WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
September 11, 2020
Orlando, Florida (Amway Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE SmackDown kicks off with a tribute image of the 9/11 terror attack.
We start off with a clip of last week’s promo involving Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns. We cut to the number one contender match for the WWE Universal Championship where Jey Uso came out victorious.
In the ThunderDome, it’s Roman Reigns who who comes out with Paul Heyman. Both men get in the ring as Paul Heyman says the tribal chief has authorized him to enlighten us on some recent history. Two weeks ago on SmackDown, they let the secret out of the bag. They told everybody what only the two of them knew and two days later at Payback, Roman Reigns wrecked everyone and left. And he left the Universal Heavyweight Champion.
Heyman says last Friday, no secret, Roman wanted Heyman to say everything and as tribal council, he did. And on that same night, his blood line, his family, his cousin Jey Uso stepped up. Jey emerged as the only beneficiary of a fatal four way match. Heyman introduces the challenger for the Universal Championship at The Clash of the Champions, legally it’s his cousin but he may as well be his blood brother, it’s Jey Uso.
Jey’s music hits and out he comes to the ring. Jey tells Heyman that he goes way back with his family and he has love for him. That;s why he wanted to thank him because now he gets to compete against his blood, his cousin, the Universal Champion at Clash of Champions. Heyman states that he doesn’t owe him anything, the appreciation should go to Roman. When Big E was taken out, it was Roman’s idea. He just implemented and executed a command from his boss, from his tribal chief, the reigning, defending, undisputed, Universal Heavyweight Champion, Roman Reigns.
Roman tells Jey he doesn’t have to thank him, they’re blood. Years they have thought about it, they are family. He is proud of him, the whole family is proud of him, he earned this. No one gave him this, he’s about to be in the main event at Clash of Champions. He’s about to take a huge pay day for his family, this is his moment. At Clash of Champions, that’s not going to be your moment. Like when we were kids, I’m going to whip your ass and it’s all love.
Jey says they are grown men now. Baron Corbin’s music hits. Corbin says enough, it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out. It was a setup. Roman pulled a few strings to get a hand picked opponent for his very first title match. And that guy just happened to be his cousin. It makes him sick. There’s nothing that he despises more than watching somebody walk around and abuse their power.
Out comes Sheamus to the ring. Sheamus says he is gonig to have to agree with Corbin as this all stinks. Last week when he kindly reminded Big E where his car was parked, he took an unfortunate spill. It should have been a triple threat match but strings are pulled and Jey Uso is now in the match. Sheamus asks how can anyone prepare on such short notice. Jey asks if he wants time to prepare. Sheamus says not now, the grownup hasn’t stopped talking. Jey challenges Sheamus and Corbin to a tag team match.
Sheamus runs towards Jey and he throws him to the outside. Jey throws Corbin shoulder first into the ring post.
WWE Intercontinental Championship – Jeff Hardy (c) vs. AJ Styles
Sami Zayn comes out during the introductions. Zayn says this match is not for the Intercontinental Championship because he is the Intercontinental Champion. He won the title fair and square on March 8, 2020 and after that he defended the title at WrestleMania against Daniel Bryan. And for personal reasons, he took a few months off and WWE saw fit to crown a new sham Champion.
Zayn says he is back and this is not an Intercontinental Championship match. Let the record show, this is an exhibition match. Out comes Adam Pearce to the ramp. Pearce says he and the security guards are here to get him out. Zayn says he will leave but they should all be ashamed.
In the ring, AJ attacks Jeff as the referee pulls AJ away. The bell rings and we are under way. AJ runs towards Jeff but Jeff moves out of the way. Jeff with the Twist of Fate. he climbs the top rope but misses the Swanton Bomb.
Back from commercial, AJ is beating on Jeff Hardy on the outside of the ring. Styles gets back in the ring and back out to break the referee count. Hardy slams AJ off the ring steps. AJ jumps off the ring steps and lands the poetry in motion. Both men back in the ring and Hardy knocks AJ back down. Jeff goes for the leg drop but AJ counters it slamming Jeff down.
Jeff with a back elbow, he jumps off the top rope and lands the whisper in the wind. He goes for the cover but AJ kicks out. Jeff goes for the Twist of Fate, AJ counters it slamming Jeff neck first onto his knee. AJ goes for the cover but Jeff kicks out. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Jeff reverses it and lands a leg drop. Jeff goes for the cover but AJ kicks out. Jeff gets up but as AJ goes for the bad leg but Jeff counters it. Jeff goes for the double knees in the corner but AJ moves out of the way and Jeff lands on his back.
Styles on the ring apron but Sam Zayn trips Styles up as the referee calls for the bell. Zayn gets in the ring and hits Jeff with the Helluva Kick.
Winner: AJ Styles by disqualification
We cut backstage as Roman Reigns is sitting on the couch and Jey is hyping them up.
Back in the ring, Jeff grabs his Intercontinental Championship and falls on the ramp as he’s trying to make his way backstage.
