WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN/FOX: April 2 results (Wrestleview)

Posted on 4/03/121 by Bob Magee

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
April 2, 2021
St. Petersburg, Florida (Tropicana Field)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com

WWE SmackDown kicks off with clips of last weeks show. We
see Adam Pearce announcing that the Universal Championship
match at WrestleMania will be a triple threat match.

Live in the ThunderDome, out comes Edge to the ring. He says
what happened at FastLane and last week, the chaos, the
mayhem, the destruction, it didnt need to happen. Or maybe
it did. Maybe he was being naive by thinking he could travel
the road to WrestleMania without hitting any roadkill or
speed bumps. And Daniel somehow got his way to WrestleMania.

Edge says the idea of possibly teaming with Bryan at
FastLane was interesting to him but it wasnt for Daniel.
And he was so focused on Roman that he didnt see Daniel
coming and that is his fault. Because if anyone should see
an opportunist coming, its him. And lesson learned. Then
Daniel has these scenarios of Edge vs. Roman and he faces
the winner after. Or the one where Edge and Roman face each
other on Saturday and Bryan faces the winner on Sunday. Edge
says so brave. But then after Pearces decision last week,
he realised that he got out played.

He says that he has to thank Bryan because he had a lot of
time for reflection. He looked in the mirror and he finally
liked what he saw. He saw someone who when backed in the
corner, he comes out biting and swinging, doing what he has
to do. He finally saw the Rated R Superstar. We see the
WrestleMania graphic for the Universal Championship. Edge
says that is Pearces validation for his paycheck.

Edge says that he doesnt think Adam understands the
ramification of what he did. Did Edge snap after Adam made
it a triple threat? He did. He finally woke the hell up.
Edge says he is a man that Roman aspires to be, he is a man
that Bryan aspires to be. He is a WWE Hall of Fame legend.
He is the ultimate opportunist. And he is finally, once
again, the Rated R Superstar.

Regarding last week, when he hit them with the chair, it
felt so good. He says it will happen again and when it does,
he wont hesitate to hit them with the conchairto. He throws
the microphone and leaves the ring.

Edge with a promo to get you hyped for #WrestleMania.
Nothing new to say about him, many in the WWE locker room
can learn from watching him on the microphone. #SmackDown

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-Commercial Break-

Edge is walking backstage and in comes Kayla. She says that
he didnt talk about tonights street fight between Jey and
Bryan. Edge says he doesnt feel badly that Bryan might get
beaten senseless tonight. And he knows that the next
question is what if Bryan cant make it to WrestleMania. He
wouldnt feel badly about it, he would enjoy it.

The Alpha Academy are in the ring as Gable hyped Otis up. He
says over the past few months, he has transformed this human
bulldozer into a force of nature. He unleashed his inner
alpha. The Alpha Academy is peaking at the right time and
when they peak, they peak hard. Tonight, they outshine their
own partners. And next week on a WrestleMania special
edition of SmackDown, they will win the SmackDown Tag Team
Championships. And when they do it, they do it for the
Academy as Gable and Otis point to the sky.

It will be Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode defending their
#SmackDown Tag Team Championships vs. The Alpha Academy, The
Street Profits and Rey and Dominik Mysterio next week on
what they are calling a #WrestleMania Smackdown special.

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Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode and The Alpha Academy vs. Rey,
Dominik, The Street Profits

The bell rings and we are under way. Dominik with a tornado
DDT on Ziggler. He goes for the cover but Ziggler kicks out.
In comes Roode and in comes Mysterio. All eight men fight as
Ziggler and his tag partners are thrown to the outside.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Rey and Ziggler are in the ring.
Dawkins is tagged in and he hits Ziggler with a clothesline.
He knocks Otis off the ring apron. In comes Gable but
Dawkins throws him down. Roode is tagged in and with the
referee distracted, Otis hits Dawkins with a clothesline.
Otis is tagged in. He stomps on Dawkins. Otis goes for the
cover but Dawkins kicks out.

