SmackDown results, March 17, 2003: Owens saves Zayn from a brutal Uso attack to reunite with his long-time friend
After Kevin Owens denied Cody Rhodes’ attempt to patch the divide between himself and Sami Zayn, KO made a surprise reemergence to help his long-time friend during a 2-on-1 attack by Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos. Plus, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair engaged in a chaotic brawl with her WrestleMania challenge Rhea Ripley and so much more.
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Cody Rhodes failed to reunite Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn as KO's words devastated his one-time friend
Dominik Mysterio & Rhea Ripley def. Santos Escobar & Zelina Vega
When order broke down in the Mixed Tag Team Match and Santos Escobar was taken out of action, Zelina Vega knocked Dominik Mysterio out of the squared circle. Unfortunately, she made the mistake of turning her back on Rhea Ripley, who hit her opponent with Riptide for the victory.
After the bell, Dominik began to once more trash talk his dad. In response, Rey Mysterio interrupted Dominik with some emotional words as he made it clear he will never fight his son at WrestleMania or anywhere else.
Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def Tegan Nox & Emma to qualify for WrestleMania Showcase
Moments after the announcement that there would be a WrestleMania Showcase Match, Liv Morgan hit Tegan Knox with Code Red to take her out of action. Raquel Rodriguez then hit Emma with the Tahana Bomb and paved the way for Morgan to finish her opponent with Oblivion. With their huge victory, Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan punch their ticket to the Showcase Match at The Showcase of the Immortals!
Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley attempted to destroy each other in a chaotic brawl
Xavier Woods def. LA Knight
LA Knight is still extremely bothered that he doesn't a match when WrestleMania Goes Hollywood. But all the frustration in the world didn't stop him for being defeated by The New Day's Xavier Woods with the Back Woods.
Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus ended in a no-contest following Imperium attack, a Triple Threat Title Match for the Intercontinental Title was established for WrestleMania
During their fierce battle for an Intercontinental Championship Match at WrestleMania, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus smashed into Gunther. In response, The Ring General attacked both Superstars and brought an end to the matchup. As a result, WWE Official Adam Pearce determined that both McIntyre and Sheamus will challenge the Intercontinental Champion at The Showcase of the Immortals.
Kevin Owens emerged from the crowd to save Sami Zayn from a 2-on-1 Uso attack before reuniting with his long-time friend