WWE Friday Night SmackDown
December 31, 2021
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These Are The Top 10 Moments Of 2021 !!!
10.) AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. Randy Orton & Matt Riddle For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship (WWE SummerSlam 2021)
AJ Styles and Randy Orton will start things off. Orton is throwing haymakers at Styles. Orton kicks Styles in the gut. Orton with a Vertical Suplex. Orton stomps on Styles chest. Orton rams his knee across Styles face. Orton tags in Riddle. Following a snap mare takeover, Assisted Floating BRO for a one count. Styles regroups on the outside. Styles tags in Omos. Omos drops Riddle with a shoulder tackle. Omos punches Riddle in the back. Omos with The Delayed Bodyslam. Omos lifts Riddle up in the air. Riddle applies The Sleeper Hold. Omos dumps Riddle back first into the canvas. Omos with a running elbow smash. Styles tags himself in. Assisted Tornado DDT for a two count. Styles applies a rear chin lock. Riddle with heavy bodyshots. Riddle rocks Styles with a forearm smash. Styles with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Styles taunts Orton. Styles goes back to the rear chin lock. Riddle denies The Ushigoroshi. Standing Switch Exchange.
Styles with a forearm shot across the back of Riddle. Riddle with a Jumping Knee Strike to Omos. Riddle launches Styles to the floor. Styles stops Riddle in his tracks. Riddle creates distance with a Jumping Knee Strike. Riddle tags in Orton. Orton with two clotheslines. Orton punches Omos. Orton ducks a clothesline from Styles. Orton with a Back Body Drop. Orton with a corner clothesline. Orton whips Styles into the turnbuckles. Orton Powerslams Styles. Orton kicks Omos off the apron. Orton hits The Draping DDT. Orton prepares for The RKO. Omos pulls Styles out of the ring. Omos catches Riddle in mid-air. Omos Chokeslams Riddle on the apron. Styles slams Orton’s head on the top rope. Riddle drives Omos face first into the steel ring post. Styles drops Riddle with The MoonSault Reverse DDT on the floor. Styles with a leaping forearm smash. Orton avoids The Phenomenal Forearm. Styles denies The Pop Up RKO. Orton rolls Styles over for a two count. Orton connects with The RKO to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Randy Orton & Matt Riddle via Pinfall
9.) Logan Paul Got Stunned By Kevin Owens – WRESTLEMANIA 37 – NIGHT TWO
8.) Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Goldberg For The WWE Championship (WWE SummerSlam 2021)
— WWE (@WWE) January 1, 2022
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Goldberg backs Lashley into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Lashley shoves Goldberg. Lashley runs into Goldberg. Goldberg ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Goldberg with a diving shoulder tackle. Goldberg Powerslams Lashley. Goldberg with The Worlds Strongest Slam. Goldberg whips Lashley into the turnbuckles. Goldberg with a corner clothesline. Goldberg with a short-arm clothesline. Lashley kicks Goldberg in the gut. Lashley with clubbing blows to Goldberg’s back. Lashley applies a front face lock. Goldberg denies The Jack Hammer. Lashley drops Goldberg with The Flatliner. Lashley is raining down haymakers across the back of Goldberg’s neck. Goldberg throws Lashley off the top turnbuckle.
Goldberg prepares for The Spear. MVP pulls Lashley out of the ring. Goldberg Spears Lashley on the floor. Goldberg rolls Lashley back into the ring. MVP clips the back of Goldberg’s left knee. with his cane. Lashley delivers the chop block. Lashley with The Almighty SpineBuster. Goldberg denies The Hurt Lock. Goldberg with three sharp elbow strikes. Lashley answers with another chop block. Goldberg is favoring his left knee. Lashley repeatedly drives Goldberg ribs first into the steel ring post. Lashley rolls Goldberg back into the ring. Goldberg can barely stand which forces the referee to call off the match. After the match, MVP hands Lashley a steel chair. Lashley delivers multiple chair shots. Goldberg’s son Gage runs into the ring. Gage applies The Sleeper Hold. Lashley makes Gage pass out to The Hurt Lock.
