WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
November 5, 2021
Ford Center in Evansville, IN.
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with Roman Reigns, The Usos and Paul Heyman walking down to the ring. Roman says last week, the tribal chief wasn’t at SmackDown because when you smash someone like Brock Lesnar, you have to celebrate. Reigns says he took a vacation and he heard every one complaining, where is the tribal chief but he is there now. He tells the fans to acknowledge him.
Roman says he had a great week, he was on a private island, he was running naked and his wife loved it. But not every one had a good week, it was a bad week for many because the tribal chief wasn’t there. He says Lesnar had a bad week because he got himself fined one million dollars and suspended. He says he is responsible for that, he made that happen. Roman asks Heyman what else happened last week.
Heyman stutters and Roman asks him what happened. Heyman says The Usos had a match against The New Day and the titles were not on the line because they would never have a title match on the island of relevancy without him. Roman asks who won and lost that match. Heyman tells him that the match was won by The New Day as the fans chant New Day rocks.
Roman tells the fans they like The New Day and he thinks they are great. But they’re not better than the Bloodline. Roman says he is having trouble understanding how his cousins, The Usos, the greatest tag team of this generation lost to The New Day. Roman asks them which one got pinned as both Usos point to each other.
Roman looks at Jimmy and says they lost because of him and for him to tell everyone how he is going to fix that problem. Jimmy says he got them, he said he is going to make them acknowledge who the tribal chief is, who the Universal champion is. Out come The New Day to the ring.
Kofi greets the fans and he introduces King Woods as Woods says they forgot his table. He thought when you are king, you sit at the head of the table and you never stop talking about sitting at the head of the table and you get a shirt saying you are the head of the table in case you lose enough brain cells. Kofi says or the table got forgotten on the island of relevancy but it’s an island where only he can live. He says it must be sad and lonely on that island. The fans chant New Day Rocks as Woods says they are going to get to the part of the show that people care about.
Woods says he if Jimmy is able to defeat him tonight, Woods will acknowledge him. But when he defeats James, he will be made to do what he is supposed to be doing which is bend the knee. Jimmy says no one is taking orders from them. Jey says they don’t bend the knee to anyone as Roman asks for a microphone. Roman says that the Bloodline accepts.
Naomi vs. Shayna Baszler
Sonya is backstage and says she doesn’t have a vendetta against Naomi. She asks when the last time was she this fire and passion inside of her and the answer is never. Sonya says Naomi is glowing with confidence because she lit a fire under her.
The bell rings and we are under way. Naomi with a Lou Thez press. Naomi with a drop kick. She goes for the cover but Shayna kicks out. Shayna with a German suplex and Naomi onto the ring apron. Naomi gets to the outside but Naomi pushes her into the ring apron. She throws Shayna back into the ring. Naomi climbs the top rope and a cross body. She goes for the cover but Shayna kicks out. Shayna rolls to the outside of the ring. Naomi on the ring apron as Shayna drops her down.
Back from commercial, Naomi with a sunset flip but Shayna kicks out. Shayna goes for the clutch but Naomi grabs the ropes as Shayna keeps the clutch on. Naomi rolls Shayna up and gets the pin.
Out comes Sonya as she says no one will leave the ring before she makes her remarks. Sonya says before the pin, Naomi grabbed the ropes and it should have been a rope break and the hod should have been released and the pin should not have counted. She says she knows that Naomi is upset but rules are rules and the match is restarted.
The bell rings and Shayna with the kirifuda clutch as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
Roman is backstage and he tells the Usos he took one week and SmackDown sucks. He says it’s almost as bad as Raw as The Usos laugh. Roman asks them if they think this is funny. Roman asks Jey what they don’t do as Jey tells him they don’t lose and they don’t lose because they’re the one’s.
Kayla is backstage and in comes Ridge Holland. He tells her he wants to meet is idol Sheamus because he is rough and when Sheamus defeat John Cena and won the Royal Rumble, they all celebrated back home. He learned things while watching Sheamus and that is awful news for the rest of SmackDown.
We see a clip of last Friday’s SmackDown where Shotzi attacked Sasha Banks after her match against Charlotte Flair.
