WWE Friday Night SmackDown
March 20, 2020
WWE Performance Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Rob Gronkowski, Mojo Rawley, King Corbin and Elias In-Ring Segment
First Match: Daniel Bryan & Drew Gulak vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura w/Sami Zayn
— WWE (@WWE) March 21, 2020
Sami Zayn joins the commentary team for this match. Bryan and Nakamura will start things off. Quick feeling out process. Test of strength. Nakamura applies a wrist lock. Bryan reverses the hold. Bryan with a waist lock go-behind. Nakamura answers with a single leg pick for a one count. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Bryan transitions into a hammerlock. Bryan brings Nakamura to the corner. Bryan tags in Gulak. Gulak applies a wrist lock. Nakamura rakes the eyes of Gulak. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Cesaro delivers a gut punch. Cesaro with a side headlock takeover. Gulak responds with a headscissors neck lock. Gulak denies the surfboard stretch. Gulak grabs the left leg of Cesaro. Gulak tags in Bryan.
Bryan with a Running Seated Senton. Cesaro grabs a side headlock. Bryan with heavy bodyshots. Cesaro uppercuts Bryan. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Nakamura kicks Bryan in the gut. Bryan uppercuts Nakamura. Bryan whips Nakamura across the ring. Cesaro tags himself in. Nakamura kicks Bryan in the chest. Bryan dumps Nakamura out of the ring. Bryan lands The Suicide Dive. Bryan with a shoulder block to Cesaro. Bryan goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Cesaro counters with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Cesaro wisely kicks Gulak off the ring apron. Cesaro and Nakamura are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.
Uppercut Forearm Exchange. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Nakamura hits The Sliding German Suplex. Nakamura stomps on Bryan’s back. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Bryan. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura with a double knee drop for a two count. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Cesaro applies a front face lock. Cesaro with The GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Cesaro is mauling Bryan in the corner. Cesaro with Two Running European Uppercuts. Bryan responds with a Desperation Dropkick. Gulak and Nakamura are tagged in. Gulak with a ShotGun Dropkick. Gulak is throwing haymakers at Nakamura. Gulak blocks a lariat from Nakamura. Gulak with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count.
Gulak goes for The GuLock, but Nakamura counters with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Gulak rolls Nakamura over for a two count. Nakamura drops Gulak with a Step Through Heel Kick. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Cesaro dumps Gulak ribs first on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura follows that with a Running Knee Smash. Cesaro connects with The Pop Up European Uppercut for a two count. Cesaro and Nakamura dumps Bryan out of the ring. Zayn talks smack to Bryan. Cesaro with rapid fire uppercuts in the corner. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Nakamura with a Mid-Kick. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Gulak. Nakamura with The Sitout FaceBuster. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Cesaro stops Gulak in his tracks. Cesaro with two uppercut forearms. Cesaro goes for a Back Body Drop, but Gulak lands back on his feet. Cesaro with a Big Boot. Gulak decks Cesaro with a back elbow smash. Gulak kicks Cesaro in the face. Gulak tags in Bryan. Cesaro catches Gulak in mid-air. Gulak grabs the left shoulder of Cesaro. Bryan plants Cesaro with The Sunset Flip Roll Through to pickup the victory.
Winner: Daniel Bryan & Drew Gulak via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) March 21, 2020
Paige, Bayley, and Sasha Banks In-Ring Segment
Bayley: She no-shows last week and now this? We got this, Cole. Get out, go. Hey Paige, so happy that you finally showed up, welcome to our show.
Paige: That’s funny baby girl, I mean, you sure do have a way with words I must say.
Bayley: That’s right because i’m not only a role model, but i’m also a poet. So, just get along with what you’re gonna say, so the rest of the world can go and forget about you, just like we have the past few years.
Paige: Right, because no one past or present or future could touch you and the women’s evolution is over and the role model’s era of dominance has just begun.
Bayley: That’s it baby girl.
Paige: You know what ladies? It’s bad enough having to listen to you, week in and week out, completely destroying and running down the SmackDown Women’s Locker Room. But the women’s evolution, I mean, come on, you two know better than that, right? You know better. You know it takes more than greatness to change people’s hearts. You know it takes courage. And any woman that put on a pair of boots, laced them up and walked into that ring showed courage. Courage that you two bullies lack.
Bayley: Bullies, okay. Look, it’s not my fault that i’m the most dominant women’s champion in SmackDown history. And that’s right, no one past, present or future could beat me, i’ve beaten everyone, unless you want to do something about it? Oh, no wait, she can’t. You can’t, that’s right. So, just say what you got to say cause, there’s nothing you can do about it, you couldn’t even show up sister.
Paige: Okay, all right, edgy Bayley is out. All right, she has to say some mean stuff. That’s okay, I get it, you’re a bad guy now, I see it. Bad Bayley. You’re right, my career is over. And I could no longer do what I absolutely love. My passion has been taken away from me and it breaks my heart every single day. I wouldn’t wish that upon anyone, not you Bayley and not you Sasha. But, you’re also wrong because I’m not living in the past, it’s WrestleMania season baby. And you know what that means? I can’t wait to see who takes your title. So, I spoke to my good friends at Fox and asked to be the one to announce your match at WrestleMania.
Bayley: Okay, wait. Yeah, there’s no match because I had such a great year, I was actually thinking about skipping WrestleMania all together and we’re gonna go straight to the hall of fame. So, Fox was wrong.