Otis slams Dawkins into the turnbuckle as Dawkins falls to
the mat. Otis with an elbow drop. Roode is tagged in. A
suplex by Roode. He goes for the cover but Dawkins kicks
out. Ziggler is tagged in. Ziggler tauns him and Ziggler
with a headlock and Otis is tagged in. A snap mare by Otis
followed by a head lock but Dawkins with a jaw breaker
counter. Both men run to the ropes and a double clothesline.
Gable and Ford are tagged in. Ford with a clothesline. In
comes Roode but a drop kick by Ford. He dropkicks Ziggler
off the ring apron.

Ford with a modified side walk slam. He goes for the cover
but Ziggler breaks it up. In comes Rey as Rey hits him with
a drop kick. Rey goes for the 619 but Roode trips Rey up to
the outside. Rey throws Roode into the barricade. Dominik
flips Dolph to the outside. Ford with a roll up on Gable but
Gable kicks out. Ford with a kick to the head. Ford climbs
the top rope and he jumps but lands on his feet. Otis is
tagged in and a German by Gable. Otis on the second rope, he
jumps and a big slam on Ford. He goes for the cover and gets
the pin.

Pearce and Sonya are backstage. In comes Heyman. He tells
them the Tribal Chief has asked him to come to them
regarding a clause, an agreement. Putting Jey up in a street
fight vs. Bryan could end Bryans career and he wants Jey
cleared of all legal problems. Sonya tells him he makes a
good point as Heyman walks away.

Winners: The Alpha Academy, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode

Seth Rollins makes his way down to the ring wearing a purple

Seth Rollins looks like he could be in Prince's Purple Rain
music video. At this point I know he is just trolling us.

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-Commercial Break-

Corey Graves is in the ring with Cesaro and Rollins. Corey
is talking as Seth calls himself Mr. WrestleMania. He tells
Corey he should start with himself but its fine, to ask
Cesaro. Corey says this is Cesaros first singles match at
WrestleMania, will it be the breakthrough moment? Cesaro
says this is the biggest match of his career and Seth has
been loud talking about his shortcomings. But he cant and
wont fail at WrestleMania because hteres something
different, something in the air, swing is in the air,
everywhere you look around.

Graves tells Seth that the entire WWE Universe saw him
getting swung by Cesaro. Seth says he knows what they are
trying to do. You cant shake him because its WrestleMania
season and when it comes to this season, he is unshakable.
Seth vs. Triple H, Seth vs. Lesnar, Seth cashing in. Corey
says no one is questioning his WrestleMania moments but the
pressure is on Cesaro. He asks him if he has what it takes
to get the win vs. Seth.

Cesaro says he wouldnt be here if he didnt know he could
be Seth at WrestleMania. But he knows he can embarrass him
at WrestleMania. Seth says he is unshakeable. Cesaro says he
may be unshakable but hes not un-swingable. Seth kicks
Corey out of the ring and he tells Cesaro he is sick of him.
There are levels to this game and Cesaro is at the bottom
hile Seth is at the top. That is how it is and that is how
it will be. And he will embarrass Cesaro at WrestleMania.

Seth says he will end Cesaros dream right now as the two go
face to face. Cesaro tells him to take a swing. Seth backs
off and leaves the ring.

Carmella is backstage warming up as Nia, Shayna and Reginald
pass by her. Nia tells her she didnt treat her guy very
well as they all walk away.

A solid segment between Seth Rollins, Cesaro and Corey
Graves. The #WrestleMania experienced Seth vs. Cesaro who is
getting his first one on one match at WrestleMania. It
didn't drag on for too long, just perfect. #SmackDown

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-Commercial Break-

Shayna Baszler vs. Natalya with Tamina

Nia Jax and Reginald are on commentary. The bell rings and
we are under way. Both women exchange right hands and
reversals. They both go for a roll up as Natalya gets the

Winner: Natalya

Nija and Tamina get in the ring as Shayna and Nija beat them
both down. Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott come out, as do Many
and Dana Brooke. Lana and Naomi run down to the ring.
Natalya and Tamina with a modified Hart Attack as theyre
the last team standing tall.

Carmella is backstage and in comes Billie Kay with her CV.
Carmella looks at it as Billie walks away.

We cut to earlier tonight where Logan Paul makes it to the
stadium with Sami Zayn waiting for him.

