SmackDown results, Oct. 1, 2021: The Man and The Queen make powerful statements as the 2021 WWE Draft kicks off on SmackDown
As the explosive 2021 WWE Draft changed the landscape of Raw and SmackDown, SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch helped Sasha Banks overcome Bianca Belair, only to have Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair command the spotlight. Plus, Brock Lesnar laid waste to Roman Reigns and The Bloodline, Seth Rollins invaded Edge’s home and so much more.
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Brock Lesnar laid waste to Roman Reigns and The Bloodline
Fresh off his victory over " The Demon" Finn Bálor at WWE Extreme Rules, Universal Champion Roman Reigns was suddenly interrupted by Brock Lesnar. Chaos ensued between the two Superstars, and that paved the way for The Beast to dismantle Reigns and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos en route to his Universal Title Match against The Head of the Table at WWE Crown Jewel.
Madcap Moss helped Happy Corbin steal the win from Kevin Owens
With his cackling friend Madcap Moss in his corner to cause the distraction, Happy Corbin hit End of Days (or "Happy Days" depending who you ask) onto the unforgiving ringside floor. He then overcame KO with a second End of Days inside the ring for the win.
Seth Rollins invaded Edge’s home
During his epic rematch against Edge on the Sept. 10 edition of SmackDown, Seth Rollins delivered a Stomp that sent his opponent away in an ambulance. Weeks later, The Rated-R Superstar emerged to confront The Visionary of Drip. One problem, though: His adversary wasn’t there.
Instead, Rollins showed up at Edge’s home! Although Beth Phoenix and the kids were not there, Rollins let himself in and made himself at home – a horrifying moment for The Rated-R Superstar.
Liv Morgan vs. Carmella ended in a No Contest
In the wake of her victory over Carmella at WWE Extreme Rules, Liv Morgan gave the self-proclaimed “Most Beautiful Woman in All of WWE” a rematch on the blue brand. Before the match could begin, though, Carmella exited the ring and had her people put some sort of protective mask on her face. She then used the apparatus to attack Liv before planting her face-first into the canvas.
The Street Profits & The New Day def. Alpha Academy & Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
Newly-drafted SmackDown Superstars Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods used tag team precision to get the pin on Robert Roode and the victory for The New Day and The Street Profits.
Sasha Banks def. Bianca Belair
Sasha Banks returned to SmackDown to battle The EST of WWE in a highly anticipated WrestleMania Rematch with SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch looking on from the commentary desk. Becky found herself in a war or words with the combatants, and before Belair could get back in the ring, The Man held her hair against the apron where the official couldn't see it. This allowed The Boss to roll up The EST of WWE for the pinfall.
Before the dust could settle, newly drafted SmackDown Superstar and Raw Women's Champion Charlotte Flair attacked Banks and Belair. As the blue brand went off the air, Flair and Lynch raised their respective titles into the sky.
See all the results from the 2021 Draft
The two-night 2021 WWE Draft, presided over by WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville, took place on SmackDown and Raw, with additional picks being announced on WWE Talking Smack and WWE Raw Talk. FOX and USA worked with WWE Management in regard to their preferences for draft picks.
Over 60 Male Superstars, Female Superstars and Tag Teams were placed into the 2021 WWE Draft, with more than half the roster eligible to be drafted each night. It was determined that Tag Teams were counted as one pick unless FOX or USA Network (in conjunction with WWE Officials) wanted to pick one Superstar from a given team. At the conclusion of the Draft, any undrafted Superstars were immediately declared free agents with the freedom to sign with the brand of their choosing. THESE ROSTERS DO NOT TAKE EFFECT UNTIL THE NIGHT AFTER WWE CROWN JEWEL.
It's time to SHAKE UP #WWERaw and #SmackDown!— WWE (@WWE) October 5, 2021
These #WWEDraft picks will be in effect after #WWECrownJewel.
Who are you most excited for?! pic.twitter.com/caIna8BLPY
Monday Night Raw - Night Two - 10/4/2021
- SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch – Raw
- SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos – SmackDown
- Bobby Lashley – Raw
- Sasha Banks – SmackDown
- Seth Rollins – Raw
- Intercontinental Champion King Nakamura (with Rick Boogs) – SmackDown
- United States Champion Damian Priest – Raw
- Sheamus – SmackDown
- AJ Styles and Omos – Raw
- Shayna Baszler – SmackDown
- Kevin Owens – Raw
- Xia Li – SmackDown
- The Street Profits – Raw
- The Viking Raiders – SmackDown
- Finn Bálor – Raw
- Ricochet – SmackDown
- Karrion Kross – Raw
- Humberto Carillo and Angel Garza – SmackDown
- Alexa Bliss – Raw
- Cesaro – SmackDown
- Carmella – Raw
- Ridge Holland – SmackDown
- Gable Steveson – Raw
- Sami Zayn – SmackDown
After Raw went off the air on Monday night, the following additional WWE Draft picks have been announced courtesy of Raw Talk streaming on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else:
- Dana Brooke
- Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
- Jaxson Ryker
- Liv Morgan
- Mia Yim
- Tegan Nox
- Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander
- The Miz
- Jinder Mahal & Shanky
Friday Night SmackDown - Night One - 10/1/2021
- Universal Champion Roman Reigns - SmackDown
- WWE Champion Big E - Raw
- Raw Women's Champion Charlotte Flair - SmackDown
- Bianca Belair - Raw
- Drew McIntyre - SmackDown
- Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) - Raw
- The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) - SmackDown
- Edge - Raw
- Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss - SmackDown
- WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H. - Raw
- Hit Row (Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Top Dolla, Ashante "Thee" Adonis & B-Fab) - SmackDown
- Keith "Bearcat" Lee - Raw
- Naomi - SmackDown
- Rey & Dominik Mysterio - Raw
- Jeff Hardy - SmackDown
- Austin Theory - Raw
🔵 #WWEDraft Night 1 Thread 🔴— WWE (@WWE) October 2, 2021
🌟 Round 1 🌟
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Saturday morning, the following additional WWE Draft picks have been announced courtesy of Talking Smack streaming on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else:
- Akira Tozawa
- Alpha Academy (Otis & Chad Gable)
- Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez
- Drake Maverick
- John Morrison
- Nia Jax
- 24/7 Champion Reggie
- Zelina Vega
- Drew Gulak
- Mustafa Ali
- Toni Storm