SmackDown results: Oct. 8, 2021
Bianca Belair slammed Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks through a table
SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks both refused to sit with the other combatants for WWE Crown Jewel's SmackDown Women's Title Triple Threat Match contract signing and instead planted themselves at ringside on either end of the square circle.
When Bianca Belair turned her attention toward an advancing Becky, Banks climbed into the ring and attacked The EST of WWE from behind, lighting the fuse an all-out brawl. The EST of WWE got the best of both her WWE Crown Jewel opponents when she picked up both Superstars on her shoulders and K.O.D.-ed The Man into The Boss and through the table.
Sami Zayn def. Rey Mysterio to advance to the Semifinals of the King of the Ring Tournament
A disgruntled Dominik Mysterio opted to hang in the backsage area while his dad Rey Mysterio battled Sami Zayn in the opening match of the 2021 King of the Ring Tournament. Dominik soon emerged, however, and when Zayn attempted to untie the turnbuckle to use against his father, the young Mysterio climbed up on the apron to tie it back up. This caused a distraction that allowed The Master Strategist to roll up Rey in the final moments and advance to the Semifinals.
Zelina Vega def. Toni Storm to advanced to the Semifinals of the Queen’s Crown Tournament
The determined Zelina Vega outfought Toni Storm to advance to the semifinals of the first-ever Queen’s Crown Tournament, reversing The Wild Child of the '80s to neutralize her with an earth-shattering Code Red.
Roman Reigns questioned Paul Heyman
Although Universal Champion Roman Reigns told the WWE Universe to acknowledge Paul Heyman for making sure The Usos were drafted to SmackDown, The Head of the Table also insisted that his Special Counsel come clean on whether he used the same negotiating skills to make sure Brock Lesnar became a free agent.
As Heyman pleaded his case for why he would never do such a thing, though, the Universal Champion shifted gears and demanded that his "Wiseman" look into the camera and explain to Lesnar why Reigns would defeat The Beast at WWE Crown Jewel. In turn, Heyman delivered a very personal address to Lesnar and stated that Reigns would absolutely triumph at the Oct. 21 special event.
Carmella def. Liv Morgan to advance to the Semifinals of the Queen’s Crown Tournament
The self-professed “Most Beautiful Woman in All of WWE” overcame Liv Morgan when she caught her adversary in the ropes and blasted her with a Superkick for the three-count that will allow her to advance to the Semifinals of the Queen’s Crown Tournament against Zelina Vega.
Kevin Owens invaded "Happy Talk" and paid the price in a 2-on-1 assault
Although Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss preferred to joke around on "Happy Talk," Kevin Owens was out for payback as he charged the ring. Nevertheless, Corbin and Moss had the last laugh as they took down KO.
Finn Bálor def. Cesaro to advance to the Semifinals of the King of the Ring Tournament
In an extremely hard-fought contest, “The Prince” Finn Bálor reigned supreme over “The Swiss Superman” Cesaro with the Coup de Grace to advance and face Sami Zayn in the Semifinals of the 2021 King of the Ring Tournament.
Edge assaulted Seth Rollins and demanded to face him inside Hell in a Cell
One week after he invaded Edge's home, a gloating Seth Rollins challenged his adversary to a match and demanded an answer.
In response, The Rated-R Superstar charged the ring in search of retribution and unleashed a vicious attack on The Visionary of Drip. The enraged Ultimate Opportunist then accepted Rollins' challenge as he screamed that it would be him and Seth inside Hell in a Cell. That career-altering match will take place at WWE Crown Jewel.