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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results For August 19, 2022


Ronda Rousey opens up the show and gets in the ring. She says she’s not leaving until she gets reinstated by Adam Pearce. Pearce makes his way out alongside some security. He says he can’t reinstate her because it’s above his pay grade. Rousey warns Pearce not to make her choose violence.

Pearce sends security to get Rousey but she easily takes them all out. He then sends police officers in and they arrest Rousey. She’s taken to the back and put in the back of a cop car. Just as the car drives away, a black GMC pulls up and Roman Reigns steps out. The Tribal Chief is here.

Women’s Tag Team Tournament: Toxic Attraction vs. Sonya Deville & Natalya


Jayne picks up the win for her team by rolling up Natalya.

Winners: Toxic Attraction

We get a backstage segment with Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn. Reigns asks Zayn how things have been and Zayn says it’s been “dicey” with Jey Uso. Reigns says Jey is his blood and he should have talked to him. Reigns tells Zayn to answer his phone. It’s Jey who is seemingly yelling at Zayn. Zayn hangs up and tells Reigns that Jey was yelling at him about problems at the border. The Usos won’t be able to make the show. But he tells Reigns that he’s here, and has a match tonight to win a shot at the Intercontinental Title, bringing it to The Bloodline. Reigns notes that the Intercontinental Title would look good in The Bloodline. He then asks Zayn if he’s still cool with Kevin Owens, telling Zayn to let him know he doesn’t owe anyone anything.

Hit Row interrupts a segment by Maximum Male Models. Max Dupri tells Hit Row they’re not MMM material, before Hit Row knocks Mace and Mansoor with a rap.

We get a video package from Karrion Kross and Scarlett. Kross seemingly calls out Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns.

Fatal Five Way Match To Determine No. 1 Contender For Intercontinental Championship: Sheamus vs. Madcap Moss vs. Sami Zayn vs. Happy Corbin vs. Ricochet

Sheamus lands a Brogue Kick to Corbin to pick up the win.

Winner: Sheamus

We get a video package with The Viking Raiders holding a Viking funeral for The New Day, vowing to defeat them in a “great battle” and send them to Valhalla.

Liv Morgan vs. Shotzi

Morgan hits Shotzi with Oblivion for the victory.

Winner: Liv Morgan

After the match, Shayna Baszler comes out and attacks Morgan, focusing on her injured arm. Baszler had the opportunity to break Morgan’s arm but chose not to, kicking Morgan in the face instead.

Roman Reigns makes his way out to the ring for his face-to-face confrontation with Drew McIntyre. Reigns says he’s not here every week anymore, so people tend to come out and say some stupid stuff. Reigns says if anyone comes out and says they’re the face of the company, they’re the main event, they’re carrying the company on their back – specifically Drew McIntyre – they’re lying.

He says there’s only one, and it’s him. Reigns says McIntyre is beneath him, and McIntyre’s music hits, as he makes his entrance. McIntyre says he’d love to say everything he’s been saying to Reigns’ face lately, but like he said, he hasn’t been here. McIntyre says Reigns doesn’t deserve to be champion.

He says Reigns always has people like Paul Heyman and The Usos taking bullets for him. McIntyre says he sees fear in Reigns’ eyes since he’s alone this week. McIntyre says he feels like fighting tonight and takes his shirt off. Reigns starts throwing blows at McIntyre, and McIntyre fires back, as they begin exchanging shots.

Sami Zayn comes out of nowhere and eats a Claymore for Reigns. Reigns nails McIntyre with a Superman punch. He goes for a Spear but McIntyre hits the Claymore. McIntyre poses with the titles as Reigns and Zayn are laid out. The show goes off air.

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