WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (4/10/20): Braun Strowman vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
April 10, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Commentators: Michael Cole & Corey Graves 

Braun Strowman & Shinsuke Nakamura Promo 

Braun Strowman: You know, there’s an old saying, when opportunity knocks on the door, you answer it. Well at WrestleMania, I did more than answered it, I knocked it off its damn hinges. I took everything Goldberg had to dish out. Spear, after spear, after spear, I mean, the man is a WWE Hall of Famer and a legend for a reason. But I refused to stay down, I got back up and I put Goldberg down for good. And now, I am the new Universal Champion. And to have it happen at WrestleMania, I mean, it’s obviously the greatest moment of my career.

– Strowman immediately gets interrupted by Shinsuke Nakamura.

Braun Strowman: This should be funny. What do you want?

Shinsuke Nakamura: You said, when opportunity knocks, you better open the door. Well, knock, knock. You supposed to say: who’s there? Well, Shinsuke Nakamura is here, knocking on your door. I hear you talking about your WrestleMania moment, but the last time we saw you, yes that’s right, we beat ya.

Braun Strowman: Look, cut the crap. Nobody tuned into SmackDown to hear you run your mouth, so instead of coming out here and giving me a history lesson, why don’t you let me enjoy my night here on Friday Night SmackDown as the Universal Champion before I knock, knock, knock the crap out of you?

Shinsuke Nakamura: Be careful what you wish for, Braun. You remind me of an old Japanese old proverb. The weak are the meat and the strong, eat.

Braun Strowman: Yea, Shinsuke? Well, I got an old proverb that anyone could understand in any language. Later tonight, you’re gonna get these hands.

Strowman shoves Cesaro over the top rope. Nakamura drops Strowman with a RoundHouse Kick to close the segment.

First Match: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross (c) vs. The Kabuki Warriors For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship 

Kairi Sane immediately dropkicks Alexa Bliss after the bell rings. Sane with clubbing blows to Bliss back. Sane slams Bliss head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sane is choking Bliss with her boot. Sane tags in Asuka. Asuka clears the ring. Asuka repeatedly stomps on Bliss chest. Asuka abuses the referee’s five count. Asuka tags in Sane. Kabuki Warriors goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Bliss blocks it. Bliss with forearm shivers. Kabuki Warriors pulls Bliss down to the mat. Sane yanks on Bliss hair. Sane with a forearm shot across the back of Bliss. Bliss rolls Sane over for a two count. Palm Strike Exchange. Sane stomps on the toes of Bliss. Sane brings Bliss to the corner. Sane tags in Asuka. Asuka knocks Cross off the ring apron. Asuka continues to stomp on Bliss chest. Asuka is choking Bliss with her boot. Asuka tags in Sane.

Double Irish Whip. Asuka with a Mid-Kick. Sane follows that with an Axe Kick. Sane with a basement dropkick for a two count. Sane tags in Asuka. Bliss with a desperation dropkick. Bliss with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Asuka responds with a Flying Hip Attack on the floor. Asuka starts providing her own commentary during the match. Cross is pissed. Bliss pulls Asuka off the announce table. Cross with a Flying Crossbody Block off the announce table. The Kabuki Warriors are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Asuka applies an arm-bar. Cross with forearm shivers. Asuka pulls Cross down to the mat. Asuka tags in Sane. Double Irish Whip. Sane with a Flying Forearm Smash. Asuka follows that with a Running Hip Attack. Sane into the cover for a two count. Sane toys around with Cross. Sane goes for The Alabama Slam, but Cross rolls her over for a two count. Sane with a Running Elbow Drop across the back of Cross for a two count.

The referee admonishes Sane. Sane drags Cross to the corner. Sane tags in Asuka. Asuka repeatedly stomps on Cross chest. Cross decks Asuka with a back elbow smash. Cross knocks Sane off the ring apron. Cross kicks Asuka in the face. Asuka with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Cross rolls Asuka over for a two count. Asuka stops Cross in her tracks. Asuka goes for The German Suplex, but Cross counters with The Running Bulldog. Bliss and Sane are tagged in. Bliss with two running clotheslines. Bliss unloads two palm strikes. Bliss dropkicks Sane. Bliss is fired. Sane avoids The Insult To Injury. Sane Spears Bliss for a two count. Sane talks smack to Bliss. Bliss with a big haymaker. Cross tags herself in. Asuka with a RoundHouse Kick to Bliss. Sane drops Cross with The Spinning Back Fist. Sane side steps Cross into the turnbuckles. Sane tags in Asuka.

