SmackDown results: July 7, 2023
Tribal Court: The Trial of the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns
The Usos tried reasoning with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, but just when it seemed that Reigns saw the error of his ways, he low-blowed Jey Uso, and he and Solo Sikoa proceeded to destroy The Usos.
Jey Uso would return later in the night with a steel chair in hand, demanding Reigns pay for what he did to his brother Jimmy.
United States Champion Austin Theory def. Sheamus
With the help of Kit Wilson and Elton Prince, Austin Theory escaped a brutal matchup with Sheamus and retained the United States Championship.
Theory kept The Celtic Warrior off-balance early and even mocked the former WWE Champion on several occasions, including hitting him with 10 Beats of the Bodhran.
Just when Sheamus held all the momentum, Pretty Deadly appeared, which forced The Brawling Brutes to come to ringside as well.
Sheamus looked poised to win with a Brogue Kick, but it hit Wilson instead, and Theory managed to roll up Sheamus and grab his tights to steal the victory.
AJ Styles def. Karrion Kross
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles took down the imposing Karrion Kross, and it was Michin that proved to be the equalizer in the matchup.
Kross imposed his will on Styles, hitting him with a Krosshammer, but Styles continued to battle.
Styles looked for the Phenomenal Forearm after finally downing Kross, but Scarlett attempted to knock him off the apron, only for Michin to neutralize her and allow Styles to hit his signature move and pick up the win.
Edge def. Grayson Waller
After disrespectful comments earlier in the night from Grayson Waller on “The Grayson Waller Effect,” Edge taught The Arrogant Aussie a lesson in respect as The Rated-R Superstar Speared his way to a victory on SmackDown.
Despite the crowd’s deafening disapproval of him, Waller proved more than formidable, as he knocked Edge around the ring, including hitting an impressive tornado DDT from off the top rope.
The veteran savviness of The Rated-R Superstar proved to be the difference, as he targeted Waller’s ribs for most of the match, making his match-ending Spear that much more impactful.