Tonight's SmackDown features the fallout from WrestleMania 37.
New SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair will likely appear tonight to address her emotional victory. Belair defeated Sasha Banks to win the SmackDown Women's Championship in the main event of WrestleMania night one.
Universal Champion Roman Reigns successfully defended his title against Daniel Bryan and Edge in WrestleMania night two's main event. Reigns pinned both Bryan and Edge after hitting Edge with a conchairto.
In other results, Apollo Crews defeated Big E to win the Intercontinental title with help from Commander Azeez. Kevin Owens defeated Sami Zayn and gave Logan Paul a stunner after the match. and Cesaro scored a victory over Seth Rollins. Natalya & Tamina won the Tag Team Turmoil match on night one but lost to WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler on night two.
Tonight, SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode defend their titles against The Street Profits. Ziggler & Roode retained the titles in a fatal four-way against The Street Profits, Rey & Dominik Mysterio, and Chad Gable & Otis last week. Rey & Dominik vs. Gable & Otis is also set for tonight's show.
Tonight's SmackDown will also feature Pat McAfee's debut as a member of the show's commentary team. He'll be calling the action with Michael Cole.
Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
They recapped Roman Reigns defeating Edge and Daniel Bryan in the main event of WrestleMania night two.
Michael Cole welcomed the fans to a new era of SmackDown. Cole introduced his new broadcast partner Pat McAfee. Cole ran down his sports background and noted McAfee's a former NXT superstar.
McAfee was a total heel and claimed fans are calling him Mr. Friday Night. McAfee is already annoying Cole.
McAfee did a good job his first night as a color commentator. He irritated Cole all night.
Roman Reigns, Jey Uso, And Paul Heyman Segment
Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Jey Uso, and Paul Heyman made their way to the ring. They piped in loud boos and "you suck" chants. Reigns asked Heyman to explain to the new viewer who he beat Sunday night.
Heyman talked about Edge and Daniel Bryan's careers. He praised Reigns for his victory Sunday night.
Reigns noted he called his shot like Babe Ruth. He smashed them, stacked them, and pinned them.
Reigns believes management will never put him in a triple threat again because he beat a Hall of Famer and a future Hall of Famer. Reigns pointed out that now nobody wants to face him.
Reigns said they opened up his show, but now it's time to go. They started to leave the ring.
Suddenly, Cesaro's music hit, and he walked to the ring. He went face-to-face with Reigns. Cesaro grabbed a mic but Reigns just walked away before he could speak. Cesaro stood in the ring and watched them leave.
Reigns delivered a great promo as he usually does. It seemed odd that Cesaro just watched them leave before he could speak.
Cole and McAfee praised Cesaro and his victory over Seth Rollins.
Cole said they're going to look at the single most impressive moment at WrestleMania after the break.
They showed highlights from WrestleMania weekend.
Cesaro approached WWE officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville. Cesaro was furious that Reigns disrespected him in the ring. He demanded a match with Reigns tonight and said it doesn't have to be for the title.
Pearce seemed not to agree, but Deville cut him off. She promised to talk with Reigns about it.
They recapped Cesaro giving Seth Rollins the UFO at WrestleMania.
Rey Mysterio (w/Dominik Mysterio) defeated Otis (w/Chad Gable)
Mysterio and Otis had a fun short match.
Otis had the early advantage and dropped Mysterio with a press slam. Mysterio fought back with forearms and climbed to the top rope. Otis cut him off but missed a charge in the corner.
Mysterio responded with a senton off the top for a near fall. Mysterio attempted a springboard crossbody, but Otis caught him with a slam. Otis missed a splash off the second turnbuckle.
Mysterio recovered and hit the 619. Mysterio jumped off the second turnbuckle and caught Otis in a crucifix for the win.
Paul Heyman responds to Cesaro's challenge after the break.
Kayla Braxton interviewed Paul Heyman and asked if Reigns will accept Cesaro's challenge. Heyman said there was no rain delay on Saturday. He said it was angels tears because of what Reigns was going to do to Edge and Bryan.
Heyman said Cesaro has a million-dollar body but a 10 cent brain. Heyman decides to give the fans what they want. Tonight, Cesaro will take on Jey Uso in the main event.
They recapped Cesaro defeating Seth Rollins Saturday night.
Sami Zayn Segment
Sami Zayn made his way to the ring. They recapped Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn and Owens giving Logan Paul the stunner.
Zayn claimed that he got screwed at WrestleMania. He said Owens, the fans, and Michael Cole poisoned Paul's mind. Zayn could feel that something was wrong with Paul, and it distracted him throughout the match.
Zayn demands vindication and calls out Owens. Zayn noted there are no toxic fans or Paul to distract him tonight.
Kevin Owens walked to the ring as they cut to a commercial.
Kevin Owens defeated Sami Zayn
Owens and Zayn had a good hard-hitting match until the finish.
Owens and Zayn brawled around ringside to start the match. Owens had the early advantage and dropped Zayn with a clothesline.
He followed up with a senton and attempted the cannonball.
Zayn avoided the cannonball and hung Owens on the top rope to take over. Owens responded with another clothesline and dropped Zayn on the top rope.
Owens placed Zayn on the top turnbuckle. He rocked Zayn with hard chops, but Zayn fought back. Zayn then hit a sunset bomb off the top rope for a near fall. On commentary, McAfee asked Cole the move's name and said it was the coolest move he'd seen.
Back from the break, Zayn knocked Owens off the top rope. Owens avoided Zayn and rocked him with a superkick. Owens followed up with a Swanton bomb for a near fall.
