WWE Friday Night SmackDown
September 18, 2020
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
The Dirt Sheet With The Miz, John Morrison, and Heavy Machinery
John Morrison: Welcome to Friday Night SmackDown inside the visually scintillating WWE ThunderDome. I’m John Morrison, the most important part of your complete and balance breakfast.
The Miz: And i’m the most must see WWE Superstar of all time, The Miz, and this is “The Dirt Sheet”.
John Morrison: And hereon the dirt sheet, it is our honor, our duty to keep loyal fans of the greatest tag team of the 21st century, up to speed on what’s going down here in the WWE Universe.
The Miz: And just like always, we’re not afraid to give you the intel, the low down, the gossip, the BTS, dare I say, the dirt.
John Morrison: And we’re not talking about Otis tighty whities.
The Miz: Oh, no, we’re talking about the biggest secrets in WWE, the biggest stories. Tonight, we expose the truth behind Bayley’s savage attack on her former best friend, Sasha Banks.
John Morrison: So, dirty.
The Miz: We reveal the reason WWE management tried to erase the one true Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn from history.
John Morrison: Did someone say, dirty?
The Miz: We also dig into the Samoan Family secrets, Jey Uso so desperately tries to bury.
John Morrison: Secrets that needs to take a bath, because they’re d-i-r-t-y, dirty.
The Miz: But, first, we’re talking about the biggest story. I’m talking the hottest of the hot gossip. Of course, I am talking about, the sudden and shocking SmackDown departure of The Golden Goddess, Mandy Rose.
John Morrison: It was so scandalous, that you need to see it to believe it.
The Miz: Now, people see that and have excused me of being vindictive, that John and I have a problem with Otis, that I am trying to break up Otis and Mandy. So, let me clear the air, I am not playing mind games with Otis. I am not using my considerable power and influence to get some petty revenge, I’m simply trying to help Otis. As a former, Mr. Money In The Bank, I know the pressures that comes with carrying that contract. You must be on high alert. You have to look for every opportunity, possible. And, Otis couldn’t possibly do that with his girlfriend Mandy Rose around, so I made it easy for him. I sent Mandy away. And now Otis can focus on cashing in his contract.
John Morrison: Or I guess he could just give it to me?
The Miz: My point is, Otis should be thanking me. I sent away, the one true obstacle, that was keeping him from propelling him to the top of WWE. And let me just say this. Sure, Otis is heartbroken, but he’ll get over it. And, from what I hear from my friends over ON Raw, Mandy already has.
John Morrison: Oh yeah, the guys over there want to do a lot more than just smell that rose.
The Miz: Yeah, Ziggler is there.
John Morrison: Didn’t they used to date?
The Miz: I mean, they Netflix and Chilled.
– Otis Dozovic attacks Miz and Morrison. Dozovic tackles Miz. Dozovic with rapid fire haymakers. Dozovic dumps Morrison out of the ring. Tucker Knight toss Miz back into the ring. Dozovic with Two Exploder Suplex’s. Dozovic levels Miz with The Body Avalanche. Dozovic connects with The Caterpillar. Dozovic plants Miz with The Vader Bomb. Miz gets exposed wearing tighty whities to close the segment.
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First Match: Cesaro w/Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Gran Metalik w/The Lucha House Party
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Metalik side steps Cesaro into the turnbuckles. Metalik with a quick rollup for a one count. Metalik ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Metalik with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Metalik is distracted by The Lucha House Party. Cesaro catches Metalik in mid-air. Cesaro bodyslams Metalik. Cesaro stomps on Metalik’s chest. Cesaro slams Metalik’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Cesaro with a straight right hand. Metalik with heavy bodyshots. Cesaro shoves Metalik to the corner. Cesaro uppercut Metalik. Cesaro with the irish whip. Metalik kicks Cesaro in the face. Metalik with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver. Metalik kicks Cesaro in the back. Metalik with forearm shivers. Cesaro reverses out of the irish whip from Metalik. Cesaro clotheslines Metalik. Cesaro with an elbow drop for a two count. Cesaro applies an arm-bar. Metalik side steps Cesaro into the turnbuckles. Cesaro launches Metalik over the top rope. Metalik with an Apron Enzuigiri.
