WWE Friday Night SmackDown
July 10, 2020
WWE Performance Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Miz TV With Special Guest: Jeff Hardy
The Miz: Welcome to the most must see WWE talk show in history, Welcome To — MIZ TV! Our guest tonight has inspired generations of superstars to reach for the stars.
John Morrison: He’s a man with better face paint than 1993 Doink The Clown.
The Miz: A daredevil, who battles his demons, one day at a time.
John Morrison: Because he has a hard time remembering what happened yesterday.
The Miz: A true trailblazer in the world of sports entertainment.
John Morrison: Emphasis on the word “blaze”
The Miz: Are you taking this seriously?
John Morrison: I didn’t know this was a serious episode of MIZ TV!
The Miz: Every episode is a serious MIZ TV, thank you. Our guest tonight, is one of the most decorated WWE Superstars in history, and he’s a shoe in, for the Hall Of Fame.
John Morrison: A man who, seriously, pioneered dance moves like the dougie, the whip and the nae-nae.
The Miz: What? Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, The Charismatic Enigma, Jeff Hardy. Jeff, thank you very much for coming on the show. And, first and foremost, I want to apologize for what John Morrison said.
John Morrison: And I want to apologize if Miz misunderstood my enthusiasm about you, Jeff.
The Miz: And speaking of enthusiasm, we hear that you have an incredible, amazing clip.
Jeff Hardy: What clip? I don’t have a clip.
The Miz: You don’t have a clip?
Jeff Hardy: I don’t have a clip.
The Miz: He doesn’t have the clip, do you have the clip? We have a clip. Should we show a clip?
Jeff Hardy: Yeah, roll the clip.
The Miz: Roll the clip.
– This clip is chronicling Hardy’s rivalry with Sheamus.
The Miz: Wow, what a clip. That was a clip. Very unconventional, I mean, normally when, you know, a hero overcomes their personal demons, and gets their life back on track, they end up a winner. Jeff Hardy, always the rule breaker.
Jeff Hardy: Yeah, if y’all keep this up, i’m about to break something.
The Miz: Woah, Woah, Woah. Jeff, we just want to have a friendly conversation, we’re just trying to find what makes Jeff Hardy tick. And to be completely honest, you’re my daughters favorite superstar. And honestly, I don’t even know if she knows what’s going on, she just loves the bright colors, and there is nobody brighter than Jeff Hardy. But, she doesn’t know about the darkness that’s inside you, the darkness you’ve been so honest about. And, as a dad, I don’t want her to put faith in someone who’s gonna self destruct again and let her down.
Jeff Hardy: That’s awesome, Miz, was there a question in there, somewhere?
The Miz: Yes, Jeff, are you okay? Sheamus has been taunting you, he’s been poking at you, he even tried to make you drink last week. And then not to mention, at Backlash, you lost, it has to be eating away at you.
Jeff Hardy: Yeah, i’m okay. You know, i’ve been through hell and back, man, with this addiction thing. I have been to a dark place that you guys can’t even imagined. Look, it’s gonna take a lot more than taunts from Sheamus to drive me back to where I was, okay?
The Miz: Really? Sheamus isn’t in your head? That lost at Backlash isn’t eating away at you?
Jeff Hardy: I’m an emotional dude, man, I mean, i’d be lying if I said that Sheamus doesn’t bother me, i’d be lying if I said his words don’t get under my skin, i’d be lying if I said the lost at Backlash didn’t bother me, because it does. I’ve got to do everything in my power to destroy Sheamus, so that I could finally put my past behind me. I’ll tell you what, man, I think i’m gonna stand out with this because i’m gonna be a beacon of light to anybody that watches me on TV, that struggles with addiction on the day-to-day, and i’m gonna help them through hard times, because i’m gonna show that change is possible. Hope is real. And there is a life beyond their wildest dreams, waiting for them if they could stay sober.
John Morrison: Check this out, goosebumps.
