WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
March 11, 2022
Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with clips of the Madison Square Garden show.
Live in the arena, Brock Lesnar’s music hits and out he comes to the ring. He gets in the ring and he tells Roman Reigns that he has changed the rules, changed the game. For the last six days, he dragged himself out of bed and looked in the mirror. Lesnar points to stitches on his eyebrow. He tells Roman you don’t draw first blood on Lesnar and live to tell about it.
Lesnar tells Roman he is out there tonight for blood. He doesn’t care about WrestleMania contracts. He doesn’t care about WWE titles. Lesnar throws the title to the outside of the ring as he yells and tells Roman he wants blood. Out comes Paul Heyman. He tells everyone to go to a commercial, to take the temperature down.
Heyman tells Lesnar if he never wants to listen to him again, to listen to him now. He tells Lesnar he got bled by the bloodline, he wants the Universal champion, the tribal chief Roman Reigns is not here tonight. Lesnar tells Heyman if what he is saying is true, he asks Heyman who will protect him. Lesnar leaves the ring and runs after Heyman to the back. Lesnar pushes away WWE security. Heyman gets in his car and leaves.
Megan Morant is backstage with Sheamus and Ridge Holland. Sheamus says they made Big E’s ATV better last week. They are both holding sledgehammers and they tell Megan that they are expecting a fight night. Sheamus introduces Butch with them and it’s Pete Dunne.
Big E and Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus and Ridge Holland with Butch
Kofi and Big E with right hands on Sheamus before the start of the match. Sheamus to the outside as he gets back in the ring. The bell rings and we are under way. Sheamus with right hands on Kofi and Holland is tagged in. An uppercut by Holland. A shoulder tackle by Holland. He runs to the ropes but Kofi with a spinning elbow.
Kofi goes to roll Holland up but Holland with a knee to the face. Holland sends Kofi to the corner but Kofi jumps onto the second rope and hits him with a spinning elbow. He goes for the cover but Holland kicks out. Big E is tagged in and as is Sheamus. Big E with right hands.
Big E stomps on Sheamus in the corner as Sheamus gets back up and hits him with a clothesline. Right hands by Sheamus as he runs to the ropes and a back elbow by Big E. Sheamus on the ring apron as he hangs Big E up on the top rope. Sheamus with the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus on the top rope as he jumps but Big E catches him and a belly to belly. He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. Big E drags Sheamus on the ring apron and Kofi with a cannonball off the ring steps onto Holland. Big E goes for the splash on Sheamus but Sheamus moves out of the way. Sheamus with a knee to the face.
Back from commercial, Big E with a belly to belly. Sheamus and Kofi are tagged in. Kof with a chop to the chest followed by a drop kick. Kofi with a kick to the face. Kofi knocks Holland off the ring apron. Kofi with the SOS on Sheamus. He goes for the cover but Holland breaks it up. Big E throws Holland to the ring apron. Big E goes for a spear but Holland moves out of the way and Big E falls to the outside. Holland drops Big E on his head. Kofi climbs the top rope as Butch distracts him. Sheamus with a kick knocing Kofi down. Sheamus goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Sheamus and Ridge Holland
Butch stomps on Kofi after the match as Sheamus and Holland pull him away. Butch with more right hands as Sheamus and Holland drag him away.
Kayla is backstage with Sami Zayn. He says he has a lot on his mind. Kayla mentions that TMZ released footage earlier today. We see Johnny Knoxville releasing Zayn’s number on a plane. Zayn asks her how they can show that footage, that’s his phone number. He says he has not prepared for his Intercontinental match tonight. He says everyone has been calling him and he hasn’t prepared. Zayn says he will overcome everything. Zayn tells her Ricochet was lucky to win.
Drew McIntyre and the Viking Raiders vs. Happy Corbin, Madcap, Jinder Mahal
McIntyre is in the ring as Happy Corbin, Madcap, Jinder and Shanky are throwing the Viking Raiders into WWE equipment backstage. They all run to the stage and attack Drew McIntyre. They throw him into the ring post and into the ring. Drew fights them away as Corbin leaves the ring.
Ronda Rousey makes her way down to the ring. She says the biggest match of her career is less than a month away at WrestleMania. But last week Charlotte called her a one trick pony. That’s like calling Mike Tyson a one trick pony because he only won by punching people. Charlotte sees one arm bar but she sees thousands of ways to get the arm bar.
Ronda says she has been refining her ankle lock which she learned from Kurt Angle. And she could think of no better way to thank him than to get Charlotte to tap again at WrestleMania. Out comes Charlotte Flair to the ring.
