WWE Friday Night SmackDown
August 7, 2020
WWE Performance Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
The Firefly Fun House
Hello, fireflies. Now, before the fun starts, I need to address something. A bunch of haters have been sliding in my DM’s, blaming little ole me for what happened to Alexa Bliss last week. Yowie Wowie, I say. If you want to point the finger at someone, shame on you, Braun Strowman. How can you let something so horrific happen to someone that you claim to care so much about? All you had to was give him what he wants. Now, I happened to know, that he’ll be here later, with someone very special. He’s waiting for you, Braun. I advise that you just give him what he wants or she’ll find out what he’s truly capable of. I’ll see you around, bye, see ya.
First Match: Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus
— WWE (@WWE) August 8, 2020
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus backs Riddle into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Riddle with a waist lock go-behind. Riddle applies a Sleeper Hold. Sheamus applies a side headlock. Sheamus with a side headlock takeover. Sheamus applies a wrist lock. Riddle with a single leg takedown. Riddle kicks the left hamstring of Sheamus. Sheamus grabs a side headlock. Riddle backs Sheamus into the ropes. Sheamus drives his knee into the midsection of Riddle. Sheamus repeatedly stomps on Riddle’s chest. Sheamus applies an arm-bar. Riddle with heavy bodyshots. Riddle applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Riddle transitions into a key lock. Riddle with a pinning combination for a one count. Riddle goes for a double leg takedown, but Sheamus counters with a PowerBomb.
Sheamus kicks Riddle in the gut. Sheamus with a straight right hand. Riddle denies the irish whip. Riddle with a forearm smash. Riddle launches Sheamus over the top rope. Sheamus hangs Riddle off the top rope. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Riddle with a Flying Forearm Smash that sends Sheamus crashing to the outside. Sheamus regains control of the match during the commercial break. Sheamus applies a rear chin lock. Riddle with heavy bodyshots. Sheamus answers with Three Irish Curse BackBreakers for a two count. Sheamus goes back to the rear chin lock. Riddle gets back to a vertical base. Sheamus with a knee lift. Sheamus goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle drops Sheamus with a RoundHouse Kick. Riddle delivers his combination offense. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Riddle with an OverHead Kick.
Riddle with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. Riddle follows that with an Exploder Suplex. Riddle hits The PK. Riddle with Two BROTon’s for a two count. Riddle goes for The Floating BRO, but Sheamus ducks out of the way. Sheamus connects with The White Noise for a two count. Riddle avoids The Brogue Kick. Riddle with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Sheamus rolls Riddle over for a two count. Sheamus with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Riddle sends Sheamus shoulder first into the steel ring post. Riddle with clubbing mid-kicks. Sheamus delivers a gut punch. Sheamus drops Riddle with a Pump Kick. Chad Gable attacks Riddle from behind which causes the disqualification. After the match, Gable transitions into a ground and pound attack. Riddle unloads Two Mid-Kick. Riddle with a Flying Forearm Smash off the steel ring steps. Riddle repeatedly slams Gable’s head on the announce table. Riddle throws Gable into the ring steps. Riddle with a Running PK. Sheamus yells at Gable. Sheamus plants Gable with The Brogue Kick.
Winner: Matt Riddle via Disqualification
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The Dirt Sheet With Special Guest: Sonya Deville & Heavy Machinery
John Morrison: Hi, I’m John Morrison, and no one around is as underground as me.
The Miz: And I’m the most must see WWE Superstar of all-time, The Miz. And last week, we are bared witness to a horrific tragedy, take a look.
– Miz & Morrison starts poking fun at Mandy Rose with Mandy’s Hair.
The Miz: If i’m being honest, the real victim has not been heard, yet. And I think everyone needs to give her the attention she deserves, to tell her side of story. So everyone, give a dirt sheet welcome to Sonya Deville.
Sonya Deville: Thank you, thank you. Now, that is someone that I can get behind. Hard working, dedicated, motivated, self made, literally every single thing that Mandy’s not.
The Miz: The viewers want to know, what compelled you to cut Mandy Rose’s hair in the first place?
