Brock Lesnar sparks chaotic brawl with Roman Reigns
After a controversial victory over Brock Lesnar, Roman Raines celebrated his victory over Brock Lesnar, basking in the glory of his reign and the countless superstars he left behind.
In response to Lesnar’s comments that he would “defeat Roman Raines to the point of meaninglessness” as soon as he appeared on SmackDown, the Head of the Table decided to wait until the Beast provoked him to fulfill his promise. Just as Raines was almost done waiting, Lesnar slammed into the ring, and total chaos ensued as the Beast destroyed everyone and everything in its path to get the Tribal Chief, who stopped only to exchange a tense look with Paul Heyman.
Due to the rampage of the Beast, WWE spokesman Adam Pierce had no choice but to suspend Brock Lesnar indefinitely. Unfortunately for Pierce, Lesnar did not easily move his harness, returning to the ring to deliver two monstrous F-5s to Pierce, making him writhe in pain as the Beast left.
Drew McIntyre, def. Sami Zayn
Drew McIntyre celebrated his first official week at SmackDown by announcing an open challenge to the blue brand’s “New Era” and defeating the always outspoken Sami Zane. The Scottish warrior quickly dealt with Zane despite some cunning moves from the Master Strategist, catching Zane off guard with Claymore to win.
Solemn coronation of King Woods
It was truly a new day as Xavier Woods officially became king after winning the 2021 King of the Ring tournament over Finn Balor at WWE Crown Jewel. Longtime friend Kofi Kingston crowned his former tag teammate as they celebrated his new reign, which King Woods promised would be filled with fun times.
Mansoor def. Mustafa Ali
The defeat at WWE Crown Jewel was still ringing in his ears, and Mustafa Ali lost again to Mansour in his debut SmackDown. Ali, seeking vengeance, climbed onto the top rope to throw a power bomb at sunset, only for Monsour to grab his legs and tie him up to steal victory.
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott and Top Dollars from Hit Row def. Dustin Jurist and Daniel Williams
The hottest new faction on SmackDown took the square loop bet when Isaiah “Swerve” Scott and Hit Row’s Top Dollar debuted by beating Dustin Lower and Daniel Williams. Strength and athleticism were fully demonstrated when Top Dolla hit both Lawyer and Williams at the same time, before a kick from “Swerve” put the Lawyer on the bill.
Happy Corbin, def. Shinsuke Nakamura
After Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Bugs interrupted “Happy Talk” last week to play Supersized SmackDown, Happy Corbin received a small payback from the superstar that caused him so much grief until his recent fortune when he defeated the King of Strong Style in match for the championship. At the Intercontinental Champion, the opponent staggered throughout the match, and Rick Bugs strummed outside the ring until Mad Moss tried to drown out Bugs’ guitar styles. Nakamura came to his friend’s aid, but the distraction allowed Corbin to take advantage of it, hitting the Intercontinental Champion on steel steps and reaching the end of his days to win.
Charlotte Fleur and Sasha Banks quarrel after exchanging WWE women’s titles with Becky Lynch
As a result of both titleholders changing brands as part of the 2021 WWE Draft, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch have officially traded their Raw and SmackDown women’s titles.
After a few tense moments as Lynch ditched the SmackDown women’s title on Flair, the two superstars finally exchanged titles, but the Queen didn’t take Man’s antics kindly, suggesting that the two should have it right now, title after title until Sasha Banks took a break to add fuel to the fire.
No longer interested in Banks, Flair, or SmackDown, Big Time Becks left the arena as the heated exchange between Boss and Queen continued until Banks finally lashed out at Flair.