WWE SmackDown right after WrestleMania marketed the following action for Roman Reigns, Satisfied Corbin and Madcap Moss in a write-up-WrestleMania “Happy Chat,” and reportedly, the debut of Marcel Barthel as “Ludwig.” News broke previously in the day from WrestleVotes about WWE’s “worst” title transform however, which turned out to be the new title for Barthel.
Last week’s broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown garnered 2.359 million viewers.
- April 1, 2022—2.359 million
- March 25, 2022—2.180 million
- March 18, 2022—2.147 million
- March 11, 2022—2.226 million
- March 4, 2022—2.261 million
- WWE SmackDown Location: Fiserv Discussion board (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
- Tickets Distributed: 6,579
- Available Tickets: 560
Steve Austin’s WrestleMania 38 Return Led To Dreadful “What” Chants (Pro Wrestling Bits)
WWE SmackDown Full YouTube Viewership Past Friday: 2,871,341 (Down from 6,548,411)
- Most-Seen: Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (450,487 views)
- Minimum-Seen: Andree the Large Memorial Battle Royal Clip (62,094 sights)
- Median Viewership: 354,976 sights
WWE SmackDown Results | Friday, April 8, 2022
Ronda Rousey Kicks Off SmackDown
Followers popped large at the idea of a Ronda Rousey rematch.
Soon after becoming denied an “I Quit” Match versus Charlotte Aptitude, Ronda Rousey sent Adam Pearce a paper information through some stooge.
Xavier Woods def. Butch
The New Day had an entertaining pre-match promo exactly where Woods obtained above the expression “reset!”
In accordance to Woods, WWE information reset pursuing WrestleMania, equivalent to how AEW record reset every yr.
Pat McAfee slipped up and known as Butch “Pete.”
Gunther def. Joe Alonzo
Marcel Barthel’s official new name is Ludwig Kaiser. Very poor Fabian Aichner is the odd-guy-out.
Throughout a backstage section, Sami Zayn received warmth for declaring he hates cheese.
There ended up fleeting chants of “WALTER,” which had been describe by commentary as “Gunther” chants.
McAfee described Gunther’s chops as “big Will Smith bombs to the chest.”
Delighted Corbin Turns on Madcap Moss
Delighted Corbin introduced into a predictable tirade towards Madcap Moss.
There have been loud chants for Madcap Moss, however when he told his jokes, they booed him. Then when Joyful Corbin stated Madcap’s jokes weren’t funny, the crowd booed.
The announce crew laughed at Madcap Moss jokes. The group, on the other hand, did not.
Drew McIntyre def. Sami Zayn
Enthusiasts in the Fiserv Discussion board chanted “cheese!” at Sami Zayn.
This match was just one lengthy recreation of cat-and-mouse until finally Sami Zayn succesfully escaped via the group.
Following this match, Lacey Evans informed her reliable tale as a former maritime and it was awesome. It was one particular of the uncommon comebacks/debuts in which the Superstar did not have to transform their name and it labored like a appeal.
Liv Morgan def. Sasha Banking companies
Liv Morgan is the only person in this overall business who doesn’t know Rhea Ripley is going to switch on her appear Monday.
Michael Cole identified as Naomi & Sasha the initial Black WWE Women’s Tag Staff Champions, and Naomi produced him say it yet again. I beloved that so considerably. The phrase “Black” is these a curse term in this sector (and region) from time to time, and Naomi was like “Say it with your chest!”
This may have been the biggest gain of Liv Morgan’s profession, only for it all to occur crashing down in 3 days.
Roman Reigns is Challenged by Shinsuke Nakamura
Roman Reigns mentioned he wished The Usos to be Raw and SmackDown champions. It looks like The Bloodline is doing a belt collector/unification gimmick.
After The Usos defeat RK-Bro, I’m worried that will be the starting of the finish for that entertaining duo.
Supporters have been loudly singing along to Shinsuke Nakamura’s tunes, but I was shocked to see that he was the upcoming challenger for Reigns.