WWE SmackDown Results
October 14, 2022
New Orleans, Louisiana (Smoothie King Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Chris Gerics of Wrestleview.com
Then. Now. Forever.
Friday Night Smackdown comes to you live from the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana! Michael Cole and Wade Barrett welcome us as the show kicks off with a huge car accident outside the arena with Karrion Kross and Scarlett as Drew comes out of nowhere and beats on Kross!! He slams his head into the side of a pickup truck as Kross is helpless. Drew has his head in the door as he’s dragged away by security!
The show cuts back to Cole and Barrett explaining what we just saw as we see highlights from the end of the strap match at Extreme Rules. They run down the Fatal 4 Way for the IC title but the condition of Kross is unknown; we will also see Bray Wyatt return!
It’s a NEW DAY! YES IT IS!
Kofi Kingston (w/ Xavier Woods) vs. Sami Zayn (w/ Jey Uso)
Kofi and Woods come out to a huge ovation as Woods screams NEW ORLEANS! They’re here to remind us that “We are the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions! That record is our legacy and it will stand strong forever because New Day Rocks!” They mention the Usos are 30 days away from tying the record.
Cut to the back we see Sami and Solo talking when Jey interrupts. They argue, and Sami asks Solo to stay in the back and asks Jey to accompany him but doesn’t want last week to happen again. Sami’s phone rings and it’s Roman. Sami mentions about last week with Jey not helping him and Roman wants to talk to Jey and begins to argue but is stopped and acknowledges Roman. Sami laughs with an inside joke with Roman and his music hits.
Sami comes out dancing to his music and swaggers his way into the ring; bell rings and both men lock up and Kofi hits a big dropkick right away. Goes for a tope but stops as we go to commercial as Sami stares on from outside.
Back from commercial we see Sami in control as he hits a big elbow from the top rope for a two count. Sami chokes Kofi on the ropes and taunts. Nice snap suplex by Sami and back to the corner stomping away at Kofi. Sami hits a big hip attack! 1…2…no! Sami talks some trash to Jey and goes back on the offensive, hammering away with blows to the back of Kingston’s head. Elbow drop followed up by a two count and a chin lock. Kofi has the power of the crowd as he breaks the grip but Sami with a big clothesline for another two count. Jey reluctantly cheers Sami on; body slam by Zayn and heads to the top rope but Kofi counters with a mid-air dropkick! Both men down as the crowd is behind Kofi. Kofi hits some forearms and a dropkick. They both a move off the top and they cover with a two count. Sami gets rocked with a knee and there’s yet another near fall. Kofi up top but Zayn blocks it and heads up top but Kofi knocks him off. Sami dumps Kofi to the outside as we go to commercial!
Back from the break Kofi hits the SOS and gets a very close near fall. Sami catches a flying nothing and goes for an Exploder but Kofi elbows out. Kofi headed to the top now as Sami rolls out of the ring. Kofi hits a big flipping senton over the top rope! Both men back in now as Woods and Jey argue and Jey superkicks him! Blue Thunder Bomb by Sami! 1…2…NO! Sami misses a Helluva kick and gets hit with a flying axe handle. Kofi pumps the crowd up but Jey distracts him! Sami rolls him up for 2! Trouble in Paradise missed, Kofi rolls through but Jey kicks him! Sami rolls back! 1….2….3!
WINNER: Sami Zayn
Post match, Kofi and Woods are pissed as Zayn celebrates. We cut to the back with HHH talking to security and police as Rey interjects. He says he reached his breaking point on Raw and doesn’t see a way forward because he won’t fight his son even at his worst. Rey looks heartbroken; and he wanted to tell HHH face to face…he QUITS! HHH says he can’t imagine it but there has to be another way, let’s talk for five minutes and let me think about it with you.
Promo video highlighting the return of Brock Lesnar and hypes up next week’s Raw including a Lesnar appearance, Miz vs. Lumis and Rollins vs. Riddle for the US Title!
We see a promo video for NXT’s Halloween Havoc next Tuesday. Cut to Roxanne Perez talking with Raquel and Shotzi! They talk about how she’s changed. Roxanne asks Raquel to be the choice when Damage CTRL show up. Roxanne was going to pick Bayley but after last week she’s not sure. Tonight it’s looks like Damage CTRL vs. Shotzi, Raquel and Roxanne!
2 on 1 Handicap Match: Braun Strowman vs. 2 Local Jobbers
Braun makes his way down to the ring as he stares down his next prey. Bell rings and Braun kills one guy with a biel into the other guy! Big boot by Braun and hits a big running splash and another HUGE biel! Omos is seen walking down the aisle with MVP. Strowman and Omos stare down as the jobber tries a futile punch but gets killed. Powerslam by Braun to the one guy and a powerbomb to the other guy while staring at Omos. Foot on the chest and it’s over. Cole called them jabroni’s as a nice touch.
Post match Strowman asks Omos to come in the ring. MVP has a mic and praises Strowman but says “he isn’t the monster among monsters. Against Omos you look normal and some monsters are made to be in the shadows.” The commentators run down the Fatal 4 Way main event tonight!
