WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
July 22, 2022
TD Garden in Boston, MA.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with Stephanie McMahon in the ring. She welcomes everyone to SmackDown. She says earlier tonight, he father Vince McMahon retired from WWE. She says this is the company that he created, founded and he wanted to make sure in his retirement that he thanked the WWE Universe.
The fans chant “Thank you Vince”. She says that is everyone, the crew, those who hang the rings, designs the graphics and even Pat McAfee and Michael Cole. She says this is the WWE Universe and they are eternally grateful but since Vince had the opportunity to thank them, this is the opportunity they should take to thank him. She starts a “Thank you Vince” as the entire arena chants it.
Out come the Street Profits through the crowd. They get into the ring and tell them that next Saturday at SummerSlam, anything is possible and they will become the new WWE Undisputed Tag Team champions. Out comes Theory with the Money in the Bank briefcase. He tells them that no one cares as the fans boo him.
Theory tells them no one cares what they are doing at SummerSlam because everyone cares about what he is doing at SummerSlam. He says he is going to take back his United States Championship from Bobby Lashley and after that he will cash in to become the new WWE Undisputed Universal Champion. And he doesn’t care if it’s Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns who he cashes in on.
Out come the Usos. Jey says some people don’t know how to keep the Tribal Chief’s name out of his mouth. Theory gets in the ring as he is in the middle of the Street Profits and the Usos. The Street Profits start to laugh as Theory tells Ford the only thing funny is that at SummerSlam, he and his wife will walk out of SummerSlam without any titles. Ford tells him he won’t walk out of Boston without these hands. Ford goes for a right hand but Theory moves out of the way as The Street Profits and The Usos begin to fight.
Out comes Madcap Moss who knocks Theory down with a right hand. All six men start to brawl in the ring. The Street Profits with a double super kick onto Theory as theory and the Usos are thrown to the outside of the ring. Dawkins with a swanton over the top rope onto them on the outside of the ring. He gets back in the ring as all three men celebrate.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Ludwig Kaiser with Gunther
The bell rings and we are under way. Right hands and kicks by Ludwig in the corner. A spinning back elbow by Ludwig. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. A right hand by Kaiser as he stomps on Nakamura who is down on the mat. A head lock by Ludwig as he throws Nakamura to the ropes but Nakamura with a spinning kick. Nakamura with kicks in the corner followed by a snap mare. Nakamura with a knee to the face. He goes for the cover but Ludwig kicks out. Nakamura throws him in the corner. Nakamura goes for a kick but Ludwig blocks it and a right hand followed by a suplex.
Ludwig with a running knee to the face. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Kaiser runs towards Nakamura but Nakamura moves out of the way and Kaiser in the corner. Nakamura places Kaiser on the top rope and a knee by Nakamura as Kaiser falls to the outside. Nakamura on the ring apron as he goes for a kick but Kaiser catches him and trips him up. Gunther barks instructions and Kaiser throws Nakamura into the ring steps.
Back from commercial, Nakamura with a kick to the side of the head. More kicks by Nakamura as he runs to the ropes and a knee to the face. Nakamura places Kaiser on the second rope and Nakamura with a release German suplex. He goes for the cover but Kaiser kicks out. Nakamura climbs the second rope and a flying knee onto Kaiser as Kaiser rolls to the outside. Gunther yells at him on the outside of the ring. Nakamura throws Kaiser in the ring as Gunther and Nakamura are face to face. Gunther tells him to enter the ring. Nakamura gets in the ring as Kaiser with a roll up cover but Nakamura kicks out. Nakamura with kick to the face. Gunther gets on the steps and distracts Nakamura. Kaiser goes for the cover, Nakamura reverses it, he rolls Kaiser but Kaiser kicks out as Nakamura runs towards the ropes and Gunther with a right hand. Kaiser with a modified DDT. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Ludwig Kaiser
Kaiser raises his hand as Gunther tells him to put his hand down. Kaiser lowers his hand as Gunther yells at him in German. Kaiser thought Gunther was going to chop him but he didn’t. Kaiser smiles as Gunther hits him with a big chop and Kaiser falls to the floor.
Kayla is backstage with the WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan and Ronda Rousey. Kayla asks Ronda how her rematch against Liv will be different. Ronda tells Kayla cute dress but she has to talk to Liv. Kayla steps aside.
