WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (2/28/20): John Cena Returns

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
February 28, 2020
TD Garden
Boston, Massachusetts

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Goldberg & Roman Reigns In-Ring Segment 

Goldberg: Ladies and gentlemen, do not be mistaken. It’s not about, who was last. It’s all about, who’s next?

Roman Reigns: I’m Next!

First Match: Bayley w/Sasha Banks vs. Naomi 

Bayley backs herself in the ropes after the bell rings. Bayley grabs the microphone. Bayley says that it’s ridiculous that she even has to be here. Doesn’t care about these Boston idiots. Bayley already made history last night when she defeated Naomi. The referee is trying to calm down Naomi. Bayley is only here for one reason and one reason only. She’s here to bring out a future grammy award winner, Sasha Banks. Bayley attacks Naomi from behind. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley is putting the boots to Naomi.

Naomi with a High Scorpion Kick. Naomi dropkicks Bayley. Naomi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Bayley sends Naomi into the middle turnbuckle. Naomi side steps Bayley into the turnbuckles. Naomi connects with The Rear View for a two count. Sasha storms in with a running axe handle strike which causes the disqualification. After the match, Bayley and Sasha are ganging up on Naomi. Lacey Evans storms into the ring to make the save. We’ll have ourself a tag team match following the commercial break.

Winner: Naomi via Disqualification 

Second Match: Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans & Naomi 

Evans and Naomi starts things off with Stereo Dropkicks. Stereo SlingShot Corkscrew Plancha’s. Bayley and Sasha regains control of the match during the commercial break. Sasha slams Naomi’s head on the canvas. Sasha tags in Bayley. Double Irish Whip. Double Basket Bomb for a two count. Bayley talks smack to Naomi. Bayley stomps on Naomi’s back. Bayley with a forearm smash. Bayley uses the middle rope as a weapon. Sasha kicks Naomi in the face. Bayley hooks the leg for a two count. Bayley applies an arm-bar. Bayley brings Naomi to the corner. Bayley tags in Sasha. Double HammerThrow into the turnbuckles. Sasha poses for the crowd.

Sasha hits The ShotGun Meteora for a two count. Sasha rams her forearm across Naomi’s face. Sasha applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Naomi with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naomi drops Sasha with a Spinning Heel Kick. Sasha responds with a low dropkick for a two count. Sasha repeatedly stomps on Naomi’s chest. Sasha is choking Naomi with her boot. Sasha tags in Bayley. Double Elbow Knockdown for a two count. Naomi is displaying her fighting spirit. Naomi decks Sasha with a Mule Kick. Naomi with a Spinning JawBreaker. Naomi creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Evans and Bayley are tagged in.

Evans with two clotheslines. Evans kicks Bayley in the gut. Evans sweeps the leg of Bayley. Evans nails Sasha with a Pump Kick. Evans follows that with a SlingShot Elbow Drop. Evans drops Bayley with a Running Mid-Kick. Naomi tags herself in. Evans with a Delayed Bronco Buster. Naomi with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Sasha dumps Evans out of the ring. Standing Switch Exchange. Sasha hits The BackStabber. Evans pulls Sasha out of the ring. Evans and Sasha are brawling on the outside. Naomi with a high knee lift. Naomi connects with The Sunset Flip to pickup the victory.

Winner: Lacey Evans & Naomi via Pinfall 

Third Match: Kofi Kingston w/Big E vs. Robert Roode w/Dolph Ziggler 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Roode applies a side headlock. Roode drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Roode with the early cover for a one count. Roode grabs another side headlock. Roode transitions into a hammerlock. Kofi responds with a side headlock. Kofi delivers his own shoulder tackle for a one count. Kofi applies a wrist lock. Roode backs Kofi into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Roode kicks Kofi in the gut. Roode with a straight right hand. Roode blasts Kofi with a knife edge chop. Roode whips Kofi across the ring. Roode goes for a monkey flip, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi dropkicks Roode for a one count. Kofi targets the left shoulder of Roode. Roode decks Kofi with a back elbow smash. Roode hammers down on the back of Kofi’s neck. Roode wears Kofi down with the side headlock. Kofi with heavy bodyshots. Kofi drops down on the canvas. Kofi with a double leapfrog. Kofi with a Spinning Elbow Strike.

