WWE SmackDown Results 3/1 - The Kabuki Warriors Vs. Bayley & Dakota Kai, The Bloodline Appears

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE SmackDown" on March 1, 2024, coming to you live from the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona!

As "The Road To WrestleMania" continues, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, The Rock, and the rest of The Bloodline will be making their return to "SmackDown" tonight. In light of his potential alliance with World Heavyweight Champion Seth "Freakin" Rollins and challenging The Rock to a match at any time and place of his choosing, Cody Rhodes was confronted by Paul Heyman this past Monday on "Raw" following his match with Grayson Waller.


Dakota Kai will be making her in-ring return from injury tonight as she joins forces with Bayley to go head-to-head with Women's Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane. Kai's last match came before the issues between her, the 2024 Women's Royal Rumble winner, and Damage CTRL began on May 12, 2023, wherein she and Bayley were unsuccessful in dethroning then-titleholders Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez as Women's Tag Team Championship.

Elsewhere in the women's division, Naomi has a chance to seek retribution tonight as she goes one-on-one with Tiffany Stratton. Stratton eliminated Naomi first from the Women's Elimination Chamber match this past Saturday at WWE Elimination Chamber.

Santos Escobar will be colliding with Carlito in a rematch from the January 26 edition of "SmackDown", only this time, it will be in a Street Fight. Legado del Fantasma and LWO have been at odds for a number of weeks now, with Escobar, Angel, Berto, and Elektra Lopez blindsiding Carlito's teammates Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde with an attack backstage last week.


Additionally, Women's Champion IYO SKY, Bianca Belair, and LA Knight are all advertised to be in town tonight on WWE's event page.

We are live! The show kicks off with a video recapping the events of WWE Elimination Chamber this past Saturday night.

Wade Barrett and Corey Graves then greet audiences at home as The Bloodline makes their way down to the ring.

We Hear From The Bloodline

Reigns tells Glendale to acknowledge him, then amends his statement when he deems the crowd as being too quiet and tells Phoenix to acknowledge him. He gives them a third shot after deeming them too quiet once more, and tells Heyman to fire up the jet. He says they're done as the result of still being too quiet and looks to leave, but Heyman reminds Reigns that they still have some business to take care of. Heyman then says The Rock will be coming up next after the break.


Back from the break, The Rock's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. The Rock questions if fans really want to boo him, and says he has some good news before he drops some gospel on the people. He rags on Glendale and Phoenix, then says the lives of the fans finally have meaning as they sit and look at greatness. He says he's finally come back to Arizona, and says his body is covered in chills. He says he and the rest of The Bloodline are in a good mood because for the first time in decades, professional wrestling is cool, exciting, and electrifying. He says tonight and the next few weeks will be sold out audiences because of The Bloodline, and the group has made wrestling cool again.


The Rock points out that Cody Rhodes is nowhere to be found, and says if Rhodes wants to run his mouth and challenge him to a match, that doesn't matter because he won't face him. He says Rhodes won't just go one-on-one with him simply because he wants to, and calls him an idiot for thinking he can face him in singles competition. He says Rhodes should be worrying about challenging Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania, and says he and The Bloodline have a counter offer for Rhodes' challenge. He then challenges him and "the walking clown emoji" Seth "Freakin" Rollins to a tag team match at Night One of WrestleMania, and should they win, the rest of The Bloodline will be barred from ringside during Rhodes and Reigns' WrestleMania match at Night Two. He says that if Rhodes and Rollins lose, then the match becomes Bloodline rules, and The Bloodline can do anything they want during the match.

The Rock then dares Rhodes and Rollins to show their face next week to answer their challenge, and warns them about what will happen if they choose not to accept. He says no one can stop him, and says Rhodes' story will be ended by him and Reigns tragically. He looks to say his signature catchphrase, but Reigns stops him and tells The Rock he needs something from him. He says he'll do anything for his family, but he needs The Rock to do one thing: acknowledge him.


The Rock removes his sunglasses and stares down Reigns. He then acknowledges him as his "Tribal Chief", and offers him his hand. Reigns shakes it and the pair hug as the crowd lets him know that he sold out, and The Rock says this is family. He says they would do anything for family.

We then head backstage and see Randy Orton get into a confrontation with Austin Theory and Grayson Waller.

Back from the break, Tiffany Stratton makes her way down to the ring. Naomi is already waiting inside.

Tiffany Stratton vs. Naomi

The bell rings and the two lock up. Stratton delivers a shoulder tackle, but Naomi responds with a back elbow before firing off a couple boots on Stratton in the corner. She then connects with a dropkick and a Facebuster from the apron, then goes for a pin. Stratton kicks out and rolls out of the ring.


Back from another break, Stratton delivers a handspring back elbow in the corner and follows it up with a running double stomp. Naomi delivers a shoulder to Stratton's midsection through the middle rope before the two exchange open palm strikes. Naomi delivers a jumping knee, but Stratton catches her with a spinebuster. Naomi connects with a backbreaker, but Stratton rakes her eyes while the referee is distracted and sends her crashing into the ring post shoulder first. She follows it up with the Prettiest Moonsault Ever for the win.

Winner: Tiffany Stratton

Back at ringside, Damage CTRL makes their way down to the ring. Bayley and Dakota Kai follow.

