The Riveting Return of Friday Night SmackDown
Well, isn’t this a treat? Friday Night SmackDown saunters into our lives again this fine evening (26th May, 2023), like a long-lost uncle you never really wanted to see again. We’re diving into an episode filmed last week at the rather grand Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. Because why, oh why, would we want something live, fresh off the griddle? WWE SmackDown results May 26 ahead folks.
SmackDown: A Spoiler Haven
As for spoilers, oh you know you love them, you can fetch them right here. And if you do decide to spoil the party, confine your devilish whispers to the comments of that post. We wouldn’t want to ruin it for the poor souls who still enjoy a surprise, would we?
Overseas Adventures & In-ring Intrigue
Our beloved roster is currently sunning themselves in Saudi Arabia, all set for the Night of Champions premium live event in Jeddah. Who needs home comforts and fresh baked beans on toast when you have, well, that?
Tonight’s Menu: Titles, Tussles, and Tirades
Tonight’s schedule seems to pack a bit of a punch. The highly anticipated KO Show will feature Kevin Owens rubbing elbows with Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa, before their Tag title scuffle this weekend. Meanwhile, AJ Styles will be flexing his muscles against Karrion Kross, all in preparation for his World Heavyweight Championship Tournament final. Talk about dedication, eh?
Then we’ve got Raquel Rodriguez and her fresh out of the box partner Shotzi, squaring off against Damage CTRL. This is all happening before the Women’s Tag Team title 4Way on next Monday’s Raw. Ladies and gents, take your hats off for the fairer sex.
And There’s More…
As if that wasn’t enough to have you glued to your screens, there’s also Sheamus and United States champ Austin Theory duking it out. And, hold onto your hats, we’ve got LA Knight vs. Rick Boogs. Yes, you heard it here first!
Join us here at 8 pm ET sharp, because we all know how you like your wrestling on time, for the SmackDown live blog. It’ll be kicking off once the show starts on FOX. It’ll be right under this line here. (Note: Links to dodgy streams are a big no-no. But Pics and GIFs? Bring them on.)
WWE SmackDown Results and Live Blog for May 26
I can just picture him, trudging down that road, poor soul. Cart broke, and weighed down more than my Aunt Margaret after Christmas dinner. Ah, the poor bloke looked at me with his eyes of coal, and now I’ve got to liveblog this wrestling bonanza for you lot.
Curtains up, we’re rolling with the intro video. I hope you’re ready for this, because I’m not sure I am. Let’s get this show on the road, shall we?
Austin Theory (c) vs. Sheamus (WWE United States Championship) – A Classic Rumble in the Jungle
Oh, what do we have here? Austin Theory, the king of the ring, going toe to toe with Sheamus, the fiery Irishman. They’re circling around like a couple of cats in a dance-off, ducking, diving, and dodging. And then, wallop! A shoulder block sends our mate Theory scurrying into the corner like he’s seen a ghost. He’s probably just remembered he left the oven on.
Sheamus is going for the Beats of the Bodhran but Theory, in a moment of sheer genius, dodges and slams him onto the apron. And with that, we’re off to the ads, because we all need a breather and a quick peek at the latest line of antiperspirants.
From Commercials to Carnage
Back from the break, we’re treated to mounted punches and rolling thunder blockbuster – or at least we would be if Sheamus didn’t spoil it. The Irishman is relentless, ladling out an Irish Curse and a big elbow. He’s serving it up like it’s Sunday roast at his granny’s house.
Austin is not to be outdone, though. He’s throwing punches like a champ in the turnbuckle and caps it all with a spinout powerbomb. Close but no cigar, my friend!
Austin tries to bring a chair into the equation – because why wouldn’t you? – but Ridge Holland swoops in and swipes it away. Cue Sheamus and the Beats of the Bodhran. It’s a bit like a chorus line, only with more grunting.
A Finale Filled With Surprises
But wait, there’s a twist in the tail. Pretty Deadly descend upon the scene, attacking the Brawling Brutes. It’s chaos, it’s madness, it’s… actually quite entertaining. And then, like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, Austin Theory emerges from behind to retain his WWE United States Championship. Well, didn’t see that coming, did you?
Austin Theory wins by pinfall with a schoolboy pin to retain the WWE United States Championship.
Behind the Scenes, Roman Reigns Stirs the Pot
Backstage, we have Roman Reigns doing what he does best – stirring the pot. The guilt trip for the Usos is on. The carrot? An invitation to next week’s 1000 day celebration for the greatest title reign of all time. Oh, and he wants Jey there too. Cue a soap opera worthy family squabble.
Jimmy, clearly not getting the memo about keeping your boss happy, questions Roman’s antics. Roman’s response? A command to sit down. There’s a bit of a stand-off, with Roman flexing his ‘alpha male’ muscles and reminding Jimmy who used to come out on top during their childhood squabbles.
And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi Blackheart
Just as things are heating up, Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi Blackheart grace us with their presence, and we’re off to another commercial break. I mean, who wouldn’t need a break after all that drama? Will they find a way to top the lads’ performance? Only time will tell. But for now, pass me the remote.