Ronda tells her she likes her, she took her shot but Ronda is going to beat her at SummerSlam. Ronda tells her because she is Liv Morgan and she is Ronda Rousey. And when she beats her at SummerSlam, she expects Liv to shake her hand the way she shook her hand.
Liv tells her that she will beat her because she loves it more than her and needs it more than her. And when she beats her at SummerSlam again, she will shake her hand. Ronda says that’s why everyone loves her. She has more passion than anyone in the locker room except her.
We cut to Pat McAfee and Michael Cole. Happy Corbin attacks Pat from behind and he hits him with a big boot. He throws Pat into the barricade. Pat gets back up and he chases Corbin to the back. We cut backstage and both men are fighting as WWE officils break them up.
Back from commercial, Pat says before he goes back to commentary sit next to the GOAT Michael Cole. He has one thing to say to that Bum Ass Corbin. The fans chant Bum Ass Corbin and that is that at SummerSlam, he won’t be able to hide, he won’t be able to utilize diaper rash as an excuse. Eight days from now, Nashville, SummerSlam, man vs. big dumb bald baby. And when his foot hits his head, he is going to put him for a nap for good. He calls him a bitch, drops the microphone and he is on commentary.
Jinder Mahal and Shanky vs. The Viking Raiders
The New Day are on commentary. The bell rings and we are under way. Erik with a right hand on Jinder followed by a right hand. Ivar is tagged in as they double team Jinder and he rolls to the outside of the ring. Ivar to the outside and Ivar throws Jinder into the New Day. Ivar gets back in the ring as the referee couns to 10.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
The New Day get into the ring as the Viking Raiders leave the ring.
We cut backstage and Adam Pearce is on the phone. In comes Sonya Deville. She says it’s another successful Adam Pearce production. Every show he is on and there is a complete disaster. She says everyone knows if she was in charge it would be different. He tells her that is enough but tonight, she will have a match against Raquel Rodriguez.
Sheamus, Butch and Ridge Holland are in the ring with a table setup. Sheamus says there is a bitch of a smell, he’s not sure if it’s the fake Irish people around him. He says tonight they are going to make history. It’s not fight night. He says his match against Drew McIntyre will not happen until Drew’s sword is banned from the ring. Sheamus says Drew tried to take away his money maker and his weapon of war has no place in the ring.
Drew McIntyre’s music hits and out he comes with the sword. Sheamus tells him that sword has no place in the ring. He tells him Ridge will take Butch out if Drew putsh is sword away. Ridge and Butch leave the ring as Drew puts his sword away.
Drew asks him what happened to him and when did he become such a bitch. Where is the Sheamus he has known for 20 years. He says they have a chance at main eventing the first UK show in 30 years. The first place they fought in front of 100 people and now 70,000 people and Sheamus is back away. Drew says the Champion shows up when he wants and the other option is not much better.
He tells Sheamus he knows he still has it in him and to have their match right now in Boston. Drew tells him to show him the passion, the guts and to have some balls. Sheamus says he won’t lie, what he just said put goosebumps on his arms. If he wants that fight right now in Boston, he is going to get it just not tonight.
Sheamus says he spoke to WWE management. The fans chant “you suck”. Sheamus says that they have agreed on the match but that match will take place next week on SmackDown and his sword is banned. Sheamus says it is going to be an Irish Donnybrook match, a no disqualification match. And while no sword is allowed, they have a shillelagh.
Sheamus removes the table cloth and it’s full of shillelaghs. He says it will be a shillelagh match. Drew says he accepts as Sheamus tells Adam Pearce to come out and make the match official. Out comes Pearce who says the match sounds incredible and next week it is official. Sheamus with a shillelagh in hand and begins to talk as Drew chops the shillelagh in half with the sword.
The Usos are backstage and in comes Paul Heyman. He says the Street Profits are a handful, Moss is a handful. With Theory it’s 3 on 3 and if they drop Theory early, it’s 3 on 2 and he doesn’t like those odds. He tells them to exploit what Theory brings to the table. To use him and after they win tonight, then they can go off the air with Theory face down on the canvas. And to make sure that is not a prediction but a spoiler.
Raquel Rodriguez vs. Sonya Deville
The bell rings and we are under way. Raquel goes for a clothesline but Sonya moves out of the way and a waist lock by Sonya. Raquel gets out of it and a right hand by Raquel. She lifts Sonya up but Sonya with back elbows. Sonya with an arm bar as she slams Raquel face first into the turnbuckle. Sonya with a running knee. She goes for the cover but Raquel kicks out. Sonya with a head lock.
