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WWE SmackDown Results, Highlights & Winners (May 24, 2024): Randy Orton & Nia Jax advance to Finals

Published at :May 25, 2024 at 1:17 AM
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Randy Oron & Nia Jax advances, Cody & Logan came face-to-face, New Championship match announced for the PLE & more!!!

The May 24, 2024 episode of Friday Night SmackDown is officially over and it is the must watch episodes in recent times. This is the final episode of SmackDown before the King and Queen of the Ring PLE, & it is the first time WWE hosting a SmackDown show in Saudi Arabia. WWE has showcased a number of interesting matches and segments to set the final hype for the PLE. Get to know what happened on this week’s SmackDown, as we came out with the complete show summary, highlights, results and winners list.

WWE SmackDown Summary & Highlights

Queen of the Ring Semifinals Match- Nia Jax vs Bianca Belair

Queen of the Ring Semifinals Match- Nia Jax vs Bianca Belair
Queen of the Ring Semifinals Match- Nia Jax vs Bianca Belair

The match begins with Nia pushing Bianca into the corner and slamming her face down. Back in the ring Bianca locked Nia with a choke, but Nia put her to the turnbuckles. Bianca hit a flip over Nia, but she took her in control with some shoulder tackles.

After the commercial, Nia locks Bianca in a reverse chin lock and delivers a headbutt. Bianca fights back with the kicks, but Nia stops her with another headbutt. Nia stretches her, but Bianca counters with a sunset flip attempt. But Nia stood tall.

Nia hits a Samoan drop, sends Bianca into the corner, but misses a splash. Bianca hit her with a crossbody from the top rope, but injured her knee. Nia targeted the leg, but Belair tried to fight back. Bianca tried for a KOD, but her leg gave out. Nia Jax used the momentum and hit her an Annihilator for the win.


Bianca Belair has her ice packs on her knee, where Tiffany crossed her and the team of Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae mocked her. Jade Cargill & Belair confronted them and it resulted in a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match at King and Queen of the Ring PLE.

Grayson Waller Effect

Grayson Waller and Austin Theory kicked off the talk show, where Theory praised Waller as a megastar and one of the most talented and entertaining superstars on SmackDown. Carmelo Hayes interrupted them and thanked them for the introduction, and added that they missed a couple of important details including the first-round draft pick and the hottest new superstar on SmackDown.

The young trio united and went on to criticize veterans like Bobby Lashley and LA Knight for their egotistical behavior. As they went on to verbally slam them, LA Knight interrupted them and tossed a chair out of the ring. Meanwhile a brawl broke out with 3-on-1, where The Street profits neutralized them joining force with Knight. This resulted in a Six-Man Tag Team Match next.

Six Man Tag team Match- LA Knight & Street Profits vs A-Town Down & Carmelo Hayes

Montez Ford & Carmelo Hayes kicked off the match and exchanged each others move. Dawkins got the tag and was fired up to take a brief control of Hayes. Knight entered the match, but Theory blind tagged and took Knight for a brief control. Knight tagged Dawkins in. Theory saved Waller, and the numbers game took Dawkins in control and mocked him, taking everybody down. Knight got the tag, clears the house and mocked them back.

Knight was fired up and he took Waller down. Everyone got involved exchanging moves. Waller tried for the rolling Flatliner, but Theory converted it into a BFT. Hayes tried to take him down, but Knight send him out, Dawkins hit him with a bulldozer. Ford got tagged in and hit the Frog Splash for the win. After the win, they celebrated with a ‘Siu’ in Ronaldo style.


Cody Rhodes met Randy Orton and shook his hands. Orton has a sight on the title.

Cody Rhodes & Logan Paul comes face-to-face

Cody Rhodes & Logan Paul WWE
Cody Rhodes & Logan Paul WWE

Cody Rhodes had a huge reception, however before having a word got interrupted by Logan Paul. He claims that he is in the sights of the championship in Saudi Arabia for the third time. He looks to win the Undisputed WWE Championship. He claims that he is better than him in all the aspects.

