With just a week left for WWE’s next pay-per-view, WWE Fastlane 2021 and just about a month left for WrestleMania 37, the latest episode of WWE SmackDown was all about laying the platform for those two PPVs.
Edge kick-started the show with an intense war of words with Daniel Bryan who will challenge Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane. He earned an opportunity by defeating Jey Uso last week. The Rated-R Superstar closed his promo by saying that he ‘expected better’ of Bryan. These two Superstars collided again at the end of the show after Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns signed the contract for the Universal Title Match at WWE Fastlane. Jey Uso suggested he be named Special Enforcer to the title match, at which point Edge emerged and suggested he and Uso battle next week for the honour. Chaos ensued between the four Superstars and ended when Bryan delivered a Running Knee to The Rated-R Superstar.
WWE SmackDown Results:
Street Profits and Mysterios defeated Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode and Alpha Academy: Ziggler and Roode along with their tag team partners dominated the match from the beginning as they targetted Dominik. However, the Mysterios got an opening when Rey got a huge hot tag and helped clear the ring. They then hit a double 619 on Roode, Montez Ford then finished things off with an emphatic From the Heavens.
Cesaro defeated Murphy by Disqualification: In a rematch from last week, Cesaro was on course for a win when Seth Rollins attacked Cesaro. He hit two stomps on the Swiss Superman then was about to hit a third with Cesaro’s head wrapped in a chair but was stopped by officials.
Tamina and Natalya defeated Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks via pinfall: Tamina and Natalya picked up the win after Reginald caused a distraction that allowed Tamina to roll up The EST for a three count.
Intercontinental Championship — Big E defeated Sami Zayn via pinfall: Sami Zayn faced the wrath of Big E as they faced each other for the Intercontinental title. Zayn took control of the contest when he hit a sunset flip powerbomb that nearly sealed it. However, Big E recovered and hit an emphatic Big Ending for the win.
After the bell rang, Crews delivered vicious a post-match attack from behind on The Powerhouse of Positivity.