Asuka kicks Cross in the back. Kabuki Warriors connects with their Flying Forearm Smash/PowerBomb Combination. Asuka applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Asuka transitions into The Asuka Lock. Bliss breaks the submission hold. Sane drills Bliss with a Running BlockBuster. Asuka tags in Sane. Cross avoids The Insane Elbow. Cross blasts Asuka off the ring apron. Cross crawls under Sane. Cross tags in Bliss. Bliss dodges The Spinning Back Fist. Bliss kicks Sane in the gut. Bliss with The Spike DDT. Asuka pulls Sane out of the ring. Asuka nails Cross with The High Knee Strike in mid-air. Bliss wipes out The Kabuki Warriors with Twisted Bliss. Bliss rolls Sane back into the ring. Sane rolls out of harms way. Cross tags herself in. Bliss blocks a boot from Sane. Bliss hits The Goddess Touch. Cross plants Sane with The Purge to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross via Pinfall 

Second Match: Dolph Ziggler w/Sonya Deville vs. Tucker Knight 

Knight with a straight right hand. Deville hops on the ring apron to distract Knight. Ziggler attacks Knight from behind. Knight runs through Ziggler. Knight sends Ziggler shoulder first into the steel ring post. Knight kicks Ziggler in the ribs. Knight is putting the boots to Ziggler. Knight with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Knight punches Ziggler in the back. Ziggler decks Knight with a back elbow smash. Ziggler goes for a dropkick, but Knight counters with a double leg takedown. Knight catapults Ziggler face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Knight is fired up. Ziggler regroups on the outside. Knight continues to punch Ziggler in the back.

Knight slams Ziggler’s head against the hood of the announce table. Knight resets the referee’s ten count. Knight whips Ziggler into the steel ring steps. Knight talks smack to Ziggler. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Knight. Ziggler goes for The Famouser, but Knight counters with a Belly to Back Toss on the announce table. Knight tells Ziggler to get up. Knight PowerSlams Ziggler for a two count. Ziggler with heavy bodyshots. Knight clotheslines Ziggler. Knight follows that with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Knight is displaying his frustration. Knight denies The SuperKick. Ziggler sends Knight shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ziggler connects with The SuperKick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall 

The Dirt Sheet 

Third Match: The Forgotten Sons w/Jaxson Ryker vs. The Lucha House Party 

Steve Cutler and Lince Dorado will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cutler unloads a flurry of strikes in the corner. Cutler blasts Dorado with a knife edge chop. Cutler delivers a gut punch. Cutler scores the elbow knockdown. Cutler tags in Blake. Blake with a gut punch. Blake is mauling Dorado in the corner. Blake whips Dorado across the ring. Dorado ducks a clothesline from Blake. Dorado with The SpringBoard MoonSault. Dorado tags in Metalik. Metalik with a Flying Splash off Dorado’s shoulders for a one count. Metalik applies a wrist lock. Metalik tags in Dorado. Dorado with a Flying Axe Handle Strike. Dorado kicks Blake in the gut. Dorado applies an arm-bar. Blake tags in Cutler. Dorado is displaying his fighting spirit.

Cutler with a Double UnderHook BackBreaker. Cutler with forearm shivers across the back of Dorado. Cutler talks smack to Dorado. Cutler is choking Dorado with his boot. Cutler tags in Blake. The Forgotten Sons with a Double Uranage BackBreaker for a two count. Blake drives his knee into Dorado’s back. Blake applies a rear chin lock. Dorado gets back to a vertical base. Dorado with heavy bodyshots. Blake delivers his combination offense. Dorado leapfrogs over Blake. Blake tags in Cutler. Cutler stops Dorado in his tracks. Dorado creates distance with The Golden Rewind. Cutler and Metalik are tagged in. Metalik with a SpringBoard Double Crossbody Block.

Metalik kicks Blake in the gut. Blake reverses out of the irish whip from Metalik. Blake avoids The HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Metalik ducks a clothesline from Blake. Metalik drops Blake with The SpringBoard Back Elbow Smash. Metalik scales the ropes. Metalik delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Dorado with a Spinning Back Kick to Cutler. Dorado kicks Cutler in the chest. Dorado with an overhand chop. Cutler sends Dorado crashing to the outside. Metalik SuperKicks Cutler. Metalik follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Blake. Blake goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Metalik lands back on his feet. Blake with a Running Lariat. Blake tags in Cutler. The Forgotten Sons plants Metalik with The Memory Remains to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Forgotten Sons via Pinfall 

Bayley, Sasha Banks and Tamina Promo

 Bayley: Would you look at us? I mean, just three weeks ago, we were standing in this very ring, when that annoying jealous Paige tried to ruin my WrestleMania and tried to ruin our friendship, by putting me in a five way elimination match.

