The John Report: WWE Smackdown 01 20 23 Review


Los Lotharios and the Viking Raiders aren’t interested in singles gold. Ricochet’s star has been on the rise since he defeated Sami Zayn to win the Intercontinental championship. The only problem is that the new champ was nowhere to be found on last week’s episode of SmackDown. Now that Zayn’s attention is entirely focused on Johnny Knoxville, Ricochet is left without a clear direction or opponent for WrestleMania 38. SmackDown airs tonight (Mar. 25) with a live show from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Heyman had facial reactions like he was covering his face because he didn’t like what Sami was saying. Reigns told Zayn to get out saying he didn’t want to hear it. Reigns wondered why he had to run his game plan by Zayn and when did Zayn think that Sami had to do that. Reigns told Zayn to get out there, maybe go find Kevin or his own Bloodline. Los Lotharios, consisting of real-life cousins Angel and Humberto, are enjoying a tenure on WWE SmackDown as a successful tag team.

This would make sense to me, because if you think that you are immune to break-ins, you are probably right. I think the lotharios and the thieves are probably the same thing. I don’t know how you could be caught in a time loop, but I think you would have to be an extreme paranoid person otherwise.

Our TJRWrestling Clash at the Castle preview was posted earlier on Friday morning. Please check that out because I wrote a lot and I really went in-depth about why I think Drew McIntyre should beat Roman Reigns in the main event. A Lothario is a man who is unconscionable in his relations with women, a man who seduces women and leaves them, a man who uses women for his own selfish desires. The term Lothario comes from a literary figure popular at the beginning of the 1700s, the main character of the play The Fair Penitent, written by Nicholas Rowe. In the play, Lothario seduces and then abandons the main female character, who ultimately commits suicide.

There will be direct competition between the challengers and champs tonight when Shinsuke goes one-on-one with Jimmy. Before the match, MVP runs down the history and goes over the ways you can win the match before promising a lot of violence. Hold on though as Cedric Alexander jumps Lashley from behind in the aisle and the big brawl is on. We take a break and come back with the opening bell, as Lashley hammers away until MVP gets in a cheap shot from the floor.

Wilde avoided a double team move, then he hit a DDT and Cruz hit a springboard missile dropkick. Legado hit their running kick/legsweep finisher for the pinfall win after about four minutes. It was Drew’s turn to be the face in peril as Ivar worked him over with repeated elbows to the head. Drew bounced off the turnbuckle with a clothesline along with a Future Shock DDT. Drew charged at Ivar, who hit a spin kick to the head. Sheamus tagged in against Erik as they exchanged punches, Erik charged right into a powerslam and Valhalla jumped on the apron to distract him. Ivar went up top and jumped off with a Superfly Splash for a two count on Sheamus.

Real-life cousins Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo signed with WWE in 2019 and 2018, respectively. Humberto featured briefly on NXT and 205 Live before being called to the main roster. Garza’s NXT run was longer, winning the Cruiserweight title before moving to the main roster and teaming with Andrade. Los Lotharios is a professional wrestling tag team composed of Angel & Humberto.

Mace with a corner attack, Mansoor with a tag and a dropkick. Top Dolla tagged in as Mansoor threw a punch that was caught, so Dolla hit a forearm to the head. Dolla with a running knee gopx tokens lift and a forearm knocking Mase off the apron. Dolla with a corner splash, Adonis got the tag and Dolla picked up Mansoor leading to an Adonis dropkick into a slam for the pinfall win.