WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (2/18/22): Roman Reigns & Goldberg Goes Face To Face

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
February 18, 2022
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Corey Graves)

Ring Announcer: Samantha Irvin 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Sheamus w/Ridge Holland vs. Ricochet 

Ricochet starts things off with two dropkicks. Ricochet with a flurry of strikes in the corner. Sheamus shoves Ricochet. Ricochet with the sunset flip for a two count. Sheamus drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Sheamus punches Ricochet in the back. Sheamus uppercuts Ricochet. Sheamus whips Ricochet across the ring. Ricochet kicks Sheamus in the chest. Ricochet dropkicks Sheamus to the floor. Ricochet with a Flying Cannonball Senton through the ropes. Ricochet kicks Sheamus in the back. Ricochet rolls Sheamus back into the ring. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Ricochet with a straight right hand. Ricochet dives over Sheamus. Sheamus with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Sheamus drags Ricochet to the corner.

Sheamus is choking Ricochet with his boot. Ricochet repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Sheamus. Ricochet with heavy bodyshots. Ricochet unloads three knife edge chops. Sheamus rocks Ricochet with a forearm smash. Sheamus sends Ricochet face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Sheamus with a Belly to Back Suplex. Sheamus applies a rear chin lock. Ricochet decks Sheamus with a JawBreaker. Ricochet with a Pump Knee Strike. Ricochet with a Running Crossbody Block to the floor. Sheamus catches Ricochet in mid-air. Sheamus with The Fallaway Slam over the announcer table. Sheamus has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Sheamus with a flying clothesline. Sheamus with a forearm shot across the back of Ricochet.

Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus clotheslines Ricochet back into the ring. Sheamus sends Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet kicks Sheamus in the face. Ricochet drops Sheamus with The Spinning DDT. Ricochet tees off on Sheamus. Sheamus reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet follows that with The Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ricochet with The SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Sheamus fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Sheamus whips Ricochet across the ring. Sheamus hits The Alabama Slam for a two count. Ricochet has Sheamus perched on the top turnbuckle. Ricochet connects with an Avalanche Spanish Fly for a two count. Ricochet gets distracted by Holland. Holland nearly gets kicked by Sheamus. Ricochet plants Sheamus with The Recoil to pickup the victory. After the match, Sheamus shoves Holland.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

Second Match: Jey Uso w/Jimmy Uso vs. Ivar w/Erik 

Jey ducks a clothesline from Ivar. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Ivar. Jey with heavy bodyshots. Jey is throwing haymakers at Ivar. Jey taunts Erik. Ivar unloads a flurry of strikes. Ivar sends Jey to the corner. Jey dives over. Ivar drops Jey with a Seated Senton for a two count. Ivar whips Jey across the ring. Ivar with a Side Walk Slam. Ivaar goes for a Running Splash, but Jey ducks out of the way.

Jey SuperKicks Ivar for a two count. Jey tees off on Ivar. Jey applies The Sleeper Hold. Jey fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Jey sends Ivar into the ropes. Ivar cartwheels around Jey. Ivar blocks a boot from Jey. Jey with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Ivar responds with a Lariat. Ivar plays to the crowd. Ivar hits The Bronco Buster. Ivar connects with The Flying Splash for a two count. Jimmy attacks Ivar which causes the disqualification. After the match, Erik nails Jimmy with a knee lift. Erik clocks Jimmy with the viking helmet.

Winner: Ivar via Disqualification 

Third Match: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Sami Zayn For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Zayn is playing mind games with Nakamura. Zayn drop steps into a side headlock. Zayn backs Nakamra into the turnbuckles. Zayn is throwing haymakers at Nakamura. Zayn applies a wrist lock. Zayn with the irish whip. Nakamura with clubbing mid-kicks. Zayn blocks a boot from Nakamura. Nakamura with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura with clubbing knee strikes. Nakamura delivers Good Vibrations. Nakamura puts Zayn on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with Three Running Knee Strikes. Nakamura with a knee drop on the ring apron. Zayn has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Zayn with clubbing crossfaces. Zayn applies a rear chin lock. Zayn with the elbow drop for a one count. Nakamura kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. Zayn kicks Nakamura in the face. Zayn pokes fun at the New Orleans crowd. Zayn unloads three knife edge chops. Zayn clotheslines Nakamura for a one count. Zayn with two elbow strikes. Zayn applies a rear chin lock. Nakamura sends Zayn to the corner.

