Smackdown TV report for 05/20/2022

Arena: Van Andel Arena
City: Grand Rapids, MI

Smackdown opens with a preview for tonight’s Tag Team Championship unification match between RK-Bro and The Usos. First out comes the Bloodline. Roman Reigns opens with, “Grand Rapids…acknowledge me, tonight you not only acknowledge me, you acknowledge my cousins, so tonight you acknowledge the Bloodline!”

Heyman gets the microphone and says, “Roman Reigns is the greatest of all time.” Heyman then list everyone from Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, John Cena, The Rock, etc. and says, “Roman Reigns would knock them down.”

Roman then tells The Usos they know what he expects, and he loves them.

Sami Zayn VS. Shinsuke Nakamura

Zayn rolls out of the ring Nakamura follows only to get hit with a Michinoku Driver on the floor by Zayn, Zayn then rolls in the ring as the referee counts, Nakamura back in right after the 9 count.

Action spills back on the floor this time it was Nakamura getting the upper hand and Zayn rolling back in the ring right after the 9 count only to be met with a Kinshasa and Nakamura pins him.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

Happy Talk is next! No guest, Happy just cuts a promo on Madcap Moss, after he was done Happy destroys the Andre the Giant Memorial trophy.

Gunther VS. Drew Gulak

Gunther destroy Gulak again

Winner: Gunther

After the match Gunther puts Gulak in a Boston Crab but Gulak is rescued by the arrival of Ricochet and Gunther leaves the ring.

Adam Pearce is in the back and Max Dupri (L.A. Knight) says Sonya Deville hired him and Pearce says Deville has been relieved of her duties as WWE official. Dupri says well there is an issue because he and his stable have a signed a contract and Pearce said he will have to reach out to his legal department and get back to Dupri.

In the back, Shotzi yells at Raquel Rodriguez for “Stealing her moment last week” and is going to make her pay and she is nothing but 6 feet of disappointment.

Raquel Rodriguez VS. Shotzi

Raquel hits her one-armed powerbomb on Shotzi for the win

Winner: Raquel Rodriguez

Xavier Woods VS. Butch

Woods with a quick rollup for the pin

Winner: Xavier Woods

RK-Bro VS. The Usos to unify the Raw and Smackdown Tag Team Championship

Jey Uso goes to the top rope but is caught by Riddle, Riddle attempts to hit an RKO but Roman Reigns holds Uso, Uso then hits the splash for the pin.

Winners and New Unified Tag Team Champions: The Usos

After the match, the Bloodline beat down RK-Bro, Reigns chokes out Riddle and places him on the announce table, The Usos use the steps on Orton, Jey Uso dives and crashes down on Riddle destroying the announce table. Reigns then puts Orton in the guillotine choke as officials try to break up the assault. The show ends with The Bloodline posing in the ring with all the titles.

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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