Damage CTRL (Bayley & IYO SKY) vs. Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi Blackheart – The Unofficial Tug of War Championships
Starting us off in this high-stakes game of playground tug-of-war are Rodriguez and Bayley. With some classic interference from SKY, Raquel finds herself in enemy territory faster than a streaker at a football match. But fear not, using her strength (or sheer stubbornness, we’ll never know), she manages to tag Blackheart in. It’s a back and forth tussle, sort of like watching a pair of overexcited puppies fight over a chew toy.
The baddies seem to have the upper hand as we cut to commercial because who doesn’t love suspense?
From Adverts to Acrobatics
Coming back from the break, SKY is giving Rodriguez a run for her money. Hot tag to Shotzi, she’s flying around the ring like a bat out of hell. Her spin-out facebuster and strike combo sends Bayley into a bit of a tizzy. And then, just when you think it can’t get any wilder, the match transforms into an impromptu episode of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. Everyone’s pulling tricks out of the bag, with Shotzi and IYO trading strikes like they’re in a supermarket car park brawl.
The Tiger Suplex Stakes
Suddenly, out of nowhere, a TIGER SUPLEX WITH A BRIDGE! Bayley is forced to break it up before she ends up in a chiropractor’s office. Raquel drags Bayley out of the ring, presumably to have a chat about the latest episode of ‘Eastenders’. IYO SKY tries her hand at a bulldog on Rodriguez but ends up throwing her into the turnbuckles. Bayley takes a hit from IYO’s senton, which, let’s be honest, probably hurt more than stepping on a lego brick.
And the Winners Are…
After what can only be described as a battle royal of balletic chaos, Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi Blackheart come out victorious. They’ve managed to pinfall with a folding press from Raquel Rodriguez on Bayley.
Praise and Hype
After the dust settles, we’re treated to hype reels of our World Heavyweight Championship tournament finalists. Sort of like those ‘Best Bits’ videos they play on reality TV shows when someone gets voted out.
Hit Row makes their entrance, no doubt about to drop the latest WWE inspired hip-hop track.
Back from another break, we’re given a Grayson Waller hype reel. Nothing says Friday night like watching slow-mo shots of wrestlers looking stern.
Grimes’ Time to Shine
Lastly, Cameron Grimes chimes in with an inset promo about how fantastic his life’s been lately and his desire to go to the moon. Good luck with that, mate. Maybe Elon Musk can give you a lift. WWE SmackDown results May 26.
Ashante “Thee” Adonis vs. Cameron Grimes – A Fashion Show Turned Wrestling Match
Kickstarting this fashion-forward match, Adonis does a twirl and tosses his jacket towards Grimes who, in a shocking turn of events, ducks. Off the ropes, Adonis lays down a shoulder block, a pair of tijeras, knee lift, and even a shooting star press. But alas, no dice.
Top Dolla, ever the helpful fellow, runs interference which allows Ashante to get in a few well-placed punches. Grimes takes a whipping across the ring, only to be greeted by a big dropkick. But will it be enough for the win? Nope, it’s a nearfall.
The Cameron Comeback
Just as things are heating up, Grimes pulls out a back suplex. To everyone’s surprise (and relief), he lands on his feet. He charges off the ropes, firing off a couple of lariats and a Frankensteiner, he’s looking like a man possessed.
And it seems like all that enthusiasm paid off. Cameron Grimes ends the match victoriously with a Cave-In.
But the drama isn’t over yet. Post-match, Baron Corbin creeps up and attacks Grimes, leaving him flat on the mat.
Bianca Belair graces us with her presence, and we’re off to a commercial break.
Bianca Belair’s Battle Cry
Post-commercial, Bianca is ready for a chat. She tells us that she’s going to fight an entirely different Asuka at the Night of Champions. The Asuka she faced at WrestleMania is history, and tomorrow’s Asuka wants more than just her title. It’s a stirring speech, filled with determination and fighting spirit.
Asuka Strikes Back
In a shocking twist, Asuka launches a surprise attack from behind, pulling Bianca into a cross armbar. Referees and road agents rush to intervene, but Asuka and Bianca are mixing it up again. However, Bianca manages to hit KOD!
Chitchat and an Entrance
Meanwhile, backstage, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are having a chinwag. What they’re discussing, nobody knows, but let’s hope it’s something important.
LA Knight wraps up the segment, making his grand entrance. And with that, we’re off to another commercial break. I swear, if we had a penny for every time we had a commercial break…
LA Knight vs. Rick Boogs – The Musical Encounter
Enter the stage, LA Knight and Rick Boogs, with the Street Profits providing the soundtrack to this melodious clash from the commentary booth.
Boogs starts the match as if he’s leading a conga line, having a good time until he gets distracted. It seems he couldn’t resist saying a quick ‘howdy’ to the Street Profits. Knight takes this moment to cut him off, sort of like a teacher stopping a student from passing notes in class.