Winner: Still WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley via Referee Stoppage
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) January 1, 2022
7.) Nikki Cross (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
— WWE (@WWE) January 1, 2022
Charlotte shoves Cross into the canvas. Charlotte tells Cross to get out of her ring. Ripley shoves Charlotte. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Ripley dropkicks Charlotte. Cross sends Ripley tumbling to the floor. Cross with the monkey flip. Cross ducks a clothesline from Ripley. Cross rolls Ripley over for a one count. Cross dropkicks the left knee of Ripley. Charlotte kicks Cross in the gut. Charlotte dumps Cross out of the ring. Ripley with forearm shivers. Ripley drives Charlotte back first into the turnbuckles. Ripley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Ripley slams Charlotte’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Charlotte skins the cat. Charlotte with a shoulder block. Cross with a Dropkick/Side Headlock Takeover Combination. Cross fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Cross with the sunset flip for a two count. Charlotte throws Cross into the midsection of Ripley. Charlotte clotheslines Ripley. Charlotte with The Exploder Suplex. Charlotte pops back on her feet. Charlotte punches Ripley in the back. Turnbuckle Smash Exchange. Charlotte with a BackBreaker/Turnbuckle Flatliner Combination.
Cross drops Charlotte with a Running Crossbody Block. Cross transitions into a ground and pound attack. Charlotte drives her knee into the midsection of Cross. Charlotte bodyslams Cross on top of Ripley. Charlotte goes for The MoonSault, but Ripley gets feet up in the air. Cross rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Ripley goes for The Rip Tide, but Cross counters with The Crossbody Block. Cross with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Ripley with The Roundhouse Kick. Ripley dodges The Big Boot. Ripley avoids The Discus Back Elbow Smash. Charlotte drops Ripley with The Big Boot for a two count. Charlotte toys around with Ripley. Ripley with two clotheslines. Short-Arm Reversal by Ripley. Ripley HeadButts Charlotte. Following a snap mare takeover, Ripley knocks Cross off the ring apron. Ripley with a low dropkick. Ripley SuperKicks Charlotte. Ripley with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Ripley applies a waist lock. Charlotte decks Ripley with a back elbow smash. Charlotte whips Ripley into the turnbuckles. Charlotte kicks Ripley off the apron. Charlotte puts Cross on the top turnbuckle. Cross with clubbing blows to Charlotte’s back. Cross drops Charlotte with The Tornado DDT for a two count. Cross with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Ripley. Cross repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Charlotte. Cross with a forearm smash. Charlotte reverses out of the irish whip from Cross. Charlotte goes for The Fallaway Slam, but Ripley counters with The German Suplex. Ripley delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count.
Charlotte drives Ripley back first into the apron. Forearm Exchange. Ripley with clubbing blows to Charlotte’s back. Cross with The Flying Double Crossbody Block to the outside. Cross is fired up. Cross rolls Charlotte back into the ring. Cross and Ripley goes for The Double Vertical Suplex, but Charlotte counters with The Double DDT. Charlotte pops back on her feet. Charlotte unloads eight knife edge chops. Ripley kicks Charlotte in the gut. Cross punches Charlotte in the back. Double Irish Whip. Charlotte with a knee lift. Charlotte rocks Cross with a forearm smash. Charlotte dumps Cross out of the ring. Charlotte with The Back Body Drop over the top rope. Charlotte lands The Tornillo. Cross runs interference. Ripley kicks Charlotte off the apron. Cross with The Slingshot La Magistral for a two count. Ripley kicks Cross in the face. Ripley applies The Prism Trap. Ripley avoids The Big Boot. Ripley SuperKicks Charlotte. Ripley gets Charlotte in The Prism Trap. Charlotte responds with The Figure Eight. Cross breaks up the submission with a Flying Splash. Cross connects with The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Ripley goes for The Rip Tide, but Cross counters with The DDT. Cross goes for The Flying Crossbody Block, but Charlotte ducks out of the way. Charlotte makes Cross tap out to The Figure Eight.
