WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
August 13, 2021
BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with John Cena starting the show. He says they are on for SummerSlam. Cena says school is back and running and now is a good time to give Roman Reigns his report card. He says Roman is a D, a below average D. A d-head, a d-bag and a disappointment.
Cena says for 10 years the WWE has been selling Roman Reigns and the problem is that judging by the numbers, the only one buying is Roman Reigns. That’s why he came back with a specific agenda. He will give Roman an F. At SummerSlam, Roman gets an F from John Cena. But he wants to hear what Tulsa, Oklahoma feels about it.
The fans chant Cena. He says they have a lively class room. He asks if they think Roman Reigns will beat the hell out of him at SummerSlam. The crowd jeers. He says Roman will beat the hell out of him at SummerSlam but he also knows that Roman Reigns will lose at SummerSlam and there’s nothing he can do about it.
Out comes Roman Reigns to the ring.
Cena thanks Roman for joining them. Roman tells Cena not to waste his time and to get to it. Cena says he won’t waste his time but he is going to wait until one week to tomorrow to embarrass him on one of the biggest events. Roman asks if that’s all he has. Cena says that’s all he needs. When he looks at Roman, he sees someone who waltzes around and thinks it’s his show. Thinking that everyone has to play by his rules, that it’s his company. Everybody knows that it belongs to the WWE Universe.
John says that’s why he is back. He is the only one that can shut him up because the WWE has been pushing him for a decade and it’s one failure after another. And he’s still there because he’s the best chance they have. He has built such a layer of protection that no one can get close to him. But they asked Cena to come back and he will get a piece of humble pie when he beats him at SummerSlam.
He tells Roman that it’s starting to build, it’s either going to be team Reigns or team Cena. He tells Roman that it’s starting to build, it’s either going to be team Reigns or team Cena. He says Tulsa has chosen and Roman is sitting on a small table because he will be history at SummerSlam.
Roman tells Cena he thought they were going to get something original, fresh. Instead he makes d jokes, penis jokes. He tells John to cut him and hit him with good stuff. Cena says Roman will beat his ass at SummerSlam, spear, spear, big punch after another DC Superhero, hype man in the corner. Roman will kick his ass at SummerSlam. Cena says he doesn’t need to prove himself to him and that’s what is so historic about it. He just needs to pin him 1, 2, 3. And if he can get the title one more time, that would be number 17 for him and that would make him the most decorated champion of all time.
Cena says as much fun as that would be for him, he is here to help Roman. Roman says that’s how good Cena is, he is here to help him. There to help the Tribal Chief. Roman tells him he’s not like Cena. He does things differently. Roman says that’s John Cena, arguably the greatest of all time. Underappreciated, not enough respect. He says Cena has done things that no one has done before. Mount Rushmore of WWE, he might take every slot. Roman says he is just proud to say he might beat John Cena. He’s so good he can juggle Hollywood and WWE. They don’t have enough time on SmackDown to promote his movies.
Roman says Cena is good, his career says it. He is good enough to stand in the ring and main event SummerSlam with The Tribal Chief. He is even good enough to win the WWE Championship but not good enough to win the Universal Championship.
Roman tells him 20 years of missionary might have been good for him but it wasn’t good enough for Nikki Bella. Roman says he is going to smash him, retain the title, pack him up on a private jet and send him back to Hollywood. But he wants Cena to enjoy it because this might be the last time we get John Cena ever again. He tells Cena to take us home.
Cena says if he wants a compelling story, he tells Roman he hasn’t been embarrassed. He has been protected. A pretty face, giant bars of soap for teeth, he almost ruined Seth Rollins, ran Dean Ambrose out of WWE, five WrestleMania main events, Heyman as his lackey but it’s still not working. Cena asks the fans if they want a compelling story at SummerSlam. Cena says Roman is right about so much. Cena will go to a Hollywood set, Roman will smash him but Heyman knows better than anyone how much punishment he can take and survive. He built Suplex City. All he needs is a 1, 2, 3 and Roman is the biggest failure in WWE history.