The Miz: That was incredible. And I am so glad that you came on this show, because I feel like we’ve made some progress, and we want to help you. We think you that need to redeem yourself. You need a rematch with Sheamus. But not just any rematch, you need one, not inside a WWE ring. You need to be in a place where you have the home field advantage, a place where you feel most secured, where you are guaranteed to do your best work. You need to face Sheamus, in a BAR FIGHT!
John Morrison: Think of the symbolism, you fight your physical enemy, Sheamus, and your metaphorical enemy, alcohol, at the same time.
Jeff Hardy: I actually love it, yes, like a handicap match, right? The Alcohol and The Celtic Butthole, I mean, come on, this all makes sense to me now. It’s why I’m out here, right? Sheamus put you up to this? He gets me in a bar fight and i’m destined to crumble. That’s where he’s wrong, I’m never going back to where I was. I am gonna take Sheamus out, in that Bar Fight, whether he likes it or not. Prove once and for all, that I am on the right path to redemption, i’m on my way to success, once more. And i’m never letting any of y’all down again, okay? So, you can tell Sheamus, I accept. Hey, since we’re throwing out challenges, I mean, why don’t I throw out another one out? You know, between you guys, I mean, who’s it gonna be? I mean you didn’t think that you’d invite me on your little show, and mock me in my face, and not get punch in yours, right?
The Miz: Honestly, yes. It’s my show.
Jeff Hardy: Well, guys, i’m sorry, I have disappointed people again.
Hardy starts brawling with Miz and Morrison to close the segment.
AJ Styles Backstage Interview
First Match: Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz w/John Morrison
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Miz is playing mind games with Hardy after the bell rings. Hardy backs Miz into the turnbuckles. Hardy with rapid fire haymakers. The referee calls for a clean break. Miz kicks Hardy in the gut. Miz applies a side headlock. Miz drops Hardy with a shoulder tackle. Hardy drops down on the canvas. Hardy with a Hip Toss. Hardy grabs a side headlock. Hardy with a side headlock takeover. Miz tugs on Hardy’s hair. Miz launches Hardy over the top rope. Hardy with a shoulder block. Miz drives his knee into Hardy’s chest. Miz slides out of the ring. Miz sweeps out the legs of Hardy. Miz kicks Hardy in the ribs. Miz with a Seated Senton across the back of Hardy. Miz whips Hardy across the ring. Hardy kicks Miz in the chest. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Miz. Miz reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy. Miz drops Hardy with a Running Knee Lift. Miz follows that with a Running Boot for a two count.
Miz drives his knee into Hardy’s back. Miz fish hooks Hardy. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Hardy with elbows into the midsection of Miz. Miz kicks Hardy in the gut. Miz whips Hardy across the ring. Miz goes for another Running Knee Lift, but Hardy rolls him over for a two count. Hardy launches Miz over the top rope. Miz with forearm shivers. Miz goes for a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle Strike, but Hardy counters with The Twist Of Fury. Hardy prepares for The Swanton Bomb. Morrison pulls Miz out of the ring. Hardy wipes out Miz and Morrison with a Flying Double Crossbody Block. Hardy has complete control of the match during the commercial break.
Hardy repeatedly slams Miz’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Hardy with the irish whip. Tip Up by Miz. Hardy with a straight right hand. Morrison pulls Hardy off the ring apron behind the referee’s back. Miz with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Miz slams Hardy’s head on the announce table. Miz drives Hardy face first into the plexiglass. Miz slams Hardy’s head on the ring apron. Miz with a Running Knee Lift. Miz catapults Hardy’s throat into the middle rope. Corner IT! Kicks. Miz with Two Rising Knee Strikes. Miz hits The Awesome Clothesline. Hardy kicks Miz in mid-air. Miz negates The Twist Of Fate. Miz with The Implant DDT for a two count. Miz delivers a series of IT! Kicks. Miz with The RoundHouse Kick for a two count.
