WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (8/5/22): Roman Reigns Addresses Drew McIntyre

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
August 5, 2022
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Grenville, South Carolina

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Pat McAfee)

Ring Announcer: Samantha Irvin 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Ricochet vs. Baron Corbin 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin launches Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet side steps Corbin into the turnbuckles. Ricochet with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ricochet dives over Corbin. Corbin goes for The End Of Days, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet hits The Fosbury Flop. Corbin avoids The Flying Crossbody Block. Corbin drops Ricochet with a Wrap Around Lariat. Corbin delivers a gut punch. Ricochet with heavy bodyshots. Corbin scores the elbow knockdown. Corbin whips Ricochet into the turnbuckles. Corbin sends Ricochet to the ring apron. Ricochet with a shoulder block. Corbin punches Ricochet in mid-air. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Ricochet dives over Corbin. Ricochet with a Double Foot Stomp. Ricochet kicks Corbin in the face. Ricochet SuperKicks Corbin. Corbin avoids The Apron MoonSault. Corbin sends Ricochet face first into the steel ring post.

Corbin has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Ricochet attacks the midsection of Corbin. Ricochet with forearm shivers. Corbin with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Corbin whips Ricochet across the ring. Ricochet slips over Corbin’s back. Ricochet with combo bodyshots. Corbin sends Ricochet into the ropes. Ricochet with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Ricochet with a Handspring Back Elbow. Ricochet with a running shoulder block. Ricochet follows that with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet with a Running Shooting Star Press for a two count.

Corbin denies The Recoil. Ricochet kicks Corbin in the face. Corbin catches Ricochet in mid-air. Corbin with an Elevated NeckBreaker for a two count. Corbin goes for a PowerBomb, but Ricochet counters with The Hurricanrana for a two count. Ricochet with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Ricochet with a Spinning Back Kick. Ricochet kicks Corbin in the chest. Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count. Corbin puts Ricochet on the top turnbuckle. Ricochet is throwing haymakers at Corbin. Corbin denies The Sunset Flip PowerBomb. Corbin lifts Ricochet up to the top turnbuckle. Ricochet tees off on Corbin. Corbin sends Ricochet crashing into the ropes. Corbin talks smack to Pat McAfee. Corbin gets crotched on the top rope. Ricochet connects with The Recoil. Ricochet plants Corbin with The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

Second Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Ludwig Kaiser w/GUNTHER

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kaiser with an arm-bar takedown. Kaiser applies a hammerlock. Kaiser grabs a side headlock. Kaiser hammers down on the back of Nakamura’s neck. Kaiser with an elbow smash. Kaiser slams Nakamura’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kaiser repeatedly stomps on Nakamura’s chest. Kaiser slams Nakamura’s head on another turnbuckle pad. Kaiser with a straight right hand. Kaiser continues to stomp on Nakamura’s chest. Nakamura hammers down on the right knee of Kaiser. Nakamura with combo bodyshots. Nakamura delivers Good Vibrations. Nakamura tells Kaiser to bring it. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Kaiser. Nakamura with a Hamstring/Mid-Kick Combination. Nakamura with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura follows that with a knee drop for a two count. Nakamura applies a waist lock. Kaiser transitions into a side wrist lock. Kaiser punches Nakamura. Nakamura dumps Kaiser chest first on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike.

Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Kaiser. Kaiser leapfrogs over Nakamura. Nakamura kicks the left hamstring of Kaiser. Kaiser with an Inside Out Suplex. Nakamura regains control of the match during the commercial break. Nakamura with a knee lift. Nakamura has Kaiser draped across the top strand. Nakamura stomps on Kaiser’s back. Nakamura with a Sliding Dropkick. Nakamura with a back chop. Nakamura hits The Sliding German Suplex. Nakamura taunts Gunther. Kaiser dropkicks Nakamura off the ring apron. Nakamura has Kaiser draped across the apron. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Kaiser counters with an european uppercut for a two count. Nakamura with a forearm smash. Kaiser with repeated toe kicks. Nakamura kicks the right shoulder of Kaiser. Kaiser with a Modified Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Kaiser goes for The Swinging Flatliner, but Nakamura counters with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Kaiser hooks both legs for a two count. Nakamura drops Kaiser with a Step Through Kick. Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall 

