WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (8/21/20): AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy

WWE Friday Night SmackDown
August 21, 2020
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Vince McMahon,”The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, and Braun Strowman Segment 

First Match: Big E vs. Sheamus

The SmackDown Locker Room is surrounding the ringside to prevent any further attacks from RETRIBUTION. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus backs Big E into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. Sheamus yells at the referee. Side Headlock Exchange. Sheamus whips Big E across the ring. Sheamus runs into Big E. Big E tells Sheamus to bring it. Sheamus drives his knee into the midsection of Big E. Sheamus with clubbing blows to Big E’s back. Sheamus talks smack to Big E. Sheamus with a knee lift. Big E clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Big E with a running shoulder tackle into the steel ring steps. Big E rolls Sheamus back into the ring. Big E with clubbing blows to Sheamus chest. Big E with a Running Splash on the ring apron. Sheamus slams Big E’s head on the top rope. Sheamus with a Flying Clothesline. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Big E with heavy bodyshots. Sheamus hits The Irish Curse BackBreaker for a two count. The lights are flickering again.

Sheamus has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Big E with clubbing elbow smashes. Big E with Two OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E follows that with another Running Splash. Big E plays to the crowd. Sheamus negates The Big Ending. Sheamus kicks Big E in the face. Big E goes for a PowerBomb, but Sheamus lands back on his feet. Sheamus drops Big E with a Pump Kick for a two count. Big E and Sheamus are trading back and forth shots. Sheamus kicks Big E in the gut. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Big E lands back on his feet. Big E connects with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Sheamus with a desperation lariat. Big E decks Sheamus with a back elbow smash. Big E goes for The Big Ending, but Sheamus lands back on his feet. Sheamus sends Big E shoulder first into the steel ring post. Sheamus with The White Noise for a two count. Sheamus prepares for The Brogue Kick. Sheamus gets distracted by the King Corbin and Matt Riddle brawl on the outside. Big E rolls Sheamus over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Big E via Pinfall 

Second Match: Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. The Lucha House Party w/Kalisto For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship 

Shinsuke Nakamura and Gran Metalik will start things off. Metalik ducks a clothesline from Nakamura. Metalik with a Hurricanrana. Nakamura drops Metalik with a running knee lift. Nakamura kicks Metalik in the back. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Metalik. Nakamura slams Metalik’s head on the left boot of Cesaro. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Cesaro with a running elbow drop for a one count. Cesaro applies the cravate. Metalik with heavy bodyshots. Cesaro whips Metalik across the ring. Metalik with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Metalik goes for a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick, but Cesaro counters with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Cesaro puts Metalik on his shoulders. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Cesaro dumps Metalik chest first on the top turnbuckle pad. Nakamura taunts Dorado. Nakamura with a Corner Knee Smash for a two count. Nakamura applies the cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Nakamura with a knee drop for a two count. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Cesaro bodyslams Metalik. Cesaro with a Leg Drop for a two count. Cesaro tags in Nakamura. Double Irish Whip. Double Big Boot. Nakamura knocks Dorado off the ring apron. Nakamura tags in Cesaro. Cesaro delivers a gut punch. Cesaro dumps Metalik chest first on the top rope. Metalik with Two Overhand Chops. Metalik is throwing haymakers at Cesaro. Metalik creates distance The Top Rope FrankenSteiner.

Dorado and Nakamura are tagged in. Dorado kicks Nakamura in the face. Dorado with a Flying Crossbody Block. Dorado repeatedly stomps on Nakamura’s back. Dorado with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Cesaro. Dorado side steps Nakamura into the turnbuckles. Dorado unloads a series of strikes. Dorado with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nakamura reverses out of the irish whip from Dorado. Dorado showcases his athleticism. Dorado SuperKicks Nakamura. Dorado lands The Three MoonSaults for a two count. Cesaro goes for a GutWrench Suplex, but Dorado counters with a Hurricanrana. Metalik wipes outs Cesaro with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver on the floor. Nakamura hits The Reverse Exploder Suplex. Nakamura is putting the boots to Metalik. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Dorado rolls him over for a two count. Dorado connects with The Golden Rewind. Cesaro made the blind tag. Cesaro with a sunset flip for a two count. Dorado denies The Cesaro Swing. Dorado ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Dorado goes for a Hurricanrana, but Cesaro rolls him over to pickup the victory. After the match, Dorado gets into a shoving contest with Kalisto.

