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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results July 21, 2023: Highlights, Commentary, Live Update, Winners

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results July 21, 2023: Highlights, Commentary, Live Update, Winners

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown July 21, 2023, Ongoing Results & Full Recap

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  • 22 Jul 2023 02:09:48 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Jey reasserted that this was a matter of tribal combat. Roman rose to his feet, and they brought their heads together in a show of unity before shaking hands. As Roman prepared to leave the ring, Solo attempted to attack Jey, but Roman swiftly intervened to stop him. In response, Jey delivered a decisive super-kick to Solo. Roman locked eyes with Jey once more before exiting the ring. They continued to stare at each other from a distance. Michael Cole then officially announced that Jey and Roman would square off at SummerSlam for the Undisputed Universal Championship.
  • 22 Jul 2023 02:09:41 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Jey clarified that they already had an existing contract bound by blood, stating that it had now turned into a tribal combat affair. Roman probed if the elders were aware of this, and Jey confirmed that it was their idea all along. He expressed his intention to unleash an arsenal of weapons on Roman during the confrontation. Roman sternly ordered Jey to be silent, reminding him of his dominant reign in the business for nearly a decade, and symbolically placed his title on the ring table, issuing a challenge with the words, "Let's go."

  • 22 Jul 2023 02:09:33 am UTC / 7 months ago
    The Roman Reigns/Jey Uso segment is up next

    Roman requested Orlando's acknowledgment, and the crowd willingly obliged. He gracefully took a seat in a chair, flashing a confident smile. Jey occupied another chair, deliberately avoiding direct eye contact with Roman. Roman inquired if Jey still harbored the desire to proceed with their plan, to which Jey admitted that he did, but emphasized that it was Roman who forced him into this situation. Jey disclosed that he had to go after Roman because Jimmy was hospitalized, which prompted Roman to assert that Jey failed to grasp the bigger picture. Roman referred to Jey as a mere soldier, a pawn in the grand scheme of things, and proceeded to sign a contract. However, Jey tore the contract into pieces.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:59:37 am UTC / 7 months ago
    WINNER: Dominik Mysterio
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:59:23 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Dominik taunted Butch, provoking his anger, leading to Butch retaliating with a barrage of kicks to Dominik's head. Butch then connected with a strong right hand and a powerful running kick. Dominik attempted a 619 move, but Butch skillfully thwarted it. Kit Wilson intervened by attacking Holland on the ringside, leveling the playing field. With Wilson exiting to the backstage area, Holland and Butch were left to face Prince, who swiftly followed Wilson's path. As Butch stood on the apron, Rhea executed a chop-block, and Dominik directed Butch into the ring pole, securing the victory.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:35:39 am UTC / 7 months ago
    They lock up, and Butch backs Dom into the ropes. After a break, Dom retaliates with a forearm strike. Dom gains control with a side headlock, but Butch counters with a clothesline. Butch focuses on Dom's wrist, playing with his fingers and pulling at them. He proceeds to stomp on Dom's elbow, but Dom manages to land a boot in response. Butch then applies a hammerlock and stomps on the back of Dom's head. He follows up with a cross arm breaker, but Dom reaches the ropes, forcing a break.

    Dom drops Butch on the top rope, and Rhea hands Dom a chain. While Rhea distracts the referee, Ridge intervenes and takes the chain away. Taking advantage of the situation, Butch delivers an enzuigiri and follows it up with an X Plex, coming close to getting a pinfall victory.
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:30:35 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Dominik Mysterio (with Rhea Ripley) Vs Butch for the NXT North American Champoinship
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:30:21 am UTC / 7 months ago
    WINNER: Santos Escobar
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:30:10 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Santos is sent to the apron, and he retaliates with a forearm and a kick. He then ascends to the top rope and executes a cross body for a near fall. Santos sets up for the Phantom Driver, but Theory counters by clipping him and landing a forearm for a close two-count. Theory signals that the end is near, but Santos manages to escape and counters with a dropkick. Santos then goes for the turnbuckles, but Theory pushes him off. They both regain their positions on the turnbuckles, and Santos delivers a hurricanrana. Following it up with a running double knee strike and the Phantom Driver, Santos secures the three-count pinfall.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:30:05 am UTC / 7 months ago
    We are back with Theory delivering an Irish whip and a backbreaker, nearly securing a pinfall. During the commercial break, footage shows Theory executing a slingshot rolling drop kick. Theory sends Santos to the apron and follows him out. Attempting to suplex Santos to the floor, Santos manages to stay in the ring and kicks Theory off the apron instead. Santos responds with a suicide dive, sending Theory crashing onto the announce table. After they both get back into the ring, Santos hits Theory with flying forearms and follows it up with a head scissors, sending Theory into the turnbuckles.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:17:54 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Santos attempts a victory roll, transitioning into a rocking horse maneuver, but Theory escapes the pinning attempt. Santos responds with a clothesline, sending Theory flying over the top rope. Santos gears up for a suicide dive, but at the last moment, Theory evades the attack by getting out of the way.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:17:24 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Escobar counters with a head scissors takedown, catching Theory off guard. However, Theory quickly recovers and lands a sharp kick, followed by a DDT, nearly securing the victory. Theory then forces Escobar into the turnbuckles, delivering a series of kicks to wear down his opponent. Santos fights back with a solid punch and proceeds to mount the turnbuckles, delivering a barrage of punches from above. He manages to get a near fall on Theory.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:16:56 am UTC / 7 months ago
    They lock up, and Santos starts with a series of punches. Theory attempts to lift Santos onto his shoulders, but Santos manages to escape and responds with a quick dropkick. Theory retaliates with a well-placed kick, propelling Santos into the turnbuckles. He follows up with a series of punishing kicks, and then executes a suplex for a near fall.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:09:53 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Austin Theory Vs Santos Escobar in a Non Title Match
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:09:28 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Dom firmly replies, "No one from NXT is here to make the match official."

