WWE SmackDown kicks off with highlights of the WrestleMania Backlash
May 13, 2022
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Live in the arena, WWE Raw Tag Team champions RK-Bro come down to
the ring. Randy Orton welcomes everyone to Friday Night SmackDown.
He says his partner Riddle and himself are very excited to be there
tonight. But they are also sick and tired of the chase. It’s obvious
that The Usos do not have the balls to make any decision for
themselves. And it is very obvious that Roman Reigns is the only
person that makes any decisions in the Bloodline.
Riddle says he thought they had their match at WrestleMania Backlash
in the bag but Roman hit him with the spear. But he can see
patterns, it’s his sixth or seventh sense. And every time The Usos
cannot handle business, Roman Reigns comes in and handles it for
Orton says he is right and they are all sick and tired of it. He
says RK-Bro demands to become the undisputed WWE tag team champions
of the world. Orton tells Roman Reigns to come down to Orton’s ring.
Out comes Sami Zayn to the ring wearing a Bloodline shirt. He asks
if they do not understand the way things work on SmackDown. He says
they cannot get Roman Reigns when they want. But as locker room
leader, he is happy to speak on his behalf. He says he thinks he
speaks for the Bloodline and the entire Smackown locker room and
even the WWE Universe when he says no one wants to see this tag team
title unification match.
Zayn says more importantly, they don’t want this match because if it
happens, they will lose. Zayn says he is trying to handle this with
diplomacy. RK-Bro have a great thing going. The fans chant “Sami
sucks” as he stops talking. What he suggest is they take their
titles and go back to Raw and not to come back.
Orton says he told Roman Reigns he wanted to come out here. Riddle
calls him rusty because his hair is the color of rust. The fans
chant “Rusty”. Zayn says his name is not rusty, it’s Sami Zayn the
locker room leader. Zayn says what he is about to say is not a
threat. But they should think about how they speak about Roman
Reigns and the Bloodline.
Zayn says the last person to disrespect Roman was Shinsuke Nakamura
and he handled it. Orton says he is not an errand boy for Roman but
he is making calls for the Bloodline. Orton says that is pretty
cool. He is not just out here running his mouth, he is a vital part
of SmackDown. Zayn says he is.
Orton says Zayn is a shot caller. He thinks this is perfect. Orton
tells him to make the match. Sami Zayn vs. Riddle and if Riddle
wins, they get their unification match for the WWE tag team
championship. Orton says Zayn makes the calls. The fans chant
“Rusty” as Zayn says the match will happen.
Zayn leaves the ring and says it won’t happen tonight because
SmackDown is complicated. He says he has to speak with Paul Heyman
and Roman Reigns. Out comes Adam Pearce. He says he cannot agree
with him competing on behalf of the Bloodline but everyone would
like to see a match between he and Riddle. And the match will
happen. And the match is now.
Riddle with Randy Orton vs. Sami Zayn
The bell rings and we are under way. A head lock by Zayn as Riddle
sends him to the ropes and Zayn with a shoulder block. Zayn to the
ropes and Riddle with an arm bar as Zayn makes it to the ropes and
to the outside.
Riddle with a baseball slide. He throws Zayn back into the ring.
Zayn with a back elbow and a right hand. Right hands by Zayn on
Riddle. Forearms to the face by Zayn followed by a head lock. Riddle
with right hands as he gets out of it. A kick to the face by Riddle.
Both men are down. Riddle with a forearm to the face followed by a
fisherman’s suplex. Riddle goes for a moon sault, Zayn moves out of
the way, Riddle goes for a splash but Zayn gets his knees up.
Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick, Riddle with a kick. Riddle climbs
the top rope and Zayn pushes him to the outside.
Back from commercial, Zayn on the top rope but Riddle runs to the
top as Zayn pushes him down. Zayn jumps and Riddle with a knee to
the face. He goes for the cover but Zayn kicks out. Riddle goes for
the Bro To Sleep but Zayn lands on his feet. Zayn with the Michinoku
driver. He goes for the cover but Riddle kicks out. Zayn throws
Riddle on the ring apron. He goes for Orton’s DDT as he places
Riddle on the second rope but Riddle throws Zayn to the outside.
Riddle with a kick to the face followed by a corkscrew moonsault. He
throws Zayn back into the ring. Riddle with the power slam.
Riddle grabs Zayn and Zayn is on the ring apron. Riddle with the DDT
off the second rope. Riddle goes for the RKO but Zayn rolls to the
outside of the ring. Riddle grabs Zayn but Zayn pushes him face
first into the ring post. Zayn throws Riddle into the timekeeper’s
area. Zayn runs into the ring as the referee counts to nine but
Riddle gets in the ring. Zayn argues with the referee. Riddle with
the Bro Derek. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Roman Reigns, The Usos and Paul Heyman are backstage watching the
match. Roman asks Heyman why RK-Bro are on his show. The Usos say
they are not just disrespecting Roman but themselves too. Jimmy says
they do this for the Bloodline and the family. Tonight, the whole
world will acknowledge the tribal chief.
