SmackDown results, August 25, 2023: SmackDown pays tribute to Bray Wyatt and Terry Funk
WWE honored both Bray Wyatt and WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk on an extremely emotional SmackDown. Plus, LA Knight overcame Finn Bálor, IYO SKY successfully defended her WWE Women’s Title against The LWO’s Zelina Vega, Bobby Lashley helped The Street Profits steal a win from The Brawling Brutes in a Terry Funk Hardcore Tag Team Match, Rey Mysterio defeated Grayson Waller and more.
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SmackDown results: Aug. 25, 2023
SmackDown observed an emotional moment of silence and the traditional 10-bell salute in tribute of Bray Wyatt and WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk
Rey Mysterio def Grayson Waller
The LWO's Santos Escobar emerged to neutralize an interfering Austin Theory. This paved the way for United States Champion Rey Mysterio to overcome Grayson Waller with the 619/Splash combination.
The victory gave The Legendary Luchador major momentum en route to his U.S Title Match against Theory at WWE Payback.
IYO SKY def. Zelina Vega in a WWE Women’s Title Match
Despite the fact that Zelina Vega had previously defeated IYO SKY on two outings, The Genius of the Sky successfully defended her WWE Women’s Championship for the first time in a hard fought matchup. After hurling her opponent into the steel ring steps, she returned the ring and hit The LWO Superstar with the devastating Over The Moonsault for the three-count.
Cody Rhodes talked about the extraordinary career of WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk
The Street Profits def. The Brawling Brutes in the Terry Funk Hardcore Tag Team Match
What started as a Terry Funk Hardcore Tag Team Match, pitting the Brawling Brutes against The Street Profits to honor the late WWE Hall of Famer, soon ended in controversy.
Just when it seemed like the Fight Night tag team had the advantage, a sudden Bobby Lashley Spear completely demolished Butch outside the ring and allowed Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins to take out Ridge Holland with the Revelation through the table.
LA Knight gives a touching tribute to Bray Wyatt before vowing to show The Miz whose game it is
LA Knight def. Finn Bálor
In the height of a main event showdown between two of Bray Wyatt's greatest opponents, LA Knight took The Judgment Day’s Finn Bálor off the top rope before he could execute the Coup De Grace. He then quickly followed up with the BFT to secure the emotional victory.
After the match ended, an amazing silent tribute to Bray Wyatt took center stage in the closing moments of SmackDown.