WWE Friday Night SmackDown Free Live Stream Results: WWE Draft 2024 Begins, The Bloodline Drama Continues

It's time for a special WWE Draft 2024 episode of Friday Night SmackDown. Also, Cody Rhodes & AJ Styles sign contracts for their WWE Backlash title match, and what is next with The Bloodline?
Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, and Paul Heyman of The Bloodline are drafted to SmackDown during the 2023 WWE Draft.
Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, and Paul Heyman of The Bloodline are drafted to SmackDown during the 2023 WWE Draft. / (via WWE)

A monumental episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown takes place tonight, and we've got you covered with live results.

The April 26, 2024 edition of the blue brand will begin night one of the WWE Draft 2024. Superstars from Monday Night Raw, SmackDown, and WWE NXT will be eligible. Champions are protected and will not be drafted tonight or on night two. Superstars such as Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Bianca Belair, Jey Uso, Liv Morgan, LA Knight, Randy Orton, and many more are eligible to be drafted this evening.

In addition to the draft, there will also be a major contract signing.


The Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes will also be featured on tonight's episode of Friday Night SmackDown. He will stand face-to-face with his first title challenger AJ Styles. Before the two collide in an Undisputed WWE Championship match at WWE Backlash, they will be a part of a contract signing tonight.

We'll also get to see what's next after Tama Tonga's brutal assault on Kevin Owens last week. After Solo Sikoa's "MFT" rammed his car into Owens' vehicle, "The Wiseman" Paul Heyman received a stern warning from SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis. Can Heyman gain some form of control within The Bloodline?

Also, buckle up for some tag team action. Rey Mysterio teams with Dragon Lee to take on Angel and Berto of Legado Del Fantasma.

Make sure you keep refreshing this page, as we'll be updating you with live WWE Friday Night SmackDown results and video highlights beginning at 8 p.m. ET.


WWE SmackDown Results (April 26, 2024)

Cody Rhodes, AJ Styles, Jade Cargill, and Bianca Belair are all in the building and were shown entering.

Paul Heyman was interviewed by Kayla Braxton. Heyman claimed Roman Reigns has pulled out of draft eligibility. Paul said the pressure is on SmackDown GM Nick Aldis now.

Jackie Redmond was inside the NXT Performance Center for coverage of potential NXT draft picks.

SmackDown play-by-play commentator Corey Graves was in the ring to moderate the contract signing with Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes and challenger AJ Styles.

AJ said he respects Cody, and while their paths are just now crossing they've been down the same road. AJ said Dusty Rhodes was a great man who taught him how to carry the weight of being a world champion. He said at WWE Backlash it'll be time to see if Cody has what it takes to carry that weight. Styles then signed the contract.

Rhodes said the mutual respect goes away at Backlash. He said Styles seems to have implied he can't handle the pressure of being the Undisputed WWE Champion. He said facing Styles isn't a dream match, it's a must-win. He then signed the contract, making this title match official.

Cody extended his hand for a shake. AJ grabbed the mic and said it was wonderful seeing Rhodes finish his story, but his title reign is coming to an end. The two then shook hands rather aggressively.

As Cody was walking up the ramp, Paul "Triple H" Levesque made his way out and had Rhodes join him on the podium. He offered Cody the honor of announcing the first pick for SmackDown.

SmackDown #1 Pick: Bianca Belair

"Triple H" then announced Monday Night Raw's first pick. It's "Main Event" Jey Uso.

Raw #1 Pick: Jey Uso

SmackDown went the NXT route for its second pick. It's time for Carmelo Hayes.

SmackDown #2 Pick: Carmelo Hayes

"Triple H" approved of the Carmelo pick. He then revealed that Raw's number two pick is Seth "Freakin" Rollins.

Raw #2 Pick: Seth Rollins

Carmelo Hayes then made his way out and called for a singles match against Cody Rhodes. "The American Nightmare" accepted the challenge.

Rey Mysterio & Dragon Lee vs. Angel & Berto

Dragon Lee was dumped to the outside before the break, but Rey was tagged in back when the action resumed on TV. Mysterio sent Berto to the outside with a head scissors hurricanrana. Rey hit a 619 on Angel, while Lee tagged in. Lee hit his finisher on Angel for the win.

Winners: Rey Mysterio & Dragon Lee

Santos Escobar made his way out with Elektra Lopez. He insisted he wasn't lying about being innocent in the Dragon Lee attack. He said Elektra tracked down security footage from that evening.

