WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (8/14/20): Big E vs. John Morrison

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
August 14, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Sasha Banks & Bayley Promo 

Bayley: Ding, dong, is this thing on? All right, here we go. Now, that group that likes to call themself, RETRIBTUION, actually wants to hear what The Role Models have to say, and maybe you should follow suit. Because it’s time to get this show on the road, all right, and we are gonna get going with the Triple Brand Battle Royal.

Sasha Banks: That’s right, because everybody knows better than to interrupt us. Now, after what happened on RAW, we now know that I have to face Asuka at SummerSlam, just like we found out that we will have to defend our WWE Tag Team Titles at Payback. But, let’s not worry about that, because tonight is not about that. Tonight is about one thing and one thing only, Bayley.

Bayley: You suck. And after last week, Stephanie McMahon tried to rain on our parade, like she always does, it’s getting old, Stephanie. But, when you hold all the gold, and you’re looking like us, not even an McMahon can hold us down, okay? So, as for the lucky idiot that gets to face me at SummerSlam, we are about to find out. I’m so excited. But first, you know, after we taken about every single job in the company, and done it better than everybody else, especially the SmackDown announce team. Michael Cole, we’re looking at you.

Sasha Banks: You guy suck.

Bayley: We’re gonna add another one to the list, right? Ring Announcing !!! All right, Greg, get out of here, step aside.

First Match: Triple Brand Battle Royal. The Winner Will Battle Bayley For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship 

Participants: Asuka, Shayna Baszler, Bianca BelAir, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Tegan Nox, Shotzi Blackheart, Lacey Evans, Naomi, Dana Brooke, Nikki Cross, Liv Morgan, Tamina and Ruby Riott

– Ruby Riott was eliminated by Billie Kay

– Billie Kay was eliminated by Tegan Nox

– Peyton Royce was eliminated by Liv Morgan

– Liv Morgan was eliminated by The Iconics

– Nikki Cross was eliminated by Tamina

– Tamina was eliminated by Bianca BelAir

– Naomi was eliminated by Lacey Evans

– Lacey Evans was eliminated by Shotzi Blackheart

– Shotzi Blackheart was eliminated by Shayna Baszler and Lacey Evans

– Bianca BelAir was eliminated by Tegan Nox

– Tegan Nox was eliminated by Dana Brooke

– Dana Brooke was eliminated by Asuka

– Shayna Baszler was eliminated by Asuka

Winner: Asuka 

Mandy Rose Promo 

You know what, Sonya? What you said last week, about how some people perceive me, part of that is true. But do you really think you’re the first person that ever said, Mandy Rose is just a pretty face? I’ve been hearing that my entire life. The blonde hair. She’s just a barbie doll, she’s so fake, she can’t wrestle, she’s just a model that has everything handed to her. And to be honest, that hurts, that hurts still to this day, hearing those things. And you said last week, I am a Bikini World Champion, but let me ask you this. Does having three jobs, while putting myself through college, while winning that title, does that sound like having everything handed to me?

And getting to the WWE, that just fell into my lap, right? Sonya, you out of all people should know how hard I work. But turns out, it’s just a reminder to myself. So thank you, Sonya, thank you for reminding me that I am so much more than just a pretty face. You thought by cutting my hair, trying to make me look ugly, was gonna destroy me? Okay, how about this. You and me, SummerSlam, in a hair vs. hair match. You want to sit on your high horse and pretend that you don’t give a damn about a selfie or the way you look? Oh, please, put your money where your mouth is, hunny. I cannot wait to prove you wrong. And trust me when I say this, it will get ugly.

Second Match: Sheamus vs. Chad Gable 

Gable with forearm shivers. Gable with a waist lock go-behind. Sheamus answers with clubbing elbow smashes in the corner. Sheamus kicks Gable in the gut. Sheamus sends Gable to the ring apron. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Gable regroups on the outside. Sheamus tosses Gable back inside the ring. Sheamus uppercuts Gable. Sheamus whips Gable across the ring. Gable ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Gable dropkicks the left knee of Sheamus. Gable repeatedly drops his weight on the left knee of Sheamus. Gable with clubbing crossfaces.

Gable with a forearm smash. Sheamus drops Gable with a running axe handle strike. Sheamus with The Irish Curse BackBreaker. Sheamus follows that with two knee drops. Gable unloads three open hand chops. Sheamus drives his knee into the midsection of Gable. Sheamus goes for a Bodyslam, but Gable lands back on his feet. Gable with a Rolling Capo Kick. Gable delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Gable counters with The Ankle Lock. Sheamus escapes the hold. Gable with a jackknife cover for a two count. Sheamus connects with The White Noise. Sheamus plants Gable with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall 

AJ Styles & Jeff Hardy Segment 

AJ Styles: You know, there’s a lot going on in the WWE, right now. And nobody really cares about these hooligans tearing up this ring, and trying to destroy it, we have more pressing matters, if you will. Who’s gonna face “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles for the Intercontinental Championship? Who wants to know? Well, the truth is, it doesn’t really matter, and it shouldn’t. But, because of Daniel Bryan saying, the Intercontinental Champion has to be a fighting champion, well, have I not been that? I mean, I beat his coach. Drew Gulak, beat him. Matt Riddle, beat him. Gran Metalik, beat him. I just want to enjoy this, guys, I want to enjoy being the Intercontinental Champion. I just want to sit at home, and get on my twitch stream, at Twitch.TV/StylesClash, and enjoy the moment.