Third Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Natalya vs. Sonya Deville vs. Shotzi Blackehart vs. Aliyah vs. Xia Li In A Gauntlet Match. The Winner Will Battle Liv Morgan For The SmackDown Women’s Championship At Clash At The Castle 

SONYA DEVILLE VS. ALIYAH 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Aliyah applies a side headlock. Deville whips Aliyah across the ring. Aliyah drops Deville with a shoulder tackle. Aliyah taunts Deville. Deville scores the elbow knockdown. Deville drops Aliyah with The Shining Wizard. Deville applies a rear chin lock on the middle rope. Aliyah rolls Deville over for a one count. Deville kicks Aliyah in the gut. Aliyah fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Aliyah sends Deville into the ropes. Deville ducks a clothesline from Aliyah.

Deville hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Deville goes back to the rear chin lock. Aliyah decks Deville with a JawBreaker. Aliyah ducks a clothesline from Deville. Aliyah with a BackBreaker. Aliyah with a Lou Thez Press. Aliyah transitions into a ground and pound attack. Aliyah ducks a clothesline from Deville. Aliyah with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Deville drives Aliyah face first into the middle rope. Deville connects with The Final Cut to score the first elimination of the match.

SONYA DEVILLE VS. RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ 

Rodriguez blocks a punch from Deville. Rodriguez drives Deville back first into the turnbuckles. Rodriguez with clubbing shoulder blocks. Rodriguez clotheslines Deville for a one count. Deville kicks Rodriguez in the gut. Rodriguez goes for a Bodyslam, but Deville lands back on her feet. Deville delivers a chop block. Deville with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Deville applies a rear chin lock. Rodriguez with a Side Walk Slam. Rodriguez decks Deville with a back elbow smash. Rodriguez dumps Deville face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Rodriguez drops Deville with The Big Boot. Rodriguez lands The Twisting Elbow Drop. Rodriguez connects with The Tijana Bomb. Sonya Deville has been eliminated.

RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ VS. SHOTZI BLACKHEART 

The portion of this match started during the commercial break. Blackheart applies The Octopus Stretch. Rodriguez with The Fallaway Slam. Rodriguez with another Twisting Elbow Drop. Rodriguez delivers The Tijana Bomb. Shotzi Blackheart has been eliminated.

RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ VS. XIA LI 

Xia ducks a clothesline from Rodriguez. Xia with combo kicks. Xia kicks the left knee of Rodriguez. Xia with a running dropkick. Xia is putting the boots to Rodriguez in the corner. Xia hammers down on the left knee of Rodriguez. Xia with a knee drop. Xia drives her knee into Rodriguez’s ribs for a two count. Xia with a bodyscissors rollup for a one count. Xia applies the single leg crab. Xia toys around with Rodriguez. Rodriguez is pissed. Rodriguez HeadButts Xia. Xia with a Spinning Back Kick. Rodriguez catches Xia in mid-air. Rodriguez with The Fallaway Slam. Rodriguez lands The Twisting Elbow Drop. Rodriguez connects with The Tijana Bomb. Xia Li has been eliminated.

RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ VS. NATALYA 

Natalya kicks the left knee of Rodriguez. Natalya punches Rodriguez in the back. Natalya with a double leg takedown. Rodriguez denies The Sharpshooter. Natalya applies a waist lock. Natalya goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Rodriguez holds onto the ropes. Natalya delivers a chop block. Natalya repeatedly stomps on the left hamstring of Rodriguez. Natalya with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Natalya applies The Indian Death Lock. Rodriguez slaps Natalya in the face. Rodriguez with a straight right hand. Rodriguez with a Deadlift Vertical Suplex for a two count. Natalya kicks Rodriguez in the back. Natalya slaps Rodriguez in the face. Natalya applies The Sharpshooter. Natalya tees off on Rodriguez. The referee admonishes Natalya. Natalya transitions into a corner mount. Rodriguez drops Natalya with The Tijana Bomb. Natalya has been eliminated.

RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ VS. SHAYNA BASZLER 

This portion of the match started during the commercial break. Baszler applies a leg lock. Baszler stomps on the left ankle of Rodriguez. Baszler kicks Rodriguez in the chest. Baszler sends Rodriguez face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Baszler is choking Rodriguez with her boot. Baszler with a double wrist lock takedown. Rodriguez with The Fallaway Slam. Baszler side steps Rodriguez into the turnbuckles.

Baszler drops Rodriguez with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Rodriguez with heavy bodyshots. Rodriguez is throwing haymakers at Baszler. Baszler applies The Sleeper Hold. Rodriguez sends Baszler back first into the canvas. Rodriguez with The Stinger Splash. Rodriguez goes for The Twisting Elbow Drop, but Baszler counters with The Kirifuda Clutch. Rodriguez rolls Baszler over for a two count. Baszler connects with The German Suplex Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shayna Baszler via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: The Viking Raiders vs. Tommy Gibson & Jim Mulkey 

Erik and Tommy Gibson will start things off. Erik scores a forearm knockdown. Erik throws Mulkey into the ring. Erik drives Gibson back first into the turnbuckles. Ivar tags himself in. Ivar with The Bronco Buster. Ivar bodyslams Gibson. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Gibson. Ivar stomps on Gibson’s chest. Ivar with clubbing elbow smashes. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik levels Mulkey with The Body Avalanche. Erik bodyslams Mulkey. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar with an Avalanche Powerslam. Ivar tags in Erik. Viking Raiders PowerBombs Mulkey on top of Gibson to pickup the victory. After the match, Kofi Kingston attacks Viking Raiders with a kendo stick.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Erik w/Ivar 

Kofi dropkicks Erik after the bell rings. Kofi is throwing haymakers at Erik. Kofi with a flying forearm smash. Erik catches Kofi in mid-air. Erik delivers Death Rowe. Erik transitions into a ground and pound attack. Following a snap mare takeover, Erik applies a top wrist lock. Kofi tees off on Erik. Erik scores the forearm knockdown for a one count. Erik with clubbing crossfaces. Kofi fights from underneath. Erik sends Kofi to the corner. Kofi with a Pendulum Kick. Kofi with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count.

Erik shoves Kofi. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Erik. Erik denies The SOS. Erik with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Erik applies a front face lock. Erik with a Full Nelson Knee Lift for a two count. Kofi with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Kofi dumps Erik out of the ring. Kofi lands The Trust Fall. Ivar tries to hit Kofi with a kendo stick. Kofi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Erik rocks Kofi with a forearm smash. Erik rolls Kofi back into the ring. Kofi denies The Full Nelson Slam. Kofi rolls Erik over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kofi Kingston via Pinfall 

Updated WWE Clash At The Castle Match Card 

– Liv Morgan (c) vs. Shayna Baszler For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

– Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Drew McIntyre For The WWE Undisputed Universal Championship

Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre and Killer Kross Segment 

Roman Reigns: Greenville, South Carolina. Acknowledge Me. You know the deal. We defend these titles, we win the big one, and then we come back to SmackDown and we brag about what we accomplished. But there’s a few things that need to be addressed before we get into all that. You see, let’s talk about Brock Lesnar. Hey, I hate him too. I hate Brock Lesnar, but I respect that man. But I still hate Brock Lesnar. And it’s not why you think. We hate Brock Lesnar because he tried to kill The Wise Man. As you can see, we don’t have our special counsel here. We’re not very sure when he’s going to be back. At the end of that’s what happens, you take an F5 through the announce table, you’re going to go to the hospital. Right now, I want to send prayers out to The Wise Man.

Drew McIntyre: Roman, our Tribal Queef, I know if I didn’t come out here now you were going to talk until we’re off the air. These people have heard enough. All I want is to get my hands on you, and I can’t wait ’til Clash At The Castle. So if you want Drew McIntyre to tear apart The Bloodline right now, let me hear you scream.

Scarlett Bordeaux appears on the stage. Killer Kross attacks McIntyre from behind. Kross repeatedly slams McIntyre’s head against the steel ring steps. Kross nails McIntyre with The Quickening. Bordeaux puts the hourglass inside the ring as the show goes off the air.

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