WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
November 11, 2022
Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with highlights of Crown Jewel.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship – The Usos (c’s) vs. The New Day
The bell rings and we are under way. Jey and Woods start the match. A head lock by Jey as Woods sends him to the ropes but Jey with a shoulder tackle. A leg take down by Woods followed by a head lock. Kofi is tagged in and a springboard cross body off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Jimmy is tagged in and they double team Kofi. Jimmy with a chop to the chest.
Jimmy with a head lock take down. Jimmy to the ropes and Kofi with a spinning elbow. He goes foe the cover but Jimmy kicks out. He stomps on Jimmy in the corner and Woods is tagged in. He stomps on Jimmy and Kofi is tagged back in. He stomps on Jimmy and Woods is tagged back in. Woods with a basement drop kick. In comes Jey as he is thrown to the outside. Kofi is tagged in and Kofi with a cross fall onto the Usos.
Back from commercial, Jimmy throws Kofi into the barricade and Jey with a suicide dive on the outside of the ring. Kofi is thrown back into the ring. Jey with right hands and with the referee distracted, Jimmy with a right hand onto Kofi. Jimmy is tagged in and they double team Kofi. He distracts the referee and Jey with a right hand on Kofi. Jey is tagged back in. He stomps on Kofi and Jimmy is tagged back in. They double team Kofi. Jimmy with a head lock but Kofi gets to his feet. Kofi runs to the second rope and a drop kick onto Jimmy. Jey is tagged in and Kofi throws Jimmy to the outside of the ring. Kofi goes for the tag but Jimmy trips Woods off the ring apron. Jey slams Kofi neck first onto the mat. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out.
Back from commercial, Woods and Jimmy are tagged in. Woods with a clothesline. Jey gets in the ring and Woods with a Russian leg sweep on Jey and Jey to the outside of the ring. Woods with a knee to the gut onto Jimmy. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Woods with a head lock and Kofi is tagged in. Kofi with a kick onto Jimmy, Woods with a forearm and Kofi with a splash. Woods climbs the top rope and a leg drop off the top rope. Kofi goes for the over but Jimmy kicks out. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise, Jimmy moves, Jey is tagged in and Kofi throws Jimmy to the outside. Kofi with the SOS on Jey. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Kofi lifts Jey but Jey with a kick to the side of the head. Woods is tagged in and Jey throws Kofi to the outside of the ring. Woods goes for a super kick, Jey ducks and Jey with a super kick. Jimmy is tagged in and they hit Woods with a double super kick. Kofi on the ring apron and they hit a double super kick onto Kofi. A double super kick onto Woods. The Usos climb the top rope and the Uso splash. Jimmy goes for the cover but Woods kicks out. Kofi grabs Jey and throws him into the ring steps. Woods hangs Jimmy up on the top rope. Kofi with a back breaker onto Jey and Woods with the Midnight Hour. Jimmy goes for a suicide dive but Woods with a right hand.
Woods with a DDT. Kofi is tagged in and the Midnight Hour onto Jimmy. Kofi goes for the cover but Jey breaks it up. All four men are standing in the ring and right hands by all four of them. Jey and Woods to the outside and Jey with two super kicks onto Woods. Kofi on the top rope but Jimmy with a right hand. Jey is tagged in. The Usos on the top rope with Kofi but Kofi drops them both off the top rope. Kofi jumps but the Usos with the 1D on Kofi. Jey goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, The Usos
They show Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa watching and smiling backstage.
We cut backstage and the Usos are celebrating. Roman stands up and and smiles, telling them it feels good. He says this is what being the greatest of all time feels like. And now that they got that done, it’s time for him to handle stuff but he needs them by his side. And if he’s going to do this, they are going to do this the right way, in the ring, live.
WWE World Cup – Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Santos Escobar with Legado Del Fantasma
The bell rings and we are under way. Escobar with a drop kick onto Nakamura. He throws Nakamura to the ropes but Nakamura reverses it and a side kick to the face and Escobar to the outside of the ring. Nakamura to the outside. A knee to the face by Nakamura followed by a knee to the back of the neck. Nakamura throws Escobar into the barricade.
