WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, News And Notes On August 6, 2021
WWE SmackDown advertised Bianca Belair responding to Sasha Banks after Banks turned on Belair last week, Baron Corbin vs. Finn Balor and Dominik Mysterio vs. Jey Uso.
Last week’s broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown garnered 2.137 million viewers.
- July 30, 2021—2.043 million
- July 23, 2021—2.137 million
- July 16, 2021—2.310 million
- July 9, 2021—1.986 million
- July 2, 2021—1.861 million
WWE SmackDown—Key Competition
- The 2021 Tokyo Olympics
- Shark Tank on ABC
WWE SmackDown Total YouTube Viewership Last Friday: 8,850,484 (Up from 8,066,669)
- Most-Viewed: John Cena Signs SummerSlam Contract (2,195,762 views)
- Least-Viewed: Rey Mysterio vs. Jimmy Uso (449,997 views)
- Median Viewership: 931,496
WWE SmackDown Results—Friday, August 6, 2021
Sasha Banks Faces off with Bianca Belair
This was a fantastic opening talking segment with no “what” chants or fans going into business for themselves because they were too busy being invested in this feud.
Suddenly, the SmackDown women’s division slowly seems to be building some depth with Bianca Belair’s next two championship opponents already scheduled.
Jey Uso def. Dominik Mysterio
Dominik told his dad, in a pre-match promo, that he didn’t need his help, yet Rey did attempt to help and Dominik ended up losing.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Dominik Mysterio is gearing up for a heel turn on his dad. Their inevitable Tag Team
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Apollo Crews by Disqualification
Slowly, but surely, fans are beginning to sing along with Rick Boogs’ entire entrance announcement.
This was such a disappointing disqualification, though it was the most heat this match received.
The Big E Money in the Bank teases, with Paul Heyman, have been fantastic.
Nox def. Tamina
How many versions of Tamina and/or Natalya losing to Shotzi and Nox needs to happen before Shotzi and Nox finally get a Tag Team Championship.
Shotzi using the tank to shoot a ball at an opponent without getting in the ring is a great use of a technicality to avoid being disqualified.
Edge Faces off with Seth Rollins
Edge and Rollins were both great in their roles, although Seth Rollins going from smarmy to incensed in a matter of seconds was a bit of a stretch.
Edge brought up the fact that he eliminated Seth Rollins in the past two Royal Rumbles, and said Rollins could have finished the job when he had the chance but it came back to bite him.
The Street Profits def. The Dirty Dawgz
After a rocky start, possibly due to ring rust, The Street Profits continued to work well with The Dirty Dawgz, who seem lightyears away from their next Tag Team Championship.
Montez Ford’s Frog Splash continues to be one of the most impressive sights in wrestling.
Bianca Belair def. Zelina Vega
WWE officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville pick and choose when they want to be fair. Illegally signing a contract is perfectly fine, but getting the champion to verbally agree to a match is where somebody crosses the line and must first prove they deserve it.
Zelina Vega had a golden opportunity to get a countout victory after a distraction by Sasha Banks, yet she bafflingly rolled Belair in the ring.
Zelina Vega had a very tame-looking DDT counter to a Bianca Belair suplex.
Finn Balor def. Baron Corbin; Roman Reigns Destroys Finn Balor
It was explained that Baron Corbin was too poor to afford theme music. What kind of contract did Baron Corbin sign that mandated he had to pay for his own theme music?
Pat McAfee referred to Baron Corbin as “bum-ass Baron Corbin.”
I’m glad Finn Balor not only won, but also wanted to have a word with John Cena.
WWE seems to be taking two steps forward, one step back with Balor. He was once again heated up only to be beaten down by Reigns and The Usos.