Uniondale, New York
Tonight’s WWE Smackdown starts with a video package highlighting the
Beat The Clock challenge between Ronda Rousey and Charlotte that
aired on the show last week.
May 6, 2022
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We go right to the ring and, out comes SmackDown Women’s Champion
Charlotte Flair to loud boos as Samantha Irvin does the
introductions. Cole says that Flair is getting another chance at
last week’s loss in the Beat The Clock Challenge. Flair then stops
on the ramp and poses as pyro goes off. Aliyah is already in the
ring waiting for Charlotte.
Flair grabs the mic to continuous loud boos and says “what’s up to
Long Island.” She then says all the people paid their hard-earned
money to come see her, and then she thanks them. Charlotte said she
does not know why people call Long Island the arm pit of New York.
She then brings up how people said she was humiliated after last
week’s loss, but how that is not true as she was screwed by Drew
Gulak. She says Aliyah had clearly tapped out but that Drew Gulak,
“the moron timekeeper, is to blame.” Charlotte then says the only
person who will be humiliated come WrestleMania Backlash this Sunday
will be Ronda Rousey when Charlotte makes her quit. Charlotte says
Ronda will cry like her own baby, and that nobody should be
surprised if Ronda leaves WWE again after this weekend. As the boos
continue Charlotte turns her attention to Aliyah, asking if her if
she’s enjoying her 15 seconds of fame being in the ring with her.
Charlotte then says she’s about to give everyone a preview of what
she is going to do to Ronda this Sunday. Charlotte then tells Aliyah
to come to her in the middle of the ring. Charlotte then drops
Aliyah with a cheap shot.
As the fans continue to boo even louder, Charlotte unloads beatings
Aliyah. Charlotte takes off her robe and takes Aliyah more
aggressively, yelling at her to quit. As Charlotte poses over Aliyah
Ronda’s music hits and out comes Ronda storming down to the ring.
Charlotte kicks Ronda to keep her from getting into the ring. Ronda
then pulls Charlotte to the floor and the two begin to brawl.
Ronda hits Charlotte with big knee strikes to the mid-section. As
they fight up into the barrier, Charlotte takes off as Ronda chases
her into the ring. Charlotte tackles Ronda who then kicks Charlotte,
but Charlotte comes back and hits Ronda in the face with a big boot.
The brawl continues until referees and officials rush down to break
things up. Charlotte then drops WWE producer Shawn Daivari with a
big boot. Charlotte and Ronda continue to brawl as the officials try
to restore order. Charlotte finally gets held back by the officials
as order is restored, while Ronda is still in the ring. They yell
back and forth at each other as Ronda’s music starts back up to end
Tonight’s SmackDown gets off to a wild start to begin the final hype
to this Sunday’s WrestleMania Backlash.
A video was shown from last week of how Shayna Baszler stomped on
Naomi’s arm after their singles match, which Naomi won.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Sasha Banks vs. Shayna Baszler
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Naomi come out to the
ring. As the pyro goes off, They both stop and pose on the apron.
FOX then cuts to a commercial.
After commercial break, Shayna Baszler and Natalya come out. The
bell rings and Banks immediately kicks Baszler, then hits a Meteora
on Baszler from the second rope. Banks goes for a quick pin, but
only gets a 2 count. Baszler comes back and they tie up, but Banks
gets the upperhand and begins to work on Baszler’s arm. Banks is
able to keep Baszler down and keeps her arm tied up. Baszler then
rolls Banks to the mat and goes for the armbar. Baszler keeps Banks
on the mat and now works on her arm, but Banks rolls up Baszler for
a pin attempt, but only get a 2 count. Banks then tries to take
Baszler down for the Bank Statement, but Natalya causes the
distraction on the apron. Baszler takes advantage of it, and then
hits Banks with a gutwrench slam, putting her down face-first on the
mat. Baszler continues to be in control as fans begin to chant for
Banks. Banks then sends Baszler into the corner. Baszler comes back
with a knee, but misses as Banks begins to fight back. Baszler
eventually catches Banks and drops her down on the mat with a big
FOX then breaks for another commercial.
Back from the commercial break, Baszler charges at Banks, but Banks
moves out of the way. Banks then hits a sliding dropkick and slams
Baszler’s arm onto the announce table. Banks tosses Baszler back
into the ring. Banks hits Baszler with a bulldog. Banks then jumps
to her feet and catches Natalya with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors
from the ring onto the floor. Banks and Baszler trade pin attempts.
Baszler then rolls up Banks and holds the ropes with Natalya’s help
to get the pin on Banks.
