SmackDown results, May 13, 2022: RK-Bro lands first strike on The Bloodline before next week’s battle
Sami Zayn addresses RK-Bro on behalf of The Bloodline
Riddle def. Sami Zayn
After Sami Zayn attempted to represent The Bloodline, The Master Strategist was only able to talk himself into a one-on-one showdown with The Original Bro. Riddle overwhelmed Zayn early on, but the self-proclaimed “Locker Room Leader” deviously sent the Raw Tag Team Champion flying into the barricade with a shove off the top rope. As Zayn attempted to mount an offensive, Riddle turned it around with a Bro Derek for the win.
Ronda Rousey def. Raquel Rodriguez – SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Fresh off her “I Quit” Match victory over Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey pledge to be a fighting champion and offered an Open Challenge to the blue brand Women’s division. Looking to make a huge statement, Raquel Rodriguez emerged to answer the bell and showed that her impressive strength presented an incredible challenge. The newcomer nearly shocked the WWE Universe with near falls after a vertical suplex and crushing kick nearly dethroned The Baddest Woman on the Planet. Rousey would recover and roll-up Rodriguez to avoid seeing gold slip out of her hands after only five days.
Happy Corbin breaks Andre The Giant Battle Royal trophy over Madcap Moss
Sasha Banks & Naomi def. Shayna Baszler & Natalya – WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Match
Natalya & Shayna Baszler set out to weaken the Women’s Tag Team Champions with recent post-match attacks on the titleholders. Sasha Banks & Naomi looked up to the task though, as they were able to match the physicality of the challengers throughout. The BOAT tried her old trick of helping leverage The Queen of Spades legs to the ropes for a pin, but the referee spotted it from the outset. The Boss would shift momentum with a backstabber to set-up Naomi for the roll-up triumph.
Butch def. Kofi Kingston
Butch is back, and he came looking for a brawl. Kofi Kingston tried to slow the charge of the raging Superstar, as Sheamus & Ridge Holland spurred him on with Fight Night chants from ringside. When the opportunity presented itself, Butch sprang into action against The New Day competitor to land a devastating finishing maneuver. Once the bell rang, Butch went back into full sprint mode until he was wrangled in by his brothers in battle this time.
The Usos and RK-Bro set date for Winner Take All Tag Team Title Unification Match