WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (6/17/22): Roman Reigns vs. Matt Riddle

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
June 17, 2022
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Pat McAfee)

Ring Announcer: Samantha Irvin 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Matt Riddle Promo 

BRO. BRO, before I kick Roman Reigns in the head and take his WWE Undisputed Universal Championship, I wanted to take a stroll down memory lane and take a look at the history between Roman Reigns and myself. Man, I have been waiting a long time for this opportunity. And I know all my friends and family are watching at home. But more importantly, my best bro and our friend Randy is watching at home. And Randy, I know you have a big operation coming up and we all wish you the best of luck. And I know that you’re at home, thinking what if something goes wrong? Am I going to be able to train again? Will I be able to get back in this ring and do what I do best, time and time again? And Randy, all I can say is, we miss you, bro. And I don’t care what kind of shape you’re in, I love you, Randy. For 20 years, dude, you’ve been killing legends, you won like a bajillion titles, your RKO videos have gone viral, worldwide.

Dude, you even lit The Undertaker on fire, that was sick, bro, that was sick. But most importantly, for the last 20 years, you sacrificed everything to entertain us. And I think I can speak for the whole WWE Universe when I say this, thank you Randy. But tonight, tonight, I challenge Roman Reigns for that WWE Undisputed Universal Championship and I think everyone here, and everybody watching at home, and every bro in the locker room knows I’m dedicating this match to my best friend, Randy Orton. And when I carry myself to the back to get ready for the biggest match of my life, keeping my head up high, strutting like a Viper. You know what? I think I’m going to play something that we haven’t heard in a long time, and hopefully something we hear soon when Randy Orton returns.

Randy Orton’s theme song plays inside the Target Center as this segment comes to an end.

First Match: Baron Corbin vs. Riddick Moss In A Last Laugh Match 

Leapfrog Display. Moss scores the elbow knockdown. Corbin brings Moss to the corner. Moss ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Moss punches Corbin. Corbin kicks Moss in the gut. Corbin with forearm shivers. Moss kicks Corbin in the face. Moss with a flying shoulder tackle. Moss with a forearm smash. Moss drives his knee into the midsection of Corbin. Moss repeatedly stomps on Corbin’s chest. Moss whips Corbin into the turnbuckles. Corbin with a massive haymaker. Corbin uses the top rope as a weapon. Corbin with a forearm smash. Corbin whips Moss across the ring. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Moss. Moss side steps Corbin into the turnbuckles. Moss ducks under two clotheslines from Corbin. Moss with a running shoulder tackle. Moss with a Corner Spear. Moss is throwing haymakers at Corbin. Moss ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Moss catches Corbin in mid-air.

Moss with The Fallaway Slam. Corbin denies The Punch Line. Corbin sends Moss shoulder first into the steel ring post. Corbin clotheslines Moss into the time keepers area. Corbin has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Corbin and Moss are trading back and forth shots. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Moss. Corbin clotheslines Moss back into the ring. Corbin puts Moss on the top turnbuckle. Moss with forearm shivers. Moss kicks Corbin in the face. Moss with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Moss ducks under two clotheslines from Corbin. Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count. Corbin goes for a PowerBomb, but Moss lands back on his feet. Corbin Chokeslams Moss. Moss regroups on the outside. Corbin sends Moss face first into the steel ring post. Moss pulls Corbin out of the ring. Moss sends Corbin face first into the announce table. Corbin gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Moss connects with Two Punch Lines to pickup the victory. After the match, Moss starts laughing at Corbin.

Winner: Riddick Moss via Pinfall 

Second Match: The New Day vs. Jinder Mahal & Shanky 

Xavier Woods and Jinder Mahal will start things off. Woods drop steps into a side headlock. Mahal whips Woods across the ring. Mahal bodyslams Woods. Mahal flexes his muscles. Mahal rocks Woods with a forearm smash. Mahal stomps on Woods chest. Mahal punches Woods in the back. Mahal sends Woods to the corner. Woods dives over Mahal. Woods ducks under two clotheslines from Mahal. Woods sends Mahal into the ropes. Woods with The SpringBoard Dropkick for a two count. Woods applies a wrist lock. Woods tags in Kofi. Double Wrist Lock. Double Chop. Double Hamstring Kick. Double Bulldog for a one count.

Kofi applies a wrist lock. Mahal drives his knee into the midsection of Kofi. Mahal tags in Shanky. Kofi rolls under a clothesline from Shanky. Kofi dropkicks Shanky. Shanky drops Kofi with an overhand chop. Shanky with an Inside Out Lariat. Shanky with two sharp elbow strikes. Shanky follows that with a Big Biel Throw. Shanky poses for the crowd. Shanky starts dancing after Woods is playing the trombone. Mahal tags himself in. Mahal tells Shanky to get out of the ring. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise to pickup the victory.

