WWE Smackdown Results – February 5, 2021 – Tonight’s show begins with a graphic In Memory of Butch Reed, who passed away at 66. Then, we take a look at highlights from the Royal Rumble, with a video focusing on Edge and Bianca Belair.
Paul hands the mic to Roman and Roman takes a few seconds to let the crowd get their chants out of their systems.
Roman says he is not a fan of recapping, but if you didn’t see the Rumble, I beat Kevin Owens… like I said I would because I am a man of my word. Enough about the past, so let’s talk about the future. It appears that the future is Edge. If you win the Royal Rumble, you get a first class ticket to the main event of Wrestlemania and the last time he checked, who is the main event. Paul says it is Roman Reigns.
Roman says he has two issues. First, why are you going to visit Monday Night Raw or waste your Wednesday on NXT because you know to come to Smackdown to grovel at my feet and beg to be allowed on the Island of Relevancy. Second, why am I out here first? Where the hell is Edge? You made the mistake of disrespecting me all week long, being a gentleman, I will let that slide. Now you make me wait? You gonna make the head of the table wait?
Paul tells Roman that Edge is here and Paul demands Edge’s pyro. Paul is told something by the production assistant and Paul tells Roman and Roman is not in a good mood.
Roman says that Edge isn’t here. Roman says Edge must think he is a fool. Roman asks Paul if he is a fool and if he wants to play games. Why would that man play games with me? The last man to play games with me, his name was Kevin Owens. He is no longer here any more because I whooped his ass. He is history and you will never see him again. Edge, I am going to tell you this nicely. You need to understand this because this is your only chance. You’re going to give me your decision by the end of the night. Roman tells Edge, you are going to give me your decision by the end of the night. Reigns drops the mic and leaves.
– The announcers talk about Edge and plug tonight’s show, including the Intercontinental Title Triple Threat. Cole says today marks 33 years since Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant battled on WWE Main Event. Hogan will be here tonight to discuss who he thinks Edge should challenge.
— We go back to the ring and out comes Dominik Mysterio with his dad Rey Mysterio. Cole says Dominik is hoping the third time will be the charm with King Baron Corbin tonight. Corbin suddenly attacks Rey and Dominik from behind. He drops Dominik and launches Rey off the stage to the floor. Corbin goes on and makes his way to the ring while laughing. We go to commercial.
Dominik Mysterio vs. King Corbin
We are back and the match is joined in progess. Dominik avoids Corbin and Corbin does a wacky slide but is met with a drop kick when he returns to the ring. Dominik with a shoulder from the apron and a slingshot rollup into a drop kick for a near fall. Corbin with a spinebuster. Corbin with punches to Dominik. Corbin chokes Dominik in the ropes while medical staff checks on Rey by the stage. Corbin with a splash and he gets a near fall. Corbin with a chin lock and half nelson. Corbin with an elbow. Corbin taunts Dominik and he punches Dominik. Corbin with an arm bar.
Rey is getting his knee checked out (but he will be back in time for the end of the Royal Rumble Match). Dominik with a kick and then Dominik backs to the ropes and he pulls down the ropes and Corbin goes over the top rope to the floor. Dominik with a springboard cross body and Rey limps his way to ringside as we go to commercial.
We are back and Dominik comes off the turnbuckles but Corbin catches him and Corbin sets for a suplex but Dominik with a knee to get to his feet and he hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Dominik lands on his feet on a choke slam attempt and he gets a near fall with a rollup. Corbin goes into the ropes and Corbin escapes to hit Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin with an Irish whip but he misses an elbow in the corner. Corbin puts Dominik on the turnbuckles but Dominik sends Corbin over the top rope to the floor.
Dominik with a suicide dive that sends Corbin into the announce table while Rey goes under the ring. Corbin tries to get back into the ring and Reygrabs Corbin’s feet. Dominik with a 519 to the back followed by a frog splash for the three count.
Winner: Dominik Mysterio
After the match, Rey and Dominik celebrate at ringside as the music hits.
– Still to come, Edge will be here tonight. The announcers hype Bianca Belair’s appearance and the Intercontinental Title Triple Threat.
– This week’s Progressive Match Flo replay shows Sami Zayn handcuffing himself to the barrier during Apollo Crews vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E two weeks ago, and then interfering during the match and attacking both competitors.
Kayla Braxton is with Intercontinental Champion Big E in the back. She asks him about having his odds diminished and how it affects his preparation. Big E says he has had to fight all his life and that is what he signed up for when he won the Intercontinental Championship. He is like Lady Liberty and he wants you to bring him the bearded and the bald for him.
