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Smackdown TV report for 05/13/2022

Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena
City: Wilkes Barre, PA

Smackdown opens with highlights from Backlash from the Bloodline VS. Drew McIntyre and RK-Bro match.

Out first are the Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro, Orton wants to be the unified world tag team champions and calls out the Bloodline. Sami Zayn comes out instead and says Roman Reigns does not come out when you demand. Sami Zayn says he will handle this for Reigns, and no one wants this tag team unification match.

Zayn says RK-Bro should go back to Monday Night Raw and never come back. Riddle then calls Zayn Rusty because his hair looks like rust.

Orton says since Zayn is the shot caller for Smackdown and that he should face Riddle tonight and if Riddle wins RK-Bro get their match with the Usos. Zayn says “Ok let’s do it! However, it won’t happen tonight, maybe in a week or two.”

Adam Pearce comes out and says he cannot condone Zayn working with the Bloodline, but he agrees with the match and the match is next.

Sami Zayn VS. Riddle

Back and forth action for most of the match. Riddle hits a powerslam and gets set up for the RKO but Zayn rolls out of the ring. Riddle follows and Riddle grabs a headlock on Zayn and Zayn throws Riddle into the ring post and over the to the time keepers area. Referee count is at 5, Zayn rolls back in the ring Referee continues to count but Riddle slides back in after the 9 count to Zayn’s disbelief. Zayn turns from arguing with the referee and Riddle hits the Bro Derek and pins Zayn.

Winner: Riddle

In the back, Roman Reigns is watching the match on TV and looks upset and shakes his head. The Usos are in disbelief. Roman asks Heyman why are they on my show? The Usos say we will do this for the family, do it for the Bloodline, tonight everyone acknowledges the Tribal Chief.

In the back they show Shinsuke Nakamura with Sami Zayn. Nakamura says “Sami, Roman is the head of the table but you are the table’s ass hahaha”. Nakamura winks and walks away as Sami looks mad.

Ronda Rousey is out next. Ronda says Charlotte was one of the toughest competitors she has ever faced, and she says the fans want a fighting champion and she wants to be one, so she is issuing an open challenge right now. She asks who wants to make history and Raquel Rodriguez comes out to accept the challenge.

Ronda Rousey VS. Raquel Rodriguez for the Smackdown Women’s Championship

Rodriguez dominates the match early, Rousey battles back but Rodriguez keeps overpowering Rousey. Rodriguez goes for a powerbomb, but Rousey scissor locked her head and rolled through and rolled her up for the pin.

Winner and still Smackdown Women’s Champion: Ronda Rousey

After the match the two shake hands.

Shotzi in the back with Adam Pearce and says that should have been her, Raquel pushed her out of the way to get out there first. Aliyah walks up and says Shotzi locked her in a closet to keep her from answering the challenge. The two continue to argue with Pearce not getting a word in.

Back in the arena workers are bringing out the Andre the Giant Memorial trophy, Madcap comes to the ring and Kayla Braxton says he had what people are calling the biggest win of his career. They then show highlights from Backlash.

Back in the ring, Madcap says it was the biggest victory of his career so far, Kayla asks him what is next? Madcap says he wants to form a mixed tag team with Sasha Banks and call themselves Madcap Boss. He wants to win Money in the Bank, he wants to replace the title belts with title suspenders. Madcap is then attacked with a chair to the back by Happy Corbin as Kayla runs out of the ring. Corbin repeatedly hits Madcap with the chair. Corbin then picks up the trophy and slides it in the ring. Corbin then puts the chair around Madcap’s neck and slams the trophy on the chair as officials run in to stop the attack. EMTs rush to the ring as Corbin walks back to the back laughing at what he just did.

Back from break they show Madcap being stretchered to an ambulance. Corbin walks up and says know where you are going the Mosspital and laughs and walks away as they load Madcap into the ambulance.

Natalya & Shayna Baszler VS. Naomi & Sasha Banks for the Women’s Tag Team Championship

Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter on Naomi, but Naomi turns her into a pin with their legs still tangled together, and Naomi was able to hold Natalya for the 3 count.

Winners and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Naomi & Sasha Banks

Drew Gulak is in the back asking Ricochet for advice. And Gulak says next time he sees Gunther he will put him in his place.

Gulak then runs into Gunther beats him down in the hallway

Kofi Kingston VS. Butch

Sheamus takes out Woods, Kofi kicks Sheamus off the apron and turns into an end of days type on Kofi and gets the win.

Winner: Butch

In the back, Sami Zayn is pleading his case to Paul Heyman.

The Bloodline come to the ring. Heyman hands the microphone to Reigns, Reigns says there is no one left, he has smashed them all. No one wants to step to the Tribal Chief. He says here is where things get interesting the Usos have someone that want to challenge them and what are they going to do about it?

RK-Bro then make their way to the ring. Orton says Roman hasn’t smashed anyone: you haven’t smashed John Cena and he is 10 times the Superstar that you will ever be. Believe that! Orton then tells The Usos they want a title match. Because they want both sets of titles, they can call them the Undisputed World Tag Team championships.

The Usos accept the challenge just not tonight but next week. Jimmy says after they win there will be two titles right here and points to Jey, two titles right here and points to himself and two titles right there as Heyman hands Roman his titles and he raises them above his head. Riddle strikes Roman with a knee to the face. Riddle and Orton then jump out of the ring.

Joe Adams
Joe Adams
Born, raised, and living in Pennsylvania, Joe has been a wrestling fan since the early 80's. He also likes the NFL, playing Madden Football on consoles, and camping. He is a proud father of four kids.

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