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Cody Rhodes’ next opponent has been decided, Roman Reigns sends a Bloodline Return message and more: WWE SmackDown 5/10 results, recap and highlights
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Cody Rhodes’ next opponent has been decided, Roman Reigns sends a Bloodline Return message and more: WWE SmackDown 5/10 results, recap and highlights

Live from the UFC APEX in Enterprise, Nevada, WWE SmackDown continued the King of The Ring tournament. Fans were excited to see who qualified with only five qualifying matches on the card. Cody Rhodes and Logan Paul were scheduled to address the fans, and there was much more to see. Here’s everything that happened on WWE SmackDown.

WWE SmackDown 10/05/2024 Results

Opening Segment: Nick Aldis opened the show by introducing Cody Rhodes. He congratulated Rhodes on a successful title defense at WWE Backlash France. Logan Paul came out as Rhodes was about to address the fans about it. The two exchanged words as Paul clarified that he wanted a title shot. Rhodes, someone who did not shy away from a challenge, accepted it. The two will battle it out for the titles at stake during the King of the Ring show in Saudi Arabia. The American Nightmare made it clear that winning the US title would make him a Grand Slam champion.

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Queen of the Ring Tournament Match: Naomi vs. Nia Jax

Winner: Nia Jax

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Faced with the power that has decimated the women’s division, Naomi wasted no time in taking it to Jax. Although her offense was good, Jax’s power was too great. Despite pulling off some stunning moves to take down Jax, Naomi was no match for the Irresistible Force. Jax qualified for the next round.

King of the Ring Tournament Match: Baron Corbin vs. Carmelo Hayes

Winner: Carmelo Hayes

The match showcased Carmelo Hayes’ ring awareness against a veteran like Corbin. Despite the bigger man controlling the match early on, Hayes was able to show off his agility and speed. Hayes’ size and speed allowed him to take the win with a small package.

Backstage segment: Bayley is interviewed backstage and claims she is interested in what Jade Cargill does. However, Chelsea Green and Piper Niven show up and claim they are going after her title.

Backstage segment: Randy Orton is seen backstage talking about The Bloodline. He claims he wants Tama Tonga for what happened at WWE Backlash France and hits Tonga with an RKO.

Queen of the Ring Tournament Match: Jade Cargill vs. Piper Niven

Winner: Jade Cargill

The competition that determined that size doesn’t matter. Despite having the masses on her side, Cargill made quick work of Niven. Cargill’s power was on full display when she hit Niven with Jaded, causing the entire crowd to pop up. As Cargill left the ring, her tag team partner Bianca Belair came out for her qualifying match.

Backstage segment: Shinsuke Nakamura cuts a promo stating that no one on WWE SmackDown is safe from him. If anyone stands in his way, he will take them down.

Queen of the Ring Tournament Match: Bianca Belair vs. Candice LeRae

Winner: Bianca Belair

Like her partner Cargill, Belair made quick work of this competition. Despite LeRae using her cunning to gain the upper hand, she was no match for the EST. One KOD from Belair and the match was over and now the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions have qualified for the second round of the QOTR Tournament.

Backstage segment: Paul Heyman can be seen with The Bloodline. While he claims he was Roman Reigns’ Sage and not Solo Sikoa, Sikoa claims Reigns left him in charge until he returned. This is the first time WWE fans have heard about Reigns from Sikoa. However, his actions when Heyman tried to call Reigns told a different story.

King of the Ring Tournament Match: Angelo Dawkins vs. Tama Tonga

Winner: Tama Tonga

The match was originally scheduled for Bobby Lashley against Tama Tonga. However, Lashley suffered an injury during his training, resulting in him being replaced by Dawkins. The match was brute force versus aggressive force. While Dawkins appeared to be in control, Tonga quickly turned the game around. Sikoa interfered so that Tonga could benefit. Tonga won via pinfall to qualify.

King of the Ring Tournament Match: Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles

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Winner: Randy Orton

The two started off with a test of strength before The Viper got the upper hand on Randy Orton. While AJ Styles managed to build a good defense against Orton, The Viper kept the match under control. Post commercial, Styles was able to take a breather and take control of the match. Following his match at WWE Backlash France, this would be the first singles match for both Orton and Styles. Styles continued the pressure on Orton’s leg to keep The Viper from hitting the RKO. Despite a good return, Orton couldn’t hit Styles with the RKO. Styles was able to connect with the Phenomenal Forearm but couldn’t get the pin. However, after an RKO, The Viper stole the match.

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