action but in the end, it was Knight hitting the Miz with BFT for the win.

Winner: LA Knight

After the match the crowd chants LA Knight. Knight gets the microphone and says, “Let me talk to ya” and Knight says he said from day one, he said, he was coming for the gold, and he said it didn’t matter who it is. He is easily the top 2 and he isn’t number 2.

In the back Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa watching Knight. Solo wanted to go after Knight and Heyman said the Tribal Chief hasn’t given him that order yet and the bigger issue is your brother Jimmy is cutting deals with the Judgment Day and you are going to have to fight that battle and those orders come from the Tribal Chief and Solo said, “I already know what I need to do and I am going to finish this tonight.” Heyman says but who gave that order and then took out his phone in a panic and yelled call Roman Reigns.

Pretty Deadly are in Adam Pearce’s office and are whining about getting back in the ring.

Bayley and Dakota Kai are in the back talking and Bayley says Iyo has to beat Asuka and Kai said you’re the one that needs to be ready for Asuka tonight.

Asuka VS. Bayley

As the action spills to the outside, Shotzi comes out of the crowd and chases Bayley back to the ring and Asuka slides in on the other side and rolls Bayley up for the pin.

Winner: Asuka

The Grayson Waller Effect with special guest John Cena. After Grayson talked trash on Cena and Cena was just getting ready to say something, Jimmy Uso comes out to interrupt. Grayson offers Jimmy a microphone, but he refuses, and Cena walked right up to Jimmy and Jimmy ripped the microphone out of Cena’s hand. Jimmy told him he was giving him the opportunity to embarrass him like he did a couple weeks ago and if you’re not going to do it get out of my ring.

Solo Sikoa comes to the ring and gets in Cena’s face and Jimmy starts yelling what you going to do Cena. Solo grabs Jimmy but superkicks Cena. The brothers start hammering on Cena and AJ Styles comes running out to help Cena. As Cena had Jimmy up for the AA, Heyman yelled at Solo to save Jimmy and ran up and pulled Jimmy out 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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