WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (3/25/22): Sasha Banks vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Queen Zelina

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
March 25, 2022
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Pat McAfee)

Ring Announcer: Samantha Irvin 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Shinsuke Nakamura w/Rick Boogs vs. Jimmy Uso w/Jey Uso

The Usos pre-match sneak attack didn’t work so well. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jimmy applies a side headlock. Nakamura whips Jimmy across the ring. Jimmy drops Nakamura with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy poses for the crowd. Nakamura with a waist lock go-behind. Wrist Lock Exchange. Nakamura drop steps into a side headlock. Jimmy reverses the hold. Nakamura sends Jimmy into the ropes. Jimmy with another shoulder tackle. Jimmy avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Nakamura mocks Jimmy. Nakamura tells Jimmy to bring it. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Jimmy. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura with a Knee Drop. Nakamura slams Jimmy’s head on three turnbuckle pads. Nakamura delivers Good Vibrations.

Jimmy regroups on the outside. Nakamura punches Jimmy in the back. Nakamura spins Jimmy over. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike. Jimmy clotheslines Nakamura. Jimmy with a Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. Jimmy applies a rear chin lock. Jimmy with a Falling HeadButt. Jimmy goes back to the rear chin lock. Jimmy pulls Nakamura down to the mat. Nakamura denies The Samoan Drop. Nakamura with a shoulder block. Nakamura blocks a boot from Jimmy. Jimmy kicks Nakamura off the ring apron. Jimmy goes for The Suicide Dive, but Nakamura counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura is fired up.

Jimmy regains control of the match during the commercial break. Jimmy goes for a Bodyslam, but Nakamura lands back on his feet. Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Jimmy. Nakamura with a Flying Boot. Nakamura delivers his combination offense. Nakamura with another Enzuigiri. Jimmy reverses out of the irish whip from Nakamura. Nakamura with a knee lift. Nakamura puts Jimmy on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura unloads a series of knee strikes. Jimmy denies The Reverse Exploder Suplex. Jimmy with a knife edge chop. Nakamura kicks Jimmy in the face. Nakamura with a Flying Knee Strike. Nakamura prepares for The Kinshasa. Jey attacks Boogs from behind on the outside. Nakamura is distracted. Jimmy SuperKicks Nakamura for a two count. Jey grabs Boogs guitar. Boogs drives Jey face first into the steel ring post. Nakamura delivers The Step Through Kick. Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall 

Second Match: Xavier Woods w/Kofi Kingston vs. Ridge Holland w/ Sheamus & Butch 

Woods thrust kicks the midsection of Holland. Woods with a chop/forearm combination. Holland rocks Woods with a forearm smash. Holland whips Woods across the ring. Woods ducks under two clotheslines from Holland. Woods slides under Holland. Woods thrust kicks the left knee of Holland. Holland delivers The Pounce. Holland talks smack to Kofi. Woods connects with The Small Package to pickup the victory.

Winner: Xavier Woods via Pinfall 

Ronda Rousey & Charlotte Flair Segment 

Ronda Rousey: You know what, Charlotte? Just for that, I’m not gonna take your title. No, next weekend at WrestleMania Saturday, when you tap out, you’re going to give it to me. And then you could call me your new SmackDown Champion. Now, come on, I’m not gonna wait all night for you to show your face. Leave your heels and leave your excuses backstage and get your barbie ass out here.

Charlotte Flair: Ronda, up here. That was a great speech. Love the visuals. But did you actually think I was going to be in Brooklyn tonight? Did you actually think that I was going to step foot in that low rent city before WrestleMania? I don’t know who you think you are, but I don’t answer when you call. You’re the contender, I’m the champion. Contender. Champion.

Ronda Rousey: Charlotte, I know exactly who I am, I’m Ronda Rousey. Did you know when I was 14 years old, I broke my first arm and I liked it. I was so proud of myself that I kept keeping count, until I eventually lost count.

Charlotte Flair: Ooo, I’m shaking in my boots. I’ve actually run out of ways to hurt you. And if I were there tonight, I’d have to throw you off the Brooklyn Bridge to get any kind of satisfaction, but I guess we’ll just have to wait for next week.

Ronda Rousey: That’s cute, Charlotte. You really think you’re the me of WWE, don’t you? Well, you’re not and here’s why. If you beat me at WrestleMania, it will hands down be the biggest victory of your career, whereas, when I beat you at your own game, you’ll just be another one of the lost count.

