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!
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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