WWE SmackDown results, winners, and grades 12 August 2022: Liv Morgan and Shayna Baszler sign the contract for Clash at the Castle bout


Here are the SmackDown results for the 12th of August, 2022.

Aliyah will team up with Raquel Rodriguez to take on the heels – Xia Li and Shotzi. The Intercontinental Champion Gunther will defend his title against Shinsuke Nakamura. Liv Morgan and Shayna Baszler will sign on the dotted lines to make their match at Clash at the Castle official.

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Aliya and Raquel Rodriguez versus Shotzi and Xia Li

Shotzi and Rodriguez got us underway. Li and Shotzi teamed up to deliver a double-team DDT but Raquel made the save. Aliyah was isolated on the wrong side of the ring as Rodriguez waited for the tag.

Eventually, Rodriguez did get the tag in and cleared house. Shotzi reversed a powerbomb and delivered a Frankensteiner followed by a Shiranui. Li got the tag in but soon she was taken down by Rodriguez with a one-arm powerbomb.

Winner – Raquel Rodriguez

Grade – B

Karrion Kross cuts a promo from a smoky room. Kross says that he and Scarlett were cast out of paradise and forgotten. However, they were prepared and waited for the right moment to strike. Now they’ll show everyone and everybody pays the toll.

Drew McIntyre said it was an exciting time as new faces were popping up. He said that he waited a year and now he is the No. 1 contender. Attacking a No. 1 contender is a great way to get noticed and that is the route that Kross took.

Drew said that Reigns needed The Usos and Paul Heyman to knock off Lesnar but he only needed his bare hands to take out the Beast Incarnate.

Scarlett comes us on the apron. The Usos blindsided McIntyre and assaulted him. They delivered the 1D to Drew. The Usos tell Scarlett to send a message to his man. If Kross tried to step up to Reigns, they’ll put his ass down. Scarlett said that she has an identical message for them.

Kofi Kingston attacked the Viking Raiders with a kendo stick during their entrance. Erik got the shield up to block. Ivar knocked out Kofi by throwing his shield into the former WWE Champion’s face. The heels dragged the unconscious body of Kingston to the ring and Ivar delivered a splash off the barricade and into the stage.

Hit Row (Ashante “Thee” Adonis and Top Dolla) versus Brandon Scott and Trevor Irving

Hit Row made an unexpected comeback. The enhancement talents had no chance. Dolla delivered a huge knee to Scott and tagged in Adonis. Hit Row get the win after delivering the Heavy Hitter on Scott.

Winners – Hit Row

Grade – D

Ronda Rousey returns to SmackDown

Ronda Rousey came to the ring through the crowd before the contract signing between Liv Morgan and Shayna Baszler. Rousey said she can afford the fine that she was charged with and it is not the last time she is attacking a referee. She emptied a duffle bag she had brought with her and it was full of money. She said that it was double the fine she had been charged. A couple of security members and referees asked her to leave the ring. Rousey almost locked in an armbar on one of the security members but eventually decided against it. She was about to leave the stage area when Shayna Baszler came out and told her to play by the rules. Rousey was having none of it and gave Baszler a mouthful before leaving.

Baszler came to the ring and said that she will tear Liv Morgan apart limb by limb. She went on to sign the contract. Liv Morgan came out to the ring and said that Baszler isn’t capable of beating her because she is just a cut-rate Ronda Rousey. The champion said that she has beaten the real deal twice. After Morgan signed the contract, Baszler attacked her. She twisted Liv’s already-injured arm and stomped on it. Liv was in excruciating pain but somehow managed to escape after delivering a bulldog on the table where the contract was kept.

The Usos berate Sami Zayn backstage for running away earlier. They asked Zayn to step up or he’ll be left behind. They left the scene and made their way towards the ring to get a piece of Drew McIntyre.

The Usos versus Drew McIntyre – Handicap match

The Usos called out McIntyre to the ring. The Scottish Warrior rushed to the ring and the match began. McIntyre started strongly and took out both the heels. However, the numbers advantage soon aided the tag champs. This was until Madcap Moss came to the ring and joined forces with McIntyre. Moss and McIntyre cleared the ring as we went into a commercial break.

Madcap Moss and Drew McIntyre versus The Usos

The Usos dominated Moss. After taking some beating, Moss tagged in McIntyre. The former two-time world champion was on fire and cleared the ring convincingly. However, Zayn came out to the ring and caused a distraction. This allowed The Usos to take out McIntyre momentarily.

However, their joy was short-lived. McIntyre hit a Glassgow kiss while Jimmy delivered a Superkick. In the end, McIntyre delivered a Claymore to get the win.

After the match, Jey Uso tried to take out McIntyre. However, he was about to suffer the same fate as his brother but Zayn pushed him out of the way of a Claymore and took a bullet for the team.

Winners – Drew McIntyre and Madcap Moss

Grade – B

Gunther (c) versus Shinsuke Nakamura – Intercontinental Championship match

Gunther locked in a Boston Crab but Nakamura wasn’t going to give up so easily. Nakamura used his vicious offensive moves to rattle the champion.

Nakamura was dominating the match but he got into the face of Ludvig Kaiser and gave some time to Gunther who recovered to deliver a dropkick. The challenger soon took control once again and went for a Kinshasa but Gunther countered with a devastating clothesline.

Gunther applied a rear naked choke but Nakamura managed to escape. The heel hit a dropkick to the back of Nakamura and followed it up with a powerbomb to pick up the victory.

Winner – Gunther

Grade – A

Overall show grade – B

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