Sasha Banks: But, she didn’t

Bayley: No, she didn’t. So, anyone that thinks they can touch me, well, ding dong, hello, you can’t because I have beat everyone. But, I do have to stay, in my humble opinion, I think that my greatest moment yet, was when I defied all odds at WrestleMania. And how did I do that? How did I do that, Michael? I don’t know, because I am the best, we’re the best. We are the ultimate role models. To all of you sheep sitting at home that thought I was going to lose my championship at WrestleMania and thought that we were gonna have our friendship ruined, well we got two simple words for you.

Sasha Banks: Screw you. You see, because these ignorant sheep will never understand our friendship. And nobody from the past, present or future can touch us.

– Tamina walks down to the ring.

Bayley: Tamina, it’s so great to see you again. You look stunning, your hair looks great, I can smell you from here, you smell great. I don’t know what you’re doing here, but i’m happy that you’re here, because we wanted to congratulate you such a dominant performance at WrestleMania. It was so good, like we really weren’t expecting that.

Tamina: Please shut the hell up. Bayley, you did not beat me at Mania. Nobody beat at Mania. It took all of you women to eliminate me. So, Miss Role Model, why don’t you be a great example and fight me, one one one, for the title?

Sasha Banks: I mean, I’m sorry, Tamina. I know you just came a couple weeks ago from whatever coconut shell you’ve been hiding in for the past year. Hold me back, but there is a pecking order around here and you just don’t step up to the champ and make demands. You hear me?

Bayley: That’s right, you’re lucky i’m holding her back right now too. But, being the role model that I am, I like to be fair. You can have your match with me, only if you could beat the standard, the boss, the blue print, the greatest of all time, my best friend, Sasha Banks. Yeah, you got this.

Tamina: Challenge accepted. And sis, your bestie just screwed you.

Fourth Match: Sheamus vs. Cal Bloom 

Sheamus kicks Bloom in the gut. Sheamus with clubbing blows to Bloom’s back. Sheamus whips Bloom across the ring. Bloom punches Sheamus in the back. Bloom kicks Sheamus in the gut. Bloom with two haymakers. Sheamus reverses out of the irish whip from Bloom. Sheamus scores the elbow knockdown. Sheamus calls Bloom a bastard. Sheamus repeatedly stomps on Bloom’s chest. Ten Beats To Bodhran. Sheamus connects with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall 

– Jeff Hardy Vignette.

Lineup For Next Weeks Friday Night SmackDown 

– The Miz (c) vs. Big E vs. Jey Uso in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

– Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs. Tamina. If Tamina Beats Sasha, She Earns A Women’s Championship Match

– Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro in a Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

– Sonya Deville will attempt to clear the air with Mandy Rose

– Naomi vs. Dana Brooke in a Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

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

Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Nakamura kicks the left hamstring of Strowman. Nakamura stick and moves. Strowman blocks a boot from Nakamura. Strowman avoids The Spinning Hook Kick. Strowman drops Nakamura with The Big Boot. Strowman HeadButts Nakamura. Strowman whips Nakamura into the turnbuckles. Strowman with a Big Biel Throw. Strowman talks smack to Nakamura. Strowman with a knee smash. Strowman dumps Nakamura out of the ring. Strowman is distracted by Cesaro. Strowman with a straight right hand.

Strowman rolls Nakamura back into the ring. Nakamura with a running knee strike. Strowman dumps Nakamura chest first on the ringside barricade. Strowman has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Strowman sends Nakamura chest first on the canvas. Strowman slams Nakamura’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Strowman levels Nakamura with The Body Avalanche. Strowman goes for The Running PowerSlam, but Nakamura lands back on his feet. Nakamura with a Step Through Kick.

Cesaro uppercuts the back of Strowman’s neck. Nakamura with a Flying Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura applies a rear chin lock. Strowman with a Side Walk Slam. Strowman follows that with another Body Avalanche. Strowman knocks Cesaro off the ring apron. Nakamura kicks Strowman in the chest. Strowman responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Nakamura crumbles to the floor. Strowman with Two Running Shoulder Tackles on the outside. Nakamura with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Strowman counters with a Tilt-A-Whirl Running PowerSlam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez