Fri. Oct 7th, 2022


by Ryan Satin
Fox Sports activities WWE Analyst

Karian Cross shocked the wrestling world along with her return to WWE on SmackDown – and she or he had a message for Roman Reigns.

First, here is a listing of match outcomes:

– Ricochet defeated Completely happy Corbin by way of pinfall as Corbin was distracted by Pat McAfee on the announcer’s desk.

– Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Ludwig Kaiser by way of pinfall

– Shayna Baszler earned the SmackDown Ladies’s Title shot after successful a gauntlet match that includes Raquel Rodriguez, Schottzy, Aaliyah, Xia Lee, Natalya, and Sonya Deville.

— Viking Raiders win a squash match over native expertise

– Kofi Kingston defeated Eric by way of roll-up pinfall

Second of the Evening: Carrion Cross and Scarlett are again

Carrion Cross returns as Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre face off on SmackDown

Carrion Cross returns as Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre face off on SmackDown

Roman Reigns returned to SmackDown on Friday evening after defeating Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam in one of the vital brutal matches in WWE historical past. The Common Champion addressed Drew McIntyre earlier than Carrion Cross made his shock return.

One other large coup in the beginning of the Triple H period.

Cross and Scarlett ought to by no means have been launched within the first place.

Even with an initially disastrous begin that was out of his management, Carrion Cross nonetheless exudes credibility and calls for on-screen consideration. He’s somebody round whom you’ll be able to construct a whole model.

The best way he was introduced out on SmackDown this week, there’s a greater strategy to do it.

Attacking Drew McIntyre and sending Roman Reigns a message with the hourglass makes you neglect about final yr’s foolish outfit and as an alternative give attention to the truth that he is a monster.

Such strikes by Triple H are once more creating pleasure in regards to the product and gaining belief from the fanbase. Greetings throughout

Match of the Evening: Ricochet vs Completely happy Corbin

Ricochet is among the most influential wrestlers on the earth. A possible renewed push on the horizon provides me hope in his WWE future.

The win over Completely happy Corbin, regardless of the distraction from McAfee, is a step in the precise path.

Hope he continues to win significant once more.

Further Highlights:

WWE introduced that this week there shall be a event to turn out to be the brand new Ladies’s Tag Staff Champion from Uncooked.

No crew has been introduced but, and it’s unclear right now the place the state of affairs stands between WWE and former champions Sasha Banks/Naomi.

Shayna Baszler earned an opportunity at Liv Morgan in a high-stakes gauntlet match. wwe on fox

Shayna Baszler earned a chance at Liv Morgan in a high-stakes gauntlet match.  wwe on fox

Raquel Rodriguez, Aaliyah, Schottzy, Xia Lee, Shayna Baszler, Natalya and Sonya Deville competed in a high-stakes gauntlet match for the chance to problem Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Ladies’s Title at WWE Conflict of the Fortress.

Shayna Baszler, who earned a title shot at Conflict of the Fortress, was one other W for NXT 1.0 followers to observe the present.

Cross, Ricochet, and Baszler all had nice runs in NXT when it was run by Triple H. The prospect of an analogous place in WWE with “The Sport” as head of inventive may be very promising.

So far as Shayna and Liv are involved, I stay up for seeing how Ronda Rousey will get concerned within the story.

Will the previous champion assist her pal? Or will she focus extra on getting the title herself? Time will inform.

For a segment-by-segment breakdown of the present, take heed to the SmackDown Roundup podcast within the “Out of Character” feed on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Do not forget to observe all of your favorites WWE Superstars And exhibits To get alerts on what they’re as much as and extra, head over to the Fox Sports activities app!

Ryan Satin is a WWE Analyst for Fox Sports activities. Satin beforehand appeared on FS1’s “WWE Backstage” and based the Professional Wrestling Sheet, the place he printed numerous information tales as editor-in-chief.


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