That was painful but at least quick with every single
women's team running down to the ring. My guess is we get
some sort of match for the Women's Tag Team Championships
next week. #SmackDown

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-Commercial Break-

Sami Zayns Red Carpet Premiere with Logan Paul

Zayn makes his way down to the ring. The mat is covered the
red carpet and we have two chairs. He says its the red
carpet premiere, the release of the trailer for his
documentary which will expose the conspiracy against him. He
says this will show without a shadow of a doubt that there
is a conspiracy against him, to undermine him and his
career. He says what you are about to see will shock you and
leave you speechless.

Sami hypes up Logan Paul and introduces him to the ring. Out
comes Logan as both men hug in the ring. Sami tells him that
Logan being here says so much about his character. It will
show all of his followers that this is not a conspiracy
theory but a conspiracy.

Logan says he is excited to be in a WWE ring in the
ThnderDome and based on everything Sami has told him, this
could be huge. Sami says he is surrounded by people who
dont want to see the truth. And he invites Logan to be his
guest at WrestleMania as Logan accepts.

Sami says this is great because he will get to see first
hand but what he will do to Kevin Owens but that is
WrestleMania. But tonight, we are here for this. Sami says
its time to see the trailer.

We cut to the big screen and its rated T for Truth. All
facts without fiction. The tailer shows bits of Sami talking
at different times as they mention different conspiracy
theories. We see him talking to Kevin, him attacking his
camera crew and how referees conspire against him. Its
called Justice for Sami.

Sami says bravo, what a gem. He asks Logan about his
thoughts. Logan says its a lot to take in, its compelling
but when Sami wasi n the locker room, Kevin approached him
and he said Hes known you for 15 years, there is no
conspiracy. Sami asks what he is doing, hes not Kevins
guest of honor. He is here with him, not Kevin. Sami gets a
little heated and apologizes. He says he knows what Kevin
thinks and he doesnt care what Kevin thinks, he doesnt
want Kevin poisoning Logans mind. He cares about what Logan
Paul thinks.

Logan says he can see he put a lot of effort in it. Kevin
attacks Sami from behind and hits him with the stunner.
Kevin tells Sami, if he cant talk sense into him, he will
beat sense into him at WrestleMania. Kevin pushes Logan away
and leaves the ring as Logan stands in the middle of the

We cut backstage and in comes Edge. He tells Pearce and
Sonya that last week, Pearce made the worst decision in WWE
history. But tonight, the street fight is actually a good
idea. And he wants them to know that he will be out there on

That segment involving Logan Paul and Sami Zayn went better
than I thought it would. Logan didn't talk much, it was all
Sami talking. The trailer was funny for what it was. In
short, I actually did not hate it. #SmackDown

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Logan Paul will be in Sami's corner vs. Kevin Owens at
#WrestleMania! #SmackDown

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-Commercial Break-

Alyse is backstage with Kevin Owens. He tells hers he
disliked hitting Sami with the stunner but he was trying to
send him a message. Its a message to anyone in WWE, he can
stun anyone at any time. Sami attacks Kevin from behind.

Kayla is backstage with Bianca. She asks about her focus
right now. Bianca says she was wondering when she would
finally get to see the real Sasha Banks but after she
slapped the soul out of her body, the legit boss showed up.
And thats who she was waiting on. Bianca says when she
beats Sasha, she will have no excuses. But tonight is
Carmella. She got a chip on her shoulder when she is the
reason that they all have to deal with Reginalds drama.
Bianca says she is going through Carmella to make history at

Carmella vs. Bianca Belair

As Bianca is getting in the ring, Carmella attacks Bianca,
knocking her to the outside. Right hands by Carmella as she
throws Bianca into the ring steps.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Carmella is on top of Biancas
shoulders and hits a hurricanrana. She hits her with the
bronco buster. She goes for the cover but Bianca kicks out.
Carmella ties Biancas hair around the bottom rope and
stomps on her.

Carmella taunts Bianca. She runs towards her but Bianca with
a huge clothesline knocks Carmella down. A drop kick by
Bianca. Right hands by Bianca. She goes for a moon sault but
Carmella moves out of the way. Carmella with the super kick.
She goes for the cover but Bianca kicks out. Carmella taunts
Bianca as Bianca hits her with the KOD. She goes for the
cover and gets the pin.

