WWE Friday Night SmackDown #1206 results & report from Detroit, Michigan, USA on 09/02/2022 (incl. voting)
WWE Friday Night SmackDown #1206 (Tapings: 26.08.2022)
Ort: Little Caeser's Arena in Detroit, Michigan
Date: September 02, 2022
From Michigan today, commentators Michael Cole and Pat McAfee welcome us to the final stop before WWE Clash at the Castle. SmackDown also begins directly with the Viking Rules Match.
Viking Rules Tag Team Match
Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) defeated The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) via pinfall on Xavier Woods by Ivar after following Ragnarock through two tables.
Match time: 22:16
Michael Cole announces that today's show will celebrate Roman Reigns' WWE Universal Championship Run, which has now lasted for 2 years. For this purpose, several parts of a promotional video will be broadcast over the course of the show.
After a commercial break, we see a recap of what happened to Sami Zayn and the Bloodline from the past week. We see said Zayn backstage. He has dressed up for the celebration and is visited by the Usos, to whom he explains the plans for the celebration. Jey Uso, still disappointed that Zayn didn't help him win on Raw, exits the locker room before Jimmy follows.
Kayla Braxton now has Shayna Baszler detailing how she will defeat Liv Morgan. Morgan arrives and stares down with Baszler.
Karrion Kross can now be seen in a promotional video. His opponent Drew Gulak will be the today „changing timeline“ fall victim to.
Now it's time for the SmackDown in-ring debut of the „Doomwalkers“ Karrion Kross.
Karrion Kross defeated Drew Gulak via submission in the Kross Jacket.
Match time: 1:17
After the match, Gulak gets his arms tangled in the ring ropes and left hanging.
We see a flashback to the arrest of Ronda Rousey.
Ronda Rousey comes to the ring and tells Adam Pearce to come out to discuss her suspension. Ronda asks Pearce to read a letter saying she is no longer suspended because she has paid her fine and her arrest was unfounded. So it will be reinstated immediately. He added that Rousey would have been fired if it were up to him because she was "the biggest bitch he's ever met." Rousey took him in an armbar as a "reward."
We see Sami Zayn again. This gets a black bouquet presented, which was ordered for Roman Reigns. The flowers seem to smell very bad. They have a card that says "Tick Tock" on them.
It's time for Hit Row and the Maximum Male Models.
Tag Team Match
Hit Row (Ashante Adonis & Top Dolla) (w/ B-Fab) defeated Maximum Male Models (ma.ce & man.soor) (w/ Maxxine Dupri & Max Dupri) via pinfall by Ashante "Thee" Adonis to man. thrush after the heavy hitter.
Match time: 3:05
– Shortly after the start of the match, Los Lotharios come to the ring.
Humberto & Angel distracted Hit Row after the match and helped the MMM beat them up. The Street Profits eventually made the safe.
We are shown a flashback in which Happy Corbin lost to Ricochet. Happy Corbin is now standing with Kayla Braxton and promises to issue an open challenge today.
Once in the ring, Corbin issues his Open Challenge, which Shinsuke Nakamura accepts.
Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Happy Corbin via pinfall after the kinshasa.
Match time: 3:22
On Monday at RAW, there was the tournament finals for the vacant WWE Women's Tag Team Championships, which Raquel Gonzalez and Aliyah were able to win.
„It’s FIGHT NIGHT!“, Butch, Sheamus and Ridge Holland come to the ring for the next match.
Before Ludwig Kaiser and Gunther come to the ring, we see Happy Corbin. A white limousine pulls up in front of him and a voice asks him what's wrong with him and lets him get in. Pat McAfee suspects that this is JBL.
Now Ludwig Kaiser and Gunther also come to the ring.
Butch (w/ Sheamus & Ridge Holland) defeated Ludwig Kaiser (w/ Gunther) via pinfall after the bitter end.
Match time: 9:03
After the match, Sheamus and Gunther stared down again. Kaiser eventually took Gunter backstage, ending the segment.
Backstage, Sami Zayn goes through his checklist for the party. He asks the Usos if he can come to the ring with them. Jey doesn't like it, Jimmy doesn't seem to mind and suggests that the three come to the ring without Reigns to properly announce the Tribal Chief.
The Usos and Sami Zayn come to the ring to celebrate the anniversary of Roman Reigns' reign and announce the Tribal Chief. Reigns gets out of his car, but McIntyre immediately extends his congratulations and hits the "Tribal Chief" with a claymore kick in the parking lot. The Scot then comes to the ring and then also beats up the Usos and Zayn. He promises Reigns that he will never stop. He disabled the god mode and will be the new champion in Clash of the Castle.