WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (5/29/20): Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
May 29, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: 10-Man Battle Royal. The Winner Will Battle Daniel Bryan For An Opportunity To Advance To The Finals Of The WWE Intercontinental Championship

Participants (Sheamus, King Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, Chad Gable, Drew Gulak, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, and Jey Uso)

– Lince Dorado was eliminated by King Corbin

– Drew Gulak was eliminated by King Corbin

– Gran Metaliak was eliminated by King Corbin

– Dolph Ziggler was eliminated by King Corbin

– King Corbin was eliminated by Jey Uso

– Cesaro was eliminated by Chad Gable

– Shinsuke Nakamura was eliminated by Chad Gable

– Chad Gable was eliminated by Cesaro behind the referee’s back

– Jey Uso was eliminated by Sheamus

Winner: Sheamus 

Second Match: Lacey Evans vs. Sonya Deville 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Evans avoids the double leg takedown. Evans talks smack to Deville. Evans is willing to give Deville a free shot. Chain grappling exchange. Evans with a double leg takedown. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Evans applies a side headlock. Deville drops Evans with a shoulder tackle. Evans pops back on her feet. Deville tells Evans to put her hair up and square up. Evans ducks a clothesline from Deville. Evans with a Mid-Kick. Deville regroups in the corner. Evans says that Mandy Rose will always be better than Deville. Deville is pissed. Deville with a big haymaker.

Deville sends Evans shoulder first into the steel ring post. Deville with a straight right hand. Deville slams Evans head on the top turnbuckle pad. Deville abuses the referee’s five count. Deville stands on Evans hair. Deville with a Mid-Kick for a one count. Deville continues to stand on Evans hair. Evans finds a way to create separation. Evans kicks Deville in the gut. Evans hits The Falling DDT. Evans follows that with a Gator Roll. Evans is smothering Deville with the skirt of the ring apron. Deville tumbles to the floor. Deville tackles Evans. Ground and Pound Exchange. Both ladies have been counted-out. After the match, Deville slams Evans head on the announce table. Evans throws Deville into the edge of the announce table. Deville tells Evans that she’ll fight on her own terms.

Match Result: Double Count-Out 

The Forgotten Sons Promo 

A Moment Of Bliss With Special Guest: The New Day, Bayley and Sasha Banks 

Alexa Bliss: Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome To A Moment Of Bliss.

Nikki Cross: I am so excited for our guest tonight.

Alexa Bliss: I know, I am too. So, hold on, we’ll get to the coffee in a second, decaf my friend, decaf. Please welcome the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The New Day. Gentlemen, welcome to a moment of bliss, and welcome to my first ever tag team champion summit, where we scope out and talk about the competition.

Nikki Cross: I have a present for you guys, I am so excited.

Alexa Bliss: Yeah, she’s been so excited to give this to you guys, all day.

Nikki Cross: Open up. Scottish Pancakes. I made them by hand, personally by me, they are my grandmothers special recipe.

Kofi Kingston: Grandma made these? Wow, that’s so nice of you, Nikki. Hey, but don’t you think that we came here empty handed.

Big E: Oh, no, we got you coffee beans, straight from Jabooty, it’s a real place, look it up.

Kofi Kingston: Add the water, that’s right.

Big E: And you can’t forget to stir. There you go, take a sip.

Alexa Bliss: Wow, thanks. You know, I am so excited to have you guys on the show, I’ll save it for later. I am so excited because, last time we saw you guys, you were defending your championships at Money In The Bank, in a Fatal Four Way. Successfully, of course. And so, now, I want to know, when you look around the SmackDown Locker Room, are there any tag teams that stand out?

Kofi Kingston: Well, you talk about stand outs, Alexa, and you got to talk about The Forgotten Sons. I mean, those guys really made a name for themselves at the fatal four way, didn’t they? I mean, I know we gotta have our eyes peeled for those dudes right there.

Big E: No doubt. Now, Alexa, we know that you’ve been mixing it up with The Iconics on Monday Night Raw. But, as far as SmackDown is concern, who has your attention?

– Before Alexa can answer that question, she immediately gets interrupted by Bayley and Sasha Banks.

