WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our life tonight (Aug. 20, 2021) with a exhibit emanating from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the go home exhibit for the SummerSlam spend-for every-view celebration that is scheduled to consider place tomorrow evening in Las Vegas, Nevada.
WWE does not have significantly advertised for tonight, but John Cena should really be in the setting up. Will he appear to blows with Roman Reigns in advance of their principal function match at SummerSlam?
Somewhere else on the card, we’ll hopefully get some responses about the standing of Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks just after they skipped weekend home displays thanks to “unforeseen instances.”
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Edge is out to open up the demonstrate. He’s seated in the ring, recaps his issues with Seth Rollins. Rollins has pushed him into a dark area, a position he’s not guaranteed he can come back again from. It scares him for the reason that he likes this spot, where by his blood operates back again. He does see clearly, mainly because on this day he is aware of at SummerSlam he does not just have to conquer Rollins, he has to split him. At SummerSlam, Edge will Burn off. Seth. Down.
Dominik is hyping up his father backstage, and states he is familiar with Rey’s likely to defeat Jey tonight, and they’ll beat the Usos tomorrow. Rey says he has to not get forward of himself, or let his emotions get the greater of him. Last week, it expense their match. Dom bristles, but agrees and they head to the ring.
Rey Mysterio vs. Jey Uso
Jey will get the early advantage, so Rey rolls out. Dom again Jimmy off and dad reminds him to stay cool. Mysterio receives the edge back in the ring and provides a small Eddie Guerrero shoulder shuffle soon after punches in the corner, but gets caught with a significant suitable hand in the middle of the ring. Jimmy hypes the group as his brother can take control, but neither person can continue to be in the driver’s seat for extensive. A moonsault to the floor flattens the two Usos, Dominik receives in the ring all fired up as we head to business.
Jey’s in command when we return. Enziguri from Rey creates house, but a Samoan Drop promptly finishes that for a two rely. He attempts for yet another from the prime, but Mysterio elbows free and hits a super-rana for a nearfall. He will get one more with a crossbody, but Jey counters and nails a pop-up neckbreaker. Rey solutions with a seated senton off the leading, then hits a tilt-a-whirl DDT for two. Sunset flip following countering a 6-1-9, and Dom tries to be certain his dad will get the pin by placing his boots on Jey’s again, but Charles Robinson sees it and throws Dominik out! Items crack down when Rey confronts his boy, and a splash off the prime ends it seconds later on.
Jey Uso def. Rey Mysterio by using pinfall
We get a recap of Baron Corbin stealing Massive E’s briefcase previous Friday. He heads to the ring clutching it.
Baron Corbin vs. Kevin Owens
The case is on the announce desk, exactly where Pat McAfee is reminding us what a scumbag Corbs is. Pat’s not content the producers hold showing shots of the stolen residence.
KO is fired up and jumps all over the previous King, but Corbin slips out of the ring and slides back again in for a large lariat. They go back again and forth until eventually Massive E’s new music hit and he stomps down the ramp. Corbin runs to retrieve the case, but E catches up to him and commences clobbering.
Baron Corbin def. Kevin Owens by disqualification
Corbin shoves E into the barricade and runs into the group with the case. McAfee tells us there’s a 6 foot tall rubbish bag managing unfastened in the arena.
Kayla Braxton catches up with Bianca Belair, and they are nonetheless speaking about her match with Sasha Banking institutions at SummerSlam. We get a recap of final Friday’s contract signing. The SmackDown Women’s champ is disgusted looking at it, and tells Braxton not to mention her title. Just listening to it tends to make her furious. Belair hopes The Manager is seeing, because tonight she’s gonna snap Zelina Vega in two and convert Carmella into the ugliest Celebrity in WWE. Kayla’s fearful about her getting on two singles matches just before her title defense tomorrow, but Bianca does not treatment. She’s gonna demonstrate us her Mean-EST, Nasti-EST facet tonight.
Jake Paul will be on Moist Television set this Monday.
Shotzi & Nox vs. Tamina & Natalya
This is a Championship Contender’s Match. Tegan gets taken out in the corner promptly by Tamina. Natalya dominates Shotzi with her spouse out of the photo. She will get some separation at situations but has no one to tag. Then Nox recovers to acquire out Tamina, Shotzi rolls up Nattie, and we have new #1 contenders.
Shotzi & Nox def. Tamina & Natalya via pinfall
Highlights of Edge’s promo. Seth is having all set to answer, but very first a phrase from our sponsors.
