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Harold Williams’ Weekly Wrestling: [WWE] 4/8/22

Hello WWE fans, today we will look at the results of recent WWE shows, Cody Rhodes in WWE, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, MVP aligning himself with Omos, and Lacey Evans’ eventual return.


WWE Friday Night SmackDown


Madcap Moss won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, outlasting Akira Tozawa, Apollo Crews, Cedric Alexander, Commander Azeez, Damian Priest, Dolph Ziggler, Drew Gulak, Erik, Finn Balor, Ivar, Jinder Mahal, Mansoor, R-Truth, Reggie, Robert Roode, Shanky, Shelton Benjamin, T-BAR, and Tommaso Ciampa

WWE Intercontinental Champion Ricochet defeated Angel and Humberto in a “Triple Threat” match

Naomi & Sasha Banks defeated Carmella & Queen Zelina

Jimmy Uso (w/ Jey Uso) vs. Rick Boogs (w/ Shinsuke Nakamura) resulted in a no contest

Austin Theory & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) defeated Finn Balor, Rick Boogs & Shinsuke Nakamura


WWE NXT Stand & Deliver 2022 Kickoff


Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez defeated WWE NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) to become the WWE NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions.


WWE NXT Stand & Deliver 2022


Cameron Grimes defeated WWE NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes (w/ Trick Williams), Grayson Waller (w/ Sanga), Santos Escobar (w/ Elektra Lopez, Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza), and Solo Sikoa in a, “Five Way Ladder” match to become the new WWE NXT North American Champion.

Tony D’Angelo (w/ AJ Galante) defeated Tommaso Ciampa

MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) defeated WWE NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) and The Creed Brothers (Brutus Creed & Julius Creed) (w/ Ivy Nile & Malcolm Bivens) in a “Triple Threat” match to become the new WWE NXT Tag Team Champions

WWE NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose defeated Cora Jade, Io Shirai, and Kay Lee Ray in a, “Fatal Four Way” match

Gunther defeated LA Knight

WWE NXT Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Robert Roode) defeated Bron Breakker

WWE WrestleMania 38 – Saturday


WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) defeated Rick Boogs & Shinsuke Nakamura

Drew McIntyre defeated Happy Corbin (w/ Madcap Moss)

Logan Paul & The Miz defeated The Mysterios (Dominik & Rey Mysterio)

Bianca Belair defeated WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch to become the new WWE RAW Women’s Champion.

Cody Rhodes defeated Seth Rollins

WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair defeated Ronda Rousey 

Steve Austin defeated Kevin Owens in a, “No Holds Barred” match

With Cody Rhodes back in WWE, there are many new possibilities for him. I think a lot more could be done with Rhodes and Seth Rollins, but if WWE wants to move Rhodes on to someone else, Kevin Owens would be a good option for him. They had a dark match with each other this week after, “WWE RAW” (which Rhodes was the winner of-, perhaps this was a way of seeing how well they work together before possibly putting them in a match together on TV.

If WWE indeed is done with Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins wrestling each other for now, then Rollins should challenge Roman Reigns for Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, since he defeated Reigns via disqualification in their Royal Rumble match.

WWE WrestleMania 38 – Sunday


WWE RAW Tag Team Champions RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) defeated Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis) and The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) in a “Triple Threat” match

Bobby Lashley defeated Omos

Johnny Knoxville defeated Sami Zayn in an, “Anything Goes” match

Naomi & Sasha Banks defeated WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Carmella & Queen Zelina, Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley, and Natalya & Shayna Baszler in a “Fatal Four Way” match to become the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.

Edge defeated AJ Styles

Ridge Holland & Sheamus (w/ Butch) defeated The New Day (King Woods & Kofi Kingston) 

Pat McAfee defeated Austin Theory (w/ Mr. McMahon) 

Mr. McMahon (w/ Austin Theory) defeated Pat McAfee

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns (w/ Jey & Jimmy Uso and Paul Heyman) defeated WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in a “Unification Winner Takes All” match to unify the two championships.




Naomi & Sasha Banks defeated Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley

The Miz defeated Dominik Mysterio (w/ Rey Mysterio)

Bron Breakker defeated WWE NXT Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Robert Roode) to become the new WWE NXT Champion.

Austin Theory & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) defeated Finn Balor & RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) 

The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) defeated Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis) in a “Texas Tornado Tag Team” match

Also on this episode, MVP attacked Bobby Lashley, revealing his new alliance with Omos. This will benefit Omos in terms of promo segments and will add to his character. However, it should have been made more clear as to why this has happened. While MVP was attacking Lashley, he was saying, “You don’t need me?!” This was the first indication that Lashley felt he didn’t need MVP, so MVP leaving Lashley and aligning himself with Omos may have been confusing to many fans, considering the fact that Lashley defeated Omos the night before at WrestleMania. Perhaps before their match, MVP and Lashley could have been shown backstage, with MVP insisting that he come to the ring with Lashley to aid him against the colossal Omos, and Lashley responding, “You saw what I did to Omos last week– I got this. I don’t need you.” before walking away. Which could have been used as an explanation for MVP’s actions this week- taking Lashley’s comment personally, MVP decided to offer Omos help against Lashley after he defeated Omos. And knowing that MVP guided Lashley to the WWE Championship, Omos was more than willing to accept the manager’s aid.




The Creed Brothers (Brutus & Julius Creed) defeated Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel)

Dexter Lumis (w/ Indi Hartwell) vs. Duke Hudson (w/ Persia Pirotta) ended in a double countout

Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) defeated WWE NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez to become the new WWE NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions.

Nikkita Lyons defeated Lash Legend

WWE NXT Champion Bron Breakker defeated Gunther


According to reports, Lacey Evans will be returning to the ring soon. If that is true, it would be best if it is as a part of the RAW brand. There are still many more wrestlers for her to work with on that brand, such Queen Zelina and Doudrop.

Twitter: @HWilliams13

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