SmackDown results, Aug. 26, 2022
Ricochet def. Happy Corbin
Following weeks of Happy Corbin being undermined by the high-flying Ricochet, the two SmackDown Superstars stepped into the ring to settle their differences.
Corbin initially grounded Ricochet, lifting him up into a World’s Strongest Slam onto the announce table. Corbin kept up the assault, dropping Ricochet on the top rope in an innovative maneuver.
Corbin’s focus was the focus, for lack of a better term, of the night as Ricochet took the advantage back after Corbin taunted the exciting Superstar once too often.
In the end, Corbin couldn’t contain Ricochet’s spirit and succumbed to the Shooting Star Press, leaving Corbin with another loss on his resume.
After the match, Pat McAfee used his telestrator to inflict further humiliation on the not so Happy Corbin.
Karrion Kross left a message for Drew McIntyre
Natalya & Sonya Deville def. Dana Brooke & Tamina, Shotzi & Xia Li, and Nikki A.S.H. & Doudrop in a “Last Chance” Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match
Due to an injury suffered by Gigi Dolin, Toxic Attraction were removed from the bracket after last week's First Round win. This led to a frenetic “Last Chance” Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match featuring the teams that had been eliminated in the first round.
The match started off chaotically, with Tamina Superkicking former teammate Natalya to start off the contest.
Every competitor had the chance to showcase their offense sending the match into disarray. In an absolutely jaw-dropping moment Dana Brooke delivered a Superplex off the top-rope to Nikki A.S.H. onto the rest of the competitors below.
During this chaos, Sonya Deville capitalized and tagged herself in, grabbing the victory by pinning Nikki A.S.H and booking a spot in the semifinals against Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah later in the night in the process.
Sheamus and Gunther meet eye-to-eye
Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah def. Natalya & Sonya Deville to book a place in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament Final
After coming out victorious in the “Last Chance” Fatal 4-Way earlier in the night, Natalya and Sonya Deville took on Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah in a semifinal match in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament.
Finalists Dakota Kai and IYO SKY, as well as Bayley were at the commentary booth, much to Michael Cole’s chagrin, to get a first hand view at who their opponents will be.
During the initial fracas, Natalya hit a spine-tingling michinoku driver to Aliyah on the outside, taking Aliyah out of the match.
For the rest of the match, Rodriguez had to go it alone as Aliyah crawled back to her corner of the ring. Rodriguez was apt in her position, dropping both Deville and Natalya on multiple occasions.
Even without Aliyah, Rodriguez had no trouble snatching up the victory, planting Deville with the Tejana Bomb.
After the match, the WWE Universe got a brief preview of the final as Rodriguez & Aliyah and Dakota Kai & IYO SKY had a face-off.
The New Day tricksThe Viking Raiders
Drew McIntyre def. Sami Zayn, Roman Reigns delivers a message after the match
With Sami Zayn taking hits for Roman Reigns and The Bloodline, The Master Strategist had an opportunity to take out Reigns’ opponent at WWE Clash at the Castle Drew McIntyre.
Zayn was up to the task early on, as he unloaded on McIntyre with a bulldog-like mentality. Zayn kept up the pressure by executing a Sunset Powerbomb from the top-rope, leaving McIntyre down.
As Zayn attempted a Blue Thunder Bomb he ran into a Glasgow Kiss instead giving McIntyre the upper hand.
As McIntyre looked to seal the deal with a Claymore, The Usos came to Zayn’s aid, giving The Master Strategist the opportunity to hit the Blue Thunder Bomb to a close two-count.
In the end, Zayn wasn't quick enough to duck the definitive Claymore Kick, leaving McIntyre the victor.
After the match, Roman Reigns came out to deliver a vicious warning to his WWE Clash at the Castle opponent: he is the top of the mountain.