WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
September 2, 2022
Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with the ring surrounded with shields.
Viking Rules match – The Viking Raiders vs. The New Day
The bell rings and we are under way. Woods and Kofi with right hands followed by forearms. A double dropkick onto Ivar. The New Day stomp on the Viking Raiders in the corner. The Viking Raiders roll to the outside of the ring and the New Day jump over the top rope onto the Viking Raiders. The New Day grab Ivar and slam him into a shield.
Kofi grabs a shield and places it on Erik. Woods with a dropkick onto the shield and into Erik’s face. Kofi stands on the barricade and hits Erik with a frog splash. Kofi goes for the cover on the outside of the ring but Erik kicks out.
Back from commercial, both teams are fighting in between the fans. Erik throws Kofi over the barricade. Ivar with a splash onto Woods and onto the barricade. He goes for the cover but Woods kicks out. Erik throws Kofi back into the ring and he grabs a kendo stick. Kofi with a kick onto Erik as he grabs the kendo stick and hits Erik across the back with it. Kofi swings again but Erik ducks and he slams Kofi onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Erik hits Kofi with the kendo stick and in comes Ivar. They double team Kofi as Ivar hits him with the kendo stick.
Ivar runs towards Kofi but Kofi lowers the top rope and Ivar to the outside of the ring. Kofi with a kick onto Erik. Kofi rolls to the outside of the ring as he grabs a unicorn horn sledgehammer. He jumps off the top rope and hits Erik as he hits him across the head with it. He goes for the cover but Erik kicks out. Woods and Kofi to the outside of the ring as they grab two tables. Ivar hits them from behind. Ivar places Kofi onto a dragon boat which is placed on the outside of the ring. Erik lifts Ivar up and throws him on top Kofi. Woods with a spinning DDT onto Erik on the boat. He goes for the cover but Erik kicks out.
Woods and Ivar are both in the ring. Ivar slams Woods down ont othe mat. Erik gets in the ring and Ivar slams Woods off the second rope. He goes for the cover but Kofi stomps onto Ivar off the top rope and breaks it up.
Back from commercial, Woods with a right hand onto Ivar in the ring. He trips Ivar up and a senton onto Ivar. Woods to the outside of the ring as he grabs a steel chair. Woods places the chair in the ring but Erik with a right hand. Erik throws Woods to the ropes and in comes Kofi as they both slam Erik face first onto the chair. They go for the cover but Ivar with a splash onto them to break it up. Ivar on the second rope with Kofi as he throws Kofi onto the mat.
Erik and Woods fight on the outside. Ivar climbs the top rope as he does a back flip but Kofi moves out of the way. Kofi with a splash off the top rope. Woods walks the ropes and he lands the elbow onto Ivar. He goes for the cover but Erik breaks it up. Kofi throws Erik to the outside of the ring. The New Day are on the dragon boat and land elbows onto the Viking Raiders. They both go for the cover but the Viking Raiders kick out.
All four men are fighting on the outside of the ring. The Viking Raiders slam Kofi into the dragon boat. Woods hits Ivar with a shield and Erik with a right hand onto Woods. Both Woods and Erik are on the dragon boat and there are two tables stacked on top of each other next to the boat. Ivar hits Woods from behind with the shield. Kofi jumps off the top rope but Ivar hits him with the shield. The Viking Raiders lift Woods and they slam him through both tables. Ivar goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
Sami Zayn is backstage wearing a red suit and in come the Usos. Zayn says someone told him the suit has tribal prints as Jey tells him it doesn’t. Zayn says ROman has been champion for two years and it’s a special night. He has pictures of some of Roman’s biggest moments. Jey says this is a Bloodline celebration, the wiseman should be here. Zayn says he is still hurt.
Jey tells him that he can throw a celebration but Zayn can’t help him in a match. Jey leaves as Zayn asks Jimmy to tell him that he is doing his best.
We cut to Kayla as she introduces Shayna Baszler. She tells Kayla she will be the SmackDown Women’s Champion. She is going to make Liv Morgan suffer at Clash at the Castle. She is going to tear her apart, limb from limb. In comes Liv Morgan as they go face to face. Liv says she is not afraid and at Clash at the Castle, she will not tap out. She says she is going to rip Shayna’s arm off.
We cut to Karrion Kross with Scarlett. He says a moment in time can mean a lot of things. For Drew, he has a moment tonight to reflect on the beating he got last week. For Roman, he can commemorate being WWE champion for two years. And for his opponent, Gulak, he is going to have a moment that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Karrion Kross with Scarlett vs. Drew Gulak
The bell rings and we are under way. A forearm and elbow by Gulak followed by chops to the chest. Gulak runs to the ropes but Kross with a big boot. Elbows by Kross as he slams Gulak onto the mat. Kross with the Kross Jacket as Gulak taps out.
Winner: Karrion Kross
Out comes Ronda Rousey to the ring holding a paper. She says she has a statement from WWE global headquarters regarding her suspension. And she can’t think of anyone to have with her to read it than Adam Pearce. Out comes Pearce as he tells her it has never been personal.
Ronda says he called the cops and got her arrested, it seems personal. He tells her there are protocols to follow. She gives him the paper to read it. Pearce reads the paper which states that while she is on probation, she is no longer suspended. She asks Pearce what’s wrong. Pearce says it’s absurd, she attacked several people and it was his duty to call the police.
Pearce says if it was up to him, he would never have suspended her. He would have fired her. Ronda says she is hypothetically devasted. But the board was not going to value his opinion over hers. She tells him to kiss her ass. Pearce says he babysits people like her and no one ever thanks him for running two shows, twice a week on two networks. The fans boo as he tells them to shut up.
