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SmackDown – Aug 5

SmackDown – Aug 5

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SmackDown Results

*Live from Greenville, SC.

*Happy Corbin watches Pat McAfee break down their match from SummerSlam…when a group of nearby Superstars is caught laughing, Corbin singles out Ricochet for a fight.

(1)  Ricochet def. Happy Corbin…Ricochet hits the Recoil & follows with a Shooting Star Press for the win (11:50)…AFTER…Pat McAfee is so happy with another Corbin loss that he plays some catch with Ricochet & a nerf football, autographs it, & punts it into the crowd.

*Sami Zayn is greeted outside the Bloodline locker room by the Usos, but told that it’s “not a good time” to pop in & say hello to the Tribal Chief.

(2)  Shinsuke Nakamura def. Ludwig Kaiser…Nakamura lands the Kinshasa for the win (08:45)…as a result, Nakamura earns an Intercontinental Championship opportunity…AFTER…Gunther climbs into the ring to get face-to-face with his next opponent.

*Kofi Kingston backstage with Megan…it won’t be long before Xavier Woods is back…Kofi says it’s almost time for him to make the Viking Raiders pay for injuring Woods.

*Sami Zayn greeted by the Usos outside the locker room again…this time they blow him off by asking if he would check in with the production truck & make sure Roman’s entrance is all set to go…the Honorary Uce is all too happy to help out.

*Liv Morgan (in an elbow brace) in the ring with Kayla, the crowd is getting on Liv for tapping…Sonya Deville interrupts, says she’s coming for Liv’s title at Clash at the Castle.

*SmackDown Women’s Championship #1 Contender Gauntlet Match:

(3)  Gauntlet: Sonya Deville def. Aliyah…Sonya hits the Deville’s Advocate (inverted DDT/Clothesline combo) for the win (02:17). 

(4)  Gauntlet: Raquel Rodriguez def. Sonya Deville…Raquel delivers the Chingona Bomb for the win (02:20).

(5)  Gauntlet: Raquel Rodriguez def. Shotzi…Raquel gets Shotzi up in powerbomb position & adjust for the Chingona Bomb for the win (05:30).

(6)  Gauntlet: Raquel Rodriguez def. Xia Li…Raquel again uses the powerbomb set up to deliver the Chingona Bomb for the win (02:38).

(7)  Gauntlet: Raquel Rodriguez def. Natalya…Natty mounts Raquel in the corner to rain down fists…Raquel scoops Natty up & delivers a Chingona Bomb for the win (02:34).

(8)  Gauntlet: Shayna Baszler def. Raquel Rodriguez…Raquel back-rolls out of the corner, stuck in Shayna’s Kirifuda Clutch but into a pinning combo…Shayna releases to kick out & tumbles over into a waist-lock/back-bridge for the Roll Up win (06:19)…as a result, Shayna earns a shot at Liv Morgan’s SmackDown Women’s Championship at Clash at the Castle.

*Sami Zayn is greeted by the Usos again…Sami loses his patience when he gets the runaround for a third time…but Jey reminds Sami that the Bloodline is weighed down with championships & if Sami doesn’t start pulling his weight he’ll have to take off his Bloodline shirt & be stripped of his “Honorary Uce” title.

(9)  Viking Raiders def. Jim Mulkey & Tommy Gibson…Raiders hits a 2-man Powerbomb of Mulkey onto Gibson & a double-stack pin by Erik for the win (01:33)…AFTER…Kofi Kingston attacks with a kendo stick & clears the Vikings from the ring…Erik warns Kofi that he’s a dead man, but does so while in retreat.

(10)  Kofi Kingston def. Erik…Erik goes for a Full Nelson Slam but Kofi with a go-behind & drops into a Schoolboy for the Roll Up win (03:46).

*Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament begins next week on Raw.

*Roman Reigns (& the Usos) to the ring…he respects Brock Lesnar, but he hates him for trying to kill the Wise Man…thoughts & prayers for Paul HeymanDrew McIntyre interrupts, he can’t wait to get his hands on Roman…the camera goes to black & white, smoke fills the entryway, & McIntyre is attacked from behind by Karrion KrossScarlett makes her way to ringside &leaves the hourglass for Roman…TICK TOCK!!


WWE RAW PREVIEW – August 8, 2022

+ Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Ciampa – for the United States Championship

+ Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament begins


WWE SmackDown PREVIEW – August 12, 2022

+ Gunther (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – for the Intercontinental Championship


WWE CLASH AT THE CASTLE PREVIEW – September 3, 2022 – Cardiff, Wales

+ Roman Reign (c) vs. Drew McIntyre – for the Undisputed Universal Championship

+ Liv Morgan (c) vs. Shayna Baszler – for the SmackDown Women’s Championship


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