WWE Friday Night SmackDown
August 13, 2021
The BOK Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
John Cena & Roman Reigns Segment
John Cena: Roman Reigns will be at the hell out of me at SummerSlam. But I also know that Roman Reigns will lose at SummerSlam. And they’re ain’t a damn thing he can do about it.
Roman Reigns: I thought we were gonna get something original here. I thought we were gonna get something fresh. You come out here, you make D jokes, penis jokes. You say the same stuff. You’re going to beat my ass. We done heard that before, come on, John, give me something good. Cut me. Hit me with some good stuff here, John.
John Cena: I’m going to. I’m not gonna beat your ass, Roman. Roman Reigns is gonna beat my ass at SummerSlam. Oh, yeah, he’s gonna beat my ass, real good. Spear, spear, big punch named after another DC superhero, hype man slimy in the corner holding up the championship, you’re gonna kick my ass at SummerSlam. I don’t need to prove myself to you, Roman, that’s what’s so historic about what’s going on. I just need to pin you, 1-2-3. You see, if I can hold on to that, just one more time, that’d make it the 17th championship for me. And in the halls of immortal achievement, that would make me the most decorated champion of all-time. That match would make history. All I need to do that, is, 1-2-3.
Roman Reigns: That’s how good he is. He’s here to help me. He’s here to help, The Tribal Chief, The Head Of The Table. I’m not like you. I’m not going to bury my opponent and then go out there and say, I’m gonna beat his ass. No, John, I respect you. I do things differently around here. I’m sophisticated, we do compelling storytelling here, John. You’re, John Cena. Arguably the greatest of all time. Under appreciated. Not enough respect on this man’s name. You’ve done things that nobody else has ever done before. On the cusp of 17 World Heavyweight Championships. Nobody else can say that, it’s incredible, man.
You’re the best. Mount Rushmore of WWE. You might take every slot. I’m just proud to say, that I could beat John Cena, that’s how good you area. Your career says it, it’s on the the wall, you’re good enough to stand in this ring and verbally joust with anybody. That’s not my game, man. You’re good enough to main event SummerSlam with The Tribal Chief. You’re even good enough to win the WWE Championship. But you’re not good enough to win the Universal Championship. And you see, John, 20 plus years of missionary might have been good enough for you, but it wasn’t good enough for Nikki Bella.
John Cena: You want a compelling story. You want to hypocritically criticize me for saying dick jokes, and then bring up sexual positions, and a breakup that I’ve had. You haven’t been embarrassed, you’ve been protected. This pretty face, those giant bars of soap you got for teeth, you’ve been protected, Roman, you’ve been protected by The Shield. Hell, you almost ruined Seth Rollins. You ran Dean Ambrose out of WWE. You’ve had 10 whole years, 5 WrestleMania Main Events, Paul Heyman in your corner, two lackeys to do your dirty work, the protection of system, and it’s still isn’t working. You need to be embarrassed. You people want a compelling story at SummerSlam, right? 1-2-3, and you’re the biggest failure in the WWE history.
You have to shine. You have to smash and bash and over achieve, all I need is, 1-2-3. And you’re the answer to a trivia question. Who did John Cena beat to become 17-time Champion? You’re gonna show up, all full of yourself like you normally do, and put on a hell of a show. I’m just gonna hang in there for, 1-2-3. They asked me to come back cuz you need a big old piece of humble pie. And you’re going to get one when I beat your ass at SummerSlam. You see, Roman, they know, it’s starting to build. They know they got one week left to choose. It’s either gonna be Team Reigns or Team Cena, Tulsa has chosen, and you’re sitting at a very small table right now because SummerSlam is going to be history, you can count on that. I just need to pin you, 1-2-3.
Roman Reigns: I’m going to retain this title. I’m gonna pack you up on a private jet, send you back to the movie sets, send you back to Hollywood. But I want you to enjoy this, Tulsa. This might be the last time that we ever get John Cena again.
John Cena: SummerSlam will be compelling. I will got a Hollywood movie set and you will smash me. But he knows better than anybody how much punishment I can take and never quit. I’ve been against the odds my whole frickin life. I built Suplex City, and all I need to do is just hang in there, 1-2-3. And then I’m gonna take your title. I’m going to jump the barricade, and I’m going to run out of Allegiant Stadium as fast as I can. I may even blow you a kiss goodbye. This is what you don’t get, young man. It’s inevitable. No one can protect you anymore. At SummerSlam, the champ is gone.
