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WWE Superstar Spectacle Results: WWE Celebrates Republic Day With First Ever India Special

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Welcome to ProWrestling.com’s live coverage of WWE Superstar Spectacle. The show was taped last Friday and airs this morning on the WWE Network at 9:30 AM ET. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre will be in action and Jinder Mahal returns from injury in this special and unique celebration of India’s Republic Day. 

WWE Superstar Spectacle Results
January 26, 2021


The show opens with a video package narrated by Triple H talking about the rich culture and spirit of competition in India, with highlights of all the trips WWE has made there over the years. They also introduce all the new Indian talent current training at the WWE Performance Center, many of whom will be in action today!

Finn Balor vs. Guru Raaj

Michael Cole tells us that Guru has been training at the P.C. for about a year with trainer Robbie Brookside. The two lock up in the center of the ring and Guru makes the mistake of trying to wrestle the NXT Champion to the mat, getting trapped in a wrist lock. Guru does the splits to escape the hold and rolls into a pinning combination. Impressive.

Balor hits the ropes. Guru drops down, leapfrogs and catches him with a dropkick before slapping on a side headlock. The champion escapes and delivers a dropkick of his own to create a little space.

After a quick break, Guru comes back with knife-edge chops and a running senton. He kips up into a seated dropkick for two. Balor takes him to the corner and launches into a flurry of kicks. Slingblade connects. He lines up for the shotgun dropkick, but Guru catches him with a surprise enzuigiri and a roll-up for a very close nearfall.

Guru shows a ton of heart and connects with a series of kicks to the side of the body and head. He heads to the top rope and finds a diving crossbody, taking down the champion for another two-count.

Finn is done messing around. He hits another Slingblade, and this time connects with the shotgun dropkick afterwards. Finn to the top rope — Coup de Grace! Balor picks up his opponent and shows him a bit of respect before delivering 1916 to win.

Winner: Finn Balor

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8-Man Tag Team Match
Dilsher Shanky & Giant Zanjeer & Rey Mysterio & Ricochet vs. Dolph Ziggler & King Corbin & Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro

Shanky and Zanjeer are both 7-foot-plus teaming with two of the smallest guys on the WWE roster. It’s quite an amazing visual if nothing else. Michael Cole tells us a bit about both, and says that one of WWE’s major goals is to start a developmental center in India to continue scouting and training these stars.

Ziggler gets way too cocky and gets DESTROYED by a giant splash from Zanjeer in the corner. Nakamura rushes in and gets splashed as well. In comes Corbin who is tossed into the same corner, and Zanjeer splashes them all at the same time. Cesaro thinks better of it and rolls outside as we take a short break.

We come back to Mysterio being worked over by the heels. He nearly gets the hot tag, but all four rush in and clear the apron, attacking the Indian stars. Ricochet does eventually get the tag and goes to work on Ziggler with quick dropkicks and nasty knee strikes. He rolls through a Northern Lights suplex into a Brainbuster, into a standing shooting star for two.

Ziggler catches Ricochet with a ZigZag that looks like it knocked him silly. Giant Zanjeer tags back in and hits all four opponents with shoulder tackles before slamming Cesaro. Shanky tags in for a big elbow drop. He’s triple-teamed, but manages to take them all out with headbutts.

Ricochet asks Zanjeer to lift him up and he does, without exerting any effort whatsoever. Total monster. He tosses Ricochet over the ropes to take out everyone. Mysterio sends Cesaro into the ropes and connects with the 619. He climbs on top of Shanky’s shoulders and hits a big splash from the heavens! 1… 2… 3.

Winners: Dilsher Shanky & Giant Zanjeer & Rey Mysterio & Ricochet

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Universal Champion Roman Reigns appears in his locker room with Paul Heyman. Reigns claims it’s his responsibility to put food on his table and that responsibility doesn’t just extend to the Smackdown roster. He makes it clear that anyone who steps into the ring from anywhere in the world has to go through him. Heyman wishes us a happy Republic Day!

