WWE SmackDown results, February 2 2024, report by Jason Gordon for JJASportStudio.com
In-Ring Segment: United States Champion Logan Paul
The crowd boos Paul. Paul says he underestimated Kevin Owens. Owens managed to do more damage to Paul than Floyd Mayweather did. Owens almost knocked Paul out… but Owens still lost. Paul dumps on guys who hurt their arm or knee and whines about missing their WrestleMania moment. Kevin Owens interrupts. Owens calls Paul an idiot. He didn’t win, but it felt almost as good knocking Paul out. Owens says it’s time to sanitize the US title and get it away from Paul.
Paul says Owens squandered his only chance. Paul claims the brass knuckles were a setup. Owens got outsmarted. Owens notes that everyone knows he will do anything to win a match. The referee did a great job catching him. Paul tells Owens to hit the bricks. He’s going to go find a real challenger. Paul tells Owens to focus on his match with Austin Theory. While Owens does that, Paul will go sit at the commentary desk and talk trash about him.
Austin Theory w/Grayson Waller vs. Kevin Owens
Owens takes control early. Theory fires back. Owens crushes Theory in the corner with a cannonball. Theory rolls out to the apron. Owens sets up a powerbomb. Theory back body drops Owens on the apron to counter. After the break, Owens lands a swanton for a near fall. Owens calls for the Stunner. Theory sends Owens into the corner to avoid it. Running Blockbuster by Theory. Owens kicks out. Owens goes up top.
Theory cuts him off. Owens sets up a fisherman’s buster. Theory escapes, pulls Owens off the top, and hits a spinout slam. Owens kicks out. Waller gets on the apron to distract the referee. Paul hands Theory knucks. Owens takes them and knocks out Waller and Theory. Owens tucks the knucks in his knee pad and pins Theory.
Winner- Kevin Owens
After the match, Owens goes after Paul. Paul runs away.
Fatal Four-Way Qualifying Match: Pretty Deadly vs. Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate vs. The LWO vs. Legado del Fantasma w/Elektra Lopez
A flip exchange leads to a standoff between all four teams. A huge brawl breaks out. Wilde gets launched off the ropes to the isleway by Butch and Del Toro. Wilde lands on everyone else. After the break, Lopez gets on the apron. Zelina Vega appears and pulls her off the apron. Vega takes Lopez out with a Meteora. Bate and Dunne hit a double Tyler Driver for the win.
Winners- Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate
Dunne and Bate will go on the face the winners of a fatal four-way tag team match on Raw. Whoever wins that match will face The Judgement Day for the tag team titles at WWE Elimination Chamber.
SmackDown GM Nick Aldis and Raw GM Adam Pearce are in the ring. It’s time for Bayley to choose who she will challenge at WrestleMania.
Bayley’s WrestleMania Decision
Bayley comes to the ring with Damage CTRL. Bayley grabs a mic and says she’s almost done everything you can do at WrestleMania. This year is different. This year is special. Rhea Ripley is shown watching from a monitor in the back. Bayley puts over her sisters in Damage CTRL. Sane, Asuka, and Sky are standing behind Bayley, laughing and joking with each other. Bayley notices, but she still mentions potentially challenging Ripley. Bayley says she could go a different route. Sometimes, you must make a hard choice to prove something to people you thought were your friends.
Bayley turned around and stepped up to Sky, Asuka, and Sane. Bayley asks them if they are done laughing. Asuka and co straighen up. Bayley says something to them in Japanese. Asuka, Sane, and Sky are shocked. Bayley says she picked that up from listening to them talk about her. She heard everything they said. She sees them mocking her. Bayley gets emotional and asks them why. All she wanted to do was make Damage CTRL the best. Bayley says this all started when Sane and Asuka came along.
Asuka and Sane attack Bayley from behind. Bayley ends up in the corner. Bayley saw this coming as she reached near the steps and pulled out a metal pipe. Sane and Asuka try to continue their assault, but Bayley beats down Sane and Asuka with the pipe. Sky and Bayley are in a standoff as they are about to hit each other. Sky slowly backs out of the ring. Bayley grabs a mic and tells Sky she will see her at WrestleMania.
Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits vs. The Final Testament
As soon as the bell rings, a brawl breaks out. The Street Profits and AoP end up fighting outside the ring. Lashley almost traps Kross in the Hurt Lock. Scarlett hops on Lashley’s back and rakes his eyes. B-Fab appears out of nowhere and pulls Scarlett off of Lashley’s back. B-Fab obliterates Scarlett with a running boot. Lashley Spears Kross. Kross and the AoP slink away.
Tiffany Stratton vs. Michin
Michin floors Stratton with a dropkick as soon as the bell rings. Michin lands a series of strikes followed by a suplex. Stratton rolls out of the ring. Michin tries to follow, but Stratton trips her on the apron. After the break, Stratton destroys Michin with a running double stomp. Stratton tells Michin that she’s nothing. Michin slaps the taste out of Stratton’s mouth. Lariat by Michin. Michin lands a series of strikes, followed by a neckbreaker. Hangman’s Lungblower by Michin. Stratton gets her foot on the bottom rope. Stratton surprises Michin with a cartwheel Alabama Slam. Rollins senton by Stratton. Stratton hits the Prettiest Moonsault Ever for the win.
Winner- Tiffany Stratton
SmackDown GM Nick Aldis and Raw GM Adam Pearce are in the ring. It’s time for Cody Rhodes to choose who he will challenge at WrestleMania. Shockingly, Roman Reigns’ music hits. The Bloodline makes their way to the ring.
Cody Rhodes’ WrestleMania Decision
Reigns tells the crowd to acknowledge him. Reign says he doesn’t like to recap, but some things were said that he can’t let slide. His little brother Seth Rollins is running around saying he’s the guy. Everyone competing for that title, Reigns already beat. That’s the loser bracket title. Rollins calls himself the workhorse champion. How can you be a workhorse if you can’t walk straight? Reigns dumps on Rollins before switching his focus to Rhodes. Reigns isn’t going to beg Rhodes like the other guy (Rollins). Rhodes can be the best number two or take a crack at number one. Cody Rhodes’ music hits.
After the break, Rhodes asks Reigns what they want to talk about. Rhodes quips that he imagined this conversation more personal and asks if the rest of The Bloodline will leave the ring. Reigns obliges. Rhodes says Reigns cheated him. He had Reigns beat more than anyone else ever has, and Rhodes thinks Reigns knows that. The title Reigns holds is the title Rhodes wants. Rhodes wants everything. He wants that title, but not at WrestleMania. Rhodes noted he has been taking counsel… and it’s from someone who knows Reigns very well. The Rock’s music hits. Rock makes his way to the ring. The Rock and Reigns shake hands. Rhodes leaves. Rock and Reigns go nose-to-nose as the show goes off the air.
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