RAW Tag Team Champions RK-Bro come looking for SmackDown Tag Team
Champions The Usos
April 15, 2022
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Out come the Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro. Samantha Irvin
introduces RK-Bro as they hit the ring as the pyro goes off. RK-Bro
pose as they are cheered by the crowd.
The Usos and RK-Bro face off in the ring. The Usos tell RK-Bro they
are now behind enemy lines. The Usos demand answer from RK-Bro on
the challenge to unify the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Titles. Orton
talks trash and then goes into how he has set records for 20 years
in WWE. Orton accepts the challenge, then tosses the mic at The Usos
and stares them down. Both teams raise the titles in the air as they
face off. Michael Cole then says that WWE officials will need to
make the match official to unify the Raw Tag Team and SmackDown Tag
RK-Bro walk up on Adam Pearce backstage. They tell Pierce that they
both want the unification match. However, Pearce says as of last
Friday, the “higher-ups” were still deciding if they want to do the
match, and that he hopes there will be a decision tonight. Riddle
says he wants Jimmy Uso. Pearce then books Riddle vs. Jimmy Uso for
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley
The match concluded with Naomi ducking a move and then hitting the
springboard kick to the face on Ripley. Naomi then followed-up a the
Full Nelson Bomb. She then went for the three count, but only got a
close two. Ripley rolled through for the Riptide but Namoni
countered, but then Ripley was able to connect with it on Naomi for
Winner by pinfall: Rhea Ripley
Backstage Kayla Braxton stops The Usos backstage for comments on
what they saw with RK-Bro and Adam Pearce. The Usos ignore her and
keep walking. They then enter the locker room suite of the Unified
Universal Champions Roman Reigns.
Megan Morant is backstage with Happy Corbin. She asked Corbin about
Moss. Corbin says calling Moss his associate puts them on the same
level. Corbin said Moss was funny at first but then he started
bringing down his career. Corbin blamed the end of his undefeated
streak on Moss. Corbin said that since he dropped some dead weight
he is happier than ever. Corbin said that Moss is trying to make a
name for himself. He then went on to say that he can not wait to see
Moss fall flat on his face and then become the laughing stock of
Friday Night SmackDown. Corbin then laughed to end the backstage
Drew Gulak is then backstage with a mic. Cole said that Gulak is
trying out as a member of the SmackDown broadcast team. Gulak asks
Moss about the comments that were made by Corbin. Moss said that he
feels sorry for Corbin because of his personality. He then said
Corbin did bring him to SmackDown, and then gave him a nice pair of
suspenders, and also teach him some jokes, which is why the jokes
are terrible. Moss then goes on to say he is happy to be moving on
from Corbin. Gulak asks about tonight’s match with Humberto. Moss
says if Los Lotharios thinks they will make him a laughing stock,
they can put their Kiss Cam right here as he points to his butt.
Madcap Moss vs. Humberto
Moss defeated Humberto with The Punchline, his modified neckbreaker.
Post-Match: Angel checks on Humberto in the ring and then yells at
him for losing to a joke like Moss.
We go to a backstage segment with Charlotte Flair confronting Adam
Pearce. She asks Pearce who accepted Ronda Rousey’s request for the
“I Quit” match at WrestleMania Backlash. Drew Gulak then interrupts
the segment. Flair is then upset at Gulak and said to him that he
can get a performance review, but only after he interviews her in
the middle of the ring.
After a commercial break, it was announced that the Winners Take All
Tag Team Title Match is set for WrestleMania Backlash on May 8.
Back in the ring, Drew Gulak has a mic, and introduces Charlotte
Flair. Gulak opens the ropes for her. Flair tells Gulak to just hold
the mic. Gulak asks Flair if she is concerned about Ronda Rousey at
WrestleMania Backlash. Flair said that she did not refuse the match,
but only that she is trying to protect Rousey. At the end of the
interview, Flair mentioned the WrestleMania 38 match. Gulak said he
watched it, and that it looked like Rousey made Flair tap out. Flair
told Gulak his comment is ridiculous. After the interview ended,
Flair attacked Gulak from behind with a chop block. She then locked
a Figure Four on Gulak. Referees rush down to as Flair then broke
the hold. She then posed and raised the title in the air.
Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn
At the conclusion of the match, Sami attempts to jump the barrier,
but Drew brings him back in. Sami avoided the Claymore and went
through the crowd. The referee counted Sami out.
Winner by Count Out: Drew McIntyre
Post Match: Drew rushed through the crowd as Sami ran away and
disappeared into the crowd.
Backstage, Kayla Braxton is with Intercontinental Champion Ricochet.
He said he sees Jinder Mahal as another tree trunk of a man that is
ready to be chopped down. Ricochet said at the end of the interview
that IC title is not going anywhere tonight, and walks off.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Ricochet defends against
Near the end of the match Jinder spiked Ricochet into the mat, goes
for the pin, but only get a two count. Mahal attempted to put
Ricochet in a submission move. Ricochet countered it for a
springboard crossbody, and then connects with a standing moonsault.
He goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Ricochet hit his
Shooting Star Press for the win.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Ricochet
In a backstage segment, Megan Morant is with Sheamus, Ridge Holland
and Butch. She said that there appeared to be some dissension last
week. Sheamus then laughed and said they all have had bigger fights
over the TV remote control in the house, and that where he comes
from, that is a “civil discussion.” Sheamus then said that they have
all decided that Butch needs to harness his aggression, and then
said that they are not the enemy. Sheamus and Holland then taunt and
laugh at Butch. They ask him who the enemy is. Butch then shoves
Sheamus and just says “New Day!” He then leaves.
In a segment after the commercial break, Xavier Woods and Kofi
Kingston are backstage signing merchandise, when all of a sudden
Butch attacks them out of nowhere. A brawl then breaks out as
Sheamus and Ridge Holland are now part of the chaos. WWE officials
come and attempt to break it up.
We then go to a backstage segment with Natalya and Shayna Baszler
watching the Lacey Evans promo as they both roll their eyes. They
then said that everyone has had a hard life, and that all the
newcomers have no respect legends like them. Natalya then said that
SmackDown is the land of misfit toys. They then said that another
new Superstar has taken a spot in the locker room. Raquel Rodriguez
comes in at introduces herself and they all shake hands. Natalya and
Baszler then walk off as Raquel looked on.
Raw Tag Team Champion Riddle vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jimmy
Near the end of the match Jimmy hits a baseball slide on Orton
through the ropes. Riddle then hits Jimmy with a knee afer her
turned back around. Riddle went to the top rope, but then knocks him
off as Orton is argued with the referee. Jimmy then hit Riddle with
a superkick. Riddle came out of nowhere with the pop-up RKO on Jimmy
for the win.
Post-Match: Orton and Riddle posed as fans cheered them on, as
SmackDown went off the air.