WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (3/18/22): Cowboy Brock Is Out For Blood

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
March 18, 2022
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Pat McAfee)

Ring Announcer: Samantha Irvin 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Roman Reigns & Brock Lesnar Segment 

Roman Reigns: Charlotte, North Carolina. Acknowledge Me! There’s plenty to be excited about. Tonight, it’s a special night. We’re on the road to WrestleMania. Tonight is the first night that I get to see Brock Lesnar, face to face, since I smashed him in Madison Square Garden. Oh, yeah, since I smashed him in the garden and made him bleed all over New York. You better believe once he shows his face, I’m gonna make him bleed all over Charlotte, North Carolina, as well. What’s wrong, Wiseman?

Paul Heyman: My Tribal Chief, I apologize for interrupting you. Brock Lesnar has experienced a weather pattern in Saskatchewan. His plane was grounded four hours ago. Brock Lesnar will not be here this evening. I’m so sorry. You would’ve smashed him, my Tribal Chief. You would’ve bled him all over the ring, just like Madison Square Garden, my Tribal Chief.

Roman Reigns: Charlotte, trust me, I understand, I fulfilled my obligations. I am here, I want Brock to be here as well, like I said, I was about to smash him. But think about this, let’s not blame Brock and the weather and private jets and all that. That was a business decision. That man is scared of me. Brock Lesnar is scared of his Tribal Chief. He’s scared of The Head Of The Table. And as he should be, because I’ve said it before, and as the shirt says now, I’m in a God Mode Now. This is greatness on a different level. And there ain’t a man that can touch me. Enough. We got the announcement. Let me do my thing, Wiseman. Don’t interrupt me. Where was I? Enough. They paid to see me. They want to hear what I got to say. What, what do you want?

Paul Heyman: He’s landed and he’s on his way.

Roman Reigns: On his way where?

Paul Heyman: He’s on his way here. He just landed. What are we going to do?

Roman Reigns: I know what I’m gonna do. You’re gonna wrap this up and take it home.

Brock Lesnar destroys The Bloodline’s Truck with a Forklift. The Bloodline gets in a SUV pickup truck. Brock removes one of the doors as The Bloodline storms out of The Spectrum Center. Brock walks down to the ring with the broken door.

Brock Lesnar: Excuse me, I’m a little riled up. Roman Reigns, you’ve unleashed The Bipolar Beast, son. You see, Roman, you can run, you can hide, but in two weeks at WrestleMania, I’m gonna do more than blow the doors off. Roman Reigns, I’m coming for blood. Coming for blood, Roman. You best be prepared. I’ll see you in two, buddy.

First Match: Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs vs. Los Lotharios 

Shinsuke Nakamura and Humberto Carrillo will start things off. Carrillo side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Carrillo wants Nakamura to shake his hand. Nakamura tells Carrillo to bring it. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Carrillo. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura with a knee drop. Nakamura delivers Good Vibrations. Nakamura puts Carrillo on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura applies a side headlock. Carrillo reverses the hold. Garza tags himself in. Nakamura whips Carrillo across the ring. Nakamura with a knee lift. Garza attacks Nakamura from behind. Assisted Haymaker. Garza throws his pants at Boogs. Garza tags in Carrillo. Garza uppercuts Nakamura.

Assisted Seated Senton. Double Basement Dropkick for a two count. Carrillo applies a rear chin lock. Nakamura unloads two mid-kicks. Carrillo dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Carrillo with an elbow drop. Carrillo tags in Garza. Garza kicks Nakamura in the ribs. Garza with clubbing crossfaces. Garza is raining down haymakers. Garza poses for the crowd. Garza with a running boot to Nakamura’s ribs. Garza whips Nakamura into the turnbuckles. Garza with The Stinger Splash. Garza tags in Carrillo. Carrillo dropkicks Boogs off the ring apron. Garza with another Stinger Splash. Carrillo with a corner clothesline. Garza follows that with a forearm smash. Carrillo hooks both legs for a two count. Carrillo applies the sitting abdominal stretch. Nakamura with a Hip Toss. Nakamura tags in Boogs. Polish Hammer Party. Boogs ducks a clothesline from Garza. Boogs tosses Garza into Carrillo. Boogs showcases his strength. Boogs connects with The Boogs Cruise to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs via Pinfall 

