August 8, 2022

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WWE SmackDown: Karrion Kross Returns With Message For Reigns

By Ryan Satin
Analyst of FOX Sports activities WWE

Karrion Kross stunned the wrestling world along with his return to WWE on SmackDown – and he has a message for Roman Reigns.

First, right here’s a abstract of the match outcomes:

– Ricochet defeats Joyful Corbin through a pinfall resulting from Corbin being distracted by Pat McAfee on the announcement desk

– Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Ludwig Kaiser by the lifeless finish

– Shayna Baszler gained the ladies’s SmackDown title after profitable a Gauntlet match consisting of Raquel Rodriguez, Shotzi, Aliyah, Xia Li, Natalya and Sonya Deville

– The Viking Raiders workforce gained a neighborhood expertise Squash match

– Kofi Kingston defeats Erik through composite peg

Second of the Evening: Karrion Kross and Scarlett are again

Karrion Kross Returns As Roman Reigns And Drew McIntyre Face Every Different On SmackDown

Karrion Kross Returns As Roman Reigns And Drew McIntyre Face Each Other On SmackDown

Roman Reigns returns to Friday Evening SmackDown after defeating Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam in some of the brutal matches in WWE historical past. The Common Champion spoke to Drew McIntyre earlier than Karrion Kross made his surprising return.

One other main coup at first of the Triple H period.

Kross and Scarlett ought to by no means have been launched within the first place.

Even along with his preliminary disastrous debut uncontrolled, Karrion Kross nonetheless manages to determine credibility and demand onscreen consideration. He’s somebody you may construct a complete model round.

The best way he was featured on SmackDown this week is a a lot better solution to make that occur.

Attacking Drew McIntyre and sending a message to Roman Reigns with an hourglass makes you overlook concerning the foolish outfit from final 12 months and focus as a substitute on the truth that he’s a monster.

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Strikes like these from Triple H are creating pleasure across the product as soon as once more and regaining belief from the fan base. Kudo throughout.

Match of the Evening: Ricochet vs. Joyful Corbin

Ricochet is without doubt one of the most spectacular wrestlers on the planet. A doable new push on the horizon provides me hope for his WWE future.

Profitable over Joyful Corbin, even when McAfee loses focus, is a step in the best path.

Hopefully he can go on to win significant victories once more.

Extra highlights:

WWE has introduced that beginning this week’s Uncooked, there might be a match to crown the brand new champions of the Ladies’s Tag Group.

No groups have been introduced but and the scenario between WWE and former generals Sasha Banks/Naomi is at present unknown.

Shayna Baszler lands an opportunity with Liv Morgan in a excessive stakes Gauntlet match | WWE on FOX

Shayna Baszler lands a chance with Liv Morgan in a high stakes Gauntlet match |  WWE on FOX

Raquel Rodriguez, Aliyah, Shotzi, Xia Li, Shayna Baszler, Natalya and Sonya Deville battled it out in a high-stakes Gauntlet match for the prospect to problem Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Ladies’s Title at WWE Conflict of the Citadel.

Shayna Baszler’s title win at Conflict of the Citadel is one other W-spot for NXT 1.0 followers watching the present.

Kross, Ricochet and Baszler have all had nice runs in NXT as it’s run by Triple H. The potential for attaining the identical place in WWE with “The Sport” as artistic lead could be very promising.

As for Shayna and Liv, I’m trying ahead to seeing how Ronda Rousey contributes to the story.

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Will the previous champion be of any assist to her pal? Or will she be extra centered on getting the title again? Time will reply.

For a segment-by-segment breakdown of the present, take heed to the SmackDown Roundup podcast within the “Out of Character” feed on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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Ryan Satin is a WWE analyst for FOX Sports activities. Satin beforehand appeared on FS1’s “WWE Backstage” and based Professional Wrestling Sheet, the place he broke numerous information tales as editor-in-chief.

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