St. Petersburg, Florida (Tropicana Field)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks (c) defeated Nia Jax when Shayna Baszler accidentally kicked Jax
- Rey & Dominik Mysterio defeated The Street Profits via rollup by Dominik on Dawkins
- Otis & Chad Gable defeated Rey & Dominik Mysterio via second rope splash by Otis on Rey
- King Corbin defeated Sami Zayn via End of Days
- Shayna Baszler defeated Bianca Belair by disqualification when Natalya & Tamina attacked Baszler
- Edge defeated Jey Uso via spear and will be the special guest enforcer for the WWE Championship match at Fastlane
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Nia Jax
WWE SmackDown kicks off with Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks arguing backstage. Bianca asks her what she’s thinking about taking on Nia Jax tonight. They argue and Bianca tell her that this was a bad decision and she will not go out there to save her.
They state that Reginald is at a spa getting ready for Nia’s Championship celebration tonight.
The bell rings and we are under way. Sasha with a baseball slide takes out Baszler. She gets on the top rope and drives Nia into the second turnbuckle. Sasha stomps on Nia in the corner. Sasha with the double knees onto Nia followed by a bulldog. Sasha goes for the Banks Statement but Nia gets out of it. Sasha runs to the ropes but a back elbow by Nia takes Sasha down.
Nia lifts Sasha up and a gorilla press slam. She goes for the cover but Sasha kicks out. Nia with a bodyslam. She runs to the ropes and an elbow drop. She goes for the cover but again Sasha kicks out. Nia sends Sasha to the ropes and she slams into Sasha. She lifts Sasha up and a Samoan drop. She goes for the cover but Sasha kicks out. Bianca’s music hits and out she comes.
Sasha rolls to the outside as Bianca checks up on her.
Back from commercial, Nia with a sidewalk slam. She goes for the cover but Banks kicks out. Nia throws Sasha face first into the turnbuckle. She goes for the cover but Sasha kick out again. Nia picks Sasha up but Sasha goes for a sunset flip, Nia goes to sit down on Sasha but Sasha moves out of the way. Sasha with the double knees from behind. She goes for the cover but Nia kicks out. Nia throws Sasha to the outside of the ring. Sasha gets back in the ring as she kicks Nia on the head. Sasha climbs on Nia’s shoulders and she geos for the Banks Statement, Nia tries to reverse it and a DDT by Sasha. The Banks Statement by Sasha. Shayna and Bianca fight into the ring and with the referee distracted, Shayna goes to kick Sasha but Sasha moves and she accidentally kicks Nia. Sasha goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Still WWE SmackDown Champion, Sasha Banks
— WWE (@WWE) March 20, 2021
We see a clip of last week’s show involving Edge, Roman Reigns, Jey Uso and Daniel Bryan.
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Edge. She asks him how it feels to be back on SmackDown in a decade. He says this show has always felt like home to him, some of the greatest moments of his career happened here. He defeated The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship on SmackDown. He says it feels surreal but it feels right. He says Bryan deserves a fair chance at Fastlane and if Edge is not out there, Bryan probably won’t.
And as for tonight, Edge says Jey can be one of the greatest talents in this industry but not when he’s in Roman’s shadow. And as long as he is in Roman’s shadow, he will get into trouble and tonight, he is trouble.
Backstage: Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax
— WWE (@WWE) March 20, 2021
Shayna and Nia are backstage and Nia is angry at her. Shayna apologizes and Nia tells her she wants to know what she will do about it. Shayna says she will go get a match vs. Bianca and she will kick her head off.
In-Ring: Seth Rollins, Shinsuke Nakamura
Seth Rollins is in the ring. He says he recently made his return to SmackDown and when he did, the entire locker room surrounded the ring to greet him like a king. He says they came out because they respect him. And when they all turned their backs and walked out on him, he respected their decision to be idiots. But one person took the disrespect too far and that was Cesaro. And he finally figured out why and that is because Cesaro is jealous of him.
Rollins says Cesaro is jealous of him because he is loved everywhere he goes and that he is a WrestleMania main eventer while he is a failure. Seth says he is a fighter, not a failure. You knock him down and he stands right back up. And Cesaro is not the same.
We see a clip from last week where Seth attacked Cesaro during his match vs. Murphy.
Seth tells Cesaro that he swung him around 22 times and Cesaro will never disrespect him or embarrass him like that ever again. Seth calls Cesaro the biggest waste of potential.
Out comes Shinsuke Nakamura.
Seth tells Nakamura talk about disrespect. Seth tells him to stay away as Nakamura gets in the ring. Nakamura grabs the microphone from Seth and tells him to shut up. Seth tries to attack Nakamura but Nakamura with a spinning kick. Seth rolls out of the ring. Seth gets back into the ring as Nakamura hits him with the Kinshasa.
