SmackDown results, March 4, 2022: Ronda Rousey makes Sonya Deville tap out, forces Charlotte Flair to scream with new ankle lock
Ronda Rousey made Sonya Deville tap out in her SmackDown in-ring debut and introduced SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair to her excruciating ankle lock. Plus, Johnny Knoxville helped Ricochet capture the Intercontinental Title from Sami Zayn, The Usos conquered The Viking Raiders to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Titles and so much more.
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SmackDown results: March 4, 2022
Johnny Knoxville helped Ricochet defeat Sami Zayn to win the Intercontinental Title
One week after Sami Zayn celebrated his third Intercontinental Championship with a beatdown of Johnny Knoxville, Ricochet answered The Master Strategist’s challenger for a title showdown.
Knoxville suddenly emerged and distracted the titleholder long enough for The One and Only to hit Zayn with an explosive athletic maneuver to capture the workhouse title!
Austin Theory informed Pat McAfee that he's facing him at WrestleMania
Just one night after Mr. McMahon invited Pat McAfee to compete at WrestleMania during his guest appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Austin Theory emerged to belittle the SmackDown commentator. After claiming that the WWE Chairman was simply setting up McAfee to get beat up at The Show of Shows, Theory informed him that he was his WrestleMania opponent. He then promised to beat McAfee to a pulp and slapped the headset right off his head.
Naomi def. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Carmella
Just days after the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match at WrestleMania became official, The Boss hit an earth-shattering meteora on Queen Zelina outside the ring and paved the way for Naomi to overcome Carmella with the moonsault, giving the challengers a huge win heading toward The Showdown of the Immortals.
Drew McIntyre def. Jinder Mahal
An intense Drew McIntyre laid waste to former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal with an earth-shattering Claymore Kick as he prepares to take on the undefeated Happy Corbin at WrestleMania.
Roman Reigns "spoiled" WrestleMania by promising that he will make Brock Lesnar acknowledge him
The Usos came out of nowhere and unleashed a surprise attack on Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs as the rocking pair were making their entrance.
Out of the chaos came Universal Champion Roman Reigns. The Head of the Table made, "not a prediction, but a spoiler" that he would smash Brock Lesnar, pin Brock Lesnar and make Brock Lesnar acknowledge him in the Biggest WrestleMania Match of All-Time.
The Usos def. Viking Raiders to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Titles
Although The Viking Raiders put up a tremendous effort to capture the SmackDown Tag Team Championships from The Usos after the titleholders attacked them at WWE Elimination Chamber, Jimmy & Jey once again proved to be the ones when they overcame Erik & Ivar with 1-D.
Sheamus and Ridge Holland destroyed Big E’s ATV
Before Big E's scheduled matchup against Sheamus, Holland and Sheamus attacked Kofi Kingston and The Powerhouse of Positivity from behind, stole Big E's prized ATV, and completely destroyed it with sledgehammers.
Ronda Rousey def. Sonya Deville
With her WrestleMania opponent SmackDown Women’s Charlotte Flair watching from commentary, Ronda Rousey emerged victorious over the nefarious Sonya Deville in her SmackDown in-ring debut by making the WWE Official tap out to the Armbar.
Throughout the matchup, Flair had claimed that Rousey had nothing except for the Armbar. When The Baddest Woman on the Planet invited the SmackDown Women's Champion into the ring after the bell, however, The Rowdy One quickly grabbed The Queen's leg and introduced her to a new and extremely painful ankle lock that made Flair scream in pain.