Third Match: Ricochet vs. Angel Garza w/Humberto Carrillo In A Championship Contenders Match 

Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Garza. Chop/Haymaker Exchange. Garza with forearm shivers. Garza uppercuts Ricochet. Ricochet kicks Garza in the face. Garza yanks Ricochet off the top turnbuckle. Garza brings Ricochet down to the mat. Garza is raining down haymakers. Garza rams Ricochet’s face across the top strand. Garza with a straight right hand for a two count.

Garza applies a side headlock. Garza sends Ricochet back first into the turnbuckles. Ricochet kicks Garza in the face. Ricochet delivers The Shotgun Dropkick. Ricochet with a running shoulder block. Ricochet slams Garza’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ricochet kicks the top turnbuckle pad into Garza’s face. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet gets distracted by Carrillo. Garza rolls Ricochet with a handful of tights to pickup the victory.

Winner: Angel Garza via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Ricochet vs. Humberto Carrillo w/Angel Garza In A Championship Contenders Match

Ricochet kicks Carrillo in the gut. Haymaker Exchange. Carrillo applies a wrist lock. Carrillo hammers down on the left shoulder of Ricochet. Carrillo whips Ricochet across the ring. Ricochet slips over Carrillo’s back. Ricochet rolls under a clothesline from Carrillo. Ricochet with a Headscissors Takeover. Ricochet dropkicks Carrillo to the floor. Carrillo regroups on the outside. Garza antagonizes the Brooklyn crowd. Ricochet with a knife edge chop. Carrillo swings away at Ricochet. Ricochet once again dropkicks Carrillo to the floor. Ricochet lands The SomerSault Plancha. Carrillo regains control of the match during the commercial break. Carrillo applies a rear chin lock.

Carrillo reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet puts Carrillo on the top rope. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet with The SpringBoard FrankenSteiner. Ricochet follows that with three running uppercuts. Ricochet hits The Quebrada. Ricochet gets distracted by Garza. Ricochet blasts Garza off the ring apron. Carrillo rolls Ricochet over for a two count. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Carrillo. Ricochet with The Northern Lights Suplex. Ricochet connects with The Float Over Deadlift Suplex for a two count. Ricochet prepares for The 630 Senton Splash. Garza pulls Carrillo out of the ring. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block to the outside. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Carrillo. Garza hides under the ring. Ricochet nails Carrillo with The Swinging DDT on the floor. Ricochet rolls Carrillo back into the ring. Ricochet got counted out because Garza was holding onto his legs.

Winner: Humberto Carrillo via Count-Out 

Fifth Match: Sasha Banks w/Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley w/Liv Morgan vs. Shayna Baszler w/Natalya vs. Queen Zelina w/Carmella In A Fatal Four Way Match

Vega bails out to the floor after the bell rings. Natalya pulls Baszler out of the ring. Sasha applies a waist lock. Sasha whips Ripley across the ring. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Ripley drops down on the canvas. Sasha lunges over Ripley. Sasha slaps Ripley in the chest. Sasha with The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Sasha side steps Baszler into Ripley. Sasha with a Double Meteora. Ripley sends Sasha into the ropes. Sasha with The Cazadora Bulldog for a one count. Vega pulls Sasha out of the ring. Vega slams Sasha’s head on the announce table. Carmella starts brawling with Naomi on the outside. A pier six brawl breaks out in the ring.

The referee is losing complete control of this match and decides to eject the valets from the ringside area during the commercial break. Ripley applies The Prism Trap. Baszler drops Sasha with The Big Boot. Ripley HeadButts Baszler. Vega with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover for a two count. Vega with desperation covers on Baszler and Sasha. Vega is displaying her frustration. Vega with a Running Meteora. Sasha side steps Vega into the turnbuckles. Sasha applies The Bank Statement. Baszler starts bending Vega’s fingers. Sasha locks in The Double Bank Statement. Ripley breaks up the submission. Ripley goes for The Rip Tide, but Baszler counters with The Kirifuda Clutch. Sasha hits The Backstabber. Vega connects with The Code Red for a two count. Baszler pulls Vega out of the ring. Forearm Exchange. Ripley with a Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Vega with a Flying Hurricanrana off the apron. Vega poses for the crowd. Sasha makes Vega tap out to The Bank Statement.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Submission 

Updated WrestleMania 38 Match Card 

Night One 

– Drew McIntyre vs. Baron Corbin w/Riddick Moss

– The Mysterio Family vs. The Miz & Logan Paul

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

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

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

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

Night Two

– Edge vs. AJ Styles

– Randy Orton & Matt Riddle (c) vs. The Street Profits vs. The Alpha Academy In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

– 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

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

Roman Reigns & Brock Lesnar Segment 

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Author: Josh Lopez