Winner: New WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair via Submission
6.) Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. The Miz & John Morrison (WRESTLEMANIA 37 – NIGHT ONE)
Booker T joins the commentary team for this match. Bad Bunny and The Miz will start things off. Miz talks smack to Bunny. Bunny with a straight right hand. Bunny applies a waist lock. Bunny scores two jabs. Bunny tells Miz to bring it. Miz backs Bunny into the turnbuckles. Bunny ducks a clothesline from Miz. Bunny tees off on Miz. Bunny tackles Miz. Bunny transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz drives his knee into the midsection of Bunny. Miz stomps on Bunny’s chest. Miz punches Bunny in the back. Miz slams Bunny’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Miz rams Bunny’s face across the top strand. Miz whips Bunny across the ring. Miz goes for a Hip Toss, but Bunny counters with a deep arm-drag. Miz regroups on the outside. Bunny with a drop toe hold. Bunny with The La Magistral for a two count. Morrison is trying to calm down Miz. Bunny is fired up. Miz kicks Bunny in the gut. Miz punches Bunny in the back. Miz throws Bunny into the ropes. Miz is playing mind games with Priest.
Bunny with a shoulder block. Bunny slides under Miz. Bunny ducks a clothesline from Miz. Bunny with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Morrison tags himself in. Bunny kicks Morrison in the gut. Bunny HeadButts Morrison. Bunny with a leaping back elbow smash. Morrison answers with a back elbow smash of his own. Miz delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Morrison kicks Bunny in the ribs. Morrison tags in Miz. Following a snap mare takeover, Miz with a Running Boot. Morrison with a Running Knee Strike. Miz mocks Bunny. Miz fish hooks Bunny. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Miz sends Bunny to the corner. Bunny is displaying his fighting spirit. Miz stops Bunny in his tracks. Bunny with the sunset flip for a two count.
Miz drops Bunny with The Big Boot. Miz hits The Implant DDT. Miz drags Bunny to the corner. Miz repeatedly stomps on Bunny’s chest. Morrison slams Bunny’s head on the announce table. Morrison rolls Bunny back into the ring. Miz tags in Morrison. Miz is choking Bunny with his boot. Bunny is having a hard time getting back on his feet. Morrison mocks Booker T. Morrison kicks Bunny in the chest. Morrison tags in Miz. Miz with a gut punch. Miz punches Priest. The referee is trying to calm down Priest. Miz and Morrison gangs up on Bunny. Corner IT! Kicks. Bunny kicks Miz in the face. Bunny knocks Morrison off the apron. Bunny with The Tornado DDT. Bunny tags in Priest.
Priest clears the ring. Priest with a RoundHouse Kick. Priest with a Spinning Heel Kick. Priest delivers his combination offense. Priest with a Discus Lariat. Priest with two leaping back elbow smashes. Priest throws Miz into Morrison. Priest hits The South Of Heaven for a two count. Bunny punches Morrison. Morrison kicks Bunny in the gut. Stereo Bell Claps. Stereo Broken Arrows for a two count. Priest lands The SomerSault Plancha. Bunny follows that with The Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. Priest rolls Miz back into the ring. Priest goes for The Reckoning, but Miz counters with The Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Morrison pulls Bunny off the apron. Bunny kicks Morrison in the gut. Bunny drills Morrison with The Bunny Destroyer on the floor. Miz is shocked. Bunny tags himself in. Bunny connects with The Assisted Flying Crossbody Block to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bad Bunny & Damian Priest via Pinfall
5.) Edge vs. Seth Rollins In A Hell In A Cell Match (WWE Crown Jewel 2021)
Edge drives Rollins back first into the turnbuckles. Edge is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Edge with the irish whip. Rollins kicks Edge in the face. Slugfest in the corner. Rollins kicks Edge in the gut. Edge reverses out of the irish whip from Rollins. Edge dumps Rollins face first on the top rope. Edge drops Rollins with The Big Boot. Rollins slams Edge’s head on the top rope. Rollins with a SpringBoard Knee Strike. Rollins goes for The Suicide Dive, but Edge ducks out of the way. Edge jams Rollins face against the cell. Edge drives Rollins back first into the cell. Edge throws Rollins into the steel ring steps. Edge rolls Rollins back into the ring. Edge brings two steel chairs into the ring. Edge drops Rollins with The Edgecution for a two count. Rollins denies The Glasgow Grin. Rollins decks Edge with a back elbow smash. Rollins tries to stab Edge with the steel bar. Rollins with The SlingBlade for a two count. Rollins with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Rollins repeatedly whips Edge into the cell. Rollins rolls Edge back into the ring. Edge with a Baseball Slide Dropkick of his own. Edge with two knee lifts. Edge whips Rollins into the turnbuckles. Edge with The Corner Spear. Rollins attacks the midsection of Edge. Rollins delivers multiple chair shots. Rollins gets Edge in position for The Conchairto. Edge sweeps out the legs of Rollins.
Edge applies The CrossFace. Rollins attacks the left eye of Edge with the steel bar. Rollins with a Chair Assisted Rolling Elbow. Rollins lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Rollins with a straight right hand. Rollins pulls out a table from under the ring. Rollins rakes the eyes of Edge. Rollins goes for a Running PowerBomb, but Edge lands back on his feet. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Edge. Rollins drops Edge with The Unprettier for a two count. Rollins drags Edge to the corner. Rollins ascends to the top turnbuckle. Edge sends Rollins crashing through the table on the outside. Edge rolls Rollins back into the ring. Edge hooks both legs for a two count. Edge brings the ring stairs into the ring. Edge ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Edge hits The Edge-O-Matic on the ring stairs. Edge with The Chair Assisted Elbow Drop for a two count. Rollins SuperKicks Edge. Rollins kicks Edge in the gut. Rollins with The Pedigree for a two count.
Rollins goes for The Curb Stomp, but Edge counters with The BuckleBomb. Edge connects with The Spear for a two count. Edge rolls a ladder into the ring. Edge drives the ladder into Rollins face. Rollins with a reverse hammer throw into the ladder. Rollins stomps on Edge’s chest. Rollins sets up another table. Rollins with clubbing blows to the back of Edge’s neck. Rollins lays Edge flat on the table. Edge meets Rollins on the other side of the ladder. Edge and Rollins are trading back and forth shots. Rollins denies The SuperPlex. Rollins rakes the eyes of Edge. Rollins with The Sunset Flip PowerBomb through the table for a two count. Rollins brings a toolbox into the ring. Edge rises back on his feet. Rollins SuperKicks Edge. Rollins thrust kicks the left knee of Edge. Rollins with another SuperKick. Rollins wraps a steel chain around his right boot. Rollins SuperKicks Edge. Rollins place Edge’s head on the chair. Rollins says that he’s going to end Edge’s fairytale. Rollins goes for The Curb Stomp, but Edge counters with the chair assisted low blow. Edge with Two SuperKicks. Edge wraps the steel chain around Rollins mouth. Edge applies The Glasgow Grin. Edge plants Rollins with The Curb Stomp on the chair to pickup the victory.
