• WWE Wrestler Is Back As A Babyface On SmackDown
Below are the results from tonight’s SmackDown so far:
– Ronda Rousey kicked off tonight’s SmackDown after WrestleMania 38 and challenged Charlotte Flair to an “I Quit” Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania Backlash 2022.
Charlotte appeared on the titantron and told Rousey to get to the back of the line.
– Xavier Woods def. Butch
Butch attacked Ridge Holland after the match due to his temper issues. Sheamus stopped him.
– In a backstage segment with Adam Pearce, Sami Zayn said he was turned into a joke at WrestleMania 38 and now he wants people to respect him again because he’s one of the best in the world.
Sami said he will face the next person that walks through that door. Drew McIntyre comes out of the door and Sami says he will face the second person that walks through that door.
Pearce said that won’t happen because Sami will face Drew tonight.
– Former NXT Tag Team Champion Marcel Barthel of Imperium debuted under the name “Ludwig” and introduced former NXT UK Champion Gunther (fka WALTER). This is their main roster debut.
– Gunther def. Joe Alonzo (local wrestler)
— WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2022
– In a backstage interview with Kayla Braxton, former NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez made her SmackDown debut and her name now is Raquel Rodriguez. Humberto & Angel welcomed her and tried to kiss her, but she stopped them.
— WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2022
– On Happy Talk, Happy Corbin blamed Madcap Moss for his loss to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 38. Corbin thinks there’s no chance he would’ve lost to McIntyre if Madcap hadn’t climbed on the ring apron and distracted him.
Corbin told him to tell him some jokes, Madcap did, but Corbin didn’t like them. Corbin told him to tell jokes as if his jobs depends on it, because it does. Madcap then took a shot at Corbin with his joke and both men began brawling.
Madcap got the upper hand in this brawl and they are no longer a team.
– Drew McIntyre def. Sami Zayn via Count-Out (Sami ran away through the crowd and refused to return)
– WWE aired the story of Lacey Evans. A video aired on Lacey Evans talking about her tough childhood and family issues. She got emotional while talking about it. Lacey said she might have reach stardom immediately like other female WWE Superstars, but she’ll get there.
Lacey is a babyface now and WWE will air another story on Evans next week.
WATCH: Lacey Evans Kisses Ric Flair:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 8, 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 Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and featured mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2000’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Al Snow vs. Viscera
– Bradshaw vs. Bull Buchanan
– The Godfather & D’Lo Brown vs. Mean Street Posse
– Val Venis vs. Hardcore Holly