Welcome to Wrestle Purists’ coverage of Smackdown on March 18th 2022.
Roman Reigns In-Ring Promo:
Reigns cuts a promo on Brock Lesnar. Heyman interrupts him and says Brock Lesnar will not be here this evening. Reigns says Lesnar is scared of him. Heyman interrupts again after checking his phone and says Lesnar has landed. The Bloodline then leave in a hurry
Backstage With The Bloodline:
The Bloodline are fleeing the arena, but are stopped when Brock Lesnar appears on a forklift and rams into their car. Brock then flips the car over with the forklift. The Bloodline escape in another car, Brock nearly catches them again but instead just rips the door off the car
Brock Lesnar In-Ring Promo:
Brock Lesnar brings the car door with him to the ring and destroys it. Lesnar cuts a short promo on Roman Reigns and tells him he is coming for blood.
Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs Defeated Los Lotharios:
Rick Boogs pinned Angel Garza
Backstage Promo With Happy Corbin:
Happy Corbin cuts a promo on Drew McIntyre and their upcoming match at Wrestlemania. Madcap Moss then cracks one of his jokes, but nobody laughs with him.
Drew McIntyre & Viking Raiders Defeated Happy Corbin, Jinder Mahal & Shanky:
Drew McIntyre pinned Shanky.
Backstage With Sami Zayn:
Sami Zayn cuts a promo on Johnny Knoxville and how Knoxville cost him the Intercontinental Title. Zayn then challenges Knoxville to an Anything Goes Match at Wrestlemania
Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley Defeated Sasha Banks & Naomi via Disqualification
Womens Tag Team Champs, Queen Zelina & Carmella were ringside. Natalya & Shayna Baszler ran in and attacked both teams, attacking Liv Morgan first, they then faced off with the tag champs.
Johnny Knoxville Video Promo:
Johnny Knoxville cuts a promo on Sami Zayn and accepts his challenge for an Anything Goes Match at Wrestlemania
Pat McAfee Summoned To Vince McMahon’s Office
Michael Cole worryingly announces that his commentary partner, Pat McAfee has been summoned to Vince McMahon’s office. McAfee then gets up and leaves the commentary table.
Backstage With Natalya, Shayna Baszler & Sonya Deville:
Sonya Deville congratulates Natalya & Baszler on their attack during the Tag Team Match earlier and adds them to the Womens Tag Team Title Match at Wrestlemania
Pat McAfee In-Ring Promo:
McAfee cuts a promo about how he loves professional wrestling and how its always been a dream for him. Theory then interrupts him and McAfee says he was told by Vince McMahon that he must apologise to Theory for attacking him last week or he will lose his job. McAfee then apologies but insults him and calls him a punk bitch. Theory then takes a selfie with McAfee, and says “you apologised!” & pushes McAfee before leaving the ring.
Big E Video Package
Video package showing what happened last week when Big E’s neck was broken in a spot where Ridge Holland attempts to deliver a belly-to-belly suplex on the outside. It then shows Big E’s video updates on his injury from social media & also some tweets of people sending their support to him
Ridge Holland Defeated Kofi Kingston
Sheamus & Butch were ringside but the referee attempted to send them away after catching them distracting Kofi. They still managed to distract Kofi again before actually leaving and Holland got the win
Charlotte Flair In-Ring Promo:
Charlotte Flair cuts a promo on Ronda Rousey and puts herself over. She brags about the confrontation they had last week. Ronda is watching on a screen backstage and eventually interrupts. Flair has a kendo stick but Ronda still attacks her, Flair temporarily drops the kendo stick and the two women brawl. Flair gets the kendo stick back and uses it to choke Ronda. Flair then puts Ronda through the announce table.