WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (March 11, 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. Tonight's episode aired live from Birmingham, AL. You can also find our WWE 2K22 review right here!


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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for March 11, 2022

Matches Tonight: Four* (approx. 30 minutes)
  • Tag Match: Sheamus & Ridge Holland w/ Pete Dunne (Butch) vs the New Day. Holland & Sheamus won due to distracted interference from Pete "Butch" Dunne. No, I'm not calling Pete Dunne "Butch." 8:18-8:29pm EST.
  • Six-Man Tag Match: Drew McIntyre & the Viking Raiders vs Jinder Mahal & the Happy Folks (Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss). No Match. The Viking Raiders were ambushed backstage by Jinder Mahal, Shanky, and the Happy Folk (confirmed, that's their name). The four battled Drew and beat him in the ring until he finally managed to fend them off. 8:48-8:52pm EST.
  • Tag Match: Natalya & Shayna Baszler vs Naomi & Sasha Banks. Banks & Naomi picked up the quick win. 9:13-9:17pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Rick Boogs vs Jey Uso. Boogs faked a wrapped-up, injured leg to sucker the Usos into agreeing to a special stipulation match. By Boogs winning tonight (in less than two minutes, no less), he and Nakamura will face the Usos for the titles at WrestleMania. 9:25-9:27pm EST.
  • Intercontinental Championship Main Event Rematch: Ricochet(c) vs Sami Zayn. Prior to the match, Raw's Austin Theory came to the announcer's table to antagonize Pat McAfee. Pat snapped after Theory smacked him and beat Theory at ringside. Security eventually escorted both men out of the ring. The match started after this, and Ricochet retained in a solid back-and-forth match that really let Sami shine a bit. 9:42-9:55pm EST.

* A fifth match never technically started.

Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Brock Party '22: Lesnar opened us by cutting a promo on Reigns, demanding blood for blood (pretty good promo, actually, considering its Lesnar). Heyman came out and informed Lesnar Roman wasn't there tonight. Lesnar chased Heyman through the back until the Special Counsel leaped into a vehicle and took off. 8:05-8:11pm EST
  • Name Change: Pete Dunne has been brought up, joining Sheamus and Ridge Holland as "Butch" and wearing very British garb, similar to Ridge Holland's.
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin: A pre-recorded video aired that showed Austin drive up an all-terrain buggy. Austin accepted Owens' invitation to the KO Show at WrestleMania, then called Owens a stupid son of a bitch and low-key threatened him.
  • Ronda & Charlotte: Rousey cut a promo on Flair until Charlotte made her entrance. The two exchanged threats ahead of their WrestleMania main event match in three weeks. 9:00-9:06pm EST
  • Addressing WrestleMania Plans: SmackDown Tag Team Champions the Usos came out and cut a promo about a lack of a WrestleMania opponent. Rick Boogs and Shinsuke Nakamura requested a title shot. After Boogs defeated Jey Uso, the duo earned a tag team championship match at WrestleMania. 9:22-9:25pm EST.
  • Next Week on SmackDown: Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns will both be in attendance.
  • Show Ending Beatdown: Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey sparred in the back, with Charlotte gaining the upper hand. We fade to black with Ronda down and beaten, and not a happy camper.

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