WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (5/22/20): AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
May 22, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

The Dirt Sheet With Special Guest: Braun Strowman 

John Morrison: Hi, I’m John Morrison, and my abs are now certified instagram influencers.

The Miz: And I’m the most must see WWE Superstar of all-time, The Miz, and I refuse to acknowledge that we live in a world, where this man (Otis Dozovic) is Mr. Money In The Bank.

John Morrison: More like, Mr. Honey Baked Ham.

The Miz: What did I call him last week?

John Morrison: A disgrace? A embarrassment? A clumsy, sweaty, muttering, stuttering, bearded momma’s boy bafoon?

The Miz: That’s it, but Otis can’t help, it’s not his fault that he’s all those things. It’s the people around him, people that enable him, people like, Braun Strowman.

John Morrison: Oh, we’re going there?

The Miz: We’re going there. Braun Strowman got into our business last week, when he agreed to team with Otis against us, which is stupid. Braun Strowman is the Universal Champion, Otis has the Money In The Bank Contract, he can cash it, anytime, anywhere, it just makes no sense.

John Morrison: Like Becky Lynch choosing to have a child with Seth Rollins. What? I wouldn’t show my face around here ever again, either.

The Miz: What is wrong with you?

John Morrison: I’m just saying.

The Miz: Look, Braun Strowman has been given way too much credit, he doesn’t deserve the Universal Championship. I mean, why did he get a match with Goldberg at WrestleMania? It could’ve been anybody.

John Morrison: It could’ve been us.

The Miz: Exactly, dare I say, it should’ve been us.

John Morrison: We are talking about a guy, who was replaced in The Wyatt Family by puppets.

The Miz: Good point. Bray Wyatt had a choice. Braun Strowman or Stuffed Animals. He chose stuffed animals.

John Morrison: And I think Bray made the right call.

The Miz: Agreed. And now, for a dirt sheet exclusive, we have uncovered some other Firefly Fun House Puppets, that Bray Wyatt rejected, but still liked more than Braun Strowman. Meet, Shiloh, the lonely laundry lass, who’s quest of vengeance, was ignited when her brother was eaten by their natural enemy, The Dryer.

“Hi, Braun Strowman is such a loser.”

John Morrison: Yes, he is. And then, there’s, Dookie, The Diaper Boy. He doesn’t look like much on the outside, but in the inside, he has a stench bigger and more powerful than Braun Strowman.

“Hey, guys, we just wanted to drop by and say, we are huge fans of the greatest tag team of the 21st Century.”

The Miz: And, next up, I know what you’re thinking, that’s a mannequin. But that is no mannequin, that is Mandyquin Rose, her superpower is that she whispers plans into Otis’s ears, that will soon trick Braun Strowman into losing the Universal Championship.

“Like, not everything about Braun is a monster.”

John Morrison: OH !!!! Low blow.

The Miz: Ouch.

Braun Strowman: What’s up, boys?

The Miz: What’s up?

Braun Strowman: You know, you guys are kinda funny. As much as I hate to admit this, your show is not half bad, so thanks for having me on tonight.

John Morrison: I can double check with the producers, but i’m pretty sure, you’re not booked.

The Miz: No, he wasn’t.

Braun Strowman: Look, i’m out here, so ask me a question. I got an idea, why don’t you ask me about Bray Wyatt and his puppets at Money In The Bank?

The Miz: You want to talk about Bray Wyatt? Do you actually think that Bray Wyatt is done with you? You taunted and teased, Bray Wyatt with that black sheep mask. Look, I fought Bray Wyatt. I had to deal with the sickness that is, Bray Wyatt. And let me tell you something, Bray Wyatt sent me spiraling down into the lowest point of my life and luckily I had John there to save me. But, you, you’re not gonna be so lucky.

John Morrison: That’s right, because you aren’t half the man, that this man is. He may not be as big as you or as strong as you, but you will never be the man, that he is. Oh, yeah, look at you, feel like you’re a real badass, I bet, because you got lucky and pinned me last week during a tag match, huh? Newsflash, Braun, you get in the ring with The Miz, he’s gonna come at you like a bag of quarters at a strip club, swinging.

