WWE SmackDown Results – Mar. 18, 2022 – Lesnar Confronts Reigns

Results by Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com

March 18, 2022
Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee

Quick Match Results

  1. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs defeated Los Lotharios via Boogs Cruise by Boogs on Angel
  2. Drew McIntyre & The Viking Raiders defeated Happy Corbin, Jinder Mahal & Shanky via Claymore by McIntyre on Shanky
  3. Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley was no contest when Natalya & Shayna Baszler attacked all four women
  4. Ridge Holland defeated Kofi Kingston via Northern Grit after a distraction by Butch

In-Ring: Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, The Usos

WWE SmackDown kicks off with Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman and the Usos walking down to the ring. Roman tells Charlotte, North Carolina to acknowledge him. He says it’s a special night. They are on the road to WrestleMania, tonight is the first night he gets to see Brock Lesnar face to face since Madison Square Garden. He says once Lesnar shows his face, he will make him bleed all over Charlotte, North Carolina.

Heyman takes out his cellular phone and reads a message saying that Lesnar experienced weather problems in Saskatchewan and Lesnar will not be there tonight. The fans chant that they want Lesnar. Roman says he understands, he fulfilled his obligation, he wants Brock to be there too. Roman says Lesnar is scared of him and he should be. Roman says he is in God mode. Greatness on a different level. Heyman tries to speak again but Roman tells him people want to hear what he has to say. Heyman reads another message saying that Lesnar has landed and he is on his way.

Roman asks on his way where and Heyman tells him Lesnar is on his way to the arena. Roman gives Heyman the microphone and he tells him he will bring this home as they all leave the ring.

Backstage / In-Ring: Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, The Usos

They cut backstage as all four men get in an SUV. Lesnar is shown honking a horn and driving a forklift. He crashes the forklift into the SUV.

Back from commercial, we see Brock tilting the car on its side during the commercial. Roman and The Usos made it out and into a truck with Lesnar ripping a door off the truck as they drove off.

Brock Lesnar’s song hits and out he comes holding the car door. He throws the car door into the ring. Lesnar says he is a little riled up. He tells Roman that he unleashed the bipolar beast. He tells Roman he can run, he can find but in two weeks at WrestleMania he is going to do more than blow the doors off him. He tells Roman he is coming for blood.

Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs vs. Los Lotharios

The bell rings and we are under way. Nakamura and Humberto are in the ring. A knee and a snap mare take down by Nakamura as he stomps on Humberto in the corner. Nakamura goes for the cover but Humberto kicks out. A head lock by Nakamura but Humberto reverses it into a head lock. Nakamura to the ropes and Angel is tagged in as they double team Nakamura. Humberto is tagged back in as they double team Nakamura. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. An elbow by Humberto and Angel is tagged back in. They double team Nakamura. Angel with a head lock and right hands.

Angel with kicks and a splash in the corner. Humberto is tagged in. They knock Boogs off the ring apron and double team Nakamura. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. A modified head lock by Humberto but Nakamura with a hip toss. Boogs is tagged in. Right hands and axe handles onto Angel. A gorilla press slam on Humberto as he throws him onto Angel. Boogs with the Boogs Cruise. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winners: Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs

Drew McIntyre & The Viking Raiders vs. Happy Corbin, Jinder Mahal & Shanky

Before the match, Megan Morant is with Corbin, Mahal, Shanky and Madcap Moss. Corbin says at WrestleMania he will get the win against Drew McIntyre. Madcap says a bad joke which doesn’t make Corbin happy as they walk out to the ring.

The bell rings and we are under way. Erik and Shanky are in the ring. Shanky with a clothesline. Jinder is tagged in and right hands by Erik followed by a spine buster. Ivar is tagged in as they double team Mahal. Ivar lifts Mahal up but Mahal with right hands. Corbin is tagged in but a shoulder tackle by Ivar. Right hands by Ivar as he runs to the ropes but Corbin with a spine buster.

Back from commercial, Mahal with a kick to the face on Ivar. He goes for the cover but Ivar kicks out. A head lock by Mahal but Ivar gets out of it and right hands onto Mahal. Corbin is tagged in. Corbin gets in the ring and a splash on Ivar. Mahal on the outside of the ring but Drew with a Glasgow Kiss. Drew is tagged in as Corbin tags Shanky. Mahal gets in the ring but Drew clotheslines him to the outside. A Michinoku driver by Drew onto Shanky. Drew with the Claymore. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winners: Drew McIntyre and the Viking Raiders

Backstage: Sami Zayn

We cut backstage and Sami Zayn says he is not Intercontinental champion because of Johnny Knoxville. He says Knoxville is intent on bringing his world to Zayn. But Zayn challenges Knoxville to an anything goes match for WrestleMania.

Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley

Carmella and Queen Zelina are at ringside. The bell rings and we are under way. Naomi with an arm bar on Liv as Sasha is tagged in. Sasha with a waist lock but Liv drops Sasha onto the mat. Sasha back up and a right hand onto Liv. She runs towards Liv but Liv rolls her up but Sasha kicks out. Sasha with a head lock as Naomi is tagged in. They double team Liv. Naomi with a split leg drop. She goes for the cover but Liv kicks out. Rhea is tagged in and she hits Naomi with a drop kick. She goes for the cover but Naomi kicks out. Rhea goes for a body slam but Naomi lands on her feet.

