WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (7/02/2021)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. There are spoilers for tonight's show below. The full results can be found right here and, for those who care, our earlier official preview is over here!

After tonight's episode, the Men's Money in the Bank consists of Raw's Ricochet, Riddle, Drew McIntyre & John Morrison and SmackDown's Big E as well as Kevin Owens. Next week, Cesaro faces Rollins for a spot. Tonight's show wasn't bad, and for only four matches the show had solid pacing.


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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for 7/02/2021

Matches Tonight: 4
  • Tag Team Match: King Nakamura w/ Boogz & Big E vs Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews w/ Cmdr. Azeez & Baron Corbin. Nakamura & Big E won after Corbin was distracted by his car being repossessed mid-match. 8:19-8:31pm.
  • Money in the Bank Qualifier Last Man Standing Match: Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn. Fantastic match with some big spots, including someone(s) going through a pair of stacked tables. Kevin Owens won, Cena style, and joined Big E on the SmackDown side of the men's Money in the Bank ladder match. 8:52-9:16pm.
  • Women's Singles Match: Liv Morgan vs Zelina Vega. Liv Morgan won after a Zelina-sized match. 9:31-9:34pm.
  • Singles Men's Main Event Match: Angelo Dawkins vs Otis w/ Chad Gable. After allowing perhaps twenty seconds of offense, Otis completely squashed Dawkins the remainder of their two and a half minute match. Otis put Dawkins away with a Vader Bomb. 9:43-9:45pm. All times EST unless noted otherwise.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Adam's Impact: After a surprise return--and attack on Universal Champion Roman Reigns--last week on SmackDown, Edge returned tonight to address things. He cut a quick promo on Roman. Same stuff he's been saying all year.
  • Baron Corbin: A video segment revealed that Baron Corbin has apparently lost hundreds of thousands of dollars; his car was repossessed during his match; and every moment on camera was a depressed, tearful Baron Corbin.
  • Shocking Return: Zelina Vega made her return to the WWE tonight. Logic suggests we can expect her husband, Aleister Black, to return soon (hopefully!)
  • Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match: WWE Official Sonya Deville announced Zelina Vega is in the MitB match, joining the previously announced Carmella from the Blue Brand.
  • War of Words: Bayley cut a promo on Bianca Belair; Belair came out and confronted her. Belair challenged Bayley to an "I Quit" match at Money in the Bank, and Bayley accepted.
  • Match Announced: Next week, Seth Rollins will face Cesaro in a Money in the Bank Qualifier match.
  • Rustling Jimmies: Jimmy Uso ended our program by calling out Edge, all in an effort to win favor from his Tribal Chief and cousin, Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Jimmy called out Edge, the two battled briefly, and Edge used a metal bar to assist in a crossface on Jimmy (as he did to Roman at WrestleMania earlier this year).

From us to, have a happy holiday weekend! See you Monday night for Raw (and something a lil' different on Tuesday for NXT). Y'all stay safe out there. Goodnight!

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