SmackDown results, Feb. 5, 2021: Owens attacks Reigns as Edge’s WrestleMania opponent remains a mystery
For the first time in several years, Edge returned to Friday Night SmackDown to address his decision on which World Champion he may face at WrestleMania, only to watch as Kevin Owens unleash a surprise attack on Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Plus, Big E triumphed in a Triple Threat Intercontinental Title Match and so much more
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Roman Reigns called out Edge before he arrives on SmackDown
In the wake of his brutal victory over Kevin Owens in a Last Man Standing Match at Royal Rumble five days earlier, Universal Champion Roman Reigns reemerged on SmackDown to call out Edge, the winner of the 2021 Royal Rumble Match.
Already annoyed that Edge traveled to Raw and NXT before coming to see him on the blue brand, he become simply enraged when Special Council Paul Heyman discovered that Edge was not yet in the building. In response, the Head of the Table blew up over the absent Rated-R Superstar choosing to "play games" with him and demanded that The Ultimate Opportunist give him his decision about which World Champion he would face at WrestleMania by the end of the night.
Dominik Mysterio def. King Corbin
Despite his determined nature, Dominik Mysterio fell short against King Corbin in their second match in a row last week. In the aftermath, thought, concerned father Rey Mysterio repelled an assault from the sadistic monarch and left him laying at ringside. Then, in Sunday's Royal Rumble Match, it was Dominik who eliminated Corbin from the contest.
As a result, an irate Corbin viciously attacked both Rey Mysterio and his son from before his rematch with Dominik. In the process, he injured Rey's knee. Nevertheless, in the final moments of the matchup, Rey snuck after the squared circle as the action moved outside the ring. When Corbin attempted to climb back through the rope, Rey emerged from under the apron and trapped his leg. This paved the way for Dominik to hit the 619 into a Splash for a big victory.
Cesaro def. Daniel Bryan
After Cesaro backed up his outspoken words with a couple of impressive victories over the former World Champion Daniel Bryan, a very focused Leader of the "Yes!" Movement came to the ring with an opportunity to get back in the win column against The Swiss Superman. Nevertheless, the impressive Cesaro would ultimately prevail in a tough back-and-forth matchup by making Bryan tap-out to the sharpshooter.
As the smoke cleared, Cesaro offered the fist bump to his opponent in a gesture of respect over the hard-fought contest.
Bayley def. Ruby Riott
After losing to Bianca Belair last week and then being eliminated by the EST of WWE in the Royal Rumble Match, Bayley aimed to get a much needed victory against The Riott Squad’s Ruby Riott.
When Bayley locked up her opponent in the submission, Billie Kay became excited and came off her seat at SmackDown commentary to try and get into the ring. The distraction only further muddied the waters, however, and The Role Model secured the victory anyway.
Bianca Belair’s attempt to name her WrestleMania ends with Reginald suffering
Just when 2021 Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair seemed ready to declare which World Champion she would face at WrestleMania, Carmella’s sommelier Reginald suddenly emerged to offer his advice that she should pick Raw Women’s Champion Asuka because, in his opinion, she could never beat SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks.
Before he could finish his point, Carmella interrupted and started to engage in a war of words with Bianca. Before things started too get too heated, The Boss entered the fray as well and made it clear to Belair just who she is facing if she decided to face her at WrestleMania.
But when Reginald made the mistake of interrupting Belair a second time, Bianca took hold of her huge braid and wiped the sommelier out of the ring.
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode def. Otis & Chad Gable
The newly-crowned SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode competed for the first time since winning the titles from The Street Profits a few weeks ago on SmackDown.
With the hilarious Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins hijacking SmackDown commentary team for the duration of the match, The Showoff hurled Otis into the ring post, ultimately paving the way for Roode to hit Gable with the Glorious DTT and give the self-proclaimed "Dirty Dawgs" the victory.
Big E def. Apollo Crews and Sami Zayn - Intercontinental Title Triple Threat Match
Big E took on his biggest challenge as Intercontinental Champion to date, defending his title in a Triple Threat Match against a fixated Apollo Crews and a paranoiac Sami Zayn. After an incredible battle all three competitors, Apollo Crew launched Sami Zayn over the ringside barricade. But when he returned to the ring to try and finish Big E off, he walked right into The Powerhouse of Positivity's Big Ending and the pin fall.
Kevin Owens attacked Roman Reigns before Edge could reveal his WrestleMania decision
Returning from injury, Edge started this year’s Royal Rumble Match at No. 1 and outlasted 29 other Superstars to earn the right to to challenge the World Champion of his choosing at The Showcase of the Immortals. In the wake of his Herculean effort, The Rated-R Superstar traveled first to Raw to inform WWE Champion Drew McIntyre that whomever he decided to face, he would be walking out of The Show of Shows with the World Title. He then ventured to NXT and put both NXT Champion Finn Bálor and Pete Dunne on notice as well.
Tonight, The Ultimate Opportunist journeyed back to SmackDown for the first time in several years. As he discussed his decision on which World Champion to face at The Show of Shows, Universal Champion Roman Reigns interrupted Edge in order to be on hand and demanded that Edge acknowledge him with respect. But before Edge could answer one way or the other, Kevin Owens suddenly emerged from out of nowhere and unleashed a wicked stunner on Reigns as SmackDown went off the air.