Winner: The New Day via Pinfall 

Third Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Raquel Rodriguez. The Winner Will Qualify For The 2022 Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

Lacey Evans joins the commentary team for this match. Rodriguez drives Baszler back first into the turnbuckles. Rodriguez with clubbing shoulder blocks. Baszler denies the sunset flip. Rodriguez is raining down haymakers. Baszler ducks a clothesline from Rodriguez. Rodriguez punches Baszler in the back. Rodriguez whips Baszler into the turnbuckles. Baszler blocks a boot from Rodriguez. Baszler kicks Rodriguez in the back. Baszler wraps the left leg of Rodriguez around the middle turnbuckle. Baszler kicks Rodriguez back into the ring. Baszler with a forearm smash. Baszler repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Rodriguez.

Baszler poses for the crowd. Baszler continues to work on the left hamstring of Rodriguez. Rodriguez decks Baszler with a back elbow smash. Rodriguez drops Baszler with The Big Boot for a two count. Rodriguez goes for a Running Powerslam, but Baszler lands back on her feet. Baszler delivers a chop block. Baszler with a Running Knee Strike. Baszler applies The Sleer Hold. Rodriguez backs Baszler into the turnbuckles. Rodriguez ducks a clothesline from Baszler. Rodriguez connects with The Chigona Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Raquel Rodriguez via Pinfall 

Updated WWE Money In The Bank 2022 Match Card 

1.) Bianca BelAir (c) vs. Rhea Ripley For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

2.) Lacey Evans vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Liv Morgan vs. Raquel Rodriguez In The 2022 Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

3.) Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus The 2022 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

4.) Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Natalya For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

5.) The Usos (c) vs. The Street Profits For The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship

Fourth Match: Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman & The Usos vs. Matt Riddle For The Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. If Matt Riddle Loses, He Can No Longer Challenge Roman Reigns For The Remainder Of His Title Run

Riddle starts things off with a flying forearm smash. Riddle with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Riddle with clubbing blows to Reigns back. The referee is trying to calm down Riddle. Riddle with a flurry of mid-kicks. Reigns uppercuts Riddle. Reigns slams Riddle’s head on the two turnbuckle pads. Reigns HeadButts Riddle. Reigns with a straight right hand. Reigns with the irish whip. Riddle dives over Reigns. Riddle with a Mid-Kick. Riddle with The Fisherman’s Suplex. Reigns regroups on the outside. Riddle with forearm shivers. Reigns uppercuts Riddle. Reigns transitions into a ground and pound attack. Reigns poses for the crowd. Reigns uses the bottom rope as a weapon. Reigns delivers The Drive By for a two count. Reigns applies the cravate. Riddle with heavy bodyshots. Forearm Exchange. Riddle with combo palm strikes. Reigns drives his knee into the midsection of Riddle. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Reigns. Riddle with an Overhead Kick. Riddle pops back on his feet.

Riddle with two flying forearm smashes. Riddle with The Exploder Suplex. Riddle goes for The BROTon, but Reigns gets his knees up in the air. Riddle decks Reigns with a back elbow smash. Riddle drops Reigns with The Floating BRO for a two count. Riddle goes for a Flying Forearm, but Reigns counters with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Riddle exits the ring. Reigns with a Belly to Back Suplex on the announce table. Reigns has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Reigns goes for The Superman Punch, but Riddle counters with a Pump Knee Strike. Reigns kicks Riddle in the face. Reigns goes for The Spear, but Riddle counters with The Powerslam. Reigns denies The Draping DDT. Riddle with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick.

Riddle with a Belly to Back Suplex on the announce table. Reigns sends Riddle face first into the steel ring post. Reigns rolls Riddle back into the ring. Riddle hits The Draping DDT. Reigns denies The RKO. Reigns delivers The Superman Punch for a two count. Reigns goes for The Spear, but Riddle counters with The RKO for a two count. Riddle lands The Floating BRO. Reigns negates The RKO. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Reigns. Reigns connects with The Mid-Air Spear to pickup the victory. After the match, Reigns declares that there’s no more challenges left. He was going to wreck everybody and leave and that’s what he’s going to do right now. Reigns tells Minnesota to acknowledge him. Brock Lesnar walks down to the ring. Lesnar wants Reigns to shake his hand. Lesnar wipes out The Bloodline with a F5 Party to close the show.

Winner: Still Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez

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