WWE SmackDown kicks off with clips of the Universal Championship
from Sundayís WrestleMania.
April 16, 2021
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In the ThunderDome, Michael Cole welcomes Pat McAfee to the announce
Romanís music hits and out comes the Universal Champion along with
Jey Uso and Paul Heyman. Roman languidly strolls down to the ring
raising his WWE Universal Championship. Heyman gives him a
microphone and as Roman is about to speak, piped in ďYou suckĒ
chants fill the ThunderDome. Roman says they put a lot of eyes on
SmackDown. He says for the new viewer, why doesnít Paul tell them
about the men he defeated at WrestleMania.
Heyman runs down Edgeís accomplishments and Danielís
accomplishments. Heyman says it was closer to a handicap match than
it was to a triple threat match. Roman tells Paul he Babe Ruthíd it,
he called it, he called his shot. He said he was going to stack them
and win them and thatís what he did. Roman says itís embarrassing,
he would never want to be put in that situation. Nobody wants to
face him, he calls them hall of famers. He pinned them and then they
acknowledged him and if heís doing that to them, whoís going to want
it next? Nobody.
Roman says no one wants to put their reputation on the line, itís
not worth it. No one is on his level. They fulfilled their
obligation, they opened his show SmackDown. He tells Paul to tell
them to write up the check, fire up the jet and leave.
Cesasroís music hits and out he comes to the ring. He goes face to
face with Roman in the ring and looks at the Championship. Cesaro
grabs a microphone as Roman, Jey and Heyman all leave the ring and
head to the back. Cesaro throws the microphone and stares at them.
Adam Pearce and Sonya DeVille are backstage and in comes Cesaro.
They congratulate him and he asks them if they saw what Roman did to
them. Cesaro says heís stepping up to him but Roman doesnít even
have to put the belt on the line. Cesaro says he wants a match
tonight. Sonya says she will talk to Roman Reigns and get back to
We see a clip of Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins from WrestleMania.
Rey Mysterio with Dominik Mysterio vs. Otis with Chad Gable
The bell rings and we are under way. Otis runs through Rey taking
him down. Otis with a right arm across Reyís back. A gorilla press
by Otis as he tosses Rey down. Otis grabs Rey and throws him to the
outside. Rey back on the ring apron and right hands onto Otis as he
hangs Otis up on the top rope. Rey climbs to the top but Otis trips
him up and Rey in the tree of woe. Otis goes for a spear but Rey
lifts up and Otis into the ring post.
Rey with a sitting senton. He goes for the cover but Otis kicks out.
Rey tries to send Otis to the ropes but he canít. Rey jumps off the
second rope with a cross body but Otis catches him and slams him
onto the mat. Otis climbs the second rope. He goes for the splash
but Rey moves out of the way. Rey with a drop kick and Otis down on
the second rope. Rey goes for the 619 and he hits it. Rey on the top
rope but Otis up on his feet. Rey jumps and he lands on Otis turning
it into a crucifix cover as he gets the pin.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
We see Kayla backstage with Paul Heyman as they mention that Heyman
will answer Cesaroís challenge up next.
Kayla is backstage and asks Paul if Roman will accept Cesaroís
challenge. Heyman says that is what they do in WWE, they put smile
on the faces of neanderthalís, like Cesaro. He asks if she knows
about Romanís star power. He says on Saturday, it wasnít a rain
delay. It was the angels crying because of the beating Roman was
going to give Edge and Bryan. He calls Cesaro a million dollar body
with a 10 cent brain.
Heyman says Cesaro is an opponent but not an attraction, he calls
Cesaro a joke. Heyman says tonight, live on SmackDown, Cesaro in the
main event vs. the main event, Jey Uso.
We cut to Michael Cole and Pat McAfee as once more they show more
clips of Cesaroís win vs. Seth Rollins from WrestleMania.
Out comes Sami Zayn to the ring. He says Sami Zayn, once again,
screwed. He asks where that headline is. Sami says WrestleMania was
supposed to be his vindication. He had Logan Paul, his guest of
honor, he was there. He was supposed to help him with the
documentary. He was supposed to win but it didnít happen. He says
Logan Paulís mind was poisoned by Kevin Owens, by the WWE Universe
talking bad about Sami. He says it was poisoned by Michael Cole and
WWE management. He says it got to Loganís head.
Zayn says he was distracted by that during the match as he kept
thinking if Logan was fine. And that is the only reason why Kevin
Owens was able to get a win against him. He says he will not be
denied his vindication, his revenge. He calls Kevin Owens out to the
ring. Out comes Kevin Owens to the ring.
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
The bell rings and we are under way. Sami slides to the outside of
the ring. Kevin chases him as Sami slides back into the ring. Kevin
fakes getting in the ring as Sami rolls out. Right hands by Kevin as
he throws Sami onto the announce table. Kevin throws him in the
ring. Chops to the chest by Kevin followed by right hands. A kick
and a right hand by Sami but a clothesline by Owens. A running
senton onto Zayn.
