WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (4/1/22): WrestleMania 38 Go-Home Show

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
April 1, 2022
American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Pat McAfee)

Ring Announcer: Samantha Irvin 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: The 2022 Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal 

The Participants (Finn Balor, Damian Priest, Robert Roode, Dolph Ziggler, Tommaso Ciampa, Jinder Mahal, Shanky, Apollo Crews, Commander Azeez, Drew Gulak, Mansoor, Riddick Moss, Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin, Erik, Ivar, R-Truth, Reginald Thomas, Akira Tozawa and T-Bar) 

The Order Of Eliminations 

1.) Akira Tozawa was eliminated by Damian Priest

2.) Reginald Thomas was eliminated by Damian Priest

3.) R-Truth was eliminated by Damian Priest

4.) Jinder Mahal was eliminated by The Viking Raiders

5.) T-Bar was eliminated by Shelton Benjamin

6.) Drew Gulak was eliminated by Riddick Moss

7.) Cedric Alexander was eliminated by Apollo Crews

8.) Shelton Benjamin was eliminated by Commander Azeez

9.) Mansoor was eliminated by Tommaso Ciampa

10.) Apollo Crews was eliminated by The Viking Raiders

11.) Ivar was eliminated by Commander Azeez

12.) Erik was eliminated by Commander Azeez and Shanky

13.) Commander Azeez was eliminated by Finn Balor, Robert Roode, Damian Priest, Tommaso Ciampa, Dolph Ziggler and Riddick Moss

14.) Shanky was eliminated by Finn Balor, Robert Roode, Damian Priest, Tommaso Ciampa, Dolph Ziggler and Riddick Moss

15.) Damian Priest was eliminated by Finn Balor

16.) Tommaso Ciampa was eliminated by Dolph Ziggler

17.) Robert Roode was eliminated by Riddick Moss

18.) Dolph Ziggler was eliminated by Riddick Moss

19.) Finn Balor was eliminated by Riddick Moss

Winner: Riddick Moss 

Second Match: Ricochet (c) vs. Angel Garza vs. Humberto Carrillo In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Garza immediately throws his pants at Ricochet after the bell rings. Garza with a blindside kick. Los Lotharios gangs up on Ricochet. Garza sits on top of Ricochet. Garza kicks Ricochet in the face. Carrillo is choking Ricochet with his boot. Carrillo drags Ricochet out to the ring apron. Carrillo with clubbing blows to Ricochet’s back. Garza with a Running Knee Strike. Double Irish Whip. Ricochet is throwing haymakers at Los Lotharios. Ricochet applies a side headlock. Ricochet drops Garza with a shoulder tackle. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Carrillo. Standing Switch Exchange. Ricochet decks Carrillo with a back elbow smash. Garza blocks a boot from Ricochet. Tip Up by Garza. Ricochet with a Double Hurricanrana. Ricochet with a running shoulder block. Ricochet punches Garza. Ricochet with a shoulder block from the apron.

Garza runs interference. Carrillo with The SpringBoard Arm-Drag. Garza hugs Carrillo. Carrillo repeatedly stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Ricochet is displaying his fighting spirit. Body Avalanche Party. Assisted Knee Lift. Carrillo with a running clothesline. Los Lotharios applies a double chin bar. Double Irish Whip. Ricochet kicks Garza in the chest. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Carrillo drops Ricochet with The SpringBoard Enzuigiri for a two count. Garza hooks both legs of Ricochet. Garza starts bickering with Carrillo. Ricochet shoves Garza into Carrillo. Ricochet with The Hurricanrana for a two count. Garza SuperKicks Ricochet. Garza goes for The Wing Clipper, but Carrillo rolls him over for a two count. Garza is pissed. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Double Crossbody Block.

Ricochet kicks Garza in the gut. Garza reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet uses his feet to create separation. Ricochet with a Roll Through Dropkick. Ricochet kicks out the legs of Carrillo. Ricochet with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Ricochet kicks Garza in the face. Ricochet sends Carrillo crashing to the outside. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet ascends to the top turnbuckle. Garza rocks Ricochet with a forearm smash. Ricochet answers with The Roundhouse Kick. Carrillo with clubbing blows to Ricochet’s back. Ricochet denies The SuperPlex. Ricochet sends Carrillo crashing into Garza. Ricochet connects with The 630 Senton Splash. Ricochet plants Carrillo with The Recoil to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Ricochet via Pinfall 

Third Match: Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Queen Zelina & Carmella

Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Shayna Baszler and Natalya are all scouting this match from the ringside area. Sasha Banks and Carmella will start things off. Carmella with a running forearm smash. Carmella transitions into a ground and pound attack. Carmella dumps Sasha out of the ring. Carmella poses for the crowd. Carmella tags in Vega. Sasha with a forearm smash. Sasha with a knee lift to Carmella. Carmella SuperKicks Sasha. Vega with a sharp knee strike for a two count. Vega tags in Carmella. Carmella repeatedly stomps on Sasha’s chest. Carmella tugs on Sasha’s hair. Carmella applies The Upside Down. Vega tags herself in.

