WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
July 10, 2020
Orlando, Florida (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with John Morrison and the Miz in the ring for Miz TV. They welcome everyone to the show as they introduce Jeff Hardy to the ring.
Miz TV with The Miz, John Morrison and Jeff Hardy
Miz says they heard Jeff has a clip to air. Jeff says what clip, he doesn’t have one as Miz and Morrison ask what the clip is. Miz says to roll the clip. We see a video showcasing Jeff Hardy’s feud with Sheamus with an emphasis on Jeff’s demons. The clip includes Jeff’s attack on the bartender from last week.
Back in the arena, Miz says they are trying to find what makes Jeff tick and he says that he is his daughter’s favorite superstar. He says she likes the bright colors and there’s no one brighter than Jeff Hardy. Miz says but she doesn’t know about his darkness, the darkness he has been honest about. And as a dad, he doesn’t want her to put faith in someone who will self destruct again and let her down.
Jeff says that was awesome but asks if there was a question there. Miz and Morrison asks if he is okay as Miz mentions Jeff’s loss at Backlash. Jeff says he has been through hell and back and it will take a lot more than taunts from Sheamus to bring him back to where he was. Miz asks if Sheamus is in his head. Jeff says he is emotional, he’d be lying if he said Sheamus doesn’t bother him or that his words didn’t get under his skin or the loss at Backlash didn’t bother him because it does.
Hardy says he has to do everything in his power to destroy Sheamus to finally put his past behind him. And he thinks he will be a beacon of life as he will help people through hard times because he will show them that change is possible and hope is real. And there is life beyond their wildest dreams if they can stay sober.
Morrison says he has goosebumps. Miz says that was incredible and he is glad he came on the show because he feels like they made progress. Miz says they want to help him and Jeff needs a rematch against Sheamus but one not inside a WWE ring. One where he has home field advantage. He needs to face Sehamus in a bar fight. Morrison says to think about the symbolism. He fights his physical enemy Sheamsu and his metaphoric enemy, alcohol.
Jeff says it makes sense why he is here now. Sheamus put him up for it. He says he will never crumble and go back to where he was. And he is going to take Sheamus out in that bar fight and prove once and for all that he is on the right path to redemption and success. Hardy says he is never letting anyone down again. And they can tell Sheamus he accepts. And since they are throwing out challenges, he challenges one of them. Miz points to Morrison and Morrison points to Miz. Hardy knocks Miz down and goes after Morrison as he clothesline Morrison to the outside.
Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz
The bell rings and we are under way. Jeff gets Miz in the corner and the referee breaks it up. Miz with a kick followed by a head lock. Miz is sent to the ropes and a shoulder block takes Jeff down. Miz back up and a hip toss by Hardy followed by a head lock take down. Miz grabs Jeff’s hair and gets him up. He sends Jeff onto the ring apron and a knee to the face by Miz. He goes to the outside and trips Hardy up on the apron.
Miz gets back in the ring and a kick to the ribs, followed by another. Miz with a kick to the face. He goes for the cover and Jeff kicks out. Miz with a head lock. He sends Jeff to the ropes but Jeff with a quick roll up but the Miz kicks out. Hardy throws Miz onto the ring apron. Miz with a right hand as he jumps off the top rope but Jeff knocks him down. A twist of fury by Hardy. Jeff climbs the top rope but Morrison rolls Miz out of the ring. Jeff with a big splash jumps off the top rope onto Miz and John Morrison.
Back from commercial, Hardy throws Miz in the corner as he runs towards him but Miz throws him onto the ring apron. Miz distracts the referee as Morrison trips Hardy up onto the outside. Miz goes to the outside and takes Hardy out. He throws Jeff into the plexi glass. He throws Jeff back into the ring and nails him with a running knee to the face. Miz back in the ring and he stomps on Hardy. Kicks by Miz followed by a running knee to the face.
Miz on the ring apron, he jumps off the top rope but Hardy with a kick as he goes for thew Twist of Fate but Miz blocks it and hits him with a DDT. He goes for the cover but Hardy kicks out. Miz with the Yes Kicks. He goes for the cover but Hardy kicks out. Left hands by Miz and Jeff with right hands of his own followed by a jaw breaker and both men are down.
Right hands by Jeff followed by a clothesline. An atomic drop by Hardy followed by a basement drop kick. He goes for the cover but Miz kicks out. Jeff with a kick as he goes for the Twist of Fate, Miz reverses it, he goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, Jeff reverses it into a cover as Miz kicks out.
A spinning kick by Hardy as Morrison gets on the ring apron and Jeff knocks him down. Hardy climbs the top rope as Sheamus shows up on the big screen. He tells Hardy he is doing great and he is having a pint enjoying it. Hardy gets down from the top rope as Miz goes for the roll up, Hardy reverses it and gets the pin.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
Sara is backstage with Cesaro and Nakamura. She asks Nakamura about his win against Kofi from last week and if we will see another upset tonight. Cesaro asks her if they win tonight if it will be considered an upset because that would be ridiculous. Why would she even think that? Nakamura tells her she needs to know who they area.
Cesaro says he is sick of the New Day, he is sick of them always being happy, sick of them representing their tag team division. And tonight that will change. Nakamura says we will also have new tag team champions.
Before the match even begins, Nikki attacks Bayley from behind and out comes Bliss.
The bell rings and we are under way. Sasha takes down Nikki as she goes for the cover but Nikki kicks out. Bayley is tagged into the match and they double team Nikki. Bayley goes for the cover and Nikki kicks out. Bayley throws Nikki in the corner and Sasha is tagged in. Sasha stomps on Nikki in the corner.
Bayley is tagged back in and they double team Nikki. Bayley throws Nikki onto the ring apron. She grabs Nikki but Nikki trips Bayley up and gets her in between the ring apron. She beats up on Bayley and throws her back into the ring. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out. Alexa Bliss is tagged in and a double team on Bayley. Bliss with a right hand. She goes for the cover but Bayley kicks out.
Alexa goes to pick up Bayley but Bayley with a knee slows her down. Sasha is tagged in and a drop toe hold by Alexa as Corss is tagged in. A drop kick by Nikki. Alexa is tagged back in and she knocks Bayley off the ring apron. They go to knock Sasha down but Bayley pulls Sasha to the outside.
Sasha and Bayley get in Corey and Michael Cole’s faces. Nikki grabs the SmackDown Women’s title and mocks Bayley as Alexa and Nikki take down the tag team champions.
Back from commercial, Alexa sends Sasha to the outside while Bayley is the legal competitor. Bayley gets on the ring apron and stuns Alexa in between the ropes. Bayley goes for the cover but Alexa kicks out. Bayley stomping on Alexa as she gets her tied in between the ropes. Bayley goes for a suplex but Alexa reverses it into a cover but Bayley kicks out. She drags Alexa to the corner and Sasha is tagged in. Sasha goes for the cover but Alexa kicks out. A kick to the face by Sasha.
She rolls Alexa up but Alexa kicks out. A head lock by Sasha in the middle of the ring. She throws Alexa in the corner and Bayley is tagged back in. Bayley goes for the cover but again Alexa kicks out. Bayley throws Bliss into the corner and Sasha is tagged in as they double team Bliss. Sasha goes for the cover and Bliss kicks out. Sasha knocks Nikki down and with the referee distracted, Bayley beats up on Alexa.
Bayley is tagged in and a snap suplex as she goes for the cover but again Bliss kicks out. Bayley gets in Alexa’s face but Alexa with right hands and Nikki is tagged in. Nikki steam rolls through Bayley and onto Sasha. Bayley tags Sasha in and a bulldog by Nikki. Nikki climbs the second rope and goes for the DDT as Bayley is tagged in. Nikki goes for a tornado DDT on Bayley but lands a neck breaker. She goes for the cover but Sasha breaks it up. Alexa drags Sasha onto the outside but Sasha throws Alexa into the barricade.
Back in the ring, Nikki goes to knock Sasha down but Bayley rolls Nikki up and puts her leg on the ropes and gets the pin.
Winners: Bayley and Sasha Banks
They re-air Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt from WWE Money in the Bank.
Sara is backstage with The New Day. Kofi says every time they lose a match, people talk about how they underestimate their opponents. It’s almost as if people forget who these guys were. He says Nakamura is a former champion and same for Cesaro. Kofi says they haven’t forgotten who they are. Big E says facing the rising sun of the New Day begin, let us march on until victory is won. He says they will march all night and they will remain the WWE SmackDown Tag Team champions. Because New Day rocks.
Jey Uso is in the ring hosting the Karaoke Showdown. He says he’s not Ryan Seacrest bur American Idol has nothing on them. Each contestant will get 45 seconds to sing their favorite WWE theme song. And the audience will vote for a winner. Up first is Lacey Evans singing With My Baby Tonight by Jeff Jarrett or Road Dogg.
Dana Brooke sings the Honkey Tonk Man’s song as Jey cuts her off saying she was bad. Up next is Tamina singing It’s Time to Play the Game as she starts to rock out and Jey cuts her off. Last but not least is Naomi singing American Dream.