Naomi with a head lock as on Rhea. Sasha is tagged in and a head scissor take down onto Rhea. Sasha goes for a suplex but Rhea reverses it into a vertical suplex. Rhea goes for the cover but Sasha kicks out. Liv is tagged in as they double team Sasha. Liv goes for the cover but Sasha kicks out. A jaw breaker by Sasha and Naomi is tagged in. Liv throws her and Sasha to the outside. Rhea is tagged in. Rhea with a cannonball off the ring apron.

Back from commercial, Naomi with a springboard kick to the face onto Rhea. Liv is tagged in and as is Sasha. Sasha with a kick to the face followed by the double knees to the face. Sasha climbs the second rope and she hits her with the meteora. She goes for the cover but Liv kicks out. Sasha grabs Liv but Liv with a kick to the side of the head. Rhea is tagged in and a missile drop kick off the top rope. She goes for the cover but Sasha kicks out. Rhea goes for the Riptide but Sasha lands on her feet and hits her with the Backstabber. Naomi is tagged in and a split legged moon sault. She goes for the cover but Liv breaks it up. Naomi and Sasha throw Liv to the outside of the ring. Sasha is tagged in. They place Rhea on the top rope. They go for a double suplex but Liv grabs Sasha and Naomi as all four women drop to the mat.

Out come Shayna Baszler and Natalya to the ring. They attack all four women as the referee calls for the bell.

Winners: No contest

Video: Johnny Knoxville

A video of Johnny Knoxville airs. He says he has been in the ring with an angry bull many times. He says Zayn is a great competitor and at WrestleMania Sunday, he can take anything Zayn throws at him. And he accepts the anything goes match for WrestleMania.

Backstage: Natalya, Shayna Baszler, Sonya Deville

Natalya and Shayna are backstage. Sonya tells them she loved what they did in the ring and they have been added to the women’s tag team championship match at WrestleMania.

In-Ring: Pat McAfee, Austin Theory

Michael Cole tells Pat McAfee that he is being summoned to Mr. McMahon’s office. Pat gets up and leaves.

After commercials, McAfee is seen walking out of Vince’s office. He walks down to the ring. He grabs a microphone and said on some random Monday, when he was 11 years old, he put on the USA Network and he saw something that changed his life. When he saw professional wrestling for the first time, his life changed immediately. He saw something that inspired hi, that was magical, that would shape him forever.

Pat says on that Monday night, when all hell was breaking loose, he found the thing that he thought he was put on this earth to do. Other professions got in the way and finally, after retiring, he got a call from the greatest of all time, Michael Cole and he asked him if he wanted to work on SmackDown. Pat says to give him a hell yeah.

He told Michael Cole that he was reaming of being in the WWE, of traveling to cities like Charlotte, North Carolina. Out comes Austin Theory to the ring. Pat says he was just suggested that he should apologies to him or lose his dream and lose his WrestleMania match. Pat starts to tell Austin Theory that he is sorr– but doesn’t say it. He says he apol–, but he can’t say it. Pat tells him that he is sorry for beating his ass last week. That he is sorry that his parents raised a douche bag. He is sorry that he made his filter face relevant. That he apologizes that he is a punk bitch. Austin takes out his phone and takes a selfie. He pushes Pat and leaves the ring.

Video: Big E

They air the video messages that Big E posted on his social media over the past week following his broken neck that he suffered last week.

Kofi Kingston vs. Ridge Holland

The bell rings and we are under way. Kofi with right hands but Ridge with a head lock take down. Ridge to the ropes and a spinning elbow by Kofi. He runs towards Holland but Holland throws him away. Kofi onto the ring apron. Right hands by Kofi and Holland to the outside. Kofi with a kick to the face. Kofi jumps off the second rope onto Holland on the outside.

Back from commercial, Holland with a head lock but Kofi with a jaw breaker. Kofi with kicks followed by a chop to the chest. Kofi with a flying forearm. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but Holland catches him. Sheamus on the ring apron distracts the referee. Kofi gets on the top rope as Butch pushes him off the top rope. The referee kicks Sheamus and Butch away. Kofi goes for the roll up on Holland but Holland kicks out. Kofi with the double knees.

Butch runs to the ring as Sheamus grabs him. That distracts Kofi as Holland hits him with the Northern Grit. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winner: Ridge Holland

Butch runs to the ring but he is stopped by Sheamus.

In-Ring: Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey

Charlotte Flair makes her way down to the ring. She says when you are Charlotte Flair, you always have a plan. Last week, she showed Ronda Rousey why she is the most decorated woman in WWE history. No one has caused Ronda more pain than her. She says she keeps playing last week over in her head, Ronda was seconds away from tapping. But WWE officials pulled them away. That was just a taste of things to come at WrestleMania. The fans chant that she tapped out. They show Ronda watching backstage.

Flair says she is the mountain that Ronda has to climb to make a legacy. She kicks Ronda all the way down to the bottom. She is Charlotte Flair and her legacy is bigger than Ronda’s. And when Ronda loses at WrestleMania, she will run and have another child. She says Ronda doesn’t have the spine, love, passion or grace to become the 13 time women’s champion. Flair says she does not want to wait until WrestleMania as she calls out Ronda.

They cut backstage and Ronda is walking down to the ring. Flair grabs a kendo stick. Ronda gets in the ring. Flair swings it but Ronda ducks. Right hands by Ronda as she tries to get Flair into an arm bar but Flair rolls to the outside of the ring. Flair grabs Ronda. She tries to throw Ronda into the ring post but Ronda reverses it and Flair is thrown into the ring steps. She grabs Flair’s leg and goes for the ankle lock but Flair grabs a kendo stick from the time keeper’s area. She hits Ronda with it and chokes her. Flair power bombs Ronda through the announce table.