WWE Friday Night SmackDown
July 29th, 2022
State Farm Arena
Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Friday Night SmackDown, which is emanating from The State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. With just twenty-four hours until the Summerslam PLE, announced for tonight's show, The New Day will take on The Viking Raiders, Aliyah will take on Lacey Evans, and Sheamus will battle Drew McIntyre in an Irish Donnybrook match to determine the number one contender for the Undisputed WWE Universal championship at Clash At The Castle.
Match 1: Donnybrook match: Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus
- The match starts off with Sheamus jumping Drew on the ramp, Sheamus then sends Drew face first into the ringpost, Sheamus then lands a series of punches on Drew in the corner, Drew then hits a closeline on Sheamus, followed by a chop in the corner, Drew then hits a Michinoku driver on Sheamus to secure a one count, Drew then hits a backsuplex on Sheamus, Sheamus then closelines himself and Drew to the outside, Drew then throws Sheamus over the announce table, Sheamus then sends Drew shoulder first into the steel steps, Sheamus then hits Drew with a Shillelagh three times, Sheamus then shoves the Shillelagh into the eye of Drew, Sheamus then hits Drew ten times in the chest with the Shillelagh, Drew then hits a suplex on Sheamus on the outside before sending him into the barricade, ringpost, and steel steps, Drew then throws Sheamus into the barrels as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Sheamus land a powerslam on Drew, Sheamus then hits Drew with a chair in the back, Drew then sends Sheamus into the ringpost, Drew then hits two closelines on Sheamus, followed by a throw, Sheamus then throws a chair to the face of Drew, Drew then hits a future shock DDT onto the chairs to secure a nearfall, Ridge then hits Drew from behind with a Shillelagh, Sheamus then hits a high knee to the face of Drew for a nearfall, Drew then sends Ridge face first into the ringpost, Drew then hits a belly-to-belly suplex onto Ridge through a table on the outside as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Drew land a throw on Sheamus from the top rope, Sheamus then hits an Alabama slam on Drew, Drew then sends Sheamus into a shelf on the outside, Butch then jumps off of a barrel onto Drew on the outside, Sheamus then hits white noise from the second rope on Drew to secure a nearfall, Drew then hits Butch and Sheamus with a giant Shillelagh, Drew then hits a claymore on Butch, Sheamus then hits a brogue kick on Drew to secure a nearfall, Drew then powerbombs Sheamus through a table in the ring, Drew then hits a claymore on Sheamus to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Drew McIntyre at 25:31.
- After the match, Drew is interviewed, Drew says that he's going to take the title off the part time champion, Theory then attacks Drew from behind with the Money In The Bank briefcase, Theory then poses over Drew with the briefcase.
- We see that Happy Corbin purchased a ticket, right behind Pat McAfee, Corbin then throws popcorn in the face of McAfee before hitting a lowblow onto Pat.
Match 2: Aliyah vs Shotzi
- The match starts off with Aliyah locking Shotzi in a headlock, Shotzi then puts Aliyah in a sharpshooter but Aliyah reaches the bottom rope, Aliyah then hits a closeline onto Shotzi to secure a nearfall, Aliyah then hits a meteora onto Shotzi from the apron, Shotzi then sends Aliyah face first into the ring post, Shotzi then hits the never wake on Aliyah to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Shotzi.
- Ronda and Liv face off backstage, Natalya then interrupts, Natalya says that she's the reason why Liv is champion.
- Shotzi then attempts to cut a promo but Ronda Rousey interrupts, Ronda then hits an armdrag on Shotzi, Ronda then calls out Liv as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Liv Morgan make her entrance,
Match 3: Liv Morgan and Ronda Rousey vs Natalya and Sonya Deville
- The match starts off with Ronda and Natalya, Natalya pushes Ronda, Ronda then retaliates with an armdrag, Ronda then hits a hiptoss on Natalya to secure a two count, Ronda then sends Liv into Natalya, Liv then hits a hurricarana on Natalya, Liv then hits a dropkick onto Sonya, Liv then hits a running jumping knee to the face of Liv in the corner, Sonya then pulls Liv off the apron before throwing her into the barricade, Natalya then hits a suplex on Liv, Natalya then hits a snap suplex on Liv on the outside as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Sonya send Liv into the top turnbuckle face first, Sonya then hits a knee to the face of Liv, Liv then hits a codebreaker on Natalya, Liv then refuses to tag in Ronda, Liv and Natalya then exchange a series of punches, Sonya then locks Natalya in a headlock, Sonya then hits an enzuigiri on Liv, Liv then hits an enzuigiri on Sonya, Liv then refuses to tag in Ronda once again, Natalya then hits a closeline on Liv to secure a nearfall, Ronda then hits the piper's pit onto Sonya, Liv then hits the oblivion on Natalya, Ronda then locks Sonya in an ankle lock to secure the submission victory.
Winners via submission: Ronda Rousey and Liv Morgan at 11:42.
- After the match, Liv and Ronda stare-off in the ring.
- The Street Profits, The Usos, and Jeff Jarrett are in the ring to go over the instructions for the championship match tomorrow. Jarret says that he has some words for The Usos and Profits, Jarrett says that he's taking this job very serious, Jimmy asks if it will be a disqualification if he wraps the titles around the Profits neck, Ford asks Jarrett if it will be a disqualification if they leave their bodies lifeless on the mat, Jarrett says that he has only one job, to count one, two, three, Jarrett then challenges one of the teams to fight, Dawkins and Ford then punch the Usos, all four men then brawl in the ring, Jey then goes for a superkick onto Ford but Ford moves out of the way, causing Jey to take Jarrett out with a superkick, Ford then hits a running cannonball over the top rope, taking out The Usos.
Match 4: The New Day vs The Viking Raiders
- The match starts off with Xavier and Erik, Erik then hits a running forearm to the face of Xavier, Kofi then hits a flying crossbody from the top rope onto Erik, Erik then hits a running knee to the face of Xavier, Ivar then hits a splash onto Kofi against the barricade as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Kofi try to fight off Ivar, Ivar then punches Kofi in the face, Kofi then hits an SOS, Xavier then hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissors on on Ivar, Woods then hits a tornado DDT on Erik to secure a nearfall, Kofi then hits a frog splash to the back Erik, Ivar then hits a sidekick to the face of Xavier, Erik then hits a knee to the face of Kofi, The Viking then hits a doubleteam powerbomb on Kofi to secure the pinfall victory.
Winners via pinfall: The Viking Raiders at 9:15.
- After the match, Erik hits Xavier in the head with his shield, The Vikings then wrap a chair around the ankle of Xavier, The Vikings then slam their shields into the chair, smashing Xavier's ankle.
- Paul Heyman is in the ring, Heyman says that Roman is the only Undisputed Heavyweight in all of sports entertainment, Heyman says that for 35 years, no one has gotten to 700 days as champion, Heyman says that Roman will stand over a victimized Lesnar, Brock then interrupts, Lesnar goes after Paul but Theory attacks him from behind, Brock then beats down Theory with the briefcase, Lesnar then hits two german suplexes on Theory, Drew then hits a claymore onto Theory on the outside as we go off the air.