The Kabuki Warriors (w/ IYO SKY) vs. Bayley and Dakota Kai

Bayley and Kai slide in the ring, but Damage CTRL instantly slides out. The two parties then yell at each other, but Asuka and Sane slide in the ring and begin double teaming on Bayley as the bell sounds. Sane delivers a dropkick to Bayley before Bayley fires off right hands on the legal Asuka. Bayley then delivers a forearm to her from the apron and ascends to the top, but Sane trips her while the referee is distracted. Asuka then delivers a series of kicks to her chest, but Bayley trips her and clocks Sane on the outside. She slides back in the ring and looks to tag in Kai, but Asuka prevents her from doing so. Asuka sends Bayley into Kai, and Kai goes crashing off the apron. Bayley lands a few forearms before Sane makes the blind tag in. The Kabuki Warriors then double team on Bayley, and Sane sends Bayley's head repeatedly crashing into the mat.


Asuka tags in, and Bayley sends her crashing into Sane. She then sends Sane crashing into the ropes and lands a forearm on Asuka from the apron, then looks to tag in Kai. Kai hops off the apron before she can, and Bayley fights off Sane and Asuka. She fires off right and left hands on Kai on the outside, but Sane and Asuka overpower her. Sane and Asuka get her back inside the ring, and Kai joins them. She delivers an open palm strike to Bayley, and SKY delivers a pair of double knees to the back of Bayley's head.

Winners: N/A

Back from the break, we see Damage CTRL celebrate what just happened at ringside. They run into Jade Cargill, and Cargill stares down SKY. Nick Aldis finds Cargill and says he's ready for her, telling Damage CTRL that he'll deal with them later.


Back at ringside, Bron Breakker makes his way down. Xyon Quinn is already waiting inside.

Bron Breakker vs. Xyon Quinn

The bell rings and Breakker delivers a spear right out of the gate for the win.

Winner: Bron Breakker

Carlito then makes his way down to the ring. Santos Escobar follows.

Santos Escobar vs. Carlito in a Street Fight

The bell rings and the two waste no time firing off right hands on one another. Carlito executes a Thesz Press and fires off more right hands, then dumps Escobar out of the ring and drapes him across the ring steps. He pulls a table out from under the ring, but Escobar delivers a chop to him. Carlito sends him crashing into the ring steps.He pulls a kendo stick out from under the ring and grabs an apple, but Escobar delivers a tope suicida to level him and takes the apple from him.


Back from the break, Escobar places a garbage can on Carlito and delivers a pair of double knees to him in the corner. He dumps Carlito out of the ring and looks to fly, but Carlito hits him with a chair mid-air and slides it into the ring. He then tosses the garbage can on top of Escobar and places it on his head, then grabs the chair and hits it on the garbage can repeatedly.

Carlito then delivers a swinging neckbreaker to Escobar on top of the chair and grabs a table from under the ring. He slides it inside, but Escobar sneaks up on him as he does so and pushes the table aside. Escobar then delivers an enzuigiri in the corner and ascends to the top to meet him where he's sitting. Carlito pushes him into the top rope, but Angel and Berto show up and attack Carlito. Legado del Fantasma lands a triple powerbomb and goes for a pin, but Carlito kicks out.


Angelo and Berto set up the table, but Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro run down and brawl with LWO on the outside. Angel sends Wilde crashing into the ring post as Berto sends Del Toro colliding into the ring steps.

Rey Mysterio's music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring on crutches. Angel and Berto go after Rey, but Rey uses one of his crutches to beat them down, revealing himself to be medically cleared. He stares down Escobar in the ring and dares him to come after him. Carlito then spits apple into Escobar's face and delivers a backstabber. He and Rey then send Angel and Berto crashing to the outside, and Del Toro and Wilde fly to level them. Back in the ring, Rey dials it up for the 619 on Escobar, and Carlito sends him crashing through the table for the win.

Winner: Carlito

Back from the break, we see New Catch Republic ask Nick Aldis for another shot at Judgment Day's Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania. Aldis tells them that he and Adam Pearce have a related announcement coming up, but he gets distracted by some noise. Aldis finds LA Knight looking for AJ Styles. Aldis tells Knight that Styles is not in the building tonight, and Knight warns Aldis that he'll get to Styles one way or another to give him a souvenir: a chair.


Back at ringside, Kevin Owens makes his way down to the ring to join the commentary desk. Austin Theory, Grayson Waller, and Randy Orton follow.

Austin Theory (w/ Grayson Waller) vs. Randy Orton

The bell rings and Theory looks to land a boot on Orton's midsection. Orton catches it and delivers an uppercut, then rains down right hands on him in the corner and follows him to the outside. He sends Theory's head crashing into the announce desk and looks to send him crashing on top of it, but Waller helps out Theory. Orton is then sent colliding into the ring post, and Theory sends him crashing on top of the announce desk.


Back from the break, Theory ascends to the top. Orton catches him with a few right hands and pulls him down, then whips him into the corner and clocks him with a right hand. Orton delivers a powerslam to Theory and clotheslines him out of the ring, then sends him crashing on top of the announce desk and does the same to Waller. He delivers a hanging DDT to Theory in the ring from the middle rope and sets up for the RKO. Theory avoids it and sends Orton crashing into the ring post shoulder first. He lands a Blockbuster and gets Orton up on his shoulders, but Orton escapes. Theory executes a chop block and a running forearm, then looks to land a hanging DDT on Orton. Orton escapes and delivers a jawbreaker using the top rope. He looks to land a rolling Blockbuster, but Orton counters into a RKO mid-air for the win.


Winner: Randy Orton

After the match, Waller blindsides Orton. Owens slides inside the ring, and Waller and Theory overpower him. Owens gains the upper hand and lands a Stunner on Theory before Orton hits a RKO on Waller. Waller and Owens then bump fists, standing tall as the show goes off the air.