Alyse Ashton is backstage and says that WWE officials stated that Jeff never lost consciousness but it appears to be dehydration. In comes AJ Styles. She mentions how neither he or Jeff are into Sami’s antics. AJ says Jeff is the Intercontinental Champion but he cheated. Sami disappeared for months. He says this is determination, he can beat Sami Zayn and Jeff Hardy. He doesn’t care when, where or how. He will prove once and for all that AJ Styles is the true one and only Intercontinental Champion.
We see a clip from Monday’s Raw where Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro challenged The Street Profits to a match.
Nakamura and Cesaro are backstage and in come The Street Profits. They ask what they are doing there. Angelo says they are the Raw Tag Team Champions and they wanted to check it out. And they want the snacks. Cesaro says they have a match next, they don’t have time for them. The Street Profits mention how they will keep this place nice and tidy and will get a nice scouting report on them. Cesaro tells them not to break anything.
Jeff Hardy is with the trainer and in comes Sami Zayn. Jeff attacks Sami as both men fight in the trainer’s room.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro vs. Lucha House Party
Cesaro and Metalik start the match. Metalik runs to the ropes and an acrobatic move brings Cesaro down. Metalik jumps off the second rope and a hurricanrana. Kalisto is tagged in and they double team Cesaro. He goes for the cover but Cesaro kicks out. Kalisto is about to run to the ropes but Nakamura distracts him and Cesaro knocks Kalisto down.
Nakamura is tagged in and a snapmare take down. He goes for the cover but Kalisto kicks out. He gets Kalisto in the corner and a boot to the face. Cesaro is tagged in. Cesaro with a European uppercut. He goes for the cover but again Kalisto kicks out. Cesaro with a headlock followed by a body slam and a leg drop. Cesaro goes for the cover but again Kalisto kicks out. Nakamura tagged back in. He places Kalisto on the top rope and hits him with a running knee.
Cesaro is tagged in as they double team him. Nakamura knocks Metalik off the ring apron. Cesaro goes for the cover but Kalist okicks out.
We cut to the big screen and The Street Profits are having a party in Cesaro and Nakamura’s Champions lounge. They say that since they are throwing down in the ring, they are throwing down in the lounge. Kalisto rolls Cesaro up from behind and gets the pin.
Winners: Lucha House Party
The Street Profits celebrate in the lounge.
Bayley is seen walking backstage holding a steel chair.
The Lucha House Party enter the Champions Lounge and they celebrate with The Street Profits.
WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley makes her way down to the ring holding a steel chair. Bayley sits on the chair in the middle of the ring and leans forward. She points at the big screen as we see the clip of last week’s attack including clips from PayBack and SummerSlam.
Bayley says after all that, everyone is asking how Sasha Banks is. Is she feeling better, when she will be back. No one is asking how Bayley is doing, no one is asking how she feels? Do you think it makes me feel good to take that steel chair and destroy my best friend? Well ding dong, yes I did, I loved every single second of it, Bayley says. She says everyone wants answers. Michael Cole wants to know. They want answers, she is full of questions.
She says she knows Sasha is watching. Do you think I’m some sort of idiot, do you think I’m so naive, Bayley asks. After everything they have been through, who knows Sasha better than her? Nobody. She says Sasha was waiting for the right time to strike. In her first break in WWE, she brought her in as her tag team partner to keep her close. She has always needed Bayley close. She followed her to SmackDown and when she saw her at the top of her game, she needed to become Two Belts Banks.
Sasha pretended to be her best friend but all along Sasha was using her? And do you know how I know that, Bayley asks? Because I was using you. I never cared about you and I damn sure didn’t care about our friendship. I used you every step of the way. Bayley Dos Straps, the first ever Grand Slam Women’s Champion. And thanks to Sasha, she is the longest reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion but after last week, she is completely useless to her.
Out comes Nikki Cross for her match as Bayley attacks Nikki Cross with the chair.
Number 1 contender for the SmackDown Womens Championship – Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross vs. Tamina vs. Lacey Evans
The bell rings and we are under way. Tamina throws Cross to the outside and Lacey goes after Alexa. Tamina big boots Alexa to the outside. Lacey trips Tamina up. She goes for a right hand but a headbutt by Tamina. In comes Bliss who dropkicks them both down. Alexa with a right hand and a kick taking Lacey and Tamina down.
Alexa with the double knees on Lacey but a big clothesline by Tamina takes Alexa down. Tamina with a suplex onto Lacey. She goes for the cover but Alexa breaks it up. Tamina grabs Alexa as Alexa tries to go for a DDT but Tamina drops her. A big kick by Tamina takes Alexa down. A big splash by Tamina onto Alexa.
Evans attacks Tamina from behind. She goes for the double knees on Alexa but Tamina kicks Lacey in mid air and takes her down. In comes Nikki who jumps onto Tamina from behind. Tamina drops her down. A right hand by Cross and another. A drop kick takes Tamina down followed by a clothesline. She goes for the cover but Tamina kicks out.
