Pretty Deadly And Theory Make A Winning Team, Garcia Confronts Shibata | WWE SD x AEW Recap

Here is your fight size update for WWE Friday Night SmackDown and AEW Rampage on Friday, June 2, 2023.

WWE SmackDown

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- WWE United States Champion Austin Theory bragged about his title reign and called himself the greatest of all time. He introduced Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince and Kit Wilson), who insulted the Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Ridge Holland, and Butch).Theory and Pretty Deadly then defeated the Brawling Brutes in a hard-fought six-man tag team match.

- Michael Cole rapped during Top Dolla’s match.

- Grayson Waller hosted the Grayson Waller Effect with Raw Women’s Champion Asuka. The champion commented on her win over Bianca Belaire at WWE Night of Champions. IYO SKY interrupted and confronted Asuka. Bayley came down and said a member of Damage CTRL would win the title. Shotzi interrupted, but she was quickly cut off by Lacey Evans and Zelina. Asuka said no one was ready for her, but she wasn’t ready for an attack by Belair. They brawled until they were separated.

- AJ Styles commented on his loss at WWE Night of Champions, and The O.C. agreed to keep moving forward. Styles told them to take out Hit Row. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson then defeated Hit Row (Ashante “Thee” Adonis and Top Dolla). Styles took Top Dolla down with a Phenomenal Forearm when he attacked Gallows and Anderson after the bout.

- Zelina Vega beat Lacey Evans in a Money in the Bank qualifying match.

- A video package highlighted Roman Reigns’ dominant reign as the Universal Champion.

- The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) interrupted Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns' championship celebration. Jimmy explained his actions, and Solo Sikoa briefly sided with his brothers before Roman Reigns turned down an attempt to make peace. Sikoa then attacked Jimmy and walked away with Reigns.

- Cameron Grimes commented on Baron Corbin attacking Carmelo Hayes and saying he’d “handle” Corbin next time he was on SmackDown.

- LA Knight defeated Montez Ford in a Money in the Bank qualifying match; he grabbed the ropes to steal the victory in a hard-fought match.

- NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn were highlighted in a spooky video package.

- Triple H unveiled the new Undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

- Santos Escobar stated that he intends to win the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

- In a SmackDown Exclusive, Bianca Belair made it clear that she's done playing nice, and she intends to get her title back from Asuka.

- The O.C. (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Michin) celebrated their successful night in a SmackDown Exclusive.

- Zelina Vega commented on qualifying for the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

- Click here to check out the card for the June 9 episode of WWE SmackDown.

Catch up on our coverage of WWE SmackDown here.

AEW Rampage

- Katsuyori Shibata beat Lee Moriarty to retain the ROH Pure Championship. Daniel Garcia confronted Shibata after the match.

- El Hijo del Vikingo defeated Dralistico and Komander to retain the AAA Mega Championship.

- Mark Briscoe said that he and Aubrey Edwards are coming for revenge, and Edwards came to blows with Karen Jarrett.

- Willow Nightingale successfully defended the NJPW STRONG Women’s Championship against Emi Sakura.

- Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Action Andretti to retain the NJPW World Television Championship.

- ROH confirmed the date and location for ROH Death Before Dishonor 2023.

- Check out the card for the June 7 episode of AEW Dynamite here.

Catch up on our coverage of AEW Rampage here. For a full review of both WWE SmackDown and AEW Rampage, check out the post-show podcast on our YouTube channel.

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