WWE Friday Night SmackDown Live Results (March 25, 2022): Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY


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Welcome one and all to Friday Night SmackDown! Your host tonight is your Friday Night Friar, Hogan. Refresh this page frequently as we'll have live coverage with updates every five to seven minutes. Tonight's episode is coming to us LIVE from Brooklyn, NY.

Our official preview is up, and tonight continues down the Road to WrestleMania. Ahead of their Fatal 4-Way for the Women's Tag Team Championship, one member of each turn will square off in a singles Fatal 4-Way tonight. Rhea Ripley, Queen Zelina, Sasha Banks, and Shayna Baszler all look to pick up the big W and give their respective team some momentum heading into WrestleMania 38. Also on tap tonight is another singles' preview of tag-things to come, as Shinsuke Nakamura takes on Jimmy Uso ahead of their SmackDown Tag Team Championship clash in eight days.

We've got all this and much more, next on SmackDown! So with all that said, let's get things started! For those of you who want just the results and not the novella, click here!

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Live Results (March 25, 2022): Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY

WWE Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar Awaits Universal Champion Roman Reigns

We find Brock backstage, where he cuts a quick promo as he recaps last week's forklift attack. He tells us he's gotten Roman a replacement in his favorite color, "blood red." He then states he was warned by WWE Officials that he can't touch Roman unless he's provoked, so he's going to wait in Roman's locker room for "some provokin'." He then admires Roman's cushy dressing room suite, but admits it's not as nice as Brock's were.

Singles Match: Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Rick Boogs vs Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso

A week from tomorrow, the team of Nakamura & Boogs will challenge the Usos for their titles at WrestleMania, Night One. Boogs does call and repeat with the lively crowd, then perfectly hits--and holds, lengthily--the high-pitch note as he introduces Shinsuke. The King of Strong Style dances his way down the ramp, Boogs playing him in as Pat McAfee dances on the desk. Pat and Cole welcome us to the penultimate episode of SmackDown before next weekend's premium live event. We get the Usos entrance next. After a brief break, we start off with Jimmy taking down Shin before holding a solitary finger up to the crowd alongside Jey. Jimmy returns his attention to Shin and uses a wrist lock to attempt to control the King of Strong Style. Nakamura impressively reverses the wrist lock with a cartwheel, but even more so is Jimmy's ability to quickly counter and drop Nakamura. Shinsuke feigns a roundhouse but Jey ducks into the corner.
Nakamura holds up a single finger, mocking Jimmy, and infuriating the twin. Uso charges Shin and Shin springs his trap, tacking Jimmy around the ring as he pummels him with strikes and uses a foot choke to send Jimmy out of the ring. Nakamura positions Jimmy on the apron and hits a running knee but, upon entering, is laid out by a desperation lariat from Jimmy. Jimmy uses a back drop to attempt a cover, then begins a series of pin attempts interspersed with neck cranks. Nakamura attempts to fight to a vertical base, but Uso uses the neck lock to send him down to the mat. Uso looks for a Samoan Drop but Nakamura grabs the nearby ropes and wiggles out to the apron. Uso kicks Nakamura off the apron and Boogs checks on him. Uso signals for a suicide dive and starts to execute the move, only to be blocked by a kick from Nakamura to the face. Nakamura celebrates excitedly and we head to break!
We return from the break to find Jimmy still in control of Shinsuke for another few moments. Nakamura takes control back but Boogs is attacked at ringside by Jey Uso just as Shinsuke is readying a Kinshasa. Jimmy catches Shinsuke with a surprise Superkick but fails to put him away! Rick Boogs and Jey Uso struggle over Rick's red electric guitar. Boogs uses the guitar-struggle to send Jey face-first into the ring post. This distracts Jimmy, allowing Shinsuke to hit a snap Kinshasa and pick up the win!
Your Winner, Shinsuke Nakamura!

Singles Match: Kofi Kingston w/ King Woods vs Ridge Holland w/ Sheamus & "the Butcherweight" Pete Dunne

Sheamus leads Ridge and Dunne out and we head to a break ahead of Kofi's entrance. Kofi hops on the mic as he stands on the ramp. "Hold up, Ridge, when we said you were gonna have a match against the New Day, we weren't talking about me! Oh, no! But if not me, who? Him!" And out comes...King Woods! Making his return is the King, and Sheamus and company argue with the ref as the King makes his way out! The ref allows an audible and Woods is replacing Kingston. Holland and Woods start off fast, with Holland getting a big clothesline in before wasting several seconds staring at the crowd. He walks too close to Woods and is rolled-up, ending this match in seconds.
Your Winner, Xavier Woods on Behalf of Kofi Kingston!