Braun Strowman: Is that a challenge? Challenge accepted. Hey, somebody get me a referee out here, Miz, you’re about to get these hands.

First Match: Braun Strowman vs. The Miz w/John Morrison 

Miz ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Miz scores a right jab. Strowman is pissed. Miz applies a waist lock. Miz avoids the back elbow smash. Miz with combination jabs. Strowman backs Miz into the turnbuckles. Strowman delivers a gut punch. Strowman drops Miz with The Concrete Sledge. Strowman slams Miz’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Strowman whips Miz back first into the turnbuckles. Strowman drops Miz with a shoulder tackle. Strowman laughs at John Morrison. Strowman with a knee smash. Strowman whips Miz across the ring. Miz sends Strowman tumbling to the floor. Miz with a Running Knee Strike.

Morrison follows that with a Flying Enzuigiri off the ringside barricade. Strowman shoves Miz. Miz sends Strowman face first into the steel ring post. Miz with a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle Strike. Strowman catches Miz in mid-air. Miz negates The Running PowerSlam. Miz rakes the eyes of Strowman. Miz kicks Strowman in the face. Miz ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Miz dropkicks the left knee of Strowman. Miz with a RoundHouse Kick. Miz goes for The Implant DDT, but Strowman blocks it. Strowman drives Miz back first into the turnbuckles. Strowman with a Big Biel Throw. Strowman levels Miz with a Body Avalanche. Strowman knocks Morrison off the ring apron. Strowman with a Vertical Toss. Strowman connects with The Running PowerSlam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall 

Second Match: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a First Round Match In The Vacated WWE Intercontinental Championship Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Styles backs Nakamura into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Styles applies a side headlock. Nakamura backs Styles into the ropes. Nakamura reverses the hold. Nakamura wrestles Styles down to the mat. Nakamura applies a waist lock. Styles transitions into a hammerlock. Nakamura reverses the hold. Styles grabs a side headlock. Styles nails Nakamura with a throat thrust. Nakamura stomps on the left foot of Styles. Styles leapfrogs over Nakamura. Styles drops down on the canvas. Styles dropkicks Nakamura. Styles slams Nakamura’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Styles blasts Nakamura with a knife edge chop. Styles whips Nakamura across the ring. Nakamura holds onto the ropes. Nakamura decks Styles with a back elbow smash. Nakamura tells Styles to bring it.

Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Styles. Styles side steps Nakamura into the turnbuckles. Forearm Exchange. Styles with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Styles goes for The Brain Buster, but Nakamura lands back on his feet. Nakamura kicks Styles in the chest. Nakamura has Styles draped on the middle rope. Nakamura kicks Styles in the back. Nakamura hits The Sliding German Suplex. Nakamura has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Nakamura with clubbing chest kicks. Nakamura toys around with Styles. Styles blocks a boot from Nakamura. Styles hammers down on the left knee of Nakamura. Second Forearm Exchange. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Nakamura with a Step Through Kick. Styles answers with The Pele Kick. Styles with two clotheslines. Styles with a Spinning Back Fist. Styles follows that with a Discus Lariat. Styles hits The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Nakamura drives Styles back first into the turnbuckles. Styles locks in The Calf Crusher.

Nakamura grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Nakamura with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Styles avoids The Sliding Knee Strike. Styles with The Basement Forearm Smash for a two count. Nakamura responds with The Landslide for a two count. Styles hammers down on the back of Nakamura’s neck. Nakamura kicks Styles in the face. Nakamura drops Styles with a Flying Knee Strike. Nakamura connects with The Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Styles rolls him over for a two count. Nakamura applies The Triangle Choke. Styles drops Nakamura with The Styles Clash for a two count. Nakamura launches Styles over the top rope. Styles with a forearm smash. Nakamura answers with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Styles dodges The Kinshasa. Apron Enzuigiri. Styles plants Nakamura with The Phenomenal Forearm to pickup the victory.

Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall  

Bayley & Sasha Banks Backstage Segment 

Third Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte buries her knee into the midsection of Bayley. Charlotte slams Bayley’s head on two turnbuckle pads. Charlotte blasts Bayley with a knife edge chop. Bayley side steps Charlotte into the turnbuckles. Bayley pulls Charlotte down to the mat for a one count. Bayley mocks Charlotte. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Charlotte decks Bayley with a back elbow smash. Bayley with a double leg takedown. The referee catches Bayley using the middle rope for leverage. Charlotte does the same exact thing. Charlotte kicks Bayley in the gut. Bayley reverses out of the irish whip from Charlotte. Charlotte buries her knee into the midsection of Bayley. Bayley trips Charlotte from the outside. Charlotte avoids The Baseball Slide Dropkick. Charlotte clotheslines Bayley on the floor. Charlotte launches Bayley over the ringside barricade. Charlotte starts providing her own commentary. Charlotte has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Charlotte applies a rear chin lock. Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Charlotte pulls Bayley down to the mat. Charlotte talks smack to Bayley. Charlotte with the irish whip. Charlotte drops Bayley with a knife edge chop. Charlotte drags Bayley to the corner. Bayley pulls Charlotte off the top turnbuckle. Charlotte with a knee lift. Bayley avoids The Big Boot. Bayley kicks Charlotte into the steel ring post. Bayley goes for The Ring Post Dropkick, but Charlotte ducks out of the way. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Charlotte goes for a Bodyslam, but Bayley lands back on her feet. Bayley sends Charlotte chest first into the ringside barricade. Bayley runs Charlotte into the LED Board. Bayley hooks the outside leg for a one count. Bayley with clubbing blows to Charlotte’s back. Bayley puts he leg on the back of Charlotte’s neck. The referee admonishes Bayley.

Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Charlotte rolls Bayley over for a two count. Bayley clotheslines Charlotte for a one count. Bayley applies a rear chin lock. Charlotte with heavy bodyshots. Bayley answers with a knee lift. Charlotte with a Fallaway Slam. Charlotte pops back on her feet. Charlotte with forearm shivers. Bayley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Charlotte with The BackBreaker/Turnbuckle FlatLiner Combination. Charlotte goes for The MoonSault, but Bayley ducks out of the way. Charlotte connects with The Big Boot for a two count. Charlotte is putting the boots to Bayley. Bayley repeatedly kicks Charlotte in the face. Bayley hits The Middle Rope Stunner.

Bayley tugs on Charlotte’s hair. Bayley with a Running Knee Strike. Bayley goes for The Flying Elbow Drop, but Charlotte gets her knees up in the air. Charlotte applies The Lion Tamer. Bayley rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Bayley sends Charlotte face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Bayley lands The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Bayley is displaying her frustration. Bayley with machine gun chops. Charlotte negates The Figure Four Leg Lock. Charlotte rocks Bayley with a forearm smash. Flair Family Chops. Bayley kicks Charlotte in the face. Charlotte negates The Bayley To Belly. O’Connor Roll Exchange. Bayley uses the middle rope for leverage to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bayley via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Otis Dozovic & Mandy Rose vs. Dolph Ziggler & Sonya Deville  

Dozovic and Ziggler will start things off. Ziggler grabs the left knee of Dozovic. Dozovic launches Ziggler to the corner. Dozovic with a Spinning Bodyslam. Dozovic levels Ziggler with a Body Avalanche. Ziggler uses the referee to his advantage. Ziggler tags in Deville. Deville drives Rose back first into the turnbuckles. Deville with clubbing shoulder blocks. Deville delivers a gut punch. Deville talks smack to Rose. Rose with a Lou Thez Press. Rose transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ziggler pulls Dozovic off the ring apron. Dozovic goes for a Bodyslam, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler sends Dozovic crashing into the steel ring steps. Rose checks on Dozovic.

Ziggler and Deville are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Deville applies a BodyScissors Hold. Deville drops Rose with a Mid-Kick. Deville toys around with Rose. Deville with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Deville with forearm shivers. Rose with two haymakers. Rose rolls Deville over for a one count. Deville kicks Rose in the gut. Deville drags Rose back to the center of the ring. Deville applies a rear chin lock. Rose gets back to a vertical base. Rose decks Deville with a JawBreaker. Deville thrust kicks the midsection of Rose. Deville taunts Dozovic. Deville with YES! Kicks. Dozovic is pissed. Rose with a Pump Knee Strike.