Zayn goes for The Inside Out Lariat, but Nakamura counters with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Nakamura transitions into a Triangle Choke. Nakamura with forearm shivers. Nakamura with an Axe Kick. Nakamura brings Zayn to the corner. Nakamura blocks a boot from Zayn. Nakamura punches Zayn in the back. Nakamura with The Sliding German Suplex for a two count. Zayn denies The Reverse Exploder Suplex. Hammer Elbow Exchange. Nakamura with a sharp knee strike. Zayn hits The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Nakamura heads to the outside. Zayn goes for The Ring Post Tornado DDT, but Nakamura counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Zayn side steps him into the steel ring steps. Zayn repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Nakamura. Zayn with a straight right hand.

Zayn puts Nakamura on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura denies The Avalanche Exploder Suplex. Nakamura sends Zayn crashing into the canvas. Nakamura with a flying knee strike for a two count. Nakamura drops Zayn with a Step Through Kick. Zayn dropkicks the left knee of Nakamura. Zayn connects with The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Zayn is shocked. Zayn is throwing haymakers at Nakamura. Zayn repeatedly stomps on Nakamura’s face. Zayn mocks Nakamura. Zayn toys around with Nakamura. Nakamura with clubbing knee strikes. Nakamura repeatedly kicks Zayn in the face. Nakamura tells Zayn to bring it. Nakamura delivers The Roundhouse Kick. Nakamura continues to kick Zayn in the face. The referee is trying to calm down Nakamura. Nakamura prepares for The Kinshasa. Zayn wisely exits the ring. Zayn repeatedly wraps the left leg of Nakamura around the steel ring post. Zayn kicks the left knee of Nakamura. Zayn rolls Nakamura over to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Intercontinental Champion, Sami Zayn via Pinfall 

Updated WWE Elimination Chamber 2022 Match Card 

1.) Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins vs. Austin Theory vs. AJ Styles vs. Matt Riddle In A Elimination Chamber Match For The WWE Championship 

2.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lita For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship 

3.) Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Goldberg For The WWE Universal Championship 

4.) Drew McIntyre vs. Riddick Moss w/Baron Corbin In A Falls Count Anywhere Match

5.) Bianca BelAir vs. Liv Morgan vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Piper Niven vs. Nikki Cross vs. Alexa Bliss In A Elimination Chamber Match. The Winner Will Face The Raw Women’s Champion At WrestleMania 

6.) The Usos (c) vs. The Viking Raiders For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

7.) Ronda Rousey & Naomi vs. Charlotte Flair & Sonya Deville 

8.) Rey Mysterio w/Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz  

Roman Reigns & Goldberg Segment 

Roman Reigns: New Orleans, Acknowledge Me! Now, celebrate me, Wise Man.

Paul Heyman: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the best part of my day because I know none of you understand what it’s like to stand this close to true greatness, but I find it spiritually orgasmic. If you never got a chance to see, in his prime, Michael Jordan. If you never got a chance to see, in his prime, Wayne Gretzky. If you never got a chance to see, in his prime, Drew Brees, then you didn’t miss a damn thing because he played for the Saints. But if you ever got a chance to see, in his prime, Tom Brady, well, do I have a gift for you. The 11th commandment on the Island of Relevancy, thou shall not interrupt the wise man’s promo. 14 hours away for your opportunity to see, in his prime, at his best, in the ring, doing what he does to continue to cement his goat status, your Tribal Chief, your Head Of The Table, The End All Be All, The Undisputed Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.

– Goldberg makes his way down to the ring.

Roman Reigns: I was gonna give you one last chance to acknowledge me. You’re gonna walk up on me? I don’t think you understand, Bill, I run things around here, you’re in my ring now. So are you here to fight or are you here to talk? Why don’t you speak your intentions?

Goldberg: Tomorrow. 12 O’Clock. Well, I’ve got to apologize in front of all these wonderful people in the entire world. I was wrong. You’re not next. When it comes to the Universal Champion, I’m NEXT!

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Author: Josh Lopez