WWE SmackDown Live
May 22, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Miz TV With Special Guests: The New Day & Paige
How about them Cleveland Cavaliers? Miz has two exclusives for the WWE Universe. On July 24th, Miz new documentary series will debut on the USA Network. Miz introduces his guests The New Day. Woods says that they’re happy to be here. Will The New Day watch The Miz and Mrs? New Day doesn’t know how to take advantage of opportunities that are presented to them.
Who will represent The New Day at Money In The Bank? All of them. Woods mentions that Miz is a living legend who main evented WrestleMania. Unfortunately Miz only looks out for himself. Kofi Kingston has never captured the Money In The Bank Briefcase. What about Big E? The size, the charisma, the undeniable it factor. He has all the tools to be a true champion. Big E’s problem is that he never takes things seriously.
Woods has a YouTube empire that he built from the ground up. Imagine streaming a game of Fortnite with the title belt around his waist. He would be a real life superhero. Miz is sick of the games. Miz he can defeat any member of The New Day. Big E challenges Miz to a match tonight. Miz declines the offer. New Day shames Miz with pancakes. Miz runs into Paige in the Gorilla Position. Miz will face Big E right now.
First Match: The Miz vs. Big E w/The New Day
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Big E backs Miz into the turnbuckles. Miz is looking for a clean break. Big E knocks Miz off the second rope. Miz applies a waist lock. Big E with a Back Body Drop to Miz. Miz kicks Big E in the gut. Miz delivers multiple haymakers. Miz drives his knee into the midsection of Big E. Big E leapfrogs over Miz. Big E gets Miz trapped in the Abdominal Stretch. Big E drops Miz with a Back Elbow Smash. Big E repeatedly stomps on Miz’s chest. Big E with a Running Splash on the ring apron. Miz whips Big E shoulder first across the ringside barricade.
Miz applies a Sleeper Hold. Big E deposits Miz in the corner. Miz with a Big Boot to Big E. Miz goes for The Awesome Clothesline, but Big E counters with Three Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E follows that with another Running Splash. Miz rolls himself out of the ring. Miz kicks Big E in the face. Big E blocks The Implant DDT. Big E connects with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Miz attacks the right knee of Big E.
Miz hits the Implant DDT for a two count. Big E with a Fireman’s Carry TakeOver to Miz. Big E goes for The Big Ending, but Miz lands back on his feet. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. The Bar starts brawling with The New Day. Sheamus lays out Kofi with a Brogue Kick. Cesaro hops on the ring apron to distract Big E. Miz plants Big E with a Skull Crushing Finale to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Miz via Pinfall
Daniel Bryan Backstage Interview:
Second Match: Lana w/Aiden English vs. Billie Kay w/Peyton Royce in a Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
English brings out a Lana Day sign. Peyton Royce proceeds to slap English. Lana responds with a slap of her own. Lana launches Royce back first into the ringside barricade. Kay attacks Lana from behind. Kay rolls Lana back into the ring. Lana delivers The Macha Kick. Lana plants Kay with a X-Factor to pickup the victory.
Winner: Lana via Pinfall
Zelina Vega Promo:
Third Match: Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs. Kevin Bennett
Almas kicks Bennett in the face. Almas unloads vicious forearm smashes. Almas with a Corner Clothesline to Bennett. Almas repeatedly stomps on Bennett’s back and chest. Bennett creates distance with a Back Elbow Smash. Bennett follows that with a big haymaker. Almas drops Bennett with a Spinning Back Elbow Strike. Almas is mauling Bennett on the bottom rope. Almas levels Bennett with Two Running Double Knee Strikes. Almas plants Bennett with The Hammer Lock DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Andrade Cien Almas via Pinfall
Carmella Backstage Interview:
AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura In-Ring Segment:
– At Money In The Bank, AJ Styles will put his WWE Title on the line against Shinsuke Nakamura in a Last Man Standing Match.
Fourth Match: The Usos vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows. The Winners Will Face The Bludgeon Brothers For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Titles At Money In The Bank
Usos attacks Gallows and Anderson before the bell rings. Gallows uppercuts Jey. Gallows unloads vicious bodyshots in the corner. Jey clotheslines Gallows over the top rope. Jey ducks a clothesline from Anderson. Jimmy uppercuts Anderson. Jey takes down Gallows and Anderson with a Top Rope Plancha. Anderson is building momentum after the commercial break.
