WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (August 20, 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!


WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for August 20, 2021

Matches Tonight: Seven
  • Singles Match: Rey Mysterio w/ Dominik vs Jey Mysterio w/ Jimmy. HOT CROWD. Jey picked up the win after Rey was distracted by his own son. 8:18-8:29pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Baron Corbin vs Kevin Owens. Back and forth match that saw Corbin win by disqualification when Big E attacked him. 8:35-8:39pm EST.
  • Women's Tag Team Championship Contenders Match: Shotzi Blackheart & Tegan Nox vs Women's Tag Team Champions Natalya & Tamina. Shotzi Blackheart carried the match as Nox was never tagged in. Blackheart & Nox won, and are the new number one contenders for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship. 8:48-8:52pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Montez Ford w/ Angelo Dawkins vs Otis w/ Chad Gable. Solid match that saw Otis win fairly. They focused mostly on showcasing Otis' power. 9:09-9:16pm EST.
  • Tag Team Match: Intercontinental Champion King Nakamura w/ Boogz vs Apollo Crews w/ Cmdr. Azeez. Boogz pinned Crews for the win. 9:24-9:28pm EST.
  • Singles Non-Title Match: SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair vs Zelina Vega. The match, much like Vega, was quite short. Belair dominated and picked up the win with the Kiss of Death. 9:33-9:35pm EST.
  • Singles Non-Title Match: SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair vs Carmella. Carmella controlled for most of the match, but Belair put her away with the Kiss of Death. 9:39-9:42pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Edgellent Writing: No, the Edge jokes won't stop 'til he does. Edge showed up to make his final statements to Seth Rollins ahead of Becky Lynch's return SummerSlam tomorrow night. He acknowledged that another Curb Stomp could end his career, but he's welcomed the darkness within him. And thanks to Seth's threats last week, Edge has found a dark spot in his heart just for Seth. 8:02-8:12pm EST.
  • Seth Rollins Promo: Seth cut his own promo, only to have the crowd loudly interrupt him often. Also, Edge appeared on the tron before a waterfall of chocolate syrup or motor oil fell from the ceiling, covering Rollins and the ring. Rollins fell multiple times while trying to gain his footing. 9:00-9:05pm EST.
  • Trouble Brooding?: During Rollins aforementioned promo, Edge appeared to hint at a new Brood, even using the old Brood music!
  • Cen-o Evil: John Cena made an appearance to make his final statements ahead of tomorrow night's huge clash with Roman Reigns. Both men exchanged words, with Reigns agreeing to leave the WWE if he loses. 9:52-9:58pm EST.
  • Roman Reigns' Entrance Tracker: Theme began at 9:46pm. Roman begins his descent down the ramp at 9:48pm. Roman arrived at the ring, and was ready to speak, at 9:51pm. Shorter this week as we were short on time.

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