WWE SmackDown Results – November 25, 2022

WWE SmackDown Results – November 25, 2022

Tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown aired from the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, Rhode Island.

– The show opened with Damage CTRL, Nikki Cross & Rhea Ripley in the ring complaining about having to come to Providence to hear Bianca’s announcement. Bianca Belair and her team made their entrance, presenting Becky Lynch as their final War Games partner. They started a brawl in the ring, with Becky knocking Bayley down with the Bexploder. Rhea approached Becky, but retreated when the rest of her team appeared behind Becky.

WWE World Cup – Semifinals Match
Santos Escobar vs. Butch

Escobar immediately pushed Butch into the ropes before hiding from him in the corner. He took Butch down with a headlock takedown, but he broke the hold and stomped Escobar’s elbow. Escobar caught Butch off-guard with a dropkick, but he responded with a knee strike, forcing Escobar to recuperate at ringside. Butch climbed the top turnbuckle, but Escobar shoved him down to ringside, as SmackDown went to commercials.

Back from break, Butch nailed Escobar with an enzuigiri and a double knee drop to the arm. Butch blasted Escobar with a stomp on the hands and low roundhouse kick, making Escobar roll out of the ring. Butch crashed onto Legado del Fantasma with a moonsault off the apron, only for Escobar to knock him down with a suicide dive. Escobar sat Butch on the top turnbuckle, but he snapped Escobar’s fingers making him fall to the apron. Butch crashed onto Legado del Fantasma with a moonsault off the top turnbuckle, followed by a Tornado DDT on Escobar for a two count.

The screen showed a brawl between the Bloodline, Kevin Owens & Drew McIntyre, distracting Butch and making the Brawling Brutes run backstage. Butch caught Escobar in an arm lock, but Cruz and Wilde broke the hold while the referee wasn’t watching. They nailed Butch with an enzuigiri, allowing Escobar to win the match with the Phantom Driver.

Winner: Santos Escobar

– A video recapping Bray Wyatt and LA Knight’s confrontations from the past few weeks aired.

– Bray Wyatt made his way to the ring and said he knows that most people want to see the Fiend. Wyatt told the crowd to come see the human tornado destroy himself and everyone around him, but that’s not what he wants to do anymore. He started saying that he didn’t attack LA Knight, until Uncle Howdy interrupted him on the big screen. Howdy said Wyatt was lying and that a snake in a cage is still a snake.

– At backstage, LA Knight got interviewed and said that Wyatt gets to vomit his lies without consequences. LA said Wyatt wouldn’t be out there on the mic if he wasn’t injured.

– The Viking Raiders arrived with Sarah Logan who is now named Valhalla.

Viking Raiders vs. Hit Row

Adonis started with a series of forearm strikes and a dropkick on Ivar, but he knocked him down soon after. Erik clocked Adonis with an elbow strike, followed by a pair of knee strikes from both Vikings. Adonis evaded a suplex, managing to reach Dolla for the tag. Dolla knocked Erik off the apron and hit Ivar with a big boot. Dolla got taken out of the ring immediately after giving Adonis the tag. Adonis missed a diving kick, allowing Ivar to smash him with a spinning kick. Erik took Dolla off the apron, setting up the Ragnarok on Adonis for the three count.

Winners: Viking Raiders

– Footage from last night aired, showing Dominik Mysterio & Rhea Ripley breaking into the Mysterio household on Thanksgiving. Dominik smashed Rey’s hurt leg with a few weapons before leaving.

– At backstage, WWE officials found a beaten down LA Knight between a storage box and a steel door.

WWE World Cup – Semifinals Match
Braun Strowman vs. Ricochet

Braun mockingly patted Ricochet’s head, angering him into slapping Braun. Ricochet went for a springboard move, but Braun blocked it. Ricochet managed to take Braun down with a couple of dropkicks, followed by a dropkick off the apron. Braun pounced Ricochet over the announce table and hit him with an elbow drop for a two count. Braun squashed Ricochet with a corner splash before tossing him across the ring. Imperium showed up at ringside, distracting Braun and allowing Ricochet to beat him with a crucifix pinfall.