Winner: Still WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura via Pinfall 

Corey Graves, Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Naomi Segment

Corey Graves: Bayley Dos Straps, Two Belts Banks, welcome to the WWE Thunderdome. Now, first things first, I need to know, are the two of you splitting up?

Bayley and Sasha Banks: NO !!!!

Corey Graves: Well, that answers that. Now, we’re just two days away from SummerSlam, where, Bayley, you’ll defend your SmackDown Women’s Championship, and Sasha, your Raw’s Women’s Championship against the same opponent, The Empress Of Tomorrow, Asuka. Now, Asuka is gonna have the opportunity to leave SummerSlam as both …

Bayley: That’s not gonna happen, because there’s only two women in the WWE, that are capable of carrying two titles at the same time, and you are looking at them.

Corey Graves: Are you implying that Asuka’s incapable? I mean, let’s be honest, Asuka has defeated you in the past. And when Sasha became Raw Women’s Champion, it took both of you working together, to knock her off.

Sasha Banks: Hold up, Corey Graves, if that even is your real name, did you not hear what we said on Monday Night Raw? Bayley and I are good, and come SummerSlam, we will destroy Asuka. So don’t be standing here, trying to stir the pot, do you understand me?

Corey Graves: I’m not here to stir anything, i’m simply trying to get answers, and understand the logic behind some of the decisions you guys make.

Bayley: Logic? Look, we’re the most logical people in this whole company. Everything we do is for a reason. That is why, ding, dong, hello, we have all the gold.

Corey Graves: Well, I did watch Monday Night Raw. And, Bayley, you seemed all too happy to do the heavy lifting, and face Asuka first at SummerSlam, which doesn’t exactly seem logical. I mean, it’s seems like Asuka might have your number, she beat you two weeks ago, and we can’t forget the vengeance she seeks on behalf for her friend, Kairi Sane.

Bayley: What I said on Raw, was just a suggestion. Sasha’s just as capable to go first as I am, if she wanted to, you know?

Sasha Banks: Just a suggestion? Are you trying to volunteer me again?

Corey Graves: Am I sensing a disagreement here?

Bayley: No, there’s no disagreement. Sasha, look, we’re always on the same page, we’re good. There’s nobody that can beat us in one night, not Asuka, not anyone, there’s no one in that damn locker room that could touch us.

Naomi: Hello, ding, dong. You know, I think I can help y’all handle your situation. How about I face the both of you, tonight?

Sasha Banks: You want to face the both of us? Well, you’re on.

Naomi: Cool, okay, so which one of y’all want some of this, first?

Bayley: I don’t get it. Which part of your death wish, helps us settle this situation at SummerSlam?

Corey Graves: Ladies, just a suggestion, you could always do something like, a beat the clock challenge, just a suggestion?

Naomi: So, which one of you want to go first?

Naomi drops The Golden Role Models with a Double Dropkick to close the segment.

Third Match: Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs. Naomi In A Beat The Clock Challenge 

Sasha with a double leg takedown. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sasha hooks the outside leg for a one count. Sasha talks smack to Naomi. Naomi applies a side headlock. Naomi turns a Tornado Bulldog into a sunset flip for a two count. Naomi ducks a clothesline from Sasha. Naomi with The Full Nelson Bomb. Naomi with a series of pinning combinations. Naomi slaps the back of Sasha’s head. Naomi with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Sasha regroups on the outside. Naomi with a SlingShot Pescado. Naomi gets distracted by Bayley. Naomi rolls Sasha back into the ring. Sasha is throwing haymakers at Naomi.

