WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (3/27/20): The New Day vs. The Usos

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
March 27, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Bayley, Sasha Banks, Lacey Evans, Naomi and Tamina Snuka In-Ring Segment 

Bayley: Well, Sash, here we are. We are little over a week away from WrestleMania. And this WrestleMania is too big for one night, so we’re doing two nights of WrestleMania. That’s right, WrestleMania is where the best of the best, compete on the grandest stage of them all.

Sasha Banks: Right, it’s supposed to be a magical night where anything can happen. Lives can change and dreams can come true.

Bayley: Anything is possible at WrestleMania. But this year, our WrestleMania is a nightmare. And, why? Because of Paige. Sad, irrelevant, pathetic, Paige. And she’s jealous of us, she’s jealous of our careers, she’s jealous of the whole year that I’ve had as SmackDown Women’s Champion and how dominant i’ve been. And she’s putting me in a match at WrestleMania for my championship, in what is now a fatal five way elimination. How is that fair? There’s one of me, there’s one champion, how is that fair?

Sasha Banks: It’s not fair. It’s not.

Bayley: Thank you. She thinks she’s so slick, she put you in the match.

Sasha Banks: Like she’s trying to put us against each other, like that’s gonna work, please.

Bayley: That’s not gonna work, that’s for sure. If anything, their plan is gonna backfire on them, because you and I, we’re best friends, we’re peanut butter and jelly, we’re better together, right? It’s us together, there’s no separation, right?

Lacey Evans: Bayley, your mouth is about as big as my hat is. You just can’t keep your damn mouth shut, can you? In fact, your little best friend here can barely get a word in.

Bayley: Oh, really? I got a word for you, loser. Hahaha, because I beat you already.

Sasha Banks: Why don’t you go preach to someone who would actually listen, maybe like your bratty little kid, unless she’s ashamed of you? Mommy, why do you keep on losing?

Lacey Evans: Good one. Look sweetheart, Bayley is right, WrestleMania will be a nightmare for the both of you. Because Sasha, you won’t able to say my daughters name, when I break your jaw with The Woman’s Right. And Bayley, I’ll finally be able to teach your nasty thing some manners and beat some respect into you, when I take that title away from you.

Naomi: You know Lacey, i’m with you, at least until we handle these two. Because Bayley, you and I both know, the mess that you pulled at Super ShowDown. Just like we know, you and I, got some unfinished business. And Sasha, why you are standing there, looking at me all stank? It’s gonna be a bonus when I snatch that blue wig off your head and become the three time SmackDown Women’s Champion, because the glow will shine the brightest once again on the grandest stage of them all.

Bayley: Alright look, this is not going to be one of those nights, where everyone interrupts everyone, and hits their music and they want to say something.

Tamina Snuka: Actions speak louder than words.

Tamina HeadButts Naomi. Tamina SuperKicks Evans. Bayley and Sasha repeatedly stomps on Naomi’s chest. Bayley and Sasha run away from Tamina to close the segment.

– You can relive the 2020 Royal Rumble PPV this Tuesday on FS1.

First Match: Drew Gulak w/Daniel Bryan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura w/Sami Zayn & Cesaro. If Drew Gulak Wins, Daniel Bryan Will Battle Sami Zayn For The WWE Intercontinental Championship At WrestleMania 36

Sami Zayn joins the commentary team for this match. Nakamura with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Nakamura with a forearm smash. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura with clubbing knee smashes. Nakamura follows that with a knee drop. Nakamura stands on the back of Gulak’s neck. Nakamura sends Gulak to the corner. Gulak blasts Nakamura with a ShotGun Dropkick. Gulak with two haymakers. Gulak kicks Nakamura in the gut. Gulak repeatedly stomps on Nakamura’s back. Gulak abuses the referee’s five count. Cesaro pulls Nakamura out of the ring. Nakamura kicks out the legs of Gulak.

Nakamura unloads Two Mid-Kicks. Nakamura rolls Gulak back into the ring. Bryan tells Zayn to back off. Gulak with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips on the middle rope. Gulak repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Nakamura. Nakamura side steps Gulak into the turnbuckles. Nakamura kicks Gulak in the back. Nakamura drops Gulak with a Flying Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura follows that with more knee smashes. Nakamura delivers his combination offense. Nakamura connects with The SitOut GourdBuster. Bryan pulls Gulak away from The Kinshasa. Zayn is livid. Gulak plants Nakamura with The Bridging Jackknife Cover to pickup the victory.

Winner: Drew Gulak via Pinfall 

Elias & King Corbin Segment 

Second Match: Alexa Bliss w/Nikki Cross vs. Asuka 

Nikki Cross joins the commentary team for this match. Asuka laughs at Bliss. Bliss ducks a clothesline from Asuka. Bliss taunts Asuka. Bliss with a waist lock go-behind. Asuka transitions into a wrist lock. Bliss with a forearm smash. Asuka tells Bliss to bring it. Bliss with forearm shivers. Bliss ducks a clothesline from Asuka. Bliss dropkicks Asuka for a two count. Bliss applies a side headlock. Asuka drops Bliss with a shoulder tackle. Asuka starts dancing. Cross is trying to rally the WWE Universe. Bliss with a forearm smash that sends Asuka crashing to the outside.

