WWE SmackDown Results (11/4) - Intercontinental Championship Match, No Disqualification Match, LA Knight Vs. Ricochet

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE SmackDown" on November 4, 2022, coming to you from St. Louis, Missouri!

The go-home show for Crown Jewel will see Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER will be putting his title on the line against "The Master of the 619" Rey Mysterio. Mysterio became the number one contender after moving to the Blue Brand and defeating Solo Sikoa, Sheamus and Ricochet three weeks ago. Mysterio has been preoccupied with familial issues as of late, with his son Dominik being put under the spell of Judgment Day before subsequently attacking him multiple times and making his anger crystal clear. Will this affect Mysterio going into his championship match tonight?

Liv Morgan will go head to head with Sonya Deville in a No Disqualification Match. Morgan has been unleashing a more aggressive attitude since Ronda Rousey brought it out of her ahead of their Extreme Rules Match last month. Deville had some choice words for Morgan a couple of weeks ago, leading to Morgan setting her up on a table and delivering a senton off of a steel tower. The following week, Morgan delivered a superplex to the former WWE official on top of a pile of chairs. With Morgan showing no signs of stopping anytime soon, will she be able to score a win, or will Deville be the one to take her down?

LA Knight will also be squaring off with Ricochet in one on one action. The two superstars have had issues with one another over the past couple of weeks, getting into a verbal altercation last week. Who will come out on top?

We are live! Michael Cole and Wade Barrett greet audiences at home as Liv Morgan makes her way to the ring. Sonya Deville follows.

Liv Morgan vs. Sonya Deville in a No Disqualification Match

The bell rings and Deville clocks Morgan with a right hand. She grabs a kendo stick from under the ring, but Morgan jumps her and grabs it. The two women try to wrestle away the stick from one another before Deville gets the upper hand and hits her with it in the midsection. She whacks her across the back twice, but Morgan grabs it out of her hand and repeatedly hits her with it, splitting the stick. She then grabs a table from under the ring, but Deville takes her down with a baseball slide. Morgan hits a pair of suicide dives, then tosses Deville into the ring steps. She sets up the table while Deville is down, but Deville delivers a kick to Morgan that sends her into the table. The two women end up on the apron as Deville looks for a German suplex through the table. Morgan manages to reverse it and sends Deville through the table whilst sacrificing herself in the process.

Back from the break, Deville delivers a vicious right knee to Morgan's jaw. She follows it up with a flying knee, then goes for a pin but Morgan kicks out. Deville heads to the outside and starts throwing a whole bunch of chairs into the ring. She gets back inside, and Morgan takes her down with a series of kicks and knees. She hits a running back elbow, followed by a step-up knee and a Code Breaker. She goes for a pin, but Deville kicks out. Morgan eyes the chairs in the ring and sits Deville on the top turnbuckle. She climbs up to the middle rope and looks for a superplex. Deville blocks it and powerbombs her on top of the chairs. She goes for a pin, but Morgan kicks out. Deville sends Morgan's face into the chairs, but Morgan fires back with a Code Breaker, followed by ObLIVion onto the chairs for the win.

Winner: Liv Morgan

We then head to a video of Emma's return to WWE from last week's "SmackDown."

We head backstage to Megan Morant and Emma. Morant asks Emma how it feels to be back and she says she was never sure if she would ever step into a WWE ring again. She says she had something to prove to herself. Xia Li walks in and says she watched her lose. She says the only thing she proved is that she's weak. Emma says that it was actually Ronda Rousey who showed she was weak, then clocks Li with a forearm. 

Back from the break, we head to a video of Logan Paul, Jake Paul and their friends discussing his upcoming match at Crown Jewel against Roman Reigns. We then head to a video package hyping up the match between the pair.

Back at ringside, Ricochet heads down, followed by LA Knight (who hypes himself up as he makes his way to the ring and criticizes Samantha Irwin's job performance).

Back from the break, we head to a video hyping up Viking Raiders and Sarah Logan.

Ricochet vs. LA Knight

Ricochet surprises Knight with a tope suicida. He tosses him back into the ring and the bell rings. Ricochet knocks Knight to the mat and hits a kick to his back, but Knight fires back with several kicks of his own. Ricochet hits a pair of drop kicks before Knight sends Ricochet's head bouncing off the top rope. He looks for a moonsault, but Ricochet rolls out of the way.

Back from the break, Knight delivers several knees to Ricochet's midsection. He sends him into the top turnbuckle face first, then delivers several kicks to his midsection. Ricochet fights back with a few right hands, but Knight sends him into the middle rope and delivers a knee across the face. He hits a back elbow, then goes for a pin but Ricochet kicks out. Ricochet hits a series of right hands, followed by a chop. Knight whips him into the corner, then hits a neck breaker. He goes for a pin, but Ricochet kicks out. Knight ascends to the top rope, but Ricochet meets him there and delivers a hurricanrana. He goes for a pin, but Knight kicks out. Ricochet hits a shoulder to Knight's midsection, then follows it up with a crossbody off the top and a standing shooting star press. He goes for a pin, but Knight kicks out. Ricochet ascends to the top, but Knight ducks out of the way. Ricochet rolls him up, but Knight reverses the pin (whilst grabbing his tights and the rope) for the win.

