30th Oct2023

Friday Night Smackdown – Oct 27th 2023: Results & Review

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this review of this past Friday’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, right here on Nerdly. Let’s see what went down on this week’s episode!

Match #1: The Street Profits def. The LWO (Carlito & Santos Escobar)

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

As United States Champion Rey Mysterio watched Carlito and Santos Escobar’s tag team match against The Street Profits from backstage, his WWE Crown Jewel challenger Logan Paul delivered a sucker-punch from out of nowhere to take out The Legendary Luchador. With a subsequent nod from Escobor, Carlito took off to help The LWO leader. This left Santos alone to suffer a 2-on-1 disadvantage that ended with Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford hitting the Revelation for the victory.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #2: Shotzi def. Chelsea Green

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After a backstage confrontation earlier in the day, spooky Shotzi took advantage of Chelsea Green’s showboating to pick up the quick pin fall on the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion.

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #3: Dragon Lee def. Cedric Alexander

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

In the final moments of a tremendous matchup between two of the most gravity-defying competitors in WWE, Dragon Lee overcame Cedric Alexander with an earth-shattering inverted DDT.

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Match #4: LA Knight def. Jimmy Uso

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

LA Knight overcame Jimmy Uso in a hard-fought SmackDown main event with with a superplex/Blunt Force Trauma combination. As the dust cleared, Roman Reigns suddenly charged in to attack The Megastar. Knight, however, quickly flipped the script on The Head of the Table and blasted him with an earth-shattering Blunt Force Trauma. As a result, Knight sent a powerful statement to Reigns heading into the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match in eight days at WWE Crown Jewel.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Final Verdict: /5

Well the best thing I can say about this episode of Smackdown was that it was better than last week’s particularly low point for the blue brand. It’s interesting to see that once again, Dragon Lee has the best match of this show, as he’s done week after week. And this time it’s with the oh-so-underused Cedric Alexander, who deserves more matches like this going forward. As for the rest of the show? Well, it’s a “so very Smackdown” episode of Smackdown. If you like that sort of thing… Even the Bloodline stuff is tiring now IMHO.


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