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WWE SmackDown Results – April 9th 2021

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Keep up with all of tonight’s WWE SmackDown results as the show emanates from the WWE ThunderDome inside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida with WrestleMania set to begin tomorrow!

Check out the results from last week’s SmackDown!

The results from this week’s show were as follows:

  • Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode defeated The Street Profits, Alpha Academy and Rey & Dominik Mysterio to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship (9:45)
  • Tamina defeated Nia Jax via Disqualification (2:35)
  • Jey Uso won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal by last eliminating Shinsuke Nakamura (15:45)

Daniel Bryan Addresses His WrestleMania Universal Championship Match

  • Bryan says he’s excited about WrestleMania and particularly the roar of the crowd in person. He says there’s nothing like a live crowd and there’s nothing like winning the Universal Championship.
  • Bryan recalls how he was told ‘No’ his whole career but he tells himself ‘Yes’ after his parents taught him to ignore the negativity. Bryan calls the Universal title triple threat the biggest match of his career and that tapping out Reigns would prove he isn’t who he says he is.
  • Bryan asks himself if he can walk out of the main event of WrestleMania as champion – “Yes.”

Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs The Street Profits vs Alpha Academy vs Rey & Dominik Mysterio – SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match

  • Kayla asks the Street Profits how they feel about finally getting a tag title shot – Montez says they’ll win just like Bryan will win. Roode & Ziggler attack them, leading to a brawl with all four teams to the stage and eventually the ring before we cut to commerical.
  • We cut to the match underway with Gable and Dominik in the ring. The heels tag in and out, Otis and Roode specifically, working over Dominik before Mysterio tags in and hits a tornado DDT for a near-fall. Rey and Dominik hit stereo tope suicidas before we cut to commercial.
  • We cut back to Montez hitting a dropkick on Roode for a two-count before Roode hits a spinebuster to regain control. Otis tags in and hits a lariat for a two-count. Gable tags in and keeps up the momentum followed up by Ziggler tagging in. Ziggler goes for the famouser but Ford counters into a powerbomb.
  • He gets the hot tag on Dawkins as Ziggler tags to Roode. Dawkins builds a comeback, taking down Gable in the process, before Mysterio tags himself in. The two hit a double 619 on the champions before Dominik hits a frog splash before Otis breaks up the ensuing pinfall.
  • Dominik tags to Dawkins as Roode tags in to Gable. Gable hits Chaos Theory but Ford tags in and hits From The Heavens. Roode tags himself in on Ford, Ziggler hits a superkick on Ford before Ziggler pins Gable to retain

Winner: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode via Pinfall, retaining the SmackDown Tag Team Championship in 9:45

Bianca Gives Her Thoughts On Her WrestleMania Match

  • Bianca says she has butterflies but she’s excited. Bianca says her dad taught her to be physically and mentally tough to succeed. Bianca says Sasha she’s more dangerous than Sasha and when she wins the SmackDown Women’s Championship, it’ll be the greatest night of her life.

Big E Goes Back To His Roots

  • We see Big E getting his haircut and he says that Tampa is where he comes to get his head in the game. We see him go to Raymond James Stadium and he tells Apollo this is where his Intercontinental Championship dreams end.

Nia Jax vs Tamina

  • Both women overpower each other in a show of strength. Reginald interferes which allows Nia to take control. Nia tries for a tackle into the corner but Tamina dodges. Tamina goes to the top and Shayna tries to push her off, but Natalya brings Shayna down.
  • Meanwhile, Nia catches her and attempts a samoan drop but her back gives out. Tamina hits a superkick and hits a samoan drop but Shayna breaks up the pin, resulting in a disqualification.
  • Afterwards, Kayla tries to interview The Riott Squad but Carmella & Billie interrupt. They get into a brawl as the other teams in the tag team turmoil match, with Natalya & Tamina coming out on top.

Winner:Tamina via Disqualification in 2:35

Edge Addresses The Universal Championship Match At WrestleMania

  • Edge recalls watching WrestleMania 6 live and that made him want to be a wrestler. Edge says he has to fulfil his dreams but he had his dream ripped away from him. He says he didn’t come back for a greatest hits tour, he came back to main event WrestleMania.
  • He recalls Bryan saying this could be his last WrestleMania but this could be his own last match. Edge calls Bryan a troll and accuses Roman of stealing the Spear from him before saying he shouldn’t have to jump through hoops because he came back from an injury nobody else has.
  • Edge says that everyone will put respect on his name because he is ‘The Rated R Superstar’ and he’s dreamed that he will be champion.
  • After the match, we see Sonya telling Pierce that she doesn’t agree that the Universal Championship match should be a triple threat and walks off.

Sasha Banks Interview

  • Kayla asks Sasha to respond to Bianca’s comments earlier. Sasha says she doesn’t care what she said because it’s the opposite way round: Everyone cares what Sasha has to say. She says she’s better than Bianca and calls herself the BEST.

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

  • Before the match, Sami appears at commentary after we see a video of him confronting Jake and Logan Paul whilst they were training. Sami says they used selective footage to make him look back before Kevin Owens attacks him. Sami scurries away as the ATGMBR entrants make their way to the ring.
  • Nakamura and Corbin get entrances before the match gets underway. Tozawa is the first to be eliminated, followed by Tucker, Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander before we cut to commercial. We cut back to Erik being eliminated followed by Drew Gulak, Humberto Carillo, Slapjack, Elias and Jaxson Ryker.
  • Mace is quickly eliminated by Ali who also eliminates T-BAR. Lucha House Party reunite temporarily before Metalik and Dorado turn on Kalisto. Kalisto is eliminated followed by Dorado and Metalik before we cut to commercial.
  • We cut back to Murphy being eliminated followed by Angel Garza, Mustafa Ali, Ricochet and King Corbin. Shinsuke Nakamura is last eliminated, allowing Jey Uso to pick up the win.

Winner: Jey Uso, last eliminating Shinsuke Nakamura in 15:45

Roman Reigns Addresses The Universal Championship Match At WrestleMania

  • Roman says he’s annoyed to even be here because he doesn’t have to sell himself to the fans. He says Edge and Bryan had one good week whilst he’s been consistent for 32 weeks in a row. Reigns says he elevated SmackDown’s ratings and made the Universal Championship relevant and reminds Bryan that he never tapped out.
  • Reigns says he took the spotlight from everyone, not just Edge and that this is where the comeback story ends – for both of them. He says the two are his launching pad for him because they’re just dreamers and that him retaining isn’t a prediction, it’s a spoiler.
  • Reigns says by saying that both men will acknowledge him when he retains at WrestleMania.