AJ Styles vs. Jeet Rama

Great video package before the match putting over Jeet Rama as a former national champion and a tremendous pure wrestler. Styles doesn’t wait to find out and charges him into the corner immediately, driving his shoulder into the midsection over and over again.

Jeet fires back and carries Styles clear across the ring into the opposite corner, firing off with shoulders of his own. He takes things to the mat and slaps on a hammerlock, taking his time trying to pick apart the Phenomenal one. Styles shakes him free and sends him through the ropes the floor, following with a forearm from the apron.

After a short break, Rama launches into a series of forearm shots and strikes. He hits a back suplex, followed by an overhead suplex. Styles swings wildly but Rama ducks and catches him with a release German suplex. Two-count. Rama puts him on the top rope, but Styles slips free and goes after the knee to take control.

Styles gets him up on his shoulders — Ushigoroshi! Cole can’t believe Rama still kicked out. The Calf Crusher is applied and Rama tries desperately to pull himself to the ropes. Styles reapplies the hold in the center of the ring, but Rama rotates his body around and simply bashes his opponent’s head into the mat over and over until Styles breaks the hold.

Styles goes after the knee, but he’s caught with a belly-to-belly suplex. Rama puts him on the top rope and tries for an Avalanche suplex, but the big man Omos reaches up from outside to save Styles. Phenomenal Forearm connects for the 1… 2… 3.

Winner: AJ Styles

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Bayley & Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair & Sareena Sandhu 

Flair locks up with Natalya for a bit of back and forth grappling. Nattie catches her with a big boot and kick to the side of the back of the head as we go to break. Sareena tags in and catches Natalya with forearms and a spinning neckbreaker. Armdrag. Armdrag. Bayley takes a cheap shot from the apron and Nattie follows with an elbow, knocking Serena to the floor.

The heels keep Sareena isolated and work her over for a few minutes. Natalya slaps on a Sharpshooter but Sareena is able to reverse into a heel hook of her own! Bayley breaks it up and knocks Charlotte off the apron for good measure.

Eventually Charlotte gets sick of waiting and runs around the ring, dropping Bayley with a big boot on the floor. Back in the ring Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter for real this time, but Flair slides in and catches her with Natural Selection mid-submission. Sareena gets the pin!

Winners: Charlotte Flair & Sareena Sandhu

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“Nature Boy” Ric Flair makes his way out to the ring. He says that no one entertains fans all around the world like WWE and is so excited to see so many faces from India in the ThunderDome. He wishes everyone a very happy Republic Day and lets out a “Wooo!” before being interrupted by Jinder Mahal and the Bollywood Boyz.

Jinder Mahal & The Bollywood Boyz vs. Drew McIntyre & Indus Sher

Nobody on the heel side wants to tag in to fight the three behemoths. The Bollywood Boyz eventually try to double-team the WWE Champion and get tossed around by all three like small children. I’m not sure why you would toss around small children, but whatever. Indus Sher nearly takes one of their heads off with an assisted kicking combination.

Back from break, and Jinder Mahal has managed to capture Rinku Singh in a hammerlock as the Bollywood Boyz work him over with quick tags, swarming like bees. After several minutes of this, Rinku makes the hot tag to Drew McIntyre who clears the ring and sends Mahal flying with a series of overhead belly-to-belly suplexes.

McIntyre stalks his opponent and hits a jumping neckbreaker for a two-count. He kips up and lines up for the Claymore Kick, but Mahal surprises him with a running knee to block it. The Bollywood Boyz swarm again but Saurav makes the save and tosses them around with back suplexes. Big elbow drop. CLAYMORE KICK out of nowhere levels Mahal. Indus Sher hits a big double team elbow drop/backbreaker move to win.

Winners: Jinder Mahal & The Bollywood Boyz

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Murphy Returns To Action On WWE Smackdown, No Mention Of Relationship With Mysterio Family

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WWE Superstar Murphy returned to the ring this week on Friday Night Smackdown, losing a short match to Cesaro, who is in the early stages of a program with Seth Rollins.

Murphy had not previously wrestled since the first week of December. There was no mention of his on-screen relationship with Aalyah Mysterio or the rest of the Mysterio family, so it looks like WWE may have completely dropped the angle.


