SmackDown results, March 12, 2021: Universal Title chaos makes a Special Enforcer necessary at WWE Fastlane
After Universal Champion Roman Reigns’ title match against Daniel Bryan was made official, a second contest was established between Edge and Jey Uso for next week’s SmackDown to determine who will be the Special Enforcer at the March 21 pay-per-view, and all hell broke loose. Plus, a returning Big E retained the Intercontinental Title against Sami Zayn only to suffer a vicious assault from Apollo Crews and so much more.
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A determined Edge came face-to-face with a passionate Daniel Bryan
On The Road to WrestleMania, The Rated-R Superstar found himself in an intense war of words with the Superstar who will challenge Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane, Daniel Bryan.
Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio & The Street Profits won the Eight-Man Tag Team Match
Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio & The Street Profits overcame Otis, Chad Gable, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode when Montez Ford leaped off the top turnbuckle and defied gravity by changing direction in midair and delivered the splash to Roode for the pin.
Cesaro def. Murphy by Disqualification
In a rematch from last week between Seth Rollins’ one-time disciple Murphy and his adversary Cesaro, The SmackDown Savior ended the contest with a mid-match sneak attack on The Swiss Superman that opened the door to an absolutely brutal post-match assault.
Natalya & Tamina def. Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair
Tension were apparent between WrestleMania opponents and WWE Fastlane tag team partners Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair during “The Kevin Owens Show” as KO stirred the pot. The frenemies still managed to come together to battle Natalya & Tamina. When The Boss confronted Nia’s Jax’s new amusement Reginald about his being a distraction to the action, though, it lit the fuse on absolute bedlam and allowed Tamina to roll up The EST of WWE for the victory.
Big E def. Sami Zayn in an Intercontinental Championship Open Challenge Match
Focused on getting payback against Apollo Crews, a returning Big E took out his frustration on Sami Zayn by defeating The Master Strategist in an Intercontinental Title Open Challenge. Moments after the bell, Crews delivered vicious a post-match attack from behind on The Powerhouse of Positivity and later revealed in a WWE Network Exclusive video that he accepts Big E's Intercontinental Championship challenge at WWE Fastlane.
Universal Title Contract Signing descended into chaos. Edge to battle Uso next week to become the Special Enforcer at WWE Fastlane
When Roman Reigns claimed Daniel Bryan was undeserving of a Universal Championship Match at WWE Fastlane, Daniel Bryan managed to goad The Head of the Table into signing the contract. An insulted Jey Uso then suggested he be named Special Enforcer to the title match, at which point Edge emerged and suggested he and Uso battle next week for the honor. After Adam Pearce made that contest official, chaos took over between the four Superstars and ended when Bryan delivered a Running Knee to The Rated-R Superstar.