Sonya Deville: I don’t understand why everybody is so confused. I came out here, and I told Mandy what I was going to do to her. I said I was gonna make her outsides as ugly as the person she is on the inside, and then I did it, so what’s the issue? Let me make something perfectly clear, right now, I’m a woman of my word. And when I say I’m gonna do something, I do it. Did I enjoy smashing Mandy’s face into the table? Absolutely. Did I enjoyed ruining her perfect makeup? Did I enjoy cutting her hair off? Absolutely, I did. She was so scared, and it wasn’t because I had scissors in my hand, it wasn’t because I was beating her up, because she’s used to that, it was like, she was so concerned about this image, because her entire life, that’s what it’s always been about.
The Golden Goddess. Gods Greatest Creation. It’s all she ever had. To be honest, it’s kinda pathetic and sad. I would feel bad or apologize, but I just don’t feel bad at all. Because, literally, I have no respect for her, anymore. She’s so weak. What, I broke her physically because I beat her in the ring, twice? And now I broke her emotionally, because I gave her a little hair cut? Come on. And now you guys are sitting here, by the way, you’re pathetic, you’re a terrible crowd, desperately waiting for Mandy’s music to hit, for what, so she could come get here revenge? Newsflash, it ain’t gonna happen, because like I said, i’m gonna destroy Mandy Rose and I did. But Mandy, please, correct me if i’m wrong? That’s what I thought.
The Miz: See, I don’t think she’s going to because we have not heard from Mandy Rose, since the attack.
John Morrison: She hasn’t even posted, one social media selfie, and we all know how much she loves that.
Sonya Deville: That’s what I’ve been saying, and that’s my entire point, that’s all she has. Mandy got to WWE by winning bikini contest, congratulations. You know what, to be fair, I won’t sell her short, she has one other talent. I don’t know if you guys saw this, but two weeks ago, Mandy won a WWE Bumpy Award. Do you guys know what she won it for? She won the award for making out with Otis. I can’t make this up, I wish I made this up, but I can’t. She won an award, an actual trophy, everything, the ceremony, for making out with a dude. I’m just gonna leave that there. And the only bright side to this whole thing, besides ruining Mandy’s career is that, her and Otis, they actually look like a couple now.
The Miz: A couple of ogres.
Heavy Machinery starts brawling with Miz and Morrison to close the segment.
Second Match: Cesaro w/Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Lince Dorado w/Gran Metalik
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Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cesaro backs Dorado into the turnbuckles. Cesaro delivers a gut punch. Cesaro drives his knee into the midsection of Dorado. Cesaro with the irish whip. Dorado dives over Cesaro. Dorado showcases his athleticism. Dorado side steps Cesaro into the turnbuckles. Dorado goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker, but Cesaro counters with a backbreaker. Cesaro uppercuts Dorado. Dorado repeatedly kicks Cesaro in the chest. Cesaro flips Dorado back to a vertical base. Cesaro clotheslines Dorado. Dorado with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Cesaro catches Dorado in mid-air. Dorado uses the plexiglass for leverage. Dorado with a HeadScissors TakeOver that sends Cesaro face first into the ring apron. Dorado punches Cesaro in the back. Dorado rolls Cesaro back into the ring. Dorado with clubbing shoulder blocks. Dorado with a sunset flip for a two count.
Dorado follows that with an Apron Enzuigiri. Dorado goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but Cesaro counters with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Cesaro with clubbing blows to Dorado’s chest. Cesaro with a running elbow drop for a two count. Cesaro applies an arm-bar. Cesaro transitions into a bow and arrow stretch. Dorado breaks free with a mule kick to the chest of Cesaro. Dorado decks Cesaro with a JawBreaker. Dorado delivers his combination offense. Dorado with a knife edge chop. Cesaro reverses out of the irish whip from Dorado. Dorado kicks Cesaro in the face. Dorado with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Dorado ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Dorado connects with The Golden Rewind. Dorado lands Two MoonSaults. Nakamura runs interference. Cesaro punches Dorado in the back. Cesaro goes for a Running PowerBomb, but Dorado counters with a Hurricanrana. Cesaro with a Running European Uppercut. Cesaro plants Dorado with The Neutralizer to pickup the victory.
