SmackDown results, August 18, 2023: Edge celebrates his 25th anniversary in WWE with a win over Sheamus
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SmackDown results: Aug. 18, 2023
Austin Theory def. LA Knight
Austin Theory became the No. 1 Contender to the United States Championship after The Miz showed up to Friday Night SmackDown and cost LA Knight the match.
Knight was on a mission to prove a point, especially with The Miz at ringside, as he bashed Theory’s face on the announce table right in front of The A-Lister.
Sick and tired of Knight’s success, The Miz hopped off of commentary, and his distraction allowed Theory to roll up Knight and win the match, securing his championship opportunity.
Asuka & Charlotte Flair def. Bayley & IYO SKY
The Queen and The EST proved to be a formidable duo as Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair teamed up to defeat Bayley and WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY of Damage CTRL.
Flair and Belair looked sharp early, but a dropkick to the back of Belair’s leg and Flair awkwardly landing on her ankle stunted the momentum that the two Superstars had built.
After absorbing the brunt of a beatdown, Flair finally managed to tag in Belair, and a K.O.D. was enough to end the match.
The Street Profits def. The O.C.
The new-look Street Profits sent another statement as they took down Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows of The O.C.
Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins looked completely rejuvenated as they used their blend of power and speed to win the match, highlighted by a scintillating sit-out powerbomb/neckbreaker combo.
Edge def. Sheamus
“The Rated-R Superstar” Edge celebrated his 25th anniversary in WWE in style as he defeated Sheamus in a thrilling matchup in front of Edge’s hometown of Toronto.
Edge specifically chose Sheamus for this opportunity as the two Superstars had never faced off before this matchup, and they wasted no time engaging in what Sheamus calls “Fight Night.”
Both Superstars dug deep as they battled inside the squared circle, with Edge kicking out of a thunderous Brogue Kick and Sheamus kicking out of a rib-cracking Spear.
It was truly meant to be Edge’s night as he lined up The Celtic Warrior for one last Spear that gave him the victory on his special 25th anniversary.