WWE SmackDown Results – June 18, 2021

Universal Title Hell In A Cell Match Moved To SmackDown

WWE SmackDown Results – June 18 – We begin with a look back at last week, with Rey Mysterio challenging Roman Reigns to a match at Hell in a Cell.

— We’re live from the WWE ThunderDome at Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida, as Michael Cole and Pat McAfee welcome us to the show and hypes the Hell in a Cell Match.

The Hell In A Cell structure is lowered and Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring. We see Rey’s tweet to demand the pay per view match on Smackdown and Roman’s acceptance.

Rey says any parent watching knows what I feel now.  The feeling of pain, hurt, and sadness.  I told my son, Dominik, the risks of competing in this ring.  This is, was, his dream.  He is able to walk but who knows when he will be back in the ring.  Roman Reigns picked up my son, the same son who laid in my arms to go to sleep and he tossed him like a back of bricks to the floor.  Rey says he will never forget the pain he saw in Dominik’s eyes.  He will never forget the man who did this, Roman Reigns.  I can’t wait one more day.  I want this match tonight.

Rey says he knows that Roman accepted the match last night but he wants to hear it from the table itself. Rey wants the son of a bitch to come to the ring.

Instead of coming to the ring, the cell is lowered to the ground. Roman’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage with Paul Heyman. Paul hands Roman the mic.

Roman says he doesn’t want to hurt Rey.  This ain’t his fault.  He says that Rey isn’t ready for this.  You don’t want to be locked in there with me.  What I did to your son last week was PG compared to what I am going to do to you.  Roman asks Rey if he really wants to do this. Rey says he has never been more ready in his life.

Roman says he tried it your way and he tried to be diplomatic.  Now we do it my way. Roman walks to the back.

— We take a look at Commander Azeez and then he comes to the ring accompanied by Apollo Crews. In a pre-recorded vignette, Apollo Crews says tonight his secret weapon gets to step into the ring for the very first time.  Kevin Owens and Big E, you have felt the tip of his thumb, now you will know true pain.

We go to commercial.

Commander Azeez and Apollo Crews vs. Big E and Kevin Owens

We are back and Kevin Owens and Big E are asked by Kayla Braxton about being in a match against Commander Azeez.  Kevin says they are facing something intimidating.  Azeez is huge, but he is not worried because his tag team partner is the strongest man in their locker room.  This is a tag match.  Big E is a nine time, that is almost ten times, former tag team champion.  

Big E doesn’t say much and Kevin wonders why he didn’t say much after showering him with praise.  Big E says the wounds still linger, but then he cuts a promo in “New Day Style”. They head to the ring.

Before the match starts, Sami Zayn’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Big E and Crews start things off and Big E with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  Big E with a Warrior Splash and Owens tags in and hits a back senton for a near fall.  Owens with an Irish whip and punches in the corner.  Big E tags in and he goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Crews lands on his feet.  Big E with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.  Big E goes for a suplex and Crews with a knee to escape.

Azeez tags in and goes to work on Big E. Azeez levels Big E with a big boot tot he jaw. Fans boo as Azeez stands tall and Big E rolls to the floor for a breather. Azeez follows and scoop slams Big E on the floor in front of the announcers. Azeez and Crews stand tall at ringside as fans boo. Back to commercial.

We are back and Azeez with a Million Dollar Dream on Big E.  Azeez with a suplex.  Azeez chokes Big E in the corner and the referee warns him.  Azeez with another suplex.  Azeez misses an elbow drop and Crews tags in and knocks Owens off the apron.  Big E pushes Crews away but Crews with an enzuigiri.  Crews and Big E go to the apron and Crews gets Big E up but Big E with elbows.  Big E with a gourdbuster on the apron.  Owens tags in and he hits a swanton for a near fall.  Owens gets Crews up and Crews with elbows.  Crews with a kick and Owens with a pop up power bomb for a near fall.  Azeez knocks Big E off the apron and Azeez head butts Owens and then tags himself in.  Azeez clotheslines Big E on the floor.

Owens drops down and Azeez goes over the top rope to the floor.  Azeez pulls Owens to the floor and Azeez sends Owens into the ring post.  Zayn distracts Owens but Owens gets back into the ring and Azeez with the Nigerian Nail for the three count.

