WWE SmackDown Wilkes-Barre, Pa
The commentators are Michael Cole and Pat McAfee.
– Tonight is WWE SmackDown, the blue show starts with a video of the WrestleMania Backlash 2022 Main Event. The commentators greet us, then the RK-Bro enters the ring. The crowd sings to Randy Orton, who joins us on SmackDown! They’re very, very excited to be there tonight, but they’re also tired of chasing the Usos. It’s obvious that the Usos don’t have the courage to make their own decisions. Roman Reigns is the only decision maker in the Bloodline. Riddle says they had things under control at WM Backlash but Roman Reigns impaled him and lost them, he’s sorry. Randy Orton says they want to be the undisputed tag team champions and demands that Roman Reigns get in the ring.
Sami Zayn’s music hits and he steps into a Bloodline t-shirt. He asks them if they know how things work on SmackDown. Do you think they could snap their fingers and bring in Roman Reigns? As Locker Room Manager, Sami Zayn speaks for the Bloodline, the Locker Room and the WWE Universe: Nobody wants to see this Unification Match. RK-Bro doesn’t want to see this match either because they’re going to lose! Sami Zayn asks RK-Bro to take their belts, go back to RAW and not come back.
Randy Orton proposes a match between Sami Zayn and Riddle tonight. If Riddle wins, they have the unification match. Sami Zayn leaves the ring saying it won’t happen tonight, maybe in a week or two. He needs to speak to Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns. Adam Pearce takes the stage and says we’d all like to see a match between Zayn and Riddle, so the match is official… and it’s starting now!
Sami Zayn vs. Riddle (accompanied by Randy Orton)
At the end of the match, Riddle tries to RKO Sami Zayn, but Zayn flees the ring. Riddle joins Zayn at ringside who knocks him out before stepping back into the ring. Riddle eventually comes back in the ring as the referee counts to 9, then shows his bro Derek to Sami Zayn, followed by a pinfall for the win.
– The Bloodline watched the game in the dressing room.
– The commentators tell us about Clash at the Castle taking place on September 3rd in the UK.
– Behind the scenes, Sami Zayn is walking and meets Shinsuke Nakamura, who tells him that Roman Reigns is the “head of the table” and that Zayn is the bottom of the table…
– Ronda Rousey enters with the SmackDown Women’s Belt and we see what happened at WrestleMania Backlash. She’s launching an Open Challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Belt… and it’s Raquel Rodriguez who’s coming to accept the challenge!
SmackDown Women’s Championship – Singles Match
Ronda Rousey vs. Raquel Rodriguez
At the end of the game, Raquel Rodriguez carries Ronda Rousey, who can counter with a roll up to win.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
– After the match, Ronda Rousey extends her hand and Raquel Rodriguez shakes her hand.
– Shotzi and Aliyah argue in front of Adam Pearce as they both want a title match.
– Kayla Braxton is in the ring and she asks us to welcome Madcap Moss who comes in. We see Moss defeat Happy Corbin at WrestleMania Backlash. Madcap Moss says it’s the biggest win of his career. Corbin is powerful, physically imposing. Braxton asks her what her next move is. Madcap Moss replies that his WWE career is just beginning. He wants to form a mixed team with Sasha Banks and win the Money in the Bank briefcase… Happy Corbin attacks Madcap Moss from behind with a chair ! He leaves to take the Battle Royal trophy in memory of André the Giant and kicks Moss while he had a chair around his neck. Officers arrive and a stretcher is brought in for Madcap Moss.
– Madcap Moss leaves on a stretcher and Happy Corbin jokes with him just before he reaches the ambulance: “Where is Madcap Moss going? To the MOS Hospital”…
SmackDown Women’s Tag Team Championship
Natalya & Shayna Baszler vs Sasha Banks & Naomi (c)
At the end of the game, Naomi counters a Sharpshooter with a roll up to give her team the win.
Winners: Sasha Banks & Naomi – still champions
– Drew Gulak is with Ricochet and tells him the past few weeks have been a nightmare, he is seeking advice. Ricochet replies that if he quits when the going gets tough, he won’t get the title. The only one who can help him is himself. Drew Gulak leaves and faces Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser… Gunther hits him and hits him!
Kofi Kingston (accompanied by Xavier Woods) vs. Butch (accompanied by Sheamus & Ridge Holland)
At the end of the match, Kofi Kingston knocked out Sheamus who was on the ring court. Butch takes the opportunity to give Kingston his bitter end for the pinfall win.
– After the match, the Sheamus clan celebrates, but Butch walks through the crowd before returning to the stage.
– Backstage is Sami Zayn with Paul Heyman. The wrestler says he doesn’t want to disrupt Roman Reigns. He wants to make sure everything is okay, that he hasn’t overstepped his bounds and that Roman Reigns isn’t mad at him. Paul Heyman tells him that the tribal leader am grateful.
– Roman Reigns enters the Bloodline. The Universal/WWE Champion asks Wilkes-Barre to recognize him. He says the Bloodline crushes their opponents on Sunday and arrives on Friday to say who’s next. That was the case with John Cena or Brock Lesnar. But this time it’s different. They ran over RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre and there’s no one left. that tribal leader is untouchable. The Usos have a challenge… The RK Bros enter.
Randy Orton tells Roman Reigns that John Cena is the 10-time superstar he’ll never be. Riddle goes on to say that they want this tag team title unification match. Randy Orton says the Usos have a brain for two, so he’s going to say this very slowly so they understand: They… want… a… match… for… the… titles ! With these belts, they can mix and match them to leave only two belts and be the undisputed tag team champions. Jimmy Uso says they accept… but not tonight, next week!
Jimmy Uso says they will both have belts after this match! Roman Reigns lifts his two belts but Riddle kneels him down then the RK-Bro exits the ring! The show ends like this.
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