Results by Jerome Wilen of Wrestleview.com
May 6, 2022
Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum
Commentary: Michael Cole & Pat McAfee
Quick Match Results
- Shayna Baszler defeated Sasha Banks via roll up with leverage help from Natalya
- Gunther defeated Drew Gulak via powerbomb
- Tables Match: Sheamus & Ridge Holland defeated Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods via double chokeslam on Woods through a table
- Sami Zayn defeated Shinsuke Nakamura by count out via Helluva Kick on the outside
In-Ring: Charlotte Flair, Aliyah, Ronda Rousey
Tonight’s WWE Smackdown starts with a video package highlighting the Beat The Clock challenge between Ronda Rousey and Charlotte that aired on the show last week.
We go right to the ring and, out comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair to loud boos as Samantha Irvin does the introductions. Cole says that Flair is getting another chance at last week’s loss in the Beat The Clock Challenge. Flair then stops on the ramp and poses as pyro goes off.
Aliyah is already in the ring waiting for Charlotte.
Flair grabs the mic to continuous loud boos and says “what’s up to Long Island.” She then says all the people paid their hard-earned money to come see her, and then she thanks them. Charlotte said she does not know why people call Long Island the arm pit of New York. She then brings up how people said she was humiliated after last week’s loss, but how that is not true as she was screwed by Drew Gulak. She says Aliyah had clearly tapped out but that Drew Gulak, “the moron timekeeper, is to blame.” Charlotte then says the only person who will be humiliated come WrestleMania Backlash this Sunday will be Ronda Rousey when Charlotte makes her quit. Charlotte says Ronda will cry like her own baby, and that nobody should be surprised if Ronda leaves WWE again after this weekend. As the boos continue Charlotte turns her attention to Aliyah, asking if her if she’s enjoying her 15 seconds of fame being in the ring with her. Charlotte then says she’s about to give everyone a preview of what she is going to do to Ronda this Sunday. Charlotte then tells Aliyah to come to her in the middle of the ring. Charlotte then drops Aliyah with a cheap shot.
As the fans continue to boo even louder, Charlotte unloads beatings Aliyah. Charlotte takes off her robe and takes Aliyah more aggressively, yelling at her to quit. As Charlotte poses over Aliyah Ronda’s music hits and out comes Ronda storming down to the ring. Charlotte kicks Ronda to keep her from getting into the ring. Ronda then pulls Charlotte to the floor and the two begin to brawl.
Ronda hits Charlotte with big knee strikes to the mid-section. As they fight up into the barrier, Charlotte takes off as Ronda chases her into the ring. Charlotte tackles Ronda who then kicks Charlotte, but Charlotte comes back and hits Ronda in the face with a big boot. The brawl continues until referees and officials rush down to break things up. Charlotte then drops WWE producer Shawn Daivari with a big boot. Charlotte and Ronda continue to brawl as the officials try to restore order. Charlotte finally gets held back by the officials as order is restored, while Ronda is still in the ring. They yell back and forth at each other as Ronda’s music starts back up to end the segment.
Tonight’s SmackDown gets off to a wild start to begin the final hype to this Sunday’s WrestleMania Backlash.
Sasha Banks vs. Shayna Baszler
A video was shown from last week of how Shayna Baszler stomped on Naomi’s arm after their singles match, which Naomi won.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Naomi come out to the ring. As the pyro goes off, They both stop and pose on the apron. FOX then cuts to a commercial.
After commercial break, Shayna Baszler and Natalya come out. The bell rings and Banks immediately kicks Baszler, then hits a Meteora on Baszler from the second rope. Banks goes for a quick pin, but only gets a 2 count. Baszler comes back and they tie up, but Banks gets the upperhand and begins to work on Baszler’s arm. Banks is able to keep Baszler down and keeps her arm tied up. Baszler then rolls Banks to the mat and goes for the armbar. Baszler keeps Banks on the mat and now works on her arm, but Banks rolls up Baszler for a pin attempt, but only get a 2 count. Banks then tries to take Baszler down for the Bank Statement, but Natalya causes the distraction on the apron. Baszler takes advantage of it, and then hits Banks with a gutwrench slam, putting her down face-first on the mat. Baszler continues to be in control as fans begin to chant for Banks. Banks then sends Baszler into the corner. Baszler comes back with a knee, but misses as Banks begins to fight back. Baszler eventually catches Banks and drops her down on the mat with a big side-slam.
