WWE SmackDown results, Oct. 22, 2021: Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks bring the bedlam to usher in The New Era of SmackDown
In a New Era on SmackDown, bedlam ensured between Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks during the WWE Women’s Title Exchange involving Becky Lynch and King Woods officially took the crown in a triumphant Coronation. Plus, in the wake of WWE Crown Jewel, Brock Lesnar targeted Roman Reigns and unleashed a chaotic melee that ended with mass destruction in every direction and the indefinite suspension of The Beast.
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Brock Lesnar ignited a chaotic brawl with Roman Reigns
In the wake of his controversial victory over Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns celebrated his victory over Brock Lesnar, basking in the glory of his reign and the countless Superstars he has left in his wake.
In response to Lesnar's comments that he would "beat Roman Reigns senseless" as soon as he arrived on SmackDown, The Head of the Table opted to wait for the Beast provoking him to make good on his promise. Just as Reigns was about done waiting, Lesnar hit the ring and all-out mayhem ensued with the Beast destroying anything and everyone in his path to get his hands on Reigns stopping only to exchange a tense look with Paul Heyman.
Due to The Beast's rampage, WWE Official Adam Pearce had no choice but to indefinitely suspend Brock Lesnar. Unfortunately for Pearce, Lesnar did not take his suspension lightly returning to the ring to deliver two monstrous F-5's to Pearce leaving him writhing in pain as The Beast stormed off.
Drew McIntyre def. Sami Zayn
Drew McIntyre celebrated his first official week on SmackDown by issuing an open challenge on the "New Era" of the blue brand and defeating the always outspoken Sami Zayn. The Scottish Warrior made quick work of Zayn despite some sly tactics from The Master Strategist, catching Zayn off guard with a Claymore for the victory.
The triumphant King Woods Coronation
It was truly a New Day as Xavier Woods officially became King after winning the 2021 King of the Ring Tournament with his victory over Finn Bálor at WWE Crown Jewel. Longtime friend Kofi Kingston crowned his former tag team partner as the two celebrated his new reign which King Woods promised would be filled with fun times.
Mansoor def. Mustafa Ali
With the defeat at WWE Crown Jewel still ringing in his ears, Mustafa Ali once again lost to Mansoor in his SmackDown debut. With Ali looking for retribution he climbed to the top rope for a sunset flip power bomb, only to have Monsoor grab his legs and tie him up to steal the victory.
Hit Row’s Isaiah "Swerve" Scott & Top Dolla def. Dustin Lawyer & Daniel Williams
The hottest new faction on SmackDown staked their claim in the squared circle when Hit Row’s Isaiah "Swerve" Scott & Top Dolla debuted with a victory over Dustin Lawyer & Daniel Williams. The power and athleticism was on full display as Top Dolla powerslammed both Lawyer & Williams at the same time before a flying kick from "Swerve" put Lawyer down for the count.
Happy Corbin def. Shinsuke Nakamura
After Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs interrupted "Happy Talk" in order to rock out Supersized SmackDown last week, Happy Corbin got a small amount of payback from the Superstar who has caused him so much grief prior to his recent good fortune when he defeated The King of Strong Style in a Championship Contender Match. The Intercontinental Champion had the challenger reeling throughout the match with Rick Boogs strumming along outside the ring, until Madcap Moss attempted to silence the guitar stylings of Boogs. Nakamura came to the aid of his friend but the distraction allowed Corbin to take advantage slamming The Intercontinental Champion into the steel steps and hitting an End of Days for the victory.
Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks brawl following WWE Women’s Title Exchange with Becky Lynch
As a result of both titleholders switching brands as part of the 2021 WWE Draft, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch emerged for the official exchange of their Raw and SmackDown’s Women’s Titles.
After a few tense moments that saw Lynch throw the SmackDown Women's title at Flair, the two Superstars finally exchanged titles, but The Queen did not take kindly to The Man's antics suggesting the two have it out right then and there, title-for-title until Sasha Banks interrupted to add fuel to the fire.
No longer interested in Banks, Flair or SmackDown, Big Time Becks made her way out of the arena as the heated exchange between The Boss and The Queen continued until Banks finally lashed out on Flair.