WWE Friday Night SmackDown
May 8, 2020
WWE Performance Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
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First Match: Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville
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Rose starts things off with a Pump Knee Strike. Rose is mauling Deville in the corner. Rose repeatedly stomps on Deville’s chest. Rose is throwing haymakers at Deville. The referee admonishes Rose. Deville uses her feet to create separation. Deville thrust kicks the midsection of Rose. Rose ducks a clothesline from Deville. Rose with a straight right hand. Rose transitions into a ground and pound attack. Deville regroups on the outside. Rose tells Deville to bring it. Deville kicks Rose in the chest. Deville with Two Sliding Knee Strikes for a two count. Deville yanks on Rose’s hair. Deville kicks the left knee of Rose. Deville slaps Rose in the face.
Deville with a waist lock takedown. Deville applies a bodyscissors hold. Deville talks smack to Rose. Deville starts ripping off Rose’s eyelashes. Deville kicks the injured knee of Rose. Deville toys around with Rose. Deville with a chest kick. Rose answers with two running clotheslines. Rose follows that with a Pump Knee Strike. Rose slams Deville’s head on the announce table. Rose slams Deville’s head on the steel ring steps. Rose throws Deville into the ring steps. Rose launches Deville over the announce table. Rose is fired up. Rose tosses Deville back into the ring. Rose tells Deville to get up. Deville negates The Angel Wings. Deville rolls Rose over with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory.
Winner: Sonya Deville via Pinfall
Second Match: The New Day & The Lucha House Party vs. The Miz, John Morrison and The Forgotten Sons in a 8-Man Tag Team Match
One splash, two splash, three splash, 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙧!
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Kofi Kingston and The Miz will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kofi applies a wrist lock. Miz reverses the hold. Kofi regains wrist control. Kofi applies a hammerlock. Miz with two sharp elbow strikes. Miz runs Kofi into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Miz. Kofi with rapid fire haymakers. That leads us to a pier six brawl. The referee has lost complete control of the match. New Day delivers The Ally Oop. Lucha House Party with Stereo Suicide Dives. Miz, Morrison and Forgotten Sons are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Blake repeatedly stomps on Big E’s chest. Blake taunts Kofi. Big E drops down on the canvas. Big E leapfrogs over Blake. Big E applies the abdominal stretch. Cutler is running interference. Big E scores the elbow knockdown. Big E tags in Kofi. Assisted Splash for a two count. Kofi applies a wrist lock. Blake reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Kofi with The Missile Dropkick. Following a snap mare takeover, Kofi tags in Big E.
New Day and Lucha House Party delivers a cavalcade of splashes. Metalik with the cover for a two count. Metalik applies a wrist lock. Metalik tags in Kofi. Kofi with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a one count. Kofi whips Blake into the turnbuckles. Cutler pulls Blake out of harms way. Blake tags in Miz. Miz is putting the boots to Kofi. Miz talks smack to Big E. Miz with a Running Boot. Miz tags in Morrison. Double Irish Whip. Miz with The Awesome Clothesline. Morrison with a Rolling Alabama Slam. Morrison follows that with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Morrison applies a wrist lock. Morrison tags in Cutler. Cutler kicks Kofi in the gut. Cutler punches Kofi in the back. Cutler with a running elbow smash. Cutler puts his knee on the back of Kofi’s neck. Jaxson Ryker lands a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Cutler tags in Blake. Blake with a knee smash. Blake applies a rear chin lock. Kofi with heavy bodyshots. Kofi decks Blake with a JawBreaker. Kofi with a Pendulum Kick. Kofi SuperKicks Miz. Blake knocks Kofi off the ring apron. Blake lands The Suicide Dive.
Kofi desperately needs to create separation. Miz drives his knee into the midsection of Kofi. Miz tags in Morrison. SpringBoard Enzuigiri/SpineBuster Combination for a two count. Morrison with a sharp knee strike. Morrison transitions into a ground and pound attack. Morrison tags in Blake. Blake delivers a gut punch. Blake applies the abdominal stretch. Blake tags in Cutler. Kofi with Two Hip Tosses. Kofi kicks Cutler in the chest. Kofi dumps Blake out of the ring. Miz made the blind tag. Kofi sends Cutler tumbling to the floor. Miz stops Kofi in his tracks. Kofi escapes The Figure Four Leg Lock. Forgotten Sons prevents Kofi from making the hot tag. Cutler sends Big E shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Kofi hits The SOS. Metalik and Morrison are tagged in. Metalik with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Standing Switch Exchange. Metalik denies The O’Connor Roll. Metalik with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Metalik SuperKicks Morrison. Dorado tags himself in. Metalik with a Missile Dropkick off the second rope. Forgotten Sons catches Dorado in mid-air.