We see a highlight video regarding the Good ol’ Fashioned Donnybrook at Extreme Rules with the Brawling Brutes going over. Cut to the back with Solo, Sami and Jey as Jey asks for a thank you as Sami says he did it on his own; Jey asks “are you kidding Solo did you see?” Solo says no he was watching Sami. Sami riles up Solo and daps him up and Solo looks incredibly pumped!
Maxine Dupree is out and introduces Mace and Mansoor as they strut very elegantly to the ring.
LA Knight vs. mansoor
We see a highlight of last week of LA Knight returning. His music hits as he gets a big pop from the crowd! YEAH! He talks a bunch of trash as he walks to the ring YEAH! Maxine looks unimpressed at ringside as Knight plays to the crowd but Mansoor attacks him. Knight blocks a punch and whips mansoor into the corner then sends him outside. Maxine steps in front of Knight as mansoor throws him into the steps. Back in the ring now as mansoor hits a reverse DDT for a two count. Another quick two count by mansoor as he continues the attack and hits another DDT for two. Rear chin lock by mansoor as Knight fights to his feet and avoids a suplex. Knight hits a big leaping neckbreaker and a stomp to the face of mansoor. Flying shoulder block and catches a mansoor kick and sends him overhead. Mace on the apron and gets knocked off; BFT by Knight 1….2…3!
WINNER: LA Knight
Afterwards Knight has a mic; “Lemme talk to ya! I didn’t just do that for you, and he says he doesn’t need anyone saying his name and everyone is on notice. From here on, get your ticket punched because it’s LA Knight’s game. YEAH!” The commentators hype up Bray Wyatt’s return next!
Back from the break we cut to the Extreme Rules return of Bray Wyatt with all the puppets. Bray returns tonight!
6 Women Tag Team Match: Damage CTRL vs. Roxanne Perez, Shotzi and Raquel Gonzalez
We see highlights of the ladder match at Extreme Rules as Damage CTRL make their way to the ring. All three women look focused and ready for a fight! The face women all come out in Shotzi’s tank!! All three are all smiles as they make their way to the ring.
Kai and Roxanne start off as Kai grabs her hair but Perez comes back with a series of arm drags and a roll up for a one count. IYO in now as both women exchange headlocks but IYO blocks an arm drag and follows up with a dropkick. IYO laying in shots and drags Roxanne to the corner but she fights off and hits a big tope on Bayley! Russian leg sweep by Roxanne for a two count, IYO distracts Roxanne and now Bayley on the offensive. Kai tags in but Shotzi tags in and hits a big kick and avoids IYO on the apron but Kai with a big PK on the outside as Bayley screams at Cole. IYO and Shotzi back in and Kai tags back in. Shotzi tries to fight back but Kai stops that. Shotzi blocks a move and hits a sick DDT on the apron.
Raquel tags in as a house of fire. Big Fallaway slam to Bayley and splashes Kai and Bayley in the corner. Roxanne tagged in but Bayley stops her. Kai and Sky double team Raquel and then Shotzi comes off the top! All four are laid out! Roxanne with a rollup for 2, but Bayley comes back with a Bayley to Belly! 1…2…NO! Bayley up top now but Roxanne blocks her; both women up top as Roxanne hits a big Frankensteiner! 1….2…NO!!! Bayley trips her up in the ropes and goes for the Rose Plant; roll-through by Roxanne but Bayley with one of her own! 1…2….3!
WINNERS: Damage CTRL
We cut to the Progressive Match Flo highlighting Hit Row and the attack by Legado Del Fantasma last week.
HIT ROWWWWWW! Hit Row make their way down to the ring to a nice ovation, but we see Bray Wyatt with a quick video interjection as we see Hit Row vs. LDF next!
Cut to a video of Ronda Rousey vs. Liv Morgan at Extreme Rules then a Viking Raiders promo with the spooky female figure. Valhalla awaits.
Hit Row vs. Legado Del Fantasma
LDF make their way to a really cool tron and have such sick swagger. It’s Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro as Hit Row meets them on the ramp as they all brawl at ringside! Dolla sends Toro hard into the barricade as they begin to double team Cruz who is sent in the ring. More double team action with an assisted splash combo as we are finally underway.
Top Dolla goozles Cruz and just tosses him like he’s nothing and taunts. He hits a shimmy shake leaping elbow! Santos Escobar drags Adonis off the apron as Zelina takes out B-Fab! Toro with a dropkick and a tag in to Wilde. Double superkick by LDF and a shining wizard leg sweep onto Top Dolla! 1…2…3!
WINNERS: Legado Del Fantasma
We cut to the back as Sonya Deville is being interviewed running Liv Morgan down and how she lost at Extreme Rules and Liv comes out of nowhere and attacks Sonya! Throws her into a roadie box and a back suplex on it! Morgan smiles and clears off a table and slams Sonya into it. Morgan with a pump kick on Sonya and knocks her out; Morgan climbs up the interview truss and hits a HUGE SENTON through the table onto Sonya! Liv with another smile as we cut back to the ring.
