WWE Smackdown 16 April 2021 Highlights: Results, Recap, Videos, Grades, Best and Worst Moments

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WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS : FOX will air episode 1130 of WWE Friday Night SmackDown tonight from the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.  This week’s show has different attractions, such as the defense of the SmackDown Tag Team Championships by Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode against The Street Profits, or the appearances of Roman Reigns and Bianca Belair.wwe smackdown 16 april 2021 highlights

This week’s episode of SmackDown begins with a review of what happened in the main event of night two of WrestleMania 37, when Roman Reigns retained the Universal Championship over Edge and Daniel Bryan.

WWE Smackdown 16 April 2021 Highlights

Michael Cole introduces Pat McAfee, the newest member of the commentary table.

Roman Reigns, accompanied by Paul Heyman and Jey Uso, is in charge of opening the show.  Roman says that he has gotten a lot of new eyes on SmackDown, so Heyman proceeds to recall as if the client retained the Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania in a handicap match against two potential wrestling legends.

Roman says that after this no one is able to stop him because no one is on his level, so it’s time to go.  Roman prepares to leave the ring but Cesaro, who defeated Seth Rollins at WrestleMania, heads to the ring.  After a brief confrontation, Cesaro takes a bus, but Roman, Heyman and Uso leave for the locker room.

WWE Smackdown 16 April 2021 Highlights

Cesaro asks Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville for a singles match against Roman Reigns tonight, even if the Universal Championship is not at stake.  Sonya says that she will try her best to talk to Roman.

Rey Mysterio (with Dominick) vs.  Otis (with Chad Gable)

Mysterio reacts after a Body Press Drop and tries a Springboard Crossbody, but Otis receives him in the air with a Slam.  Otis misses a Frog Splash, Mysterio connects the 619 and later a Diving Crossbody, which Otis receives again in the air with a Samoan Drop.  However, Mysterio reverts to a Crucifix Pin for victory.

Winner: Rey Mysterio (with Dominick) via pinfall.

Paul Heyman confirms to Kayla Braxton that Roman Reigns will accept Cesaro’s challenge for a singles match tonight on SmackDown.  Heyman says the storm that delayed the first night of WrestleMania was the tears of angels who predicted what Roman was going to do to Edge and Daniel Bryan the next day.  He adds that Cesaro has a million dollar body, but a dime a dozen brain.  However, he will give fans what they want to see: a match between Cesaro and Jey Uso.

WWE Smackdown 16 April 2021 Highlights

Sami Zayn complains that none of the headlines said that his match at WrestleMania was a robbery, as he was distracted by Logan Paul and the “stupid fans.”  Sami asks to have his revenge against Kevin Owens because at the ThunderDome no one will be able to distract him.

Kevin Owens vs.  Sami zayn

Owens smashes Sami into the commentary table and hits him with slaps in the chest and punches in the stomach.  Sami avoids the Cannonball to the corner of his rival and proceeds to choke him with his boot.  Owens recovers, throws Sami against his stomach over the third rope and climbs him to the top of the corner, but Sami escapes reversing with a Sunset Powerbomb.

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Owens lands a Superkick followed by a Swanton Bomb, but Sami is spared on the second slap.  Sami tries to escape and Owens crashes him into the barricades.  Sami escapes a Pop-Up Powerbomb back into the ring, though he still gets a Fisherman’s Neckbreaker for the count of two.  Sami escapes from the ring once more and forces a disqualification on an outside account.

Winner: Kevin Owens on an out account.

After the fight, Kevin Owens chases after Sami Zayn and finishes him off with his Stunner.

Apollo Crews recalls the attack Big E suffered at the hands of Commander Azeez, his new right-hand man, at WrestleMania.

WWE Smackdown 16 April 2021 Highlights

Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) are in charge of leading Bianca Belair’s celebration for her victory at WrestleMania for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.  Following a video recalling her victory over Sasha Banks in the main event, Bianca Belair heads into the ring.  Bianca says that since Saturday she has been living on a cloud and that her heart feels full of love.

