Karrion Kross Sends A Message, Parker Boudreaux Dominates | WWE SD x AEW Rampage Recap

Here is your fight size update for WWE Friday Night SmackDown and AEW Rampage on Friday, August 12, 2022:

WWE SmackDown

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- Karrion Kross sent a message to Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre after he returned to WWE and attacked the latter last week. He stated that the two men are the "chosen ones" while he and Scarlett Bordeaux were cast out and forgotten about. Kross made it clear that, during their time away for the company, they've been preparing, and now that they're back, he's going to show them at everyone pays the toll.

- Speaking of McIntyre, The Usos attacked him from behind while Scarlett distracted him. McIntyre went on to team up with Madcap Moss to defeat The Usos, the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.

- Gunther successfully defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura in a hard-fought main event.

- Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah advanced to the next round of the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Tournament by defeating Shotzi and Xia Li.

- Hit Row members Top Dolla, Ashante 'Thee' Adonis, And B-Fab returned; Dolla and Adonis defeated two local competitors.

- Ronda Rousey returned and "paid" her "fine" after she was suspended for attacking a referee at WWE SummerSlam. She then assaulted a security guard.

- Kofi Kingston took the fight to the Viking Raiders, but the powerhouses left him lying after a brutal beatdown. They will hold a Viking Funeral for the New Day next week.

- Check out the lineup for next week's episode of SmackDown here.

- Liv Morgan and Shayna Baszler signed the contract for their SmackDown Women's Championship match at WWE Clash at the Castle. Morgan called Baszler a knock-off Ronda Rousey, and though the challenger attacked wounded arm, Morgan won the battle by slamming Baszler through a table.

- Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo approached the Maximum Male Models, seemingly in an effort to join the group. Max Dupri rejected them, but his sister, Maxxine Dupri, seemed more open to the idea.

- Ricochet discussed his victory over Happy Corbin last week and made it clear that he's excited for the future. Corbin ruined his joyful mood by blindsiding him and leaving him lying.

- In a WWE Digital Exclusive, Sonya Deville and Natalya stated that they are ready for their opponents in the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Tournament, Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Starks.

- Meanwhile, the NXT stars introduced themselves to the WWE Universe. Starks stated that they are going to go "balls to the wall" in the tournament.

- Check out the full results for SmackDown at this link.

AEW Rampage

- Daniel Garcia confronted Bryan Danielson ahead of their match on AEW Dynamite next week. Garcia stated that Danielson's pattern of retiring and coming back hurts him, and that makes him want to hurt "The American Dragon." When Garcia said that he aims to be the greatest technical sports entertainer in the world, Danielson fired back that he's tired of the sports entertainment "bullshit" and told Garcia to choose whether he wanted to be a sports entertainer or a wrestler.

- The Gunn Club defeated Beardhausen (Erick Redbeard and Danhausen), but Billy Gunn still wasted satisfied. He chewed his sons out after the match and told them that they'll have another opportunity to impress him next week on AEW Dynamite.

- The Lucha Brothers discussed PAC's upcoming return, saying that the Death Triangle will reunite and strive to win the trios titles.

- Private Party will challenge for the AEW World Tag Team Championship next week on Dynamite. They said that everyone has been sleeping on them, so it's time to wake them all up. The champions, Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland, were confident heading into the contest, with Lee saying that the math favors them.

- Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo defended the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship against Dante Martin and Skye Blue.

- Parker Boudreaux picked up a dominant win over Sonny Kiss in his AEW TV debut. After the show, Tony Khan announced that Boudreaux is "All Elite."

- Speaking of Kiss, she stunned the world on Friday. After Orange Cassidy defeated Ari Daivari in the main event, Boudreaux attacked Cassidy and the Best Friends. Kiss came to the ring, seemingly intending on making the save, but she instead hit Cassidy with a low blow and stood by as the powerhouse slammed him. Kiss then posed with The TrustBusters to conclude the show.

- Check out the updated lineup for next week's episode of AEW Dynamite here.

- Zack Clayton confronted HOOK and challenged him to a match for the FTW Championship next week, and the fan-favorite star accepted.

- Check out the full results for Rampage at this link.

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