Owens goes for a cannonball but Sami rolls to the outside. Kevin
goes near the ropes as Sami hangs him up on the ropes. Right hands
by Sami as he stomps on Kevin in the corner. More right hands by
Sami but a block by Owens and Zayn with a jawbreaker. A chop to the
chest by Sami. Sami with a kick but Owens with a clothesline. Kevin
lifts Sami up and throws him onto the top rope.
Kevin with a right hand and Sami in the corner. He places Sami on
the top rope and a chop to the chest by Owens. A second chop to the
chest. Kevin on the second rope but Sami with elbows to the neck.
Sami with a sunset flip powerbomb. He goes for the cover but Kevin
Back from commercial, a super kick by Owens. He goes for the cover
but Sami kicks out. Kevin on the top rope and a senton. He goes for
the cover but Sami kicks out again. He sends Sami to the ropes but
Sami rolls to the outside. Sami crawls up the stage but Kevin grabs
him and throws him into the barricade and back into the ring. Kevin
goes for the pop up powerbomb but Sami with a leap frog. A back
elbow by Owens. He lifts Sami up and drops him knee to the back of
the neck. He goes for the cover but Sami kicks out.
Zayn rolls to the outside of the ring but again Kevin throws him
back in. Owens goes for the stunner but Sami getse out of it and
goes to the outside of the ring. Owens grabs Sami but a rake to the
eyes by Sami who crawls up to the ramp. The referee counts to ten
and Sami is counted out.
Winner: By count out, Kevin Owens
Kevin attacks Sami after the match. He throws Sami back into the
ring and he hits him with the stunner.
Apollo Crews is backstage with Commander Azeez. He says he would
give Big E a rematch tonight for the Intercontinental Championship
but Big E is not here. We see a clip of their WrestleMania match.
Apollo introduces Commander Azeez, a former member of the Nigerian
Bianca Belairís Victory Celebration
Balloons are at ring side and as are The Street Profits. Ford says
itís Friday night and he feels alright. Dawkins says and we are
taking it back. They talk about how they will win the Tag Team
Championships tonight. Ford says they received some inspiration at
WrestleMania. It was a night to remember but there was one match in
particular and that was the history making, glass ceiling shattering
SmackDown Womenís Championship match.
We see a clip of the match from Saturdayís WrestleMania.
Dawkins says he has the feels. Ford tells him the champagne for the
campaign isnít about to stop just now. Saturday they shared a moment
and tonight, they will share that same joy with the WWE Universe.
Ford introduces the new SmackDown Womenís Champion, Bianca Belair to
Out comes Bianca Belair and all three are in the ring. Piped in EST
chants fill the ThunderDome. Bianca says she feels like she has been
floating since Saturday night and she feels blessed. And despite the
setbacks and the struggles, she never stopped believing that this
moment was possible. Bianca says her family has been making history
for generations and they showed her that when you demand greatness
from yourself, that no matter how hard things get, you can change
Bianca said if you would have told her last year that she would be
main eventing WrestleMania and winning the Championship, she would
have said yes. But thatís not being cocky, thatís her being her.
Everyone has EST in themselves and when you realize that you have
that, thereís nothing wrong with looking someone in the face and
telling them that you are the best. Because if you can dream it, you
can do it.
Belair says itís not just about her. She thanks Sasha Banks because
thereís no one she would have wanted to share that spotlight with
than her and they both made history. She says that was for the
little girlís at the stadium or the oneís watching at home. And
Wrestlemania was magic but they are just getting started creating
Ford says to give him love as all three of them hug. She tells them
itís time to drop the red cups and the tissues away because they
have to get the Tag Team Championships since they only wear gold in
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Sasha Banks. We see the mark left on
her ribs. Sasha is clearly angry, she doesnít speak and walks away.
We see Cesaro spinning Seth Rollins from WrestleMania.
Bayley is backstage with Kayla. She says Bianca cried even before
the match started on Saturday. And the only reason she was crying is
because she thought that she canít win. She calls Bianca arrogant
and says that is not the type of champion you want. Bayley says itís
time for her to challenge Bianca and take her title.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match Ė Dolph Ziggler and Robert
Roode vs. The Street Profits
The bell rings and we are under way. Ziggler and Dawkins start the
match. A dropkick by Ziggler. He grabs Dawkins but a right hand by
Dawkins and Ford is tagged in. They double team Ziggler. Ford goes
for the cover but Ziggler kicks out. An arm bar by Ford and Dawkins
is tagged in.
They double team Ziggler. An arm bar by Dawkins and again Ford is
tagged back in. Another double team as Ford turns his attention to
Roode. Ziggler with a kick and Roode is tagged in. They try to
double team Ford but Ford turns the tables. Dawkins is tagged in and
they throw Ziggler to the outside.
Dawkins with a bulldog on Roode and Roode falls to the outside.
