WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (1/7/22): The Fallout From WWE Day 1

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
January 7, 2022
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, Connecticut

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Pat McAfee)

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman Segment 

Roman Reigns: New England, Acknowledge Me. Where do I begin, huh? I miss one week and it all falls apart, I guess. When you’re in isolation, you do a lot of thinking. There’s so many things I wanted to do. There’s so many things I wanted to say. There’s so many people that I wanted to see, except for two people, these two people I never want to see for the rest of my life again. And these two people are Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman.

Paul Heyman: Ladies and gentlemen …

Brock Lesnar: Ladies and gentlemen, Tribal Chief, Head Of The Table. Allow me to introduce myself. The reigning, defending, WWE Champion of the world, Brock Lesnar. That was pretty good.

Paul Heyman: That was great. That was the best. That was better than me.

Brock Lesnar: Roman, Acknowledge Me. Roman, you got a lot to say all the time, and I don’t. Last Saturday I got what I wanted, the WWE Heavyweight Title. You got what you wanted. Now why don’t we give everybody what they want. Let’s do it. Title vs. Title. Champ vs. Champion. Let’s do this, Roman.

Roman Reigns: It’s a good idea, but it is not my idea. This is my show. And we do what I say on my time. And on top of that, I don’t do business with people who do business with trash like Paul Heyman.

Paul Heyman: How can you talk to me that way? Of all people in this world, you talk to me that way? How did you get that championship match to begin with? Me, that’s how. Who negotiated you into that match? Me. How did you keep that title all this time? Me. That’s how I protected you. I protected you from Brock Lesnar not because I thought Brock Lesnar could beat you, but you were my Tribal Chief and I freaking loved you. And what did you do?

Brock Lesnar: What did you just say?

Paul Heyman: You don’t understand. While you were gone, he’s all I had in my life. He’s my Tribal Chief. I worship the ground he walked on and he physically fired me.

Brock Lesnar: Shut up, Paul.

Roman Reigns: Now, now, don’t say that, don’t talk to him that way.

Brock Lesnar: Or what?

Paul Heyman: Hold on, Brock. Brock, please don’t talk to him that way.

Brock Lesnar: Paul, I told you to shut up.

Reigns drops Lesnar with The Superman Punch to close the segment.

First Match: Sami Zayn vs. Rick Boogs w/Shinsuke Nakamura 

Boogs backs Zayn into the turnbuckles. Boogs grabs the left leg of Zayn. Boogs ducks a clothesline from Zayn. Boogs with Two Northern Lights Suplex. Boogs with The Gorilla Press Slam. Zayn regroups on the outside. Boogs has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Boogs continues to showcase his power. Boogs with a GutWrench Suplex. Zayn slams Boog’s head on the top rope. Zayn attacks Boogs from behind. Zayn puts his knee on the back of Boogs neck.

Zayn slams Boogs head on the top turnbuckle pad. Zayn with a flying axe handle strike for a one count. Boogs catches Zayn mid-air. Boogs applies The Bear Hug. Boogs with The Deadlift Delayed Vertical Suplex. Boogs plays to the crowd. Zayn walks towards the time keepers area. Boogs rolls Zayn back into the ring. Zayn drops Boogs with The Running Boot. Zayn tosses Boogs back inside the ring. Zayn talks smack to Nakamura. Boogs connects with The Inside Cradle to pickup the victory. After the match. Johnny Knoxville tosses Zayn over the top rope.

Winner: Rick Boogs via Pinfall 

Second Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Naomi In A Championship Contender’s Match

This match started during the commercial break. Charlotte slams Naomi’s head on the announce table. Charlotte rolls Naomi back into the ring. Charlotte hooks the outside leg for a two count. Charlotte slams Naomi’s head on two turnbuckle pads. Naomi with a forearm smash. Naomi slams Charlotte’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Charlotte reverses out of the irish whip from Naomi. Naomi kicks Charlotte in the chest. Naomi with a diving lariat for a one count. Naomi with a Mid-Kick. Charlotte hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Charlotte stands on the back of Naomi’s neck. Following a snap mare takeover, Charlotte drives her knee into Naomi’s back. Charlotte repeatedly bounces Naomi’s head on the canvas with her legs. Charlotte with two leg scissors takeovers. Charlotte pops back on her feet. Short-Arm Reversal by Naomi. Naomi with a Double Sole Food. Naomi with a Running Bulldog into the middle turnbuckle pad. Naomi ascends to the top turnbuckle. Charlotte with a Big Boot that sends Naomi crashing to the outside.

Charlotte launches Naomi into the time keepers area. Naomi with The Roundhouse Kick. Naomi hits The Blockbuster on the floor. Before Charlotte could get counted out, Sonya Deville appeared on the stage and informed everybody that there will be no count outs or disqualifications in this match. Naomi is livid. Charlotte attacks Naomi from behind. Charlotte poses for the crowd. Charlotte has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Charlotte applies the cravate. Naomi with elbows into the midsection of Charlotte. Naomi decks Charlotte with a JawBreaker. Charlotte blocks a boot from Naomi. Naomi kicks Charlotte in the face. Charlotte goes for another Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker, but Naomi counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Naomi with a Leg Drop for a two count. Charlotte reverses out of the irish whip from Naomi. Naomi with The SpringBoard Enzuigiri. Naomi with The Flying Crossbody Block for a two count.

