Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (Sept. 30, 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. The full results can be found right here and you can find our preview right over here!

Matches Tonight: Six (approx. 36 minutes)
  • Tag Match: Madcap Moss & Ricochet vs Sami Zayn & Solo Sikoa. Sami & Solo picked up the win in an entertaining match. 8:07-8:20pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Drew McIntyre vs Austin Theory. Drew won via DQ when Otis attacked him at 8:41. 8:39-8:41pm EST.
  • Tag Team Match: Hit Row vs Los Lotharios. Short match that saw Hit Row pick up the easy win in short fashion. 8:52-8:54pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Ronda Rousey vs Natalya. Natalya had a minute or so to shine in front of her home country, then proceeded to tap to Rousey’s ankle lock. After the match, a brawl with Liv Morgan and Ronda Rousey ensued (and lasted longer than the match). 9:03-9:06pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Shotzi vs Bayley. Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky were stuck in Florida due to the weather and unable to make it. Shotzi finally got her tank back! Shotzi dominated a good bit but Bayley won after two Rose Plants, then beat the hell out of Shotzi afterwards until Belair made the save. 9:31-9:38pm EST.
  • Six-Man Tag Main Event Match: Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens & Johnny Gargano vs Austin Theory & the Alpha Academy. Owens, Gargano & McIntyre picked up the win after another entertaining match. 9:48-9:58pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
    • Karrion Kross/Scarlett: Vignette aired with Kross threatening to drag McIntyre to Hell (and leave him there) during their Strap Match at Extreme Rules next weekend. 8:27-8:30
    • Imperium/the Brawling Brutes: Butch & Holland were stuck in Florida due to the weather and unable to make it. Imperium cut a quick promo, causing Sheamus to come out. This led to them beating him down three-on-one not once, but twice, with the second time seeing Gunther use Sheamus’ own shillelagh to knock him out cold. 9:15-9:243
    • Freedom: Max Dupri (fka LA Knight, fka Eli Drake) finally quit the Maximum Male Models, stating he was never cut out for the modeling life. Perhaps a return of the dark Knight?
  • Next Week’s Go-Home Edition of SmackDown: With Extreme Rules taking place the following day, WWE announced for the first time ever “Logan Paul, Roman Reigns–come face to face in the ring” for our go-home SmackDown, which is also our season premiere. Additionally, Sheamus challenges Gunther again for the Intercontinental Championship.


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