Raquel gets out of it and a fall away slam. She climbs the second rope and a corkscrew elbow onto Sonya. She goes for the cover but Sonya grabs the bottom rope. Sonya kicks Raquel away. She goes for a jumping DDT but Raquel holds Sonya up and throws her onto the mat. Raquel goes for a spear in the corner but Sonya moves out of the way. Sonya with a DDT. She goes for the cover but Raquel moves out of the way. Sonya with kicks to the face.
Sonya goes for another kick but Raquel moves out of the way. Raquel with the Tejada Bomb. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Raquel Rodriguez
Lacey gets in the ring and says that is no way to treat an American hero. She says they should be ashamed of themselves. She doesn’t expect the idiots to know this but the city of Boston was founded by American heroes, by hard working and motivated people liker herself. She says it’s no surprise that Tom Brady left this city.
She says she accomplished more today than all of them have in an entire year. She says no one in the building can walk a mile in her shoes because she is better than every single one of them.
Aliyah gets in her face as Lacey says she will take care of her in a minute as soon as they give her the respect she deserves. Lacey hits Aliyah with the Women’s Rights and she leaves the ring.
We cut backstage and Kayla is with Jeff Jarrett. He tells her since the announcement has been made, the support has been overwhelming. He says this is the biggest tag team match in SummerSlam history. All the titles are on the line and after all the controversy that happened, Pierce and WWE management wanted someone who would not be blinded by the bright lights. And that man is Jeff Jarrett.
Maxxine Dupree is backstage with Man.Soor and Mace. She says next week, she will present to them the 2022 SummerSlam Beachwear collection.
The Street Profits and Madcap Moss vs. The Usos and Theory
The bell rings and we are under way. The Usos argue with Theory as Dawkins rolls Jimmy but Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy with a waist lock but Dawkins gets out of it. Dawkins with a drop kick. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Dawkins with an arm bar. Jimmy gets out of it as Dawkins throws him into the turnbuckle. Dawkins with a big splash. Ford is tagged in and they double team Jimmy. In comes Jey and he is double teamed. Madcap with a right hand onto Theory, knocking him off the ring apron.
Back from commercial, Theory stomps on Madcap in the corner. Theory goes for the cover but Madcap kicks out. Jimmy is tagged in as they double team Madcap. Jey is tagged in as they double team Madcap. Jey with a right hand. Jey ggoes for a splash on Madcap but Madcap moves out of the way. Dawkins is tagged in. Dawkins with a corkscrew elbow.
Dawkins with a kick to the side of the head. He goes for a DDT but Jey with a right hand. Ford is tagged in. He climbs the top rope and a cross body off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Ford on the ring apron and a kick onto Jey. A right hand on Jimmy and he kicks Theory down. Jey with a right hand and Ford falls to the outside of the ring. Jimmy is tagged in as he throws Ford over the timekeeper’s area.
Back from commercial, Madcap with a spear onto Jimmy. In comes Jey and he clotheslines him to the outside. Jimmy goes for a super kick but Madcap catches him and slams him onto the mat. Madcap goes for a neck breaker but Jimmy throws him to the ropes and hits him with a super kick. He goes for the cover but Madcap kicks out. Jimmy goes to make the tag on Theory but Theory jumps off the ring apron. He grabs his briefcase and starts to walk away as Jey hits him with a super kick. Jey places Theory on the ring apron and Jimmy tags him in. Jimmy hits Theory with a super kick. The Usos start to leave as Dawkins begins to fight both men. Ford jumps over the top rope onto all three men. Theory grabs Madcap and throws him in the ring. Both men with right hands.
Theory with an elbow to the face. Theory picks Madcap up and slams him neck first onto his knee. He goes for the cover but Madcap kicks out. He lifts Madcap up but Madcap lands on his feet. Madcap with a spear onto Theory. He goes for another spear but Theory hits him with the briefcase as the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: By disqualification, the Street Profits and Madcap Moss
Theory hits Madcap with the briefcase. Brock Lesnar’s music hits and out comes Lesnar. Theory stands in the ring with the briefcase. Lesnar gets in the ring as he kicks Theory. He hits Theory with the F5. Lesnar grabs the briefcase and hits Theory across the back with it. He lifts Theory up and hits him with the F5 onto the briefcase.