Ziggler climbs up to the ring apron to have a conversation with the referee. Roode fakes an injury on the outside. The referee ejects Big E from the outside. Roode has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Roode applies a super long side headlock. Kofi is trying to create separation. Mandy Rose is watching the match from the backstage area. Roode punches Kofi in the back. Kofi delivers a Missile Dropkick off the second rope. Roode wisely rolls himself to the ring apron. Roode slams Kofi’s head on the top rope for a two count. Roode is picking Kofi apart. Roode with a Vertical Suplex. Roode mocks The New Day. Roode goes for a Flying Knee Drop, but Kofi ducks out of the way. Roode is favoring his left knee. Kofi with a SpringBoard Tomahawk Chop. Kofi with two double sledges. Kofi dropkicks Roode. Kofi follows that with a Leaping Clothesline.

Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi plays to the crowd. Roode avoids The Trouble In Paradise. Kofi with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Kofi goes for The SOS, but Roode counters with a Full Nelson Slam for a two count. Roode puts Kofi on the top turnbuckle. Roode and Kofi are trading back and forth shots. Kofi sends Roode crashing into the canvas. Kofi goes for a Flying Double Foot Stomp, but Roode ducks out of the way. Roode connects with The SpineBuster for a two count. Glorious Pose. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Kofi counters with The SOS for a two count. Ziggler put Roode’s foot on the bottom rope. Kofi is pissed. Roode rolls Kofi over with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory.

Winner: Robert Roode via Pinfall 

Braun Strowman & Shinsuke Nakamura Elimination Chamber Contract Signing 

Renee Young: Ladies and gentlemen, one week from this Sunday at the Elimination Chamber PPV, the Intercontinental Championship will be on the line. That contract signing is right now. Please welcome the challenger, he’s a former Intercontinental Champion. The Artist known as Shinsuke Nakamura. Now, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the current Intercontinental Champion, The Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman. Gentlemen, you’ve all had the opportunity to review this contract. Shinsuke, with you being the challenger, you’ll be signing first.

Sami Zayn: Hang on. Hold on just a second. We’re trying to conduct business like gentlemen, grab a seat. (Strowman throws the chair out of the ring.) Okay, that’s real good. You know what, Shinsuke? Before you sign this contract, I would like to review the language and just make sure it’s to our liking. Because quite frankly, the way you’ve been getting mistreated lately, no in fact, they way we’ve all been getting mistreated lately is nothing short of a travesty of justice. Don’t roll your eyes at me, pal. Did you know Shinsuke couldn’t enjoy his birthday last week? He had nine staples in the back of his head because you PowerSlam him through a grand piano. Oh, you think that’s funny? This man is an artist and a poet.

Braun Strowman: Man, shut up. Everybody is sick and tired of hearing you bitch and moan. I don’t even care what’s in this contract because at the end of the day, I know i’m going to have to fight you three clowns anyway. I’m totally fine with that, so give me the damn contract. I’m signing it.

Sami Zayn: You heard that, right? So what you’re saying is, you would fight all three of us? No spin, i’m just using your exact words. You said and I quote, I don’t care what’s in the contract, i’ll fight all three of you and then you signed the contract. You’re not gonna go back on your word in front of all these people, are you? Didn’t think so. That’s not a problem, we could totally make that happen. Cesaro, sign right there.

Nakamura, sign right there and Sami Zayn, there you go. Renee, please bring that to the notary backstage. All right, it’s official. The Intercontinental Championship Match At Elimination Chamber will now be a Three On One Handicap Match. Braun, listen very carefully. You are going down at Elimination Chamber. Hey, what you think you’re doing? Elimination Chamber, nothing happens.

Braun Strowman: What makes you think you’re going to make it to Elimination Chamber?

Strowman unloads two haymakers. Nakamura grabs the left ankle of Strowman. Cesaro uppercuts Strowman. Cesaro and Nakamura are double teaming Strowman. Zayn with Two Helluva Kicks. Nakamura connects with The Kinshasa. Cesaro and Nakamura puts Strowman through a table with Double Vertical Suplex/Helluva Kick Combination.

Fourth Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Curtis Axel 

Drew Gulak joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bryan applies a waist lock. Axel backs Bryan into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Axel decks Bryan with a back elbow smash. Axel repeatedly stomps on Bryan’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Axel with a Running Neck Snap for a one count. Axel rakes the eyes of Bryan. Axel applies an arm-bar. Bryan uppercuts Axel. Axel drives his knee into the midsection of Bryan. Axel blocks the boots from Bryan. Axel with clubbing lariats across the back of Bryan’s neck. Axel knocks Bryan off the second rope. Axel mocks Bryan. Axel with a straight right hand.