    Suddenly, Shawn Michaels shows up and says, "That sounds like a good idea, so the match is now official."

    We then transition to the Roman Room, where Roman Reigns gazes at his lei.

    He looks over at Solo, who nods in agreement, while Paul Heyman wears a confused expression.
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:09:24 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Kayla Braxton finds herself in the back with Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio.

    Kayla asks, "Why is Dom on Smackdown?"

    Dom responds, "I want to show my dad, Rey Mysterio, what a real champion looks like. If I win the title, I won't just be the United States champion; I'll be the champion of North America, representing all 23 countries."

    At that moment, Butch shows up and suggests that Dom should face him for the title.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:08:07 am UTC / 7 months ago
    The match intensifies as Iyo delivers a dropkick and follows it up with a series of forearms. Charlotte retaliates with a spear, earning a close near fall. Iyo keeps pushing forward and executes a victory roll, followed by a double stomp on her opponent. Charlotte attempts a high-risk move by going up top, but Iyo halts her progress on the turnbuckles. Iyo lands a powerful shotei strike and sets up for a Frankensteiner, connecting with it for yet another near fall.

    Both superstars refuse to back down, engaging in a series of rollup attempts, with each of them coming close to victory. Ultimately, Charlotte manages to hit her finishing move, Natural Selection, securing the three-count.

    WINNER: Charlotte Flair
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:07:35 am UTC / 7 months ago
    In this intense match, we witness Shotzi causing chaos on the TitanTron, and Bayley appears confused by the situation. Iyo, looking for answers from Bayley, heads to the turnbuckles to attempt a moonsault. However, before she can execute the move, Charlotte intervenes, pulling Iyo off the turnbuckles. As Charlotte goes for a moonsault herself, Iyo manages to get her boots up in time to counter the move.

    The action continues with Iyo applying a La Mistica, transitioning into a crossface submission. She then goes for a crucifix pin, nearly securing the victory. However, Charlotte fights back, and the match sees both competitors exchanging near falls. Iyo uses the ropes to her advantage but misses a missile dropkick when Charlotte evades. Capitalizing on the opportunity, Charlotte locks in a Boston Crab, but Iyo finds a way to counter and gets another near fall.
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:06:25 am UTC / 7 months ago
    When Iyo attempts a cross body, Charlotte catches her and executes a fallaway slam. Charlotte then surprises with a handspring clothesline, almost claiming victory. She further dominates by delivering a backbreaker and sending Iyo into the turnbuckles, where she follows up with some chops. Charlotte positions Iyo on the turnbuckles and lands more chops.

    As the match intensifies, Bayley makes her presence known by standing up at the announce table. This distracts Iyo momentarily, allowing Charlotte to block a sunset flip power bomb attempt. However, Iyo persists, successfully hitting the power bomb for a near fall.
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:06:19 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Iyo manages to get a near fall after a well-executed move. Charlotte attempts a standing switch, but Iyo slips through the ropes and ends up on the floor. Unfortunately for Iyo, her sliding boot on the apron misses its mark, and Charlotte kicks her off the apron. Undeterred, Charlotte goes for a pescado, but Iyo evades, and Charlotte lands gracefully on her feet. Iyo takes advantage and follows up with a head scissors, leading to a break as we head into a commercial.

