WWE SmackDown Results June 17, 2022


WWE SmackDown Minneapolis, Minnesota

Commentators are Michael Cole and Pat McAfee.

– Tonight is WWE SmackDown, the blue show begins directly with the arrival of Vince McMahon.

– Vince McMahon tells us it’s a privilege to be here tonight and that the intro words are Then, Now, Forever, Together, so he welcomes Smackdown and leaves. The credits roll then the commentators welcome us and Matt Riddle’s music plays. He takes the microphone and says that before he kicks Roman Reigns in the ass, he wants to show a video of RK-Bro’s exploits.

– Matt Riddle, says he has been waiting for this moment for a long time and his whole family is watching it right now, but most of all, Randy Orton is watching it from home. He says everyone wishes him the best, we miss him and love him. For 20 years he has been killing legends and even setting the Undertaker on fire. Over the past 20 years, Randy Orton has sacrificed himself to give the best to fans and Riddle thanks him. He says he will face Roman Reigns for the title tonight and dedicates this match to Randy Orton. Randy Orton’s music is played at Riddle’s request.

– We have a recap of the rivalry between Madcap Moss and Baron Corbin.

Single game

Madcap Moss against Baron Corbin

At the end of the match, Madcap Moss scores two Punchlines for the win.

Winner: Madcap Moss

After the match, Madcap Moss takes the microphone and bursts out laughing.

– Behind the scenes, Street Profits are talking about Madcap Moss having the last word in her match against Baron Corbin. They say Matt Riddle is going to face Roman Reigns tonight and they want their kids (tag team titles) to come back to them. They conclude by saying that they want to smoke.

– Back to the ring with Baron Corbin taking a microphone and complaining about Pat McAfee’s criticism. He threatens him by telling him that if he disrespects him again, he will kick his ass and then try to walk away, but Pat McAfee gets up and wants to answer him. He asks the crowd to help him get Baron Corbin out of the arena in the best possible way with a laugh. The New Day music hits and they step into the ring.

– Natalya tells Megan Morant that she will destroy Ronda Rousey. She says the sniper is the most dangerous catch and that Ronda Rousey isn’t here tonight. Her Armbar is nothing compared to the Sharpshooter that has stood for many years and made the Hart line proud. She concludes that she will be the next Smackdown champion.

Couple match

The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) against Jinder Mahal and Shanky

At the end of the match, Jinder Mahal and Shanky argue and Kofi Kingston takes the opportunity to land his Trouble in Paradise on Jinder Mahal for the win.

Winners: The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods)

– Drew McIntyre’s music plays and he arrives in the ring followed by Sheamus.

– Adam Pearce announces the statistics for the collection of the MITB briefcase, but is interrupted by the Scotsman who tells him that the statistics do not interest him and that he wants to kick him. Adam Pearce says Seth Rollins is the only one qualified for the MITB Ladder Match and says we will look into why neither of them qualified for the match. Immediately following the video, Adam Pearce says management decided that Sheamus would participate in the MITB Ladder Match just like Drew McIntyre who then attacks Sheamus by bringing him his Claymore.

– Behind the scenes, Sami Zayn is in front of Roman Reigns’ locker room when he is interrupted by Kayla Braxton who reminds him that it is thanks to him that he will face Riddle tonight. Sami says he’s an honorary member of Bloodline and they don’t blame him at all.

MITB Qualifiers – Singles match

Raquel Rodriguez vs Shayna Baszler

At the end of the match, Raquel Rodriguez managed to land her Chingona Bomb on Shayna Baszler for the win.

Winner: Raquel Rodriguez

– Backstage, Max Dupri is with Adam Pearce. Max Dupri says he is not happy because it is not what was planned for the presentation of his new client and then he leaves.

– Kayla Braxton is with new intercontinental champion, Gunther, but is quickly interrupted by Ludwig Kaiser who is giving a little wrestling history lesson. He says the first champion (Pat Patterson) was crowned in a tournament in South America (Brazil) and was won by a French-speaking Canadian. He was champion all over the world, but since Ricochet became champion, he has become one of the worst titles. Now that Gunther has this title, he will restore greatness and prestige to this title. Gunther concludes by saying that he is the new Intercontinental champion.

– The commentators announce the schedule for next week with two qualifying matches for MITB women with Aliyah vs Shotzi Blackheart and the men one with Shinsuke Nakamura vs Sami Zayn. Richochet will be entitled to his intercontinental title rematch against Gunther.

Undisputed WWE Championship – Single Match

Riddle vs. Roman Reigns (accompanied by Paul Heyman and The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso)

During the match, Roman Reigns rushes to bring his Spear, but Riddle counters it with an RKO that isn’t enough.

At the end of the match, Matt Riddle leans on the ropes, but is thwarted by Roman Reigns who throws his Spear at him in flight for victory.

Winner: Roman Reigns (accompanied by Paul Heyman & The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)

After the game, Roman Reigns takes the microphone and says he feels there are no more opponents because he destroyed them. There is only one thing to do, for Minneapolis to recognize his superiority, suddenly the music of BROCK LESNAR plays and he lands in the ring. Brock Lesnar reaches out to Roman Reigns who grabs her and takes an F5. Brock Lesnar also attacks the Usos.

The show ends with Brock Lesnar’s celebration.

Photo credit: WWE



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