Anderson knocks Jimmy off the ring apron. Anderson hits The Baddest Kick In The World. Anderson follows that with a Flying Neck Breaker for a two count. Jey decks Anderson with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Anderson with a Jumping Knee Strike. Anderson goes for a SuperPlex, but Jey counters with a HeadButt. Jey dives over Anderson. Jey lands another Step Up Enzuigiri. Anderson tags in Gallows.
Jey avoids The Nerd Splash. Stereo Boots from The Usos. Jimmy with Two SuperKicks to Gallows. Jey connects with The Uso Splash for a two count. The Usos goes for The Double Uce, but Anderson gets in the way. Gallows catches Jimmy in mid-air. Gallows goes for The Gallows Pole, but Jimmy counters with a High Knee Strike. Jimmy SuperKicks Gallows. Gallows responds with a SuperKick of his own. Gallows tags in Anderson. The Good Brothers plants Jimmy with The Magic Killer to pickup the victory.
Winner: Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Sonya Deville w/Mandy Rose vs. Naomi in a Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Deville starts things off with a waist lock takedown. Deville with a early cover for a one count. Deville applies a waist lock. Naomi with a Victory Roll for a one count. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair are watching the match from the backstage area. Deville dodges a leg lariat from Naomi. Deville has Naomi doing the splits. Naomi leapfrogs over Deville. Deville with a double leg takedown for a two count. Deville delivers stiff bodyshots in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Deville hits The Sliding D for a two count.
Deville locks in a BodyScissors Hold. Naomi backs Deville into the turnbuckles. Naomi finally gets Deville off her shoulders. Deville with a SpineBuster for a two count. Deville repeatedly kicks Naomi in the ribs. Naomi kicks Deville in the jaw. Naomi and Deville are trading back and forth shots. Both ladies are knocked after a Double Enzuigiri. Deville levels Naomi with Muay Thai Knee Strike. Deville goes for a SuperWoman Punch, but Naomi rolls her over to pickup the victory.
Winner: Naomi via Pinfall
Jeff Hardy Backstage Interview:
Sixth Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy. The Winner Will Face Samoa Joe Next Week For The Final Spot In The Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Samoa Joe joins the commentary team for this match. Bryan shakes hands with Hardy. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bryan applies a waist lock. Hardy reverses the hold. Bryan transitions into a wrist lock. Hardy responds with a side headlock. Hardy drops Bryan with a shoulder tackle. Test of strength in the center of the ring. Bryan brings Hardy to the mat. Bryan applies a side headlock. Bryan takes down Hardy with a shoulder tackle for a two count. Bryan dives over Hardy. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Bryan. Hardy follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Bryan is trying to regain his composure on the outside.
Bryan delivers YES! Kicks after the commercial break. Hardy ducks a clothesline from Bryan. Both men are knocked down after a Double Crossbody Block. Bryan and Hardy are trading back and forth shots. Bryan with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Hardy. Bryan sends Hardy crashing into the barricade with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Bryan goes for a Flying Knee Strike, but Hardy ducks out of the way. Hardy lands a Flying Clothesline off the ring apron. Bryan has Hardy perched on the top turnbuckle. Bryan gets Hardy tied in tree of woe. Bryan delivers a series of YES! Kicks in the corner.
Hardy blocks The Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex. Hardy hits The Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Bryan blocks the Twist of Fate. Bryan dropkicks the left knee of Hardy. Hardy kicks Bryan in the gut. Hardy connects with The Twist Of Fate. Hardy goes for a Swanton Bomb, but Bryan gets his knees up in the air. Bryan drops Hardy with a Leg Lariat for a two count. Hardy avoids The Running Knee from Bryan. Hardy rolls Bryan over for a two count. Bryan is trying to wear down Hardy with stiff uppercuts. Hardy goes for another Twist of Fate, but Bryan counters with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Bryan locks in The Heel Hook which forces Hardy to tap out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan via Submission