Results by Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
March 4, 2022
Miami, FL – FTX Arena
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Quick Match Results
- WWE Intercontinental Championship: Ricochet defeated Sami Zayn (c) via roll up after a distraction by Johnny Knoxville – New Intercontinental Champion
- Naomi defeated Carmella via split-legged moonsault
- Drew McIntyre defeated Jinder Mahal via Claymore
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) defeated The Viking Raiders via 1D on Erik
- Ronda Rousey defeated Sonya Deville via armbar submission
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Sami Zayn (c) vs. Ricochet
The bell rings and we are under way. Ricochet rolls Zayn but Zayn kicks out. Ricochet with a head scissor take down followed by a drop kick. Ricochet on the ring apron as he jumps off the top rope, Zayn moves out of the way and Zayn with a clothesline. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Forearms to the face by Zayn. Right hands by Zayn and Ricochet with right hands.
Ricochet rolls Zayn up but Zayn kicks out. Zayn on the ring apron and Ricochet with a super kick. Ricochet on the ring apron, he goes for another super kick but Zayn grabs Ricochet’s leg, turns him around and a back suplex onto the ring apron.
Back from commercial, Zayn is on the second rope but Ricochet with a hurricanrana. He goes for the cover but Zayn kicks out. Ricochet rolls onto the ring apron. Ricochet jumps over the top rope and goes for a hurricanrana but Zayn with a power bomb. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Zayn stomps on Ricochet.
Zayn goes for a back suplex but Ricochet with elbows toe the face. He goes for a right hand, Zayn goes for the exploder, Ricochet reverses that into a cover but Zayn kicks out. Ricochet with a standing moonsault. He goes for the cover but Zayn kicks out. Ricochet with a super kick and Zayn falls to the outside of the ring. Ricochet runs to the ropes and an acrobatic moonsault over the top rope onto the outside. He rolls Zayn back into the ring. Ricochet climbs the top rope but Zayn trips him up and Ricochet falls to the outside of the ring.
Johnny Knoxville’s music hits and out he comes. He walks down to the ring as Zayn gets in the ring. Knoxville gets on the ring apron and distracts Zayn. Ricochet with a roll up cover as he gets the pin.
Winner: New WWE Intercontinental champion, Ricochet
Backstage: Sami Zayn
“I will see you at #WrestleMania!!!”
— WWE (@WWE) March 5, 2022
After commercials, Zayn is backstage and starts throwing things. He looks at the camera and tells the camera man why is he following him. He says Johnny Knoxville follows him every where. Zayn challenges Johnny Knoxville to a match at WrestleMania.
In-Ring: Austin Theory, Pat McAfee
Out comes Austin Theory to the ring. He says he competes on Raw and he is the prodigy of the chairman of the WWE. He says Mr. McMahon is there tonight and where Mr. McMahon goes, Austin Theory goes. He asks Pat McAfee why Mr. McMahon was on his show. He says that Mr. McMahon is always one step ahead and Pat probably thinks Vince likes him but everyone knows that Pat is a loud mouth and everyone wants to hear him shut up.
Theory says that is entertainment. He asks Pat what he is going to do when his mouth is wired shut and he can’t eat without sipping his food through a straw. Theory goes to the outside and tells Pat that he is his opponent at WrestleMania. He slaps the headset off Pat’s head.
Pat climbs the announce table as Theory takes a bunch of selfies.
Carmella vs. Naomi
The bell rings and we are under way. Carmella goes to the outside of the ring as her assistants put her mask on for her. She gets on the ring apron and Naomi with a kick to the side of the head. Naomi climbs the top rope but Carmella trips her up. Carmella with a head lock.
Naomi with elbows as she gets out of it. She lifts Carmella on her shoulders and slams her knee first onto her face. Naomi goes for the cover but Carmella kicks out. Naomi goes to throw Carmella into the corner but Carmella reverses it and Naomi is slammed into the corner. Vega gets on the ring apron as Sasha trips her up. Sasha with the meteora onto the ring steps. Carmella runs towards Naomi but Naomi with a kick to the face. Naomi with a split legged moonsault. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal
They cut backstage and Happy Corbin and Madcap are playing poker with a few people. Corbin says they are going to watch Drew McIntyre’s match tonight.
The bell rings and we are under way. Jinder with a right hand followed by a head lock. Jinder throws Drew to the ropes but Drew with a shoulder tackle. A chop to the chest by Drew as he goes for another one but Jinder moves out of the way and a kick to the face. Jnder goes for the cover but Drew kicks out. Jinder with a modified head lock as he runs to the ropes but Drew with an over head throw.
A swinging neck breaker by Jinder. Shanky gets on the ring apron as Jinder throws him face first into the ring post. McIntyre with the Glasgow Kiss onto Jinder. Drew with the Claymore. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Kayla gets in the ring as she asks Drew about Madcap and Corbin. Drew says he doesn’t care what Madcap and Corbin think, no on cares what they think. Drew says no one likes them. He asks the crowd who wants to gauge their eyes out when Corbin is on television. Kayla raises her hand too. Drew tells Corbin he might be undefeated as Happy Corbin but that will end at WrestleMania.
