Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (July 22, 2022)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. There are spoilers for tonight's show below. The full results can be found right here and you can find our preview over here! Tonight's episode aired live from Boston's TD Garden!


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Shinsuke Nakamura; Ludwig Kaiser

Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for July 22, 2022

Matches Tonight:Four (approx. 33 minutes)
  • Singles Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs Ludwig Kaiser. Solid match that saw Kaiser win after Gunther (fka WALTER) attacked Nakamura behind the ref's back. Post match, Gunther continued the recent trend of beating the crap out of his bestie, Ludwig Kaiser, apparently regardless of if he wins or loses. 8:19-8:29pm EST.
  • Tag Team Match: Jinder Mahal & Shanky vs the Viking Raiders. The Raiders all but squashed Mahal & Shanky and win by count-out. 8:49-8:50pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Sonya Deville vs Raquel Rodriguez. Decent, albeit short, match that saw Raquel pick up the win. 9:13-9:17pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Aliyah vs Lacey Evans. Match never happened as Evans did her heal promo then attacked Aliyah, They'll face off next week. 9:25-9:30pm EST
  • Six-Man Tag Main Event Match: Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions the Usos & Theory vs the Street Profits & Madcap Moss. Theory caused a DQ loss for his team when he used the Money in the Bank case to beat Madcap Moss. 9:38-9:55pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Retirement Acknowledged: Stephanie McMahon opened SmackDown, announcing her father retired. The crowd ultimately had a "thank you, Vince" chant for the old man. 8:00-8:04pm EST.
  • The Usos/Theory, the Street Profits/Madcap Moss: The Profits cut a promo on the Usos ahead of next weekend's title bout; the Usos and Theory came out and had words with each other, and Madcap Moss got involved when a brawl broke out. 8:05-8:11pm EST.
  • Face Time: Rousey and Morgan had words backstage with Kayla Braxton. Rousey, however, dismissed her and spoke to Morgan directly. Rousey was respectful while promising to get her title back "because, let's be honest, you're Liv Morgan and I'm Ronda Rousey" and then stated Morgan better shake her hand after she beats Morgan at SummerSlam. 8:35-8:38pm EST.
  • Maximum Male Models: the beach collection was postponed a week but we met Maxxine Dupri, briefly, portrayed by none other than NXT's Sofia Cromwell.
  • Next Week's SummerSlam Go-home Edition: Sheamus vs McIntyre in a number-one contender's Donnybrook Match (no count-out, no DQ, table full of shillelagh weapons). The New Day vs the Viking Raiders. Aliyah vs Lacey Evans. Maximum Male Models beach collection will be revealed (after a one-week delay).
  • Corbin Strikes Back: Ahead of their match next weekend, Happy Corbin attacked McAfee. Afterwards, McAfee cut a promo on "bum-ass Cor-bin" and hyped their match. 8:38-8:46pm EST.
  • Rumor Killer: Despite late-afternoon reports to the contrary, Brock Lesnar showed up at the end of our program to destroy Theory. 9:55-9:59pm EST.

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