WINNER BY PINFALL: SHAYNA BASZLER
Post-Match, Baszler and Natalya jump Banks and Naomi. Baszler goes
to stomp Banks’ arm, but Naomi makes the save. Banks and Naomi then
recovered and cleared the heel from the ring.
WWE then shows a video recapping the Drew McIntyre and RK-Bro vs.
Roman Reigns and The Usos feud.
Happy Corbin makes his way to the ring for a Happy Talk Segment.
FOX then has a commercial break.
Back from the break Kayla Braxton introduces Raw Tag Team Champions
RK-Br. As begins his rant, Orton gives a stern warning to The Usos.
In the ring, Corbin talks about Madcap Moss and their upcoming match
this Sunday at WrestleMania Backlash. Moss then appears on the big
screen and makes fun of Corbin. He then makes some jokes, as McAfee
laughs. Corbin then says Moss was hiding in the back. Moss
then makes his way to the ring and again makes more jokes, this time
to Corbin’s face. Moss attempted to start a “Big Bald Wolf” chant.
Corbin becomes furious, and walks off.
Kayla Braxton is then backstage with SmackDown Tag Team Champions
The Usos. They say the time for talking is done, and that fool,
Riddle, talks too much. They go on to say that RK-Bro are tools.
WWE then looks at Drew Gulak’s audition to be an announcer and a
Gunther (w/Ludwig Kaiser) vs. Drew Gulak
Back in the ring Cole says Drew Gulak is waiting for his mystery
opponent. Gulask says that it feels good to be back in the WWE ring.
FOX then does a commercial break.
Back from the break the lights go out and as they come back up we
see Ludwig Kaiser standing on the stage. He then introduces The Ring
General and out comes Gunther. Gunther goes down to the ring.
The bell rings and a “USA!” chant starts up. Gulak charges but
Gunther then takes him down with his arm. Gunther has control and
clubs Gulak down to the mat with a huge forearm to Gulak’s chest.
The referee then asks Gulak if he is okay. Gunther hits Gulak with a
big boot to the face, and then a huge chop. Gunther then took Gulak
to the corner and laid him over the top turnbuckle and hits Gulak
with another big chop to the chest. Gulak falls to the apron and
Gunther drags him back in and applies the Sleeper. Gulak Gunther
quickly turned the hold into a powerbomb and then slams Gulak down
for the pin.
WINNER BY PINFALL: GUNTHER
Post-Match: Gunther stands tall as hits music hits. Kaiser enters
the ring and grabs the mic to announce The Ring General as the
WWE plays a video package on how Rick Boogs was injured at
WrestleMania 38. Megan Morant is backstage with Nakamura. She brings
up his issues with The Bloodline. Nakamura says The Bloodline hurt
his friend, then they jumped him and he has not forgotten about it.
Nakamura then says one day soon when the time is right, he will get
a piece of Roman Reigns, and Reigns will never forget it. Nakamura
then walked off. We then see Sami Zayn lurking around as he was
listening to the interview with Nakamura.
FOX goes to a commercial break.
Back from the break, Kayla Braxton interviews Drew McIntyre. She
says that the Bloodline’s been talking a lot of trash. McIntyre’s
says he is not worried and praises RK-Bro. He then calls his team
Tables Match: Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods vs. Sheamus and Ridge
The commentary team recapped the Kingston and Woods vs. Sheamus and
Ridge Holland feud. They also mentioned the fact that Butch is still
Both teams started off with a brawl. Kingston and Woods get briefly
isolate Holland in the ring, but Sheamus ends up pulling Kingston
out. Woods then caught Sheamus with a crossbody out of nowhere.
Kingston and Woods then grab a table and knock Sheamus down.
Kingston and Woods attempted to give Holland a double suplex through
the table, but Sheamus end up moving it out of the way. Sheamus then
sets up a table at ringside and attempts to powerbomb Kingston, but
Woods comes to make the save. Sheamus tries to give Woods the White
Noise through the table, but Kingston comes to make the save for his
tag partner. Kingston then knocks Sheamus off the apron, as he
almost lands on the table. Kingston then hits a crossbody off the
corner onto Sheamus, as they both go crashing into the
FOX then breaks to a commercial.
Back from the break, Sheamus hits Woods with ten beats of the
bodhran. Back in the ring, Kingston hits Holland with an SOS. Woods
then hits holland with big heel kick. He then sets up a table in the
ring. However, Holland catches him with a head butt. Woods climbs to
the top rope, but he is then stopped by Sheamus. It looks like Woods
injured his leg when he landed. Suddenly, Butch comes out from
underneath the ring. He then attacks Kingston and assists Sheamus
and Holland. Sheamus and Holland then pick up Woods for double
chokeslam through the table to get the win.
