WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (7/16/21): Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens vs. Big E vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
July 16, 2021
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas

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First Match: Roman Reigns & The Usos w/Paul Heyman vs. Edge & The Mysterio Family In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Jey Uso attacks Edge before the bell rings. Jey stomps on Edge’s back. Jey kicks Edge in the gut. Edge reverses out of the irish whip from Jey. Edge with a Flapjack. Edge applies a wrist lock. Edge tags in Dominik. Dominik grabs a side wrist lock. Dominik kicks Jey in the gut. Dominik tags in Rey. Rey with a flying double axe handle strike. Rey kicks Jey in the chest. Jey rocks Rey with a forearm smash. Jey tags in Jimmy. Rey with a deep arm-drag. Rey applies an arm-bar. Rey tags in Edge. Edge kicks the left shoulder of Jimmy. Edge with two arm-ringers. Edge applies a wrist lock. Edge tags in Rey. Edge whips Jey across the ring. SpineBuster/SpringBoard Seated Senton Combination for a two count. Rey tags in Dominik. Dominik with a Double SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Dominik with a deep arm-drag. Dominik applies an arm-bar. Forearm Exchange. Jey made the blind tag. Jimmy reverses out of the irish whip from Dominik. Dominik ducks a clothesline from Jimmy. Jey with an Apron Enzuigiri. Jimmy uppercuts Dominik. Jey with a flying forearm smash. Jey tags in Reigns.

Reigns pulls Dominik out of the ring. Reigns stares back at Edge. Reigns rolls Dominik back into the ring. Reigns with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Reigns rolls Dominik out of the ring. Reigns slams Dominik’s head on the announce table. Reigns resets the referee’s ten count. Reigns PowerBombs Dominik on the announce table. Reigns is fired up. The Bloodline has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Jimmy has Dominik perched on the top turnbuckle. Dominik kicks Jimmy in the face. Dominik hits The Tornado DDT. Edge and Jey are tagged in. Edge ducks a clothesline from Jimmy. Edge knocks Jimmy off the ring apron. Edge takes a swipe at Reigns. Edge dumps Jey face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Edge drops Jey with The Big Boot. Edge with a Baseball Slide Dropkick to Jimmy. Edge clotheslines Reigns. Edge denies The Samoan Drop.

Rey made the blind tag. Jey SuperKicks Edge. Rey with The Flying Seated Senton. Rey ducks a clothesline from Jey. Rey with The Spinning DDT for a two count. Dominik with a Cazadora Hurricanrana. Dominik wipes out Jimmy with The Slingshot Pescado. Reigns drives Dominik face first into the steel ring post. Jey uppercuts Rey. Rey with a Hurricanrana into the middle rope. Reigns negates The 619. Reigns drives Rey back first into the ring apron. Reigns rolls Rey back into the ring. Edge Spears Reigns on the floor. Standing Switch Exchange. Rey with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Jimmy uppercuts Rey from the outside. Jey rolls Rey over with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory. After the match, The Usos gangs up on The Mysterio Family. Edge delivers multiple chair shots. Reigns connects with The SuperMan Punch. Reigns wants Houston to acknowledge him. Reigns breaks off the steel bar off the chair. Edge plants Reigns with The Spear. Edge applies The Glasgow Grin. Edge poses with the Universal Championship.

Winner: Roman Reigns & The Usos via Pinfall 

Second Match: Shotzi Blackheart & Tegan Nox vs. Natalya & Tamina 

Zelina Vega and Liv Morgan joins the commentary team for this match. Shotzi Blackheart and Tamina will start things off. Tamina kicks Blackheart in the gut. Tamina punches Blackheart in the back. Tamina bodyslams Blackheart. Tamina sends Blackheart to the corner. Tamina knocks Nox off the ring apron. Tamina levels Blackheart with The Body Avalanche. Tamina tags in Natalya. Double Irish Whip into the turnbuckles. Natalya repeatedly stomps on Blackheart’s chest. Natalya goes for a Bodyslam, but Blackheart lands back on her feet. Blackheart rolls Natalya over for a one count. Blackheart with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Blackheart with a single leg takedown. Blackheart follows that with Welcome To The Ball Pit for a two count. Natalya reverses out of the irish whip from Blackheart. Blackheart decks Natalya with a back elbow smash. Blackheart gets distracted by Tamina. Natalya attacks Blackheart from behind. Natalya slams Blackheart’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Natalya tags in Tamina. Natalya and Tamina gangs up on Blackheart.

Natalya is throwing haymakers at Blackheart. Blackheart kicks Natalya in the face. Blackheart decks Tamina with a back elbow smash. Blackheart is displaying her fighting spirit. Blackheart crawls under Natalya. Blackheart uses her feet to create separation. Blackheart tags in Nox. Nox ducks a clothesline from Natalya. Nox with a chop/forearm combination. Nox uppercuts Natalya. Nox dropkicks Tamina. Nox hits The Reverse Senton Bomb. Nox side steps Natalya into the turnbuckles. Nox with a lifting uppercut. Nox with another Reverse Senton Bomb. Nox connects with The Shiniest Wizard for a two count. Zelina Vega and Liv Morgan starts brawling on the outside. Natalya goes for The Sharpshooter, but Vega rolls Morgan into the ring. Morgan with a flying clothesline off the steel ring steps. Nox with an inside cradle for a two count. After the match, Morgan repeatedly stomps on Vega’s chest. Tamina punches Morgan. Tamina SuperKicks Vega. Morgan side steps Tamina into the ring steps. Morgan slams Natalya’s head on the announce table. Natalya kicks Morgan in the gut. Morgan plants Natalya with The Jersey CodeBreaker.

