WWE SmackDown Results – Apr. 29, 2022 – McIntyre vs. Zayn

Results by Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com

April 29, 2022
Albany, NY – MVP Arena
Commentary: Michael Cole & Pat McAfee

Quick Match Results

  1. Steel Cage Match: Drew McIntyre defeated Sami Zayn via Claymore
  2. Intercontinental Championship: Ricochet (c) defeated Shanky via sunset flip
  3. Raquel Rodriguez defeated Cat Cardoza via Chingona Bomb (squash match)
  4. Naomi defeated Shayna Baszler via roll up
  5. Xavier Woods defeated Ridge Holland via small package
  6. Sheamus defeated Kofi Kingston via Brogue Kick
  7. Beat the Clock “I Quit” Challenge: Ronda Rousey defeated Shotzi via ankle lock submission in 1:41
  8. Beat the Clock “I Quit” Challenge: Charlotte Flair could not defeat Aliyah within 1:41. Aliyah tapped to a Figure Eight after the buzzer.

Steel Cage Match
Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn

The bell rings and Zayn tries to climb the cage but Drew stops him. Zayn avoids Drew and goes up the cage again and Drew grabs Sami and pulls him back to the mat. Drew sends Sami into the turnbuckles and he kicks and chops Sami. Drew sends Sami face first into the cage. Drew sends Sami into the cage again. Sami grabs on to the cage and he climbs and kicks Drew away. Drew grabs Sami to stop him in the corner. Sami sends Drew into the cage from the ropes. Sami with a sunset flip power bomb and we go to commercial.

We are back and Sami rubs Drew’s forehead against the cage. Sami sends Drew’s head into the cage but Drew blocks Sami when he tries one too many times. Drew sends Sami into the cage. Drew hits the cage when Sami moves. Sami with a Helluva Kick against the cage. Sami starts to climb the cage and he gets to the top of the cage. Drew stops Sami and pulls him back into the cage. Drew sends Sami into the cage and Sami hits the mat. Drew sends Sami to opposite sides of the cage. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and a neck breaker. Drew sets for a Claymore and Sami climbs the cage again.

They fight to the top turnbuckle and Sami kicks Drew in the leg and Drew is crotched. Sami climbs to the top of the cage and he starts to go over but Drew grabs Sami by the hair to pull him back in. Drew with a superplex. Drew with a Claymore for the three count.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

Drew climbs to the top of the cage with his sword.

Backstage: Charlotte Flair

We take a look back at the contract signing from last week.

Kayla Braxton is in the back with Charlotte Flair. Kayla starts to ask a question and Charlotte interrupts. She says she will not be embarrassed. She says that she is adored. Charlotte says she will embarrass Ronda in the Beat the Clock Challenge tonight.

In-Ring: Happy Corbin, Madcap Moss

Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring. He mentions we don’t have to deal with his sidekick any more. Baron says nothing dragged this show down more than his awful jokes. Baron says he will show Moss at Backlash that the funniest thing he would say was that he could beat him. Corbin says Moss is living off his Andre the Giant Battle Royal victory but Moss owes him because Corbin molded Moss into the man he is today. Corbin says everything he touches, he turns to gold. Just like he made Moss, he will destroy him.

Corbin says he will destroy the one thing that Moss loves most, the Andre the Giant trophy. The trophy is carried to the ring.

Corbin says he can’t wait to see the look on Moss’ face when he sees his one accomplishment smashed into thousands of pieces. Corbin asks for the sledge hammer and the sledge hammer caddy is Madcap Moss and Corbin does not realize that is the case.

Moss misses Corbin with the sledge hammer but he grabs Corbin and punches him. Moss with more punches and Corbin bounces out of his chair. Corbin avoids being hit with the furniture but Moss with a shoulder in the corner and he sends Corbin shoulder first into the ring post.

Intercontinental Championship
Ricochet (c) vs. Shanky

We take a look back at Ricochet’s victory over Jinder Mahal a few weeks ago and the challenge made last week by Shanky.

Ricochet with a kick and punches but Shanky pushes Ricochet away. Shanky with forearms to Ricochet. Shanky with chops and an elbow in the corner. Shanky works on the neck. Shanky with an elbow drop for a near fall. Shanky with a kick in the corner and Ricochet with a kick to Shanky. Shanky grabs Ricochet off the turnbuckles and biels him across the ring. Shanky punches Ricochet. Shanky returns to the neck. Shanky pulls Ricochet back to the mat but misses an elbow drop. Ricochet with a kick and punches. Ricochet with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Ricochet with a shoulder into the corner followed by a kick from the apron.

Shanky distracts the referee and Mahal trips Ricochet on the turnbuckles. Shanky gets Ricochet on his shoulders and Ricochet counters with a sunset flip for the three count.

Winner: Ricochet (retains championship)

After the match, Mahal yells at Shanky for losing. Shanky tells Mahal to shut up and he walks away.

