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DID YOU ENJOY WWE SMACKDOWN ON SEPTEMBER 22ND 2023?
Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn
I’ve been begging for 13 weeks for Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn to return to my television screen. I’ve been wanting them to be the culprits to the women’s tag title curse. My dreams have come true, highlight of Smackdown for me. I assume they’ll get another vignette next week then start reassurting themselves into things. Sorry to Chelsea and Piper, but put the women’s tag titles on Alba and Isla ASAP and stop with the thrown together teams like Zoey and Shayna and put focus on the witches, KC2, and The Way. Use the people who barely get TV time and put them in teams with story arcs to establish them as legit teams. It’s been years, let’s finally get a good tag division going.
Asuka vs Iyo was a good match. Fsr Charlotte walking out made me think she was hyped for it and wanted to see it up close lol. Dakota bringing back her NXT hair is nice, she needs to go to the cotton candy/dusty classic 2 hair though. Anyways about the match itself, that powerbomb was a bit weird but mostly everything else was good. Iyo doing two springboard dropkicks was nice as I love the move. I liked the crossface into the Asuka Lock, and the struggle to keep it in, it felt intense. That ref was blocking Iyo’s path to the rope, what a bitch, Bayley was justified to help! The ending was shocking in that Iyo actually won by pin or submission.
Charlotte vs Bayley is next week which… sorry Bayley, you’re losing again! Speaking of Bayley, the storyline with Shotzi didn’t get any development… sorry this is so inconsistent, Shotzi doesn’t appear half the time and it hasn’t really advanced since Shotzi redebuted which is unfortunate because I thought it had potential. Hopefully things heat up and it ends in a No DQ match or something.
Iyo’s title reign just feels like the defenses set up are good ideas but the builds aren’t good at all. Zelina beat Iyo twice before Summerslam, but she didn’t do anything for the following two weeks and the title match was announced on Twitter as opposed to having her bring this up on TV and build the story up more. With Asuka, Iyo attacked her after Summerslam, but then Asuka disappeared for weeks until returning to challenge Iyo. Iyo then didn’t show up the following week and we have a title match with a total of two weeks of interaction when it’s been six or so since Summerslam. The match itself was good don’t get me wrong, but after this match being teased for over a year, what we got for the title match build was not cutting it and having it in the middle of a random Smackdown was just eh. I assume Charlotte vs Iyo is happening at either Fastlane or Crown Jewel which should be good if they wrestle faster than they did on their last Smackdown match.
I’m thinking next week could be good for the women’s division. Iyo vs Charlotte or Asuka in a rematch could be set up, Bayley vs Charlotte should be good, Bayley vs Shotzi could continue, Alba and Isla likely will continue to explain the hex they put on the women’s tag division. I’m optimistic.
The last 20 minutes of the show would have made me upset
if i had paid to be there live. Hopefully they get some good dark matches to send them home happy.
Main event contract signings combined with backstage shenanigans they watch on a screen. None of that looked like quality entertainment for the live crowd.
Worst book end of the year for Smackdown.
What was that? how did they have so much time left and nothing to really do in it? what the whole thing was essentially over at 9:52et and they just found a way to burn clock to get to acceptable show close time.
LA Knight’s segment with Paul Heyman
I think them pulling LA Knight’s segment with Paul Heyman means hes most definitely gonna be Cena’s tag partner now that AJ is taken out. Them taking out Cena is to show he needs someone to team with him and they already teased Solo and Paul have a LA Knight problem last week. I’m positive we’ll get that reveal next week.
You people can’t complain Jimmy
You people can’t complain Jimmy has been looking weak and then bitch when they book him to look strong. Wtf. This was clearly to establish Jimmy back up again so that next week we can get LA Knight as Cena’s new partner. Remember at Payback Knight didn’t really want the Cena endorsement. I assume Cena is gonna have to go to him instead to request to be his partner
Give that genius in creative a raise now.
“Hey you notice how everyone who wins the women’s tag titles gets injured or quits the company?”
“Why don’t we just say the Scottish Witches cursed the titles”
Asuka via Pinfall.
Pleasantly surprised that IYO retained against Asuka via Pinfall. Not that I expected a title change but I thought it would end in DQ. IYO and Asuka had a good match.
I don’t mind the ending of the Show
Sometimes you just gotta piss people off, leave them wanting more and get the heat.
I know this has gone.way too long, but its what they got and you can’t have the Bloodline getting embarrassed every week.
Jimmy trying to take over the Bloodline
Is the Bloodline story supposed to be Jimmy trying to take over the Bloodline from the inside?
If I’m fantasy booking, I could see that. Maybe leading to Jimmy finally getting Solo to turn on Roman, then when Roman gets dethroned by Cody, we can get Uso vs. Uso for the title of “Tribal Chief”.
Can’t believe Johnny Gargano didn’t come out to save Cena
Asuka and Iyo
Asuka and Iyo was the type of match you wish women got to do every week on TV in the west. Brilliant stuff that we badly need at a proper event.
Not mad at Jimmy standing tall for once. Still need Roman for the Bloodline to feel truly serious, or sensical, but Jimmy being built up slowly is necessary
Jimmy turn has been mess to say
Hey look the Jimmy turn has been mess to say the very least but one thing I’ll give them is they’re clearly characterizing him. He’s delusional, impulsive Solo and Heyman clearly think he’s a clown and they’re using him he’s getting the development Jey did back in 2020. The biggest issue is him wanting back into the bloodline I can’t think of any possible he’d want back in and or what gain he gets out of it.
Jimmy and both him and Solo
You can tell something definitely went wrong there. The ref kept going to talk to Jimmy and both him and Solo was just making stuff up for like the last 5 minutes.
The Rock can show up at any moment
I mean, I’m not surprised people are gonna now feel like The Rock can show up at any moment…especially with him teasing “Rock vs Roman” on the Pat McAfee show and also the Hollywood strike…
Was it worth the ratings / publicity? Absolutely. But now wrestling fans were given an inch but wanna take the full yard.
Ridge really looked good tonight too.
Glad Iyo and Asuka got a lot of time. They didn’t disappoint.
That ending felt really weird.
It went on too long, and it made it seem like they were stalling (which it sounds like they were according to SRS). In kayfabe, it’s very odd that John Cena wouldn’t have a single person backstage to come out to help him there lol
Jimmy is taking charge
I will say, I did like the element that Jimmy is taking charge when Roman isn’t around. If they’re not dumb, they’re run with Jimmy trying to usurp Roman route…
I kind of like the over zealous Jimmy. Dude has all but lost his damn mind lol
Watching SD since the Uso split
The more I’ve been watching SD since the Uso split the more I’ve been realising, Bloodline isn’t really a sum of its parts – it’s almost all Roman. Absolutely carried by him. They desperately need him now more than ever.
Roman to break Ric Flair’s record
Please tell me The Bloodline story ends with John Cena beating Roman to break Ric Flair’s record. Like, at this point, fuck it. Right?
Aj Styles back before fastlane
Man really hope they bring Aj Styles back before fastlane. Really should of been Cena and Aj Styles at Fastlane. I’m just mad Aj misses another ppv. And than he faces Roman at Saudi. Like would let it make sense have him win the tag match at Fastlane and than Roman comes back wanting to face Aj. Where is Aj gonna get his momentum this is what’d Wrong with most of his feuds. Came back a month later after Taker feud being buried Alive for Money in the Bank. And the entire Edge feud he got his ass whooped . Aj does not feel like a eligible competitor for Reigns. The damn booking man it irritates the hell put of me.
See if that were a match, John Cena would have counted out at 2.
This was a good story beat
I like the focus of making Jimmy look strong, and like he orchestrated this beat down. He still needs to turn on Roman, but this was a good story beat.
Weakest WWE shows of the modern era
As far as in ring star talent, this has got to be one of the weakest WWE shows of the modern era
AJ and LA
I’d rather Roman work Fastlane somehow so we get Cena teaming with both AJ and LA.
Ikeman Jiro on Level Up
Oh man, they put Ikeman Jiro on Level Up after he was released. That’s a tough beat.
Becky vs Zoey Stark
Dark match is Becky vs Zoey Stark for the NXT Women’s title
random SmackDown episode
Iyo and Asuka put on a hell of a match, Isla + Alba are back in time for spooky season, and Pretty Deadly dropped an Olivia Rodrigo reference in a montage that also involved the slo-mo use of a shakeweight….so yeah while that ending segment was pretty muddled in my heart this was about all I could possibly want out of a random SmackDown episode
Wtf is even going on with Jimmy now?
bloodline as anyone but man
Im as big of a fan of the bloodline as anyone but man, without roman this stuff sucks
LA Knight was supposed
SRS said LA Knight was supposed to make the save at the end but had a medical situation.
