April 30, 2021
Tampa, Florida (Yuengling Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Bianca Belair & The Street Profits defeated Bayley, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode via frog splash by Ford on Roode
- Natalya & Tamina defeated Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler via Superfly Splash by Tamina on Baszler
- Intercontinental Championship: Big E defeated Apollo Crews (c) by disqualification when Commander Azeez attacked Big E
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) defeated Daniel Bryan via guillotine choke. As a stipulation of the match, Bryan is now “barred from SmackDown.”
In-Ring: Bianca Belair, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Bayley, The Street Profits
— WWE (@WWE) May 1, 2021
WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her way down to the ring. She says as the EST of WWE and the SmackDown Women’s Champion, it’s her pleasure to welcome everyone to the coolest, dopest, hottest show on Fox, Friday Night SmackDown. She she’s speaking, out come Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.
The SmackDown Tag Team Champions make their way out. They tell Bianca that they’ll take it from here. Out come The Street Profits. Ford says it’s SmackDown but did the Dirty Dogs just interrupt the main event of WrestleMania, Bianca? Dawkins says they did but that means one thing.
Out comes Bayley to the ring. She grabs the microphone from Bianca and begins to laugh. She points to the Street Profits and laughs as Bianca slaps her. Bayley gets up and takes Bianca down. All six superstars fight in the ring.
Bianca Belair & The Street Profits vs. Bayley, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
We are back from commercial and the match is already under way. Bayley with a clothesline on Bianca. Both women back up and a shoulder block by Bianca. She goes for a dropkick but Bayley moves out of the way. Bayley goes for the cover but Bianca kicks out. Bayley goes for a spear in the corner but Bianca moves out of the way and Bayley hits shoulder first. Ziggler is tagged in.
In comes Dawkins and a shoulder block onto Ziggler. Ford is tagged in and they double team Ziggler. In comes Roode and they double team him. Roode and Ziggler to the outside. Bianca throws Bayley to the outside. Ford jumps and flies over the top rope onto Ziggler and Roode. Ziggler is thrown back in the ring. Bayley throws Bianca into the steel steps. Ford is distracted and Ziggler with a superkick. Ford rolls to the outside.
Ford back in the ring as Roode is tagged in. They double team Ford. Roode goes for the cover but Ford kicks out. Roode with an elbow drop on Ford. Ziggler tagged back in and they double team Ford. Ziggler goes for the cover but Ford kicks out. Ziggler with a headlock but Ford gets out of it. Ziggler with a splash in the corner.
Ziggler goes for the superkick but Ford hits him with one first. Both men are down. Roode and Dawkins are in. Dawkins with a spinning corkscrew. Ziggler is thrown around too. Dawkins with a bulldog on Roode. Dawkins with a spinning neckbreaker. He goes for the cover but Ziggler breaks it up. In comes Bianca who lifts Ziggler on her shoulders, he drops Ziggler and in comes Bayley. Bianca hits her with the KOD.
Roode with a kick on Dawkins. He goes for the cover but Bianca with a whip of the hair on Roode. Dawkins with the Anointment. Ford with the frog splash. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The Street Profits and Bianca Belair
Next Week: Retro SmackDown
— WWE (@WWE) May 1, 2021
Next week will be a retro/throwback themed episode of SmackDown.
Backstage: Daniel Bryan
Kayla is backstage with Bryan. He says he is at peace with this match tonight but she should ask Roman since it’s his title on the line. This is what he has always wanted, a one on one match vs. Roman. He has tapped Roman out before and he will do it again. And his first title match if he wins will not be vs. Roman, it will be against somebody who’s been waiting for too long, Cesaro.
Backstage: Seth Rollins
— WWE (@WWE) May 1, 2021
Seth talks about how it’s funny that Bryan thinks he will win and give Cesaro first crack at the championship. But his prediction for tonight is pretty simple. He has a bit of history with Roman but his prediction is that Daniel Bryan wins in one of the biggest upsets of all time. And as for Cesaro, he won’t get a title match because he won’t make it passed next week because that’s a challenge.
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Natalya & Tamina
We see a clip of last week’s match involving Nia Jax and Tamina. Jax, Shayna and Reginald are backstage. In comes Megan and they talk about how they are the tag team champions. Nia says she is sick and tired of the disrespect they get on Raw. Natalya and Tamina attack them from behind and head to the ring.
The bell rings and we are under way. Tamina throws Nia into the turnbuckle. Tamina knocks Shayna off the ring apron and she climbs the top rope. Tamina goes for the splash but Nia gets her knees up. Shayna is tagged in. They double team Tamina. Shayna goes for the cover but Tamina kicks out.