Raquel Rodriguez vs. Cat Cardoza

Kayla Braxton is in the back with Raquel Rodriguez. Kayla mentions Raquel’s debut and she asks if Raquel is nervous. Raquel says she has butterflies but she enjoys being center of attention. She will make an impact that no one will forget.

In the ring, Carodza attacks Raquel before the bell rings and she punches Raquel. The match starts and Raquel with a boot and she lifts Cat in the air with a wrist lock. Raquel with a shoulder tackle and hard Irish whip. Raquel with a fallaway slam and a second one. Raquel with a twisting Vader Bomb. Cat drops Raquel on the top rope and she connects with a knee in the corner. Cat chokes Raquel in the ropes. Raquel blocks a boot and Raquel with the Chingona Bomb for the three count.

Winner: Raquel Rodriguez

Backstage: Gunther & Ludwig Kaiser

Ludwig Kaiser says that Gunther is the embodiment of danger. He will destroy anything that disrespects the ring. Gunther says respect will be taken by the Ring General.

In-Ring: RK-Bro, The Usos, Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre

Orton and Riddle have joined Adam Pearce and the official furniture and accessories for a WWE Contract Signing Segment. The Smackdown Tag Team Champions, the Usos make their way to the ring. Adam welcomes both teams to the contract signing.

Adam says they know the rules. There will be four signatures and the match will be official for Backlash.

Jimmy says they have nothing to prove to anyone. Everybody knows that they are the twos and we are the ones. Jey says the Bloodline is going to be dripped in all the gold. Jey says they are going to need bigger luggage and you will be doing a whole lot of acknowledging.

Riddle says he cannot tell the Usos apart. He wants Pearce to give them name tags or let one of them grow a mustche. Pearce says he will take it under advisment. Orton says he has never had a problem telling them apart. Randy says Jey is the right hand man. Orton says Jimmy is nothing but a little bitch.

Jimmy goes over the table and attacks Orton while Jey goes after Riddle. Jimmy punches Orton but Orton with punches. Riddle punches and kicks Jey.

Roman Reigns’ music plays and everything stops. The Usos attack Orton and Riddle from behind while Roman walks to the ring. Jimmy and Jey with a double super kick to Orton and they hit the 1D on Riddle. Roman holds the contract and he rips it up and puts it in Riddle’s mouth. Roman punches Riddle and . . .

Drew McIntyre’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Roman tells Jimmy and Jey to go after Drew. Drew clotheslines Jimmy and then he punches Jey. Drew gets on the apron and then he enters the ring. Roman punches Drew and Drew punches back. They exchange punches and Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex that sends Roman to the floor.

Backstage: Adam Pearce, Paul Heyman

After commercials, Adam Pearce is on his phone and Paul Heyman enters.

Paul says he has his minions giving him scoops from the locker room. Paul says that Roman is not very happy. Paul says he wants Adam to have a good relationship with Roman. Paul says it is time to upgrade things for the tag titles. Paul suggests it be RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre versus The Usos and Roman Reigns.

Adam says he can’t change things. Paul applauds Adam and he says he admires a man who will stick to his principles at the expense of his own career to give Paul the ammunition to go to the Board of Directors and file a complaint to deprive the fans of the Tribal Chief at Backlash. Paul tells Adam he can make that match and he will.

Naomi vs. Shayna Baszler

We are told that in two weeks, Naomi and Sasha Banks will defend the WWE Tag Titles against Shayna Baszler and Natalya.

They lock up and Shayna with a waist lock take down. Naomi tries to escape but Shayna holds on. Naomi with a snap mare and Naomi with a split leg drop for a near fall. Shayna with an Irish whip and Naomi floats over and sends Shayna away. Naomi avoids Shayna but Shayna with a wheelbarrow suplex. Shayna grabs the wrist and applies a double wrist lock. Naomi with punches and Shayna sends Naomi into the turnbuckles. Naomi with a punch but Shayna with punches. Naomi avoids Shayna and Naomi with a kick and a full nelson. Shayna with elbows and a standing switch. Naomi with a snap mare and Shayna blocks a Rear View. Naomi rolls through and sends Shayna into the turnbuckles. Naomi with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Naomi

After the match, Natalya attacks Naomi but Naomi with a knee and Sasha goes for a baseball slide but Natalya blocks it and slams the knee into the apron. Natalya with a Sharpshooter in the ropes and Shayna with a gutwrench gourdbuster. SHayna stomps on the elbow while Natalya makes Sasha watch.

Backstage: Sheamus & Ridge Holland

We take a look at Butch’s match against Xavier Woods from last week.

We are told that Butch has not been seen since last week. We see graphics of where Butch could be.

Ridge Holland is in the back and Sheamus tells him that they need to find Butch. Sheamus says he has put up posters everywhere. Ridge says he got rid of the posters and he put them where Sheamus did.

Backstage: Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods

Kofi says it appears as though where once there were three, there are only two. Where’s Butch? Have the New Day been able to keep it together for 8 years while you can’t keep it together for a month and a half.

