WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
August 7, 2020
Orlando, Florida (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with clips of the Swamp Fight from three weeks ago. We see Alexa Bliss in the Sister Abigail role talking to Braun Strowman. It’s followed by Nikki Cross against Bayley from last week. The Fiend showed up and put the Mandible Claw on Bliss to end the show.
FireFly Fun House
Wyatt is in the Fun House and he says a bunch of haters have been sliding in his DM’s, blaming him for what happened to Alexa Bliss last week. He says if you want to point the finger on someone, point to to Strowman. How could he let something so horrific happen to someone he cares so much about. All he had to do was give him what he wants.
He says he happens to know that he will be there later. He’s waiting for Braun. And his advice is to give him what he wants or she’ll find out what he is truly capable of. Wyatt laughs and waves.
Back in the arena, Matt Riddle’s music hits.
Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus
The bell rings and we are under way. Riddle jumps on the back of Sheamus as Sheamus reaches for the ropes and it’s broken up. A side head lock take down by Sheamus but Riddle gets up and out of it. Riddle with a leg take down as Sheamus gets back up.
A head lock by Sheamus as Riddle gets him against the ropes and the referee breaks it up. An arm bar followed by a knee to the body by Sheamus. An arm bar by Sheamus but Riddle reverses it into an arm bar of his own as Riddle in the middle of the ring. Riddle turns it into a cover but Sheamus kicks out. Both men back up as Sheamus lifts Riddle up and power bomb him down onto the mat. A right hand by Sheamus as he goes goes for a clothesline but Riddle ducks and Sheamus on the ring apron. Sheamus with forearms onto Riddle. Sheamus climbs the top rope but Riddle with a right hand as Sheamus falls to the outside.
Back from commercial and Sheamus has Riddle in a head lock. Riddle with right hands but the Irish Curse back breaker by Sheamus onto Riddle. Sheamus with two more back breakers. He goes for the cover but Riddle kicks out. Sheamus once more with a head lock. Riddle with right hands followed by a kick to the side of the head and both men are down. Riddle with rights hands and a running kick. He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out
Riddle climbs the top rope, goes for the reverses senton, Sheamus moves, Riddle lands on his feet but Sheamus hits him with the White Noise. He goes for the cover but Riddle kicks out. Sheamus up to his feet first, he runs towards Riddle but Riddle moves out of the way and lands a German suplex. He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. Riddle goes for a kick but Sheamus reverses it into a cover but Riddle kicks out. Sheamus runs towards Riddle but Riddle moves and Sheamus lands shoulder first onto the ring post and he falls to the outside.
Sheamus down on the outside and out comes Riddle as he delivers some kicks but Sheamus with a big knee to the jaw taking Riddle out. Sheamus gets back in the ring and out comes Shorty G who attacks Riddle from behind as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: By disqualification, Matt Riddle
After the match, Riddle gets back up and beats up on Shorty G. A flying punch by Riddle as he slams Shorty G’s face into the announce desk. He throws Gable into the ring steps as Sheamus stands in the ring watching the fight.
Riddle heads to the back as Sheamus throws Shorty G into the ring and hits him with the Brogue Kick. He asks for a microphone and asks Shorty G what he thinks he is doing. Doing this for Corbin’s bounty? He took a win away from him as Gable gets back up and Sheamus hits him with another Brogue Kick.
King Corbin is backstage with Sara and in comes Sheamus. He tells him about Shorty G as Corbin laughs. Sheamus tells him if he does that again, he will beat his crown off him. Sheamus talks back as Sheamus tells him to try him.
They talk about last week’s horrific tragedy as we see a clip of Sonya Deville attacking Mandy Rose from behind. Morrison says sometimes life hits you with something so devastating and tonight they are using their considerable influence as they have microphone problems.
Miz says they will use their power to give a platform who was viciously attacked last week and it’s brave of her to join them tonight even through satellite. It’s Mandy Rose’s hair as we see a wig with plastic eyes talking to them. They talk about the humiliation and ask if she is fine and while the wig is on screen, it’s Morrison who is talking in a voice pretending to be the wig. This goes on for about a minute as it ends with a Hair Yeah and Miz says the future is bright for her hair.
With the wig gone, Miz says the real victim has not been heard yet as he welcomes Sonya Deville to the show. Out comes Sonya to the ring. Miz asks her why she did what she did. Sonya says she came out and told Mandy she was going to do what she did and she doesn’t understand the issue. She says she is a woman of her word. Did she enjoy smashing Mandy’s face into the table? Absolutely. She says it was like Mandy was scared, she was concerned about her image because that’s what her entire life has been about. She says it’s pathetic and sad.
Sonya says she would apologize but she doesn’t feel bad because she has no respect for her anymore. She calls Mandy weak. Sonya calls the crowd pathetic. Miz says they have not heard from Mandy since the attack and she hasn’t posted a social media selfie since the attack. Sonya says she has one other talent, she won an award for making out with a… She won an award for making out with a dude. And the only bright side is that her and Otis actually look like a couple. Morrison says like Shrek and Donkey.
