WWE SmackDown episode of October 8 will see the start of the historic Queen’s Crown Tournament as well as the return of the King of the Ring tournament. Liv Morgan vs Carmella and Rey Mysterio vs Sami Zayn matches are announced for the respective tournaments.
The show will also look to build towards Crown Jewel 2021 PPV with Roman Reings vs Brock Lesnar storyline. A contract signing segment between Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.
Read on to check the complete results from WWE SmackDown episode of October 8, 2021 with live updates, preview, match card, start time, location, tickets information and more. details
Show – WWE Friday Night SmackDown
Date – October 8, 2021
Location – SAP Center, San Jose, CA, US
Time – 8 PM EST(October 9 – 12 AM GMT)
- Sami Zayn defeated Rey Mysterio via pinfall in the King of the Ring Round 1 match.
- Zelina Vega defeated Toni Storm via pinfall in the Queen’s Crown Round 1 match.
- Carmella defeated Liv Morgan via pinfall in the Queen’s Crown Round 1 match.
- Finn Balor defeated Cesaro via pinfall in the King of the ring Round 1 match.
Bianca Belair is in the ring with Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville for the contract signing. Sasha Banks is at standing at the announce table. Becky is sitting at another table on the ramp. Becky starts the promo by taking shots at Bianca and Sasha. Sasha replies that Becky returned to take away her spotlight. Bianca says Becky returned at Summerslam to face her since she created all the big moments this year.
The bickering continues until they all hit the ring and start brawling. Bianca ends up setting up Sasha on the table and sent Becky through Sasha and the table with a KOD.
Rey Mysterio is at Gorilla Position with Dominik. Dominik tells him that he will sit this one out. Rey enters for the match as we cut to a break.
After the break, Sami Zayn, on the way to his entrance, tells Dominik that he is doing the right thing standing up to Rey and be his own man.
Rey Mysterio vs Sami Zayn – King of the Ring Round 1 Match
Sami starts with a takedown and some big blows. Rey counters and drops Sami onto the ropes. Sami goes to the floor to avoid 619. Rey hits a suicide dive on the floor. He takes Sami back to the ring and hits a diving headbutt for a near fall. Sami sends Rey into the ring post and then to the floor. Dominik comes out to check on his father as we cut to a break.
Rey hits a springboard hurricanrana to get another near fall. Sami catches Rey with Blue Thunderbomb for a near fall of his own.
Sami rips off the turnbuckle and throws it away. He was about to attack Rey again when he sees Dominik putting back the turnbuckle. Sami shouts at Dominik and Rey decks him from behind. Rey tells Dominik to get away. Sami pushes Rey into Dominik to send him tumbling to the floor. Sami rolls up Rey for the pin.
Winner – Sami Zayn(progress to round 2)
We see the replay of the rivalry between Seth Rollis and Edge. We see how Rollins went to Edge’s home last week. Kayla Braxton asks Seth whether he crossed the line by trespassing Edge’s home. Seth recalls getting beaten up at Summerslam, but he recovered and defeated Edge at MSG. However, he is not getting celebrated for this. So, he told that he would go to Edge’s home to get an answer to his challenge. That’s the reason he went to his home. Seth shouts that he still hasn’t got the answer to his challenge, and he should better go talk to someone who can do something about this. Seth leaves.
Toni Storm vs Zelina Vega – Queen’s Crown Round 1
Toni decks Vega to start. Vega comes back with a takedown and unloads on Storm. She keeps Storm grounded for a while. Toni hits back with punches and headbutts. Atomic and a clothesline forllows. Toni goes to the top but Vega brings her down. Toni goes for the backslide but Zelina Vega hits the Sunset flip/Code Red to get the pin.
Winner – Zelina Vega(advances to round 2)
Acknowledge Paul Heyman!
Roman Reigns comes out with The Usos and Paul Heyman. He takes the mic and says Heyman had the job to get The Usos drafted to SmackDown on Monday, and he succeeded in doing so. He asks the crowd to acknowledge Heyman. Roman then asks Heyman to come clean about his friendship with Brock Lesnar.
Heyman says whatever he says can be spinned around. He adds that Roman rescued him because he is a wise man. He is accused of many things, but he is never called a stupid. And it will be stupid to conspire to dethrone Roman at this point of time. Heyman says Brock cannot stand the fact that he will be conquered by Roman.
Roman asks Heyman to tell this to Brock in the camera. Paul looks at the camera and tells Brock to recall the conversation between them when he told Brock that he has met his match in form of Roman Reigns. He adds that after Crown Jewel, Roman will still be reigning, defending Universal Champion.
Seth Rollins goes to Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville backstage. He asks if Edge is going to be here tonight. Edge says he is going to go to the ring at the end of the show, and if does not get the answer to his challenge, the show won’t end very well. Seth has a framed photo of Edge and Beth Phoenix, and tells Pearce & Deville to hand it to Edge if they find him before Seth.
Carmella vs Liv Morgan – Queen’s Crown Round 1
Carmella wears his face protector again before the start of the match. Liv is angry at these theatrics. She starts with a takedown and some ground and pound. Carmella puts her in the Code of Silence. Morgan grabs Carmella’s face mask to force her to break the submission.
Morgan brings down Carmella and she has to get her foot on the rope to break the pin. Carmella fires back with some attack of her own. Morgan goes for a big boot but Carmella hits a superkick to get the win and advance to the semifinal.
Winner – Carmela(advances to round 2)
Finn Balor vs Cesaro – King of the Ring Round 1
Balor goes for a waist lock but Cesaro twists his arm. Balor puts on a headlock. Cesaro throws him at the ropes and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. He sends Balor into the corner hard and Balor breaks the pin by getting his leg to the ropes.
Balor hits double stomps on the chest and sends Cesaro to the floor with a back body drop. Cesaro cuts off a suicide dive and throws Balor in the air for a European uppercut. We cut to the break.
Balor takes down Cesaro in a backbreaker as we return. Cesaro hits uppercuts as he takes Balor from corner to corner. Balor hits him with a sling blade. Balor goes to the top but Cesaro hits another upper cut and a headbutt. Cesaro hits a superplex and gets another two-count. Cesaro puts on the crossface and Balor elbows him to break the move.
Cesaro was looking for the swing but Balor rolls him up for a two-count. Cesaro is sent into the ring post and to the floor. Balor hits a suicide dive on the floor and then shotgun dropkicks in the ring. Balor hits Coupe de’ Grace to get the pin.
Winner – Finn Balor(advances to round 2)
Rollisn Wants Answer
Seth Rollins comes out to the ring and he calls out Edge to answer to his challenge. Seth offers Edge to pick time and date and stipulation for the match. Seth then wonders what happened to Rated R Superstar? He ended Edge with one stomp at Maddison Square Garden. This proves that Rollins is not Edge-Lite.
Rollins says he is a fan of Edge. He adds that by not answering to his challenge, Edge is disappointing his fans and also his family. Rollins says Edge’s daughter will get to know that their father is a coward.
We see an SUV pulling in the arena. Edge comes out of it and matches to the ring. Rollins gets a steel chair but Edge takes him down with a spear. Edge beats him up around the ring. He picks a steel bar from the chair and goes to put on the crossface. Rollins elbows him and gets out of the ring. Edge takes the mic and says, “You, me, Hell in a Cell!” Rollins is shocked and watches on as Edge stares at him from the ring. The show goes off the air.