WWE SmackDown Results for September 2, 2022

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The commentators are Michael Cole and Pat McAfee.

– Tonight is WWE SmackDown, the blue show kicks off with the arrival of the Viking Raiders followed by New Day for the first fight of the night.

Viking Rules Match

Viking Raider (Ivar & Erik) vs The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)

During the match, Kofi Kingston lands a hammer blow from the third rope right on Erik’s skull and then he makes the pinfall, but it’s not enough.

At the end of the match, Kofi Kingston jumps off the top rope, but Ivar throws a shield in his face to incapacitate him. Erik and Ivar take Xavier Woods and put him through 2 tables outside the ring for the win.

Winner: Viking Raiders (Ivar & Erik)

– The first part of a video about the rise of Roman Reigns as tribal chief is released, narrated by Paul Heyman.

– After the commercial break we have a recap of what happened with the Bloodline attack on Drew McIntyre last week.

– Behind the scenes we find Sami Zayn, who will be the master of ceremonies tonight with the Usos at the celebration of Roman Reigns’ two-year reign. Sami Zayn tells them that today’s celebration will be unique as it is very rare to hold a title for so long. He says he prepared photos for the occasion. Jey Uso interrupts him saying Paul Heyman should have been there tonight and he asks Sami Zayn why he didn’t help him on RAW vs Kevin Owens. Jey calms down and says that Sami seems to have things covered for tonight and leaves.

– We then find Kayla Braxton with Shayna Baszler, who tells her that she will take care of Liv Morgan and destroy her to take that world title away from her, but she doesn’t go ahead because the champion arrives. She tells Shayna Baszler that she is going to destroy her arm and all she can do is watch.

– We have a promo from Karrion accompanied by Scarlett Bordeaux. Karrion Kross tells us that tonight, Drew McIntyre will think long and hard about what happened to him last week. Roman Reigns will celebrate his two-year reign and will make Drew Gulak regret certain things.

– The second part of the video for Roman Reigns is published.

– It’s time for the first Smackdown match for Karrion Kross, who enters the ring alongside Scarlett Bordeaux.

single game

Karrion Kross (accompanied by Scarlett Bordeaux) vs. Drew Gulak

At the end of the match, Karrion Kross swings Drew Gulak straight on the head with a Saito Suplex, then follows up with a rear naked choke and finishes with a pinfall for the win.

Winner: Karrion Kross (accompanied by Scarlett Bordeaux)

– We have a summary of what happened to Ronda Rousey during her arrest and tonight we will make the final decision on her fate.

– After the commercial break we have the 3rd part of the Roman Reigns video.

– Now it’s time to welcome Ronda Rousey, who comes into the ring with documents. Ronda says she has an official statement from WWE HQ and asks Adam Pierce to come to the ring. Adam Pearce comes to the ring and says that any decisions he made against Ronda Rousey were never personal. Ronda Rousey replies that he is lying and asks him to read the letter she received. The letter stated that despite her behavior, Ronda Rousey did not deserve to be treated as a criminal and that her arrest was therefore totally unjustified. Ronda Rousey is therefore on probation and will therefore be reinstated. Ronda Rousey is happy and asks Adam Pearce why he is making that face. Adam Pearce replies that he’s tired of not being treated fairly and that his work isn’t recognised. He says he’s tired of people like Ronda Rousey, for whom he does a lot but who are ungrateful. He concludes that Ronda Rousey is the biggest slut he’s ever met in his life. Ronda approaches Adam Pearce, who says he spoke a little too quickly and it was because of the stress. Ronda attacks him and uses a Jujigatame on him.

– We find Sami Zayn in the dressing room receiving a bouquet of flowers. Sami Zayn is on the card after all because of the sickening smell of these flowers, we see “Tick Tock” written. Sami Zayn puts the bouquet down and pretends nothing happened.

Tag Team Match

Hit Row (Ashante Thee Adonis & Top Dolla with B-Fab) vs. MMM (Mace & Mansoor with Max & Maxxine Dupri)

At the end of the match, Ashante Thee dropkicks Adonis Mace and Top Dolla follows up with a belly to back suplex for the win.

Winner: Hit Row (Ashante Thee Adonis & Top Dolla w/B-Fab)

After the match, Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo come around the ring, allowing Mace and Mansoor to attack the two Hit Row members when suddenly the Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) arrive to help Hit Row by taking them get rid of Angel Garza, Humberto Carillo and MMM.

– We have a recap of Ricochet’s win over Happy Corbin.

– Backstage, Happy Corbin tells Kayla Braxton that he doesn’t want to talk about Ricochet’s miraculous win because he’s not living in the past. He says he has always been able to scale the slopes, having endured difficult times, and tonight he will face an open challenge.

– The 4th part of the video for Roman Reigns is published.

– Happy Corbin comes to the ring and the music of the King of Strong Style plays.

single game

Happy Corbin vs Shinsuke Nakamura

At the end of the match, Happy Corbin slipped out of the ring, but on the way back up he was greeted to victory by Shinsuke Nakamura’s Kinshasa.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

– We have a recap of Raquel Gonzalez and Aliyah’s victory in the Women’s Tag Team Tournament Finals against IYO SKY and Dakota Kai.

– Behind the scenes we find a disappointed Happy Corbin when suddenly a limousine with JBL seals pulls up next to him and a voice asks him what’s wrong and tells him to get in. The limousine departs with JBL and Baron Corbin on board.

single game

Butch (accompanied by Sheamus & Ridge Holland) vs. Ludwig Kaiser (accompanied by Gunther)

At the end of the game, Ludwig Kaiser tries to land a swinging reverse DDT, but Butch catches his fingers and cracks them, then follows up with his bitter end for the win.

Winner: Butch (accompanied by Sheamus & Ridge Holland)

After the match, Sheamus and Gunther are ready to fight it out, but Ludwig Kaiser talks his partner out of it and they leave.

– We have the 5th and final part of the video about Roman Reigns’ exploits over the past two years.

– In the dressing room we find Sami Zayn and the Usos. Jey Uso says we have to go to the ring but Sami Zayn thinks we have to wait for Roman Reigns to perform with the full Bloodline. Jey Uso gets angry and says why he’s coming into the parking lot by saying the whole bloodline. Jimmy calms everyone down and says tonight is a celebration night for the tribal chief.

– A video of Tyson Fury announcing his ringside presence during this Saturday’s Clash at the Castle in Cardiff has been released.

– Sami Zayn and the Usos enter the ring and greet us in celebration of Roman Reigns’ 2 year reign. Jimmy Uso asks the Bloodline volunteer to do his job as a moderator, but Jey Uso does it for him. Jey says Roman Reigns has been decimating anyone who gets in his way for the past 2 years. He took them all down with Superman Punch, Spear and Guillotine. The three men then ask all fans to stand to greet the tribal chief and current undisputed WWE Champion. On the Titantron, we see Roman Reigns getting out of his car when he is suddenly KO’d by a big boot by Drew McIntyre, who then comes to the ring, KO’s Sami Zayn with a Glasgow Kiss and a Claymore Kick and the Usos with it destroys a spear against the barricade in Roman Reigns mode, mimicking the same gestures as the chieftain.

Drew McIntyre then takes the mic and says that in Clash at the Castle he will disable the chief’s god mode and rip his head off to become the new champion.

The show ends with the celebration of Drew McIntyre.

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