WWE SmackDown Preview for 16 April 2021

WWE SmackDown 16 April 2021

WWE will present their after-WrestleMania Friday Night SmackDown episode on 16 April 2021. Two matches are announced for the show till now while WWE has also advertised the fallout for the Universal title match from WrestleMania 37 as well as a new path for SmackDown Women’s Championship. Let’s check what does Friday Night has in store for us!

  • Date – 16 April 2021
  • Time – 8 PM EST(17 April 2021 12 AM GMT/5:30 AM IST)
  • Location – Yuengling Center, Tampa, FL, US

Who Will Stand Up To Roman Reigns?

The Tribal Cheif has dispatched off Edge and Daniel Bryan in one go with that double pin to end WrestleMania night 2 and retain the Universal Championship. In one swift moment, he had declared both his legendary competitors null and void.

Now, will any of Edge or Bryan will once again cry foul over Jey Uso’s involvement in the match and ask for yet another title shot? It is surely expected that Edge will do that. Tune in tonight to find out more.

What’s Next for Bianca Belair?

Bianca Belair defeated Sasha Banks in a convincing manner to close night 1 of WrestleMania and became a star to look forward to. Surely, new challengers will rise to challenge her. But the onus will be on WWE to treat her like a star and give her the challenges like a star. Will they be successful?

The Dirty Dawgs vs The Street Profits – WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match

Street Profits are looking for their title rematch ever since they lost them at the start of this year. They were involved in a fatal 4-way title match in last week’s WrestleMania edition of SmackDown. But they were robbed by Dirty Dawgs when Roode threw Ford away after he had hit his finisher and got the pin for himself.

Tonight’s episode will mark the first occasion that Street Profits will get their first title shot head to head. Is a title change on the card just removed from WrestleMania?

Rey Mysterio vs Otis

This time last year, Otis was so over as a baby face that it led for him to win the Money in the Bank briefcase. This year, the project to make him a dominant heel is in progress. But will he ever become successfull with a lynch pin like Chad Gable on his side?

We might get to know about it as Otis will face Rey Mysterio in a singles match tonight. Rey will also look to wrap this feud up with a win and move on to better things for both him and Dominik. But will it be the end though?

Who Helped Apollo Crews To Win IC Title?

Big E seemed to have retained his Intercontinental title over Apollo Crews on night 2 of WrestleMania just before Dabba Kato attacked him and hit him with the chokeslam. Crews then pinned Big E to win the title for the first time.

While in kayfabe we know about Dabba Kato, it remains to be seen what kind of explanation will WWE provide for him to interfere in the match. There are rumors that WWE has trademarked “General Azeem” for him. Let’s tune in to see if that is correct.

Check back at 8 PM EST in the evening for SmackDown’s live results and updates blog for the 16 April 2021 episode.