3 Matches Smackdown
Only 3 matches? Seriously?
The crowd at the end was chanting for the Rock
I saw this elsewhere, and believe it 100%. The crowd at the end was chanting for the Rock. If LA came out, no matter how popular he is, it would have been disappointing to the crowd. Kills LA’s momentum also. As much as I wanted to see it, I think the crowd chants prevented the run in.
Fox era is the way
One thing I absolutely won’t miss about the Fox era is the way they’d black out the whole screen any time a fan flips off a heel.
The road to WWE Fastlane 2023 continued on Friday, September 22, 2023, with a stacked episode of SmackDown from the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The show featured the return of John Cena, a WWE Women’s Championship match between IYO SKY and Asuka, and Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar teaming up to take on The Street Profits.
John Cena Returns
The show kicked off with the return of John Cena, who received a thunderous ovation from the crowd. Cena took the mic and said that he was back on SmackDown to compete. He challenged anyone in the back to come out and face him.
Roman Reigns answered Cena’s challenge, but he was accompanied by his entire Bloodline faction. Reigns told Cena that he was going to destroy him and then move on to the next challenger. Cena stood his ground and said that he was not afraid of Reigns or The Bloodline.
IYO SKY vs. Asuka
IYO SKY defended her WWE Women’s Championship against Asuka in the main event of the evening. The two women had a classic back-and-forth match, but in the end, SKY was able to retain her title with a roll-up pinfall.
After the match, Bayley came out to the ring and challenged SKY to a title match at WWE Fastlane. SKY accepted the challenge, and the two women began brawling in the ring.
Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar vs. The Street Profits
Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar teamed up to take on The Street Profits in a tag team match. The two teams had a fast-paced and exciting match, but in the end, Mysterio and Escobar were able to pick up the victory after Mysterio hit Montez Ford with a 619 and a frog splash.
- A-Town Down Under defeated The Brawling Brutes in a six-man tag team match.
- Ludwig Kaiser defeated Kofi Kingston in a singles match.
- Shotzi defeated Xia Li in a singles match.
- Sami Zayn defeated Shinsuke Nakamura in a singles match.
Overall, it was a great episode of SmackDown with several exciting matches and storylines. The show was capped off by the return of John Cena and the announcement of his match against Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane.
The return of John Cena is a huge boost for WWE. He is one of the most popular Superstars of all time, and his presence will help to generate excitement for the road to WWE Fastlane.
The WWE Women’s Championship match between IYO SKY and Asuka was excellent. Both women are at the top of their game, and they put on a match that was worthy of the main event spot.
The tag team match between Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar and The Street Profits was also very good. The two teams have great chemistry, and they always put on entertaining matches.
The other matches on the card were all solid, and they helped to advance several storylines. Ludwig Kaiser’s victory over Kofi Kingston was a nice upset, and Shotzi’s victory over Xia Li was a good way to get her back on track.
Overall, it was a very good episode of SmackDown with several exciting matches and storylines. The show was capped off by the return of John Cena and the announcement of his match against Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane.
The return of John Cena is a big deal for WWE. He is one of the most popular Superstars of all time, and his presence will help to generate excitement for the road to WWE Fastlane.
Cena’s match against Roman Reigns is sure to be one of the biggest matches of the year. Reigns has been the dominant force in WWE for over two years, and Cena is the one Superstar who can realistically challenge him.
The WWE Women’s Championship match between IYO SKY and Asuka was also a big deal. SKY is one of the rising stars in WWE, and Asuka is a veteran who has won the WWE Women’s Championship multiple times.
The two women put on a match that was worthy of the main event spot. It is clear that WWE is behind SKY, and she is likely to have a long and successful career in the company.
The tag team match between Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar and The Street Profits was also a lot of fun. Mysterio and Escobar are two of the most exciting Superstars in WWE, and The Street Profits are one of the most popular tag teams.
The match was fast-paced and exciting, and it was the perfect way to end the show.
Implications for WWE Fastlane 2023
The return of John Cena and the announcement of his match against Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane 2023 is the biggest storyline coming out of SmackDown. This match has the potential to be the biggest match of the year, and it is sure to generate a lot of excitement and anticipation.
IYO SKY’s victory over Asuka in the WWE Women’s Championship match also has implications for WWE Fastlane. SKY is likely to defend her title against Bayley at the event, and this match should be another excellent contest.