Naomi gets the most votes from the crowd as Lacey attacks Naomi from behind. Naomi gets back up and Jey breaks it up.
Lacey Evans vs. Naomi
The bell rings and we are under way. Lacey slams Naomi into the second turnbuckle. Right hands by Naomi but a drop toe hold by Evans as she uses her dress to blind Naomi but Naomi with a kick to the face. Both women get back up and a big kick to the face by Naomi takes Lacey down and onto the outside.
Dana Brooke on the outside checks on Lacey as Lacey shoves Brooke down. Brooke gets in Lacey’s face and Tamina gets in to intervene as Lacey pushes her down. All four women start to brawl as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: No contest
Sara is backstage with AJ Styles as he Two Sweets her. She congratulates him on his win last week. AJ says Drew got embarrassed. That’s Daniel Bryan’s coached and he embarrassed him and if that’s the level of competition he has to face, it’s a waste of his time. He says no one is worthy of stepping into the ring with the Phenomenal One and he will keep the Intercontinental championship for a long time. She says he will be defending his championship next week as AJ asks her against who. She says against Matt Riddle.
AJ asks her who he ever beat? Sara says Matt defeated him a few weeks ago and AJ says it was a rhetorical question. AJ says he will get beat by AJ Styles as he storms off.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship match: The New Day (c’s) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro
The bell rings and we are under way. Nakamura gets Kofi in the corner and starts hitting him with the knees. Nakamura tags Cesaro into the match and they double team Kofi. A European uppercut by Cesaro as he throws Kofi onto the top rope. Kofi horizontally on the top rope and Nakamura with a knee to the midsection. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Nakamura with an arm bar but Kofi with a right hand as he he tries to make the tag but Nakamura with a kick and an arm bar of his own.
Cesaro is tagged in and a gut wrench suplex onto Kofi. He goes for the cover but Kofi kicks out. Cesaro with an elbow drop. He goes for the cover again but once nmore Kofi kicks out. Nakamura is tagged back into the match and a double team on Kofi. Nakamura gets Kofi caught in between the ropes but Kofi with a back elbow but Nakamura with a right hand and Cesaro is tagged back in. They try to double team Kofi but Big E gets involved and Nakamrua is thrown to the outside. Kofi with a drop kick onto Cesaro as he stomps on him in the corner.
Big E is tagged in and he continues to stomp on Cesaro. Kofi is tagged back in and the Unicorn stomp continues. Big E is tagged back in and again he gets stomped on. Kofi is tagged back in and a running drop kick by Kofi takes Cesaro down to the outside. Kofi runs to the ropes as Big E throws him to the outside but Cesaro catches him with an upper cut.
Back from commercial, Nakamura is in control of the match as he has Kofi down. A head lock by Nakamura in the middle of the ring as Kofi gets to his feet and right hands by the former champion. Nakamura converts it into a sleeper but Kofi with back elbow as he gets out of it. Kofi reverses it into the SOS and both men are down. Cesaro is tagged in and as is Big E. He grabs Cesaro and hits him with a belly to belly. Big E three belly to belly drops. A running big splash by Big E but Cesaro moves out of the way.
Big E gets up and knocks Nakamura down. Cesaro goes for the cover from behind but Big E kicks out and an uppercut by Cesaro. And another uppercut and back elbows by Cesaro onto Big E in the corner. Cesaro gets on the second rope and starts to punch Big E as Kofi tags himself in. Big E grabs Cesaro and Kofi with the Meteora off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Nakamura breaks it up. Nakamura with right hands on Kofi and in comes Big E but a kick to the face by Nakamura takes Big E down.
Cesaro goes for the tag but Kofi rolls him up for the cover but Cesaro kicks out. Both men bacj up and Cesaro distracts the referee as Nakamura gets a cheap shot from behind on Kofi and Nakamrua is tagged in. Nakamuira drops Kofi down. He goes for the cover but Big E breaks it up. In comes Cesaro as both men exchange right hands. Nakamura gets involved as they throw Big E to the outside.
Kofi with fists onto Nakamura as Cesaro tags himself in. Kofi fights them both off and in comes Big E as the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: No contest
Big E and Cesaro fight to the outside as do Kofi and Nakamura. Cesaro and Nakamura throw Big E into the steel steps and double team Kofi. Cesaro pulls out a table and places it in the ring. They place Big E on the table as Cesaro climbs to the top rope. He lifts Kofi up and powerbombs him through Big E and through the table.