Winner: Cesaro via Pinfall
Heavy Machinery Backstage Interview
The Fiend, Alexa Bliss, and Braun Strowman Segment
Third Match: Jeff Hardy vs. King Corbin
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Hardy ducks a punch from Corbin. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Corbin. Hardy applies a wrist lock. Hardy hammers down on the left shoulder of Corbin. Hardy ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Hardy with a running haymaker. Hardy with another Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy follows that with a double leg takedown. Split Legged Leg Drop/Basement Dropkick/Big Splash Combination for a one count. Corbin decks Hardy with a throat thrust. Hardy avoids The Wrap Around Lariat. Hardy kicks Corbin in the gut. Corbin negates The Twist Of Fate. Corbin clotheslines Hardy for a two count. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack.
Corbin sends Hardy outside the ring. Corbin tees off on Hardy. Corbin rolls Hardy back into the ring. Corbin hooks the outside leg for a two count. Corbin argues with the referee. Corbin with clubbing elbow smashes. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Hardy with heavy bodyshots. Corbin still has grasp of the half nelson chin lock. Hardy with elbows into the midsection of Corbin. Corbin sends Hardy to the corner. Hardy with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Hardy with rapid fire haymakers. Hardy drives Corbin face first into the plexiglass. Hardy rolls Corbin back into the ring. Corbin connects with Deep Six for a two count. Corbin is displaying his frustration. Hardy with a series of haymakers. Corbin responds with a Pop Up Knee Lift. Sheamus clocks Hardy with The Brogue Kick which causes the disqualification. After the match, Sheamus tells Corbin to bring it. We’ll have an impromptu to match, next.
Winner: Jeff Hardy via Disqualification
Fourth Match: King Corbin vs. Sheamus
The match started during the commercial break. Sheamus backs Corbin into the turnbuckles. Sheamus repeatedly stomps on Corbin’s chest. Sheamus with a straight right hand. Sheamus with a knee lift. Sheamus drives Corbin face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Sheamus buries his knee into the midsection of Corbin. Sheamus with a knee drop. Sheamus uppercuts Corbin. Sheamus whips Corbin across the ring. Corbin kicks Sheamus in the chest. Sheamus drops Corbin with a running knee lift. Sheamus talks smack to Corbin. Corbin denies The Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Corbin with a running clothesline on the floor. Corbin drives Sheamus back first into the ringside barricade. Corbin with heavy bodyshots. Corbin repeatedly slams Sheamus head on the announce table.
Corbin rolls Sheamus back into the ring. Sheamus with a Running Knee Lift. Sheamus clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Sheamus throws Corbin into the barricade. Sheamus gives Corbin the announce table treatment. Sheamus drives Corbin face first into the steel ring post. Sheamus toys around with Corbin. Sheamus tosses Corbin back inside the ring. Sheamus goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Corbin ducks out of the way. Corbin with a Side Walk Slam for a two count. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Corbin drives Sheamus shoulder first into the steel ring post. Corbin with forearm shivers. Corbin with a straight right hand. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Sheamus is fighting from underneath. Corbin fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Corbin clotheslines Sheamus. Corbin is distracted by Matt Riddle. Sheamus connects with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall
Big E Backstage Interview
Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Stephanie McMahon Segment
Bayley: Hi, Stephanie.
Stephanie McMahon: Bayley, Sasha, thank you so much for taking time to join me. Listen, I just want to actually congratulate you. I mean, the two of you have achieved insurmountable goals. You wanted to win all of the women’s championships in WWE. Minus NXT, you actually achieved that goal.
Sasha Banks: Thank you so much, Stephanie, that means so much coming from you.
Bayley: Yes, thank you so much. We really needed to hear that because there’s a lot of negativity, and like a lot of jealously coming from the locker room, right now. So, your positive feedback means the world to us, especially because, really all we’re trying to do is be role models for little girls all around the world that watch us every single week.
Sasha Banks: That is right, even including little girls, like, your daughters. We are just trying to finish the job that you started with The Women’s Evolution.
Stephanie McMahon: And what a job you’ve done. I mean, traveling to all three brands, RAW, SmackDown, NXT, doing whatever it takes. I mean, being a guest referee at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules or even making a mockery out of a stipulation I made, by brutally attacking Kairi Sane, and having Asuka counted out and lose her championship. You know, I’m not sure about being role models, but you certainly have gotten everybody’s attention, including mine.
