WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
March 6, 2020
Buffalo, New York
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with a clip of last week’s show. We see the return of John Cena with the Fiend coming out and challenging him to a match at WrestleMania.
Live in the arena, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are in the ring. Bliss says we continue to celebrate the Hall of Fame class of 2020 as we go through the list of inductees. Batista, JBL, The Bella Twins. Bliss says the Kabuki Warriors, the women’s tag team championships are supposed to be defended on both brands and when they decide to stop hiding on Raw, they know where to find them.
Bliss introduces Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman to the ring. The iconic nWo music hits and out come all three men with the nWo shirts. Scott Hall grabs a microphone and says “Hey Yo” as the crowd pop.
Alexa congratulates them and says that all three of them are now two time Hall of Famers. Cross says she is the biggest of theirs 4 Lyfe. She says it’s time to take a selfie as she stands in front of them and takes the pictures. Bliss asks Sean what to call him. Sean, 123 kid, X-Pac? He says he doesn’t know, just call him Hall of Famer. Bliss says last year he was inducted with DX and this year, he is with the nWo. She says they revolutionized sports entertainment and their biggest rivals was with the Universal champion Goldberg.
Bliss says Nash was the one to end Goldberg’s win streak. Her question is what does Roman Reigns need to do to defeat Goldberg at WrestleMania. Nash says he forgot he beat Goldberg. He says he talked to Roman on the phone and he asked him for advice and he told him he needs two things to beat Goldberg. He needs Scott Hall and a cattle prod. There’s an awkward silence for a few seconds as Shinsuke Nakamura’s music hits.
Out comes Nakamura, Zayn and Cesaro. Zayn says we all love the nWo, 1997 was a great year but it’s about time we stop living in the past and talk about the future. And the future is Sami Zayn. And the future is Cesaro and Nakamura. The immediate future is the three of them will be defeating Braun Strowman and taking back the Intercontinental championship at Elimination Chamber. All three men get in the ring.
Zayn says they know what he’s talking about in regards to being Intercontinental champion. Razor Ramon, one of the greatest Intercontinental champions of all time. Kevin Nash, Big Daddy Cool Diesel, he won it too. And Sean Waltman, he knows how much the Intercontinental title weighs as he carried their bags for years.
Waltman laughs and gets in Sami’s face. Nash says he has a big mouth for someone who looks like Seth Rogan after 2 weeks of stomach flu. Waltman asks what’s wrong with Nakamura. Zayn says they think they’re funny but they can drop them in two seconds. Nash says they couldn’t touch them on their best day.
The nWo stand up and they all go face to face. Zayn asks if they want to fight. Zayn tells Waltman if it’s a fight they’re looking for, it won’t happen as they back away and leave the ring. Zayn says they want to get the rub from them and be relevant again but that won’t happen because they are focused on Strowman.
As Zayn says that, Braun Strowman’s musc hits. Out comes Strowman as Cesaro hits Strowman with a big boot but Strowman throws Cesaro into the entrance set. He beats up Nakamura. Zayn is caught between Strowman and the ring. Zayn gets in the ring as he falls to the ground and Strowman gets in the ring. Zayn tells them all to wait. He grabs Alexa and hides behind her in the corner and escapes the ring. Strowman throws the entire set onto the outside of the ring.
He tells them that at the Elimination Chamber, all three of them are going to get these hands. He looks at the nWo and tells them it’s going to be too sweet as they all too sweet each other.
Evans and Banks start the match. Evans goes for a clothesline as Sasha ducks and tags Bayley in. They double team Evans and beat her up in the corner. Banks is tagged back in and they double team Evans again. Bayley goes to the outside towards Naomi as Naomi knocks her down. Banks goes to the outside and pushes Naomi into the barricade. She throws Naomi back into the barricade.
Back from commercial, Banks is in the ring with Evans. Banks is twisting the left leg of Lacey’s and Bayley is tagged in. She goes for the cover but Evans kicks out. Bayley continues to work on the left leg. There’s a glitch in the camera for a few seconds and we’re back.
