SmackDown results, Aug. 19, 2022
Ronda Rousey was arrested after bringing SmackDown 1200 to a halt and refusing to leave
Later in the show, Michael Cole shared an update on the Ronda Rousey arrest. WWE Offical Adam Pearce had decided not to press charges. Ronda Rousey was then released on her own recognizance.
Toxic Attraction def. Natalya and Sonya Deville to move to the semifinals of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament
In the final first-round matchup of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament, Natalya & Sonya Deville joined forces against former NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Toxic Attraction. Prior to the matchup, Bayley, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY bought tickets to obverse the showdown from the front row.
The self-proclaimed B.O.A.T. failed to see Jacy Jayne tag in to the contest. As a result, when The Queen of Harts locked Gigi Dolin in the Sharpshooter, Jacy snuck up behind her and picked up the pinfall in sneaky fashion!
With the victory, Toxic Attraction now move on to the semifinals to battle Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah.
Hit Row’s Ashante "Thee" Adonis, Top Dolla and B-Fab cleared the ring of Maximum Male Models and gave the WWE Universe a special performance
Sheamus emerged victorious in a Fatal 5-Way Match to win an Intercontinental Title opportunity at WWE Clash at the Castle
Sheamus outlasted Ricochet, Madcap Moss, Happy Corbin and Sami Zayn in an out-of-control Fatal 5-Way Match. In final moments of one of the best matches of the year, Sami Zayn returned to the ring despite an injury and nearly pinned Ricochet. Before he could get the three-count, however, Corbin grabbed his leg, pulled him out of the ring and hurled The Master Strategist into the ring post. Before Corbin could steal the win, though, Sheamus came out of nowhere and blasted him with a Brogue Kick to pick up the huge win!
With the victory, The Celtic Warrior earned the right to challenge Intercontinental Champion Gunther at WWE Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales on Sept. 3.
The Viking Raiders gave The New Day a “Viking Funeral”
Liv Morgan def. Shotzi
Despite being injured en route to her title showdown against Shayna Baszler at WWE Clash at the Castle, the resilient SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan triumphed over Shotzi, who was out to hurt the titleholder.
As Liv was celebrating her well-deserved win, Baszler attacked out of nowhere. However, The Submission Magician opted to stop herself before she broke Morgan's arm because it would prevent Liv from competing in Cardiff, Wales. Instead, she pledged to break her arm and take her title at WWE Clash at the Castle. She then added the exclamation point by kicking Liv in the face.
Drew McIntyre blasted Roman Reigns with a Claymore Kick following a volatile altercation with Roman Reigns just weeks WWE Clash at the Castle
In SmackDown's final moments, a war of words between Roman Reigns and his WWE Clash at the Castle challenger Drew McIntyre quickly descended into all-out chaos. The SmackDown Warrior initiated the altercation, and without The Bloodline there to back up Reigns, McIntyre lined up the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion for a potential Claymore Kick. Before he could hit it, however, Sami Zayn suddenly emerged and took the blow for The Head of the Table. With McIntyre distracted, Reigns hit him with the Superman Punch. When the titleholder went for the Spear, though, McIntyre turned the tables and hit Reigns with an earth-shattering Claymore!