Ricochet makes his entrance as we have the Fatal 4 Way next!
Fatal 4 Way Match: Ricochet vs. Solo Sikoa vs. Karrion Kross vs. Sheamus (#1 Contender for IC Title)
Out comes Sheamus to a huge pop! My boy makes his way to the ring looking for a fight! He soaks in the adoration and stares down Ricochet. Solo makes his way next absolutely pumped!! He is all business walking down the ramp as he prepares for the biggest opportunity of his career. Due to injury Kross can’t compete so his replacement is….REY MYSTERIO!!!!!
Rey makes his way to a great ovation and genuinely looks touched by the love of the crowd. Everyone in the ring is in agreement; it’s a good thing. Ricochet looks especially pleased. Ricochet and Solo start off and take each other out; Sheamus and Rey go at it as Rey with some punches but goes over the top. Rey with a big Tornillo! This is the first time Rey and Sheamus have fought in WWE surprisingly. Rey celebrates as we go to commercial.
Back from the break we see Ricochet attacking Sheamus but Sheamus counters with a big clothesline then a backbreaker onto Rey. Rey is now officially on Smackdown according to Cole as Sheamus is cleaning house. He sets up for a Brogue Kick but Solo takes out Ricochet and goes eye to eye with Sheamus! They lock eyes and start slugging back and forth but Sheamus gets the upper hand and sends Solo outside but Sikoa with a Samoan Drop on the outside and Ricochet with a big dive onto Solo! Rey with a sliding splash onto Sheamus! Rey and Ricochet face off as both men exchange beautiful Lucha moves and Ricochet with a two count. He catches Rey and hits a Northern Lights/Vertical Suplex combo! 1…2..NO! Ricochet up top and misses a 450. Sikoa takes out both men and clears out Sheamus with a spinning heel kick as we go to commercial!
Back from the break Solo is still in control as he has Sheamus in the corner laying in shots and taunts he wants the gold. He turns his attention to Rey with a headbutt and back to Sheamus; both men take turns throwing fists and Sheamus kicks Solo down and skins the cat up to the top rope. Ricochet meets him up there but Sheamus blocks a Superplex; Rey is up there now as all four men are set up in a Tower of Doom as Sikoa powers Rey and Ricochet down! 1…2…Sheamus breaks it up! All four men are down now as Sheamus gets to his feet and stalks Solo for the Ten Beats! The crowd chants along as he nails it and Solo just takes it but Sheamus is relentless! 26 hits! Solo blocks White Noise but gets hit with a knee and an Irish Curse to Solo; Cloverleaf now by Sheamus! Jey and Sami make their way down as it’s No DQ. Solo takes out Sheamus and Sami lays in shots as Jey wants a turn. Butch and Ridge make their way down to even the odds! Solo helps the Bloodline out; Rey sends Ricochet into the ropes; he blocks a 619 but Rey hits a SICKENING reverse Canadian Destroyer! Rey hits a 619! Rey up top and hits the Frog Splash! 1….2….3!
WINNER AND #1 CONTENDER: Rey Mysterio
We will see the return of Bray Wyatt next!
We see the return of Logan Paul next week as well as Shotzi and Raquel vs. Damage CTRL for the Tag Titles and Sonya vs. Liv Morgan as well!
We cut to a blackened arena and the door on the stage with a light shining through it. The music fades into a more storm like atmosphere. The door opens as we linger on it and then black out; Bray makes his way out to a MASSIVE pop and slowly makes his way down to the ring. The fireflies are out in full force tonight! It’s a stunning blue glow all throughout the arena as Bray stops at the end. He’s dressed in just a T-shirt and jeans it looks like. He places the lamp in the middle but picks it up and admires the crowd for awhile before he finally blows the lamp out to a huge ovation! The crowd is screaming “Welcome back!” as Bray looks genuinely moved.
He says “I am incredibly grateful and nervous I never thought this would happen. This is just me right now, a version of me I never got to introduce. It’s me being me for the first time. I just wanna share the past year; I lost a lot of things.” Someone says I love you and he thanks them. “I lost my career, my self confidence, two people very close to me. I lost my way. I got to a point where everything I did was meaningless. Nothing I did mattered, but I was wrong.” The crowd goes nuts. “Once I was done feeling sorry for myself and went back into the world people said thank you, when you coming back home? These people come to me and say Bray thank you because I was in a time of need and I felt weak but I found your words and I just wanted to thank you for saving my life.” A big “Thank you Bray” chant breaks out. “The thing about that is, I can sit here and look at all of you and say you were all there when I was out and down. Thank you; you all saved my life. You would always find me, you chased me. It cuts to the new Bray creation saying “Come with me, your life is done. Forget the future and the past. Life is over. Breathe your last. You have no idea who you’re dealing with. But you will.” It cuts to a commercial as it seems Smackdown goes off the air.