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WWE Friday Night SmackDown #1122
Ort: WWE Thunderdome im Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida
First aired on February 19, 2021
The go-home show in front of the “Elimination Chamber” begins with the Royal Rumble winner Edge, who goes to the ring. Once there, the Canadian holds a promo. Talking about the upcoming pay-per-view, he says Roman Reigns made the right decision not to defend his title in said match. After the event, the time has come when he has to make his landmark decision. Edge wants to continue, but WWE Univeral Champion Roman Reigns, Jey Uso, and Paul Heyman interrupt him. Reigns says it’s the main event. Edge says he heard Reigns’ comments last week. So he’s not afraid of him and Reigns needs him to get into the main event.
Then the two of them are interrupted by Sami Zayn. Zayn talks about the WWE management’s conspiracy against him, and he’s upset that Reigns and Edge don’t take him for full. He orders his camera crew to catch him as he points to the WrestleMania logo. Suddenly he is struck down by a super kick from Uso. Edge and Reigns have a star down before the universal champion whispers something in Edge. Then pull back the heels.
Big E makes himself comfortable in front of the commentator’s desk. So he sits on a couch, has something to eat and has his feet in a water bath.
Shinsuke Nakamura won against Apollo Crews via pin after a scooter.
Match time: 06:00
After the match, Crews attacks the Japanese and wants to use the ring stairs, but Big E stops him. Crews indicates a retreat before taking the stairs and attacking Big E. Crews throws the stairs into the ring before he also throws Big E into the ring. Crews suggests hitting the Intercontinental Champion’s head with the stairs. The referees prevent worse and Big E can roll out of the ring. The segment ends with a satisfied crew while several referees take care of Big E. After the commercial break, this is brought out of the Thunderdome on a stretcher.
Seth Rollins comes out and describes the attack on Big E as a tragedy. He says he knows the pain as he was abandoned by friends for the past week. A review is played back and for Rollins the experience was traumatic. So he’s sent an attorney’s letter to WWE that the roster sabotaged his return. Rollins calls the roster a bunch of losers with Cesaro at the top. Anyone who stands in his way in the same way will suffer the same fate.
Edge and Kevin Owens meet backstage. Edge praises his compatriot and says they are very similar. Owens’ thoughts are on winning the Elimination Chamber and winning the title. So Edge wishes him the best of luck and says a match at WrestleMania isn’t a bad idea. Owens agrees.
Before the next match takes place, Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville watch Big E get into an ambulance.
Tag Team Match
Tamina & Natalya won against Riot Squad (Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan) via pin to Riott by Tamina after a spinning uranage.
Match time: 02:00
– Before the finish, Billie Kay came to the ring wearing a Tamina shirt. She discussed it with Riott, who was pinned a short time later.
After the match, Kay celebrates with Natalya and Tamina. Natalya pushes her away and Tamina gives her a super kick.
Backstage, Edge meets “King” Corbin, who is showing off with his expensive suit and expensive watch. Edge makes fun of him and says he can do anything with his iPhone.
Now it’s time for a new edition of “Ding Dong Hello”. She welcomes WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax as guests. Bayley says that losing those titles opened up a new path for her to get rid of Sasha Banks. This is followed by several sayings from Bayley and Jax against Banks and Bianca Belair also gets her fat off. Suddenly Reginald comes out and defends Banks. He compares Jax and Baszler as bad wines that are weak and interchangeable.
After that, Banks comes out and Bayley yells at him to use the door. Banks makes it clear to Reginald that she can speak for herself. Since she holds the WWE SmackDown’s Women Championship, she is allowed to make the rules. Now the Royal Rumble winner Belair comes into the ring and the door is ignored one more time. The Rumble win makes her the star of the women’s division. After a hitch, Reginald calls for a 6 person tag team match. Together with Banks and Belair, he wants to meet Jax, Baszler and Bayley. Jax calls for a referee and the match begins.
6 Person Tag Team Match
Reginald, Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair won against Bayley, Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler via Pin to Jax by Reginald after a double dropkick from Banks and Belair.
Match time: 04:00
– The new running gag with “My Hole” could not be missing, of course. After a leg drop into the void in the ring, Jax held onto her weak point again.
Backstage, Cesaro is interviewed by Kayla Braxton. The entire roster had the hope that Rollins would return as a new person. However, the change did not happen. Cesaro promises to win the Elimination Chamber Match. Edge comes along and praises the Swiss. He replies that they will meet in the WrestleMania main event.
For the next match, WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode head to the commentators.
Tag Team Match
Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio beat Chad Gable & Otis via DQ after Otis ignored the referee’s 5 count.
Match time: 01:00
After the match, Gable motivates his partner to create the greatest moment of his career. The former carrier of the “Money In The Bank” suitcase climbs on the second rope and shows a splash against Rey.
Backstage, Edge visits the last participant in the Elimination Chamber Match, Daniel Bryan. The two make a deal. Should Bryan win the title on Sunday, Edge will challenge him at “WrestleMania 37”.
Backstage we see Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan and Cesaro. Owens wonders if there is a meeting for tonight’s main event. Cesaro and Bryan tell him that the strategy is for Owens to stun them. Then the two of them make fun of the fact that Owens very often betrays his partners. They call names like Kofi Kingston and Sami Zayn. Bryan believes he has forgotten a big name and wishes he had a list with him (hello Chris Jericho). Owens promises you won’t have to worry about this today, but watch out for the stunner on Sunday.
A WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match between Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler and Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair will be made official for the “Elimination Chamber” -PPV.
For the upcoming final match, Edge makes his way to the commentators.
6 Man Tag Team Match
Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan & Cesaro won against Sami Zayn, Jey Uso & “King” Baron Corbin via submission from Sami Zayn in Daniel Bryan’s yes-lock.
Match time: 13:00
After the match, the faces celebrate their success before the usual scheme F is used in front of a PPV. There is a big brawl and every wrestler shows a signature move against another. In the end, Edge can show the spear against Jey Uso before he is eliminated with a spear from Reigns. The output ends with these images.