WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (5/1/20): Otis Dozovic vs. Dolph Ziggler

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
May 1, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Daniel Bryan & King Corbin Promo 

Daniel Bryan: You know, it’s no secret that I love what I do. I love this. And at this stage of my career, one of the things I love most is tackling new challenges, overcoming new obstacles, trying new things. That’s why i’m excited that in nine days I get a chance to compete in the most unique money in the bank match in WWE history. Because this time, it’s not taking place in this ring. It’s taking place in WWE Headquarters. And this time, it’s six men and six women, all fighting at the same time from the ground floor all the way to the roof of corporate towers. And we will risk it all to reach that briefcase at the roof of headquarters. Because inside  is a contract for a championship match, any time, any place. And, man, that’s wild, just wild.

I mean I have competed in a lot of weird and wild places. Western Bars, Gas Stations, Pawn Shop Parking Lots. But this is the first time in my career that i’ve ever competed in an office building. I mean, I don’t know the rules or the etiquette. I mean, can I just take the elevator all the way to the roof? Is there gonna be catering? Am I going to get fined if I accidentally break something really expensive? Is it true that Mr. McMahon actually has real dinosaur bones in his office? I don’t know. We’ll get to find out. And i’m excited. But you know what else i’m excited about? Is the opportunity. And nobody knows more about what an opportunity at money in the bank is than I do. Because nine years ago, I couldn’t even get booked on SmackDown.

And then I won the Money In The Bank Match. And shortly there after, I cashed it in on Big Show and won the world championship for the very first time. Daniel Bryan, WWE Champion, was something that most people thought was impossible. Winning the money in the bank match was the pivotal moment in my WWE career. That’s what spawn the YES! Movement. That’s what spawn me main eventing WrestleMania. That’s what thought me that fighting for my dreams means my dreams will fight for me. And that’s what prove to everybody that I belong here in the WWE with the very best. So yeah, i’m excited. But i’m also a little sad because I was hoping that Drew Gulak, my coach and my good friend, would get to compete with me. I was hoping that Drew Gulak would have an opportunity to create a pivotal moment in his career at Money In The Bank just like I did. But unfortunately, King Corbin and his cronies ruined that for, Drew. So, Corbin, get out here and let’s settle this right now.

King Corbin: Daniel, i’d be careful what you wish for calling out a king. You know my kind makes your kind suffer. Just like I did your coach. Let’s take a look. That felt good. But i’m gonna save you some time because you should stop dreaming about winning Money In The Bank, Daniel, because that’s all it is to you. It’s a dream. And I hope you don’t think you’re the only one in the match that has won that money in the bank contract before. And at headquarters on top of those towers, I will stand stall on top of that ladder looking down on all of my subjects as King Money In The Bank.

Daniel Bryan: Dude, what are you going to do if you win? Are you going to squander your opportunity just like you did last time? If memory serves me correctly, there have been 23 Money In The Bank winners and you are one of only 4 people to completely blow it. I mean, how does that even happen? You get a title opportunity, any chance you want you can just surprise people here and there and you can just go in and you can cash in the briefcase. You can cash in the contract. And you blew it. That doesn’t make you a king, man. That makes you a loser.

King Corbin: Hey, you better watch it or you’re gonna end up like your little coach or Elias. Look, a lot of things have changed since we both won Money In The Bank. Used to be young and hungry and now you’re tired and just desperate. I mean you hired Drew Gulak as a coach. Now, I was strong when I won Money In The Bank back then. But now, now I’m stronger and smarter. And, Daniel, i’m gonna show that to you right now.

