Karrion Kross back in WWE

Zach Bouvier
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Friday, August 5, 2022

Smackdown Update

Ricochet beats Corbin. Shayna Baszler will face Liv Morgan. Shinsuke Nakamura gets a title match against Gunther. Kofi Kingston attacks the Viking Raiders. Karrion Kross is back! 

Ricochet Vs Happy Corbin

Ricochet was fired up and ready for a fight! He was high-flying all over the place until Corbin crushed him with a clothesline. Corbin was able to gain some control after that. Even landed a massive right hand. The WWE Universe was chanting McAfee the man who beat Corbin at SummerSlam. After a commercial break Ricochet was being held in a headlock. Ricochet went high with a flying clothesline from the apron. Corbin fired right back with a neck breaker. Now Bumass Corbin chants filled the arena. Ricochet rolled up Corbin but only got a count of 2. Corbin planted Ricochet with a deepsix, but Ricochet kicked out of a pinfall. Corbin tossed Ricochet off the top rope and onto the ropes. Corbin was focused on McAfee and Ricochet capitalized. Then Ricochet off the top rope hit a shooting star press to win!

Winner Ricochet via Pinfall

Shinsuke Nakamura Vs Ludwig Kaiser (Accompanied by Gunther)

If Shinsuke wins he will get an intercontinental title match against Gunther. These men have faced off twice before, and it is one-one for the wins. Shinsuke was all over Ludwig in the corner. Gunther was shouting at Ludwig from the outside. Ludwig was able to pick up Shinsuke and flip him over with a slam. Shinsuke looked for a Kinshasa and was met with an uppercut! Shinsuke tried an armbar on Ludwig, but Ludwig turned it into a pin. Shinsuke kicked out and dropped Ludwig with a Kinshasa.

Winner Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall

Liv Morgan Talks About SummerSlam

Liv was being interviewed in the ring by Kayla Braxton. Liv retained at SummerSlam but now has her arm in a brace. Ronda Rousey has been suspended for touching an official. The WWE Universe was chanting you tapped out. Liv said she appreciates them calling her out. She survived 3 armbars and tapped out, but the ref counted three and didn’t see it. She thought he said three then she tapped.

Sonya Deville came out and called her out. Saying Liv should not be champion and that Adam Pearce sucks at his job. Sonya says she will win in a qualifying Gauntlet match tonight and beat Liv at Clash at the Castle.

Aliyah Vs Sonya Deville (Gauntlet Match 1)

Sonya smashed Aliyah with a spinebuster. Aliyah dropped Sonya with a springboard crossbody. Sonya finished Aliyah with Deville’s advocate.

Winner Sonya Deville via Pinfall

Raquel Rodriguez Vs Sonya Deville (Gauntlet Match 2)

Raquel came out as soon as the first match ended. She rushed Sonya to take her down. Sonya was able to fight back. She had Raquel in a submission hold. Raquel crushed Sonya with a slide slam. From the second rope she hit a spinning twisted elbow splash. Then a Tejana bomb to win.

Winner Raquel Rodriguez via Pinfall

Raquel Rodriguez Vs Shotzi (Gauntlet Match 3)

Shotzi put Raquel in a submission hold, but Raquel turned it around. She turned it into a fall away slam. Then a spinning twisted elbow and a Tejana Bomb to win again.

Winner Raquel Rodriguez via Pinfall

Raquel Rodriguez Vs Xia Li (Gauntlet Match 4)

Xia was all over Raquel’s legs. She was kicking, sliding and doing everything to hurt Raquel’s legs. Then a half Boston crab. Xia let Raquel out of the submission. Raquel hit a headbutt and a fall away slam. Again a twisted spinning elbow drop. Then a Tejana bomb to win.

Winner Raquel Rodriguez via Pinfall

Raquel Rodriguez Vs Natalya (Gauntlet Match 5)

Natalya followed the attacks on Raquel’s legs. Natalya put her in a submission hold. Raquel got out and hit a vertical suplex. Now Natalya put her into a sharpshooter. Raquel got to the bottom rope. Raquel slammed her down in the center of the ring to win.

Winner Raquel Rodriguez via Pinfall

Raquel Rodriguez Vs Shayna Baszler (Gauntlet Match 6)

Shayna went straight for the legs. Raquel hit a fall away slam. Shayna landed a knee to Raquel’s face. Raquel tried to hit a spinning elbow, but Shayna caught her and put her into a chokehold. Shayna then rolled up Raquel to get the win.

Winner Shayna Baszler via Pinfall (Will Face Liv Morgan at Clash at the Castle for the Smackdown Women’s Championship)

The Viking Raiders Vs Random Locals

The Viking Raiders were making quick work of the locals. This was a squash match. The Vikings double-teamed these men and Erik pinned them both.

The Vikings shot these men out of the ring. Kofi ambushed them with a kendo stick and beat the hell out of the Vikings. The WWE Universe was all for Kofi.

Winners The Viking Raiders via Pinfall

Kofi Kingston Vs Erik

This match was made during a commercial break. Erik caught Kofi midair and kicked him in the face. Kofi landed a crossbody after going up high again. Erik slammed Kofi in the center of the ring. Kofi off the second rope landed a dropkick. Ivar tried to hit Kofi with a kendo stick outside the ring. Erik got Kofi into the ring off the distraction, but Kofi rolled him up to win.

Winner Kofi Kingston via Pinfall

Roman Reigns Addresses Drew McIntyre

Drew will face Roman at Clash at the Castle. Before then, Roman looks to address that match and his opponent. Roman is joined by the Usos. Roman started by actually bragging about winning against Brock Lesnar. He also hates Brock Lesnar for injuring Paul Heyman. Roman said he is sending prayers to Heyman.

Drew interrupted before Roman could address him. Drew says he can’t wait until Clash at the Castle. Drew says he wants to take out the Bloodline tonight.

Someone’s entrance music hit… Everyone was confused. Drew was attacked from behind, Karrion Kross. Scarlett was right behind him, and she placed the hour glass in the ring. Karrion is saying ticktock to Roman Reigns.

My Choice for The Smacking Down Moment: Karrion Kross is back!