Evans pushes Bayley away as Banks is tagged in. Evans throws Bayley to the outside and the same to Banks as Naomi is tagged. She does a corkscrew over the top rope onto both women. She throws Banks back in the ring and a springboard cross body onto Banks as Banks kicks out. Naomi with the kicks onto Banks. She grabs Sasha and does a bulldog into the turnbuckle. She goes for the cover but Bayley breaks it up. Evans gets in the ring but a drop kick by Sasha takes her to the outside.
A kick to the face by Naomi onto Banks. She goes for the split legged moonsault but Bayley hangs her up and Sasha hits her with the double knees. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Bayley and Sasha Banks
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Big E and Kofi. She asks them about tonight’s gauntlet match and if they can recreate KofiMania. Kofi says it was a dream that became a reality and he thanks the fans. But he’s not Al Bundy and this isn’t Polk High, he can’t focus on the past. Big E says they know what it’s like to win a gauntlet match and they have the stamina of a moose in mating season. They can go for hours, hours and hours. Kofi says they will go to WrestleMania as the 8 time WWE world tag team champions. Big E says because New Day rocks.
Bayley and Sasha are backstage gloating. Banks says the Bella Twins are going into the Hall of Fame before them and she’s angry about it. Bayley says they can skip WrestleMania and go straight to the Hall of Fame. Banks says she is going to dedicate her album to Bayley.
Apollo Crews is stretching backstage and in comes Shorty G. He tells Shorty he doesn’t need his help. Gable tells him they have the same goal which is to stop Sheamus and if he needs help, he has his back. He extends his hand for a handshake as Crews walks away.
Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews
The bell rings as Sheamus beats up on Apollo. He gets him on the ring apron but Crews hangs Sheamus up on the ropes. A cross body off the top rope as Sheamus kicks out. A kick to the face and standing moonsault. He goes for another cover but Sheamus kicks out. A back elbow by Sheamus followed by a kick to the face and an uppercut.
Sheamus continues to beat up on Crews. He goes for a back drop as Crews lands on his feet. He runs towards Sheamus but Sheamus hits him with the Brogue Kick. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Gulak is backstage and in comes Maverick. He tells him he knows what he’s been doing the past couple of weeks and he wants in. He wants to fight Bryan. Gulak says he knows Bryan’s weaknesses and he doesn’t think he has what it takes to beat Bryan. He tries to analyze his round house kick and in comes Bryan. He says he hears a lot about his weaknesses. He says he will be in Philadelphia for the Elimination Chamber and if he feels confident, he can try to exploit his weaknesses.
On stage, Sonya asks for someone to come out and out comes Dolph Ziggler.
Carmella and Mandy start the match. Mandy with a kick to the stomach as she gets Carmella stuck in between the ropes. Sonya is tagged in as they double team her. Sonya goes for the cover but Carmella kicks out. Sonya pushes Carmella down and mocks her moonwalking. A headlock by Sonya. Carmella gets out of it and beats up on Sonya. She runs to the ropes and lands the Mella Go Round. A drop kick by Carmella. She tags Dana into the ring.
They double team Sonya. Dana with a kick to the face. Dana with a drop kick. Ziggler distracts Dana as Mandy is tagged in. Sonya knocks Carmella off the ring apron. With Dana distracted, she turns around and Mandy hits her with a running kick. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Fire and Desire
FireFly Fun House with Bray Wyatt
Wyatt hangs up a picture of John Cena on the wall. He says people might be wondering why John Cena? Ramblin Rabbit says because Cena destroyed him 6 years ago at WrestleMania as we see a clip of WrestleMania 30 where Cena defeated Wyatt. Wyatt says time could hurt or heal you. And he realizes that if it wasn’t for Cena, the FireFly Fun House would not exist. He would like to officially say, John Cena, thank you. And he forgives him.
