WWE SmackDown 05 08 2018

WWE Smackdown Results
May 8, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com

WWE Smackdown Live kicks off with general manager Paige making her way down to the ring. She gets on the microphone and she says at Backlash was the single’s return victory of Daniel Bryan. As well as Carmella getting a victory over Charlotte Flair. She says that the WWE title match was going to be an instant classic up until both men couldn’t compete anymore following the double low blow’s.

As for Money in the Bank, there will be two ladder matches. One for the men and the other for the women and that the qualifying matches start right now.

Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz – Money in the Bank Qualifying match

The bell rings and both men lock up and exchange holds. Jeff Hardy gets The Miz down and quickly gets on the top rope. The Miz rolls out of the way.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Jeff has The Miz in an arm bar. The Miz with right hands gets out of it. He sends Jeff to the ropes and a knee to the chin by The Miz. He goes for the cover but a 2 count only. A headlock by The Miz. Elbows to the stomach by Jeff but The Miz with another neck breaker. He goes for the cover again but once more only a two count.

The Miz sends Jeff to the outside. He grabs Jeff and throws him onto the barricade. Jeff fights back with a headt butt and leaps off the top of the barricade onto The Miz. Both men back in the ring and exchange right hands. An atomic drop by Jeff and a drop kick. Hardy goes for the cover but The Miz kicks out. Jeff goes for the twist of fate but The Miz gets out of it. Jeff with a twist of fate takes The Miz down! He goes to the top rope but The Miz rolls out onto the ring apron. Jeff goes to spear The Miz but a reverse neck breaker onto the ring apron by The Miz.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, both men are back in the ring exchanging right hands. A russian leg sweep by Jeff. He goes for the cover but a 2 count as THe Miz kicks out. Jeff goes to the top rope and a whisper in the wind. He goes for the cover but again The Miz kicks out.

He goes for the twist of fate but The Miz gets out of it. Jeff kicks The Miz onto the outside of the ring. Hardy flies over the top onto The Miz. He throws The Miz back in the ring and goes to the top rope. The Miz gets up and trips Jeff on the top. The Miz on the second rope getting ready for a suplex but Jeff blocks it. Jeff with a sunset flip, he goes for the cover and The Miz again kicks out!

Jeff once more and the twist of fate! He goes on the top rope and the swanton bomb! He goes for the cover, but The Miz reverses the cover it into a pinfall of his own and gets the 3 count win!

Winner: The Miz

Backstage Sheamus is eating and Cesaro is asking him what he’s doing. Sheamus says he is eating lucky charms because it’s the only thing that makes him feel better after losing to Xavier Woods last week. Cesar says that if it was him, Woods would not have gotten away with it so easily. Sheamus says if he thinks he can do better, why doesn’t he face Woods tonight. Cesaro says that’s a great idea because no one makes a fool out of them two weeks in a row.

Cesaro opens his bag and it’s filled with pancakes. Sheamus laughs and opens his bag which is full of pancakes as well.

-Commercial Break-

They show highlights of the WWE title match from Backlash between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Shinsuke Nakamura is backstage with Renee Young. Young mentions that Nakamura has not been cleared to wrestle tonight and asks him if his feud with AJ Styles is over. Nakamura says “No… speak English.” Young tells him they know he can speak English. Nakamura says he forgot how to speak English.

They air clips from the women’s WWE Smackdown Live title match from Backlash between Charlotte and Carmella.

A clip of Carmella backstage saying “she beat Charlotte Flair and it’s time to party. But not in Baltimore but next week in London, England. She will throw a Royal Mellabration.”

Charlotte Flair vs. Peyton Royce – Money in the Bank Qualifying match

Iiconics’ music hits. Billie Kay tells Charlotte they are sorry for her loss but she is still an inspiration. Her uncle Craig back in Sydney watched her match and he had an awful stutter his entire life. But when he watched Backlash and saw the look on her face when she lost, it was a look which just made him laugh. And it cured his stutter and she thanks her for it.

The bell rings and both women lock up. Charlotte corners Peyton. Charlotte with a take down on Peyton. A chop to the chest by Charlotte followed by a back slam. She throws Peyton to the outside of the ring.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Peyton throws Charlotte into the ring and gets her in a head lock. Charlotte escapes the headlock and she goes for a back drop but Royce throws Charlotte into the middle turnbuckle. She drags Flair to the middle and goes for the cover but only a 2 count. A foot to the throat by Royce.

Another headlock by Peyton onto Charlotte. A knee to the stomach by Royce who sends Charlotte to the ropes but a swinging neckbreaker by Flair takes Royce down. Charlotte with some Flair chops to the chest. Charlotte goes for the cover but a 2 count. And another belly to back suplex by Charlotte who geos for the figure 8 but Peyton goes to the outside. Charlotte jumps over the top rope and takes Billie Kay out. Royce with a neckbreaker onto Charlotte.