Winner: Edge via Pinfall
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) January 1, 2022
4.) Sasha Banks (c) vs. Bianca BelAir For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship (WrestleMania 37 – Night One)
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sasha backs BelAir into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Sasha pulls BelAir down to the mat. BelAir pops back on her feet. Quick shoving contest. BelAir cartwheels over Sasha. Sasha avoids The Standing MoonSault. BelAir taunts Sasha. BelAir slings Sasha across the ring. Sasha denies The KOD. BelAir is playing mind games with Sasha. Sasha kicks BelAir in the gut. Sasha with a straight right hand. BelAir goes for The Glam Slam, but Sasha blocks it. Sasha with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Swing and Miss Display. Sasha slams BelAir’s head on the top rope. Sasha drives BelAir face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Sasha goes for The Suicide Dive, but BelAir counters with The Press Slam. Sasha rolls under a clothesline from BelAir. Sasha dropkicks BelAir for a two count. Sasha taunts BelAir. BelAir with a running shoulder tackle. BelAir hits The EST Slam. Sasha avoids The HandSpring MoonSault.
Sasha grabs BelAir’s ponytail. Sasha repeatedly kicks BelAir in the chest. Sasha with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sasha repeatedly stomps on BelAir’s chest. Sasha slams BelAir’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Sasha applies a rear chin lock. Sasha transitions into the anchor hold. Sasha reverses out of the irish whip from BelAir. BelAir launches Sasha over the top rope. Sasha with a Rising Knee Strike. BelAir catches Sasha in mid-air. BelAir with a SpineBuster. BelAir sends Sasha shoulder first into the steel ring post. BelAir dodges The Running Meteora. Both ladies break the referee’s ten count. BelAir with a Slingshot Delayed Vertical Suplex. Sasha and BelAir are trading back and forth shots. BelAir denies the Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. BelAir clotheslines Sasha. BelAir with two shoulder tackles. BelAir dropkicks Sasha. BelAir with a Standing Shooting Star Press. BelAir with clubbing shoulder blocks. Sasha kicks BelAir in the face. BelAir dumps Sasha face first on the canvas.
BelAir goes for The 450 Splash, but Sasha gets her knees up in the way. Rollup Exchange. Sasha with a knee lift. Sasha goes for a Running Hurricanrana, but BelAir counters with Two PowerBombs for a two count. Sasha with a Desperation Face Plant. Sasha repeatedly stomps on BelAir’s chest. Sasha drops BelAir with The Tornado DDT for a two count. Sasha lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Sasha hyperextends the left shoulder of BelAir. Sasha throws BelAir into the steel ring steps. Sasha applies The Pony Tail Bank Statement. BelAir reaches the bottom rope to create separation. BelAir drives Sasha back first into the turnbuckles. BelAir repeatedly stomps on Sasha’s chest. Sasha denies The SuperPlex. Sasha repeatedly stomps on the left knee of BelAir. BelAir avoids The Running Meteora. BelAir connects with The 450 Splash. BelAir is displaying her frustration. BelAir goes for The KOD, but Sasha lands back on her feet. BelAir whips Sasha with the pony tail. BelAir negates The BackStabber. BelAir plants Sasha with The KOD to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bianca BelAir via Pinfall
3.) Becky Lynch Return (WWE SummerSlam 2021)
2.) Big E Cashes In The MITB Briefcase And Becomes The WWE Champion (WWE RAW, September 13, 2021)
Updated WWE Day 1 Match Card
WWE Kickoff Match: Cesaro & Ricochet vs. Sheamus & Ridge Holland
1.) Big E (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP In A Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE Championship
2.) Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar For The WWE Universal Championship
3.) The Usos (c) vs. The New Day For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
4.) Edge vs. The Miz w/Maryse
5.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Liv Morgan For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
6.) Drew McIntyre vs. Riddick Moss w/Baron Corbin
7.) Shinsuke Nakamura (c) w/Rick Boogs vs. Sami Zayn For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
8.) Randy Orton & Matt Riddle (c) vs. The Street Profits For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
NUMBER ONE MOMENT OF 2021: Brock Lesnar’s Return (WWE SummerSlam 2021)
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