Welcome to the Fightful.com live discussion & coverage for the 9/16/2022 edition of SmackDown on FOX. We will bring full results and breakdowns for every match and segment on the show. Follow Fightful on Twitter.com/Fightful and Facebook.com/FIGHTFULONLINE
- Ricochet vs. Sami Zayn
- Logan Paul Speaks.
- Bayley (w/ Iyo Sky & Dakota Kai) vs. Raquel Rodriguez.
- Top Contenders Fatal 4-Way Match For Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles: New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston) vs. Hit Row (Top Dolla & Ashante "Thee" Adonis) (w/ B-Fab) vs. Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci) (w/ Gunther) vs. Brawling Brutes (Butch & Ridge Holland) (w/ Sheamus)
- Michael Cole & Corey Graves welcomed the audience to the broadcast before quickly transitioning to the opening segment.
- Logan Paul made his way to the ring to make an announcement. Paul was greeted to a mixed reaction from the crowd before saying that he said some stupid stuff about WWE Undisputed Champion Roman Reigns. Paul then said that he faced Floyd "Money" Mayweather and he could not put him down. Logan Paul then invited Reigns to a press conference and told him to come if he was man enough. Paul Heyman, accompanied by Sami Zayn, NXT North American Champion Solo Sikoa & WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champion Jimmy & Jey Uso, made his return to WWE after being hit with an F5 from Brock Lesnar on SummerSlam. Heyman confronted Paul in the ring and acknowledged Paul's success against Mayweather, but then said that it is made easier with his height difference with Mayweather. Heyman said that he should not open his mouth on Roman Reigns and warned Paul to pick a fight with someone else. Paul said that the invite was just a Press Conference and did not understand why the entire Bloodline was on ringside. Paul said that, assuming that he challenged Reigns for the Title, all it could take is one lucky shot to drop the Tribal Chief like a sack of potatoes. He then asked Heyman "What if I become the WWE Undisputed Champion?", but Hyeman turned down Paul's scenario almost immediately. Heyman then called Solo Sikoa to attack Paul. Sami Zayn got to the ring to a thunderous reaction from the crowd and told Sikoa that he was good. Zayn said that Heyman may not be the right man for the job. Heyman furiously got out of the ring after Zayn's comments. Zayn tried to talk with Paul, but Paul caught him with a vicious right hand. The Usos tried to confront Paul, but Paul rolled out of the ring. Ricochet made his way to the ramp ahead of his match against Zayn.
Sami Zayn (w/ Paul Heyman, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso & Solo Sikoa) vs. Ricochet (w/ Logan Paul).
The match began with Zayn locking in a headlock on Ricochet before hitting him with a shoulder tackle. Zayn got a wrist lock on Ricochet, but Ricochet did a back flip and locked in a wrist lock of his own on Zyan. Zayn hit a shoulder tackle on Ricochet for a near fall before locking in a headlock on Ricochet. Ricochet hit the Tijeras & a dropkick on Zayn before smacking his face. Ricochet hit a chop on Zayn and had him run the ropes, but Zyan rolled out of the ring and argued with Paul. Ricochet hit a sliding dropkick on Zayn to the outside. Ricochet went for a spring rope move on Zayn, but Zayn moved the rope and dropped him to the mat before laying in the strikes on Ricochet. Zayn hit a middle rope elbow strike on Ricochet's head for a near fall. Zayn locked in another headlock on Ricochet, but Ricochet broke the hold and hit a scissor arm drag on Zayn. Ricochet leaped to the top rope, but Zayn pushed Ricochet to the outside, leading to Ricochet landing right on the barricade before the commercial break. Zayn claimed to the top rope, but Ricochet leaped to the top rope. Zayn dropped Ricochet to the mat and went for another elbow on Ricochet's head, but Ricochet caught him mid-air with a dropkick. Ricochet and Zayn exchanged strikes before Ricochet hit a Hurricanrana and a springboard crossbody on Zayn for a near fall. Zayn hti an upward slap on Ricochet, but Ricochet responded with a leg sweep. Ricochet went for a standing moonsault on Zayn, but Zayn lifted his knees and got Ricochet in a pin for a near fall. Zayn went for a Blue thunder Bomb, but Ricochet landed on his feet and hit a superkick on Zay. Jey Uso distracted Ricochet, which allowed Zayn to hit the blue Thunder Bomb on Ricochet for a delayed near fall, thanks to a distraction from Paul. Ricochet hit a spike Frankensteiner on Zayn for a near fall. Ricochet hti a V-Trigger on Zayn and a springboard dropkick on Jey to the outside. Zayn hit a dragon suplex on Ricochet for a delayed near fall, thanks to Jey Uso unintentionally distracting the referee. Zayn & Jey argued on the outside, but they were caught with a Tope Con Giro from Ricochet to the outside. Back in the ring, Ricochet hit a Shooting Star Press on Zayn for the pinfall win.
Winner: Ricochet (w/ Logan Paul).
- After the match, Madcap Moss made his way to the ring with a Steel Chair to confront the Bloodline alongside Paul & Ricochet. Moss will challenge Solo SIkoa for the NXT North American Championship later in the night.
- There was a video vignette recapping the feud between Karrion Kross & Drew McIntyre. Kross said that he would not allow McIntyre to forgive and forget his attack and that he will control
- Max Dupri & Maxxine Dupri hosted the Back To School Collection, with Mace & Mansoor dressed up as students. The Collection was interrupted by Braun Strowman, who viscously ran past Mace & Mansoor from behind. Braun hit an uppercut on Mansoor before hitting him with a Jack-Knife Powerbomb in the middle of the ramp. Chad Gable came to the ring to confront Strowman, which allowed Otis to attack Strowman from behind Strowman laid out Otis and tried to hit a powerslam on Gable, but Otis hit three corner splashes and a World's Strongest Slam on Strowman. Strowman got right back up from the slam and ripped his shirt off before telling Otis to get his ass to the ring, but Gable held him back to not attack.
- Bayley & WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Iyo Sky & Dakota Kai came to the ring to cut a promo. Kai pointed out that they can go to any brand at any time & do anything they want, which Sky followed up by saying that they run SmackDown now. Bayley said that they have what South California will never have: Power. Raquel Rodriguez power walked through the ramp and said that she sees three bullies who are powerless on stopping her from getting revenge. Damage Control got out of the ring, ahead of Bayley's match against Rodriguez.
Bayley (w/ Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky) vs. Raquel Rodriguez.
The two began the match locking up before Bayley slapped Rodriguez in the face. Rodriguez yeeted Sky onto Kai before chasing down Bayley. Back in the ring, Raquel hit a pounce on Bayley before hitting a corner splash on Bayley and a faceslam on Bayley onto the top turnbuckle. Raquel hit a spinning slam on Bayley for a near fall. Bayley hit a slingshot stunner on Raquel to send her to the outside. Raquel got back in the ring, but Bayley laid in the strikes on Raquel's back. Raquel got slammed into the turnbuckle by Bayley. Bayley attempted a corner spear, but Raquel tossed her across the ring. Raquel tried to hit a Corkscrew Splash on Bayley, but Kai distracted Raquel. This allowed Bayley to slam Raquel's knee onto the ring post. Bayley then hit a DDT on Raquel's leg for a near fall. Bayley continued to focus her offense on Raquel's leg. Raquel went for a backslide on Bayley, but Bayley kicked Rauqel's leg and hit a low lariat to Raquel's neck for a near fall. Bayley had Raquel in the corner, but Raquel responded by hitting a headbutt, two lariats, two Fall-Away Slam on Bayley. Raquel slammed Kai onto Bayley before hitting a Corkscrew Elbow on both Kai & Bayley. While the referee was distracted, Sky gauged Raquel's eyes. This allowed Bayley to hit the Rose plant on
Winner: Bayley (w/ Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky).
- After the match, Kai, Sky & Bayley attacked Rodriguez. From out of nowhere, Shotzi came to the ring to the aid of Raquel Rodriguez, chasing Damage Control out of the ring.
- Kayla Braxton hosted a sit-down interview with Ronda Rousey, but it was cut-off by SmackDown WOmen's Champion Liv Morgan. Morgan said that Rousey that she is the only person she has ever met that say a lot without meaning anything, with Morgan saying that she is the only human to beat her twice. Morgan said that nothing she says will earn Rousey's respect, so she will earn it against her. Morgan proposed to make their match for the SmackDown Women's Title on Extreme Rules as an Extreme Rules Match. Rousey said that her challenge will be her funeral before storming out of the interview.
- Drew McIntyre climbed on top of the broadcast table and told Karrion Kross to grow a set and face him. McIntyre then said that the only countdown Kross will hear is "Three, Two, One, Lights Out!".
- Jimmy & Jey Uso hyped Solo Sikoa ahead of his NXT North American Championship defense against Madcap Moss, but Sikoa told Jey that. he had it handled before asking Zayn to come to the ring with him.
NXT North American Championship.
Madcap Moss vs. Solo Sikoa (c) (w/ Sami Zayn).
