Seth Rollins and Big E on Smackdown. Photo: WWE

WWE Smackdown results and highlights: Friday 16 July 2021

Check out all the results and highlights from WWE Smackdown on Friday 16 July 2021 as the company returns to the road after 70 weeks.


Seth Rollins and Big E on Smackdown. Photo: WWE

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon opened Smackdown with a message for the fans in the arena for the first time in 70 weeks.

“Where the hell have you been!” boomed McMahon and the crowd were well and truly warmed up for Smackdown action.

Smackdown results

Roman Reigns & The Usos def. Edge, Rey Mysterio, & Dominik Mysterio in a Six-Man Tag Team Match

After Edge and The Mysterios set a devastating trap for Roman Reigns and The Usos last week, all six Superstars battled in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. 

Although The Ultimate Opportunist Speared Reigns outside the ring, Jey Uso took advantage of all-out chaos to pick up the victory on The Master of the 619 with a handful of tights. 

Though The Bloodline earned the win heading into WWE Money in the Bank, another Spear by The Rated-R Superstar stopped a vicious post-match assault by the Universal Champion and company. Edge once again grabbed a chair leg and trapped Reigns in a Crossface that was as devastating as it was humiliating!

Shotzi & Nox def. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya & Tamina

One week after overcoming Natalya & Tamina on SmackDown in their debut, Shotzi and Nox once again battled the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions in another Championship Contender Match. 

Money in the Bank Ladder Match competitors Liv Morgan and Zelina Vega were on commentary for this one but were unable to stay at the announce table.

When an altercation broke out between Morgan and Vega, the bedlam allowed Nox to steal the win away from The Queen of Harts with the most devastating move in all of sport’s entertainment, the surprise roll-up.

Furious at Liv and Zelina for costing them the match, Natalya and Tamina ignited a post-match brawl that ended with Morgan standing tall and gesturing towards the Money in the Bank briefcase suspended above the ring.

Bianca Belair def. Carmella in a SmackDown Women’s Championship Match

After Bianca Belair’s planned opponent Bayley was forced to back out of their match due to injury, The EST of WWE instead retained her SmackDown Women’s Championship against the self-proclaimed “Most Beautiful Woman in all of WWE” with the K.O.D.

Cesaro def. Otis by Disqualification

After The Alpha Academy stated that Otis will destroy anyone who crosses his path, Cesaro looked to put that theory to the test. When Otis was run into the ring post, an interfering Chad Gable attacked and brought an end to the match by disqualification. In response, The Swiss Superman took him for a ride on the Cesaro Swing, but Otis charged into Cesaro mid-swing and when he was down laid him out with a vicious splash reminiscent of Big Van Vader.

Seth Rollins def. Big E, Kevin Owens and King Nakamura in a Fatal 4-Way Match

Two days before Sunday’s high-stakes Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Kevin Owens leaped off a ladder, smashing King Nakamura through the SmackDown announce table. Moments later, Seth Rollins escaped from Big E’s Big Ending attempt and Stomped him down on the ladder to score a huge victory over his fellow SmackDown Money in the Bank Ladder Match competitors.

Rollins climbed a ladder and retrieved the briefcase, and the Friday Night Messiah will hope this is a foreshadowing of Sunday’s event.

RAW RESULTS Monday 12 July