Cody says that he may be smart, but in his experience he sees him like a youtuber who pretends to be a wrestler. Cody says that he won’t believe Logan and he says that Logan could have another brass knuckle with him.

Logan Paul says that he is not a liar. Cody calls a referee and ask him to check Logan for weapons. Logan asks the referee to check Cody first and he’s clean. But Logan is caught with the brass knuckles. Logan says that he don’t know how the knuckles came in, saying that it is his brother’s pant. Logan says that he doesn’t need the knuckles to defeat him.

Cody says that is him, but Rhodes is real. Cody says that he doesn’t see him as a youtuber and will see him as a pro-wrestler, but he will never become a complete wrestler until he respects this profession. Cody said that Logan won’t be winning tomorrow night.


Bayley met Nia Jax backstage, where Jax asked Bayley to keep the championship clean until SummerSlam.


DIY confronted The Street Profits and both discussed about having the WWE Tag Team Championship title shot. #DIY is clear that they want the title.

Bayley vs Chelsea Green

Chelsea Green took control of the champ right away. She took her shoulder first to the ring post, missile drop kicked her and hit knee to the face outside the ring. Both took the fight back to the ring where, Green hit a backstabber and hit a Rough runner. Bayley soon hit her with a Rose plant for the win.

After the win, Piper Niven wasted no time. Niven hit a running Crossbody slap and a series of Senton, to squash Bayley.


AJ Styles met Nick Aldis and asks for one more chance, as he is just one second away from all the wins. He asks for a title shot against Cody, but Aldis said that he can’t help him, as he don’t have time for it.

Andrade’s Vignette & LDF

Andrade video package is played. He says that the expectation can’t control his destiny and he is. He says that he will prove who he is. LDF watched Andrade’s video and commented on him & they seem like they are not happy with Andrade’s move to SmackDown.

The Bloodline

Paul Heyman said that Tonga Loa couldn’t cross the border, due to security reasons and explained to him that he is recruiting some of the dangerous people. Solo says that he knows what he is doing & remembers him that he is in control of Bloodline until Roman returns. He was about to have a word on Tama Tonga, but Tonga scared him. Tama Tonga says that he will be coming with the victory, by the orders of the Tribal Chief.

King of the Ring Semifinals Match- Randy Orton vs Tama Tonga

King of the Ring Semifinals Match- Randy Orton vs Tama Tonga
King of the Ring Semifinals Match- Randy Orton vs Tama Tonga

Tama Tonga wasted no time, he is fired up right away and took Orton to the corner. Orton fights back and he’s fired up. Orton took Tonga to all the corner ring post and hit him with ten punches to the face. Orton pushed Tama out of the ring and tried to backdrop him on the announcement table. Tonga escaped, sending him to knee first to the steel steps and striking him on the back of the knee.

Back in the ring, Tonga tried for a frog splash from the top rope, but Orton moved and he landed on the mat. Orton tried for a DDT, but Tonga escaped targeting his leg. Tonga locked Orton with a sleeper hold, and Orton escaped it. Tonga locks him again. Orton hit him with a brackdrop and he struggles with his knee.

Orton took him with a series of clothesline and a powerslam. Tonga countered Orton’s DDT again, sending him out of the ring. Orton hit a couple of backdrop on Tonga over the announcement table. Back in the ring, Orton hit him with a DDT. Orton measures him for a RKO, Solo Sikoa distracts. Orton took Solo out, Tonga rolled him down. Orton escaped and hit him with a RKO for the win.

After the match, Orton had a stare at Gunther in the front row. While Orton was distracted, Solo Sikoa Samoan Spiked Orton. Kevin Owens made his return and saved Orton from Sikoa.

SmackDown Results

  • Nia Jax defeated Bianca Belair by pinfall to advance for the Queen of the Ring Finals.
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Match between the team of Jade Cargil & Bianca Belair vs Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae
  • LA Knight & The Street Profits defeated A-Town Down Under & Carmelo Hayes.
  • Cody Rhodes & Logan Paul went face-to-face.
  • Bayley defeated Chelsea Green by pinfall.
  • Randy Orton defeated Tama Tonga by pinfall to advance for the King of the Ring Finals.

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