WWE SmackDown results, August 4 2023, report by Jason Gordon for jjasportstudio.com.
In-Ring Segment: LA Knight
The crowd goes nuts for Knight. Knight says SummerSlam is known as the biggest party of the summer. At SummerSlam, he’s going to face 20+ stooges. Knight runs down Miz and Sheamus, who will both be in the battle royal. Knight promises to give Sheamus a beating tonight, yeah.
LA Knight vs. Sheamus w/Butch and Ridge Holland
Sheamus runs over Knight. Knight rolls into the corner. Sheamus mocks Knight with a loud, “yeah!” Knight drops Sheamus with a back elbow. Knight works over Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus catches Knight as he attempts a crossbody. Both men fall over the top rope. Santos Esocbar, The Miz, Grayson Waller, Karrion Kross (with Scarett), AJ Styles (with Mia Yim) all make their way to ringside. Back by ring, Sheamus hits white noise on the apron. After the break, Sheamus is working over Knight. Knight fires up and lands the Knight elbow drop. Burning Hammer by Knight. Sheamus kicks out.
Sheamus avids the BFT and hits an Irish curse backbreaker. Before Knight can fire back, Sheamus carries him up top for an avalanche white noise. Knight kicks out at two. Texas cloverleaf by Sheamus. Sheamus pulls himself up top. Knight jumps to the top rope, but slips off. Knight goes back up and both men tumble off the top. Sheamus lands on the steps, Knight hits the floor, . In the confusion, Austin Theory attacks Escobar at ringside. Everyone outside the ring starts to fight. Sheamus gets distracted beating on Miz. Knight surprises Sheamus with the BFT for the win.
Winner- LA Knight
Backstage, The Brawling Brutes and The OC are arguing. Adam Pearce tells them they can handle their issues in the ring later tonight.
Jey Uso is shown walking through the backstage area.
The OC w/Mia Yim vs. The Brawling Brutes
During the match, The Brutes take control. The Street Profits hit the ring in suits and attack everyone. Dawkins and Ford lay out Gallows, Anderson, Butch, and Holland.
Ford and Dawkins walk up the ramp and fix their fits. Bobbyt Lashley walks out on the stage and congratulate Ford and Dawkins.
In-Ring Segment: Paul Heyman
Heyman explains the significance of Tribal Combat. Heyman says he isn’t going to say this is a spoiler… but before he can finish his thought, Jey Uso interrupts. Jey says tomorrow night is Tribal Combat. Reigns is the head of the table and he’s definitely going through one. The spirit of his ancestors, Jey is bringing with him tomorrow. Tomorrow he’s beating Roman Reigns to become the new Tribal Chief and the new WWE Undisputed Universal Champion. Solo Sikoa’s music hits.
Sikoa powerwalks to the ring. Jey tells Sikoa to chill out. Jey says no matter what happened between them, he can forgive Sikoa. They said all the same things they are saying to Sikoa to Jey. Heyman says Jey is offbase. Sikoa’s expression changes. Heyman asks Jey to give them a minute. Sikoa tells Heyman to leave. Heyman tries to speak. Sikoa yells for him to leave. Jey superkicks Sikoa. Jey tells Heyman to tell his cousin he’ll see him tomorrow and tell his brother he’ll see him later tonight.
Cameron Grimes vs. United States Champion Austin Theory
Theory decks Grimes. Santos Escobar walks out on the stage. Referees and officials hold him back. Theory turns around and walks right into the Cave In from Theory. Grimes pins Theory but Theory’s foot is on the rope. Theory rolls out of the ring. Dive by Grimes. Grimes tosses Theory into the barricade.
Grimes sends Theory back into the ring and lands a crossbody off the top. Theory kicks out. Spinning sidewalk slam by Grimes. Kick out by Theory. Theory ducks a clothesline and runs right into the collision course. Kick out by Theory. Theory avoids another Cave In. Grimes goes up top. Theory hits the top rope, knocking Grimes off the turnbuckle. Theory hits A Town Down for the win.
Winner- Austin Theory
After the match, Escobar hits the ring and lays Theory out with the Phantom Driver.
The Grayson Waller Effect
Waller introduces his guest tonight, Miss Money in the Bank Iyo Sky and Bayley. Waller asks Sky if she is going to cash in at SummerSlam. Bayley says Sky is too smart for that. She’s the “Genius in the Bank.” Audio of Shotzi laughing is played through the arena. Bayley gets scared. Waller laughs and says he set that up. Bayley tells him not to do that again.
Shotzi’s music plays and the tank drives out on the stage. Bayley tells Sky to go handle it. Sky rolls out the ring and goes up the ramp. Shotzi appears behind Bayley in the ring. Bayley tries to attack, but gets clocked. Shotzi pulls out a pair of clippers and chases Bayley into the crowd. The person in the tank stands up and takes off their helmet. It’s Sky’s opponent tonight, Zelina Vega.
Iyo Sky vs. Zelina Vega
The match kicked off during the break. Both women clothesline each other at the same time. Vega lands the corner 10 punches. Running clothesline by Vega. Sky kicks out. Meteora off the top by Vega. Sky kicks out again. Sky counters Code Red. Double underhook backbreaker by Sky. Sky lands a running double knee strike in the corner. Sky goes up top. Shotzi and Bayley’s fight spulls back out on the stage. Shotzi pins Bayley down and almost cuts her hair. Bayley narrowly escapes. Vega pulls Sky off the top and hits a powerbomb. Vega pins Sky with a Code Red.
Winner- Zelina Vega
Jey Uso vs. Solo Sikoa w/Paul Heyman
Sikoa beats down Jey. Jey rolls out of the ring. Sikoa slams Jey’s head into the commentary desk. Sikoa rips off the front cover of the desk. Jey gets to his feet. Sikoa tries to hit Spinning Solo through the table. Jey escapes and superkicks Sikoa. Jey lands a dive that sends Sikoa flying into the desk. After the break, Sikoa is working over Jey. Jey fires up and lands a flurry of strikes. Sikoa almost decapitated Jey with a lariat. Spinning Solo by Sikoa. Sikoa calls for the Samoan Spike. Jey ducks it and lands a superkick. Sikoa superkicks Jey. Jey bounces off the ropes and Spears Sikoa. Jey lands the Uso Splash for the win.
Winner- Jey Uso
After the match, Sikoa attacks Jey. The fight spills out of the ring. Sikoa grabs a chair. Jey kicks the chair into Sikoa’s face. Jey picks up the chair and hits Sikoa with it over and over again.
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