SmackDown results, March 31, 2023: Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes are poised for an epic title showdown at WrestleMania
On an incredible SmackDown the night before WrestleMania, The Head of the Table and The American Nightmare came face-to-face one final time before their highly-anticipated Undisputed WWE Universal Title Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Plus, Bobby Lashley won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, Rey Mysterio created a new LWO faction and so much more.
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WrestleMania SmackDown results: March 31, 2023
Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens confronted The Usos before "Owens-Mania" and "Wrestle-Zayn-ia" challenge the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions in "The Biggest Tag Team Title Match in WWE history" on WrestleMania Saturday
Ricochet def. Montez Ford, Chad Gable and Erik in a Fatal 4-Way Match
Twenty-four hours before their respective tag teams will clash in a WrestleMania Showcase Match, Ricochet, Montez Ford, Chad Gable and Erik stepped into the square circle in Fatal 4-Way Match.
When bedlam took over, Ford leaped off the top rope and came crashing down onto Gable. But as the impact caused Montez to momentarily recoup, Ricochet seized the moment and picked up the win with the 450 Splash.
Bobby Lashley emerged victorious in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
On the Eve of WrestleMania, Bobby Lashley achieved another incredible milestone by outlasting a ring full of determined Superstars and winning the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Moments after LA Knight and Braun Strowman were eliminated by the dominant Bronson Reed to leave the final two competitors in the squared circle, The All Mighty dug deep and outfought Bronson before hurling him over the top rope to claim the covered Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy.
Raquel Rodriguez def. Natalya, Shayna Baszler and Sonya Deville in a Fatal 4-Way Match
Prior to Sunday's WrestleMania Showcase Match, Raquel Rodriguez dropped a charging Shayna Baszler with powerful boot before blasting Sonya Deville with the Tejana Bomb for the three-count. The huge victory earned Rodriguez and Liv Morgan valuable momentum heading into the high-stakes Women's Tag Team Fatal 4-Way Match at The Show of Shows.
Rey Mysterio formed the new Latino World Order (LWO) with Legado del Fantasma en route to his WrestleMania Saturday Match against his son Dominik
Drew McIntyre & Sheamus def. Imperium
Prior to their Intercontinental Title Triple Threat Match against Gunther on WrestleMania Sunday, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus reluctantly joined forces against The Ring General’s cohorts, Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci.
Throughout the matchup, both McIntyre and Sheamus attempted to show up the other. This included McIntyre tagging himself into the match as Sheamus was about to hit a Brogue Kick for the possible victory. Then, Sheamus returned the favor and tagged himself into the matchup as McIntyre was setting up for the Claymore Kick to presumably end the contest himself.
As the teammates once again began to argue, Imperium used this distraction to knock them into each other and send McIntyre out of the ring. Nevertheless, Sheamus hit the Brogue Kick on Vinci. Seconds later, McIntyre reentered the ring and blasted Kaiser with the Claymore Kick, and The Celtic Warrior picked up the victory.
Roman Reigns stood face-to-face with Cody Rhodes prior to their epic showdown for Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All