Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the June 24th, 2022 episode of WWE SmackDown.

Start time for tonight’s show is 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page, so you should update frequently to get the latest happenings. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.

Tonight’s WWE SmackDown comes with only one thing announced ahead of time: a rematch between Ricochet and Gunther for the Intercontinental Champion. Two weeks ago Gunther won the title from Ricochet, and tonight marks his first title defense. Who do you think will walk out with the title? Let us know in the comments below!

As for the rest of the show, we have no idea as of the time of writing. Brock Lesnar made his return to the blue brand last week and will face Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Universal Championship at SummeSlam, but it’s unlikely Lesnar will be on tonight’s show. We can, however, expect the likes of Sami Zayn, The Uso’s, Ronda Rousey, and more.


And that’s the preview for tonight’s SmackDown. Our live coverage will begin from 8PM right here. Let us know if you’re excited about any of it and remember to hit the refresh link below and enjoy the show!


This week’s show opens with a look back at last week’s main event, where Roman Reigns defeated Riddle to retain the Undisputed Universal Championship, only to be confronted by Brock Lesnar after the match.

We go live to the arena and out comes Drew McIntyre. The Scottish Warrior says that, when he came to SmackDown, he said he would fight from the bottom and earn a title opportunity. Yet, no matter how many wins he accrues, the tribal chief continues to duck him. Brock Lesnar showed-up last week and he’s already got a title shot. Good for Brock, but he hopes Lesnar and Roman destroy each other and he can pick the bones.

The Brawling Brutes come out and Sheamus says McIntyre is off his rocker if he thinks he’s going to win the Money In The Bank. He’s only in the match because Adam Pearce felt bad for him. He doesn’t belong. Sheamus says McIntyre’s only experience with the briefcase is being cashed-in on and losing his title. Meanwhile he himself has won the Money In The Bank and cashed-in on Roman Reigns!

Paul Heyman and Adam Pearce come out to the stage. Heyman introduces himself and says Roman will defend the Undisputed title at SummerSlam against Brock Lesnar in a Last Man Standing match. A Last Man Standing match that will not be won by Brock Lesnar. Heyman says they have a problem because even though Roman is the GOAT, after a Last Man Standing match against Brock Lesnar, Roman will be vulnerable to a cash in. Even Lesnar would be vulnerable, not that Lesnar has a chance of winning.

Heyman echoes Sheamus, saying a cash in on Roman happened before but he is here to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Heyman says Pearce has a very special announcement to make, and Pearce says that he was hasty putting Sheamus and McIntyre in the Money In The Bank match. After all, neither of them won, and WWE has overruled his decision. As such, neither of them will be a part of the match. However, the both of them can qualify if they can team-up tonight and defeat The Uso’s.

*Commercial Break*

Sami Zayn is interviewed backstage and he says he is going to win his match tonight and qualify for the Money In The Bank, then win the match. Kayla Braxton asks if he’s going to cash-in on Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar and he says no, as an honourary member of The Bloodline, he will let Roman pin him.

Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

Sami Zayn Vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

The match gets underway and Nakamura takes the fight to Zayn. He backs him into the corner and clubs him in the back of the head. Nakamura hangs Zayn in the ropes and hits a sliding German suplex. Zayn goes outside and Shinsuke goes after him but Sami throws her into the barricade with an exploder suplex! Zayn gets back in the ring and wants a count-out win.

Nakamura just makes it back into the ring at the count of nine. Zayn is angered and hammers Nakamura with forearms. Sami whips him to the corner but Nakamura kicks him away. Shinsuke goes to the top rope and wants a flying knee but Zayn rushes over and knocks him off where he tumbles to the floor as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

Zayn is stomping Nakamura as we return. He goes to the middle rope and jumps off but Nakamura kicks him in the head for two-count. Nakamura hits the ropes but Sami catches him with a Michonoku driver for a near-fall. Zayn goes to the top rope again but Nakamura crotches him and Zayn falls off. Shinsuke wants the Kinshasa but Sami rolls him up and puts his feet on the ropes.