Sami Zayn is backstage and Shinsuke Nakamura tells him that Roman is
the head of the table. But Zayn is the table’s ass.
Out comes WWE SmackDown Women’s champion Ronda Rousey to the ring.
Ronda says Charlotte Flair was a 13 time women’s champion. But she
was the champion and Ronda is the champion. Ronda says she is
issuing an open challenge for the SmackDown’s Womens championship
right now. Ronda asks who wants to make history.
Out comes Raquel Rodriguez to the ring. She introduces herself and
says she accepts the challenge. She says tonight she will be making
WWE SmackDown Women’s champion – Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Raquel
The bell rings and we are under way. Rodriguez with a waist lock
take down. She lifts Ronda up and throws her in the corner. Ronda
with a right hand but Rodriguez with a knee followed by a
clothesline. She goes for the cover but Ronda kicks out. Rodriguez
slams Ronda in the corner.
Rodriguez with a fall away slam. Rodriguez with another fall away
slam. She climbs the second rope and a splash. She goes for the
cover but Ronda kicks out. Raquel slams Ronda into the corner. She
goes for a splash but Ronda moves out of the way. Ronda goes for the
arm bar but Raquel with a side walk slam.
Raquel goes for a splash off the second rope but Ronda moves out of
the way. Ronda with a kick followed by a back elbow. Ronda climbs
the second rope and she grabs Rodriguez but Raquel lifts Ronda up
and hits her with a vertical suplex. She goes for the cover but
Ronda kicks out. Raquel with an arm bar but Ronda with a knee to the
Ronda with right hands followed by kicks. Ronda lifts Rodriguez up
but Rodriguez lands on her feet. Rodriguez with a back slam. She
goes for the cover but Ronda kicks out. Rodriguez lifts Ronda up but
Ronda with the arm bar but Raquel drops Ronda onto the ropes. Raquel
grabs Ronda but Ronda grabs Raquel and gets her in the ankle lock.
Raquel kicks her away and hits her with a big boot. Raquel goes for
the cover but Ronda kicks out. Raquel goes for a power bomb but
Ronda rolls her up and gets the pin.
Winner: Still WWE SmackDown Women’s champion, Ronda Rousey
Both women are face to face after the match as Ronda extends her arm
and they shake hands.
Shotzi is backstage with Adam Pearce. She says she was going to the
ring but Raquel pushed her out of the way and took her opportunity.
In comes Aliyah who tells Adam that Shotzi locked her in the room.
Kayla is in the ring as she introduces Madcap Moss to the ring. She
says last Sunday he had the biggest win of his career.
We see clips of Madcap against Corbin from WrestleMania Backlash. He
says this is by far the biggest win of his career. Corbin is
powerful and he can really wear you down with his terrible
personality. He says if Corbin just stood six feet away and told him
another story of how much his watch cost, he would have tapped out
Madcap says it was tough but he made it through and he beat the big
bald wolf. He says his WWE career is just beginning and he wants to
try it all. Form a mix tag team wit hSasha Banks called Madcap Boss.
Grab the Money in the Bank ladder. Replace title belts with title
Corbin hits Madcap from behind with a chair. Corbin walks to the
outside of the ring and grabs the Andre the Giant memorial statue.
Corbin places the chair between Madcap’s head. He grabs the statue
and slams it onto the chair.
WWE officials run down to the ring as Corbin leaves the ring.
Back from commercial, Madcap is on a stretcher. Corbin asks Madcap
what do you call the place where Corbin is sending him and that is
WWE Women’s Tag Team championship match – Sasha Banks and Naomi
(c’s) vs. Natalya and Shayna Baszler
The bell rings and we are under way. Shayna and Naomi start the
match. A back elbow by Naomi as she kicks Shayna away. Sasha is
tagged in and they double team Shayna. She goes for the cover but
Shayna kicks out. Natalya is tagged in. Natalya with a right hand
and she slams Sasha into the corner. She stomps on Sasha.
Natalya places Sasha on the ring apron but Sasha with a right hand.
Sasha with a head scissor take down followed by a meteora. She goes
for the cover but Natalya kicks out. Sasha rolls Natalya up but
Natalya gets out of it and rolls Sasha up but sasha gets Natalya in
the Banks Statement. Natalya makes it to the ropes. Sasha goes for
another Banks Statement but Shayna breaks it up.
