WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
February 4, 2022
Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with highlights of the Royal Rumble. We see Roman Reigns costing Brock Lesnar the WWE championship against Bobby Lashley. We also see clips of Brock Lesnar winning the Royal Rumble.
Live in the arena, Roman Reigns along with The Usos and Paul Heyman make their way down to the ring. Clips of Roman Reigns being disqualified against Seth Rollins at the Royal Rumble air.
Paul Heyman says he his name is Paul Heyman and he is there to serve as the special councel to the tribal chief, the reigning, defending, WWE Universal champion, Roman Reigns. Heyman says they bothered to go there tonight to acknowledge what really happened.
Heyman says there was no plot, scenario, conspiracy, this was not done to make Lesnar look foolish even if Lesnar does look like one. Heyman says history, the evolution, the trajectory of this entire industry unfolded in front of everyone. In December 17, he acknowledged that he made the biggest mistake of his entire career. He told the greatest champion in the history of WWE that he needed to be protected from Brock Lesnar because that is what he thought after spending 20 years of his life with Brock Lesnar. Heyman says he got fired and hit with a Superman Punch because of it and he deserved every bit of it.
He goes on to say that COVID picked the wrong person to infect and Roman couldn’t make Day 1. He got Lesnar in the fatal 5 way, he pulled off what only he or Roman can pull off and he became champion. Heyman says every one was in their place except he and Roman. Lesnar decided to go to SmackDown and challenge Roman to a title against title match at WrestleMania. Heyman asks how stupid that is. And it’s as stupid as Lesnar’s smile, beard and ponytail. He says Lesnar should accept his place in history on Raw and Heyman knew he was stuck. He was stuck with a farmer in Saskatchewan who just wants to suplex people.
Heyman says at the Rumble, Lesnar took Lashley to Suplex City. And Roman Reigns showed his conqueror that a goat can always slay a beast. Heyman says he thought he was going to spend the rest of his life introducing Brock Lesnar but we will never hear him introduce Lesnar again. He says Roman went to the ring at the Royal Rumble and smashed Lesnar and at that moment in his life, he understood that he doesn’t need to protect Roman Reigns from Brock Lesnar, he needed to protect Brock Lesnar from Roman Reigns.
He says Roman went to him and offered him a hand of forgiveness, love, family, the bloodline and acknowledgement and he handed Roman the championship and he hit Lesnar in the face. And because of Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley pinned Brock Lesnar and Lashley is the new WWE champion. Which means now they all have to acknowledge that there will be no title against title at WrestleMania. Because Lesnar does not get what Lesnar wants, Lesnar will do what Roman Reigns wants Lesnar to do. And at WrestleMania, Lesnar will acknowledge the champion Roman Reigns.
Heyman tells Brock this is how it is done. Heyman looks at Roman and tells him that he, Paul Heyman, acknowledges him as his tribal chief. Heyman tells Oklahoma City to acknowledge their tribal chief.
Goldberg’s music hits and out he comes. He gets in the ring and says he acknowledges Roman Reigns as his next victim. He challenges him to a match at Elimination Chamber for the Universal championship. He tells Roman he is next.
The bell rings and we are under way. A body slam by Holland. He slams Ricochet into the turnbuckle. Holland runs towards Ricochet but Ricochet moves out of the way and Holland to the outside. Ricochet goes for a baseball slide but Holland moves out of the way. He picks Ricochet up and throws him onto the ring apron. He throws Ricochet back into the ring. Cesaro and Sheamus are arguing on the outside. Ricochet with a knee to the face. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Sheamus and Ridge Holland vs. Cesaro and Ricochet
Back from commercial and the match is already under way. Sheamus with a clothesline on Cesaro as Holland is tagged in. They double team Cesaro. Holland goes for the cover but Cesaro kicks out. A head lock by Holland as Cesaro hits him with a jaw breaker. Sheamus is tagged in and Ricochet is tagged in. A flying elbow by Ricochet.
Ricochet with a springboard moon sault off the second rope. He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. Cesaro is tagged in and a kick to the face onto Sheamus. In comes Holland as Ricochet dropkicks him to the outside. Ricochet jumps t o the outside but Holland moves out of the way. An uppercut by Cesaro onto Sheamus. He runs towards Sheamus but Sheamus with a kick to the face. Sheamus climbs the second rope but Cesasro with a drop kick.
