Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (Oct. 14, 2022)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don’t want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight’s show. There are spoilers for tonight’s show below. Tonight’s program came to us from New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center! The full results can be found right here and you can find our preview over here!

Matches Tonight: Six (approx. 35 minutes)
  • Singles Match: Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods vs Sami Zayn. Sami Zayn stole the win with a little help from Jey Uso. Entertaining match, though. 8:10-8:25pm EST.
  • 2-on-1 Handicapped Squash Match: Braun Strowman vs Chase Maverick & Brian Thomas. Strowman smash. During and afterwards, MVP & Omos came down to the ring to intimidate Braun, remind him Omos is taller, and implied they’ll fight soon. You didn’t miss anything worth seeing. 8:34-8:36pm EST.
  • Singles Match: LA Knight vs mån.sôör w/ ma.çé & Maxxine Dupri. Knight picked up the win and, after the match, turned heel by insulting the incels (the crowd). LA’s back, baby. 8:45-8:48pm EST.
  • Six-Woman Tag Team Match: Damage CTRL vs Shotzi, Raquel Rodriguez & NXT’s Roxanne Perez. Decent match that saw Damage CTRL win. 8:59-9:06pm EST.
  • Tag Team Match: Hit Row vs Legado Del Fantasma (Wilde/Del Toro). LDF won the short match. Note: the two factions brawled for about 2 minutes prior to the match. 9:17-9:18pm EST.
  • Fatal 4-Way Intercontinental Contendership Main Event Match: Ricochet vs Sheamus vs Karrion Kross vs Solo Sikoa. Rey Mysterio filled in for an injured Karrion Kross after joining the SmackDown roster. Rey won and is the new contender. 9:30-9:47pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Bray Wyatt Returns to SmackDown: Bray closed out our program. It appears he was given a hot mic, during which he gave a heartfelt speech to the WWE Universe, thanking them for their support during a dark point in his life. He was interrupted at the end, however, by the upside-down moth logo and the white-mask sporting figure associated with the White Rabbit vignettes. It’s garbled speak basically warned his life was over, and he’d “see.” More to come for the Wyatt drama!. 9:51-10:00pm EST.
  • Next Week on SmackDown: Pogan Laul returns. Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi vs Damage CTRL for the women’s tag titles. Liv Morgan vs Sonya Deville.


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