Check out the preview, matches announced and start time for WWE Friday Night SmackDown episode of 5 March 2021(3/5/2021) as WWE continues to build towards WrestleMania 37 and Fastlane 2021 PPV.
Date- 5 March 2021
Location- Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, US
Time- 8 PM EST(6 March 2021 1 AM GMT/6:30 AM IST)
Daniel Bryan vs Jey Uso – Steel Cage Match
Daniel Bryan called out Roman Reigns for fighting him only after he endured the Elimination Chamber match. He challenged Roman Reigns for a match at Fastlane 2021. But he is told that he will get that match only after defeating Jey Uso.
Jey Uso’s mission was more towards stopping Bryan than defeating him in the match. Jey ended up hurting Bryan’s knee and chose to get a double count-out rather than getting a big win in his resume.
This week, Bryan will get another chance to earn his title match as he faces Jey Uso in a steel cage match. Will Bryan get past Uso this time? Or will Roman find a way to halt his momentum once again? Will the likes of Edge and Kevin Owens affect the outcome of the match?
Shayna Baszler vs Bianca Belair
Another match announced for tonight is between Shayna Baszler & Bianca Belair. This announcement came after Baszler & her tag team partner Nia Jax were announced to defend their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship at Fastlane against Belair & Sasha Banks.
Banks & Belair were unable to win the title at Elimination Chamber after a distraction from Reginald. Prior to that, Reginald pinned Nia Jax during a tag team match when he partnered Banks & Belair.
What More to Expect?
- Cesaro rebuffed Seth Rollins’ advances last week and ended up swinging to all corners of the ring. That storyline is looking like building towards a WrestleMania match.
- Apollo Crews left Big E unconscious two weeks back. He also revealed his new Real African Nigerian Royalty Character last week. Will Big E return this week to hit back at him?
- Street Profits want the Gold back. But Alpha Academy also looks like getting momentum in the tag team division.
SmackDown Recap from 26 February 2021
- Roman Reigns opened the show addressing Edge. Daniel Bryan challenges him for Fastlane. Jey Uso attacks Bryan. Their match gets setup for main event where if Bryan wins, he would get title shot.
- Otis & Chad Gable defeated Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio.
- Apollo Crews revealed his new Real African Gimmick. Crews defeated Shinsuke Nakamura in a singles match.
- Tamina Snuka defeated Liv Morgan in a short and dominating match.
- Bianca Beliar announces that she will face WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 37.
- Street Profits defeated Sami Zayn & King Corbin. Corbin gets frustrated at Sami’s documentary crew.
- Seth Rollins comes out to the ring and try to get Cesaro under his wings. Cesaro snaps at him and puts him the swing and attacks him some more.
- Daniel Bryan vs Jey Uso ended in a double count-out after Uso dropped Bryan’s knee into the steel steps.
You can check the complete results and updates from SmackDown episode of 26 February 2021.