Friday Night SmackDown notes: Two more qualify for MITB, Pat McAfee issues SummerSlam challenge

Originally published at SmackDown notes: Two more qualify for MITB, Pat McAfee challenges Happy Corbin

Two more Money in the Bank qualifying matches took place on Friday Night SmackDown, and a challenge was issued for SummerSlam.

Sami Zayn qualified for the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match by defeating Shinsuke Nakamura. Zayn absorbed the Kinshasa on the floor, was rolled into the ring, and recovered to catch Nakamura with the Helluva kick and win the match.

Will @ShinsukeN or @SamiZayn punch their ticket to #MITB?!#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/lmjV47PdGe

— WWE (@WWE) June 25, 2022

Zayn joins Seth Rollins, Omos, Drew McIntyre, and Sheamus in the ladder match.

For the women’s ladder match, Shotzi qualified for the match by defeating Tamina with her new finisher, which is called “Never Wake Up” and is a modified DDT. Tamina replaced Aliyah in the match, although no reason was stated regarding Aliyah being replaced after the match was announced last week.

.@ShotziWWE and @TaminaSnuka battle to qualify for #MITB!#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/JWV9xBvbhT

— WWE (@WWE) June 25, 2022

Shotzi joins Lacey Evans, Raquel Rodriguez, Alexa Bliss, Liv Morgan, and Asuka in the women’s ladder match.

Below is the updated card for Money in the Bank on Saturday, July 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas:
*Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Seth Rollins vs. Omos vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus vs. Sami Zayn vs. TBA vs. TBA
*Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Lacey Evans vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Liv Morgan vs. Shotzi vs. TBA
*SmackDown Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey (champion) vs. Natalya
*Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair (champion) vs. Carmella
*Undisputed Tag Team Championships: The Usos (champions) vs. The Street Profits
*United States Championship: Theory (champion) vs. Bobby Lashley

There was also a challenge issued by Pat McAfee during Friday Night SmackDown that was issued to Happy Corbin for a match at SummerSlam at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Saturday, July 30th.

.@PatMcAfeeShow just challenged Happy Corbin to a match at #SummerSlam! @BaronCorbinWWE #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/tX1fyHDYLx

— WWE (@WWE) June 25, 2022

Next week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown will feature all the participants for the two Money in the Bank ladder matches appearing on the show from Phoenix, Arizona on the night before the event.

Friday Night SmackDown Results:
*Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Sami Zayn over Shinsuke Nakamura
*Raquel Rodriguez & Lacey Evans over Sonya Deville
*Intercontinental Championship: Gunther (champion) over Ricochet
*Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Shotzi over Tamina
*Drew McIntyre & Sheamus over The Usos