• WrestleMania SmackDown Results – Vince McMahon Threatens To Fire Pat McAfee, Happy Corbin Jokes About Drew McIntyre’s Late Mother
– Tonight’s WrestleMania SmackDown kicked off with the annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Below is the complete list of participants:
United States Champion Finn Balor
NXT Champion Dolph Ziggler
In the end, Balor, Ziggler, Roode & Madcass Moss remained. Moss eliminated Balor in the end to win the match.
.@MadcapMoss makes history!
— WWE (@WWE) April 2, 2022
Moss said Andre was his childhood hero and the crowd booed.
– Ricochet (c) def. Humberto and Angel in a Triple Threat Match to retain the Intercontinental Championship
– A highlight video aired on the rivalry between Kevin Owens and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
– Sasha Banks & Naomi def. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Carmella & Queen Zelina Vega
– Kayla Braxton interviewed Ronda Rousey. She was training in the ring backstage. A video on her career accomplishments aired, 2022 return & feud with Charlotte Flair aired.
– SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair came out on the stage and explained to the fans why she’s cool and sent a final warning to Rousey before their match tomorrow night at WrestleMania 38 – Night 1.
Flair said that no matter which submission Ronda Rousey puts her in, it won’t matter and that she will take advantage of Ronda’s anger and will get the win. Charlotte said that every woman envys her and every man wants her. Charlotte declared that at WrestleMania she will stand tall over Ronda with the SmackDown Women’s Title and it will be really cool.
– A highlight video aired on the rivalry between WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
– While Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs were making their entrance, SmackDown Commentator Pat McAfee was dancing on top of the announce table. Austin Theory then attacked Pat’s knee and he fell on the table.
McAfee once again chased Theory all the way to the backstage area and Theory once again ran into Vince McMahon’s Office. Pat decided to kick open the door this time and an angry Vince came out and threatened to fire Pat if he ever does this again.
— WWE (@WWE) April 2, 2022
– Rick Boogs vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso ended in a No Contest (Austin Theory came out and threw ice on Pat. Finn Balor then came out and brawled with Theory in the ring, which caused the No DQ)
– Austin Theory & SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos def. United States Champion Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs
Theory pinned Balor. After the match, Theory mocked Pat and Pat jumped up on the ring apron, but then remembered Vince McMahon would fire him if he touched Theory before their match. Michael Cole stopped Pat from doing anything.
– In the main event segment, Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss held a segment of Happy Talk with Drew McIntyre’s Sword, Angela.
Moss began talking about his big win from earlier tonight, but Corbin cut him off and talked about his own Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal victory in his WWE debut match in 2016, at WrestleMania 32.
Corbin picked up the Sword and said it’s named Angela after Drew’s late mother. He said that is depressing and changed the name to Euphoria.
Corbin then made a joke and asked the fans what’s common between Drew’s mother and his sword – he lost both of them.
Drew McIntyre then came out. Madcap ran out to attack him, but Drew laid him out. Drew then threw a Steel Chair at Corbin and destroyed everything in the ring.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 1, 2000) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It was pre-taped at the Compaq Center in Dallas, Texas and featured mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania 2000’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Val Venis vs. Mideon
– Gangrel vs. Essa Rios
– Kaientai & Stevie Richards vs. The Headbangers & Viscera
– Tazz vs. Joey Abs