Sasha kicks Naomi in the chest. Sasha with a SlingShot Double Knee Drop for a two count. Sasha hooks the outside leg for a two count. Sasha applies a rear chin lock. Naomi with heavy bodyshots. Naomi with a Spinning JawBreaker. Sasha launches Naomi over the top rope. Naomi with a RoundHouse Kick. Naomi with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Naomi has Sasha draped across the top rope. Naomi kicks Sasha in the chest. Naomi connects with The SpringBoard Enzuigiri for a two count. Naomi drags Sasha to the corner. Sasha rolls Naomi over for a two count. Sasha ducks a clothesline from Naomi. Sasha turns an O’Connor Roll into The Arm-Bar Takedown. Sasha makes Naomi tap out to The Bank Statement.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Submission (3:39) 

Fourth Match: Bayley w/Sasha Banks vs. Naomi In A Beat The Clock Challenge 

Before the match, Bayley drops Naomi with a running knee strike. The referee gives Naomi time to gather herself in the corner. Bayley with a running boot into the midsection of Naomi. Bayley with rapid fire haymakers. Bayley follows that with clubbing blows to Naomi’s back. Bayley hooks the outside leg for a two count. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Bayley is putting the boots to Naomi. Bayley whips Naomi into the turnbuckles. Following a snap mare takeover, Bayley with another quick cover for a two count. Bayley hits The Sliding Lariat for a two count.

Naomi with heavy bodyshots. Naomi with a Running Bulldog into the middle turnbuckle pad. Bayley clotheslines Naomi for a two count. Naomi denies The Running Knee Strike. Naomi connects with The Rear View to pickup the victory. After the match, Asuka appears on the stage. At SummerSlam, Asuka will be the empress of title, because no one is ready for Asuka. Asuka drops Sasha with a RoundHouse Kick. Asuka follows that with The Shining Wizard to Bayley. Asuka kicks Bayley out of the ring. Bayley leaves Sasha high and dry on the stage.

Winner: Naomi via Pinfall 

Sonya Deville Promo

Cut the music. Mandy, I heard what you had to say, I heard you. And I get it, you’re second guessing your own decision, correct me if i’m wrong, but that’s exactly what I said you were going to do. So, what I don’t understand is, what do you want, Mandy? What is it, that you want? Because you’re gonna end up facing me, one way or another, you can’t get around that. It’s gonna be me versus you at SummerSlam, but since clearly you’re unbothered by the fact that I cut your hair, and since clearly everybody here knows that I don’t give a damn whether i’m bald or not, why don’t we up the ante a little bit? Why don’t we raise the stakes for SummerSlam? It’s gonna be, me and you, in that ring, but it’s going to be a no disqualification match, and the loser is going to leave WWE. Because what I realized, hair or no hair, i’m sick of looking at your face. So you need to wipe your tears, and bring your A game, bitch.

Nikki Cross Promo

Fifth Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Jeff Hardy For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Hardy with clubbing blows to Styles back. Hardy backs Styles into the ropes. Hardy with clubbing elbow smashes. The referee calls for a clean break. Hardy kicks Styles in the gut. Hardy whips Styles across the ring. Hardy with a Back Body Drop. Styles drives Hardy back first into the turnbuckles. Hardy kicks Styles in the face. Styles sweeps Hardy off the middle turnbuckle. Styles works on the injured right knee of Hardy. Styles talks smack to Hardy. Styles repeatedly stomps on the right knee of Hardy. Hardy with heavy bodyshots. Styles drops Hardy with a forearm smash. Hardy decks Styles with a JawBreaker. Hardy launches Styles over the top rope. Styles avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Styles slams the right knee of Hardy on the ring apron.

Styles has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Styles applies The Ankle Lock. Hardy kicks Styles in the face. Styles blocks a boot from Hardy. Hardy with a Mule Kick. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy follows that with a Split Legged Leg Drop/Basement Dropkick/Splash Combination for a two count. Hardy with The SitOut FaceBuster for a two count. Hardy kicks Styles in the gut. Styles negates The Twist Of Fate. Styles drops Hardy with The Pele Kick. Hardy with a back elbow smash. Hardy slips on the top turnbuckle. Styles goes for The Phenomenal Forearm, but Hardy counters with a Gut Punch. Styles applies The Calf Crusher. Hardy grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Hardy with clubbing blows to Styles back. Styles kicks the right knee of Hardy. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Hardy counters with a high knee strike. Hardy connects with The Twist Of Fate. Hardy plants Styles with The Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Intercontinental Champion, Jeff Hardy via Pinfall 

 

The Firefly Fun House 

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 w/Buddy Murphy vs. Dominik Mysterio w/Rey Mysterio In A Street Fight

4.) Apollo Crews (c) vs. MVP 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 No Disqualification Match, Loser Leaves WWE

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Author: Josh Lopez