WWE Friday Evening SmackDown comes waltzing again into our lives tonight (Aug. 26, 2022) with a dwell present emanating from Little Caesars Area in Detroit, Michigan, that includes all the newest construct to the upcoming Conflict on the Fort pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for early subsequent month in Cardiff, Wales.
Marketed for tonight: a “second probability” Deadly 4-Method match within the Ladies’s tag workforce championship event. The 4 groups competing to advance within the tourney embody Xia Li & Shotzi, Nikki A.S.H. & Doudrop, Dana Brooke & Tamina, and Natalya & Sonya Deville.
WWE can be selling a match between Ricochet and Completely satisfied Corbin for tonight’s episode.
Come proper again right here at 8 pm ET when the SmackDown dwell weblog kicks off as soon as the present begins on FOX. It will likely be under this line right here. (Notice: Hyperlinks to unlawful streams are prohibited. Pics and GIFs are allowed.)
WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR AUG. 26
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The present opens with the intro video.
We get an inset promo from Completely satisfied Corbin the place he says Ricochet isn’t a star as a result of he has no endurance and he’s gonna win tonight.
Completely satisfied Corbin vs. Ricochet
Ricochet instantly sends Corbin to the ground, off the ropes, handspring fakeout! Completely satisfied again inside, Ricky will get a nearfall off the standing taking pictures star press, again physique drop to the apron, springboard reduce off with a proper hand from Corbin! Backwards and forwards, to the ground, Ricochet counters a gallon throw right into a tornillo off the second and stands tall on the announce desk as we go to interrupt!
Again from business, Ricochet to the apron, boot caught, fireman’s carry entrance slam into the announce desk! Again inside, laborious whip into the turnbuckles, again suplex facebuster into the nook… NOPE! Handspring countered with a forearm to the again of the neck and Ricky finally ends up on the ground!
Again inside, off the ropes, Ricochet with a satellite tv for pc DDT for some respiratory room! Chest kicks, kickflip dropkick, Completely satisfied within the nook, shoulder thrust connects, springboard, no one house, land on his ft, chokeslam reversed right into a Frankensteiner! Rising knee, sidestep a boot, off the ropes, Deep Six… STILL NO!
Up high, no one house on the 450, again suplex right into a ripcord facebuster! Ricochet on the comeback, off the highest…
Ricochet wins by pinfall with the taking pictures star press.
Road Income run into Hit Row backstage.
Hit Row inform them they’ve obtained the smoke and Angelo Dawkins notices one thing comparable about all of them, which is that they’re all about that cash.
And so we go to interrupt.
Again from business, we get a video package deal for Drew McIntyre and his heritage and his journey to a title match in his personal homeland.
Killer Kross cuts a promo about how Drew’s desires imply nothing and his time is coming.
Shotzi Blackheart and Xia Li make their entrance to ship us to interrupt.
Dana Brooke & Tamina vs. Doudrop & Nikki ASH vs. Natalya & Sonya Deville vs. Shotzi Blackheart & Xia Li (WWE Ladies’s Tag Workforce Championship Match Final Likelihood Qualifying Match)
Tamina and Deville to begin, superkick takes Nattie off the apron, Samoan drop, Doudrop breaks it up! Fast tags to work Deville over, Li runs in, ASH beats her up, laborious whip into the ropes, Xia with a hammerlock Sizzling Shot! Blackheart in, Poetry in Movement senton, Snuka breaks it up!
Brooke in, handspring elbow clears the apron, boot up, whip reversed, entrance kick, rolling neckbreaker, cowl for 2! Knee for a superkick, Doudrop with a crossbody, into the nook, roundhouse kick units up an assisted shiranui! Natalya with a discus lariat to Li, she throws Shotzi out however Dana lands a lariat!
Dana up high, ASH cuts her off, jockeying for place, Sonya tags in… BROOKE SUPERPLEXES NIKKI OFF THE TOP AND INTO THE CRUSH! Deville rolls her inside…
Natalya & Sonya Deville win by pinfall with a lateral press from Deville on Nikki ASH.
Brawling Brutes make their entrance and we go to interrupt.
Again from business we get a hype reel for the Queen of Spades, Shayna Baszler.