Shotzi is backstage with Megan Morant. She says ever since she got to SmackDown, she lost her tag partner, the support of the WWE Universe and last week thanks to Sasha Banks, she lost the biggest match of her entire career. She says she is not going to smile and pretend that everything is going well. Sasha is her target and she is going to run her over. And she doesn’t need a tank to do it.
Los Lotharios vs. Cesaro and Mansoor
Garza and Mansoor are in the ring. Garza with a take down and an arm bar. Mansoor gets out of it and a drop kick takes Garza down. Garza with a spine buster. He gets Mansoor in the corner and Carrillo is tagged in. They double team Mansoor. Carrillo geos for the cover but Mansoor kicks out. Carrillo with a chop to the chest.
Carrillo stomping on Mansoor in the corner. A right hand by Carrillo as Garza is tagged in. They double team Mansoor. A drop kick by Garza as he goes for the cover but Mansoor kicks out. A half crab by Garza as Mansoor gets out of it and a DDT by Mansoor. Carrillo and Cesaro are tagged in. Cesaro with a clothesline.
Cesaro with an uppercut. He goes to the outside of the ring and hits Garza with an uppercut. Cesaro with a springboard corkscrew uppercut off the second rope. He grabs Carrillo but in comes Garza. Cesaro spins Garza around as Carrillo attacks Cesaro. He goes for the cover but Mansoor breaks it up. Carrillo knocks Mansoor down. Garza is tagged in and they double team Cesaro. Carrillo goes for the cover and
Winner: Los Lotharios
Aliyah is backstage with Jeff Hardy and in comes Kayla. Aliyah leaves as Jeff walks away and sees Sami talking to Aliyah as Sami tells her people go to him for advice. He tells her he has advice for her outfit and tells her to wear pants suit and he walks away. Aliyah asks Jeff if Sami is always like that and he tells her he is.
Drew McIntyre is in the ring. He says Drew is in the ring and that means it’s the SmackDown Warriors open challenge. Out comes Ricochet to the ring. He tells Drew that he has known him for a long time but Drew is playing with fire. He tells Drew if he keeps coming out every week and acting the way he is acting, one of these days, someone will walk out, get in the ring and he will smack him in the mouth. Ricochet slaps Drew.
Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre
The bell rings and we are under way. Drew gets Ricochet in the corner and right hands. A chop to the chest by Drew as he throws Ricochet across the ring. Drew slams Ricochet in the corner. He picks him up but Ricochet lands on his feet. Drew runs towards Ricochet but Ricochet lowers the top rope and Drew to the outside. Ricochet goes for a hurricanrana off the ring apron but Drew catches him and slams him onto the ring apron. Drew throws Ricochet back into the ring. Drew throws Ricochet across the ring.
Drew with a chop to the chest as they show Mustafa Ali watching backstage. He says he finds the match interesting as he and Ricochet have a lot in common. Drew is on the top rope as he jumps but Ricochet with a drop kick. Ricochet with a right hand but Drew with a chop to the chest. Ricochet jumps off the second rope and a cross body.
Ricochet with a moon sault but Drew catches him and hits him with a brain buster. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. Drew throws Ricochet in the corner. He grabs Ricochet by the legs but Ricochet rolls him up but Drew kicks out. A super kick by Ricochet. Ricochet jumps off the second kick, he goes for a moon sault but Drew hits him with a Claymore. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
King Woods and Kofi are backstage and in comes Kayla. Woods says tonight’s match will be just and Jimmy probably has wobbly knees because they would hate to see him pull a muscle when he bends the knee. Kofi claps and says hail King Woods.
Mustafa Ali is backstage with Ricochet. He tells Ricochet that they should team up as Ricochet tells him no. Ricochet tells him because Ali is not a winner, he makes excuses. And he treated Mansoor like a piece of dirt.
Happy Talk with Happy Corbin, Madcap Moss and The Biking Raiders
Corbin welcomes every one to Happy Talk as he says they have a lot to be happy about. Madcap makes a lame joke about Shinsuke Nakamura and Ric Boogs. Corbin says there is no real competition for them on SmackDown as he introduces The Viking Raiders to the ring.
