10th May2021

Friday Night Smackdown – May 7th 2021: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Friday Night Smackdown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Andre The Giant is here. Andre The Giant: I hate baby oil! I hate it! Me: Daniel Bryan is gone and… ATG: I hate baby oil! F—k that s—t! Me: Cesaro seems poised to be the contender to the Universal Title come WrestleMania Backlash… ATG: I hate baby oil! I hate that s—t! Me: I heard you! ATG: …hate that s—t! F—k baby oil! Me: Hey asshole! Guess what?! I f—king heard you! ATG: (chokes Nathan) I hate baby oil! I hate it! I hate that s—t! Me: SmackDown begins…GAAAAAAAACK!!!!!

Match #1: Cesaro def. Seth Rollins

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

By the power given to him by WWE Official Adam Pierce, Teddy Long revealed that if Cesaro beat The SmackDown Savior tonight, he would earn the right to challenge Roman Reigns at WrestleMania Backlash. Moments later, The Head of the Table attacked The Swiss Superman from behind and opened the door for Rollins to hurl him into the steel stairs. In the subsequent matchup between Cesaro and Rollins, Rollins made it clear that he didn’t want Jey Uso’s help. When he shoved Jey to the ground, though, Jimmy Uso hit The Architect with a Superkick and paved the way for The Swiss Superman to hit the Neutralizer and earn the right to challenge Roman Reigns at WrestleMania Backlash.

The Score: 7 out of 10

Match #2: Carmella def. Ruby Riott

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

The Untouchable One scored an impressive victory over Ruby Riott by making The Riott Squad Superstar tap out to the Code of Silence out of nowhere.

The Score: 4 out of 10

Match #3: Dominik Mysterio def. Dolph Ziggler

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Although SmackDown Tag Team Champion Dolph Ziggler was scheduled to take on Rey Mysterio, The Showoff goaded Dominik until the younger Mysterio took his father’s place and overcame him with a quick win.

The Score: 5 out of 10

Match #4: Tamina def. Reginald by Disqualification

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After defeating Nia Jax last week, Tamina found herself in a matchup against the acrobatic sommelier Reginald looking to defend the honor of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. As soon as Tamina hit the Superkick on Reginald and looked ready to hit the Splash off the top rope, however, The Irresistible Force and The Queen of Spade attacked Tamina to end the match. In the aftermath, they unleashed a vicious assault on Tamina and Natalya.

The Score: 1 out of 10

Match #5: (Main Event) King Corbin, Apollo Crews, Sami Zayn, Otis & Chad Gable won the 10-Man Tag Team Match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

With bodies everywhere in the colossal 10-Man Tag Team Match set up by legendary SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long, Shinsuke Nakamura failed to realize that King Corbin had been tagged into the contest, opening the door for the brutal monarch to pick up the win for his team.

The Score: 6 out of 10

Final Verdict: 4/10

The opener was the thing to see here. Jimmy Uso came back and disrupted the status quo of Roman Reigns/Jey Uso. I ate Sandy Duncan. She came pumpkin dust. Cesaro was pushed great here and got to show what he looks like when his promoter takes him seriously for a change. Cesaro gets the fight against Roman for the title at WrestleMania Backlash. Seth put over Cesaro really well in a match that got marred by an interesting yet contrived angle concerning the Usos and interference. If you hate Cesaro, then this show was hell for you. If you like Cesaro, then this was a one-note show, because Cesaro’s run of high-quality work here was all that this show really had to hang its hat on. I hope that the push for the once and forever Claudio Castagnoli goes well now that Cesaro is finally being allowed to pay off for him after a decade of hard-work. It’s time damn it. Okay. I’ve got lint to choke on. I’ll see you next time.


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