WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (8/12/22): GUNTHER vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
August 12, 2022
PNC Arena
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Pat McAfee)

Ring Announcer: Samantha Irvin 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah vs. Shotzi Blackheart & Xia Li In A First Round Match In The Vacated WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament 

Raquel Rodriguez and Shotzi Blackheart will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rodriguez launches Blackheart to the corner. Blackheart side steps Rodriguez into the turnbuckles. Blackheart with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rodriguez launches Blackheart over the top rope. Blackheart with a Roundhouse Kick. Blackheart applies The Upside Down. Blackheart rakes the eyes of Rodriguez. Blackheart uses the middle rope for leverage for a two count. Rodriguez denies The Spinning DDT. Rodriguez sends Blackheart chest first into the canvas. Natalya and Sonya Deville makes their presence known at ringside. Blackehart tags in Xia. Rodriguez scores the elbow knockdown. Rodriguez tags in Aliyah. Assisted Crossbody Block for a two count. Aliyah with a Flying Crossbody Block off the ring apron. Natalya and Deville talks smack to Aliyah. Blackheart punches Deville in the back. Blackheart launches Deville into the time keepers area. Rodriguez throws Natalya into the ringside barricade. All hell is breaking loose in Raleigh. Xia and Blackheart regains control of the match during the commercial break. Xia pulls Aliyah down to the mat. Xia stops Aliyah in her tracks. Xia drives Aliyah back first into the turnbuckles. Xia with clubbing shoulder blocks. Xia applies a front face lock. Blackheart tags herself in.

Running Cutter/Dominator Combination for a two count. Blackheart applies a front face lock. Xia tags herself in. Blackheart with The Reverse SlingBlade. Xia stomps on Aliyah’s left hand. Xia with a Roundhouse Kick for a two count. Xia goes back to the front face lock. Blackheart tags herself in. Blackheart kicks Aliyah in the gut. Aliyah decks Blackheart with a JawBreaker. Aliyah kicks Blackheart into the turnbuckles. Xia tags herself in. Xia runs towards Rodriguez. Aliyah repeatedly kicks Xia in the face. Xia drives her knee into the midsection of Aliyah. Xia goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Aliyah counters with a NeckBreaker. Rodriguez and Blackheart are tagged in. Rodriguez with a running shoulder tackle. Rodriguez with Two Fallaway Slams. Rodriguez follows that with a Twisting Elbow Drop. Rodriguez gets distracted by Xia. Rodriguez goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Blackheart counters with a Hurricanrana into the middle turnbuckle pad. Blackheart hits The Slice Bread for a two count. Blackheart tags in Xia. Aliyah Spears Blackheart. Rodriguez goes for a Bodyslam, but Xia lands back on her feet. Rodriguez kicks Xia in the gut. Rodriguez connects with The Tijana Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah via Pinfall 

Second Match: Hit Row w/B-Fab vs. Brandon Scott & Trevor Irvin 

Top Dolla and Brandon Scott will start things off. Dolla with a running shoulder tackle. Dolla knocks Irvin off the ring apron. Dolla launches Scott to the corner. Dolla with a Running Knee Strike. Dolla tags in Adonis. Adonis with a Slingshot Dropkick. Hit Row poses for the crowd. Adonis hits The Flapjack. Adonis pops back on his feet. Adonis sends Scott to the corner. Adonis tags in Dolla. Dolla catches Scott and Irvin in mid-air. Dolla with a Double Powerslam. Dolla tags in Adonis. Hit Row connects with The Heavy Hitter to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hit Row via Pinfall 

Liv Morgan & Shayna Baszler Contract Signing 

Third Match: Drew McIntyre & Riddick Moss vs. The Usos 

Drew McIntyre and Jey Uso will start things off. Haymaker Exchange. McIntyre whips Jey across the ring. Jey with a drop down uppercut. McIntyre clotheslines Jey. McIntyre knocks Jimmy off the ring apron. McIntyre dumps Jey out of the ring. McIntyre throws Jey into the ringside barricade. McIntyre clotheslines Jimmy. McIntyre is fired up. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. McIntyre rolls Jey back into the ring. McIntyre kicks Jey in the gut. McIntyre with a straight right hand. Jey reverses out of the irish whip from McIntyre. McIntyre holds onto the ropes. McIntyre decks Jey with a back elbow smash. Jimmy with an Apron Enzuigiri. Jey repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. Jey tags in Jimmy. Wish Bone Attack. Jimmy uses the middle rope as a weapon. Jey delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Jimmy tags in Jey.

