SmackDown Recap: Cody Rhodes and Sami Zayn team up to attack The Usos as Rey Mysterio is inducted into Hall of Fame

WWE SmackDown Results, Recap.

WWE SmackDown Recap: Cody Rhodes and Sami Zayn team up to attack The Usos as Rey Mysterio is inducted into Hall of Fame

David Ben 09:44 - 11.03.2023
This week's episode of WWE Friday night SmackDown saw The Bloodline tested by familiar foes as Rey Mysterio became the first inductee into the Hall of Fame class of 2023.

The Bloodline still have business to deal with following Jey Uso’s return to the fold a week ago.

Ahead of WrestleMania 39, the Blue brand returned with even more drama this week as the number one contender for the undisputed universal championship Cody Rhodes squared up to The Usos.

However, the American nightmare had help from Sami Zayn. who always seems to get in the way of The Bloodline’s business.

Rhodes is set to challenge Roman Reigns for the undisputed WWE universal championship at WrestleMania 39 and joined forces with Zayn to launch an attack on The Usos on Friday night.

Elsewhere, Rey Mysterio became the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2023 via an announcement on Friday.

WWE surprisingly named a regularly active performer to their Hall of Fame and the Legendary masked luchador is set to be inducted the night before WrestleMania 39.

Here’s all the action that happened on this week’s episode of WWE SmackDown.

WWE SmackDown Results - March 10, 2023

Cody Rhodes and Sami Zayn attacked The Usos

Sami Zayn and Cody Rhodes attacked The Usos on SmackDown

The Usos arrived at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and were immediately greeted by the Tribal chief’s advocate Paul Heyman.

Heyman informed Jey Uso how proud he and  Roman Reigns was, that he finally returned to The Bloodline.

 Heyman hugged Jey Uso but backed off when he read Jey Uso's body language before the latter told Heyman to inform Reigns that he had arrived.

The Usos have been Tag Team Champions for over 600 days

Heyman, in a subsequent interview, expressed his frustration with Cody Rhodes for getting involved in The Bloodline's business when he rescued Zayn on Raw. He further admitted Rhodes was a bit of a problem for Reigns, but was later put to ease after Reigns brought up Rhodes' past failures. 

An angry Jey Uso then explained to the audience why he chose The Bloodline over Zayn, saying that family always looks out for family.

 Jey Uso also stated that he did not want to hurt Zayn, but that he must side with his own blood. Jey Uso who was shunned by the crowd then told the audience they have no idea what he is going through, while also blaming his former friend Zayn for his troubles and labelling him ‘selfish’. 

Meanwhile, Jimmy Uso turned his attention to Cody Rhodeswith the impression that The Bloodline has allegedly rid themselves of Zayn.

 Rhodes eventually came out to confront The Usos, allowing Zayn to slide into the ring unnoticed and attack Jey Uso. 

A brawl subsequently broke out around the arena between the two parties but Rhodes and Zayn eventually put down The Usos to close out SmackDown. 

Rey Mysterio was announced as the first inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2023 

Rey Mysterio became the first inductee for the WWE Hall of Fame 2023

Judgement Day (Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio and Finn Balor) defeated Legado del Fantasma (Cruz del Toro, Joaquin Wilde, & Santos Escobar) via pinfall 

The Judgement Day(below) defeated Legado del Fantasma

Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus vs. Xavier Woods vs. Karrion Kross vs. LA Knight 

Fatal 5-Way match to determine who will face GUNTHER for the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania 39

The match was to determine the next challenger for GUNTHER's intercontinental title at WrestleMania 39.

However, it ended in a draw after both McIntyre and Sheamus scored pinfalls.

The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) defeated Braun Strowman and Ricochet via pinfall 

The Viking Raiders (R) defeated Braun Strowman and Ricochet

Charlotte Flair defeated Shotzi via submission 

GUNTHER shunned Adam Pearce for not finding a conclusive title challenger

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