The footage played and it was revealed that Carlito was the one who attacked Dragon Lee. Carlito then shoved Lee into Mysterio. He hit a Backstabber on Dragon Lee before making his way out through the crowd.

Bron Breakker vs. Cedric Alexander

Breakker pinned Cedric quickly with a Spear.

Winner: Bron Breakker

Tiffany Stratton was with SmackDown GM Nick Aldis backstage. He revealed that Stratton will face Naomi tonight with the winner challenging Bayley for the WWE Women's Championship at Backlash.

Torrie Wilson and Michelle McCool were out to announce the round two draft picks.

SmackDown #3 Pick: Randy Orton

Raw #3 Pick: Bron Breakker

SmackDown #4 Pick: Nia Jax

Raw #4 Pick: Liv Morgan

Paul Heyman awaited the arrival of Solo Sikoa and opened the car door for him. Heyman informed Solo that The Bloodline wasn't drafted. He told Solo that Roman Reigns pulled out of draft eligibility and because Solo was causing confusion with The Bloodline members, Nick Aldis and Adam Pearce don't know who they'd be getting with the faction. Tama Tonga then showed up before Owens attacked both Solo and Tama. Everyone was separated.

Bianca Belair and Jade Cargill were jaw jacking with the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors on the ramp when Kevin Owens and Tama Tonga began brawling towards the ring. Solo Sikoa made his way out to try to pull the numbers game.

Security tried breaking things up, but to no avail. Randy Orton then made his way out to help clean house. Owens and Orton hugged in the ring.

Backstage, Bubba Ray Dudley was out with his draft card, as was D-Von Dudley.

The Dudley Boyz were out to announce the round 3 WWE draft picks. They brought out out their classic gimmick glasses.

SmackDown #5 Pick: LA Knight

Raw #5 Pick: Ricochet

SmackDown #6 Pick: The Bloodline

Raw #6 Pick: Sheamus

Tiffany Stratton vs. Naomi

Naomi knocked Stratton down outside the ring and made fun of her "Tiffy Time" catchphrase before the commercial break.

Bayley, who had been on commentary, was attacked from behind by Nia Jax. Naomi attacked Nia, who threw her into the ring post. The referee called for the end of the match.

Tiffany then dragged both Bayley and Naomi in the ring and hit them with the Prettiest Moonsault Ever.

Tiffany Stratton vs. Naomi ends in no contest

The Street Profits were backstage with B-Fab. Byron Saxton interviewed the three. B-Fab guaranteed The Street Profits will take the WWE Tag Team Championship from A-Town Down Under. Bobby Lashley then scared off Austin Theory and Grayson Waller.

Teddy Long and JBL will be out next for round four of the WWE Draft.

Karrion Kross and Scarlett showed AOP attacking New Catch Republic backstage.

Teddy Long and JBL were out for the next round of the WWE Draft 2024. Raw has lost Andrade to SmackDown, while NXT loses Kiana James.

SmackDown #7 Pick: AJ Styles

Raw #7 Pick: Alpha Academy

SmackDown #8 Pick: Andrade

Raw #8 Pick: Kiana James

Kiana James was interviewed by Jackie Redmond at the NXT Performance Center after a vignette for her played.

Nick Aldis was interviewed by Kayla Braxton. Aldis announced a triple threat match for the WWE Women's Championship at Backlash. It'll be titleholder Bayley vs. Naomi vs. Tiffany Stratton. He also had Teddy Long announce a tag team match for the May 4th PLE with Randy Orton and Kevin Owens taking on Solo Sioka and "MFT" Tama Tonga.

Cody Rhodes vs. Carmelo Hayes

Rhodes had Carmelo reeling going into the commercial break. It was a clear message from Cody letting Hayes know he's in the big time now.

Carmelo dropped Cody with an elbow once the show returned from a commercial break. The two exchanged chops in the corner. Carmelo hit a springboard DDT for a two-count.

Cody Cutter landed, but it only got Rhodes a near fall. Hayes dropped Cody and went for a dive, but Cody got out of the way. They both went for springboard moves, but missed. Cody countered for the Cross Rhodes and he hit it for the win. Rhodes' shoulder appeared to be damaged during the match, and hopefully it isn't a legit issue.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

After the match, AJ Styles had a staredown with Cody in the ring and warned him that he was close to catching him sleeping before they shook hands.

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