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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