Back from commercial, a jumping corkscrew elbow by Dawkins takes
Roode down. Dawkins knocks Ziggler off the ring apron and Roode hits
Dawkins with a spinebuster. He goes for the cover but Dawkins kicks
out. Ziggler is tagged in and he knocks Ford off the ring apron. A
neckbreaker by Ziggler. He goes for the cover but Dawkins kicks out
and Roode is tagged back in.
Roode with a kick followed by a suplex. He goes for the cover but
again Dawkins kicks out. Ziggler tagged back in. He taunts Dawkins
and goes for a drop kick but Dawkins catches him and catapults him
into the turnbuckle. Both men down. Roode and Ford are both tagged
Ford with a clothesline followed by another one. He throws Ziggler
into the ring. A dropkick onto Roode and one onto Ziggler. Ford with
a clothesline onto Ziggler. Ford with a back drop onto Roode
followed by a standing moon sault. He goes for the cover but Roode
kicks out. Roode onto the outside. Ford with a flying senton onto
the outside as Dawkins is tagged in. Roode is thrown into the ring.
A spine buster by Dawkins. Ford is tagged in. Ford with a
frogsplash. He goes for the cover but Ziggler breaks it up.
Ziggler throws Dawkins to the outside. Ford knocks Ziggler to the
outside. Right hands by Ford onto Roode. Ziggler tags himself in and
Ford doesnít see it. Ziggler with the Zig Zag on Ford. He goes for
the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: And still WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Dolph Ziggler
and Robert Roode
Kayla is backstage with Cesaro. She asks him about Heymanís comments
from earlier. Cesaro says he thinks Heyman is right. Heís not the
smartest guy in the world and he does look like a neanderthal. But
heís wrong because he does belong in the ring with Roman Reigns. And
he will prove that tonight.
Roman Reigns is backstage and heís not happy as Heyman is talking to
We see a clip of Cesaro spinning Seth Rollins at WrestleMania.
Natalya vs. Shayna Baszler
The bell rings and we are under way. A waist lock by Natalyabut
Shayna gets out of it. She goes for a running knee but Natalya
blocks it and goes for the sharpshooter but Shayna grabs the ropes.
Nia Jax pulls Shayna to the outside. Shayna gets back in the ring
and Natalya brings her down.
Both women exchange reversals as Shayna gets the upper hand. She
goes to stomp on Natalyaís arm but Tamina grabs Natalya and pulls
her to the outside. Natalya on the ring apron as Nia gets close. A
knee to the face by Shayna. She goes for the cover but Natalya kicks
Shayna runs towards Natalya but Natalya blocks it and hits her with
a clothesline. She goes for the sharpshooter but Nia distracts her.
She goes for the Club but Natalya gets out of it. She sends Shayna
to the ropes but Shayna stops before she collides into Nia as
Natalya rolls her up and gets the pin.
Tamina knocks Nia Jax down after the match.
Once more, we see a clip of Cesaro spinning Seth Rollins at
We cut backstage as Jey, Roman and Heyman are all sitting. Jey says
Cesaro is a one hit move, king of spin, king of swing. He asks
Cesaro if he can do that without any teeth. He says he disrespected
the head of the table and now he crossed the main event.
Roman says you heard Jey and now he will show you.
Jey Uso vs. Cesaro
The bell rings and Cesaro takes Jey down right away. Cesaro runs to
the ropes, Jey jumps but Cesaro catches him and hits him with a
backbreaker. Jey rolls onto the ring apron. Cesaro goes for a right
hand but Jey blocks it and he slams Cesaroís arm into the top rope.
He goes for a kick but Cesaro blocks it and he knocks Jey down onto
Cesaro on the ring apron as he jumps but Jey hits him with a
Back from commercial, both men are in the ring and a Samoan drop by
Jey. He goes for the cover but Cesaro kicks out. A right hand by Uso
as he continues to work on Cesaroís arm. Jey goes for a suplex but
Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro lifts Uso up and a vertical suplex. Cesaro
on the ring apron and a right hand onto Jey. Cesaro climbs the top
rope and a crossbody. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out.
He grabs Uso but Jey attacks the arm and hits him with a superkick.
He goes for the cover but Cesaro kicks out. Jey climbs the top rope
but Cesaro hits him with a drop kick. Cesaro on the second rope, he
goes for a suplex but right hands by Jey. An uppercut by Cesaro. He
climbs the second rope and a gut wrench suplex. He goes for the
cover but Jey kicks out. Cesaro with a corkscrew uppercut off the
second rope. He goes for the cover but again Jey kicks out.
Jey kicks Cesaro away. Cesaro goes for an uppercut but a neckbreaker
by Jey. He goes for the cover but Cesaro kicks out. Jey with right
hands. He taunts Cesaro but Cesaro with a right hand. Cesaro with an
uppercut. A spinning clothesline by Cesaro. He goes for the cover
but Jey kicks out. Cesaro drops Jey and grabs him by the feet. He
spins Jey around and as he is spinning him, out comes Seth Rollins
who attacks Cesasro and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: By disqualification, Cesaro
Seth starts yelling and he tells Cesaro he got lucky and this is not