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WWE Friday night SmackDown Events/Results

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Triple H kicked off Day 1 of the WWE Draft on SmackDown and told us that the entire RAW and SmackDown rosters, including some NXT superstars, were eligible for the draft.

Straight off the bat, Paul Heyman, Solo Sikoa, and Roman Reigns were drafted to SmackDown while RAW got the renewed World Heavyweight Title.

Cody Rhodes and Becky Lynch were drafted to RAW, while SmackDown got Bianca Belair, concluding Round 1 of the draft.

LA Knight vs Butch

Butch was in control early on and locked Knight up on the ropes and hit the Beats of the Bodhran. Knight managed to send Butch out of the ring and hit a spine buster on the apron.

Butch hit some big boots before getting a moonsault off the apron to the outside. Knight got back in the ring and hit a big superplex before getting the Blunt Force Trauma for the win.Result: LA Knight def Butch

Rob Van Dam and Michael P.S. Hayes were out next for Round Two of the WWE Draft. SmackDown picked up the Street Profits and Edge, while RAW selected Imperium and Matt Riddle.
Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs LWO vs The Street Profits 

Ricochet and Braun immediately cleared the ring before the latter tossed Ricochet outside on top of the others. Ricochet and Del Toro teamed up against Dawkins and sent him out.

Del Toro took down Ricochet next and tagged in Wilde, who hit a springboard to the outside and took out the Street Profits. Strowman took the LWO out at ringside before Dawkins took Braun down with a dive to the outside.

In the ring, Dawkins took Ricochet down with a spinebuster before Ford followed up with a Frog Splash and got the win.Result: The Street Profits def Braun Strowman & Ricochet & LWO

JBL and Teddy Long were out next for Round Three of the WWE Draft. Bobby Lashley, The O.C. were going to SmackDown while Drew McIntyre and The Miz were now on RAW.

Zelina Vega vs Sonya Deville

Vega got an armbar early on before Chelsea Green ran interference. Deville took advantage of the distraction and got a boot to the head before getting a near fall. Vega kicked out and rolled Sonya up off the counter before picking up the win.Result: Zelina Vega def Sonya Deville

After the match, Rhea Ripley attacked Zelina Vega and took her down before Sonya tried to take down the champ from behind. Rhea took Deville down and sent Chelsea Green running before trying to hit Vega with the riptide. Vega turned it into a DDT and hit Rhea before running away.
HBK and Road Dogg were out next to announce the next round of the WWE Draft. Damage CTRL and NXT Women’s Tag Champs Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn were headed to SmackDown, while Shinsuke Nakamura and Indi Hartwell were going to RAW.
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (c) vs. The Usos – WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship match

The Usos were dominating and hit a double superkick on Owens before isolating him in the ring. They bounced KO’s knees off the ring post before Owens could get out and make the tag.

Sami took the Usos out of the ring and hit a big dive before getting a sunset flip in the ring on Jey. Sami earned a near fall off the Blue Thunder Bomb and went up top before Jey took him out with a superkick.

Mid-match, Paul Heyman got a phone call backstage and dispatched Solo Sikoa for a secret mission. Back in the ring, Sami took a superkick from Jey off a dive before Jimmy kicked out of a stunner from KO.

Solo walked out to ringside before Riddle attacked him on the ramp, and they brawled their way backstage. KO took a double superkick in the ring for a near fall before Sami stopped the Usos from getting the 1D and sent Jey into the steel steps.

KO got a stunner on Jimmy before Sami came in with the Helluva kick before picking up the win.Result: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. The Usos to retain the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship

Written by Ibrahim Oladamola

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