WWE legend Brock Lesnar received the SmackDown crowd on its ft as he hit the ring and laid out Concept.
The Beast Incarnate had reportedly stormed out of the arena earlier within the night after Vince McMahon announced his shocking retirement after nearly 40 years in command of the corporate.
Regardless of hypothesis Lesnar may stop WWE as a complete following the bombshell information, he returned to a ridiculous ovation on the finish of Friday’s present and destroyed Mr. Cash In The Financial institution along with his personal briefcase and a pair of F-5s.
The beautiful second got here after a implausible major occasion pitting Concept and The Usos towards the Avenue Earnings and Madcap Moss.
The present kicked off with Stephanie McMahon addressing her father Vince McMahon’s retirement and main followers in a chanting thanking the previous boss.
We moved onto the Avenue Earnings coming into by means of the group to an incredbile ovation, earlier than they received interrupted by Concept and The Usos earlier than Moss got here right down to even the chances as we received a wild brawl to maintain the vitality up.
Adam Pearce got here out to make the large six-man tag workforce match in the principle occasion, and the six stars delivered in an enormous approach with thrilling motion bell to bell.
Paul Heyman tried to persuade Jimmy and Jey Uso to take out their very own associate , pointing to the menace Concept poses to Roman Reigns – or Lesnar – by advantage of his Cash In The Financial institution briefcase.
That’s the way it went down, and Concept would go onto to make use of his prize as a weapon, just for Lesnar to storm the ring and make his presence felt.
Maxxine Dupri revealed, Gunther destroys Ludwig Kaiser and Joyful Corbin assaults Pat McAfee
The primary match of the evening noticed Ludwig Kaiser beat Shinsuke Nakamura in a implausible match given a good period of time.
He received some assist from Gunther although, and the Intercontinental Champion appeared able to ship a brutal chop, solely to pat him on the again, lulling his affiliate right into a false sense of safety earlier than delivering the devastating strike.
Backstage, SummerSlam opponents Ronda Rousey and Liv Morgan got here head to head in a short however intense confrontation, with the SmackDown Women’s Champion insisting she has extra ardour than her challenger.
The published went again to the announce desk the place Joyful Corbin got here out of nowhere to assault Pat McAfee, sparking a wild brawl that spilled backstage simply over per week earlier than they meet within the ring on the largest a part of the summer time.
After the break, McAfee was completely on hearth as he overvalued their upcoming conflict, vowing to take the struggle to ‘Bum Ass Corbin’ – which the group chanted on cue.
The New Day have been at ringside as The New Vicious Viking Raiders made fast work of Jinder Mahal and Shanky, profitable by way of rely out.
Sheamus and Drew McIntyre have been at their greatest on the mic as they met within the ring, with the whole lot resulting in them agreeing to face off within the first ever Shillelagh Match.
It appears unusual to not ebook that match for SummerSlam – however regardless, the winner will go onto Conflict At The Citadel to problem for the Undisputed WWE Common Title.
In a enjoyable however fast bout, Raquel Rodriguez picked up a convincing win over former WWE official Sonya Deville.
We additionally noticed Lacey Evans strike Aliyah with a Ladies’s Proper out of nowhere, making it one more week she’s averted an precise singles match with the rising star.
Elsewhere, in an all too transient section, we lastly met Maxinne Dupri as NXT star Sofia Cromwell – not Jinny as anticipated – debuted as Most Male Fashions’ ltest member, with the swimwear assortment delayed till subsequent week.
WWE SmackDown airs Friday nights at 1am on BT Sport 1.
WWE SmackDown outcomes and grades – July 22, 2022
- Ludwig Kaiser pinned Shinsuke Nakamura (B)
- The Viking Raiders beat Jinder Mahal and Shanky by way of rely out (C-)
- Raquel Rodrigez defeated Sonya Deville (C+)
- Madcap Moss and the Avenue Earnings beat Concept and The Usos by way of DQ (A-)
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