WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (4/30/21): Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
April 30, 2021
The Yuengling Center
Tampa Bay, Florida

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First Match: Bianca BelAir & The Street Profits vs. Bayley & The Dirty Dawgs In A 6 Person Tag Team Match

BelAir slaps Bayley in the face. Bayley with a double leg takedown. That lead us to a pier six brawl. BelAir with clubbing blows to Bayley’s back. Forearm Exchange. BelAir blocks a punch from Bayley. BelAir applies a waist lock. Bayley with three sharp elbow strikes. Bayley stomps on the right foot of BelAir. BelAir goes for a Bodyslam, but Bayley lands back on his feet. Bayley whips BelAir across the ring. Bayley clotheslines BelAir. Bayley goes for The Sliding Lariat, but BelAir counters with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. BelAir drops Bayley with a shoulder tackle. Bayley drops down on the canvas. Bayley swats away a dropkick from BelAir. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley hooks the outside leg for a one count. Bayley with the irish whip. BelAir dives over Bayley. BelAir dropkicks Bayley. BelAir pops back on her feet. Bayley tags in Ziggler.

Dawkins delivers The Pounce. Dawkins tags in Ford. Dawkins whips Ziggler across the ring. Dawkins drops down on the canvas. Ford dropkicks Ziggler. Double Flapjack to Roode. Dawkins clotheslines Roode over the top rope. BelAir dumps Bayley out of the ring. Ford lands The SomerSault Plancha. Ford rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Bayley runs BelAir into the steel ring steps. Ziggler SuperKicks Ford. Ford tumbles to the floor. Ziggler rolls Ford back into the ring. Ziggler tags in Roode. Ziggler whips Ford into the turnbuckles. Ziggler with The Stinger Splash. Roode with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Roode follows that with an elbow drop. Roode stomps on Ford’s back. Roode uses the middle rope as a weapon. Bayley delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Roode repeatedly stomps on Ford’s chest. Roode tags in Ziggler.

Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Ziggler applies The Sleeper Hold. Ziggler with another Stinger Splash. Ford creates distance with The Counter SuperKick. Dawkins and Roode are tagged in. Dawkins scores a right jab. Dawkins ducks a clothesline from Roode. Dawkins with a spinning elbow strike. Dawkins with The Exploder Suplex. Dawkins follows that with The 360 Stinger Splash. Dawkins drops Roode with The Running Bulldog. Dawkins hits The Twisting Butterfly NeckBreaker for a two count. BelAir puts Ziggler on her shoulders. BelAir with a straight right hand. BelAir connects with The KOD. Roode kicks Dawkins in the face. Roode with The O’Connor Roll for a two count. BelAir whips Roode with the ponytail. Dawkins delivers The SpineBuster. Dawkins tags in Ford. Ford plants Roode with The Frog Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bianca BelAir & The Street Profits via Pinfall 

– Next week on SmackDown, Cesaro will battle Seth Rollins in a WrestleMania Rematch.

Second Match: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax w/Reginald Thomas vs. Natalya & Tamina

Nia Jax and Tamina will start things off. Tamina runs Jax chest first into the turnbuckles. Tamina SuperKicks Jax. Tamina knocks Baszler off the ring apron. Tamina goes for The Super Fly Splash, but Jax gets her knees up in the air. Jax tags in Baszler. Assisted Running Knee Strike for a one count. Baszler kicks Tamina in the back. Baszler with clubbing blows to Tamina’s back. Baszler with a forearm smash. Baszler tags in Jax. Baszler with a Jumping Knee Strike. Jax levels Tamina with The Body Avalanche for a two count. Jax sends Tamina face first into the canvas. Jax talks smack to Tamina. Jax is choking Tamina with her boot. Tamina with forearm shivers. Tamina goes for The Fallaway Slam, but Jax counters with The Crossbody Block for a two count. Baszler tags herself in. Tamina is displaying her fighting spirit. Baszler ducks a clothesline from Tamina. Baszler applies The Kimura Lock.

Tamina bodyslams Baszler. Tamina tags in Natalya. Natalya dodges The Pump Knee Strike. Natalya avoids The Kirifuda Clutch. Natalya hits The Discus Lariat for a two count. Baszler reverses out of the irish whip from Natalya. Natalya ducks a clothesline from Baszler. Natalya with The Release German Suplex for a two count. Baszler denies The Sharpshooter. Baszler delivers her combination offense. Jax tags herself in. Baszler with a Running Knee Strike. Jax with a running elbow drop for a two count. Natalya side steps Jax into the turnbuckles. Natalya tags in Tamina. Tamina kicks Jax in the face. Tamina shoves Reginald off the apron. Natalya goes for The Sharpshooter, but Baszler counters with The Kirifuda Clutch. Baszler launches Natalya over the announce table. Jax HeadButts Tamina. Jax tags in Baszler. Tamina denies The SuperPlex. Tamina HeadButts Baszler. Tamina connects with The Super Fly Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Natalya & Tamina via Pinfall 

Third Match: Apollo Crews (c) w/Commander Azeez vs. Big E For The WWE Intercontinental Championship