The tag team match between Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar and The Street Profits also has implications for WWE Fastlane. It is possible that these two teams will face off again in a rematch at the event.
Overall, it was a very good episode of SmackDown with several exciting matches and storylines. The show was capped off by the return of John Cena and the announcement of his match against Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane 2023.
It is interesting to note that WWE is building up to a match between John Cena and Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane 2023, even though Cena is not currently contracted to WWE. This suggests that WWE is interested in bringing Cena back full-time, and that they see him as the one Superstar who can realistically challenge Reigns.
It is also worth noting that WWE is building up to a match between IYO SKY and Bayley for the WWE Women’s Championship at WWE Fastlane 2023. This match should be excellent, as both women are at the top of their game.
Overall, it is shaping up to be a very exciting road to WWE Fastlane 2023. With the return of John Cena and the announcement of several big matches, there is a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.tunesharemore_vertadd_photo_alternate
WWE Smackdown 22nd September 2023 Preview
John Cena Returns to SmackDown
John Cena is set to make his return to SmackDown this Friday, September 22nd. Cena has been away from WWE since WrestleMania 39, where he lost to Roman Reigns in the main event. It is unclear what Cena will be doing on his return, but it is sure to be a big moment for the WWE Universe.
Iyo Sky vs. Asuka for the WWE Women’s Championship
Iyo Sky will defend her WWE Women’s Championship against Asuka on this week’s SmackDown. Sky won the title at SummerSlam by defeating Bianca Belair after cashing in her Money in the Bank contract. Asuka is the former WWE Women’s Champion, and she is looking to regain her title.
Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar vs. Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford
Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar will team up to face Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford of The Street Profits on this week’s SmackDown. Mysterio is the current WWE United States Champion, and Escobar is the leader of Legado del Fantasma. Dawkins and Ford are the former WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, and they are looking to get back in the title picture.
Other Matches and Segments
Other matches and segments that are rumored for this week’s SmackDown include:
- Roman Reigns addresses the WWE Universe
- The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, The Usos, and Solo Sikoa) vs. John Cena and AJ Styles
- Braun Strowman in action
- Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler vs. Shotzi and Raquel Rodriguez
- Grayson Waller interviews a WWE Legend
Here are some predictions for this week’s SmackDown:
- Iyo Sky will defeat Asuka to retain the WWE Women’s Championship.
- Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar will defeat Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford.
- Roman Reigns will address the WWE Universe and challenge John Cena to a match at Fastlane.
- Braun Strowman will defeat a local competitor.
- Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler will defeat Shotzi and Raquel Rodriguez.
- Grayson Waller will interview Shawn Michaels.
This week’s SmackDown is shaping up to be a big show. John Cena’s return is sure to be a highlight, and the WWE Women’s Championship match should be a great contest. The tag team match between Mysterio and Escobar vs. Dawkins and Ford is also worth watching, as these are four of the best tag teams in WWE.
Roman Reigns’ address to the WWE Universe will be interesting to see. It is unclear if he will challenge Cena to a match at Fastlane, but it would make sense for him to do so, given their history.
Braun Strowman’s match against a local competitor should be a squash match, but it will be interesting to see how he is used in the future. Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler are also rumored for a match on this week’s SmackDown, and it will be interesting to see who their opponents will be.
Grayson Waller’s interview with Shawn Michaels should also be worth watching. Michaels is one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time, and Waller is one of the rising stars of WWE. It will be interesting to see what they have to say to each other.
Overall, this week’s SmackDown has the potential to be a great show. There are several big matches and segments rumored, and it will be interesting to see what happens.
In addition to the above, here are some other thoughts and insights on the WWE Smackdown 22nd September 2023 Preview:
- John Cena’s return: Cena’s return to SmackDown is sure to be a big moment for the WWE Universe. He is one of the most popular and successful WWE Superstars of all time, and his fans have been eagerly awaiting his return. It is unclear what Cena’s role will be on his return, but it is sure to be a major focus of the show.
- Iyo Sky vs. Asuka: This match should be a great contest between two of the best female wrestlers in WWE. Sky is the current WWE Women’s Champion, and she is looking to prove that she is the best in the world. Asuka is a former WWE Women’s Champion, and she is looking to regain her title.
- Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar vs. Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford: This match should be a lot of fun, as it features four of the most athletic and exciting wrestlers in WWE. Mysterio and Escobar are two of the best tag teams in the world, and Dawkins and Ford are one of the most popular tag teams in WWE. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top
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