Smackdown TV report for 06/17/2022

Arena: Target Center
City: Minneapolis, MN

Smackdown opens with Mr. McMahon. He welcomes everyone to Smackdown and says its good to be in a WWE ring in Minnesota, then he goes on to say the four words in the opening: Then, Now, Forever and most importantly, Together. He leaves the ring.

Riddle is out next and says before he kicks Roman Reigns in the head and takes the WWE unified Universal Championship, he wants to take a stroll down memory lane and a recap is shown with all the issues between RK-Bro and the Bloodline.

Riddle says he has been waiting a long time for this opportunity and he knows his family and our friend Randy is watching at home. He wishes Randy well in his upcoming operation and says he misses him and tells Randy he loves him as the WWE Universe chants “Randy, Randy.”

Tonight, he faces Roman Reigns, and he is dedicating this match to his best friend Randy Orton. And says he is going to play something we haven’t heard in a long time and hopes we can hear it again real soon when Randy returns and Randy’s theme plays.

Madcap Moss VS. Happy Corbin in a Last Laugh match

Madcap Moss hits the punchline, then another punchline for the win.

Winner: Madcap Moss

After the match Madcap gets a microphone and says Hey Corbin then starts laughing.

The Street Profits are shown in the back hyping the championship match.

Corbin says he has something to say and wants the whole world to hear it. He yells at Pat McAfee about criticizing him after he was done McAfee stands up and says with the help of the people in Minnesota, he wants to laugh Corbin’s sorry ass out of this arena. And everyone starts laughing at him as he walks out.

We are shown a clip of 20 years ago on Smackdown when Edge and Hulk Hogan won the tag team championship.

We are then shown the issues between Natalya and Ronda Rousey.

In the back Natalya is interviewed and says she is going to make Ronda Rousey tap out and become the new Women’s champion for the second time.

The New Day VS. Jinder Mahal and Shanky

At one point Woods was blowing the trombone and Shanky, who was legal in the ring, was dancing. Jinder smacked him to tag in but gets hit with Kofi’s Trouble in Paradise for the win.

Winners: The New Day

Another preview for the returning Viking Raiders Next Week on Smackdown

Drew McIntyre is out next for Adam Pearce’s decision on who is going to the Money In The Bank match, Drew or Sheamus.

Sheamus in the back with Ridge and Butch and he tells them they have to stay in the back tonight and Sheamus makes his way to the ring.

Adam Pearce starts explaining why he knows the Money In The Bank match and Drew interrupts him and says he wants in the match, or someone is going to get a beating, Sheamus said he has successfully cashed in before. Pearce says he has watched the footage and counselled WWE management and Sheamus is in. And Sheamus began agitating Drew and Drew clotheslined him out of the ring and Pearce said, “Drew my next sentence was about to be ‘Drew you’re in too.’” And Sheamus came running back into the ring only to get a Claymore.

In the back Sami Zayn is shown attempting to knock on Roman Reigns’ door and Kayla Braxton walks up and asked if he thinks there is any ill feelings since he is the reason Reigns has to defend the championship tonight. Zayn says no and then looks worried and says he has to go to the bathroom and walks away.

Raquel Rodriguez VS. Shayna Baszler in a Money In The Bank qualifying match

Shayna worked on Raquel’s left knee, Shayna goes for a sleeper hold but Raquel got to the corner then picks Shayna up for her one-armed powerbomb for the pin.

Winner: Raquel Rodriguez

In the back Dupri is yelling at Pearce about the lighting and says you will not see anyone until the lighting is fixed.

We are then shown Gunther winning the Intercontinental Championship last week, Gunther is then interviewed backstage, but Ludwig takes the microphone and does all the talking until Gunther says he is the new Intercontinental Champion.

Riddle VS. Roman Reigns for the WWE Unified Universal Championship.

Riddle hits an RKO, but Reigns kicks out. He goes for a knee but Reigns ducks and they both run into the ropes, Riddle gets on the second rope to jump at Reigns who hits Riddle with the Spear in mid air and pins the Bro.

Winner and Still Unified WWE Universal Champion the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns

After the match the Bloodline stands with all the championships and Roman says there is no one left. He said he said he is here to wreck everyone and leave, so he has wrecked everyone now they are leaving but he needs one more thing for Minneapolis to acknowledge him.

Brock Lesnar’s music hits and the beast is back!

In the ring they stare down each other and Lesnar laughs and removes his cowboy hat and offers Reigns a handshake, Reigns goes for the shake and Lesnar hits an F5. The Usos come in for the save but each received an F5.

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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