20th Sep2021

Friday Night Smackdown – Sept 17th 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 Big E is the WWE World Champion? Sure, Vince McMahon has made Big E into a cackling dips–t over the past year and a pancake throwing moron by and large, but it’s a thrill to see someone with talent and a good attitude get a shot at being champion. Also, Big E is one of the few draws Vince actually has right now. Go figure. Roman doesn’t draw and hasn’t yet in his entire career. Good crowd reactions are not the same as selling tickets. Roman is the champion of this show. He was interesting as a heel for a few months, but he’s boring now. Seth Rollins is the best wrestling heel of the show, without question. Paul Heyman oughta be paired with him and a couple of top prospects that Vince likes so things can get interesting again. Roman is already at the point where he should just become a crazed anti-hero. That’s what Roman is best at…roaring and smashing. If I have to see Roman smile slyly one more time, I’m gonna dunk my head in Bruce Pritchard’s ass. Don’t make me do that! I don’t wanna, but I will! Hell, if they want the Becky Lynch heel run to work (you shouldn’t, because it’s stupid), then have her and Seth come together with Paul and few others and be a heel faction.

Match #1: Big E & Finn Bálor def. The Usos

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WWE Champion Big E stuck around to join forces with Finn Bálor against The Usos. Big E hit the Big Ending on Jimmy as Bálor hit the Coup de Grace on Jey to give the tandem a huge victory over the SmackDown Tag Team Champions.

The Verdict: 8 out of 10 – Man, was this crowd happy for this. Hell, I was happy for this. It was good! There’s lots of fast, brisk slams… Mrs. Doubtfire: A few light slams is all a girl like me needs deary! Me: Is that a crot…beav…what is that?! Mrs. D: It’s your destiny deary…your destiny! Me: No! Not my mou…FFFFFFMMMMMMMM!!!!!!  This match was certainly worth watching. The passion of all involved was a sight to behold. I sure did get a chubby watching that stud-muffin Big E shake his bacon all about the canvas. This was a fabulous opener.

Match #2: Rick Boogs def. Robert Roode

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Moments after Rick Boogs scored another impressive victory over Robert Roode with Boogs Cruise, the post-match celebration of Intercontinental Champion King Nakamura and his rocking cohort was cut short thanks to a brutal sneak attack by former titleholder Apollo Crews and Commander Azeez. As he stood over The King of Strong Style, Crews demanded a title rematch.

The Verdict: 3 out of 10 – These guys didn’t get much of a chance to do anything. Damn. Shoulda let them actually do something.

Match #3: Toni Storm & Liv Morgan def. Carmella & Zelina Vega by Count-Out

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Liv Morgan sent Carmella face-first into the turnbuckle. In response, Mella exited the ring, clenched her nose in absolute hysterics and took a count-out loss. In the aftermath, Liv picked up the mic and challenged Carmella to a contest at WWE Extreme Rules where she promised to make her look as hideous on the outside as she was on the inside.

The Verdict: 1 out of 10 – It went short and had a lame count-out finish. Damn.

Match #4: (Main Event) Sami Zayn def. Dominik Mysterio

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With Rey Mysterio joining SmackDown commentary in spite of his son asking him to stay in the backstage area, Dominik Mysterio put forth a strong effort before Sami Zayn got his knees up as his opponent was coming off the top rope to hand him the loss for the third week in a row.

The Verdict: 4 out of 10 – These guys didn’t get much time to do anything. Damn.

Final Verdict: 4 /10

Naomi got mad at Sonya Deville and threatened her. Kane gave Bianca Belair the key to Knoxville, since he is the Knox County mayor. Becky Lynch interrupted the ceremony and attacked Bianca. Liv Morgan challenged Carmella to a match at Extreme Rules. Finn Balor turned into the demon with…magic. Bulls–t! You can’t lick a Pinkley Taurus! I wish I could lick a better episode of SmackDown…and a glass of better daughter! I’m all loaded up! Trucker Clock! Talk to Teddy Bear! Boy, this was lame. Vince must’ve had a stroke while writing this thing this week. Paul Heyman said he’s not working with Brock Lesnar and I’m not an ugly sack of s–t! Paul Heyman always tells the truth, so I can believe him. I’ll see you later…at Lukatittee Beach!

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