Back from commercial, Escobar with a half crab but Nakamura with kicks to the face. Nakamura with a kick to the side of the head. Nakamura with right hands a kicks. Nakamura places Escobar on the middle rope and Nakamura with a release German suplex. He goes for the cover but Escobar kicks out. Nakamura with right hands and Escobar with right hands. Escobar with a drop kick onto Nakamura’s knee. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Escobar runs towards Nakamura but Nakamura kicks him away. Nakamura on the second rope and a kick onto Escobar. He goes for the cover but Escobar kicks out. Nakamura to the ropes but Escobar with kicks to the face. Escobar lifts Nakamura up but Nakamrua lands on his feet and he throws Escobar onto the mat.
Wilde on the ring apron but Nakamra kicks him down. Escobar rolls Nakamura up but Nakamura kicks out. Nakamura with a kick to the face. Zelina on the ring apron and Wild drags Escobar to the outside of the ring. Nakamura with a baseball slide onto Wilde. Nakaura throws Escobar back into the ring. Del Toro jumps off the ring steps but Nakamura with a knee to the midsection. Nakamura on the top rope but Escobar with a kick to the face. Escobar on the second rope. He lifts Nakamura up on his shoulders and the Phantom Driver off the top rope. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Santos Escobar
Megan Morant is backstage with LA Knight. He says the only thing that needs to be acknowledged is the fumble of not having him in the SmackDown World Cup. As he is talking wth a television behind him, Bray Wyatt’s graphic plays across the screen twice. Knight sees it and asks what that was and he says it has to be fixed because this is his time. He turns around and Bray Wyatt is face to face. Wyatt introduces himself and says they can be friends. He sees all of that anger and rage brewing inside him and it’s like that for him too. His whole life, people would tell him his rage would make a monster out of him. For the longest time he has pretended that he isn’t proud of the things he does but he doesn’t know if it’s true. He knows what it takes to get respect and he is asking him how far is he willing to go. LA Knight says it’s not his business. He tells Wyatt to go back to his room, play with his toy and to put the toys anywhere that give him pleasure. Wyatt headbutts him and walks away.
Six-Pack Challenge No. 1 Contender’s Match For The SmackDown Women’s Championship: Liv Morgan vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Shotzi vs. Sonya Deville vs. Lacey Evans vs. Xia Li
The bell rings and we are under way. Raquel and Xia Li on the outside of the ring. Raquel slams her face first onto the ring apron. She lifts Xia Li but Xia Li lands on her feet and pushes Raquel into the ring post. Lacey with the Woman’s Rights onto Shotzi. She goes for the cover but Sonya with a knee to the face breaks it up. Liv throws Sonya face first into the top turnbuckle. She throws Sonya to the outside of the ring. Liv to the outside of the ring and Sonya with a right hand. She goes to throw Liv into the ring steps but Liv throws her into the ring steps. Rodriguez goes for a splash onto Xia Li but she moves out of the way and Raquel into the steel post.
Liv places the ring steps next to the announce table. A drop toe hold by Sonia and Liv is tripped up face first onto the ring steps. Xia Li throws Shotzi into the ring. She climbs the top rope but Raquel with a right hand onto Xia Li. Raquel climbs the second rope and a vertical suplex off the top rope. Sonya gets in the ring and goes for the cover on Li but Li kicks out. Sonya goes for the cover on Shotzi but Shotzi kicks out. Sonya with a kick to the face onto Raquel. She goes for the cover but Raquel kicks out.
