WWE SmackDown Results (10/7) - Intercontinental Championship Match, Roman Reigns And Logan Paul Face Off

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "WWE SmackDown" on October 7, 2022, coming to you live from Worcester, Massachusetts!

The season premiere will see Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns face off with Logan Paul ahead of their upcoming title match at the Crown Jewel Premium Live Event on November 5. Paul shocked the world when he called for a press conference in Las Vegas on September 17. He then challenged Reigns in front of the cameras and repeatedly provoked him, which led to Reigns agreeing to go head to head in the squared circle. What will ensue when the two meet for the second time?


Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER will be putting his title on the line against Sheamus. Fans have been vying for the two to square off since their well-received match at the Clash at the Castle Premium Live Event on September 3. While Sheamus may have fell short then, he has kept his sights set on vengeance against Imperium's leader. Will he be able to come out on top tonight?

The Bloodline's Solo Sikoa will be taking on "The One and Only" Ricochet. Sikoa previously attacked Ricochet and Madcap Moss in a backstage encounter after the two men confronted Sami Zayn and showed disrespect towards Roman Reigns on the September 23 edition of the show. The four men then went head to head in a tag team match, which ultimately saw Sikoa and Zayn come out on top and attack Moss after the match. Will Ricochet be able to get revenge for his friend?


We are live! Michael Cole and Wade Barrett greet audiences at home as Triple H waits in the ring.

HHH says that there will come a time where you believe everything is finished, but that is only when things begin. HHH welcomes fans to the season premiere of "SmackDown". 

Roman Reigns and Logan Paul Face Off

Roman Reigns' music hits and The Bloodline heads to the ring. We then head to a video of the press conference with Logan Paul and Roman Reigns last month. Paul Heyman hands Reigns a mic before Reigns tells Worcester to acknowledge him.


Logan Paul's music then hits and he heads to the ring and stands on the apron. Reigns says he gets that there's a bunch of them and says it's his show. He says Paul is his guest and the ring is a safe place. He invites Paul to get in the ring.

Paul gets in the ring as fans chant "Logan sucks." Reigns says that The Bloodline can teach him a lot before handing the mic to Heyman. Heyman says that as special counsel to The Tribal Chief, he serves as wisemen and drops pearls of wisdom. Heyman says that Reigns asked him the other day who the hell Paul thought he was, then says that he is this generation Mr. T and Cyndi Lauper. He says that he is the outside celebrity they bring in to bring more eyeballs to the product, and ultimately those eyeballs then see Reigns and acknowledge him. He then name drops a bunch of celebrities The Bloodline thought to bring in to get more viewers, but says none of them had the balls to fight Reigns. He says that he will end up in a hospital bed for three months after facing Reigns at Crown Jewel and tells him that he will have lots of content he can create. He says that Paul won't be offering a prediction, but a spoiler.


Paul says he can't argue with Heyman. He says that he has one question: When he says that he'll be smashed by the Tribal Chief, does that mean Reigns or Jey Uso?

Reigns then stares down Jey. Sami Zayn steps in and tells them to take a deep breath. He says that no one is questioning the fact that Reigns is the Tribal Chief and says Jey did nothing wrong. He calls Paul a fake and a pretender, then tells him that he's going to get smashed worse than he ever has in his entire life. He calls Paul "a two." He says that he will be a stain on Reigns' show and that when all is said and done, The Bloodline will be stronger than ever.

Back from the break, Solo Sikoa waits in the ring as Ricochet heads down.

Solo Sikoa vs. Ricochet

Sikoa delivers a splash to Ricochet. The bell rings and Ricochet delivers several right hands to Sikoa. Sikoa fires back with a right hand of his own that knocks Ricochet to the mat before rolling out of the ring. Ricochet hits a tope suicida, then tosses Sikoa back in the ring. He hits a moonsault, then goes for a pin but Sikoa kicks out. Ricochet hits a drop kick that knocks Sikoa out of the ring, then hits his signature pose. Ricochet hits several rights to Sikoa's head, followed by a kick. Sikoa grabs a chair and holds it before the referee tells him to drop it. He obliges and sends Ricochet's head off the top rope. He hits a head butt, then whips Ricochet into the corner. He hits a chop, then tosses Ricochet onto the apron and hits a vicious right hand.


Back from the break, Ricochet knocks down Sikoa. Ricochet hits several rapid right hands, followed by a hurricanrana into the corner. He hits a running knee, followed by a super kick and a spin kick. Ricochet ascends to the top and looks for a moonsault, but Sikoa catches him and hits Spinning Solo for the win.

Winner: Solo Sikoa

We then head backstage to The Bloodline watching on. Zayn says he feels like he's taken Sikoa under his ring, but Jey gets upset and says that he's been the one that's been with his brother since the beginning. He tells Zayn to call him a hot head one more time, then stops himself. Reigns says that he doesn't want this to be his problem anymore, so therefore it's now Zayn's issue.


We then head to Hit Row heading to the ring as they talk amongst themselves.

Back from the break, Zayn is apologizing to The Usos. They run into New Day before making fun of The Usos for having Zayn as their boss. Zayn tells them to find a partner and meet them in the ring. Jey walks off in frustration.

Hit Row Are Attacked By Legado Del Fantasma and Zelina Vega

Back at ringside, Hit Row head down. Out of nowhere, three men in masks launch an attack on Top Dolla and Ashante "Thee" Adonis. Zelina Vega then appears and takes down B-Fab with a hurricanrana and a knee.