Second Match: Drew McIntyre & The Viking Raiders vs. Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal and Shanky w/Riddick Moss In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Erik and Shanky will start things off. Erik with a flying forearm smash. Erik unloads a flurry of strikes. Shanky launches Erik to the corner. Erik ducks a clothesline from Shanky. Erik tees off on Shanky. Shanky drives his knee into the midsection of Erik. Shanky sends Erik into the ropes. Shanky clotheslines Erik. Shanky tags in Mahal. Erik with a forearm smash. Erik with The SpineBuster. Erik transitions into a ground and pound attack. Erik tags in Ivar. Erik levels Mahal with The Body Avalanche. Ivar clotheslines Erik. Ivar plays to the crowd. Mahal drives his knee into the midsection of Ivar. Mahal hammers down on the back of Ivar’s neck. Mahal tags in Corbin. Corbin with a gut punch. Corbin with a knee lift. Corbin runs into Ivar. Ivar drops Corbin with a shoulder tackle. Ivar ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Ivar unloads a flurry of strikes.

Corbin reverses out of the irish whip from Ivar. Corbin with The SpineBuster. Corbin delivers a cheap shot to McIntyre. The referee is trying to calm down McIntyre. Team Corbin has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Corbin with a corner clothesline. Corbin tags in Mahal. Mahal kicks Ivar in the gut. Mahal kicks Ivar for a one count. Mahal applies a top wrist lock. Mahal sends Ivar to the corner. Ivar is displaying his fighting spirit. Ivar with a Leaping Seated Senton. Corbin tags himself in. Corbin with the irish whip. Corbin levels Ivar with The Body Avalanche. Corbin knocks Erik off the ring apron. Mahal pulls McIntyre off the apron. McIntyre HeadButts Mahal. McIntyre stares at Corbin. Ivar rolls under a clothesline from Corbin. McIntyre and Shanky are tagged in. McIntyre with two clotheslines. McIntyre with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre clotheslines Mahal over the top rope. McIntyre hits The Falcon Arrow. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre connects with The Claymore to pickup the victory.

Winner: Drew McIntyre & The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Third Match: Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan 

Queen Zelina and Carmella are watching this match from the ringside area. Sasha Banks and Liv Morgan will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sasha and Naomi works on the left wrist of Morgan. Sasha paint brushes Morgan. Sasha poses for the crowd. Standing Switch Exchange. Morgan with a single leg takedown. Sasha push kicks Morgan into the ropes. Sasha drops down on the canvas. Sasha leapfrogs over Morgan. Sasha goes for a Hip Toss, but Morgan lands back on her feet. Morgan shoves Sasha. Morgan talks smack to Sasha. Sasha slaps Morgan in the chest. Sasha with The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Morgan ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Rollup Exchange. Double Dropkick. Morgan pops back on her feet. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Sasha wants Morgan to shake her hand. Sasha applies a side headlock. Naomi tags herself in.

Naomi delivers The Booty Shake. Naomi with a Splitting Leg Drop for a two count. Naomi applies a front face lock. Morgan decks Naomi with a JawBreaker. Morgan tags in Ripley. Ripley with a running dropkick for a two count. Ripley punches Naomi in the back. Ripley goes for a Bodyslam, but Naomi lands back on her feet. Naomi applies a side headlock. Ripley with the irish whip. Ripley catches Naomi in mid-air. Sasha tags herself in. Naomi ducks a clothesline from Ripley. Naomi slides out of the ring. Sasha with a Rising Knee Strike. Sasha with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Ripley denies The Vertical Suplex. Ripley with The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Ripley tags in Morgan. Assisted Hip Attack for a two count. Sasha decks Morgan with a JawBreaker. Sasha tags in Naomi. Naomi with a SitOut JawBreaker. Morgan dumps Sasha out of the ring. Morgan sends Naomi crashing to the outside. Morgan tags in Ripley. Ripley with a Flying Cannonball Strike off the ring apron.

Ripley and Morgan has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Ripley kicks Naomi in the gut. Ripley goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Naomi lands back on her feet. Ripley drives her knee into the midsection of Naomi. Ripley whips Naomi across the ring. Naomi with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri. Sasha and Morgan are tagged in. Sasha ducks a clothesline from Morgan. Sasha blocks a boot from Morgan. Sasha with a knee lift. Sasha with a Corner Meteora. Sasha follows that with The Flying Meteora for a two count. Morgan drops Sasha with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Morgan tags in Ripley. Ripley with The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Ripley goes or The Rip Tide, but Sasha lands back on her feet. Sasha hits The Backstabber. Sasha tags in Naomi. Sasha with The Vader Bomb. Naomi connects with The Split Legged MoonSault for a two count. Sasha and Naomi tosses Morgan out of the ring. Naomi tags in Sasha. Sasha and Naomi puts Ripley on the top turnbuckle. Morgan delivers The Tower Of Doom. Shayna Baszler and Natalya storms into the ring which forces the referee to call off the match. After the match, Baszler, Natalya, Carmella and Vega destroys Sasha, Naomi, Ripley and Morgan.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Fourth Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Ridge Holland w/Sheamus & Butch 

