WWE SmackDown results, winners, and grades 27 May 2022: Drew McIntyre returns


Here are the SmackDown results for the 27th of May, 2022.

Who will be the mystery partner of The New Day as they take on Fight Night in a six-man tag team match? Drew McIntyre returns for the first time in WWE since WrestleMania Backlash.

Ronda Rousey and Raquel Rodriguez (WWE – Twitter)

The Usos make a grand entrance

The Unified Tag Team Champions made their way to the ring. They thanked Roman Reigns and mentioned how they completed twelve years of being in WWE a couple of days ago. They said they never in a million years imagined they would still be standing in the middle of the ring in front of the WWE Universe.

The Usos said that we cheered them and booed for them through ups and downs and for 12 years, they were away from their families. However, the WWE Universe was there with them. So they thanked the fans.

Shinsuke Nakamura made his way to the ring. He said he and his partner challenge them to a match for the titles, and his partner wanted to fight them by himself, but he asked to team up.

The Usos asked about his partner and mocked the injured Rick Boogs. Nakamura introduced Riddle as his partner. Both teams got into a brawl as they went back and forth until Riddle blasted The Usos with the corkscrew moonsault.

Raquel Rodriguez made her way to the ring, all set to face Ronda Rousey in a Championship contender’s match. Shotzi was in the locker room telling Superstars like Xia Li, Aliyah, Natalya, and Shayna Baszler how they deserve to be getting the chance to face Ronda Rousey but Rodriguez was given their spot. She asked Baszler and Natalya what they are gonna do about it.

Kayla Braxton interviewed Riddle and Shinsuke Nakamura backstage. She asked Riddle how Randy Orton would feel about this new tag team. Riddle revealed how it was the Viper’s idea to form this new tag team.

Raquel Rodriguez versus Ronda Rousey – Championship contender’s match

Natalya and Shayna Baszler decided to confront Raquel Rodriguez. They exited the locker room and as Shotzi was about to join them, the door was shut. Later, Aliyah was shown on the outside, showing the keys to the camera as she locked the door on her nemesis.

Raquel Rodriguez started the match displaying her power game as she lifted Rousey with one arm. However, Natalya and Baszler made their way to the ring and attacked Rodriguez. The Baddest Woman on the Planet helped Rodriguez to take out the heels as we went into a commercial break.

Ronda Rousey and Raquel Rodriguez versus Shayna Baszler and Natalya

After the break, a tag team match was going on where Rodriguez and Rousey teamed up to face Natalya and Baszler. The Queen of Spades focused her attack on the knee of Rodriguez. The impressive Rodriguez somehow managed to send Baszler outside the ring and make the tag to Rousey. Natalya and Rousey were legal. The Queen of Hearts locked in the Sharpshooter on the SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Rousey managed to make the tag to her partner. Eventually, Rousey took out Natalya outside the ring while Rodriguez delivered her one-arm powerbomb on Baszler to pick up the victory.

Winner – Raquel Rodriguez and Ronda Rousey

Grade – B

Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods were asked backstage who the mystery partner would be. The New Day members said that they received various phone calls from wrestlers throughout the week, wanting to partner with them. However, they denied naming anyone as yet.

Los Lotharios versus Jinder Mahal and Shanky

Los Lotharios made their way to the ring. Jinder Mahal’s music began but the Modern Day Maharaja and Shanky were nowhere to be seen. Backstage, Mahal was looking for Shanky until he found him in a room dancing to the former world champion’s entrance theme. Mahal asked Shanky to get to the ring.

Shanky began the match with Humberto Carrillo. The big man knocked down Carrillo with a big boot. Shanky tagged in Mahal. Outside the ring, Angel Garza was busy dancing in front of the ring announcer, Samantha. Shanky got behind him and knocked him down. However, back inside the ring, Carrillo got the pinfall victory over Mahal.

The former WWE Champion gave Shanky a mouthful, blaming him for the loss. Shanky had had enough and he raised his hand asking Mahal to stop. Mahal left as Shanky began dancing in front of Samantha.

Winner – Los Lotharios

Grade – C

Adam Pearce was watching the match backstage. Max Dupri confronted him and asked him about the status of his contract. Pearce informed him that his contract was legal and binding. He officially welcomed Dupri to SmackDown. Dupri said the recruitment for Maximum Male Models will begin now but also broke the news that Pearce did not make the cut.