Woods mentions all of the tag team partners. Woods mentions the League of Nations, the Swiss, and now the guys who don’t know any better. While you are busy shaking it on the outside, I will be in the ring destroying Ridge.

Ridge Holland vs. Xavier Woods

They lock up and Holland backs Woods into the corner and connects with a forearm. Holland with a short arm clothesline. Holland kicks Woods and catches him on a cross body attempt. Holland with a slam and knee drop. Holland stomps on the hand and then connects with an uppercut. Woods wtih chops. Holland with a kick and forearm to the back. Holland with an Irish whip and he misses a shoulder and hits the ring post before going to the floor. Woods with a tornado DDT to the floor.

Woods leaps over Holland from the turnbuckles. Holland with a shoulder to the knees. Holland with knee drops to Woods. Holland misses a knee drop and Woods with chops. Holland traps the arms and connects with a head butt to the chest. Holland with a reverse chin lock. Woods tries to get back to his feet and Woods with a jaw breaker. Woods with chops and punches. Holland with a spinebuster after avoiding a rolling elbow. Holland gets a near fall.

Holland sets for a power bomb but Woods collapses to the mat. Woods blocks a power bomb and Holland with forearms to the back. Woods avoids a power bomb and gets the three count with a small package.

Winner: Xavier Woods

Sheamus tells Ridge he is sick of playing games. Sheamus challenges Kofi to a match.

Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus

The match is joined in progress and Kofi with a cross body that sends both men over the top rope to the floor. Kofi with a back heel kick and a trust fall from the ring post. Sheamus punches Kofi when Kofi gets back into the ring. Sheamus with a forearm to the back. Kofi with a rollup for a near fall. Sheamus hits the ring post when Kofi moves. Kofi with a double jump forearm off the turnbuckles. Kofi with forearms and he tries for SOS but Sheamus with a uranage back breaker. Sheamus with another uranage back breaker and then hits a third. Sheamus with a double fish hook. Kofi with elbows and Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl power slam. Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick.

Kofi avoids the Brogue Kick and Kofi with SOS for a near fall. Kofi goes up top but Sheamus stops him. Kofi with punches and he goes up top. Kofi is met with a knee and Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.

Winner: Sheamus

After the match, Holland sends Woods into the ringside barrier. Holland with forearms. Sheamus gets a table from under the ring and he sets it up while Holland holds Woods against the ring steps. Holland sets for a power bomb through the table and he does it.

Segment: Lacey Evans

We hear the next chapter from Lacey Evans. Lacey says she got kicked out of her home at 17 but she was the first in her family to graduate from high school. She joined the Marines and she was the highest shooter in boot camp. She was at the top of her class in her Military Police class. Lacey says the other recruits were waving to their parents, but that was not the case for her. She says he never once came to the most important things you accomplished in life. It gets to the point where you find a different driving point that fills you with anger.

I wanted to show that addiction was not the only solution. I was not blessed with a lifetime of perks and pats on the back. I never had it and I don’t need it. I made it from the trailer park to the WWE and I am coming after every single one. That has created the woman I am today. I am no better than the other superstars, but they are no better than me.

Next Week

Next week, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods will face Sheamus and Ridge Holland in a Tables Match. Shayna Baszler will also face Sasha Banks.

Beat the Clock “I Quit” Challenge
Ronda Rousey vs. Shotzi

The bell rings and Shotzi goes to the floor. Shotzi runs away from Ronda. Ronda grabs the ankle and tries to pull her back into the ring. Shotzi misses a round kick and Ronda with a kick. Shotzi goes to the floor. Ronda blocks a kick from the apron and sends Shotzi face first to the mat. Ronda blocks a kick and takes Shotzi to the mat. Ronda with an exploder slam and then she rolls up Shotzi and applies an ankle lock. Shotzi says she quits.

Winner: Ronda Rousey (Qualifying Time: 1 minute 41 seconds)

Charlotte says that was amazing but this will be your last win for a very long time. She tells Ronda to leave and then she tells Aliyah to come out for her ten seconds of fame.

Beat the Clock “I Quit” Challenge
Charlotte Flair vs. Aliyah

They lock up and Charlotte sends Aliyah face first to the mat. Charlotte misses a boot and Aliyah with an enzuigiri. Charlotte with a clothesline and she tells Aliyah to quit. Aliyah avoids a slam and Aliyah with a wheelbarrow into a bulldog. Aliyah goes up top and misses a cross body when Charlotte moves. Charlotte with a running boot. Charlotte tries for a figure four leg lock and Aliyah kicks Charlotte to the floor. Charlotte with the figure four and locks it in. Charlotte bridges and time runs out.

Time Limit Runs Out

After the match, Charlotte leaves the ring and sees her buddy Drew Gulak. Charlotte blames Drew for the loss and asks him how hard is his job. She calls Drew stupid and kicks him in the head. Charlotte slaps Drew and tells him to ring the bell. Charlotte grabs the bell and shows him how to do it. Charlotte hits Gulak in the back with the bell.