Charlotte, North Carolina
In memory of Scott Hall “Razor Ramon”: 1958 – 2022.
March 18, 2022
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WWE SmackDown kicks off with Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman and the Usos
walking down to the ring. Roman tells Charlotte, North Carolina to
acknowledge him. He says it’s a special night. They are on the road
to WrestleMania, tonight is the first night he gets to see Brock
Lesnar face to face since Madison Square Garden. He says once Lesnar
shows his face, he will make him bleed all over Charlotte, North
Heyman takes out his cellular phone and reads a message saying that
Lesnar experienced weather problems in Saskatchewan and Lesnar will
not be there tonight. The fans chant that they want Lesnar. Roman
says he understand, he fullfilled his obligation, he wants Brock to
be there too. Roman says Lesnar is scared of him and he should be.
Roman says he is in God mode. Greatness on a different level. Heyman
tries to speak again but Roman tells him people want to hear what he
has to say. Heyman reads another message saying that Lesnar has
landed and he is on his way.
Roman asks on his way where and Heyman tells him Lesnar is on his
way to the arena. Roman gives Heyman the microphone and he tells him
he will bring this home as they all leave the ring.
They cut backstage as all four men get in an SUV. Lesnar is shown
honking a horn and driving a forklift. He crashes the forklift into
Back from commercial, we see Brock tilting the car on its side
during the commercial. Roman and The Usos made it out and into a
truck with Lesnar ripping a door off the truck as they drove off.
Brock Lesnar’s song hits and out he comes holding the car door. He
throws the car door into the ring. Lesnar says he is a little riled
up. He tells Roman that he unleashed the bipolar beast. He tells
Roman he can run, he can find but in two weeks at WrestleMania he is
going to do more than blow the doors off him. He tells Roman he is
coming for blood.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs vs. Los Lotharios
The bell rings and we are under way. Nakamura and Carrillo are in
the ring. A knee and a snap mare take down by Nakamura as he stomps
on Carrillo in the corner. Nakamura goes for the cover but Carrillo
kicks out. A head lock by Nakamura but Humberto reverses it into a
head lock. Nakamura to the ropes and Garza is tagged in as they
double team Nakamura. Carrillo is tagged back in as they double team
Nakamura. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. An elbow by
Carrillo and Garza is tagged back in. They double team Nakamura.
Garza with a head lock and right hands.
Garza with kicks and a splash in the corner. Carrillo is tagged in.
They knock Boogs off the ring apron and double team Nakamura. He
goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. A modified head lock by
Humberto but Nakamura with a hip toss. Boogs is tagged in. Right
hands and axe handles onto Garza. A gorrilla press slam on Carrillo
as he throws him onto Garza. Boogs with the Boogs Cruise. He goes
for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs
Before the match, Megan Morant is with Corbin, Mahal, Shanky and
Madcap Moss. Corbin says at WrestleMania he will get the win against
Drew McIntyre. Madcap says a bad joke which doesn’t make Corbin
happy as they walk out to the ring.
Drew McIntyre and The Viking Raiders vs. Happy Corbin, Jinder Mahal
and Shanky with Madcap
The bell rings and we are under way. Erik and Shanky are in the
ring. Shanky with a clothesline. Jinder is tagged in and right hands
by Erik followed by a spine buster. Ivar is tagged in as they double
team Mahal. Ivar lifts Mahal up but Mahal with right hands. Corbin
is tagged in but a shoulder tackle by Ivar. Right hands by Ivar as
he runs to the ropes but Corbin with a spine buster.
Back from commercial, Mahal with a kick to the face on Ivar. He goes
for the cover but Ivar kicks out. A head lock by Mahal but Ivar gets
out of it and right hands onto Mahal. Corbin is tagged in. Corbin
gets in the ring and a splash on Ivar. Mahal on the outside of the
ring but Drew with a Glasgow Kiss. Drew is tagged in as Corbin tags
Shanky. Mahal gets in the ring but Drew clotheslines him to the
outside. A Michinoku driver by Drew onto Shanky. Drew with the
Claymore. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Drew McIntyre and the Viking Raiders
We cut backstage and Sami Zayn aays he is not Intercntinental
champion because of Johnny Knoxville. He says Knoxville is intent on
bringing his world to Zayn. But Zayn challenges Knoxville to an
anything goes match for WrestleMania.
Sasha Banks and Naomi vs. Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley
Carmella and Queen Zelina are at ringside. The bell rings and we are
under way. Naomi with an arm bar on Liv as Sasha is tagged in. Sasha
with a waist lock but Liv drops Sasha onto the mat. Sasha back up
and a right hand onto Liv. She runs towards Liv but Liv rolls her up
but Sasha kicks out. Sasha with a head lock as Naomi is tagged in.
They double team Liv. Naomi with a split leg drop. She goes for the
cover but Liv kicks out. Rhea is tagged in and she hits Naomi with a
drop kick. She goes for the cover but Naomi kicks out. Rhea goes for
a body slam but Naomi lands on her feet.
Naomi with a head lock as on Rhea. Sasha is tagged in and a head
scissor take down onto Rhea. Sasha goes for a suplex but Rhea
reverses it into a vertical suplex. Rhea goes for the cover but
Sasha kicks out. Liv is tagged in as they double team Sasha. Liv
goes for the cover but Sasha kicks out. A jaw breaker by Sasha and
Naomi is tagged in. Liv throws her and Sasha to the outside. Rhea is
tagged in. Rhea with a cannonball off the ring apron.