Sikoa and Moss began the match locking up before Sikoa broke the lock-up and exchanging words with Moss. Moss and Sikoa locked up again before Moss pushed Sikoa. Moss locked in a Waist lock on Sikoa before hitting multiple strikes on Sikao. Sikoa hit a back elbow on Moss before kicking Moss' chest and hitting a headbutt on Moss. Sikoa hit a chop on Moss before Moss ran the ropes and hit a vicious shoulder tackle on Sikoa before clotheslining him out o the ring. Zayn taunted Moss, which allowed Sikoa to hit a lariat on Moss before tossing him to the barricade. Back in the ring, Sikoa hit a spinning heel kick on Moss. Sikoa laid in the punches on Moss before getting him in a lateral press for a near fall. Sikoa locked Moss in a Nerve Hold, but Moss broke the hold with body shots on Sikoa's abdomen. Sikoa hit an Irish Whip on Moss' back before hitting a Belly-To-Belly slam on Moss before hitting viscious hip attack on Moss for a near fall. Moss and Sikoa exchanged strikes before Sikoa stomped down Moss in the corner. Sikoa went for another Hip Attack, but Moss responded quickly with a chop block on Sikoa's left leg. Moss hit six punches, a lariat, a forearm strike, a flapjack, two corner spears, and a Uranage on Sikoa for a near fall. Sikoa hit a back elbow and a headbutt on Moss, but Moss responded by slamming Sikoa in the corner. Moss went for another corner spear, but Sikoa reversed it with a pop-up Samoan Drop on Moss for a near fall. Sikoa stomped down Moss before Moss got him in a roll-up for a near fall. Sikoa went for a running crossbody, but Moss caught him and hit a Fall-Away Slam on Sikoa. Zayn pulled Sikoa out of the ring to stop Moss from hitting a corner spear. Moss chased down Zayn out of the ring, but Sikoa caught him with a superkick as soon as he slid back in the ring. Sikoa hit a spinning Uranage on Moss for the pinfall win.
Winner & Still NXT North American Champion: Solo Sikoa (w/ Sami Zayn).
Top Contenders Fatal 4-Way Match For Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles.
New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston) vs. Hit Row (Top Dolla & Ashante "Thee" Adonis) (w/ B-Fab) vs. IMPERIUM (Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci) (w/ Gunther) vs. Brawling Brutes (Butch & Ridge Holland) (w/ Sheamus).
Kaiser and Buthc began the match exchanging strikes before Butch hit an enziguri kick on Kaiser. Outside of the ring. The Brawling Brutes and IMPERIUM brawled on the outside of the ring before Top Dolla tossed Adonis onto them. Vinci hit a chop block on Top Dolla, but Xavier Woods hit a pump kick on Vinci. Woods hit a Tope Con Giro on Adonis, The Brutes & IMPERIUM before Kingston hit a Tope Con Giro of his own off Top Dolla's back onto everyone outside before the commercial break. Back from the break, Kaiser hit a snap-mare kick on Butch for a near fall. Kaiser got a headlock on Butch, but Butch broke the hold and hit a strike on Kaiser. Butch Butch snapped Kaiser's middle finger before stomping Kaiser's entire back of the arm. Holland & Butch hit a Shotgun Dropkick/ Double Under-hook suplex on Kaiser for a near fall. Vinci tagged in and hit a deep arm drag on Holland. Vinci hit an uppercut & two chops on Holland, but Holland responded with an overhead suplex on Vinci. Top Dolla tagged in and started colliding with Holland before hitting a suplex on Holland. Top Dolla tossed Adonis onto Holland for a splash for a near fall. Holland hit a body shot and attempted a suplex, but Adonis landed on his feet. Kingston tagged in and hit a Diving Lariat & a Boom Drop on Adonis, but Kaiser slammed Kingston into the ring post. Kaiser & Vinci hit a double dropkick on Kingston onto the ring post before the commercial break. Back from the break, Kingston hit body shots on Kaiser, but Kaiser responded with a knee strike on Kingston. Kingston tossed Vinci out of the ring & hit a body drop on Kaiser before Woods tagged in. Woods hit a lariat & a rolling elbow on Kaiser, a flatliner/ DDT combo on Butch & Adonis, and a Michinoku Driver on Vinci for a near fall. Vinci hit a lariat on Woods, but Butch tagged in and hit a low dropkick on Woods, a Moonsault on IMPERIUM, and a head kick on Adonis. Top Dolla carried Woods, Butch & Kingston before slamming them onto the mat. Holland hit an insane Alabama Slam on Top Dolla for a near fall. Woods tagged in for Holland and started exchanging strikes with Adonis. Woods hit a forearm strike and a superkick on Adonis. Kingston hit a Tope Suicida on Top Dolla before he & Woods hit a facebuster/ frog splash on combination on Adonis for a near fall, thanks to Butch breaking up the pin. Woods hit a crossbody on Buch to the outside. Vinci & Kingston exchanged O'Connor Rolls before Vinci hit a spinebuster on Kingston, followed by a running kick from Kaiser on Kingston. IMPERIUM hit the Imperial Bomb, but Holland tagged in from behind and pinned Kingston for the win. The Brawling Brutes stood tall to end the show.
Winners: Brawling Brutes (Butch & Ridge Holland) (w/ Sheamus).