The Street Profits vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode are on commentary.
The bell rings and we are under way. Dominik and Ford are in the ring. An arm drag by Ford is followed by an arm drag by Dominik. Both men shake hands in the ring but Ford with a kick. Ford goes for a back drop, Dominik lands on his feet and tags Rey in. Rey with a drop kick. He goes for the cover but Ford kicks out. Ford runs to the ropes and Dawkins is tagged in. They double team Rey as Dawkins goes for the cover but Rey kicks out.
Dawkins with a spinning splash into the corner. He tags Ford in but Rey sends Ford into the ropes. Dominik is tagged in. Dawkins gets in the ring. A hurricanrana by Dominik takes Dawkins to the outside. Dominik runs to the ropes but Ford with a clothesline. A back drop by Ford. He goes for the cover but Dominik kicks out. Dawkins is tagged in as The Street Profits try double teaming Dominik but Rey breaks it up as Dominik gets the roll up on Dawkins and gets the pin.
Winners: Rey and Dominik Mysterio
Gable and Otis walk down to the ring after the match. Gable tells them that them getting the win does not mean it gets them a title opportunity before them. Gable and Otis turn their attention to The Street Profits as Rey and Dominik dropkick them to the outside.
Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. Otis & Chad Gable
Back from commercial, Rey and Gable are in the ring. The Street Profits and the Tag Team Champions are on commentary. Gable goes for a suplex off the top rope but Rey knocks Gable down. Rey with a sit down senton off the top rope. Rey throws Gable down onto the second rope. He lands the 619 and Dominik knocks Otis off the top rope.
Rey on the top rope but Otis trips him up. Otis is tagged in and a bodyslam takes Rey down. Otis stomps on Rey and he slams Rey into the turnbuckle. Otis with a bear hug in the middle of the ring but Rey bites Otis. Rey runs to the ropes but a bodyslam by Otis. He goes for an elbow but Rey moves out of the way and Gable and Dominik are tagged in. Gable with a German suplex. Otis is tagged in. Otis with a flying splash off the second rope. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Otis and Gable
Backstage: Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens
Sami is backstage and he says he’s finalizing his documentary and now he has a match vs. Corbin which he never signed up to. In comes Kevin and he tells Sami he’s not sure if he will be in his documentary. Sami tries to convince Kevin to join his documentary as Kevin asks him if he ever considered that whatever is happening, Sami has been twisting reality to fit his narrative.
Kevin says he’s known Sami for a long time and he never heard Sami say it’s his fault. Sami says he’s not wrong. They have done a lot to him and Kevin as Kevin asks him who they is. Sami tells him to join him on ringside and watch his match vs. Corbin. And if he doesn’t see anything suspicious, he will drop it all. Kevin agrees.
In-Ring: Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman
Daniel Bryan is in the ring. Bryan hyped up tonight’s main event. Bryan says if Jey wins, we know what we will get. He will do everything in his power to make sure that Roman wins at FastLae. And if Roman was the Champion he thought he was, he wouldn’t need that help. But Edge is the ultimate opportunist. He will do anything he can to get what he wants and what he wants is to face Roman Reigns one on one at WrestleMania.
Bryan says he gets it, he understands why and that is because Edge doesn’t want to face him. And Edge thinks that he can beat Roman Reigns but the difference is Edge thinks he can beat Roman while Bryan knows he can beat Roman. He says he will prove it at Fastlane. He says he will make Roman tap out.
Out comes Roman Reigns to the ring along with Paul Heyman. Roman laughs and says Bryan will tap him out. Roman calls Bryan DB and says he can deal with Bryan telling these lies about how he is ambitious but if he is going to lie on the Tribal Chief, that he can’t. He says Bryan can’t tap him out. He says Bryan has a better chance of shooting lightning out of his ass than tapping him out. Roman tells him no one in his entire career has ever tapped him out. He would rather lose his arm than to tap out to any man. And he will rather die in that ring than to tap out to somebody like him.
Bryan says that is pretty strong but make no mistake, he is talking about lies he has told. All those things that Roman says about himself, those are all lies. They are all delusions. And the thing is that everyone thinks they are invincible until they are not. And everyone thinks they are un-tap-out-able until they tap out. Bryan says he won’t just make Roman quit, he is going to break him. He is going to break him of his beliefs, of everything he thinks he is.
Daniel says he hopes Roman doesn’t die but if he taps out or doesn’t tap out, he will beat Roman for the Universal Championship at Fastlane.
