WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (4/17/20): The Miz vs. Big E vs. Jey Uso

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
April 17, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Commentators: Michael Cole & Corey Graves 

A Moment Of Bliss With Special Guest: Braun Strowman 

Alexa Bliss: Welcome to “A Moment Of Bliss”

Nikki Cross: And please welcome your first ever, two-time Women’s Tag Team Champions, us.

Alexa Bliss: Cheers to that. All right, let’s get down to business because we have a big guest tonight. And when I say big, I mean, monster. Please welcome, The Monster Among Men, my friend and the new Universal Champion, Braun Strowman. Braun, welcome, thank you for being on the show, we’re so excited to have you. Congratulations on defeating the icon Goldberg at WrestleMania. And congratulations on your first Universal Title.

Nikki Cross: It was such an amazing match. Spear, spear, spear, spear.

Alexa Bliss: She’s very excited.

Braun Strowman: Hey and thank you, guys. Congratulations on defeating The Kabuki Warriors, not once but twice. I can’t think of anybody that deserves those titles more than y’all.

Alexa Bliss: Braun, cheers. That coffee is strong.

Nikki Cross: And next week, the coffee is gonna be even stronger once we successfully defend our tag team titles.

Alexa Bliss: That is true. And speaking of title matches, Braun, we have to talk about what happened last week with Bray Wyatt. You know Bray very, very well. Bray Wyatt has a multiple personalities and he knows this. And instead of seeking help, instead he just wallows in it. And you know how Bray is, he’s cunning, he’s brutal, he’s psychotic. And last week, he had a few things to say about you, so let’s take a look. Braun, what’s your response to that?

Braun Strowman: Look, nobody knows Bray Wyatt like I do. And it’s true, I used to be a part of his family, but that’s a part of my past that i’m trying to forget. Bray Wyatt didn’t create me. And I definitely don’t owe him anything, especially an apology. Everything i’ve done and achieved, i’ve done on my own. And well, the past is the past, like I said. I know Bray Wyatt. I know how he thinks. I know how he works. Bray Wyatt is a manipulator. He likes to get inside of people’s heads and make them doubt theirselves. He’ll even doubt reality as a whole. I’m not playing those games. If Bray Wyatt wants to challenge me, then so be it. But Bray, be it known, if you come for me and not the title, the only thing you’re gonna get, are these hands.

Alexa Bliss: And I bet he will. What do you feel about everything?

Braun Strowman: Hey, is that for me? Alexa, you didn’t have to get me a gift to be on your show.

Alexa Bliss: Braun I didn’t get you a gift.

Braun Strowman: Come on, quit playing. I know my girl, Team Little Big, all the way, right?

Braun Strowman opens the gift and pulls out his old black sheep mask. We here Bray’s maniacal laugh to close the segment.

First Match: Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs. Tamina. If Tamina Wins, She’ll Get A Future WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship Match 

Bayley joins the commentary team for this match. Sasha wants Tamina to wear her t-shirt. Tamina wears an extra large, not a small. Tamina pulls Sasha down to the mat. Tamina throws the t-shirt at Bayley. Sasha goes for a rollup, but Tamina stands still. Sasha ducks a clothesline from Tamina. Sasha can’t get Tamina off her feet. Sasha with a victory roll for a two count. Tamina kicks Sasha in the gut. Tamina HeadButts Sasha. Tamina with the irish whip. Tamina catches Sasha in mid-air. Sasha uses the top rope for leverage.

Tamina knocks Sasha off the ring apron. Tamina has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Tamina with clubbing shoulder blocks. The referee admonishes Tamina. Sasha side steps Tamina into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a knee lift. Sasha with The Flying Meteora for a two count. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sasha kicks Tamina in the chest. Sasha with a basement dropkick for a one count. Sasha uses the middle rope as a weapon. Sasha nails Tamina with The Pump Kick. Sasha talks smack to Tamina. Sasha punches Tamina in the back. Sasha applies a rear chin lock. Sasha with a Seated Senton across the back of Tamina.

Sasha goes back to the rear chin lock. Sasha follows that with a sleeper hold. Tamina backs Sasha into the turnbuckles. Sasha avoids The Body Avalanche. Tamina launches Sasha over the top rope. Sasha with a High Knee Strike. Tamina clotheslines Sasha in mid-air. Sasha regroups on the outside. Bayley is trying to distract Tamina. Sasha sends Tamina face first into the steel ring post. Sasha with a Modified 619. Sasha drives Tamina chest first into the steel ring steps. Lacey Evans clocks Bayley with a Flying Forearm Smash. Sasha slides out of the ring. Tamina SuperKicks Sasha on the floor. Tamina rolls Sasha back into the ring. Tamina delivers another SuperKick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tamina via Pinfall 

Lacey Evans Backstage Interview 

Jeff Hardy: The Fall 

Second Match: Sheamus vs. Denzel Dejournette

Sheamus kicks Dejournette in the gut. Sheamus whips Dejournette across the ring. Dejournette rolls Sheamus over for a one count. Dejournette tells Sheamus to bring it. Dejournette applies a waist lock. Sheamus with clubbing elbow smashes. Sheamus hammers down on the back of Dejournette’s neck. Sheamus is trying to knock Dejournette out. The referee is trying to calm down Sheamus. Sheamus with rapid fire knee drops. Sheamus talks smack to Dejournette. Sheamus connects with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall 

Third Match: Naomi vs. Dana Brooke. The Winner Will Qualify For The 2020 Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match 

Naomi rolls Brooke over for a one count. Naomi with a rolling crucifix for a one count. Brooke with a waist lock go-behind. O’Connor Roll Exchange. Naomi dropkicks Brooke for a one count. Brooke reverses out of the irish whip from Naomi. Naomi wraps her legs around Brooke’s neck. Brooke sends Naomi crashing to the outside. Brooke wants a count-out victory. Brooke looks at the briefcase. Brooke with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Brooke rolls Naomi back into the ring. Brooke hooks the outside leg for a two count. Brooke applies a bodyscissors hold. Brooke talks smack to Naomi. Naomi with two sharp elbow strikes. Naomi follows that with a bridging pinning combination for a two count. Naomi with the roll through for a two count. Naomi with forearm shivers.

Short-Arm Reversal by Brooke. Naomi with The RoundHouse Kick. Naomi delivers The Scorpion Kick. Naomi with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri for a two count. Naomi is trying to soften up the hamstrings of Brooke. Naomi with The Pump Kick. Naomi goes for a Hurricanrana, but Brooke counters with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Brooke is displaying her frustration. Brooke hits The HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Brooke goes for a Twisting Splash, but Naomi gets her knees up in the air. Naomi goes for The Rear View, but Brooke rolls her over for a two count. Naomi ducks a clothesline from Brooke. Naomi connects with The Rear View for a two count. Naomi is shocked. Naomi goes for The Split Legged MoonSault, but Brooke ducks out of the way. Brooke plants Naomi with The Sunset Flip to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dana Brooke via Pinfall 

– Video package on the Mandy Rose, Otis Dozovic, Dolph Ziggler and Sonya Deville Saga.

Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Dolph Ziggler and Otis Dozovic Segment 

Sonya Deville: Mandy, I’ve been trying to get a hold of you for two weeks now. You’re not answering of my calls, you’re not answering my text, so I don’t know what else to do besides come out here and give a public explanation, so could you please just come out here so I can make things right? Mandy, please. Mandy, I never had someone like you in my life before. From day one, from Tough Enough, to NXT, to Absolution, to Fire & Desire, it’s always been Mandy and Sonya. God, man, you came to my sisters wedding with me. So can you please just come out here so I can tell you what i’ve been trying to tell you all along, please?

Mandy Rose: Sonya, I really don’t have anything to say to you after what you did to Otis and me.

Sonya Deville: Mandy, for the last five years of my life, i’ve spent more time with you than I have with my own family. So to think that you won’t even give me a chance to explain myself, it made me feel like none of that meant anything, like I was less than nothing to you.

Mandy Rose: Sonya, you know that’s not true.

Sonya Deville: Mandy, listen to me, just hear me out. What i’ve been trying to say, what i’ve been wanting to say to you is, Mandy, you are the most selfish human being  i’ve ever met in my entire life.

Mandy Rose: Woah, wait a minute hunny, what are you talking about? What does this have to do with what you did to Otis and me?

Sonya Deville: Oh, i’m sorry you think this has to do with you and Otis. This has nothing to do with that, this has to do with the fact that the second you became interested in someone like him, I woke up, I realized, oh my god, she was so ready to kick me to the curb at any given moment.

Mandy Rose: I don’t understand what you’re talking about.

Sonya Deville: No, that’s the problem, Mandy, you don’t understand, you never got it. Fire and Desire was never about us. Oh my god, week after week, I came out to your entrance music, waving around your stupid magazines, my face was blurred out in the damn entrance, you couldn’t even see me. Trying to share camera time with The Golden Goddess. Excuse me, I literally almost just gagged, although, you’ve probably been doing a lot of that lately, being you’ve been with Otis, right? Listen, that’s not even the point.

The point is, if you would’ve just went along with my little plan, we wouldn’t be here right now. All you had to do was keep your focus on Fire and Desire, but you couldn’t do that. And you want to know what the sad part is Mandy? Dolph actually cares about you. And look at Dolph and look at Otis. So yes, I helped Dolph strike up a relationship with Mandy Rose, oh well. That was an exchanged for him helping us as a team, Mandy. That could’ve meant us winning the tag team titles at WrestleMania, but no, you couldn’t see that, so you’ve ruined it.

Mandy Rose: How did I ruin anything?

Sonya Deville: I am just so glad that the card are on the table now. Woo, I feel so much better because all I want to do, all I want is to see you hurt. You might be pretty, Mandy. You might be pretty, but you’re nothing but a dime a dozen bottled blond, who looks like she was created in some sort of lab. Do you know what it feels like to work and work, five long years of my life, wasting, trying to be second best to what? Some eye candy, that has absolutely no talent, you have no talent. So I want you to listen carefully, barbie doll, I know you better than anybody. And this entire world knows you like a sister, like a roommate, like a teammate, like a partner and I want to use every once ounce of my being to ruin your life. And then, what’s gonna happen? Everyone is gonna realize who the real champion of Fire and Desire always was. An actual fighter, not some centerfold bitch.