She assures that “if you can dream it, you can do it”, and dedicates her victory to all the girls who saw her match at Raymond James Stadium.  She thanks Sasha for taking her to the next level and states that there is no other fighter who would have liked her more as an opponent at WrestleMania.  Bianca says it’s time to get to work and she leaves the ring after a hug with the Profits.

WWE Smackdown 16 April 2021 Highlights

Backstage, Sasha Banks – who still has a scar on her torso from Bianca’s whip with her ponytail – looks very angry about her loss at WrestleMania.  Next, Bayley challenges Bianca Belair and ensures that she will bring back the dignity of the championship.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (c) vs.  The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)

Montez Ford starts with a Dropkick on ZIggler and takes turns with Dawkins to punish his left arm.  Twisting Splash from Dawkins and Flapjack to Roode followed by a Running Bulldog.

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Dawkins with a Corkscrew Elbow but after a distraction from Ziggler, Roode surprises him with a Spinebuster.  Dawkins recovers after throwing Ziggler head-on into the post and finally gives the relief to Ford, who clears the ring with Dropkicks and Lariats.  Backdrop Suplex and Standing Moonsault for the count of two on Roode.  Stop with Giro de Ford on the champions, Spinebuster, Frog Splash and Ziggler stops the count of three in time, avoiding a more than certain defeat.  Ziggler takes over from his teammate behind Ford’s back, so he manages to steal the victory with a Zig Tag “out of nowhere”.

WWE Smackdown 16 April 2021 Highlights

Winners and STILL SmackDown Tag Team Champions: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode via pinfall.

Kayla Braxton interviews Cesaro about the insults Paul Heyman gave him earlier on the show.  Cesaro admits that he might not be the smartest kid on the roster, but that he will show that he belongs in the ring and that he deserves a match against Roman Reigns when he defeats his cousin Jay Uso.

Shayna Baszler (with Nia Jax) vs.  Natalya (with Tamina)

Natalya hits the Sharopshooter in the opening bars but Nia helps Shayna reach the ropes from ringside.  Tamina saves Natalya from being kicked in the elbow by Shayna, and while outside, she has a tense run-in with Nia.  Shayna escapes from a Sharpshooter and Natalya pushes her against her partner, causing a brief distraction.  Rollup and victory.

Winner: Natalya (with Tamina) via pinfall.

After the fight, Nia Jax tries to attack Natalya but Tamina finishes her off with a Big Boot.

WWE Smackdown 16 April 2021 Highlights

Backstage, Jay Uso wonders if Cesaro will be able to UFO him when he rips out his teeth.  Tonight, he will show that he belongs to the main event.

Cesaro vs.  Jey Uso

Cesaro dominates with a Backbreaker in the opening bars, although Jey manages to reverse the situation by hitting his arm against the steel of the ring post.  Cesaro desperately tries a dive from the apron to ringside, but Jey surprises him with a Superkick in the air.  Jey maintains dominance over him with a Samoan Drop, slaps and more punishment to his upper limbs.

WWE Smackdown 16 April 2021 Highlights

Cesaro responds with a Deadlift Vertical Suplex, Diving Crossbody for a count of two.  Jey’s new Superkick, who climbs to the third rope and meets an opponent’s Dropkick, who finishes with an Uppercut followed by a Gutwrench Suplex.  Jey escapes from the Neutralizer and Cesaro surprises him with a Springboard Uppercut.  Both hit each other with slaps in the center of the ring and Cesaro tries to put an end, without success, with a Spinning Lariat.  Cesaro Swing and Seth Rollins interfere to stop the match.

Winner: Cesaro via disqualification.

Seth Rollins attacks Cesaro and runs backstage as he yells “this isn’t over until I say so!  You were just lucky! ”

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