WWE Friday Night SmackDown 10 21 2022

WWE SmackDown Results
October 21, 2022
Toledo, Ohio (Huntingdon Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Sheamus makes his way to the ring alongside The Brawling Brutes. Sheamus will take on Solo Sikoa.

Sheamus w/ The Brawling Brutes vs. Solo Sikoa w/ The Usos and Sami Zayn

They lock up and tussle into the ropes. Sikoa has him cornered, but Sheamus forces himself out. They lock up again, and Sheamus wrenches the arm. Sikoa gets out of it with a punch to the face. Sheamus smirks and nods at him. They start exchanging punches and clubs before Sikoa rakes the eyes. Sikoa chops the chest and punches him against the ropes. Sikoa sends him into the ropes, but Sheamus runs him over with a clothesline. Sheamus punches Sikoa and gets him in the corner. Sheamus rakes the face and punches away at him. Sikoa fights back and hits a head-butt. Sikoa goes for a hip toss, but Sheamus puts the brakes on and hits a big lariat. Sheamus grabs the arm and applies an armbar. Sikoa fights up and punches out. Sikoa hits the ropes and hits a spinning wheel kick. Sheamus puts Sikoa on the apron and sizes him up. Sheamus clubs the small of the back and starts to stretch him on the ropes. Sikoa elbows him and snaps the arm off the top rope. Sheamus grabs his arm in pain before going after Sikoa, but Sikoa pulls him out of the ring. Sheamus is seated against the ring steps while holding his shoulder. Sikoa hits a running hip attack to the shoulder against the steps!

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We come back from the break to see Sheamus down in the corner. Sikoa backs up and looks down at the injured Sheamus. Sikoa gets a head of steam and hits a vicious hip attack before taunting the crowd. Sikoa backs up again, and charges, but Sheamus pops up and connects with a clothesline.

Sheamus takes a few moments to recover before hitting a corner clothesline. Sheamus clubs away at him and lifts him up. There’s an enormous glob of snot coming out of Sheamus’ nose. Sheamus hits White Noise for a near fall. Sheamus goes to the top rope, but he has to shake feeling into his arm as he climbs. Sikoa cuts him off and stands on the second rope. Sikoa hits a Samoan Drop off the second rope onto the injured shoulder for a near fall! Sikoa grimaces in frustration. Sikoa signals for the end and goes for a Spinning Solo, but Sheamus viciously elbows out. Sheamus backs up, so Sikoa charges. Somehow, Sheamus hits an over-the-shoulder powerslam! Sikoa rolls to the apron to recover, but that’s not a safe space. Sheamus grabs him and hits the 10 Beats of the Bodhran, only it’s way more than that. Sheamus points to the crowd and signals for the end. Sikoa sidesteps a Brogue Kick and superkicks him, but Sheamus comes right back with a knee to the face!

Sheamus covers, but the referee is distracted by Sami Zayn, who is on the apron! Butch pulls Zayn off the apron, so Jimmy Uso kicks him over the commentary table. Ridge Holland is also sent over the table, and The Usos tip the commentary table over onto them. Sheamus then wipes The Usos out with a diving double clothesline off the top rope to the floor! Sheamus gets on the apron and punches Sikoa back. Zayn grabs Sheamus’ ankle, but Sheamus knocks him away. Sikoa kicks Sheamus in the injured arm as he gets in the ring. Sikoa then connects with the Spinning Solo for the victory.

Winner by Pinfall: Solo Sikoa

The Usos, Sami Zayn, and Solo Sikoa viciously attack Sheamus after the match. They wrap a steel chair around Sheamus’ arm and beat it with another steel chair! Sheamus collapses to the floor in pain, holding his arm. The Bloodline celebrates.

Coming up next, we’ll hear from Bray Wyatt.

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Replays are shown of Rey Mysterio quitting WWE last week. Triple H convinced him to stay and got him traded to SmackDown. Later that night, Mysterio won a Fatal 4-Way Match to become the #1 Contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

Earlier today, Rey Mysterio was walking into the arena when he was stopped by Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci. They told him the end was near, facing Gunther. Mysterio says he’s not looking for trouble, but he doesn’t appreciate being disrespected. If any of them have the guts to step into the ring tonight, they can do it. Kaiser says he will put an end to the disrespect.

