Welcome to ITN’s Live blog for WWE Friday Night SmackDown episode of 9 April 2021(4/9/2021) as we bring you the Live Results, Updates, winners, highlights and videos from the WrestleMania 37 special edition of SmackDown.
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Daniel Bryan cuts a passionate promo talking about how his will got him into WrestleMania. The word “Yes” is associated with him and he did not take no for an answer anytime in his life -when doctors told him his career was over, when Roman said he will not tap out at Fastlane, or when Adam Pearce told him he cannot book him in the title match at WrestleMania. Bryan hypes his chances for winning the Universal title
The promo ends with Yes chants! We cut to Gorilla position where Street Profits also joins the chants. They are interviewed there but soon get jumped by SmckDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. A big brawl breaks out.
Dolph Ziggler & Rober Roode retains the SmackDown Tag Team Championship in a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match against the Mysterios(Rey Mysterio & Dominic Mysterio), The Alpha Academy(Otis & Chad Gable) and The Street Profits(Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins). Ford had Gable down after hitting a frog splash. Roode kicked him out of the ring and pinned Gable to retain.
Kayla is backstage with Bianca Belair who says she has butterflies about her match at WrestleMania 37 night 1 against Sasha Banks. Though Sasha has more experience, she is not worried about it.
A video package from Intercontinental Champion Big E who is shown going back to his root in his hometown of Tampa. Big E shows various important places in his life Tampa as he hypes his chances to retain the title at WrestleMania 37.
Tamina Snuka defeated Nia Jax by DQ. During the match, Reginald and Shayna Baszler ran interference a few times. Tamina hit Nia with the Samoan drop but Baszler broke the pin to cause DQ. Natalya and Tamina stood tall as they forced Tag Team champs to run away.
All 5 teams from women’s tag team Gauntlet match brawl at backstage. Natalya and Tamina once again stood tall.
Seth Rollins has put out a political style ad against Cesaro who he faces at night 1 of WrestleMania.
Edge comes out to the ring with a steel chair. He was seething in anger during his entrance. He talks about beating a career threatening injury to return and main event WrestleMania. He accused Bryan to use sympathy to get into title match. He also calls Roman a Samoan Edge as he also debuted with a three-man team and uses spear as his finisher. Edge wants the respect back to his name and that will come with winning the Universal title at WrestleMania.
Backstage, Sonya Deville tells Adam Pearce that it was not fair for Ziggler and Roode to defend the titles against three teams and that Universal title match is a triple threat affair.
Kayla Braxton interviews Sasha Bank who says she does not care what Bianca says. What’s important is what she says. Bianca may be EST but Sasha is the best. Banks says she will make Belair tap out and make her realize her place – beneath Banks.
Sami Zayn visits Logan Paul and Jake Paul’s sparring session at their gym. Sami says he will get his gears that all three of them could spar together. Sami goes out and get locked out.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal – Jey Uso win the Battle Royal. Mustafa Ali, Ricochet, Corbin, Nakamura and Uso were the last 5 remaining. Ricochet sends Ali out from the apron and himself gets superkicked from Uso. Nakamura eliminated Corbin after a big charge. Nakamura runs into a superkick from Jey. Nakamura then hit kinsasha. He goes to throw Uso out but Uso reverses it and eliminates Nakamura.
Jey celebrates his win and poses near the big trophy. Roman Reigns comes out with Paul Heyman and joins Uso in the ring and congratulates him.
After the break, Roman says he does not like this promo where he has to sell himself to the fans. He says Edge and Bryan has had one good week but he has been consistently good since Summerslam for 30 weeks. So, he is not worried about winning on Sunday. He also says he is not here to fulfill dreams but he is there for crushing them.
The show goes off the air with the commentators hyping WrestleMania.