22nd Mar2021

Friday Night Smackdown – Mar 19th 2021: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Friday Night Smackdown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and…what’s that? My door-bell rang. Let me…what the…a baby in a basket! What’s this note say? The Note: Dear sir or madam, please care for my baby as if it were your own. I am a poor, downtrodden woman who cannot care for my own baby. I… Me: No! (punts baby over the neighbor’s house) What am I? A f—king nurse? I (baby hits a trampoline and bounces back into Nathan’s face) Me: Ow! Baby: Goo goo gah gah! Me: Oh! A wise-ass eh?! (baby kicks Nathan’s face…again and again and again) Ow! Damn it! Stop it! Hey! My face! Ow! Not the face! (it kicks Nathan’s balls) Ow! The face! The face! (goes back to kicking face) That’s better. Okay. SmackDown begins… (kicked in face) Ow!

Match #1: Sasha Banks def. Nia Jax w/ Shayna Baszler – Smackdown Women’s Title Match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After Bianca Belair chased an interfering Shayna Baszler into the ring and got stopped by the referee, The Queen of Spades set up to kick Sasha Banks and accidently kicked her own partner instead. This allowed The Boss to pick up the quick pin on Nia Jax to retain her SmackDown Women’s Title against The Irresistible Force.

The Score: 3 out of 10

  • The Good: Banks carried Nia through next to nothing, but did so adequately.
  • The Bad: This still sucked. Nia just can’t wrestle well any-more.
  • The Verdict: Do wanna watch Banks struggle to cram eighty hours’ worth of carrying into five minutes?

Match #2: Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio def. Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins)

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After teaming with Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins for a victory in Eight-Man Tag Team Match last week, the Mysterios overcame The Street Profits in an effort to position themselves for a possible SmackDown Tag Team Title Match against The Dirty Dawgs in the future.

The Score: 3 out of 10

  • The Good: You get Rey doing things for a few minutes.
  • The Bad: This was three minutes of nobody but Rey doing anything.
  • The Verdict: One guy can’t make a tag team match work by themselves…well not usually.

Match #3: Chad Gable and Otis def. Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Moments after overcoming Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford, the Mysterios found themselves bested in an impromptu challenge from Chad Gable & Otis following Otis’ devastating Splash off the second rope.

The Score: 4 out of 10

  • The Good: This was a more concise wrestling match than the last one.
  • The Bad: This got cut off just as good things were starting to happen.
  • The Verdict: Everybody worked hard and didn’t take any short-cuts, even though the match did itself.

Match #4: King Corbin def. Sami Zayn

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

King Corbin quelled a recent thorn in his side by defeating Sami Zayn in a matchup filled with his opponent’s questionable tactics. When guest SmackDown commenter Kevin Owens refused to agree with Zayn’s conspiracy theories after the bell, the ranting Master Strategist attacked KO from behind with the Helluva Kick.

The Score: 1 out of 10

  • The Good: Sami sold well.
  • The Bad: This match never really got going.
  • The Verdict: Don’t watch this if you like Sami. Sami deserved better than…whatever this s—t was.

Match #5: Match #5: Bianca Belair vs. Shayna Baszler w/ Nia Jax (No Contest)

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

On the same night that their WWE Fastlane tag team partners squared off, Bianca Belair and Shayna Baszler collided. The match was cut short when Natalya & Tamina suddenly emerged to attack everybody and show why they should be in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Match at WWE Fastlane.

The Score: 0 out of 10

  • The Good: The bell rang.
  • The Bad: Nothing happened.
  • The Verdict: Why did they book this?

Match #6: (Main Event) Edge def. Jey Uso (Special Enforcer At Fast Lane)

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

With Daniel Bryan looking on, Edge emerged victorious in his first SmackDown match in 10 years by overcoming Roman Reigns’ unhinged cousin with the Spear to become the Special Ringside Enforcer for the Universal Championship Match at Fastlane. Moments after the bell, however, The Big Dog took out the victorious Rated-R Superstar and, thanks to Uso, his Fastlane opponent Daniel Bryan with two Spears of his own.

The Score: 8 out of 10

  • The Good: Now this was good. Edge and Jey sold this sucker like the show saver it had to be. Edge was more like a combo of Terry Funk and Kurt Angle here than his normal style would typically allow. Jey was all guts and glory here, giving Edge all he could handle and more. Edge sold his stomach and ribs the whole match like a pro. They weren’t necessarily grappling the whole time, but they were fighting like there was no tomorrow. Edge never misused the youth of Jey just to get his spots over. You always get Edge working on making the match convincing, instead of getting himself over.
  • The Bad: It’s a shame that this didn’t get a few more minutes, because these guys were just about ready to go the Promised Land with this one.
  • The Verdict: For the best outside the very best, this match will show you how to have a good time with a show that didn’t offer any fun until the end.

Final Verdict: 3/10

The main event saved this show from being s—t. We got six matches and yet only one actually felt like it belonged on TV. Thank Shrek for the main event. It was great seeing Edge back in the mix. Well, the main event is the only thing worth watching here, so go find that and you’re fine. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time.


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