14th Jun2021

Friday Night Smackdown – Jun 11th 2021: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we are going to kick Coldplay’s ass! Chris Martin: Ow! Stop! It hurts! Me: Yeah! Hurts! Don’t it bitch?! CM: Please! Make it stop! Me: You’d like that wouldn’t you? CM: Stop…The Beatles! Me: It’s called music you sack of s–t! Try playing some next time your on tour! CM: Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Me: SmackDown starts now.

Match #1: Kevin Owens/Big E def. Apollo Crews/Sami Zayn

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Kevin Owens came ready to fight right from the opening bell, as KO targeted both Apollo Crews & Sami Zayn early after last week’s attacks. The chaotic Intercontinental Championship picture was on full display, as a Big E clothesline of Crews over the ropes set up Owens for a Stunner on Zayn to secure the win. After the match, Crews laid down a challenge for the victors to meet back in the ring next week but this time with Commander Azeez in his corner.

The Verdict: 5 out of 10 – I got kinda bored by this. There was too much if the WWE stop and start method of tagging here that tends to lose me. Nobody was lazy here, but this match had issues with not feeling like a formula gone weak. KO couldn’t even stand out here and that’s saying something. Big E played the part of a very obnoxious face here and he felt like less of a star because of it. I have no issues with a cocky face, but his performance of it just makes me wanna change the channel. I still like Big E though. They went through the motions with gusto, but they were the motions all the same.

Match #2: Liv Morgan def. Carmella

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Liv Morgan was out for payback after last week’s defeat, but Carmella was ready early as she threw off her opponent’s charge right into the announce table. When the self-proclaimed “Most Beautiful Woman in WWE” let her guard down, Morgan sprang into action and landed an Oblivion to score a huge victory.

The Verdict: 2 out of 10 – There was a headlock here I think. Anyway, it went a couple minutes and Hot Pocket.

Match #3: Montez Ford def. Chad Gable (DQ)

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After canceling their tag team showdown earlier in the night, Chad Gable welcomed a matchup with Montez Ford with both Dawkins and Otis agreeing to stay away from ringside. Gable appeared to have an answer for every time Ford attempted to get his offense going. Attention then turned away from the ring, as Otis demolished Angelo Dawkins backstage and then leveled an unhinged attack on Ford that left the high-flyer grounded in pain.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10 – The match was decent, but Chad Gable gave this show the best moments of the whole broadcast. Gable was fantastic here and showed how great it is to watch a professional wrestler get some room to maneuver. Ford sold well for Gable, but this long squash was all for Gable. It’s a shame about the finish, but at least Gable had his best showing in some time.

Match #4: (Main Event) Shinsuke Nakamura def. King Corbin

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Rick Boogs played sweet music to get Shinsuke Nakamura in rhythm, but King Corbin was motivated by anger and the hunt to retrieve his “rightful” crown. The King of Strong Style continued to befuddle his rival with a quick roll-up win, as he and Boogs rocked out with the crown in the center of the ring after the encounter.

The Verdict: 4 out of 10 – Time was the enemy here. These guys keep trying to have a great match, but time is not their ally as of late. It’s a shame that this was not given twenty minutes, because these matches lay a fine foundation to build a great bout atop of. At least Shinsuke won.

Final Verdict: 4/10

Time wasted. This show was time wasted. Apart from Chad Gable, nothing and no one stood out as special here. Roman Reigns cut great promos, but this isn’t professional talking, it’s professional wrestling. Roman chewed out The Usos for wanting to be their own men. Who gives a s–t? I don’t and most others don’t either, based on the ratings and internet video views. Roman and Rey had a brawl with kendo sticks to set-up a Hell In A Cell Match for the WWE Universal Title. Okay. Did they need to brawl? I’m sold on that match already. Rey wants the title and revenge. I don’t need a brawl to seal this deal. Also, Roman shouldn’t be talking anyway. Roman’s only good at these promo things when he is yelling or smashing some poor bastard’s head in like Bob Crane on camera in a hotel room. Cum shot! Commander Azeez tags with Apollo Crews next week against KO and Big E. Azeez! Light! Shinsuke and Corbin battle for the crown next week. Stupid! I understand that people think you need to build to a big event. That being said, when the show you’re currently presenting is s–t, what makes me think you can make a big PPV worth my time and money? Well, while nobody from the WWE reads this review, I’m gonna go take a s–t. Thank you for reading. I’ll see you next time.

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