WWE SmackDown 5th of April 2024

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WWE SmackDown results, April 5, 2024, report by Jason Gordon for JJASportStudio.com

The KO Show:
Kevin Owens gushes over his Randy Orton before inviting him to the ring for the KO show. Orton joins Owens in the ring. Owens notes that they both want to leave WrestleMania, the champion, but their hate for the United States Champion, Logan Paul, unites them. Owens asks Orton on a scale of one-ten how much he hates Paul. Orton says 11. Paul appears on the mini-tron and promises to leave WrestleMania the champion.
Paul is at the WrestleMania arena, which is right across the street. Owens notes that Paul talks a lot of trash for someone just across the street. Orton asks Owens if he is thinking what he’s thinking. Owens says yes. Both men hop the barricade and head out of the arena. After Orton and Owens leave through the crowd, Austin Theory and Grayson Waller roll out from under the ring and give chase. Looks like Paul’s trap didn’t anticipate Owens and Orton leaving the ring.
After the break, Owens grabs a golf cart. Orton hops on the back and holds on for dear life as Owens drives across the street. Waller and Theory chase behind on foot.

André the Giant Battal Royal:
After the field thins, the final six are Ivar, Bronson Reed, Otis, Ricochet, JD McDonagh, and Akira Tozawa. Ivar and Reed crash into each other. Ricochet tries a crossbody, but Reed deposits him on the apron. McDonagh pulls Ricochet off the apron to eliminate him. McDonagh turns around and gets super kicked out of the ring by Tozawa.
Ivar tosses Otis over the top. Reed and Ivar smush Tozawa. Ivar press slams Tozawa out of the ring. Tozawa is supposed to be caught by Otis, but Tozawa essentially lands on his head. Ivar misses the Doomsault. Reed hits a rolling thunder (yes, you read that correctly) and tosses Ivar over the top for the win.
Winner- Bronson Reed

Backstage, Logan Paul arrives at the SmackDown arena with a huge grin.

In-Ring Segment: Logan Paul
Paul dumps on the Philly while calling Orton and Owens idiots. Paul has a cameraman across the street to capture Theory and Waller’s sneak attack on Orton and Owens. The mini-tron cuts to the WrestleMania arena. Theory and Waller can’t find Orton or Owens. Owens and Orton roll out from under the ring beneath Paul. Paul tries to leave, but Owens chases him down and tosses Paul back into the ring. Owens drops Paul with a Stunner. Paul slowly gets to his feet. Orton lays Paul out with an RKO.

Backstage, Carlito is with Dragon Lee, who is writhing in pain. Someone attacked Lee. Carlito says it must have been Santos Escobar. Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega check on Lee. Carlito tells Vega and Mysterio to go, because Vega has a match.

Zelina Vega w/Rey Mysterio vs. Elektra Lopez w/Santos Escobar
As Lopez makes her entrance with Escobar, Andrade and Dominik Mysterio join them on the ramp. After the break, Lopez and Vega trade strikes. Vega tries a dive. Lopez catches Vega and hits a spinning uranage. Vega kicks out. Vega lands a 619, followed by Andrade’s signature DDT. Dominik distracts the referee while Vega tries a pin. Mysterio pulls Dominik off the apron. Lopez hits a Baldo Bomb for the win.
Winner- Elektra Lopez
After the match, Mysterio tries to help Vega out of the ring. Dominik and Escobar attack Mysterio. Escobar and Dominik push Andrade since he is taking his sweet time joining the beatdown. Andrade almost decapitates Dominik with a lariat. Andrade tosses Escobar and Dominik out of the ring. Mysterio looks confused. Andrade hugs Mysterio and Vega.

In-Ring Segment: Naomi, Bianca Belair
Belair says everyone knows she has a long history with Damage CTRL. It’s been exhausting. Belair wanted to give up until her sister Naomi showed up. Even together, they were outnumbered. Damage CTRL didn’t expect them to have help. The newEST member of the SmackDown roster: Jade Cargill. Cargill joins Naomi and Belair in the ring. Cargill takes the mic and is two seconds away from calling Damage CTRL b*tches, but Belair and Naomi cut her off. She goes on to say Damage CTRL is now in the eye of the storm. Belair, Naomi, and Cargill point at the WrestleMania sign.

Backstage, Jey Uso says he will whip up on his little big brother Solo Sikoa tonight. Tomorrow night, he will do the same to his twin brother Jimmy. Yeet.

Austin Theory and Grayson Waller vs. New Catch Republic
Bate and Dunne take the advantage early. Dunne tries a dive, but Waller uppercuts him out of the air. After the break, Dunne and Bate hit the Birminghammer for the win.
Winners- New Catch Republic

Judgement Day hops the barricade and attacks everyone as soon as the bell rings. Priest and Co leave Theory, Waller, Dunne, and Bate lying.

Jey Uso vs. Solo Sikoa
Jey offers Sikoa a handshake. Sikoa ignores it. Sikoa and Jey trade strikes. Jey sends Sikoa out of the ring. Jey tries a dive. Sikoa blocks it, and uranage suplexes Jey on the apron. After the break, Sikoa works over Jey. Jey fires up and sends Sikoa into the corner. Running hip attack by Jey. Jey calls for the Spear. Sikoa counters with a Samoan drop. Jey avoids the Samoan Spike and lands a superkick. Spear by Jey. Jey lands the Uso Splash. Jimmy appears from under the ring and attacks Jey before the three count. The referee throws the match out.
No contest
After the match, Jimmy and Sikoa work over Jey. Cody Rhodes and Seth “Freakin” Rollins make the save. Rhodes whips Sikoa and Jimmy with his weight belt. Rhodes grabs a mic and says they will shatter The Bloodline’s foundation on Saturday. On Sunday, he’s going to dethrone the champ Roman Reigns. Rhodes says no this: when one good story ends, another begins.



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