"Rowdy" Ronda Rousey Addresses the WWE Universe

We get a video package that recaps the vicious assault on Rousey, by Flair, who used a kendo stick in a submission move to attempt to take out Rousey. Rousey makes her entrance afterwards to a nice pop from the crowd. She calls out Flair, demanding Charlotte make her way out, and states she's going to become the SmackDown Champion (she wants to get the Women out). Flair is shown on the tron, appearing remotely. The two briefly exchange words before Rousey threatens to give Flair her biggest loss to date.

In Roman Reigns' Locker Room: Brock Lesnar and Kayla Braxton

Kayla sits next to Brock on Roman's sofa and asks Lesnar if he thinks it's wise to wait in Roman's locker room. Lesnar tells Braxton to go find Reigns and tell him that Brock's running out of things to smash. He then grabs a lamp and smashes it against the far wall, laughing as Kayla runs off.

Championship Contendership Singles Match: United States Champion Ricochet vs Angel Garza w/ Humberto Carrillo

After a little pre-match confusion as to who was facing Ricochet, we finally start our match with Angel taking control of the champ. Garza uses a side headlock to ground the aeronaut, briefly, but Ricochet begins living up to his name as he bounces around the ring and apron, flying off a springboard to drop Garza with a cross body before looking for a 540. Humberto causes a distraction by hopping up on the apron and Angel rolls up Ricochet, winning this match in seconds.
Your Winner and NEW Number One Contender for the Intercontinental Championship, Angel Garza!

Championship Contendership Singles Match: United States Champion Ricochet vs Humberto Carrillo w/ Angel Garza

Ricochet gets on the mic immediately after the surprise, expeditious loss, and calls out Humberto for his actions. He demands Humberto come down and get "that L" that was meant for Angel. Ricochet battles the younger primo to the outside and takes him down with a distanced tope con giro to the outside, sending us to a break! When we return, we learn that this is also a championship contendership match. Both men battle back and forth upon returning from the break, with neither having too long of a control. The champ uses a Suplex + Vertical Suplex combination to set up Humberto for the 630. Angel drags Humberto out of the ring, so Ricochet walks the ropes Undertaker-style and hits a springboard cross body to Angel outside the ring! Ricochet gets Humberto back in the ring as the ref counts, but Angel--who's rolled under the ring--grabs Ricochet's foot, causing him to be counted out. Both Los Lotharios are the new number one contenders.
Your Winner and NEW Co-Number One Contender, Humberto Carrillo!

Austin Theory and Pat McAfee

As Cole and Pat talk post-match, Theory--in plain clothes--runs past McAfee, causing Pat to chase him to the back and to Vince McMahon's office. Austin hides in the office and Pat doesn't dare enter.

Fatal 4-Way Singles Main Event Match: Sasha Banks w/ Naomi vs Rhea Ripley w/ Liv Morgan vs Shayna Baszler w/ Natalya vs Queen Zelina w/ Carmella

Banks is out first, accompanied by an emerald-ensembled Naomi. This main-event match is up next! When we return, all our competitors are out. The match starts slow, with two bumbling around outside as Rhea and Zelina engage. McAfee and Cole explain that these four teams will face off in just eight nights, where the first team to score a pinfall or submission will win the tag straps. Meanwhile, in the ring, the ref gives a lot of lateral, even allowing all eight women to brawl in-ring as we head to break. After the break, the women pick up the pace. A cool spot sees Banks with a Bank Statement cinched in as Baszler locks in a wrist submission on Zelina. Banks transitions from Zelina to Baszler. Zelina hits a Code Red to the Boss and looks for the win but spends crucial moments playing up to the crowd, allowing Banks to roll her up and slap in the Bank Statement again and pick up the quick win. A short main event that was mostly commercial break
Your Winner, Sasha Banks!

Main Event Segment: Universal Champion Roman Reigns and WWE Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar

We cut to the back and watch as Universal Champ Roman Reigns arrives with Paul Heyman. Paul channels his inner Han Solo, telling Reigns he doesn't have a good feeling about this. We head to break. We return and have approximately 7 minutes of hype for next weekend's WrestleMania 38. At 9:47pm, the Tribal Chief makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman. Roman demands to be acknowledged and is by the Brooklyn crowd. Roman calls out Lesnar, and we eventually cut to the back where we're shown the Beast destroying Roman's newest vehicle/rental. Reigns only offers a few words, mostly awaiting for Lesnar to make his way out. Lesnar finally did with two minutes left in the program, retrieved a steel chair, and beat the heck out of the security team who attempted to keep both men separate. Brock chased Roman & the Usos out of the ring. Backstage, Roman told Lesnar that he'll make him acknowledge the Tribal Chief in nine days. We end our program with Lesnar holding his chair up high and laughing, playing up to the crowd that was totally behind Lesnar.

In Closing

And that concludes it for tonight's episode! Next week is the big week, folks, as we'll have our WrestleMania go-home editions of Raw & SmackDown. And never to be out done, NXT makes its final statement ahead of Stand & Deliver. Have a great weekend, stay frosty and stay safe out there, Rajahmaniacs. See you all Monday Night for Raw.

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