Date: March 4, 2022
Arena: FTX Arena
City: Miami, FL
Smackdown opens with Paul Heyman announcing that the Universal Champion Roman Reigns will be there tonight to be acknowledged.
Ronda Rousey is shown saying she is going to make her first match on Smackdown a memorable one.
Sonya Deville is shown next and says Ronda Rousey’s first ever match on Smackdown is going to be Ronda Rousey’s first ever loss on Smackdown because nothing can compete with the power of the Authority.
Next the Viking Raiders are shown and they said the Usos are playing games with them but they don’t play games; they raid and they are going to rip the Smackdown Tag Team titles from the Usos tonight.
The Usos are on next and said the Viking Raiders have the same chance of winning tonight as fitting into a pair of skinny jeans.
Ricochet is shown next says they call Sami Zayn a lot of things but tonight the one thing they will not call him is Intercontinental Champion.
Sami Zayn is shown next says Ricochet is going to find out why they call him the master strategist as his music hits and he comes out of the back.
Ricochet VS. Sami Zayn for the Intercontinental Championship
A recap of Zayn winning the championship is show, then the segment with Johnny Knoxville from last week.
Match starts with Ricochet catching Zayn with a roll up for a quick long 2–count. A lot of back and forth action with many 2 counts for both guys. As the action spills out of the ring Ricochet was down and Zayn followed him out to do more damage. Johnny Knoxville’s music hits and Zayn is focused on him coming out as Ricochet is back in the ring hits another roll up on Zayn for the pin.
Winner and New Intercontinental Champion Ricochet
They show a clip of Mr. McMahon on the Pat McAfee podcast yesterday and McMahon announces he is inducting the Undertaker at the Hall of Fame. McMahon offers McAfee a match at WrestleMania.
Mr. McMahon’s office door is shown and they speculate finding out who McAfee will be facing at WrestleMania.
After break they show Sami Zayn in the back complaining about Knoxville following him everywhere and tells Knoxville to follow him to Dallas, TX for WrestleMania.
Back out Cole is asking McAfee again if they are going to find out who his WrestleMania opponent is.
Austin Theory’s music hits and comes out, says wherever Mr. McMahon goes, he goes. Theory tells McAfee Mr. McMahon set him up and he is a big mouth that everyone wants to shut up. He gets out of the ring and stands in front of McAfee as McAfee stands up and Theory announces he is McAfee’s WrestleMania opponent then smacks McAfee knocking his headset off.
After Theory leaves McAfee yells at Cole saying who is that? And Cole is a horrible human being for knowing what was happening and he is now embarrassed in Miami as they continue to settle down.
Naomi’s music hits. Naomi comes out with Sasha Banks
Naomi VS. Carmella
As Queen Zelina gets on the apron and tries to interfere, Sasha Banks pulls her down, knocks her down and hits the double knees to her face into the ring steps. Naomi kicks Carmella goes to the top rope and hits the moonsault for the win.
Natalya is shown in the back watching the big screen as Naomi and Sasha Banks celebrate.
Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss are shown playing cards talking about Drew McIntyre.
Drew McIntyre’s Music hits and is shown entering the arena
Drew McIntyre VS. Jinder Mahal
Mahal had a few offensive moves but the end came after a Claymore.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre is then interviewed in the ring by Kayla Braxton talking about Happy Corbin and says he is going to take out Corbin at WrestleMania.
Cobin and group are shown again and Moss makes a joke and Corbin just sits there looking worried.
They show the contract signing from last week.
Rick Boogs is shown playing his guitar and announces Shinsuke Nakamura. As they dance, camera shows Pat McAfee dancing on the announce desk. Boogs and Nakamura are then attacked by The Usos.
Roman Reigns’ music hits and he makes his way out with Paul Heyman. Kayla then announces The Usos and Roman Reigns as they make their way to the ring. Reigns says he and Brock Lesnar have to defend their titles tomorrow night in Madison Square Garden. Reigns said he is giving us a spoiler tonight and says he is the Babe Ruth around here, he says what he is going to do and does and at WrestleMania in the biggest main event of all time he is going to smash Brock Lesnar. He goes around the ring yelling acknowledge me and after he calms down he says at Wrestlemania Brock Lesnar will “acknowledge me.”
Reigns and Heyman leave as the Usos stay for the next match
The Usos VS. The Viking Raiders for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships
As the Vikings tried to hit the Viking Experience Jay comes in and saves his brother then take over the match. The action spills out of the ring as we cut to break.
Back from break back in the ring the Usos hit the 1D on Erik for the pin.
Winners and still champions The Usos
Big E and Kofi Kingston are shown in the back riding Big E’s ATV as the New Day’s Music hits and they make their way to the ring on the ATV.
Big E VS. Sheamus
Kofi is on the ATV beeping the horn to the toon New Day Rocks. Ridge Holland hits Kofi with a chair then beats on the ATV with a chair. In the ring Sheamus attacks a distracted Big E. Sheamus and Ridge Holland leave both Big E and Kofi Kingston laying and drive off on the ATV.
Back from break they show Ricochet winning the Intercontinental championship and Sami Zayn challenging Johnny Knoxville.
Kayla Braxton then calls out Johnny Knoxville for an interview in the back and wants to know what his answer is to Zayn’s challenge at WrestleMania. And Knoxville says he will see Sami at WrestleMania.
Corbin is shown throwing darts as he looks closely at the board a sword enters the board and they all run as McIntyre grins.
We are shown Ronda Rousey’s interview from last week.
Ronda Rousey VS. Sonya Deville
Before the match starts, Charlotte Flair comes out Charlotte makes her way to the announce desk as the match begins. As Rousey takes down Deville, Charlotte gets on the apron to distract Rousey as Deville takes out Rousey’s knee.
Rousey takes back over and finishes her off with arm drag after arm drag into the Piper’s Pit drop and into the arm bar submission for the win.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
As Rousey looked at Flair, Flair gets in the ring and Rousey instantly grabbed Flair and rolls her into an ankle lock where Flair immediately started tapping out. After holding Flair in the ankle lock for a few minutes, she let her go as her music hits and she waves at the crowd to end the show.