But so many people, just like you, i’m sure you’re on my Twitch stream, you see it, are acting like a bunch of nerds throwing out statistics, like I need to hear that? Who’s gonna be your next opponent? Hey, statistically, I think you should face this guy, because, well, he hasn’t won a lot of matches, but he’d be your toughest opponent. Like, what you know about statistics? And then it dawn on me, it dawn on me, that when I’m watching baseball, i’m looking at batting average. Football, i’m looking at 40’s, i’m looking at statistics. Then I realized that, I’m a handsome stud of nerd, myself, because I care about statistics. So, it’s easy as this, shut up. If you’re gonna go by statistics, then I’ve hired a team, The Phenomenal Intercontinental Statistic System, P I S S.

Hey, it’s a work in progress, okay? Shut up. Anyway, listen, that doesn’t mean i’m just gonna hand out, well, that’s not what I do, I don’t hand out anything. In fact, you’re gonna have to earn this on merit, and merit, alone. So, since we’re going by statistics, how about we see who’s number one, huh? Here we go. Number 1, the Intercontinental Champion, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, of course. Let’s see who’s 3, 4, or 5, how about that? Joseph Parks, thank you sir. Let’s see who’s on the board. Nobody! It’s statistical, I mean, what you want me to do? No one has earned the right to be in the ring with “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles. No one has earned it. But here’s the truth, if you work hard, real hard, really really really hard, then one day you could make it on this board, and you can face “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles for the Intercontinental Championship.

Jeff Hardy: Man, you know I have a ton of respect for you, and what you’ve done in your career, it has truly been, phenomenal. But that tournament you won for that title, I didn’t get my fair chance. Sheamus set me up, I was robbed of my opportunity. I’m not one to dwell on the past, but it could’ve been me against you, in those finals. But it wasn’t, it’s over, moving on. That title is very special to me. You know, it was the first championship I won on my own, many moons ago. And I was standing on my own two feet back then, just like i’m standing on my own two feet, right now, after conquering my demons, once more. So, AJ, I know my self worth, I know what i’ve accomplished, and I know as a member of the WWE Universe, that AJ Styles vs Jeff Hardy just sounds mega cool. There we go, I like it. So, I’m asking you, man to man, for a chance to take you on for that fresh, new Intercontinental Championship?

AJ Styles: Statistics aside, I respect you, Jeff, I always have. I’ve known you for a very long time. You’ve always been good to me. I admire what you went through. And where you’re coming from, I get it, man. I’m not gonna lie, there’s a lot of people that would love to see you and I, in a WWE ring together. You were part of the best tag team in WWE history, there’s no doubt about that, nobody could question that. You deserve to be on that board. So, if you’re asking, do I want to face Jeff Hardy, in this ring, for the Intercontinental Championship? I say, hell, no. Absolutely not. What do you think this is? You haven’t earned the right to be in this board. And Jeff, I know what you’ve been through, I get it, man, but this ain’t no pity party.

Hardy starts throwing haymakers at Styles. Hardy drops Styles with The Twist Of Fate. Hardy puts his signature on the board to close the segment.

Third Match: Shinsuke Nakamura w/Cesaro vs. Gran Metalik w/Lince Dorado 

Nakamura kicks Metalik in the gut. Nakamura with forearm shivers. Nakamura delivers Bad Vibrations. The referee admonishes Nakamura. Nakamura is distracted by Dorado. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura for a one count. Nakamura whips Metalik across the ring. Metalik ducks a clothesline from Nakamura. Metalik thrust kicks the midsection of Nakamura. Following a snap mare takeover, Metalik applies a rear chin lock. Nakamura dodges The HandSpring Back Elbow. Metalik with a Running Hurricanrana. Nakamura regroups on the on the outside. Metalik goes for a Suicide Dive, but Nakamura counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura is putting the boots to Metalik. Nakamura with the irish whip. Metalik answers with a shoulder block.