The Northern Lights Surprise
After a few traded blows in the corner and a whip across the ring, Boogs crashes shoulder-first into the post. This misstep leads to Knight throwing in some well-placed boots. Knight then takes a leap off the top, but Boogs catches him in a Northern Lights suplex, as if he’s playing catch with a frisbee.
The Five Dollar Insult
Following some impressive front kicks from Knight, and an extravagant pop-up drop, Knight manages to clinch the victory with a BFT.
Then, as is customary in wrestling, Knight grabs a mic to sling a few well-chosen words at the Street Profits. He tells them he’s going to make change out of their ‘five dollar asses’. I’m not sure what that means, but it doesn’t sound too friendly. His message ends on a rather ominous note, warning the Profits that their time is coming.
A Word from Karrion Kross and AJ Styles
Karrion Kross cuts in with a promo on AJ Styles, promising a masterclass in victimisation. All rather ominous, don’t you think?
AJ Styles then struts his stuff, making his entrance before we cut to yet another commercial break. I swear these breaks are multiplying like rabbits…
A Glimpse into the Future
Returning from the commercial, we’re treated to a flashy vignette of Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn. They’re not just hyping them up; they’re sending them into the stratosphere. After all, what better way to end the night than with a sneak peek at the next generation of wrestling stars?
AJ Styles vs. Karrion Kross – A Showdown to Remember
Here we go, folks, with Styles seemingly holding the upper hand until Scarlett, like a gazelle on the Serengeti, dashes in to distract him. But don’t fret, Mia Yim shows up to even the score, chasing Bordeaux backstage like a determined traffic warden. And with that, we’re off to the land of commercials once more.
The Phenomenal Turnaround
Upon our triumphant return from ad-land, we find Styles looking a bit worse for wear. But, lo and behold, he starts a comeback, dishing out chops like he’s running a butcher’s shop. Kross, however, doesn’t take this lying down and counters with a hearty elbow!
Styles bounces back with a Pele Kick and a sliding forearm, showing that he’s not just about the fancy kicks and flips. He even pulls out a USHIGOROSHI, but it only nets him a two-count.
Styles’ Victorious Strike
Despite Kross’ best efforts, Styles manages to dodge the Krosshammer, and eventually puts Kross down with a Phenomenal Forearm. Yes, it was phenomenal, and yes, it did lead to a pinfall victory for Styles. what a show so far, WWE SmackDown results May 26.
The Promise of a Phenomenal Beating
Back from yet another commercial break, Styles takes a moment to deliver some harsh words to Seth Rollins in a backstage interview. He declares that Rollins may be invincible, unstoppable, but he can’t be phenomenal. Oh, the audacity! Styles promises to deliver a beating that’s as phenomenal as his own forearm strike.
The Kevin and Sami Show
Before we get another glimpse into Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes saga, we are greeted by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn making their way to the ring, ready to host their own little chit-chat show.
However, Paul Heyman interrupts their jovial banter, stating that Roman Reigns doesn’t work on their schedule, but his own. Oh, the drama! It’s enough to send us to yet another ad break. Don’t you just love the suspense?
The Unexpected Arrival of the Usos
Now, here comes a surprise. The Usos saunter into the ring like a pair of peacocks, leaving poor Paul with a face looking like he’s just bitten into a particularly sour lemon.
An Unexpected Confrontation
They brazenly question Kev and Sami, wondering why they’re acting like it’s all sunshine and rainbows. Especially when there’s an ominous cloud standing right in front of them. I have to admit, the audacity is impressive.
Owens, never one to shy away from a confrontation, says he knew Roman wouldn’t show up, and that it’s the Usos he really wanted to chat with. So we’re treated to a heartfelt, and rather unexpected, confession. WWE SmackDown results May 26.
The Heart of the Table
He calls Roman a ‘narcissistic delusional ugh’ who fancies himself the Head of the Table, while he’s looking at the true Heart of the Table, the Usos. Owens likens Roman’s treatment of the Usos to that of an appendix. Not the most flattering of analogies, I must say.
A Royal Arrival
Before the drama gets a chance to simmer down, who else but Roman Reigns decides to make an appearance. Reigns, ever the showman, delivers an icy stare to the Usos. Sami interjects, blaming Reigns for the imminent collapse of the Bloodline. Clearly not a fan of criticism, Reigns slaps the microphone out of Sami’s hands.
The Clash of the Titans
Suddenly, Owens lands a stunner on Reigns and chaos ensues. Enter Solo Sikoa, who makes quick work of the tag champions with Samoan Spikes.
The Power Struggle
The Bloodline stands triumphant, Solo wielding one set of tag belts and Jimmy the other. Reigns, clearly feeling left out, extends his hand demanding the titles.
Refusing to part with his trophy, Jimmy does nothing, leading to Jey swooping in, snatching the belts from his brother, and passing them over to Roman. The scene ends with Roman standing tall, clutching all four belts like a kid in a candy store, while Jimmy sulks in the corner.
And with that, it’s a wrap, folks. See you next time for more high-octane drama! WWE SmackDown results May 26! hope you enjoyed the show.