April 10, 2021 by gorillapressonline
the Final stop before the greatest WWE Weekend of the year Wrestlemania, Earlier today WWE announced on twitter that Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair will headline night one, an historic end to the first night.
Daniel Bryan kicks off the show delivering a strong promo about setting his sights on Wrestlemania and all the obstacles that he has had to overcome to get back in the ring.
Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode Def. Rey & Dominik Mysterio and Otis & Chad Gable
Ziggler and Roode attack the Street Profits during a backstage promo which quickly devolves into Chaos as Rey and Dominik Mysterio and Gable and Otis join the fray ahead of the Tag Team Title 4 way match taking place next.
Rey Mysterio still looks incredible in the ring and the father son duo have a energetic start to this going against the champs in the early stages, the action is fast and furious Montez Ford pulls out a impressive spinning power bomb on Ziggler to get a close call. Loads of blind tags in this match across all teams and after the Street Profits look to regain the Tag Titles, Ziggler hits a Superkick and Roode gets the pin to retain.
Stellar promo from Big E hyping up his Mania match, WWE should push this guy to the moon he is the total package he is bringing back prestige to the IC belt and it actually feels important for the first time in a while. Can’t see past him retaining.
Tamina Vs Nia Jax – No contest.
Tamina Vs Nia Jax is next with the two cousins squaring up at the start and Nia gets overpowered and looks shocked. Short bout ending in Disqualification as Baszler gets involved after Tamina hits an Samoan Drop. Basic Filler bout.
Rest of the Tag Team Turmoil women in a brawl backstage, Tamina and Natalya go over and are the last team standing.
A hilarious political VT for Seth Rollins plays next this is great.
Edge’s turn in the ring to hype up the Triple threat some more; Another outstanding promo, Edge exudes passion here the intense look on his face sells this incredibly. This thread has been the lynchpin of this show.
Sasha Banks promises to make Bianca Belair tap at ‘Mania the counterpoint to Belair’s wholesome promo earlier in the show sows the seeds for the Heel/Face dynamic which will make the Bianca feel good moment even more special if she goes over.
Sami Zayn has a meltdown to Graves and Cole with Kevin Owens coming out to batter him, nice and simple stuff and fuel to the conspiracy fire.
Andre The Giant Battle Royale.
- Final Four are: King Corbin, Jey Uso, Ricochet, Shinsuke Nakamura
- Jey eliminates Ricochet
- Nakamura eliminates King Corbin
- Jey Uso takes out Shinsuke winning the Andre the Giant memorial trophy
Fun battle Royale with Jey Uso getting the win, Hopefully we see more of him Vs Nakamura in the future. Roman Reigns takes to the ring congratulates Jey and the final act of this Triple Threat promo gets underway.
Subtle dig at Seth Rollin’s VT was a nice touch from Roman, Smackdown is 3 for 3 in the final build-up to the universal Championship match.
Other than a rather pointless Nia/Tamina encounter this was another good Smackdown episode with all the blue brand’s Wrestlemania matches getting final touches.