Forgotten Sons goes for The Double Fallaway Slam, but Dorado lands back on his feet. Dorado with The Double Golden Rewind. Dorado drops Morrison with a knife edge chop. Dorado tags in Metalik. Metalik with an Apron Enzuigiri. Morrison goes for a PowerBomb, but Metalik counters with a sunset flip for a two count. Metalik tags in Dorado. Assisted Hurricanrana. Metalik lands The MoonSault. Dorado follows that with The Shooting Star Press for a two count. Cutler dumps Metalik out of the ring. Kofi dives over Blake. Blake goes for The SpineBuster, but Kofi counters with a Hurricanrana over the top rope. New Day with a Lawn Dart/Enzuigiri Combination. Blake pulls Kofi off the ring apron. Miz launches Big E over the top rope. Forgotten Sons connects with The Memory Remains on the floor. Blake PowerBombs Kofi on top of Big E. Metalik dropkicks Miz to the floor. Morrison with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dorado responds with a SpringBoard Sunset Flip for a two count. Dorado avoids The Shining Wizard. Dorado rolls Morrison over for a two count. Morrison with The Reverse Rolling Senton. Morrison goes fo Starship Pain, but Dorado ducks out of the way. Dorado side steps Morrison into the turnbuckles. Miz tags himself in. Dorado drills Morrison with The Reverse Hurricanrana. Miz plants Dorado with The Skull Crushing Finale to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Miz, John Morrison, and The Forgotten Sons via Pinfall
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Renee Young Interviews Jeff Hardy & Sheamus
Renee Young: Jeff, over the past four weeks, we’ve all been watching the four part: Rise, Fall, Redemption and Comeback of Jeff Hardy. I mean, what a ride? All the ups and downs, but also getting to relieve every electric moment. So with all the history that you made, and all the championships that you’ve won, what do you still have left to prove?
Jeff Hardy: Oh, i’m not sure. But you know, Renee, I’ve climbed some tall mountains here in WWE, and i’ve swanton bombed off of most of them to lower lows than most people will ever know. But here I am, I mean, I’m back, every low has taught me how to get back up, every low has taught me that I’m a survivor. And I know there’s a lot of tough sob’s that know exactly what i’m talking about, doing some surviving of their own. Usually, they’re all around us, surrounding me, cheering me on to do something completely insane.
Trust me, I can still hear your voices, Hardy, Hardy, Hardy, Hardy, Hardy. You’ve stuck with me through my entire career, so tonight i’m here to ask you to stick me for one more good run in WWE, because in my heart I know that i’m not done yet. This is my last chance. Actually, Renee, i’m very surprised that Sheamus hasn’t showed up to interrupt me yet, he said he was going to be here tonight. So, Sheamus, where are you, man? I can feel your energy, your intensity. I’ve been watching you, I know that you’ve been watching me, come on.
Sheamus: Well, if this isn’t the saddest thing that I have ever seen in the WWE. The adrenaline junkie, comes crawling back to the ring, begging his dealers for just one more sip off the bottle, and they’re not even here to give him a pity party. Jeff, who the hell do you think still cares about you? Well, nobody is going say it to your face cause you’re a legend, but I will. Those fans, those toughs sob that you’ve been pandering to, sure, they loved that high flying maniac, who competed in the first TLC Match. The fearless champion, who was triple crown, grand slam, and also own every single title under the sun, but they’re tired of you. They’re tired of the suspensions, the releases, the no shows. Most of all, they’re tired of the wasted second chances.
Jeff Hardy: Wow, Sheamus, to be such a hater, you sure do know a lot about me, man.
Sheamus: Well, Jeff, that’s the sad part, fella. I’m not a hater, I used to respect you, I even watch your little video package last week, just when I realized, how many false come backs can one man have, before he realized he’s never really coming back?
Jeff Hardy: Maybe you should ask yourself that question, fella.
Sheamus: Jeff, cute, using my own word against me, that’s very good. You see, Jeff, unlike you man, I’m not afraid of the hard truth. See, everybody seems to know that Jeff Hardy’s next failure is right around the corner. Everybody, but Jeff Hardy. Now, since i’ve come back, i’ve been sniffing out SmackDown’s weakest flames. And yours has been barely burning for far too long. It’s time for me to put it out.
Sheamus walks down to the ring. Hardy dropkicks Sheamus. Sheamus shoves Hardy to the corner. Hardy kicks Sheamus in the face. Hardy hits Whisper In The Wind. Hardy connects with The Twist Of Fate. Hardy lands The Swanton Bomb to close the segment.
