WWE Friday Night Smackdown recap, results and highlights: July 9, 2021



Major NXT debuts have been confirmed for the present whereas a brand new title match was introduced. Also, new MITB Ladder Match members have been confirmed from the present that went down from the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.

Check out the recap, and outcomes from the July 9 episode of Smackdown:

– The present kicked off with Paul Heyman and Jimmy Uso the place Heyman instructed him that Roman Reigns was heading to the ring to deal with one thing. Jimmy sounded upset over the truth that Roman was on a trip final week whereas he was crushed up by Edge. Roman got here out and stated he wasn’t on trip however slightly dealing with enterprise.

At this level, Jey Uso made his return to the present. Roman stated the three of them wanted to be on the identical web page and nobody will be capable of contact them. They hugged and agreed to be on the identical aspect.

– King Nakamura defeated Baron Corbin to qualify for the 2021 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match within the opening match of SmackDown. Nakamura and Rick Boogs arrived on the enviornment in Corbin’s repossessed Mercedes G-Wagon from final week.

Following the Triangle Chokehold submission lock, Nakamura charged in with Kinshasa however Corbin countered with a clothesline. Nakamura got here again with some stiff kicks to daze out Corbin earlier than working with the Kinshasa for the pin to win.

– NXT Superstars Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox debuted on SmackDown in a tag crew match to defeat WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina Snuka. In the ending sequences, Nox despatched Tamina out on the ground. Natalya dropped Tegan however Shotzi clotheslined Natalya. Shotzi went to the highest and hit her Ball Pit senton to get the non-title win.

– Sonya Deville introduced that as a result of an harm Bayley will probably be out of motion for 9 months. So, Bianca Belair vs. Carmella for the SmackDown Women’s Championship was introduced for subsequent week’s SmackDown. Liv Morgan interrupted wanting her spot on the Money In The Bank Ladder Match. Deville lastly added her to the fray.

– A vignette aired confirming that NXT Superstar Toni Storm will probably be becoming a member of SmackDown, quickly.

– Seth Rollins defeated Cesaro within the subsequent match to safe the final spot within the 2022 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match. Cesaro was busted open in his head through the match after he collided towards the uncovered turnbuckle. Rollins dropped Cesaro with a DDT and executed The Stomp to get the pinfall win.

– In a backstage section, Seth Rollins stated he ought to be the one to problem Roman Reigns for the Universal Title, however now he’ll slightly win the Money In The Bank contract and cash-in, on the champion every time he needs. Edge interrupted and instructed Seth that he hasn’t modified since 2014. Edge remembers the heinous act Rollins did to him, again that yr.

– Edge referred to as out Roman Reigns in the primary occasion section as the 2 obtained concerned in a brawl. The Usos tried to make the save for Roman, however SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dominik and Rey Mysterio made a shock return as they attacked The Usos with Steel Chairs.

Roman rolled out to the ground after digesting a DDT by Edge. The Rated R Superstar then speared Jey whereas The Mysterios hit a 619 on Jimmy. Edge brutalized each The Usos with the Crossface submission utilizing a lead pipe throughout their mouths, similar to final week. Reigns watched from the ramp earlier than heading to the again because the present went off the air.

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