WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (11/18/22): Sami Zayn vs. Butch

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
November 18, 2022
XL Center
Hartford, Connecticut

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Wade Barrett)

Ring Announcer: Samantha Irvin 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Drew McIntyre, The Brawling Brutes and Sami Zayn Segment 

First Match: Ricochet vs. Mustafa Ali In A First Round Match In The SmackDown World Cup Tournament

Ricochet with a waist lock go-behind. Ricochet rolls Ali over for a one count. Ricochet with a double leg takedown. Rollup Exchange. Ricochet with the backslide cover for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Ricochet with The O’Connor Roll for a one count. Ricochet sweeps out the legs of Ali. Ali regroups in the corner. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ricochet backs Ali into the turnbuckles. Ali applies a waist lock. Ricochet backs Ali into the turnbuckles. Ricochet decks Ali with a back elbow smash. Ali with a shot to the back of Ricochet’s neck. Ali with a straight right hand. Ali slams Ricochet’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ali with the irish whip. Ali clotheslines Ricochet for a two count. Ali with a knife edge chop. Ali sends Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet launches Ali over the top rope. Ricochet with a forearm smash.

Ricochet and Ali are trading back and forth shots in the corner. Ali with The Avalanche Backstabber. Ricochet regains control of the match during the commercial break. Ricochet with clubbing mid-kicks. Ricochet uppercuts Ali. Ricochet with another Mid-Kick. Ali ducks a clothesline from Ricochet. Ali with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Ali dropkicks Ricochet off the ring apron. Ali kicks Ricochet in the chest. Ali goes for The Slingshot Pescado, but Ricochet counters with The Michinoku Driver on the floor. Ricochet rolls Ali back into the ring. Ricochet goes for The Phoenix Splash, but Ali ducks out of the way. Ali applies The Koji Clutch.

Ricochet puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Ricochet fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ricochet sends Ali to the corner. Ali decks Ricochet with a back elbow smash. Ricochet pulls Ali off the middle turnbuckle. Ali with a series of back elbow smashes. Ricochet with The Snap Dragon Suplex. Ricochet follows that with an Inside Out Lariat. Ricochet with The SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Ali refuses to stay down. Ali dodges The Pump Knee Strike. Ali rolls Ricochet over for a two count. Ricochet with a Spinning Back Kick. Ali reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet dives over Ali. Ali drops Ricochet with The Tornado DDT. Ali goes for The 450 Splash, but Ricochet ducks out of the way. Ricochet connects with The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

Second Match: Killer Kross w/Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Riddick Moss 

Moss starts things off with a flying forearm smash. Moss with forearm shivers in the corner. Moss repeatedly stomps on Kross’s chest. Kross rocks Moss with a forearm smash. Kross applies a front face lock. Moss kicks Kross in the gut. Moss with a Vertical Suplex. Kross answers with a toe kick. Moss reverses out of the irish whip from Kross. Moss leapfrogs over Kross. Moss drops down on the canvas. Moss scores the elbow knockdown. Moss clotheslines Kross over the top rope. Moss whips Kross into the ringside barricade. Moss rolls Kross back into the ring. Kross ducks a clothesline from Moss. Kross with The Tiger Suplex. Kross repeatedly stomps on Moss’s chest. Kross puts his leg on the back of Moss’s neck.

Scarlett smacks Moss in the face behind the referee’s back. Kross talks smack to Moss. Moss with forearm shivers. Kross drives his knee into the midsection of Moss. Kross whips Moss across the ring. Moss clotheslines Kross. Moss scores the forearm knockdown. Moss ducks under two clotheslines from Kross. Moss with a running shoulder tackle. Moss with Three Corner Spears. Moss follows that with The Fallaway Slam. Kross regroups on the outside. Scarlett stops Moss in his tracks. Kross with a Running Knee Strike. Kross drives Moss face first into the steel ring post. Kross makes Moss tap out to The Kross Jacket Choke. After the match, Kross refuses to let go of the hold. Emma comes down to the ring to check on Moss.

Winner: Killer Kross via Submission 

Third Match: Shayna Baszler w/Ronda Rousey vs. Shotzi Blackheart 

Baszler attacks Blackheart from behind after the bell rings. Baszler transitions into a ground and pound attack. Baszler with a knee lift. Baszler punches Blackheart in the back. Baszler talks smack to Blackheart. Blackheart smacks Baszler in the mouth. Blackheart with an inside cradle for a two count. Blackheart clotheslines Baszler. Rousey trips Blackheart from the outside. Baszler with a clubbing shot to Blackheart’s back. Baszler repeatedly stomps on Blackheart’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Baszler kicks Blackheart in the back for a two count. Baszler applies a top wrist lock. Blackheart with heavy bodyshots. Blackheart dodges The Running Knee Strike. Blackheart with a Spinning Back Kick. Blackheart with a knee lift. Blackheart follows that with The Rolling Elbow. Blackheart delivers The Question Mark Kick.

