WWE SmackDown Results (04/21) - No Disqualification Match, LWO Vs. Judgment Day, Two Title Bouts

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "WWE SmackDown" on April 21, 2023, coming to you live from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio!

In a re-match of last week's main event, Solo Sikoa will be going one-on-one with Matt Riddle except this time, it will be a No Disqualifications Match. While Sikoa may have gotten the better of Riddle last week, Riddle has been looking for another chance to get his hands on Sikoa after Sikoa took him out of action last December.

Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez will be putting their WWE Women's Tag Team Championship on the line against Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green for the first time since dethroning Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus on the April 4 episode of "WWE Raw". Deville and Green have expressed their frustrations with feeling overlooked over the past little while, and made it clear last week that they had their sights set on becoming new titleholders after interrupting Morgan and Rodriguez's Championship Celebration. Things only escalated this past Monday when Green threw a drink in Morgan's face following her and Deville's match against Candice LeRae and Michin.

Another title match is set for tonight, as Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER defends his title against New Day's Xavier Woods. The pair encountered one another backstage last week after Woods interrupted a conversation between GUNTHER and his Imperium stablemates Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser. As a result, a frustrated GUNTHER told Woods that he would teach Woods a lesson of respect in the ring.

Elsewhere, The Viking Raiders will be colliding with Braun Strowman and Ricochet as the two teams look to settle their differences once and for all. Tensions between the four men have run amok over the past few weeks, which culminated last week after The Raiders blindsided Strowman and Ricochet with an attack backstage.

LWO's Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar are also set for action tonight, as they square off with Finn Balor and Damian Priest of Judgment Day. The two teams have had issues with one another for several months, stemming from Dominik Mysterio's anger towards his father. 

We are live! Michael Cole and Wade Barrett greet audiences at home as Judgment Day heads to the ring. LWO follows.

LWO vs. Judgment Day

Rey and Balor begin the action. The bell rings and Rey delivers a hurricanrana and a kick to Balor's thigh, then follows it up with a basement dropkick. He looks for a moonsault, but Balor gets his knees up and tags in Priest. Priest delivers a big boot, then fires off several stomps. He then delivers a right hand and whips him into the corner, then tags in Balor. Balor tags in Priest, then delivers a backbreaker. Priest delivers a leg drop as Balor holds Rey in place. Balor tags back in and Rey catches him with a back elbow. He follows it up with a bulldog variation and tags in Escobar. Escobar delivers a back elbow and a pair of flying elbows, then knocks Priest off the apron and delivers a tilt-a-whirl back breaker to Balor followed by a splash in the corner. He then delivers the double knees before Priest tries to interfere. Escobar sends Priest crashing into Balor, which causes Balor to be knocked to the outside. Escobar then sends Rey crashing onto Priest, and Rey looks to go flying, but Priest pulls Balor out of the way, allowing Balor to clock Escobar back inside the ring.

Back from the break, Escobar fires off chops on Priest. Priest delivers a superkick, then executes a Mongolian chop and mocks Rey. He delivers a kick to Escobar's chest, but Escobar responds with a dropkick before he tags in Rey. Balor tags in and Rey catches him with a hurricanrana, then delivers a shoulder to his midsection and a senton off the top. He hits a crossbody off the ropes, but Balor fires back with a boot to his midsection. Rey delivers an enziguri that sends Balor into the ropes and looks for the 619, but Priest makes the blind tag. Rey sends him to the outside and Escobar tags in. Rey, thinking Balor is legal, delivers the 619 to him, and Escobar then hits a crossbody off the top. Priest takes advantage of the confusion and catches Escobar with South Of Heaven for the win.

Winners: Judgment Day

After the match, Priest grabs a mic and calls out Bad Bunny ahead of his return on "Raw" next Monday. He says he hopes this visit goes differently than the last one.

Back from the break, we head backstage to Adam Pearce. Zelina Vega approaches him and says that while she doesn't know where she'll end up with the WWE Draft next week, she wants a shot at Rhea Ripley's "SmackDown" Championship. She says she has something to prove as the first woman of Puerto Rican descent in WWE, and Pearce tells her that he'll talk to upper management about giving her a title shot at WWE Backlash.

We then head to a video hyping up Shinsuke Nakamura after his return last week, followed by another one from Karrion Kross and Scarlett putting him on notice.

Back at ringside, Ricochet and Braun Strowman head down. Viking Raiders and Valhalla follow. 

Viking Raiders (w/ Valhalla) vs. Braun Strowman and Ricochet

Strowman and Ivar begin the action. The bell rings and Ivar fires off several right hands and back elbows. Strowman returns the favor, then whips Ivar into the corner and delivers an elbow to the back of his head. Strowman and Ivar trade shoulder tackles before Strowman sends Ivar crashing into the mat with one of them. He then delivers a short arm clothesline to Ivar. Erik tags in and The Raiders double team on Strowman before Strowman escapes their grasp and tags in Ricochet. Strowman tries tossing Ricochet onto Ivar, but misses and delivers a right hand to him instead. Ricochet low bridges Erik to the outside, then delivers a kick that sends him to the floor. He goes flying and levels both of The Raiders on the outside.

Back from the break, Erik wears down Ricochet. Strowman tags in and delivers a boot to Erik, then whips him into the corner and delivers a dropkick. Erik rolls to the outside, and Strowman delivers the Strowman Express to himself and Ivar. Valhalla gets in Strowman's face, allowing Erik to deliver a pair of knees and tag in Ivar. Ivar ascends to the top and delivers a splash, then goes for a pin but Strowman kicks out. Ricochet tags in and delivers an enziguri, but Ivar catches him with a boot. Ricochet responds with a running knee and a kick to his face, then tags in Strowman. Strowman immediately tags Ricochet back in and delivers a splash to Ivar in the corner. Ricochet then stands on top of Strowman's shoulders, then delivers a Swanton Bomb for the win.

