WWE Friday Night Smackdown
May 6th, 2022
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, New York
Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Friday Night SmackDown, with just two nights away from Wrestlemania Backlash, WWE has announced for tonight that Sasha Banks will square off with Shayna Baszler, Ridge Holland and Sheamus will meet the New Day in a tables match, and RKO-Bro & Drew McIntyre will come face-to-face with the Bloodline!
– Smackdown starts with a video package highlighting the Beat The Clock challenge between Ronda Rousey and Charlotte last week.
– Charlotte says that all the fans paid to see her, she then says that she wasn’t humiliated last week, she was screwed because of Drew Gulak. Charlotte then says that Ronda will be humiliated at Wrestlemania Backlash, she then says once Ronda loses she wouldn’t be surprised if she cried and quit WWE. Charlotte then asks Aliyah if she’s enjoying her 15 seconds of fame because she’s going to pretend that Aliyah is Ronda before taking a cheap shot at Aliyah followed by a closeline and punches on the ground, Charlotte yells at Aliyah telling her to quit. Ronda Rousey then makes her entrance, Ronda and Charlotte brawl on the outside of the ring, Ronda lands a series of knees to Charlotte’s ribs followed by a throw into the ringpost. Charlotte then slams Ronda into the barricade, both women then continue to fight in the ring but WWE officials come out and separate the two, Ronda takes down some of the security as they continue to fight.
– We get replays from two weeks ago where Shayna Baszler snapped the arm of Naomi.
– Sasha Banks makes her entrance, Sasha Banks vs Shayna Baszler is next!
Match 1: Sasha Banks vs Shayna Baszler
– Sasha Banks lands a meteora on Shayna for a nearfall, Sasha then begins to work on the arm of Shayna with joint manipulation of her own, Shayna goes to work on Sasha but Sasha is able to roll through, Natalya then distracts Sasha, allowing Shayna to land a tilt-a-whirl slam face first to Sasha, Sasha then unloads on Shayna in the corner with kicks, Shayna then hits a sidewalk slam as we go to commercial break.
– We are back from commercial as we see Sasha roll up Shayna for a nearfall, Shayna then locks in an arm submission to Sasha but Sasha fights off with elbows, Sasha is then able to land a baseball slide to Shayna on the outside, Sasha then slams Shayna’s arm into the announce table, Sasha then lands another meteora for a nearfall, Sasha is then able to land a tilt-a-whirl on Natalya on the outside and a Bulldog on Shayna, Sasha tries to get back in the ring but gets hit with a knee and a roll up for a nearfall, Shayna rolls up Sasha, Sasha gets her leg on the bottom rope but Natalya pushes it off, allowing Shayna to pick up the victory.
Winner via pinfall: Shayna Baszler at 8:05.
– After the match, Natalya and Shayna Baszler attack Naomi and Sasha, Naomi is able to kick Shayna and elbow Natalya, Naomi and Sasha then then hit a double team footstomp on Natalya.
– We get a video package highlighting the feud between RK-Bro, Drew McIntyre, and The Bloodline.
– The Usos are interviewed, Usos say they aren’t scared of snakes and that Airforces are better than snake skin, Usos then say that they’re the twos and they’re the ones.
– Madcap Moss interrupts Baron Corbin’s “happy talk”. Madcap says that Corbin let the worst tattoo artist tattoo him, Madcap then says it looks like Hot Topic threw up on his chest, Corbin says that Madcap wouldn’t say it to his face so Madcap then comes out, Madcap says that Corbin has had multiple nicknames but he’s not entertaining, Moss then says Corbin can’t be the lone wolf because he’s bald, Madcap embarrasses Corbin, Corbin leaves in shame.
– We get replays from Ronda Rousey slamming and submitting Drew Gulak.
Match 2: Gunther vs Drew Gulak
– The match starts with Gulak trying to tackle Gunther but Gunther locks in a stiff armlock, Gunther then slaps the chest of Gulak, sending him to the mat. Gulak then punches Gunther but Gunther lands a big boot followed by two more chops, Gunther then stands on Gulak’s neck as he hangs from the top rope, Gunther then locks in a sleeperhold followed by a powerbomb for the victory.
Winner via pinfall: Gunther at 2:05.
