WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (6/18/21): Roman Reigns vs. Rey Mysterio

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
June 18, 2021
The Yuengling Center
Tampa Bay, Florida

You can follow me on Twitter @JoshLopezMedia

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Roman Reigns & Rey Mysterio Segment 

Rey Mysterio: Any parent watching knows what I’m feeling right now. The feeling of pain, the feeling of hurt, and the feeling of sadness. Now, I told my son Dominik about the risk that comes with competing in this ring, but this is or was his dream. Thankfully, he’s able to walk and who knows when he’ll be back in the ring. Roman Reigns picked up my son, the same son that laid in my arms when he was baby to go to sleep, and tossed him like a bag of bricks over these ropes, all the way down to the floor.

I’ll never forget the sound, I’ll never forget the helpless look in my boy’s eyes as he suffered in pain. I’ll never forget the man who did this to him, Roman Reigns. I can’t wait one more day, I want this match, tonight. I want my revenge tonight inside the most diabolical structure in WWE, Hell In A Cell. Roman, I know you accepted my match last night on Twitter, but I want to hear it from the mouth of the so called head of the table himself.

Roman Reigns: You don’t have to do this. I don’t want to hurt you. This ain’t my fault. Let’s be honest, you’re not ready for this. You don’t want to be locked in there with me. You think what I did to your son was bad? That was PG compared to what I’m gonna do to you tonight. So I’m gonna ask you one time, this is the only time, are you sure you want to do this, Rey?

Rey Mysterio: I’ve never been more ready in my life.

Roman Reigns: I tried it your way. Tried to be diplomatic. Now we do it my way.

First Match: Big E & Kevin Owens vs. Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez 

Sami Zayn joins the commentary team for this match. Big E and Apollo Crews will start things off. Big E dodges The Big Boot. Big E ducks a clothesline from Crews. Big E with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Following a snap mare takeover, Big E tags in Owens. Big E with a Running Splash. Owens with The Senton Splash for a one count. Owens with the irish whip. Owens delivers a gut punch. Owens tags in Big E. Big E with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Big E goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Crews counters with a high knee strike. Crews tags in Azeez.

Azeez drives his knee into the midsection of Big E. Azeez punches Big E in the back. Azeez drops Big E with The Big Boot. Big E tumbles to the floor. Azeez bodyslams Big E on the floor. Azeez and Crews has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Azeez applies the cobra clutch. Big E with heavy bodyshots. Azeez with a Vertical Suplex. Azeez slam Big E’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Azeez is mauling Big E in the corner. Azeez with another Vertical Suplex. Azeez goes for a Running Elbow Drop, but Big E ducks out of the way. Crews tags himself in. Crews knocks Owens off the ring apron. Crews with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Big E fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Crews thrust kicks the midsection of Big E. Big E with The GourdBuster on the apron. Big E tags in Owens. Owens lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Crews fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Crews applies a waist lock. Owens with three sharp elbow strikes. Crews kicks Owens in the face. Owens hits The Pop Up PowerBomb for a two count. Azeez attacks Owens from behind. Azeez tags himself in. Azeez clotheslines Big E. Owens with forearm shivers. Azeez HeadButts Owens. Owens sends Azeez tumbling to the floor. Azeez sends Owens face first into the steel ring post. Zayn talks smack to Owens. Owens avoids the referee’s ten count. Azeez connects with The Nigerian Nail to pickup the victory. After the match, Azeez delivers another Nigerian Nail to Owens.

Winner: Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez via Pinfall 

Second Match: Shinsuke Nakamura w/Rick Boogs vs. King Corbin In A Battle For The Crown

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin with a waist lock go-behind. Corbin rolls Nakamura over for a two count. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Nakamura. Corbin hammers down on the back of Nakamura’s neck. Nakamura side steps Corbin into the turnbuckles. Nakamura with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura blocks a boot from Corbin. Nakamura kicks Corbin in the back. Nakamura with The Sliding German Suplex. Nakamura jams with Boogs on the outside. Corbin regains control of the match during the commercial break. Corbin applies the half nelson lock. Nakamura with heavy bodyshots. Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Corbin goes for a Bodyslam, but Nakamura lands back on his feet. Nakamura with a Modified BackStabber. Nakamura applies The Sleeper Hold.