The referee caught the cheat and Sami argues with him. Nakamura hits a flying knee to the back of the head and covers but he kicks out! Sami swings but Shinsuke ducks it and connects with a kick to the head. Zayn rolls outside but Nakamura goes out and hits him with Kinshasa! Nakamura rolls Sami back inside and gets in himself but Zayn connects with the Helluva Kick for the win!

Winner: Sami Zayn

*Commercial Break*

New Day are in the ring and out come Jinder Mahal and Shanky. Before the match can begin, Woods and Kofi get on the microphone and say nobody wants to see them wrestle every week. The fans want to see a dancing Shanky. Woods plays the trombone and Shanky dances. Mahal pulls him and yells at him until Shanky shoves him. Jinder leaves and Shanky gets back to dancing with New Day. The Viking Raider’s music hits and they come out from behind and attack them.

Sonya Deville walks into Adam Pearce’s office. She says Pearce makes excuse after excuse for his terrible decision-making. What’s his excuse for how he treats the women’s division. She says he’s in over his head and has no idea what to do. She’s been back for weeks and can’t get a match. Lacey Evans is gone for a year and gets a qualifying match. Raquel Rodriguez walked in from a ranch in Texas somewhere and she gets matches against Ronda Rousey. Pearce says she can have a match tonight against Evans and Rodriguez.

*Commercial Break*

2-On-1 Handicap Match

Lacey Evans & Raquel Rodriguez Vs. Sonya Deville W/Shayna Baszler & Xia Li

The match begins Evans tackles Sonya and pummels her with punches. Deville fights up and knocks Raquel off the apron, then takes Lacey down and covers for a two-count. Evans wants to make a tag but Sonya blocks it, then Evans takes her down with a kick. Evans makes the tag and Rodriguez comes in with European uppercuts. Rodriguez with a scoop slam, then Evans tags back in and lands a right hand.

Winners: Lacey Evans & Raquel Rodriguez

Baszler and Xia Li rush in after the bell and attack Evans and Rodriguez. Deville joins them and they leave them lying.

The Street Profits are walking around backstage and stop with Madcap Moss. Dawkins makes a joke that neither Moss nor Ford find funny.

*Commercial Break*

Natalya comes out dressed like Ronda Rousey and with a stroller. Natalya pretends to be Rousey, mocking her and her mother. Ronda comes out and says she barely recognised her considering her rack isn’t hanging out. Rousey says they bear no resemblance because Natalya mutilated her body chasing impossible body standards. Rousey says Natalya has all the talent but zero charisma, and the closest she’ll ever get to being a star is dressing like her. Rousey grabs Natalya and rips the jacket off but Natalya throws the stroller at her and bails from the ring.

Drew McIntyre and the Brawling Brutes are backstage for an interview. Sheamus says he’s worried about his match tonight because he’s got a big hairy haggas dragging him down. Drew says the Brutes can take the night off and he’ll win the match by himself. Sheamus tells him to bring his A-game and he’ll meet him out there.

*Commercial Break*

Intercontinental Championship

(C) Gunther W/Ludwig Kaiser Vs. Ricochet

The match gets underway and Ricochet rushes Gunther in the corner with a dropkick. Gunther eats a few shots but hits a body slam, then a big boot. Gunther stomps Ricochet and stands on his head. Gunther stays in control for a minute but Ricochet starts firing back with some fast offence and some knees. Gunther cuts him off with a clotheslne, and backs him into the corner with chops to the chest. Gunther hits a German suplex, then a shotgun dropkick. Gunther with a powerbomb for the win.

Winner: Gunther

Kayla Braxton interviews Paul Heyman backstage. Heyman goes to speak but Sami Zayn appears and tells him he doesn’t have to answer any of her questions. Zayn says she tried to infer that he would cash-in the Money In The Bank on Roman Reigns, but he’s an honourary Uce and he would never. He’d cash-in on Brock Lesnar in a heartbeat, but not Roman. Heyman gets offended and stares at Sami until he walks off.