– Shinsuke Nakamura is interviewed, he says that one day soon he will get his hands on Roman Reigns, a day that he will never forget. As Nakamura leaves, we see Sami Zayn watching him from behind.
– Drew McIntyre is interviewed, he says that the Usos deserve to see the Head Of The Tables head kicked in.
Match 3: Tables match: The New Day vs Ridge Holland and Sheamus
– The match starts with all four men brawling, Xavier lands a knee to Sheamus, sending him to the outside, Kofi is then able to land a lariat from the top rope on Holland, Kofi and Xavier both then lands kicks to Holland, The New Day then slams a table to the stomach of Sheamus, The New Day is about to slam Ridge through the table but Sheamus runs in and moves the table, Sheamus then goes to slam Xavier through the table but Kofi pulls Xavier down, Kofi then kicks Sheamus off the apron, Kofi then jumps off the ring post onto Sheamus, sending both men crashing through the barricade as we go to commercial break.
– We are back from commercial as Holland and Sheamus are pounding away at Kofi and Xavier’s chest, Ridge and Sheamus then try to put Kofi through the table but he counters and lands an SOS on Holland, Kofi then lands hits on Sheamus’ chest in return, Sheamus then hits a sideslam to Kofi on the apron, Xavier is then able to land a heelkick to Holland in the ring, Sheamus lands a troubled in paradise to Sheamus on the outside but Butch comes from under the ring and attacks Kofi, Holland and Sheamus both slam Xavier through the table for the victory.
Winners: Sheamus and Ridge Holland at 12:30.
– Paul Heyman is interviewed by Kayla Braxton, Sami Zayn then interrupts, Heyman asks not to be left alone with Zayn, Zayn then says that he heard Shinsuke talking about Roman Reigns, Zayn tells Heyman to tell Reigns that he doesn’t have to worry about Shinsuke because he will take care of him, Heyman tells Shinsuke that he will let him know.
– Samantha Irvin is in the ring, she tells the fans to clap and cheer for Lacey Evans. Lacey then comes out to a huge reaction.
-We get a video package highlighting Raquel Gonzalez.
Match 4: Shinsuke Nakamura vs Sami Zayn
– Shinsuke goes for a kick but Sami backs into the corner, Sami is then able to take Shinsuke down with an armlock, Shinsuke rolls through and counters with an armlock of his own with kicks to the face, Shinsuke is then able to land a kick to the chest and head of Zayn, followed by a suplex to Zayn from the second rope, Shinsuke goes for the Kinshasa but Sami counters and hits a blue thunder bomb for a nearfall as we go to commercial break.
– We are back from commercial break as we see Sami Zayn hitting Shinsuke in the head with forearms, followed by a headlock. Zayn jumps off the top rope but Shinsuke kicks him in the ribs, Shinsuke then lands a knee from the top rope to the back of the head of Sami Zayn for a nearfall,, both men exchange punches, Shinsuke is able to roll through and lock in an armbar on Sami, Sami gets out of it, Shinsuke goes for the Kinshasa but Zayn rolls to the outside, Shinsuke jumps off the apron onto Zayn, Zayn then delivers the helluva kick to Nakamura, sending him into the time keepers area. Sami is able to get back into the ring at the last second for the victory.
Winner via countout: Sami Zayn at 9:15.
– Rk-Bro make their entrance, RK-Bro, Drew McIntyre, and The Bloodline go face-to-face next!
– Drew McIntyre then makes his entrance, Riddle says that he acknowledges Randy as his best friend, Orton acknowledges that he still has Drew’s hand print in his chest when he won the title, Drew says that he acknowledges beating Orton to win the WWE title for a 4th time, Orton says that The Usos have had their lips stuck to Roman’s ass, Drew says that this will be a joint agreement, they get an acknowledge chant started, Drew calls Roman “the biggest piece of trash on earth.” The Bloodline then make their entrance. The Bloodline and RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre stare each other down and begin to brawl, Riddle is sent into the ring post shoulder first, Roman lands a superman punch on Drew, Usos hold Drew but Riddle and Orton land RKOs on the Usos, Drew then hits the claymore on Roman, Smackdown ends with Drew McIntyre and RK-Bro celebrating as Roman retreats.