SmackDown Notes: Aleister Black assists Crews, The Usos team next week, Eric Boogs

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The main event of Friday Night SmacDown saw Apollo Crews retain the Intercontinental Championship in a Fatal Four-Way with assistance from Aleister Black.

The near 22-minute match climaxed with Big E. on the verge of beating Crews when the lights went down and Aleister Black entered the ThunderDome and proceeded to hit Big E. with the Black Mass. This led to Crews winning the match, which also involved Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

Black has been cutting promos for several weeks, but this was his first appearance in the live arena setting in months.

There was a segment where Jimmy Uso met with Sonya Deville and pitched an idea of teaming with brother Jey against The Street Profits. Deville agreed to make the match for next week’s episode. Later in the show, Jimmy informed Jey of the match, and Jey felt compelled to get Roman Reigns’ blessing to take the match.

It will be The Usos’ first match together since March 2020. Jimmy injured himself that same month during the taping of WrestleMania and missed the rest of the year with a serious knee injury. Jimmy returned earlier this month on the May 7th edition of SmackDown.

SmackDown also featured the debut of Eric Boogs (Eric Bugenhagen). Boogs was paired with Shinsuke Nakamura as he played Nakamura’s entrance theme with his electric guitar. During Nakamura’s match with King Corbin, Boogs began playing the guitar to distract Corbin in the process of going for End of Days leading to Nakamura countering with a small package for the win.

Bugenhagen is a former collegiate wrestler from the University of Wisconsin that signed with WWE in 2017. He had recently been featured in the Old Spice spots that had aired on WWE programming.

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— Old Spice (@OldSpice) May 4, 2021