The referee ejects The Lucha House Party from the ringside area. Cesaro blasts Metalik off the ring apron. Cesaro rolls Metalik back into the ring. Metalik with a SpringBoard SomerSault Senton. Cesaro has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Cearo applies a rear chin lock. Cesaro goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Metalik lands back on his feet. Metalik thrust kicks the midsection of Cesaro. Cesaro drops Metalik with The Big Boot for a two count. Cesaro goes back to the rear chin lock. Metalik gets back to a vertical base. Cesaro uppercuts Metalik. Cesaro puts Metalik on the top turnbuckle. Cesaro with a straight right hand. Metalik denies The SuperPlex. Metalik hits The SpringBoard FrankenSteiner for a two count. Metalik goes for The MoonSault, but Cesao gets his feet up in the air. Cesaro with a Running European Uppercut. Cesaro connects with The Neutralizer to pickup the victory.
Winner: Cesaro via Pinfall
– Matt Riddle Vignette.
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A Moment Of Bliss With Special Guest: Nikki Cross and Lacey Evans
Alexa Bliss: Welcome everyone to the first Moment Of Bliss in the Thunderdome. Now, normally, my guest would be sitting here, in the co-host chair. But after what happened last week, I needed to get her in the hot seat. Please welcome, the women who will be challenging Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Clash Of Champions, my best friend, Nikki Cross.
Now, Nikki, as your friend, I first wanted to say, congratulations, I’m so happy for you.
Nikki Cross: Thank you, Lexi.
Alexa Bliss: But, you know what the show is all about, and you know me, I have no filter. So, I need to ask the questions they want to know.
Nikki Cross: Okay, I’m ready, I can handle it.
Alexa Bliss: So, my question is, what is your plan of action for this match? I mean, it has to be different, right? Because, if we’re being honest, the majority of the summer, you challenged Bayley and you lost. In fact, you haven’t beaten Bayley since last year.
Nikki Cross: Wow, you weren’t kidding.
Alexa Bliss: Hey, i’m just doing my job.
Nikki Cross: No, I get it. And i’m gonna tell you and the entire WWE Universe, why this is different. It’s different because there’s no Sasha Banks, watching over Bayley. Every single time I’ve faced Bayley, I felt like I had to have eyes on the back of my head. And now I can just focus on defeating Bayley and giving her that beating, that she deserves. And I saw what Bayley did to Sasha. Her best friend, I saw what she did to her with that steel chair. And I can still feel that chair of hers on my back, from last week. And she was so proud of that. There was so much contempt in her eyes. You know what, Bayley? You want to take cheap shots? Fine. Come Clash Of Champions, Nikki Cross will become the new WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion. Does that answer your question?
Alexa Bliss: It sure does.
Nikki Cross: Good. Now that we have that settled, I actually got a question for you, Lexi.
Alexa Bliss: What’s up?
Nikki Cross: Lex, what’s going on with you?
Alexa Bliss: What do you mean?
Nikki Cross: Last week, Lexi, of all the things you could’ve hit me with, you hit me with The Sister Abigail and then you just walk off?
Alexa Bliss: I don’t know how to explain it. I don’t know how to explain it, because I don’t fully understand it, Nikki. I feel like there’s some kind of change and I can’t even control it. And I don’t even know how to handle it, half the time.
Lacey Evans: Lord, would you look at them? A couple of nasties out here, jaw jacking. What is this, Dr. Phil? Alexa, you’re changing, huh? What else are we gonna sit out here and talk about, your feelings? Please. And, you, you nasty thing, instead of sitting out here asking your friend some questions, what you should be doing is getting on your knees, thanking her. Because when she walked away from that match, which I’m sure you remember, she simply made me get off of my game. It’s the only reason why you won that Fatal Four Way, last week. And you can do all the speeches in the world that you want to, sweetheart, but it will not prepare you to get back in that ring with Bayley. Because, Bayley has something you will never have, hunny, and that’s a mean streak. You’re too nice, Nikki. You’re too nice, you’re too short, you’re too weak, and you damn sure don’t have a backbone, hunny. Which is why you will never beat Bayley.
Nikki Cross: Too Nice?
Cross mocks Evans. Cross starts brawling with Evans to close the segment.
Second Match: Nikki Cross vs. Lacey Evans
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Alexa Bliss joins the commentary team for this match. Evans is playing mind games with Cross with hand sanitizer. Cross with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Evans rolls Cross back into the ring. Evans sweeps out the legs of Cross. Cross avoids The SlingShot Double Foot Stomp. Cross applies The Sleeper Hold. Evans backs Cross into the turnbuckles. Cross decks Evans with a back elbow smash. Cross with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Cross applies a wrist lock. Cross with a short-arm clothesline. Cross with The La Magistral for a two count. Evans drives Cross shoulder first into the canvas. Evans drops her knees on the left shoulder of Cross. Evans is mauling Cross in the corner. Evans puts her legs on the back of Cross neck. Evans abuses the referee’s five count. Evans punches Cross in the ribs. Evans repeatedly stomps on the left shoulder of Cross. Evans kicks Cross into the turnbuckles. Evans hits The Delayed Bronco Buster for a two count.
