With WWE’s Fastlane scheduled on Sunday, the Friday Night SmackDown on March 19 was largely built on a high-stakes main event pitting Edge against Jey Uso. It was also the go-home episode of SmackDown to Fastlane 2021, and that will mark the final pay-per-view stop on the road to WrestleMania 37.
With three more episodes of SmackDown left until WrestleMania, here’s a look at this week’s action from SmackDown:
Edge vs Jey Uso
Edge, after being interviewed backstage, headed to the ring and found himself on the receiving end of a targeted attack by Uso. For much of the match, the Hall of Famer survived steel stairs and the ring post to the midsection as Uso attempted to drive the fight out of his opponent. However, it did not work. Edge survived a superkick and caught his opponent with a spear to win the match and with it, his ticket to Fastlane.
Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax
SmackDown women’s champion Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair kicked off their bout with a backstage argument. Shayna Baszler’s inserted distraction in the match allowed her to get in a cheap shot, but her kick went south and landed on Jax’s face, which allowed Banks’ not only secure a jackknife pin for a victory, but also her title.
Winner: Sasha Banks
Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs The Street Profits
In this fast-paced duel, Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford controlled the majority of the action and appeared to pick up the win. However, an alert Rey pulled Ford off the top rope and Dominik used a rana to pin up Dawkins for the upset win.
Winner: Rey & Dominik Mysterio
Chad Gable & Otis vs Rey & Dominik Mysterio
In the latest entry in their budding rivalry, the Mysterios battled Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis). After a lot of blows, moves and tossing around, Dominik’s roll came to an end when Gable caught him in another 619 attempt and delivered a rolling German suplex. Meanwhile, Otis added a big splash to earn the win.
Winner: Chad Gable & Otis
Sami Zayn vs King Corbin
In one of the least anticipated matches in WWE history, Sami Zayn faced King Corbin in singles competition. After a ferocious start by Corbin, Zayan rolled him up but could not earn the win. In the end, Zayn would nearly collide with the official, allowing Corbin to deliver End of Days for the win.
Winner: Sami Zayn