A WWE Backlash 2023 rematch took place following this week’s (May 12) live episode of WWE SmackDown.
Bianca Belair didn’t have much luck on WWE SmackDown. During her celebration, the Raw Women’s Champion was confronted by Asuka, who sprayed mist into her face.
While Asuka made her intentions clear to renew her rivalry with Belair, the EST faced another previous rival in a dark match at the taping.
After SmackDown went off the air, Belair went one-on-one with IYO SKY of Damage CTRL.
Belair and SKY previously clashed over the Raw Women’s Title at WWE Backlash 2023, and while Belair walked away with the gold, it was SKY who won over the crowd.
The Raw Women’s Champion was victorious again in their dark match, pinning SKY following a KOD.
This was SKY’s second loss of the night, with SKY and Bayley unsuccessfully challenging for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship during the live episode.
Here are results from the Friday, May 12 episode of WWE SmackDown:
AJ Styles def. Edge, Rey Mysterio in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Bobby Lashley def. Austin Theory, Sheamus in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Grayson Waller appeared in a backstage segment with Adam Pearce and announced the winner of the Styles vs Lashley main event would appear on his Grayson Waller Effect talk show next week
Cameron Grimes def. Baron Corbin
Roman Reigns made his first appearance since WrestleMania 39 and said that Solo Sikoa has stepped up, but the Usos are a problem and that they embarrassed him
Paul Heyman then announced Reigns and Sikoa would be challenging Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia
Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def. Bayley & Dakota Kai to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Former NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly made their SmackDown debut backstage, setting up a match against the Brawling Brutes for next week
Bianca Belair appeared for a ‘celebration’ in her hometown of Knoxville, but was interrupted by a returning Asuka who spat mist in Belair’s face
AJ Styles def. Bobby Lashley in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
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