Evans continues to work on the left shoulder of Cross. Evans applies The Cobra Clutch. Evans with an arm-bar takedown. Evans rams her forearm across Cross face. Evans applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Evans talks smack to Cross. Cross rolls Evans over for a two count. Evans clotheslines Cross. Cross targets the midsection of Evans. Evans pulls Cross down to the mat. Evans with a knee drop. Evans starts punching the left shoulder of Cross. Evans with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Evans with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Evans sprays Cross with hand sanitizer. Cross nails Evans with a throat thrust. Cross brings Evans down to the mat. Cross levels Evans with a Body Avalanche. Cross with forearm shivers. Cross with the monkey flip. Cross denies The Drop Toe Hold. Cross kicks Evans in the face. Cross hits The Tornado DDT. Cross connects with The Draping Purge to pickup the victory. After the match, Evans talks smack to Alexa Bliss. Bliss plants Evans with The Sister Abigail on the floor.
Winner: Nikki Cross via Pinfall
Paul Heyman Promo
The world of sports entertainment has seen many rich storied bloodlines. But perhaps none greater than the one which i’ve had the pleasure of rendering services for than that of The Anaoi Family. It is a legacy, spanning 40 years. Your tribal chief and Reignsing, defending, undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion, Roman Reigns comes from a line of royalty. From the legendary, Wild Samoans, featuring his uncle, Afa and his father, Sika. To titans like the great Yokozuna. The most electrifying man in all of entertainment, The Rock. Warriors like the fearsome Umaga. And charismatic icons, like Rikishi, father to none other than Roman’s challenger, Jey Uso.
Roman Reigns dominance is not just his will, but his birth right. From the day Roman inherited the torch of his family legacy, he has made them proud with victory after championship victory. Meanwhile, Jey has done a respectable job, himself, as a tag team champion with help from his brother, Jimmy. These two men have fought their whole loves. Cousins who may as well be brothers. From the living room, to the football field, to the squared circle. At Clash Of Champions: Gold Rush, this battle of the bloodline will be fought with honor and with pride. But make no mistake, they may all feast at the same table, but there is only one ruler in this dynasty, and he is the tribal chief, and your Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.
Sasha Banks Interview
Michael Cole: Sasha, it’s been two week since the heinous, vicious, malicious attack at the hands of your former best friend, Bayley. Sasha, what is the extent of your injuries?
Sasha Banks: I’m still here, ain’t I?
Michael Cole: You know, last week, we heard from Bayley, who blamed you for the attack, saying that you were just waiting for the right time to strike, Bayley. That for years, you kept her close, pretending to be her best friend, but all along, you were using her.
Sasha Banks: And now I am nothing to her. She was using me, and now i’m just useless to her. I heard every single word Bayley said last week. And I can’t help but to be filled with emotions, as I sit here at the Performance Center, a place that we built, a place that we train every single day together, talking about our dreams, talking about our goals, talking about what we wanted to do, together. We used to walk these halls, just to talk about everything we have achieved now. This whole summer, here at the Performance Center, we showed the world, and we told the world that we were gonna take over the whole damn company, together.
And now when I walk these halls, when I go to the locker room, when I see all these girls that come here now, it’s because we did that, together. All these rooms, all our posters, all our pictures, all our accomplishments, we did all of this, together. And if these walls can talk. You know, I came here this week to answer your questions. You want to say that I think you’re some type of idiot? That I think you’re naive? Bayley, I know that you’re watching this, and you’re damn straight, you are an idiot, you are naive, because you are nothing without me. You’re nothing without me. So, since I’m useless to you now, one day, i’m gonna take the one thing that you love, your SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Bayley blasts Sasha with a steel chair to close the segment.
Third Match: AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn
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Styles attacks Zayn before the bell rings. Styles removes Zayn’s jacket. Styles slams Zayn’s head on the announce table. Styles rolls Zayn back into the ring. Styles with a Flying Corner Clothesline. Styles with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Zayn negates The Styles Clash. Zayn regroups on the outside. Styles punches Zayn in the back. Styles tosses Zayn back inside the ring. Zayn ducks a clothesline from Styles. Styles with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Styles slams Zayn’s head on the ring apron. Zayn repeatedly stomps on Styles chest. Zayn with Kawada Kicks. Zayn drops Styles with The DDT for a two count. Zayn applies a rear chin lock. Styles backs Zayn into the turnbuckles. Styles decks Zayn with a back elbow smash. Zayn launches Styles over the top rope. Zayn with a straight right hand. Zayn drives Styles face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Styles avoids The Helluva Kick. Styles clotheslines Zayn off the apron. Styles follows that with The SlingShot Forearm Smash.
