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This week’s SmackDown started as The Brawling Brutes and Drew McIntyre entered the arena. Footage from last week was shown where these four men fought with the Bloodline. A WarGames match is finally announced between the Bloodline and The Brawling Brutes teaming up with Drew McIntyre. One member is yet to be revealed.

Sheamus discussed his twenty year long rivalry with Drew McIntyre and how they are finally on the same page. He said that this 20 year long rivalry have also created a mutual respect between the two of them. They threatened the Bloodline to destroy them at Survivor Series inside the war games.

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WWE Smackdown 18.11.2022 Results & Ratings

Sami Zayn entered the arena and guaranteed them that the Bloodline will definitely beat them at Survivor Series. He also said that they did not care who is going to be the 5th member of their team. Sheamus said that he would be very happy to get to know who is going to be their 5th member. It is still not revealed but surely it is going to be Kevin Owens.

Match 1 – First Round of Smackdown World Cup – Ricochet defeated Mustafa Ali

The match was booked for eight minutes at it was an amazing match. Two of the most high flying athletes went one and one and the result is in front of you. It was an excellent contest with a lot of high flying moves and near falls. Ricochet hit a Shooting Star Press on Ali when he was standing on his feet.

Match 2 – Karrion Kross defeated Madcap Moss

A love angle is being created between Madcap Moss and Emma, before the match we got a glimpse of it. About the match it was an easy win for Kross. The match was even shorter than four minutes. Kross made Madcap Moss submit with the Cross Jacket. After the match Emma came out to check on Moss.

Bray Wyatt entered the arena. He addressed the incident with LA Knight last week and he apologized to Knight for the headbutt. Knight came out and he entered the ring while cutting a promo. He attempted to shake hands with Wyatt, as Wyatt extended his hand, Knight slapped him right into the face. Knight said that now they were even. Wyatt attempted to shake hands with Knight once again, Knight slapped him again and escaped. It looked like Wyatt is struggling real hard to control his inner demon.

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Match 3 – Shotzi defeated Shayna Baszler

This match was booked for nearly five minutes and it was a good contest. Most part of the match was dominated by Baszler but at the end Shotzi managed to earn a pin fall victory with a roll up. Ronda Rousey stood on Baszler’s corner as Raquel Rodriguez later joined Shotzi’s side.

Backstage LA Knight was seen leaving the arena. He was attempted to be interviewed but he cut it short. When he was entering a different dark corridor, a strange was seen standing inside which Knight did not see. After a while, Knight was seen lying on the ground unconscious, and a lot of objects were over him.

Match 4 – Braun Strowman and the New Day defeated Imperium

The match was shot and was booked for only four minutes. It did a good job to tease a future feud between Strowman and WWE IC Champion Gunther. Ludwig Kaiser was pinned by Xavier Woods and the babyface side picked up an easy win over Imperium.

Match 5 – First Round of SmackDown World Cup tournament – Butch defeated Sami Zayn

The match was booked for 5 minutes only but it was not more of a match than a chaos. Brutes, McIntyre, Bloodline, all were fighting outside of the ring. At the end, when Sami was closing in on the victory, he got distracted by the outside fights, mainly by Jey Uso, Butch quickly hit the Bitter End and pinned him.

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As soon as the match ended, Solo Sikoa attacked Butch, and a massive fight broke in. Roman Reigns came out and started taking out everyone. When he was about to hit the Spear on Sheamus, the music of Kevin Owens hit and the arena went full wild. As it was expected, Kevin Owens is the fifth member of the babyface side.

Owens entered the ring and the much awaited fight between Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens broke in. Owens was getting the better out of Reigns as others also got involved into the fight. We also got to see a face to face moment between Owens and Zayn. At the end, Owens hit a Stunner on Reigns to end the fight for the night. The babyface side stood tall as this week’s Smackdown went off air.

Overall it was a good show. They tried to cover almost all the ongoing storylines. The final segment of the night was really cool. It certainly reminds us of the massive fights that used to take place during the WWE vs Alliance storyline back in 2001. Ricochet vs Mustafa Ali was undoubtedly the best match of the night. But there was not enough justice to the huge women’s division. Women are getting really less TV time. We give this week’s Smackdown 2.5 out of 5.

Sportzwiki Ratings – 2.5/5