WWE Conflict on the Fortress 2022 marketed Drew McIntyre difficult Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Common Championship. Conflict on the Fortress noticed the debut of Solo Sikoa, who value Drew McIntyre the Undisputed WWE Common Championship.
Conflict on the Fortress additionally marketed Liv Morgan vs. Shayna Baszler for the SmackDown Ladies’s Championship and Gunther vs. Sheamus for the Intercontinental Championship.
Conflict on the Fortress 2022 has additionally generated buzz for what isn’t marketed, together with the potential returns of Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman and/or Sasha and Naomi.
SmackDown’s viewership garnered 1.990 million final week.
WWE Conflict on the Fortress 2022 Outcomes
- Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai vs. Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss and Asuka
- Gunther def. Sheamus
- Liv Morgan def. Shayna Baszler
- Edge and Rey Mysterio def. The Judgment Day
- Seth Rollins def. Matt Riddle
- Roman Reigns def. Drew McIntyre
WWE SmackDown Scores
- August 26, 2022 | 1.990 million
- August 19, 2022 | 2.084 million
- August 12, 2022 | 1.927 million
- August 5, 2022 | 2.093 million
- July 29, 2022 | 2.193 million
WWE Conflict on the Fortress 2022 Ticket Sales
- WWE Conflict on the Fortress 2022 Venue: Principality Stadium (United Kingdom)
- WWE Conflict on the Fortress 2022 Tickets Distributed: 62,594
- Obtainable Tickets: 4,986
WWE Conflict on the Fortress 2022 Winners and Match Card
Injury Management vs. Bianca Belair, Asuka and Alexa Bliss
Bayley debuted upgraded hip-hop theme music for her newly named steady “Injury Management.”
Being in the UK, Bayley obtained the famed “hey Bayley” chant, however as a substitute of swooning (like she did as a babyface), she actively tried to close them down.
Simply as one other “hey Bayley” chant was beginning up, the ladies instantly went to a triple suplex spot to make it go away.
The brand new and improved Michael Cole referenced the Triple Tails faction between Asuka, Io Shirai and Mio Shirai from SMASH and Professional Wrestling WAVE. He’s working away with Announcer of the Yr.
This crowd actually got here alive for Asuka and Io Shirai’s forwards and backwards.
Gunther vs. Sheamus
Followers popped for Sheamus’ music, which was each a pop for Sheamus and the truth that Sheamus vs. Gunther was subsequent.
Each time Sheamus as appeared on display screen throughout this feud, Michael Cole reminds viewers of his laundry record of WWE brass rings.
WWE reunited IMPERIUM, and even used the time period “Ring Normal,” however Ludwig Kaiser continued to name him GUNTHER, not WALTER.
Sheamus chest was beat pink simply minutes into this match.
Surprisingly, this crowd was virtually unanimously solidly behind Sheamus.
The 2 most over stars within the first hour of WWE Conflict on the Fortress 2022, on this order:
Sheamus vs. Gunther set the bar for match of the weekend. Had Sheamus gained this match, it could have been the brand new British Bulldog second.
Liv Morgan def. Shayna Baszler
Followers in the UK unanimously booed Shayna Baszler whereas cheering Liv Morgan.
This match started quietly, however picked up as Liv Morgan launched right into a comeback, punctuated by an influence bomb from the second rope.
Liv Morgan’s coaching classes with Matt Riddle ought to have been highlighted on tv, as a result of in any other case it appears random that she’s immediately capable of counter so lots of Shayna Baszler’s submissions.
Edge and Rey Mysterios def. The Judgment Day
These followers sang alongside to Edge’s theme track the way in which AEW followers sing alongside to Judas.
Edge got here out to an enormous pop whereas carrying a luchador masks. He didn’t wrestle within the masks.
Damian Priest was crotched on the barricade, and bought it as cartoonishly as he might.
Dominick lastly pulled the set off on a heel flip, low-blowing Edge and clotheslining Rey Mysterio. Each obtained loud reactions. This was a intelligent heel flip after Dominick Mysterio helped Edge and Rey win, making it seem to be WWE was going to delay the heel flip much more.
WWE gimmicked the introduced Principality Stadium quantity to be lower than the 62,594.
Seth Rollins def. Matt Riddle
Riddle wore SpongeBob Squarepants-inspired gear, whereas Seth Rollins got here out dressed like Elton John cosplaying the satan.
Predictably, followers had been actually into singing alongside to Seth Rollins’ theme music, even after it ended.
Rollins hit Riddle with a Bro Derek, and the nearfall was so shut, Michael Cole may very well be seen within the background standing as much as test.
The story of this match (Rollins utilizing Matt Riddle’s anger in opposition to him) was nice as this match bought higher the longer it went. By the tip of the match, the complete announce staff was on its ft.
Roman Reigns def. Drew McIntyre
Followers popped big for a Drew McIntyre “Damaged Desires” video bundle earlier than McIntyre walked out to a good greater pop.
Followers chanted “Ooh Drew McIntyre!” to the tune of “Seven Nation Military” and in addition chanted “Drew!” This was one of many largest house discipline benefits you’ll see in wrestling.
Roman Reigns bought on the mic and requested Cardiff to acknowledge him. Fascinating option to have him do that in the course of this match, as a result of he may now have an opportunity to do it after.
Solo Sikoa made his important roster debut, screwing over Drew McIntyre. Followers booed the end and booed much more when Tyson Fury shook palms with Roman Reigns.