WWE Friday Night SmackDown
March 6, 2020
Buffalo, New York
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
A Moment Of Bliss With Special Guests: The nWo, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro, and Sami Zayn
Alexa Bliss: Welcome to A Moment Of Bliss. As we continue on the road to WrestleMania, we continue to celebrate the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Including, Batista, JBL and The Bella Twins. You know, it’s shaping up to be a really great class this year, but I just have to say this. Speaking of WrestleMania, Kabuki Warriors, as you know the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships are supposed to be defend on all brands, so whenever you decide to stop hiding out at Monday Night Raw, you know where to find us, someone had to say it. But, let’s introduce our very special guest. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame over WrestleMania weekend. Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, The nWo.
Scott Hall: Hey, yo!
Alexa Bliss: Wow, I mean congratulations. Now that you guys are being inducted into the hall of fame, as members of the nWo, that means all three of you are now two-time hall of famers.
Nikki Cross: I have to say it. I am the biggest fan of yours, for life. It’s time to take a selfie, Buffalo.
Alexa Bliss: Moving on. Sean, got a question for you, what do we call you? Do we call you, Sean? Do we call you, The 1-2-3 Kid? Do we call you, X-PAC?
Sean Waltman: I don’t know, Alexa. Maybe just call me, hall of famer.
Alexa Bliss: That’s a pretty fair answer. It’s pretty cool cause, last year you were inducted with DX, this year with your brothers Hall and Nash, who along with Hollywood Hogan revolutionized sports entertainment. You made history, which is really incredible. And, one of the biggest rivals in nWo’s history was with the new Universal Champion, Goldberg. Kevin, you actually were the one to end Goldberg’s legendary winning streak. So my question is for you, what does Roman Reigns need to do to defeat Goldberg at WrestleMania?
Kevin Nash: You know, i’m glad you brought that up because I actually forgot that I beat Bill Goldberg. You know, Alexa, I actually talked to Roman on the phone this week and he asked me for some advice. I said, Roman, you need two things to beat Bill Goldberg. And he said, what are those two things? I said, Scott Hall and a cattle prod.
Scott Hall: That was a shocking finish.
Sami Zayn: Please, gentlemen we get it. We all love the nWo. We get it, it’s for life. 1997 was a great year, but we need to stop living in the past and start talking about the future. And the future is, Sami Zayn, Cesaro, and Shinsuke Nakamura. And to be more precise, the immediate future is, the three of us will be defeating Braun Strowman and taking back our Intercontinental Championship at Elimination Chamber.
Now gentlemen, listen. Hey, you guys know exactly what i’m talking about when it comes to the Intercontinental Championship, right. I don’t need to explain this to you. I mean, Scott Hall, Razor Ramon, one of the greatest intercontinental champions of all-time, I mean that. And Kevin Nash, Big Daddy Cool Diesel, you won the intercontinental championship too, you know what i’m talking about. And Sean Waltman, hey look, you know exactly how much the intercontinental title weighs because you carried these guys bags for so many years.
Sean Waltman: What’s up? We can go.
Kevin Nash: You know, you got a big mouth for a guy who looks like Seth Rogen after two weeks of stomach flu.
Scott Hall: He told you.
Sean Waltman: What’s the matter with him?
Sami Zayn: You guys think you’re funny, is that it? Cause I’ve got news for you, we could drop you in two seconds, understand me?
Kevin Nash: You three couldn’t touch us on your best day.
Sean Waltman: They couldn’t touch us on any day.
Scott Hall: Yea, what they said.
Sami Zayn: You want to fight? Hey, if it’s a fight you’re looking for, it’s not gonna happen. Let’s get out of here. Stand down, let’s get out of here. No, we’re not gonna give you what you want, cause I know what you want. You want to get the rub from us. You want to be relevant again and you think that’ll happen by fighting us and getting all the headlines on social media. It’s not gonna happen because we’re focused, understand. We’re laser focus on our objective. And our objective is destroying Braun Strowman at Elimination Chamber.
Braun Strowman starts brawling on the stage with Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura. Strowman HeadButts Nakamura. Strowman sends Nakamura chest first into the steel barricade. Zayn nearly runs into Sean Waltman. Zayn begs for mercy. Zayn pulls Alexa Bliss in front of him. Zayn retreats to the outside. Strowman throws multiple chairs at Zayn.
Braun Strowman: This Sunday at Elimination Chamber, I promise you, all three of you are gonna get these hands. And you know what boys, it’s gonna be too sweet.
First Match: Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans & Naomi
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Sasha and Evans will start things off. Never mind, Sasha immediately tags in Bayley. Bayley and Sasha are double teaming Evans. Double Irish Whip into the turnbuckles. Sasha kicks Evans in the gut. Naomi drops Bayley with a straight right hand. Sasha shoves Naomi. Sasha poses for the crowd. Sasha throws Naomi into the ringside barricade. Bayley and Sasha are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Sasha bends the left ankle of Evans. Sasha tags in Bayley. Sasha stops Evans in her tracks. Bayley with a running elbow drop for a two count. Bayley repeatedly stomps on the left ankle of Evans. Evans kicks Bayley in the face. Bayley tags in Sasha. Evans dumps Bayley out of the ring. Sasha with a double leg trip. Sasha pulls Evans to the corner.
Evans uses her feet to create separation. Evans tags in Naomi. Naomi with a Double Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Naomi follows that with a SlingShot Corkscrew Plancha. Naomi is throwing haymakers at Sasha. Naomi with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Naomi starts kicking Sasha’s hamstring. Sasha with a knee lift. Naomi answers with a scorpion kick. Naomi with a Running Bulldog into the middle turnbuckle pad. Naomi connects with a slingshot sunset flip for a two count. Evans clotheslines Bayley. Sasha dropkicks the left knee of Evans. Sasha with a basement dropkick. Naomi with a Desperation Enzuigiri. Bayley negates The Split Legged MoonSault. Sasha slams Naomi’s head on the steel ring post. Sasha plants Naomi with The Draping Meteora to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bayley & Sasha Banks via Pinfall
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Bayley & Sasha Banks Backstage Segment
Second Match: Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews
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Sheamus attacks Crews before the bell rings. Sheamus with clubbing blows to Crews back. Sheamus goes for The Ten Beats Of The Bodhran, but Crews counters with a Top Rope Stunner. Crews with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Crews SuperKicks Sheamus. Crews hits The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Sheamus decks Crews with a back elbow smash. Sheamus kicks Crews in the chest. Sheamus uppercuts Crews. Sheamus is mauling Crews in the corner. Sheamus goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Crews lands back on his feet. Crews delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. Sheamus connects with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall
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Third Match: Carmella & Dana Brooke vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville w/Dolph Ziggler
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Carmella and Rose will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rose backs Carmella into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Carmella ducks a clothesline from Rose. Carmella moonwalks. Carmella tells Rose to bring it. Carmella with a waist lock go-behind. Rose decks Carmella with a back elbow smash. Rose kicks Carmella in the gut. Rose tags in Deville. Double Mid-Kick. Deville with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Deville toys around with Carmella. Deville applies a bodyscissors hold.
Carmella transitions into a ground and pound attack. Carmella ducks a clothesline Deville. Carmella hits The Mella-Go-Round. Carmella dropkicks Deville. Carmella tags in Brooke. Double Irish Whip. Double Hip Toss. Brooke kicks Deville in the face. Brooke is fired up. Brooke with a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Following a snap mare takeover, Brooke with a running dropkick. Brooke is distracted by Dolph Ziggler. Deville tags in Rose. Deville knocks Carmella off the ring apron. Rose connects with The V-Trigger to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville via Pinfall
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King Corbin & Elias Backstage Segment
The Firefly Fun House
WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 Match Card
– The Street Profits (c) vs. Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
– Braun Strowman (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro, and Sami Zayn in a Three On One Handicap Match For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
– Daniel Bryan vs. Drew Gulak
– Andrade Cien Almas (c) w/Zelina Vega vs. Humberto Carrillo For The WWE United States Championship
– AJ Styles vs. Aleister Black In A No Disqualification Match
– The Miz & John Morrison (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos vs. Heavy Machinery vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs. The Lucha House Party in The Elimination Chamber Match For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
– Shayna Baszler vs. Asuka vs. Natalya vs. Ruby Riott vs. Liv Morgan vs. Sarah Logan In The Elimination Chamber Match. The Winner Will Battle Becky Lynch For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship At WrestleMania 36
Fourth Match: The New Day vs. Heavy Machinery vs. The Lucha House Party vs The Usos vs. The Miz & John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode in a Tag Team Gauntlet Match. Winners Become The Final Entrant In The SmackDown Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Match
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The New Day vs. Heavy Machinery
Kofi Kingston and Tucker Knight will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kofi applies a side headlock. Knight drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Kofi drops down on the canvas. Kofi with a double leapfrog. Kofi with a spinning elbow strike. Knight reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Knight levels Kofi with a Body Avalanche. Kofi reverses out of the irish whip from Knight. Kofi kicks Knight in the gut. Knight goes for a monkey flip, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Knight lunges over Kofi. Double Dropkick.
