‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 02.05.2021 Recap + Thoughts – Big E vs. Crews vs. Zayn, Reigns/Edge Tease, Bryan vs. Cesaro

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

Edge continues his rounds this week on SmackDown, stopping by to potentially pick a very eager Roman Reigns as his WrestleMania opponent. Bianca Belair also teases who she’ll end up facing, Big E defends the IC Title against Apollo Crews and Sami Zayn, and Daniel Bryan tries to avenge his loss to Cesaro.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax

LINEUP

  • Dominik Mysterio vs. King Corbin
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro
  • Ruby Riott vs. Bayley
  • Otis & Chad Gable vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • Big E [c] vs. Apollo Crews vs. Sami Zayn for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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[TV Rundown] ‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 01.22.2021 – Pearce vs…Heyman?!?, Obstacle Course, Sami Protests

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

This week’s SmackDown features an Obstacle Course challenge, a protest from Sami Zayn, and a scheduled Adam Pearce/Paul Heyman match that TOTALLY HAPPENS. 

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dirty Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode)
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Charlotte Flair & Asuka

LINEUP

  • Charlotte Flair & Asuka vs. The Riott Squad
  • Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro
  • Sasha Banks vs. Reginald
  • Dominik Mysterio vs. King Corbin

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[TV Rundown] ‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 01.15.2021 – Royal Rumble Contract Signing, Bryan vs. Cesaro, Nakamura vs. Uso

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

Roman Reigns continues imposing his will this week on SmackDown, trying to get WWE OFFICIAL Adam Pearce to agree to an added stipulation for their scheduled Royal Rumble match. Also on the show Daniel Bryan wrestles Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura looks for revenge against Jey Uso, and Bayley debuts her new talk show DING DONG, HELLO. Yeah.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dirty Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode)

LINEUP

  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jey Uso (**1/2)
  • Liv Morgan vs. Natalya (*1/2)
  • Rey Mysterio vs. King Corbin (*)
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro (***)
  • Apollo Crews vs. Sami Zayn (*1/2)

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[TV Rundown] ‘WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN’ 01.01.2021 – Owens vs. Uso, Bryan & Otis vs. Cesaro & Nakamura

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

The first SmackDown of 2021 features a man hell bent on revenge as Kevin Owens looks to dismantle Jey Uso in the main event. Also on the show new Intercontinental Champion Big E sees action, Daniel Bryan teams with Otis to take on Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura, and Billie Kay tries to endear herself to not one but two different tag teams.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Charlotte Flair & Asuka

LINEUP

  • Big E vs. King Corbin (NR)
  • Big E & Apollo Crews vs. King Corbin & Sami Zayn (**)
  • The Riott Squad vs. Natalya & Tamina (*3/4)
  • Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair vs. Bayley & Carmella (**1/4)
  • Daniel Bryan & Otis vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (**1/2)
  • Kevin Owens vs. Jey Uso (**1/2)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 10.23.2020 – Murphy vs. Rollins, Law & Otis, Tribal Consequences

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

SmackDown this week features “Messiah vs. Disciple” as Seth Rollins takes on Murphy in the main event. Also on the show Otis goes to court with The Miz, Daniel Bryan returns to the ring, Bianca Belair debuts, and Roman Reigns offers up some tribal consequences for Jey Uso heading into Hell in a Cell.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Sami Zayn
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)

LINEUP

  • Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, & The Street Profits vs. Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Cesaro, & Shinsuke Nakamura (***)
  • Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega (**)
  • Shorty G vs. Lars Sullivan (NR)
  • Murphy vs. Seth Rollins (**3/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown’ 10.18.19 – Reigns/Nakamura, Six Pack Challenge, Hot Topic Bayley Speaks

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

This week on SmackDown we’ve Intercontinental Title action as Shinsuke Nakamura defends against Roman Reigns…but that isn’t the last we saw of them. Also on the show Hot Topic Bayley explains her actions on Miz TV, Drew Gulak brings back his PowerPoint presentations, and much more!

