Friday Night SmackDown Notes: Logan Paul knocks out Jey Uso, Bloodline attack Sheamus, Damage CTRL retain

Logan Paul returns to SmackDown, The Bloodline takes out Sheamus, Omos vs. Braun Strowman added to Crown Jewel & Ronda Rousey speaks.

Photo Courtesy: WWE
Photo Courtesy: WWE

October 21, 2022

Huntington Center, Toledo, OH

By: John Kleinchester

The show kicked off with Sheamus coming to the ring with The Brawling Brutes for his match against Solo Sikoa. During the entrance, a brief Bray Wyatt graphic played with Bray saying “I’m here”.

When that clip ended the broadcast continued as if nothing happened. Solo Sikoa went on to defeat Sheamus after The Brawling Brutes and The Bloodline brawled on the outside leading to Jimmy & Jey dumping the announce table onto Butch & Madcap. The melee continued after the match as a 4-on-1 assault of Sheamus with The Bloodline destroying Sheamus’ injured arm with chairs.

After the break, a video from earlier in the day aired showing Imperium running into Rey Mysterio backstage with Rey challenging them to a match later tonight.

Bray Wyatt was shown backstage apologizing for not getting to finish what he was saying last week. Bray started talking about his problems like his anger while his new theme music played behind him. He said he was just a servant now and he goes where the circle takes him.

Next, we went to The Bloodline in their locker room to celebrate their win and “breaking Sheamus’ arm”. They shifted their focus to Logan Paul but Sami said that Roman had instructed them to not engage Paul at all. Jey then said that he is a hot head and they’d have to see what happens by the end of the night, leaving Sami & Jimmy concerned.

The Liv Morgan vs. Sonya Deville match ended in a double count-out after Morgan snapped and started pummeling Deville outside the ring ignoring the ref’s count. After the match, Liv smiled maniacally as she loaded a number of chairs into the ring. Morgan then superplexed Deville onto the chairs and resumed laughing joker-style.

An LA Knight promo package aired highlighting his WWE accomplishments with no mention of Maximum Male Models. After the break, another promo aired for the Viking Raiders which was nearly identical to the previous two weeks’ promos.

Braun Strowman came to the ring calling out MVP and Omos. MVP came out and accepted Braun’s challenge on behalf of Omos for Crown Jewel. Omos came to the ring and shoved Braun aggressively out of the ring ending the segment.

Drew McIntyre was interviewed backstage and said that he was called to WWE HQ last week and reprimanded for his actions against Karrion Kross last week. But it was also made official that it would be McIntyre vs. Kross at Crown Jewel.

Damage Ctrl retained their Tag Team Championships thanks to a distraction by Bayley.

Smackdown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey was interviewed backstage and said that she owes the WWE Universe nothing. She said there would be no open challenge this week but inferred there would be one next week.

Another Bray Wyatt video interrupted the broadcast, this time displaying a new QR code that took users to this image:

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Then the video ended by revealing a mustachioed man mask with a cowboy hat with thorns around it. “Howdy” he seemed to say as the show went to break.

A Legado del Phantasma promo aired saying their legacy began with destroying Hit Row. They cut to Hit Row watching the video and B Fab said she had an idea and they walked off.

Logan Paul cut a promo in the ring but was cut short by an ambush by Jey Uso. Sami Zayn ran out to convince Jey to stop but that gave Logan Paul the advantage and knocked out Jey.

 

Announced for SmackDown Next Week (airing on FS1) from St. Louis, MO:

*Ronda Rousey’s Championship Open Challenge

*6 Man Tag Team Match: Legado del Phantasma vs. Hit Row and a Mystery Partner

*Roman Reigns Returns

*Ridge Holland & Butch vs. Sami Zayn & Solo Sikoa

Announced for SmackDown in Two Weeks:

*Intercontinental Championship: Gunther vs. Rey Mysterio

 

Friday Night SmackDown Results:

*Solo Sikoa over Sheamus in 13:05

*Liv Morgan / Sonya Deville – Double Count out at 8:47

*WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Damage Ctrl over Shotzi & Raquel Rodriguez in 10:10

*Rey Mysterio over Ludwig Kaiser in 11:23

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New Jersey born and raised. Wrestling fan since Lex slammed Yokozuna on the deck of the USS Intrepid. Favorite Wrestler of all time is Owen "The Rocket" Hart.