WWE SmackDown Results (9/23/2022): WWE Tag Title Match, Roman Reigns Returns, Braun vs Otis & More.

Welcome to the Fightful.com live discussion & coverage for the 9/23/2022 edition of SmackDown on FOX. We will bring full results and breakdowns for every match and segment on the show. Follow Fightful on Twitter.com/Fightful and Facebook.com/FIGHTFULONLINE

Match Card.

Chris Jericho Says Jon Moxley Had Idea For Eddie Kingston Gasoline Spot, Talks Throwing Fireballs

- WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) (c) (w/ Paul Heyman, Solo Sikoa, Sami Zayn & Roman Reigns) vs. The Brawling Brutes (Ridge Holland & Butch) (w/ Sheamus).

- Otis (w/ Chad Gable) vs. Braun Strowman.

- Roman Reigns Returns.

Live Coverage.

- Michael Cole & Corey Graves welcomed the audience to the broadcast live from Slat Lake City, Utah before quickly transitioning to the opening segment.

- WWE Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns, WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso), Solo Sikoa, Sami Zayn, and Paul Heyman made their to the ring for an in-ring segment. Reigns asked the Salt Lake City crowd to acknowledge him, which they obliged. Paul Heyman wondered how he called people from Utah before deciding to call them Slat Lake Citidiots, which was greeted with loud boos from the crowd. Heyman then said that it was not McIntyre's time to beat Reigns for the Universal Title on Clash At The Castle, as every universe belonged to the Island of Relevancy, which Reigns resided in. Heyman then addressed Sikoa, saying that he was sent by the elderly members of the Anoai family to keep an eye on Reigns and make sure he retained the Undisputed Championship. Reigns told Sikoa that the elders may have sent him, but would now answer to him. Sikoa acknowledged Reigns as his Tribal Chief before the two hugged it out in the ring. Zayn cut the music and said that he may not be a blood-elative, but thanked the Bloodline for taking him as a semi-family member and publicly acknowledge Reigns as the Tribal Chief. Reigns found it but then asked Zyan why he even said anything at this moment. Reigns asked Zayn why he had The Bloodline's shirt and what where his arterial motives were before instructing him to take the "Bloodline" T-Shirt off, which Jey Uso was incredibly hyped about. Reigns emphasized his point before Jey ripped Zayn's shirt off his chest. Reigns told him he should never were a Bloodline shirt ever again because he got him a new one, revealing a shirt that read "SZ: Honorary Uce". Jey was crossed while this happened while Reigns was smiling from ear to ear. Zayn then hugged Reigns in the middle of the ring, to which Jey reacted with the most disgust ever seen on his face. The Brawling Brutes watched the segment backstage ahead of their match for the WWE Undisputed Tag Titles.

Liv Morgan vs. Lacey Evans.

Evans and Morgan locked up before Evans leaned Morgan on the corner. Morgan punched Evans, but Evans hit her with a single leg takedown. Morgan went for a leapfrog, but Evans caught her with a big boot mid-air. Evans told Morgan that she was weak before slamming her head into the top turnbuckle. Morgan hit a shotgun dropkick followed by a running elevated knee on Evans. Evans went over the top rope before whipping Morgan's legs onto the mat. Evans hit a snap mare sleeper on Morgan, but Morgan placed Evans on the apron to break the hold. Evans caught Morgan with a forearm strike before attempting a springboard stomp, but Morgan rolled out of the way. Evans slammed Morgan onto the ring post to send her to the ringside area before the commercial break. Back from the break, Evans hit high knee strikes on Morgan's back while holding a modified sleeper on Morgan before laying in elbow strikes on Morgan's face and tossing her across the ring twice. Morgan asked Evans to bring it, to which Evans responded with a boot on Morgan's face for a near fall. Evans got Morgan in head scissors while doing push-ups, but Morgan broke the hold by hitting knee strikes on Evans' face. Evans got outside of the ring and got a broom before pulling out a kendo stick. Evans swung at Morgan, but Morgan evaded and hit a Code Breaker on Evans before hitting the Oblivion Flatliner on Evans for the pinfall win for the SmackDown Women's Champion.

