WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
September 16, 2022
Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with Logan Paul walking down to the ring.
Logan Paul says he has a habit of opening his mouth and say some stupid stuff. This week he had Roman Reigns on his podcast, the tribal chief. He opened his mouth about Floyd Mayweather and not ven the best boxer of all time could put him down or pay him. And he issued a challenge to Roman Reigns and he has taken the liberty of setting up a press conference tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul says if Roman is man enough, he will show up and meet him face to face.
Out comes Paul Heyman with the Usos, Solo and Zayn. They all stand at ringside as Heyman gets in the ring. He says there he is, Logan Paul as the fans boo. Heyman says if there was ever anyone from outside of WWE that can be a Paul Heyman guy, it’s Logan Paul.
Heyman says this man, this athlete, stepped up and fought Floyd Mayweather. And he never went down. He held his own, went the distance like Rocky. Fighting Floyd at 6’2 when Floyd standing up would headbutt Heyman in his testicles. He would fight Mayweather. Logan says he would fight no one. Heyman tells him they are in Anaheim but not to act like Mickie Mouse.
He tells him that his brother Jake Paul picks a fight against Anderson Silva, who will knock his brother out, no disrespect. He says he would not fight his brother, him and Logan should not open his mouth about the tribal chief. He doesn’t care about his ambitions, his athletic background, he doesn’t care that he and his brother changed the fighting game. All he cares is that he makes the smart decision which is to pick a fight with someone else.
Logan says Paul is a promoter, he gets it. He knows he knows how great this could be. He says it’s just a press conference, what are they afraid of. He sees a lot of Samoans, one Zayn and one Paul. He can’t understand why he is so afraid. Is he afraid that at the press conference, he might challenge Roman Reigns? And that it would be for the title? Assume that Roman would smash him but what if he doesn’t. What if he lands that one lucky shot on Roman. That’s all it takes. One lucky shot and he drops his tribal chief like a sack of potatoes. And what if he beats Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Universal championship.
Heyman says if his brother had balls, he would be his sister. He doesn’t like ifs and his scenarios and he doesn’t like him. Logan says Heyman is funnier than he looks. Heyman tells him now he has to handle him. Heyman says Solo as Solo gets on the ring apron.
Logn tells Heyman he will make him a bet. He bets he can knock him out and be out of the ring before Solo gets to him. In comes Zayn. He tells Solo that he is good as Solo gets off the ring apron. Zayn says he has nothing but respect for the wise man but maybe he is not the right man for this job. Maybe Roman should have let him handle Logan Paul. Heyman throws the microphone and leaves the ring. Zayn tells Logan that he wants to explain the way things work around here. Logan knocks Zayn out with a right hand as the Usos get in the ring and Logan leaves.
Out comes Ricochet to the ring.
Ricochet vs. Sami Zayn
The Usos and Logan Paul are at ringside.
The bell rings and we are under way. An arm bar by Zayn but Ricochet acrobatically gets out of it. Ricochet to the ropes but a shoulder tackle by Zayn. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Ricochet with a drop kick. Right hands by Ricochet. A chop to the chest by Ricochet as he throws Zayn to the ropes but Zayn rolls to the outside. He starts talking to Logan Paul but Ricochet with a baseball slide. Zayn thrown back into the ring. Ricochet tries to jump off the top rope but Zayn trips him up. Right hands by Zayn as he climbs the second rope. Zayn with an elbow to the face. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Zayn with a clothesline. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Zayn goes for a right hand, Ricochet moves out of the way and climbs the top rope. Zayn pushes him off the top rope and onto the barricade.
Back from commercial, Zayn jumps off the top rope but Ricochet with a drop kick. Ricochet with right hands and kicks. Ricochet with a hurricanrana. Ricochet on the ring apron and a cross body springboard off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Zayn kicks out. Ricochet goes for a standing moon sault but Zayn gets his knees up. Zayn goes for the blue thunder bomb but Ricochet lands on his feet and he hits Zayn with a super kick. Zayn climbs the top rope but Jimmy gets on the ring apron. He distracts Ricochet who climbs down. Zayn hits Ricochet with the blue thunder bomb. Logan gets on the ring apron and distracts the referee. Zayn goes for the cover but a late count by the referee as Ricochet kicks out.
Zayn runs to the ropes but Ricochet with a hurricanrana. Jey gets on the ring apron as Ricochet kicks him down. Zayn rolls him up but Ricochet kicks out. Ricochet with a knee to the face. Jey gets on the ring apron and Ricochet with a kick to the face. Zayn with a half and half suplex. Jey tries to get in the ring as Zayn goes for the cover. The referee gets Jey out of the ring. Zayn tells Jey he had the win as Zayn goes to the outside. Zayn and Jey are face to face. Jimmy tries to break it up as Ricochet jumps over the top rope and onto all of them. Ricochet throws Zayn into the ring. Ricochet climbs the top rope and lands the shooting star press. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
The Bloodline get on the ring apron and out comes Madcap Moss to the ring with a steel chair. Madcap will face Solo tonight for the NXT North American Championship.
Karrion Kross is backstage with Scarlett. He says last week for the chosen one, McIntyre, he was executed by the people’s executioner. Drew tried to fight back but he did what everyone else does. He let it go. And that is the biggest difference between them because he doesn’t let anything go. He re-writes history.
Max and Maxxine Dupri of Maximum Male Models are in the ring. Max says they are only a stone’s throw away from LA. They are here to introduce the MMM back to school collection. Ma.Ce and Man.Soor start modelling and out comes Braun Strowman who runs right through both men. He throws Ma.Ce into the barricade and Man.Soor into the ring. Strowman with a powerbomb and out comes Chad Gable to the ring. Otis with a right hand from behind onto Strowman but Strowman with a clothesline. In comes Gable but a right hand by Strowman. He lifts Strownan up but Otis with right hands onto Braun. Otis with a splash in the corner. Otis with a World’s Strongest Slam onto Strowman but Strowman gets back up as the Alpha Academy leave the ring. Otis turns around as Strowman tells Otis to get in the ring but Gable holds Otis back.
Bayley is in the ring with Dakota Kai and IYO SKY. She says she is back, the longest reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion. Dakota says that means she can go to any brand, anytime and do anything they want. IYO SKY says SmackDown is their show now. Bayley says they destroyed Raquel and put Aliyah on the shelf because this is what greatness looks like. This is what it looks like when you do what you said you were going to do. Because what Damage CTRL has is what the fans will never get and that is the power. The power to determine the future of Raw and SmackDown.
Out comes Raquel Rodriguez to the ring. She says she doesn’t see greatness at all. She sees three bullies that hurt her partner and are powerless at stopping her from getting revenge. Raquel gets in the ring as Damage CTRL leave the ring.
Raquel Rodriguez vs. Bayley with Dakota Kai and IYO SKY
The bell rings and we are under way. Bayley with a right hand as she gets out of the ring. Raquel chases her and throws IYO SKY onto Dakota Kai. Bayley gets into the ring but Raquel with a right hand. Raquel gets in the ring and pushes Bayley down. Raquel with a splash in the corner. She throws Bayley face first onto the top turn buckle. Raquel with a slam. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out. Raquel on the ring apron but Bayley with a knee to the face and she kicks Raquel to the outside. Raquel gets back in the ring and right hands by Bayley. She pushes Raquel into the turnbuckle. Bayley goes for a spear in the corner but Raquel pushes her away and a big boot by Raquel. She climbs the second rope as Dakota and IYO SKY distract her and Bayley trips Raquel up. She slams Raquel’s knee into the turnbuckle. She goes for the cover but Raquel kicks out. Bayley with kicks in the corner. Bayley goes for a half crab but Raquel kicks her away.
Raquel grabs Bayley but Bayley with a kick to the knee. She goes for the cover but Raquel kicks out. Right hands by Bayley but Raquel lifts Bayley up and throws her in the corner. Right hands by Raquel. A headbutt by Raquel followed by a clothesline. Raquel with a fall away slam. Raquel climbs the second rope but Damage CTRL distract her and Bayley to the outside of the ring. Raquel grabs Dakota and throws her to the inside of the ring. In comes Bayley and Raquel kicks her away. Raquel throws Dakota onto Bayley. Raquel climbs the second rope and an elbow onto Bayley. The referee is distracted with Dakota as IYO SKY rakes Raquel in the eyes. Bayley with the Rose plant. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Damage CTRL attack Raquel and out comes Shotzi as she chases Damage CTRL away.
Kayla is backstage with Ronda Rousey. She says at Extreme Rules, she will face Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Ronda says there won’t be any controversy this time. In comes Liv Morgan as Kayla leaves and Liv sits in her chair.
Liv says she has never met anyone who says words that mean nothing more than her. She is literally the only person on this planet to defeat her twice and if there is anyone she should respect it should be her. Instead, Ronda wants to say things she has heard her entire career. But last time she checked, Ronda’s shoulders were on the mat twice and Liv won. But she knows nothing she will say will make her respect her. She will have to earn her respect but the only way she will do that is by defeating her again. She wants Ronda in an Extreme Rules match. Ronda laughs and says it’s her funeral.
We cut to Michael Cole and Corey but Drew steps on top of the announce table. He tells Kross that he doesn’t have the balls to face him like a man. He tells him to grow a set and to step up to Drew. He wants to talk about time but time is running out for Kross. The only countdown he has to worry about is 3, 2, 1, lights out.
We cut to the back and the Usos are with Solo and tell him they have his back. Solo tells them he got this and Jey is off his game. Solo asks Zayn if he is coming. Zayn tells Jey he has to go.