Miz uses the middle rope as a weapon. Miz with a Running Boot to the back of Hardy’s head. Miz with southpaw haymakers. Hardy is displaying his fighting spirit. Hardy ducks a clothesline from Miz. Hardy decks Miz with a JawBreaker. Hardy tees off on Miz. Miz reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy. Hardy with a running haymaker. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy follows that with a double leg takedown. Split Legged Leg Drop/Basement Dropkick Combination. Hardy with a Leaping Splash for a two count. Hardy negates The Skull Crushing Finale. Hardy rolls Miz over for a two count. Hardy connects with a Spinning Mule Kick. Hardy with a Rebound Dropkick. Hardy knocks Morrison off the ring apron. Hardy climbs to the top turnbuckle. Sheamus starts cutting a promo on the titantron. Miz goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Hardy counters with a stack book cover to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jeff Hardy via Pinfall
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Second Match: Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss
𝑩𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒔 & 𝑪𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒔 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆!
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Nikki Cross attacks Bayley from behind before the bell rings. Pier six brawl ensues. Sasha and Cross will start things off. Sasha immediately runs into the ropes to create separation. Sasha pulls Cross down to the mat. Sasha with clubbing elbow smashes for a one count. Sasha punches Cross in the back. Sasha talks smack to Cross. Sasha tags in Bayley. Bayley kicks Cross in the gut for a one count. Bayley drives her knee into Cross back. Bayley slams Cross head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bayley decks Cross with a back elbow smash. Bayley tags in Sasha. Sasha repeatedly stomps on Nikki’s chest. Sasha mocks Bliss. Cross headbutts the midsection of Bliss. Sasha tugs on Nikki’s hair. Sasha tags in Bayley. Bayley and Sasha are double teaming Cross. Bayley is choking Cross with her boot. Bayley sends Cross to the ring apron. Cross denies The Middle Rope Stunner. Cross gets Bayley trapped in the ring skirt. Cross with clubbing blows to Bayley’s back. Cross rolls Bayley back into the ring.
Cross hooks the outside leg for a two count. Cross applies a front face lock. Cross tags in Bliss. Cross with the irish whip. Cross levels Bayley with a Body Avalanche. Bliss follows that with a Fake Out Chop/Slap Combination for a one count. Bayley drives her knee into the midsection of Bliss. Bayley carries Bliss to her corner. Bayley tags in Sasha. Bliss ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Bliss with a drop toe hold. Bliss with a Swinging Arm-Ringer. Bliss tags in Cross. Cross with a basement dropkick. Cross with a Straight Jacket NeckBreaker. Cross tags in Bliss. Bliss knocks Bayley off the ring apron. Cross ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Cross sends Sasha into the ropes. Bayley pulls Sasha out of the ring. Cross poses with the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Bliss with a Double Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Cross with a Flying Crossbody Block off the announce table. Cross is fired up.
Bliss and Cross are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.Bliss with forearm shivers. Bliss ducks under two clotheslines from Sasha. Bayley made the blind tag. Bliss with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Bliss tugs on Sasha’s hair. Bayley hits The Middle Rope Stunner for a two count. Bayley stomps on the midsection of Bliss. Bayley uses the middle rope as a weapon. The referee admonishes Bayley. Bayley goes for a Fisherman’s Suplex, but Bliss counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Bayley drags Bliss to the corner. Sasha tags herself in. Sasha with a short elbow drop for a two count. Sasha kicks Bliss in the chest. Sasha rolls Bliss over for a two count. Sasha applies a rear chin lock.
Bliss with elbows into the midsection of Sasha. Sasha drives Bliss face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Sasha tags in Bayley. Double Whip into the turnbuckles. Bayley with the lateral press for a two count. Bayley mocks Cross. Bayley with a Sliding Lariat. Bliss decks Bayley with a back elbow smash. Bayley drives Bliss back first into the turnbuckles. Bayley tags in Sasha. Bayley catapults Bliss into a slap from Sasha for a two count. Sasha kicks Cross off the ring apron. Sasha sends Bliss to the corner. The referee is trying to calm down Cross. Bayley applies an illegal sleeper hold. Sasha tags in Bayley. Bayley with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Bayley toys around with Bliss. Bliss with a Forearm/Slap Combination. Bliss creates distance with a double knee drop. Bliss tags in Cross.
Cross with a Running Crossbody Block. Cross is raining down haymakers. Cross runs after Sasha. Bayley ducks a clothesline from Cross. Bayley tags in Sasha. Cross with a Double Body Avalanche. Cross kicks Bayley in the gut. Cross follows that with a Running Bulldog to Sasha. Sasha launches Cross over the top rope. Cross with a forearm smash. Cross drives Sasha face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Cross with a forearm smash to Bayley. Bayley made another blind tag. Cross hits The Tornado DDT. Bayley with a jackknife cover for a two count. Cross headbutts the midsection of Bayley. Cross with a Body Avalanche. Cross goes for a Tornado DDT, but Bayley blocks it. Cross connects with The Purge for a two count. Bliss pulls Sasha out of the ring. Bliss with a forearm smash. Sasha throws Bliss into the ringside barricade. Cross nails Sasha with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Bayley uses the middle rope for leverage to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bayley & Sasha Banks via Pinfall
Third Match: Braun Strowman (c) vs. Bray Wyatt For The WWE Universal Championship From Money In The Bank 2020
Strowman shoves Wyatt to the corner. Wyatt said that Strowman woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Strowman with a straight right hand. Strowman drops Wyatt with a shoulder tackle. Strowman talks smack to Wyatt. Wyatt kicks Strowman in the gut. Wyatt applies a side headlock. Strowman delivers another shoulder tackle. Wyatt heads to the outside. Strowman with a big haymaker. Strowman slams Wyatt’s head on the steel ring steps. Strowman sends Wyatt face first into the steel ring post. Strowman levels Wyatt with a Body Avalanche.
Wyatt side steps Strowman into the announce table. Husky The Pig cheers on Wyatt. Wyatt hits The DDT on the floor. Wyatt rolls Strowman back into the ring. Wyatt with a Running Clothesline for a two count. Wyatt with a Senton Splash. Wyatt punches Strowman in the back. Wyatt sends Strowman shoulder first into the ring steps. Wyatt tosses Strowman back inside the ring. Wyatt apologizes to Strowman. Spider Walk Pose. Wyatt kicks Strowman in the face. Wyatt drops Strowman with The Tornado DDT.
Wyatt connects with Sister Abigail for a two count. Wyatt is displaying his inner frustration. Wyatt goes for another Sister Abigail, but Strowman counters with The ChokeSlam. Strowman with Two Body Avalanches. Strowman dumps Wyatt out of the ring. Strowman delivers The Strowman Express. Strowman rolls Wyatt back into the ring. Wyatt knocks Strowman off the ring apron. Strowman puts on his black sheep mask. Wyatt is rejuvenated. Strowman bows down to Wyatt. Wyatt hugs Strowman. The rest of The Firefly FunHouse cast celebrates in the crowd. It was all a rouse. Strowman breaks his black sheep mask. Wyatt is shocked. Strowman plants Wyatt with The Running PowerSlam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Universal Champion, Braun Strowman via Pinfall
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SmackDown Karaoke Showdown
Fourth Match: Lacey Evans vs. Naomi
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Evans shoves Naomi. Naomi with a lou thez press. Naomi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Evans is raining down haymakers. Evans drives Naomi face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Evans uses the bottom turnbuckle as a weapon. The referee admonishes Evans. Evans is mauling Naomi in the corner.
Naomi with a straight right hand. Evans responds with a drop toe hold. Evans blinds Naomi with her skirt. Naomi delivers Two RoundHouse Kicks. Naomi kicks Evans in the back. Evans regroups on the outside. Evans emotions gets the best of her as shoves Dana Brooke and Tamina. Brooke and Tamina attacks Evans from behind which forces the referee to call off the match.
