WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
March 27, 2020
Orlando, Florida (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE Friday Night SmackDown kicks off with Sasha Banks making her way down to the ring along with the SmackDown women’s champion Bayley. Both women get in the ring and grab microphones.
Bayley says they are a little over a week away from WrestleMania and this one is too big for one night. She says WrestleMania is where the best of the best compete. Sasha says dreams can come true, anything is possible. Bayley says this year, their WrestleMania is a nightmare because of Paige. She calls Paige pathetic and says she is jealous of their careers. Bayley talks about how her match is now a 5-way elimination and it’s not fair. Bayley mentions how Paige thinks she is slick putting Sasha in the match too.
She mentions how they are best friends, they are better together. She says there’s no separation and just as Sasha is about to talk, out comes Lacey Evans. She gets in the ring as well.
Evans tells Bayley that her mouth is as big as her hat. And that Sasha can barely get a word in. Bayley says she has a word for her, loser. Sasha mentions Lacey’s daughter and if she’s ashamed of her. Evans says Bayley is right, WrestleMania will be a nightmare for the both of them. Because Sasha won’t be able to say her daughter’s name when she breaks her jaw with the Women’s Rights. And she will beat some respect into Bayley when she takes her title. And out comes Naomi.
She joins them in the ring. Naomi says she is with Lacey because they all know that herself and Bayley have unfinished business. She says it will be a bonus when she snatches her blue wig off her head. Sasha gets angry as Naomi says the glow will shine brightest at WrestleMania. Bayley talks about how this won’t be how everyone tries to say something. And as she’s talking, out comes Tamina to the ring.
Tamina looks at all four women in the ring. She says actions speak louder than words. She headbutts Naomi and super kicks Lacey. Sasha and Bayley stomp on Naomi. They bump into Tamina and leave the ring.
Drew Gulak vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – If Gulak wins, Daniel Bryan will face Sami Zayn at WrestleMania for the Intercontinental championship
Daniel Bryan is at ringside while Zayn joins Michael Cole on commentary and Cesaro is also at ring side. The bell rings and we are under way. Nakamura with a take down on Gulak followed by knees to the back of the neck. He gets Gulak in the corner but Gulak explodes out of the corner with a drop kick. Right hands by Gulak as he stomps on Nakamura. Gulak goes for a right hand but Cesaro drags Nakamura out of the ring.
Gulak gets on the ring apron as Nakamura kicks him down.; Nakamura throws Gulak back into the ring. As Nakamura is getting back into the ring, Gulak grabs Nakamura’s leg and trips him up in between the ropes. Gulak starts to work on Nakamura’s left leg. Gulak goes for another kick but Nakamura moves out of the way. Nakamura climbs the second rope and hits Gulak with a flying knee. He goes for the cover but Gulak kicks out.
Nakamura gets Gulak in a headlock. Knees to the shoulder by Nakamura. He grabs Gulak but Gulak with right hands. Nakamura with right hands of his own. A front face suplex by Nakamura. He gets ready for the kinshasa but Bryan moves Gulak out of the way. Gulak with a jackknife cover on Nakamura and he gets the pin.
Winner: Drew Gulak
Michael Cole mentions the saga between Mandy Rose, Otis and Dolph Ziggler. We see a clip of last week’s show where Ziggler showed Otis pictures of him with Mandy Rose.
We cut to backstage where Ziggler is Facetiming talking about Otis. In comes Heavy Machinery but they are held back by WWE officials. They all start arguing. Ziggler challenges Otis to a match at WrestleMania as Otis accepts.
Elias is at the Performance Center standing on a stage. He wrote a song called Kingdom of Fools for Baron Corbin.
“WrestleMania is too big for one night. After I destroy Corbin he’s gonna see the lights. At WrestleMania, the chances of Corbin are narrow, so bring your midevil costume and a bowen arrow.
“I stocked up on toiler paper in these items of distress and I stamped a face on every roll and I must confess, that may seem harsh but it’s the least of what you deserve. Your throne is a toiler and Baron you are a turd. I said your throne is a toilet and you are a turd.”
Baron Corbin attacks Elias from behind. He starts beating up on Elias. Corbin knocks Elias and Elias is holding on off the top of the little stage. Corbin with a right hand as he hits Elias and Elias falls off the stage onto the floor. WWE officials check on Elias.
Michael Cole mentions that Elias will be taken to a medical facility.
Michael Cole tells Nikki Cross social distancing as Nikki Cross is doing commentary. The bell rings. Asuka is laughing as Alexa tells her to hold on. Asuka goes for a right hand, Alexa ducks and smiles. Asuka runs towards Alexa but Alexa hits Asuka with a right forearm. And another one.
Alexa with a drop kick. She goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out. A head lock by Alexa but Asuka sends her to the ropes and a shoulder block by Asuka. She mocks Nikki Cross. She goes to send Alexa to the corner but Alexa reverses it and Asuka jumos onto the second rope. Alexa knocks her down to the outside. Asuka gets back on the ring apron a as the two exchange words and Alexa knocks her to the outside. Alexa goes for a baseball slide but Asuka moves out of the way as she sends Alexa into the steel steps.
Back from commercial, Asuka has Alexa in an arm bar. Asuka with a kick and Alexa is knocked onto the ring apron. Asuka runs to the ropes and goes to knock Alexa down but Alexa moves out of the way and kicks Asuka from behind. Asuka on the ring apron as both women are fighting. Asuka with a kick onto Alexa. Asuka goes for a DDT but Alexa reverses it into a drop arm bar. Alexa gets in the ring and goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out.
Alexa with an arm bar. Asuka runs towards Alexa but Alexa moves out of the way and Asuka lands shoulder first into the corner. Bliss with a clothesline and a right hand taking Asuka down. Alexa with the double knees stomp. She goes for a moon sault but Asuka moves out of the way and onto the outside of the ring.
