WWE SmackDown Results & Winners (September 29, 2023): LA Knight joins John Cena
LA Knight joined John Cena, Rey Mysterio retains the United States Championship, IYO vs Flair vs Asuka for Fastlane, LWO challenges Bobby Lashley & Street Profits and more!
The September 29, 2023 episode of Friday Night SmackDown is one of the must watch episodes in recent times, where a championship defense took place, Cena found his tag team partner and a couple of matches were booked for Fastlane. Get to know what happened on this week’s episode of SmackDown as we came out with the complete summary of the SmackDown, with results, ratings and winners list.
Jimmy Uso, Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman kicked off the Friday Night SmackDown. Paul Heyman showcased a video package of last week, where they assaulted AJ Styles and John Cena, making Cena the only one to sign contract without a tag team partner against Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa.
Heyman said that Cena is not here due to transportation issue. Jimmy Uso mocked Roman Reigns and Jey Uso and grabs the mic. Jimmy says that the actual reason why Cena is not here is because he is feared of them. Karl Anderson attacked Jimmy Uso and challenged one for a match. Solo tried to step in, but Heyman stopped him and whispered on his ears. Solo asked Jimmy to take care of the business.
Jimmy Uso vs Karl Anderson
During the commercial, the match was made official. After the commercial, Anderson is in control of Jimmy as Anderson with an Irish Whip and Spine Burster. He took Jimmy to the top of the ropes, but Solo distracted him which changed the momentum to Jimmy Uso. Jimmy with a Superkick and Uso Splash for the win.
After the match, Anderson tried to attack Jimmy, but Solo Sikoa Samoan Spiked him. While they leave, Michin came to the ring, where Jimmy mocked her and got slapped by her.
Winner: Jimmy Uso Ratings: 3/5
Grayson Waller Effect
Grayson Waller introduces Bobby Lashley stating that Lashley is a great athlete, but he is struggling to recruit a faction. Bobby Lashley says that he made a mistake by thinking that they could handle anything, but he is looking back to draw members again. Waller states that may be he need a team which is undefeated that is Grayson Waller and Austin Theory. Street Profits interrupted them, but Bobby says that he no need excuses and instead asked them to prove them.
Austin Theory vs Cameron Grimes
Bell rang but Theory was distracted by Dragon Lee on the audience side, which made Grimes have the initial strikes on Theory. Grimes with rapid kicks and elbow strikes. He delivers a Cross Body and a Suplex. Grimes sends Waller our and kicked him on the face. Waller distracts Grimes, as Theory pushed Grimes to the ring post, hit him with a rolling drop kick and A-Town Down for the win.
After the match Theory had a face off with Dragon Lee and pushed him. But Waller pulled him out.
Winner: Austin Theory Ratings: 3/5
United States Championship Match
Rey and Escobar shared respect for each other. Escobar locks Rey with a rear waist grab, it seems like Escobar learnt all the ways to counter Rey’s moves. Escobar sends Rey to the apron and hit him with a overhead kick and a dive through the top of the rope.
After the Commercial, Escobar locked Rey with an Abdominal stretch and Arm Twist. Rey countered the move with a Shoulder throw, but Escobar hit him with a Drop Kick. Rey sends Escobar out with a Hurcanrana and flies through the top rope with a seat. Rey delivered a Crossbody, but Escobar hit him with a kick, sent him out and delivered a Suicide Dive and a Moonsault from the Barricade. Escobar took the fight to the ring and delivered a couple of running Knee splash. Escobar delivered a Hurcanrana from the top rope and a Springboard Splash.
After the commercial, Escobar is in complete control as he locks him with a stretch. Rey escaped with a shoulder throw. Escobar targets the lower of Rey with a shoulder through the Knees and Overhead Backstretch. Rey wants the fight, as Escobar went for the Powerbomb and Rey converts it into a rolldown, but kicked out.
Both went to the top rope, as Escobar tried for the Fantom Driver, Rey sent him down with a Hurcanrana. Rey sent him to the middle rope and hit him with a 619. Escobar countered the Splash, but Rey rolled Escobar for a win to retain the United States Championship.
After the match, Rey tried to show off some respect to Santos Escobar, where Street Profits attacked them. Bobby Lashley came to the ring to appreciate Street Profits. But Wilde and Del Toro came with a cheap plan to attack them, but got attacked by the trio. Dragon Lee tried to enter the ring to help them, but was stopped by the securities. They delivered RevolAtion on Wilde and regained the trust of Lashley.
LWO challenges Bobby Lashley and Street Profits for a match at Fastlane.
Winner: Rey Mysterio Ratings: 4.5/5
Charlotte Flair vs Bayley
Charlotte Flair took the mic and says thst she is one of the Four Horse Women, but she is now sidelined by IYO SKY. She says that Bayley is a stepping stone and Flair is her measuring stick. Charlotte Flair says that she will beat Bayley today and challenge IYO SKY for the WWE Women’s Championship at Fastlane.
Bayley attacks Charlotte with rapid strikes and had a Hi-Fi with IYO SKY. Flair tried to fight back but IYO distracted Flair making deliver a Elbow Drop to the back of Charlotte from the apron. After the commercial, Charlotte Flair delivered a Crossbody from the top rope and hit her with a series of Chops. Flair hit her with a Clothesline and a big boot.
Charlotte went for a top rope, but Bayley stopped her and hit knee drop to the mid section and sends her head first to the turnbuckle. Bayley mocked Rick Flair with a Woo! And chops. But Charlotte delivered a Spear for the win.
After the match, Damage CTRL tried to attack Charlotte, but Asuka rushed to the ring making Damage CTRL retreat. Asuka spoke in Japanese, but Bayley said that IYO will defend her championship against both Asuka and Charlotte at Fastlane. IYO is unhappy with what Bayley said.
Winner: Charlotte Flair Ratings: 4/5
John Cena wants a New Partner
John Cena is here with the contract in his hands and grabs the mic. He recalls what happened last week. Cena says that he is in big trouble of not having a partner. He says that if he didn’t get a partner by Fastlane, he would fight The Bloodline all alone in a Handicap match. The Bloodline interrupts him. Jimmy says that Cena wouldn’t make to Fastlane.
Cena attacked Jimmy and lifted Solo on his shoulder for an AA. But Jimmy hit him with a Superkick and both delivered Samoan Splash on Cena. Jimmy cleared the commentary desk and took Cena over the tables for a Splash. Solo Stopped him and said that he will go for it.
LA Knight with a huge crowd chant came to the ring and attacked Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa. Knight delivered a Neck Breaker to Solo Sikoa, Splash and LA Knight’s signature Elbow drop to Jimmy Uso. Cena and Knight threw them out of the ring. Knight signed the contract and became the new tag team partner for Cena at Fastlane.
Jimmy Uso (W) defeated Karl Anderson by Pinfall.
Austin Theory (W) defeated Cameron Grimes by Pinfall.
Rey Mysterio (W) defeated Santos Escobar to retain the United States Championship.
Charlotte Flair (W) defeated Bayley by Pinfall.