WINNERS: SHEAMUS AND RIDGE HOLLAND
Post-Match, Butch attacks Woods until Holland and Sheamus pull him
Kayla Braxton interviews Paul Heyman in front of Roman Reigns’
locker room. Braxton says that McIntyre wants to “kick the head off
the head of the table.” Heyman avoids the question then assumes
Braxton was trying to flirt with him. Sami Zayn then
approaches Heyman and claims he is a confidant of the Bloodline.
Zayn tells Heyman about Shinsuke Nakamura wanting to eventually take
on Reigns. Zayn then said he promises to take care of Nakamura for
Reigns. Heyman then tells Zayn Reigns respects him.
FOX then goes to a commercial break.
Back from the break, Zayn enters Adam Pearce’s office. Zayn requests
a match from Pearce with Nakamura for next week’s show. Pearce
offers Zayn the match on the spot. Zayn looked very reluctant but
then agrees to have the match with Nakamura tonight instead of next
Back from the break, Michael Cole sends us to the Lacey Evans story
– Chapter 5
Evans talked more about her life. She said that her father overdosed
right before she had her WWE tryout. She said that before she had
her first match in NXT, she had another relative attempt suicide and
was located in a nearby parking lot. Evans then went on to day
that she had her first match in front of her daughter before going
to the hospital. Evans closed by saying that it is her time now and
she promises to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Samantha Irvin is then standing in the ring. Irvin went on to say
that Evans’ story is very emotional. Irvin then introduces Evans to
a really good reaction. Evans walks out, waves, and leaves for the
Raquel Rodriguez’s debut last week was recapped.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn
After Zayn was introduced and he comes out and poses on the top
turnbuckle, FOX goes to a commercial break.
Back from the break, Zayn get the early advantage of offense on
Nakamura, who then comes back with a knee. He then sets up Zayn for
the Kinshasa, but Zayn counters it with the Michinoku Driver, and
then goes for the pin, but only gets a two count.
FOX then cuts to another commercial break.
Back from the break, Zayn was in control, as he has a chin lock on
Nakamura, who broke free of the chin lock. However, Zayn then comes
back with a forearm off the middle rope. He goes for a pin, but only
gets a two count. Nakamura fights back with several kicks to the
face of Zayn. Both men trade shots. Nakamura locks the armbar, but
then Zayn rolls him up for a pin, but only get a two count. Nakamura
then sets up Zayn for the Kinshasa again. Zayn then rolls out of the
ring. McAfee then says that Zayn running away is apparently his new
finisher. Nakamura and Zayn then fight at ringside. After Zayn
recovers, he hits the helluva kick on Nakamura against the
barricade. Zayn then gets back in the ring and wins the match as
Nakamura is counted out.
WINNER BY COUNT-OUT: SAMI ZAYN
After the commercial break –
Face to Face: Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro and Roman Reigns & The
Drew McIntyre comes out to a huge pop from the crowd as RK-Bro, who
are already in the ring looks on. McIntyre gave a shout-out to Long
Island and tells them to “acknowledge” him. Riddle then interrupts
McIntyre and acknowledges that Orton as is his best friend. Orton
then acknowledges the fact that he still has McIntyre’s hand-print
on his chest from their match that was two years ago when he won the
WWE Championship from him. McIntyre then says to Orton that he still
feels it from when he won the WWE Championship back from Orton.
Riddle then goes on to acknowledge they all need to let “bygones be
bygones.” Riddle then acknowledges Orton has the most muscular legs
in all of all in WWE – Funny stuff.
Orton then mocks Reigns more and acknowledges the sky is blue and
the grass is green, and the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions The
Usos have had their lips on the ass of Roman Reigns for years. This
continues until McIntyre says that they all acknowledge that “Reigns
is the biggest piece of crap walking Earth.” Music hits and out
comes The Bloodline with Paul Heyman. The Bloodline stops on the
stage, and Heyman takes all title belts. In the ring Reigns and The
Usos, RK-Bro and McIntyre have a stare down. Then a huge brawl
suddenly breaks out to a loud pop from the fans in Long Island.
Riddle and Orton are sent to the floor. Reigns hits McIntyre with a
Superman Punch, and he falls down to just one knee. The Usos hold
McIntyre as Reigns hits him repeatedly with punches. Riddle then
runs into the ring and hits Jey Uso with the RKO. Orton then gets
into the ring and hits Jimmy with the RKO. Reigns then goes for
Orton but McIntyre drops him with a Claymore Kick. The Bloodline
retreats to the floor as McIntyre’s music starts, as the babyfaces
stand tall in the ring with the show going off the air.