SmackDown results: May 26, 2023
Austin Theory def. Sheamus in a United States Title Match
In the final moments of the United States Title Match, Austin Theory attempted to use a steel chair against Sheamus, but the attack was quickly thwarted by The Brawling Brutes, which set up The Celtic Warrior to hit a whopping 25 Beats of the Bodhran.
When Pretty Deadly attacked Butch and Ridge Holland as Sheamus was going for the Brogue Kick, the Irish Superstar began to dish out a second Beats of the Bodhran on Kit Wilson. As he did, Theory took advantage of the distraction and rolled up his challenger for the three-count.
Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi def. Bayley & IYO SKY
Before both teams battle in a Fatal 4-Way showdown to crown new WWE Women’s' Tag Team Champions on Raw, miscommunication between Damage CTRL's Bayley and IYO SKY allowed the newly-formed tandem Raquel Rodriguez and Shotzi to pick up a huge win.
Cameron Grimes def. Ashante “Thee” Adonis
Two weeks ago, Cameron Grimes scored a victory over Baron Corbin in near-record time in his SmackDown debut. Despite a bit of interference by Top Dolla early in the matchup, Grimes overcame Hit Row's Ashante “Thee” Adonis with the Cave-In.
As the dust cleared, Corbin suddenly ambushed the triumphant Superstar from behind on the ramp.
Asuka locked Raw Women's Champion Bianca Belair in the armbar before nearly getting K.O.D.-ed en route to the Raw Women's Title Match WWE Night of Champions
LA Knight def. Rick Boogs
One week after LA Knight attacked his own tag team partner Rick Boogs for getting pinned in their match against The Street Profits, the short-lived tandem squared off as Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins watched. After Knight emerged victorious with B.F.T., he confronted Ford and Dawkins and informed them that it will be him that smokes them.
AJ Styles def. Karrion Kross
Before AJ Styles battles Seth "Freakin" Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Night of Champions, his fellow O.C. member Michin emerged to chase away an interfering Scarlett. With the playing field leveled, Styles continued to battle Karrion Kross in a hard-fought matchup before hitting the Phenomenal Forearm for a huge win en route to his high-stakes showdown against The Visionary.
Chaos took over during "The KO Show" one day before WWE Night of Champions
One day before the highly anticipated Undisputed WWE Tag Team Title Match at WWE Night of Champions, "The KO Show" erupted in bedlam. After being goaded by Kevin Owens, Jimmy Uso made the mistake of referring to himself as "The Tribal Chief" when it comes to The Usos.
Roman Reigns soon emerged to admonish Jimmy and Jey. When Reigns took Sami Zayn's mic after the one-time "Honorary Uce" asked him if he knew "it's over," KO suddenly ambushed The Head of the Table with the Stunner. In response, The Usos began to brawl with Zayn and Owens before Solo Sikoa emerged to take out both of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions with the Samoan Spike. After Reigns blasted Zayn with the Spear, he demanded Jimmy Uso give him the Tag Team Titles. After Jimmy hesitated, Jey took the championships from his brother and handed them to The Tribal Chief.