WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
October 22, 2021
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with Charlotte Flair making her way down to the ring.
Flair says as more things change, the more things stay the same. Charlotte Flair, the SmackDown women’s champion. She says that’s six times but she’s not keeping count because that’s what everyone else does because no one can do what she can dp.
Flair says she is not only the face of the division but the face of the company. Flair says no one is going to change that. When anyone else wins the title, they say this is the biggest day of their life and everyone celebrates them. But when Charlotte Flair wins a title, it’s just another Friday. She says after last week’s drama, order has been restored and that’s what these women need. They need a real leader, a mentor, someone to guide them, someone to bring out the best in them and that’s her.
Out comes Sasha Banks to the ring.
Banks laughs and says no one is buying that she’s a leader. She says Flair doesn’t care about helping any one, she only cares about holding them down. She asks when her SmackDown championship match is as Charlotte says this is the new era of SmackDown. Flair says everyone knows that Sasha thinks she deserves a title opportunity but that’s a little selfish.
Flair says she has given her chance after chance and she always beats her. Flair says she spoke to Sonya and a new face deserves a contender championship opportunity. Sasha asks Charlotte if she’s scared. Out comes Shotzi to the ring. Shotzi tells Charlotte if she’s looking for someone that she has never faced before, she is her girl. Flair points to the crowd as they chant Shotzi and Flair says Shotzi must be ready for battle. Flair says she will get her match.
Charlotte Flair vs. Shotzi
The bell rings and we are under way. A take down by Flair and Shotzi back up. Sasha Banks is at ring side. Flair goes for another take down and goes for the cover but Shotzi kicks out. She throws Shotzi in the corner but a kick to the face by Shotzi. She goes for a sunset flip but Flair kicks out. Flair goes for a big boot but Shotzi ducks.
Both women back up and a double kick to the body by Flair. She throws Shotzi in the corner. Flair lifts Shotzi up but Shotzi lands on her feet and kicks Flair away. Shotzi jumps off the second rope and an arm drag. A drop kick by Shotzi. She goes for the cover but Flair kicks out. Right hands by Shotzi and a back elbow. She climbs the second rope but Flair trips her up. Flair goes for the cover but Shotzi kicks out. Right hands by Flair as she chokes Shotzi on the second rope.
Flair goes for a suplex but Shotzi reverses it into a small package as Flair kicks out. Flair back up and she hits her with a clothesline. Both women back up and a kick to the side of the head by Shotzi. She goes for the cover but Flair kicks out. Shotzi climbs the top rope but Flair rolls to the outside. Shotzi gets down and goes for a suicide dive but Flair with a right hand.
Sasha and Flair argue on the outside as Shotzi goes for a suicide dive and knocks Flair down.
Back from commercial, Charlotte on the second rope but Shotzi with a hurricanrana. She goes for the cover but Flair kicks out. Shotzi with a right hand. Shotzi on the ring apron and Charlotte with a big boot knocks Shotzi to the outside. Flair on the outside and Shotzi with a big boot. Shotzi throws Flair back in the ring. She goes for the cover but Flair kicks out. Shotzi goes for a kick but Flaor moves out of the way. Flair goes for the Figure Eight but Shotzi reverses it into a cover but Flair kicks out. Shotzi with a suplex. She goes for the cover but Flair kicks out. Shotzi grabs Flair but Flair with a back breaker and she throws Shotzi face first into the turnbuckle.
Flair climbs the top rope, she goes for a moon sault, Shotzi moves out of the way, Flair lands on her feet and hits the moon sault. She goes for the cover but Shotzi kicks out. Sasha on the ring apron as that distracts Shotzi and Flair hits her with the Natural Selection. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Sasha gets in the ring after the match as Shotzi pushes her away. Flair tries to get in the ring as that distracts Sasha and Shotzi hits Sasha from behind. Right hands by Shotzi. She throws Sasha into the corner and stomps on her. Sasha on the ring apron and a knee to the face knocks Sasha to the outside. Shotzi slams Sasha into the tank and into the barricade. Shotzi throws Sasha back in the ring. Shotzi on the top rope and she hits Sasha with the ball pit.
Kayala is backstage with Jeff Hardy. He says this will be a fresh start for him and maybe even challenge for a title he has never held before. In come Corbin and Madcap Moss laughing. Corbin says he is winning and winning in life. He talks about how they will win tonight as Madcap Moss tells a bad joke.
Adam Pearce is shown in his office in a pre-recorded video. He says Lesnar’s actions last week were disgusting. He says he will not be disrespected. We see Paul Heyman watching in the arena. Pearce says that cannot and will not happen again. He says he spoke to Lesnar earlier and told him that due to his actions and in addition to a suspension, he is fining him $1 million.
