WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Oct. 1, 2021) with a show emanating from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. This is the fallout show following the Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) from this past weekend.
It’s time to shake things up again! Tonight’s card features night one of the annual WWE Draft, which is guaranteed to change the landscape of both Raw and SmackDown. On top of that, Edge has promised he’ll return to SmackDown tonight to answer the call of Seth Rollins.
It would also make sense to get some follow-up on Sasha Banks’ surprise return to WWE at Extreme Rules, as well as the cause of the malfunctioning ring ropes that led to The Demon losing against Roman Reigns.
Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the SmackDown live blog kicks off once the show starts on FOX. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)
WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR OCT. 1
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The show opens with some hype for the 2021 WWE Draft.
Commentary welcomes us to the show and hypes up Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks for tonight.
Five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce and Sony Deville make their entrance to introduce our first round of draft picks.
The first pick goes to SmackDown, who pick Roman Reigns, Raw picks Big E, SmackDown picks Charlotte Flair, and Raw picks Bianca Belair to close out the first round.
Roman Reigns makes his entrance, flanked by Paul Heyman as per usual.
We get a recap of his Extreme Rules match against Finn Balor.
Reigns gets on the mic and talks about being number one and then Paul Heyman takes over to give his client his due and he eventually ends up introducing Brock Lesnar.
Enter Brock Lesnar.
He and Roman go face-to-face, Reigns fires the first shot and punches him into the ropes, Lesnar gets away and ends up German suplexing the Usos! F-5s on both Usos as well!
We see Charlotte Flair preparing backstage for an interview to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Charlotte Flair is interviewed backstage.
She contends that she should be recognized as the first overall draft pick for the women’s division and generally preens.
Happy Corbin and “Mad Cat” Riddick Moss get an inset promo where they goof around.
Happy Corbin vs. Kevin Owens
Owens with a double leg into grounded punches, kicks in the corner, stomping the proverbial mudhole in him and sending him to the floor! Going for a dive, Corbin runs away and Moss runs interference with a chop block to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Owens gets a boot up, pops himself to the second, tornado DDT connects for two! Corbin with a schoolboy for two, Deep Six follows it... NOPE! Out and back in, Happy runs right into a superkick, another superkick, cannonball! Kev up top, Corbin runs away, KO follows, cut off, back inside...
Happy Corbin wins by pinfall with End of Days.
We get a recap of Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch from Extreme Rules and go to break.
Back from commercial we get another round of draft picks.
SmackDown picks Drew McIntyre, Raw picks the team of RK-Bro (Matt Riddle & Randy Orton), SmackDown picks the New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods), and Raw picks Edge to close the round out.
Drew McIntyre is interviewed backstage and he’s very excited about coming to SmackDown and also proud of everything he achieved on Raw. He brings up how he started on SmackDown years and years ago as the Chosen One and he’s always felt like it was unfinished business. He calls Roman Reigns out.
Edge makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get an Edge/Rollins video package.
Edge gets on the mic and says SmackDown has always felt like his home but as we just saw, he’s been drafted to Raw. He’s super excited about it because it’s new opponents and a challenge, and that brings us to Seth Rollins. Seth has him at a disadvantage here because he knows he’s gonna be here tonight, and he’s on his way to 100% and he challenges Rollins to come out here and extract the words he wants from his face.
Seth Rollins appears on the tron laughing.
He’s gotta admit he’s impressed that Edge showed up but there’s a couple of problems. Number one he’s not saying the things Rollins wanted him to say, announcing his retirement and answering his challenge and such. And he doesn’t believe a single word that comes out of his mouth ever because he’s a liar, and Seth is an honest man.
And the biggest problem is that he’s not at SmackDown this week. He’s at Edge’s house! Edge rushes away and Rollins walks in the house through the unlocked door. He throws his coat on their kitchen counter and checks out the fridge to find a snack. He pulls out some orange juice and an apple and takes a seat at the table to eat, putting his feet up.
He disparages Edge’s daughters’ art on the walls and struts his way through the house talking about how lucky Edge is. He finds a giant photo print of the family and takes a seat in a plus chair and screws around with a remote, turning a fireplace on.
We cut to Edge on the phone, talking to Beth Phoenix, telling her to go to her brother’s house and stay there while he calls some guys to take care of it.
We get entrances and go to break.
Carmella vs. Liv Morgan
Morgan shoves Carmella to the floor, Mella gets on the mic and says that’s the last chance she’s going to have to break her beautiful face and she goes and has some goons put a protective face mask on her.
