WWE SmackDown Results 6/23 - We Hear From The Usos, Tag Team Title Unification Match

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "WWE SmackDown" on June 23, 2023, coming to you live from the CAJUNDOME in Lafayette, Louisiana!

Jey Uso blindsided Roman Reigns last week after he finally drew a line in the sand and sided with his twin brother, Jimmy Uso in the midst of the turbulence occurring within The Bloodline. Tonight, the three men along with Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman will meet ahead of their match at the upcoming Money In The Bank Premium Live Event as The Bloodline Civil War kicks off.


Women's Tag Team Champions Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler are set for action as they square off with "NXT" Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn in a Women's Tag Team Championship Unification match. The former captured their vacant title after emerging victorious in a Fatal Four-Way Match on the May 29 edition of "WWE Raw" while the latter dethroned Kiana James and Fallon Henley at "NXT" Stand & Deliver" in April.

Two weeks ago, Bayley beat The O.C.'s Mia Yim to secure her spot in the Women's Money In The Bank Ladder match at The O2 Arena in London England. Last week, Bayley cost IYO SKY her match against Zelina Vega, leading to an heated exchange of words with Shotzi backstage post-match. Shotzi dared Bayley to face her and put her spot on the line, to which SKY accepted the challenge on behalf of Bayley. We will see just that come to fruition tonight.


Speaking of July 1, LA Knight will be going head-to-head with Rey Mysterio before he competes in the Men's Money In The Bank Ladder match. Knight will be joined by Logan Paul, Santos Escobar, Butch, Shinsuke Nakamura, Damian Priest, and Ricochet as they all look to get their hands on a contract for a future championship match at any time and place of their choosing.

Baron Corbin has been seeking retribution on Cameron Grimes ever since Grimes defeated him in quick fashion during his "SmackDown" debut on the May 12 episode. Tonight, he will have his chance to do just that as the two meet one-on-one in the squared circle. Corbin has a big week ahead of him, as he will be going up against "NXT" Champion Carmelo Hayes next Tuesday during Week Two of "NXT" Gold Rush.

Additionally, Charlotte Flair will be returning to in-ring competition tonight for the first time since coming up short against Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39 when she takes on Lacey Evans. Grayson Waller will also be hosting Pretty Deadly on "The Grayson Waller Effect" after the pair became the new Number One Contenders for Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn's Undisputed Tag Team Championship last week.

We are live! The show kicks off with a video of what occurred within The Bloodline last week. Michael Cole and Wade Barrett then greet audiences at home as The Usos make their way down to the ring.


We Hear From The Usos

Jey looks to say that The Bloodline is now in Lafayette, but Jimmy stops him and he corrects himself. He says The Usos are in Layfayette.

Jimmy says he's feeling good and asks how Jey is feeling. Jey says they're about to fight their family. He says family is supposed to have each other's back from day one to the end. Jimmy says Jey made the perfect choice last week, and Jey tells Jimmy he loves him. He says that himself and Jimmy still love Roman Reigns, and says they followed his orders for two years. He says Reigns messed up when he disrespected himself and Jimmy, and Jimmy says respect is huge for them. He says The Bloodline became their faction when they fell in line, but once Reigns showed them that they weren't worth anything, they left him in the dust.


Jey says Paul Heyman is the biggest snake of them, and Jimmy questions how he can take orders. Jey says himself and Jimmy are heading to London, and calls themselves the best tag team in the business. He welcomes Reigns and Solo Sikoa to The Uso Penitentiary before himself and Jimmy throw their ones to the sky.

Rey Mysterio then makes his way down to the ring. LA Knight follows. 

LA Knight vs. Rey Mysterio

The bell rings and Knight sends Rey face first into the top turnbuckle. He whips him into the opposite corner, but Rey fires back with a dropkick. Knight lands a flying shoulder tackle from the apron, but Rey sends him into the ropes and lands the 619. He then executes a baseball dropkick that sends Knight tumbling out of the ring.


