SmackDown Results: Top heel wins Andre The Giant Memorial battle royal; Chaotic finish to title match

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Edge, Bryan and Roman had a lot to say on SmackDown
Edge, Bryan and Roman had a lot to say on SmackDown

Daniel Bryan kicked off SmackDown before WrestleMania and said that many people doubted him but he proved everyone wrong.

The doctors and WWE had told him that he will never return to the ring but now he's preparing for yet another WrestleMania match.

Bryan talked about making Roman Reigns tap out and vowed to do it again at WrestleMania. Bryan said he would do anything to win the Universal Championship on Sunday, before walking out.

Backstage on SmackDown, The Street Profits were attacked by Ziggler and Roode and they started a brawl that ended up at ringside. The Mysterios and Alpha Academy joined in and it devolved into chaos before we headed for a break.


The Dirty Dawgs vs. Alpha Academy vs. The Street Profits vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio - SmackDown Tag Team Title match

Gable and Dominik were in the ring when we came back from commercials and Otis was tagged in early before Ziggler and Roode isolated Dom in the corner. Rey was tagged in and took Gable down with a huge DDT for a near fall.

Otis caught Gable who was tossed outside before the Mysterios hit big dives on them.

After another commercial break, The Street Profits were taking a beating from the champs before Otis tagged in and wiped out Ford.

Gable hit a huge German Suplex on Dawkins before Ford was tagged in. Ford wiped Gable out with a Frogsplash but Ziggler hit him with a Superkick and Roode sneaked in to get a pin on Gable and retain the titles on SmackDown.

Result: Roode & Ziggler def. Alpha Academy, The Street Profits, Rey & Dominik Mysterio

Grade: B+


Bianca Belair is confident ahead of WrestleMania 37

Backstage on SmackDown, Bianca Belair said that she was nervous but not scared. She was confident about her title match against Banks at WrestleMania and expected to walk out as champion.

Back on SmackDown after a commercial break, Big E cut a promo about growing up in his hometown of Tampa, Florida, the location of WrestleMania 37.

He promised to walk out of the Show Of Shows as the IC Champion.


Nia Jax vs. Tamina on SmackDown

Jax and Tamina took each other down early on before the latter unloaded on the Women's Tag Team Champion. Reginald interfered and was caught by Tamina but Jax managed to take advantage.

Baszler tried to run interference again but Natalya took her down. Jax went for the Samoan Drop but Tamina countered and hit it herself. Tamina went for the cover but Shayna broke it up, ending the match in a DQ.

Result: Tamina def. Nia Jax via DQ

Grade: C


Backstage on SmackDown, Billie Kay and Carmella announced that they were teaming up to join the upcoming tag team turmoil match on Night One of WrestleMania. A brawl broke out between the competing teams and Tamina & Natalya were the last ones standing after the smoke cleared.


Edge wants to steal the show at WrestleMania 37

Edge was back on SmackDown and talked about going to WrestleMania 6 and it made him want to become a WWE Superstar. He said that he was there to steal the show but Daniel Bryan managed to sneak into his big WrestleMania moment.

Edge called Roman 'Samoan Edge' on SmackDown, saying that he laid the groundwork for what would later become Roman's entrance with SHIELD and his finisher as well. Edge got emotional and said that he overcame all his hardships and will win the Universal title match on Sunday.


Backstage on SmackDown, Sonya Deville told Adam Pearce that Roman vs. Edge in a singles match was a more suitable main event for WrestleMania than the triple threat with Daniel Bryan.

Sasha Banks makes a bold WrestleMania claim on SmackDown

Sasha Banks was backstage on SmackDown and said that she didn't care about Bianca and was going to make her tap out at WrestleMania.


Sami Zayn attacked by Kevin Owens

We saw some exclusive footage from Sami Zayn's visit to Logan and Jake Paul's gym and the brothers were training. Unfortunately, Zayn got locked outside.

He then appeared at ringside to talk to the announcers but then Kevin Owens attacked him.


Andre The Giant Battle Royal on SmackDown

A massive brawl broke out as the bell was rung and Shelton and Alexander eliminated Akira Tozawa soon after. The rest of the Superstars teamed up against the former Hurt Business members and eliminated both of them.

Andre The Giant Battle Royal on SmackDown (contd...)

After a break on SmackDown, Gulak was eliminated by Mace & T-Bar before Slapjack was thrown out as well. Mace and T-Bar took out Elias and Ryker but Ali took out his former stablemates, with some help from Murphy.

The Lucha House Party turned on Kalisto and eliminated him before Metalik eliminated Dorado and was eliminated himself by Baron Corbin. Murphy was thrown over the top rope by Corbin before Garza was taken out.

Ricochet took out Ali and Jey Uso eliminated The One and Only.

Shinsuke, Jey, and Corbin remained before The King was eliminated by the Japanese star. Uso took a few kicks before getting a Superkick in. Nakamura hit the Kinshasa but was eliminated by Jey who picked up the win to claim the prestigious trophy on SmackDown.

Result: Jey Uso won the Andre The Giant Battle Royal

Grade: A

Roman Reigns was out to congratulate Jey Uso for winning the Andre The Giant Battle Royal and after a break, the virtual crowd was still booing him. Roman said that he wasn't out to sell anyone anything but was there to fight matches.

Roman Reign trashes Edge and Daniel Bryan on SmackDown

The Head of the Table made his statement
The Head of the Table made his statement

Roman said on SmackDown that at WrestleMania he was going to win and that was his humble opinion and not his ego. He said that WWE wins every time Roman shows up and proceeded to trash on Edge and Daniel Bryan for not putting in the work every week like him.

Reigns denied that Daniel Bryan made him tap out and said he will never be able to do it. He then talked about Edge and said that this was where his comeback would end and Roman's story would begin.

Reigns said that he wasn't a dreamer but the 'man with the golden hand.' Roman said that he saves careers, pointing to Uso. He then threatened to destroy Daniel and Edge.

SmackDown went off the air as Roman and his crew walked off.


Episode Grade: B+

The SmackDown before WrestleMania saw great promos from Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and Edge while Ziggler and Roode retained the SmackDown tag titles against three other teams. Jey Uso won the prestigious Andre the Giant ahead of the two-part WrestleMania 37 and the women's tag champs took a DQ loss.