WWE SmackDown Results
June 2, 2023
Report by Lovell Porter for Wrestlezone.com
The show starts with a video package highlighting Roman Reigns’ 1000-day World Championship Reign.
In-Ring Segment: United States Champion Austin Theory
Theory says tonight is a special night. Almost as special as him beating John Cena at WrestleMania. He bets he’ll also have a 1000-day celebration for his title reign. In fact, if they keep giving him challengers like Sheamus, he’ll be United States Champion forever. Theory wants to thank two men who did the right thing last week, Pretty Deadly. Pretty Deadly joins Theory in the ring. Wilson says they were happy to take out the Brawling Brutes. Prince notes that Theory is a great champion and they are honored to help him. Prince and Wilson give Theory the highest honor they can, they give him a “Yess Boyy!” The Brawling Brutes interrupt.
Austin Theory and Pretty Deadly vs. The Brawling Brutes
Holland tosses Prince all over the ring. Butch tags in and clotheslines Wilson. Butch stomps on Wilson’s hands. Wilson begs off and tags in Theory. After the break, Sheamus lands a diving knee off the top for a near fall. Sheamus sets ups a Celtic cross. Pretty Deadly hit Cry Martini on Sheamus. Spinout Powerbomb by Theory to Sheamus. Sheamus kicks out. Everyone lands a big move. Theory back body drops Butch out of the ring.
Theory tries his rolling dropkick, but Sheamus counters with a pump knee strike. Sheamus tags in Holland. Holland duplexes Willson and Prince at the same time. Triple ten beats by the Brawling Brutes. Holland hits a Snow Plow on Wilson. Theory breaks up the pin. Sheamus and Theory spill out of the ring. Prince and Wilson do their version of twin magic. In the confusion, Pretty Deadly hits Spilt Milk on Holland. Prince tags in Theory so he can get the pin.
Winners- Austin Theory and Pretty Deadly
The OC vs. Hit Row
Top Dolla and Ashante work over Anderson. B-Fab slaps Anderson while the referee is distracted. Mia Yim bows up at B-Fab. AJ Styles backs her up. Anderson surprises Ashante with a spinebuster. Gallows and Anderson hit the Magic Killer on Ashante for the win.
Winners- The OC
After the match, Top Dolla attacks Gallows and Anderson. Styles surprises Top Dolla with the Phenomenal Forearm.
The Grayson Waller Effect
Waller introduces his guest, Asuka. Asuka joins Waller in the ring. Waller congratulates Asuka on winning the Raw Women’s Championship. Waller says there is no shortage of women in the back who think they are ready for Asuka. And you can’t forget about Bianca Belair. She’ll want her title back. Asuka responds in Japanese. Waller laughs as if he understands what she is saying.
Iyo Sky interrupts and cuts a promo on Asuka. Asuka and Sky argue in Japanese. Bayley, Shotzi, Lacey Evans, and Zelina Vega interrupt and stake their claim on the MITB briefcase. Asuka makes her way up the ramp and yells that nobody is ready for Asuka. Bianca Belair attacks Asuka on the ramp. Referees and officials separate them.
Backstage, Camron Grimes and Adam Pearce watch highlights from Baron Corbin’s attack on NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes. Grimes quips that he knows Hayes will handle his business, but when Corbin shows up on SmackDown, he’s going to take care of Corbin.
Women’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Lacey Evans vs. Zelina Vega
Evans tosses Vega all over the ring. Vega reverses a clothesline into the Code Red for the win.
Winner- Zelina Vega
Backstage, The LWO congratulates Vega on her win. Rey Mysterio says soon, Vega and Santos Escobar.
Men’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Montez Ford vs. LA Knight
Ford runs over Knight with a shoulder block. After a tackle/leapfrog spot, Ford lands a dropkick. Knight knocks Ford off the apron. After the break, Knight hits a neck breaker. Ford kicks out. Ford and Knight clothesline each other at the same time. Both men get to their feet and trade strikes. Knight tries BFT, but Ford turns it into a roll up. Knight reverses it and hooks the ropes for the cheap win.
Winner- LA Knight
In-Ring Segment: Triple H
Triple H puts over Roman Reigns as one of the sports greats, on the same level as Michael Jordan. Triple H introduces Reigns. Reigns comes to the ring with Heyman and Sikoa. Triple H congratulates Reigns for surpassing 1000 days. Triple H presents Reigns with a new Undisputed WWE Championship. It’s a big gold version of the WWE Championship. Reigns tells the entire Universe to acknowledge him. The Usos music hits, and they walk out on the ramp.
After the break, Jimmy and Jey are in the ring. Jimmy gets in Reigns’ face as Jey paces behind him. Reigns tells Jey to kick Jimmy in the face. Since that’s what Jimmy did to Reigns, he wants Jey to do it to Jimmy. Jey doesn’t do anything. Reigns yells at Jey to do it because this needs fixing. Jimmy says the only thing that needs fixing is Reigns. Jimmy says he did what he did not to be the tribal chief, he did it because he’s a good brother. Reigns isn’t a good brother, but he is. Jimmy tells Reigns that he’s gone crazy.
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It’s embedded in him to protect his brother Jey and Sikoa. Jimmy tells Sikoa Reigns is going to do the same thing to him that he did to them. Reigns says the people are chanting Uso because of him. Reigns says Jimmy is acting like Sikoa can’t speak for himself. Let’s hear who Sikoa is going to choose to follow. Reigns hands Sikoa the mic and looks awfully proud of himself. Sikoa says he acknowledges Reigns as his Tribal Chief, but Jimmy and Jey are his brothers. Sikoa hands Reigns the mic and stands with the Usos.
Jimmy tells Reigns he can choose to run this with respect, or it’s over. Reigns starts to yell and get in Jimmy’s face. Jimmy pie faces Reigns. Reigns charges at Jimmy, but Jey steps in the way. Jey tells Jimmy and Jey they are better than this. He needs them both. Jimmy says Jey is right. Jimmy says Reigns is his brother too. They need to run this place together. They are still the ones. Reigns thinks about it and hugs Jimmy. Reigns is crying, but he says no. Sikoa drops Jimmy with a Samoan Spike. Reigns, Sikoa, and Heyman walk away. As they walk up the ramp, Heyman asks what about Jey. Reigns says Jey will do what he always does, he’ll fall in line.
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