Rousey pulls Baszler out of the ring. Blackheart gets up in Rousey’s grill. Rousey continues to run interference. Blackheart ducks a clothesline from Baszler. Blackheart with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Baszler pulls Blackheart back into the ring. Baszler with a Release German Suplex for a two count. Baszler dumps Blackheart out of the ring. Baszler seeks approval from Rousey. Blackheart dropkicks Baszler. Blackheart with a corner clothesline. Blackheart with The Reverse SlingBlade. Blackheart follows that with The Reverse Senton Splash. Blackheart gets distracted by Rousey. Baszler sends Blackheart shoulder first into the steel ring post. Baszler applies The Sleeper Hold in the ropes. Raquel Rodriguez makes her way down to the ringside area. Blackheart avoids The Elbow Stomp. Blackheart rolls Baszler over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shotzi Blackheart via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: The New Day & Braun Strowman vs. Imperium In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

New Day starts brawling with Imperium before the bell rings. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Kaiser. Kofi clotheslines Kaiser and Vinci over the top rope. Imperium catches Kofi in mid-air. Imperium dumps Kofi face first on the ring apron. Gunther chops Woods. Strowman stands behind Gunther. Strowman tells the referee to ring the bell. Gunther retreats to the outside. Vinci applies a waist lock. Woods decks Vinci with a JawBreaker. Vinci applies a wrist lock. Woods with forearm shivers. Vinci pulls Woods down to the mat. Vinci tags in Kaiser. Vinci with The SpineBuster. Kaiser blocks Woods with The PK. Kaiser knocks Kofi off the apron. Kaiser poses for the crowd. Kaiser sends Woods to the corner. Woods is displaying his fighting spirit. Woods with a chop/forearm combination. Kaiser goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Woods lands back on his feet. Woods crawls under Kaiser’s legs.

Kaiser stops Woods in his tracks. Woods uses his feet to create separation. Strowman and Vinci are tagged in. Strowman with a running shoulder tackle. Strowman clears the ring. Vinci kicks Strowman in the chest. Vinci tags in Gunther. Vinci ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Vinci goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but Strowman counters with a shoulder block. Gunther chops Strowman. Strowman is pissed. Strowman delivers The Strowman Express. Strowman goes for The Powerslam, but Gunther lands back on his feet. Gunther with a blistering chop. Strowman hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Strowman goes for The Monster Bomb, but Gunther blocks it. Gunther kicks the left hamstring of Strowman. Kofi and Kaiser are tagged in. Kofi with a Flying Crossbody Block. Kofi knocks Vinci off the apron. Kaiser dodges The Trouble In Paradise. Kofi kicks Kaiser in the face. Kofi tags in Woods. New Day connects with The Midnight Hour to pickup the victory.

Winner: The New Day & Braun Strowman via Pinfall 

Updated WWE Survivor Series: War Games 2022 Match Card 

1.) Bianca BelAir, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Mia Yim and TBD vs. Damage Control, Nikki Cross and Rhea Ripley In A Women’s War Games Match

2.) Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Shotzi Blackheart For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

3.) AJ Styles w/The OC vs. Finn Balor w/The Judgment Day

4.) Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, The Usos and Solo Sikoa w/Paul Heyman vs. Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens and The Brawling Brutes In The Men’s War Games Match

Fifth Match: Sami Zayn w/The Bloodline vs. Butch w/Drew McIntyre & The Brawling Brutes In A First Round Match In The SmackDown World Cup Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Zayn backs Butch into the turnbuckles. Butch ducks a clothesline from Zayn. Butch works on his joint manipulation game. Butch stomps on the left elbow of Zayn. Butch with The La Magistral for a two count. Butch applies a wrist lock. Butch whips Zayn across the ring. Butch clotheslines Zayn for a two count. Zayn kicks Butch in the gut. Zayn applies a side headlock. Butch whips Zayn across the ring. Butch drops down on the canvas. Butch goes for a Hurricanrana, but Zayn counters with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Zayn transitions into a ground and pound attack. Zayn launches Butch over the top rope. That leads us to a huge standoff on the outside. Zayn rolls Butch back into the ring. Butch drops Zayn with The Tornado DDT for a two count. Butch with a Running Enzuigiri. Zayn clings on the right ankle of Butch. Zayn sends Butch crashing into the ringside barricade.

Butch regains control of the match during the commercial break. Butch starts bending Zayn’s fingers. Zayn kicks Butch in the face. Butch with a flying forearm smash for a two count. Butch knocks Jey Uso off the ring apron. Zayn rolls Butch over for a two count. Butch with another Enzuigiri. The referee gets distracted by Jimmy. Jey clocks Butch with The Apron Enzuigiri. Zayn hits The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. A pier six brawl breaks out. McIntyre tackles Sikoa over the announce table. Butch snaps Zayn’s fingers. Butch wipes out The Usos with The Orihara MoonSault. Zayn with The Exploder Suplex into the turnbuckles. Zayn prepares for The Helluva Kick. Zayn gets cut off by Sheamus and Jey’s bruhaha. Butch connects with The Bitter End to pickup the victory.

After the match, Sikoa attacks Butch from behind. Sikoa with The Spinning Solo. McIntyre tees off on Sikoa. All hell is breaking loose in Hartford. Roman Reigns makes his way down to the ring with Paul Heyman. Reigns clocks Holland with The Superman Punch. Reigns delivers Two Spears. Reigns and Sheamus are trading back and forth shots. Zayn attacks Sheamus from behind. Reigns drops Sheamus with The Superman Punch. Kevin Owens arrives and dishes out Two SuperKicks. Owens engages in a standoff with Reigns. Owens with rapid fire haymakers. Owens repeatedly stomps on Reigns chest. Owens is left alone in the ring with Zayn. Reigns nails Owens with The Superman Punch. Zayn throws Holland into the ringside barricade. Reigns goes for The Spear, but Owens counters with a knee lift. Owens plants Reigns with The Stunner. Owens officially is the fifth member of Team McIntyre.

Winner: Butch via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez