Tonight’s edition of ‘WWE SmackDown’ went down (2/2/24) from the Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama! Cody Rhodes says he wants Roman Reigns but not at WrestleMania 40, The Rock confronts Reigns, Bayley challenged IYO SKY for the WWE Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 40, and more
The show begins and our brand-new commentary team of Corey Graves and Wade Barrett welcome us to tonight’s show.
Logan Paul and Kevin Owens Promo
United States Champion, Logan Paul makes his way down to the ring. Kevin Owens quickly interrupts and wants a rematch since he never actually lost at the ‘Royal Rumble.’ Paul says he has other ideas and wants Owens to ‘earn’ his rematch. Out comes Austin Theory and it looks like we have ourselves a match.
Kevin Owens def. Austin Theory
Naomi and Tiffany Stratton Officially Sign with SmackDown
Logan Paul Gets on Bianca Belair’s Bad Side
Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate def. LWO (Cruz del Toro & Joaquin Wilde) (with Zelina Vega), Legado del Fantasma (Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo) (with Elektra Lopez), and Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) — WWE Tag Team Championship Top Contender Match
Damage CTRL Crumbles, Bayley Chooses IYO SKY For WrestleMania 40
Bobby Lashley, Montez Ford, and Angelo Dawkins (with B-Fab) vs. The Final Testament (Karrion Kross, Akam, Rezar) (with Scarlett and Paul Ellering) Ends in a No Contest
Tiffany Stratton def. Michin
Cody Rhodes Makes His WrestleMania 40 Decision
WWE Champion, Roman Reigns makes his way down to the ring, flanked by Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso, and Paul Heyman. RAW and SmackDown General Managers, Nick Aldis and Adam Pearce are at ringside for this.
Reigns says he doesn’t like to waste any time, so he’s getting right into it. Reigns says Rollins can say whatever he wants and it’s true that he works 10 times less than he does, but he also makes 10 times more than he does. Reigns directs his attention to Cody Rhodes and says that it’s time for Cody to choose if he wants to be the best number two in the business or take another crack at number one.
Cody Rhodes’ music hits and out comes ‘The American Nightmare.’ Cody says he wants to do this man to man and asks ‘The Bloodline’ to leave the ring, which Reigns orders them to do and they oblige. Cody says what does finishing the story even mean…does it mean he wants the WWE Championship or does it mean taking everything away from Reigns? Cody says he’s coming for Reigns…but not at WrestleMania…and The Rock’s music hits to a MASSIVE pop!
The Rock greets Cody, who exits the ring, and Rock and Reigns come face to face in the middle of the ring as the show goes off the air!