Winner: Ricochet

– After the match, Imperium assaulted Braun, with Ricochet attempting to make the save, only to be overpowered. Braun managed to send Imperium out of the ring before shaking Ricochet’s hand.

– At backstage, Kevin Owens stopped Sami Zayn before he could enter the Bloodline’s locker room. Kevin asked Sami what will happen to him when he pisses Roman off. Kevin suggested Sami to strike first before they attack him. Jey Uso was shown eavesdropping the entire conversation from behind the door. Jey confronted Sami about where he had been, but Sami insisted saying he had just arrived.

– At backstage, Becky was asked about making her return in a War Games match. Becky said her shoulder still wasn’t 100%, but she’s been thinking of ways to punish Damage CTRL. Becky said that everyone wants to go to war, until the Man comes around.

– A video package for both War Games matches aired, including Becky’s recent return.

– Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler attacked Shotzi and Raquel Rodriguez backstage before their match. They slammed a storage case on Raquel’s arm before leaving the scene.

– Ronda and Shayna arrived and said there was not going to be a match tonight. They warned Shotzi to stay at the kids table before being interrupted by her making their match official.

Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs. Shotzi & Raquel Rodriguez

Shotzi knocked Shayna off the apron before nailing Ronda with a few forearm strikes. Shotzi crashed into Ronda with an inverted cannonball into the ropes. Shayna took control of Shotzi and started beating her down, until Raquel returned to take part in the match. Raquel knocked Ronda off the apron and tried to powerslam Shayna, but couldn’t. Ronda got a blind tag, allowing Shayna to stomp Raquel’s elbow before tapping her out with an armbar.

Winners: Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler

Announced for next week’s WWE SmackDown:

  • Ricochet vs. Santos Escobar

– At backstage, Shotzi got interviewed and announced Raquel’s arm was broken and her elbow was dislocated. Shotzi said Raquel is the first person to have her back and now it’s personal.

Drew McIntyre & Sheamus vs. The Usos

Sheamus and Jimmy blocked hip tosses from each other before Sheamus clocked him with a clothesline. Drew and Sheamus launched Jimmy with a double hip toss and clotheslined Jey over the ropes. Both squads faced off at ringside, as SmackDown went to a commercial break.

Back from break, Jey ducked Sheamus out of the ring, setting up a flying forearm strike off the apron. Jimmy choked Sheamus while the referee wasn’t watching. Sheamus smashed Jimmy with a powerslam, finding space to give Drew the tag. Drew knocked Jey down with an enzuigiri, only to be nailed with an enzuigiri from Jimmy. Drew caught Jimmy with a jackknife pinfall before going for a hanging neckbreaker. Jey grabbed Drew’s leg before a Claymore, allowing Jimmy to superkick Drew. Both Usos crashed into Drew with suicide dives and threw him into the steel steps, as SmackDown went to its final ad break.

Back from break, Jimmy smashed Drew with a corner hip strike as Sami cheered at ringside. Jimmy went for another strike, but Drew popped out of nowhere with a headbutt. Sheamus got the tag and started blasting his chest with forearm strikes. Drew and Sheamus tried to do stereo forearm strikes, but the Usos pulled them into the ropes. Drew knocked Jimmy out with a Claymore before receiving a superkick from Jey. Sheamus got hit with a suicide dive from Jey, but managed to nail him with a pump knee for a close nearfall. Sheamus knocked Sami off the apron, allowing Jey to superkick Sheamus for a two count.

Sami saved Jey from a superplex while the referee wasn’t watching, letting him blast Sheamus with the Uso Splash. The Brawling Brutes and Bloodline started a brawl at ringside, until Drew crashed into most of them with a Tope con Hilo. Kevin got in Sami’s way before he could hand Jey a championship belt. Kevin rolled Sami into the ring, making the referee eject him from the ring. He knocked Jey out with a Stunner behind the referee’s back, setting him up for Sheamus’ Brogue Kick.

Winners: Drew McIntyre & Sheamus

– SmackDown came to an end with the babyface team standing tall in the ring.