WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (January 7, 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!


WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for January 7, 2022

Matches Tonight: Four, approx. 40 minutes
  • Singles Match: Sami Zayn vs Rick Boogs w/ Shinsuke Nakamura. Boogs showed off some impressive strength with a stalling suplex combo'd with a gut-wrench suplex. Boogs won via roll-up. 8:26-8:33pm EST.
  • Singles Non-Title Match: SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair vs Naomi. Sonya Deville interfered, changing the rules of the match. First, she made it a no-count-out. Then, she changed it to no DQ. Flair eventually won the lengthy match. 8:51-9:05pm EST.
  • Tag Match: Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss vs the Viking Raiders. Corbin & Moss won clean in a short match. 9:25-9:28pm EST.
  • SmackDown Tag Team Championship Street Fight Main Event Match: the Usos(c) vs the New Day. Great match, as expected, that saw the Usos retain by hitting their new finisher the 1D (the 3D). 8:39-9:57pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • A Roamin' Lesnar: The NEW reigning, defending, WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World Brock Lesnar showed up to confront Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Roman's entrance only took five minutes tonight. Lesnar challenged Roman to a champion versus champion title vs title match. At some point, Lesnar yelled at Heyman and Roman hit a surprise Superman Punch on Lesnar. 8:04-8:17pm EST.
  • Royal Rumble: After Johnny Knoxville knocked Sami over the top rope, battle royal-style, it was announced that Knoxville has qualified for the Royal Rumble.
  • Women's Royal Rumble Roster: Hall of Famers and Superstars combine to form this year's lot: Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., the Bella Twins, Shotzi, Natalya, Michelle McCool, Dana Brooke, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Mickie James, Tamina, Kelly Kelly, Aliyah, Summer Rae, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, Charlotte Flair (yes, herself) and Lita! If you're keeping count, that's nineteen of the thirty participants.
  • Charlotte Flair Speaks: Flair announced the Women's Royal Rumble participant list (see above). She then announced she was going to be the first champion to enter the Royal Rumble, win it, and choose the opponent she wants to face. Naomi confronted her and demanded a title match tonight. 8:42-8:48pm EST.
  • Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss Speak: Madcap Moss mocked an injured McIntyre by dressing up in pants, a kilt, and brandishing a fake sword. Moss pretended to be McIntyre, faking a Scottish accent and mocking Scottish Culture and McIntyre himself. Pointless segment, really. 9:12-9:21pm EST.
  • Adam Pearce Speaks: WWE Official was empowered to choose Roman Reigns' next opponent. He informed Roman of this, and Roman told Pearce that, unless it's Pearce, he's smashed everyone on the roster. He tells Pearce to leave so he can watch his cousin's match. Reigns opponent remains to be determined.
  • Knock, Knock on Roman's Door: To end our program, Roman Reigns' answered a knock at his door, presumably his opponent for the Royal Rumble. It turned out to be Monday Night Raw's Seth Rollins.

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