SmackDown notes: Brock Lesnar confronts Roman Reigns, Riddle loses, MITB card

Originally published at SmackDown notes: Brock Lesnar confronts Roman Reigns, Riddle loses, MITB card

Friday Night SmackDown featured the return of Brock Lesnar in his first appearance since losing to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38.

🤯🤠🤯🤠🤯@BrockLesnar is BACK and he's taking #TheBloodline to Suplex City! #SmackDown @WWERomanReigns @WWEUsos @HeymanHustle

— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2022

In the main event, Roman Reigns defeated Riddle to retain the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship after Riddle leaped off the middle rope and was hit with a spear in mid-air.

After Reigns addressed the crowd and instructed them to acknowledge him, Reigns went to leave as Lesnar came out and went face-to-face with Reigns inside the ring. Lesnar offered his hand to Reigns but it was a ploy and Lesnar hit him with the F-5 before delivering the same maneuver to The Usos.

Drew McIntyre and Sheamus were both added to the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match on Saturday, July 2nd. After last week’s match was thrown out between the two, Adam Pearce added both men to the match and joined Seth Rollins.

.@WWESheamus AND @DMcIntyreWWE are both headed to WWE #MITB! #SmackDown

— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2022

In the women’s ladder match, Raquel Rodriguez qualified after winning Shayna Baszler on Friday’s show. Rodriguez joins Lacey Evans, Alexa Bliss, and Liv Morgan.

.@RaquelWWE and @QoSBaszler battle to qualify for #MITB! #SmackDown

— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2022

It was announced that the Viking Raiders will return to SmackDown next week for the first time since March. The duo recently went down to NXT 2.0 for a series of matches in April and May and worked two WWE live events last weekend against Los Lotharios.

For next week’s show in Austin, Texas they announced:
*Intercontinental Championship: Gunther (champion) vs. Ricochet)
*Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
*Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Aliyah vs. Shotzi
*Viking Raiders return

Below is the updated card for WWE Money in the Bank on Saturday, July 2nd in Las Vegas:
*Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair (champion) vs. Rhea Ripley
*SmackDown Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey (champion) vs. Natalya
*Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus vs. TBA
*Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Lacey Evans vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Liv Morgan vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. TBA
*Undisputed Tag Team Championships: The Usos (champions) vs. The Street Profits