Flair tells Ronda that their match at WrestleMania will be the biggest fight of their life. She says last week she was in heels and a suit, they were not competing. And she should be concerned about winning where it matters, like WrestleMania. Flair tells her she won’t be tapping her out.
Ronda says she already did and she will again. Flair tells her Ronda is a fighter but there is a reason she is the most decorated woman in sports entertainment history. And when she still only sees a one trick pony. Flair says she will humiliate her and she is going to make Ronda tap out. Ronda says she would love to see that. She tells Flair she will give her the time to take off her heels. Flair leaves the ring. Ronda tells her that at WrestleMania, she can’t walk away and Ronda is either going home with her arm or she is going to tap out.
Sasha Banks and Naomi vs. Shayna Baszler and Natalya
Back from commercial and the match is already under way. Carmella and Queen Zelina are at ringside. Natalya is tagged in as they double team Naomi. Natalya goes for the cover but Naomi kicks out. Natalya with the Michinoku driver. She goes for the cover but Naomi kicks out. Shayna is tagged back in and they double team Naomi. Shayna stomps on Naomi’s ankle.
Shayna with a knee bar on Naomi as Naomi kicks her away. Naomi with a side of the head. Natalya and Sasha are tagged in. Sasha with a knee to the face. Sasha with the meteora off the top rope. Sasha with a double head scissor onto and Shayna as they fall to the outside. Sasha goes for the baseball slide but Natalya catches her as she is thrown into Zelina. Naomi with a knee to the face onto Shayna. Zelina distracts Sasha who gets back in the ring. Natalya with a clothesline onto Sasha. She goes for the cover but Sahsa kicks out. Zelina is on the ring apron as Natalya goes to send Sasha to the ropes but Sasha reverses it and Natalya knocks Zelina off the ring apron. Sasha rolls Natalya up and gets the pin.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Naomi
The Usos are in the ring. They run down their accomplishments and say that WWE management have no worthy opponents for them for WrestleMania. Out come Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs to the ring. Boogs says they are the next SmackDown Tag Team champions. Boogs has his right leg bandaged up.
Jimmy tells Boogs if he can defeat Jey in a one on one match, they can have their tag team match at WrestleMania.
Jey Uso with Jimmy vs. Rick Boogs with Shinsuke Nakamura
The bell rngs and we are under way. Jey grabs Rick’s right leg as the referee breaks it up. Boogs removes the bandage around his leg. Boogs with a bear hug and he turns it into a vertical suplex. Boogs with a gorilla press slam. Jimmy with a superkick on Nakamura. Boogs grabs Jimmy by the hair as Jey rolls Boogs up but Boogs kicks out. Jey goes for a super kick but Boogs reverses it into a pump handle slam. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Rick Boogs
Jimmy with a right hand onto Boogs after the match.
WWE Intercontinental championship – Ricochet (c) vs. Sami Zayn
Austin Theory comes down to the ring before the match. Theory and Pat go face to face and Theory slaps Pat in the face. Pat jumps the announce table and onto Theory. Right hands by McAfee. Theory escapes as Michael Cole and WWE officials break it up.
The bell rings and we are under way. A modified head scissor by Ricochet onto Zayn. A chop to the chest by Ricochet followed by an uppercut. Zayn to the outside. Ricochet grabs him but Zayn hangs him up on the top rope. Zayn gets in the ring and a powerbomb. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Right hands by Zayn onto Ricochet.
Zayn with a right hand followed by a clothesline. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. A head lock by Zayn but Ricochet gets out of it. Right hands and kicks by Ricochet and a hurricanrana by Ricochet. He gets on the ring apron, Ricochet jumps off the top rope and an elbow onto Zayn. Ricochet with a knee to the face. Ricochet climbs the top rope but Zayn gets up and pushes Ricochet to the outside.
Back frm commercial, Zayn goes for a suplex but Ricochet reverses it into a hurricanrana. He goes for the cover but Zayn kicks out. Ricochet with a super kick. He lifts Zayn on his shoulders but Zayn with elbows to the face. Zayn with the Blue Thunder Bomb. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Zayn places Ricochet on the top rope. Ricochet with right hands knocks Zayn down. Zayn back up and he trips Ricochet up on the top rope. Zayn with the superplex off the top rope. Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick but Ricochet with the double knees to the face. Ricochet climbs the top rope and he hits him with the 630 splash. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental champion, Ricochet
We cut backstage to Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey fighting next to a car. WWE officials try to break it up but Charlotte slams Ronda onto the car. Flair with a suplex onto the hood of the car. Flair gets on the car and gets Ronda in a modified choke hold as WWE officials break it up. Flair slams Ronda’s head onto the car and walks away.
Dark matchs: Xia Li defeats Shotzi.
Drew McIntyre defeats Austin Theory.