Braun Strowman & Bray Wyatt Segment
Braun Strowman: Look, truth be told, I debuted with The Wyatt Family, but if Bray Wyatt thinks that he created me and I owe him all my success, well, he’s even more deranged than he looks. The truth is, Wyatt was threatened by me back then and he should be even more threatened by me, now. And that’s why he’s trying to get me gifts, and talking to me through his puppets, and his funhouse. Like I said last week, Bray, if you’ve got something to say to me, than say it to my face.
Bray Wyatt: Hi, Braun. You know, it’s really a shame that it had to come to this. All I ever really wanted was for you to say you were sorry.
Braun Strowman: Look, I don’t owe you anything.
Bray Wyatt: That’s not true, Braun, you know that.
Braun Strowman: What I know, is this Sunday, you’re the one that’s gonna be sorry.
Bray Wyatt: This is gonna be truly hard, Braun, because i’ve always cared about you. I know you, Braun. I mean, a good creator always knows his own creation, right? I know what you’re gonna say. I know what you’re gonna do. And, by golly, I know what’s best for you.
Braun Strowman: Shut up. You don’t know anything about me, you don’t know how I think, you don’t know what i’m gonna say.
Bray Wyatt: But what I know, is that you need to come home. You don’t belong out there with the rest of them. I can show you how to be special, just like me. I just need to remove that burden, right there that you’re keeping around your waist, so that you can come home. It’s the only thing that’s standing in your way. I need to get back that Universal Championship. I said, I need to get the Universal Championship back.
Braun Strowman: Look, i’m not an idiot. I’m not gonna say, get these hands, just to prove a point to you. Look, you don’t know me. You don’t know how I think, you don’t know how I work, you don’t know me. At Money In The Bank, this all ends.
Bray Wyatt: Oh, Braun, our journey is just beginning. Now, I don’t want to spoil the fun, but please, allow me to give you a taste of things to come. Go ahead, Braun, take it, try it on, come back home. Come home, Braun.
Braun Strowman: Bray, I am home and I’ve got the Universal Championship. And this Sunday, i’m gonna keep it, and you’ll be stuck playing with your puppets. Bye, see you Sunday.
Third Match: Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Tamina & Lacey Evans
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Tamina has no time for Bayley & Sasha’s games. Tamina is distracted by Sasha. Tamina launches Bayley to the corner. Bayley decks Tamina with a back elbow smash. Bayley crawls under Tamina. Bayley kicks Tamina in the face. Tamina stops Bayley in her tracks. Bayley ducks a clothesline from Tamina. Tamina bodyslams Bayley. Tamina levels Bayley with a Body Avalanche. Bayley applies a Sleeper Hold. Tamina backs Bayley into the turnbuckles. Sasha tags herself in. Tamina clotheslines Sasha. Bayley responds with a chop block. Sasha with a rising knee strike from the ring apron. Sasha with clubbing blows to Tamina’s back. Sasha with clubbing shoulder blocks. Bayley tags herself in. Bayley and Sasha repeatedly stomps on Tamina’s chest. Bayley is choking Tamina with her boot. Bayley tags in Sasha. Tamina shoves Bayley into Sasha.
Tamina goes for The Samoan Drop, but Bayley gets in the way. Bayley pulls Sasha out of the ring. Bayley needs a breather. Sasha bumps into Lacey Evans. Evans drops Sasha with a back elbow smash. Tamina grabs Bayley’s hair. Bayley with a Middle Rope Stunner. Tamina punches Bayley in mid-air. Bayley and Sasha regains control of the match during the commercial break. Evans with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Evans sweeps out the legs of Sasha. Evans with a SlingShot Elbow Drop. Evans is distracted by Bayley. Sasha gets Evans tied in the tree of woe. Sasha with a basement dropkick for a two count. Sasha with a knee smash. Sasha tags in Bayley. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown for a two count. Bayley kicks Evans in the gut. Bayley uses the middle rope as a weapon. Sasha delivers a cheap shot from the outside. Bayley tags in Sasha. Bayley sends Evans face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Bayley and Sasha are double teaming Evans. Sasha taunts Tamina. Sasha tags in Bayley.
