The New Day marked the beginning of a new era with a victory over the Usos on Friday night on Smackdown.
A Halloween edition of Smackdown also featured an appearance by Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and a Trick or Street fight.
WWE Smackdown results: Friday 29 October 2021
Charlotte Flair def. Shotzi
In the opening moments of SmackDown, Sasha Banks interrupted SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair as The Queen was singing her own praises and explaining how she was the leader that the SmackDown Women’s locker room needed.
Although The Boss was looking to stake her claim to be the first Superstar to challenge Flair for the title, Flair informed her that, in a New Era, she would prefer to give a newer Superstar a Championship Contender Match. In response to this challenge, the ambitious Shotzi rode in on her tank and volunteered to take on the titleholder. Charlotte agreed.
Throughout the impromptu matchup that followed, Sasha Banks remained at ringside and cheered on Shotzi’s incredible efforts. In the height of the action, however, Banks climbed up on the apron in an apparent attempt to distract Flair. This ultimately backfired, though, and inadvertently paved the way for The Queen to reign supreme with Natural Selection.
As the smoke cleared, a irate Shotzi shoved The Boss to the floor. When a surprised Banks turned her attention to an advancing Charlotte, Shotzi unleashed an all-out assault on Banks both inside and outside the ring.
WWE Official Adam Pearce fined Brock Lesnar $1 Million
In addition to his already established indefinite suspension, Brock Lesnar received a shocking $1 Million fine for his attack on WWE Official Adam Pearce last week on SmackDown.
Drew McIntyre def. Mustafa Ali
After besting Sami Zayn last week, Drew McIntyre issued another open challenge to the SmackDown locker room and Mustafa Ali answered the call. In the final moments of the action, The Scottish Warrior ultimately made his outspoken opponent tap out to the Kimura Lock.
After the matchup, an angry Mustafa Ali called out the WWE Universe and claimed that he only lost the match against McIntyre because the fans chose to support his opponent for no other reason than Ali’s name.
King Woods knighted Kofi Kingston
After Hit Row honored King Woods ushering him to the ring with some custom “hot fire” backstage, the benevolent monarch bestows a high honor of his New Day brother Kofi Kingston by knighting the former WWE Champion. They were soon interrupted by the SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos, a war of words that would lead to a main event showdown.
Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss def Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs in a Trick or Street Fight
In the height of a turbulent Trick or Street Fight filled a messy flood of pumpkins, Kendo Sticks, Apple-filled buckets, 24/7 Title interruptions and so much more, Humberto Carillo and Angel Garza launches a sudden attack on Rick Boogs while dressed in masked scarecrows costumes. This paved the way for Madcap Moss to hit the neckbreaker on Boogs onto a pumpkin for the victory.
Shayna Baszler def. Naomi
Two weeks after Naomi was beat down and humiliated in a two-on-one Handicap Match against WWE Official Sonya Deville & Shayna Baszler, the Glowing Superstar took on The Queen of Spades with Deville appointing herself Special Guest Referee for the matchup.
After the clearly bias Deville refused to count Naomi’s pin attempt on Baszler, Shayna turned the tables. And when she she attempted a pin of her own, Sonya made a lightning fast three-count. As the dust cleared, Naomi confronted Deville and left herself open to the post-match Kirifuda Clutch by Shayna in the process.
The New Day def. The Usos
In a New Era of SmackDown, The New Day’s King Woods & his new Knight Kofi Kingston once again found themselves battling longtime rivals, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos.
In the height of the fast-paced back-and-forth showdown between two incredible tandems, a distraction by King Woods outside the ring not only took Jey Uso out of the equation, but also allowed Knight Kofi enough time to get his knees up as Jimmy Uso was coming off the ropes.
In the chaos that followed, Jimmy didn’t see The King tag himself into the action. Althoigh Jimmy hit the Superkick on Kofi for the pin attempt, the legit (and regal) Superstar was able to catch him unaware and pick up the pin fall to give The New Day an important Championship Contender victory over the SmackDown Tag Team Champions.
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