WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (February 18, 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! For those keeping track, tonight's episode was taped last week and for those curious to compare the aired results with the taped results, click right here for the taping. Also, click here for our Elimination Chamber preview!


WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for February 18, 2022

Matches Tonight: Three (approx. 29 minutes)
  • Singles Match: Sheamus w/ Ridge Holland vs Ricochet. Ricochet picked up the win over Sheamus after Holland attempted to cause a distraction and it backfired. Post match, Sheamus shoved Holland down and yelled at Ridge for costing Sheamus the match. 8:18-8:29pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Ivar vs Jey Uso. Ivar picked up the win over Uso via disqualification when Jimmy Uso attacked to prevent the pin fall loss. 8:51-8:54pm EST.
  • Intercontinental Championship Main Event Match: Shinsuke Nakamura(c) vs Sami Zayn. Zayn defeated Nakamura to become a three-time Intercontinental Champion. Boogs was "accidentally electrocuted" via his electric guitar last week on InZayn, causing him to miss this match. Nakamura's reign lasted 178 days, dating back to August '21. 9:15-9:32pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Doubles Contract Signing: Sonya Deville & Charlotte Flair met Naomi & Ronda Rousey to sign the contract for their tag match at tomorrow's premium live event. This is the segment, as previously reported, that had to be touched up due to Ronnie blowing a face shot on Flair. BLAH. 8:02-8:11pm EST.
  • Drew McIntyre's "Warrior's Final Preparation": Drew cut a promo on Madcap Moss ahead of their match tomorrow at the Elimination Chamber. Moss/Corbin made an appearance and a lame joke. A waste of five minutes. 9:01-9:06pm EST.
  • Main Event Segment: Ahead of their title clash tomorrow, Universal Champion Roman Reigns--with Special Counsel Paul Heyman--confronted Bill Goldberg and BLAH. Roman's entrance began at 9:44 and he was ready to speak at 9:50pm. Goldberg eventually joined and the two briefly exchanged words. (Just pointing out--a lot of filler tonight.) 9:44-9:58pm EST.
  • Filler Lite: Multiple, multiple pre-recorded video packages aired hyping tomorrow's Elimination Chamber and the story lines leading up to it. Also, there was a great video for the Undertaker's HoF announcement. Very much worth watching!

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