Mandy Rose: Oh, i’m so glad I slapped you at WrestleMania.

Dolph Ziggler: Baby, please, just for one second, please just calm down. It’s not what you think. Listen, we went about this the wrong way, okay. I made a huge mistake. Valentine’s Day Night, you can’t deny what we have, you know that, you were there with me, you can’t fake that, you can’t fake what we know about each other. I made a huge mistake, and I will spend however long it takes to make it up to you, I promise you. Please, look me in the eye and tell me that you don’t feel anything for me?

Deville sucker punches Rose. Deville kicks Rose in the gut. Otis Dozovic storms into the ring. Dozovic tees off on Ziggler. Deville applies a sleeper hold. Rose pulls Deville down to the mat. Ziggler pulls Deville out of the ring. Dozovic checks on Rose. Dozovic avoids The SuperKick. Dozovic levels Ziggler with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic connects with The Caterpillar. Ziggler and Deville heads to the backstage area.

– The Forgotten Sons Vignette

Fourth Match: Daniel Bryan w/Drew Gulak vs. Cesaro w/Shinsuke Nakamura. The Winner Will Qualify For The 2020 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Cesaro drops Bryan with a shoulder tackle. Bryan with a single leg takedown. Bryan sends Cesaro crashing to the outside. Bryan lands The Suicide Dive. Cesaro regains control of the match. Cesaro and Bryan are trading back and forth shots. Cesaro with rapid fire uppercuts. Following a snap mare takeover, Bryan applies a wrist lock. Bryan stomps on the left shoulder of Cesaro. Bryan with an Arm-Ringer. Bryan applies a hammerlock. Cesaro decks Bryan with a back elbow smash. Cesaro grabs a side headlock. Bryan drops down on the canvas. Bryan with a Hip Toss. Bryan applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker.

Cesaro with a DeadLift PowerBomb Toss. Cesaro bodyslams Bryan. Cesaro kicks Bryan in the back. Cesaro follows that with a scoop slam for a two count. Bryan with Three Arm-Ringers across the top rope. Bryan goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Cesaro counters with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Cesaro applies The Sharpshooter. Bryan reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Cesaro with a Running European Uppercut. Cesaro has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Cesaro with Two Uppercut Forearms. Up and over goes Bryan. Bryan floats over into The Cross-Arm-Breaker.

Bryan with an ankle pick. Bryan hits The PK on the left shoulder of Cesaro. YES Kicks! Bryan with The RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Bryan with clubbing elbow smashes. Cesaro drives Bryan face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Cesaro connects with The GTS for a two count. Cesaro applies The Cross Face. Rollup Exchange. Cesaro clotheslines Bryan. Uppercut City. Cesaro argues with the referee. Cesaro whips Bryan across the ring. Cesaro catches Bryan in mid-air. Drew Gulak prevents the interference from Shinsuke Nakamura. Gulak sends Nakamura back first into the ringside barricade. Bryan makes Cesaro tap out to The YES Lock!

Winner: Daniel Bryan via Submission 

Updated WWE Money In The Bank 2020 Match Card 

1.) Braun Strowman (c) vs. Bray Wyatt For The WWE Universal Championship

2.) Bayley (c) vs. Tamina For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

3.) Daniel Bryan vs. Aleister Black/Austin Theory vs. Apollo Crews/MVP vs. Rey Mysterio/Buddy Murphy vs. King Corbin/Drew Gulak vs. TBD In The 2020 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

4.) Asuka vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax vs. Dana Brooke vs. Lacey Evans/Sasha Banks vs. TBD In The 2020 Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

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

Big E side steps Miz into the turnbuckles. Big E scores the elbow knockdown. Big E with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Miz heads to the outside. Big E throws Miz into the ringside barricade. Big E clears the announce table. Big E has a plan. Jey SuperKicks Big E. Miz follows that with The Big Boot. Jey and Miz puts Big E through the announce table with a Double Vertical Suplex. Jey and Miz duke it out during the commercial break. Jey hits The Samoan Drop. Jey clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Jey lands Two Suicide Dives. Jey rolls Miz back into the ring. Jey with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Big E blocks a boot from Jey. Jey with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Jey delivers Two Running StinkFaces. Big E responds with a Uranage Slam. Miz lands The Awesome Clothesline. Miz with a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle Strike. Miz starts singing his new song. Big E negates The Skull Crushing Finale. Jey unloads Two SuperKicks for a two count. Miz with an inside cradle fo a two count. Jey denies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Miz knocks Big E off the ring apron. Jey rolls Miz over for a two count. Miz ducks a clothesline from Jey. Miz connects with The Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Miz applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Jey refuses to quit. Big E breaks the submission the hold. Big E plants Miz with The Big Ending to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The New Day via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez