WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
June 18, 2021
Tampa, Florida (Yuengling Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Then. Now. Forever. The WWE: Together video leads us into
A video package kicks off the show highlighting Roman
Reigns vicious beatings on Dominik Mysterio. Rey Mysterio
acknowledged Reigns as a rat bastard and a man he wants to
fight inside of Hell in a Cell. Mysterio then attacked
Reigns with a kendo stick, but Reigns fought back and
connected with a Superman Punch. Dominik saved his father,
but Reigns powerbombed him over the top rope to the floor.
Rey chased Reigns off and checked on his son.
The crimson red Hell in a Cell is shown hanging over the
ring. For the first time on network television, well have a
Hell in a Cell match on Friday Night SmackDown.
Mysterio says every parent knows what hes feeling with the
pain of watching a child get hurt. Mysterio warned his son
about the dangers of this business. Roman Reigns took the
baby that he held in his arms and threw him over the top
rope like a bag of bricks. Mysterio will never forget the
pain in his sons eyes or the man that did this to him,
Roman Reigns. Mysterio cannot wait one more day. Mysterio
wants this match, tonight. He wants it inside the most
diabolical structure in WWE, Hell in a Cell. Mysterio knows
Reigns accepted the match last night on Twitter, but he
wants to hear it from the mouth of the so-called Head of
the Table himself. Reigns doesnt come out, so Mysterio
says, Get out here you son of a bitch!
The pulsing music is heard, and the Hell in a Cell
completely lowers over the ring. After some stalling, Roman
Reigns music is heard. The WWE Universal Champion heads out
to the stage alongside his advocate, Paul Heyman. Heyman
hands Reigns the microphone. Reigns says he doesnt want to
hurt Mysterio. This isnt his fault. Mysterio isnt ready
for this. He doesnt want to be locked in the Hell in a Cell
with him. What he did to his son was PG. What he does
tonight will not be. Is Mysterio sure he wants to do this?
Mysterio says, Ive never been more ready in my life.
Reigns looks saddened and says he tried to be diplomatic.
Now well do it his way. Reigns shoves the microphone toward
Heyman and walks off to the back.WWE Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews and Commander
Azeez make their way to the ring. This is Commander Azeez
in-ring debut. Theyll face Big E and Kevin Owens, next.
Kevin Owens and Big E are interviewed by Kayla Braxton
backstage. Kevin Owens puts over Big E as a great partner
because of his strength and championship success. Big E is a
little subdued talking about Owens because the wounds are
still fresh, but tonight they shall not retreat. Commander
Azeez and Apollo Crews will feel the power!
Before the match begins, Sami Zayn comes out to do
Tag Team Match
WWE Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews and Commander
Azeez vs. Big E and Kevin Owens
The bell rings, and its Big E starting against Apollo
Crews. Big E avoids a kick and hits a belly-to-belly suplex.
Big E hits a splash. Kevin Owens blind tagged in and hits a
senton splash for a two count. Owens puts Crews in the
corner and tags Big E back in. Crews flips through a back
suplex and goes for a tag, but Big E stops him. Big E
connects with the back suplex for a two count. Big E goes
for a vertical suplex, but Crews knees him in the head and
tags in Commander Azeez.
Azeez knees Big E in the ribs before booting him in the jaw.
Big E rolls out of the ring to recover. Azeez easily steps
over the top rope and scoops Big E up for a slam on the
We come back from the break to see Azeez applying a cobra
clutch to Big E. Big E fights out, but Azeez hits a suplex
and punches him down in the corner. Azeez hits another
suplex. Big E fights back, but Crews tags in and knocks
Owens off the apron. I lost TV connection for a few moments
Owens hits a Pop-up Powerbomb on Crews, but Crews kicks out
when Azeez is SUPER late breaking it up. Azeez actually
drops an elbow on Crews because he was so late. It wasnt
sold. Azeez pulls Owens out of the ring and sends him into
the ring post. Zayn distracts Owens. Owens gets in the ring,
and Azeez hits him with a Nigerian Nail for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: WWE Intercontinental Champion Apollo
Crews and Commander Azeez
Azeez pulls Owens up to his feet and hits another Nigerian
Nail. Zayn runs off laughing. Kayla Braxton catches Zayn
backstage. Zayn calls it karmic payback.Shinsuke Nakamura battles King Corbin in a Battle for the
Kevin Owens comes up to WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya
Deville. Owens is gasping for air and says he wants Sami
Rick Boogs gets fired up and plays Shinsuke Nakamura to the
Battle for the Crown
Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Rick Boogs vs. King Corbin
Nakamura quickly takes it to Corbin, knocking him to the
corner. Nakamura puts him on the ropes and hits a sliding
German Suplex. Nakamura celebrates with Rick Boogs, who is
playing some licks at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Corbin stretching
Nakamura. Nakamura fights back, but Corbin drops him with
the Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin shouts about his crown
and punches away at Nakamura. Nakamura gets out of a slam,
and they mistime a leg sweep. Nakamura jumps on the back for
a sleeper hold, but Corbin throws him off. Nakamura hits an
enzuigiri and a sliding knee for a near fall. Corbin ducks a
kick and hits a German Suplex for a two count. Nakamura
fights back with a slam for a two count. Nakamura knees away
at Corbin and goes to the corner to size him up. Nakamura
goes for a Kinshasa, but Corbin turns him inside out with a
Corbin points at the crown spinning on a pedestal on the
stage. Nakamura elbows and kicks him in the face. Nakamura
comes off the second rope with a flying knee, but Corbin is
still standing. Nakamura hits a second one, but Corbin still
stays on his feet. Corbin goes for a chokeslam, but Nakamura
knees him in the face. Nakamura hits the Kinshasa for the
Winner by Pinfall: Shinsuke Nakamura
Shinsuke Nakamura is announced as the one true king of WWE.
King Corbin is no longer a king. Nakamura sits on the throne
on the stage, and Rick Boogs crowns Nakamura. Corbin sobs in
the ring.SmackDown Womens Champion Bianca Belair is walking
backstage. Shell come face to face with Bayley, her
opponent at Hell in a Cell this Sunday, next.
Footage is shown of Bianca Belair laughing heartily at
Bayley after her show got wrecked last week on SmackDown.
SmackDown Womens Champion Bianca Belair comes out to the
ring. Belair says it felt so good to put Bayley in her place
when Ding Dong Hello turned into Ding Dong Goodbye. This
Sunday, Bayley will also kiss her championship dreams
goodbye. Belair calls Bayley out to the ring, but Bayley
doesnt come out. Belair thinks this is more games. When
someone laughs in your face, its rough. It made Belair feel
like a little girl with those bullies taunting her. Belair
was so much more than they could ever dream of being. It did
make her second guess herself, but shes not that little kid
anymore. Belair doesnt let what anyone thinks of her,
including Bayley, define her. Belair defines herself. Belair
fought to get to where she is. She is unapologetically her.
Bayley will give her everything shes got at Hell in a Cell,
physically and mentally. Belair wanted to say this to her
face, but Bayley keeps dodging her. Belair doesnt just want
her in the ring this Sunday. She wants Bayley inside Hell in
a Cell. Bayley wont be laughing when she grabs her hair and
drags her face all over the cell. Shell picks Bayleys
dusty body up and body slam her over and over again. Bayley
will beg her to stop. First they try to ignore you. Then
they laugh at you. Then they fight out. Then you win.
Bayleys music hits, and she comes out to the ring. Bayley
goes for a right hand, but Belair avoids it. They brawl
before Bayley kicks her. Belair throws Bayley out of the
ring and bounces her off the commentary table. Belair sends
her over the barricade, but Bayley grabs the hair and pulls
Belair into the barricade. Bayley clubs away at Belair and
gets her in the ring. Bayley hits a running knee to the
head. Bayley hits a Rose Plant and holds up the SmackDown
Womens Championship. Bayleys face takes over every screen
in the WWE ThunderDome.The commentators talk about the upcoming Hell in a Cell
Video Package: Roman Reigns problems with his cousins, the
Jimmy Uso comes up to Roman Reigns. Uso says he may not be
on board with everything Reigns does, but theyre family.
Uso hasnt seen his brother. Uso says if he needs help, hes
here for him. Reigns says he needs his brother. They need
his brother. Their family is best when theyre together.
Reigns will handle business as usual tonight.
Otis and Chad Gable make their way to the ring. Otis will
take on Angelo Dawkins, next.
Otis w/ Chad Gable vs. Angelo Dawkins
Dawkins shoulder is taped up from last weeks attack.
Montez Ford is not here after being injured last week. Chad
Gable gets a cheap shot in on Dawkins. Dawkins chases him,
but Otis runs him over with a clothesline. Otis and Gable
send Dawkins shoulder-first into the ring steps. Otis holds
Dawkins up, and Gable hits a flying knee off the apron to
the shoulder. Otis throws Dawkins into the ring. Gable and
Otis hit a double-team German Suplex/clothesline
combination. Dawkins was spiked on his head. Referees check
on Dawkins at ringside.