Rollins does not search fazed by his opponent’s threats (he’s also dressed in a relatively low critical all white go well with). He’s laughing it up, and claims he likes Edge’s type. He included all his excuses for why he’s likely to drop to Seth tomorrow. The crowd retains chanting for Edge, so Seth performs upset. He states there’s no disgrace in needing to go to his darkest position, since it is the only way Edge can get on his amount. But he won’t locate it… some acquainted creepy new music performs, fireplace arrives on the ‘tron, and Edge comes on the display screen to notify him the freaks come out at night time. “Blood” drops on Seth from over (points out the white accommodate), and Edge is channeling his Brood times with Gangrel for SummerSlam!
We’re reminded that Otis took Montez Ford out a couple months back, and Road Gains head to the ring as we go to business so they can clean up up the ring.
Immediately after the advertisements, we get a rundown of the SummerSlam card as clean-up carries on. It also nevertheless contains Sasha.
Otis vs. Montez Ford
Tez with big slaps at the bell, but Otis lands a punch to the ribs. Scuffle in the corner, then Ford fails to take Dozer down with a pair of lariats. Otis turns his opponent inside of out with a spinning again elbow, then throws him to the floor. Ford flips free on a back system drop to commence his comeback, Angelo Dawkins pounces Gable when he attempts to get included. Frog Splash from the Income, 1 – 2 – NO! Scramble, Otis puts Tez down for the exact splash that hurt him, and that is it.
Otis def. Montez Ford by using pinfall
Recap of final week’s Intercontinental title change. Rick Boogs is out for the new champ’s entrance. McAfee hits the desk for some new moves as Michael Cole informs us that Boogs will be making his SmackDown in-ring debut following the split.
Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs vs. Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez
Boogs commences with Crews. He shows off some capabilities with an early takedown so he can play glute guitar. He tosses Apollo but celebrates much too shortly and the previous IC champ can take control. Rick turns things all over and throws Crews to get the tag. Azeez also tags in and jumps about the major rope. The significant person runs into a kick fairly quickly, but does finally counter a Kinshasa attempt into a aspect slam and receives the tag. Boogs also in, stretches Apollo for a few abdominal guitar licks. That segues into a slam and a 3 rely.
Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs def. Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez by using pinfall
Boogs, The King & Pat rejoice, then we get one more recap of the Women’s title get in touch with signing very last week.
Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega
Carmella and Zelina entered with each other and then fought more than who would go first. Mella acted like she would, then threw Vega into the ring.
Zelina gets a two depend right after a unique sunset flip enabled by a Carmella distraction. A traveling enziguri comply with-up try is caught while. A pair of powerbombs and K.O.D. finishes it.
Bianca Belair def. Zelina Vega by means of pinfall
Mella hits a blindside superkick even though Belair celebrates, then yet another as we get more ads.
Bianca Belair vs. Carmella
The referee checks on the champ, who insists she can go. Mella’s in handle. The EST powers up although in a rear choke, slamming Carmella into the corner, then turning her all around on her physique to get her up for the delayed vertical suplex. Trash communicate prospects to scuffle. Carmella helds a choke in the ropes for 5 then clobbers Bianca though she’s tied up in the ring skirt, but times afterwards she falls victim to a K.O.D.
Bianca Belair def. Carmella by means of pinfall
Time for the remaining encounter-to-deal with concerning SummerSlam’s Universal title opponents. The winner is out initial. His rival’s songs kicks in before Roman can finish his pose with the belt, and Reigns just laughs. The group is sizzling for Jeeeern Cena. There’s dueling “Let’s Go Cena” “Let’s Go Roman” chants right until the Head of the Table quiets them.
Reigns states Cena did what a lot of individuals do very last 7 days, stated some dumb things to him. The group popped because he claimed it with energy, and the champ likes that. But he’s not gonna allow Cena lie to the people. Cena’s not gonna beat him 1 – 2 – 3. He asks his “wise man” Paul Heyman who’s beaten him, and Heyman says no 1 has overwhelmed “this” Reigns.
Cena’s not gonna allow that continue on. He hypes the fight and thanks the group, and states when he came back again anyone assumed he was losing due to the fact he has to go film a film. That portion is accurate, but the dropping part is not. He’s listen to to humble Reigns. And 1 – 2 – 3 he’s gonna do that, go movie his motion picture, and depart Roman an embarrassed shell of himself. He’s likely to acquire his 17th WWE World title… many thanks to Roman Reigns. And all it will take is 1 – 2 – 3.
Reigns is heated, thinking Cena thinks he’s superior than him. But he catches himself, and decides to elevate the stakes for SummerSlam considering the fact that its Vegas. Either he leaves the demonstrate as champ or he’s leaving WWE! Roman goes for an assault, but Cena counters and addresses him for 1 – 2 – 3. Roman just cannot imagine it!
That is the present, individuals.