WWE SmackDown Results – July 22, 2022
In one of the most anticipated SmackDowns in recent memory (due to earlier shocking announcements), we are welcomed to the show, live from the TD Garden arena, in Boston. The duo of Micheal Cole and Pat McAffee give us the play-by-play for the night.
Stephanie McMahon is introduced (already in the ring), and starts off with a promo about how her father was grateful for the entire WWE universe. She also goes on to start a “THANK YOU VINCE!”
The chants go on for a bit.
The Street Profits music hits and they arrived through the crowd.
Michael Cole then states “Let’s do what the WWE does best, and entertain the world!”
Montez Ford grabs the mic to let us know some information and quotes Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics, during their 2008 NBA Championship “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!”
Theory comes out and tells the Profits that he doesn’t care what they’re doing at SummerSlam, because he is going to cash in on either Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar.
The Usos interrupt and tell Theory to keep Roman Reigns name out of his mouth or else he is going to be dealt with.
Montez Ford laughs at Theory and then Theory tells him the only thing funny is that you and your wife are leaving SummerSlam, empty-handed, and laughs at Ford.
Madcap Moss comes out to attack Theory and a brawl breaks out between the two teams of three. Although it was not announced immediately a six-man tag team match is set up for the main event.
After the melee in the ring, a video package is shown between a match with Ludwig and Nakamura from two weeks ago. The video package ends with Gunther chopping Ludwig after his loss.
Shinsuke Nakemura is shown heading to the ring for his upcoming match.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Ludwig Kaiser
Shinsuke is awaiting Ludwig in the ring after the commercial break.
The match is underway.
Ludwig starts the match under control, however, Shinksuke hangs in there to recover in the bout. Ludwig then regains control with a number of suplexes, quick pin attempts, and gets Nakamura on the outside prior to the commercial break.
Ludwig Kaiser has Nakamura in a headlock back in the ring when the commercials are done. Shinsuke is able to get out of the hold, and get some offense to land. A brief interaction out of the ring between Gunther and Shinsuke delays a pin for Shin. Nakamura attempts the Kingshasa, but Gunther has another distraction planned, which causes Shin to not attempt his signature move. The finish comes with a pin that was reversed by Ludwig that pushes Nakamura into a right hand from Gunther, which the referee doesn’t see. Ludwig is able to capitalize for the win.
Winner: Ludwig Kaiser
After the match, both Ludwig and Gunther are on the top of the ramp, and Gunther tells Ludwig to put his hands down, and gives him a pat on the back, then proceeds to give him a chop on the chest.
We go backstage to Liv and Ronda Rousey, and Michael Cole tells us we have a face-off between the two after the break.
Back live they advertise that we are in Boston, Pat mentions the teams from the area.
A video package is shown on how Liv became champion.
Ronda starts off the face-off and tells Liv she respects that she seized the opportunity, but she better shake her hand when she beat her. Liv rebuttals by saying that she will beat Ronda because she loves this business more. Ronda tells her everyone else respects Liv in the locker room, but she doesn’t.
Pat and Michael discuss that Liv was on Pat McAfee show recently, when Baron Corbin attacks Pat once again, this time Pat does give chase to Baron and they head into the back where they are met with WWE officials attempting to break up the brawl.
A commercial for SummerSlam is shown.
A recap of the attack from Baron and Pat is shown.
Pat goes back into the ring and leads a chant of “DUMB ASS CORBIN!” He also tells Barron that “I’ll see him in Nashville, bitch!”
A video package between The New Day, The Viking Raiders, Shanty, And Jinder Mahal.
The Viking Raiders vs. Shanty and Jinder Mahal
The Viking Raiders win via count out as Jinder Mahal (who was unable to make the 10 count) is tossed into The New Day, who were on commentary for the match.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
Backstage we see a segment between Adam Pierce and Sonya Deville when he informs her that she will have a match tonight against Raquel Rodriguez.
Sheamus, Ridge Holland, and Butch comes out and we’re told that they have a segment about Drew McIntyre and the dangers of him bringing Angela (his sword) to ringside.
Sheamus shows a video package of Drew using Angela to destroy the top rope. Sheamus pleads with Drew to put the sword away and if he does he’ll have Butch contained by Ridge Holland outside the ring. Sheamus then teases a match tonight, but informs Drew that their match will take place next week in a good Old Irish Donnybrook match. Angela is banned from ringside but they can use Shillelaghs. The segment concludes when Drew uses Angela to cut Shillelagh in half.
Paul Heyman is shown backstage with the Usos, and is telling them the show should close with Theory lying face down, and that it will not be a prediction, it will be a spoiler.
An advertisement for WWE Rivals is shown as they show Raquel Rodriguez in the ring.
Sonya Deville vs. Raquel Rodriguez
Deville tries several moves on Raquel however due to her size, there is not much that Sonya can accomplish. Sonya hits a running knee for a two-count. Raquel hits a fallaway slam, then does a corkscrew elbow, with Deville reaching the rope. Raquel eventually hits the Tejana Bomb for the victory.
Winner: Raquel Rodriguez
Aliyah versus Lacy Evans is after the break.
Lacy Evans cuts a promo about working hard, and not treating her like an American hero that she should be treated as. Aliyah at this point confronts Lacy to get the match started. Evans tells her I’ll deal with you in a minute, then proceeds to hit the Women’s Right on Aliyah, Lacy walks to the back, and the match never takes place.
Kayla Braxton interviews Jeff Jarrett about him being the special guest referee for the Usos versus the Street Profits for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship match at SummerSlam.
Six Man Tag Team Street Profits and Madcap Moss vs. The Usos, and Theory
The match sees the Street Profits and Madcap Moss lead the Usos and Theory outside of the ring. As they go to a quick break, the last image shown is of Montez Ford banging the Money in the Bank briefcase to taunt Theory.
The action picks up with Theory and Madcap in the ring. Theory tags out and is able to interfere in the match.
Prior to the next break being shown, the Usos toss Ford into the timekeeper’s area.
Madcap is shown knocking everyone around as we come back on the air. Jimmy fights back with a superkick, right after he attempts to tag Theory and Theory attempts to leave BUT Jey gives him a superkick which leads to a brawl between the teams, and a huge flying spot for Ford. Theory and Madcap battle in the ring. Theory with a near fall on a “figure four suplex” as described by Pat on commentary. Theory causes a disqualification by using the briefcase.
Winners: The Street Profits and Madcap Moss via disqualification
After the match we hear Brock Lesnar’s music, which he proceeds to come down to the ring, and circles it like a shark smelling blood. Theory, who hasn’t left, is clutching the briefcase like a teddy bear, then switches it to his hands to use as a weapon. Brock enters and lands an F5. Lesnar then hits Theory with the briefcase several times before he connects with another F5, Brock stands tall as the show fades to black.