2023/07/14   Smackdown Results-July 14th 2023

Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair Kicks Off SmackDown

We shoot to the ring where the ring announcer introduces Bianca Belair. 鈥淭he EST of WWE鈥 emerges and heads to the ring to kick off tonight鈥檚 show.

The fans chant 鈥淓ST!鈥 after her music dies down. She talks about how she has had to wait forever for something that was rightfully hers in the first place 鈥 an immediate rematch for the title when she first lost it.

She talks about how tonight she finally gets that opportunity and because of that, tonight is when she recaptures the title and no one can stop her.

On that note, the theme for Charlotte Flair hits and out comes 鈥淭he Queen.鈥 She says Belair has her fired up the way she is talking. She says no disrespect to Asuka, she thinks Belair is gonna win tonight in Flair Country.

Flair says so there is no confusion, when Belair does win the title back tonight, she is first in line for the next shot at the championship. She asks Belair what she thinks. The two seem to agree that they鈥檒l fight at SummerSlam if things work out that way tonight.

WWE Women鈥檚 Championship
Asuka (C) vs. Bianca Belair

It鈥檚 main event time!

Michael Cole and Wade Barrett run down the lineup for next week鈥檚 show on FS1, which features Roman Reigns and Jey Uso in the Rules of Engagement, as well as the aforementioned second U.S. Title Invitational bout.

Bianca Belair鈥檚 theme hits and out comes 鈥淭he EST of WWE鈥 for our final match of the evening, which features the WWE Women鈥檚 Championship on-the-line. As she settles into the ring, we head to a pre-match commercial break.

When we return from the break, the theme for the reigning and defending champion Asuka hits. Out comes 鈥淭he Empress of Tomorrow鈥 for our scheduled main event, with her WWE Women鈥檚 Championship on-the-line.

The bell sounds and we鈥檙e officially off-and-running with this one. Bayley and MS. Money In The Bank Iyo Sky are shown with tickets arriving in their seats in the front row for this one.

Belair takes it to Asuka with ten punches in the corner as the fans count along with each shot that lands. Belair whips Asuka into the corner again but gets drop toe-holded into it face-first. This allows the champ to take over on offense.

Now we see Belair knock Asuka down and out. Both ladies are down and recovering and as they do, Cole and Barrett point out that Charlotte Flair has also purchased a ticket and is taking her seat in the front row. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.

As we settle back in from the commercials, we see Asuka and Belair fighting back and forth, with no one clearly in control of the offense. Belair hits a nice moonsault for a close pin attempt. Cole points out Bayley, Iyo Sky and Charlotte Flair all hanging around in the front row.

Things continue until finally we see Bayley hop the rail to get involved. Charlotte Flair hops the rail and takes her out, but then Iyo Sky blasts Belair with the briefcase, so the ref calls for the bell. Bayley tells Iyo it鈥檚 time to cash in. Bayley grabs the briefcase as Iyo drags a lifeless Asuka into the ring.

Asuka springs to life and mists Bayley in the eyes and runs off with her title. That鈥檚 how this week鈥檚 show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!