WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (1/1/21): Kevin Owens vs. Jey Uso

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
January 1, 2021
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, Kevin Owens, and Jey Uso Segment 

Roman Reigns: As the face of WWE, let me start by saying, Happy New Year. And as I thought about it, 2020 has been rough, it’s been a tough year. But when you’re the head of the table, when you’re the tribal chief, you make it work. Uce, why do you think I wear the gold glove? Because everything I touch turns into greatness. Look at who I surround myself with. Take, Paul, special counsel to the tribal chief, discarded, thrown out to the deep end, I saved him. And I don’t understand it, you are the most genuine, honest man that I’ve ever done business with. And now take my cousin, Jey Uso, he is a prime example of what I can do.

What did I say, all you got to do is listen to me, all you got to do is understand how my brain works, why I do what I do. And what’s happened? It’s been the best year of your career, has it not? Main event after main event, barn burner of a match after barn burner of a match, this man can’t miss now because he acknowledged me as his tribal chief and the head of the table. And, you see, I did this because I now who you are. I understood, since day one, day one, to everybody else it was like, which one are you? To me, you always been, Main Event Uso. And I wouldn’t have put all this pressure on you if I didn’t know you couldn’t handle it. And what did you? You knocked it out of the park, every single time, and that’s why I love you.

– Kevin Owens joins the conversation.

Roman Reigns: No, turn his music off, turn it off. Don’t say a word, we don’t want to hear it. What are you doing out here, man? Nobody cares. Nobody wants to hear it from you, nobody wants to see you. You’re like a roach that won’t die, you’re like a roach that won’t go away, begging for more crumbs. You had your time in the sun. You experienced The Island Of Relevancy. You are a social media sweethearts for a few weeks, now, take your ass and get out of here. I was generous enough to give you a giant pay day.

I hope you invest in it, well. I hope you gave your kids and your wife a good Christmas, but it’s done now. We don’t want you out here, I don’t want anything to do with you, you’re embarrassing me, you’re embarrassing my show, go, beat it, scram, get out of here, man. It ain’t about you. It’s not about you, KO. Tonight, it’s about my cousin, it’s about, Jey, it’s about our family. Get it through your thick head, we don’t care, nobody cares about you, man, go. This is Jey’s time, quit being selfish. Go.

Kevin Owens: You’re right, me standing out here is embarrassing to you, Roman. It should be. You know why, because me standing out here, right now, even though you’re still Universal Champion, it means that you and your family failed. And you know that, because what did you try to do these past few weeks, what did you try to do at TLC, and last week in the Steel Cage? You tried to take my career, you tried to end it, you tried to end me and here I am. You should be embarrassed that Jey Uso had to physically drag me off of ladder after ladder at TLC, and handcuffed me to the cage last week so that you could still have that title on your shoulder.

You should be embarrassed because me standing here, right now, makes it 100% clear that The Big Dog is long gone and he has been replaced by a giant bitch. But I’m glad to see you celebrating, Roman. You don’t want anything to do with me for tonight, and guess what, that’s fine, I don’t want anything to do with you either. Tonight, it is about cousin, Jey, it is, because tonight I am here to fight, not you, Roman, but you, Jey Uso. The big main event guy, you know what, Jey, for everything you guys have done to me this past month, tonight, you will pay because of your cousin, because I’m going back there, and I’m not asking, I’m telling whoever I need to tell, that I am going to fight Jey Uso. And, Roman, when I’m done with your cousin, your family will have nothing to celebrate.

First Match: Big E vs. King Corbin w/Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake 

Sami Zayn joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin applies a side headlock. Big E whips Corbin across the ring. Corbin runs into Big E. Big E shakes his hips. Big E sends Corbin into the ropes. Big E drops down on the canvas. Big E leapfrogs over Corbin. Big E scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Big E with The Gator Roll for a one count. Big E whips Corbin across the ring. Corbin kicks Big E in the chest. Corbin clotheslines Big E for a one count. Corbin with clubbing elbow smashes. Corbin talks smack to Big E.