Bliss mocks Asuka. Asuka is pissed. Bliss kicks the left shoulder of Asuka. Asuka avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Asuka throws Bliss into the steel ring steps. Asuka has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Asuka applies an arm-bar. Asuka kicks the left hamstring of Bliss. Asuka unloads a flurry of strikes. Asuka with a Spinning Back Kick. Asuka mocks Cross. Asuka goes for The Running Hip Attack, but Bliss ducks out of the way. Bliss kicks Asuka in the back. Forearm Exchange on the ring apron. Asuka with a Spinning Back Kick. Bliss responds with a Swinging Arm-Ringer on the apron for a two count.

Bliss continues to attack the left shoulder of Asuka. Bliss sends Asuka shoulder first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Bliss clotheslines Asuka. Bliss with two palm strikes. Bliss follows that with a basement dropkick. Bliss goes for The Insult To Injury, but Asuka ducks out of the way. Asuka regroups on the outside. Bliss dumps Asuka face first on the apron. Bliss whips Asuka into the LED Board. Bliss hooks the leg for a two count. Bliss goes for The Spike DDT, but Asuka blocks it. Bliss negates The Asuka Lock. Bliss plants Asuka with The Spike DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Alexa Bliss via Pinfall 

– We get a replay of the Roman Reigns/Triple H WWE Championship Match From WrestleMania 32.

Dolph Ziggler, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville Backstage Segment 

The Firefly Fun House 

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 in a Firefly FunHouse Match

3.) The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles in a BoneYard Match

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 w/Buddy Murphy

8.) Edge vs. Randy Orton in a Last Man Standing Match

9.) Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans vs. Naomi vs. Tamina Snuka in a Fatal Five Way Elimination Match For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

10.) The Miz & John Morrison (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos in a Triple Threat Ladder Match For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

11.) Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley w/Lana

12.) The Street Profits (c) vs. Andrade Cien Almas & Angel Garza For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

13.) King Corbin vs. Elias

14.) Sami Zayn (c) w/Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro vs. Daniel Bryan w/Drew Gulak For The WWE Intercontinental Championship

15.) Otis Dozovic w/Tucker Knight vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Mandy Rose

Third Match: The New Day vs. The Usos. The Winners Will Battle The Miz & John Morrison For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship At WrestleMania 36 

The Miz and John Morrison joins the commentary team for this match. Kofi Kingston and Jimmy Uso will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jimmy with a side headlock takedown. Jimmy drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy talks smack to Kofi. Kofi drops down on the canvas. Kofi with a double leapfrog. Jimmy catches Kofi in mid-air. Jimmy goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Jimmy goes for a monkey flip, but again Kofi lands back on his feet. Jimmy denies the dropkick. Jimmy catapults Kofi to the middle turnbuckle. Kofi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Jimmy regroups on the outside. Miz and Morrison taunts The Usos. Big E and Jey are tagged in.

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jey with a waist lock takedown. Big E easily escapes the hold. A lot of jaw jacking from both teams. Jey applies a wrist lock. Big E denies the irsh whip. Jey uppercuts Big E. Big E scores the elbow knockdown. Big E tags in Kofi. Assisted Senton Splash for a two count. Kofi thrust kicks the midsection of Jey. Jimmy tags himself in. Jey reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Jey hotshots Kofi into the ropes. Jimmy with the cover for a two count. Jimmy unloads two knife edge chops. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey with a straight right hand. Kofi blocks a boot from Jey. Kofi dodges The Spinning Enzuigiri. Big E and Jimmy are tagged in. Big E with Two OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E drags Jimmy to the ring apron. Big E with clubbing blows to Jimmy’s chest. Big E hits The Running Splash on the apron. New Day are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.

Big E goes for The Big Ending, but Jey gets in the way. The Usos with a Double Back Drop for a two count. Jey plays to the empty crowd. Jey delivers The Running StinkFace. Jey tags in Jimmy. Jimmy goes for another Running StinkFace, but Big E counters with The Uranage Slam. Kofi and Jey are tagged in. Kofi with a SpringBoard Tomahawk Chop. Kofi with two double sledges. Kofi dropkicks Jey. Kofi follows that with a Jumping Clothesline. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi goes for The Trouble In Paradise, but Jey ducks out of the way. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Kofi. Kofi with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver. Kofi goes for a Leaping Double Foot Stomp, but Jey counters with a single leg pick. Jey applies the single leg crab. Kofi uses his feet to create separation. Kofi drops Jey with The SOS for a two count.

Jey goes for The Samoan Drop, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi decks Jey with a back elbow smash. Kofi tags in Big E. New Day goes for their Flying Double Foot Stomp/PowerBomb Combination, but Jey ducks out of the way. Jimmy sends Kofi shoulder first into the steel ring post. WWE PC SuperKick Party for a two count. Jey tags in Jimmy. Double Knife Edge Chop. Big E is perched on the top turnbuckle. Big E starts displaying his fighting spirit. Jimmy rocks Big E with a Running Enzuigiri. Kofi runs interference. Kofi skins the cat. Kofi sends The Usos tumbling to the floor. Kofi lands The Trust Fall. Miz and Morrison start their own chant.

Kofi sweeps Morrison off the announce table. Jey wipes out Miz and Kofi with an Over The Rope Dive. Big E Spears Jey out of the ring. Miz and Morrison attacks Big E from behind which forces the referee to call off the match. After the match, Miz with a Running Boot. Morrison transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz repeatedly stomps on Big E’s chest. Michael Cole informs Miz and Morrison that they will have to defend their WWE SmackDown Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania in a Triple Threat Match with The New Day and The Usos. The Usos drops Miz with Stereo SuperKicks. New Day plants Morrison with The Midnight Hour.

Match Result: No-Contest 

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Author: Josh Lopez