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Crews backs Big E into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Crews applies a waist lock. Big E dumps Crews back first on the canvas. Standing Switch Exchange. Big E with a Hip Toss. Crews applies a side headlock. Big E whips Crews across the ring. Big E drops down on the canvas. Big E leapfrogs over Crews. Big E applies The Abdominal Stretch. Big E scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Big E drags Crews to the ring apron. Big E with clubbing blows to Crews chest. Big E with The Running Splash on the apron for a two count. Short-Arm Reversal by Crews. Crews dumps Big E face first on the top rope. Crews with a Running Lariat. Crews with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Crews has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Crews is raining down haymakers. Big E reverses out of the irish whip from Crews. Crews kicks Big E in the face. Crews goes for a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike, but Big E counters with Two Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Crews sends Big E to the apron. Crews with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews drops Big E with The Apron MoonSault. Crews dives over Big E. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E follows that with The Running Splash for a two count. Crews rocks Big E with a forearm smash. Big E answers with a back elbow smash. Crews nails Big E with The Pump Kick for a two count. Crews transitions into a ground and pound attack. Crews kicks Big E in the ribs. Crews with The Stinger Splash. Big E drops Crews with The Uranage Slam for a two count.

Crews with a desperation knee lift. Crews hits The Death Valley Driver on the apron. Crews lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Crews goes for The Olympic Slam, but Big E lands back on his feet. Big E rolls Crews over for a two count. Big E connects with The Big Ending for a two count. Azeez pulls Big E out of the ring. Azeez sends Big E face first into the steel ring post which causes the disqualification. After the match, Kevin Owens tees off on Azeez. Crews rocks Owens with a forearm smash. Azeez goes for The Nigerian Nail, but Big E gets in the way. Big E and Owens gangs up on Azeez. Azeez HeadButts Big E. Owens kicks Azeez in the face. Zayn plants Owens with The Helluva Kick. Azeez repeatedly stomps on Big E’s chest. Azeez dumps Big E out of the ring. Zayn was trying to be friends with Crews and Azeez. Azeez drops Zayn with The Nigerian Nail.

Winner: Big E via Disqualification, But Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Apollo Crews

Updated WWE WrestleMania Backlash Match Card 

1.) Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE Championship

2.) Bianca BelAir (c) vs. Bayley For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

Fourth Match: Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Daniel Bryan For The WWE Universal Championship

Bryan starts things off with a Running Dropkick. Bryan with Corner YES! Kicks. Reigns shoves Bryan. Reigns uppercuts Bryan. Reigns applies a side headlock. Bryan whips Reigns across the ring. Reigns drops Bryan with a shoulder tackle. Bryan drops down on the canvas. Bryan with rapid fire haymakers. Reigns escapes The YES! Lock. Bryan with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Bryan with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. Bryan repeatedly drives his knee into the left shoulder of Reigns. Bryan with a shoulder kick. Bryan slams Reigns head on the top turnbuckle pad. Corner YES! Kicks. Bryan with Two Corner Dropkicks. Reigns with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Reigns stomps on Bryan’s chest. Reigns HeadButts Bryan. Reigns with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Reigns applies a rear chin lock. Reigns with a knee lift. Reigns with a forearm smash. Bryan dives over Reigns. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Reigns. Reigns scores the elbow knockdown for a two count.

Reigns talks smack to Bryan. Reigns with two haymakers. Bryan with three uppercuts. Reigns sends Bryan to the corner. Bryan with a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle pad. Bryan puts Reigns on the top turnbuckle. Bryan goes for The Top Rope FrankenSteiner, but Reigns counters with an Avalanche PowerBomb for a two count. Reigns with clubbing short-arm lariats. Reigns throws Bryan into the ringside barricade. Reigns hooks both legs for a two count. Reigns toys around with Bryan. Reigns with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. The referee admonishes Reigns. Reigns puts Bryan on the top turnbuckle. Reigns gets crotched on the top turnbuckle pad. Bryan with an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. YES! Kicks. Reigns avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Reigns hits The Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns goes for The Superman Punch, but Bryan counters with The RoundHouse Kick. Bryan with a running shoulder kick. Bryan with clubbing arm-ringers. Bryan sends Reigns tumbling to the floor. Bryan goes for The Suicide Dive, but Reigns counters with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor. Reigns goes for The Barricade Spear, but Bryan ducks out of the way.

Bryan has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Bryan lands The Diving HeadButt for a two count. Reigns drops Bryan with The Superman Punch for a two count. Reigns goes for The Spear, but Bryan counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Reigns. Bryan connects with The Running Knee for a two count. Reigns had his foot on the bottom rope. Bryan is shocked. Bryan repeatedly stomps on Reigns face. Bryan applies The YES! Lock. Reigns with a back press cover for a two count. Reigns Spears Bryan for a two count. Reigns applies The Guillotine Choke. Bryan responds with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Bryan transitions into The YES! Lock. Reigns with the ground and pound attack. Reigns PowerBombs Bryan. Reigns is raining down forearms. Reigns delivers another PowerBomb. Reigns makes Bryan pass out to The Guillotine Choke. After the match, Reigns grabs two steel chairs. Reigns gets Bryan in position for The Conchairto. Cesaro unloads a series of uppercuts. Jey Uso SuperKicks Cesaro. Jey gets Cesaro’s arms tied up to the ropes. Reigns plants Bryan with The Conchairto to close the show.

Winne: Still WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns via Referee Stoppage 

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Author: Josh Lopez