Big E with two haymakers. Corbin nails Big E with a palm thrust. Corbin sends Big E shoulder first into the steel ring post. Corbin transitions into a corner mount. Corbin whips Big E across the ring. Corbin with the elbow knockdown for a one count. Corbin with a running haymaker. Big E sends Corbin to the apron. Corbin drops Big E with a knee lift. Corbin goes for The Wrap Around Lariat, but Big E counters with The Big Ending for a one count. Sami Zayn attacks Big E from behind which causes the disqualification. After the match, Zayn, Cutler, and Blake gangs up on Big E. Apollo Crews storms into the ring. Crews launches Blake over the top rope. Crews clotheslines Cutler over the top rope. Crews avoids The Helluva Kick. Crews sends Zayn crashing into Cutler and Blake.

Winner: Big E via Disqualification 

Second Match: Big E & Apollo Crews vs. Sami Zayn & King Corbin w/Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake 

Apollo Crews and Sami Zayn will start things off. Zayn reverses out of the irish whip from Crews. Crews dives over Zayn. Crews dropkicks Zayn for a two count. Zayn decks Crews with a back elbow smash. Zayn tags in Corbin. Crews signals for the test of strength. Corbin kicks Crews in the gut. Corbin launches Crews over the top rope. Crews with a shoulder block. Corbin answers with a big haymaker. Zayn tags himself in. Haymaker Exchange. Zayn drives his knee into the midsection of Crews. Zayn hammers down on the back of Crews neck. Zayn tags in Corbin. Corbin with a straight right hand. Corbin sends Crews to the corner. Crews kicks Corbin in the face. Corbin with a corner clothesline. Corbin dumps Crews out of the ring. Corbin taunts Big E. Cutler kicks Crews in the ribs. Corbin rolls Crews back into the ring. Zayn tags himself in.

Zayn throws Crews out of the ring. Big E dares Zayn to hit him. Zayn bickers with Cutler and Blake. Zayn stops Crews in his tracks. Zayn with a forearm smash. Short-Arm Reversal by Crews. Crews Powerslams Zayn. Big E and Corbin are tagged in. Big E with Two OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Big E with The Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E follows that with The Running Splash. Corbin negates The Big Ending. Big E ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count. Zayn continues to argue with Cutler and Blake. Big E tags in Crews. Crews with a Flying Forearm Smash. Crews with a Leaping Clothesline. Corbin rocks Crews with a forearm smash. Zayn made the blind tag. Corbin applies a waist lock. Crews with rapid fire elbow smashes. Crews back Corbin into the turnbuckles. Zayn nearly clocks Corbin with The Helluva Kick. Zayn with two haymakers. Zayn repeatedly stomps on Crews chest. Corbin is pissed. Corbin heads to the backstage area. Crews ducks a clothesline from Zayn. Crews with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews connects with The Toss PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Big E & Apollo Crews via Pinfall 

Third Match: The Riott Squad vs. Natalya & Tamina w/Billie Kay 

Liv Morgan and Natalya will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya applies a side headlock. Morgan whips Natalya across the ring. Natalya drops Morgan with a shoulder tackle. Morgan drops down on the canvas. Morgan leapfrogs over Natalya. Misfired Hip Tosses. Morgan delivers a gut punch. Morgan rolls Natalya over for a two count. Natalya shoves Morgan. Natalya is distracted by Kay. Morgan tags in Ruby. Double Dropkick. Natalya tags in Tamina. Ruby with forearm shivers. Ruby stomps on the left foot of Tamina. Tamina uppercuts Ruby. Tamina brings Ruby to the corner.

Ruby unloads a flurry of strikes. Ruby decks Tamina with a back elbow smash. Ruby kicks Tamina in the face. Ruby dives over Tamina. Ruby tags in Morgan. Morgan ducks a clothesline from Tamina. Morgan knocks Natalya off the ring apron. Morgan is throwing haymakers at Tamina. Morgan with a forearm/hamstring kick combination. Tamina sends Morgan into the ropes. Ruby tags himself in. Double Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Ruby tells Kay to shut up. Ruby tags in Morgan. Tamina shoves Morgan into the ropes. Tamina denies The Riott Kick. Tamina SuperKicks Ruby. Tamina goes for The Samoan Drop, but Morgan rolls her over to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Riott Squad via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Sasha Banks & Bianca BelAir vs. Bayley & Carmella w/Reginald Thomas 

Bianca BelAir and Carmella will start things off. Carmella side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Carmella applies a waist lock. BelAir sends Carmella face first into the canvas. BelAir denies The Slap. BelAir lifts Carmella up in the air. Carmella tags in Bayley. BelAir dropkicks Bayley. BelAir pops back on her feet. BelAir tells Bayley to bring it. BelAir dumps Bayley out of the ring. BelAir sends Carmella to the ring apron. BelAir with a HandSpring Kick. BelAir tags in Sasha. Bayley avoids The Flying Meteora. Assisted Crossbody Block on the floor. Sasha rolls Bayley back into the ring. Sasha hooks the outside leg for a two count. Bayley and Carmella regains control of the match during the commercial break.

BelAir kicks Bayley in the face. BelAir dives over Bayley. Bayley with a running clothesline for a two count. Bayley taunts Sasha. Bayley toys around with BelAir. Bayley applies a hammerlock on the middle rope. Bayley punches BelAir in the back. Bayley brings BelAir to the corner. Bayley tags in Carmella. Carmella repeatedly stomps on BelAir’s chest. Carmella hooks the outside leg for a two count. Carmella taunts Sasha. Carmella wraps the left shoulder of BelAir around the middle rope. Carmella applies a front face lock. Carmella tags in Bayley. Bayley rolls BelAir over for a two count. Bayley applies a waist lock. Bayley punches BelAir in the back. BelAir with The Vertical Suplex. Bayley tags in Carmella. Carmella stops BelAir in her tracks. Carmella knocks Sasha off the apron. BelAir with an inside cradle for a two count. Carmella thrust kicks the midsection of BelAir. Carmella pie faces BelAir. BelAir is pissed. Carmella applies the double wrist lock. BelAir goes for a Bodyslam, but Carmella lands back on her feet. BelAir tags in Sasha.

Sasha talks smack to Carmella. Carmella sends Sasha to the apron. Sasha with a shoulder block. Sasha with a knee lift. Sasha drives Carmella face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Sasha stands on Carmella’s chest. Sasha with The Rebound Meteora. Sasha hits The ShotGun Meteora. Sasha drops Carmella with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Bayley with a Running Knee Strike. BelAir dumps Bayley out of the ring. BelAir uses her ponytail to send Bayley face first ino the steel ring post. BelAir with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Carmella rolls Sasha over for a two count. Carmella thrust kicks the midsection. Carmella SuperKicks. Sasha avoids The Bronco Buster. Sasha applies The Bank Statement. Thomas pulls Carmella out of the ring. Thomas showcases his athleticism. Sasha denies The SuperKick. Sasha with a knee lift for a two count. Sasha knocks Thomas off the apron. Carmella connects with The Spinning X-Factor to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bayley & Carmella via Pinfall 

The Street Profits, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode Segment 

Fifth Match: Daniel Bryan & Otis Dozovic w/Chad Gable vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura 

Daniel Bryan and Cesaro will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Cesaro with a side headlock takeover. Bryan whips Cesaro across the ring. Cesaro drops Bryan with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Bryan with a monkey flip. Bryan applies a wrist lock. Cesaro backs Bryan into the turnbuckles. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Cesaro with a gut punch. Nakamura kicks Bryan in the gut. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Bryan. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura applies a side headlock. Bryan with two waist lock takedowns. Bryan backs Nakamura into the ropes. Nakamura decks Bryan with a back elbow smash. Nakamura tags in Bryan. Bryan avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Bryan knocks Cesaro off the ring apron.