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Brock Lesnar
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)

LINEUP

  • Shinsuke Nakamura [c] vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Shorty Gable vs. Curtis Axel (NR)
  • The New Day & Heavy Machinery vs. The Revival, Dolph Ziggler, & Robert Roode (**)
  • SIX PACK CHALLENGE: Nikki Cross vs. Dana Brooke vs. Carmella vs. Lacey Evans vs. Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose (*3/4)
  • Braun Strowman vs. Drew Gulak (NR)
  • Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & King Corbin (**1/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown’ 10.11.19 – WWE Draft Begins, Charlotte/Bayley

Commentators: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

The 2019 WWE Draft begins this week on SmackDown. Who will go where? What will go why? Where will what how where go-

Anyway read on for my rundown.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Brock Lesnar
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Charlotte Flair
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)

THE LINEUP

  • Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns (**1/4)
  • Chad Gable vs. Baron Corbin (TOO MAD TO RATE)
  • The New Day vs. The O.C. (NR)
  • Charlotte Flair [c] vs. Bayley for the SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION (***)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE SmackDown Live 9.10.19’ – The Undertaker Returns, Gable vs. ??? in KOTR Semis

Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, & Byron Saxton

SmackDown Live takes place this week in the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden and WWE is bringing the big guns with The Undertaker making an appearance. Why is he here? Man I don’t know, stop asking questions. Also on the show Chad Gable will face a mystery opponent in the King of the Ring semi-finals. Who will replace the “injured” Elias in the match? AGAIN I DON’T KNOW, STOP ASKING ME. What you can do though and join along as I recap the show live.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Kofi Kingston
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods)

LINEUP

  • The Miz vs. Andrade (**)
  • Nikki Cross vs. Mandy Rose (*)
  • Heavy Machinery vs. Johnny Silver & Alex Keaton (SQUASH)
  • Ember Moon vs. Bayley (**1/4)
  • KING OF THE RING – SEMI-FINAL: Chad Gable vs. Shane McMahon [w/ Kevin Owens as the Special Guest Referee]

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE SmackDown Live! 9.3.19’ – KOTR Quarterfinals, ‘RAW’ Fallout

Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, & Byron Saxton

The King of the Ring Quarterfinals conclude this week on SmackDown Live as Chad Gable takes on Andrade and Ali goes one-on-one with Elias. Also on the show we’ll find out if Roman Reigns will apologize to Daniel Bryan for the Spear that ended last week’s show and Women’s Champ Bayley may or may not have something to say following her shocking chair attack on Becky Lynch at the end of last night’s RAW. Join me for LIVE coverage, why don’t you?

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Kofi Kingston
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods)
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

LINEUP

  • KING OF THE RING QUARTERFINALS: Ali vs. Elias (***1/2)
  • Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. Fire & Desire (**)
  • KING OF THE RING QUARTERFINALS: Chad Gable vs. Andrade (***1/2)
  • Aleister Black vs. Shelton Benjamin (NR)
  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jobber (NR)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE SmackDown Live!’ 8.20.19 – KOTR Continues, Bryan vs. Murphy

COMMENTATORS: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, & David Otunga

The 2019 King of the Ring continues this week on SmackDown Live as Kevin Owens takes on hated rival Elias and Apollo Crews faces Andrade. The mystery behind the attacks on Roman Reigns will also be revealed maybe according to Daniel Bryan, who’s also in action against Buddy Murphy a week after he had Rowan assault him the locker room to force a fake confession out of him. Can’t wait!

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Kofi Kingston
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods)
  • WWE 24/7 CHAMPION: Elias

LINEUP

  • 2019 KOTR – First Round: Apollo Crews vs. Andrade (***1/4)
  • Buddy Murphy vs. Daniel Bryan (***3/4)
  • Heavy Machinery vs. The Revival (**1/4)
  • 2019 KOTR – FIRST ROUND: Kevin Owens vs. Elias (**)

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