SmackDown results, July 21, 2023:Roman Reigns agrees to put his Tribal Chiefdom on the line against Jey Uso!
On a frenetic Friday Night SmackDown, the stakes between Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Jey Uso got magnified as Reigns agreed to put his Tribal Chiefdom on the line as well as his title against Jey at SummerSlam! Plus, “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio won his first NXT North American Title defense against Butch, Rey Mysterio advanced in the U.S. Title Invitational Tournament, Charlotte Flair overcame IYO SKY so much more!
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SmackDown results: July 21, 2023
Rey Mysterio def. LA Knight, Sheamus and Cameron Grimes to advance in U.S. Title Invitational Tournament
For a chance to face Santos Escobar in the final of the United States Title Invitational Tournament, LA Knight, Rey Mysterio, Sheamus and Cameron Grimes took part in a Fatal 4-Way Match.
The pace was frenetic with all four Superstars pulling out the stops with the two veterans in Sheamus and Rey Mysterio hitting Knight and Grimes with the 10 Beats of the Bodhran.
In a wild moment, all four Superstars came crashing down to Earth in a jaw-dropping Tower of Doom catastrophe.
In the closing stages, Mysterio sent Grimes straight near where Austin Theory was sitting, which enraged the U.S. Champion, who accused Mysterio of doing it on purpose.
Just as Mysterio hit a double 619 on Sheamus and Grimes and looked set to win the match, Theory stopped The Master of the 619 from completing the pinfall, sending him into the ring steps. Mysterio’s fellow LWO member Escobar emerged from the backstage area to stop Theory from inflicting further damage.
After each competitor hit their own finishing move on each other, Mysterio managed to stand tall, executing a vicious hurricanrana on Grimes to win the match.
Charlotte Flair def. IYO SKY
Charlotte Flair’s road to SummerSlam hit a bump as she took on Ms. Money in the Bank IYO SKY, with Bayley cheering for her Damage CTRL teammate while providing guest commentary.
Flair’s strength kept the wily SKY at bay, but The Genius of the Sky executed a powerbomb after Bayley distracted The Queen.
After an ominous message from Shotzi that played on the TitanTron, Bayley ditched her teammate.
Despite being sans Bayley, SKY gave it her all to Flair. Flair eventually landed Natural Selection out of desperation to win the match. After the match, WWE Women’s Champion Asuka left The Queen reeling on the mat.
Santos Escobar def. Austin Theory
Enraged over Austin Theory’s attempt to sabotage Rey Mysterio’s win in the Fatal 4-Way Match earlier, Santos Escobar took on the braggadocios U.S. Champion in a non-title match.
As Escobar won the previous week’s Fatal 4-Way, the match could potentially be a preview of a future U.S. Title match between the two. Escobar looked good against the champion as well, taking down Theory with elbow strikes and hurricanranas.
A beautifully executed modified suplex from Theory nearly put Escobar away for good, but the LWO member kept himself alive.
Escobar’s might proved to be too much as he put Theory down with the Phantom Driver to win the huge non-title match.
Dominik Mysterio def. Butch to retain the NXT North American Title
In Dominik Mysterio’s first NXT North American Title defense since defeating Wes Lee on NXT this past Tuesday, “Dirty” Dom took on The Brawling Brutes’ Butch.
Butch abused Dom right from the start, using joint manipulation to maim the champion’s hands.
Just as Mysterio was about to hit Butch with a chain, Butch’s teammate Ridge Holland came to the rescue to continue the match.
Pretty Deadly made their way down to the ringside area with Kit Wilson pushing Elton Prince in a wheelchair, owing to Prince’s injured shoulder. Butch and Holland would run off Pretty Deadly, but the distraction allowed Ripley to take out Butch, giving Mysterio the chance to win the match and retain his title.
Roman Reigns upped the ante for his championship match with Jey Uso at SummerSlam