— We go back to the ring and out comes Daniel Bryan as the “yes!” chant starts up. Back to commercial.
— We are back and Sasha Banks will be the Honorary Starter for the Daytona 500 (the same day as NXT Takeover Vengeance Day).
Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro
Bryan with kicks to the leg and midsection followed by a European uppercut. Cesaro with a European uppercut. Bryan with a drop toe hold and kick to the arm. Bryan with a kick and then he back drops Cesaro over the top rope to the floor. Bryan with a cross body off the turnbuckles to the floor. Bryan goes up top and hits a missile drop kick. Bryan with a kick and he works on the shoulder. Bryan with a waist lock and Cesaro with a standing switch. Bryan lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Bryan counters a pop up European uppercut into a back slide for a near fall.
We see Nakamura watching from the monitor in the back.
Cesaro with European uppercuts but Bryan with a rollup into the LeBell Lock and he locks it in. Cesaro is able to escape while Cesaro starts to bleed from the ear. Cesaro with knees. Cesaro lands on his feet on a back body drop. Cesaro goes for a springboard move but Bryan with a kick to the midsection. Bryan with a round kick for a near fall. Bryan with boots to Cesaro and he sets for the flying knee but Cesaro counters with a torture rack into a back breaker. Cesaro with a giant swing. Cesaro goes for the Sharpshooter and he locks it in. Bryan taps out!
After the match, Cesaro stands tall while selling the arm injury, with blood running from the back of his head. He stands tall and celebrates as the music hits. Cesaro turns around and looks at Bryan, who is down in the corner. Cesaro walks over and offers his fist to Bryan for a bump. They bump fists in a show of respect and Cesaro makes his exit as his music starts back up.
— We take a look back at the Women’s Royal Rumble match.
Kayla is in the backstage ring with Bianca Belair. Kayla shows Bianca her parent’s reaction to Bianca winning the Royal Rumble.
Bianca says her family has been there through the good and the bad and she wants to make them proud. They might not be walking down the aisle with her at Wrestlemania but they will be there. Kayla asks Bianca who will she choose. Bianca says this is the biggest decision of her career and life. People have told her to take her time to make her choice. Bianca says if she was listening to people telling her what she should do, she wouldn’t be here. Bianca says she will make her decision soon. Back to commercial.
— We are back and Seth Rollins will be back next week.
Bayley vs. Ruby Riott
Billie Kay joins the commentary team for the next match.
Bayley sends Ruby into the turnbuckles. Rubywith a punch and a kick for a near fall. Ruby with forearms to the back. Bayley sends Ruby into the turnbuckles and Ruby with an elbow. Bayley catches Ruby and lawn darts Ruby shoulder first into the turnbuckles for a near fall. Ruby tries to kick Bayley to keep her away and Bayley gets a near fall. Bayley with an arm bar.
Ruby backs Bayley into the corner to get out of the hold. Ruby goes to the turnbuckles and she sends Bayley face first into the turnbuckles. Ruby puts Bayley on the turnbuckles and Bayley with a forearm and Ruby with an arm drag off the turnbuckles.
Bayley goes for the belly-to-belly suplex but Ruby counters and gets a near fall with a rollup. Bayley sends Ruby into the ropes and Bayley tries to power bomb Ruby off the apron. Ruby with kicks to Bayley. Bayley with a cutter in the ropes and she applies a wrist lock submission and Billie gets on the apron and Liv pulls her off. Ruby escapes and gets a near fall. Bayley with the snap mare driver for the three count.
After the match, Billie offers her services to Bayley.
— We see Bianca Belair walking in the back as we go to commercial.
— We are back and Edge is walking in the back and he sees Sonya Deville and says hello to her.
In the Arena:
The other Royal Rumble winner, Bianca Belair makes her way to the ring.
Belair takes the mic but the fans are cheering her on. She says her whole life changed overnight since winning the Women’s Royal Rumble. She’s been doing non-stop press and her phone has been blowing up. Belair says this is the biggest decision of her life. She brings up RAW Women’s Champion Asuka and her success. She then brings up her girl, SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. She goes on praising Banks and says if she’s going to put the EST in WrestleMania, she has to do it her way. She says this while pointing up at the WrestleMania 37 sign.
