WWE SmackDown just after WrestleMania advertised the up coming phase for Roman Reigns, Delighted Corbin and Madcap Moss in a post-WrestleMania “Happy Converse,” and reportedly, the debut of Marcel Barthel as “Ludwig.” News broke before in the day from WrestleVotes about WWE’s “worst” identify change yet, which turned out to be the new name for Barthel.
Past week’s broadcast of Friday Night time SmackDown garnered 2.359 million viewers.
- April 1, 2022—2.359 million
- March 25, 2022—2.180 million
- March 18, 2022—2.147 million
- March 11, 2022—2.226 million
- March 4, 2022—2.261 million
- WWE SmackDown Location: Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
- Tickets Dispersed: 6,579
- Out there Tickets: 560
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WWE SmackDown Complete YouTube Viewership Past Friday: 2,871,341 (Down from 6,548,411)
- Most-Considered: Andre the Large Memorial Battle Royal (450,487 views)
- The very least-Seen: Andree the Big Memorial Struggle Royal Clip (62,094 views)
- Median Viewership: 354,976 views
WWE SmackDown Benefits | Friday, April 8, 2022
Ronda Rousey Kicks Off SmackDown
Enthusiasts popped large at the notion of a Ronda Rousey rematch.
Immediately after being denied an “I Quit” Match in opposition to Charlotte Aptitude, Ronda Rousey sent Adam Pearce a paper message by way of some stooge.
Xavier Woods def. Butch
The New Working day experienced an entertaining pre-match promo wherever Woods bought more than the time period “reset!”
According to Woods, WWE records reset adhering to WrestleMania, comparable to how AEW report reset each individual 12 months.
Pat McAfee slipped up and called Butch “Pete.”
Gunther def. Joe Alonzo
Marcel Barthel’s official new identify is Ludwig Kaiser. Inadequate Fabian Aichner is the odd-man-out.
Throughout a backstage segment, Sami Zayn been given heat for indicating he hates cheese.
There had been fleeting chants of “WALTER,” which were explain by commentary as “Gunther” chants.
McAfee described Gunther’s chops as “big Will Smith bombs to the chest.”
Content Corbin Turns on Madcap Moss
Pleased Corbin launched into a predictable tirade in opposition to Madcap Moss.
There were loud chants for Madcap Moss, having said that when he advised his jokes, they booed him. Then when Delighted Corbin reported Madcap’s jokes weren’t funny, the crowd booed.
The announce workforce laughed at Madcap Moss jokes. The group, on the other hand, did not.
Drew McIntyre def. Sami Zayn
Followers in the Fiserv Discussion board chanted “cheese!” at Sami Zayn.
This match was one particular very long recreation of cat-and-mouse right until Sami Zayn succesfully escaped through the group.
Subsequent this match, Lacey Evans informed her authentic tale as a former marine and it was magnificent. It was one particular of the scarce comebacks/debuts the place the Superstar did not have to modify their identify and it worked like a allure.
Liv Morgan def. Sasha Financial institutions
Liv Morgan is the only person in this total market who doesn’t know Rhea Ripley is going to transform on her come Monday.
Michael Cole referred to as Naomi & Sasha the first Black WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, and Naomi made him say it again. I beloved that so much. The word “Black” is such a curse term in this field (and region) often, and Naomi was like “Say it with your upper body!”
This may possibly have been the most important gain of Liv Morgan’s occupation, only for it all to arrive crashing down in 3 days.
Roman Reigns is Challenged by Shinsuke Nakamura
Roman Reigns reported he required The Usos to be Raw and SmackDown champions. It appears to be like like The Bloodline is accomplishing a belt collector/unification gimmick.
Following The Usos beat RK-Bro, I’m worried that will be the beginning of the end for that entertaining duo.
Lovers have been loudly singing along to Shinsuke Nakamura’s music, but I was stunned to see that he was the subsequent challenger for Reigns.