    Upon returning, Bayley interrupts the action to exchange some words with Charlotte, who then tosses Iyo back into the ring. Charlotte delivers a forearm and attempts to place Iyo's leg in the ropes but misses with a knee strike. Iyo counters with a running double knee strike, nearly securing a pinfall. Not backing down, Charlotte responds with a belly-to-back suplex. She follows up with a series of kicks and chops, gaining momentum.
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:05:16 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Kicking Iyo while she's cornered, Charlotte's momentum is interrupted as Iyo manages to escape from a fallaway slam attempt. Seizing the opportunity, Iyo responds with a well-executed dropkick to Charlotte's back. Charlotte forces Iyo to the apron, but Iyo responds with a shoulder thrust before springboarding back into the ring with a dropkick.
  • 22 Jul 2023 01:05:13 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Charlotte Flair Vs Iyo Sky (with Bayley)

    They engage in a lock-up, and Iyo makes her way to the turnbuckles, but Charlotte skillfully avoids an arm drag. Charlotte takes control with a side headlock followed by a powerful shoulder tackle. She showcases some impressive handsprings, and Iyo responds with some acrobatic moves of her own. Iyo lands a dropkick targeting Charlotte's leg, trying to gain an advantage.

    Charlotte anticipates Iyo's kick and takes her down to the mat. Attempting a handspring clothesline into the corner, Charlotte's plans are foiled by Iyo's well-timed boot and counter kicks. Undeterred, Charlotte elegantly flips to the apron, delivering a sharp kick to Iyo, and then climbs the ropes to hit a crossbody maneuver.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:03:11 am UTC / 7 months ago
    The broadcast highlights the events that unfolded between Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar on Raw. The camera pans to NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams cheering in the crowd.

    Announcements are made for an upcoming match where Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair will challenge Asuka for the Women's Title.

    NXT Women's Champion Tiffany Stratton is also seen among the enthusiastic crowd.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:03:07 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Meanwhile, Austin Theory also makes his way backstage and spots Adam Pearce engrossed in a phone call.

    Austin seeks answers for Santos' unexpected attack on him and demands a match against him.

    Adam proposes a title match, but Theory insists that Santos doesn't deserve a title shot. He wants a one-on-one match with Santos to settle the disrespect he felt. Adam eventually grants him the match.

  • 22 Jul 2023 01:02:59 am UTC / 7 months ago
    After the match, Rey and Santos find themselves in the ring together, but the big question lingers: will they still remain friends next week when they battle for a shot at the US Champion?

    We cut to a commercial break.

    As the show returns, the Cavinder Twins are spotted among the enthusiastic crowd.

    Jey Uso strolls backstage and comes across Tony D'Angelo, Channing Lorenzo, and the Creed Brothers.

  • 22 Jul 2023 12:59:21 am UTC / 7 months ago
    WINNER: Rey Mysterio
  • 22 Jul 2023 12:59:11 am UTC / 7 months ago
    As Grimes regains his footing, Rey executes a head scissors, propelling both Sheamus and Grimes into the ropes. Rey quickly follows up with a 619 on both opponents and a splash on Grimes, nearly securing the victory. However, Theory intervenes and pulls Rey out of the ring, initiating a brawl that spills into the crowd with Santos Escobar joining the fray.

    Back in the ring, Knight prepares for his signature move, the Yeahple's Elbow, and successfully executes it. But Sheamus retaliates with a Brogue Kick to Knight, and Grimes follows up with a devastating Cave In.

    With the stakes high, Rey makes a dramatic return, executing a West Coast Pop on Grimes and securing the three-count victory.

  • 22 Jul 2023 12:59:03 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Setting up for his signature Brogue Kick, Sheamus punches Grimes while Knight tries to capitalize with a uranage. He manages a near fall before Rey breaks up the pin. Grimes retaliates with a swift kick to Knight, while Sheamus knees Grimes. In the midst of the chaos, Knight executes a Burning Hammer on Sheamus, only for Rey to intervene and break the pin once more.

    Grimes surprises Rey with a Spanish Fly for another close call. Rey, determined not to be taken down, strikes Grimes with a 619 to the midsection from the apron. He then lands a kick on Grimes, climbs the turnbuckle, and attempts a high-flying move, but Grimes thwarts him. Sheamus seizes the moment and lifts Grimes onto his shoulders.

  • 22 Jul 2023 12:58:52 am UTC / 7 months ago
    As Grimes and Rey exchange near falls, Sheamus and Knight are sprawled on the floor. Grimes manages to hoist Rey onto his shoulders, and the two tumble over the top rope to the outside. Rey executes a hurricanrana, sending Grimes careening towards Theory's chair, but Theory quickly gets back on his feet, accusing Rey of intentional interference.

    Seizing the opportunity, Sheamus clotheslines both Rey and Grimes, then hurls them into the ringside barrier. He ascends the turnbuckle and lands a clothesline on Knight, followed by a power slam on Rey. Sheamus further delivers an Air Raid Crash on Knight, nearly securing the victory.

  • 22 Jul 2023 12:58:05 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Sheamus executes a powerful uranage backbreaker and sends Knight to the outside. Knight retaliates by dragging Sheamus to the floor. A back drop driver by Knight sends Sheamus crashing onto the apron. Grimes aims for a suicide dive, but Knight cuts him off with a forearm. Rey, however, hits a dropkick through the ropes on Knight. Taking advantage, Rey ascends to the top rope, but Knight thwarts his attempt by crotching Rey.

    Knight positions himself for a superplex, with Sheamus joining in. Knight removes Sheamus from the equation, allowing Grimes to attempt a hurricanrana on Sheamus, but Sheamus manages to block it. In a stunning display of strength, they execute a Tower of Doom, leaving everyone down and reeling.

  • 22 Jul 2023 12:57:51 am UTC / 7 months ago
    With a display of sportsmanship, Rey and Sheamus shake hands, but the match soon resumes with Sheamus attempting a slam. Rey, however, cleverly escapes and dropkicks Sheamus into the ropes, followed by a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker from Sheamus. Just as Sheamus tries to lift Rey, Grimes intervenes with a crossbody. Grimes then unleashes a barrage of kicks on both Sheamus and Rey, followed by a dropkick on Sheamus. In turn, Sheamus counters with a running double sledge.

  • 22 Jul 2023 12:57:26 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Back in the ring, Sheamus and Knight face off while Grimes roughhouses Rey, slamming him into the ringside barrier. Knight lands a clothesline on Sheamus, nearly scoring a pinfall. He follows it up with a knee strike, forcefully driving Sheamus into the turnbuckles. Sheamus counters with a powerful punch before executing a Finlay Slam, coming close to a three-count.

    Knight evades a clothesline and answers with a well-timed back elbow. After being sent to the apron, Sheamus returns the favor with a clothesline. Grimes attempts an O'Connor Roll, but his momentum sends him into the ropes, allowing Rey to hit a dropkick, launching Knight to the outside. Working together, Sheamus and Rey set up Grimes in the ropes and deliver stereo forearms.

  • 22 Jul 2023 12:57:08 am UTC / 7 months ago
    Sheamus VS Rey Mysterio VS LA Knight VS Cameron Grimes in a First Round Fatal Four Way Match to Determine who faces Santos Escobar Next Week to see who faces Austin Theory for the US Title Match

    As the action intensifies, Rey finds himself sent to the apron by Grimes, who follows up with a powerful forearm, forcing Rey to crash onto the floor. Sheamus, not one to be outdone, delivers a series of forceful forearms to Knight, ultimately sending him over the top rope and out of the ring. Seizing the opportunity, Knight retaliates with a slingshot shoulder thrust, propelling Grimes out of the ring as well.

  • 22 Jul 2023 12:54:41 am UTC / 7 months ago
    The Bloodline strolls into the background.

    Austin Theory joins Cole and Barrett at the announce table.

    In the crowd, Wes Lee and Dragon Lee are seen.

    Before the opening match, LA Knight has something to discuss with you.

    He states that SummerSlam looms on the horizon, marking the grandest party of the year. He yearns to partake in a celebration where he emerges victorious as the US champion. Three men obstruct his path. One after another, each of you shall crumble, for you will come to realize whose game reigns supreme.
  • 21 Jul 2023 03:54:13 pm UTC / 7 months ago
    Rey Mysterio, Sheamus, Cameron Grimes and LA Knight to battle in the United States Championship Invitational

    In the United States Championship Invitational, Rey Mysterio, Sheamus, Cameron Grimes, and LA Knight will engage in their initial step towards a future U.S. Title Match!

    The triumphant participant of the Fatal 4-Way Match shall advance to confront Santos Escobar, who emerged victorious in the first Fatal 4-Way Match on the July 28 edition of SmackDown. The ultimate winner of that one-on-one clash will earn the right to challenge Austin Theory for the star-spangled title.

  • 21 Jul 2023 03:53:25 pm UTC / 7 months ago
    Roman Reigns returns to SmackDown for the SummerSlam Rules of Engagement with Jey Uso

    In the modern era, Roman Reigns, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion and the most dominant champion, makes his grand return to establish the Rules of Engagement for SummerSlam alongside his unhinged cousin, Jey Uso.

Here are the full results for this Friday's SmackDown which airs live on July 21, 2023, live from Amway Center in Orlando, FL.

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