Reginald, Carmella’s sommelier, comes out to interrupt. He wants to offer her some advice. He’s quite sure Belair can defeat Asuka, but if she picks Banks, well… he laughs. Reginald is in the ring now. He says Belair can’t beat Banks because she can’t even beat Carmella. The music interrupts and out comes Carmella now. Carmella says Reginald means well, even when he gets a little over-excited. Carmella brags about beating Banks twice and with all Belair’s hype, she’s sure she can do the same to Belair. They have words but the music interrupts and out comes Banks.
Banks says with all due respect, she’s going to stop looking in her rear view and start focusing on the road that’s ahead. Banks says Belair certainly has her attention. Banks has seen Belair has been in two Rumble Matches, setting records both times. She gives Belair for lasting almost an hour this past Sunday, staking her claim to main event WrestleMania. Banks has been watching Belair. She saw Belair pick up Otis, so she knows she’s the strongest. She then saw her chase Bayley and beat her down, so she knows she’s the fastest. But the best? Banks laughs and doesn’t think Belair is the best. Banks says if Belair is going to pick her, then do it because she has it all but she doesn’t have this… the title. Banks takes the title off and raises it in the air. Carmella is between them, rolling her eyes.
Belair says if she does choose Sasha… Reginald gets in the way and says Belair got lucky on Sunday, so if she does choose Banks, she will lose, just like he said. Belair drops the mic and starts whipping Reginald around with her hair. She sends him out of the ring as fans pop. Carmella looks on. Banks laughs. Belair’s music hits as she starts swinging her hair around, pointing up at the WrestleMania sign.
– Still to come, The Hulkster will join us. Also, Edge is here.
– We see Roman Reigns backstage talking with Jey Uso. Paul Heyman says it’s now confirmed that Edge is finally here. Reigns thinks it over as we go back to commercial.
— We are back and Kayla Braxton is with Sami Zayn and Sami accuses Kayla of being the problem. He says tonight they will get a happy piece of footage for his documentary when he wins back the Intercontinental Championship.
— We see footage of Chad Gable helping Otis with some Hot Yoga after Otis was unsuccessful at the Royal Rumble. Gable says Ziggler and Roode will find out.
Otis and Chad Gable vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode in a Non Title Match
We see the Street Profits doing alternate commentary.
Ziggler and Gable start things off and Ziggler with a front face lock but Gable with a front face lock. Ziggler with a wrist lock and Gable with a reversal into a side head lock and drop toe hold. Ziggler gets to the ropes and he kicks Gable. Gable with an elbow to Roode and a forearm to Ziggler. Ziggler with a drop kick. Roode tags in and he connects with a knee against the ropes. Roode with a suplex for a near fall. Roode with a reverse chin lock. Gable with punches but Roode with a knee. Gable with a sunset flip into an ankle lock but Roode escapes.
Otis tags in and hits a series of shoulder tackles. Otis with an exploder and then he sends Ziggler face first into the mat and follows with a discus clothesline to Ziggler. Otis with a splash to Roode and Otis thinks about the Caterpillar and hits it. Gable tags in and Ziggler sends Otis into the ring post. Gable with Chaos Theory to Ziggler but Roode with a brainbuster for the three count.
Winners: Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Roode and Ziggler celebrate as their music hits. The Street Profits are still talking trash on backstage commentary. Otis hits the ring and tries to attack but the champs retreat and celebrate at ringside with the titles.
– Still to come, The Hulkster will be here. Back to a Black History Month video and a commercial break.
— We are back and Cole mentions it was 33 years ago that the most watched wrestling match in history aired when Hulk Hogan faced Andre the Giant. We take a look at highlights from the match.
In a pre-recorded video, Hogan says 33 years ago, 33 million people watched him wrestle Andre the Giant. He says Edge has the decision of a lifetime. He can face Drew McIntyre or Roman Reigns. Both of you are in a heap of trouble because Edge was my tag team partner and the Hulkamaniacs have his back.
— We go back to the ring and out first comes Apollo Crews for the next match. WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E is out next. Back to commercial.
— Back from the break and we see Edge talking to Shinsuke Nakamura backstage.
Triple Threat for the WWE Intercontinental Title: Apollo Crews vs. Sami Zayn vs. Big E
We go back to the ring and out comes Sami Zayn with his documentary crew. We get formal ring introductions from Greg Hamilton. The bell rings and Sami talks trash to Big E. E charges but Sami retreats to the floor. Apollo comes from behind but runs into E’s elbow. E and Crews go at it now. Big E leap frogs and drops Apollo with an elbow. Sami runs back in and goes to work on Big E.