Bayley: Well, well, well, shut up. Sasha, I see two great tag team champions in the ring right now, but I don’t see the best tag team on SmackDown, do you?

Sasha Banks: Do I? Of course I don’t, hold up a quick second, but now I do.

Nikki Cross: Calm down. And congratulations on your win last week against Charlotte Flair, Bayley.

Bayley: Thanks, Nikki, see, that’s a welcoming I like to hear. You know, it was impressive as I am, because I am the most dominant SmackDown Women’s Champion in history, you know? But, your little partner doesn’t look very impressed, so maybe you need talk to her, tell her how good I am.

Alexa Bliss: No, Bayley, it’s fine, it’s just the second you started talking, I stopped listening, got em. Now, ladies, I can count one, two, three, four, five champions. Sasha, where’s your championship, girl?

Bayley: Shut up, you guys. All right, Charlotte Jr, I see what you’re trying to do, everyone has a joke to make. Well guess what, okay? You don’t talk to my best friend like that, she is the goat, the boss, the blueprint, the standard, and she is the leader of this woman’s division.

Sasha Banks: That’s right. And since I am the conversation, I thought I should dish out the facts. We put those tag team titles on the map. If it wasn’t for us, those tag team titles wouldn’t even be here. So, Alexa, if we wanted to, we win those right back.

Alexa Bliss: Just name a time and place, sweetheart.

Bayley: Oh, we will, all right. But at this time, in this place, my best friend Sasha is gonna show you what a great tag team we are, when she beats you, one on one, right here, right now, right? Yeah, that’s what i’m talking about.

Alexa Bliss: Honestly, I thought you’d never ask. Let’s get a referee out here, shall we?

Bliss dropkicks Sasha to close the segment.

Third Match: Alexa Bliss w/Nikki Cross vs. Sasha Banks w/Bayley 

Bayley and Nikki Cross joins the commentary team for this match. Sasha drop toe holds Bliss into the middle turnbuckle pad. Bliss blocks a boot from Sasha. Bliss rolls Sasha over for a one count. Bliss with The La Magistral for a one count. Bliss with an inside cradle for a one count. Sasha kicks Bliss in the gut. Sasha whips Bliss across the ring. Sasha goes for a Hip Toss, but Bliss counters with another pinning combination. Rollup Exchange.

Sasha blocks a boot from Bliss. Bliss slaps Sasha in the face. Bliss taunts Sasha. Bliss with an Arm-Ringer TakeDown. Bliss follows that with a Dragon Screw Arm Whip. Bliss delivers The Insult To Injury for a two count. Sasha dodges The Fake Out Slap. Sasha drives Bliss face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Sasha with a Rebound Meteora for a two count. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sasha with the full mount cover for a two count. Sasha slaps Bliss in the face. Sasha repeatedly stomps on Bliss chest. Sasha is choking Bliss with her boot. Sasha buries her knee into the midsection of Bliss. Following a snap mare takeover, Sasha hits The Running Meteora for a two count. Sasha is displaying her frustration.

Sasha applies the bow and arrow stretch. Bayley is getting frustrated with Nikki. Bliss with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Sasha responds with The Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Sasha with forearm shivers. Sasha talks smack to Bliss. Bliss fires back with forearm shivers. Bliss with a Face Plant. Bliss with two running clotheslines. Bliss slaps Sasha in the face. Bliss negates The Bank Statement. Bliss dropkicks Sasha. Sasha with a Desperation TakeOver into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a Running Meteora. Sasha lands The Double Knee Drop for a two count. Sasha goes for The BackStabber, but Bliss rolls her over for a two count. Bliss with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Bliss delivers The Goddess Touch. Bliss prepares for The Twisted Bliss. Bayley starts brawling with Cross. Cross inadvertently knocks Bliss off the top turnbuckle. Sasha with The ShotGun Meteora. Sasha plants Bliss with The SlingShot Rollup to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Cesaro w/Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Chad Gable 

Gable starts things off with Two Rolling Capo Kicks. Gable with forearm shivers. Cesaro reverses out of the irish whip from Gable. Gable rolls Cesaro over for a one count. Gable decks Cesaro with a back elbow smash. Gable drops Cesaro with The MoonSault Press for a two count. Gable follows that with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Cesaro kicks Gable in the face. Cesaro with a Discus Lariat. Cesaro with a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Cesaro uppercuts Gable. Cesaro hits The GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock.