Nakamura kicks Bryan in the gut. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Nakamura. Cesaro catches Bryan in mid-air. Bryan with a Pop Up European Uppercut. Cesaro and Nakamura has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Nakamura repeatedly kicks Bryan in the back. Nakamura launches Bryan over the top rope. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Cesaro slams Bryan’s head on the announce table. Cesaro with an elbow drop for a two count. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Cesaro whips Bryan across the ring. Cesaro hits The Black Hole Slam for a two count. Cesaro continues throw Bryan out of the ring. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Nakamura kicks Bryan in the chest. Nakamura has Bryan draped across the apron. Nakamura with a running knee lift for a two count. Nakamura puts Bryan on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bryan sends Nakamura over the top rope. Dozovic and Cesaro are tagged in.

Dozovic clotheslines Cesaro. Dozovic scores the elbow knockdown. Dozovic with The Exploder Suplex. Dozovic drops Cesaro with The Discus Lariat. Dozovic levels Cesaro with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic hits The Caterpillar for a two count. Nakamura tells Dozovic to bring it. Dozovic goes for The Vader Bomb, but Cesaro ducks out of the way. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Dozovic counters with The Face Plant. Dozovic tags in Bryan. Bryan with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Bryan uppercuts Nakamura. Nakamura reverses out of the irish whip from Bryan. Bryan dives over Nakamura. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Nakamura. Nakamura with a single leg dropkick. Bryan negates The Reverse Exploder Suplex. Nakamura applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Dozovic with The Diving HeadButt. Cesaro uppercuts Dozovic. Cesaro and Nakamura kicks Dozovic out of the ring. Bryan connects with The Running Knee. Nakamura rolls Bryan over for a two count. Bryan makes Nakamura tap out to The YES! Lock.

Winner: Daniel Bryan & Otis Dozovic via Submission 

Sixth Match: Kevin Owens vs. Jey Uso 

Owens with a double leg takedown. Ground and Pound Exchange. Owens repeatedly stomps on Jey’s chest. Owens sends Jey face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Owens continues to stomp on Jey’s chest. Jey exits the ring. Owens clotheslines Jey. Owens with The Senton Splash on the floor. Owens rolls Jey back into the ring. Owens with The Running Senton for a two count. Owens kicks Jey in the back. Owens kicks the left ankle of Jey. Owens continues to work on the left leg of Jey. Forearm Exchange. Owens drops his weight on the left leg of Jey. Owens repeatedly slams the left leg of Jey on the ring apron. Owens talks smack to Jey. Owens with a straight right hand. Owens kicks out the legs of Jey. Jey with two uppercuts. Owens kicks Jey in the gut. Jey denies The Stunner. Jey SuperKicks Owens. Owens SuperKicks Jey in mid-air.

Owens launches Jey over the announce table. Owens has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Owens goes for The SuperPlex, but Jey blocks it. Jey shoves Owens off the middle turnbuckle. Owens avoids The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Owens kicks Jey in the gut. Owens connects with The Stunner to pickup the victory. After the match, Owens plants Jey with another Stunner. Owens calls out Roman Reigns. Owens handcuffs Jey to the top rope. Owens SuperKicks Jey. Owens is putting the boots to Jey. Owens is raining down haymakers. Owens unlocks the handcuffs. This brawl spills to the outside. Owens lays Jey flat on a table. Reigns attacks Owens from behind. Reigns repeatedly whips Owens into the LED Screens. Reigns and Owens are brawling all over the Thunderdome. Jey joins the fray. Reigns and Jey delivers multiple chair shots. Reigns is picking Owens apart. Reigns sends Owens crashing through two tables to close the show.

Winner: Kevin Owens via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez