26th Apr2021

Friday Night Smackdown – Apr 23rd 2021: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Friday Night SmackDown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and this is Mafia Jeopardy! Johnny Gilbert: On this episode, we have from Ptooey, Italy, Juniano Gaspallo! From Horslutte, New Jersey, a cold-blooded killer named Nicky Nuthin! Nicky Nuthin: I didn’t say nuthin. …and from Ottoaroticaxfikseation, New York, he’s the most violent librarian of the Gnoggi crime outfit…Pritto The Perv Pokko! …and here is the host of Mafia Jeopardy, Nathan Favel! Me: I’m already here. Okay! We have a great game to get to… Juniano: Let’s begin this game! Move asshole! Pritto: Yeah! Me an Nicky wanna start! Right Nicky? Nicky: Nicky ain’t here. Shut up. Me: Uh…here are the categories! Where’s The Drugs? The Bastard Had It Comin! Who Iced Nico? You A Narc?! You Ain’t A Fag, Right? You Got A Problem With My Face? Wanna Get My Foot Up Your Ass? …and Potpourri. Let’s start with our current champion, Pritto. Pritto…start us off. Pritto: The F one for 600. Juniano: F–k no! Pritto: You fuggen liar! What about when you went to the animal shelter and… Juniano: Shut up! Why can’t you keep this s–t to yourself like Nicky?! Nicky: Who’s Nicky? I ain’t said nuthin. Shut up. Me: Let’s try a different category. Pritto: Who Iced Nico? for 1000. Juniano: I did. Pay me. Pritto: Dat was you? You muddafugga you! Nico was made! Why did you shoot him?! Juniano: I didn’t like his face. Pritto: You got a problem with my face you son of a bitch?! Me: Guys! One category at a time! Juniano: I didn’t shoot him. I paid Nicky to whack him. Pritto: Nicky?! Nicky: Nobody did nuthin. Shut up. Juniano: The bastard had it coming! Me: One category at a time! Pritto: Wanna get my foot up your ass?! Me: Will you just stick to one category?! (Nicky shoots Juniano and Pritto) Nicky: Final Jeopardy. Me: Okay. For Final Jeopardy…Interior Decorating! When finishing a library inside of a seaside Cape Cod cottage, it’s most appropriate to adorn the room with what colorful motif? 30 seconds…good luck. (Jeopardy theme song or 30 seconds) Okay. Let’s check with our…only contestant. Nicky. What did you put down. Navy blue wallpaper with trellis paneling. That’s correct! Nicky: You gotta make yo house look beautiful. Me: Wow! You actually answered the question! What did you wager? …nuthin. Nicky: Nobody said nuthin. Me: Let’s…SmackDown starts now.

Match #1: Daniel Bryan and Cesaro def. Seth Rollins and Jey Uso

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After the quartet of blue brand Superstars engaged in a war of words to open SmackDown, Cesaro & Daniel Bryan teamed up to fight off the bad intentions of Jey Uso & Seth Rollins in an epic encounter. Uso & Rollins teamed up for a crushing Buckle Bomb and Splash that nearly won the match, but when the going got tough, The SmackDown Savior headed for the hills. Bryan followed up with a Running Knee for the win, and Cesaro added a spin of Uso for good measure, as the victorious tandem mocked Roman Reigns with his cousin as bait.

The Score: 8 out of 10

Match #2: Tamina def. Nia Jax

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

The Irresistible Force met the impenetrable Tamina, as their WrestleMania rivalry carried over onto the blue brand. The two Superstars traded punishing attacks early, and a distraction from Reginald and Shayna Baszler on the outside opened the door for a Superkick and a massive win for Tamina.

The Score: 4 out of 10

Match #3: Apollo Crews def. Kevin Owens – Intercontinental Title Match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Apollo Crews was incensed to have to defend his Intercontinental Championship in such short order, but Kevin Owens was happy to jump to the front of the line for the opportunity. The presence of Sami Zayn and Commander Azeez made for a chaotic clash, but Owens nearly overcame the champion with a thunderous Pop-up Powerbomb. After a Splash, KO dragged Crews back into the ring, but the towering shadow of Azeez on the ropes allowed the titleholder to grab a roll-up win. Owens hit one Stunner, but a Nigerian Nail from Commander Azeez left the challenger down for the count.

The Score: 7 out of 10

Match #4: (Main Event) Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio def. Alpha Academy

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

A pair of the blue brand’s top tandems looked to make a statement in the SmackDown Tag Team Title landscape when The Mysterios met Otis & Chad Gable. The bruising precision of The Alpha Academy was on display, but a timely tag of The Master of the 619 got The Mysterios flying. A 619 and a sky-scraping Splash from Rey Mysterio secured a hard-fought victory for the father-son duo.

The Score: 7 out of 10

Final Verdict: 7/10

Well well well. This was damn good! The opener went twenty some odd minutes and stole the show at the start. When I tell you that the opening match was fantastic, you can believe that it is every bit as such as I say. Sassafrass! I’m lying! This show was s–t! Kill it! Kill it! Anyway, the great opener, which was as much a brilliant spectacle as it was an intricate grappling contest, was not the only bout to deliver the goods here. Nia and Tamina slugged away at each other to make their weak wrestling match rather fun for the few minutes it went. Apollo and KO worked hard in their prize fight and made every second count. Hell, even the main event packed on the action like an elephant slut. This is what I like. Now, there was also way too much talking on here for my taste or any decent reason, but this is just the way Vince books…the bitch. Aleister Black read from a book about a dragon. Big E fights Apollo Crews next week for the Intercontinental strap. Oh…Roman Reigns defends the Universal strap against Daniel Bryan in what seems poised to be promoted as a Loser Leaves Town Match. That was the long and short if this week. Well, it was a good week on SmackDown, so that works well for me. I’ll see you next time.

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