Gable gets back to a vertical base. Cesaro drives his knee into the midsection of Gable. Gable ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Gable dropkicks the left knee of Cesaro. Gable goes for a Rolling Capo Kick, but Cesaro counters with The PowerBomb for a two count. Cesaro drops Gable with a basement uppercut. Cesaro puts Gable on the top turnbuckle. Cesaro punches Gable in the back. Cesaro goes for an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex, but Gable lands back on his feet. Gable applies The Ankle lock. Cesaro sends Gable face first into the middle rope. Cesaro uppercuts Gable for a two count. Gable denies The Neutralizer. Rollup Exchange. Gable connects with The Sunset Flip to pickup the victory.

Winner: Chad Gable via Pinfall 

Otis Dozovic & Mandy Rose Pool Segment 

Updated WWE Backlash 2020 Match Card 

1.) Edge vs. Randy Orton

2.) Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

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

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

Fifth Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus In The Semi-Finals Of The Vacated WWE Intercontinental Championship Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus applies a side headlock. Sheamus with a side headlock takeover. Bryan works on his joint manipulation. Bryan applies a rear chin lock. Sheamus with an arm-drag takeover. Sheamus toys around with Bryan. Sheamus applies a hammerlock. Sheamus follows that with an arm-bar. Bryan backs Sheamus into the turnbuckles. Bryan with rapid fire bodyshots. Bryan unloads Three YES! Kicks. Bryan with three uppercuts. Sheamus clotheslines Bryan. Sheamus kicks Bryan in the chest. Sheamus uppercuts Bryan. Sheamus punches Bryan in the back. Sheamus fish hooks Bryan. Sheamus with a Seated Senton. Sheamus applies an arm-bar. Sheamus drives his knee into the midsection of Bryan. Sheamus uppercuts Bryan. Bryan dives over Sheamus. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Bryan with a Running Clothesline. Bryan sends Sheamus crashing to the outside.

Bryan lands The Suicide Dive. Bryan has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Bryan with Three Arm-Ringers. Sheamus negates The YES! Lock. Sheamus goes for a Bodyslam, but Bryan lands back on his feet. Bryan applies a waist lock. Sheamus backs Bryan into the turnbuckles. Sheamus with clubbing elbow smashes. Sheamus with three knee drops. Sheamus poses for the crowd. Sheamus with a knee lift. Bryan tumbles to the floor. Sheamus throws Bryan into the ringside barricade. Sheamus mocks Bryan. Sheamus with a Flying Clothesline for a two count. Sheamus talks smack to Bryan. Bryan delivers his combination offense. Bryan kicks Sheamus in the face. Bryan goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Sheamus counters with The Irish Curse BackBreaker. Sheamus applies The Texas CloverLeaf. Bryan grabs the bottom rope to create separation.

Bryan negates The Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Bryan with forearm shivers. Bryan slams Sheamus head on the top rope. Sheamus has Bryan perched on the top turnbuckle. Sheamus goes for The SuperPlex, but Bryan blocks it. Bryan with heavy bodyshots. Bryan HeadButts Sheamus. Bryan delivers The Missile Dropkick. Bryan with YES! Kicks. Sheamus dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Sheamus goes for The Irish Curse BackBreaker, but Bryan counters with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Bryan with clubbing elbow smashes. Sheamus connects with The White Noise for a two count. Sheamus with two uppercuts. Bryan drop toe holds Sheamus into the middle turnbuckle pad. Bryan kicks the turnbuckle into Sheamus face. Bryan with a Corner Dropkick. Sheamus answers with an Inside Double Out Axe Handle Smash. Sheamus prepares for The Brogue Kick. Sheamus is distracted by Jeff Hardy. Bryan plants Sheamus with The Running Knee to pickup the victory. After the match, Hardy tees off on Sheamus to close the show.

Winner: Daniel Bryan via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez