WWE Friday Night Smackdown
September 16, 2022
Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Friday Night Smackdown, broadcast from The Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Announced for tonight’s show, The New Day, Imperium, Hit Row and The Brawling Brutes will face off in a fatal 4-way match to determine the new number one contenders for the Undisputed WWE tag team championships. Raquel Rodriguez takes on Bayley, Sami Zayn takes on Ricochet and Logan Paul returns to WWE.
– Logan Paul steps in, Logan says he has a habit of opening his mouth and saying stupid things, Logan says he opened his mouth about Floyd Mayweather and he couldn’t stop him, Paul then invites Roman over for a press conference tomorrow, Paul Heyman interrupts with The Usos, Solo Sikoa and Sami Zayn, Heyman then shakes Logan’s hand, Heyman says Logan could be a Paul Heyman man, Heyman says Logan never went down against Mayweather, Heyman mentions that Anderson Silva will knock out Jake Paul, Heyman says Logan shouldn’t open his mouth about Roman Reigns, Heyman tells Logan to argue with someone else, Logan says it’s just a press conference, Logan says he’s a lucky shot can get on Roman Reigns to drop him, Heyman says he doesn’t like Logan, Logan bets he can take out Heyman before Sikoa gets him, Zayn tells Heyman and Sikoa to leave and, Logan then punches Zayn in the face, The Usos and Solo Sikoa then make this e save, causing Logan Paul to retreat while Sami Zayn makes his entry.
Match 1: Sami Zayn vs Ricochet
– The match starts with both men locking up, Zayn trips Ricochet on the top rope, causing Ricochet to crash into the top rope with his stomach first, Ricochet then hits a tilt-a-whirl head scissors on Zayn, Ricochet then gets off the top rope pushed top rope to the barricade as we go to commercial break.
– We’re back from the commercial and see Ricochet catch Zayn in the air with a dropkick, Ricochet then hits a superkick in Sami’s face, Jimmy distracts Ricochet, Sami then hits a blue thunder bomb to safe a near-naval after Logan distracted the referee, Sami and Jey then argue on the outside but Jimmy calms them down, Ricochet then knocks out Zaym and the Usos with a dive out, Ricochet then hits a shooting star from the rope and presses Zayn to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Ricochet at 13:02.
– After the match, Madcap Moss comes out with a steel chair, causing The Bloodline to withdraw.
– Karrion Kross says Drew McIntyre was publicly executed last week, Kross discusses the noises Drew made when he was choked, Kross says he’s changing the timelines, Kross says he’ll make sure Drew never gets out.
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– Max and Maxxine Dupri are in the ring, Dupri says they are close to LA, The Maximum Male Models show off the back to school collection, Braun Strowman then runs through Maximum Male Models, Braun throws Ma.ce into the barricade , Braun then uppercuts Man.soor, Braun powerbombs then Man.soor, Chad Gable then interrupts, Otis then attacks Braun from behind, Braun then closes Otis, Otis then delivers a series of punches to Braun in the corner, Otis then the world’s strongest blow strikes Braun, Braun then sits up, Otis wants to fight Braun, but Gable stops him.
– Damage CTRL makes an appearance, Bayley says the role model is back on Smackdown, Kai says they can use any brand at any time, Sky says Smackdown is their show now, Bayley says they have the power to determine the future from Raw and Smackdown, Raquel Rodriguez then cuts in, Raquel says she sees no greatness at all, Raquel calls Damage CTRL bullies and she will get revenge for Aliyah.
Match 2: Raquel Rodriguez vs Bayley
– The match starts with both women locked up, Raquel then slams Kai against Sky, Raquel then goes to the top but Sky and Kai distract her, Bayley then takes Raquel’s knee out of the corner, Raquel then hits two fallaway slams on Bayley, Raquel then knocks Sky off the platform, Raquel then knocks Kai against Bayley, Raquel then hits a corkscrew elbow from the second rope on both Kai and Bayley, and Bayley then hits the rose plant on Raquel to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Bayley at 6:22.
– After the match, Sky and Kai defeat Raquel, Shotzi then saves, causing Damage CTRL to retreat.
– Kayla Braxton interviews Ronda Rousey, Ronda says there will be no controversy this time, Liv replaces Kayla, Liv says she’s never met anyone who says words that mean nothing, Liv says she’s the only one who has Ronda twice Defeated, Liv says nothing she says will make Ronda respect her, Liv challenges Ronda to an extreme rule match, Ronda says it’s Liv’s funeral.
– Drew McIntyre will then appear at the top of the announcement table. Drew says if Kross doesn’t jump him from behind, he doesn’t have the balls to look at him like a man, Drew says that that time when he runs away from Kross.
Match 3: North American Championship: Solo Sikoa (c) vs Madcap Moss
– The match starts with