First Match: Daniel Bryan vs. King Corbin 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin backs Bryan into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Stalemate in the corner. Corbin signals for the test of strength. Bryan kicks the left hamstring of Corbin. Corbin brings Bryan to the corner. Corbin delivers a gut punch. Corbin with a forearm smash. The referee admonishes Corbin. Bryan fires off two hamstring kicks. Bryan with a single leg pick up. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Bryan. Corbin drops Bryan with a shoulder tackle. Bryan drops down on the canvas. Bryan dropkicks the left knee of Corbin. Bryan repeatedly kicks Corbin in the back. Corbin with a short knee lift. Bryan responds with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Bryan attacks the left tailbone of Corbin. Bryan applies the knee bar. Corbin grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Corbin is trying to create distance. Corbin applies a front face lock. Bryan answers with a grape vine hold. Bryan slams the left knee of Corbin on the canvas.

Corbin with a single leg takedown. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Corbin with a straight right hand. Corbin kicks Bryan in the chest. Corbin talks smack to Bryan. Corbin with clubbing elbow smashes. Bryan is throwing haymakers at Corbin. Bryan continues to kick the left hamstring of Corbin. Bryan is mauling Corbin in the corner. Corbin attacks the midsection of Bryan. Corbin slams Bryan’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bryan with forearm shivers. Corbin with a big haymaker that sends Bryan crashing to the outside. Corbin drives Bryan shoulder first into the steel ring post. Corbin has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Corbin applies the kimura lock. Corbin puts his knee on the back of Bryan’s neck. Corbin unloads three liver shots. Corbin goes for a PowerBomb, but Bryan lands back on his feet. Bryan with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Bryan rolls Corbin over for a two count. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Bryan. Corbin whips Bryan into the turnbuckles. Corbin with The Wrap Around Lariat for a two count. Corbin argues with the referee. Corbin toys around with Bryan. Corbin wraps the left shoulder of Bryan around the top rope. Corbin with clubbing blows to the left shoulder of Bryan. Bryan dives over Corbin. Bryan lands The Suicide Dive. Bryan delivers a Missile Dropkick. Bryan goes back to kicking the left hamstring of Corbin. Bryan applies The Ankle Lock.

Bryan stomps on the left ankle of Corbin. Bryan connects with The RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Bryan with desperate pinning attempts. Bryan uppercuts Corbin. Bryan follows that with a Corner Drop. Corbin responds with Deep Six for a two count. Corbin is raining down haymakers. Bryan applies the single leg crab. Corbin reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Bryan repeatedly stomps on Corbin’s face. Corbin denies The Suicide Dive. Bryan nails Corbin with a RoundHouse Kick. Corbin throws a ladder at Bryan which causes the disqualification. After the match, Corbin rolls a ladder into the ring. Corbin goes for The End Of Days, but Bryan lands back on his feet. Bryan applies The YES! Lock on the ladder. Shinsuke Nakamura drills Bryan with The Kinshasa. Corbin launches Bryan into a pile of ladders.

Winner: Daniel Bryan via Disqualification 

The Firefly Fun House 

Bray Wyatt: Hello fireflies. Hello, Braun. Tonight, it’s story time. It’s a knight’s tale. It’s a true story called The Black Sheep. Yowie Wowie. Once upon a time, there was a black sheep and he looked. He looked a lot like you. He was big and he smelled a little funny, but he was stronger than every other animal on the farm. The Good Shepherd, he was very smart, handsome and had a ton of sweet muscles. Notice the black sheep wandering alone, and he took him into his home. Now the shepherd, he raised the black sheep and he taught him well.

And in return, the black sheep protected the shepherd’s farm. Had a lot of fun together. But then one day, the selfish black sheep left in search of greener pastures. He didn’t say thank you or even goodbye. He didn’t even leave a note in the shepherd. It was vey sad. Why would you leave me? He cried. After everything i’ve done for you, but his cries fell on deaf ears. And eventually, all of his other animals abandoned him as well. The end. Well, that’s a pretty sad ending. Don’t you agree? Let’s come up with a happier ending. One where the shepherd finds the black sheep and he reminds him of his mistakes. And he takes away what makes him happiest, then the shepherd will take the black sheep straight to the slaughterhouse. For then …

Braun Strowman: There is no and then. I’m done with these puppets and this firefly funhouse. If you’ve got something to say to me Bray, then come down to this ring and say it to my face.

Bray Wyatt: Bye. I’ll see you soon, bye.

Second Match: Sheamus vs. Leon Ruff 

Ruff ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Ruff dropkicks Sheamus. Sheamus denies the follow up dropkick. Sheamus whips Ruff across the ring. Ruff kicks Sheamus in the chest. Ruff with rapid fire elbow smashes. Sheamus answers with Three Irish Curse BackBreakers. Sheamus dumps Ruff out of the ring. Sheamus delivers The Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus brings Ruff to the corner. Sheamus connects with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall 

Mandy Rose & Otis Dozovic Backstage Interview 

Jeff Hardy: The Comeback 

Third Match: Carmella vs. Mandy Rose. The Winner Will Qualify For The 2020 Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rose with a side headlock takeover. Carmella answers with a headscissors neck lock. Rose pops back on her feet. Rose avoids the leg sweep. Carmella with a quick shot to the midsection of Rose. Following a snap mare takeover, Carmella moonwalks. Carmella ducks a clothesline from Rose. Carmella with a waist lock go-behind. Carmella applies a side headlock. Rose drops down on the canvas. Rose leapfrogs over Carmella. Carmella lunges over Rose. Carmella SuperKicks Rose for a two count. Carmella applies an arm-bar. Rose with a forearm smash. Rose bodyslams Carmella for a two count. Rose applies a rear chin lock. Sonya Deville appears on the stage. Deville cuts a promo during the action. Carmella gets back to a vertical base.

Carmella with heavy bodyshots. Rose hits The Swinging Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Rose with forearm shivers. Deville is doing everything she could to distract Rose. Rose with the irish whip. Carmella drops Rose with a Running Clothesline. Carmella is throwing forearms at Rose. Carmella with a Running Boot across the top turnbuckle pad. Carmella hits The Mella Go Round. Rose clocks Carmella with a big haymaker. Deville tells Rose to bring it and that karma is a bitch. Carmella SuperKicks Rose to pickup the victory. After the match, Deville drops Rose with The Sliding Knee Strike. Deville transitions into a ground and pound attack. Deville dumps Rose out of the ring. Deville sends Rose face first into the steel ring post. Deville sends Rose crashing into the steel ring steps. Deville connects with The Shining Wizard. Deville has officially snapped.

Winner: Carmella via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: The New Day vs. The Forgotten Sons w/Jaxson Ryker

The Miz & John Morrison joins the commentary team for this match. Big E and Steve Cutler will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cutler with a waist lock go-behind. Big E dumps Cutler back first on the canvas. Big E tags in Kofi. Following a snap mare takeover, Kofi hits The PK for a one count. Kofi applies a wrist lock. Cutler with a straight right hand. Cutler applies a front face lock. Cutler tags in Blake. Blake kicks Kofi in the gut. Blake slams Kofi’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Blake with a back elbow smash. Blake is mauling Kofi in the corner. Kofi repeatedly stomps on Blake’s chest. Kofi with a basement dropkick for a one count. Kofi whips Blake across the ring. Blake drives Kofi’s head to the mat. Blake tags in Cutler. Cutler is putting the boots to Kofi. Cutler tags in Blake. Forgotten Sons goes for a Double GutBuster, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi dumps Cutler out of the ring. Kofi rolls under a clothesline from Blake. Kofi tags in Big E.

Big E with Two OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E follows that with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E with clubbing blows to Blake’s chest. Big E with a Back Body Drop on the floor. Big E hits The Running Splash on the ring apron. New Day are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Kofi repeatedly kicks the midsection of Cutler. Kofi tags in Big E. Assisted Senton Splash. Big E hooks both legs for a two count. Cutler regroups on the outside. Cutler tags in Blake. Cutler with a Jumping Knee Strike. Blake lands The Suicide Dive. Blake rolls Big E back into the ring. Blake with a SlingShot Double Knee Drop for a two count. Blake stands on the back of Big E’s neck. Blake tags in Cutler. Double Irish Whip. Double SpineBuster for a two count. Cutler with forearm shivers across the back of Big E. Big E is displaying his fighting spirit. Cutler tees off on Big E. Cutler tags in Blake. Double BackBreaker for a two count. Blake drives his knee into Big E’s back. Blake applies a rear chin lock. Big E backs Blake into the turnbuckles. Blake stops Big E in his tracks. Blake with clubbing shoulder blocks. Big E creates distance with The Uranage Slam. Kofi and Cutler are tagged in.