Vega with The Corner Meteora for a two count. Vega tags in Carmella. Carmella kicks Sasha in the face. Carmella applies a rear chin lock. Carmella pulls Sasha down to the mat. Carmella mocks Sasha. Sasha blocks a boot from Carmella. Sasha with a knee lift. Carmella tags in Vega. Vega blasts Naomi off the ring apron. Sasha side steps Vega into the turnbuckles. Sasha tags in Naomi. Naomi with The Roundhouse Kick. Naomi with The SitOut Full Nelson Bomb for a one count. The referee tells Carmella to get out of the ring. Naomi with a Double Dropkick. Naomi tags in Sasha. Stereo Sliding Boots. Sasha with The Vader Bomb. Naomi tags herself in. Naomi connects with The Split Legged MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sasha Banks & Naomi via Pinfall 

Charlotte Flair Promo 

Well, that video package was epic. I could watch that all day and dare I say, the masterpiece that I have created, causing Ronda Rousey immense pain, is more beautiful, more dramatic, more poetic than Oscar winner CODA. And we all just saw Ronda is very, very angry. She’s angry that no matter what submission she tries on me, that she threatens to rip my arm off, I will destroy her. I can’t hear you. I love you guys too, WOOO! No, but this is serious, Ronda is acting like she has her anger under control and that she’s cool, but we all know better, don’t we? Oh but you want to know what’s cool?

Charlotte Flair, that’s cool. The 13X Women’s Champion, that’s cool. The most dominant woman in sports entertainment, that’s cool. Every woman wanting to be me and every man wanting me, that’s cool. Yeah, yeah, no? Everyone wanting my autograph, wanting to take a selfie with me, that’s cool. Beating Ronda Rousey to a pulp and walking out of WrestleMania, still the SmackDown Women’s Champion, that’s cool. And Ronda, if you want a lesson, stick with me and I’ll take you to school and teach you what cool is all about. And as far as everyone is concerned, I’ve got you beat there too, bitch.

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

Boogs kicks Jimmy in the gut. Boogs launches Jimmy to the corner. Jimmy kicks Boogs in the face. Jimmy unloads two knife edge chops. Boogs reverses out of the irish whip from Jimmy. Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Boogs. Boogs catches Jimmy in mid-air. Boogs with The Curl Bodyslam. Jimmy denies The Gorilla Press Slam. Jimmy drives Boogs shoulder first into the steel ring post. Jimmy is throwing haymakers at Boogs.

Jimmy stomps on Boogs chest. Jimmy talks smack to Boogs. Jimmy HeadButts Boogs. Jimmy poses for the crowd. Boogs with The Deadlift Fallaway Slam. Austin Theory throws soda into Pat McAfee’s face. Cole is trying to restrain McAfee. Finn Balor attacks Austin Theory on the stage. Balor tosses Theory into the ring which causes the referee to call off this match. All hell starts breaking loose in Dallas. After the match, Adam Pearce made an impromptu to 6-Man Tag Team Match.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Fifth Match: The Usos & Austin Theory vs. Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

This match started during the commercial break. Nakamura hooks the outside leg of Jey for a two count. Nakamura with a Knee Drop for a two count. Nakamura delivers Good Vibrations. Nakamura with heavy bodyshots. Nakamura lays Jey flat on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Jey uppercuts Nakamura. Jey tags in Theory. Theory with a corner clothesline. Theory pulls Nakamura down to the mat. Theory with a Slingshot Foot Stomp. Theory with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Theory punches Nakamura in the back. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Theory. Nakamura tags in Boogs. Theory denies The Press Powerslam. Theory with forearm shivers. Theory slams Boogs head on the top turnbuckle pad. Boogs shows off his strength. Boogs with The Swinging GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Boogs applies a front face lock. Balor tags himself in. Balor unloads three knife edge chops. Balor slams Theory’s head on the middle turnbuckle pad. Balor repeatedly stomps on Theory’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Balor with a basement dropkick for a two count.

Balor applies a side headlock. Theory whips Balor across the ring. Theory drops down on the canvas. Balor kicks Theory in the chest. Jimmy clotheslines Balor behind the referee’s back. Theory repeatedly stomps on Balor’s chest. Theory tags in Jimmy. Jimmy slams Balor’s head on the announce table. Jimmy rolls Balor back into the ring. Jimmy hooks the outside leg for a two count. Jimmy applies a nerve hold on the middle rope. Jey delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Balor with three haymakers. Jimmy kicks Balor in the gut. Jimmy whips Balor into the turnbuckles. Jimmy tosses Balor out of the ring. The Usos and Theory has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Balor decks Jimmy with a JawBreaker. Jimmy with a Spinning Enzuigiri for a two count. Jimmy tees off on Balor. Balor side steps Jimmy into the steel ring post. Jimmy tags in Jey.

Jey stomps on Balor’s back. Jey SuperKicks Boogs off the apron. Jey goes for a Sunset Flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick. Nakamura and Theory are tagged in. Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Theory. Nakamura with a Step Through Kick. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Jimmy. Nakamura with an Axe Kick. Nakamura knocks Jey off the apron. Nakamura with combination kicks. Nakamura drops Theory with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura sends Theory to the corner. Nakamura kicks Theory in the back. Nakamura hits The Sliding German Suplex. Double SuperKick. Boogs tosses The Usos out of the ring. The Usos throws Boogs into the steel ring steps. Nakamura tags in Balor. Balor scores the forearm knockdown. Balor clotheslines Theory over the top rope. Balor lands The SomerSault Plancha. Balor rolls Theory back into the ring. Balor with The SlingBlade. Balor with The Shotgun Dropkick. The Usos runs interference. Theory denies The Coupe De Grace. Theory connects with The ATL to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Usos & Austin Theory via Pinfall 

Updated WrestleMania 38 Match Card 

Night One 

– The New Day vs. Sheamus & Ridge Holland w/Butch

– 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

– Seth Rollins vs. TBD

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

– Bobby Lashley w/MVP vs. Omos

– 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

Happy Talk With Special Guest: Drew McIntyre 

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Author: Josh Lopez