We cut backstage to Corbin and Madcap playing poker. Madcap tells a bad joke about Drew and no one laughs.
In-Ring: Roman Reigns, The Usos, Paul Heyman
Rick Boogs is playing the guitar as he introduces Shinsuke Nakamura. The Usos attack them from behind on the stage. Roman’s music hits and out he comes to the ring.
Roman tells Miami to acknowledge him. The fans cheer. Roman says tomorrow, he and Brock Lesnar will defend their titles at Madison Square Garden. He says he will destroy his opponent and send him to the back of the line. But Brock is where it gets interesting. He says not everyone wants to see Brock with that title or even make it to WrestleMania.
Reigns says but he wants Brock to make it to WrestleMania. He wants Brock to hand deliver that WWE Championship to his Tribal Chief. He asks Heyman what’s that line he always says. Heyman says it’s not a prediction, it’s a spoiler. Reigns says spoiler. Roman asks if he should give the whole world a spoiler. Roman says he is like Babe Ruth, he calls his shot and he delivers every single time.
Roman says to look at last year’s WrestleMania. A week before he said he was going to stack them and pin them and that is what he did. And this year, he is going to call his shot again. Roman says at WrestleMania, in the biggest main event of all time, he is going to smash Brock Lesnar, he is going to pin Brock Lesnar, he is going to stand over Brock Lesnar and with five million dollars of fireworks, he is going to hold both titles and raise them over his head. And Brock will have no choice but to acknowledge him.
He says at WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar will acknowledge him.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The Usos (c) vs. The Viking Raiders
The bell rings and we are under way. Erik and Jimmy are in the ring. He throws Jimmy to the outside. Jey gets in the ring and Erik throws him to the outside of the ring. Ivar with a cannonball off the ring apron. Jimmy is thrown back in the ring and Ivar is tagged in. Ivar with a big splash. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Erik is tagged in as they go for the Viking Experience but Jey breaks it up. Key throws Ivar into the ring post. Jey is tagged in as they double team Erik and he rolls to the outside. Jimmy is tagged in. They double team Erik on the outside of the ring. Erik is thrown back inside of the ring and Jey is tagged in. Erik is thrown back to the outside and he is thrown into the ring post. Jimmy is tagged back in and they throw Erik into the time keeper area.
Back from commercial, the Viking Raiders double team Jey. Erik goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Jimmy is tagged in and he hits Erik with the super kick. Jimmy climbs the top rope, he goes for the Uso splash but Erik gets his knees up. Ivar is tagged in. They hit Jimmy with the Viking Experience. Ivar goes for the cover but Jey breaks it up. Erik is tagged in and Jey is tagged in. Jimmy throws Ivar to the outside of the ring. Jey with a super kick onto Ivar.
The referee is distracted as Jey hits Erik with the super kick. Jimmy goes for the cover but Erik reverses it into a cover but Jimmy kicks out. Jey is tagged in and they hit Erik with the 1D. Jey goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Still WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The Usos
Big E vs. Sheamus
Kofi is on the ATV at ring side ringing the horn. Ridge Holland hits him with a chair from behind. Holland starts breaking the ATV with the chair. Sheamus with right hands a knee to the face onto Big E. Sheamus goes to the outside of the ring as he and Holland get on the ATV. Sheamus drives away.
Back from commercial, they show Sheamus and Ridge Holland breaking The New Day’s ATV outside of the arena.
Backstage: Johnny Knoxville
— WWE (@WWE) March 5, 2022
Kayla is backstage with Johnny Knoxville. He says that Zayn is a sad, strange, little man. He tells Zayn that getting in the ring with Zayn doesn’t scare him as he accepts his challenge for a match at WrestleMania.
Backstage: Happy Corbin, Madcap Moss, Drew McIntyre
— WWE (@WWE) March 5, 2022
Corbin and Madcap are backstage playing darts. A sword is shoved into the dart board as Drew McIntyre enters the locker room and everyone leaves.
Ronda Rousey vs. Sonya Deville
Charlotte Flair makes her way down to the ring before the start of the match. The bell rings and we are under way. Ronda has tape on her right knee. A slap by Ronda followed by a kick. Ronda with a take down as she goes for an arm bar. Flair gets on the ring apron and distracts Ronda. Sonya with a chop to Ronda’s right knee. Flair joins the commentary team. Sonya slams Ronda’s head into the mat.
Sonya with a knee to the face. She goes for the cover but Ronda kicks out. A head lock by Sonya but Ronda gets out of it. Ronda on the ring apron and a knee to the face. Ronda with a knee to the face and right hands by Ronda in the corner. She slams Sonya onto the mat. She lifts Sonya on her shoulders and hits her with the Piper’s Pit. Ronda with the arm bar as Sonya taps out.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
After the match, Flair takes her head set off and stands up. Flair gets in the ring and Ronda takes her down and gets her in an ankle lock and Charlotte taps.