Match Result: No-Contest
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Updated WWE Extreme Rules 2020 Match Card
1.) Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
2.) Asuka (c) vs. Sasha Banks w/Bayley For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
3.) Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
4.) Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt In The Swamp Fight
5.) Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio w/Dominick In The Eye For An Eye Match
6.) Apollo Crews (c) vs. MVP w/Bobby Lashley For The WWE United States Championship
7.) Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus In A Bar Fight
Fifth Match: The New Day (c) vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The fight is on!
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Kofi Kingston and Shinsuke Nakamura will start things off. Nakamura side steps The Flying Knee Strike. Nakamura kicks Kofi in the gut. Nakamura with forearm shivers. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Kofi. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura drives his knee into Kofi’s ribs. Nakamura applies a standing front face lock. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Cesaro kicks Kofi in the gut. Cesaro uppercuts Kofi. Cesaro dumps Kofi chest first on the top turnbuckle pad. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Nakamura with a Running Corner Knee Smash for a one count. Nakamura applies a wrist lock. Kofi with clubbing blows to Nakamura’s back. Nakamura kicks Kofi in the gut. Nakamura regains wrist control. Cesaro tags himself in. Cesaro with a GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Cesaor with a running elbow drop for a two count. Cesaro tags in Nakamura.
Nakamura with a Mid-Kick. Nakamura gets Kofi caught in the ropes. Kofi decks Nakamura with a back elbow smash. Kofi with a forearm smash. Kofi kicks Nakamura in the gut. Nakamura answers with a short knee lift. Nakamura hammers down on the back of Kofi’s neck. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Double Irish Whip. Kofi slides under The Double Boot. New Day with a back elbow/shoulder block combination. Big E sends Nakamura crashing to the outside. Kofi delivers a Missile Dropkick. Kofi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Kofi repeatedly stomps on Cesaro’s chest. Big E tags himself in. The Unicorn Stampede. Cesaro regroups on the outside. New Day goes for The Alley Oop, but Cesaro counters with a Leaping European Uppercut. Cesaro and Nakamura are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Nakamura with Bad Vibrations. Nakamura tells Big E to bring it. Nakamura applies a front face lock. Nakamura transitions into a sleeper hold. Nakamura punches Kofi in the back. Nakamura applies the abdominal stretch. Kofi with three sharp elbow strikes. Kofi creates distance with The SOS.
Big E and Cesaro are tagged in. Big E with Two OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E goes for a Running Splash, but Cesaro ducks out of the way. Big E knocks Nakamura off the ring apron. Cesaro rolls Big E over for a two count. Cesaro unloads a series of uppercuts. Cesaro with heavy bodyshots in the corner. The referee admonishes Cesaro. Cesaro toys around with Big E. Cesaro with a corner mount. Kofi tags himself in. Kofi with an Apron Enzuigiri. New Day connects with their Flying Double Foot Stomp/PowerBomb Combination. Nakamura breaks the cover with a Sliding Knee Strike. Nakamura transitions into a ground and pound attack.
Nakamura kicks Big E off the apron. Kofi rolls Cesaro over for a two count. Cesaro backs Kofi into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Nakamura kicks Kofi in the back. Cesaro clotheslines Kofi. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Nakamura hits The Reverse Exploder Suplex for a two count. Big E starts brawling with Cesaro. Cesaro and Nakamura dumps Big E out of the ring. Kofi tees off on Nakamura. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Cesaro and Nakamura are double teaming Kofi. Big E joins the fray. All hell is breaking loose as the referee calls off the match. After the match, Big E clotheslines Cesaro. Cesaro drives his knee into the midsection of Big E. Cesaro slams Big E’s head on the announce table. Cesaro rolls a table into the ring. Cesaro and Nakamura throws Kofi into apron. Nakamura clocks Big E with a RoundHouse Kick. Big E is laid flat on the table. Cesaro plants Kofi with The Avalanche PowerBomb through the table to close the show.
Match Result: No-Contest, But Still WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The New Day
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