All Cena needs is a 1, 2, 3 and Roman becomes an answer to a trivia question. Who did John Cena defeat to become a 17 champion? And Cena will just hang in there for the 1, 2, 3 and he will take his title, jump the barricade, run out of the stadium and he may even blow Roman a kiss good-bye. He says no one can protect Roman anymore. At SummerSlam, the champ is gone, 1, 2, 3. Cena drops the microphone and leaves the ring.
John Cena and Roman Reigns with the promo of the year. Go out of your way to watch it. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021
We got a Dean Ambrose mention, a CM Punk reference, Nikki Bella and an incredible promo. The boys and girls in the back should take some notes because John Cena and Roman Reigns just got it tonight. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021
WWE Intercontinental Championship – Apollo Crews (c) with Commander Azeez vs. King Nakamura with Ric Boogs
The bell rings and we are under way. Apollo with a suplex. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. He sends Nakamura to the ropes but Nakamura with a flying kick to the face. Azeez gets on the ring apron as that distracts Nakamura and Apollo with a drop kick.
Crews runs towards Nakamura but Nakamura with a knee to the midsection. He places Crews on the turnbuckle and a knee to the midsection. Nakamura on the second rope as he goes for a suplex but Apollo knocks him down. Boogs on the ring apron as he plays the guitar. That distracts Crews but the referee kicks Boogs out of the ring. In comes Azeez as the referee sends Azeez to the back.
Back from commercial, Apollo with a suplex off the second rope. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Apollo with a sit down powerbomb as he goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Apollo climbs the top rope, he jumps for the frog splash but Nakamura gets his knees up. Nakamura runs towards Crews but Apollo hits him with a flying kick. He goes for the cover with his legs on the ropes but the referee stops his count as he catches Apollo. He goes for another cover but Nakamura kicks out.
Apollo goes for the Olympic slam but Nakamura lands on his feet. He lifts Apollo up on his shoulders and slams him. He goes for the cover but Apollo kicks out. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa and lands it. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: New WWE Intercontinental Champion, King Nakamura
The Street Profits are backstage with Kayla. She asks him about Otis. Ford says the last time he was with Otis was one of the worst painful experiences of his life. He says he was out in bed but he knew that when he would get back on his toes he would throw some bones. Dawkins says Ford is his brother, family. He says the Street Profits are up and they want the smoke.
King Nakamura is the new Intercontinental Champion! This feels like a massive SmackDown, great show. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021
The Street Profits vs. The Alpha Academy
The bell rings and we are under way. Ford and Gable start things off. Gable with a suplex as both men exchange reversals. A kick to the side of the head by Ford and Gable in the corner as Otis is tagged in. A drop kick by Ford but Otis on his feet. Right hands by Ford and Dawkins is tagged in. He slams Ford down, Dawkins with a corkscrew elbow. Dawkins runs towards Otis but Otis catches him and a fall away slam.
Otis with a big spear in the corner. Gable is tagged in as he argues with the referee, Dawkins pushes Gable onto Otis and Otis to the outside. Ford flies over the top rope onto Otis, Dawkins with a pop-up corkscrew neck breaker on Gable. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The Street Profits
Seth Rollins is arguing in the production truck.
A lively crowd tonight. A fun tag team match as The Street Profits always make for good entertainment. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021
Out comes Seth Rollins to the ring. He tells Tulsa they have been on fire tonight. He says he hates to play the role of party pooper but his sources have told him that Edge will not be there tonight. The fans boo. He says he is as disappointed as they are because he would love nothing more than to put his fist in Edge’s face after the lies Edge said about him last week.
The fans chant We Want Edge. Seth says he wants him too but according to Edge, the fans have got the next best thing, they got Edge Lite. He says Edge had the nerve to call him Edge Lite but it makes perfect sense because Edge is a Hall of Famer, he has done everything there is to do in WWE. Seth says Edge can’t stand the fact that his career has been a little bit better than his. That everything Edge has done, he has done better. He says it’s not just his opinion, they have video proof of that. And he has taken the liberty of putting together a career retrospective of himself and of Edge.
