WWE Friday Night SmackDown returns to our lives tonight (September 16, 2022) with a live show from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA showcasing all the latest versions of the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) set for early next month in Philadelphia.
Announced for tonight: Logan Paul returns to WWE with his “Media Megastar Energy”. Paul Heyman could also be in the house after promising Roman Reigns he would “take care” of the YouTube star.
Tonight’s card also includes a Fatal 4-Way rematch to determine the number one contenders for the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Titles. It will be New Day vs. Street Profits vs. Los Lotharios vs. Alpha Academy.
Come back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Smack down the live blog starts once the show starts on FOX. It will be below this line here. (Note: Links to illegal feeds are prohibited. Photos and GIFs are allowed.)
WWE SMACK DOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR SEPT. 16
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The show opens with Logan Paul making his entrance.
The comment recaps his challenge to Roman Reigns.
Paul takes the mic and says he’s done it again, he has a habit of opening his mouth and saying stupid things, and he says he had Roman on his podcast and you know what? He opened his mouth about Floyd Mayweather, and even the greatest boxer of all time couldn’t put him down or pay him. (He’s working on the latter.)
So he issued a challenge to Roman Reigns, and he took the liberty of having a press conference tomorrow in Nevada and if Roman is man enough, he will introduce himself and meet Logan face to face.
Enter Paul Heyman, followed by the rest of the Bloodline.
He does his usual big intro and gets in the ring to talk directly to Paul. He recounts Logan vs. Mayweather but points out he had a significant height advantage over Floyd, but hey he wouldn’t fight the guy! Logan threatens Paul E, and Heyman says he doesn’t care about Paul’s story, he just cares that the guy makes a smart decision and fights someone else.
Logan says he just had a press conference, what does he think will happen? Roman will probably crush him, of course, but if he doesn’t? What if Logan Paul landed this lucky break on Roman Reigns? That’s all it takes. What if he drops the tribal leader like a sack of potatoes?
What if he wins the Universal Championship?
Solo Sikoa gets up on the apron and Logan offers a bet: he can knock out Paul Heyman and get out of the ring before Solo can touch him.
Sami Zayn gets in the ring and tells Sikoa he’s got this and he can back down, and he loves and respects Heyman but maybe he’s just not the right man for the job . Maybe he should take care of Logan Paul. Paul E raises his hands and leaves the ring.
Zayn addresses Logan in a friendly manner and walks over to him… AND GETS JAWS SNAP AND KNOCKED DOWN! The Usos and Solo have had enough and they arrive in the ring and Paul runs away! Ricochet comes to support Logan Paul!
And so we’re going to take a break.
Ricochet against Sami Zayn
Zayn advances into the sensation, Ricochet on a comeback, Sami slips past Logan Paul and bites him and Ricky nails him! Back inside, counter the springboard, the top rope goes into Ricochet’s stomach and Zayn beats him with mounted punches! Up top, Sami with a dipping punch, lariat off the ropes, cover for two!
Sami cuts him and sends him crashing to the ground and we’re going to break!
Back from the commercial, Zayn dives into a Ricochet dropkick! Exchange of right hands, Ricochet with a series of kicks, reverse whip, tijeras connects and the One and Only is on! Shoulder block in the corner, springboard shoulder strap… SO CLOSE!
Moonsault standing, Sami with his knees up, inside the cradle… NOT ENOUGH! Blue Thunder Driver connects, Logan Paul occupies referee Jessika Carr, no pin! Ricochet with a Hurricanrana… STILL NO! Fireman’s carry, Jey Uso on the apron for distraction, Sami with a schoolboy for two!
Ricochet with a knee lift, dropkick to Jey, Zayn with the half nelson suplex, cover but Jey distracted Carr this time and Ricky pulls out! Sami argues with Jey Uso, Jimmy tries to play moderator, Ricochet obliterates them all with a dive! Back inside, upstairs…
Ricochet wins by pinfall with a shooting star press.
The Usos and Sikoa look to hit the ring after the match, but Madcap Moss comes running in with a chair to even the odds and the Bloodline backs off!
We’re promised Karrion Kross content after the break.
Back from the commercial, we get more nerdy black-and-white film grain promotional action from Killer Kross and Scarlett.
He talks about the “execution” of Drew McIntyre last week and says he will never let him out of the circle of agony he built for him.
Max and Maxxine Dupri are in the ring for more male model nonsense, or more specifically, a back-to-school collection.
Mace and Mansoor walk down the ramp in their cropped pants—
Braun Strowman knocks them both down! He cranks Mansoor into the ring and then bombs him!
Chad Gable appears on stage and Otis Dozovic blinds Strowman! Braun pushes him back, Chad attacks, he picks him up but Dozer hits him and knocks him off balance! Slamming Strowman, the Alphas leave but Braun pops up and rips his shirt off to yell at him!
Gable holds Otis back and we’re going to take a break.
Back from the ad, we get a recap of Damage CTRL winning the beacon titles.
We see Jojo Siwa at ringside.
Bayley takes the mic and says she’s back on SmackDown, and introduces Dakota Kai and IYO SKY as your new tag team champions. They say that means they go where they want, and SmackDown is their show now. Bayley says they have the power to crush anyone who gets in their way…
Enter Raquel Rodriguez.
She says she doesn’t see greatness at all, she sees three bullies who hurt her partner and are powerless to stop her from getting revenge. She hits the ring, Damage CTRL runs away and we’re going to break.