WWE SmackDown Results 3/8 - The Bloodline Meets Rhodes & Rollins In The Ring, We Hear From Logan Paul

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE SmackDown" on March 8, 2024, coming to you live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas!

Last Friday, The Rock challenged Cody Rhodes and World Heavyweight Champion Seth "Freakin" Rollins at Night One of WrestleMania 40 to a tag team match on behalf of him and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. The match will have implications for Reigns and Rhodes' title match the following night, that being if Rhodes and Rollins win, then The Bloodline will be banned from ringside but if they lose, then the match will become Bloodline Rules.


Tonight, Rhodes and Rollins will be giving The Rock and Reigns their official answer. "SmackDown" General Manager Nick Aldis has warned the four men that he will take action should things get out of control, and "Raw" General Manager Adam Pearce has asked Rhodes and Rollins to exercise restraint.

United States Champion Logan Paul will be making his first live appearance since WWE Elimination Chamber last month with something on his mind to share. During the Premium Live Event, Paul competed in the Men's Elimination Chamber match alongside Randy Orton, Kevin Owens, LA Knight, Bobby Lashley, and eventual winner Drew McIntyre.

Speaking of Orton and Owens, they will be joining forces to square off with Grayson Waller and Austin Theory. The four men found themselves involved in a physical altercation in the closing moments of last week's episode of "SmackDown" following the match between Orton and Theory. Lashley will be competing in a singles match of his own tonight as he faces Karrion Kross in light of their issues over the past several weeks.


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

We are live! The show kicks off with a video recapping The Rock and Roman Reigns' challenge to Cody Rhodes and Seth "Freakin" Rollins.

We then see The Rock, Reigns, Rhodes, and Rollins all pull up to the American Airlines Center as Wade Barrett and Corey Graves greet audiences at home.

Logan Paul then makes his way down to the ring.

We Hear From Logan Paul

Paul says Dallas is a city of firsts for him, and recalls wrestling at his first WrestleMania in the city. He says they will be the first to witness history unfold. He calls himself a conqueror, and says he joined WWE to take over. He says he had the best rookie year of all time, holds the United States Championship, and is the best athlete in the company. He says no one garners attention like him, and says since his first appearance in Dallas, they've broken every record selling out Premium Live Events and the like. He says he is the WWE and business is booming, then says the WWE is in its Prime. He says he has a surprise for Dallas and unveils the ring canvas to reveal a Prime Drink logo in the center of the ring. He then announces that Prime has partnered with WWE to be the first center of the ring partnership. He then welcomes KSI down to the ring.


KSI hops over the barricade and joins Paul in the ring. Randy Orton's music hits, and he then makes his way down. He looks to blindside Paul in the ring with an RKO, but Paul slides out of the ring before he can. Orton then sneaks behind KSI and lands an RKO on him. Orton then grabs a Prime Drink and sips on it. He says it's very good before he dumps it out on KSI.

Back from the break, Kevin Owens then makes his way down to the ring. Grayson Waller and Austin Theory are already at ringside.

Kevin Owens and Randy Orton vs. Grayson Waller and Austin Theory

Owens and Theory begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Owens executes an arm drag and begins wearing Theory down with a submission hold, but Theory fires off right and left hands on Owens' midsection. Waller and Orton tag in, and they lock up. Orton fires off right hands on Theory in the corner, but Waller escapes. Theory and Owens tag in, and Owens fires off clotheslines in the corner. Theory responds with a rolling dropkick before Waller tags in and levels clotheslines on Owens on the outside.


Back from the break, Theory fires off right hands on Owens in the corner and tags in Waller. Waller and Theory deliver a double suplex, but Owens tags in Orton. Orton delivers a pair of clotheslines, then delivers a hanging DDT to Waller off the ropes. He knocks Theory off the apron, and Waller rolls him up. Orton kicks out and Theory tags in. Theory and Waller look to double team on Orton, but Owens helps out Orton. He delivers a Stunner to Waller and helps Orton deliver an RKO to Theory for the win.

Winners: Randy Orton and Kevin Owens

After the match, Paul blindsides Orton and Owens. He pulls out a pair of brass knuckles, but Orton grabs them from him and slips them into his trunks.

Back from the break, we head to a video recapping Dakota Kai's betrayal of Bayley last week.


We then see Bayley sit down with Kayla Braxton to chat about her relationship with Kai and the rest of Damage CTRL, as well as the turn last week. We then see Naomi watching the interview from a television backstage, and Bianca Belair approaches her. She questions why Naomi is watching, and she says she feels bad for Bayley, and Belair tells her not to. She says Naomi wasn't here for the mess Bayley made, and wishes Bayley luck in her WrestleMania Women's Championship match against IYO SKY out of politeness.

Back at ringside, Bobby Lashley makes his way down. Karrion Kross and Scarlett follows. 