First Match: Apollo Crews (c) w/Commander Azeez vs. Shinsuke Nakamura w/Rick Boogs For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
— WWE (@WWE) August 14, 2021
Crews kicks Nakamura in the gut. Crews with clubbing blows to Nakamura’s back. Crews with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Crews whips Nakamura across the ring. Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Crews. Nakamura with a single leg dropkick. Nakamura delivers Good Vibrations. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura with a knee drop for a two count. Nakamura gets distracted by Azeez. Crews dropkicks Nakamura. Crews whips Nakamura across the ring. Crews scores the elbow knockdown. Crews is throwing haymakers at Nakamura. Crews sends Nakamura to the corner. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Crews. Nakamura lays Crews flat on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike. Crews denies The SuperPlex. Crews HeadButts Nakamura. Crews prepares for The Frog Splash. Crews gets distracted by Boogs guitar solo. Boogs and Azeez has been ejected from the ringside area.
Crews is apoplectic. Nakamura regains control of the match during the commercial break. Nakamura hooks the outside leg for a two count. Crews dropkicks Nakamura. Crews has Nakamura perched on the top turnbuckle. Crews with The SuperPlex for a two count. Crews kicks Nakamura in the gut. Crews with Two PowerBombs for a two count. Crews is displaying his frustration. Crews drags Nakamura to the corner. Crews goes for The Frog Splash, but Nakamura gets his knees up in the air. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Crews counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. The referee catches Crews using the middle rope for leverage. The referee admonishes Crews. Crews with a Release German Suplex. Crews goes for The Olympic Slam, but Nakamura counters with a deep arm-drag. Nakamura with a Step Through Kick. Nakamura hits The Landslide for a two count. Nakamura with The Reverse Exploder Suplex. Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE Intercontinental Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall
Second Match: The Street Profits vs. The Alpha Academy
— WWE (@WWE) August 14, 2021
Montez Ford and Chad Gable will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Gable with a wrist lock takedown. Gable applies an arm-bar. Ford answers with the headscissors neck lock. Gable applies a side headlock. Gable with a drop toe hold. Gable applies an arm-bar. Gable reverses out of the irish whip from Ford. Ford showcases his athleticism. Deep Arm-Drag Exchange. Ford rolls Gable over for a one count. Gable applies The Ankle Lock. Tip Up by Gable. Ford with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gable tags in Dozovic.
Ford dropkicks Dozovic. Ford kicks Dozovic in the chest. Dozovic shoves Ford. Ford tags in Dawkins. Dozovic with a Pop Up Worlds Strongest Slam. Dawkins ducks a clothesline from Dozovic. Dawkins with a corkscrew elbow strike. Dawkins with The 360 Stinger Splash. Dozovic denies The Running Bulldog. Dozovic hits The Exploder Suplex. Dozovic with a running shoulder block. Alpha Academy with clubbing shoulder blocks in the corner. Gable tags himself in. The referee tells Dozovic to get out of the ring. Dawkins shoves Gable into Dozovic. Ford lands The Somersault Plancha. Dawkins connects with The Pop Up Corkscrew NeckBreaker to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Street Profits via Pinfall
Seth Rollins Promo
I hate to play the role of party pooper, but my sources have told me that, Edge will not be here tonight. Hey, hey, look, I am as disappointed as you are, because I would love nothing more than to put my fist in his face for all the misinformation and the lies that he spread about me last week. I had a bit of a revelation. No, no, no, hear me out, I had a bit of a revelation. Edge should be thanking me. Not just, Edge, all of you should be thanking me. Hear me out, listen, if I had stomped Edge back in 2014 we wouldn’t even be having this conversation. This dream match at SummerSlam, Edge vs Seth Rollins, wouldn’t even be on the table.
No, all of those moments, Edge’s comeback, the royal rumbles, the main event at WrestleMania, none of that would have happened if I stomped him back in 2014. His acting, poof, that’s gone. He wouldn’t be at home pushing his girls on a swing set, because they’d be pushing him in a damn wheel chair. He’s pushed me too far. He’s making me say thing I don’t want to say. He’s making me think things I don’t want to think. He’s making me be a person I don’t want to be. But he’s put himself between me and the Universal Championship, too many times, and that’s compromising my future and that is compromising the future of my family. Get in here, Edge, this is not 2014 anymore. Times have changed, I’ve changed, and at SummerSlam, I will not hesitate, I will not hold back, I will stomp your head into this mat and if that puts you out for good, and so be it.
Third Match: The Mysterio Family vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
— WWE (@WWE) August 14, 2021
Rey Mysterio and Robert Roode will start things off. Roode kicks Rey in the gut. Roode sends Rey back first into the turnbuckles. Roode with a gut punch. Rey kicks Roodei n the face. Rey with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Rey gets distracted by Ziggler. Roode hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Roode kicks Rey in the chest. Roode whips Rey into the turnbuckles. Roode tags in Ziggler. Assisted Stinger Splash. Roode with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Side Russian Leg Sweep/Dropkick Combination for a two count. Ziggler shakes his hips. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Rey gets back to a vertical base. Ziggler tags in Roode. Roode kicks Rey in the gut. Roode puts Rey on the top turnbuckle. Roode with a straight right hand. Roode tags in Ziggler.
Rey is displaying his fighting spirit. Rey HeadButts Ziggler. Rey with The Flying Seated Senton. Rey tags in Dominik. Dominik with a Flying Crossbody Block. Dominik ducks a clothesline from Ziggler. Dominik drops Ziggler with a NeckBreaker. Dominik knocks Roode off the ring apron. Dominik blocks The SuperKick. Dominik rolls Ziggler over for a two count. Ziggler hits The Famouser for a two count. Ziggler whips Dominik across the ring. Ziggler blocks a boot from Dominik. Dominik with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dominik has Ziggler in position for The 619. Dominik gets distracted by The Usos who’s cutting a promo on the titantron. Roode tags himself in. Rey shoves Dominik out of harms way. Roode punches Rey. Dominik rolls Roode over to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Mysterio Family via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Kevin Owens vs. Baron Corbin. If Baron Corbin Wins, Kevin Owens Will Give Him $1,000
— WWE (@WWE) August 14, 2021
Corbin with a quick rollup for a one count. Owens with forearm shivers. Owens unloads two knife edge chops. Corbin with an inside cradle for a two count. Owens kicks Corbin in the gut. Owens punches Corbin in the back. Owens with a blistering chop. Owens with a short-arm clothesline. Owens follows that with a Senton Splash for a one count. Owens slams Corbin’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Owens is lighting up Corbin’s chest. Corbin reverses out of the irish whip from Owens. Owens SuperKicks Corbin. Owens with The Running Cannonball Strike for a two count. Corbin has Owens perched on the top turnbuckle. Haymaker Exchange. Corbin knocks Owens off the ring apron. Corbin wants a count-out victory. Corbin tees off on Owens. Corbin repeatedly stomps on Owens chest. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Corbin hooks the outside leg for a one count. Corbin argues with the referee.
Owens fires back with two chops. Corbin answers with a straight right hand. Corbin kicks Owens in the gut. Corbin goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Owens blocks it. Owens goes for a PowerBomb, but Corbin counters with a Back Body Drop on the apron. Owens starts regaining momentum during the commercial break. Corbin with a running forearm smash. Owens denies The SuperPlex. Owens HeadButts Corbin. Owens lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Owens whips Corbin across the ring. Corbin kicks Owens in the face. Corbin goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Owens holds onto the ropes. Corbin Chokeslams Owens for a two count. Owens with forearm shivers. Owens uppercuts Corbin. Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count. Corbin hooks the outside leg for a two count. Corbin is displaying his frustration. Corbin denies The SuperKick. Corbin drives Owens shoulder first into the steel ring post. Corbin uses the middle rope for leverage for a two count. Corbin bickers with the referee. Corbin negates The Stunner. Misfired Clotheslines. Owens connects with The Sunset Flip to pickup the victory. After the match, Owens plants Corbin with The Stunner.
Winner: Kevin Owens via Pinfall
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) August 14, 2021
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) August 14, 2021
Updated WWE SummerSlam 2021 Match Card
1.) Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. John Cena For The WWE Universal Championship
2.) Nikki Cross (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
3.) Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Goldberg For The WWE Championship
4.) The Usos (c) vs. The Mysterio Family For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
5.) Bianca BelAir (c) vs. Sasha Banks For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
6.) Edge vs. Seth Rollins
7.) Sheamus (c) vs. Damian Priest For The WWE United States Championship
8.) Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal w/Shanky & Veer
Bianca BelAir/Sasha Banks Contract Signing
Bianca BelAir: Sasha, girl, you ready or are you going to run away again or should I turn my back so you could backstab me again? Look at you sitting over there, rolling your eyes. You still petty. You still jealous. But you know what? I should have listened to myself. I should have known better. I should have known that she was going to stab me in the back. But, girl, if you wanted your WrestleMania rematch, all you had to do was ask.
Sasha Banks: Ask? Bianca, At WrestleMania, you used your stank braid against me, leaving me with a scar that kept me out of for months, now you expect me to come back out here and just be your best friend? Girl, get real, bitch.
Bianca BelAir: I don’t need you to be my best friend, that’s not what this is about. Let’s do this.
Sonya Deville: Stop, we are not doing this again. These contract signings have been going haywire, we’re not going it, both your names are getting signed on this document, now.
Sasha Banks: Hold up. Sonya, I’m sorry. Before I sign this, I’m gonna need some witnesses.
– Carmella and Zelina Vega walks down to the ring. Bianca and Sasha proceeds to sign the contract.
Bianca gets into a pier six brawl with Carmella and Vega. Bianca drops Sasha with a Lou Thez Press. Bianca transitions into a ground and pound attack. The numbers game was just too much for Bianca. Sasha hits The Backstabber. Sasha puts Bianca on the table. Sasha with a knee lift. Sasha repeatedly slams Bianca’s head on the table. Sasha poses with the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Sasha applies The Braid Assisted Bank Statement to close the show.
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