SmackDown results: Aug. 5, 2022
Ricochet def. Happy Corbin
After laughing at Corbin’s expense with Pat McAfee’s hilarious video of Corbin being hit below the belt at SummerSlam, Corbin met Ricochet in the ring to teach him a lesson. In a back-and-forth affair, Ricochet took advantage when The Lone Wolf focused too much on berating McAfee on commentary, gaining the win with an impressive 450 Splash.
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Ludwig Kaiser to earn a future Intercontinental Championship Match against Gunther
The King of Strong Style once again faced off against The Ring General’s trusted ally, Ludwig Kaiser. The stakes were even higher as Nakamura would earn himself a future Intercontinental Championship Match against Gunther if he defeated Kaiser.
Kaiser was impressive during the match, executing an innovative German Suplex on Nakamura. In the end, however, Nakamura prevailed, getting the win with a Kinshasa, earning himself a future Intercontinental Championship Match.
Sonya Deville called Liv Morgan a fraud
Shayna Baszler was victorious in a Gauntlet Match to earn a SmackDown Women’s Championship against Liv Morgan at Clash at the Castle
Sonya Deville def. Aliyah
The women's Gauntlet Match began with a bang as the nefarious Sonya Deville battled up and comer Aliyah. Aliyah’s tenacity was no match for Deville, who put her away with the Deville’s Advocate.
Raquel Rodriguez def. Sonya Deville
Sonya Deville had her work cut out for her as the dominant Raquel Rodriguez awaited her next. Rodriguez wasted no time in dispatching Deville, winning the match with a Tejana Bomb.
Raquel Rodriguez def. Shotzi
Raquel Rodriguez’s dominance continued with an effortless victory over Shotzi, hitting the Tejana Bomb to seal the deal.
Raquel Rodriguez def. Xia Li
The high voltage kicks of Xia Li were up next in Raquel Rodriguez’s path to victory. Rodriguez swatted away Li's kicks and put her away with the Tejana Bomb.
Raquel Rodriguez def. Natalya
At this point, Natalya capitalized on an exhausted Rodriguez, controlling much of the match. Just when things were looking down for Rodriguez, she hit a devastating Tejana Bomb out of nowhere, sending her one step closer to Clash at the Castle.
Shayna Baszler def. Raquel Rodriguez
The sadistic Shayna Baszler was Rodriguez's final hurdle in the Gauntlet Match. Rodriguez gave it her all, but Baszler capitalized on Rodriguez’s exhaustion, slapping her in the Kirifuda Clutch. Rodriguez fought through the pain, but succumbed to a unique pinning combination by her opponent, sending Baszler to Clash at the Castle. With Baszler’s victory, she now faces a vulnerable Liv Morgan at Clash at the Castle for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
The Viking Raiders def. Jim Pulkey & Tommy Gibson
Chaos and destruction were rampant as the Viking Raiders completely dismantled two local competitors, getting the victory with an Assisted Powerbomb, stacking up Pulkey and Gibson.
Kofi Kingston def. Erik
After emerging from the shadows with a deadly Kendo stick following the aftermath of The Viking Raiders match, Kofi Kingston tangled with Erik. Kingston hit a surprise roll up, snatching a victory in the name of Xavier Woods, who was taken out last week with a vicious steel chair assault to the ankle.
Karrion Kross ambushed Drew McIntyre and sent a message to Roman Reigns
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