Back from the commercial break, Baszler charges at Banks, but Banks moves out of the way. Banks then hits a sliding dropkick and slams Baszler’s arm onto the announce table. Banks tosses Baszler back into the ring. Banks hits Baszler with a bulldog. Banks then jumps to her feet and catches Natalya with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors from the ring onto the floor. Banks and Baszler trade pin attempts. Baszler then rolls up Banks and holds the ropes with Natalya’s help to get the pin on Banks.
WINNER BY PINFALL: SHAYNA BASZLER
Post-Match, Baszler and Natalya jump Banks and Naomi. Baszler goes to stomp Banks’ arm, but Naomi makes the save. Banks and Naomi then recovered and cleared the heel from the ring.
Back from the break Kayla Braxton introduces Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro. Orton gives a stern warning to The Usos.
In-Ring: Happy Corbin, Madcap Moss
In the ring, Corbin talks about Madcap Moss and their upcoming match this Sunday at WrestleMania Backlash. Moss then appears on the big screen and makes fun of Corbin. He then makes some jokes, as McAfee laughs. Corbin then says Moss was hiding in the back.
Moss then makes his way to the ring and again makes more jokes, this time to Corbin’s face. Moss attempted to start a “Big Bald Wolf” chant. Corbin becomes furious, and walks off.
Backstage: The Usos
Kayla Braxton is then backstage with SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos. They say the time for talking is done, and that fool, Riddle, talks too much. They go on to say that RK-Bro are tools.
Gunther vs. Drew Gulak
WWE looks at Drew Gulak’s audition to be an announcer and a timekeeper.
Back in the ring Cole says Drew Gulak is waiting for his mystery opponent. Gulask says that it feels good to be back in the WWE ring. FOX then does a commercial break.
Back from the break the lights go out and as they come back up we see Ludwig Kaiser standing on the stage. He then introduces The Ring General and out comes Gunther. Gunther goes down to the ring.
The bell rings and a “USA!” chant starts up. Gulak charges but Gunther then takes him down with his arm. Gunther has control and clubs Gulak down to the mat with a huge forearm to Gulak’s chest. The referee then asks Gulak if he is okay. Gunther hits Gulak with a big boot to the face, and then a huge chop. Gunther then took Gulak to the corner and laid him over the top turnbuckle and hits Gulak with another big chop to the chest. Gulak falls to the apron and Gunther drags him back in and applies the Sleeper. Gulak Gunther quickly turned the hold into a powerbomb and then slams Gulak down for the pin.
WINNER BY PINFALL: GUNTHER
Post-Match: Gunther stands tall as hits music hits. Kaiser enters the ring and grabs the mic to announce The Ring General as the winner.
Backstage: Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn
— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2022
WWE plays a video package on how Rick Boogs was injured at WrestleMania 38. Megan Morant is backstage with Nakamura. She brings up his issues with The Bloodline. Nakamura says The Bloodline hurt his friend, then they jumped him and he has not forgotten about it. Nakamura then says one day soon when the time is right, he will get a piece of Roman Reigns, and Reigns will never forget it. Nakamura then walked off.
We then see Sami Zayn lurking around as he was listening to the interview with Nakamura.
Backstage: Drew McIntyre
Back from the break, Kayla Braxton interviews Drew McIntyre. She says that the Bloodline’s been talking a lot of trash. McIntyre’s says he is not worried and praises RK-Bro. He then calls his team RK-McBro.
Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods vs. Sheamus & Ridge Holland
The commentary team recapped the Kingston and Woods vs. Sheamus and Ridge Holland feud. They also mentioned the fact that Butch is still missing.
Both teams started off with a brawl. Kingston and Woods get briefly isolate Holland in the ring, but Sheamus ends up pulling Kingston out. Woods then caught Sheamus with a crossbody out of nowhere. Kingston and Woods then grab a table and knock Sheamus down. Kingston and Woods attempted to give Holland a double suplex through the table, but Sheamus end up moving it out of the way. Sheamus then sets up a table at ringside and attempts to powerbomb Kingston, but Woods comes to make the save. Sheamus tries to give Woods the White Noise through the table, but Kingston comes to make the save for his tag partner. Kingston then knocks Sheamus off the apron, as he almost lands on the table. Kingston then hits a crossbody off the corner onto Sheamus, as they both go crashing into the barricade.
Back from the break, Sheamus hits Woods with ten beats of the bodhran. Back in the ring, Kingston hits Holland with an SOS. Woods then hits holland with big heel kick. He then sets up a table in the ring. However, Holland catches him with a head butt. Woods climbs to the top rope, but he is then stopped by Sheamus. It looks like Woods injured his leg when he landed. Suddenly, Butch comes out from underneath the ring. He then attacks Kingston and assists Sheamus and Holland. Sheamus and Holland then pick up Woods for double chokeslam through the table to get the win.