That leads us to a big standoff in the center of the ring. Big E and Otis Dozovic are tagged in. Shoulder Block Exchange. Dozovic with a Spinning Scoop Slam. Dozovic tags in Knight. Knight kicks Kofi in the gut. Heavy Machinery with Stereo Vertical Suplex’s. Heavy Machinery clotheslines New Day over the top rope. Dozovic with a double clothesline on the floor. Heavy Machinery had complete control of the match during the commercial break. Dozovic goes for a Running Splash, but Big E ducks out of the way. Kofi and Knight are tagged in.
Kofi with a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle Strike. Kofi with two double sledges. Kofi dropkicks Knight. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Knight. Kofi with a Jumping Clothesline. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi plays to the crowd. Knight avoids The Trouble In Paradise. Kofi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Kofi kicks Knight out of the ring. Kofi tags in Big E. New Day goes for The Alley OOP, but Knight counters with a waist lock takedown on the floor. Knight dropkicks Big E. Knight tags in Dozovic. Heavy Machinery connects with The Compactor to pickup the victory. The New Day has been eliminated.
Heavy Machinery vs The Lucha House Party
Gran Metalik start things off with an Apron Enzuigiri. Metalik goes for a SpringBoard Sunset Flip, but Dozovic stands still. Dorado with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a one count. Dorado is putting the boots to Dozovic. Dorado with a straight right hand. Dorado applies a wrist lock. Dozovic goes for a Bodyslam, but Dorado lands back on his feet. Dorado side steps Dozovic into the turnbuckles. Knight tags himself in. Dorado slaps Knight in the chest. Dorado goes for The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag, but Knight lands back on his feet. Knight delivers The Pounce for a two count. Knight applies an arm-bar. Dorado is throwing haymakers at Knight. Knight sends Dorado across the ring. Dorado side steps Knight into the turnbuckles. Dorado tags in Metalik.
Dorado with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Metalik follows that with a Splash off Dorado’s shoulders for a two count. Metalik stomps on Knight’s back. Knight regroups on the outside. Metalik slaps Dozovic in the chest. Metalik tags in Dorado. Dozovic hulks up. Dozovic with a double shoulder tackle. Dorado dumps Dozovic out of the ring. LHP with Stereo SpringBoard Crossbody Blocks to the floor. Heavy Machinery regains control of the match during the commercial break. Dozovic levels Dorado with a Body Avalanche for a two count. Dozovic tags in Knight. Dozovic bodyslams Knight on top of Dorado for a two count. Knight applies the single leg crab. Dorado needs to create separation. Knight with a Running Body Avalanche. Dorado side steps Knight into the turnbuckles. Knight tags in Dozovic.
Dozovic stops Dorado in his tracks. Dozovic with a waist lock takedown. Dozovic applies The Bear Hug. Dorado decks Dozovic with a JawBreaker. Dorado throws Dozovic out of the ring. Dorado creates distance with The Golden Rewind. Knight and Metalik are tagged in. Metalik dives over Knight. Metalik shows off his athleticism. Metalik kicks Knight in the face. Metalik hits The Reverse Bulldog. Metalik delivers a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Metalik applies a rear chin lock. Knight gets back to a vertical base. Knight with heavy bodyshots. Knight goes for a Bodyslam, but Metalik lands back on his feet. Metalik tags in Dorado.
Metalik drops Knight with The Big Boot. Dorado lands The Flying Splash for a two count. Dorado unloads three knife edge chops. Knight scores the elbow knockdown. Knight repeatedly stomps on the midsection of Dorado. Knight with a Running Splash for a two count. Dorado kicks Knight in the jaw. Knight responds with an OverHook Belly to Belly Suplex. Knight tags in Dozovic. Dozovic levels Dorado with The Body Avalanche. Dozovic plays to the crowd. Dozovic connects with The Caterpillar to pickup the victory. The Lucha House Party has been eliminated.