Royce throws Charlotte back in the ring and goes for the cover but a kick out by Charlotte. Charlotte hits Royce who bumps into the ref, Billie Kay holds Charlotte and a kick to the face by Royce. She goes for the cover but gets a 2 count.

A big boot by Charlotte onto Royce. Charlotte goes to the top rope and goes for the moonsault but Royce gets the knees up. A knee to the face by Royce as she goes for the cover again but Charlotte kicks out. Charlotte delivers the spear on Royce, goes for the cover but a kick out by Peyton.

Charlotte goes for the figurte 8 but Royce reverses it into the cover but Charlotte kicks out. Charlotte grabs Royce’s leg and the figure 8 as Peyton Royce taps out.

Winner: Charlotte Flair

Backstage, Daniel Bryan says the stakes are so high tonight that he will fight throguh the pain from Backlash. He made Big Cass tap out and tonight is the first step into winning the Money in the Bank contract and the last time he had it, he cashed it in on the Big Show to become champion. He says tonight he will fight, he will find a way.

-Commercial Break-

Xavier Woods vs. Cesaro

The bell rings and Cesaro with a quick take down on Woods. A loud “We want pancakes” chant from the crowd. Woods sends Cesar to the ropes but a shoulder take down takes Woods down. Back up, Cesar with a right hand on Woods but Woods blocks it and fights back. Cesar takes Woods down with a forearm. Cesaro with a gutwrench suplex on Xavier.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial and both men exchange right hands. Cesar runs to the ropes but Xavier with a kick to the stomach and then the legs takes Cesaro down. Woods onto the middle rope and a kick to the face takes Cesaro down. He goes for the cover but a 2 count as Cesaro kicks out.

Woods climbs the top rope and Sheamus on the ring apron as Woods goes down. Cesaro with the cover as he has his legs on the ropes but Xavier Woods kicks out. The shinning wizard by Woods onto Cesaro. Woods back on the top rope but Sheamus climbs the ring apron again as Big E starts throwing pancakes onto Sheamus. Sheamus gets down as Kingston jumps onto the ring apron and onto Sheamus.

Back in the ring, Woods jumps off the top rope but Cesar catches him with a big uppercut. He goes for the cover and gets the win!

Winner: Cesaro

Backstage, Renee Young is with AJ Styles. Young mentions that just like Nakamura, he is not cleared for tonight. Styles says yes, he got to Nakamura’s level but he doesn’t want to fight like that. However, he will if he has to. Styles says if Nakamura has the guts to get in the ring with him, he will finish him. Styles says this is the house that AJ Styles built.

-Commercial Break-

A video promo of the Bludgeon Brothers airs.

Becky Lynch vs. Mandy Rose

Backstage, Paige tells Sonya Deville she is barred from ringside for the match. Mandy makes her way to the ring with Becky waiting for her.

The bell rings and we are under way. A hip toss by Becky Lynch takes Mandy down. Rose gets up and slams Becky’s head into the turnbuckle. She sends Becky into the other corner and a running drop kick by Mandy. She goes for the cover but Becky Lynch kicks out. A head lock by Rose. She slams Becky’s head into the mat.

Both women exchange right hands. Becky goes for the disarmer but Mandy escapes it. A suplex by Becky Lynch. Mandy goes into the corner turnbuckle. Becky goes for a kick to the face but Mandy catcher her and drops her onto the ropes. She goes for the cover and gets the 3 count!

Winner: Mandy Rose

-Commercial Break-

Daniel Bryan vs. Rusev – Money in the Bank Qualifying match

The bell rings and both men exchange holds. Rusev with a big body slam takes Bryan down. Rusev runs towards Bryan but Bryan lowers the ropes and Rusev goes down onto the outside. Bryan jumps through the ropes but Rusev catches him and throws him over the announce table.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial break and inside the ring, a suplex by Rusev onto Daniel Bryan. Rusev sends Daniel to the ropes and a flying clothesline takes Rusev down. Rusev standing in the corner and running kicks by Daniel Bryan. Daniel lifts Rusev up onto the top rope. Bryan with a hurricanrana off the top rope.

Rusev on his knee and Daniel Bryan with the yes kicks. Bryan goes for a yes kick but Rusev ducks, catches Bryan and drops him down. A kick to the back of Daniel. Rusev tries to lock in the accolade but Bryan rolls out of it and goes for the yes locl but Rusev grabs the ropes.

Rusev goes for a right hand but Daniel ducks and starts delivering some kicks. A kick by Rusev kills Daniel’s momentum. Rusev goes for a German suplex but Bryan lands on his feet and delivers a kick which takes Rusev down. Aiden English grabs Rusev and rolls him to the outside. Bryan with some kicks through the ropes takes both men down. Bryan throws Rusev back into the ring and goes to the top rope.

A drop kick off the top ropes by Daniel Bryan. He runs toweards Rusev but he catches Daniel Bryan and delivers a kick to the ribs. A big Machka kick by Rusev as he goes for the cover and gets the 3 count!

Winner: Rusev