*Commercial Break*

Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

Shotzi Vs. Tamina

The match gets underway and Tamina blasts Shotzi with a headbutt. Tamina lands a body slam for a two-count, then backs Shotzi into the corner and puts her on the top rope. Shotzi wraps her legs around Tamina’s head and hangs down over the ropes, choking her. Shotzi gets back inside and lands some kicks and an enziguiri.

Shotzi hits a hip attack to Tamina against the ropes, then goes up top and jumps off but Tamina superkicks her and pins but Shotzi gets a foot on the bottom rope. Tamina argues with the referee until Shotzi shoves her shoulder-first into the ring post. Shotzi hits a DDT – called the Never Wake Up – and gets the three-count and qualifies for the Money In The Bank.

Winner: Shotzi

*Commercial Break*

Max Dupri is scheduled to unveil his models but once again he is backstage yelling at Adam Pearce. He says Pearce is so incompetent that he’s wondering if he’s doing it on purpose. He didn’t provide the dressing room accoutrements; a very specific temperature and water from a specific mountain. He says he can’t in good conscience send his models out there tonight. Next week they will fulfil the mission to “titilate the juices of our guilty pleasures.”

Pat McAfee gets on the announce desk and calls out Happy Corbin, after Corbin berated him last week. Pat says he loves being in the WWE, it makes him feel alive. When he gets to sit at the table and talk for the millions (and millions!) of fans, he feels alive. He challenges Corbin to a match at SummerSlam and says he will knock his teeth out. He gets a “bum-ass Corbin” chant going.

*Commercial Break*

Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

Sheamus & Drew McIntyre Vs. The Uso’s

The Street Profits comes out to watch this match from commentary, and Butch gets in the ring but Sheamus puts him out. Drew starts with Jimmy, who jumps him and beats him down in the corner. Jimmy backs Drew into the corner but the Scotsman fights back and tags Sheamus. The Celtic Warrior throws Jimmy to apron and hits the ten Beats of the Bodhran.

Sheamus gets Jimmy back inside and mocks McIntyre’s Claymore countdown as he looks for a Brogue Kick. McIntyre gets int a fight with Butch at ringside and throws him into the steel steps. Sheamus comes out and shoves him, then they start brawling as well. Jimmy then comes flying over the ropes adn takes both of them down as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

Back live and Jimmy Uso is stomping Sheamus down in the corner. Jimmy wants a hip attack but Sheamus catches him with a flying knee and both men are down. Tags to McIntyre and Jey, and Drew lands some clotheslines, elbows, and a belly-to-belly. McIntyre wants a neckbreaker but Jey sends him into the ring post and connects with a superkick.

Jimmy tags in and superkicks Sheamus off the apron. Both Uso’s hit a superkick to McIntyre, then Jimmy goes up top and hits an Uso splash to McIntyre but Sheamus breaks the pin attempt. Jey sends Sheamus back out but McIntyre hits him with a neckbreaker, then one to Jimmy as well. Drew wants a Claymore but Jimmy rolls out of the ring. McIntyre goes out but Jimmy shoves him into the barricade.

Sami Zayn comes over the barricade and runs at McIntyre but Angelo Dawkins wipes him out with a shoulder tackle! The Profits and The Uso’s get in each other’s faces at ringside, until McIntyre comes flying over the top rope and wipes them all out! Sheamus drops Jey with a Brogue Kick and McInytre gets Jimmy back inside. McIntyre gets caught with a superkick and stumbles back to the ropes, then ducks Jmmy and hits a Claymore for the win!

Winners: Sheamus & Drew McIntyre

Sheamus and McIntyre pose together at the end of the show. They’ve both qualified for the Money In The Bank ladder match.

That’s it for this week’s SmackDown, let us know what you thought of the show and be sure to check out our results for AEW Rampage. Until next time, stay safe.

Curtis Dillion

Curtis does our weekly live match-by-match coverage of WWE RAW and SmackDown for Ringside News. In addition to SmackDown, Curtis also does WWE & NXT special event coverage as well. He has been helping out at for Ringside News for many years.

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