Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (Friday the 13th)

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 Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in lovely, lengthily-named Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and featured a special telecast live at Camp Crystal Lake!


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Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for May 13, 2022

Matches Tonight: 4 (approx 37 minutes)
  • Singles Match: Riddle w/ Randy Orton vs Sami Zayn. Great match that saw Riddle pick up the win. 8:18-8:28pm EST.
  • SmackDown Championship Match: Ronda Rousey(c) vs Raquel Rodriguez. Not gonna lie, did not expect this match to be as good as it was. Raquel nearly picked up the title multiple times in an eventual losing effort. Raquel was impressive, especially in the latter half of the match (post commercial). 8:45-8:52pm EST.
  • WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Match: the Boss & Glow(c) vs Natalya & Shayna Baszler. Decent effort that saw the champs nearly lose multiple times. Banks & Naomi held on, though. 9:12-9:22pm EST.
  • Singles Main Event Match: "the Butcherweight" Pete Dunne w/ Sheamus & Ridge Holland vs Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods. Kofi lost after Holland and Sheamus both interfered. 9:29-9:39pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • RK-Bro-down: After deciding Monday to issue their own challenge for a title unification bout, the Raw tag champs came to SmackDown to ask Roman's "permission" as the Usos are his "bitches." They called out Roman Reigns but it was Sami Zayn who answered the call. Riddle got the crowd to call Zayn "Rusty" (because his hair is the "color of rust"). Zayn pretended to be an official with the Bloodline, setting up, ultimately, a Riddle vs Zayn match. 8:03-8:14pm EST.
  • Bout it Bout it, Rowdy Rowdy: New SmackDown Champion Ronda Rousey declared she'll be a fighting champion and do open challenges, starting tonight. 8:38-8:42pm EST.
  • Madcap Moss Has the Last Laugh: I know I choose corny names, but I did not choose that--the E did. Moss was beaten mid-segment by Corbin, who used a steel chair to smash 'em. 8:59-9:05pm EST.
  • The Usos Strike Back (Main Event Segment): See above comment about the crappily-named segment. Roman's back to the five-minute entrances. RK-Bro showed up to confront. The Usos accepted--the title unification bout is next Friday!. 9:48-9:58pm EST.
  • Next Week: Tag Team Title unification bout, finally!

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