WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (August 27, 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 you can find our preview over here!


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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for August 27, 2021

Matches Tonight: Four
  • Fatal Four-way Elimination Number One Contender's Match: Liv Morgan & Bianca Belair vs Zelina Vega & Carmella. Zelina Vega was eliminated first (Belair); Carmella was eliminated second (Morgan). The final two women fought, with Bianca Belair winning the contest and becoming the new number one contender for the SmackDown Women's Championship. 8:19-8:30pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Chad Gable w/ Otis vs Cesaro. Cesaro won by Disqualification as Otis attacked Cesaro. 8:46-8:50pm EST.
  • Tag Team Match: the Dirty Dawgs vs King Nakamura & Rick Boogs. Our One True King and his court jester won in impressive fashion. 9:19-9:28pm EST.
  • Singles Main Event Match: Dominik Mysterio vs Mystery Opponent. The opponent turned out to be Sami Zayn, who defeated Dominik after a short but entertaining match. Afterwards, more seeds of discord were planted between Rey and Dom, building to an inevitable match. Shoot me. 9:37-9:42pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • The Man Came Around: Lynch came out to a huge pop. Carmella, Zelina Vega, Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan all came down to challenge Lynch. They brawled after Lynch refused and left. 8:05-8:15pm EST.
  • A Universal Truth: Edge declared he was done with Rollins and wants to go after the Universal title. Rollins declared he's going to have to be a little more like Edge to get back in the Universal title picture.
  • Rebranding: Baron Corbin has had a massive reversal in luck, is flush with cash, and now goes by Happy Corbin. He debuted new music and tron video with slot machines in it. I can't make this crap up.
  • Substitutes: Corey Graves & Kevin Owens filled in for Pat McAfee on commentary (out: Covid, but doing well).
  • Universal Championship Family Celebration: The celebration was interrupted by Finn Balor, who challenged Reigns to a title match next week. The Usos attacked Balor but the Profits made the save. 9:54-9:58pm EST.

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