Hello again wrestling fans, and welcome back to the Talking Smack Recap! After Friday Night Smackdown came to an end, WWE taped another episode of Talking Smack, which is hosted by Kayla Braxton, and her co-host, Paul Heyman. The guests on today’s edition of the show will be Seth Rollins, Apollo Crews, Tamina, and Natalya. Now that we’re all caught up on what’s going down, it’s time to talk some smack!
Talking Smack (5/1/21)
Kayla begins the show by welcoming everyone back to the ThunderDome, and she says Paul Heyman must be feeling good. Kayla asks how Paul is, and he sarcastically tells her “with my hands.” Kayla complains that Paul never answers her questions directly, so Heyman presses her to ask a question. Kayla asks for Heyman’s thoughts on the upcoming Smackdown Women’s Championship match at ‘Wrestlemania Backlash’, and Heyman begins talking about Daniel Bryan being removed from Smackdown. Kayla says they will talk about that later, and brings on the first guests, Natalya and Tamina.
Natalya & Tamina
Natalya gets “right to the point”, and Tamina tells her “I got this”. Tamina sends a message to Shayna Baszler, and says “I have the dungeon on my side, and no one beats the sharpshooter”. Tamina aims her attention towards Nia Jax, and tells Nia “you’ve disrespected me! I’ve come here with passion, and I don’t care if you think you know better than me. You don’t.” Tamina yells “this is our place,” and she’s extremely angry as she storms off. Natalya says she needs to go check on Tamina, leaving the hosts speechless for a moment.
⁃ Heyman reacts to the segment, and tells Kayla “I don’t want to talk about her. I don’t want to piss her off.”
⁃ An ad break airs for WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures on A&E.
⁃ After the break, the reigning Intercontinental Champion joins the show.
Apollo is joined by Commander Azeez, and Crews is “annoyed”. Crews says everyone is out to get him, and lists Big E, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn. Apollo continues, and tells Paul “I understand how Roman Reigns feels”. Crews goes on to say “ I will do just like the tribal chief, and I’m going to beat everybody who steps in my way”. Apollo sends a message to Roman Reigns, and congratulates him on the victory over Daniel Bryan. Apollo finishes by saying that he and Commander Azeez “will celebrate after we beat all of them”, and he walks away before Kayla can ask a question.
⁃ Heyman looks “smug” after Crews exits, and he explains “this is the affect that Roman Reigns has an Superstars like Apollo Crews”.
⁃ An ad is shown for the WWE 24 documentary about The Miz.
⁃ When the show returns, Seth Rollins is at the table.
Seth is played out to his old music, and he questions why. After Paul Heyman rants about Daniel Bryan, Kayla hands things over to Kayla. Seth cuts her off, and congratulates Roman Reigns, before switching gears to Cesaro. Rollins says “he’s looking past me, and next week I plan to do something”. Seth says “Roman Reigns motivated, and next week is gonna be a great time.” Kayla wonders if Seth is afraid of the swing, and he explains “there won’t be a weather delay this time. I am a supreme athlete, and athletes do thing on time. We have a very specific routine”. Rollins goes on to say “I’ll be ready. The clock is ticking. Cesaro doesn’t stand a chance.” Heyman jumps back in, and he tells Rollins to lawyer up, so he can have the result of the Cesaro/Rollins WrestleMania clash removed from the history books. Kayla tells Seth “it’s easy to make excuses after the fact”, and Rollins mocks her, so Paul joins in. Seth says “you wouldn’t know a thing about competing in that ring, so don’t test me.” Kayla wants to know what makes Seth so confident about next week, and he tells her “I’ve already explained that to you. Just because your opinion is different, it means you’re wrong. You’ll see.” Heyman invites Seth to return next week, and he’s played out by the correct music.
That’s all for this weeks Talking Smack Recap! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day everyone!