Back from commercial, Natalya slams Sasha onto the mat and Shayna is
tagged in. Natalya with the Hart Attack. Shayna goes for the cover
but Naomi breaks it up. Naomi throws Natalya to the outside of the
ring. Sasha goes to make the tag but Shayna trips Naomi off the ring
apron. Shayna on the ring apron and Sasha with a knee to the face.
Naomi is tagged in. Naomi with a cross body off the ring apron onto
Shayna. She throws Shayna back into the ring. Naomi with the heel
kick. Naomi knocks Natalya off the ring apron. Shayna with a right
hand. She goes for the cover as Natalya places Shayna’s legs on the
ropes but the referee sees it. Natalya is tagged in. Naomi with a
kick onto Shayna. She jumps off the second rope and a springboard
knee to the face onto Natalya. Sasha is tagged in. Sasha with the
double knees. Naomi is tagged back in as Natalya knocks Sasha down.
Naomi with a full nelson. All four women are in the ring as Natalya
goes for the sharpshooter on Naomi but Naomi reverses it into a
cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Still WWE Women’s Tag Team champions, Sasha Banks and Naomi
Drew Gulak is backstage with Ricochet. He tells Ricochet it has been
a nightmare the last few weeks. Ricochet says he can relate but had
he given up when things were tough, he would not have the
Intercontinental title. He took control and if Gulak wants to be the
best version of himself, he is the only one that can control that.
Gulak says he is right and this version of him is going to put
Gunther in his place.
Gulak is walking as he sees Gunther. They are face to face as
Gunther pushes Gulak into the door, rips his shirt off and chops
Kofi Kingston with Xavier Woods vs. Butch wuth Ridge Holland and
The bell rings and we are under way. Kofi with a drop kick. He gets
Butch in the corner and right hands by Kofi. He runs towards Butch
but Butch with a clothesline. Butch with right hands. An arm bar
onto Kofi and he stomps on Kofi’s arm. Butch with a right hand as he
runs towards Kofi but Kofi throws him to the outside of the ring.
Kofi goes for a baseball slide but Butch moves out of the way. Butch
gets back in the ring but a kick by Kofi. He climbs the top rope and
a double axe. Butch to the outside o the ring. Kofi on the ring
apron and he kicks Butch in the face.
Back from commercial, right handsd by Kofi. A clothesline by Kofi
followed by a drop kick. Kofi with the SOS. He goes for the cover
but Butch kicks out. Kofi on the ring apron, he jumps off the top
rope but Butch with a right hand. He goes for the cover but Kofi
kicks out. Butch goes for a kick but Kofi moves out of the way,
Butch with a kick to the face. Butch runs towards Kofi but Kofi
slams Butch down onto the mat.
Ridge Holland on the ring apron as Woods drags him down, Sheamus
with a kick onto Woods. Sheamus on the ring apron as Kofi knocks him
down with a right hand. Butch lifts Kofi up and, spins him and slams
him. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Sheamus and Ridge Holland get in the ring as he pushes them away and
jumps the barricade. Sheamus and Holland are on the stage and Butch
jumps the barricade and celebrates with them.
Zayn is backstage with Paul Heyman. He asks Heyman if everything is
square as he may have overstepped his boundaries when he accepted
the match on their behalf. He says he stood up when no one else did.
RK-Bro disrespected Roman Reigns, the Bloodline and SmackDown. He is
the one who stood up. Heyman tells Zayn that his tribal chief
Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman and The Usos make their way down to the
ring. He tells the fans to acknowledge him. He says they smash them
on Sunday and on Friday they say who is next. But this Friday is a
little different. Last Sunday they smashed RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre.
He says they smashed them all, there is no one left.
Reigns says he is untouchable. But this is where things get
interesting. The Usos might have someone next because there is a
challenge on the table for them. And the question is what are they
going to do about it. Roman gives the microphone to Jimmy and out
come RK-Bro to the ring.
Orton tells Roman he sees him smiling but he didn’t smash John Cena
as Cena is 10 times the superstar Roman will ever be. Riddle says
before he sleeps, he likes to turn on the laptop, turns off the
lights, he puts on his headphones and he goes back to watch old
matches. And last night, he was watching their match from
WrestleMania Backlash and he was thinking that they need to make
that Unification match happen.
The crowd cheers. Orton says The Usos combined have one brain. He
says he and Riddle want a tag team title match. They want that match
because they are going to take their titles and once they have both
titles, they are going to combine both titles and they are going to
call them the Undisputed WWE Tag Team championships.
Jimmy tells him they accept. Jey says they accept but not tonight.
Next week, they will be the unified Tag Team champions. The Usos say
they will have all the titles as Riddle knees Roman in the face.
Riddle and Orton leave the ring and celebrate.