The Usos repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. Riddick Moss decides to be his tag team partner. Moss ducks a clothesline from Jimmy. Moss scores two forearm knockdowns. Moss ducks under two clotheslines from Jey. Moss with a running shoulder tackle. Moss catches Jimmy in mid-air. Moss with a Fallaway Slam. Moss with Two Running Shoulder Blocks. McIntyre and Moss clotheslines The Usos over the top rope. The Usos regains control of the match during the commercial break. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Moss. Jey poses for the crowd. Jey with a Running Stinkface. Jey goes for a SuperKick, but Moss counters with an Elevated Lariat. McIntyre and Jimmy are tagged in. McIntyre with two clotheslines. McIntyre scores the elbow knockdown.

McIntyre with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Jey. McIntyre with Two NeckBreakers. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre goes for The Claymore, but Sami Zayn gets in the way. Jimmy SuperKicks McIntyre. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey lands The USO Splash for a two count. Zayn yells at the referee. Jey tags in Jimmy. The Usos goes for The 1D, but Moss gets in the way. Moss throws Jey into the barricade. Jey clotheslines Moss into the time keepers area. McIntyre denies The Samoan Drop. McIntyre HeadButts Jimmy. Jimmy SuperKicks McIntyre. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Jimmy. McIntyre connects with The Claymore to pickup the victory. After the match, McIntyre blocks a SuperKick from Jey. McIntyre kicks Jey in the gut. McIntyre hits The Future Shock DDT. McIntyre goes for another Claymore, but Zayn takes the bullet for Jey.

Winner: Drew McIntyre & Riddick Moss via Pinfall 

– Nikkita Lyons & Zoey Stark Vignette.

– Baron Corbin attacks Ricochet in the backstage area.

Updated WWE Clash At The Castle Match Card 

– Bianca BelAir, Asuka and Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley, Dakota Kai and Io Shirai In A 6-Woman Tag Team Match

– 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

Fourth Match: GUNTHER (c) w/Ludwig Kaiser vs. Shinsuke Nakamura For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Tight lockup. Nakamura backs Gunther into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Nakamura mocks Gunther. Standing Switch Exchange. Gunther brings Nakamura to the corner. Nakamura ducks under a chop from Gunther. Nakamura with clubbing mid-kicks. Nakamura with clubbing hamstring kicks. Nakamura kicks out the legs of Gunther. Nakamura applies a side headlock. Gunther whips Nakamura across the ring. Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Gunther. Gunther leapfrogs over Nakamura. Gunther drops Nakamura with The Big Boot. Gunther with two uppercuts. Gunther with a knife edge chop. Gunther stomps on Nakamura’s back. Gunther applies The Boston Crab. Gunther transitions into The STF. Nakamura grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Gunther toys around with Nakamura. Gunther uppercuts Nakamura. Forearm Exchange. Nakamura repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Gunther. Gunther slaps Nakamura in the chest. Nakamura with The Flying Arm-Bar. Gunther repeatedly stomps on Nakamura’s chest.

Gunther goes for The Boston Crab, but Nakamura counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Nakamura with a Step Through Kick. Nakamura blocks a chop from Gunther. Nakamura delivers his combination offense. Nakamura an Axe Kick. Nakamura repeatedly kicks the right shoulder of Gunther. Nakamura with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Gunther answers with a knife edge chop. Gunther lays Nakamura flat on the top turnbuckle. Gunther is choking Nakamura with his boot. Nakamura tumbles to the floor. Gunther has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Nakamura is displaying his fighting spirit. Gunther with a Release German Suplex. Gunther is favoring his right shoulder. Gunther kicks Nakamura in the face. Gunther drags Nakamura to the corner. Gunther goes for a Flying Splash, but Nakamura counters with The Triangle Choke. Nakamura transitions into The Hanging Kimura Lock.

Gunther with a Butterfly Suplex. Gunther with two knee lifts. Nakamura goes back to kicking the left hamstring of Gunther. Gunther hammers down on the right knee of Nakamura. Nakamura drops Gunther with a Sharp Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura with Two Mid-Kicks. Nakamura delivers Good Vibrations. Nakamura has Gunther sitting on the middle rope. Nakamura kicks Gunther in the back. Nakamura hits The Sliding German Suplex. Nakamura taunts Kaiser. Gunther blasts Nakamura with a Shotgun Dropkick. Gunther goes for a PowerBomb, but Nakamura lands back on his feet. Nakamura kicks the right shoulder of Gunther. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike to the back of Gunther’s head. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Gunther counters with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Gunther applies The Sleeper Hold. Gunther with another Shotgun Dropkick. Gunther connects with The PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, GUNTHER via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez