May 28, 2021
Tampa, Florida (Yuengling Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- The Usos defeated The Street Profits via superkick by Jimmy on Ford
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Natalya & Tamina (c) defeated The Riott Squad via Superfly Splash by Tamina on Riott
- Bianca Belair defeated Carmella via KOD
- Kevin Owens defeated Apollo Crews by disqualification when Commander Azeez attacked Owens, breaking up a pin
- Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Chad Gable via Kinshasa
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship: Rey & Dominik Mysterio (c) defeated Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode via rollup by Dominik on Roode after a distraction by Rey Mysterio
Backstage: The Usos, Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman
— WWE (@WWE) May 29, 2021
WWE SmackDown kicks off with The Usos backstage hyped for their match. In comes Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman. Roman asks if they feel good and he asks what the game plan is because they’re making all these moves, what’s the end game? Jimmy says the end game is to win. He has the gold, they’ll get the gold and make the family proud. Roman says they have it figured out and he’s happy for them. He wishes them good luck. Jimmy walks away as Roman asks Jimmy what the problem is, if his brother is talking for him now. Jimmy says he’s with Jimmy tonight but he’s with Roman too. Roman tells Jey that maybe he should tell Jimmy that.
The Street Profits vs. The Usos
Out come The Street Profits to the ring. Ford says it’s Friday night in the ThunderDome and all week has had a pep in his step. Because tonight is a night like no other. Tonight is the clash of the titans. It is the Street Profits against The Usos. Ford says when the Street Profits heard that The Usos were challenging the Street Profits, they felt flattered. Because of all the teams in the world, they chose them. Ford says they have been down since day one. But it has been one year since Jimmy came back from his injury. And Jey Uso, Roman lives in his head rent free. Dawkins says Roman will be living in Jimmy’s head too.
The Usos come out and they get in the ring. Ford says it’s The Usos. Jimmy says Ford have jokes. He says the best tag team in the business is back. Jey tells them that standing in front of them is the definition of a true tag team. Back to back tag team of the year. Jey tells them if this is family business. Jimmy says after they get the win tonight, they are one step closer to becoming new Tag Team Champions. Dawkins says they used to run the division but they run it now.
The bell rings and we are under way. Jimmy and Dawkins are in the ring. A shoulder tackle by Dawkins as Ford is tagged in. They double team Jimmy. Ford goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Jey is tagged in. A right hand by Jey but an arm drag take down by Ford. Dawkins is tagged in and they double team Jey. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out.
An arm bar by Dawkins but Jey pushes Dawkins in the corner and Jimmy is tagged in. They double team Dawkins as Jimmy goes for the cover but Dawkins kicks out. A headbutt by Jimmy followed by a chop to the chest but Dawkins with an arm drag. An arm bar by Dawkins but Jimmy pushes Dawkins in the corner and Jey is tagged in. A right hand by Jey and Jimmy is tagged back in.
Jimmy sends Dawkins to the ropes but an arm drag by Dawkins and Ford is tagged in. They double team Jimmy. In comes Jey and they clothesline them both to the outside of the ring. They throw Jey into the barricade and Jimmy over the announce table.
Back from commercial, Jey throws Ford into the barricade. Jey throws Ford into the barricade once more. Jey gets Ford back in the ring. A back suplex by Jey in the middle of the ring. Jimmy is tagged back in. They double team Ford. We see Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman watching the match backstage.
A head lock by Jimmy followed by a snap suplex. He goes for the cover but Ford kicks out. Jey is tagged back in. A right hand by Jey and a chin lock by Jey in the middle of the ring. Ford gets to his feet but a right hand by Jey. Jimmy is tagged in and a right hand by Ford. A kick to the side of the head by Ford taking Jey out. In comes Jimmy who grabs Ford by his leg but Ford gets up and he knocks Jimmy down. Ford goes for the tag but Jey drags Dawkins off the ring apron. A Samoan drop by Jimmy. He goes for the cover but Ford kicks out.
Back from commercial, Jey and Ford are in the ring. A right hand by Jey and Ford onto the ring apron. A kick to the side of the face by Ford as he climbs the top rope. He jumps, lands on his feet but a double clothesline and both men are down. Dawkins is tagged in as is Jimmy. Dawkins knocks both the Usos down. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy on the ring apron as he knocks Dawkins down. Jimmy climbs the top rope but a right hand by Dawkins slows him down. Ford runs, flies over the turnbuckle onto the outside on Jey.
Jimmy with a super kick onto Dawkins. He goes for the cover but Dawkins kicks out. Jimmy runs towards Dawkins but Dawkins tackles him down. Dawkins with the twisted neck breaker. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Both men back up, Ford is tagged in but a spine buster by Dawkins. Ford with the frog splash off the top rope but Jey moves Jimmy out of the way. Dawkins knocks Jey on the outside. Jimmy with the super kick on Ford. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The Usos
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
— WWE (@WWE) May 29, 2021
Meagan Morant is backstage with Ziggler and Roode. She asks about the Mysterios winning the titles. Roode says their Backlash strategy wasn’t great. Ziggler says he saw Dominik struggling and he somehow saved him. But tonight, they’re back to the drawing board and it will be different. They are aces, dirty dawgs and they will once again become SmackDown Tag Team Champions as Ziggler and Roode walk away.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Natalya & Tamina (c) vs. The Riott Squad
Back from commercial and the match is under way. Ruby and Liv double team Natalya in the corner. Liv is tagged in. They double team Natalya slamming her in the second turnbuckle. Liv goes for the cover but Natalya kicks out. Ruby is tagged back in and a head lock. Michael Cole announces that Tamina was attacked before the start of the match and she’s not on the ring apron.
Ruby goes for the cover but Natalya kicks out. Liv is tagged in. She tries to stomp on Natalya but Natalya moves out of the way. She drops Liv. In comes Ruby and she drops her but Natalya is kicked away. Tamina knocks both women down as Natalya makes the tag and Ruby is tagged in. Tamina knocks Ruby down and climbs the top rope. Natalya trips Liv up on the ring apron. Ruby gets on the second rope and Tamina knocks her back down.
Double knees to the face by Liv on the outside. Tamina with the Superfly Splash off the top rope on Riott. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Natalya and Tamina
Backstage: The Usos, Adam Pearce
— WWE (@WWE) May 29, 2021
The Usos enter Adam Pearce’s office. Jimmy tells Adam that they want the winners of tonight’s Tag Team Championship match next week. Jimmy is hyped as he leaves the room while Jey doesn’t look as happy.
Bianca Belair vs. Carmella
Carmella is backstage with Kayla. She tells Kayla that she won Money in the Bank twice and she is a former SmackDown Women’s Champion. Bianca’s story might read like a fairy tale but she will end her happily ever after.
Out comes Bayley before the start of the match. She grabs a chair and sits next to Michael Cole.
The bell rings and we are under way. Carmella with a head scissor take down on Bianca taking her to the outside. Carmella runs towards Bianca but Bianca knocks Carmella down. Bianca gorilla presses Carmella and throws her in the ring. Bianca grabs Carmella by the leg but Carmella with a cheap shop. She slams Bianca face first onto the ring apron. She goes for the cover but Bianca kicks out.
A head lock by Carmella in the middle of the ring but Bianca with elbows as she gets out of it. A back breaker by Bianca takes Carmella down. A shoulder block by Bianca as she throws Carmella in the corner. A back elbow by Carmella who climbs the top rope. A cross body by Carmella but Bianca rolls through and a fall away slam by Bianca. A moonsault onto Carmella.. She goes for the cover but Carmella kicks out.
Bianca goes for the spear but Carmella moves out of the way. Carmella climbs the top rope and gets a leg lock on Bianca. Carmella goes for the cover but Bianca kicks out. Carmella with a kick as she goes to slam Bianca but Bianca blocks it and she hits Carmella with the KOD. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Bianca Belair
Backstage: Rey & Dominik Mysterio
Meagan is backstage with Rey and Dominik Mysterio. Rey says they have a game plan. When Dom gets hurt, he gets hurt. Dominik says their motivation in unmatched. There is no way they will lose tonight and there is no tag team in the world that can top them.
In-Ring: Seth Rollins, Cesaro
Seth Rollins is in the ring and he says he is out here to fight. He calls Cesaro out to the ring. Cesaro is a no show as Seth says silly him, Cesaro is not here tonight, he is not here to ruin the best day of the year, his birthday. Seth says Cesaro is celebrating somewhere but he would like to remind him and everyone else why Cesaro can’t be out here tonight.
We see a clip of last week’s SmackDown where Seth attacked Cesaro.
Seth says that was difficult to watch but his team has obtained some exclusive audio from Cesaro’s hospital room. He plays the audio as we hear a man grunting in pain. Seth begins to laugh. But in all seriousness, what happened to Cesaro last week should not have happened. He got angry, blacked out and when he came to, he was hovering over Cesaro who was on a stretcher. And while Cesaro deserves part of the blame, life is not black and white. He is a man of integrity. He is a man of responsibility and the truth is that they have to place some of the blame on the WWE Universe.