Winner: Liv Morgan

- Morgan swung at Evans after the match with a kendo stick. Morgan hit an Irish Whip on Evans onto the barricade while choking Evans with the Kendo Stick. Morgan pulled a table from under the ring and placed it. Morgan placed Evans on the table before hitting a Senton on Evans off the ring post, splitting the table in two and the crowd exploding for Morgan's antics.

- Top Dolla, Ashante "Thee" Adonis & B-Fab were drinking champagne before calling their shot against whoever wins the Tag Title Match later in the night. Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) & Shinsuke Nakamura joined Hit Row to drink champagne with them.

- Sami Zayn shouted at a waiter for not getting Reigns Vegan Meals before being confronted by Madcap Moss & Ricochet. Zayn told them that if they disrespect him, they disrespect the Bloodline. Sikoa viciously attacked Moss and Ricochet from behind Zayn told them that they were dealing with The Bloodline now.

- There was a video package highlighting the title reign of WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champions The Usos, narrated by Paul Heyman. Heyman said that their reign determined them as the best tag team in the world as well as pointed out that their reign was only 3rd in the rankings of longest reigning Tag Champions in WWE History.

The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. Ma.çé & Mån.sôör (w/ Maxxine Dupri & Max Dupri).

Mån.sôör and Woods began the catch locking up before Woods got Mån.sôör in an O'Connor Roll, but Mace caught him with a leg lariat. Mån.sôör and Mace hit a double back elbow before posing to the hard camera. Mansoor got a headlock on Woods, but Woods broke the hold and tossed Mån.sôör out of the ring. Ma.çé tagged and hit a leg lariat on Kofi to send him off the apron. Ma.çé hit a springboard elbow drop on Woods for a near fall. Ma.çé & Mansoor posed for Maxxine Dupri, but Kingston attacked the two Models from behind. Woods got Mån.sôör in a Small Package for the pinfall win. Max Dupri slammed his blazer onto the ring apron in extreme rage after Ma.çé & Mån.sôör lost composure before storming out of the ring.

Winners: The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods).

- There was a video package promoting the match between Otis & Braun Strowman before showing people reinforcing the ring ahead of the clash of Titans.

- Sonya Deville, Drew Gulak & Los Lotharios (Angel & Humberto) joined the party. Humberto & Angel tried to flirt with B-Fab, but Top Dolla & Ahsante Adonis kicked them out of the party.

Braun Strowman vs. Otis (w/ Chad Gable).

The two began the match staring daggers at each other before locking up. Strowman hit a knee strike to the gut and a punch on Otis before tossing him across the ring & hitting a running shotgun dropkick on Otis, sending him to the outside. Strowman rn at Otis, but Gable distracted Strowman. Otis attacked Strowman from behind before tossing him into the barricade and slamming Strowman's back into the ring post. Back in the ring, Otis laid in the strikes on Strowman before running the ropes, but Strowman caught him with a vicious spinebuster on Otis, causing Otis to roll out of the ring. Gable talked strategy to Otis outside of the ring, but Strowman ran past both Gable & Otis before ripping his shirt off. Gable tried to pull Strowman, but Strowman tossed Gable onto the barricade. Strowman went for a bodyslam, but Otis rolled out of it before hitting a Worlds Strongest Slam on Strowman for a near fall, to which he responded quickly by hitting a Vader Bomb on Strowman for a near fall. Otis went for a splash, but Strowman evaded before hitting the Jack Knife Powerbomb on Otis for the pinfall win.

Winner: Braun Strowman.

