WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results for April 30, 2021


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We start with an advertisement for our main event, Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan for the Universal Title.

Out comes Bianca Belair, who attempts to open us up before being cut off by Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler. Why did they cut her off? Because they’re the best and they can. They’re interrupted by the Street Profits, who take offense to them interrupting. The Street Profits are then interrupted by Bayley, who goes straight to the ring, steals the mic and just laughs at Bianca before the two brawl. Street Profits and Roode/Ziggler join the brawl.

Bianca Belair and The Street Profits vs. Bayley, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode

Roode tried to roll up Dawkins, but Bayley whips her hair on Roode’s back from behind. Dawkins gets the overhead suplex and Ford finishes with a suplex.

Winners: Bayley, Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler

Kayla Braxton is backstage with Daniel Bryan, asking about tonight’s main event. He’s at peace with the stipulation and is excited, but maybe we should be asking Roman Reigns how he feels. Bryan is confident, this is what he’s wanted, Reigns one-on-one, and he’s confident he will make Reigns tap out again. Bryan says when does win the Universal Title, the first title defense won’t be Reigns’ rematch, the first title shot will go to Cesaro.

– Seth Rollins is in the back now. He laughs at Daniel Bryan saying he’ll give the first title shot to Cesaro. Rollins goes on and predicts that Bryan will win tonight but says Cesaro won’t get a title shot because he’s not going to make it past next week. Pat says Rollins vs. Cesaro looks on for next week. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and we see a Cricket Wireless-sponsored video on recent happenings with Tamina Snuka, Natalya, Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler and Reginald. Megan Morant approaches the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions and Reginald backstage now. They brush her off and look ahead to going out and proving why they’re the champs and what they’re made of to Natalya and Snuka next. Jax rants about how they’re tired of the disrespect they’ve been getting on RAW and SmackDown as of late. Natalya and Tamina suddenly attack out of nowhere and leave the champs laying.

Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs. Tamina and Natalya

Tamina and Natalya win when Tamina gets the Superfly Splash on Baszler.

Winners: Tamina and Natalya

After the match, the champs recover at ringside as the music hits. Natalya and Snuka raise their arms in victory and start celebrating.

We see video of WWE Hall of Famer Booker T predicting tonight’s main event. He picks Roman Reigns to retain. The announcers hype the match and we go back to commercial.

– Back from the break and we get the promo for next week’s throwback SmackDown again.

– Shinsuke Nakamura is backstage. He predicts Daniel Bryan too win tonight’s main event because he has too much to lose. Nakamura will be waiting for Roman Reigns if he retains.

Kayla Braxton is backstage with Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio. She asks about a possible SmackDown Tag Team Titles shot. They both talk about how nice it’s been teaming together. Rey says he’s done a lot in WWE but becoming the first father and son team to hold gold in WWE would be legendary.

Cole sends us to another vignette for the upcoming return of Aleister Black. He’s continuing with the “Tales of The Dark Father” book from last week and “Reality” is the name of this chapter. Black says people look at him and judge him, making assumptions. This is the true nature of now and he’s always lived in this reality. In high school people like you littered the halls, so unaware, lost in a concept of success and adoration that you’d been fed. The prom date, the right college, house with picket fence… imagine thinking any of that is real. You built a foundation of lies. He goes on about how his father never taught him about any of that others were caught up with, never fed him the lies. Father taught him the truth. Black believes people like the fans have been fed ideas of success that are just lies. There is something horribly wrong with society, and with you. Black says he could help society and give them the keys to escape, but he will not do that.

We get a Progressive-sponsored video package on the Big E vs. Apollo Crews feud. Megan Morant is with Big E now, asking if he’s changed his strategy since losing the title to Apollo at WrestleMania 37. Big E says everyone is asking what he will do different in his rematch. He and Apollo have been around and around but tonight all of that comes to an end because tonight Big E gets his baby back. Big E goes on and assures everyone that tonight he will become a three-time Intercontinental Champion and you’ve got to feel that. Let’s go.

Apollo Crews (C) vs. Big E – Intercontinental Championship

Big E hits the Big Ending and Captain Azeez took Big E out and attacked him, causing a DQ.

Winner by DQ: Big E

After the match, Azeez enters the ring too check on Crews but here comes Kevin Owens. Owens unloads on Azeez until Crews makes the save and drops Owens. Azeez goes to deliver the Nigerian Nail to Owens but Big E makes the save. Crews gets knocked out of the ring. Owens and Big E double team Azeez now. Azeez drops Big E with a headbutt and then goes to work on Owens in the corner. Sami Zayn appears out of nowhere with a big Helluva Kick to Owens in the corner. Azeez goes back to work on Big E as Crews stumbles back into the ring. Azeez kicks Big E out of the ring as Crews barks orders. Sami has Apollo’s title belt now. He slowly turns around with it as Azeez and Crews stare him down. Sami tells them to take it easy, no problems here. Sami raises Crews’ arm in victory as fans boo. Sami keeps assuring Azeez and Crews that there are no problems. Azeez suddenly drops Sami with a Nigerian Nail in the middle of the ring. Crews’ music starts up as he and Azeez stand tall over Sami.

– Cole sends us to a selfie video from The Miz. He predicts Roman Reigns to win tonight’s main event, saying no one on the entire SmackDown roster can beat Reigns, and definitely Bryan cannot. Cole and McAfee hype tonight’s main event some more. Kayla Braxton is backstage outside of Reigns’ door, calling for Paul Heyman. Heyman steps out and doesn’t look thrilled to be interviewed. We go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Cesaro accepts Seth Rollins’ challenge for next week. He then predicts Daniel Bryan to win tonight’s main event. Cesaro then predicts he will win the Universal Title from Bryan at WrestleMania Backlash.

– We get a look at Roman Reigns backstage and he seems to be in deep thought ahead of the main event. The announcers show us a video package on recent post-WrestleMania 37 happenings that have led to tonight’s big match.

Kayla is backstage with Paul Heyman now. She asks about Daniel Bryan but Heyman is so tired of hearing about him. Heyman goes on acknowledging some of Bryan’s success and accomplishments, and then goes on about how everyone thinks Bryan will win tonight and take Roman Reigns’ seat at the head of the table. Everything is “yes! yes! yes!” until Heyman asks if it will actually happen. No! Bryan will not do this, he will not do that, he will not be seen on SmackDown again. No! No! No.

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