Bliss goes to the outside and chases Asuka as Asuka gets on the ring apron but Alexa trips her down. She throws Asuka into the ring apron and into the ring. She goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out. She goes for another cover and Asuka kicks out. Alexa goes for the Twisted Bliss but Asuka reverses it. Bliss reverses that into a DDT. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
The Usos are backstage and say it wouldn’t be Road to WrestleMania if the Usos and New Day didn’t battle it out. Winner of tonight goes to WrestleMania for the Smackdown Tag Team championships.
Triple H vs. Roman Reigns from WrestleMania 21 airs.
Back in the arena, Triple H is backstage. Cole asks him about facing Roman Reigns and Goldberg in the past. Triple H says having been in the ring with both of them, they both bring intensity. The biggest difference is that with Roman, he has an intensity that kills. With Goldberg, it’s someone who is as intense as can be and all at once. And that flame burns fast. But it doesn’t last long. Triple H says Roman’s intensity increases and he gets stronger as the match goes on. If the match is quick, it’s Goldberg. If it goes long, it’s Roman.
The New Day are backstage. They say tonight, they have a chance to go to WrestleMania. But they have to go through The Usos and it’s always a battle with them. Big E says it will pain them deeply to give them this beating but their daddy’s have to become 8 time WWE Tag Team champions.
Ziggler is backstage with Sonya DeVille. In comes Mandy as Sonya leaves. She asks Ziggler why he’s doing that to Otis. Mandy asks if he had to rub it in his face with the pictures. Ziggler says it was too much and apologizes. Mandy says she refuses to let them fight over her like she’s some sort of prize. Ziggler says he will win his match, they’ll leave Otis behind them.
FireFly Fun House
Wyatt is seen looking at a picture of Cena defeating him from years ago at WrestleMania. He says today, he will teach and he stops and says shut up as he talks to his lantern. He says he failed against John Cena but he won’t. Wyatt says he has the secret recipe to defeat John Cena. You take one scoop of disappointment, a little bit of self loathing, some hot sauce for flavor and rage and resentment. He puts them all in a blender. In comes Ramblin Rabbit who says not to forget the carrot as it will help him see John Cena. Wyatt grabs the Rabbit and says what’s missing is irrelevant opinions. He puts the rabbit in the blender and turns it on.
Bray says when he’s not playing in his fun house,l hes making up the perfect drink for him to defeat John Cena at WrestleMania. He drinks it and says that went straight to his head. A big star like Cena deserves much more than just an ordinary match. Especially since he is anything but ordinary. In fact, he wants Cena to step into their madness and mayhem. Wyatt says he is challenging Cena to a Firefly Fun House match at WrestleMania. Wyatt drinks more of the it and says it tastes great. But there is one nasty side effect. Let me in.
The Usos vs. The New Day – Number 1 contender for WWE SmackDown Tag Team championships
The Miz and John Morrison are doing commentary. The bell rings and we are under way. Kofi and Jey are in the ring. A head lock take down by Jey but Kofi sends him to the ropes. A shoulder block takes Kofi down. Both men back up. KJofi goes for a drop kick, Jey catches Kofi and a slingshot onto the second rope. Kofi lands on his feet and hits Jey with a drop kick. Jey goes to the outside of the ring. Miz and Morrison taunt the Usos.
Jimmy is tagged in and Big E is tagged in as well. Big E drops Jimmy onto the mat. Jimmy back up as he runs to the ropes but a spinning elbow by Big E takes Jimmy down. Kofi is tagged in. They double team Jimmy. Kofi goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Kofi with a kick takes Jimmy down. He sends Jimmy to the ropes as JEy is tagged in. They double team Kofi. Jey goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. A chop to the chest by Jey as he gets Kofi in the corner. Jimmy is tagged in.
Jimmy goes for a kick, Kofi ducks and Big E is tagged in as is Jey. A belly to belly by Big E and another one. He drags Jey onto the ring apron and pounds on Jey. Big E with the big splash on the ring apron.
Back from commercial, the Usos double team Big E. Jey goes for the cover but Big E kicks out. Jimmy is tagged in. He runs towards Big E but Big E plants Jimmy down. Jey is tagged in and as is Kofi. He takes Jey down. A drop kick by Kofi followed by the boom drop. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise, Jey ducks and he slams Kofi into the mat. A half crab onto Kofi but Kofi reverses it knocking Jey down. Kofi hits Jey with the SOS. He goes for the cover but Jey kicks out.
Kofi with a back elbow as Big E is tagged in. He picks Jey up as Kofi jumps off the top rope, Jey ducks and Jimmy throws Kofi into the ring post. Jimmy hits Big E with a super kick. Jey goes for the cover but Big E kicks out. Jimmy is tagged in. The Usos place Big E on the top rope. Big E pushes them both down but Jey with a kick takes Big E to the outside. The Usos run to the ropes but Kofi stops them. They grab Kofi and throw him onto the ring apron. The Usos run towards Kofi but Kofi lowers the top rope and the Usos go to the outside. Kofi flies over the top rope landing on them.
Miz and Morrison are standing on the announce table taunting them. Kofi trips Morrison up. Jimmy flies over the top rope taking Miz down. Big E spears Jimmy off the ring apron onto the outside. Big E grabs Jimmy and throws him in the ring. Miz and Morrison attack Big E and beat up on The New Day and The Usos as the referee rings the bell.
The Miz and John Morrison beat up on both tag teams in the ring.
Michael Cole gets on the microphone and says WWE officials have told him that Miz and Morrison will have to face both teams in a triple threat ladder match at WrestleMania. The Usos superkick Miz as The New Day double team Morrison.