A Face to Face Showdown

Zach Bouvier
FiredUp Network Sports Writer

@ZachBouvier1

Friday, May 6, 2022


Smackdown Update

Smackdown was in Long Island! Charlotte Flair brawled with Ronda Rousey. Shayna Baszler tries to break more arms. Madcap roasting Happy Corbin. Butch returns for tables! Shinsuke Nakamura is back! The Usos & Roman Reigns face to face with RKBro & Drew McIntyre.

Charlotte Flair Vs Aliyah

Charlotte Flair will be in an “I Quit” match on Sunday. Tonight, however, she faces Aliyah. Last week, Flair faced Aliyah in I quit beat the clock challenge match and did not make her quit. She could not make her quit in time. Flair before tonight’s match said she’ll make Ronda quit on Sunday. She also roasted Aliyah and hit her with a cheap shot.

She started to beat on her and the match never started, instead Ronda came out! They started to brawl outside the ring. Then WWE officials tried to separate the two women and eventually did.

Sasha Banks (Accompanied by Naomi) Vs Shayna Baszler (Accompanied by Natalya)

Shayna injured Naomi’s arm last Friday, Sasha seeks revenge. Sasha started this match fast, landing a kick and a flying meteora in the first 5 seconds! As well, she went after Shayna’s arm very quickly. Natalya distracted Sasha and Shayna landed a gut wrench. The WWE Universe was cheering for Sasha. Shayna then tried to break Sasha’s arm. Sasha went after Shayna’s arm again, but this time on the announce table. Followed that by attacking Natalya outside the ring. Back in the ring, Shayna pinned Sasha and Natalya held her down for the win.

After the match, Shayna tried to break Sasha’s arm, but Naomi fought her off. Next Friday, they will compete in a title match.

Winner Shayna Baszler via Pinfall

Happy Talk

Happy Corbin hosted his talk show, as he did last week. Last week, Madcap ruined his plans, but he is still happy tonight. Tonight, Corbin said he’s still happy because he is going to beat up Madcap at WrestleMania Backlash. Madcap appeared on the screen and started telling jokes about Corbin. Then Corbin said Madcap doesn’t have the guts to come out, but he does! Now face to face, Madcap told more jokes about Corbin. Take away from all this. We now call Corbin the Big Bald Wolf.

Drew Gulak Vs Gunther (Accompanied by Ludwig Kaiser)

This opponent was a mystery for Gulak. He is finally done auditioning for all those jobs that get him beat by Charlotte Flair. Gunther has been in squash matches and this might be one as well. Gunther body chopped him many times and landed a big boot. In a sleeper hold, Gulak started to fade and was crushed by a powerbomb. (Maybe not a squash match…Gulak landed a few shots)

Winner Gunther via Pinfall

Sheamus & Ridge Holland Vs Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods (Tables Match)

First table match on Smackdown in almost 2 years. Another fun fact, Butch is still missing. Everyone started this match with winning on their minds. Xavier battled in the ring with Sheamus. Ridge fought Kofi outside the ring. In the ring, Ridge was double-teamed by The New Day.  Sheamus outside the ring got beat on with a table. Ridge was almost put through a table, but Sheamus pushed it out of the way. Kofi almost through a table, but Xavier saved him. From the top rope, Kofi flew through Sheamus and the barricade! Kofi hit Ridge with an SOS. Sheamus crushed him spine first on the apron. Kofi back in this looked to use the announce table! Trouble in paradise landed Sheamus on the table. Xavier was about to splash Sheamus through it, but Butch came out to help! (From under the ring) Ridge and Sheamus put Xavier through a table in the middle of the ring.

Winners Sheamus & Ridge Holland via Table Finish

Lacy Evans Returned

After 5 clips about her life, she has returned. Weirdly, though, she asked for respect and the WWE Universe was asked to clap for her.

Sami Zayn Vs Shinsuke Nakamura

Zayn wanted this match for next week, but Adam Pearce made it tonight. Shinsuke returned tonight from an attack by Roman Reigns. He is still coming for Roman, but Zayn agreed to deal with the problem after talking to Paul Heyman.  Shinsuke was beating down on Zayn very early on in this match. Zayn fought back for a bit of time. Shinsuke was able to strike back! This fight escalated to outside the ring and Zayn won by count out!

Winner Sami Zayn via Count-out

The Usos & Roman Reigns face to face with RKBro & Drew McIntyre

The RK-Bro group came out first and poked fun at Roman’s acknowledgements. Also made fun of the Usos, and some Marijuana jokes, as per usual. Roman & the Bloodline came out. Everyone here looked ready for a war. The Bloodline entered the ring and fists began to fly! Roman superman punched McIntyre. RK-Bro RKOed the Usos. McIntyre claymore kicked Roman.

My Choice for The Smacking Down Moment: Tag Team Table Match! (TTT)