Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WWE Smackdown Results - May 22, 2018

WWE Smackdown Results - May 22, 2018
We are live from Worcester, Massachusetts, and your announcers are Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, and Byron Saxton.

Miz is in the ring for MizTV and he brings up the Cavaliers before welcoming everyone to MizTV. Miz says he has two exclusives. One is years in the making and it has been asked since he arrived. When is it going to happen? Miz says on July 24th, his new series will debut on the USA Network at 10 PM. Miz brings out his guests for the exclusive that you want. He brings out The New Day.

The New Day indicate that they won't be tuning into Miz's show on the WWE Network. He wants to find out who they will be sending into the men's Money In the Bank Ladder Match now but they respond with shenanigans. Miz admits they have found success together but he says they hold each other back. Miz finally loses his temper as they keep playing games. Miz says he can beat any of them on any day of the week. Kofi indicates that Big E will be going into the match but they inform him that they were talking about something else - a match with Miz right now. Miz says if he doesn't get what he wants, they don't get what they want. No match. Miz says he will see one of them at Money In the Bank. They start shaming him and the crowd joins in with "shame" chants. Miz retreats as The New Day starts throwing pancakes at him.

- We see The Miz run into SmackDown General Manager Paige backstage. He looks upset but says nothing. She gets it, not everyone likes pancakes. He says that's not funny. She tells him to go beat any member of The New Day, like he just said he can do. Paige hurries Miz back to the ring area as The New Day waits in the ring. Miz hesitates on the stage as we go to commercial.

Big E vs. The Miz

Back from the break and the match is underway. Xavier Woods is on commentary. Kofi Kingston looks on from ringside as Big E gets the upperhand on The Miz and taunts him.

Miz ends up luring Big E in and turning it around. Big E overpowers and applies an abdominal stretch. Fans pop and chants along as Big E spanks Miz. Big E drops Miz with an elbow. Big E stomps away while Miz is down on the apron now. Fans continue the "New Day rocks" chants. Big E with the big splash on the apron as Miz rolls to the floor in pain. Woods leaves commentary and joins Big E and Kofi at ringside. Kofi pours maple syrup down Big E's throat while Woods applies Vaseline under the eyes. Woods returns to commentary.

Miz slaps Big E at ringside. Big E chases him back in but Miz gets the upperhand by sending Big E face first into the apron. Miz launches Big E into the barrier as the referee counts. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Big E looks to turn it around on Miz in the ring. Kofi is on commentary now. Miz with a flying clothesline in the corner but Big E catches him and hits a belly-to-belly overhead throw, and another. Big E with another big suplex as fans pop. Big E runs the ropes and delivers another splash as Woods plays Francesca to rally the crowd. Miz rolls to the apron to avoid a pin. Miz tries to roll Big E up but Big E overpowers him. Miz connects with a big kick. Big E blocks the DDT. Miz charges with a clothesline in the corner but Big E catches him and drives him into the mat for another close 2 count.

Miz connects with the knee from the apron. Miz comes in and drops Big E with a DDT for a close 2 count. Big E counters a move and looks to make a comeback again. They both end up going down after colliding with clotheslines. Sheamus and Cesaro run out to drop Woods at ringside. Kofi leaps off the steel steps and takes Cesaro down. Sheamus drops Kofi with a Brogue Kick. Miz takes advantage of Big E being distracted and hits a Skull Crushing Finale for the pin.

Winner: The Miz

After the match, The Miz stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays and come back to Miz running his mouth up the ramp as Big E recovers in the ring.

- We see what happened with Big Cass and Daniel Bryan last week. Tom says Cass re-injured his left knee on the European tour and is not currently cleared to wrestle. We see Cass backstage on crutches, yelling at crew members. Graves plugs tonight's Jeff Hardy vs. Daniel Bryan match.

- Dasha Fuentes is backstage with Daniel Bryan for comments on the Second Chance match. Bryan says it means everything and no one knows more about second chances than he does. Bryan says he now treats every match like it's the biggest of his career. He takes a shot at Cass for getting taken down last week and hypes up the match with Hardy tonight, giving major praise to Hardy. Bryan says Jeff is a very difficult mountain to climb but he loves a good challenge and will make a Legend tap out tonight.

- We see Lana backstage getting ready for her match with Billie Kay. Back to commercial.

Money In the Bank Qualifying Match: Lana vs. Billie Kay

Back from the break and out comes Aiden English to the stage. He raps and sings an introduction for the most ravishing member of Rusev Day. English gets a "Lana is the best, Lana's #1" chant going as Lana makes her way to the ring. We see the ladders set up near the entrance while the MITB briefcases hang high above the ring. Greg Hamilton does the introductions. The IIconics are out next, Billie Kay with Peyton Royce.

