WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (August 13, 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!

Also, don't forget tonight is the debut of AEW Rampage! You can catch Matt Boone's excellent live results coverage of it right here! Happy weekend, everyone!


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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for Friday the 13th, August 2021

Matches Tonight: Four
  • Intercontinental Championship Match: Apollo Crews(c) w/ Cmdr. Azeez vs King Nakamura w/ Boogz. Great match that saw Boogz/Azeez sent to the back, and King Nakamura picking up the win--and the title--with a Kinshasa. 8:30-8:42m EST.
  • Tag Team Match: the Street Profits vs the Alpha Academy. Short match that saw the Profits pick up the win. 8:50-8:54pm EST.
  • Tag Team Match: the Mysterios vs the Dirty Dawgs. Short but exciting match that saw the Mysterios win despite the Usos' attempted distraction. 9:15-9:18pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Kevin Owens vs Beggar Corbin. Stipulation: if Owens wins, Corbin stops begging; if Corbin wins, Owens gives Corbin $1,000. Owens won after a very, very good match from the two--possibly match of the night (or week, WWE edition). 9:34-9:44pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Face-to-Face: Universal Champion Roman Reigns confronted John Cena tonight. Great segment you should view. Several below-the-belt insults to each other, and name-drop galore. Very funny and well done, and took up one quarter of our program. 8:00-8:26pm EST.
  • Rollins/Edge Promo: Rollins came out to talk about his upcoming match with Edge. He presented a video that highlighted his career successes and Edge's failures, then implied he'll end Edge's career at SummerSlam. 9:01-9:10pm EST.
  • Baron Corbin's Last Plea: Cole announced this was Corbin's last chance to raise money before bankruptcy. Kevin Owens agreed to give Corbin $1000 if Corbin could beat him, with the stipulation that if Corbin loses, Corbin can't beg for money anymore. 9:24-9:28pm EST.
  • Contract Signing/Main Event Segment: With their title clash eight nights away, Bianca Belair(c) met with challenger Sasha Banks to sign the contract for their SummerSlam SmackDown showdown. Despite WWE Official Sonya Deville's best efforts to maintain peace, Banks partnered with Carmella and Zelina Vega to beat down the champ. Belair fought them off but the numbers game was too strong. Great segment, surprisingly. 9:50-9:58pm EST.
  • Roman Reigns Entrance Tracker: Began entrance at 8:07pm EST. Went to a commercial break, returned at 8:13 and Roman had reached the steel steps. Roman entered the ring and began speaking at 8:15pm. Eight minutes for tonight, about the average.

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