Prior to their split, Murphy and Seth Rollins worked a program with the Mysterio family for nearly the entire second half of 2020. Things escalated when it was revealed that Murphy had begun dating lucha legend Rey Mysterio’s daughter, Aalyah.

In the end after months and months of singles and tag team matches on television and pay-per-view, Murphy became a full-fledged babyface and earned the respect of the family, separating himself from Rollins in the process.

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Universal Title Match Announced For WWE Fastlane, Tag Team Match Scrapped

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WWE Fastlane

There has been a major change to the main event at WWE Fastlane.

It was originally announced that Daniel Bryan would team up with the 2021 Royal Rumble winner, Edge, for a tag team match against Universal Champion Roman Reigns and his cousin Jey Uso. Instead, Reigns will now defend his title against Daniel Bryan in a singles match.


Bryan emerged victorious from a grueling Elimination Chamber match at WWE’s most recent pay-per-view, but Reigns once again skirted a legitimate title defense by demanding Bryan’s earned championship match take place immediately afterwards. Reigns nearly got caught with the Yes Lock, but was able to put down his opponent with relative ease.

This evening on Friday Night Smackdown, Bryan defeated Jey Uso in a Steel Cage Match to earn one more opportunity at the so-called “Tribal Chief” before Reigns moves on to Edge and the main event of WrestleMania 37.

WWE Fastlane takes place on Sunday, March 21 streaming live on both WWE Network and, for the first time, NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service.

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WWE Smackdown Results: Daniel Bryan vs Jey Uso In A Steel Cage Match

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Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Friday Night Smackdown on FOX!

WWE Smackdown Results
March 5, 2021


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Michael Cole welcomed Daniel Bryan to the ring to kick off the show. Bryan acknowledged that Edge vs Roman Reigns is the dream match everyone wants to see in the main event at WrestleMania 37. He talked about rolling out of the ring at the Elimination Chamber feeling like a failure, watching Edge spear the champion and point to the WrestleMania sign. Bryan admitted that he’s been putting his own career on the backburner for the sake of giving back to the younger stars who are ready and deserve his spot. But he’s wrestled more in the last three weeks than Reigns or Edge have in the last three months, and promises to be the one who ruins everyone’s WrestleMania dream match.

Roman Reigns came out with his entourage and mocked Bryan for finally finding his ambition again. He claimed that Bryan doesn’t really love wrestling anymore, so much as he needs it. Reigns said that Bryan needs him at the Head of the Table just like everyone else in WWE. Jey Uso took the mic and told Bryan that he wasn’t walking out of the Steel Cage tonight. He didn’t lock Roman out of the cage, he locked himself inside with a pitbull. Uso took a shot at him, but Bryan easily sent him over the top rope like a chump and stared down the champion.

King Corbin def. Montez Ford

This was supposed to be a tag team match but Corbin refused because he’s a singles star, and demanded a singles match against either member of the Street Profits. Corbin won a short but solid match with the End of Days after Sami Zayn caused a distraction outside the ring. Zayn demanded that he return the favor in his match, but Corbin refused and stormed off.

Angelo Dawkins def. Sami Zayn

Another short but solid match with a distraction finish. Zayn had it won after an Exploder Suplex into the corner and lined up for the Helluva Kick, but noticed Montez Ford yelling at the documentary crew outside the ring. Dawkins rolled him up for the win. Zayn screamed at the doc crew and lost his mind after the match, choking out one of the camera guys and demanding to know who hired him and if he was with “the company”.

Reginald tried to give Carmella a bottle of champaign backstage, but she called him a snake and knocked the bottle out of his hands. Carmella called Reginald out for his obsession with Sasha Banks and fired him!

Dominik Mysterio def. Chad Gable

Dominik once again looked really good working through the basics here, and Gable being Gable was able to handle more of the technical stuff and make it look good. Commentary played up that Dominik was going to be a big star in the future but he was still just starting out and Gable was at the peak of his ability. Then Dom dodged a moonsault and rolled him up to win. Rey Mysterio immediately took to the apron and dove onto Otis, taking him over the announce table.

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