WWE SmackDown Results (08/19) - Fatal Five Way Number One Contender's Match, Reigns And McIntyre Face Off

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for the 1200th edition of "WWE SmackDown" on August 19, 2022!

Ricochet, Sheamus, Happy Corbin, Madcap Moss and Sami Zayn will take on one another in a Fatal Five Way Match to determine who will be the new number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship. The winner will go on to face current title holder, Gunther, at Clash of the Castle in Cardiff, Wales at the Principality Stadium on September 4. Gunther captured the championship from Ricochet during the June 10 edition of "SmackDown" after hitting him with a power bomb, and has been a force to be reckoned with over the last few weeks, along with his ally, Ludwig Kaiser.

Toxic Attraction's Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne will square off with Sonya Deville and Natalya in a first round match in the Women's Tag Team Championship Tournament for the vacant titles. The winners will advance and face Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah in the next round. Deville and Natalya were originally slated to take on "NXT 2.0" stars Zoey Stark and Nikkita Lyons, but as announced by Shawn Michaels earlier today, Stark is dealing with an injury while Lyons is "medically unavailable".

Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will come face to face with Drew McIntyre ahead of their match at Clash at the Castle. McIntyre became the number one contender after defeating Sheamus on the July 29 edition of "SmackDown" in an Old Fashion Donnybrook Street Fight. During this past Monday's "Raw", the Usos launched an attack on McIntyre following his match with Kevin Owens. McIntyre told the pair to tell Reigns that he would see him on Friday.

The Viking Raiders will also be hosting a Viking funeral for New Day. The two teams have been entangled in a feud over the past few weeks that has gotten increasingly more tense,w with the Raiders attacked Kingston on the ramp last week.

Ronda Rousey Hijacks The Show

The show is coming to you live from the Bell Center in Montreal! Michael Cole and Pat McAfee greet audiences at home as Ronda Rousey walks past the commentary desk and gets in the rings. She says she paid her fine last week and she isn't leaving until she is reinstated. She calls Adam Pearce to the ring as the crowd cheers her on. Pearce comes to the ring with security. He says that he can't lift her suspension because she wants him to because it's above his pay grade. He says he gets she's upset, but she can't hijack the show. He asks her to leave the ring peacefully as the crowd chants "We want Ronda!" She tells Pearce not to make her choose violence.

Two of the security guards get in the ring as she takes them down with a forearm and a hip toss. The other two follow suit and she takes them down before locking in the Arm Bar on one of them. Pearce calls police officers to the ring and they arrest her before escorting her away from the ring. We see Rousey being put into the back of a cop car and driven off. As the car leaves, a black GMC pulls up and the driver opens the door to reveal Roman Reigns. He heads backstage to prepare for his face to face confrontation.

Toxic Attraction vs. Sonya Deville and Natalya in a First Round Match for the Tag Team Titles Tournament

Back from the break, Sonya Deville and Natalya head to the ring. Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky are in the crowd watching on. Toxic Attraction heads to the ring as we get a video hyping them up.

Dolin and Natalya begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Dolin sends Natalya to the mat before she rolls Dolin up. Dolin kicks out and Deville tags in. Deville delivers a shoulder tackle, followed by a spear. Dolin hits a forearm, but Deville fires back with one of her own. Jayne tags in and knocks Deville to the mat. Deville sends Jayne's head into the top turnbuckle before Jayne sends her into the ring post shoulder first. Deville is knocked to the outside as Jayne delivers a cannonball to her off the apron.

Back from the break, Deville has Dolin in a submission. Dolin whips Deville into the corner and tags in Jayne. She delivers a double knee before whipping Deville into the corner. Jayne delivers a back elbow, then looks to lock in a Sharpshooter. Deville prevents her from doing so and manages to tag in Natalya. Natalya delivers a side Russian leg sweep, followed by a Suplex and a Neck Breaker. Natalya hits a German Suplex, then looks to lock in the sharpshooter. Jayne blocks it before tagging in Dolin. Dolin delivers a clothesline, then goes for a pin but Deville breaks it up. Jayne and Deville brawl on the outside before Jayne whips her into the barricade near Bayley. Bayley taunts her.