Adam says he wishes someone from the office can do his job and while he is proud of the job he does, he is not proud of people underminning him. He says he does not have a problem with the board of directors, he has a problem with her. She walks around like she runs the place and if it doesn’t go her way, all hell breaks loose. He says he calls her the biggest bitch he has ever met.
Ronda drops her microphone and says it was unprofessional and he takes it back. Ronda with an arm bar on Adam Pearce.
We cut backstage to Zayn as someone handles him black roses and says delivery for Roman Reigns. Zayn starts to cough and reads a paper that says Tik Tok.
Hit Row vs. Maximum Male Models
Adonis and Man.soor start the match. Adonis with a drop kick and in comes Ma.ce. Out come Los Lotharios as B-Fab knocks them away. Man.soor hits Adonis from behind. Ma.ce is tagged in as they double team him. He goes for the cover but Adonis kicks out. Right hands by Ma.ce as Man.soor is tagged back in. They double team Adonis. Mansoor goes for the cover but Adonis kicks out. Adonis makes the tag to Top Dolla as he hits Man.soor with a right hand. Top Dollar with a knee to the face. He knocks Ma.ce to the outside of the ring. Top Dolla with a splash onto Man.soor in the corner. Adonis is tagged in as they hit him with the Heavy Hitter. They go for the cover and get the win.
Winners: Hit Row
Out come Los Lotharios as they attack Hit Row. The Street Profits come out and clean house.
Kayla is backstage with Corbin. He says he doesn’t want to talk about previous weeks. He is happy, his life is good. He says he is going to issue an open challenge tonight.
Open Challenge – Happy Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
The bell rings and we are under way. Right hands by Corbin but Nakamura with kicks. Nakamura stomps on Corbin in the corner. Nakamura with a kick to the face. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa but Corbin hits him with the Deep Six. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Corbin goes for the End of Days but Nakamura lands on his feet. Corbin runs and slides under the bottom rope and gets back into the ring. Nakamura with the Kinshasa. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Corbin is shown backstage and a limo with horns on the hood of the it pulls up. The window rolls down as someone who sounds like JBL asks him what happened to him and to get in.
Butch with Sheamus and Ridge Holland vs. Ludwig Kaiser with Gunther
The bell rings and we are under way. Butch pushes Kaiser down and right hands by Butch as Kaiser gets up. Kaiser pushes Butch down. Butch runs to the ropes as he hits Kaiser with a clothesline. Kaiser with a modified arm bar and he twists Kaiser’s fingers. Kaiser gets up and a right hand by Kaiser followed by a suplex. He jumps off the second rope but Butch with a right hand and Kaiser falls to the outside of the ring. Butch on the ring apron, he jumps off but Kaiser hits him with a European uppercut.
Back from commercial, Butch with a jumping kick to the head. Butch with a German suplex as he stomps on Kaiser’s hands. A kick by Butch as he goes for the cover but Kaiser kicks out. Butch climbs the second rope but a kick by Kaiser. Kaiser slams Butch face first onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Butch kicks out. Kaiser with an uppercut. He goes for a back drop but Butch lands on his feet and he kicks Kaiser onto the side of the head. Butch runs towards Kaiser but Kaiser flips him and slams him face first onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Butch kicks out. Kaiser grabs Butch but Butch reverses it into the Bitter End.
Gunther gets in the ring after the match and as does Sheamus as both men go face to face. Kaiser gets in the ring and tells Gunther no as Gunther leaves the ring.
Zayn and the Usos are backstage. Jey tells them they should go to the ring as Zayn asks him if they should wait for Roman Reigns and they all go to the ring together. Jey tells Zayn he is making himself too comfortable and he isn’t even a blood. Jimmy says they should go to the ring and Roman will join them.
Out come The Usos and Zayn to the ring. There are pictures of Roman Reigns across the ring as Zayn welcomes everyone to the championship celebration, honoring the two year title reign of the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.
Zayn asks Jimmy if he is fine with him hosting. Jimmy tells him to do his thing. Zayn says he would not want anyone accusing him of being too comfortable.
Jey says for two whole years, Roman Reigns has dominated everybody. Everyone who stepped up was sat down. Zayn tells him to preach. Jey tells him everyone who stepped up was Superman punched. They have been beat. Jey says he needs everyone to stand up and to put their one’s to the sky and to introduce the Head of the Table, the Tribal Chief, the needle mover, Godmode himself, the WWE Undisputed Universal champion, their cousin, Roman Reigns.
A black SUV pulls up as Roman Reigns gets out of it. He begins to walk but Drew McIntyre hits him with the Claymore. Drew walks to the ring as he hits Zayn with the Glasgow Kiss. Drew gets in the ring as he hits Jey with the Glasgow Kiss and clothesline Jimmy. He throws Jimmy to the outside of the ring. Drew jumps over the top rope and onto Zayn and the Usos. He throws Zayn into the ring. Drew throws several chairs into the ring and he gets in the ring. Zayn hits him with a chair. Drew gets up and hits Zayn with the Claymore.
Drew goes to the outside and he throws Jimmy through the announce table. Jey gets up as Drew hits him with the spear through the barricade. Drew grabs a microphone as he tells Roman that he will never stop. Drew says to look around him. The Bloodline is torn apart. Godmode deactivated and at Cardiff, he is going to kick his head off his body. And he is going to look up at the new undisputed champion.