Heyman is standing watching and in comes Kayla. He turns around as she asks him how he thinks Lesnar will respond. Heyman says her timing is impeccable. He knows how the Tribal Chief would respond, Roman, suspended or not, would still show up and break everything and every one. But Roman doesn’t have to do that because Roman smashed Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel.
Kayla asks him how Lesnar would respond. She says he used to work with Lesnar and she asks him how he would respond. He tells her Lesnar would respond by showing up and breaking everyone, including Adam Pearce. Heyman builds Lesnar up and stops. He says that’s how he thinks Brock Lesnar would respond, he says he hasn’t spoken to Lesnar and tells Kayla to leave him alone.
Drew McIntyre makes his way down to the ring. He says Drew is in an ass kicking mood. He asks how every one would feel about an open challenge night right now. The fans cheer as he makes an open challenge. Out comes Mustafa Ali to the ring.
Ali tells Drew they get it, Drew is big, he is bad but Ali is better. He says he has more athletic talent in his pinky than Drew does in his entire body. Ali says he is quicker, more agile and when it comes to in ring talent, Drew doesn’t compare. Ali says he will be the one who will defeat Drew tonight.
Drew McIntyre vs. Ali
The bell rings and we are under way. Drew throws Ali in the corner but Ali with a chop to the chest. Ali with another chop and Drew with a chop knocks Ali down. Drew runs towards Ali but Ali with a kick to the face. Kicks by Ali but Drew throws Ali across the ring. Drew grabs Ali and throws him in the corner.
Kicks by Drew as he throws Ali across the ring. Drew with a neck breaker. Drew goes for the spear on Ali but Ali moves out of the way and Drew hits shoulder first. Ali climbs the top roe, he goes for the 450, Drew moves out of the way. Drew goes for the Claymore, Ali moves out of the way. Ali goes for a tornado DDT but Drew stands on his feet. Drew with the kimura lock and Ali taps out.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Ali grabs a microphone after the match. He says the fans choose to cheer for Drew McIntyre. They choose to root against him and the only reason they choose to root against him is because his name is Mustafa Ali as he throws the microphone.
We cut backstage, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods are walking and they bump into Hit Row as Woods welcomes them to his kingdom. He says they did incredible in the ring last week. They bow down to Woods. Kofi tells them that they’re Hit Row, they can spit some of their hot fire to the Woods. They rap praising him.
Xavier Woods knights Kofi Kingston
Woods and Kofi Kingston are in the ring. Kofi says Hail King Woods as the fans chant Hail King Woods. He tells them that last week he received his cape, his scepter and Kofi Kingston was kind enough to place his crown atop his head, making him king. Woods says but a king is only as strong as the company he keeps. The fans chant you deserve it. Woods says he does, he did a lot of work to get there. He says Kofi’s heart is true, he is a pale and a confidant. He is his most trusted confidant. Kofi gets on one knee as Woods knights Kofi into Sir Kofi Kingston. Woods calls him the hand of the king.
Kofi gets to his feet and the fans chant Sir Kofi. Woods places a Unicorn pin onto Kofi as royal music plays. The fans chant New Day Rocks and out come The Usos. They said it’s The Usos and The New Day. They talk about how a lot changed since The New Day left, this is their show. You can call this the blood line show and they are the one’s.
The Usos says Halloween is on Sunday and asks them what they’re doing playing dress up. Kofi says they’re jealous because they look crispy clean while they have been wearing the same thing since 2018 as The Usos tell them they have new merechandise.
Woods says he can’t have the blood line on the royal carpet since he just got it cleaned. All four men argue. Woods says tonight it will be The Usos against The New Day in a trial by combat. The Usos accept the challenge. Woods lifts the scepter and they ask them if it’s real gold and if they can touch the scepter. Kofi slaps Jey’s arm away as they knock Kofi down and leave the ring.
Trick or Street Fight – Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs vs. Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss
Pumpkins and Halloween decorations surround the ring. The bell rings and we are under way. Boogs is thrown to the outside by Moss. Nakamura with a kick onto Corbin in the ring. In comes Madcap and Naamura knocks him down. Boogs in the ring as he lifts Moss up and throws him down. Boogs goes to the outside and plays the guitar as Nakamura is stomping on Moss in the corner.
Corbin hits Boogs with a kendo sticck. He throws Boogs back in the ring. Regi flies into the ring as he is chased by WWE superstars and to the back. on the outside, Boogs grabs an apple and throws it to Pat McAfee as they and Nakamura bite into apples.