Winner: Shotzi Blackheart & Tegan Nox via Pinfall 

Third Match: Bianca BelAir (c) vs. Carmella For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship 

Quick shoving contest after the bell rings. Carmella slaps BelAir in the face. BelAir runs after Carmella. Carmella with a Cazadora Headlock Takeover. BelAir drops Carmella with a shoulder tackle. BelAir taunts Carmella. BelAir dropkicks Carmella. BelAir pops back on her feet. Carmella kicks BelAir in the face. Carmella side steps BelAir into the turnbuckles. Carmella starts choking BelAir. Carmella with clubbing elbow smashes. Carmella poses for the crowd. Carmella with The Bronco Buster for a one count. Carmella with the irish whip. BelAir showcases her athleticism. BelAir buries her shoulder into the midsection of Carmella. Carmella launches BelAir over the top rope. BelAir rocks Carmella with a forearm smash. BelAir pulls Carmella in between the turnbuckles. Carmella drives BelAir shoulder first into the steel ring post. Carmella hooks the outside leg for a one count. Carmella repeatedly throws BelAir into the ringside barricade.

BelAir regains control of the match during the commercial break. BelAir with clubbing blows to Carmella’s back. BelAir drives Carmella face first into two turnbuckle pads. BelAir bodyslams Carmella. Carmella grabs the left leg of BelAir. BelAir with The Handspring MoonSault for a two count. BelAir drags Carmella to the corner. Carmella has BelAir perched on the top turnbuckle. BelAir kicks Carmella in the chest. Carmella denies The SuperPlex. Carmella with The Top Rope FrankenSteiner for a two count. BelAir ducks a clothesline from Carmella. Carmella denies The Glam Slam. Rollup Exchange. Carmella sends BelAir face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Carmella applies The Guillotine Choke. BelAir with The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. BelAir launches Carmella over the top rope. Carmella tugs on BelAir’s braid. BelAir with a forearm smash. Carmella avoids the hair whip. Carmella SuperKicks BelAir for a two count. Carmella toys around with BelAir. BelAir avoids The SuperKick. BelAir delivers The Hair Whip. BelAir connects with The KOD to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bianca BelAir via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Cesaro vs. Otis Dozovic w/Chad Gable 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dozovic backs Cesaro into the turnbuckles. Dozovic with clubbing shoulder blocks. Dozovic with two haymakers. Dozovic punches Cesaro in the chest. Dozovic whips Cesaro across the ring. Cesaro ducks a clothesline from Dozovic. Uppercut Party. Cesaro gets distracted by Gable. Dozovic delivers a gut punch. Dozovic with The World’s Strongest Slam.

Cesaro sends Dozovic shoulder first into the steel ring post. Cesaro dropkicks Dozovic into the ring post. Gable connects with The German Suplex which causes the disqualification. After the match, Cesaro sends Gable into the ropes. Cesaro drops Gable with The Pop Up European Uppercut. Cesaro delivers The Cesaro Swing. Dozovic responds with The Pounce. Dozovic levels Cesaro with The Body Avalanche. Dozovic stands on Cesaro’s ribs. Dozovic plants Cesaro with The Vader Bomb.

Winner: Cesaro via Disqualification 

Updated WWE Money In The Bank 2021 Match Card 

– Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Edge For The WWE Universal Championship

– Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Kofi Kingston For The WWE Championship

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

– Asuka vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross vs. Liv Morgan vs. Zelina Vega vs. Natalya vs. Tamina In The Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

– Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet vs. John Morrison vs. Matt Riddle vs. Big E vs. Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Seth Rollins In The Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

– AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. The Viking Raiders For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

– The Mysterio Family (c) vs. The Usos For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

Fifth Match: Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens vs. Big E vs. Shinsuke Nakamura w/Rick Boogs In A Fatal Four Way Match 

Big E Spears Rollins out of the ring. Owens lands The SomerSault Plancha. Nakamura with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. Nakamura rolls Owens back into the ring. Big E with heavy bodyshots. Owens drives his knee into the midsection of Big E. Big E reverses out of the irish whip from Owens. Big E clotheslines Owens. Big E delivers a gut punch. Big E dumps Nakamura out of the ring. Forearm Exchange. Haymaker Exchange. Big E and Nakamura with a Double SuperPlex. Rollins goes for The Frog Splash, but Big E ducks out of the way. Nakamura delivers his combination offense. Nakamura with an Axe Kick across the back of Big E’s neck. Rollins kicks Nakamura in the gut. Knee Lift Exchange.

Nakamura lays Rollins flat on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a running knee strike. Owens with a toe kick. Short-Arm Reversal by Nakamura. Nakamura with a Step Through Kick. Nakamura hits The Reverse Exploder Suplex. Nakamura plays to the crowd. Big E connects with The Big Ending for a two count. Rollins dumps Big E out of the ring. Rollins attacks Nakamura with a ladder. Rollins clears the announce table. Rollins tees off on Nakamura. Owens pulls Rollins off the ladder. Owens with The Flying Elbow Drop off the ladder through the announce table. Rollins kicks the back of Big E’s left knee. Rollins plants Big E with The Curb Stomp on the ladder to pickup the victory. After the match, Rollins grabs the MITB Briefcase to close the show.

Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez