WWE Friday Night SmackDown #1192
Location: Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
U.S. first aired: May 27, 2022
Spectators: approx. 6,000
Today’s edition of SmackDown kicks off with a recap of the past week, when The Usos unified the Tag Team Championships from SmackDown and RAW with a win over RK-Bro. We also see the Bloodline attacking Riddle and Orton again after the match. After Pat McAfee and Michael Cole officially welcome us to tonight’s show, new WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champions The Usos head to the ring.
Now Jey Uso also welcomes us before the two thank Roman Reigns. Two days ago, The Usos celebrated their 12th anniversary in WWE. 12 years ago, the two never expected to one day be in the ring as undisputed tag team champions. There were ups & downs, but that was what gave the WWE Universe a chance to see the Usos grow. In babyface fashion, Jey mentions that the fans have contributed to their success and thanks them on behalf of his entire family. However, this quickly turned into the usual behavior of the two, after all, the two have not needed anyone in the past 12 years to achieve their success. The two get down to Randy Orton, who won’t be here today and who they don’t think will ever come back. That brings out Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura challenges the Usos to a match. His tag team partner is none other than former RAW Tag Team Champion Riddle. Together, the two go to the Usos in the ring, where a brawl breaks out. After Nakamura and Riddle got the upper hand, the Usos fled.
Two weeks ago, Ronda Rousey issued an Open Challenge, which Raquel Rodriguez accepted. The latter is now coming to the ring. While moving in, we see Shotzi in the locker room trying to turn Aliyah, Xia Li, but also Natalya and Naomi against Rodriguez. Only the latter two seem to agree with Shotzi’s words.
After a commercial break, we see Shinsuke Nakamura and Riddle interviewing Kayla Braxton. It was Orton’s idea to do business with Nakamura. Shinsuke isn’t Randy Orton and Riddle isn’t Rick Boogs either, but the two are sure to get along anyway.
In a rematch, Raquel Rodriguez is now back on SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey. Back in the women’s locker room we see Shotzi again, Shayna Baszler and Natalya, who decide to head to the ring. Baszler and Natalya were a step faster because Shotzi forgot her helmet. When she wants to follow just a moment later, she stands in front of a locked door. It was Aliyah who took revenge on her and this time imprisoned her.
Raquel Rodriguez defeated Ronda Rousey via disqualification after Natalya and Shayna Baszler interfered in the match.
Match time: 00:54
After the match, the Heels try to continue the attack on Rodriguez, but Rodriguez and Rousey are able to hit back.
Meanwhile, during another break, a tag team match started between the two parties.
Tag team match
Ronda Rousey & Raquel Rodriguez defeated Natalya & Shayna Baszler via a pinfall on Shayna Baszler by Raquel Rodriguez after the Tijuana Bomb.
Match time: approx. 05:00
The New Day is now a guest backstage. The two will face off against the Brawling Brutes today along with an unknown third party. However, the two do not want to tell us who it is. It could be Moon Knight, but it could also be Reid Richards (Marvel Superheroes), but they don’t really want to tell us who it is. After all, Netflix wouldn’t spoil the Stranger Things finale either.
Next week it’s time! Madcap Moss will return to SmackDown.
Lethal Lovers Los Lotharios now come to the ring. Of course, the Kiss Cam should not be missing here. Next, of course, the opponents of the two should come to the ring. Jinder Mahal’s music plays, but no one comes out. Jinder Mahal is now walking around backstage looking for Shanky. He finds him in the locker room dancing to Jinder’s entrance music.
Tag team match
Los Lotharios (Angel & Humberto) defeated Jinder Mahal & Shanky via a pinfall on Jinder Mahal by Humberto after a springboard kick.
Match time: 02:11
-A shanky dancing off the ring distracted Jinder Mahal enough for Humberto to land the finisher.
After the match, Jinder Mahal gets really mad and yells at Shanky before walking away. However, Shanky doesn’t care. He presents his dance moves to ring announcer Samantha Irvin.
In Adam Pearce’s office we now see Max Dupri. It’s time for the Maximum Male Models to find new recruits. Pierce mentions that Dupri’s contract documents are all valid and officially welcomes Max. Dupri made it clear to us that his recruitment process was about to start. However, Pierce has already failed.
Back in the hall, RAW Superstar Kevin Owens’ music blares as it’s time for an episode of The Kevin Owens Show. Owens has dealt with Elias long enough and will expose him once and for all at Hell in a Cell. But that is not the reason for his appearance. His guest today is Sami Zayn. He comes out and the two greet each other with a hug. The two shower each other with complements before Zayn jumps on the Ezekiel bandwagon. Zayn is certain that Ezekiel is Elias. These words move Owens, who then hugs Zayn warmly again. Owens has an idea. He wants Zayn to come to RAW and help him expose the entire hoax there. However, Zayn cannot accept the offer. The Lockerroom and the Bloodline are counting on him. “Sorry Uce”. When Owens heard that, it started. Owens makes it clear to Zayn that he is not part of the Bloodline. He should listen to his real friends. A fight breaks out between the two. Zayn now also mentions that Ezekiel and Elias are two different people. Owens wants to prove to Zayn that the Bloodline doesn’t need or want Zayn’s help and asks her to come to the ring. The Bloodline does not come to the ring, which Owens wants to make clear that it is of absolutely no interest to the Samoans. Zayn is disappointed and leaves the ring. When Owens tries to stop him, Zayn gets a little aggressive and pushes Owens away. This is no less charged now and will attack the workers who are in the process of dismantling the set of the KO show.
Next, Intercontinental Champion Ricochet and Drew Gulak make their way to the ring. The two meet Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser today.
Tag team match
Gunther & Ludwig Kaiser defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Ricochet & Drew Gulak via a pinfall on Drew Gulak by Ludwig Kaiser after a punt kick to the chest.
Match time: 06:20
When Ricochet went to check on Gulak after the match, Gunther attacked Ricochet. The Ring General tells Kaiser to land another kick on Gulak. Kaiser complies with this request with a smile on his face.
Backstage, Sami Zayn now confronts the Usos. He wants to know what he means to them. He would like to be an honorary member of the Bloodline. Jimmy Uso doesn’t seem entirely averse to this, but he leaves Zayn anyway. Zayn doesn’t notice that the two weren’t very talkative and is happy like a little kid.
Back in the hall, the Brawling Brutes now make their way to the ring. Sheamus takes the floor and makes it clear to us: It’s Fight Night every night! New Day can bring any partner they want. In the end, this one will end up just like Big E. He praises Butch and Holland before attempting to chant “New Day sucks.” That throws New Day on the scene. Woods agrees with Sheamus: It’s Fight Night! But today there will be no unfair fight, because the two have found a real “freak of nature” as a partner. This said “freak of nature” is the Scottish psychopath Drew McIntyre.
6 man tag team match
Drew McIntyre & The New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston) defeated The Brawling Brute (Sheamus, Butch & Ridge Holland) via a pinfall on Ridge Holland by Xavier Woods after an elbow drop.
Match time: 11:35
Today’s show goes off-air with the celebrating winners.
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