Back in the ring, Dolin rolls up a distracted Natalya. Natalya escapes and delivers the discus clothesline. Jayne makes the blind tag as Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter. Jayne rolls up Natalya for the win.

Winners: Toxic Attraction

Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn Have A Chat

We head backstage and see Sami Zayn enter Roman Reigns' locker room. Reigns asks how everything is and he says that it's been dicey. He says Jey Uso has been hard on him over the last few weeks and says he's acting as if Zayn isn't carrying his weight. Zayn vents about his frustration about taking the superkick for him last week before Reigns agrees. Reigns asks why he was talking to him before getting up and walking off screen. Reigns' phone rings, and we see Jey is calling. Reigns tells him to answer and he does so. Zayn says to bring down his voice and he will relay his message. Reigns walks back in and Zayn informs him there was trouble at the border. Zayn promotes his five way match for later before Reigns says it would look in the Bloodline. Reigns asks if he's still close with Kevin Owens and tells Zayns to let him know he owes anyone anything ever. Zayn walks off as Roman steeps in his anger.

Maximum Male Models and Hit Row Confront One Another

Back from the break, we head to a video recapping the match between Gunther and Shinsuke Nakamura for the Intercontinental Title last week. Back in the ring, Maximum Male Models are in the ring and say they will titilate the fans juice's. Hit Row's music hits and they head to the ring. Max Dupri says that they have a scheduled appearance before saying Ashante "Thee" Adonis and Top Dolla are not MMM material. They knock Mace and Mansoor before they perform a rap.

Back from the break, we get a video of Karrion Kross and Scarlett. Kross addresses Drew McIntyre and says he is a chosen one, whether he wants to be or not. He says Roman Reigns is too and says that where he failed, they chose someone else. He says he set the table for where he failed and says they were wrong to choose him.

We head back to the ring, where Sheamus comes to the ring followed by Madcap Moss, Happy Corbin, Ricochet and Sami Zayn.

Sheamus vs. Madcap Moss vs. Sami Zayn vs. Happy Corbin vs. Ricochet In A Fatal Five-WAy Match To Determine The Number One Contender For The Intercontinental Title

The bell rings and Ricochet goes straight for Corbin. Sheamus attacks him, but Moss clotheslines him out of the ring. Zayn locks up with Ricochet before he delivers a hurricanrana to Zayn. Corbin delivers a chokeslam to Ricochet, then goes for a pin but all the other participants pull him off Zayn.

Back from the break, the participants are brawling with one another on the outside. Moss whips Sheamus into the barricade as Corbin sends Ricochet back into the ring. He delivers an Irish Whip to him in the corner before delivering a right hand to his face. Moss tries to help Ricochet, but Corbin whips him into the corner instead. Corbin focuses back on Ricochet and delivers a shoulder block. Sheamus delivers some forearms to Corbin, but Corbin counters with a back suplex. Ricochet hits a spring board crossbody on Moss, followed by another on Zayn. He delivers a Tornado DDT to Zayn, followed by a Running Shooting Star Press. He goes for a pin, but Corbin kicks out. Moss delivers a shoulder tackle to Ricochet before targeting Sheamus. He delivers an Irish Curse to both Moss and Zayn as he's the only man left standing. He delivers the Ten Beats to Moss before doing the same thing to Corbin. He delivers the Sixteen Beats to Ricochet before tossing Zayn in the ring and looks to do the same. Zayn counters with a Stunner and takes him down as he flies over the top rope.

Back in the ring, Zayn delivers a Michinoku Driver to Ricochet. He goes for a pin, but Ricochet kicks out. He hits Moss with a Blue Thunder Bomb, then goes for a pin but Moss kicks out. Zayn climbs to the top rope as Sheamus follows. He manages to get Zayn up for the White Noise and hits it. Ricochet beats down Moss and Ricochet as medical personnel check on Zayn. They assist him back to the locker room as he clutches his shoulder.