However, there is a catch. John Cena also helped create something else. The Fiend, built on pain, fueled by vengeance. He is waiting at WrestleMania. And unlike him, he is not so forgiving. Life is a circle. And no matter what beast you make of yourself, the dark side comes again. But that’s the beauty of a circle. Round and round we go. Wyatt says let me in as he laughs.
Kayla is backstage with Baron Corbin. He says as the king wants to talk about WrestleMania. We hear someone playing the guitar and it’s Elias. Corbin tells him the king is giving an interview. Elias says his voice was annoying and he thought he would tune it out. Corbin says he’s not a rockstar or a cowboy. He wouldn’t give him 50 cents if he was on the street asking for change. He tells Elias he lives in a fantasy world and it’s an insult to reality. And if he keeps it up, he will have to answer to his king as Corbin walks away.
We see Tucker and Otis backstage. Otis starts walking towards Mandy. He apologizes for Valentine’s Day. He got her text about being late. Mandy says it’s too late, a woman doesn’t appreciate being stood up like that.
Tag Team Gauntlet Match: The New Day vs. Heavy Machinery
Tucker and Kofi start the match. A shoulder block by Tucker takes Kofi down. Tucker runs to the ropes but a spinning elbow by Kofi takes Tucker down. Both men go for a dropkick. Big E gets tagged in. Big E asks that Otis gets tagged in. Otis is tagged into the match.
Both men strut in the ring. Big E runs to the ropes, goes for a shoulder tackle but no one moves. Tuckers does the same and neither man falls. A double clothesline by both but no one falls. Big E runs to the ropes as Otis catches him and a scoop slam. Tucker is tagged in. They go for a double suplex, in comes Kofi, Tucker catches him and a double vertical suplex. Heavy Machinery clothesline The New Day to the outside.
Heavy Machinery go to the outside. A clothesline by Otis takes both Big E and Kofi out.
Back from commercial, Big E and Otis are down in the ring. Big E tries to make the tag b ut Otis grabs his leg. Kofi is finally tagged in. Tucker is tagged in as well. Kofi flies off the top rope onto Tucker. He hits Tucker with a drop kick. Kofi with the boom drop. Kofi flies off the top rope with a dropkick as Tucker falsl to the outside.
Big E is tagged in. Kofi runs to the ropes as Big E throws him over the top rope. Tucker catches Kofi and slams him onto the floor. Big E goes to the outside as Tucker takes him down. Otis is tagged as Big E is back in the ring. They hit Big E with the Trash Compactor. Otis goes for the cover and gets the pin.
The New Day are eliminated
Tag Team Gauntlet Match: Heavy Machinery vs. Lucha House Party
Dorado takes Otis down and goes for the cover but Otis kicks out. Dorado tries to tag Metalik in but Otis catches him. He goes for a splash on Dorado as Tucker is tagged in. Dorado runs towards Tucker but Tucker takes him down. He goes for the cover but Dorado kicks out. Tucker with an arm bar. He sends Dorado to the corner, Metalik is tagged in. Tucker goes for a splash as Dorado moves out of the way. Dorado jumps off the ropes onto Dorado’s shoulders onto Tucker. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Otis is tagged in as is Dorado.
They try to double team Otis but Otis knocks them both down. Otis runs towards Dorado but Dorado moves out of the way as Otis goes to the outside. The Lucha House Party jump onto Heavy Machinery on the outside.
Dorado is in the ring with Otis as Otis goes for the cover but Dorado kicks out. Tucker is tagged in. Otis powerslams Tucker onto Dorado. Tucker goes for the cover but Dorado kicks out. Tucker with a half crab as Dorado kicks Tucker away. Tucker gets Dorado in the corner and a knee to the midsection. Tucker goes for a splash but Dorado moves out of the way. Tucker makes the tag as Dorado is down.
Otis picks Dorado up and a waist lock take down onto Dorado. Otis with a bear hug. Dorado with right hands and a jaw breaker counter. Otis runs towards Dorado but Dorado moves out of the way. Otis lands on the outside. He gets back in the ring and sends Dorado to the ropes. Dorado with an acrobatic stunner and Otis is wobbling. Metalik is tagged in and as is Tucker.