A narrated video plays comparing both of their careers with Seth’s career being more prominent.
Seth says he sees no lies in the video. Seth says as he watched it, he had a revelation. Seth states that Edge should be thanking him, not just Edge but everyone should be thanking him. Seth says this dream match would not be on the table had he attacked Edge back in 2014.
He mentions that Edge’s comeback would not have happened had he stomped on Edge’s neck. Seth says Edge has put himself between himself and the Universal Championship too many times. That has compromised his future and the future of his family.
Seth looks at the camera and says this is not 2014 anymore. Time’s have changed, he has changed. And at SummerSlam he will not hesitate, he will not hold back. He will stomp his head into mat and if that puts him out for good, then so be it. He drops the microphone and heads to the back.
The Mysterio’s are backstage. Rey tells Dominik not to make any mistakes tonight. Dominik says he’s not worried about it but Rey tells him he has to stay humble and hungry. Especially after last week, he cannot be overconfident.
A very good promo by Seth Rollins. I really enjoyed that video package and the build up to his match vs. Edge has been done properly. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021
The Mysterio’s vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode
The bell rings and we are under way. Roode with a back breaker. He slams Rey into the turnbuckle and Ziggler is tagged in. They double team Rey. Dolph goes for the cover but Rey kicks out. Ziggler with a head lock on Rey and Roode is tagged in.
Roode places Rey on the top rope and Ziggler is tagged in. Rey knocks Roode down and a sit down senton onto Ziggler. Dominik is tagged in and he hits Ziggler with a crossbody followed by a neck breaker. He knocks Roode off the ring apron.
Dominik rolls Ziggler up but Ziggler kicks out. Both men back up, Ziggler with the famous-er on Dominik. He goes for the cover but Dominik kicks out. He sends Dominik to the ropes but a kick to the side of the head by Dominik.
Ziggler on the second rope as The Usos are shown on the big screen. They yell out 619 and distract The Mysterio’s. Roode is tagged in. He runs towards Dominik but Rey pushes Dominik out of the way. Dominik rolls Roode up and gets the pin.
Winners: The Mysterio’s
The Usos tell them that at SummerSlam, they will defeat them to retain the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships.
Out comes Baron Corbin.
Another fun tag match. It'll be The Usos vs. The Mysterio's at SummerSlam. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021
Baron says as everyone knows, he has been down on his luck lately. And if things don’t turn around quickly, he will have to file for bankruptcy. When someone like him falls, people want to keep him down. And because of that, this is the last time he is publicly going to ask for help from any of them.
Corbin says he is used to a certain way of life and he asks a minimum of $1000 each. He says he has a credit card scanner in his phone. Out comes Kevin Owens to the ring.
Baron tells Owens he is out here to contribute, he’s not sure if his scanner works with Canadian credit cards. Owens says he is not here to help him, he needs to stop begging these people and he needs to stop embarrassing himself. Owens says he tried to help him a few weeks ago. He is someone who made mistakes in the past and learned from them but all Corbin is trying to do is use people’s sympathy.
Owens says a few weeks ago, Corbin used Finn’s title chance. And on Raw, when Drew McIntyre was trying to help him, he asked him for $100,000. Corbin asks Owens for his spare change. He says he is not leaving this arena tonight before Owens gives him a minimum of $1000 as Owens says he will give him the money.
He asks the crowd and they cheer. Owens says he will give him the money but all he has to do is beat him in a match right now and Owens will give him a thousand dollars. But if Corbin loses, this all has to stop. Corbin accepts but tells Owens that he would not be in this situation if Owens was not such a cheap piece of… And Owens hits him with a stunner.
