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6/24 WWE Friday Night Smackdown results: Powell’s review of Gunther vs. Ricochet for the Intercontinental Title, Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Shotzi vs. Tamina in Money in the Bank ladder match qualifiers, The Viking Raiders return – All About Wrestling


By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.web Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

WWE Friday Evening Smackdown (Episode 1,192)
Dwell from Austin, Texas at Moody Heart
Aired June 24, 2022 on Fox

[Hour One] Smackdown opened with a recap of Roman Reigns beating Riddle to retain the Undisputed WWE Common Championship in final week’s primary occasion adopted by the return of Brock Lesnar…

Michael Cole and Pat McAfee checked in on commentary and hyped Reigns vs. Lesnar in a Final Man Standing match for the Undisputed WWE Common Championship because the SummerSlam primary occasion. Samantha Irvin was the ring announcer…

Drew McIntyre made his entrance and welcomed viewers to the present. He stated that irrespective of what number of wins he will get, Reigns retains ducking him. He stated he must take issues into his personal hand by successful Cash within the Financial institution.

McIntyre acknowledged Brock Lesnar getting a title shot at SummerSlam. McIntyre stated that’s okay and Lesnar does issues his manner, whereas he does issues the onerous manner. McIntyre was interrupted by entrance music.

Sheamus, Ridge Holland, and Butch made their entrance. Sheamus spoke as they walked to the ring and stated it SummerSlam can be the proper time to money within the MITB contract as soon as Reigns and Lesnar are completed beating the hell out of one another. Sheamus and his crew entered the ring. Sheamus stated McIntyre’s expertise with MITB is having somebody win it and money in on him.

Paul Heyman interrupted with a “girls and gents” line from backstage. Heyman and birthday boy Adam Pearce walked onto the stage collectively. Heyman stated Reigns would retain his championship at SummerSlam, however he stated they’ve an issue.

Heyman stated Reigns can be left susceptible to a cash-in by somebody akin to McIntyre or Sheamus. He stated it’s not a knock on Reigns. He stated Lesnar would even be susceptible, after which he rapidly stated he wasn’t saying Lesnar would win. Heyman stated he was there to be sure that didn’t occur.

Pearce recalled his earlier ruling that McIntyre and Sheamus would each be within the MITB ladder match regardless of competing to a double disqualification in a qualifying match. Pearce stated that after some affect by Heyman, WWE administration selected to overrule his resolution. Pearce stated McIntyre and Sheamus wouldn’t be a part of the MITB ladder match.

Pearce stated there was a path ahead for each of them to qualify. He stated they would wish to place their points apart and defeat the Undisputed WWE Tag Workforce Champions Jimmy and Jey Uso later within the night time. The Usos made their entrance and joined Heyman on the stage. Cole hyped an MITB qualifier for after the break… [C]

Powell’s POV: Stephanie McMahon made her first good resolution because the interim CEO! Okay, not likely, nevertheless it was a ridiculous storyline resolution that McIntyre and Sheamus each certified for the MITB match regardless of preventing to a double DQ. I’m tremendous with this new method and the section was tremendous other than McIntyre claiming that Reigns is ducking him when it’s already been introduced that McIntyre has a title match on the Cardiff Stadium present over Labor Day weekend.

Cole introduced that the Usos wouldn’t be defending the tag titles nor making an attempt to qualify for the MITB ladder match after they face McIntyre and Sheamus…

Shinsuke Nakamura was already within the ring. Backstage, Kayla Braxton interviewed Sami Zayn, who stated it will be a fantastic night time for The Bloodline. Zayn stated “we” will all the time do what’s proper for Reigns. Zayn devoted his match to Reigns. He stated he would win the MITB match. Braxton requested if he would money in on Reigns or Lesnar. Zayn stated he was doing this to guard Reigns. Zayn’s music performed and he made his entrance…

1. Sami Zayn vs Shinsuke Nakamura in a Cash within the Financial institution ladder match qualifier. Cole expressed skepticism concerning Zayn’s declare that he wouldn’t try and money within the MITB contract if he wins it. Zayn carried out an exploder suplex that despatched Nakamura crashing into the ringside barricade. Zayn hoped to win through count-out, however Nakamura beat the referee’s depend. A short while later, Zayn caught Nakamura seated on the highest rope and dumped him to ringside. [C]

Zayn put Nakamura down with a Michinoku Driver for a close to fall. Zayn went up high and was lower off by Nakamura, who ultimately crotched him. Nakamura went for a Kinshasa that Zayn prevented. Zayn rolled up Nakamura, however the referee Jason Ayers, who was talked about by identify by Cole and McAfee, caught him utilizing the ropes for leverage.

A short while later, Nakamura went for his finisher, however Zayn rolled to ringside. Nakamura adopted and blasted him with a flying knee to the pinnacle. Nakamura threw Zayn again within the ring. When Nakamura adopted, Zayn blasted him with a Helluva Kick within the nook and pinned him…

Sami Zayn defeated Shinsuke Nakamura in 9:55 to qualify for the Cash within the Financial institution ladder match.

Powell’s POV: A superb match and the standard opportunistic enjoyable from Zayn. He wouldn’t be the horny decide to win the MITB contract, however there’s undoubtedly a whole lot of enjoyable available with him and The Bloodline in the event that they select to go in that route.

Cole and McAfee listed Seth Rollins, Omos, and Sami Zayn because the three entrants. A graphic confirmed 4 open slots. Cole reminded viewers that McIntyre and Sheamus might fill two spots in the event that they beat the Usos later within the present…

Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods made their entrance. Cole stated they’d face Jinder Mahal and Shanky in a rematch from final week… [C]

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