Kevin Owens hosts the KO Show with a member of The Bloodline as his special guest

Kevin Owens came out to the ring to host a segment of The KO Show. He said he will expose Ezekiel at Hell in a Cell. Owens introduced his special guest Sami Zayn on the show and called him the confidante of The Bloodline. Both men hugged inside the ring and praised each other for their success. Zayn said it’s clear that Elias is Ezekiel. Owens asked Zayn to come over to RAW so that they could teach Elias a lesson. Zayn said he would not be able to come at this point as he is busy being the locker room leader on SmackDown.

The Bloodline relies on him. Owens was furious and called Zayn delusional. Owens said that Zayn was not a part of The Bloodline. Zayn hit back saying Elias and Ezekiel were clearly different and previously he had lied to console Owens. KO called Zayn a moron while the former Intercontinental Champion hit back calling Owens a lier. Owens said that if The Bloodline felt that Zayn was one of them, then they would not have left him high and dry during their tag team match earlier this week on RAW.

Owens wanted to prove that The Bloodline could not care less about Zayn, so he called The Bloodline to the ring a couple of times. The dominant heel faction did not respond. Zayn walked out of the ring disappointed. Owens followed him and asked him to come to RAW but Zayn pushed him and asked him to go back to the red brand alone. Two members of the crew were busy removing the KO show’s set. Owens took them both out with Stunners.

Ludvig Kaiser and Gunther versus Ricochet and Drew Gulak

Ludvig Kaiser and Drew Gulak began the match. Kaiser made the tag to Gunther and the Ring General dumped Gulak outside the ring. Back inside the ring, Drew Gulak was being dominated by the heels. Gulak somehow managed to make the tag to the Intercontinental Champion. Ricochet hit a springboard crossbody to take out Kaiser. Gulak tagged himself in as Ricochet was sent outside the ring.

Kaiser hit Gulak with a hard kick to the chest to pick up the victory. After the match, Ricochet entered the ring to check on his friend Gulak. Gunther kicked Ricochet on the head and Kaiser once again kicked Gulak in the chest to end the segment.

Winner – Ludvig Kaiser and Gunther

Grade – C

Sami Zayn met The Usos backstage. He said he is putting in a lot of effort for The Bloodline but not getting anything in return. He asked The Usos to tell the truth to his face about them wanting Zayn by their side. Zayn admitted that he is not related to them by blood but maybe he could be an honorary member of The Bloodline. The Usos agreed and entered their locker room shutting the door on Zayn. The locker room leader was happy anyway as he was called an honorary member of The Bloodline.

Fight Night made their way to the ring. Sheamus said that it does not matter who the New Day choose as their partner as Fight Night will beat them up and make him rest beside the injured Big E.

Woods and Kingston came out to the stage area. Woods mentioned that the fight is going to be unfair as they have got a freak of nature to team up with them. Kingston said that he could steal Holland’s girlfriend and Butch’s aunty. The New Day members finally welcomed Drew McIntyre as their mystery partner.

Sheamus, Butch, and Ridge Holland versus Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Drew McIntyre

Butch and Woods got us underway. The former punched Woods and Kofi and tried to punch McIntyre but the Scottish Warrior was aware and evaded the right hand. Butch tagged in Sheamus who delivered the 10 beats of the Bodhran on Woods. Well, he actually delivered 9 and tagged in Butch for the 10th. However, the former NXT Tag Team Champion unleashed about 10 beats himself.

McIntyre got the tag as he kicked Holland down. Sheamus distracted the referee to allow his stablemates to take control of the match as we went into a commercial break. After the break, Kingston was isolated by the heels. Sheamus delivered a knee drop from the top rope on the former WWE Champion. Sheamus went for the Irish Curse Backbreaker but Kingston managed to counter.

As Kofi tried to make the tag, Butch pulled Woods down from the ring apron. Holland took down McIntyre from the ring apron and sent him into the steel steps. Back inside the ring, Kofi managed to hit the SOS on Sheamus. Kofi tagged in a furious McIntyre who tossed Butch across the ring and delivered a neckbreaker to Holland. Woods and Kofi took out Butch and Sheamus outside the ring.

McIntyre knocked down Holland with a Claymore and tagged in Woods. The 2021 King of the Ring delivered the elbow drop from the top rope to pick up the win for his team.

After the match, Woods played the trombone and Kofi showed some dance moves to McIntyre and asked him to join in. McIntyre was reluctant to start with but finally showed some moves and got the crowd going. The three popular Superstars celebrated with the fans as the show drew to a close.

Winner – The New Day and Drew McIntyre

Grade – A

Overall show grade – B

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