Back from the break, Knight delivers a neckbreaker and goes for a pin. Rey kicks out and Knight sets up for a powerbomb, but Rey fights his way out and delivers a hurricanrana. He ascends to the top and lands a senton, then delivers a springboard crossbody. Knight fires back with an elbow drop before Rey looks for a springboard moonsault. Knight catches him, but Rey reverses the momentum and lands a DDT. He then hits a step-up enziguri and looks for the 619, but Knight catches his legs and gets him up on his shoulders. Rey escapes before Knight lands BFT for the win.

Winner: LA Knight

After the match, Knight looks to unmask Rey, but Santos Escobar runs down and makes the save.

We head backstage and see Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman walking around. Ridge Holland passes and tells them to watch it. Sikoa loses his temper and delivers a Samoan Spike to Holland before walking away.


Back from the break, Sheamus appears at ringside and calls out Solo Sikoa. He tells Sikoa he saw what he did to Holland and tells him if he wants a fight, he's got it.

Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler then make their way down to the ring. Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn follow as we see that Raquel Rodriguez has taken a seat at the announce desk to watch on.

Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler vs. Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn in a Women's Tag Team Championship Unification Match

Fyre and Baszler begin the action. The bell rings and Baszler delivers a kick to Fyre's midsection. She follows it up with another one to her thigh before Dawn and Rousey tag in. Rousey delivers a kick to Dawn's midsection, then delivers a series of hip tosses and fires off right hands. Dawn delivers a kick to Rousey's head, then tags in Fyre. Fyre wears Rousey down, then tags Dawn back in. Dawn does the same, then quickly tags out to Fyre. Dawn lands a running meteora before Fyre delivers a kick to her thigh. Rousey hits a reverse hurricanrana.


Back from the break, Fyre rains down right hands on Rousey. Rousey cinches in an Ankle Lock, but Fyre escapes by landing a step-up enziguri. Baszler tags in and knocks Dawn off the apron, then delivers a running knee to Fyre. Dawn tags in and delivers a pair of clotheslines, then delivers a kick across her chest and follows it up with a suplex. She ascends to the top and delivers a meteora, but Rousey delivers a kick while the referee is distracted. This allows Baszler to lock in the Kirifuda Clutch, but Fyre breaks the hold with a Swanton Bomb up the top. She levels Rousey, then tags in. Fyre and Dawn set up for their finisher, but Baszler locks in a Kirifuda Clutch on Fyre. Rousey locks in an Arm Bar on Dawn, forcing Dawn and Fyre to tap out.


Winners (and new Women's Tag Team Champions): Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler

Rodriguez looks to leave ringside, but Rousey calls her into the ring and asks what she was doing tonight. Rodriguez demands a rematch for the titles "we never lost", and Baszler asks who she's referring to. Liv Morgan's music then hits, and she makes her way down to the ring in her return to WWE! Rodriguez and Morgan get in the ring and stare down Rousey and Baszler.

Back from the break, Grayson Waller is waiting in the ring on the set of "The Grayson Waller Effect".

Grayson Waller Hosts Pretty Deadly on The Grayson Waller Effect

Waller welcomes fans to "The Grayson Waller Effect" and introduces Pretty Deadly.

Elton Prince and Kit Wilson's music hits, and they make they way down to the ring.

Wilson says "The Grayson Waller Effect" is much better than "The KO Show", and the three men joke. Waller then says Pretty Deadly has had a lot of success in the two months they've spent on the main roster, and Wilson says Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens have earned their respect after main-eventing WrestleMania. Prince says himself and Wilson don't feel as though they've earned that same level of respect from them. He says they can carry on bickering while himself and Wilson are on the same page.


Waller says he isn't surprised, and Prince says the Gauntlet match was grueling last week. Wilson and Prince then rag on all the other teams in the match and say they beat them all.

