WWE Friday Night SmackDown ResultsFebruary 2, 2024Legacy Arena at The BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.Commentary: Corey Graves and Wade BarrettResults by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with The Bloodline walking into the arena and into their office.
They air clips of the Royal Rumble event.
In the arena, out comes the United States Champion Logan Paul to the ring. The fans boo Logan as he tells them he was going to be nice. They don’t want him here and he doesn’t want to be in Alabama, he says the place sucks. He says he underestimated Kevin Owens. He says Owens looks like a pissed off donut. He says Kevin Owens made more damage than Floyd Mayweather but he is still the champion. He says he is the strongest person in the locker room. They all get hurt, everyone except him, he is unbreakable, one of one, the beast from the east, the best in the west, the United States Champion.
As he is talking, out comes Kevin Owens.
He says Birmingham seems like a pretty cool place for him. He says Logan forgot to add unbearable idiot on his list. Owens says it was a moral win because as great as being the United States Champion is, it feels even better to knock the hell out of him. And now that he has done that a few times, he is ready to restore a level of prestige and honor to that title and the first step is taking it off Logan and getting it sanitized as soon as possible.
Logan tells him it is too bad Owens did not take advantage of his one and only shot for the title. He says the brass knuckles were a set up. He took the bait, he showed his true colors. He was playing chess and Owens was playing go fish. He says he outsmarted him. Owens says this might be new to Logan but every one knows that Kevin Owens is going to stop at nothing to win a match. Owens tells him he got caught and that was a great job by the referee. Owens gets in the ring and he tells Logan that the next time he gets in the ring with him, Logan will realize he doesn’t need brass knuckles to beat him up. Logan tells him his title shot is over and Logan is going to find a real challenger. He tells Owens to focus on his match with Austin Theory and he will talk smack about him on commentary.
Austin Theory’s music hits and out he comes with Grayson Waller.
A very good opening promo. Logan Paul is a natural heel. He knows how to play to the crowd, read the cues and has good chemistry with Kevin Owens. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) February 3, 2024
Kevin Owens vs. Austin Theory with Grayson Waller
The bell rings and we are under way. Owens with a head lock take down. He gets to his feet and hits Theory with a shoulder tackle. Theory gets back to his feet and an arm drag take down by Owens in the middle of the ring. Theory gets to his feet and Owens with a right hand but Theory with a kick. Theory to the ropes but Owens with an elbow to the face. Owens goes for a splash but Theory gets his knees up.
Austin Theory with left hands. He goes for a drop kick but Owens moves out of the way and he hits Theory with a senton. Owens with a cannonball in the corner. He goes for the cover but Theory kicks out. Theory rolls to the ring apron and Owens gets on the ring apron. Theory with a left hand but Owens kicks. He goes for a power bomb but Theory reverses it into a back drop on the ring apron.
Back from commercial, Owens with a clothesline in the ring. Owens with chops to the chest. He climbs the second rope and hits Theory with a tornado DDT. Owens climbs the top rope and he lands the swanton. He goes for the cover but Theory kicks out. Owens goes for the Stunner but Theory pushes him into the top turnbuckle and shoulder first into the ring post. Theory with a modified blockbuster. He goes for the cover but Owens kicks out. Theory places Owens on the top rope and picks Owens up and his shoulder, spins him and slams him onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Owens kicks out. Waller climbs the turnbuckle and Logan Paul gives Theory brass knuckles. Owens grabs them from Theory and hits him with a super kick. Logan gets on the ring apron but the referee talks him down. Waller gets on the ring apron and Owens knocks him down. With the referee distracted, Owens hits Theory with the brass knuckles. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Logan stands at ring side and Owens chases his away.
We see the WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley walking into the arena earlier that night.
Clips of the women’s Royal Rumble match air.
We see Naomi backstage and she walks out with a SmackDown contract. She celebrates with Bianca Belair, Michin and Shotzi. Tiffany Stratton walks out with her contract. Stratton says they will remember her and she slaps Michin and runs away. Nick Aldis gets out of his office and Michin asks for a match tonight against her.
A fun opening match. Having Austin Theory and Grayson Waller with Logan Paul could be good but also they should be doing more with Theory. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) February 3, 2024
We see Bianca Belair talking with Nick Aldis. She asks him what she has to do to get a title shot. In comes Logan Paul and he tells Nick that they keep calling him a part timer, he wants a challenger. Bianca tells him she is having a conversation. He congratulates her on being on the cover of 2K but to leave. She tells him he is being unprofessional. He tells Nick Aldis to get his show under control and walks away.
A clip of Legado Del Fantasma sitting at a restaurant with Santos Escobar giving a speech airs. He tells them they have to carry the legacy of their fathers, grandfathers, brothers, sisters and the mantle of lucha libre itself. That is why they must eradicate Rey Mysterio’s LWO. They toast to honor and loyalty.
Tag Team Championship qualifier – Pretty Deadly vs. LWO vs. Pete Dunn and Tyler Bate vs. Angel and Humberto with Electra Lopez
The bell rings and we are under way. Kit Wilson and Bate start the match. Bate with an arm bar and Pete is tagged in. He twists Wilson’s fingers. He stomps on Wilson’s arm. He grabs Wilson bit WIlson with a right hand. Wilde is tagged in and all eight men end up in the ring fighting. The fight goes to the outside. Wilde is catapulted off the second rope onto Pretty Deadly and Legado Del Fantasma.
Back from commercial, Pete with a kick to the side of the head onto Prince. In comes Wilson and he knocks him down. Pete knocks down Legado Del Fantasma. Pete with kicks onto Prince and a kick onto Wilson. Del Torro gets in the ring and Pete slams him down. A right hand onto Wilde. Prince with a big boot onto Pete. They double team him and hit him with the Bad Apples. He goes for the cover but Bate breaks it up. Bate spins Prince around and slams him. A German by Pete. He goes for the cover but Angel and Humerto break it up. They double team Bate. The LWO knock down Angel and Humberto to the outside. They go for a suicide dive but Lopez gets on the ring apron and stops them. Zelina trips her down. The LWO with a suicide dive onto Humberto and Angel. Back in the ring, Pete twists Wilson’s fingers. Bate is tagged in. They double team Wilson. Bate goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Pete Dunn and Tyler Bate
We see a clip of Bayley and Damage CTRL on Raw with Rhea Ripley getting attacked by Nia Jax.
Damage CTRL are backstage. IYO says Bayley is done tonight and they all laugh and walk away. We see Bayley standing behind them next to a door, overhearing what they said.
I’m not a fan of these eight man tag team matches. They mostly end up being just all eight fighting in the ring with big spot fests. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) February 3, 2024
Adam Pearce and Nick Aldis are in the ring. Mike Rome introduces the winner of the 2024 women’s Royal Rumble, Bayley to the ring.
Out comes Bayley and Damage CTRL to the ring.
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