WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (1/3/20): Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan vs. King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
January 3, 2020
FedEx Forum
Memphis, Tennessee

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Bayley, Sasha Banks, Lacey Evans, Dana Brooke, Alexa Bliss, and Nikki Cross In-Ring Segment 

Bayley: Well, well, well. Look, we all made it to 2020. I’m sure all of you guys have been spending the last couple of days thinking about your resolutions like, going to the gym, eating healthy, chasing your dreams, but come on. Let’s not lie to ourselves. You guys aren’t gonna follow through with any of that. You see, change is tough. And by the looks of you guys, I can see that you don’t got what it takes to make any type of positive change in your pathetic lives. In 2019, Sasha and I took a good look in the mirror and we made tough changes. We did what was necessary and yeah we ended our year in victory. I’m the SmackDown Women’s Champion, she’s the standard, i’m the role model, we are the leaders of the SmackDown Locker Room. And then you got people like, Lacey Evans.

Lacey Evans: You two just can’t keep my daughters name out of your mouths, can you? I don’t know what’s wrong with you getting off on making fun of and scaring a child, but I have fought this entire time and it is my passion within WWE to set a positive impact and example and build a better life for my daughter. So it makes me sick that you two are trying to use a seven year old to get to me. Well congratulations, because you have got to me. And it’s my New Years Resolution to show not only my baby, but this entire WWE Universe that the bad guys can be stopped, regardless of the cards stacked against you.

Alexa Bliss: Now it’s the first SmackDown of 2020 and you ladies are already just want to tear each other apart. Now, Nikki and I can clearly see the personal and intense issues going on here. Which makes me wonder, i’m  just gonna say it, do we really belong in this match?

Nikki Cross: Of course we do. Especially if we ever want to get back those tag team championships.

Alexa Bliss: That is true. I’ll give you that. So yea, I guess we’ll step up to the fight and start 2020 with a win.

First Match: Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. Lacey Evans & Dana Brooke in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match 

Evans attacks Sasha before the bell rings. Sasha backs herself into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Evans tells Sasha to bring it. Sasha tags in Cross. Cross ducks a clothesline from Evans. Cross rolls Evans over for a two count. Evans with an inside cradle for a one count. Evans whips Cross into the turnbuckles. Evans tags in Brooke. Brooke bodyslams Cross for a one count. Cross decks Brooke with a JawBreaker. Cross follows that with a double throat thrust. Cross is fired up. Cross levels Brooke with a Body Avalanche. Cross tags in Bliss. Side HeadLock Takeover/HeadScissors Neck Lock Exchange. Brooke kicks Bliss in the gut. Brooke goes for a Hip Toss, but Bliss counters with The La Magistral for a two count. Bliss applies a wrist lock. Brooke reverses the hold. Brooke with a straight right hand. Bliss reverses out of the irish whip from Brooke. Sasha tags herself in.

Bayley pulls Brooke out of the ring. Bliss with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Bliss ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Bliss slaps Sasha in the face. Bliss drops Sasha with a forearm smash. Bliss with a front dropkick. Sasha launches Bliss over the top rope. Bayley tags herself in. Bliss with forearm shivers. Bliss slams Sasha’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bayley shoves Bliss off the second rope. Sasha with a ShotGun Meteora. Bayley with the cover for a two count. Bayley hammers down on the back of Bliss neck. Bayley puts her knee on Bliss neck. Sasha kicks Bliss in the face. Bayley hooks the leg for a two count. Bayley and Sasha are cutting the ring in half.

Sasha kicks Bliss in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Sasha applies a rear chin lock. Bliss with heavy bodyshots. Bliss with an arm-drag takedown. Sasha knocks Cross off the ring apron. Sasha dropkicks Bliss for a two count. Bliss decks Sasha with a back elbow smash. Bliss shoves Bayley into Brooke. Bliss with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Cross wraps this sequence with a Flying Crossbody Block to the floor. Sasha sends Cross shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Sasha PowerBombs Cross. Sasha with a Running Meteora. Brooke breaks up the pinning opportunity. Brooke ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Brooke drops Sasha with a shoulder tackle. Brooke side steps Bayley into Sasha. Brooke with a HandSpring Double Back Elbow Smash. Brooke follows that with Two Snap Vertical Suplex’s. Brooke with a Twisting Splash for a two count.

Evans takes out Bliss. Cross kicks Evans in the gut. Cross with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker. Bayley dumps Cross out of the ring. Brooke with a boot to the midsection of Sasha. Bayley pulls Brooke down to the mat. Sasha with a running knee strike for a two count. Sasha tags in Bayley. Bayley and Sasha are double teaming Brooke. Bayley taunts Evans. Bayley repeatedly stomps on Brooke’s chest. Baylye with forearm shivers. Bayley tags in Sasha. Sasha with a Rebound Meteora for a two count. Sasha puts her knee on the back of Brooke’s neck. Sasha tags in Bayley. Bayley kicks Brooke in the chest. Bayley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Bayley cheap shots Evans. Brooke kicks Bayley in the face. Bayley tags in Sasha. Sasha with a High Knee Lift. Bayley follows that with a Saito Suplex. Sasha hooks the outside leg for a two count. Brooke knocks Bayley off the ring apron. Brooke kicks Sasha in the face. Brooke hits The Tornado Suplex. Sasha tags in Bayley. Bayley stops Brooke in her tracks.

