WWE SmackDown Results 10/20 - Logan Paul And Rey Mysterio Face Off, Women's Title Match

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE SmackDown" on October 20, 2023, coming to you live from the Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, Texas!

Last week, Logan Paul called out United States Champion and LWO member Rey Mysterio. Rey then responded to Paul's challenge, telling him to come and meet him on "SmackDown". Tonight, the two will be meeting face-to-face in Paul's his highly anticipated return to WWE.

Speaking of LWO, Santos Escobar will be in action as he is set to go head-to-head with Montez Ford. Although this is the first time that the two men have met in singles competition, they are quite familiar with one another. Tensions between LWO and Ford, Angelo Dawkins, and Bobby Lashley have been on the rise for a number of weeks now and as a result, the two teams have met in the ring during a handful of tag team matches.

IYO SKY is set to defend her Women's Championship against Charlotte Flair. The issues between Flair and SKY have remained no secret over the past several weeks, with the pair meeting in a Triple Threat match for the title at WWE Fastlane earlier this month.

Additionally, John Cena has something on his mind to share after finding himself involved in a confrontation with The Bloodline last week and later helping LA Knight defeat Solo Sikoa in the main event. Knight is also slated to be in town tonight per WWE's event page, as is Grayson Waller.

We are live! The show kicks off with a video recapping what happened between The Bloodline, John Cena, and LA Knight last week.

Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Kevin Patrick then greet audiences at home as Paul Heyman waits in the ring.

We Hear From Paul Heyman

Heyman introduces himself and says he has some big shoes to fill in The Bloodline this week. He asks fans if they saw what Jimmy Uso did on "WWE Raw" on Monday, then says he took Roman Reigns' advice to cost his brother Jey Uso and Cody Rhodes the Undisputed Tag Team Championship to Judgment Day. He then addresses Reigns' upcoming Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match against LA Knight at WWE Crown Jewel, and says although it may be hard to believe, he's like everyone in the crowd. He says that despite being a New Yorker in Texas, they are all fans of Knight but November 4 will be the last time he competes in a ring.

Knight's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He grabs the mic from Heyman's hand and tells him that if he wants to make noise, then he should go ahead because that's all he's been doing. He then calls out Reigns as Heyman looks to leave the ring, but Knight calls Heyman back inside and questions where Reigns is. He says he heard Heyman making a bunch of idle threats and asks what Reigns will do to him if he's not here. He tells Heyman that he better put him down for good if he's going to take shots at him, then says he won't stop until he owns Reigns and the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. He says Reigns should be scared because he will take his titles off him as fast as he's risen up in WWE. He informs Heyman that himself and Reigns will be signing the contract for their Crown Jewel match next week, and gives Heyman a message for Reigns: make it clear who's game this is.

LWO then makes their way down to the ring. The Street Profits and Bobby Lashley follow.

Montez Ford (w/ Bobby Lashley and Angelo Dawkins) vs. Santos Escobar (w/ LWO)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Ford delivers a right hand and a kick to Escobar's spine, then sends him crashing into the mat and follows it up with a dropkick. He then lands a kick on Escobar's chest before delivering a standing splash and an enzuigiri that sends Escobar crashing to the outside.

Back from the break, Ford delivers a splash in the corner. Escobar fires back with an overhand chop, but Ford goes flying out of the corner to level him. He begins wearing down Escobar's shoulder with a hold, but Escobar escapes and lands a dropkick. He follows it up with a pair of flying shoulder tackles and a superkick that sends Ford crashing to the outside, then goes flying with a tope suicida.

Escobar tosses Ford back inside the ring and ascends to the top before landing a crossbody. He gets Ford up on his shoulders, but Ford escapes and connects with an enzuigiri from the apron. He ascends to the top, but Escobar joins him and delivers a hurricanrana. Dawkins pulls Ford out of the ring before Escobar can pin him, and Escobar flies over the top to level him. He then gets him back inside the ring, but Dawkins sends him crashing into the ring post before he can. Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro go after him, and Escobar levels him. When he slides back in the ring, Ford rolls him up for the win.

Winner: Montez Ford

After the match, The Profits continue to beat down Escobar in the ring, but Carlito runs down with a chair in hand to even the odds and The Profits are forced to retreat.

Back from the break, we head backstage to LWO. Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega join their teammates, and Rey checks up on everyone before he says that he has to go take care of Logan Paul. Vega asks if he wants some backup, and Rey says he'll be fine.

We head to a video of Pretty Deadly relaxing at a spa ...until The Brawling Brutes crash it and blindside them with an attack.

We then head over to The Bloodline in their dressing room, where Jimmy Uso is bragging about what he did on Monday night.

Back from the break, John Cena heads down to the ring.

We Hear From John Cena

Cena says it's been a rough day and says he got hit with some pretty harsh truths today. He says he feels the need to be honest with fans and himself, and says he talked about Reigns' streak as champion. He says he has a streak of his own going: 2,002 days since he won a televised match. He says his last win came in 2018, and he's been talking lots about retirement. He says he believes in himself, the fans, and the beauty that is this madness. He says he believes he can still go and still bring it, and says the time is now to turn things around. He says it'll be a bad night for the next person to walk through the curtain because they will get smoked.

