Welcome to Wrestle Purists’ coverage of Smackdown on April 8th 2022. Ronda Rousey In-Ring Promo: Kayla Braxton mentions to Rousey that she tapped out Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania and plays it on the titantron. Rousey says she isn’t here to make excuses, but she beat Charlotte twice and it doesn’t count. Braxton then asks Rousey […]
April 8, 2022
Willow Nightingale is the definition of the perfect babyface. She embodies the look, the promo work, the in ring-ability of what it takes to be a top babyface in a promotion. The sheer joy and positivity that Willow possesses is radiant and tangible. From her entrance music to how she makes her way to the
Wheeler Yuta has had quite an interesting month. After starting to break away from ‘Best Friends’ in hopes of joining the ranks of the newly formed Blackpool Combat Club; Yuta has found himself fighting for the approval of the group. Even winning the ROH Pure Championship in the process. Now in an interview with Busted
Jonathan Gresham came out victorious in his ROH Championship defence over Bandido at Supercard of Honor XV, making him the only original ROH roster member to leave with their gold on the night. The reason for Gresham holding on to the gold may have been revealed, with the Wrestling Observer Newsletter providing an update on
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin made his in-ring return on Night 1 of Wrestlemania 38, facing Kevin Owens after a 19 year absence from active competition. The match came after weeks of abuse for Austin’s home state of Texas from Owens, with the former Universal Champion eventually name-dropping Austin as his guest of choice for a
All Match Ratings were taken from the April 11th, 2022 edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. WrestleMania 38 Night 1: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Kevin Owens, No Holds Barred – ***.5 Cody Rhodes vs Seth Rollins – ****.5 Becky Lynch vs Bianca Belair, RAW Womens Championship – ****.5 Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey, Smackdown
Seth Rollins likes his WWE Raw in a two-hour format. This year, WWE opted for a two-night format for WrestleMania 38, which has been pretty well received by both fans and talent alike. Seth Freakin’ Rollins, for instance, finds the seven-hour in one day format pretty obnoxious, as he detailed with the SI Media Podcast.