We go backstage to see Bray Wyatt pacing. Wyatt apologizes for last week and didn’t get to finish what he was saying. He will now. Wyatt used to say all the time that revenge is a confession of pain. Wyatt feels like confessing some things today. That could help. Wyatt confesses that he has problems. He’s always had problems. It’s not hard for people to see, but a few of them, like anger, can take him places he doesn’t want to be. Last time, it took him to a place that he shouldn’t have come back from. Wyatt has had more chances than people have ever had. This time, he was happy and content with being left alone. Wyatt wanted to be left the hell alone, but he confesses that he’s glad they didn’t. Wyatt needed all of them. Wyatt is thankful for that because now he can see. Wyatt knows who you are and what they want. It won’t work. Wyatt confesses that along this journey, he’ll do horrible things, but he won’t feel sorry for them. Wyatt is just a servant now and knows where the circle takes him.

Elsewhere backstage, The Bloodline is celebrating. Sami Zayn brags about breaking Sheamus’ arm. Jey Uso says they need to go after Logan Paul when he gets here, but Sami Zayn reminds him that Roman Reigns doesn’t want them engaging Paul. Zayn says they can’t have Logan Paul thinking he’s in their heads. Zayn asks Jimmy for help. Jey says that he’s a hothead. We’ll see at the end of the night what really happens.

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Replays are shown of Liv Morgan viciously attacking Sonya Deville last week.

Liv Morgan vs. Sonya Deville

The match starts, and Deville shoves her down. Morgan fights back, but Deville floors her with a knee to the face for a two-count. Deville talks some trash and bounces Morgan off the top turnbuckle. Morgan, who already had some interesting makeup tonight, smiles in the face of the pain. Morgan whiffs on a kick and goes to the apron, but Deville kicks her to the floor.

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We come back from the break to see Deville beating Morgan down. Deville lays in some vicious kicks, and Morgan asks for more. Deville delivers a big kick for a near fall. Morgan is laughing as she gets up. Deville shoves her, so Morgan gets fired up. Deville slaps and punches her, but Morgan takes her down and punches away at her. Deville tries to get out of the ring to escape, but Morgan follows her. Morgan bounces her off the barricade and attacks her against the steel steps. The referee counts them out.

Double Count-Out

Morgan goes crazy and goes under the ring. Morgan throws a bunch of chairs into the ring before going to the timekeeper’s area to get more. Morgan puts them in a pile in the ring and puts Deville on the top rope. Morgan then hits her with a superplex onto the chair pile! Morgan smiles and crawls over to Deville, who is out!

Video Package: LA Knight

Braun Strowman goes face-to-face with Omos next.

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Sarah Logan says Valhalla awaits. The Viking Raiders are coming back soon.

Braun Strowman and Omos go face-to-face

Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring. Strowman has heard MVP talking trash about him and calls him and Omos out.

MVP comes out and says he wants to make something clear. MVP has never referred to Strowman as anything less than a monster. Strowman has probably always been the biggest and strongest in the room until last week when he found himself in the vicinity of a literal giant. A 7-foot, 3-inch, 400-pound Nigerian Giant named Omos. Strowman says he’s the Monster of All Monsters and the WWE Universe believes that. If he’d like to maintain that, MVP advises that Strowman stay away from Omos. Once the WWE Universe sees him face-to-face with a literal giant, Strowman will be exposed. Strowman tells MVP to relay to his giant that if he wants to prove Strowman is normal, they can do this at Crown Jewel. MVP asks if that’s a challenge, and Strowman says it is. MVP accepts.

Strowman says he’s about action and not talking. Since MVP is out here by himself, Strowman can go against him. MVP says he never said the Nigerian Giant isn’t here.

Omos makes his way to the ring. Strowman approaches him, and his forehead just gets to Omos’ chin. Strowman talks trash, so Omos easily shoves him out of the ring. MVP quickly backs Omos up. Strowman gets to his feet, laughing and nodding his head. Omos shouts at Strowman as MVP backs him up the ramp.

Replays are shown of the vicious attack Drew McIntyre perpetrated on Karrion Kross in the parking lot last Friday.

Kayla Braxton is backstage with Drew McIntyre and mentions upper management wasn’t happy with what he did. McIntyre says Karrion Kross pushed him to his breaking point. McIntyre was called to the WWE Headquarters and warned about severe consequences if he gets into another brawl with Karrion Kross. They did agree that this has to end. It will… at Crown Jewel. It’ll be Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross in a Steel Cage Match.

A black SUV drives into the arena, and Logan Paul comes out. The crowd is loudly booing.

Ding dong. Damage CTRL makes their way to the ring. Dakota Kai and IYO SKY will defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship against Raquel Rodriguez and Shotzi next.

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WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai and IYO SKY) (c’s) w/ Bayley vs. Shotzi and Raquel Rodriguez

Charles Robinson, the best referee ever, will be the official for this match. Raquel Rodriguez starts against IYO SKY. Sky shoves her, so Rodriguez lifts her by the neck. Sky quickly rolls her up and stomps the midsection. Dakota Kai tags in. Sky goes for a sunset flip, but Rodriguez doesn’t go down. Kai kicks Rodriguez and picks up a two-count. Rodriguez blocks a Scorpion Kick and tags Shotzi in. Rodriguez and Shotzi hit a double-team slam on Kai for a two-count. Shotzi whips Kai to the corner and takes her down. Shotzi hits a wild splash in the corner and pulls her out. Shotzi goes to the top rope, but Sky pulls Kai out of the ring. Rodriguez then gives Sky a pounce into Kai! Shotzi tags in and stands on Rodriguez’s shoulders. Shotzi then hits a WILD cross-body block from the ring to the floor!

They get Kai into the ring, and Rodriguez picks up a two-count. Shotzi tags in. Rodriguez has Kai up in the electric chair, and Shotzi hits a missile dropkick! Shotzi picks up a near fall. Shotzi clubs the back and tags Rodriguez in. Rodriguez shoulders her and tags Shotzi in. Shotzi hits a back elbow for a two-count. Bayley looks worried at ringside. Shotzi hits a senton splash for another two-count. Kai comes back with a jawbreaker. Sky blind tags in. Shotzi chases Kai out of the ring and back in. Sky then hits Shotzi with a missile dropkick.

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We come back from the break to see Damage CTRL beating Shotzi. Shotzi fights back and goes for a tag. Rodriguez tags in and runs over Kai and Sky. Rodriguez hits Sky with a fallaway slam. Kai meets the same fate. Rodriguez goes for a slingshot spinning elbow, but Sky stops her. Kai tries to fight back, but Shotzi cuts her off. Sky hits a diving spike DDT for a near fall. Sky steps on Rodriguez for an Over the Moonsault but lands on her feet when Rodriguez moves. Rodriguez turns Sky inside out with a clothesline. Shotzi tags in, and they hit a double-team on Sky. Shotzi covers. Rodriguez goes for a slam on Kai, but Kai falls out and breaks up the pin.

Bayley soon gets on the apron, but Shotzi punches her off. Sky hits an air raid crash before hitting Shotzi with the Over the Moonsault for the win.

Winners by Pinfall and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Damage CTRL

Kayla Braxton is backstage with SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey. Braxton asks if Rousey will be issuing an Open Challenge because the WWE Universe is expecting that based on her previous reign. Rousey says she doesn’t care about them. She gave them everything she had, but they disrespected her. Rousey says they don’t want the best to win. They want their favorites to win. Now they’re stuck with the best. Rousey says she’ll have an Open Challenge next week when she feels like it. Now she wants to get the hell out of Ohio.

All of a sudden, the alternate version of Bray Wyatt appears on the screen. We see barbed wire and hear, “Howdy!”

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Santos Escobar is shown backstage. Their family business is growing into an empire. He puts over Zelina Vega. Vega says Escobar is right. She’s been successful everywhere she’s gone. LDF has no peers. They’re head and shoulders above everyone else. Escobar says they’re an unbreakable force fueled by tradition, heritage, and culture. Their legacy on SmackDown begins by destroying Hit Row.

Hit Row is shown watching backstage. Top Dolla says none of their heads or shoulders reach his height. B-Fab says she has an idea. They walk off.

Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring. He’ll be facing Gunther for the WWE Intercontinental Championship in two weeks.

Rey Mysterio vs. Ludwig Kaiser w/ Imperium

The bell rings, and Kaiser quickly powers Mysterio to the corner before hitting a headlock takeover. Mysterio turns him over for a quick two-count. Kaiser gets to his feet and wrenches the arm. Mysterio slingshots over him and kicks him in the head. Kaiser quickly whips him to the corner, but Mysterio elbows him back. Mysterio comes off the second rope, but Kaiser hits an uppercut out of midair. Kaiser kicks Mysterio in the chest and saunters around the ring. Mysterio fights back and knocks him into the ropes. Mysterio hits the ropes, but Giovanni Vinci distracts him. Gunther then gets on the apron and yells at him. Mysterio hits a baseball slide on Kaiser and goes for a baseball slide, but Kaiser ducks. Kaiser then floors Mysterio with an uppercut.

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We come back from the break to see Kaiser beating Mysterio. Mysterio avoids a kick and knocks him back. Mysterio goes to the top rope, but Kaiser cuts him off. Kaiser clubs the back and goes for a superplex. Mysterio blocks it and head-butts him down to the mat. Mysterio stands on the top rope and hits a flying seated senton. Mysterio ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard cross-body block for a near fall.

Kaiser blocks a whip and clubs him. Kaiser goes for a sunset flip, but Mysterio rolls through and kicks him in the face. Mysterio hits a springboard moonsault off the second rope for another near fall. A “619” chant picks up. Mysterio attacks Kaiser and starts the 10 punches. Mysterio gyrates like Eddie Guerrero. The crowd starts an “Eddie” chant. Mysterio takes Kaiser down with a Frankensteiner for a near fall. Mysterio shoulders him back and goes to the top rope, but Kaiser cuts him off. Kaiser goes for a powerbomb, but Mysterio punches and pulls him over the top rope. Mysterio is on the apron and goes for a dive, but Kaiser avoids it.

Kaiser gets in the ring and distracts the referee. Gunther and Vinci approach him. Mysterio grabs a steel chair. Mysterio throws the chair at them and drops down as if he was hit. The referee turns to see this… and ejects Gunther and Vinci from ringside!

Mysterio kicks Kaiser and goes for a Frog Splash, but Kaiser gets the knees up for a near fall. A “619” chant picks up. Mysterio picks the leg and hits a head-scissor takeover into the ropes. Mysterio connects with a 619 and hits a top rope splash for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio

Logan Paul is walking backstage. He walks by The Bloodline’s dressing room. We’ll hear from him next.

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Replays are shown of the vicious beating of Sheamus by The Bloodline earlier tonight. Sheamus has been diagnosed with a nondisplaced fracture near his elbow and is under observation.

Logan Paul makes his way to the ring and says it feels good to be back in Ohio. Back to the hard camera, he knows the WWE fans doubt him, but he’s been doubted his whole life. Look where he is now. That gets a mixed reception. Paul says he runs his mouth a lot, but that’s because he’s confident in himself and his abilities. He doesn’t need that penguin-looking Paul Heyman talking to him. He doesn’t need two guys that are the same doing his dirty work. Then there’s Solo Sikoa, who is never solo. Paul definitely doesn’t have friends that look like Sami Zayn.

Paul does have the desire to be the best. Paul knows he’s the underdog. No one is expecting the social media guy to go up to the GOAT and win… but what happens if he does? What if he busts his face and turns his tribe into a cleanup crew? On November 5 in Saudi Arabia at Crown Jewel…

Jey Uso attacks Paul from behind and punches away at him. Jey beats on Paul in the corner and superkicks him. Jey hits a vicious hip attack in the corner. Sami Zayn runs down to talk some sense into Jey Uso and tells him these orders are coming from Roman Reigns. Jey thinks about it but then goes after Paul again. Paul levels Jey with a big right hand and leaves the ring. Zayn is shocked.