Winners, news and comments on September 2, 2022

Winners, news and comments on September 2, 2022

Winners, news and comments on September 2, 2022

In WWE SmackDown, the two-year celebration of Roman Reigns’ world title was dominated by his big showdown with Drew McIntyre during WWE Clash at the Castle. SmackDown also played Ronda Rousey in a showdown with Adam Pearce, where Rousey was reinstated, and The New Day vs. The Viking Raiders in an entertaining match “Viking Rules”.

SmackDown’s viewership reached 1,990 million last week.

WWE SmackDown Results

  • The Viking Raiders def. the new day
  • Karrion defeats Kross. Drew Gulak
  • Press Row Final. Maximum Male Models
  • Shinsuke defeats Nakamura. Happy Corbin

WWE SmackDown Reviews

  • August 26, 2022 | 1,990 million
  • August 19, 2022 | 2.084 million
  • August 12, 2022 | 1,927 million
  • August 5, 2022 | 2.093 million
  • July 29, 2022 | 2.193 million

  • WWE SmackDown Venue: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Michigan)
  • WWE SmackDown Tickets Distributed: 9,381
  • Available tickets: 459

WWE SmackDown Highlights | Friday September 2, 2022

The Viking Raiders def. the new day

The Viking Raiders stood atop a dragon boat when they entered, and they’ve never come across as bigger stars.

Samantha Irvin’s over-the-top delivery was actually perfect for this Viking Rules match, given the over-the-top pageantry.

Michael Cole had almost too much fun to mention this match.

These fans were cool with this match as long as there was at least the occasional table spot teasing.

This felt like it would have been a holiday themed brawl, but August doesn’t have any holidays, so they settled for “Viking rules.”

Kofi Kingston made a unicorn sledgehammer shot, and it was more convincing than most real sledgehammer shots.

Karrion defeats Kross. Drew Gulak

Of course, this is being marketed as Karrion Kross’ “debut” rather than his return.

WWE is going all out with this Karrion Kross presentation, and it goes without saying that this was a huge upgrade from his previous main squad debut. The question is, will the people go with it?

Ronda Rousey restored by Adam Pearce

Ronda Rouse is actually much better on the mic when she has someone to play against and oppose, which seems to be Adam Pearce’s only role during this feud.

If I didn’t know better, I’d assume WWE was building up to a Ronda Rousey vs Adam Pearce match.

The canned reactions were all in Ronda Rousey’s favor, and Adam Pearce is the clear chop here, telling me Liv Morgan vs. Ronda Rousey a baby face vs. babyface feud, despite Rousey taking a heel after losing SummerSlam.

Just in case people didn’t know that Pearce was the heel in this feud, he dropped the B-word on Ronda Rousey before she locks him in an armbar.

Press Row Final. Maximum Male Models

For those wondering, the Maximum Male Models did indeed struggle in matching capris.

The Maximum Male Models had a pretty funny place where Mace did a runway walk on the back of Ashante Thee Adonis.

Angel and Hector appear to be unofficial members of Maximum Male Models, just as The Street Profits appear to be unofficial members of Hit Row.

Shinsuke defeats Nakamura. Happy Corbin

Given his affiliation with both Shinsuke Nakamura and Happy Corbin, this open challenge could have been called the Pat McAfee invite.

After appearing to be retreating into the gimmick, McAfee is back dancing to Shinsuke Nakamura’s theme song.

Happy Corbin was picked up by JBL, which is the biggest sign of life for this gimmick since he landed on ‘happy’ territory.

But for sure. Ludwig Kaiser

Butche walked out in his Pete Dunn outfit and even Michael Cole had to hesitate before calling him “Butch.”

All about Gunther vs. Sheamus was a delight, including this brawl between Butch and Kaiser, which seemed to be paying tribute to the dearly departed NXT
XT
UK. I expect this build to pay off with a potential match of the weekend tomorrow at Clash at the Castle.

Roman reigns 2-year world championship celebration

Drew McIntyre got his heat back by running rough during this celebration and successfully completing the rare build where Roman Reigns’ world championship is legitimately in jeopardy. Call me crazy, but I predict Drew McIntyre defeats Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship.

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