WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
August 26, 2022
Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Ricochet vs. Happy Corbin
The bell rings and we are under way. Ricochet with a head scissor take down and Corbin to the outside. Corbin slides back into the ring and Ricochet with a drop kick. Ricochet with a standing shooting star. He goes for the cover but Corbin kicks out. Ricochet on the ring apron but a right hand by Corbin. Ricochet thrown into the corner and Corbin with right hands. Corbin goes for a clothesline but Ricochet moves out of the way and a back elbow. Corbin to the outside of the ring. Ricochet goes for a baseball slide, Corbin moves out of the way. Ricochet runs towards Corbin as Corbin throws him in the air but Ricochet lands on the second rope. Ricochet with a splash onto Corbin.
Back from commercial, Ricochet with a baseball slide. Corbin on the outside, Ricochet on the ring apron. Ricochet goes for a kick but Corbin blocks it and he picks Ricochet up on his shoulders and he slams Ricochet onto the announce table. He throws Ricochet into the barricade. A right hand by Corbin as he throws Ricochet back into the ring. A right hand by Corbin. He lifts ricochet up and slams him face first onto the turnbuckle. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Corbin sends Ricochet to the ropes and a right hand by Corbin.
He throws Ricochet ribs first into the ring post and Ricochet falls to the outside of the ring. Ricochet gets back into the ring as Corbin goes for a side walk slam but Ricochet reverses it into a DDT. Right hands and kicks by Ricochet.
Corbin pushes Ricochet away but Ricochet with a kick to the side of the head. Ricochet with a hurricanrana followed by a knee to the face. Ricochet runs to the ropes and Corbin hits him with the Deep Six. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Corbin places Ricochet on the top rope but Ricochet kicks him down. Ricochet on the top rope, he goes for the splash but Corbin moves out of the way and Ricochet lands on his feet. Corbin lifts Ricochet up and slams him onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Corbin goes for a right hand but Ricochet with kicks and right hands. Ricochet climbs the top rope and Ricochet hits him with the shooting star press. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
We cut backstage as The Street Profits run into Hit Row. All of them greet each other as Ford says they are all about the money and to the smoke they go.
A video package talking about Drew McIntyre’s life airs.
Karrion Kross is with Scarlett as he says that was a beautiful story. He says now could be Drew’s time or not. But he wants him to think of it because in reality, at any given moment, he can hit him in the back of his head and all of his achievements will mean nothing.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament: Nikki A.S.H & Doudrop vs. Sonya Deville & Natalya vs. Dana Brooke & Tamina vs. Shotzi & Xia Li
The bell rings and we are under way. Xia Li and Nikki A.S.H are in the ring. Xia Li throws Nikki onto the top rope. Shhotzi tags herself in as they double team Nikki. Shotzi goes for the coer but Tamina breaks it up. Dana is tagged in and Nikki with a swinging neck breaker. She goes for the cover but Sonya breaks it up. Tamina hits Sonya with a super kick. Doudrop with a cross body onto Tamina. Li and Shotzi double team Doudrop.
Natalya with a clothesline onto Xia. Natalya throws Shotzi to the outside of the ring. Dana with a right hand. She climbs the second rope but Nikki slowes her down. Nikki climbs the second rope. Sonya tags herself in. Dana suplexes Nikki off the second rope onto the outside of the ring onto everyone. Sonya throws Nikki into the ring. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Sonya and Natalya
Sheamus is in the ring with Ridge Holland and Butch. He says the Brawling Brutes are going to be starting fights and drinking fights as they celebrate him becoming the new Intercontinental champion. He says he will be the WWE’s first ultimate grand slam champion after he defeats Gunther. Out comes Gunther with Ludwig Kaiser.
They get in the ring as Kaiser speaks in German. Sheamus tells him he doesn’t have a clue and no one in the arena has a clue what he is saying. He tells him to shut up. Sheamus tells Gunther that he calls himself the ring general but the truth is Sheamus is the real ring general.
Sheamus says he has faced the best of the best and he has beat every single one of them. Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton, John Cena, Roman Reigns and even the king of kings, Triple H. And nobody in this ring, this business, has had banger after banger. He tells Gunther he sees a lot of himself in him. It has been years since he has seen anyone who has the same brutal, physical qualities as he does. And it reminds him of himself. And they love to go to war in the ring.