Back from commercial, Naomi with a springboard kick to the face onto
Rhea. Liv is tagged in and as is Sasha. Sasha with a kick to the
face followed by the double knees to the face. Sasha climbs the
second rope and she hits her with the meteora. She goes for the
cover but Liv kicks out. Sasha grabs Liv but Liv with a kick to the
side of the head. Rhea is tagged in and a missile drop kick off the
top rope. She goes for the cover but Sasha kicks out. Rhea goes for
the Riptide but Sasha lands on her feet and hits her with the
Backstabber. Naomi is tagged in and a split legged moon sault. She
goes for the cover but Liv breaks it up. Naomi and Sasha throw Liv
to the outside of the ring. Sasha is tagged in. They place Rhea on
the top rope. They go for a double suplex but Liv grabs Sasha and
Naomi as all four women drop to the mat. Out come Shayna Baszler and
Natalya to the ring. They attack all four women as the referee calls
for the bell.
Winners: No contest
A video of Johnny Knoxville airs. He says he has been in the ring
with an angry bull many times. He says Zayn is a great competitor
and at WrestleMania Sunday, he can take anything Zayn throws at him.
And he accepts the anything goes match for WrestleMania.
Michael Cole tells Pat McAfee that he is being summoned to Mr.
McMahon’s office. Pat gets up and leaves.
Natalya and Shayna are backstage. Sonya tells them she loved what
they did in the ring and they have been added to the women’s tag
team championship match at WrestleMania.
McAfee is seen walking out of Vince’s office. He walks down to the
ring. He grabs a microphone and said on some random Monday, when he
was 11 years old, he put on the USA Network and he saw something
that changed his life. When he saw professional wrestling for the
first time, his life changed immediately. He saw something that
inspired hi, that was magical, that would shape him forever.
Pat says on that Monday night, when all hell was breaking loose, he
found the thing that he thought he was put on this earth to do.
Other professions got in the way and finally, after retiring, he got
a call from the greatet of all time, Michael Cole and he asked him
if he wanted to work on SmackDown. Pat says to give him a hell yeah.
He told Michael Cole that he was reaming of being in the WWE, of
travelling to cities like Charlotte, North Carolina. Out comes
Austin Theory to the ring. Pat says he was just suggested that he
should apologies to him or lose his dream and lose his WrestleMania
match. Pat tells Austin Theory that he is sor but doesn’t say it. He
says he apol, but he can’t say it. Pat tells him that he is sorry
for beating his ass last week. That he is sorry that his parents
raised a douche bag. He is sorry that he made his filter face
relevant. That he apologizes that he is a punk bitch. Austin takes
out his phone and takes a selfie. He pushes Pat and leaves the ring.
Kofi Kingston vs. Ridge Holland with Sheamus and Butch
The bell rings and we are under way. Kofi with right hands but Ridge
with a head lock take down. Ridge to the ropes and a spinning elbow
by Kofi. He runs towards Holland but Holland throws him away. Kofi
onto the ring apron. Right hands by Kofi and Holland to the outside.
Kofi with a kick to the face. Kofi jumps off the second rope onto
Holland on the outside.
Back from commercial, Holland with a head lock but Kofi with a jaw
breaker. Kof with kicks followed by a chop to the chest. Kofi with a
flying forearm. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but Holland
catches him. Sheamus on the ring apron distracts the referee. Kofi
gets on the top rope as Butch pushes him off the top rope. The
referee kicks Sheamus and Butch away. Kofi goes for the roll up on
Holland but Holland kicks out. Kofi with the double knees.
Butch runs to the ring as Sheamus grabs him. That distracts Kofi as
Holland hits him with the Northern Grit. He goes for the cover and
gets the pin.
Winner: Ridge Holland
Butch runs to the ring but he is stopped by Sheamus.
Charlotte Flair makes her way down to the ring. She says when you
are Charlotte Flair, you always have a plan. Last week, she showed
Ronda Rousey why she is the most decorated woman in WWE history. No
one has caused Ronda more pain than her. She says she keeps playing
last week over in her head, Ronda was seconds away from tapping. But
WWE officials pulled them away. That was just a taste of things to
come at WrestleMania. The fans chant that she tapped out. They show
Ronda watching backstage.
Flair says she is the mountain that Ronda has to climb to make a
legacy. She kicks Ronda all the way down to the bottom. She is
Charlotte Flair and her legacy is bigger than Ronda’s. And when
Ronda loses at WrestleMania, she will run and have another child.
She says Ronda doesn’t have the spine, love, passion or grace to
become the 13 time women’s champion. Flair says she does not want to
wait until WrestleMania as she calls out Ronda.
They cut backstage and Ronda is walking down to the ring. Flair
grabs a kendo stick. Ronda gets in the ring. Flair swings it but
Ronda ducks. Right hands by Ronda as she tries to get Flair into an
arm bar but Flair rolls to the outside of the ring. Flair grabs
Ronda. She tries to throw Ronda into the ring post but Ronda
reverses it and Flair is thrown into the ring steps. She grabs
Flair’s leg and goes for the ankle lock but Flair grabs a kendo
stick from the time keeper’s area. She hits Ronda with it and chokes
her. Flair power bombs Ronda through the announce table.