Karrion Kross vs. Bobby Lashley (w/ Scarlett)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Lashley delivers a splash to Kross in the corner, then fires off a few shoulders on his midsection. Kross catches him with a suplex, but Lashley responds with one of his own and clotheslines Kross out of the ring. He then sends Kross crashing into the barricade and gets Kross up on his shoulders. He looks to send him crashing into the ring post, but Scarlett blocks his path and Kross sends him crashing into the ring post.


Back from the break, Kross fires off stomps on Lashley's midsection in the corner. Kross delivers a T-Bone suplex to Lashley and sends him crashing out of the ring, then follows him out there. Lashley lands a clothesline on Kross and sends him crashing into the ring post, then dumps him back into the ring. Kross sends Lashley face first into the top turnbuckle and delivers a Death Valley Driver. He goes for a pin, but Lashley kicks out.

Lashley then sends Kross crashing into the mat. The Authors of Pain then appear out of nowhere and begin beating down Lashley, causing the disqualification.

Winner: Bobby Lashley (via disqualification)

The Street Profits' music hits and they run down to provide Lashley with a hand. They send AOP crashing out of the ring, and Lashley levels Kross. Scarlett slides into the ring, but B-Fab appears and chases Scarlett to the back. AOP then slide back into the ring and continue beating down Lashley. The Profits try helping out Kross, but AOP takes them down. Kross joins in and sends Lashley crashing into the mat. Kross and Lashley then join Paul Ellering on the ramp.


We then head backstage and see Dragon Lee looking for Rey Mysterio. One by one, Legado Del Fantasma walk in and make fun of Lee for trying to be like Rey, and Escobar tells Lee that LWO is the past. He says Legado is the future, and Lee shoves Escobar.

Tiffany Stratton then makes her way down to the ring. Michin follows. 

Tiffany Stratton vs. Michin

The bell rings and Stratton executes a hair whip. She sends Michin crashing into adjacent top turnbuckles, then delivers a handspring elbow into the corner and follows it up with a double stomp. Stratton delivers a back suplex and gets her up on her shoulders. Michin escapes and delivers a suplex, then follows it up with an Alabama Slam and follows it up with the Prettiest Moonsault Ever for the win.


Winner: Tiffany Stratton

We then head over to a video from AJ Styles, who sends a message to LA Knight.

We then see Knight destroy the television he watched Styles' message on with a chair.

Back at ringside, Legado Del Fantasma makes their way down. LWO follows.

Dragon Lee vs. Angel (w/ Legado Del Fantasma)

The bell rings and Lee dropkicks Angel into the corner. Lee delivers a kick to Angel in the corner and follows it up with a dropkick, then lands an overhand chop. Angel's knee gives out, and the referee checks on him. He then delivers a dropkick to Lee, revealing it to be a hoax. He lands a headbutt on him and follows it up with a running knee that sends him crashing to the outside.


Back from the break, Lee powerbombs Angel. He fires off right hands on Angel, then follows it up with a pair of back elbows and a superkick. He dumps Lee onto the apron and ascends to the top, but Angelo joins him up there. Lee drapes Angel from his knees and delivers a double stomp off the top. He then flies over the top and to the outside, then gets Angel back in the ring. Angel catches him with a kick, but Lee fires back with a hurricanrana. Berto then gets in the ring and blindsides Lee, causing the disqualification.

Winner: Dragon Lee (via disqualification)

After the match, Santos Escobar joins in and the three continue beating down Lee.

We then head backstage and see Nick Aldis look to get Cody Rhodes and Seth "Freakin" Rollins. He finds their dressing room empty, and asks the security standing outside where they are. They tell Aldis they don't know.


Back from the break, The Bloodline makes their way down to the ring.

Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins Answer The Bloodline's Challenge

Reigns tells Dallas that greatness stands before them now, then tells them to acknowledge The Bloodline.

Before he can continue, Cody Rhodes' music hits and he makes his way down to the ring through the crowd as Rollins does the same.


Rhodes says he knows things are tense between him, Rollins, and The Bloodline, but says he still feels lucky to be standing in the ring and taking everything in. He says he's heard The Rock's challenge and the stipulations that come with it, and questions if The Rock has the authority to make the stipulation for Night One of WrestleMania after acknowledging Reigns. He looks to give them their answer, but The Rock tells him to pipe down.

The Rock says he wants to drop some gospel on him before Rhodes gives him their answer. He then reiterates the stipulation he put forward in their tag team match, and Rollins tells The Rock to be quiet. He says him and Rhodes know the stakes, and tells The Rock to listen to him. He says he has his time, but he can't have theirs. Rollins officially accepts The Rock's challenge.


Reigns then asks Rhodes if he'll let Rollins answer for him, and calls him an idiot. The Rock then reminds Rhodes and Rollins that he's their boss, and tells Rhodes if he doesn't complete the story, he'll never get to challenge for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship again. He says he and Reigns are family while Rhodes was a mistake.

Rhodes then slaps The Rock as the show goes off the air.