He tells Gunther he has something he wants and that is the Intercontinental championship. Sheamus promises him that at Clash at the Castle, he will drag that title out of his lifeless body and into the belly of the red dragon.
Gunther grabs the microphone from Kaiser. He tells Sheamus that he is a man to be respected but he is nothing like him. He is the Intercontinental champion and to protect this title, he will teach him what violence really means. He tells him in Cardiff not only will be retain the title but he will chop his chest into bloody bits. He will break his body and spirit. He will break the man everyone thinks cannot be broken.
Sheamus and Gunther are face to face as Kaiser and Butch fight. Holland trips him up as they fight on the outside of the ring. Sheamus and Gunther are still in the ring face to face. Sheamus grabs Butch and holds him back as Gunther holds Kaiser back.
Sonya and Natalya are backstage and in comes Megan. Sonya says they had an opportunity and they won. She says Nataliya is the BOAT of WWE. Natalya says Sonya is one of the hardest hitting women in the division. She says Aliyah and Raquel should be very concerned. Sonya says one small rookie mistake and they will make the finals of the tournament.
Sami Zayn is backstage and he knocks on Roman’s door. The Usos open. Jimmy tells Zayn that Montreal was on fire. Zayn says he was close to winning. Jey tells him he still lost. Jey asks Zayn why he is knocking on the door. Zayn tells him he thought Roman would want to see him. Roman asks Jey who it is and Zayn tells him it’s him as Roman tells him to enter.
Roman is sitting in his office and Roman tells him to sit. Zayn asks him how everything is going. Roman tells him he is great and asks Zayn how he is. Zayn says his jaw is still sore from last week, if Roman remembers. Roman says Zayn lost. Roman says sometimes bad things happen sometimes that way you can redeem yourself. Roman tells him he was alone last week and needed someone to help him out and he appreciates it last week. Roman says that is something that family would do.
Zayn says that is something family should do and he is happy to do it. He tells Roman he can count on him for anything. Roman says he needs another favor. He needs Drew distracted. Zayn says he has a match with him tonight and that is what he does, he gets in people’s heads. He has a picnic and dances. He says by the time Drew gets to Cardiff, he will break him in half. Zayn says maybe this is something they can all do together.
Roman says it sounds good but if you put them all out there, Roman gets distracting and tonight is all about Zayn. It’s his opportunity to be the main event. Zayn thanks him as he shakes Jimmy’s hand. He extends his hand to Jey but Jey points to the door.
Bailey is on commentary with Sky and Dakota.
Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah vs. Natalya and Sonya Deville
The bell rings and we are under way. Natalya and Aliyah are in the ring. A head lock by Natalya. She runs to the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Aliyah moves out of the way. She rolls Natalya up but Natalya kicks out. Aliyah tags Raquel into the match. She hits Natalya with a shoulder block. She goes for the cover but Sonya breaks it up. Aliyah clotheslines Sonya to the outside. Aliyah with the meteora. Natalya with the Michinoku driver onto Aliyah on the outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Raquel hits a double suplex on Natalya and Sonya. She goes for the cover but Sonya but Sonya kicks out. A fall away slam by Raquel. She climbs the second rope but Sonya trips her up. She goes for the cover but Raquel kicks out. Sony distracts the referee and Natalya with a kick onto Raquel. Kicks by Sonya.
A right hand by Raquel but Sonya with a kick. She goes for the cover but Raquel kicks out. A sleeper hold by Raquel as Natalya gets in the ring. Raquel stands up with Sonya on her shoulders and she bodyslams Natalya. Raquel goes for the tag but Aliyah is still down from the Michinoku driver. Raquel with a splash on Natalya in the corner. She hits Sonya with a splash. Raquel with a corkscrew elbow off the second rope. She goes for the cover but Sonya kicks out. Raquel lifts Sonya up but Natalya trips her up.
Natalya goes for the sharpshooter but Raquel kick her away. Sonya with a running knee. She goes for the cover but Raquel kicks out. Kicks by Sonya but Raquel lifts her up and hits her with the Tejada Bomb. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah
Sky and Dakota get in the ring and they are face to face with Raquel and Aliyah.