Tamina on the ring apron as Cross pushes her down. Cross and Bliss work together taking Tamina and Lacey down. Cross on the ring apron and a cross body taking Tamina and Lacey down. Alexa slowly walks and grabs Cross. Alexa with Sister Abigail on Nikki Cross.
Back from commercial, Alexa Bliss walked away backstage and in the ring, Evans gets Tamina caught up on the top rope. Evans jumps over the top rope and lands an elbow. She goes for the cover but Tamina kicks out. Evans climbs the second rope as Tamina trips her up. Tamina runs towards Evans but Evans with a drop toe hold as Tamina lands face first onto the turnbuckle.
Evans climbs the second rope, jumps to the third and lands the moonsault. She goes for the cover but Nikki breaks it up. Nikki with a big splash on Evans and Tamina in the corner. Nikki with a bulldog onto Tamina while hitting Evans with a clothesline. She goes for the cover but Evans kicks out. Nikki on the second rope as she grabs Tamina and lands a tornado DDT. She hits Evans with a clothesline. She goes for the cover but Tamina breaks it up. Tamina with a super kick onto Evans and goes for the Samoan Drop but Evans hits her with the Women’s Right.
Nikki bounces Evans off the top rope and lands a neck breaker. Evans rolls to the outside of the ring. Tamina goes for a super kick, Nikki counters it into a sunset flip and she gets the pin.
Winner: New Number 1 Contender for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, Nikki Cross
We see a clip with a female blonde putting her heels on with a fur coat and as the camera is panning up, it cuts.
Otis with Tucker vs. John Morrison with The Miz
The bell rings and The Miz is doing commentary. A back elbow by Otis takes Morrison down. A jaw breaker counter by Morrison but Otis starts to dance. Morrison with a kick but Otis continues to dance. Morrison goes for another kick but Otis lifts him and flips him over. A powerslam by Otis throws Morrison down.
Miz gets on the ring apron as Tucker runs towards Miz. Otis runs towards Morrison but he lands face first. Tucker throws the small lunch box with the contract over to Miz as Miz runs to the back. Otis knocks Morrison down and he hits him with the caterpillar. Otis jumps off the second rope with a big splash. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Otis tells Tucker Miz may have a lunch box but he doesn’t have the contract. Otis opens the Money in the Bank briefcase and there’s the contract with a smaller lunch box inside.
Miz and Morrison are celebrating backstage that they have the lunch box. Miz opens the lunch box and there’s an eaten apple inside.
FireFly Fun House
Bray has decorations set up inside and he says there’s something he’s been meaning to say. Thanks to Roman Reigns, something very special is missing from the Fun House. But everyone experiences loss. How you handle loss defines the person that you become. Wyatt goes to a box and says inside is the newest member of the FireFly Fun House. He has overcome so much in his life to make it this far. Please welcome Pasqual the Persevering Parrot. Wyatt opens the box and he tells the Parrot to fly out and say something inspirational.
Wyatt gets angry as he looks at the box and says he probably should have cut some holes in the box. Wyatt throws the box away as the door opens and it’s the mannequin Vince McMahon. He tells Wyatt he has lost the Universal title, he lost the parrot and he lost his trust. He can’t handle the responsibility of the Fun House on his own.
Bray asks what he has in mind as Vince welcomes the new special advisor and it’s a walrus and he says his name is Wobbly Walrus. Wyatt looks at the both and says yowie wowi. Vince says this is such good shit.
Roman Reigns and Jey Uso vs. Baron Corbin and Sheamus
With both Corbin and Sheamus in the ring, out comes Jey Uso as they attack him. The bell rings with Roman Reigns not out.
Jey and Corbin in the ring as Jey hits him with a kick toe the body. He runs to the ropes as Sheamus trips him up and Corbin hits him with the Deep Six. He goes for the cover as Jey kicks out. Sheamus is tagged in as they double team him. Sheamus slams Jey down onto the mat and Corbin is tagged in. He gets Jey in the corner and stomps on him. Corbin climbs the top rope and goes for a kick but Jey moves out of the way.
Uso runs and knocks Sheamus off the ring apron as he hits a super kick onto Corbin followed by a Samoan Drop. Corbin tags Sheamus in and Sheamus hits him with the White Noise. He goes for the cover as Jey kicks out. Roman’s music hits and out he comes with Paul Heyman.
Sheamus goes for hte Brogue Kick, Jey blocks it and he hits Sheamus with the inzighuri. Jey runs to the ropes and a suicide dive takes Corbin down on the outside. Jey climbs the top rope and a cross body but Sheamus catches him, Jey lands on his feet and hits him with the super kick.
Jey climbs the top rope, Roman tags himself in as Jey lands the big splash. He goes for the cover but Jey doesn’t realize that Roman has tagged himself in. Roman with the spear on Sheamus. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Roman Reigns and Jey Uso
Roman lifts Jey Uso up on the outside and walks off. Heyman hands Roman the title as Jey lifts Roman’s arm in the air.