Cesaro goes for a suplex off the second rope. Holland tags himself in as Cesaro suplexes Sheamus off the second rope. Holland hits Cesaro with the Northern Grip. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Sheamus and Ridge Holland
Jimmy Uso with Jey Uso vs. Erik with Ivar
The bell rings and we are under way. Kicks and right hands by Erik as he throws Jimmy across the ring. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. A knee to the face onto Jimmy. Erik climbs the second rope as Jey gets in the ring. He slides back out as Ivar goes for a splash but Jey moves out of the way. Jimmy with a super kick onto Erik as he was distracted. Jimmy with the Uso splash off the top rope. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Jimmy Uso
The bell rings and we are under way. Aliyah goes for a roll up but Natalya kicks out. Nataliya gets up and throws Aliyah in the corner. Kicks by Nataliya. She grabs Aliyah but Aliyah rolls her up as Nataliya kicks out. Aliyah on the top rope and a hurricanrana. Right hands by Aliyah as she slams Nataliya face first. She goes for the cover but Nataliya kicks out. A clothesline by Nataliya as she throws Aliyah to the outside. Natalya slams Aliyah face first onto the ring apron. Natalya grabs Aliyah but Aliyah throws her onto the barricade. Aliyah gets in the ring as the referee counts to ten and Natalya is counted out.
Shotzi is backstage as Gulak approaches her. We see Drew McIntyre walking backstage.
Drew McIntyre makes his way down to the ring. He tells Oklahoma City it feels good to be back. He says everyone has been asking how he got quickly. He says the truth is that after Day 1, a doctor told him he will not make Royal Rumble, he won’t make WrestleMania. Drew says he looked at the doctor and told him he can kiss his ass. He went to rehab, worked and he is back. As for the Rumble, it was him and Lesnar, he got one over on him and that puts them at one each but they will get to that later down the road. He says Corbin and Madcap tried to end his career.
Out comes Happy Corbin. He tells Drew that by some miracle, Drew eliminated himself and Madcap. But after what they did to his neck, Corbin asks if it was worth it to risk his entire career to be thrown out like a bag of garbage by Brock Lesnar. He tells Drew that he failed, he is not going to WrestleMania. As he is talking, Madcap gets in the ring from behind Drew as Drew extends Angela, his sword. Madcap stops. Drew tells Madcap he wants to hear a joke. Drew tells Corbin if he gets in the ring, he will draw blood. Drew tells him he wants to hear a Drew McIntyre joke.
Madcap says what does a criminal, found not guilty, have in common with the main event of WrestleMania. He tells him they will both get away Scott free. Drew fakes laughs and hits him with the Claymore. He tells Corbin he will make his life a living hell every week.
We see a clip of Sami Zayn at the Jackass Forever movie premier. We see Johnny Knoxville tasering Sami as Sami is kicked out.
Sami is backstage with Sonya and Adam. He asks them how they can let that air. He asks them when he is going to get his Intercontinental match. Sonya tells him next week as Sami says that would be great had he not gotten electroshocked. Adam Pearce tells him in two weeks and if they should invite Johnny Knoxville. Sami accepts. In comes Natalya who tells them that Aliyah has never truly defeated her. She wants Aliyah next week where they can win by pin or submission, dungeon style. Sonya accepts.
We cut to Rick Boogs who introduces Shinsuke Nakamura.
Shinsuke Nakamura with Rick Boogs vs. Jinder Mahal with Shanky
Out comes Sami Zayn before the match and he is on commentary. The bell rings and we are under way. A right hand by Jinder as he lifts Nakamura up but Nakamura lands on his feet. Right hands and a kick by Nakamura. A release German suplex by Nakamura slams Jinder on the mat. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa but Jinder moves out of the way. Jinder slams Nakamura ribs first onto his knees. A knee to the face by Jinder.
Right hands by Jinder followed by a knee to the face. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. A right hand by Jinder but an elbow to the face by Nakamura followed by a kick to the face. Nakamura with the Kinshasa. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Sonya and Adam are backstage. In comes Naomi. She challenges Sonya to a match. Sonya says it’s not possible, she has a lot of work. Naomi challenges her for a match next week. Sonya says that would be great but Naomi already has a match next week against Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s championship. Naomi calls Sonya a liar. Adam says next week it will be Naomi against Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s championship.
