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Date: May 21, 2021
Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida
Commentators: Michael Cole, Pat McAfee

We’re finished with Wrestlemania Backlash and it’s time to get started getting able for the Cell subsequent month. I’m no longer positive what’s subsequent up for one of the most folks in this display, however the finishing to Backlash would recommend extra of Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins. Other than that, we’ve got a 4 method for the Intercontinental Title this week. Let’s get to it.

All of the champions, sans Roman Reigns, are at the level and here’s Sonya Deville within the ring. As you could have heard, WWE goes again at the street in entrance of the lovers in July, beginning with Smackdown on July 16. Deville introduces the entire champions on level, with Apollo Crews promising to damage everybody this night to retain his identify. With that out of the way in which, Sonya introduces Reigns, to his outdated tune.

Instead she will get Paul Heyman, who says this isn’t a parade of champions, as it’s only a parade of identify holders. Later this night, at his recreational, Reigns will probably be right here for the parade of champion, as a result of there’s no one on his stage. Reigns is the explanation that the individuals are going to shop for tickets to these are living occasions as a result of he’s the one actual champion right here.

Sonya tries to wrap it up however here’s Bayley to break. She needs to grasp why she isn’t being stated and mentions everybody champion (Bayley: “Apollo and Azeez, what’s up?”) prior to attending to Bianca Belair. Bayley insults the hair so Belair comes down….and will get jumped by way of Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. Tamina and Natalya run in and it’s six girl tag time.

Tamina/Natalya/Bianca Belair vs. Bayley/Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler

Joined in development with Shayna knocking Tamina down and choking at the ropes as Cole explains the Brand to Brand Invitational once more. Bayley is available in to take Tamina into the nook however will get dropped with a suplex. The tag brings in Natalya to kick away till Bayley takes her down by way of the hair. Shayna cranks at the arm and Jax comes again in to position on a chinlock.

That’s damaged up with a jawbreaker regardless that and the new tag brings in Belair to in reality blank area. A spinebusters places Bayley down so Belair can pass up. The large dive to the ground takes everybody down however Belair grabs her knee as we take a spoil.

Back with Bayley operating on Belair’s knee however lacking an elbow drop. A rolling tag brings in Tamina to wash area and it’s Natalya coming in to do the similar. The discus clothesline misses Bayley regardless that and a blind tag brings Baszler again in. Everything breaks down and Bayley breaks up Belair’s handspring moonsault. Baszler grabs the Kirifuda Clutch to make Natalya faucet at 10:20.

Result: Bayley/Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler b. Tamina/Natalya/Bianca Belair – Kirifuda Clutch to Natalya (10:20)

Big E. is able to face the largest names round and get again his identify. It’s time to end up that he’s the actual Intercontinental Champion.

We get any other Aleister Black lesson, as he talks in regards to the Beautiful Plan. This one appears to be about his tattoos, which he makes use of to cover his private and darkest sins. His father at all times mentioned that there this international is stuffed with merciless ideas. The folks will are living proudly of their cesspool of sins as a result of it’s all they’re. That has transform their identification, to transform lonesome and blind. They are unwell and demise animals and it’s time to separate the vulnerable from the robust and cull the herd.

Here is King Corbin for a fit, however first we see Shinsuke Nakamura thieve his crown final week. Nakamura has been sporting it round with him during the last week, which Corbin says is probably the most disrespectful factor he has ever noticed. Nakamura is not any king as a result of an actual king drives a Ferrari and has the canines of battle in the back of him. So now, Nakamura must get out right here and take his beating from the actual King of Smackdown. Instead, here’s the debuting Rick Boogs to play the REAL king to the hoop. The guitar shredding is on and McAfee jumps out of his chair to jam with him, with Cole taking a look disturbed.

King Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Boogs is at ringside and we’re joined in development with Nakamura kneeing away. A large kick is countered right into a powerbomb for 2 as the disappointment is already prime. Choking at the ropes ensues as Boogs is attempting to guide the cheers at the ground. Nakamura fights out of a chinlock however runs into a difficult elbow for one.

The actual comeback is on with the run of the moves and an STO to provide Nakamura two. Kinshasa misses regardless that and Corbin hits a heck of a German suplex for 2. Nakamura knees his method out of a chokeslam strive regardless that and Deep Six vegetation him for 2 extra. Then Boogs begins enjoying Nakamura’s theme at the guitar for a distraction, permitting Nakamura to seize a small bundle for the pin at 5:18.

Result: Shinsuke Nakamura b. King Corbin – Small bundle (5:18)

Jimmy Uso is available in to peer Sonya Deville and desires a fit with the Street Profits. Deville asks if Jey Uso is on board however Jimmy is aware of he’s just right. The fit is made for subsequent week.

Kevin Owens talks about being the prizefighter a couple of years in the past and this night he’s successful any other prize. He will powerbomb Sami Zayn till he can’t be mindful what conspiracy way, he’ll hand Big E. a large L and he’ll Stun Apollo Crews as repeatedly because it takes. Either method, he’s strolling out as Intercontinental Champion.

We see a clip from the Backlash major tournament, with Roman Reigns beating Cesaro to retain, adopted by way of Seth Rollins attacking Cesaro once more.

Here are Roman Reigns, Jey Uso and Paul Heyman for a talk. Reigns considers himself humble and teaches his youngsters about it each and every likelihood he can. Since he’s humble regardless that, he wishes Paul Heyman to gloat about him as an alternative. Heyman is going over Reigns’ time as Universal Champion, together with sending Daniel Bryan into Bella retirement. He asks if he can do anything else for Reigns, who needs his cousin out right here. Heyman: “JIMMY USO! JIMMY USO! PLAY JIMMY USO’S MUSIC!”

Instead he will get Cesaro, who talks in regards to the hectic yapping that he has been listening to. Cesaro says he can battle with one arm (as it’s only a flesh wound) and desires to battle Reigns at Hell in a Cell. Cue Seth Rollins to leap Cesaro from in the back of and ship the arm into the stairs. Rollins is distributed to the again however comes again to overcome on Cesaro once more. Referees get him away once more however this time Rollins jumps over the barricade and hits a Stomp. Cue the stretcher to get Cesaro out of right here.

Post spoil, Rollins jumps Cesaro at the stretch.

We have a look at the Mysterios successful the Tag Team Titles at Backlash.

Here are the Mysterios however Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode minimize them off in a rush. Roode says this night, carry your son to paintings day is over.

Robert Roode vs. Dominik Mysterio

Roode suplexes him down to start out after which takes him down once more with out a lot effort. Dominik fights his method out of a superplex strive and shoves Roode down once more, putting in place a prime crossbody for 2. Dominik’s sundown turn will get two extra and Roode it despatched submit first into the shoulder (as Cole put it). The frog splash finishes Roode at 2:41.

Result: Dominik Mysterio b. Robert Roode – Frog splash (2:41)

Jimmy Uso comes as much as Jey Uso within the again and is fascinated about subsequent week’s tag fit. Jey isn’t glad so Jimmy talks about their luck with out Reigns. That’s no longer sufficient to persuade Jey, who walks off.

Post spoil, Jey Uso is available in to peer Roman Reigns and apologizes for the tag fit subsequent week. Reigns tells him to deal with it and provides him a hug.

The Street Profits are able for subsequent week, as a result of they aren’t paranoia. They need the smoke.

Sami Zayn accuses Kayla Braxton of messing together with his thoughts by way of calling him a former Intercontinental Champion. Zayn isn’t having that and guarantees to turn his documentary quickly. Tonight regardless that, he’s getting the identify again.

Intercontinental Title: Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens vs. Big E. vs. Apollo Crews

Crews, with Commander Azeez, is protecting and that is one fall to a end. Owens fees at Sami to start out they usually battle out to the ground in a rush. That leaves Crews to punch and forearm Big E. in more than a few puts however Big E. will get in his personal elbow. Big E. comes again in however will get enziguried, permitting Sami to get again in and stomp on Owens. Sami is distributed out of doors so Big E. can hammer away, putting in place the apron splash onto Sami and Crews on the identical time.

Owens hits the massive turn dive onto Big E. regardless that and we take a spoil. Back with Crews hitting a large status dropkick to ship Big E. out of doors. Crews moonsaults off the apron onto Big E. however Sami hits a dive off the barricade. That way some Sami gloating however here’s Big E. to drop Owens once more. Owens will get two off the Swanton again inside of with Big E. having to make a save.

Back in and Big E. hits 3 German suplexes for 2 on Big E. Sami’s exploder suplex sends Owens into the nook and a Michinoku Driver will get two. Everything breaks down for a chain of knockdowns, together with Big E. spearing Crews in the course of the ropes to the ground as we take a spoil.

Back once more with Big E. suplexing everybody else till Sami kicks him within the face to get a divorce the Warrior splash. Owens hits his fisherman’s brainbuster onto the knee however Crews catches him on most sensible. Big E. suplexes Crews as he suplexes Sami, leaving Owens to hit the frog splash on Big E. for the close to falls. Owens begins rolling the Cannonballs however walks into the Blue Thunder Bomb from Sami.

Some superkicks put everybody else down and Owens hits the Pop Up Powerbomb for 2 on Crews. Owens sends Sami into the timekeeper’s house however Sami is true again with a part and part suplex at the ground. Back in and the Big Ending hits Crews however Commander Azeez breaks up the pin. Big E. posts Azeez….and the lighting fixtures pass very vivid. Cue Aleister Black for Black Mass on Big E., giving Crews the pin (apparently as an aspect impact relatively than Black deliberately serving to him) to retain at 21:52.

Result: Apollo Crews b. Big E., Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn – Black Mass to Big E. (21:52)

Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler/Bayley b. Tamina/Natalya/Bianca Belair – Kirifuda Clutch to Natalya
Shinsuke Nakamura b. King Corbin – Small bundle
Dominik Mysterio b. Robert Roode – Frog splash
Apollo Crews b. Big E., Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn – Black Mass to Big E.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has noticed over 50,000 wrestling suits. He has additionally been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 complete presentations coated. You can in finding his paintings at, or take a look at his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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