Jimmy Uso sparked a variety of questions on SmackDown (Picture: WWE #WWERaw)Jimmy Uso was throughout WWE #WWERaw SmackDown as he confronted off with John Cena and hinted at his personal future with The Bloodline.
On the eve of Payback, it was the 16-time world champion who opened the present as he confirmed he’ll be host Saturday night time’s premium stay occasion solely to be interrupted by Jimmy.
The two stars swapped verbal digs in a tense alternate with Cena insisting Jimmy ought to have give up WWE #WWERaw as a substitute of his brother Jey, earlier than swerving a Superkick and laying him out with an Attitude Adjustment.
Backstage, the previous tag champ drew the ire of Michin, AJ Styles and The O.C. resulting in the Phenomenal One sending him on his bottom within the automobile park just for Solo Sikoa to go on the assault.
‘You out The Bloodline, once we say you out The Bloodline,’ Jimmy’s youthful brother warned, earlier than Adam Pearce arrange a match between Sikoa and Styles in the primary occasion.
What adopted was an important conflict between a supremely proficient veteran and a rising star, with the Bloodline’s enforcer holding his personal right here.
Paul Heyman supplied a distrmotion through the bout, whereas a shock reappearance from Jimmy gifted his brother the win as his standing stays unclear.
He nearly obtained rocked with a Samoan Spike till Heyman referred to as off the assault from Sikoa, and it stays to be seen whether or not the Bloodline saga has taken one other dramatic flip.
Santos Escobar sacrifices himself, LA Knight roasts The Miz and Charlotte Flair helps Shotzi
In the primary match of the night time, Grayson Waller and Austin Theory stole a win over Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar in a quick paced and frantic bout.
The ending was an enchanting one as LWO star Escobar sacrificed himself for Rey, pushing the United States Champion out of the way in which and taking Waller’s rolling stunner.
Bobby Lashley got here out to hype up his latest union with the Street Profits, saying ‘actual recognises actual, and nice recognises nice’.
Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins got here out wanting sharper than ever, voicing their thanks for Lashely because the All Mighty insisted they’re coming for ‘energy, management and championship gold’.
Their exit was interrupted by tag champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, who had a tense stare down with the trio on the ramp en path to their match towards Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wild.
The champs made fast work of the duo earlier than Sami warned Judgment Day that they’re in for the ‘struggle of their life’ at Payback.
LA Knight roasted The Miz as each males swung arduous of their promo battle (Picture: WWE #WWERaw)The Miz and LA Knight traded verbal jabs the night time earlier than their very own match at this weekend’s premium stay occasion, with a lot pleasure at stake.
Knight, who appeared to neglect his strains however recovered effectively to verify he didn’t lose any momentum, overestimated his personal journey to the highest and even took a shot at Maryse earlier than getting laid out with a Skull Crushing Finale.
However, he obtained to his ft and charged to take out The Miz on the ramp, sparking a brawl as officers pulled them aside on the stage.
Shotzi got here out rocking a brand new spiked hair look as she confronted off towards Bayley with revenge on her thoughts, and he or she obtained it due to interference from Charlotte Flair.
Shotzi and Bayley placed on an honest present along with some emotion behind it, however issues took a flip because the Damage CTRL chief tried to make use of Iyo Sky’s WWE #WWERaw Women (Women attire Here)’s Title as a weapon, with a breakdown in communication and a distrmotion from Flair resulting in one thing of an upset.
WWE #WWERaw SmackDown airs Friday nights at 1am on TNT Sport 1.
WWE #WWERaw SmackDown outcomes and grades – September 1, 2023
Grayson Waller and Austin Theory defeated Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar (B+)
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens beat Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wild (B-)
Shotzi pinned Bayley (C+)
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