Back from commercial, Corbin and Madcap and hitting Boogs with kendo sticks in the ring. They throw Boogs to the outside of the ring. Corbin throws Nakamura into the barricade but Nakamura knocks Corbin down. Madcap clothesline Nakamura on the outside. They throw Nakamura into the ring. They double team Nakamura with Boogs on the ring apron. Madcap knocks Boogs down and Nakamura to the outside. Boogs hits them both with pumpkins.
Boogs hits them with the Halloween decoration on the outside of the ring. Boogs into the ring and he knocks both Corbin and Madcap down. Nakamura hits them with kendo sticks. They double team Corbin. Nakamura goes for the cover but Madcap breaks it up. A fall away slam onto Nakamura. Boogs throws Madcap down.
Corbin hits Boogs with the Deep Six and Nakamura knocks Corbin down with a kick to the face. Madcap places A pumpkin over Nakamura’s head and Corbin knocks him down. Corbin goes for a spear on Boogs but Boogs moves out of the way and Corbin hits shoulder first into the ring post. Nakamura and Corbin fight over the barricade. Boogs climbs the second rope and two men wearing Halloween costumers hit Boogs with kendo sticks. Madcap hits Boogs with a neck breaker. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss
The two men take their masks off and it’s Carrillo and Garza.
Megan Morant is backstage with Sonya Deville. She asks Sonya about Naomi’s match against Shayna. Sonya says there’s no bias about it. In comes Sami Zayn. He tells her it’s a mistake that Sami is not on the show and it was a huge mistake. He tells her she will need someone like him in her corner as the camera cuts to the ring.
Naomi vs. Shayna Baszler
There’s no referee and out comes Sonya. She tells Naomi she understands that there’s an issue but she came out here to say that the referee who was supposed to referee that match is injured. And she can’t think of anyone better suited to referee than herself. She asks if there’s a referee shirt and she is given a shirt.
The bell rings and we’re under way. Naomi rolls Shayna up but Shayna reverses it into a leg lock. Naomi with a kick to the face. Right hands by Naomi followed by a hurricanrana. Naomi throws Shayna face first into the turnbuckle. Naomi with a kick ot the side of the head. Naomi goes to jump off the top rope and trips up. Shayna grabs Naomi but Naomi rolls her up and Sonya refuses to make the count. Shayna rolls Naomi up and Sonya with a fast count for the pin.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
Naomi gets in Sonya’s face after the match but Shayna gets her in the Kirifuda Clutch.
The New Day are backstage and Kayla asks Woods if his reign is being threatened. He says he knows people will attack him but he has Kofi with him and nothing can go wrong. Kofi says he has been selected to protect him.
Naomi is backstage with Megan. She tells her if Sonya ever decides to take off her corporate suit, she will beat her up. And she will also beat up Shayna Baszler if they’re ever in a one on one match.
The Usos vs. The New Day
The bell rings and we are under way. Woods and Jey are in the ring and a clothesline by Woods. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. Kofi is tagged in and they double team Jey. Kofi goes for the cover but Jey kicks out. An uppercut by Kofi and Jimmy is tagged in and they double team Kofi. Jimmy goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. A chop to the chest by Jimmy in the corner. Jimmy throws Kofi to the turnbuckle but Kofi jumps off the second rope and knocks Jimmy down. Jey is tagged in and he’s knocked to the outside. Kofi jumps off the top rope but The Usos catch him and throw him over the barricade.
Back from commercial, Jey with a splash onto Kofi in the corner. Right hands by Jey as he goes for another splash but Kofi knocks him down. Jimmy and Woods are tagged in. Woods with a kick onto Jimmy. Woods with a Russian leg weep followed by a drop kick. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. A right hand by Woods followed by a chop to the chest.
Woods with the double knees. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Both men back up and Jimmy with a kick to the side of the head. Jey is tagged in and Jimmy is thrown to the outside. Jey with a neck breaker. He goes for the cover but Woods kicks out. Jey with a right hand but Woods with a right hand. Woods runs to the ropes and Jey with a right hand. Jofi and Jimmy are tagged in. Kofi off the top rope onto Jey. Jimmy with a Samoan drop. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Jey is tagged in. They double team Kofi. Jey goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Jimmy is tagged in. Both men climb the top rope, Woods grabs Jey down. Jimmy goes for a splash but Kofi gets his knees up.
Jey on the ring apron. Kofi knocks him down. Jimmy rolls him up but Kofi kicks out. Woods is tagged in. Jimmy hits Kofi with the super kick. Woods rolls Jimmy up and gets the pin.
Winners: The New Day