WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (9/3/21): Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
September 3, 2021
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville, Florida

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Commentators (Michael Cole & Corey Graves)

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: The Usos vs. The Street Profits In A Championship Contenders Match 

Jimmy Uso and Angelo Dawkins will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jimmy applies a side headlock. Dawkins whips Jimmy across the ring. Jimmy drops Dawkins with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy poses for the crowd. Dawkins dropkicks Jimmy. Dawkins with the irish whip. Dawkins with The 360 Stinger Splash. Dawkins tags in Ford. Dawkins whips Jimmy across the ring. Dawkins drops down on the canvas. Ford with two dropkicks. Ford pops back on his feet. The Usos catches Ford in mid-air. Usos swings Ford into the ringside barricade. Usos has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Jey goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ford lands back on his feet. Ford with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jey tags in Jimmy. Jimmy knocks Dawkins off the ring apron. Jimmy sends Ford to the corner. Ford sends Jimmy shoulder first into the steel ring post.

Dawkins and Jey are tagged in. Dawkins ducks a clothesline from Jey. Dawkins leapfrogs over Jey. Jey hits The Samoan Drop for a two count. Jey repeatedly stomps on Dawkins chest. Jey with The Running StinkFace. Jey tags in Jimmy. Usos puts Dawkins on the top turnbuckle. Dawkins is displaying his fighting spirit. Haymaker Exchange. Dawkins shoves Jimmy off the middle turnbuckle. Dawkins dives over Jimmy. Dawkins blocks The SuperKick. Jimmy with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Ford tags himself in. Dawkins with The SpineBuster. Ford connects with The Frog Splash for a two count. Jimmy is raining down haymakers. Jey repeatedly throws Ford into the ring post which causes the disqualification because he wasn’t the legal competitor in the match. After the match, a pier six brawl ensues on the outside. Usos throws Dawkins into the steel ring steps. Ford lands The SomerSault Plancha.

Winner: The Street Profits via Disqualification 

Becky Lynch & Bianca BelAir Segment 

Becky Lynch: The Man has come around to Jacksonville. And I talked about my victory at SummerSlam until I was interrupted by practically the entire women’s locker room. And I get it, everybody wants to rub elbows with Big Time Becks. But what I didn’t get to talk about was Bianca BelAir. Yeah, Bianca, she is one heel of an athlete, probably the most athletic woman we have ever had in WWE, and she is the only woman other than myself of course to win the main event of WrestleMania. So you can imagine how excited I was to go toe-to-toe with Bianca BelAir at SummerSlam.

But now, somehow in all of this, I’m being portrayed as the bad guy. So, let me explaining something to you, Esther. My return saved your match at SummerSlam. When Sasha Banks went down at the last minute, the higher powers called for the biggest name that they could call, and they called for The Man. I have been preparing to get my championship back since the moment I left. You weren’t ready, that’s on you, not me. You don’t get to cry that I beat you too fast because you weren’t ready and I was. So, just because I haven’t played this game in a while, doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten how to win. And you can yourself the EST of WWE, and pretend that you think that you’re the best, but we both know that’s a lie.

Bianca BelAir: You know what, Becky. That championship was more to me than just the title. It was a part of me for 132 days and it etched my name in the WWE history books, so that moment at SummerSlam, it keeps playing over and over again in my head, so let’s talk it. I had come so far. I had accomplished so much and I lost all of that in 26 seconds, I did. But you know what? I’m not afraid to admit that I was embarrassed because how it all went down, it was embarrassing and I’m still hurt. But I stand in that, because that’s the truth, that’s my truth. And what I won’t do is build myself up by bringing another woman down. And I will never make excuses for myself. I mean, you stand there speaking my name like you know me, but, girl, uh-uh, you don’t know me.

So let me explain it to you so that you can fully understand why they call me the EST of WWE. See, last week, I showed that I was the strongEST when I beat three other women. And while you were away, I showed that I was the fastEST, as in the fastest rising superstar. And I will bounce back, because I am the toughEST. And when I take back that title, and become the SmackDown Women’s Champion, I will be known as the greatEST and that’s just straight facts. See, because you wouldn’t give me my rematch, so I went and earned it like every single thing that I do. So it’s not a matter of if, it’s a question of when. So, I mean, Roman, he’s defending his championship tonight and you call yourself a Big Time Becks. How about you show up and show out since you’re doing all of this (talking)? How about you do the same thing as Roman tonight?

Becky Lynch: Well, I don’t give a damn what Roman Reigns does. NO!