- Kayla Braxton interviewed The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Butch & Ridge Holland) backstage, with Butch saying SmackDown was fight night. Holland said that they would become the Tag Champions. Sheamus said that in the Season Premiere, he would drag the Intercontinental Championship off Gunther's hands but tonight was all about Butch & Holland, saying that they will continue to have Banger after banger after banger after banger after banger after bagne-

- After the commercial break, Drew McIntyre came to the ring to cut a promo while having a belt in his hand. McIntyre said that he preferred that he settled his issues in the ring, unlike Karrion Kross who attacks him from behind. McIntyre revealed that he and Kross will wrestle each other in a Strap Match. Scarlett & Karrion Kross interrupted McIntyre before Kross & McIntyre exchanged strikes. McIntyre placed the strap on Kross before hitting him with a ripcord big boot and hitting him with the strap on his back. Kross rolled out of the ring, but Mcintyre pulled him back in the ring and nearly hit Kross in the face with the strap, but Scarlett got in the way to stop McIntyre. Scarlett hit McIntyre with, of all things, a fireball before hitting him with a low blow. Kross got McIntyre in the Kross Jacket choke while shouting at McIntyre that he accepted his challenge while keeping the hold on him.

Dakota Kai (w/ Bayley & Iyo Sky) vs. Raquel Rodriguez.

Raquel slammed Kai into the corner before hitting a body lift face slam on Kai onto the top turnbuckle. Raquel went for a Tejano Bomb, but Kai caught her with a leg drop after the distraction of Bayley & Sky. Kai hit a running boot on Raquel before Bayley slammed Raquel's face on the mat. Shotzi came to attack Bayley, which allowed Raquel to get Kai in a roll-up for the pinfall win. Kai, Sky & Bayley attacked the two after the match, but Shotzi and Raquel stood tall after the brawl.

Winner: Raquel Rodriguez.

- Angel and Humberto attacked Ashante Adonis & Top Dolla backstage during Hit Row's party before storming out. Top Dolla was restrained by Drew Gulak & Street Profits after the attack from Los Lotharios.

WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship Match.

Butch & Ridge Holland (w/ Sheamus) vs. The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) (c) (w/ Solo Sikoa & Sami Zayn).

The match began with Jey and Jimmy cornering Ridge before Jey hit a forearm strike on Ridge. Ridge tagged in and attacked Jimmy & Jey before he & Ridge hit combo-10 Beats of the Battering on Jimmy Uso before hitting him with a knee strike to send him off the apron. Jey slapped Butch off the top rope with a slap before Jey tossed Butch with a back body drop onto the ring to send him to ringside. Jey & Jimmy hit a double-back suplex on Butch for a near fall before the commercial break. After the break, Butch laid in the strikes on The Usos before Jimmy hit a twisting Enziguri kick on Butch for a near fall. Zayn pulled Butch up before Charles Robinson caught him. Jey argued with Zayn on ringside before Jey got back in the ring, but Butch caught him with a leaping enziguri kick on Jey in the head. Butch tagged Ridge in, who hit a shoulder tackle, a lariat, and a back elbow on Jimmy before hitting a headbutt on Jey. Ridge hit a Tilt-To-World Slam on Jimmy before loading up the back elbow, but Jimmy caught him with a Samoan Drop, but Butch tagged in from behind and hit a Shinning Wizard Knee strike on Jimmy for a near fall. Jimmy hit a strike on Butch, but Butch tossed Jimmy out of the ring before hitting him with a springboard moonsault on Jimmy to the outside. Butch hit a double stomp on Jey's hands before hitting a head kick on Jey for a near fall. Jimmy hit an enziguri kick on Butch, followed by a Superkick on Butch by Jey. the Usos hit a double superkick on Ridge before they hit a double superkick on Butch off Butch's moonsault for an extremely close near fall. Butch hit a DDT on Jimmy off the 1D before breaking Jey's fingers. Jimmy hit a boot on Ridge before he and Jey attempted a double superkick on Ridge, but Ridge got the two of them before tossing them from behind. Ridge and Butch hit a roundhouse kick/ Brainbuster combo on Jimmy for a near fall, thanks to an interception from Jey Uso. IMPERIUM (Giovani Vinci, Ludwig Kaiser & Intercontinental Champion Gunther) attacked Sheamus ringside, which allowed The Usos to hit superkicks on Butch & Ridge on the outside and the 1D on Butch inside the ring for the pinfall win & title retention. The Bloodline stood tall to end the broadcast.

Winners & Still WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champions: The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) (w/ Sami Zayn & Solo SIkoa.

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