Evans is displaying her fighting spirit. Double Irish Whip. Bayley and Sasha goes for The Double Basket Toss Slam, but Evans lands back on her feet. Evans rolls through the double clothesline. Evans tags in Tamina. Tamina catches Sasha in mid-air. Tamia throws Sasha into the ringside barricade. Bayley applies a Sleeper Hold. Tamina dumps Bayley back first on the floor. Tamina rolls Bayley back into the ring. Tamina clotheslines Bayley. Tamina HeadButts Bayley. Tamina lands The Stinger Splash. Tamina follows that with a Big Biel Throw. Tamina follows that with a Running Hip Attack. Sasha continues to run interference. Tamina HeadButts Bayley. Tamina goes for The Super Fly Splash, but Bayley ducks out of the way. Bayley connects with The Bayley To Belly. Bayley stomps on Tamina’s face. Bayley lands The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Tamina negates The Rose Plant. Sasha attacks Tamina from behind. Evans clocks Sasha with The Woman’s Right. Bayley kicks Evans out of the ring. Tamina SuperKicks Bayley. Tamina plants Bayley with The Samoan Drop to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tamina & Lacey Evans via Pinfall
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Updated WWE Money In The Bank 2020 Match Card
1.) Braun Strowman (c) vs. Bray Wyatt For The WWE Universal Championship
2.) Bayley (c) w/Sasha Banks vs. Tamina For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
3.) Daniel Bryan vs. Aleister Black vs. AJ Styles 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.) The New Day (c) vs. The Miz & John Morrison vs. The Forgotten Sons vs. The Lucha House Party in a Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
6.) Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Seth Rollins For The WWE Championship
Fourth Match: Daniel Bryan, Drew Gulak, and Otis Dozovic vs. King Corbin, Cesaro, and Shinsuke Nakamura in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
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Bryan and Corbin will start things off. Bryan with a Corner Dropkick. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Bryan kicks the left hamstring of Corbin. Corbin blocks a boot from Bryan. Corbin with a STO. Corbin stomps on the midsection of Bryan. Bryan denies The Boston Crab. Bryan transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bryan continues to kick the left hamstring of Corbin. Bryan tags in Gulak. Gulak headbutts the midsection of Corbin. Corbin answers with a throat punch. Corbin talks smack to Gulak. Gulak with forearm shivers. Gulak dropkicks Corbin to the floor. Corbin regroups on the outside. Corbin tags in Cesaro. Gulak with a single leg takedown. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Cesaro drops Gulak with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Cesaro grabs another side headlock. Gulak drops down on the canvas. Cesaro goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker, but Gulak lands back on his feet. Gulak with The Scoop Slam for a two count. The referee is distracted by Corbin.
Nakamura launches Gulak into The European Uppercut from Cesaro. Cesaro with a GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura with mini bad vibrations. Nakamura goes for a knee drop, but Gulak ducks out of the way. Gulak tags in Dozovic. Dozovic shrugs off two boots from Nakamura. Dozovic with a shoulder tackle. Dozovic clotheslines Nakamura. Dozovic knocks Corbin and Cesaro off the ring apron. Dozovic goes for a Bodyslam, but Nakamura lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Dozovic with a waist lock takedown. Dozovic levels Nakamura with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic hits The Caterpillar. Dozovic sends Cesaro face first into the canvas. Bryan and Gulak dumps Cesaro out of the ring. Corbin, Cesaro, and Nakamura regains control of the match during the commercial break. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Bryan with heavy bodyshots. Bryan knocks Nakamura off the ring apron. Corbin drops Bryan with a forearm smash. Corbin goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Bryan lands back on his feet. Bryan dropkicks the left knee of Corbin. Corbin tags in Cesaro. Cesaro kicks Dozovic off the ring apron. Bryan tags in Gulak.
Gulak kicks Cesaro in the face. Gulak with The Big Boot. Gulak delivers his combination offense. Gulak repeatedly stomps on Cesaro’s chest. Gulak with an Exploder Suplex. Cesaro puts Gulak on the top turnbuckle. Cesaro uppercuts Gulak. Gulak kicks Cesaro in the chest. Gulak floats over into a Modified ChickenWing/Chin Bar Combination. Cesaro decks Gulak with a back elbow smash. Corbin tags himself in. Gulak clotheslines Cesaro over the top rope. Gulak ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Gulak headbutts the midsection of Corbin. Gulak kicks the left knee of Corbin. Gulak applies The GuLock. Nakamura with a Flying Kick. Dozovic answers with a Body Block. Dozovic hulks up. Dozovic sends Cesaro crashing to the outside. Corbin launches Dozovic over the top rope. Gulak rolls Cesaro over for a two count. Corbin delivers a gut punch. Corbin slams Gulak’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Gulak kicks Corbin in the face. Gulak with a Flying Clothesline. Cesaro and Nakamura drives Dozovic face first into the steel ring post. Bryan with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. Nakamura drops Bryan with a RoundHouseKick. Gulak ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Corbin connects with Deep Six to pickup the victory.
Winner: King Corbin, Cesaro, and Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall
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