Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (September 2, 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 go-home edition of our show below. The full results can be found right here and you can find our preview over here! Tonight’s episode was, for the most part, taped last week in Detroit at the Little Caesar’s Arena.

Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for September 2, 2022


Matches Tonight: Five (approx. 39 minutes)
  • Viking Rules Match: the Viking Raiders vs the New Day. The Viking Raiders won the match after putting Kofi through a pair of double-stacked tables. 8:03-8:25pm EST.
  • SmackDown Debut Singles Match: Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett vs Drew Gulak. Perhaps 90 seconds; Karrion Kross won with the Kross-Jacket. Scarlett did accompany him out like NXT days,but Kross has hair and not much of a beard (for those who haven’t seen him since NXT days). 8:44-8:46pm EST.
  • Tag Team Match: Hit Row vs Maximum Male Models. Hit Row won and were attacked by Los Lotharios post-match. The Street Profits would make the save for Hit Row post-match. 9:06-9:10pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Happy Corbin vs Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura picked up the win after a super short match. 9:20-9:22pm EST.
  • Singles Main Event Match: Butch w/ the Brawling Brutes vs Ludwig Kaiser w/ Intercontinental Champion Gunther. Butch picked up the win. 9:32-9:41pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Ronda Rousey’s “Final Judgment”: Rousey paid her fines and had her suspension lifted. She then had a verbal altercation with WWE Official Adam Pearce and he found his way into an arm bar before cutting a heel promo on her.
  • WWE Clash at the Castle: it’s Saturday afternoon, 1pm EST/10am PST!
  • NXT Worlds Collide: it’s Sunday afternoon!
  • Roman Reigns’ Two-Year Championship Celebration: Paul Heyman narrated a video, in parts, that aired throughout the night hyping Roman’s two-year Universal title run. 9:43-9:57pm EST.


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