WWE SmackDown results, April 1, 2022: Drew McIntyre makes a powerful point en route to WrestleMania showdown against Happy Corbin
On WrestleMania SmackDown, Madcap Moss won the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, but he couldn’t stop Drew McIntyre from reclaiming his sword Angela from himself and Happy Corbin. Plus, Ricochet retained the Intercontinental Title against both members of Los Lotharios in a Triple Threat Match and so much more.
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SmackDown results: April 1 2022
Madcap Moss won the Andre the Giant Battle Royal
In the first matchup of WrestleMania SmackDown, Madcap Moss eliminated United States Champion Finn Bálor to triumph over 19 other competitors and claim the prestigious Andre the Giant Battle Royal Trophy.
Ricochet def. Angel and Humberto in Intercontinental Title Triple Threat Match
Gravity-defying Intercontinental Champion Ricochet overcame both members of “The Lethal Lovers” Los Lotharios in a Triple Threat Match with the workhorse title on the line. After hitting Angel with the 630 off the top rope, The One and Only used his momentum to lunge forward and immediately hit the Recoil on Humberto for the awesome win.
Sasha Banks & Naomi def. Carmella & Queen Zelina
With WrestleMania Sunday opponents Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Natalya and Shayna Baszler outside the ring, Sasha Banks & Naomi incorporated a slew of tag team precision culminating in a Glowing Split-leg Moonsault to pick up the huge win over SmackDown WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Carmella & Queen Zelina.
Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair gave their final thoughts on WrestleMania showdown
Pat McAfee chased Austin Theory into Mr. McMahon’s office and drew the ire of the WWE Chairman
Rick Boogs vs. Jimmy Uso ended in a No-Contest
Prior to the SmackDown Tag Team Title Match on WrestleMania Saturday, Jimmy Uso’s one-on-one matchup against Rick Boogs descended into mayhem. After Austin Theory threw a fan’s drink in Pat McAfee's face and ran away, United States Champion Finn Bálor caught him and tossed him into the ring. This triggered all-out bedlam between all six Superstars as McAfee stood soaked.
Austin Theory & The Usos def. Finn Bálor, Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs
Following an all-out brawl, WWE Official Adam Pierce set up a Six-Man Tag Team Match with Finn Bálor joining forces with Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs against SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos & Austin Theory. In the final moments of the fast-paced slugfest, a distraction by The Usos allowed Theory to catch Bálor on the top rope and execute the ALT for the win. In the aftermath, Theory taunted McAfee, which only added fire to their imminent WrestleMania showdown.
Drew McIntyre stormed onto “Happy Talk” and reclaimed Angela
Fresh off his victory in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, Madcap Moss joined Happy Corbin in another episode of "Happy Talk." Corbin's special guest was none other than Drew McIntyre's sword Angela, which Corbin stole after attacking his WrestleMania Saturday opponent on Monday's Raw.
After Corbin made a joke about the sword and Drew's late mother, though, The Scottish Warrior emerged, used a steel chair to reclaim his prized weapon and destroyed the "Happy Talk" set. In a final message to Corbin ahead of The Show of Shows, McIntyre swung his sword through the table.