Zayn regains control of the match during the commercial break. Zayn with a straight right hand. Zayn puts Styles on the top turnbuckle. Styles with the back door escape. Styles dumps Zayn face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Styles kicks Zayn in the face. Styles with a forearm smash. Zayn dodges The Phenomenal Forearm. Zayn with The StunGun. Zayn goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Styles counters with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Zayn decks Styles with a JawBreaker. Forearm Exchange. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Zayn kicks Styles in the face. Styles responds with The Pele Kick. Styles goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Zayn lands back on his feet. Zayn applies a waist lock. Styles with three sharp elbow strikes. Zayn connects with The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count.
Zayn negates The Calf Crusher. Styles with a Desperation Boot. Zayn answers with an Exploder Suplex into the turnbuckles. Zayn goes for The Helluva Kick, but Styles ducks out of the way. The referee catches Zayn cheating. Styles rolls Zayn over with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory. After the match, Zayn attacks Styles from behind. Zayn argues with the referee. Zayn wants Greg Hamilton to introduce him as the Intercontinental Champion. Jeff Hardy delivers two haymakers. Hardy sends Zayn chest first into the ringside barricade. Hardy slams Zayn’s head on the announce table. Hardy attacks Styles and Zayn with a ladder. Hardy kicks Zayn in the gut. Hardy plants Zayn with The Twist Of Fate. Hardy challenges Styles and Zayn to a Triple Threat Ladder Match At Clash Of Champions.
Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall
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Big E, Sheamus, and Adam Pearce Backstage Segment
Updated WWE Clash Of Champions 2020 Match Card
1.) Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Jey Uso For The WWE Universal Championship
2.) Randy Orton (c) vs. Drew McIntyre For The WWE Championship
3.) Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
4.) Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) vs. The Riott Squad For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
5.) Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. The Lucha House Party For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
6.) Jeff Hardy (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn In A Triple Threat Ladder Match For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
Roman Reigns Promo
I came out here first, because I don’t want there to be any confusion this week. You could call this place whatever you like. But this is my yard. This is my island. This is my ring. This is my WWE. And if you want it, come and take it from me.
Fourth Match: Roman Reigns & Jey Uso w/Paul Heyman vs. King Corbin & Sheamus In A Samoan Street Fight
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Reigns clotheslines Sheamus. Corbin tries to hit Jey with the scepter. Jey uppercuts Corbin. Reigns and Jey tees off on Corbin. Reigns clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Jey with a Flying Clothesline off the barricade. Sheamus pulls Reigns out of the ring. Haymaker Exchange. Sheamus kicks Reigns in the gut. Sheamus with a straight right hand. Reigns launches Sheamus over the barricade. Jey SuperKicks Sheamus. Corbin throws a steel chair into Reigns face. Corbin hits The Deep Six on the floor. Corbin rolls Reigns back into the ring. Reigns drops Corbin with The Big Boot. Reigns delivers multiple chair shots. Reigns pulls out a table from under the ring. Sheamus drops Reigns with a Pump Knee Strike. Sheamus transitions into a ground and pound attack. Corbin is raining down haymakers. Sheamus tees off on Reigns. Corbin and Sheamus launches Reigns over the announce table.
Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sheamus stomps on Jey’s chest. Sheamus blocks a boot from Jey. Jey with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Jey kicks Corbin in the face. Sheamus clips Jey on the top turnbuckle. Corbin and Sheamus PowerBombs Jey through a table for a two count. Corbin is displaying his frustration. Reigns clocks Corbin with the announcers chair. Sheamus with a running axe handle strike. Sheamus slams Reigns head on the announce table. Reigns negates The White Noise. Reigns delivers a low blow. Reigns hits The Samoan Drop on the announce table. Corbin clotheslines Reigns. Reigns sends Corbin face first into the steel ring post. Reigns Spears Sheamus through the barricade. Corbin attacks Reigns from behind. Corbin slams Reigns head on the steel ring steps. Corbin catches Jey in mid-air. Corbin launches Jey into the time keepers area. Jey nails Corbin with the Universal Title. Reigns connects with The Spear. Jey lands The Uso Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Roman Reigns & Jey Uso via Pinfall
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