Kofi dropkicks Holland after the bell rings. Kofi is throwing haymakers at Holland. Holland kicks Kofi in the gut. Holland with a side headlock takeover. Kofi with heavy bodyshots. Kofi whips Holland across the ring. Kofi drops down on the canvas. Kofi with a double leapfrog. Kofi dropkicks Holland. Holland shoves Kofi into the canvas. Holland sends Kofi to the ring apron. Kofi with a straight right hand. Kofi sends Holland tumbling to the floor. Kofi with The PK. Kofi with a SpringBoard Axe Handle Strike. Holland regroups on the outside. Kofi has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Kofi tees off on Holland. Holland scores the elbow knockdown. Holland apples a rear chin lock. Kofi decks Holland with a JawBreaker. Holland uppercuts Kofi. Kofi side steps Holland into the ropes. Kofi thrust kicks the midsection of Holland. Kofi with clubbing hamstring kicks. Kofi with a double handed chop. Kofi dropkicks Holland. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Holland. Kofi with a Leaping Clothesline. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi plays to the crowd. Holland denies The Trouble In Paradise. Kofi with a Pendulum Kick. The referee gets distracted by Sheamus. Butch shoves Kofi off the top turnbuckle. The referee has ejected Sheamus and Butch from the ringside area. Kofi rolls Holland over for a two count. Kofi denies The Northern Grit. Kofi with a Double Foot Stomp. Sheamus is trying to calm down Butch. Holland with a running forearm smash. Holland connects with The Northern Grit to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ridge Holland via Pinfall 

Updated WrestleMania 38 Match Card 

Night One 

– Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

– Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca BelAir For The WWE RAW Women’s Championship

– The Kevin Owens Show With Special Guest: Stone Cold Steve Austin

– The Usos (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

– The Mysterio Family vs. The Miz & Logan Paul

– Drew McIntyre vs. Baron Corbin w/Riddick Moss

Night Two

– Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville In A No Disqualification Match

– Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory

– Queen Zelina & Carmella (c) vs. Sasha Bank & Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan vs. Shayna Baszler & Natalya In A Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

– Edge vs. AJ Styles

– Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Brock Lesnar (c) In A Winner Takes All Match For The WWE Championship & WWE Universal Championship

TBD Matches 

– Randy Orton & Matt Riddle (c) vs. The Street Profits For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

Charlotte Flair & Ronda Rousey Segment 

Charlotte Flair: When you’re Charlotte Flair, you always have a plan. Last week, I showed that one trick pony Ronda Rousey why I am the most dominant, the most vicious and the most decorated woman in sports entertainment history. No one has caused Ronda Rousey more pain than me. I mean, who knew that you could dent a side of car by smashing someone’s head into it. I mean, I keep playing last week over and over again in my head, the sound of that screaming pony, Ronda. I had her where I wanted her. She was seconds away from tapping out and then the referees and the producers rescued her. They pulled me off of her. That was just a taste of what’s to come at WrestleMania. I can’t hear you. You know what, Charlotte, North Carolina?

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Ronda, I am the mountain you have to climb to make a legacy here. And you tried last week, but I kicked your ass, all the way back down to the bottom and I’ll do it time and time again, because I am Charlotte Flair and my legacy is bigger than yours. And when you lose at WrestleMania, you’ll run away and pop out another baby, not me, because I will be here week after week because you don’t have the spine to do this, you don’t have the love to do this, you don’t have the passion, you don’t have the grit to become the 13x Women’s Champion. You know what? I don’t want to wait till WrestleMania to eviscerate you again. How about it, Ronda? How about you come down here tonight so I can embarrass you, in my hometown? Woooo! The Queen City.

Ronda Rousey blows off Kayla Braxton’s questions in the backstage area. Rousey makes a b-line to the ring. Charlotte grabs a kendo stick.  A pier six brawl ensues. Rousey goes for The Arm-Bar, but Charlotte exits the ring. Charlotte yanks Rousey off the ring apron. Rousey repeatedly drives Charlotte face first into the steel ring post. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Charlotte goes for The Big Boot, but Rousey counters with The Ankle Lock. Charlotte viciously attacks Rousey with the kendo stick. Charlotte PowerBombs Rousey through the announce table. Charlotte stands tall over Rousey to close the show.

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Author: Josh Lopez