Second Match: Rick Boogs w/Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Robert Roode

Chain grappling exchange. Ziggler applies The Sleeper Hold. Boogs with The Gorilla Press Slam. Boogs kicks Ziggler in the gut. Ziggler denies The PumpHandle Powerslam. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Boogs. Ziggler hits The Leaping DDT for a two count. Ziggler is displaying his frustration. Boogs negates The SuperKick. Boogs connects with The PumpHandle Powerslam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rick Boogs via Pinfall 

Third Match: Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rollins applies a side headlock. Rollins whips Cesaro across the ring. Rollins drops down on the canvas. Cesaro with The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Rollins regroups on the outside. Cesaro with The Running European Uppercut. Cesaro repeatedly slams Rollins head on the ringside barricade. Cesaro rolls Rollins back into the ring. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Rollins whips Cesaro across the ring. Rollins drops down on the canvas. Rollins dropkicks Cesaro. Rollins with a knife edge chop. Rollins grabs a side headlock. Cesaro whips Rollins across the ring. Cesaro drops down on the canvas. Cesaro dropkicks Rollins. Cesaro with a double leg takedown. Rollins denies The Cesaro Swing. Cesaro dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Cesaro uppercuts Rollins.

Cesaro backs Rollins into the ropes. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Cesaro. Rollins drops Cesaro with The Lifting DDT for a two count. Rollins has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Cesaro is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Cesaro with the irish whip. Rollins drives Cesaro face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Cesaro uppercuts Rollins. Cesaro has Rollins perched on the top turnbuckle. Rollins denies The SuperPlex. Rollins with The BuckleBomb for a two count. Rollins applies a front face lock. Cesaro goes for the backslide cover, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Cesaro uppercuts Rollins. Rollins responds with The Edge-O-Matic for a two count.

Rollins goes for The Curb Stomp, but Cesaro counters with The PowerBomb. The Uppercut Train. Cesaro with The Discus Lariat for a two count. Cesaro plays to the crowd. Cesaro goes for The Cesaro Swing, but Rollins rolls him over for a two count. Rollins kicks Cesaro in the face. Rollins goes for The SlingBlade, but Cesaro counters with The Cesaro Swing. Cesaro applies The Sharpshooter. Rollins grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Cesaro backs Rollins into the ropes. Cesaro deposits Rollins to the floor. Cesaro prepares for The Running European Uppercut. Rollins blasts Cesaro with the steel chair causes the disqualification. After the match, Rollins delivers multiple chair shots. Rollins sends Cesaro face first into the steel ring post. Rollins applies The Glasgow Grin. Rollins gets Cesaro in position for The Conchairto. Edge storms into the ring with a steel chair to make the save.

Winner: Cesaro via Disqualification 

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Fourth Match: Sami Zayn vs. Dominik Mysterio w/Rey Mysterio 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Zayn backs Dominik into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Dominik ducks a clothesline from Zayn. Dominik blocks a boot from Zayn. Wrist Lock Exchange. Zayn brings Dominik down to the mat. Test Of Strength. Dominik with The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Zayn responds with a Running Lariat. Zayn repeatedly kicks Dominik in the back.

Zayn with a straight right hand. Zayn whips Dominik across the ring. Dominik kicks Zayn in the chest. Dominik ducks a clothesline from Zayn. Dominik with The Hurricanrana into the middle rope. Zayn avoids The 619. Zayn is trying to get himself intentionally counted out. Rey stops Zayn in his tracks. Dominik lands The SomerSault Plancha. Dominik rolls Zayn back into the ring. Dominik tells Rey that he can handle this by himself. Zayn connects with The Helluva Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sami Zayn via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Finn Balor For The WWE Universal Championship 

The Usos viciously attacks Balor before the bell rings. The Street Profits makes the save for Balor. Balor was receiving medical attention during the commercial break. Reigns backs Balor into the turnbuckles. Reigns with The Big Biel Throw. Reigns repeatedly stomps on Balor’s chest. Reigns is throwing haymakers at Balor. Reigns slams Balor’s head on two turnbuckle pads. Reigns with a series of corner clotheslines. The referee admonishes Reigns. Balor dropkicks the left knee of Reigns. Balor repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Reigns.

Balor grabs the left leg of Reigns. Reigns HeadButts Balor. Reigns whips Balor across the ring. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Reigns uppercuts Balor. Reigns drops Balor with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Balor avoids The SuperMan Punch. Balor with a knife edge chop. Balor kicks Reigns in the face. Balor with a forearm smash. Balor whips Reigns across the ring. Balor dodges The Leaping Clothesline. Reigns uppercuts Balor. Balor answers with The Overhead Kick. Balor tees off on Reigns. Reigns drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Reigns goes for a PowerBomb, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor with The Double Foot Stomp. Balor with a blistering chop. Balor follows that with clubbing shoulder blocks.

Balor ducks a clothesline from Reigns. Balor thrust kicks the midsection of Reigns. Reigns dumps Balor out of the ring. Balor gets Reigns trapped in the ring skirt. Balor with rapid fire bodyshots. Balor repeatedly stomps on Reigns back. Balor lands The SomerSault Plancha. Balor rolls Reigns back into the ring. Reigns avoids The Coupe De Grace. Reigns delivers The SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns talks smack to the crowd. Reigns goes for The Spear, but Balor counters with a desperation boot. Balor with an inside cradle for a two count. Balor denies The Samoan Drop. Balor with The Spin Out Elbow Drop for a two count. Balor with The ShotGun Dropkick. Balor connects with The Coupe De Grace for a two count. Reigns transitions into a ground and pound attack. Reigns makes Balor pass out to The Guillotine Choke.

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

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Author: Josh Lopez