Back from commercial, Xia Li with right hands on Evans. Kicks onto Evans and a suplex by Li. She goes for the cover but Evans kicks out. Liv climbs the top rope and a dropkick onto Xia Li. Morgan with splashes onto Xia Li and Evans in the corner. Miv with the double knees onto Evans. Liv with a DDT onto Raquel. Sonya throws Liv to the outside of the ring. Sonya goes for the cover on Raquel but Liv breaks it up. Sonya with a kick to the side of the head onto Liv. Shotzi with a swinging neck breaker onto Sonya. Evans with a clothesline onto Shotzi. Xia Li with a kick onto Evans. Raquel with a power bomb onto Xia Li. She goes for the cover but Sonya drags her to the outside of the ring. Raquel with a kick to the face onto Sonya. Raquel grabs a table from under the ring. Raquel sets the table up on the outside of the ring and the steel steps next to it. Raquel gets Sonya on the steel steps. Liv jumps onto Raquel from off the barricade and all three women are down. That did not look good. Evans with a kick onto Shotzi in the ring. She runs to the ropes but Shotzi with the Never Wake Up. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Number one contender, Shotzi
Emma and Shotzi are backstage and she congratulates Shotzi. Emma asks her if she has seen Macap around. Shotzi tells her she is crushing on him. In comes Shayna who congratulates her. She tells her she won a beating of a lifetime. She is going to cause her more pain and anguish than she has ever felt. She won a broken arm or an ankle snapped like a twig. Shotzi tells her Ronda has never been in the ring with someone like her. And she might just surprise Ronda, her and the entire world. Shayna tells her to turn around and to tell it to Ronda. She turns around as Ronda asks her what she was saying and Shayna gets her in the Kirifuda Clutch.
We cut to Kayla who is with Ricochet. Ricochet says the World Cup tournament isn’t just a chance to compete, this is a chance for him to earn another opportunity to get back what is his, the Intercontinental title. In come Imperium. Gunther tells him to clarify by what is his. He wants him to fight with all of his heart because he would love to beat him again.
Jinder Mahal says he is the greatest WWE champion of all time. He stands next to the WWE World Cup trophy and he will win the SmackDown World Cup and become the Intercontinental champion. Out comes Braun Strowman. As Strowman is in the ring, Jinder attacks him from behind.
WWE World Cup Tournament – Braun Strowman vs. Jinder Mahal
The bell rings and we are under way. Jinder with a dropkick to the knee. Jinder with a knee to the face. He goes for the cover but Strowman kicks out. Jinder runs but Strowman slams him onto the mat. Strowman with a shoulder tackle and Jinder to the outside of the ring. Strowman with the Strowman express. He throws Jinder into the ring. Strowman with a clothesline in the corner. Strowman with a powerbomb. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Braun Strowman
Zelina Vega with Legado Del Fantasma vs. B-Fab with Hit Row
As Hit Row are in the ring, the Viking Raiders with Sarah Logan attack Legado Del Fantasma and Hit Row from behind. They throw Legado Del Fantasma into the barricade. Ivar with a big splash onto Adonis. They double team Top Dolla. Sara Logan with a headbutt onto B-Fab in the ring.
Highlights from Crown Jewel air.
Out come Roman Reigns, The Usos, Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman to the ring.
The fans chant “Ucey” as Roman tells them to acknowledge him. Heyman says he and the tribal chief were discussing on the private jet while flying to this hell hole and as he says that, the fans boo him. Heyman says that’s not very Ucey of them. Heyman tells them what is Ucey is all the great sports rivalries that play out live on Fox. The USA vs. England in soccer, the Cowboys vs. the Packers, the Usos vs. the New Day. Heyman says he is lying through his teeth, the Usos vs. the New Day is not a great sports rivalry. The New Day cannot compare to the Usos. No team can compare to them. Heyman says the New Day have been cast out to the ocean of obscurity like any being who steps up to challenge Roman Reigns.
Roman says it’s not easy being his cousins. Their whole lives, everyone has always acknowledged him for his greatness and he never thought this moment would come but Jimmy, Jey and as he is about to speak, out come Ridge Holland and Butch. Holland tells them that he and Butch are sick of the Bloodline using the numbers game every week. It’s fight night. And they’ve brought back up. Out comes Sheamus. He says tonight is the start of the end of the Bloodline but as he is talking, his microphone cuts. Roman laughs and says Sheamus can’t even get the microphone to work, what is he going to do.
Sheamus says he has no problems saying it to his face. The Brawling Brutes get in the ring. The Brawling Brutes are outnumbered and Roman stands tall. Out comes Drew McIntyre. Jimmy runs to the outside but Drew hits him with a boot to the face. He hits Jey with a headbutt. He gets in the ring and he hits Solo with a big boot. Roman with a boot to McIntyre. Sheamus with right hands onto Roman. All eight men fight in the ring as SmackDown goes off the air.