WWE Friday Night SmackDown 04 15 2022

WWE SmackDown Results
April 15, 2022

DCU Center (Worcester, MA)
Results by: Jerome Wilen of Wrestleview.com

RAW Tag Team Champions RK-Bro come looking for SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos

Out come the Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro. Samantha Irvin introduces RK-Bro as they hit the ring as the pyro goes off. RK-Bro pose as they are cheered by the crowd.

The Usos and RK-Bro face off in the ring. The Usos tell RK-Bro they are now behind enemy lines. The Usos demand answer from RK-Bro on the challenge to unify the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Titles. Orton talks trash and then goes into how he has set records for 20 years in WWE. Orton accepts the challenge, then tosses the mic at The Usos and stares them down. Both teams raise the titles in the air as they face off. Michael Cole then says that WWE officials will need to make the match official to unify the Raw Tag Team and SmackDown Tag Team Titles.

RK-Bro walk up on Adam Pearce backstage. They tell Pierce that they both want the unification match. However, Pearce says as of last Friday, the “higher-ups” were still deciding if they want to do the match, and that he hopes there will be a decision tonight. Riddle says he wants Jimmy Uso. Pearce then books Riddle vs. Jimmy Uso for tonight.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley

The match concluded with Naomi ducking a move and then hitting the springboard kick to the face on Ripley. Naomi then followed-up a the Full Nelson Bomb. She then went for the three count, but only got a close two. Ripley rolled through for the Riptide but Namoni countered, but then Ripley was able to connect with it on Naomi for the win.

Winner by pinfall: Rhea Ripley

Backstage Kayla Braxton stops The Usos backstage for comments on what they saw with RK-Bro and Adam Pearce. The Usos ignore her and keep walking. They then enter the locker room suite of the Unified Universal Champions Roman Reigns.

Megan Morant is backstage with Happy Corbin. She asked Corbin about Moss. Corbin says calling Moss his associate puts them on the same level. Corbin said Moss was funny at first but then he started bringing down his career. Corbin blamed the end of his undefeated streak on Moss. Corbin said that since he dropped some dead weight he is happier than ever. Corbin said that Moss is trying to make a name for himself. He then went on to say that he can not wait to see Moss fall flat on his face and then become the laughing stock of Friday Night SmackDown. Corbin then laughed to end the backstage interview segment.

Drew Gulak is then backstage with a mic. Cole said that Gulak is trying out as a member of the SmackDown broadcast team. Gulak asks Moss about the comments that were made by Corbin. Moss said that he feels sorry for Corbin because of his personality. He then said Corbin did bring him to SmackDown, and then gave him a nice pair of suspenders, and also teach him some jokes, which is why the jokes are terrible. Moss then goes on to say he is happy to be moving on from Corbin. Gulak asks about tonight’s match with Humberto. Moss says if Los Lotharios thinks they will make him a laughing stock, they can put their Kiss Cam right here as he points to his butt.

Madcap Moss vs. Humberto

Moss defeated Humberto with The Punchline, his modified neckbreaker. Post-Match: Angel checks on Humberto in the ring and then yells at him for losing to a joke like Moss.

We go to a backstage segment with Charlotte Flair confronting Adam Pearce. She asks Pearce who accepted Ronda Rousey’s request for the “I Quit” match at WrestleMania Backlash. Drew Gulak then interrupts the segment. Flair is then upset at Gulak and said to him that he can get a performance review, but only after he interviews her in the middle of the ring.

After a commercial break, it was announced that the Winners Take All Tag Team Title Match is set for WrestleMania Backlash on May 8.

Back in the ring, Drew Gulak has a mic, and introduces Charlotte Flair. Gulak opens the ropes for her. Flair tells Gulak to just hold the mic. Gulak asks Flair if she is concerned about Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania Backlash. Flair said that she did not refuse the match, but only that she is trying to protect Rousey. At the end of the interview, Flair mentioned the WrestleMania 38 match. Gulak said he watched it, and that it looked like Rousey made Flair tap out. Flair told Gulak his comment is ridiculous. After the interview ended, Flair attacked Gulak from behind with a chop block. She then locked a Figure Four on Gulak. Referees rush down to as Flair then broke the hold. She then posed and raised the title in the air.

Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn

At the conclusion of the match, Sami attempts to jump the barrier, but Drew brings him back in. Sami avoided the Claymore and went through the crowd. The referee counted Sami out.

Winner by Count Out: Drew McIntyre

Post Match: Drew rushed through the crowd as Sami ran away and disappeared into the crowd.

Backstage, Kayla Braxton is with Intercontinental Champion Ricochet. He said he sees Jinder Mahal as another tree trunk of a man that is ready to be chopped down. Ricochet said at the end of the interview that IC title is not going anywhere tonight, and walks off.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Ricochet defends against Jinder Mahal

Near the end of the match Jinder spiked Ricochet into the mat, goes for the pin, but only get a two count. Mahal attempted to put Ricochet in a submission move. Ricochet countered it for a springboard crossbody, and then connects with a standing moonsault. He goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Ricochet hit his Shooting Star Press for the win.

Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Ricochet

In a backstage segment, Megan Morant is with Sheamus, Ridge Holland and Butch. She said that there appeared to be some dissension last week. Sheamus then laughed and said they all have had bigger fights over the TV remote control in the house, and that where he comes from, that is a “civil discussion.” Sheamus then said that they have all decided that Butch needs to harness his aggression, and then said that they are not the enemy. Sheamus and Holland then taunt and laugh at Butch. They ask him who the enemy is. Butch then shoves Sheamus and just says “New Day!” He then leaves.

In a segment after the commercial break, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston are backstage signing merchandise, when all of a sudden Butch attacks them out of nowhere. A brawl then breaks out as Sheamus and Ridge Holland are now part of the chaos. WWE officials come and attempt to break it up.

We then went to the second Chapter of the story of Lacey Evans.

We then go to a backstage segment with Natalya and Shayna Baszler watching the Lacey Evans promo as they both roll their eyes. They then said that everyone has had a hard life, and that all the newcomers have no respect legends like them. Natalya then said that SmackDown is the land of misfit toys. They then said that another new Superstar has taken a spot in the locker room. Raquel Rodriguez comes in at introduces herself and they all shake hands. Natalya and Baszler then walk off as Raquel looked on.

Raw Tag Team Champion Riddle vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso

Near the end of the match Jimmy hits a baseball slide on Orton through the ropes. Riddle then hits Jimmy with a knee afer her turned back around. Riddle went to the top rope, but then knocks him off as Orton is argued with the referee. Jimmy then hit Riddle with a superkick. Riddle came out of nowhere with the pop-up RKO on Jimmy for the win.

Winner: Riddle

Post-Match: Orton and Riddle posed as fans cheered them on, as SmackDown went off the air.