WWE Smackdown Results – July 21, 2023

We see how Dominik Mysterio won the NXT North American Title on Tuesday night. Kayla Braxton is backstage with Dominik and WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley now. Dominik knocks his father Rey Mysterio and says if he goes on to win the WWE United States Title, that will be nothing compared to him as he will only be champion of the USA while Dominik is champion of North America, 23 countries. Butch shows up to congratulate Dominik. He says we’re in the home of NXT tonight and it feels like Fight Night, so how about a match? Dominik makes excuses and says plus there’s no one from NXT to make the match. WWE Hall of Famer & Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative shows up and says Butch vs. Dominik sounds like a wonderful idea. Shawn is headed to Adam Pearce’s office to get the match made.

NXT North American Title Match: Butch vs. Dominik Mysterio (c)

We go back to the ring and out comes NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio with WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and we see how Ridge Holland injured Elton Prince last week in Pretty Deadly’s match against Holland and Sheamus. Butch makes his way to the ring now. The bell rings and they lock up. Dominik takes Butch down. They run the ropes and Butch decks Dominik, then grounds him and starts bending the fingers while Ripley looks on.

Butch stomps Dominik’s elbow. Dominik tries to fight but Butch takes him back down and works on the fingers. Dominik gets the rope to break it. Dominik drops Butch over the top rope to stun him.

Ripley runs over and places a steel chain in Dominik’s hand. Ripley distracts the referee but Holland runs down and prevents Dominik from using it. Butch nails the enziguri for a close 2 count as we go back to commercial.


Back from the break and Dominik launches himself in from the apron for 2. Dominik mounts Butch with punches, then applies a headlock. Pretty Deadly comes out now with Kit Wilson pushing Prince in a wheelchair, which is odd as he has a shoulder injury. Butch unloads on Dominik with offense now. Butch with a big right and a stiff kick. Butch misses a stomp. Dominik goes for 619 but Butch side-steps and hits a German suplex. Butch with more offense for 2.

Wilson with a cheap shot but Holland gets involved. Kit backs away as Holland and Butch stare him down at the bottom of the ramp. Prince then jumps out of his wheelchair and runs away with Holland chasing them. Butch goes back to the apron but Dominik kicks him.

Dominik distracts the referee, allowing Ripley to clip Butch’s knee from behind. Dominik then rams Butch into the ring post head-first, and dumps him back into the ring for the pin to win and retain.

Winner: Dominik Mysterio

After the match, Mysterio and Ripley celebrate as we go to replays.