WWE SmackDown results from May 3, 2024

Paul Heyman may have crossed a line by independently pulling strings without Roman Reigns’s consent, risking tension within The Bloodline, particularly with leader Solo Sikoa.

On Smackdown, Heyman surprisingly revealed he hadn’t spoken to Reigns since his WrestleMania 40 defeat. This revelation came after Heyman, acting without Reigns’s authorization, requested SmackDown general manager Nick Aldis to cancel Owens and Orton’s match with Sikoa and Tonga. Aldis dismissed the request, questioning Heyman’s authority without Reigns’s backing.

At “The RKO Show,” Heyman advised Orton and Owens to withdraw from their match, hinting at internal strife within The Bloodline. Orton questioned Heyman about who the “real Tribal Chief” was.¬†Heyman hesitated in responding, either deliberately or out of fear, which gave Sikoa and Tonga the chance to ambush their Backlash opponents.

This triggered a brawl that required WWE officials to step in. Orton then back-suplexed a security guard onto the announcers’ table, while Kevin Owens launched a swanton bomb at The Bloodline and WWE staff ringside. The chaos resumed backstage as SmackDown drew to a close.

What else happened?

  • Styles slapped Rhodes following a face-to-face promo where they hinted at their histories outside WWE and their shared time in the Bullet Club faction.
  • Bayley, Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill and Naomi def. Damage CTRL (Asuka, Dakota Kane and Kairi Sane) and Tiffany Stratton via pinfall.
  • Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) def. New Catch Republic (Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate) via pinfall after hitting a powerbomb and suplex combo on Dunne.
  • LA Knight def. Angel Garza via pinfall.
  • LA Knight and Escobar both announced their entries into the King of the Ring tournament.
  • Dragon Lee attacked Carlito backstage.
  • WWE Tag Team Championship — A-Town Down Under (Austin Theory and Grayson Waller) def. Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) via pinfall.

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