Rollins says the fans are the ones who brainwashed Cesaro into believing that Cesaro can look right through him. That he deserved opportunities that he didn’t earn. And if Cesaro never steps foot in the ring ever again, the blame is on Cesaro and the WWE Universe.
Apollo Crews vs. Kevin Owens
The bell rings and we are under way. Owens takes Crews down and he hits him with a cannonball. Owens on the top rope and a swanton. He goes for the cover but Apollo kicks out. Apollo on the ring apron as Owens goes for a suplex but Apollo blocks it. Apollo hangs him up on the top rope.
Crews climbs the top rope but a right hand by Owens. Apollo knocks him down. Apollo jumps and lands on his feet as Owens hits him with a super kick. He geos for the pop up powerbomb, Apollo leapfrogs but Owens hits him with the stunner. He goes for the cover but Commander Azeez breaks it up as the referee calls for the ball.
Winner: By disqualification, Kevin Owens
Backstage: Roman Reigns, Jey Uso
We cut backstage as Jey sits next to Roman as Roman tells him that they have a match next week. He asks Jey if that is what he wants to do. And why didn’t he tell Jimmy that they were together. What happened to we. Roman tells him to think about everything they went through the past few months. And all he ever wanted was the best for him, their family.
Roman says he is main event Jey Uso and to think about it. When they go according to hos plan, what happens, he owns SmackDown. As soon as his brother comes back, he is relegated to the opening match. Roman says he does not want Jey to go back to a place where people look at him and say which one are you again.
Jey says he never thought about it like that. Roman says maybe he should because his brother isn’t.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Chad Gable
Rick Boogs is on stage playing the guitar as he introduces Shinsuke Nakamura.
Before the bell rings, Otis knocks Nakamura down. The bell rings and we are under way. A belly to back suplex by Gable. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Nakamura runs to the ropes and a kick knocks Gable down. A right hand by Nakamura and kicks knock him down. Nakamura knocks Otis off the ring apron. Gable gets Nakamura ties up between the ropes.
Gable climbs the top rope, he goes for the moonsault but lands on his feet. Nakamura with a kick knocking him down.
Out comes Corbin who takes his crown back. In the ring, Nakamura with the Kinshasa. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Corbin is on the ring apron with his crown. Rick Boogs attacks Corbin from behind as Nakamura grabs the crown back.
Backstage: Kevin Owens, Adam Pearce
— WWE (@WWE) May 29, 2021
Kevin Owens is backstage with a doctor and Adam Pearce. He tells Adam to get him a match vs. Apollo. Adam tells him next week he will have his Intercontinental Championship match with Azeez banned from ringside.
Backstage: Mysterios, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
— WWE (@WWE) May 29, 2021
We come back from commercial and Rey is down holding his ribs as WWE officials and Dominik check up on him.
Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler are in the ring watching and asking what happened. Ziggler says they had nothing to do with that, this is the main event of SmackDown. They want a fair fight. Roode says but if Rey can’t fight and Dominik doesn’t come out, they forfeit and win the titles.
Ziggler says Rey got injured and that is heart breaking. But that’s not their fault and Dominik isn’t going to fight them and they ask the referee if they win the titles.
Dominik is backstage and he tells Adam Pearce that Rey stepped up for him at Backlash and he will step up tonight. Ziggler says this is child abuse. Out comes Dominik for the match.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Rey & Dominik Mysterio (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
The bell rings and we are under way. Ziggler with a dropkick on Dominik. He goes for the cover but Dominik kicks out. Roode is tagged in and they double team Dominik in the corner. A suplex by Roode as he goes for the cover but again Dominik kicks out. Roode stomps on him in the corner.
Roode tags Ziggler back in. He stomps on Dominik. Ziggler tags Roode back in and they double team Dominik. Roode with a chop to the chest. Roode sends Dominik to the ropes but a back elbow by Roode takes Dominik down. Ziggler is tagged in and a neck breaker. He goes for the cover but Dominik kicks out. Ziggler grabs Dominik but Dominik knocks Ziggler down. He throws Ziggler to the outside and Dominik flies over the top rope onto Roode and Ziggler.
Dominik throws Ziggler back in the ring and a drop toe hold onto Ziggler. Dominik goes for the 619 but Roode trips him up. Dominik gets up and knocks Roode down. Dominik goes for the 619, Dolph moves, Ziggler with the Famouser. He goes for the cover but Dominik kicks out.
Roode is tagged in and they double team Dominik. Roode goes for the cover but Dominik kicks out. Out comes Rey Mysterio to the ring holding his ribs. Roode is distracted as Dominik rolls him up and gets the pin.
Winners: Still WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Rey and Dominik Mysterio
Out come the Usos after the match. Roman is backstage with Heyman watching them.