MMM are backstage in a photoshoot. Hit Row’s music hits as they are in their truck next to them. Max Dupri says someone has to fix it as Maxine says she has an idea and she walks away.
Back from commercial, Maxine is back with Los Lotharios. They tell Max Dupri that they heard MMM have a problem but they have a solution.
We cut to the ring and the New Day are in the ring. Woods is in a wheelchair. Woods says he knows that normally they are out there clapping, dancing and happy but this is difficult for them. They have been making fun of the Viking Raiders, how vicious they are, their intelligence. The reality is that they underestimated them.
Kofi says the past few weeks, they have been getting their asses kicked by them. Woods says they have to face the harsh reality. Last week, they saw the Viking funeral. They saw them burning boxes of Booty-O’s. They saw them burning New Day shirts, Unicorn horns, their legacy.
Woods says it was done and maybe New Day is just that. Kofi says they got a chance to do a lot of great things. Out come the Viking Raiders.
Erik says this is pathetic. They gave them a proper send off. A warrior’s right. Ivar says they aren’t leaving with honor. Woods asks if they can give them a few minutes to talk. Erik says one thing a Viking despises is weakness and it makes them sick to see them in the ring like a wounded animal. And sometimes the best thing to do to a wounded animal is to put them down.
The Viking Raiders get in the ring. Kofi tells them to stop. Woods stands up with kendo sticks. He throws one to Kofi. They start hitting the Viking Raiders with them.
MMM are backstage and they spray paint Hit Row’s truck writing Hit Row. Hit Row asks them what they are donig as MMM challenges them to a match next week. Hit Row tells them this isn’t their bus. The Street Profits come out of the truck.
We cut backstage and Sami Zayn is warming up for the match. Jimmy tells him that Roman doesn’t talk about many people like that. Jey tells him not to fail. Zayn asks him why he is talking negatively and that is what he was talking to Roman Reigns about last week. Jey tells him he was talking behind his back last week as Jimmy grabs Jey and they walk away.
Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn
The bell rings and we are under way. Zayn rolls to the outside of the ring. Drew goes to the outside and Zayn gets back inside the ring. Drew gets inside the ring and right hands by Zayn. He stomps on Drew but Drew gets up and hits Zayn with a right hand.
Drew with more right hands. He slams Zayn into the turnbuckle. A chop to the chest by Drew. He throws Zayn to the ropes but Zayn rolls to the outside of the ring. Drew runs after Zayn but Zayn kicks Drew. He tries to slam Drew into the announce table but Drew blocks it. Drew slams Zayn face first into the announce table. He slams Zayn into the ring apron. Drew throws Zayn into the ring. Drew is getting into the ring and as he is in between the ropes, Zayn kicks the middle rope. Zayn with kicks as he starts to celebrate. Zayn turns around and a right hand by Drew followed by a back breaker. Drew places Zayn on the top rope but Zayn with a right hand. Zayn with a sunset power bomb off the top rope.
Back from commercial, Zayn with a tornado DDT. He goes for the cover but Drew kicks out. Zayn goes for a back drop but Drew lands on his feet and hits him with the Glasgow kiss. Drew with an overhead belly to belly followed by a neck breaker. Out come the Usos onto the outside of the ring. They distract Drew as Zayn hits him with the Blue Thunder Bomb. He goes for the cover but Drew kicks out.
Right hands by Zayn but Drew with a chop to the chest. Drew knocks the Usos off the ring apron. Zayn rolls him up but Drew kicks out. Zayn runs to the ropes and Drew hits him with the Claymore. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Out comes Roman Reigns after the match and attacks Drew from behind. Roman goes to throw Drew into the turnbuckle but Drew reverses it as he throws Roman shoulder first into the ring post. The Usos get in the ring as Drew throws Jimmy to the outside of the ring. Roman hits Drew with the spear. The Usos grab steel chairs and hit Drew with them. They throw Drew to the outside of the ring. The Usos throw Drew over the announce table.
The Usos throw Drew into the barricade. They hold Drew up and Zayn hits him with the Helluva Kick. The Usos grab the steel steps and hit McIntyre with it. The Usos throw Drew back into the ring. Roman tells him the top of the mountain is his and he will never have it until he is done with it. Roman with the guillotine on Drew McIntyre. Roman grabs a steel chair and places it above Drew as he sits on the chair with the two title belts.