Back inside, kick combo, X-Factor connects and she takes the mask off, posing on Liv like she won the match but no finish is announced? Perhaps the match didn’t technically start?
Another round of drafts, SmackDown picks Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss (I liked Mad Cat better...), Raw picks Nikki ASH and Rhea Ripley, SmackDown picks Hit Row (Ashante “Thee” Adonis, B-FAB, Top Dolla, and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott) from NXT, and Raw picks Keith Lee.
New Day and Street Profits make their entrance to send us to break.
Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis Dozovic) & Dirty Dawgz (Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode) vs. New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) & Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
Ziggler and Kingston to start, bit of light mat grappling, shot off, drop down, flying forearm gets Kofi a two count! Babyfaces with quick tags on Dolph but he uses Ford’s injured ribs to get away and tag Gable. Working Chad’s arm over, Montez with a leapfrog, ankle lock, the match breaks down and Otis destroys him on the floor to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Ziggler is on Ford’s leg but Montez will not be wrangled and he gets up and hauls off with a huge backhand! Hot tag to Dawkins, cover on Roode, Dozer breaks it up! The match breaks down into “everybody do something cool” territory, Robert with a spinebuster on Angelo... NOT ENOUGH! Glorious DDT blocked, big right hand, tag to Kingston!
Tag to Woods, backbreaker...
New Day & Street Profits win by pinfall with Up Up Down Down from New Day on Robert Roode.
Bianca Belair is warming up backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial we get a hype reel for WWE’s work with the Boys & Girls Club of America.
Another round of draft picks, SmackDown picks Naomi, Raw picks the Mysterios, SmackDown picks Jeff Hardy, and Raw picks Austin Theory to close the round and the first night of drafts out.
Jeff Hardy is interviewed backstage, but Brock Lesnar interrupts and he leaves.
Brock asks if we’re live and apologizes for interrupting before taking the mic.
He thanks Paul Heyman for making him a free agent and letting him do whatever he wants.
Cut to the Bloodline backstage.
Roman Reigns asks Paul if he’s good friends with Brock Lesnar and if they’re good friends. Because if they’re good friends that means he looks out for Roman and his family, and Paul agrees. Reigns asks why the Usos weren’t drafted to SmackDown tonight, and Heyman begs off saying it’s a strategy he’s employed and he is the wise man.
Roman has a laugh with the Usos about that before turning to Paul and shouting that he’s only the wise man when he says he’s the wise man. Heyman cries and Reigns tells him to make sure the Usos get drafted to SmackDown on Monday.
Paul leaves and Roman tells the Usos to go with him to make sure he does as he’s told, and if they’re not drafted to SmackDown, they’re to leave Heyman for dead.
We get entrances for our main event and go to break.
Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks
Becky Lynch joins the commentary desk for this one.
Circling, collar and elbow, Banks with a headlock, wrenching it in, monkey flip, Belair lands on her feet and spanks her bottom as a taunt! Shoulder block, smashing Sasha’s face into the turnbuckles, scoop and squats and Sasha floats out of the slam! Crossbody, Bianca catches her and hosses her up into a military press drop!
Headscissors from the Boss in the corner, Lungblower blocked, Belair turns her around, Argentine backbreaker rack but Banks blocks the KOD! Front kick gets a falling forearm, Sasha rolls to the floor, Becky holds the title up and taunts her and we go to break.
Back from commercial, commentary hypes up the return of King of the Ring next Friday, as well as a new Queen’s Crown tournament for the women.
Belair with a shoulder thrust, up top, Banks shoves her off and hits a Meteora for two! Tornado DDT blocked, wheelbarrow double chickenwings... GLAM SLAM! A bit of back and forth, Bianca with the delayed vertical suplex, handspring moonsault... NOPE! Double knees, headscissors into the turnbuckle, tornado DDT... NO GOOD!
Sasha putting boots to her, headed up top, frog splash... STILL NO! Bianca with a gallon throw, looking for KOD on the apron but Banks blocks, off the ropes, slide under, powerbomb blocked, moonsault to the floor and Bianca gets in a scuffle with Lynch! She manages to fend Sasha off and spinebuster her into the barricade!
Back inside, Becky surreptitiously grabs her braid, Banks acts fast...
Sasha Banks wins by pinfall with a jackknife pin.
Post-match, Charlotte Flair hits the ring and lays everybody out with big boots!
She holds the Raw Women’s Championship high, and Becky holds the SmackDown Women’s Championship up on the announce table.
That’s the show, folks.