Metalik with a kick to the face and a face buster. Metalik with a dropkick off the ropes. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Metalik with a sleeper hold but Tucker with right hands. Metalik makes the tag and Dorado with a splash off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Right hands by Dorado. He runs to the ropes but an elbow to the face by Tucker takes Dorado down.
Tucker with a splash. He goes for the cover but Dorado kicks out. Tucker throws Dorado down and knocks Metalik off the ring apron. Otis is tagged in and a big splash onto Dorado. Otis stops and goes for the caterpillar. He lands it and goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Lucha House Party are eliminated
Tag Team Gauntlet Match: Heavy Machinery vs. The Usos
Tucker is in the ring with Jimmy. Jimmy with an arm bar but a right hand by Tucker. Jey is tagged in as they double team Tucker. Jimmy knocks Otis off the ring apron as Tucker knocks Jimmy out. A super kick by Jey onto Tucker. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Tucker reverses it into a cover and gets the pin.
The Usos are eliminated
Tag Team Gauntlet Match: Heavy Machinery vs. The Miz and John Morrison
Miz is in the ring with Tucker. Right hands by The Miz and Morrison is tagged in. They double team Tucker. Morrison goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Morrison stomps on Tucker and hits him with a knee to the face. Miz is tagged in. He goes for the cover but Morrison kicks out.
Miz with a slingshot as Morrison hits Tucker with a right hand. Morrison is tagged in. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Morrison with a kick to the face. Forearms to the face by Morrison but Tucker with right hands. Tucker with a clothesline. Miz is tagged in. He goes for a right hand on Otis but Otis hits him. Tucker with a drop kick as The Miz falls to the outside. Tucker goes for the tag but Miz drops Otis.
Miz gets back in the ring and pushes Tucker into the corner. He hits Tucker with a flying knee. Morrison is tagged in. Morrison with a forearm to the face. Morrison with a spinning elbow off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Otis breaks it up. Miz gets in the ring as he and Morrison knock Otis out. Miz to the outside as he beats up on Otis. Tucker with an inside cradle on Morrison as he gets the pin.
The Miz and John Morrison are eliminated
Miz and Morrison double team Tucker. They attack Otis and throw him through the barricade.
Mandy is backstage watching looking worried. Ziggler asks if she’s worried about Otis as Mandy wishes him luck.
Tag Team Gauntlet Match: Heavy Machinery vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode
Roode is in the ring with Tucker and a headlock by Roode in the middle of the ring. Otis is still knocked down on the outside. Tucker with right hands as he runs to the ropes but Roode gets him in another sleeper but Tucker reverses it into a back drop. Roode tags Ziggler into the match.
Tucker with a right hand on Ziggler but Ziggler with a back elbow. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. A drop kick by Ziggler. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Roode is tagged in. They send Tucker into the corner. Ziggler with a big splash as Roode hits him with a neckbreaker. Roode goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out.
Roode tags Ziggler into the ring. They double team Tucker. Otis is slowly getting up as Roode attacks Otis on the outside. Otis fights back as he slams Roode into the announce table. Otis tries to make it onto the ring apron and he does. Ziggler with a neckbreaker. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out.
Ziggler tags Roode in. They go for a double team but Tucker knocks them down. Otis is tagged in. Otis with a shoulder block onto Roode takes him down. A back drop by Otis as he knocks Ziggler off the ring apron. Roode kicks Otis but Otis feeds off the adrenaline and doesn’t feel it. Otis dances in the ring. Otis throws Roode across the ring.
He runs towards Roode but Roode blocks it. Roode jumps off the second rope, Otis catches him, Roode lands on his feet and hits Otis with a drop kick. He runs towards Otis but Otis moves out of the way and Ziggler is tagged in. Otis with a splash takes Roode down and knocks Ziggler off the ring apron. Otis goes for the caterpillar as Ziggler hits him with the super kick. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode
Ziggler and Roode will be the last team to enter the tag team Elimination Chamber match.