Sami Zayn vs. King Corbin
Kevin Owens is on commentary as the bell rings. Corbin slams Sami down. Corbin gets Sami in the corner but a kick by Sami followed by a right hand. Sami goes for a right hand but Corbin ducks and hits him with a clothesline. Corbin clotheslines Sami in the corner. Corbin goes for a spear in the corner but Sami moves out of the way. Sami goes for the cover as he puts his legs on the ropes for leverage but the referee sees it.
Sami tries to undo the top turnbuckle as the referee stops him. Corbin hits him the End of Days. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: King Corbin
Sami argues with Kevin on the outside and Sami attacks him with a Helluva Kick. Sami tells him he is not crazy but that Kevin is blind.
Interview: Big E, Apollo Crews
We see a clip of Apollo Crews attacking Big E last week.
Backstage, we have Apollo Crews and Big in separate rooms doing an interview. Cole asks them if they think they will ever be able to settle their differences. Big E says that is over. Apollo wants to talk to him about reconciliation? Kumbaya, we are the world. And all he wants to talk about is vengeance. He tells Apollo that he has two days to FastLane and if he were Apolo, he would take those two days and he would appreciate the March air. He would enjoy the normal function of my limbs. And he would take those days and enjoy the present because his near future is dark.
Big E says on Sunday he will retain his Intercontinental Championship and Apollo is going to get everything that he deserves. Apollo says what he deserves. What he deserves. If he were Big E, he would think twice before talking to Nigerian Royalty like that. He says this reminds him of an old Nigerian proverb his great grandfather would tell anybody who dared to threaten him. You fill your mouth with a razor and you will spit blood and that is exactly what is going to happen to Big E at FastLane.
Apollo says he is going to crack Big E’s face and he will see the Nigerian warrior within him. He will finally have what he deserves. All of his ancestors and his family will watch him as he stands over Big E’s body as the new Intercontinental Champion.
Big E says there is no waiting for Sunday as he removes his earpiece and walks away. Big E walks around the stadium looking for Apollo. He drives a golf cart around looking for Apollo as he finally finds him. Apollo tries running away as both men fight. Big E through Apollo into a trash can and into some steel lockers. Big E stomps and beats up on Apollo backstage. WWE officials break it up.
Bianca Belair vs. Shayna Baszler
Sasha’s music hits as she makes her way onto the stage. She looks at Bianca and tells her she can do it and walks to the back. The bell rings and we are under way. Bianca runs to the ropes as Shayna trips her up. Right hands by Shayna as she throws Bianca to the outside. Nia looks over to Shayna and walks away. Bianca back in the ring as Shayna is distracted by Nia leaving. She turns around and a spinebuster by Bianca. She goes for the cover but Shayna kicks out. Natalya and Tamina attack Shayna from behind as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: By disqualification, Shayna Baszler
Bianca is thrown to the outside. Natalya and Tamina double team Bianca in the ring.
Edge vs. Jey Uso
The winner will be special guest enforcer for WWE Universal Championship match at Fastlane.
Daniel Bryan is on commentary. The bell rings and we are under way. Edge with a take down cover but Jey kicks out. Both men back up and a head lock by Edge but Jey sends him to the ropes and a shoulder block by Edge takes Jey down. Edge goes for a submission but Jey moves out of the way.
A right hand by Edge followed by a knee to the midsection. A knee to the face by Edge takes Jey down. An arm bar by Edge but Jey with an elbow to the body as Edge rolls out of the ring favoring his ribs. Jey follows him to the outside but Jey pushes Edge into the steel steps. Jey gets back in the ring and runs as he lands a suicide dive.
Back from commercial break, Jey throws Edge ribs first into the top rope and a right hand by Jey knocks Edge off the ring apron and to the outside. Jey throws Edge back into the ring. Jey grabs Edge and throws him ribs first into the ring post. Jey with a kick to the ring slows Edge down. Jey climbs the top rope and jumps but Edge moves out of the way. Both men run to the ropes and collide in the middle of the ring.
Edge with a boot to the face takes Jey down. Edge throws Jey face first into the turnbuckle. Edge with a flying knee to the shoulder off the second rope. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Jey pushes Edge onto the ropes and hits him with a Samoan drop. He goes for the cover but Edge kicks out. Jey climbs the second rope but Edge slows him down. Edge with a hurricanrana off the top rope. Edge goes for the cover but Jey kicks out.
Both men up and Edge with a jumping DDT. Edge prepares for the spear as he runs but Jey hits him with the super kick. Jey climbs the top rope and the frog splash. Jey goes for the cover but Edge kicks out. Jey grabs Edge but Edge slams Jey onto the mat. Jey gets up and Edge hits him with the spear. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Roman hits Edge with the spear after the match. He tells Bryan to tap him out. Bryan gets up from commentary but Jey attacks him from behind. He throws Bryan into the ring and Roman hits him with the spear.