Winner: LA Knight

We head backstage to The Bloodline. Sami Zayn is giving the group a pep talk and hyping up The Usos for being on the verge of breaking The New Day's record as longest reigning tag team champions in WWE. Jey says they're going to head to the ring to celebrate. Zayn tries to stop them from doing so in order to preserve their energy to help Reigns tomorrow night, but Jey doesn't listen and the two head to the ring.

Back from the break, we head backstage to Bray Wyatt. He says he's not the type who likes to share his feelings, and it makes it harder when people interrupt him. A crew member tells him to relax and he approaches them. He says he knows he's just trying to do his job, but he can't stand the way he's thinking of things and says he hates himself. He says he's a hair away from smashing the crew member's head into a wall, and tells him to look him in the eyes whilst apologizing. The crew member obliges and Wyatt says he knows. He tells him to go away.

Back at ringside, The Usos head down.

We Hear From The Usos

Jey says The Bloodline is now in St. Louis. Jimmy says they're on their way to making history when they become the longest reigning tag team champions ever tomorrow night at Crown Jewel. They say the Brawling Brutes are the twos while they're the ones.

New Day's music hits and Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods head to the ring. They tell The Usos to hold up and say they're rooting for the Brutes. They say that if they manage to retain the titles, they need to understand that once they touch back down in America from Saudi Arabia, they'll be waiting to tear them limb from limb to protect their record. The two teams stare one another down before Butch and Ridge Holland launch a surprise attack on them from behind. New Day joins in, but Solo Sikoa and Sami Zayn run down to even the odds and take them out.

Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey head to the ring, followed by Natalya.

Shayna Baszler (w/ Ronda Rousey) vs. Natalya

The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submissions before Baszler gets the upper hand and delivers a knee. She stomps on Natalya's elbow, then begins to go to work on it. Natalya trips Baszler, then delivers several forearms to her head and a back elbow. She delivers a baseball drop kick, then goes for a pin but Baszler kicks out. Natalya looks for a suplex, but Baszler rolls her up. Natalya kicks out and hits the Discus Clothesline. She goes for a pin, but Baszler kicks out. Natalya looks for the Sharpshooter, but Baszler manages to reverse it and lock in the Kirifuda Clutch. Natalya fades.

Winner: Shayna Baszler

After the match, Baszler rolls down her knee pad and delivers a knee to Natalya's face.

We then head to a video hyping up the Steel Cage Match between Drew McIntyre and Karrion Kross tomorrow night. 

Braun Strowman Beats Down MVP

Back from the break, MVP is in the ring. He said that he heard Braun Strowman would be on "SmackDown" tonight ahead of his match with Omos, and says he found five opponents for him tonight.

Before the five men can even get into the ring, Strowman attacks them from behind and takes them all down. He goes after MVP, but MVP rolls out of the ring. Strowman chases him before MVP looks to hit him with his cane. Strowman grabs it out of his hand and hits him once with it. He tosses him into the barricade, then hits a triage of running powerslams in the center of the ring.

Back from the break, commentary runs down the card for next week's show. We then head backstage to Legado Del Fantasma, where Santos Escobar and Zelina Vega have a message for Shinsuke Nakamura ahead of Escobar's match with him next week.

Back at ringside, Rey Mysterio heads to the ring, followed by Imperium.

GUNTHER vs. Rey Mysterio for the Intercontinental Championship

The bell rings and GUNTHER whips Mysterio into the corner. He looks to go flying, but GUNTHER catches him and delivers a chop. He follows it up with another one, then drags him to the outside.

Back from the break, GUNTHER sends Mysterio flying out of the ring and to the bottom rope. He powerbombs him off the apron before both men get back into the ring. GUNTHER hits a bodyslam, then delivers a kick to Mysterio's back. He follows it up with another bodyslam, then looks for a third but Mysterio hangs on. He manages to send GUNTHER to the mat, then follows it up with a series of kicks and forearms. He locks in a Sleeper, but GUNTHER escapes after ascending to the second rope and dropping Mysterio.

Back from the break, GUNTHER delivers several kicks to Mysterio's head. Mysterio slaps him, then follows it up with a series of open palm strikes. GUNTHER knocks him to the mat, but Mysterio fires back with a kick and a bulldog. He kicks GUNTHER into the corner, then delivers an enziguri and a senton off the top. He hits a moonsault off the middle rope, then goes for a pin. GUNTHER kicks out and Mysterio sends him into the middle rope with a hurricanrana. He hits the 619, but GUNTHER gets up and drags him back into the ring. He ascends to the top, but Mysterio meets him there. GUNTHER looks for a powerbomb, but Mysterio reverses it into a hurricanrana mid-air. He goes for a pin, but GUNTHER kicks out.

The crowd cheers 'this is awesome' as Mysterio delivers a sunset flip. GUNTHER kicks out and Mysterio looks for a frog splash. GUNTHER rolls out of the way and hits a drop kick, followed by a powerbomb. He goes for a pin, but Mysterio kicks out. The two men exchange chops before Mysterio looks for the 619. GUNTHER catches him with a boot, then delivers a clothesline for the win.