Right hands by Shayna and she gets her in the corner. Nia is tagged in and once more they double team Tamina. Nia goes for the cover but Tamina kicks out. Tamina with right hands. She tries to pick up Nia but Nia falls onto her. She goes for the cover but Tamina kicks out. Shayna is tagged back in but Tamina with right hands however Shayna gets an armbar locked in. Tamina lifts Shayna and slams her down.
Both women down. Natalya is tagged in. A spinning clothesline by Natalya. She goes for the cover but Shayna kicks out. A German suplex by Natalya. She goes for the cover but Shayna kicks out. Natalya goes for the sharpshooter but Shayna knocks her down. Nia is tagged in. Nia with an elbow as she goes for the cover but Natalya kicks out.
Tamina goes for a spear in the corner but Natalya moves out of the way. Tamina is tagged in. Tamina knocks Nia down. Tamina gets on the top rope and she knocks Reginald off the ring apron. Natalya beats up on Reginald on the outside as Shayna attacks Natalya. Nia with a right hand on Tamina. Shayna is tagged in and she goes for a suplex off the top rope but Tamina blocks it. Tamina with a headbutt takes Shayna down. Tamina with a Superfly Splash. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Tamina and Natalya
Backstage: Rey & Dominik Mysterio
“A chance to make history by becoming the first father-son #SmackDown Tag Team Champions? That’s legendary!” @reymysterio & @DomMysterio35 are ready to take the next step as a team! pic.twitter.com/zxzu8Z9uPv
— WWE (@WWE) May 1, 2021
Kayla is backstage with Rey and Dominik Mysterio. She asks them about their recent wins vs. The Alpha Academy. Dominik lists Rey’s accomplishments and saying that fighting alongside him is like being in a comic book. Rey says nothing beats this experience of possibly making history and being the first father and son tag team champions.
Promo: Aleister Black
An Aleister Black promo airs. He says people look at him and make assumptions and judge him because that’s the true nature of man. He has always lived in this reality. He says chapter 2, reality. He talks about people build their life on a foundation of lies. He said his father never fed him those dreams, he was quick to teach him the truth. And the truth is that there is a lot wrong with all of that and everyone. He says he has the keys to free everyone but he won’t give them.
Apollo Crews (c) vs. Big E
Big E is backstage with Megan. He says he has been all around the world and it’s all the same thing. How will he do in his rematch, how will he go through Commander Azeez? He says he and Apollo have been round and round but all of that comes to an end. Because tonight, he gets his baby back. And he will sit her in the passenger seat, he will buckle her for safety and tonight he will become a three time Intercontinental Champion.
After commercials, the bell rings and we are under way. Apollo goes for a waist lock but Big E throws him down. Apollo gets back up and he runs to the ropes, Big E catches him with an abdominal stretch. Apollo sent to the ropes and a back elbow by Big E. He goes for the cover but Apollo kicks out. Big E places Apollo onto the ring apron. Big E with the big splash on the ring apron.He goes for the cover but Apollo had his foot on the bottom rope.
Big E runs to the ropes but Apollo catches him and bounces him off the top rope. Apollo with a clothesline. He drags Big E to the outside and hits him with a suplex.
Back from commercial, Apollo with right hands in the ring. A big boot by Apollo who goes for a double axe handle off the second rope but Big E catches him and throws him around. Big E on the ring apron but Apollo with a jump up kick knocks him down. Apollo on the ring apron and he lands a moonsault on Big E taking him out.
Apollo throws Big E back in the ring. Crews climbs the top rope, he jumps as Big E moves out of the way and Big E with a belly to belly. Big E with the big splash. He goes for the cover but Apollo kicks out. Big E gets Apollo up but Apollo with a kick to the face. He goes for the cover but Big E kicks out. Right hands by Crews. He hits a big splash in the corner. He goes for another big splash but Big E slams him down. He goes for the cover but Apollo kicks out.
Crews on the ring apron, Big E goes for a spear but Apollo with a knee to the face. He drags Big E onto the ring apron. He picks Big E up and drops him on the back of his neck onto the ring apron. Crews climbs the top rope and a frog splash. He goes for the cover but Big E kicks out. Crews goes for the Olympic slam, Big E lands on his feet, he picks up Crews. He hits him with the Big Ending. He goes for the cover but Commander Azeez drags Big E to the outside and he throws him into the ring post as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: By disqualification, Big E
Kevin Owens runs down to the ring and attacks Commander Azeez but Azeez throws him away. He and Crews double team Owens. In comes Big E who knocks Crews to the outside as he and Owens double team Azeez in the corner but Azeez knocks Big E down.
In comes Sami who hits Kevin with the Helluva Kick. Crews and Azeez clean house. Sami grabs the Intercontinental Championship. Crews andAzeez tell him to give the belt back. Sami gives Crews the belt and tells them he has no problem. Azeez knocks Sami down.