Madcap says they don’t look happy as Corbin insults them. They tell Madcap and Corbin that they are not there to be their guests or happy, they tell Corbin and Madcap that they make them miserable. They are there to raid Happy Talk because it’s corny and it sucks. Corbin says they are in a sour mood. Madcap makes a lame joke insulting them.
Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss vs. The Viking Raiders
Back from commercial and the match is under way. Madcap and Ivar are in the ring. Ivar with an arm bar but Madcap with a right hand. A head lock by Madcap as Erik is tagged in and they double team Madcap. Erik goes for the cover but Corbin gets in the ring. Madcap with a spine buster. He throws Erik in the corner and Corbin is tagged in. A right hand by Corbin followed by a head lock.
Erik gets out of it but Corbin with a clothesline. He goes for the cover but Ivar breaks it up. Madcap pushes Ivar to the outside of the ring. Corbin with the Deep Six. He goes for the cover but Erik kicks out. Madcap is tagged in as Erik hits Corbin with a double knee. Iver is tagged in and he knocks Madcap down. A side walk slam onto Madcap followed by a cross body.
Corbin gets in the ring but he’s knocked down. Ivar with a sit down on Madcap and Erik is tagged in. In comes Corbin as Erik throws him to the outside. Erik lifts Ivar up and throws him onto Madcap. Ivar is tagged in as he climbs the top rope. Corbin grabs Madcap and drags him to the outside. The referee counts to ten and the bell rings.
Winners: By count out, The Viking Raiders
Hit Row are backstage and in comes Sami Zayn. He says as the locker room leader he has to tell them that their entrance a few weeks ago on SmackDown was a little flat. He says he only says this because they have the potential to be big stars. They ask him if he can show them how to make a proper entrance. Sami tells them he can do that and to follow him.
Out comes Sami Zayn dancing as he says that is how you make an entrance. Sami says the guys he is about to introduce have many qualities and more with the right leadership. He welcomes Hit Row. They cut a promo insulting Sami. He leaves as they start laughing.
The Usos are backstage as Roman and Heyman are sitting. They ask Roman if he’s going to the ring and Roman asks how many of their problems does he need to fix as they walk to the ring.
Jimmy Uso with Jey Uso vs. King Woods with Kofi
The bell rings and we are under way. Woods goes for the roll up but Jimmy kicks out. A right hand by Jimmy as he throws Woods to the ropes but Woods hits him with a Russian leg sweep. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy on the ring apron and a right hand onto Woods. He slams Xavier’s face into the turnbuckle. Jimmy on the top rope as he jumps but Woods with a drop kick. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. A chop to the chest by Woods. He goes for a suplex but Jimmy picks Woods up and slams him into the top turnbuckle. He throws Woods to the outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Jimmy with a kick to the side of the head. He hits Woods with a knee to the face. He goes for the cover but Woods kicks out. Jimmy with a head lock but Woods gets out of it. Woods with a right hand knocks Jimmy down. Woods lifts Jimmy up and throws him onto the top rope. A knee to the face by Woods knocks Jimmy to the outside. Woods to the outside as he throws Jimmy back into the ring. Woods climbs the top rope, he hits Jimmy with a leg drop. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Woods climbs the top rope as Jey distracts him.
Jimmy with a right hand as he climbs the second rope. He lifts Woods on his shoulders and he hits him with a Samoan drop. He goes for the cover but Woods kicks out. Jimmy climbs the top rope, he jumps but Woods gets his foot up. Woods goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy with a thumb to the eye, he goes for the cover but Jey helps Jimmy with the cover as the referee sees it and stops the count. Woods rolls Jimmy up and gets the pin.
Winner: King Woods
All four men are in the ring as Woods tells Jimmy to bend the knee. In comes Roman Reigns from behind as he hits Woods with a Superman punch. They attack Kofi and stomp on him. Woods with right hands on Roman but The Usos hit him with a double super kick. Roman with a spear on Kofi. They kick the back of Kofi’s right knee. A half crab on Kofi and a splash onto Kofi’s right knee.