E catches Sami with a big back-drop, sending him back to the floor as Crews attacks E. Crews with a German suplex, holding it for a second, and then a third German. Big E kicks out at 2. Sami runs in and attacks Crews from behind. Sami works Crews over with lefts and rights now. Crews counters with a clothesline. Crews with a running splash to E, then Sami in the corners. Big E dodges a splash and clotheslines Apollo in the corner, then does the same to Sami. E runs into a kick from Apollo. E sends Crews to the apron. E runs for the Spear but Sami holds his leg from the floor.
Sami pulls E to the floor and beats him up. E blocks a shot into the apron and send Sami face-first into the apron a few times. Apollo runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Big E down on the floor. Apollo with a moonsault from the apron to Big E on the floor. Sami launches himself at Crews, taking him down at ringside now. We go to commercial with Sami in control on the outside.
We are back and Zayn with crossfaces to Big E. Zayn chokes Big E in the ropes. Zayn keeps Crews out of the ring with a forearm. Zayn sends Big E into the turnbuckles with a drop toe hold. Big E blocks a Blue Thunder Bomb and Crews with a missile drop kick to Zayn when Big E moves. Big E with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex followed by a second one and Big E with a belly-to-belly suplex. Big E sets for the Warrior Splash but Zayn with a sleeper on Big E and he snap mares Zayn to the mat. Big E with a Warrior splash onto both men.
Crews with an enzuigiri to Big E. Crews is sent over the top rope to the floor. Big E with a uranagE to Zayn for a near fall. Zayn tries to get out of the ring and Big E kicks Zayn in the chest. Big E sets for the splash on the apron and he hits it. Crews with a running drop kick to Big E on the floor and Crews goes up top. Crews with a frog splash to Zayn for a near fall. Zayn with an elbow to Crews but Crews sets for a T-bone suplex but Big E with a German suplex to Crews while Crews hits the T-bone suplex on Zayn.
Zayn with a knee to Big E from the apron. Zayn sets for the Helluva Kick and he hits it on Big E. Zayn gets a near fall when Crews pulls Zayn out of the ring. Zayn punches Crews while Zayn argues with the referee. Crews grabs Zayn and he punches Zayn a few times. Crews press slams Zayn against the ringside barrier in the timekeeper’s area. Big E with Big Ending for the three count.
Winner: Big E
After the match, Crews sulks over his loss while Big E celebrates and then Crews leaves the ring.
— Edge is walking as we go to commercial.
— We are back and we are now 40 minutes closer to Seth Rollins’ return since the last time we saw a Seth Rollins is coming back video package.
In the Arena:
Back in the arena and Edge makes his way to the ring.
Edge says you can’t accomplish something you never dreamed of. While I was grinding through rehab, I was dreaming. Every road mile I logged, I was dreaming. I was dreaming of coming back home. I was dreaming of winning the Royal Rumble, of main eventing Wrestlemania. I was dreaming of taking back something I never lost, something that was mine. I came in at number one and I outlasted 29 of the best superstars in the world. Now, I find myself on the precipice of the main event at Wrestlemania.
That begs the question. Which champion do I choose. Do I choose Drew McIntyre? Do I choose Finn Balor? Do I choose Roman Reigns? I asked my family and I get one answer. I ask my friends, I get a different answer. I saw a guy on the way to the building and he gave me a different answer. But at the end of the day… Roman Reigns’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring with Jey Uso and Paul Heyman.
Edge smiles at Roman and he asks Roman if he had to bring back up. Edge says he is out here alone. Roman takes the mic from Paul and he tells Edge ‘man to man’, he gives him his word. Without my blessing, Paul will not make a move on you. Edge says he is running in the space in Roman’s head already and that is why Jey is out here. Roman tells Uso he’ll meet him at the bus and he’s got this. Jey leaves the ring and goes to the back.
Roman says Edge disrespected him so he disrespected his family. Acknowledge me. Acknowledge me as the main event of Wrestlemania. Acknowledge me as the champion of choice. Say my name. That is your cue so go.
Out of nowhere, Kevin Owens kicks Reigns and hits a stunner. A stone-faced Owens marches right out of the ring and straight up the ramp as the crowd pops, not stopping to look back. Edge simply places the mic on the mat, looks down at Reigns on the mat, and exits the ring as the post-Royal Rumble edition of SmackDown goes off the air.
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