Heavy Machinery vs. The Usos
This match started during the commercial break. Jimmy applies an arm-bar. Jimmy talks smack to Knight. Jimmy transitions into a wrist lock. Knight is throwing haymakers at Jimmy. Knight goes for a Bodyslam, but Jimmy lands back on his feet. Jimmy tags in Jey. Knight sends Jimmy to the ring apron. Jey with a shoulder block. Jimmy follows that with a straight right hand. Jimmy SuperKicks Dozovic. Knight knocks Jimmy off the ring apron. The SuperKick Party continues in Buffalo. Knight connects with The Rolling Crucifix to pickup the victory. The Usos has been eliminated.
Heavy Machinery vs. The Miz & John Morrison
Tucker Knight and The Miz will start things off. Miz kicks Knight in the gut. Miz with rapid fire haymakers. Morrison tags himself in. SpineBuster/SpringBoard Enzuigiri Combination for a two count. Morrison transitions into a ground and pound attack. Morrison stomps on the midsection of Knight. Miz tags himself in. Morrison with a running knee strike. Miz follows that with The Running Boot for a two count. Miz mocks Dozovic. Miz and Morrison are cutting the ring in half. Miz catapults Knight into a forearm smash from Morrison. Morrison with a SlingShot Elbow Drop for a two count. Morrison is picking Knight apart. Knight is displaying his fighting spirit. Knight clotheslines Morrison. Morrison tags in Miz. Dozovic punches Miz. Knight dropkicks Miz to the floor.
Miz wisely pulls Dozovic off the ring apron. Miz slides under Knight. Knight goes for a Bodyslam, but Miz lands back on his feet. Miz runs Knight to his corner. Corner IT Kicks! Miz with Two Rising Knee Strikes. Miz tags in Morrison. Morrison with a Flying Forearm Smash. Miz follows that with The Awesome Clothesline. Morrison connects with The CountDown To Impact for a two count. Double Boot to Dozovic. Miz with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Knight gets Morrison trapped in the inside cradle to pickup the victory. The Miz & John Morrison has been eliminated. After the match, Miz and Morrison are ganging up on Knight. Flying Double Foot Stomp/Skull Crushing Finale Combination. They switch their focus to Dozovic. Miz and Morrison drives Dozovic through the ringside barricade.
Heavy Machinery vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
Ziggler and Roode controls the early stages of this match during the commercial break. Knight is throwing haymakers at Roode. Roode hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Dozovic is still laid out by the time keepers area. Roode applies a rear chin lock. Knight with heavy bodyshots. Roode applies a Sleeper Hold. Knight with a Belly to Back Suplex. Roode tags in Ziggler. Knight with two haymakers. Knight kicks Ziggler in the gut. Ziggler decks Knight with a back elbow smash for a two count. Ziggler talks smack to Knight. Ziggler tells Knight to get up. Ziggler dropkicks Knight for a two count. Ziggler tags in Roode.
Double Irish Whip. Ziggler lands The Stinger Splash. Roode kicks Knight in the gut. Roode drops Knight with The NeckBreaker for a two count. Roode kicks Knight in the face. Roode applies a front face lock. Roode tags in Ziggler. Ziggler kicks Knight in the ribs. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Knight. Dozovic slowly gets back on his feet. Roode attacks Dozovic from behind. Dozovic slams Roode’s head on the announce table. Ziggler applies a front face lock. Dozovic climbs up the steel ring steps. Ziggler hits The Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Ziggler tags in Roode. Double Hammer Throw. Knight side steps Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Knight clotheslines Roode.
Knight tags in Dozovic. Dozovic with two shoulder tackles. Dozovic sends Roode across the ring. Dozovic with a Back Body Drop. Dozovic knocks Ziggler off the ring apron. Roode with three sharp elbow strikes. Dozovic hulks up. Dozovic with an Exploder Suplex. Dozovic is fired up. Dozovic kicks Roode in the face. Dozovic catches Roode in mid-air. Roode dropkicks Dozovic. Dozovic sends Roode shoulder first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Ziggler made the blind tag. Dozovic levels Roode with The Body Avalanche. Dozovic goes for The Caterpillar, but Ziggler counters with The SuperKick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode via Pinfall
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