Kofi with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Kofi with two double sledges. Kofi dropkicks Cutler. Kofi with a Leaping Clothesline. Kofi follows that with The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi knocks Blake off the ring apron. Cutler kicks Kofi in the gut. Cutler connects with The Double UnderHook BackBreaker for a two count. Cutler puts Kofi on the top turnbuckle. Kofi with clubbing blows to Cutler’s back. Kofi HeadButts Cutler. Kofi with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Cutler decks Kofi with a back elbow smash. Cutler tags in Blake. Cutler ducks a clothesline from Kofi. Forgotten Sons hits their BackStabber/Flying Elbow Drop Combination for a two count. Blake tags in Cutler. Blake goes for a PowerBomb, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi sends The Forgotten Sons tumbling to the floor. Kofi tags in Big E. New Day with The Alley Oop. Big E tags in Kofi. Cutler negates The Midnight Hour. Big E clotheslines Blake. Cutler avoids The Dynamic Spear. Jaxson Ryker sends Big E face first into the steel ring post. Kofi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Kofi transitions into a corner mount. Blake tags himself in. Cutler PowerBombs Kofi into Blake’s knees. Forgotten Sons plants Kofi with The Memory Remains to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Forgotten Sons via Pinfall 

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 vs. TBD vs. Rey Mysterio vs. King Corbin vs. Otis Dozovic 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 vs. Carmella In The 2020 Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

5.) Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Seth Rollins For The WWE Championship

Fifth Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Otis Dozovic. The Winner Will Qualify For The 2020 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match 

Dozovic blasts Ziggler with a massive shoulder tackle. Ziggler side steps Dozovic into the turnbuckles. Dozovic slings Ziggler across the ring. Dozovic with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Ziggler kicks both knees of Dozovic. Ziggler with three haymakers. Dozovic slams Ziggler’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Dozovic stands on Ziggler’s back. Dozovic bodyslams Ziggler for a two count. Ziggler delivers a gut punch. Ziggler kicks the left knee of Dozovic. Ziggler with a forearm smash. Ziggler HeadButts Dozovic. Dozovic catapults Ziggler into the middle turnbuckle pad. Ziggler regroups on the outside.

Dozovic rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Dozovic with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Ziggler sends Dozovic shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ziggler drives Dozovic chest first into the ringside barricade. Ziggler has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Ziggler rams Dozovic face across the top rope. Ziggler is picking Dozovic apart. Dozovic decks Ziggler with a back elbow smash. Ziggler kicks the left knee of Dozovic. Ziggler with a short headbutt. Ziggler follows that with two dropkicks. Ziggler is choking Dozovic with his boot. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Dozovic gets back to a vertical base.

Dozovic is trying to build momentum. Ziggler applies The Sleeper Hold. Dozovic dumps Ziggler back first into the canvas. Dozovic hulks up. Dozovic with Two Body Blocks. Ziggler responds with a back elbow smash. Dozovic drives Ziggler back first into the turnbuckles. Ziggler avoids The Caterpillar. Ziggler hits The Top Rope Stunner. Ziggler goes for The Famouser, but Dozovic blocks it. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Dozovic. Ziggler connects with The Zig Zag for a two count. Ziggler stares at the money in the bank briefcase. Ziggler goes for The SuperKick, but Dozovic counters with The Fallaway Slam. Dozovic plants Ziggler with The Caterpillar to pickup the victory.

Winner: Otis Dozovic via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez