WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap (September 17, 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! Tonight's show aired from Thompson-Boiling Arena, Knoxville, TN--not the previously reported Atlanta arena due to cancellation.


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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Quick Recap for September 17, 2021

Matches Tonight: Four (5 with the No Contest), totaling 19 total minutes of wrestling.
  • Non-Title Tag Match: Finn Bálor & WWE Champion Big E vs SmackDown Tag Champions the Usos. Back and forth match that saw Big E & Bálor pick up the win. 8:18-8:29pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Rick Boogs w/ King Nakamura vs Robert Roode w/ Dolph Ziggler. Boogs picked up the win in a very short match, hitting a Pumphandle Powerslam hybrid to put away Roode. After the match, Crews & Commander Azeez beat down Nakamura & Boogs. 8:38-8:40pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Kevin Owens vs Happy Corbin. Corbin attacked Owens on his way to the ring and the match never took place.
  • Tag Match: Toni Storm & Liv Morgan vs Carmella & Zelina Vega. After Morgan sent Carmella face-first into the turnbuckle, Carmella left with Vega, losing by count-out due to a "broken nose" (most likely a work). 9:18-9:20pm EST.
  • Singles Main Event Match: Dominik Mysterio vs Sami Zayn. Zayn won the short match, and once again Rey was frustrated with Dom's failings. 9:38-9:42pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Acknowledgements: Roman Reigns started our show, escorted by the Bloodlines. Reigns insisted the crowd acknowledge him, then had Heyman inform Lesnar, Bálor and the crowd that Roman isn't afraid of anything or any one. They were interrupted by both Finn Bálor (not in demon-form) and WWE Champion Big E, which set up a tag match for the Usos and the latter two. 8:02-8:14pm EST.
  • Reckoning Rollins: As previously billed, Rollins was set to answer for his sins against Edge recently. Rollins, to sum up, said he's not done with Edge and told Edge he'll beat him in front of his family if he has to, to finally finish Edge. 9:01-9:12pm EST.
  • Roman Reigns Entrance Tracker: Entrance began: 8:02pm; Reigns & crew enter ring at 8:07pm; Roman began speaking at 8:09pm.
  • Inter-brand Conflict: The Usos attacked Raw's WWE Champion Big E backstage, beating him down at the behest of Roman Reigns.
  • The Saga of the (Bálor, not Kiss) Demon: Finn Bálor told us the story behind his demon persona. Finn stated the Demon isn't summoned, but comes out when it wants. 9:30-9:32pm EST.
  • Six-Man Cross-Brand Match: The Bloodline will visit Raw and take on the New Day. It'll be Roman's first time on Raw in about a year.
  • Homecoming: Tonight featured Bianca Belair's Homecoming. Glen "Kane" Jacobs, the mayor of Knox county, came out to a huge pop and introduced Belair to a massive pop. Kane presented Belair with the key to Knox County and told her to return when she wins her belt back in nine days--at Extreme Rules--for a big party. Becky Lynch came out to interrupt, and at the end both women engaged in conflict. Lynch reversed a KOD attempt into a Manhandle Slam and our program ended with a stare-down. 9:45-9:58pm EST.

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