Naomi goes for The Rear View, but Charlotte rolls her over for a two count. Charlotte applies The Figure Eight. Naomi grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Naomi dodges The Big Boot. Naomi with The RoundHouse Kick. Charlotte denies The Sunset Flip. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Naomi’s chest. Charlotte hits The Double MoonSault for a two count. Naomi with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Naomi with forearm shivers. Both women are knocked down after a Double Big Boot. Charlotte tugs on Naomi’s hair. Charlotte ducks a clothesline from Naomi. Charlotte goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Naomi lands back on her feet. Naomi connects with The Full Nelson Bomb for a two count. Charlotte denies The Running Bulldog. Charlotte with a BackBreaker for a two count. Charlotte goes for The PowerBomb, but Naomi counters with The X-Factor for a two count. Naomi drags Charlotte to the corner. Charlotte negates The Split Legged MoonSault. Charlotte with a Belly to Back Suplex. Charlotte plants Naomi with The Natural Selection to pickup the victory.

Winner: Charlotte Flair via Pinfall 

Third Match: The Viking Raiders vs. Baron Corbin & Riddick Moss 

This match started during the commercial break. Moss applies a side headlock. Ivar made the blind tag. Erik whips Moss across the ring. Moss ducks a clothesline from Erik. Ivar bodyslams Moss. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Moss. Ivar plays to the crowd. Moss kicks the left hamstring of Ivar. Moss tags in Corbin. Ivar cartwheels around The Big Boot from Corbin. Ivar with a Big Boot of his own. Ivar tags in Erik. Ivar with a corner clothesline. Erik with a Shotgun Knee Strike. Erik drives Ivar back first into Corbin for a two count. Corbin reverses out of the irish whip from Erik. Erik holds onto the ropes. Erik decks Corbin with a back elbow smash. Moss rocks Erik with a forearm smash. Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count.

Corbin with a straight right hand. Corbin with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Corbin tags in Moss. Corbin applies a side headlock. Moss with a running haymaker. Moss poses for the crowd. Erik attacks the midsection of Moss. Moss catches Erik in mid-air. Moss with The Fallaway Slam. Moss tags in Corbin. Corbin with an elbow smash. Corbin repeatedly stomps on Erik’s chest. Erik is displaying his fighting spirit. Corbin with a leaping back elbow smash. Corbin tags in Moss. Moss with the irish whip. Erik knocks Corbin off the ring apron. Moss is mauling Erik in the corner. The referee admonishes Moss. Erik dumps Moss out of the ring. Erik drops Moss with a Knee Lift. Corbin wisely pulls Ivar off the apron. Corbin sends Ivar face first into the steel ring post. Moss with The Corner Spear. Moss connects with The Punchline to pickup the victory.

Winner: Baron Corbin & Riddick Moss via Pinfall 

Updated WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Match Card 

1.) Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP For The WWE Championship 

2.) The 2022 Men’s Royal Rumble Match (Sheamus, Austin Theory, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Johnny Knoxville)

3.) The 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble Match (Charlotte Flair, Mickie James, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Lita, Michelle McCool, Rhea Ripley, Shayna Baszler, Kelly Kelly, Summer Rae, Shotzi Blackheart, Nikki Cross, Natalya, Naomi, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Aliyah, Dana Brooke, Tamina) 

4.) Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz & Maryse In A Mixed Tag Team Match

5.) Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth Rollins For The WWE Universal Championship 

Fourth Match: The Usos vs. The New Day In A Street Fight For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston will start things off. Haymaker Exchange. Following a snap mare takeover, Kofi tags in Woods. Kofi with The PK. Woods with The Sliding Lariat. Kofi follows that with a Rebound Splash. Woods with The Fist Drop for a one count. Jey pulls Jimmy off of Wood’s shoulders. The Usos regrouped on the outside. Kofi lands The Trust Fall. The Usos and New Day are brawling on the stage. All hell is breaking loose in Connecticut. Kofi with a reverse hammer throw into the LED Board. Woods applies a side headlock. Jimmy with a gut punch. Jimmy throws Kofi into the ringside barricade. Woods rolls Jey back into the ring. Jimmy uppercuts Woods. Jimmy dumps Kofi face first on the ring apron. Woods SuperKicks Jimmy. Jey tugs on Woods hair. Woods with an Apron Enzuigiri. Woods hits The Slingshot Tornado DDT for a two count.

Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Woods. Jimmy with The Pop Up Samoan Drop for a two count. Kofi unloads a flurry of strikes. Jimmy reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. The Alley Uce for a two count. Jimmy ties Woods in the ropes with duct tape. Kofi with The Reverse Suplex. Kofi rolls Jey over for a two count. Kofi removes Woods from the duct tape. A pier six brawl ensues on the outside. Jimmy sends Kofi face first into the steel ring post. Jey launches Woods into the crowd. The Usos with two vicious ring stair shots. The Usos poses for the crowd. The Usos tees off on Kofi. Woods with a Flying Crossbody Block off the barricade.

New Day regains control of the match during the commercial. break. Jimmy goes for The SuperPlex, but Woods gets in the way. New Day with The Doomsday Crossbody Block for a two count. Woods puts on a roman soldier helmet. Woods uses the helmet as a weapon. Woods shrugs off a SuperKick from Jey. Kofi cracks Jey with the gladiator shield. Stereo Spinning Back Kicks for a two count. Woods pulls out a table from under the ring. Jimmy reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Woods with The Rolling Elbow. SuperKick Party. Kofi avoids The Running Stinkface. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise for a two count. Woods with an Apron Enzuigiri. Woods gets crotched on the top turnbuckle. The Usos with Three SuperKicks. The Usos plants Kofi with The 1D through the table to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The Usos via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez

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