WWE SmackDown comes waltzing again into our lives tonight (Apr. 16, 2021) with a present from the ThunderDome at Yuengling Heart in Tampa, Florida, that includes all of the fallout from the WrestleMania 37 pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza that went down this previous weekend at Raymond James Stadium.
Tonight’s episode contains the Soiled Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode) defending the SmackDown tag crew titles towards the Road Earnings (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford). Elsewhere on the cardboard, Rey Mysterio will battle Otis in a singles match that might have tag title implications.
WWE can be teasing that we’ll discover out what’s subsequent for Bianca Belair and Roman Reigns after their big wins at WrestleMania.
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WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR APR. 16
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The present opens with a recap of the Common Championship match at WrestleMania.
Michael Cole welcomes us to the present and introduces his new broadcast companion, Pat McAfee.
Roman Reigns makes his entrance, flanked by Paul Heyman and Jey Uso as typical, and holds his title excessive whereas pyro goes off.
Roman takes within the crowd’s displeasure for a protracted beat, hesitating to get on the mic.
Finally he says he put numerous eyes on SmackDown, and for the brand new viewer, he asks Heyman to speak concerning the males he beat on Sunday, and he does so, placing over each Edge’s and Daniel Bryan’s credentials earlier than declaring what an enormous deal it’s that Reigns pinned each of them on the identical time. Roman says he referred to as his shot and he delivered and crows that he’ll most likely by no means be put in a triple risk once more after he eradicated two Corridor of Famers like that.
He strides to the ring mic in hand however Roman and his entourage go away with out paying him any thoughts.
Commentary guarantees us an enormous WrestleMania second, after the break.
Again from business we get a pictoral recap of WrestleMania.
5-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce is chatting backstage with Sonya Deville when Cesaro rolls up.
Cesaro asks in the event that they noticed what Roman Reigns did simply now and says he thinks no person’s gonna step as much as him, however he’ll, and he needs a match towards Roman tonight, no title on the road. Sonya says she’ll chat with Roman.
Commentary recaps Cesaro/Rollins with an emphasis on Cesaro’s UFO.
Otis Dozovic vs. Rey Mysterio
Dozer with a shoulder block, Mysterio finally ends up on the ground, Rey comes again and tries to chop him off however Otis will get him within the Tree of Woe and lights him up with strikes! Mysterio sits as much as dodge the cost, diving seated senton, off the ropes with a sliding knee… NOPE! Entrance kick, whip reversed, duck a lariat, springboard crossbody caught right into a World’s Strongest Slam!
Up prime, 747 Splash… MYSTERIO ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! Dropkick into the ropes, drop toehold… 619! Rey perches and dives…
Rey Mysterio wins by pinfall with a crucifix pin.
Paul Heyman is proven backstage getting ready for an interview, and we go to interrupt.
Again from business we get a spotlight reel of assorted media reactions to WrestleMania.
Paul Heyman is interviewed backstage in a really loud purple paisley tie.
He mocks the concept of Cesaro difficult Roman Reigns and suggests the WrestleMania rain delay was god crying as a result of he knew Roman was profitable. He throws each insult within the guide at Cesaro, saying he’s not an attraction, he’s a joke, and he’s stopping the practice earlier than it leaves the station by giving him what he needs tonight, dwell on SmackDown.
We get one other replay of Cesaro hitting the UFO on Rollins.
Sami Zayn makes his entrance, livid as typical.
He will get on the mic and complains about how WrestleMania was purported to be his vindication in the beginning went to crap. He recounts the occasions of his match from his viewpoint and blames his concern for Logan Paul for his loss to Kevin Owens. He calls for his revenge and calls Kev out to provide him what he needs, claiming that tonight there’s nothing to distract him.
Kevin Owens makes his entrance and we go to interrupt.
Again from business in time for the bell.
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
Zayn runs away at first however Owens catches him and takes him again inside, backing him off with chops and punches within the nook. Sami recovers and lights KO up, choking him within the ropes, forwards and backwards as they brawl and simply attempt to tear one another aside. Preventing up within the turnbuckles, Sami is in management and we go to interrupt.
Again from business, jockeying for place within the turnbuckles, Owens goes underneath him, superkick… NOPE! Large senton, one other nearfall, out and again in, pop-up powerbomb blocked… STEENBREAKER! ZAYN KICKS OUT! Sami bails and rakes KO’s eyes for a breather, referee Jason Ayers counts…
Kevin Owens wins by countout.
Submit-match, Kev grabs Sami out on the ramp and beats him down some extra! He takes him again within the ring, kick to the intestine, Stunner!
Backstage, Apollo Crews is hanging out together with his new pal,
Babatunde Dabba-Kato Commander Azeez and crowing about his victory.
He says he’d be completely happy to provide Large E a rematch besides he’s not right here tonight after getting spiked by Azeez’ Nigerian Nail, and he formally introduces us to the Commander, a former member of the Nigerian Elite Guard who will annihilate anybody who tries to return for the title.
Road Earnings make their entrance and we’re knowledgeable it’ll be Bianca Belair’s victory celebration, after the break.