Dozovic stops Rose in her tracks. Rose uses her feet to create separation. Dozovic and Ziggler are tagged in. Dozovic clotheslines Ziggler. Dozovic sends Ziggler chest first into the canvas. Dozovic with a Body Avalanche. Ziggler answers with a back elbow smash. Dozovic drives Ziggler back first into the turnbuckles. Dozovic follows that with another Body Avalanche. Dozovic is fired up. Ziggler tags in Deville. Rose with Two Running Clotheslines. Rose with a forearm smash. Dozovic and Ziggler are brawling on the outside. Rose with a Big Biel Throw. Rose with Two Running Knee Strikes for a two count. Deville negates The Angel Wings. Deville with a high knee lift. Deville connects with The Shining Wizard to pickup the victory. After the match, Ziggler SuperKicks Dozovic.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler & Sonya Deville via Pinfall 

Jeff Hardy Backstage Promo 

The Forgotten Sons Promo 

The Miz & John Morrison Backstage Interview 

Updated WWE Backlash 2020 Match Card 

1.) Edge vs. Randy Orton

2.) Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP For The WWE Championship

3.) Braun Strowman (c) vs. The Miz & John Morrison in a Two On One Handicap Match For The WWE Universal Championship

4.) Asuka (c) vs. Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax, or Natalya For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

Fifth Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus in a First Round Match In The Vacated WWE Intercontinental Championship Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus backs Hardy into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Hardy ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Hardy applies a side headlock. Hardy with a side headlock takeover. Sheamus applies a hammerlock. Hardy grabs a side headlock. Sheamus with a straight right hand. Sheamus buries his knee into the midsection of Hardy. Sheamus is choking Hardy with his boot. Sheamus uppercuts Hardy. Sheamus talks smack to Hardy. Hardy kicks Sheamus in the gut. Hardy with a running haymaker. Sheamus scores the elbow knockdown. Sheamus toys around with Hardy. Hardy with a Top Rope Stunner. Hardy sends Sheamus crashing to the outside. Hardy with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Sheamus catches Hardy in mid-air. Sheamus drives Hardy back first into the steel ring post. Sheamus dumps Hardy back first on the announce table. Sheamus yells at Michael Cole. Sheamus has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Sheamus applies a rear chin lock. Hardy with elbows to the midsection of Sheamus. Sheamus pulls Hardy down to the mat. Sheamus with four knee drops. Sheamus is choking Hardy with his right knee. Hardy is trying to regain momentum. Sheamus kicks Hardy in the gut. Sheamus with a knee lift. Hardy ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Sheamus with a short-arm clothesline. Sheamus is playing mind games with Hardy. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Sheamus. Hardy with a Mule Kick. Hardy decks Sheamus with a back elbow smash. Hardy hits The Whisper In The Wind for a one count. Sheamus kicks Hardy in the ribs. Sheamus with Three Irish Curse BackBreakers. Sheamus sends Hardy to the ring apron.  Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus is having the time of his life. Sheamus goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Hardy lands back on his feet.

Hardy kicks Sheamus in the gut. Sheamus negates The Twist Of Fate. Hardy sends Sheamus shoulder first into the steel ring post. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Double Leg TakeDown/Leg Drop Combination. Hardy follows that with a basement dropkick for a two count. Hardy kicks Sheamus in the gut. Hardy goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus heads to the outside. Hardy drives Sheamus shoulder first into the steel ring post. Hardy with a Flying Clothesline off the ringside barricade. Hardy rolls Sheamus back into the ring. Hardy goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Sheamus gets his knees up in the air. Sheamus hooks both legs for a two count. Sheamus is displaying his frustration. Sheamus with The Pump Knee Strike for a two count. Hardy avoids The Brogue Kick. Sheamus goes for The White Noise, but Hardy rolls him over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jeff Hardy via Pinfall 

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