WWE SmackDown coverage

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results for SmackDown 24, 2021


We kick the show off with Becky Lynch. As she’s in the ring we get a video recap of last week when Becky crashed Bianca Belair’s homecoming. Becky has a mic, she mentions what a great party Bianca had last week for getting out of Knoxville and making something of herself. Well Becky has done alright for herself and didn’t get a party despite coming back on short notice and winning the title in record time.

She went out last week to shake Bianca’s hand, and Bianca decided to make it physical so she didn’t really have a choice last week. She didn’t want to embarrass Bianca in front of her mom and dad, and all of her friends. Becky wanted to give Bianca time to recalibrate after a poor Summerslam showing, but instead Bianca forced her hand into the rematch on Sunday. That all brings out Bianca. Bianca gets a mic as well, split chants between “EST” and “Becky” as they stare off. Bianca acknowledges being beaten at Summerslam and humiliated in her hometown, but that isn’t going to happen at Extreme Rules. Becky tells Bianca that her “EST” thing is a cheap gimmick, especially since she isn’t a champion.

Last week Bianca showed that she’s the strongest when she hoisted Becky overhead in heels, and then in just a year she matched every one of Becky’s career accomplishments making her the fastest. Bianca says the match on Sunday wont end in 26 seconds, it will end with Bianca taking back the title. This time Bianca offers a handshake, Becky just slaps her. This leads to a brawl, Bianca avoids a Manhandle Slam and hits the Kiss of Death to stand tall.

King Nakamura (C) vs. Apollo Crews – Intercontinental Championship

Commander Azeez attempted to get involved before Boogs sends him with a suplex on the outside. Nakamura gets an armbar cover to retain.

Winner: King Nakamura

After the match, the music hits as Nakamura and Boogs head to the back. McAfee stands tall on top of the announce table.

Cole shows us how The Bloodline was in action on this week’s RAW. Kayla Braxton is backstage with Montez Ford now. She brings up how dominant WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was on RAW and asks if SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos will be as dominant at Extreme Rules on Sunday. Ford goes on about how The Street Profits will win the titles back at Extreme Rules. Angelo Dawkins isn’t here tonight because he’s at a friend’s wedding but he will be back to help regain the titles. Ford gets serious and looks at the camera, cutting a promo about how they want the smoke, knocking The Usos by saying Reigns has been treating them like his Bloodline Bitches.

We cut to Reigns and Paul Heyman in their locker room suite. Reigns asks Heyman what Ford just said. Heyman says he had the balls to call the greatest tag team ever, Reigns’ cousins, Bloodline Bitches. Reigns wants a match with Ford tonight. Heyman brings up how he has to defend against The Demon in just two days but Reigns looks at him and he stops talking. Heyman says he will make the match happen tonight. Reigns asks why Heyman is still in the room. Heyman understands and excuses himself, heading out to get the match made. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Paul Heyman stops Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville in the back. He welcomes them to Philadelphia but they’re still not telling him where Brock Lesnar is being drafted to. Heyman says he has a big main event for them tonight – Roman Reigns vs. Montez Ford, one-on-one. Pearce says he thinks they can do that. Heyman says he bets Pearce can, and then we can talk about the WWE Draft. Heyman walks off.

Cole talks about how Seth Rollins sent WWE Hall of Famer Edge out in an ambulance two weeks ago. We get a video package with highlights from last week’s in-ring promo on Rollins.

Rollins is backstage now. He says he’s a patient man but it’s been 7 days since he laid an ultimatum down to Edge, and still has no response, not a peep. Rollins says Edge’s silence is deafening and the truth is Edge is hurt bad, and ashamed to admit that Rollins is the reason he may never compete in a WWE ring again and while that is mildly amusing to Rollins, it’s not good enough.

Rollins wants an answer and he doesn’t want to wait anymore, so this is how it’s going to be – Edge is going to show up next Friday, call himself to the ring, look Rollins in his eye and tell the entire world the truth, that Rollins is not Edge Lite, that he is superior to Edge in every way, and that Rollins is the man responsible for ending his career.

Rollins says Edge can choose not to do that if he likes, but Rollins will not be made a liar of. He will find Edge wherever he is, and beat those words out of him in front of his wife and kids. Rollins laughs and says the choice is Edge’s, he knows he will make the right one.

Liv Morgan vs. Zelina Vega

Vega wins off a distraction from Carmella with a sunset flip bomb.

Winner: Zelina Vega

Cole sends us to a video from earlier today of Happy Corbin shopping for new suits in Philly.

– We go back to the ring for Happy Baron Corbin’s new talk show segment – Happy Talk. Corbin is all smiles as he heads to the ring. Corbin stands tall on the steps and plays to the crowd as we go back to commercial.

The ring is set up for Happy Talk as we come back. Corbin welcomes us to Happy Talk, being here makes him happy and life is so good he feels like whistling. He’s not very good at it. He promises this show is not like the Kevin Owens show, which just makes everyone sad. This is about happiness, bringing joy and making people smile. So he had to think long and hard about his first guest, someone who embodies happiness and eventually settled on himself. He’s basically the happiest person in the entire world and brags about his wealth and what that has afforded him. This gets him a “We don’t care” chant. A recap of last week when he jumped Kevin Owens follows, and Corbin calls that incredible. Owens is a former Universal champion, and Corbin laid him out with ease. Being that powerful brings Corbin happiness. That brings out Kevin Owens. Owens gets jumped by Riddick Moss(?) on his way to the ring. Moss and Corbin abuse Owens for a bit, then hit a double chokeslam onto the ring steps.

Montez Ford is warming up in the back as Kayla walks up to ask if he regrets his words from earlier. Ford does not, because the truth shall set you free and his big mouth has now landed him a world of opportunity. He’s sick of everyone being scared of the Bloodline and Roman. Tonight he’s going to do what he does best, and tonight he wants the smoke.

Back to the ring, and here’s Nikki ASH and Rhea Ripley. Nikki has a match against Natalya up after this break. Once again, I feel bad for Teagan and Nox just getting forgotten in this.

Nikki ASH vs. Natalya

Nikki wins with an inside cradle.

Winner: Nikki ASH

After the match, Nikki stands tall and Rhea joins her in the ring with the straps. The music hits and out comes Shotzi and Nox, riding the tank to the ringside area. Shotzi fires her missile at the champs and they’re not happy. The two teams taunt each other as Natalya and Tamina yell from the other side of the ringside area.

We see how Sami Zayn defeated Dominik Mysterio last week as his father watched from ringside. Rey Mysterio and Dominik are backstage now. Rey is trying to give Dominik advice but Dominik says Rey is suffering him. Dominik says Rey won’t give him a chance and keeps nit-picking. Dominik says he would’ve won his last two matches if Rey wasn’t at ringside. Rey walks off and says he’s going to give Dominik his space since Dominik isn’t thinking straight. Dominik calls his dad back but Rey leaves. Sami walks in and Dominik is startled but Sami tells him to relax. Sami is here to give Dominik some advice. He gives Dominik some praise and says if he were Dominik, he would start listening to Rey a little less and listening to his instincts more. Sami says that’s it. He walks off.

– We go back to the ring and out comes Naomi. We see how she stood up to Sonya Deville last week and said she’s not giving up, and will get her blue brand return match no matter what. Naomi was fined for insubordination for yelling at Deville. Cole says Naomi is not scheduled to compete tonight. She enters the ring as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Naomi has a mic. She says she came back to SmackDown to compete but Deville has refused to put her in a match. Fans boo and she agrees. She says she’s been fined, disrespected, insulted, and ignored, but she’s not playing the game anymore, she wants a match and she wants it tonight. Naomi says which one of the ladies in the back wants to come feel the glow. Deville comes out with a mic and says Naomi to stop because it’s not happening tonight, sorry. Fans boo. Deville says she makes the matches, not Naomi. Naomi says how about Deville make a match between the two of them. Deville says everyone knows she would slap the glow off Naomi, but Naomi is safe as she’s no longer a competitor, she’s Naomi’s boss. Naomi goes on and gets a “make the match!” chant going.

Deville calls for Naomi’s audio to be muted. Deville taunts Naomi as the boos get louder. Deville calls for security to come out. She says she was just trying to help Naomi because we all know that it’s all downhill for Naomi as soon as her elaborate entrance is over. Deville says WWE has given Naomi chance after chance but she keeps dropping the ball. Deville tells Naomi to go in the back and TikTok dance her way into obscurity as she, Deville, plans the future of SmackDown. Deville orders security to get Naomi out of here, and they escort her to the back as the boos get louder.

– The Bloodline is walking backstage now. The Usos hype Roman Reigns up. The Usos stop and face off with Otis and Chad Gable to end the brief backstage segment.

Roman Reigns vs. Montez Ford

Roman gets the knees up on a frog splash attempt by Ford, and he gets the guillotine for the tap out.

Winner: Roman Reigns

After the match, Heyman takes the mic and advises Roman to show Ford, Brock and Finn what happens when Roman is pushed to the extreme. The Usos come out and he orders them to get a table. Roman attacks Ford with a chair and then slams him through a table on the outside. Roman and The Usos stand on top before The Demon arrives. He’s on the top turnbuckle and dives on everyone. He puts Roman back in the ring and reversed a chair shot into a sling blade and then hits a dive on the outside as he looks over a fallen Reigns.


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