Metalik with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Metalik kicks Nakamura in the face. Metalik hits The Reverse SlingBlade. Nakamura reverses out of the irish whip from Metalik. Metalik drops Nakamura with a SpringBoard Back Elbow Smash for a two count. Nakamura negates The Metalik Driver. Nakamura goes for The Reverse Exploder Suplex, but Metalik lands back on his feet. Metalik thrust kicks the midsection of Nakamura. Cesaro runs interference. Nakamura dropkicks Metalik in mid-air for a two count. Nakamura connects with The Reverse Exploder Suplex. Nakamura is loading up The Kinshasa. Nakamura gets distracted by Kalisto. Kalisto ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Dorado thrust kicks the midsection of Cesaro. Assisted Tornado DDT on the ramp. Metalik with an Apron Enzuigiri. Metalik plants Nakamura with The SpringBoard Elbow Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Gran Metalik via Pinfall 

Matt Riddle Backstage Interview 

Alexa Bliss Sit-Down Interview 

Fourth Match: Big E vs. John Morrison w/The Miz 

The Miz joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Morrison backs Big E into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Morrison kicks the left knee of Big E. Strong lockup. Big E applies a side headlock. Morrison whips Big E across the ring. Big E drops Morrison with a shoulder tackle. Morrison signals for the test of strength. Morrison kicks the left knee of Big E. Morrison with a knee lift for a one count. Big E drops down on the canvas. Big E leapfrogs over Morrison. Big E with a back elbow smash. Morrison puts on a parkour display. Morrison applies a waist lock. Big E dumps Morrison back first on the canvas. Morrison side steps Big E into the turnbuckles. Morrison with a RoundHouse Kick. Big E sends Morrison crashing to the outside.

Morrison with a forearm smash. Big E ducks a clothesline from Morrison. Big E with a running clothesline. Big E with clubbing blows to Morrison’s chest. Big E follows that with a Running Splash on the ring apron. Big E resets the referee’s ten count. Morrison backs away from Big E. Big E is distracted by Miz. Morrison delivers the chop block on the floor. Morrison is mauling Big E in the corner. Morrison with a draping knee drop for a two count. Otis Dozovic walks down to the ring. Dozovic tells Miz to bring it. The lights starts flickering. RETRIBUTION is causing major ruckus in the backstage area. Coming out of the commercial break, the SmackDown Locker Room is surrounding the ringside area.

Morrison applies a leg lock. Morrison transitions into a front face lock. Big E with Two OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E follows that with a Running Splash. Big E is playing to the crowd. Morrison negates The Big Ending. Morrison with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Morrison drops Big E with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri for a two count. Morrison drives Big E chest first into the turnbuckles. Big E goes for The Uranage Slam, but Morrison lands back on his feet. Morrison dropkicks the left knee of Big E. Morrison has Big E perched on the top turnbuckle. Big E and Morrison are trading back and forth shots. Big E sends Morrison crashing into the canvas. Big E connects with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Big E goes for The Big Ending, but Morrison lands back on his feet. Morrison repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Big E. Big E dodges The Running Knee Strike. Big E rolls Morrison over for a two count. Big E makes Morrison tap out to The Stretch Muffler. After the match, Sheamus drops Big E with The Brogue Kick.

Winner: Big E via Submission 

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. Asuka For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

6.) Sasha Banks (c) vs. Asuka 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

8.) Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville In A Hair vs. Hair Match

Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss, and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt Segment 

Braun Strowman: They say you’ll never see it coming at SummerSlam, well, Fiend, you know exactly what you’re gonna get when it comes to me. I told you that when I came out of that swamp, that I was going to be the most evil son of a bitch that you or anyone on this earth has ever laid eyes on. Fiend, get out here and face yours fears. I’m going to rip you, limb from limb, and I will eviscerate you. And before you take your last breath, you will look up at me as I consume your entrails.

Alexa Bliss: Braun, at the risk of making you angrier, I think I owe it to us and our friendship to have a conversation.

Braun Strowman: Conversation about what?

Alexa Bliss: About you, Braun. This is not the Braun I know, especially last week when you said you didn’t give a damn about me. I 100% do not believe that. I mean, we’ve been friends for years.

Braun Strowman: The hell, we have. You used me as a pawn. You thought you could change me and turn me into something that i’m not. Like I said last week, I don’t give a damn about you. You think i’m some kind of clown, that you could just lead around by my beard, making me sing songs inside your stupid car?

Alexa Bliss: What the hell is even going on here, Braun?

Braun Strowman: Let me spell it out for you. Everyone that comes into contact with The Fiend, changes, including you. Now, get out of my ring, I want The Fiend.

Alexa Bliss: All right, Braun, be careful what you wish for, okay? I guess if I can’t talk some sense into you, I’ll have to slap some sense into you. And my god, will you look at me when I’m talking to you? Wake up, this isn’t you, wake up.

Bliss repeatedly slaps Strowman in the face. Strowman lifts Bliss up in the air. The lights go out in the building. Strowman drops Bliss with The Military Press. Strowman starts playing mind games with The Fiend to close the show.

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Author: Josh Lopez