WWE SmackDown episode of September 29 focused on the build towards WWE Fastlane. This week’s episode involved a United States Championship Match between Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar. Will John Cena find someone to partner him against the Bloodline? Who will face Iyo Sky for the WWE Women’s Championship? What will be the future of Bobby Lashley and his partners, the Street Profits? Check our WWE SmackDown Results, Winners, Grades, and Analysis from the September 29 Episode to get all the information.
Impromptu Singles Match
Jimmy Uso vs Karl Anderson
The Bloodline opened up the SmackDown without the Tribal Chief. Paul Heyman, Jimmy Uso, and Solo Sikoa highlighted the fear of John Cena and the inability to find any suitable opponent. The promo ended in a match between Jimmy Uso and Karl Anderson of the OC. Both Uso and Anderson are experienced tag team stars. But their single match was also good. Both superstars told a story in which Uso played the aggressor role. The Uso easily won the match that looked more like a squash. Mia Yim ended the segment by slapping Uso, much to the dismay of Solo Sikoa.
#TheBloodline does what #TheBloodline has to do to keep #TheBloodline on top… ☝️— WWE (@WWE) September 30, 2023
Can @MachineGunKA avenge @AJStylesOrg with a major win tonight over Jimmy @WWEUsos? #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/XrFQ2xaCuS
Jimmy Uso tried to prove to WWE Universe that he was the ‘de facto’ leader in the absence of Roman Reigns. The match was a total squash, which could have been better because Karl Anderson is a credible wrestler. WWE could not bring back the success once OC had in WWE. The Bloodline is the centre point of SmackDown and will surely appear again on the episode with John Cena.
The Grayson Waller Effect with Bobby Lashley
It was a short and sweet segment in which Bobby Lashley cleared the air regarding his action last week. He confessed that he is no longer working with the Street Profits after last week’s loss.
If it is the end of the stable, then WWE made a great mistake here. But, it looked like Street Profits would show the changed attitude and bring more aggression to impress Bobby Lashley. Lashley will surely patch up with them after they prove their worth.
Austin Theory vs Cameron Grimes
Former United States champion Austin Theory hit the ring for a match against NXT export Cameron Grimes. Austin Theory squashed Cameron Grimes in a few minutes using his aggression and power moves.
WWE did not have enough plans for Austin Theory and Grayson Waller. But, both competitors have proved they can rule the tag team division if they are not given an opportunity as singles stars. Cameron Grimes was one of the best wrestlers in NXT. His booking is questionable on WWE SmackDown.
United States Championship Title Match
Rey Mysterio vs Santos Escobar
WWE United States Champion Rey Mysterio defended his championship against his protégé Santos Escobar on this week’s SmackDown. Both athletes knew each other well, and their styles meshed well to create a good TV match. WWE Hall of Famer was the winner in this match with a roll-up. Street Profits hit the ring and attacked both superstars. With this attack, Ford and Dawkins earned the approval of their group leader, Bobby Lashley.
This is one of the most difficult matches of their careers. 😮💨— WWE (@WWE) September 30, 2023
Regardless of who wins, The #USTitle will remain with The LWO but only one of these men will be able to call themselves United States Champion 🇺🇸
Who will it be? @ReyMysterio or @EscobarWWE?#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/wXrJ59jpEF
The match between Mysterio and Escobar was great. Both wrestlers still left a little room for more exciting matches in the future. Escobar played a heel by not answering the respect of Mysterio, which may get to a breaking point for the LWO. However, the main point is the attack on Street Profits. So, Mysterio and Escobar must reunite and set their rivalry aside to fight the Street Profits. It will be a great sign for SmackDown TV in the future weeks.
The Bloodline wreaked havoc over random superstars in the backstage area, leaving them injured. A video of the arrival of John Cena was also played, who came to settle the score with the Bloodline.
Bayley vs Charlotte Flair
The two pillars of The Four Horsewomen faced each other on SmackDown. Bayley started aggressively in the match. The match involved continuously in and out of the ring, where both superstars took control for a moment before giving it to the other. Charlotte and Bayley are veteran in-ring workers, so they know how to work together.
A physical battle between two competitors ended in a Charlotte Flair victory. After the match, the Damage Control members tried to attack the Queen, but Asuka made the save. WWE might book a tag match between Damage Control and a team of Charlotte and Asuka on next week’s episode.
🚨 @itsBayleyWWE MADE IT OFFICIAL! 🚨— WWE (@WWE) September 30, 2023
At #WWEFastlane it's going to be a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH for the WWE Women's Championship! 🔥@Iyo_SkyWWE vs. @MsCharlotteWWE vs. @WWEAsuka #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/T4ETJPy4hI
We have pointed out one thing again and again every week: why it is necessary to give the title shot to Charlotte Flair every time she remains on TV. The current booking will take both Asuka and Charlotte to a title opportunity on the Fastlane. It is bad for someone like Bayley to lose back-to-back matches.
John Cena and the Bloodline Segment
John Cena appeared in front of a live crowd and pitched the idea of going by himself if he did not get a partner. Jimmy and Solo attacked John Cena once again. Before they could do much damage, the mega star LA Knight returned to SmackDown to a thunderous pop, saving the franchise star from the beatdown. LA Knight signed the contract to partner with John Cena in the main event of Fastlane. Cena was more excited than everybody else on the show to have LA Knight in his team.
WWE made everything right with this segment. John Cena gets a credible match in the main event of Fastlane, which is a good use of him. The Bloodline remained in the main event scene even in the absence of the Tribal Chief and Main Event Jey Uso. Solo Sikoa and LA Knight will get a great rub by working with the Greatest of All Time. LA Knight can go all the way to fight the champion after this match because everything is good for the Mega Star. Yeah!
It was all from our WWE SmackDown Results, Winners, Grades, and Analysis from the September 29 Episode. Let us know your views in the comment section.