Winners: Braun Strowman and Ricochet

Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez then head down to the ring. Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green follow. Green and Deville demand respect and mock the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions on their way down to the ring. 

Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez (c) vs. Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship

Morgan and Green begin the action. The bell rings and Morgan dropkicks Green. Deville tags in and looks for a bicycle kick, but Morgan ducks it and delivers an enziguri. Rodriguez tags in and delivers a splash to Deville in the corner, then hits an elbow to her face. Deville responds with a chop block and tags in Green. Green looks for a kick, but Rodriguez catches it and plants her face first. Green knocks Rodriguez to the outside before Morgan tags in and Green catches her with a knee. Rodriguez looks to pull Green to the outside, but Green escapes and Deville goes flying off the apron. Morgan then levels Green and Deville. She tosses Green back in the ring and goes for a pin, but Green kicks out. Green sends Morgan crashing off the middle rope (with a little assistance from Deville on the apron) and goes for a pin, but the referee catches her feet on the ropes. Deville tags in, and herself and Green deliver a double suplex to Morgan. Deville fires off several kicks, and tags in Green. Green and Deville look for a second double suplex. Morgan reverses it into a neckbreaker, then tags in Rodriguez. Rodriguez delivers a clothesline to Green. Rodriguez then sits Deville in the top turnbuckle. Morgan makes the blind tag, and Rodriguez delivers a superplex. Morgan delivers a dropkick and a backstabber to Green and while the referee is distracted, Morgan pours water on Green. She delivers a Code Red and pins her for the win.

Winners (and still): Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez

Xavier Woods then heads down to the ring. Imperium follows, but GUNTHER dismisses Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser. 

GUNTHER (c) vs. Xavier Woods for the Intercontinental Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up. Woods delivers a series of kicks to GUNTHER's thighs before the two go back and forth with submission holds and forearms. GUNTHER then delivers a vicious chop to Woods that sends him crashing down to the mat.

Back from the break, GUNTHER sends Woods into the top turnbuckle face first. He delivers a chop to his back, but Woods responds with a couple of chops of his own. GUNTHER executes a neck crank, but Woods fires off a few forearms. GUNTHER hits another brutal chop and goes for a pin, but Woods kicks out. GUNTHER then delivers a second chop and a double underhook suplex before Woods slaps him and fires off a series of forearms, chops, and stomps. GUNTHER and Woods go back and forth with forearms, but Woods gains the upper hand and sends GUNTHER crashing into the mat. GUNTHER rolls to the outside, and Woods delivers a dropkick through the middle rope. He goes flying over the top, then tosses GUNTHER back in the ring and ascends to the top. He executes a leg drop and goes for a pin, but GUNTHER kicks out. Woods then plants GUNTHER face first and rolls him up, but GUNTHER locks in a Sleeper and Woods fades.

Winner (and still): GUNTHER

Back from the break, The Usos head to the ring. Jimmy and Jey address all the questions they've been asked since losing the Undisputed Tag Team Championship and say they're going to do what's best and win back their title in honor of Roman Reigns. They then introduce Solo Sikoa, and he heads down to the ring.

Solo Sikoa vs. Matt Riddle in a No Disqualification Match

Riddle jumps Sikoa from behind. The bell rings and Sikoa delivers a clothesline to Riddle's back. He then delivers a back elbow and rolls outside to pull a bunch of kendo sticks and a couple of chairs out from under the ring. He hits Riddle's hand with a kendo stick, then takes another shot at his chest. Sikoa tosses Riddle to the outside and goes to follow, but Riddle meets him with a kendo stick and takes several shots. He goes to pull a table from under the ring, but Sikoa attacks him and puts the table back. Riddle then delivers a kick to Sikoa off the apron before tossing him into the ring steps and hitting a Broton.

Back from the break, Riddle fires off forearms on Sikoa. Sikoa looks to plant Riddle on a couple of chairs with a Uranage, but Riddle fights out of it. Sikoa manages to deliver a Samoan Drop, then delivers several right hands to his head in the corner. He puts his head through a chair, then sets up for a Hip Attack. Riddle tosses the chair at Sikoa's head, then sends him colliding with the ring post shoulder first. He takes several shots at Sikoa with the kendo stick, then cracks a chair across his back and throws it over to him before delivering a knee. He then sets up two chairs facing one another and delivers a suplex. He goes for a pin, but Sikoa kicks out. He buries Sikoa under a pile of chairs, but Sikoa gets out of the way and the action spills to the outside. Riddle looks for a knee off the apron, but Sikoa ducks it and tosses Riddle over the announce desk. He looks to toss the desk on Riddle, but Riddle blocks it. The two men teeter on the desk before Riddle sends Sikoa over it and topples it on top of them.

The Usos jump Riddle and tosses him into the ring. They set up for 1D, but Riddle prevents them from getting it and dumps them to the outside. He executes the Floating Bro and levels them as Sikoa moves the announce desk off himself. The pair get back in the ring and Sikoa sets up for a Samoan Spike, but Riddle catches him with a ripcord knee. Sikoa then manages to deliver a Samoan Spike for the win.

Winner: Solo Sikoa

After the match, The Usos get a table into the ring and set it up. They deliver the 1D to Riddle through the table and stand tall over him as the show goes off the air.