The men unmask to reveal themselves as Santos Escobar, Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde. Vega says she is back and didn't come alone. Escobar then introduces the group and says "SmackDown" is theirs.

We then get a white rabbit video in a video game style, with tomorrow's date appearing at the end.

Back from the break, Sonya Deville and Xia Li wait in the ring. Shotzi and Raquel Rodriguez head down in the TCB.

Raquel Rodriguez and Shotzi vs. Sonya Deville and Xia Li

Shotzi and Deville begin the action. The bell rings and Deville hits a running knee, then goes for a pin but Shotzi kicks out. Li tags in and hits a Fisherman's suplex on Shotzi. Deville tags back in and the two look for a double suplex, but Shotzi escapes. Rodriguez tags in and runs Deville over. She hits a Fallaway Slam, followed by the corkscrew elbow. She then hits the Texana Bomb for the win.


Winners: Raquel Rodriguez and Shotzi

We then see GUNTHER and Sheamus getting ready for their match later tonight.

Back from the break, we head to a video hyping up the Extreme Rules match between Liv Morgan and Ronda Rousey tomorrow night.

Drew McIntyre and Karrion Kross Get Physical

Back at ringside, Karrion Kross and Scarlett head down. Before they can say anything, Drew McIntyre appears from behind Kross and attacks him .He takes a leather strap and puts it on himself and Kross. Security runs down to break apart the two men, but McIntyre beats them down and takes them out. He sends two of them into the ring steps and hits one with a belly to belly suplex. Kross then manages to get up and sends McIntyre into the ringpost three times by pulling on the strap. He then pulls McIntyre up and whips McIntyre across the back with it multiple times.


Back from the break, we head to a video of the Viking Raiders, who say they have been watching. A female voice says "Valhalla awaits."

Back at ringside, The Usos and Sami Zayn head down, followed by New Day and their mystery partner...Braun Strowman!

Sami Zayn and The Usos vs. New Day and Braun Strowman

Zayn and Woods begin the action. The bell rings and Zayn hits a shoulder tackle. Kingston tags in and hits a crossbody. Zayn tags in Jey, who yells at him for doing so. This allows Kingston to deliver a drop kick and send Jey to the outside. He takes him down with a tope suicida.


Back from the break, Jey hits Kingston with several stomps. He tags in Jimmy, who hits a right hand to Kingston's face. Jimmy stomps on Kingston's hands, then tags in Zayn. Zayn hits a clothesline before Jey slaps his shoulder to tag himself in. Jey hits a side slam, then goes for a pin but Kingston kicks out. Jimmy tags back in and hits a right hand. Zayn tags in and delivers a right hand of his own. He tags in Jey, who hits Kingston with a kick to his midsection. Jey drags Kingston into the corner, then tags in Jimmy. On the outside, Zayn and Jey bicker. This allows Kingston to make the hot tag to Zayn, who hits multiple shoulder tackles, a big boot and a pair of splashes. Strowman delivers a chokeslam, then tags Kingston back in. Zayn and Jey bicker on the outside before Strowman sends them over to the commentary desk. Kingston delivers a back breaker before Woods delivers the double stomp off the top for the win.


Winners: New Day and Braun Strowman

We head backstage to Max Dupri, who is attacking Ma.çé and Mån.sôör with a chair. He tells Maxxine not to call him Max anymore and says he's done with them. He says he's LA Knight, then walks off.

Back from the break, commentary runs down the card for next week's show.

The Brawling Brutes then head to the ring, followed by Imperium.

GUNTHER (c) vs. Sheamus for the Intercontinental Championship

The bell rings and the two men waste no time exchanging forearms. GUNTHER delivers a vicious chop, then trips Sheamus onto the apron. Sheamus fires back by sending GUNTHER into the barricade shoulder first three times.


Back from the break, Sheamus delivers a shoulder tackle to GUNTHER. He looks for The Ten Beats, but GUNTHER catches his hand and counters with a chop. He sends him spine first into the ring post, then throws him shoulder first into the top turnbuckle. GUNTHER delivers an uppercut, but Sheamus fires back with a right hand to GUNTHER's midsection. GUNTHER locks in a sleeper, but Sheamsu escapes before the two men proceed to hit forearms and chops. GUNTHER hits a German suplex.

Back from another break, GUNTHER hits Sheamus with a series of forearms and chops. Sheamus fires back with several elbows, followed by several more to GUNTHER's jaw. He rains down several right hands to GUNTHER's back, then delivers The Ten Beats off each of the ropes. He gets GUNTHER up, then ascends to the top rope, and hits White Noise. He goes for a pin, but GUNTHER kicks out at two. The crowd chants "this is awesome" as GUNTHER delivers a drop kick. He follows it up with a powerbomb, then goes for a pin but Sheamus kicks out. GUNTHER delivers a knee to Sheamus' neck, then hits a splash off the top rope to Sheamus' back. He goes for a pin, but Sheamus kicks out. Sheamus looks for the Brogue Kick, but GUNTHER blocks it. Sheamus hits the Irish Back Breaker, then locks in the Clover Leaf. GUNTHER taps out, but the referee says that he didn't tap out and GUNTHER makes it to the bottom rope.


Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser run down and cheer on GUNTHER before Butch and Ridge Holland level them. The four men brawl on the outside. Sheamus sets up for the Brogue Kick, but GUNTHER hits him with a shillelagh given to him by Imperium for the win.


Butch, Holland, Vinci and Kaiser continue to brawl on the outside as GUNTHER stands tall in the ring and the show goes off the air.