Backstage: Paul Heyman
Kayla is backstage with Heyman. She asks about Daniel Bryan. Heyman says he is sick of hearing the name Daniel Bryan. He says Bryan should never have broken into this business. Has he had a hall of fame career? Yes. Has Bryan always defied the odds? Yes. Was he the ultimate underdog? Yes. Did he graduate to the big stage of NXT, SmackDown and Raw? Yes. Did he achieve the ultimate becoming the champion of WWE at WrestleMania? Yes. Can he once again defy all the odds and make the ultimate come back of all time? Yes. And does everyone believe that Bryan will win? Yes. Do they think Bryan will become head of the table? Yes. Will he do it? No.
Heyman says Bryan will not beat Roman Reigns. He will not survive the onslaught of the tribal chief, he will not be on SmackDown again. No, no, no.
WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
If Bryan loses, he is banned from SmackDown.
Roman Reigns makes his way down to the ring with a new theme song! Bryan is already in the ring as the ring bells and we are under way. Bryan with a dropkick onto Roman. He gets him in the corner and kicks by Bryan but Roman pushes him away. Roman with a big right hand knocks Bryan down. A head lock by Roman as Bryan sends him to the ropes and a shoulder block by Roman. He runs to the ropes as Bryan brings Roman down. Bryan goes for the Yes Lock but Roman escapes and rolls to the outside of the ring.
Bryan gets on the ring apron and lands the running knee on Reigns.
Back from commercial, Bryan with kicks in the corner. Bryan with a running knee. And a second running knee in the corner. Bryan goes for a third but a huge clothesline by Roman knocks Bryan down. Roman goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. A headbutt by Roman knocks Bryan back down. Roman with a snap suplex. He goes for the cover but again Bryan kicks out.
A head lock by Roman in the middle of the ring but Bryan with right hands. A big right hand by Roman knocks Bryan back down. Roman with an elbow knocks Bryan back down. He goes for the cover but again Bryan kicks out. Roman grabs Bryan with Bryan with an uppercut. And another uppercut. Roman pushes Bryan away as he runs towards Bryan but Bryan lands a drop toe hold.
Kicks by Bryan in the corner. He places Roman on the top rope. Bryan on the top rope. He goes for a hurricanrana but Roman hangs on. He lifts Bryan up and hits him with a powerbomb off the second rope. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out.
Back from commercial, Roman with right hands on the outside of the ring. He throws Bryan into the barricade. He throws Bryan back into the ring. Roman goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. A knee to the head by Roman, followed by another. Roman places Bryan on the top rope. Roan climbs the top rope but Bryan slides under him and trips Roman up.
Bryan climbs the top rope and a back suplex by Bryan onto Roman. Both men are down. Bryan goes for the cover but Roman kicks out. An uppercut by Bryan followed by kicks. Bryan goes for another kick, Roman ducks and hits him with a Samoan drop. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out.
Roman goes for the Superman Punch but Bryan hits him with a kick. Roman down and Bryan attacks the arm once again. Bryan with an arm bar as he continues to attack Roman’s right arm. Roman is sent to the outside. Bryan with a suicide dive but Roman catches him and Roman throws Bryan down. Roman goes for the spear but Bryan moves out of the way and Roman goes through the barricade.
Back from commercial, Bryan with a headbutt off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Roman kicks out. Bryan runs towards Reigns but Roman hits him with a Superman Punch. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. Roman goes for the spear but Bryan rolls Roman and goes for the cover but Roman kicks out. Bryan with the running knee. He goes for the cover but Roman gets his foot on the bottom rope.
Bryan grabs Roman by the arms and stomps on his head. Bryan with the crossface in the middle of the ring. Roman pulls back into a cover but Bryan kicks out. Both men up, Roman hits him the spear. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. Roman goes for the guillotine in the middle of the ring but Bryan gets out of it. Bryan attacks Roman’s right arm. Bryan with the Yes Lock in the middle of the ring. Roman tries to get to the ropes but Bryan reverses it back into the Yes Lock.
Roman tries to get out of it and does. Forearms by Roman. Roman lifts Bryan up and slams him down onto the mat. Roman with more forearms. Roman lifts Bryan up again and slams him down. Roman grabs Bryan but Bryan holds onto Roman’s right arm. Roman switches to the left arm and gets a guillotine on Bryan in the middle of the ring. Bryan fades as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Still WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns
Roman grabs several steel chairs and brings them into the ring. Out comes Cesaro as he hits Roman with an uppercut taking him to the outside. Cesaro with more uppercuts on the outside. Cesaro throws Roman back into the ring but Jey Uso hits Cesaro from behind and hits him with a superkick.
Jey throws Cesaro into the ring and they tie Cesaro up in between the ropes. Roman hits Bryan with a conchairto as SmackDown goes off the air.