When this storyline with Baron Corbin started, I have to admit, I didn't like it. However, a few weeks later and I must say this has been hilarious. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021
Kevin Owens vs. Baron Corbin
The bell rings and we are under way. Corbin tries to roll Owens up but Owens kicks out. Owens goes for a suplex but Corbin with a roll up, again Owens kicks out. Owens with a right hand followed by a clothesline. He goes for the cover but Corbin kicks out. Owens with a chop to the chest in the corner.
Owens sends Corbin to the turnbuckle but Corbin rolls under the ropes to the outside, gets back in but Owens knocks Corbin down. He goes for the cover but Corbin kicks out. Owens climbs the top rope but Corbin grabs Owens but Owens with a right hand. Owens on the ring apron but a right hand by Corbin knocks him to the outside. Owens rolls back into the ring.
Corbin with a right hand and he knocks Owens down. He goes for the cover but Owens kicks out. Corbin with a right hand and Owens on the ring apron. Corbin goes for a suplex but Owens blocks it. Owens with a right hand, Owens goes for a powerbomb but Corbin with a back drop and Owens falls onto the ring apron and to the outside.
Back from commercial, Corbin goes for a suplex off the second rope but Owens blocks it. Owens knocks Corbin down. Owens with a senton off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Corbin kicks out. He sends Corbin to the ropes but Corbin with a kick followed by a chokeslam. He goes for the cover but Owens kicks out.
Corbin grabs Owens but Owens with a right hand. He runs to the ropes but Corbin with the Deep Six. He goes for the cover but Owens kicks out. He goes for the cover again but once more Owens kicks out. Corbin throws Owens shoulder first into the turnbuckle. He goes for the cover using the ropes as leverage but Owens kicks out. Baron Corbin argues with the referee, Owens goes for the stunner, Corbin blocks it, Owens runs to the ropes, a sunset flip, he goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Kevin hits Corbin with a stunner after the match.
Fully expected Owens to win but was sort of hoping Corbin would get the win. Who knows what they do with Corbin after this. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021
Baron Corbin is backstage as Kayla asks him what now. He runs, pushes Big E away and grabs his Money in the Bank briefcase that was on the table.
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship Contract Signing
Sonya Deville is in the ring. She says when Bianca faced off against Sasha at WrestleMania, they made history. And once this contract is signed, Sasha Banks will get her rematch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam. She welcomes Sasha to the ring. Out comes Sasha to the ring and Sonya introduces Bianca Belair to the ring.
Bianca places the belt on the table as both women take their seats. Bianca asks Sasha if she is ready or if she will run away again. Or if she should turn her back so she could backstabber again. Bianca tells her Sasha is still petty and jealous but she should have known that she was going to stab her in the back. But if she wanted her WrestleMania rematch, all she had to do was ask.
Sasha says at WrestleMania, she used her stank braid against her and she expects Sasha to come out and be her best friend. Both women begin to argue as Sonya breaks it up. She says both of their names are getting signed now. Sasha says before she signs this, she will need some witnesses.
Out come Carmella and Zelina Vega to the ring. Sasha says she is always two steps ahead of Bianca as she signs the contract. Bianca signs the contract. She throws the contract in Sasha’s face, knocks Vega and Carmella down. Bianca attacks Sasha. Carmella and Vega break it up but Bianca throws them out of the ring. Sasha hits her with the Backstabber. Carmella and Vega get back in the ring and attack Bianca as Sasha says she has this.
Sasha slams Bianca’s face into the table. She stands over Bianca holding the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Sasha with the Banks Statement on Bianca.
Carmella and Zelina Vega come out to help Sasha Banks. I mean if this turns into some sort of stable, I guess it could work. I'm not a Sasha fan, the whole character just doesn't do it for me. Bianca better retain at SummerSlam. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021
The first hour of SmackDown was so good. Just a great watch. The second hour wasn't bad at all but not nearly as good as the first hour. Still, worth watching. #SmackDown— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021
What did you think of the 8/13 #SmackDown?— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) August 14, 2021