Winner: Bianca Belair

Sasha Banks gets in the ring as she tries to attack Bianca
from behind. Bianca tells her not today but WrestleMania.
Sasha rolls out of the ring.

Roman Reigns is shwon backstage with Jey Uso.

Carmella looked strong out there up until the end. She was
in control of the entire match and one KOD knocks her out.
I'm not complaining but it could have been done better.
Bianca looked good too as her build continues. Also, barely
any Sasha Banks which was great. #SmackDown

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-Commercial Break-

King Corbin is backstage says he is tired of the disrespect
he keeps getting on SmackDown. So when he heard that Lashley
made the offer on Raw, he took a look at his 45,000$ Patek
watch and decided he will go to WrestleMania. Then everyone
will be forced to respect and bow down to the king.

Apollo Crews cuts a promo backstage. He says this time at
WrestleMania, they do it the right way in a Nigerian Drum
Fight. He says he challenges Big E to a Nigerian Drum Fight
at WrestleMania, that way all of his family and his
ancestors will drum around at his bones breaking and him
becoming the Intercontinental Champion.

Edge is backstage and in comes Heyman. He tells Edge the
main event should have been Edge vs. Roman Reigns and then
that little bastard Daniel inserted himself to make it a
triple threat. That match mathematically lowers Romans
chances at defending and Edges chances of winning. Edge
cuts him off. He tells him he going out there tonight for

Out comes Edge to the announce table to join the commentary

We will have the Andre the Giant Battle Royal next week on

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Apollo Crews has challenged Big E to a Nigerian Drum Fight
for the Intercontinental Championship at #WrestleMania.

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-Commercial Break-

Street Fight Daniel Bryan vs. Jey Uso

The bell rings and we are under way. Right hands by Jey as
he throws Bryan to the outside. A right hand by Bryan as he
throws Jey into the barricade. He goes to throw Jey once
more but Jey reverses it and Bryan hits shoulder first onto
the barricade. Once more Jey throws Bryan into the barricade
and into the ring.

Jey grabs a steel chair but as he is getting in the ring,
Bryan kicks him away. Bryan goes for a suicide dive but Jey
hits him with the chair. Jey gets in the ring and hits Bryan
with the steel chair across his back. Jey places Bryans leg
in between the chair. Jey climbs the top rope and goes for
the splash but Bryan moves out of the way.

Bryan grabs the chair and hits Jey with the chair across the
back. Jey rolls out of the ring as Romans music hits and
out comes Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman. Paul has a chair
for Roman to sit on.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Jey with a super kick on Bryan in the
ring. Jey places the steel chair in between the two ropes.
He throws Bryan head first into the steel chair. Jey with
right hands. Jey goes to the outside and grabs a tool box
from under the ring. He grabs a steel chair and gets in the
ring. Jey hits Bryan with the chain, taking him down. A
right hand by Jey knocks Bryan down.

Jey climbs the top rope, he jumps and lands the frog splash.
He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. Jey rolls Bryan
to the outside. He slams Bryan face first into the ring
apron. He throws Bryan into the ring steps. Jey grabs Bryan
and he slams him head first into the steel steps.

Edge says he doesnt fear anyone which gets Jeys attention.
Jey turns his attention back to Bryan. He goes for a suplex
off the ring steps but Bryan blocks it. A right hand by
Bryan who lands a suplex from the ring steps onto the floor.

Bryan grabs a steel chair and looks at Edge. He hits Jey
across the back with it. He slams Jeys face into the
announce table as he looks at Edge. He throws Jey back into
the ring. Bryan on the top rope and he lands a drop kick.
Bryan with the yes kicks. Bryan grabs the steel chain and he
wraps it around his arm. He hits Jey with the chain and he
gets Jey into the Yes Lock. Jey taps out.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

Daniel rolls out of the ring and hits Edge with the flying
knee. He throws Edge face first several times into the ring
post. Bryan stares at Roman and marches towards him. Roman
stands up and he throws the chair towards Bryan but Bryan
moves out of the way. Bryan with the running knee onto
Roman. Bryan with the Yes Lock on Roman Reigns on the stage.

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