WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (4/8/22): What’s Next For The Bloodline?

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
April 8, 2022
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Pat McAfee)

Ring Announcer: Samantha Irvin 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

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

Woods side steps the charging Butch after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Woods applies a side headlock. Butch whips Woods across the ring. Butch clotheslines Woods. Butch transitions into a ground and pound attack. Woods is throwing haymakers at Butch. Woods slams Butch’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Woods with a knife edge chop. Butch with a gut punch. Woods answers with a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle pad. Butch side steps Woods into the turnbuckles. Butch with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Butch with a Knee Drop. Butch works on his joint manipulation game. Butch stomps on the left elbow of Woods. Woods with a JawBreaker. Woods ducks a clothesline from Butch. Woods with a Tilt-A-Whirl Side Russian Leg Sweep. Woods with a Hesitation Dropkick. Butch avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Butch with a running forearm smash. Butch hits The X-Plex on the ring apron.

Butch has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Butch with clubbing blows to Woods chest. Butch applies a hammerlock. Butch fish hooks Woods. Butch stomps on Woods ribs. Butch is raining down forearms for a two count. Butch applies an arm-bar. Woods with forearm shivers. Wood with a chop/haymaker combination. Butch reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Woods ducks under two clotheslines from Butch. Woods slides under Butch. Woods with The Rolling Elbow. Woods drops Butch with The Leg Lariat. Woods goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Butch lands back on his feet. Butch with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Butch launches Woods over the top rope. Woods with a straight right hand. Woods with an Apron Enzuigiri. Butch answers with a forearm in mid-air. Butch stomps on Woods fingers. Butch delivers The Roundhouse Kick for a two count. Butch toys around with Woods. Butch repeatedly kicks Woods in the face. Woods avoids The Running Boot. Woods connects with The Small Package to pickup the victory. After the match, Butch snaps on Sheamus and Holland.

Winner: Xavier Woods via Pinfall 

Second Match: GUNTHER w/Ludwig Kaiser vs. Joe Alonzo 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gunther launches Alonzo across the ring. Gunther backs Alonzo into the turnbuckles. Alonzo with a forearm smash. Gunther answers with two overhand chops. Gunther has Alonzo tangled up in the ropes. Gunther pulls Alonzo back into the ring. Gunther drops Alonzo with The Big Boot. Gunther with a knife edge chop. Gunter kicks Alonzo in the back. Gunther with a clubbing forearm to Alonzo’s chest. Gunther with a blistering chop. Gunther bodyslams Alonzo. Gunther talks smack to Alonzo. Gunther with an overhand chop. Gunther PowerBombs Alonzo to pickup the victory.

Winner: GUNTHER via Pinfall 

Third Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn

Zayn is playing mind games with McIntyre. McIntyre throws Zayn into the LED Board. McIntyre dumps Zayn face first on the ringside barricade. McIntyre rolls Zayn back into the ring. Zayn kicks McIntyre in the face. McIntyre catches Zayn in mid-air. McIntyre with Two Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. McIntyre whips Zayn across the ring. McIntyre goes for The Big Boot, but Zayn holds onto the ropes.

Zayn exits the ring. McIntyre dumps Zayn face first on the announce table. Zayn is trying to get himself intentionally counted out. McIntyre catches up to Zayn. McIntyre with a running clothesline. McIntyre brings Zayn back into the ring. McIntyre goes for The Claymore, but Zayn ducks out of the way. Zayn hightails out of the Fiserv Forum. After the match, McIntyre points the sword at Zayn.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Count-Out 

Fourth Match: Sasha Banks w/Naomi vs. Liv Morgan 

Naomi joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Morgan rolls Sasha over for a one count. Sasha ducks a clothesline from Morgan. Sasha slaps Morgan in the chest. Sasha with The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Morgan ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Morgan with The Wing Snapper into the middle turnbuckle pad. Morgan delivers The Missile Dropkick. Sasha avoids The Oblivion. Sasha drops Morgan with The Backstabber. Sasha has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Sasha with The Three Amigos. Sasha lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Natalya and Shayna Baszler are scouting this match in the backstage area.

Morgan with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sasha denies The SpringBoard Bulldog. Misfired Toe Kicks. Sasha blocks The Jersey CodeBreaker. Rollup Exchange. Sasha with a double leg takedown. Morgan bridges out of a jackknife pinning predicament. Sasha blocks a boot from Morgan. Sasha with a knee lift. Morgan responds with The Jersey CodeBreaker. Sasha ducks a clothesline from Morgan. Morgan decks Sasha with a back elbow smash. Morgan kicks Sasha in the chest. Morgan with a pump knee strike. Morgan with The Roundhouse Kick. Sasha side steps Morgan into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a Running Meteora. Rising Knee Strike. Sasha has Morgan perched on the top turnbuckle. Sasha connects with The SuperPlex. Morgan hooks both legs to pickup the victory.

Winner: Liv Morgan via Pinfall 

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Roman Reigns & Shinsuke Nakamura Segment 

Roman Reigns: Milwaukee, Acknowledge Me! So I want to let y’all in. I want to share something private that me and my wise man discuss rather frequently. It pains me to say this, but SmackDown and the Universal Championship, it wasn’t enough. So I went to WrestleMania and I smashed Cowboy Brock and I took Monday Night Raw and I took the WWE Championship. So when we’re talking about what’s the next step for the tribal chief, I don’t really think I can do much more. I done did it all, you know. But there’s still plenty left for The Bloodline to achieve. You see, this week, there’s so many videos, so many historical pictures that were taken of The Bloodline.

And I couldn’t help but to keep seeing one thing. I saw my two titles, but the only thing that I really saw was, my cousins only have two titles. Hear me out, I’m just one man with two titles. clearly they’re two men with two titles and that’s not enough. You see, Jey, what did I tell you a long time ago? I said we was going to elevate you to heights that you never knew. I told you we was going to lift you up. We was going to show you greatness. And there’s only one way to do that. It’s time that we unify the tag team championships as well. I want y’all to go to Raw and I want y’all to bring me those Raw Tag Team Championships. I want you to go and get those for yourselves, because when you get it for yourselves, you’re gonna get it for our bloodline, you understand? Is that a deal? Well, there you have it, The Bloodline’s gonna have all the gold soon.

Shinsuke Nakamura walks down to the ring.

Roman Reigns: You don’t have to say nothing. Your Tribal Chief understands how you feel, Shin. You see, Shin lost his partner, you know the guy, Rick Boogs. And I get that. Jey, you understand that, right? We lost Jimmy to a knee injury for well over a year. I’m a loving and compassionate tribal chief. I completely understand where you’re coming from. And since we have all the gold now, The Island Of Relevancy, this is a place of love, man. So, please, let me help you, let me give you some of this bloodline love, come on.

Roman hugs Nakamura. The Usos SuperKicks Nakamura. The Bloodline poses for the crowd to close the show.

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Author: Josh Lopez