NXT North American Championship – Solo Sikoa (c) with Sami Zayn vs. Madcap Moss
The bell rings and we are under way. Sikoa goes for a right hand but Madcap moves out of the way. A waist lock by Madcap but Solo with an elbow to the face. A right hand by Madcap. He runs to the ropes but Solo with a right hand. A kick by Solo followed by a headbutt. Solo with a chop to the chest. He sends Madcap to the ropes but Madcap with a shoulder tackle. Madcap with a clothesline and Solo to the outside of the ring. Madcap to the outside as he slams Solo face first into the announce table. Zayn distracting Madcap and Solo with a clothesline. Solo throws Madcap into the barricade and into the ring. Solo with a spinning heel kick.
Solo with a right hand. He goes for the cover but Madcap kicks out. Solo with a right hand followed by a belly to belly. Solo stomps on Madcap in the corner. Solo runs towards Madcap but Madcap with a chop block onto Solo’s knee.
Madcap with right hands followed by a clothesline. Madcap with a spear in the corner. Madcap slams Solo onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Solo kicks out. Madcap goes for a clothesline but Solo with a headbutt. Solo goes for a Samoan drop but Madcap lands on his feet. Madcap runs towards Solo but Solo with a Samoan drop. He goes for the cover but Madcap kicks out.
Solo grabs Madcap but Madcap rolls Solo up and goes for the cover but Solo kicks out. Madcap with a fall away slam. Madcap goes for a spear but Zayn pulls Solo out of the ring. Madcap to the outside as he chases Zayn into the ring. Solo with a super kick onto Madcap. Solo with the Spinning Solo. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Still NXT North American Champion, Solo Sikoa
Tag Team Title No. 1 Contender’s Fatal Four Way Match: The New Day vs. Hit Row vs. Imperium vs. The Brawling Brutes
The bell rings and we are under way. Butch and Kaiser start the match. Butch with a kick to the side of the head and Kaiser to the outside of the ring. Butch with a headlock on the outside. Vinci with a right hand on Butch and Holland clothesline’s Vinci. Top Dolla throws Adonis over the top rope and onto everyone. Top Dollar runs to the ropes but Vinci with a tackle to the knee. Woods with a right hand on Vinci. Woods flies over the top rope and to the outside. Kofi runs and jumps onto Top Dollar and to the outside onto everyone.
Back from commercial, Kaiser with a kick to the face onto Butch. He goes for the cover but Butch kicks out. Kaiser to the ropes and Butch with a chop. Butch twists Kaiser’s arm and stomps on it. Butch with a right hand and Holland is tagged in. They double team Kaiser. Holland goes for the cover but Kaiser kicks out. With the referee distracted, Vinci with a rake to the eyes onto Holland. Vinci is tagged in and an arm drag onto Holland. Vinci with a chop to the chest. He runs towards Holland but Holland throws Vinci down and Top Dolla is tagged in. Holland goes for a suplex but Top Dolla with a suplex onto Holland. Adonis is tagged in. He goes for the cover but Holland kicks out. A head lock by Adonis and a drop kick onto Holland. Kofi is tagged in. Kofi with a clothesline onto Adonis. Vinci is tagged in and Imperium double team Kofi.
Back from commercial, Kofi with a back body drop onto Kaiser. Woods and Vinci are tagged in. Woods with a spinning right hand. In comes Kaiser and Woods with a clothesline. In comes Adonis and Woods with a super kick. Butch jumps off the top rope but Woods catches him and Woods with a double DDT. Woods with a Russian leg sweep on Vinci.
Woods slams Vinci onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Vinci kicks out. A chop to the chest by Woods. He goes for a kick but Vinci grabs him by the leg and hits him with a clothesline. Butch is tagged in. He kicks Hit Row off the ring apron. Double knees onto Woods. Butch on the ring apron and a moon sault onto Imperium. Butch with a knee onto Kofi on the outside of the ring. A snap German suplex onto Adonis. Butch with a kick onto Adonis and in comes Top Dolla. Butch with right hands but Top Dolla with a big boot. Kofi gets in the ring but Top Dolla gets him on his shoulders. He lifts Butch onto his shoulders. Woods jumps onto Top Dolla but Top Dolla catches him. Top Dolla drops all three men down. Vinci is tagged in. He slams Top Dolla onto the mat. Vinci goes for the cover but Top Dolla kicks out. Woods is tagged in. Adonis gets in the ring and Woods with a super kick. Kofi is tagged in and he lands a suicide dive onto Top Dolla. Kofi with a splash off the top rope onto Adonis. He goes for the cover but Butch breaks it up. Vinci is tagged in and he rolls Kofi up but Kofi reverses it and Vinci kicks out. Kaiser is tagged in as he climbs the second rope. Holland tags himself in. Kaiser with the Imperium Bomb onto Kofi. Holland throws Kaiser to the outside. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Number 1 contenders for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships, The Brawling Brutes