Below are the results from tonight’s SmackDown:
– AJ Styles def. Edge and Rey Mysterio in a Triple Threat Match to advance to the Semi-Finals of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Styles pinned Edge after hitting the Phenomenal Forearm. This was Edge’s first appearance on WWE TV since WrestleMania 39.
– Bobby Lashley def. United States Champion Austin Theory and Sheamus in a Triple Threat Match to advance to the Semi-Finals of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Lashley (who got busted open during this match) will now face Styles in the Semi-Finals later in the night.
– In a backstage segment, NXT call-up Grayson Waller told Adam Pearce that he will interview the winner of Styles vs. Lashley on the Grayson Waller Effect on next week’s SmackDown.
– Cameron Grimes def. Baron Corbin in a matter of seconds in his SmackDown in-ring debut
– Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns returned and told Knoxville, Tennessee to acknowledge him, and they did. The whole Bloodline is there with him.
Roman said every man in this ring main evented both nights of WrestleMania this year. Roman said when he’s not here, somebody else has to step up, and this time Solo Sikoa stepped up.
Reigns put over Solo for hanging with some of the best in the business in the ring and taking care of problems. Reigns then told Solo that Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn aren’t their problem anymore, but their brothers The Usos are a problem.
Roman said did The Usos think they’re not going to talk about their WrestleMania main event loss? Roman then got angry that they dedicated the rematch to him and lost, and they dedicated a tag team match to him when he’s the greatest singles champion of all time.
They could’ve dedicated the match to other legendary tag teams in their family, but they didn’t and they disrespected their family.
Roman told Jimmy & Jey Uso to apologize. Jimmy started laughing and Roman shoved him in the face, and asked if he’s going to do something. Jimmy was about to attack Roman, but Jey stopped him and apologized to The Tribal Chief.
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Jey asked Roman to give them one more shot to bring back the Tag Team Championship to The Bloodline. Roman said the Tag Team Titles will come back to The Bloodline and told Paul Heyman to fill them in.
Heyman then said Owens & Zayn will lose the Tag Team Titles to Solo Sikoa & Roman Reigns at Night Of Champions.
Roman then said him & Solo will dedicate their Tag Team Title win to the greatest Tag Team ever – Afa & Sika, The Wild Samoans.
– In a backstage interview, Bayley said Roman Reigns should know that Damage CTRL runs SmackDown now.
– The Usos confronted The LWO backstage because they thought they were laughing at what Roman did to them.
– Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez (c) def. Damage CTRL (Bayley & Dakota Kai) to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn watched this match from the backstage area.
– NXT call-ups Pretty Deadly mocked The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Butch & Ridge Holland) backstage.
– RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair got a big pyro celebration for becoming the longest reigning Women’s Champion of the modern era. She’s been the champion for over 400 days now.
The returning Asuka interrupted Bianca’s celebration. This is Asuka’s first appearance on WWE TV since losing to Bianca at WrestleMania 39.
Asuka offers a handshake and then spit the mist in Bianca’s face. Asuka has been teasing a heel turn for a while now, and she completed that turn tonight.
– AJ Styles def. Bobby Lashley in the Semi-Finals of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles for the World Heavyweight Championship will now take place in the Finals of this tournament at Night Of Champions.
The O.C. came out to celebrate with The Phenomenal One to end the show.