WINNERS: SHEAMUS AND RIDGE HOLLAND
Post-Match, Butch attacks Woods until Holland and Sheamus pull him off.
Backstage: Paul Heyman, Sami Zayn
— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2022
Kayla Braxton interviews Paul Heyman in front of Roman Reigns’ locker room. Braxton says that McIntyre wants to “kick the head off the head of the table.” Heyman avoids the question then assumes Braxton was trying to flirt with him.
Sami Zayn then approaches Heyman and claims he is a confidant of the Bloodline. Zayn tells Heyman about Shinsuke Nakamura wanting to eventually take on Reigns. Zayn then said he promises to take care of Nakamura for Reigns. Heyman then tells Zayn that Reigns respects him.
Backstage: Sami Zayn, Adam Pearce
— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2022
Back from the break, Zayn enters Adam Pearce’s office. Zayn requests a match from Pearce with Nakamura for next week’s show. Pearce offers Zayn the match on the spot. Zayn looked very reluctant but then agrees to have the match with Nakamura tonight instead of next week.
Segment: Lacey Evans
Back from the break, Michael Cole sends us to the Lacey Evans story – Chapter 5.
Evans talked more about her life. She said that her father overdosed right before she had her WWE tryout. She said that before she had her first match in NXT, she had another relative attempt suicide and was located in a nearby parking lot. Evans then went on to day that she had her first match in front of her daughter before going to the hospital. Evans closed by saying that it is her time now and she promises to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Samantha Irvin is then standing in the ring. Irvin went on to say that Evans’ story is very emotional. Irvin then introduces Evans to a really good reaction. Evans walks out, waves, and leaves for the backstage area.
Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
After Zayn was introduced and he comes out and poses on the top turnbuckle, FOX goes to a commercial break.
Back from the break, Zayn get the early advantage of offense on Nakamura, who then comes back with a knee. He then sets up Zayn for the Kinshasa, but Zayn counters it with the Michinoku Driver, and then goes for the pin, but only gets a two count.
FOX then cuts to another commercial break.
Back from the break, Zayn was in control, as he has a chin lock on Nakamura, who broke free of the chin lock. However, Zayn then comes back with a forearm off the middle rope. He goes for a pin, but only gets a two count. Nakamura fights back with several kicks to the face of Zayn. Both men trade shots. Nakamura locks the armbar, but then Zayn rolls him up for a pin, but only get a two count. Nakamura then sets up Zayn for the Kinshasa again. Zayn then rolls out of the ring. McAfee then says that Zayn running away is apparently his new finisher. Nakamura and Zayn then fight at ringside. After Zayn recovers, he hits the helluva kick on Nakamura against the barricade. Zayn then gets back in the ring and wins the match as Nakamura is counted out.
WINNER BY COUNT-OUT: SAMI ZAYN
In-Ring: The Bloodline, Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro
Drew McIntyre comes out to a huge pop from the crowd as RK-Bro, who are already in the ring looks on. McIntyre gave a shout-out to Long Island and tells them to “acknowledge” him. Riddle then interrupts McIntyre and acknowledges that Orton as is his best friend. Orton then acknowledges the fact that he still has McIntyre’s hand-print on his chest from their match that was two years ago when he won the WWE Championship from him. McIntyre then says to Orton that he still feels it from when he won the WWE Championship back from Orton. Riddle then goes on to acknowledge they all need to let “bygones be bygones.” Riddle then acknowledges Orton has the most muscular legs in all of all in WWE – Funny stuff.
Orton then mocks Reigns more and acknowledges the sky is blue and the grass is green, and the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos have had their lips on the ass of Roman Reigns for years. This continues until McIntyre says that they all acknowledge that “Reigns is the biggest piece of crap walking Earth.” Music hits and out comes The Bloodline with Paul Heyman. The Bloodline stops on the stage, and Heyman takes all title belts. In the ring Reigns and The Usos, RK-Bro and McIntyre have a stare down. Then a huge brawl suddenly breaks out to a loud pop from the fans in Long Island. Riddle and Orton are sent to the floor. Reigns hits McIntyre with a Superman Punch, and he falls down to just one knee. The Usos hold McIntyre as Reigns hits him repeatedly with punches. Riddle then runs into the ring and hits Jey Uso with the RKO. Orton then gets into the ring and hits Jimmy with the RKO. Reigns then goes for Orton but McIntyre drops him with a Claymore Kick. The Bloodline retreats to the floor as McIntyre’s music starts, as the babyfaces stand tall in the ring with the show going off the air.