Solo Sikoa's music hits and he marches down to the ring. He gets inside the ring and stares Cena down before the two begin brawling with one another. Cena delivers a splash in the corner as Jimmy Uso runs down to provide Cena with some backup. He lands a superkick on him, and Sikoa fires off stomps on him. A masked person pulls Jimmy out of the ring and reveals themselves to be...Jey Uso! Jey and Jimmy continue to brawl on the outside, and Jey lands a superkick before security holds him back as Sikoa watches from inside the ring. He then sets up for a Samoan Spike on Cena, but Cena avoids it and lands an Attitude Adjustment.

Back from the break, we see Nick Aldis and Jey arguing Adam Pearce walks in as Aldis hands Jey a $10,000 fine, and Pearce says it's only fair if the same is doled out to Jimmy. Aldis calls for security to have Jey escorted out, and Pearce pushes back. Aldis calls for Pearce to be removed as well, but before he is, Pearce tells Aldis to "let the games begin."

Back at ringside, Logan Paul heads down.

Logan Paul and Rey Mysterio Come Face-To-Face

Paul brags about his win over Dillon Danis during their recent MMA fight, then says he's not here tonight for Rey Mysterio. He says he already defeated him once during his first WWE match, and says when that happened, Dominik Mysterio was still his son, Roman Reigns actually showed up to wrestle, and LA Knight didn't have a job. He says lots has changed since then, including being engaged and owning his own energy drink company. He says he's figured everything out and he knows who he is: a WWE Superstar. He reiterates that he isn't here for Rey but because he has something that he needs: the United States Championship. He then challenges him to a match for the title at Crown Jewel.

Rey's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Rey says Paul reminds him of Dominik in that he has an amazing, natural ability, is dripping with passion, an incredible career ahead of him, and a big mouth. He says he thinks Paul needs some humbling, and the last time he had to kick some sense into Dominik, he was reluctant to do so. He says he won't feel the same about beating down Paul, and he says that if he wants the United States Championship, then he'll give him the opportunity at Crown Jewel. He says down his title in the middle of the ring, and Paul offers his hand to Rey as he picks his title back up. Rey reluctantly shakes it and steps aside as Paul heads to the back. 

Grayson Waller and Austin Theory then make their way down to the ring. Dragon Lee and Cameron Grimes follow. 

Grayson Waller and Austin Theory vs. Dragon Lee and Cameron Grimes

Theory and Lee begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Theory lands a shoulder tackle, but Lee kips up and sends Theory crashing into the mat. He then connects with a dropkick and tags in Waller. Grimes tags in before he and Lee double team on Waller. The action spills to the outside, and Grimes sends Theory crashing into the ring post face first. He and Lee then do the same to Theory.

Back from the break, Theory and Lee Grimes in, and Grimes delivers a crossbody off the top to take down Waller and Theory. He levels Theory with a kick and a modified powerslam, but Theory looks to roll him up. Grimes reveses the fall, but Waller breaks it and sends Grimes crashing into the mat. Theory then follows it up with A-Town Down and pins him for the win.

Winners: Grayson Waller and Austin Theory

Cathy Kelley Sits Down With Kevin Owens

Kelley asks Owens how he feels being separated from Sami Zayn when he moved to "SmackDown", and Owens says it didn't feel great. He says they've experienced everything together the last 20 years and it hurts after losing the Undisputed Tag Team Championship without getting a rematch, so it's bittersweet for him. Kelley then addresses all his old and new co-workers, and Owens says he obviously has history with The Bloodline. He lists off several talents he hasn't been in the ring with, and says his goal is to make sure people know that it's The Kevin Owens Show.

Back at ringside, Charlotte Flair heads down. Damage CTRL follows.

IYO SKY (w/ Damage CTRL) (c) vs. Charlotte Flair for the Women's Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up before SKY rolls out of the ring.

Back from the break, SKY lands a jawbreaker. Flair fires back with a chop, but SKY lands a dropkick that sends her crashing out of the ring and goes flying through the middle rope to level her. The pair get back inside the ring, and SKY delivers a missile dropkick off the ropes. She then wears Flair down with a submission hold, but Flair responds with a back suplex. SKY dumps her out of the ring and looks for a hurricanrana off the apron, but Flair catches her and sends her crashing into the apron face first.

Back from another break, SKY delivers a Sunset Flip to Flair from the top rope. She follows it up with the running double knees in the corner and plants Flair, then locks in a crossface. Flair escapes and executes a German suplex before delivering a series of chops and a pair of Fallaway Slams. Flair gets SKY up on her shoulders and ascends to the middle rope, then delivers a Fallaway Slam and goes for a pin. SKY kicks out and looks for a dropkick, but Flair counters into a Boston Crab. SKY escapes by rolling Flair up, but Flair kicks out and lands a forearm. SKY delivers a dropkick to her spine and ascends to the top, then looks for the Over The Moonsault. Flair gets her knees up and delivers a spear, then goes for a pin. Bayley puts SKY's foot on the bottom rope to break the hold before Flair levels her with a forearm and begins brawling with her on the outside. Kai hands SKY the Women's Championship back inside the ring. When Flair gets back in, she looks for a spear but runs into SKY's title as Kai distracts the referee and pins her for the win.

Winner (and still): IYO SKY

After the match, Damage CTRL looks to continue to beat down Flair, but Bianca Belair's music hits and she runs down to the ring to provide Flair with a hand in her return to WWE! She executes a KOD on Bayley, then helps Flair up and the two stand tall as the show goes off the air.