Sheamus will get on the mic and cuts a promo about how he’s going to win the Intercontinental Championship at Conflict on the Fort.
Imperium make their entrance.
Ludwig Kaiser recites his spiel however the Celtic Warrior cuts him off to say that no one is aware of what he’s saying, so simply zip the ol’ shut up for a second now. His beef is with GUNTHER, who calls himself the Ring Normal however Sheamus claims that he’s in reality the true ring common.
He’s confronted the perfect of the perfect and beat each one in all them, from Drew McIntyre to Randy Orton to John Cena to Roman Reigns and even the King of Kings himself, Triple H. And no one on this enterprise has had banger after banger after banger after banger like he has.
The reality is he sees a whole lot of himself in GUNTHER, and it’s been years since he’s seen somebody with the identical brutal bodily qualities, and similar to him he likes to go to conflict on this ring, however he’s obtained one thing he needs, and that’s the Intercontinental Championship.
And at Conflict on the Fort, Sheamus will drag that title off his lifeless physique and into the stomach of the purple dragon. GUNTHER says he’ll train Sheamus what violence actually means, and in Cardiff he received’t simply retain the title, however he’ll chop his chest into bloody bits, break his physique, his spirit, break the person that everyone thinks can’t be damaged.
GUNTHER and Sheamus stare one another down, inventory nonetheless within the chaos, whereas their seconds all brawl!
Natalya and Sonya Deville are interviewed backstage whereas Doudrop and Nikki ASH vigorously bicker within the background.
They demand respect for themselves and their victory and declare they’re actually beginning to discover their groove and Aliyah and Raquel needs to be very involved tonight.
Bayley makes her entrance flanked by her buddies Dakota Kai and IYO SKY, and we go to interrupt.
Again from business, Sami Zayn knocks on Roman Reigns’ door.
The Usos greet him and provides him a tough time for dropping final week, and Sami says he thought Roman would wish to see him after final week. Reigns peeks his head out and tells Zayn to come back on in.
He tells Sami to go forward and sit down and Zayn asks how every little thing’s going. Roman says it’s okay and Sami says his jaw continues to be a bit of sore from final week. Reigns reminds him that he misplaced and Zayn half-heartedly tries to beg off. Roman says generally dangerous issues occur so we will redeem ourselves, and he thanks Sami for serving to him out final week.
That’s one thing that household would do. Sami says he’s completely happy to do it and he needs Roman to know he can rely on him for something. Reigns says that’s good as a result of he wants one other favor, he wants Drew occupied and together with his eye off the ball. Zayn says his match towards Drew tonight is an ideal alternative and he’ll get in his head.
By the point he will get to Cardiff Roman will have the ability to knock him over with ease. Sami tries to get them to assist however Reigns says as Tribal Chief he’s a distraction on the market, and Zayn turns proper round and thanks him for the chance to show himself.
He shakes arms with Roman and Jimmy, however Jey provides him the chilly shoulder and reveals him the door.
Aliyah & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Natalya & Sonya Deville (WWE Ladies’s Tag Workforce Championship Match Semifinals)
Natalya and Aliyah to begin, little little bit of mat grappling, headlocks and headscissors, up and over, drop down, roll over, Matrix evasion, fast pins however no deal! Revolution slam blocked, Rodriguez tags in, shoulder block for 2. Aliyah with a Meteora to Deville, Neidhart runs over and hits a Michinoku Driver on her to ship us to interrupt!
Again from business, heels working Raquel over, she will get a fallaway slam, goes up high however Deville journeys her up for a nearfall! Sonya choking her within the ropes, Rodriguez on the comeback, tornillo, going for the powerbomb however Nattie journeys her up! Sharpshooter blocked, Neidhart kicked to the ground, working knee from Deville… NOT ENOUGH!
Aliyah & Raquel Rodriguez win by pinfall with a one-armed powerbomb from Raquel Rodriguez on Sonya Deville.
The 2 groups of finalists sq. off within the ring.
We go backstage to a Most Male Fashions photoshoot.
Hit Row interrupt with a singing tour bus and Max Dupri will get upset. Maxxine has an concept and walks off and we go to interrupt.
Again from business, Maxxine Dupri returns with Los Lotharios in tow.