Corbin dumps Nakamura back first on the canvas. Nakamura with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Corbin blocks a boot from Nakamura. Corbin with The German Suplex for a two count. Nakamura HeadButts Corbin. Corbin goes for The End Of Days, but Nakamura counters with Everything Is EVIL for a two count. Nakamura with clubbing knee strikes. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Corbin counters with The Inside Out Lariat. Corbin is mauling Nakamura in the corner. Corbin puts Nakamura on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with forearm shivers. Nakamura decks Corbin with a back elbow smash. Nakamura with another Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura with Two Flying Knee Strikes. Corbin goes for The Chokeslam BackBreaker, but Nakamura counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall 

Bianca BelAir & Bayley Segment 

Third Match: Otis Dozovic w/Chad Gable vs. Angelo Dawkins 

Chad Gable delivers a cheap shot before the bell rings. Dawkins runs after Gable. Dozovic drops Dawkins with a Body Block. Alpha Academy sends Dawkins shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Dawkins with heavy bodyshots. Gable with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. Gable talks smack to Dawkins. Dozovic rolls Dawkins back into the ring. Alpha Academy plants Dawkins with their Discus Lariat/German Suplex Combination.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Updated WWE Hell In A Cell 2021 Match Card

1.) Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

2.) Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Drew McIntyre In The Hell In A Cell Match For The WWE Championship

3.) Bianca BelAir (c) vs. Bayley In The Hell In A Cell Match For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

4.) Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

5.) Alexa Bliss vs. Shayna Baszler

6.) Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro

Fourth Match: Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Rey Mysterio In The Hell In A Cell Match For The WWE Universal Championship 

Mysterio starts things off with multiple chair shots. Reigns slings Mysterio out of the ring. Mysterio attacks Reigns with the fire extinguisher. Mysterio blasts Reigns with a tool box. Mysterio repeatedly drives a chair into the midsection of Reigns. Mysterio dropkicks a chair into the small of Reigns back. Mysterio wraps the chair around Reigns neck. Mysterio sends Reigns neck first into the steel ring post. Reigns HeadButts Mysterio. Reigns prepares for The Spear. Mysterio side steps Reigns through the wedged table. Reigns drives his knee into the midsection of Mysterio. Reigns hammers down on the back of Mysterio’s neck. Reigns rolls Mysterio back into the ring. Reigns denies The Sunset Flip. Mysterio goes for The Hurricanrana, but Reigns blocks it. Reigns repeatedly swings Mysterio into the steel. Reigns launches Mysterio face first into the steel.

Reigns has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Reigns talks smack to Mysterio. Reigns with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Reigns with forearm shivers. Reigns sends Mysterio to the corner. Reigns delivers The Superman Punch. Reigns goes for The Spear, but Mysterio counters with a dropkick. Mysterio kicks Reigns in the gut. Reigns goes for a PowerBomb, but Mysterio counters with The Hurricanrana. Mysterio goes for The 619, but Reigns counters with an uppercut. Mysterio sends Reigns shoulder first into the steel ring post. Mysterio connects with The 619. Mysterio unloads a series of chair shots. Mysterio puts the chair on Reigns chest. Mysterio with Two Frog Splashes for a two count. Reigns catches Mysterio in mid-air. Reigns PowerBombs Mysterio into the steel. Reigns makes Mysterio tap out to The Inverted Guillotine Choke. After the match, Reigns makes Mysterio tap out to another Inverted Guillotine Choke.

Winner: Still WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns via Submission 

Checkout Episode 262 of The Hoots Podcast

Author: Josh Lopez