Paige: Bayley you always gloat about being so dominant and untouchable. At WrestleMania, you will defend your SmackDown Women’s Championship against Lacey Evans, Dana Brooke, Tamina, and Naomi.
Sasha Banks: Are you kidding me? You bitch, how dare you do this to my friend, huh?
Paige: Okay Sasha, such a big word coming out of you right now. You know what? I’m glad that you’ve chimed in, finally. Because, now, I can announce Bayley’s final opponent in her WrestleMania 6-Pack Elimination Match and that will be you.
– We get a replay of the John Cena/Bray Wyatt Match From WrestleMania 30.
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross Backstage Interview
The Dirt Sheet
Second Match: The Miz & John Morrison vs. Heavy Machinery
— WWE (@WWE) March 21, 2020
The Miz and Otis Dozovic will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dozovic has the strength advantage. Dozovic taunts Miz. Miz applies a side headlock. Miz goes for a side headlock takeover, but Dozovic blocks it. Dozovic dumps Miz back first on the canvas. Miz retreats to the corner. Miz tags in Morrison. Morrison tells Dozovic to bring it. Morrison kicks Dozovic in the gut. Dozovic hulks up. Morrison delivers his combination offense. Dozovic reverses out of the irish whip from Morrison. Morrison side steps Dozovic into the turnbuckles. Morrison slides under Dozovic. Morrison with a RoundHouse Kick. Morrison dives over Dozovic. Dozovic drops Morrison with a Body Block. Dozovic lifts Morrison up in the air. Dozovic tags in Knight. Dozovic hands Morrison over to Knight. Knight with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Knight applies a front face lock. Morrison slips over Knight’s back. Morrison tags in Miz. Knight with a Hip Toss. Knight levels Miz with a Body Avalanche. Knight tags in Dozovic.
Heavy Machinery are double teaming Miz. Dozovic with the cover for a two count. Heavy Machinery with a double gut punch. Heavy Machinery are paying homage to The Bushwhackers. Double Body Block. Double Shoulder Block. Heavy Machinery wraps this sequence with a Double Falling HeadButt. Dozovic clotheslines Morrison over the top rope. Knight follows that with a Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Knight rolls Miz back into the ring. Morrison sends Knight tumbling to the floor. Miz with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Miz rolls Knight back into the ring. Miz tags in Morrison. Miz catapults Knight into a forearm smash from Morrison. Morrison with a SlingShot Elbow Drop for a two count. Miz and Morrison are cutting the ring in half. Morrison with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Morrison applies a rear chin lock. Morrison tags in Miz. Double GutBuster. Miz mocks Dozovic. Knight is displaying his fighting spirit. Knight clotheslines Miz. Dolph Ziggler joins Michael Cole on commentary.
Dozovic is easily distracted. Miz knocks Dozovic off the ring apron. Miz hits The Implant DDT for a two count. Miz drives his knee into Knight’s back. Miz and Morrison have complete control of the match during the commercial break. Morrison applies a rear chin lock. Knight gets back to a vertical base. Knight needs to create separation. Morrison thrust kicks the midsection of Knight. Morrison SuperKicks Knight for a two count. Morrison tags in Miz. Knight with a Double Vertical Suplex. Knight tags in Dozovic. Dozovic with a double shoulder tackle. Dozovic clotheslines Miz. Dozovic runs through Morrison. Dozovic with a Spinning Bodyslam. Dozovic sends Morrison chest first into the canvas. Dozovic with a Double Body Avalanche. Dozovic is fired up.
Dozovic prepares for The Caterpillar. Ziggler grabs a microphone to distract Dozovic. We see a couple selfies of Ziggler and Mandy Rose on the titantron. Dozovic is pissed. Ziggler reminds Dozovic that good guys finish last. Dozovic runs after Ziggler. Dozovic grabs a steel chair. Miz and Morrison attacks Dozovic from behind. Dozovic clotheslines Miz and Morrison over the top rope. Dozovic throws Morrison into the steel ring steps. Dozovic repeatedly slams Miz head on the announce table. Dozovic sends Miz face first into the steel ring post. Dozovic catches Morrison in mid-air. Dozovic drives Morrison back first into the ring post. Dozovic puts Miz and Morrison through the ringside barricade. Dozovic has officially snapped. Knight is trying to calm down Dozovic. Dozovic delivers multiple chair shots which causes the disqualification.
Winner: The Miz & John Morrison via Disqualification
Next Week On WWE Friday Night SmackDown
– Brand new edition of The Firefly Fun House
– Alexa Bliss vs. Asuka
– Drew Gulak w/Daniel Bryan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura w/Sami Zayn & Cesaro. If Gulak Wins, Daniel Bryan Will Battle Sami Zayn For The WWE Intercontinental Championship At WrestleMania
– The New Day vs. The Usos. The Winners Will Battle The Miz & John Morrison For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship At WrestleMania
Updated WrestleMania 36 Match Card
1.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
2.) John Cena vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
3.) The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles
4.) Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
5.) Goldberg (c) vs. Roman Reigns For The WWE Universal Championship
6.) Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Drew McIntyre For The WWE Championship
7.) Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
8.) Edge vs. Randy Orton in a Last Man Standing Match
9.) Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans vs. Naomi vs. Dana Brooke vs. Tamina Snuka in a Six-Pack Challenge For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
10.) The Miz & John Morrison (c) vs. The New Day/The Usos For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Roman Reigns/Goldberg WrestleMania Contract Signing
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