This match never started.
Rey Mysterio is shown warming up backstage. The WWE
Universal Championship Hell in a Cell match is imminent.
Footage is shown of Cesaro sending Seth Rollins running last
week on SmackDown.
Kayla Braxton asks Cesaro is the rivalry has gone too far.
Cesaro doesnt think so. Rollins stomped his head into the
ramp. WWE is his life and Rollins tried to take it away.
Rollins walks up and tells everyone not to worry. Rollins
wants to face Cesaro man-to-man before Sunday. Rollins wants
Cesaro to know that he disgusts him. Everything Cesaro does
and stands for is a disgrace. After what Cesaro pulled last
week, he doesnt deserve even a single ounce of respect.
This Sunday at Hell in a Cell, hes going to show Cesaro and
everyone like him what he does deserve when Rollins puts him
in his place.
Cesaro didnt think Rollins would face him man-to-man.
Cesaro respects everything Rollins aid and respects him as a
competitor. Cesaro says hell see him on Sunday. Cesaro then
pushes Rollins over in his chair. Rollins pops up and is
The Hell in a Cell lowers over the ring. Roman Reigns will
face Rey Mysterio with the WWE Universal Championship on the
WWE Universal Championship Hell in a Cell Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Roman Reigns (c) w/ Paul Heyman
The bell rings, and Mysterio immediately goes under the ring
to grab a chair. Mysterio jabs it into Reigns ribs a few
times. Reigns soon blocks it and whips Mysterio away. Reigns
follows Mysterio out of the ring, and Mysterio sprays him
with a fire extinguisher. Mysterio hits him in the face with
the fire extinguisher. Mysterio drives it into his face a
second time before pulling him into the ring. Reigns holds
the bottom rope to prevent bring completely brought in.
Mysterio pulls him to the floor and drives a toolbox into
We come back from the break to see Mysterio driving the
chair into Reigns ribs. Reigns sits on the apron holding
his ribs. Mysterio baseball slides the chair into the small
of Reigns back. Mysterio chokes Reigns with the top of the
chair before wrapping it around his neck. Mysterio drives
Reigns into the wall with the chair around his neck twice
before sending him into the ring post!
Reigns gasps for air as he takes the chair off. Reigns then
head-butts Mysterio and charges, but Mysterio sidesteps him.
Reigns goes through a table that was setup against the cage
wall. Mysterio pulls Reigns up to his feet, but Reigns knees
him in the midsection and clubs the back. Reigns gets him in
the ring. Mysterio attacks him on the apron and goes for a
sunset flip powerbomb to the floor. Reigns fights it and
goes for a powerbomb on the floor. Mysterio fights it, but
Reigns instead swings him multiple times into the cell wall.
Reigns then launches Mysterio into the wall.
We come back from the final break of the evening to see
Reigns standing over Mysterio. Reigns knees away at Mysterio
in the corner before forearming him in the face. Reigns
throws Mysterio down and talks a little trash. Reigns looks
at Paul Heyman before punching the mat. Reigns connects with
a Superman Punch. Reigns shouts that Mysterio will
acknowledge him. Reigns goes for a spear, but Mysterio
dropkicks him. Reigns quickly takes him down and goes for a
powerbomb, but Mysterio counters into a head-scissor. Reigns
connects with a Superman Punch before Mysterio can hit the
Reigns charges, but he hits the ring post shoulder-first
when Mysterio moves. Mysterio hits a 619 and smacks a chair
off Reigns back a few times. Mysterio puts the chair on
Reigns chest and goes to the top rope. Mysterio splashes
Reigns and the chair. Mysterio is injured on this move.
Mysterio pulls himself to his feet and goes back to the top
rope. Mysterio connects with a frog splash for a near fall.
Mysterio goes back to the top rope and shifts into a flying
hurricanrana attempt when Reigns is on his feet. Reigns
powerbombs Mysterio over the top rope into the cell wall!
Mysterio crashes and burns to the floor. Reigns gets
Mysterio in the ring and applies a modified guillotine.
Mysterio taps out.
Winner by Submission and still WWE Universal Champion: Roman
Jimmy Uso runs down and celebrates with Reigns and Paul
Heyman. They notice Mysterio pulling himself up to his feet.
A disgusted and infuriated Reigns approaches him from
behind. Reigns puts the modified guillotine back on him.
Mysterio taps out, so Reigns throws him down like a pile of
trash. Reigns holds up the WWE Universal Championship and
talks a little trash as the show comes to an end.