The Street Profits then make their way down to the ring for their upcoming match with Prince and Wilson.

Pretty Deadly vs. The Street Profits

Ford and WIlson begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth with submission holds before Dawkins tags in and delivers a shoulder tackle. Wilson lands a forearm, then tags in Prince. Prince and Wilson deliver a double shoulder tackle, and Prince delivers a boot to his face. Dawkins delivers a right hand to Prince's face, then tags Ford back in. Ford lands a drop before The Profits send Pretty Deadly out of the ring and go flying over the top to level them.


Back from the break, Ford ascends to the top. Wilson meets him up there and executes a headbutt on Ford, then gets him up on his shoulders. Ford reverses the momentum and delivers a crossbody, then tags in Dawkins. Prince tags in and Dawkins catches him with a clothesline, then follows it up with a dropkick and a corkscrew spinning elbow. He then delivers a splash in the corner before hitting an enziguri and a double underhook twisting neckbreaker. Ford tags in and Dawkins shoulder pounces Prince over to Ford, who catches him with a back suplex. He then delivers a uranage and tags Dawkins back in.

Ford ascends to the top as Dawkins gets Prince up in an electric chair position. Wilson knocks Ford off the top rope before Prince rolls up Dawkins (with his feet on the ropes as Wilson holds them in place for the win.


Winners: Pretty Deadly

Charlotte Flair then makes her way down to the ring. Lacey Evans follows. 

Charlotte Flair vs. Lacey Evans

The bell rings and the two lock up. Flair lands a shoulder tackle, then steps over Evans and delivers a kick to her face. She follows it up with a series of chops before Evans sends her crashing into the top turnbuckle face first and ascends to the middle rope. She looks for a moonsault, but Flair rolls out of the way and delivers a backbreaker. She sends Evans into the top turnbuckle face first, then mocks Evans and hits a suplex. She hits Andrade El Idolo's pose, then hits a big boot and locks in the Figure Eight Leg Lock for the win.


Winner: Charlotte Flair

After the match, Asuka blindsides Flair while she still has the Figure Eight Leg Lock cinched in. She rains down right hands and celebrates before heading to the back.

Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman head to the ring. Sheamus follows. 

Solo Sikoa (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. Sheamus

The bell rings and the pair rain down right hands on one another. Sheamus lands an uppercut in the corner before the action spills to the outside and Sheamus lands a clothesline. He tosses Sikoa back in the ring and rains down right hands, but Sikoa whips him into the corner. Sheamus winds up on the middle rope and delivers a clothesline, then delivers a back elbow and a boot to his midsection. He sets up for The Ten Beats of the Bodhran, but Sikoa escapes after landing several back elbows.


The pair land on the apron and Sheamus gets Sikoa up on his shoulders. Sikoa escapes and sends Sheamus crashing into the ring post spine first, then delivers a Samoan Drop on the outside.

Back from the break, Sheamus delivers a clothesline out of the corner. Sikoa fires back with a series of right hands, but Sheaumus responds with several of his own and follows it up with a clothesline. He delivers a splash in the corner, then lands a bodyslam and delivers The Ten Beats of the Bodhran. He sets up for the Brogue Kick, but Sikoa catches him with a superkick.

Sheamus gets Sikoa up on his shoulders and lands White Noise, then goes for a pin. Sikoa kicks out and Sheamus sets up for the Celtic Cross, but Sikoa escapes and delivers a Samoan Spike that sends Sheamus tumbling to the outside. He sends Sheamus on top of the announce desk with a uranage, then sits him up against the barricade and delivers a Hip Attack to Sheamus through the barricade. The referee calls for the bell after determining Sheamus cannot continue.


Winner: N/A (via referee stoppage)

Officials run down to help Sikoa, but Sikoa levels them. The Usos' music hits, and the duo make their way down to the ring. Jimmy and Jey deliver a series of superkicks to Sikoa in the center of the ring. They then land The Uso Splash.