Winners:  Apollo Crews and Commander Azeez

After the match, Sami retreats to the stage, laughing at Owens. Azeez grabs Owens again and drops him with another Nigerian Nail. Crews grabs the Intercontinental Title and raises it in the air as he and Azeez celebrate while Owens is down in front of them.

The camera catches Sami backstage with Kayla, pointing at Owens suffering on the TV screen, laughing at him. Azeez and Crews celebrate their win and head up the ramp as we see Sami backstage laughing at Owens some more.

— We have a video package for the Nakamura/Corbin match. The Battle For The Crown is next, but first… We go to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce are talking about the Hell in a Cell match tonight and Kevin Owens enters.  He has trouble speaking but he tells them that he wants Sami Zayn.  Adam tells Kevin he will face Sami on Sunday (at Hell in a Cell).

Battle for The Crown – Baron Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (with Rick Boogs)

We go back to the ring and out first comes Shinsuke Nakamura with Rick Boogs performing his entrance. Out next comes King Baron Corbin. Corbin’s crown is on the line in this match. They are currently tied 2-2 in their recent Best of 5 series.

The bell rings and they lock up. Corbin rolls Nakamura for 2. Corbin with a big knee to the gut. Corbin works Nakamura around the ring until Nakamura side-steps and rocks him in the corner. Nakamura keeps control and delivers the sliding German suplex under the bottom rope. Boogs shreds at ringside and Nakamura goes along with it as we return to commercial.

We are back and Corbin with elbows and a half nelson and chin bar.  Nakamura with punches and Corbin with Deep Six for a near fall.  Corbin has some words for Boogs and he punches Nakamura.  Nakamura escapes a slam and he takes Corbin to the mat.  Nakamura with a sleeper but Corbin with a snap mare.  Nakamura with an enzuigiri followed by a snap mare and sliding knee for a near fall. Corbin blocks a kick and he hits a German suplex.  Corbin gets a near fall.  Nakamura with a head butt and an STO for a near fall.  Nakamura with knees to the head.  Nakamura runs into a clothesline from Corbin.

Corbin puts Nakamura on the turnbuckles and Nakamura with forearms.  Nakamura with a kick and he goes to the turnbuckles and hits a jumping knee.  Nakamura returns to the turnbuckles and hits another knee.  Nakamura goes for a third knee off the turnbuckles but Corbin catches Nakamura.  Nakamura with a knee and he hits Kinshasa for the three count.

Winner:  Shinsuke Nakamura

— After the match, the music hits as Nakamura stands tall and celebrates. Hamilton announces him as the one true king of WWE. Nakamura backs up the ramp as Boogs does the same, playing Nakamura’s theme on his guitar. We go to replays as a disappointed Corbin recovers in the ring. Nakamura heads to the stage and takes a seat in Corbin’s throne. Boogs takes the crown and places it on Nakamura’s head as fans cheer them on. Corbin is apparently crying now as Boogs and Nakamura continue their celebration.

— Bianca Belair walks in the back as we go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Smackdown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her way to the ring.

Bianca says it felt so good to put Bayley in her place when Ding Dong… Hello became Ding Dong… Good Bye.  Bayley can kiss her championship dreams good bye on Sunday.  It is fitting when a bully cannot take it.  Bianca tells Bayley it is her time to come out.

Bayley does not come out.

Bianca says it is rough when they say something to your face.  She went back to being that little girl who was bullied.  Bianca says she was so much more than they could ever dream of being.  It did make me second guess myself.  I am not that little kid any more.  i don’t let what anyone thinks of me define myself.  I fought, scratched, and crawled to get here.  I am loud, proud and unapologetically me.  At Hell in a Cell, Bayley will give me everything she’s got mentally and physically.  I want to say this to Bayley’s face, but she keeps dodging me.  I want you not only in the ring, but I want you inside Hell in a Cell.  

You think you are going to get the last laugh, but you will hate it when I run you across each side of the cell. I will slam you over and over again.  You won’t be laughing when the match is over and I am still Smackdown Women’s Champion.  

First, they try to ignore you.  Then they laugh at you.  Then they fight you.  Then you win.

Bayley’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring.

Bayley tries to punch Bianca but Bianca avoids Bayley and then Bayley kicks Bianca.  Bianca sends Bayley to the floor.  Bayley is sent into the announce table and then she sends Bayley over the ringside barrier but Bayley holds on to Bianca’a hair and pulls Bianca into the ringside barrier.  Bayley with forearms to the back.  Bayley with a clothesline.  Bayley with a head lock driver.  Bayley stands on Bianca’s hair and holds the title belt over her head.

— It is time to talk about the Usos’ problems and we have a video package.

Backstage:

Roman Reigns is in his locker room and Jimmy Uso shows up.  They exchange pleasantries and Jimmy says he thought about what Roman said and Jimmy says that Roman is right.  He might agree with Roman about everything and he might not like everything that Roman does, but they are blood and family.  

Roman asks Jimmy where is his brother. Jimmy says he hasn’t heard from Jey all week.  Either he went home or he doesn’t want to see me.  Jimmy says if Roman needs his help… Roman says he won’t need his help.  He needs Jimmy to find his brother because he needs his brother.  We need his brother.  Our family is best when we are all together.  It will be business as usual.  Roman wants Jimmy to find his brother.

— Otis makes his way to the ring with Chad Gable as we go to commercial.

Otis vs. Angelo Dawkins

Dawkins takes off his jacket as he enters the ring, and his shoulder is bandaged up. He faces off with Otis before the bell but gets slapped by Gable with a cheap shot. Dawkins chases Gable around the ring and gets dropped by Otis, who was waiting at ringside. Gable and Otis grab Dawkins and launch him shoulder-first into the steel ring steps as fans boo. Gable is all smiles.

Otis holds Dawkins as Otis leaps off the apron with a flying knee. Gable taunts Dawkins as Otis stalks him. Otis grabs Dawkins and rolls him into the ring, where Gable is waiting. Gable holds Dawkins as Otis runs the ring twice, then delivers a huge clothesline, which knocks Dawkins into a big double team German suplex by Otis. This knocks Dawkins out of the ring. Otis and Gable stand tall in the ring as officials check on Dawkins at ringside. We go to replays.

Otis stares down at Dawkins before making his exit with Gable. Officials continue tending to Dawkins at ringside.

— We see Rey Mysterio in the back praying as we go to commercial.

— We are back and Roman is preparing for his match against Rey Mysterio while Paul Heyman stares at Roman.

— We have a video package for Seth Rollins and Cesaro.

Backstage:

Cesaro is in the back with Kayla Braxton.  She asks him about his rivalry with Seth Rollins and if it has gone too far.  Cesaro says it hasn’t gone far enough.  This man stomped my head on the ramp and put me on a stretcher.  WWE is my life.  I love what I do.  I worked a long time to get where I am at and Seth tried to take it away from me.

Seth Rollins shows up in his leather suit.  Seth says they have their match on Sunday.  He isn’t here to fight. He is a professional and a gentleman.  He wants to have a conversation, face to face and one on one.

Kayla leaves since Seth asked politely.

Seth says he came here to tell Cesaro that he disgusts him.  Everything you do and everything you stand for is a disgrace.  After what you pulled last week, you don’t deserve a single ounce of respect.  On Sunday, at Hell in a Cell, I will show you and everyone like you, what you do deserve when I put you in your place. Cesaro says he didn’t think Seth had it in him to face him man to man.  Cesaro says he respects everything that Seth said.  He respects him as a competitor and he tells Seth he will see him on Sunday.  Cesaro pushes Seth over in his chair.

— Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring for the main event, as the cell comes down and we go to another commercial break.

Universal Championship, Hell in a Cell Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Roman Reigns

We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event. The Hell In a Cell structure is down around the ring as SmackDown Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio makes his way out. Rey hits the Cell as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Rey waits inside the Cell as WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way out with Paul Heyman. The announcers confirm that Bayley vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley will take place inside the Cell on Sunday. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn and Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins are also confirmed. Reigns marches inside the Cell and raises his Universal Title belt as more pyro explodes. Cole touts how this is the first-ever Hell In a Cell match on network TV.