YES Kicks! in the corner. Axel kicks Bryan in the chest. Axel dumps Bryan out of the ring. Gulak talks smack to Bryan. Axel sends Bryan face first into the steel ring post. Axel kicks Bryan in the face. Axel rams his forearm across Bryan’s face. Bryan dives over Axel. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Axel. Bryan with a Running Clothesline. Bryan plays to the crowd. YES Kicks! Bryan follows that with a RoundHouse Kick. Axel negates The Lebel Lock. Axel with a jack knife cover for a one count. Axel with an inside cradle for a two count. Axel drops Bryan with a Big Lariat. Axel goes for The Perfect Plex, but Bryan blocks it. Bryan makes Axel tap out to The Lebel Lock.

Winner: Daniel Bryan via Submission 

Fifth Match: The Miz & John Morrison vs. The Usos 

John Morrison and Jey Uso will start things off. Morrison applies a side headlock. Morrison drops Jey with a shoulder tackle. Jey drops down on the canvas. Jey goes for a Hip Toss, but Morrison lands back on his feet. Jey sweeps the legs of Morrison. Jey with a Quick Splash for a one count. Morrison rocks Jey with a forearm smash. Morrison tags in Miz. Jey with a Hip Toss. Jey buries his shoulder into the midsection of Miz. Jey tags in Jimmy. Jimmy with a Flying Forearm Smash for a two count. Miz shoves Jimmy. Jimmy decks Miz with a back elbow smash. Morrison responds with an Apron Enzuigiri. Miz kicks Jimmy in the gut. Miz hits The Implant DDT for a two count. Miz mocks The Usos. Miz with a southpaw haymaker. Miz tags in Morrison.

Miz catapults Jimmy into a forearm smash from Morrison. Morrison with a SlingShot Elbow Drop for a two count. Morrison kicks Jimmy in the ribs. Morrison puts his knee on the back of Jimmy’s neck. Miz delivers a cheap shot. Morrison applies a front face lock. Morrison tags in Miz. Double GutBuster. Miz with a Running Boot. Miz poses for the crowd. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Jimmy gets back to a vertical base. Jimmy with an Arm-Drag TakeOver. Miz tags in Morrison. Jimmy dumps Miz out of the ring. Jimmy rolls Morrison over for a two count. Morrison blocks a boot from Jimmy. Jimmy with a Corkscrew Enzuigiri. Miz wisely pulls Jey off the ring apron. Morrison hits The SpringBoard Enzuigiri for a two count. Miz and Morrison are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.

Jey and Miz are tagged in. Jey with two clotheslines. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Miz. Jey with The Samoan Uppercut. Jey ducks a clothesline from Miz. Jey hits The Samoan Drop for a two count. Jey plays to the crowd. Miz avoids The Running StinkFace. Miz fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Jey negates The Skull Crushing Finale. Miz kicks Jey in the face. Morrison tags himself in. NeckBreaker/SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp Combination for a two count. Miz launches Jimmy over the top rope. Jey sends Miz tumbling to the floor. Jey uppercuts Morrison.

Morrison ducks a clothesline from Jey. Morrison with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Jimmy tags himself in. Double Enzuigiri. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jimmy lands The Suicide Dive. Jey goes for The Uso Splash, but Morrison gets his knees up in the air. Morrison rolls Jey over for a two count. Morrison and Jey are trading back and forth shots. Jimmy tags himself in. Morrison knocks Jey off the middle turnbuckle. Morrison goes for Star Ship Pain, but Jimmy counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jey SuperKicks Miz off the ring apron. Jey tags himself in. Jimmy with an Avalanche Canadian Destroyer. Jey connects with The Uso Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Usos via Pinfall 

WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 Match Card

1.) Shayna Baszler vs. Asuka vs. Natalya vs. Liv Morgan vs. Ruby Riott vs. Sarah Logan in a Women’s Elimination Chamber Match. The Winner Will Battle Becky Lynch For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship At WrestleMania 36

2.) Braun Strowman (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn, and Cesaro in a Three On One Handicap Match For The WWE Intercontinental Championship

3.) The Miz & John Morrison (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs. Heavy Machinery vs. The Lucha House Party In The Tag Team Elimination Chamber Match For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

WrestleMania 36 Match Card 

1.) Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship

2.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. TBD For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

3.) Goldberg (c) vs. Roman Reigns For The WWE Universal Championship

4.) Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Drew McIntyre For The WWE Championship

5.) John Cena vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt

John Cena & “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt Segment 

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Author: Josh Lopez