Otis and Tucker come down to the ring as a fight breaks out between both teams. Sonya leaves the ring and Tucker throws Miz to the outside as they double team Tucker in the ring. Otis goes for the caterpillar but Miz drags Tucker out of the ring.
Cesaro with Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Lince Dorado with Gran Metalik
The bell rings and Cesaro goes after Dorado and a back breaker by Cesaro followed by a European uppercut. A clothesline by Cesaro as he picks Dorado up but Dorado with a hurricanrana takes Cesaro to the outside. The lights dim blue on and off as Dorado flies to the outside but Cesaro catches him. Dorado jumps off the railing and lands a hurricanrana. He throws Cesaro back into the ring and a sunset flip by Dorado but Cesaro kicks out.
Dorado jumps off the top rope but Cesaro catches him and lands a back breaker. He goes for the cover but Dorado kicks out. Cesaro runs to the ropes and lands an elbow drop. He goes for the cover but again Dorado kicks out. Cesaro grabs Dorado but a jaw breaker slows Cesaro down. Dorado with a chop to the chest as he lands a spring board stunner. Dorado with a moon sault off the bottom rope and one off the second rope. Dorado goes off the second rope as he knocks Nakamura down who was on the ring apron. Cesaro hits Dorado from behind and goes for a power bomb but Dorado reverses it into a cover as Cesaro kicks out.
Cesaro with a European uppercut and lands the Neutralizer. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Otis and Tucker are backstage and in comes Kayla Braxton. She asks them about how they put an end to a disrespectful episode of the Dirt Sheet. And she asks about their match tonight. Otis says everything is a joke to them and they have crossed the line. Tucker says what Sonya did last week was despicable and Miz and Morrison won’t let it out. Otis says they can handle it if a joke is on him but them disrespecting his beautiful peach Mandy Rose, he won’t stand for it. And they’ll learn that when they get him angry, no one is going to be laughing.
FireFly Fun House flashes on the screen as Let Me In shows on the giant screen and the lights go out in the Performance Center. Out comes The Fiend.
Back from commercial and The Fiend is in the ring as he is standing behind Alexa Bliss. He circles around her and leans back and sits in the corner. He crawls towards her and gets in her face as he extends his arm. He closes his fingers but Bliss puts his arm down and runs her hand down his face. Fiend steps away as we hear Strowman’s voice and he’s on the giant screen.
Strowman calls him a sadistic bastard. he says he doesn’t give a damn about Alexa, all he cares about his destroying him. When he stepped in the swamp, he knew he was going to step out as the baddest SOB or that he ripped the devil from limb to limb. He tells Fiend he is looking at the baddest SOB that ever walked God’s green earth. He says he let it all out and he is fulfilling his destiny. He is more than a man, he is the thing that nightmares are made of. He is the monster. He tells him he can have whatever he wants but at Summerslam, he will face his fears. He will face the monster.
The bell rings and we are under way. Corbin goes for a right hand but Hardy ducks and lands an atomic drop. Hardy works on Corbin’s left arm and he lands a second atomic drop. A leg drop by Hardy followed by a basement dropkick. A splash by Hardy as he goes for the cover but Corbin kicks out. Corbin gets back up and a big right hand onto Hardy. Corbin goes for a clothesline, Hardy ducks and goes for the Twist of Fate, Corbin ducks and a big clothesline. he goes for the cover but Hardy kicks out.
Corbin throws Hardy to the outside and right hands by Corbin. He grabs Jeff and throws him back into the ring. He goes for the cover but Jeff kicks out. A chin lock by Corbin but Hardy gets out of it. Corbin slides under the bottom rope as Jeff delivers a baseball slide. Jeff beats up on Corbin on the outside and throws him back in the ring. A Deep Six by Corbin as he goes for the cover but Jeff kicks out. Corbin goes for End of Days but Jeff blocks it as Corbin hits him with a knee to the face.
Jeff falls to the outside and out comes Sheamus who hits Jeff with the Brogue Kick as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: By disqualification, Jeff Hardy
Corbin gets out of the ring as he argues with Sheamus.
Sheamus vs. Baron Corbin
Back from commercial and the match is already under way. Sheamus with a knee to the body takes Corbin down. He sends Corbin to the ropes and a knee to the body by Sheamus takes Corbin onto the ring apron. Sheamus grabs Corbin but the referee breaks it up. Sheamus goes to the outside and a clothesline by Corbin takes Sheamus out.
Corbin slams Sheamus into the barricade and slams Sheamus face first off the announce table. Corbin throws Sheamus back into the ring and as Corbin gets in the ring, Sheamus hits him with a knee to the face. Sheamus clothesline Corbin to the outside. Sheamus throws Corbin into the barricade and slams Corbin face first into the announce table.