Back from the break, Moss hits Sheamus with a Fallaway Slam. Ricochet hits Moss with a Running Standing Shooting Star Press. He knocks Corbin out of the ring before delivering a Springboard Elbow. Corbin fires back with a big boot, followed by a neck breaker. He goes for a pin, but Ricochet kicks out. Corbin then begins to exchange forearms with Sheamus before Sheamus sends him out of the ring with a clothesline. Moss rolls up Sheamus, but Sheamus kicks out. Sheamus hits Moss with a massive knee, but Moss fires back and sends him to the mat. Ricochet delivers a Recoil to Moss and sends him out of the ring. He climbs to the top and delivers a 450 Moonsault. He goes for a pin, but Corbin breaks it up.

Zayn makes his way back down to the ring as the hometown crowd cheers. He delivers an Exploder Suplex to Ricochet before hitting a Helluva Kick. He goes for a pin, but Corbin pulls him out of the ring. He sends Zayn shoulder first into the ring post. He gets back in the ring and beats down Ricochet before Sheamus comes out of nowhere with a Brogue Kick to Corbin and pins him for the win.

Winner: Sheamus

We go to a video hyping up the match between Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns at Clash at the Castle.

The Viking Raiders Hold A Viking Funeral

Back from the break, we head to a video of the Viking Raiders, with fire burning around them as a woman prays over a picture of the New Day. She marks them with a rune on their forehead. They say they respect New Day as great warriors and heroes, but their time has passed. They say their pride has led them here and Valhalla awaits them. They say a great battle awaits the New Day and the sun will set on them as a new Viking day emerges. They then burn their 'bodies' before walking off.

We then head to a video of the contract signing between Liv Morgan and Shayna BAszler last week. We head backstage to Liv Morgan and Kayla Braxton. She asks if she's worried about her match with Shotzi later and she says that she wouldn't be a good champion without fighting. She says that Shotzi will probably target her arm, but she's used to having a target on her back and is ready for anything.

Liv Morgan vs. Shotzi

Back from the break, Liv Morgan heads to the ring. We then head backstage to Shotzi, who says she will rip Morgan's arm from her socket and drive her knee right into her face. She says that agreeing to a match with her was a bad choice and she will pay dearly for it. She then makes her way to the ring.

The bell rings and Morgan reigns down forearms on Shotzi. She delivers a kick to her in the corner before Shotzi fires back with a crossbody to her back. She delivers a forearm to Morgan's face before Morgan hits a missile drop kick. Shotzi kicks Morgan's neck, then sends her out of the ring over the top rope.

Back from the break, Shotzi has the upper hand and delivers a German Suplex to Morgan. Shotzi calls Morgan a phoney before Morgan pulls out Oblivion for the win.

Winner: Liv Morgan

After the match, Shayna Baszler comes out of nowhere and attacks Morgan from behind. She steps on Morgan's hand and says she wants to break her arm so badly, but she will wait until Cardiff to do so. She kicks her face before leaving the ring.

Commentary then announce that Ronda Rousey has been released from jail after Adam Pearce decided not to press charges.

Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns Comes Face To Face With Number One Contender Drew McIntyre

Back from the break, commentary run down the card for next week's "SmackDown". Roman Reigns heads to the ring to a big pop. A stagehand passes Reigns a mic as he tells Montreal to acknowledge him. He says he's not on the show every week anymore and states he wants to set the record straight. He says if anyone besides him says they are the face of the company, the main event, or they carry the company on their back, then they are lying. He says that he is the only man who can say he is the face of the company, the main event and the one who carries the company on his back. He says McIntyre is beneath him before McIntyre's music hits and he heads to the ring.

McIntyre says that he doesn't represent the titles properly and he doesn't deserve to be the champion. McIntyre says that Paul Heyman works for him politically while the Usos work for him physically. He says he sees fear and concern in his eyes because there is no man that McIntyre can't tear apart with his bare hands. McIntyre says he's in the mood for a fight and the two men start brawling. McIntyre looks for a Claymore Kick, but Sami Zayn runs in the ring and pushes him out of the way to take the hit. Reigns looks for a Spear, but McIntyre hits Reigns with the Claymore Kick. He holds up the titles as the show goes off the air.