WWE SmackDown Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Commentators are Michael Cole and Pat McAfee.
– Tonight is WWE SmackDown, the blue show begins on a video of the WrestleMania Backlash 2022 Main Event. The commentators welcome us then RK-Bro arrive in the ring. The crowd sings for Randy Orton, who welcomes us to SmackDown! They are very, very excited to be there tonight, but they are also tired of chasing the Usos. It goes without saying that the Usos don’t have the balls to make decisions on their own. Roman Reigns is the only decision maker in the bloodline. Riddle says they had things under control at WM Backlash, but Roman Reigns pierced him and they lost, sorry. Randy Orton says they want to become undisputed tag team champions and demands that Roman Reigns step into the ring.
Sami Zayn’s music hits and enters wearing a Bloodline t-shirt. He asks them if they know how things work on SmackDown. Do they think they can snap their fingers and bring Roman Reigns? As the leader of the locker room, Sami Zayn speaks for Bloodline, the locker room and the WWE Universe – no one wants to see this unification match. RK-Bro also doesn’t want to see this match because he will lose! Sami Zayn asks RK-Bro to take their belts, go back to RAW and not come back.
Randy Orton suggests a game between Sami Zayn and Riddle tonight. If Riddle wins, they have the unification game. Sami Zayn leaves the ring and says it won’t happen tonight, maybe in a week or two. He needs to talk to Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns. Adam Pearce takes the stage and says we would all like to see a match between Zayn and Riddle, so the match is official … and it starts now!
Sami Zayn vs Riddle (accompanied by Randy Orton)
At the end of the match, Riddle is about to RKO Sami Zayn but the latter escapes from the ring. Riddle joins Zayn at ringside, who knocks him down before returning to the ring. Riddle ends up returning to the ring too with the referee’s 9 count, then does his Bro Derek on Sami Zayn, followed by the pin for the win.
– The Bloodline was watching the game in the locker room.
– Commentators tell us about Clash at the Castle taking place on September 3rd in the UK.
– Behind the scenes, Sami Zayn walks and meets Shinsuke Nakamura who tells him that Roman Reigns is the “Head of the Table” and that Zayn is the bottom of the table …
– Ronda Rousey walks in with the women’s SmackDown belt and let’s see what happened to WrestleMania Backlash. She launches an Open Challenge for the SmackDown women’s belt … and it’s Raquel Rodriguez who comes to accept the challenge!
SmackDown Women’s Championship – Singles match
Ronda Rousey vs Raquel Rodriguez
At the end of the match, Raquel Rodriguez brings with him Ronda Rousey who manages to counter with a roll up to win.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
– After the match, Ronda Rousey holds out her hand and Raquel Rodriguez shakes her hand.
– Shotzi and Aliyah argue in front of Adam Pearce because they both want a game for the title.
– Kayla Braxton is in the ring and asks us to welcome Madcap Moss who is entering. We see Moss win over Happy Corbin at WrestleMania Backlash. Madcap Moss says it’s the biggest win of his career. Corbin is powerful, physically imposing. Braxton asks what her next step is. Madcap Moss replies that his WWE career has just begun. He wants to form a mixed team with Sasha Banks and win the Money in the Bank briefcase … Happy Corbin attacks Madcap Moss from behind with a chair ! He goes to get the Battle Royal trophy in memory of André the Giant and kicks Moss while he had a chair around his neck. The officers arrive and a stretcher is brought for Madcap Moss.
– Madcap Moss leaves on a stretcher and Happy Corbin makes a joke just before reaching the ambulance: “Where is Madcap Moss going? At MOSSpital” …
SmackDown Women’s Tag Team Championship
Natalya and Shayna Baszler vs Sasha Banks and Naomi (c)
At the end of the match, Naomi counters a Sharpshooter with a roll up to give her team victory.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Naomi – Still champions
– Drew Gulak is with Ricochet and tells him that the last few weeks have been a nightmare, he’s looking for advice. Ricochet replies that if he gives up when the going gets tough, he won’t get the title. The only person who can help him is himself. Drew Gulak leaves and finds himself face to face with Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser … Gunther punches him and puts a Chop on him!
Kofi Kingston (accompanied by Xavier Woods) vs Butch (accompanied by Sheamus & Ridge Holland)
At the end of the match, Kofi Kingston knocks down Sheamus who was in the ring. Butch takes the opportunity to make his bitter end over Kingston for the pinfall win.
– After the game, the Sheamus clan celebrates but Butch leaves in the crowd before returning to the stage.
– Backstage, Sami Zayn is with Paul Heyman. The wrestler says he doesn’t want to bother Roman Reigns. He wants to make sure that everything is okay, that he hasn’t overstepped his bounds, and that Roman Reigns isn’t mad at him. Paul Heyman tells him that the Chief of Tribe appreciate it.
– Roman Reigns enters the lineage. Universal / WWE champion asks Wilkes-Barre to recognize him. He says the Bloodlines crush their opponents on Sunday and arrive on Friday to say who’s next. This was the case with John Cena or Brock Lesnar. But this time it’s different. They ran over RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre and there’s nobody left. the Chief of Tribe is untouchable. Usos have a challenge … RK-Bro are entering.
Randy Orton tells Roman Reigns that John Cena is 10 times the Superstar he will never be. Riddle goes on to say they want this tag team title unification match. Randy Orton says the Usos have brains for two, so he’ll say it very slowly so they understand: they … want … a … game … for … the … titles! Having these belts, they will be able to combine them so that only two belts remain and they are the undisputed champions of the tag team. Jimmy Uso says they accept … but not tonight, next week!
Jimmy Uso says they’ll both have belts after this match! Roman Reigns raises his two belts but Riddle kneels him then the RK-Bro leaves the ring! The show ends like this.
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