Commander Azeez Destroys Kevin Owens to Win His SmackDown In-Ring Debut

Published 06/18/2021, 9:08 PM EDT


After last week’s announcement, this week’s SmackDown (6/18) saw the much-anticipated debut of Commander Azeez. He, and Intercontinental champion Apollo Crews, faced Big E and Kevin Owens in a tag team match.

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The match was the opening match of Friday Night SmackDown. While all eyes were on the infamous Hell in a Cell main event, the contenders did their best to capture the attention of the fans watching at home.

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First, the Nigerian Royalty and his Commander made their way out, and the two former IC champions followed in. The 7ft Giant looked indomitable in the ring as the match started off.

As the bell rang, Sami Zayn made his way to the commentary table. He then explained that his last week’s assault was nothing but a conspiracy of Kevin Owens. Hence, this week, Zayn wanted his former best friend to suffer.

Meanwhile, in the ring, the team of KO and Big E got the upper hand on Apollo Crews, but the cards soon changed as Azeez tagged in. He utterly dominated the duo and slammed them over the commentary table.

When Azeez threw KO to the commentary table, Sami continued to mock him. As Owens tried to get up and go inside the ring, Zayn even attempted to assault him, but could not.

However, this plan eventually worked. As Owens entered the ring, Azeez pinned him with the Nigerian Nail uppercut and got the victory. This marked Azeez’s first win in the SmackDown roster and his debut.

Following the win, Azeez hit another Nigerian Nail on Kevin Owens, and it left Sami Zayn overjoyed.

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Who will Azeez face next on SmackDown?

After his dominating victory on SmackDown, we don’t see any long-term plans for Azeez. He will probably go on to assist Crews to defend his title.

However, Kevin Owens might go after Sami Zayn following the assault. The latter was enjoying Owens’ embarrassing loss a little too much after he basically initiated it.

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Currently, only Big E could take on Azeez in terms of strength. We might see a Big E vs Azeez match in the future if Apollo Crews allows it or if Azeez breaks away from him. But surely, Azeez is bound to go a long way in WWE.

Let us know your thoughts on Azeez’s win in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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