They’ve spray paint and declare it’s an answer to the Hit Row bus downside.
New Day are within the ring, Xavier Woods in a wheelchair, mics in hand.
Woods will get on the mic and says that is laborious, they usually actually underestimated the Viking Raiders. Kofi Kingston admits they’ve been getting their asses kicked time and again the previous couple of weeks, and Ivar cracked his ribs on a splash. Xavier says they need to face a harsh actuality, they noticed the viking funeral and noticed them burning bins of Booty-Os and New Day shirts.
They discuss like they’re considering accepting the top of the New Day when the raiding horns go up.
Enter the Viking Raiders.
They are saying that is pathetic they usually gave New Day a correct sendoff through a warrior’s ceremony, and as an alternative of leaving with honor they’re out right here sniveling. Woods asks if they’ll’t simply have a couple of minutes to say what they should say, and Erik says a viking despises weak spot greater than something on the planet.
It makes them sick to see Xavier within the ring groveling like a wounded animal, and generally the perfect factor for a wounded animal is to place them down.
They get within the ring and nook Woods earlier than turning to Kingston, and Xavier throws the blanket off to disclose a strolling boot and kendo sticks, they usually go to city on the Vikings! Woods unstraps the boot and throws the wheelchair on the Raiders!
And so we go to interrupt.
Again from business we get an advert for Undertaker’s one-man present.
We reduce to Most Male Fashions tagging Hit Row’s bus, when Hit Row roll up.
They problem them to a match after which level out that’s not even their bus and name them silly.
Road Income get out of the bus and survey they wreckage whereas the fashions scatter.
The Usos roll as much as chat with Sami Zayn.
Jimmy tells Sami that Roman doesn’t discuss like that to everyone, and this can be a massive deal. Jey tells him when he wears that shirt he higher degree up and rise to the event after which yells at him to by no means disrespect him or his household and deal with his enterprise.
We get one other video package deal for Drew McIntyre, documenting his return to WWE.
Drew makes his entrance and we go to interrupt.
Again from business, commentary hypes up subsequent week’s present.
Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn
Circling, Zayn bailing to the ground and going again inside, reducing McIntyre off with stomps however Drew grabs his leg and stops him. McIntyre drops him with a single proper hand, smashes him into the turnbuckles, whip throughout laborious! Chops within the ropes, whip throughout, Sami geese a lariat and bails again to the ground for a breather!
To the announce desk, Drew smashes Zayn’s face into it after which spinebusters him into the apron! Sami with a chop block and wild punches, off the ropes, McIntyre will get him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Sundown flip powerbomb will get Sami again into it and we go to interrupt!
Again from business, Zayn will get a boot up, twister DDT follows and will get a nearfall! Blue Thunder Driver countered with a headbutt and Sami goes belly-up! McIntyre firing up, respiratory heavy, laying lariats in, whip throughout, overhead belly-to-belly suplex!
One other suplex, leaping neckbreaker, kip-up! Usos come down for the distraction, Zayn will get the Blue Thunder Driver… NOT ENOUGH! Sami with proper arms, Drew drops him with a single chop, fends the Usos off however Zayn will get a schoolboy for 2! Off the ropes, duck a lariat…
Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with a Claymore.
Put up-match, Roman Reigns runs in and blindsides Drew McIntyre, beating him down! Drew manages to submit Reigns however the Usos have recovered and assault him! McIntyre is ready to fend them off however Roman returns and hits the spear! The Usos return with chairs to beat Drew down!
They throw McIntyre out of the ring like a sack of rubbish and over the announce desk, beating him down whereas the Tribal Chief watches on with approval! They throw Drew into the barricade and maintain him up, Sami’s again on his ft… HELLUVA KICK AGAINST THE BARRICADE!
Zayn holds Drew up for metal stair photographs from the Usos! They throw McIntyre again into the ring to Roman, Jey piefaces Sami in passing as a result of he can’t resist a shot, and Reigns trash talks Drew earlier than locking the guillotine in and choking him out!
Roman units a chair up over McIntyre’s head and neck and takes a seat, his cousins laying his title belts on his shoulders.
He says he runs this business and he needs any individual to come back and take it from him.
That’s the present, of us.