Sheamus sends Corbin shoulder first into the ring post. Sheamus climbs the top rope and jumps but Corbin ducks and lands a side slam on Sheamus. He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. Corbin throws Sheamus shoulder first into the turnbuckle. A right hand by Corbin as he slams Sheamus down. Sheamus gets back to his feet and a right hand onto Corbin as he lifts Corbin on his shoulders but Corbin blocks it and lands a clothesline.
Matt Riddle jumps off the top rope towards Corbin as Corbin moves out of the way and Sheamus hits him with the Brogue Kick. Riddle slides to the outside as Sheamus goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Bayley is backstage and in comes Sasha asking her if she is fine and Bayley says she is fine. Sasha asks about her match on Monday vs. Asuka and Bayley says she’s not worried but she would have preferred that Sasha ask her about setting up the match next time. Sasha says this is not about Asuka, it’s about them. They have all the gold, they did this. Sasha says Bayley is her role model. In comes a WWE producer who says they are needed in the ring for a video conference with Stephanie McMahon.
Kayla is backstage with Big E. She talks about his singles run. Big E says for the past 5 years, he did a lot of things, one of which is himself eating popcorn becoming a popular gif. He has been an entertainer, a tag partner and a friend. But now he gets to answer what could have been if they just passed him the ball? But the support from the WWE Universe, these things could be perceived as a weight. As pressure. But they are not an anchor, they lift him up. And although he may not know where the run will take him but he will give all of him. Because and he looks at Kayla as she tells him New Day Rocks and she starts to sing the New Day Rocks tune.
Bayley and Sasha are int he ring as Stephanie shows up on the big screen. She congratulates them on winning their championships. They thank her because there’s a lot of jealousy coming from the locker room. All they are trying to do is be role models. They mention the women’s evolution. Stephanie mentions how they have traveled to all three brands, being a referee or making a mockery of when they attacked Sane. She’s not sure about them being role models but they got her attention.
Sasha says they know what is best for business and they are big fans of herself and Triple H. Stephanie says she will challenge them. At Summerslam, Sasha will defend the Raw women’s championship. And she could be defending it against her beset friend’s opponent on Monday, Asuka. And as for Bayley, all those enemies she made, they will all have a chance when they compete in a triple brand battle royal with the winner facing her for the SmackDown women’s championship at Summerslam. And that’s what is best for business.
Miz and Morrison are backstage with Sonya Deville. In comes Kayla who asks Miz and Morrison if they regret taking things too far now that they have a match. Mz says they are sorry their comedy is too advanced for her taste. Morrison says Otis and Tucker get confused, mad and make mistakes. Miz says it’s called gamesmanship. They are physical marvels, mental giants and it won’t take much to outwit Otis. Kayla says she hasn’t seen Otis this angry before as Miz jokes about how Otis will eat them. He says they have a match to prepare for as they walk away.
Miz and Morrison with Sonya Deville vs. Heavy Machinery
The bell rings and we are under way. Morrison with kicks onto Tucker to start the match. Tucker slams Morrison down as he goes for the cover but Morrison kicks out. A take down by Tucker in the middle of the ring and both men are back up as Tucker hits him with a clothesline.
Tucker throws Morrison in the corner and tags Otis in as they double team him. Morrison makes the tag and in comes Miz who kicks Otis but Otis is fired up. He rips off his shirt and knocks Miz down. Tucker is tagged back in and they squad Miz, double teaming him. Miz falls to the outside. Tucker with a cannonball off the ring apron onto Miz and Morrison.
Back from commercial, Miz with a kick to the body onto Tucker and Morrison is tagged in as they double team Tucker. Morrison goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Morrison goes for a kick but Tucker kicks him first but Morrison with a follow up kick. Miz is tagged in and he lands a DDT. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Miz distracts the referee as Morrison gets a cheap shot in. Morrison is tagged in as Miz goes for the slingshot but Tucker knocks Morrison down. He takes Miz down and Otis is tagged in.
Otis takes down both Morrison and Miz. He throws Morrison in the corner and bodyslams Miz. An overhead throw takes Morrison to the other side of the ring. Otis with the caterpillar. He goes for the cover but Miz breaks it up. Tucker drags Miz to the outside. He goes for a clothesline but Miz and Morrison move out of the way as Tucker is slammed into the barricade. Otis is thrown into the steel steps.
Mandy Rose comes out and attacks Sonya from behind as the two fight into the ring and the referee calls for the bell. Otis and Tucker get in the ring and grab Mandy and Miz and Morrison grab Sonya. Mandy gets through and goes after Sonya again as the two continue to fight.
Winners: No contest
Mandy and Sonya are arguing backstage as the lights go out. Retribution run into the ring with weapons. They go after Graves and Michael Cole as the announcers run to the back. One of them gets in the face of the camera man and says this is their house and he is chased to the back as are all the other camera men around the ring.
They go into the audience and start to beat up on some of the people in the crowd. They flip the announce table and vandalize the ring and the plexi glass around the ring. One of them grabs a chainsaw and cuts the ring ropes.