Zayn rolled to the floor and tried to leave. Owens brought him back in the ring and attempted a pop-up powerbomb. Zayn avoided the powerbomb, but Owens hit a fisherman's backbreaker.
Zayn tried to leave the ring again, but Owens went after him. Zayn slipped out of the ring again, and Owens tried to drag him back in the ring. Zayn poked Owens in the eyes and got counted out.
After the match, Owens brought Zayn back in the ring and hit the stunner.
In the back, the new Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews was with Commander Azeez. Crews bragged about winning the title and noted Big E's not there tonight. He introduced Commander Azeez and said he's a former member of the Nigerian guard. Crews didn't mention his time on Raw Underground.
Bianca Belair's Championship Celebration
The Street Profits made their way out as the crew set up the ring for Belair's celebration with a blue carpet and balloons.
Back from the break, The Street Profits promised to win the tag team titles later. Montez Ford noted they're out there for a different reason. He said WrestleMania was a historic night, but there's a particular moment that he'll be telling his grandchildren.
They aired an excellent video package looking at Belair vs. Sasha Banks from WrestleMania. Dawkins and Ford seemed legitimately emotional after they showed the video.
Ford then gave Belair a grand introduction. He called her the roughest, toughest person and the best part of his life. Belair noted that she never thought this moment wasn't possible despite all the setbacks.
She admitted that if someone told her a year ago she would be in the WrestleMania main event, she'd agree. Belair's not cocky. She just believes in herself. Belair said everyone has a little EST in them. She praised Banks and thanked her for the match. Belair noted Banks pushed her, and they both made history. She mentioned leaving Banks with a scar.
Belair pointed out they're just getting started making history. In a touching moment, Belair and The Street Profits shared a hug. Belair then told them to win the tag team titles.
This was a good segment. Belair delivered a good promo.
Kayla Braxton interviewed Sasha Banks backstage. Banks was furious and looked at the scar on her side. She stopped talking and walked off in a rage.
Kayla Braxton then interviewed Bayley backstage. Bayley mocked Belair and promised to restore dignity to the title. She challenged Belair and promised to take her title.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode defeated The Street Profits to retain the titles
This was a good match.
Ford dropped Ziggler with a standing dropkick for a near fall. The faces isolated Ziggler on their side of the ring.
Ford avoided Ziggler, and he ran into Roode. Dawkins then hit the twisting splash in the corner and followed up with a bulldog.
Back from the break, Dawkins caught Roode with a back elbow, but Ziggler caused a distraction. Roode took advantage and hit Dawkins with a spine buster. The heels isolated Dawkins and cut him off from his corner.
Ford got the hot tag and ran wild on the heels. Ford hit a back suplex on Roode and followed up with a standing moonsault for a near fall. Ford hit a dive to the floor, taking out the heels.
Dawkins hit the spine buster on Roode. Ford then hit the frog splash, but Ziggler broke up the pin attempt. Ford beat Roode in the corner and didn't notice Ziggler make the blind tag.
Ford whipped Roode into the opposite corner, but Ziggler hit the Zig Zag on Ford for the win.
They showed the footage of Cesaro giving Rollins the UFO several times throughout the night.
Kayla Braxton interviewed Cesaro in the back. She noted Paul Heyman insulted him earlier. He admitted that Heyman was right about some stuff but was wrong about one thing. Cesaro does belong in the ring with Roman Reigns.
In a great shot, they cut to Reigns with a perplexed look on his face. He couldn't believe Cesaro thinks he belongs in the same ring as him. He urged Jey Uso to take care of Cesaro.
Natalya (w/Tamina) defeated Shayna Baszler (w/Nia Jax)
This wasn't much of a match. They went a few minutes and didn't have time to build to anything.
Tamina and Jax argued at ringside. Baszler had the early advantage and attempted to stomp on Natalya's arm, but Tamina pulled her out of the ring. Jax distracted Natalya and Baszler rocked her with a knee.
Jax jumped on the apron and argued with the referee. Baszler almost ran into Jax but stopped herself. Natalya then rolled up Baszler for the win.
After the match, Tamina rocked Jax with a boot to the face.
In the back, Uso promised to defeat Cesaro tonight.
They recapped Jey Uso winning the Andre The Giant Battle Royal last week.
Cesaro defeated Jey Uso DQ
Cesaro and Uso had a really good hard-hitting, fast-paced match until the lame finish.
Cesaro caught Uso with a backbreaker for the early advantage. Uso fought back and attacked Cesaro's arm. Cesaro knocked Uso to the floor and attempted a dive off the apron. Uso recovered and rocked Cesaro with a superkick.
Back from the break, Uso continued to work over Cesaro's arm. Cesaro fought back, but Uso responded with a Samoan Drop. Uso attempted a suplex, but Cesaro reversed with a suplex.
Cesaro hit a cross body for a close near fall. Uso went back to the arm and hit a superkick for two-count. Uso climbed to the top rope, but Cesaro cut him off with a dropkick. Cesaro then hit a gut-wrench superplex for a near fall.
Uso went back to the arm, but Cesaro used a cartwheel to avoid the move. He then hit a springboard uppercut for a close near fall. Uso fought back and hit a back suplex into a neck breaker for another near fall.
Cesaro rocked Uso with a discus lariat for a near fall. Cesaro then gave Uso the giant swing. Suddenly, Seth Rollins jumped in the ring and attacked Cesaro to end the match.
Rollins walked to the top of the stage. He yelled at Cesaro that it's not over between them.