Kayla is backstage with Natalya. She asks her about the dungeon match next week. Natalya says she will go tell Aliyah about their match. Out comes Xia Li from the women’s locker room. Natalya says next week and walks away.
Kofi Kingston and Big E vs. Los Lotharios
The bell rings and we are under way. Big E with a right hand on Garza. Kofi is tagged in as they double team. Kofi goes for the cover but Garza kicks out. Big E is tagged back in. In comes Humberto as Big E hits him with a right hand. Garza with a right hand on Big E. Humberto is tagged in. Kofi is tagged in. Kofi climbs the top rope as Garza distracts him. Kofi gets off the top rope and Humberto with right hands. He places Kofi on the top rope and Garza is tagged in. They knock Big E off the ring apron. They try to double team Kofi but Kofi moves out of the way. Los Lotharios to the outside. Kofi jumps to the outside of Garza with a super kick onto Kofi.
Back from commercial, Los Lotharios double team Kofi. Garza removes his pants and throws it at Big E. Humberto is tagged in as they double team Kofi. Humberto with a back suplex. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Humberto with a head lock. A body slam by Humberto. He climbs the top rope, he goes for a moon sault but Kofi gets his feet up. Big E is tagged in and as is Garza. Big E with a belly to belly suplex.
Big E with the big slash. He goes for the Big Ending but Garza lands on his feet and hits Big E with the backstabber. Garza goes to make the tag but Humberto is not on the ring apron. Big E slams Garza onto the mat. Kofi is tagged in. They double team Garza. Kofi goes for the cover but Humberto Breaks it up. Big E goes to spear Humberto to the outside but Humberto moves out of the way. Humberto with a moon sault off the top rope onto Big E. Garza rolls Kofi but Kofi kicks out. Humberto is tagged in. Humberto with a missile dropkick. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Garza is tagged in. Kofi with a splash onto Humberto. Garza with a kick to the face. He goes for the Wing Clipper but Kofi lands on his feet. Big E is tagged in. A right hand onto Garza as Big E hits him with the Big Ending. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Big E and Kofi Kingston
Sonya Deville is in the ring with WWE SmackDown Women’s champion Charlotte Flair. Sonya tells her that prior to going on air, she spoke to Becky Lynch and Lynch informed her that Ronda Rousey has selected Becky as her opponent at WrestleMania. She tells Flair that after she defeats Naomi next week, she will need a WrestleMania opponent.
Flair says she is not surprised that Ronda chose Becky. She has been on top since 2015 and she is the most dominant champion in WWE. She says Ronda has been playing video games, farming and she had a baby. She congratulates Ronda. She is not saying Ronda isn’t a game changer or an elite athlete but mom versus mom is an easier route. Flair says she has never been more confident in herself and she is the main event of WrestleMania. And if Ronda wants to choose the other champion, the undercard, to be her guest because number one doesn’t talk about number two. Flair asks who she should pick. Flair says she will pick someone who isn’t there tonight, she will pick Sasha Banks.
Charlotte says she wishes Sasha was there tonight that way she can hear her thank you for her opportunity. Flair says WrestleMania will be the best and worst night of her life. Ronda Rousey’s music hits and out she comes.
Ronda gets in the ring and grabs a microphone. She says Becky told Sonya tells Charlotte. She says they like to talk about her. But the last time she checked, she won the Royal Rumble and she gets to pick who she main events WrestleMania against. But Flair is right, being a mom changed her but she didn’t fly half way across the country in a snow storm with her baby to talk. She wants to teach her about ass kicking and Flair is someone she owes an ass kicking to. She tells Flair that she is not special, she is just first. Ronda says she will see her at WrestleMania. Flair says the opportunity is back in the main event of WrestleMania.
Flair lifts the belt and says this title is her baby and she is prettier than hers. Ronda takes her jacket off as Sonya gets involved. She tells Ronda that she has a terrible temper. She runs the show, she tells her what to do, not the other way around. Ronda pushes Sonya and Flair gets out of the ring. Sonya jumps onto Ronda as Ronda slams her onto the mat. Ronda grabs Sonya’s arm and she gets her in the Ronda Armbar as SmackDown goes off the air.