Brooke creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Brooke tags in Evans. Evans with two running clotheslines. Evans with a Standing MoonSault. Evans dives over Bayley. Evans with a snap mare takeover. Evans with a Running Mid-Kick. Evans hits The Delayed Bronco Buster. Evans drags Bayley to the corner. Evans goes for The Double Jump MoonSault, but Sasha pulls Bayley out of harms way. Bayley connects with The Bayley To Belly for a two count. Bliss and Cross with a NeckBreaker/STO Combination. Sasha responds with a knee lift. Bayley and Sasha with a Double Slam. Bayley tags in Sasha. Evans ducks a clothesline from Bayley. Sasha rolls Evans over for a one count. Bliss pulls Bayley out of the ring. Sasha goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Evans holds onto the ropes. Brooke tags herself in. Evans delivers The Woman’s Right. Brooke lands The Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Lacey Evans & Dana Brooke via Pinfall 


Otis Dozovic & Mandy Rose Backstage Segment 

Second Match: Chad Gable vs. Dash Wilder w/Scott Dawson 

Scott Dawson joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wilder delivers a gut punch. Wilder applies a wrist lock. Wilder whips Gable to the corner. Gable dives over Wilder. Gable ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Gable with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Gable with a Bridging Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Wilder has Gable perched on the top turnbuckle. Wilder with an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Wilder talks smack to Gable. Wilder applies a rear chin lock.

Gable gets back to a vertical base. Wilder with a knee lift. Wilder goes for another Belly to Back Suplex, but Gable lands back on his feet. Gable delivers his combination offense. Gable thrust kicks the midsection of Wilder. Gable hits The Exploder Suplex. Gable with a Running Crossbody Block over the top rope. Gable rolls Wilder back into the ring. Gable goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Wilder rolls him over for a two count. Gable fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Gable applies The Ankle Lock. Wilder sends Gable face first into the middle turnbuckle pad.

Wilder with a hand full of tights for a two count. Gable with the sunset flip for a two count. Wilder dumps Gable chest first on the top rope. Gable negates The German Suplex. Gable makes Wilder tap out to The Ankle Lock. After the match, Dawson attacks Gable from behind. Two on one beatdown. The Revival plants Wilder with The Shattering Machine. Sheamus walks down to the ring. Revival retreats out of the ring. Sheamus drops Gable with The Brogue Kick.

Winner: Chad Gable via Submission 

Third Match: Kofi Kingston w/Big E vs. The Miz 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Miz applies a wrist lock. Kofi reverses the hold. Kofi with a leg sweep. Quick Splash by Kofi for a one count. Kofi starts milly-rocking. Kofi applies a side headlock. Kofi drops Miz with a shoulder tackle. Miz drops down on the canvas. Miz leapfrogs over Kofi. Kofi delivers a monkey flip. Miz is getting flustered. Kofi rolls Miz over for a two count. Miz applies a side headlock. Miz drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Kofi with a double leapfrog. Kofi with a Spinning Back Elbow Strike. Miz dumps Kofi out of the ring. Kofi avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick.

Miz regroups on the outside. Miz is putting the boots to Kofi. Miz with clubbing elbow smashes. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Miz. Miz avoids The Trouble In Paradise. Miz side steps Kofi into the turnbuckles. Corner IT! Kicks. Miz with Two Jumping Knee Strikes. Kofi responds with The Pendulum Kick. Kofi with a Flying Axe Handle Strike. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi plays to the crowd. Kofi goes for The Trouble In Paradise, but Miz counters with a NeckBreaker. Kofi goes for The SOS, but Miz blocks it. Kofi negates The Skull Crushing Finale. Kofi rolls Miz over to pickup the victory. After the match, Miz attacks Kofi from behind. Miz transitions into a ground and pound attack. Big E storms into the ring to make the save.

Winner: Kofi Kingston via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Otis Dozovic w/Tucker Knight vs. Drew Gulak 

Mandy Rose is watching the match in the backstage area with Sonya Deville and Dolph Ziggler. Dozovic throws Gulak back into the ring. Gulak is throwing haymakers at Dozovic. Dozovic with rapid fire sumo strikes. Dozovic with an OverHead Toss. Gulak applies a wrist lock. Gulak goes for an inside cradle, but Dozovic counters with a Vertical Suplex. Dozovic follows that with a Military Press Slam. Dozovic is fired up.

Gulak side steps Dozovic into the turnbuckles. Gulak dropkicks the left knee of Dozovic. Gulak talks smack to Dozovic. Gulak slaps Dozovic in the face. Dozovic hulks up. Gulak repeatedly kicks Dozovic in the gut. Dozovic with Two Bodyslams. Dozovic levels Gulak with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic plays to the crowd. Dozovic connects with The Caterpillar. Dozovic lands The Vader Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Otis Dozovic via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Braun Strowman vs. Cesaro w/Sami Zayn & Shinsuke Nakamura 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Strowman backs Cesaro into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Stalemate in the corner. Cesaro shoves Strowman. Cesaro ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Cesaro runs into Strowman. Cesaro uppercuts Strowman. Cesaro kicks Strowman in the gut. Cesaro with rapid fire bodyshots. Cesaro goes for a leaping shoulder tackle, but Strowman stands still. Strowman drops Cesaro with a shoulder tackle. Strowman with a Big Biel Throw. Cesaro kicks the right knee of Strowman. Strowman is mauling Cesaro in the corner.

Strowman levels Cesaro with a Body Avalanche. Cesaro uses the top rope to create separation. Strowman with a big haymaker. Strowman sends Cesaro chest first into the ringside barricade. Strowman is distracted by Nakamura and Zayn. Cesaro regains control of the match during the commercial break. Cesaro applies a sleeper hold. Strowman backs Cesaro into the turnbuckles. Cesaro kicks Strowman in the face. Cesaro dropkicks the left knee of Strowman. Nakamura with a Leaping Enzuigiri behind the referee’s back.

Cesaro drops Strowman with The Big Boot for a two count. Strowman catches Cesaro in mid-air. Strowman goes for The Running PowerSlam, but Cesaro counters with The Sleeper Hold. Strowman with a side slam. Strowman is trying to build momentum. Strowman knocks Nakamura off the ring. Cesaro with rapid fire uppercuts in the corner. Strowman clotheslines Cesaro. Shoulder Block Party. Zayn continues to run interference. Cesaro sends Strowman shoulder first into the steel ring post. Cesaro goes for The Neutralizer, but Strowman counters with The PowerSlam to pickup the victory. After the match, Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa.

Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall 

– Lacey Evans will battle Sasha Banks next week.

– The Miz will be a special guest on WWE Backstage.

WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Match Card 

1.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

2.) “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Daniel Bryan For The WWE Universal Championship

3.) The Women’s Royal Rumble Match (Charlotte Flair)

4.) The Men’s Royal Rumble Match

Sixth Match: Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan vs. King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler 

Corbin attacks Reigns from behind. Corbin repeatedly stomps on Reigns chest. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Reigns with a straight right hand. Reigns transitions into a Corner Mount. Reigns with The Samoan Drop. Corbin retreats to the outside. Reigns delivers The Drive By. Reigns is distracted by Ziggler. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Reigns. Corbin tags in Ziggler. Ziggler kicks Reigns in the gut. Ziggler with a straight right hand. Ziggler goes for a Swinging NeckBreaker, but Reigns blocks it. Reigns drops Ziggler with The Big Boot. Reigns tags in Bryan. Bryan uppercuts Ziggler. Ziggler reverses out of the irish whip from Bryan. Bryan nails Corbin with The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Bryan launches Ziggler over the top rope. Bryan plays to the crowd.

Is “The Fiend” here? Reigns with The Never Ending Story. Reigns delivers another Big Boot. Reigns is loading up The SuperMan Punch. Reigns knocks Ziggler off the ring apron. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Corbin hits The Deep Six for a two count. Corbin sends Reigns shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Corbin slams Reigns face on the announce table. Corbin rolls Reigns back into the ring. Corbin tags in Ziggler. Ziggler talks smack to Reigns. Reigns with two haymakers. Ziggler kicks the left knee of Reigns. Ziggler with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Ziggler tags in Corbin. Ziggler applies a knee bar. Corbin stomps on Reigns chest. Corbin repeatedly drives Reigns shoulder first into the steel ring post. Corbin goes for The Wrap Around Lariat, but Reigns counters with The SuperMan Punch.

Bryan and Ziggler are tagged in. Bryan is throwing haymakers at Ziggler. Ziggler reverses out of the irish whip from Bryan. Bryan dives over Ziggler. Bryan with a Running Clothesline. Bryan is fired up. Bryan with a Corner Dropkick. Corner YES! Kicks. Bryan puts Ziggler on the top turnbuckle. Bryan with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Bryan follows that with more YES! Kicks. Ziggler avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Ziggler rolls Bryan over for a two count. Bryan applies The Lebel Lock. Corbin breaks the submission hold. Corbin goes for The ChokeSlam BackBreaker, but Bryan lands back on his feet. Reigns Spears Bryan. Ziggler SuperKicks Reigns. Bryan negates The Zig Zag.

Bryan connects with The Running Knee. The lights go out in the building. “The Fiend” has arrived. Bryan lands The Suicide Dive. Bryan starts brawling with The Fiend. The referee calls off the match. Bryan sends The Fiend face first into the steel ring post. The Fiend drives Bryan through the ringside barricade. The Fiend locks in The Mandible Claw. Ziggler with a blindside attack. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Corbin is trying to handcuff Reigns to the bottom rope. Ziggler brings out multiple cans of dog food. The Usos storms into the ring to make the save. SuperKick Party. The Usos wipes out Corbin and Ziggler with Stereo Dives to close the show.

Match Result: No-Contest 

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Author: Josh Lopez