Sasha Banks: Stephanie, we know what’s best for business, we’re just trying to follow in your foot steps. Look, we are a huge fan of yourself and your husband, we watched you like, every single day.
Bayley: Every single day, we watch everything that’s available on the WWE Network, that everyone could watch at home for only $9.99.
Stephanie McMahon: Ladies, relax. Look, you may have found a loop hole in a stipulation that I created, but I’m not one to hold a grudge, I’m a McMahon. Listen, I’m not gonna lecture you, i’m not gonna punish you, but I do want to challenge you. So, at SummerSlam, Sasha, you will be defending the Raw Women’s Championship. And who knows, you could be defending that title against your best friends opponent on Monday, the talented, dynamic and vengeful, empress of tomorrow, Asuka. As for you, Bayley, remember those enemies you’ve been making across Raw, SmackDown, and NXT? Well, they all will have a chance for retribution when they compete next week, in a Triple Brand Battle Royal, with the winner facing you for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam. Now, that is what’s best for business.
Updated WWE SummerSlam 2020 Match Card
1.) Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton For The WWE Championship
2.) Braun Strowman (c) vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt For The WWE Universal Championship
3.) Seth Rollins vs. Dominik Mysterio
4.) Apollo Crews (c) vs. MVP w/The Hurt Business For The WWE United States Championship
5.) Bayley (c) vs. TBD For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
6.) Sasha Banks (c) vs. TBD For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
7.) The Street Profits (c) vs. Andrade Cien Almas & Angel Garza w/Zelina Vega For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Fifth Match: The Miz & John Morrison w/Sonya Deville vs. Heavy Machinery
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John Morrison and Tucker Knight will start things off. Morrison with a forearm smash. Morrison kicks Knight in the ribs. Morrison shoves Knight. Knight blocks a boot from Morrison. Knight with a single leg takedown for a one count. Knight applies a waist lock. Knight with a waist lock takedown. Morrison decks Knight with a back elbow smash. Knight blocks a roundhouse kick from Morrison. Knight clotheslines Morrison. Knight sends Morrison to the corner. Knight tags in Dozovic. Knight levels Morrison with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic drops Morrison with a shoulder tackle. Dozovic whips Morrison across the ring. Morrison slips over Dozovic’s back. Morrison tags in Miz. Dozovic hulks up. Dozovic HeadButts Miz. Dozovic with a shoulder tackle. Dozovic tags in Knight. Double Body Avalanche. Knight with a Flying Cannonball Strike off the ring apron.
Miz and Morrison regains control of the match during the commercial break. Miz applies a front face lock. Miz drives his knee into the midsection of Knight. Miz with The Big Boot. Miz tags in Morrison. Knight with a forearm smash. Knight decks Miz with a back elbow smash. Miz ducks a clothesline from Knight. NeckBreaker/SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp Combination for a two count. Morrison transitions into a ground and pound attack. Morrison kicks Knight in the back. Knight kicks the right knee of Morrison. Knight and Morrison are trading back and forth shots. Morrison with an uppercut knee strike. Morrison tags in Miz. Double GutBuster.
Miz hits The Implant DDT for a two count. Miz kicks Knight in the chest. Miz poses for the crowd. Miz uses the middle rope as a weapon. Morrison delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Miz stomps on Knight’s chest. Morrison tags himself in. Miz goes for a catapult, but Knight counters with a forearm smash to Morrison. Knight creates distance with a Seated Senton. Knight tags in Dozovic. Dozovic with two clotheslines. Dozovic scores the elbow knockdown. Dozovic sends Morrison chest first into the canvas. Dozovic with the irish whip. Dozovic with a Spinning Bodyslam. Dozovic follows that with The Leg Capture Suplex. Dozovic levels Morrison with a Body Avalanche. Dozovic connects with The Caterpillar for a two count. Knight pulls Miz out of the ring. Miz and Morrison side steps Knight into the plexiglass. Miz throws Dozovic into the steel ring steps. Mandy Rose starts brawling with Sonya Deville. All hell starts breaking loose which forces the referee to call off the match.
Match Result: No-Contest
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