The referee locks the Cell door and the bell hits. Rey grabs a steel chair from under the ring and jabs Reigns back with it from the floor. Rey fights in with another chair shot but Reigns then overpowers, dropping Rey and tossing the chair. Reigns follows to the floor but Rey sprays him in the face with a fire extinguisher for a pop.

Rey charges and drops Reigns with a fire extinguisher shot to the face. Rey decks him with it again and it sprays some. Rey has trouble rolling Reigns back into the ring but he barely gets him in. Reigns rolls back to the floor for a breather. Rey grabs a tool box from under the ring. Rey charges at Reigns and smashes him in the face with the loaded tool box. We go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Rey continues to dominate, using a chair on Reigns in the ring now. Reigns sits on the apron for a breather. Rey places a chair against his back and runs, then kicks it into Reigns’ back. Rey drives the edge of the chair into Reigns’ throat to keep him down on the apron. Rey unfolds the chair and places it around Reigns neck, then shoves him face-first into the steel wall of the Cell, then again.

Reigns gasps for air and has a look of panic on his face. Rey shoves him into the ring post now, with the chair still wrapped around his neck. Reigns finally decks Rey to get an opening. Reigns charges at ringside for a Spear but Rey moves and Reigns crashes through a table that was leaning against the Cell. Reigns is down.

Rey grabs Reigns but Reigns knees him in the gut, drives an elbow and then rolls him back in the ring. Rey cuts him off and goes for a Sunset Bomb from the apron into the Cell wall but Reigns fights back. Reigns goes for a powerbomb into the Cell wall but Rey unloads with right hands while he’s on Reigns’ shoulders. Reign blocks the hurricanrana counter, then swings Rey back and forth into the Cell and the ring post as fans boo. Reigns then picks Rey up and catapults him into the Cell wall with ease. Reigns stands tall while Rey is flat on his back at ringside. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Reigns has Rey down in the ring, talking trash and stalking him. Reigns manhandles Rey in the corner with big knee strikes and then right hands. Reigns shoves Rey to the mat. Reigns plays to the crowd for more heat. Reigns waits in the corner now as Rey tries to get up. Reigns calls for the Spear but Rey meets him with a dropkick. Rey charges but Reigns kicks him in the gut. Rey fights off Reigns’ shoulders and drops him into position for 619. Rey goes for it but Reigns meets him with a big right hand to the mouth.

Reigns charges into the corner but Rey moves and Reigns hits the ring post shoulder-first. Rey hits 619 in the corner for a pop. Rey grabs the chair and beats Reigns down with it. Rey unloads with steel chair shots. Rey places the chair over Reigns’ chest and goes to the top for a big Frogsplash. He nails it but he also hurts himself by splashing the chair.

Rey goes back to the top and hits another Frogsplash, this time with no chair on Reigns. Rey covers for the pin but Reigns kicks out just in time. Rey goes back to the top for a third time as fans cheer him on. He leaps for the hurricanrana as Reigns is on his feet. Reigns catches Rey on his shoulders, then runs the ring and launches Rey out of the ring, into the Cell wall. Heyman screams “Oh my God!” at ringside.

A referee tries to check on Rey but Reigns brings him back in the ring. Reigns immediately applies an inverted Guillotine while they’re on their feet and Rey quickly taps out.

Winner: Roman Reigns

After the match, Reigns stands tall in the ring as his music hits. The Cell is quickly raised above the ring as Heyman brings the WWE Universal Title belt into the ring. We go to replays. Reign raises his title in the air over Rey. Jimmy Uso hits the ring and raises Reigns’ arm in the air, standing tall with him. The music stops as we see Rey barely able to pull himself up to his feet using the ropes. Reigns attacks with a quick Guillotine and rag-dolls Rey, dropping him back to the mat as fans boo. Jimmy and Heyman look on. Reigns raises his title again while talking down at Rey. The music starts back up as Reigns stands over Rey, talking more trash and taunting him. The Hell In a Cell go-home edition of SmackDown goes off the air with a “Roman sucks!” chant coming from the ThunderDome crowd.


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