The IIconics take the mic on the ramp and mock English, who is at ringside with Lana. Rusev is still in the back. Fans boo and chant for Rusev Day as The IIconics prepare for a duet. Lana waits in the ring. They sing a quick song about Lana being a loser as the heat continues. They say SmackDown will be iconic once they win Money In the Bank. Billie finally hits the ring as the referee calls for the bell. English calls for attention in the mic and raises a large "Lana Day" before they lock up. Fans cheer. Peyton comes over and yells at English. Billie joins her at ringside. Peyton slaps Aiden. Lana comes and and takes out Peyton, sending her into the barrier. Billie attacks Lana and brings her back into the ring.

Lana meets Billie with a big kick to the face as soon as she enters the ring. Lana yells "Machka!" and drops Billie with the Facebuster for the easy win and the MITB Ladder Match spot.

Winner: Lana

After the match, Lana celebrates with English as her music hits. Fans cheer her on as she hits the corners to pose.

- Still to come, The Usos vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to crown new #1 contenders.

- Zelina Vega is backstage with Andrade "Cien" Almas. She talks about how he's traveled the world to make his name and has always received VIP treatment, the finest everything - cars, food and competition. She complains about how he was treated for last week's debut and says he is the future of SmackDown. Vega says if Almas doesn't get what he deserves, they will just take it. Graves shows us a graphic hyping Almas in action next. Back to commercial.

Andrade Almas vs. Unnamed Opponent

Almas with a kick and punch followed by a slap to the face. Almas with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Almas with kicks in the corner. Almas keeps his opponent from getting out of the ring and he kicks his opponent. Almas runs into an elbow and gets a forearm. Almas with a spinning back fist. Almas puts him in the corner and hits the running double knee strike into the corner. Almas with a running double knee strike to the back of the neck and then he hits the hammer lock DDT for the three count.

Winner: Andrade Almas

Backstage:

Carmella has an Asuka mask on and she is asked about facing Asuka. Carmella acts concerned that there is an expiration date on her title, and she laughs. She says everyone is waiting for her to slip and fall. She says she is not afraid of Asuka. Charlotte destroyed the myth of Asuka and Carmella reminds everyone that she beat Charlotte twice. That makes her twice as good as Asuka. Asuka can use all of the smoke and mirrors because Asuka should be afraid of her.

We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and Renee Young is in the ring. She introduces WWE Champion AJ Styles and out he comes to a pop.

AJ hits the ring as fans chant for him. Renee introduces AJ's Money In the Bank challenger next and out comes Shinsuke Nakamura.

AJ is ready to get down to business but Nakamura tells him to relax and think about why Nakamura is able to pick the stipulation for this match. We see video from last week's Nakamura vs. Styles non-title match, which Nakamura won. AJ says that was real smooth and Nakamura better enjoy it because it will never happen... Nakamura interrupts and tells AJ to shut up. He will not just defeat AJ, he will dishonor him. Nakamura says AJ will never recover. AJ's title is his. Nakamura says AJ's house is now his house. AJ says this sounds like the last match he will ever have, so let's hear the stipulation. Nakamura says the match will be a... Pillow Fight. AJ says he always knew Nakamura was the King of Soft Style. Nakamura says he jokes because he has the upperhand but AJ jokes because he is afraid. Nakamura goes on and says he looks AJ in the eye but all he wants to do is hit him with a knee to the face. Nakamura tries to get the "knee to face" chant going. AJ shuts him up and says the stipulation doesn't matter because Nakamura can't beat him anyway, which is why he takes these cheap shots.

AJ says he thinks he can speak for everyone else when he says this isn't the Nakamura we wanted on SmackDown. Nakamura can pick any stipulation he wants but it still won't put Nakamura on an even playing field. AJ says he will see Nakamura at Money In the Bank. Nakamura swings but AJ blocks it and decks him. They go to the floor and AJ counters, sending Nakamura over the barrier into the timekeeper's area. AJ clears the announce table but Nakamura comes over with a steel chair shot. AJ blocks anther shot and sends Nakamura back over the barrier into the crowd. AJ fights Nakamura through the crowd and back to the ringside area, keeping control. AJ leaps off the barrier but Nakamura knocks him out of the air with a chair. Nakamura plays to the crowd for heat now. Nakamura with a big knee to the gut against the apron. Nakamura with more offense on the floor before leaving AJ laying, including a Kinshasa. Nakamura stands on top of the announce table and reveals the stipulation - Last Man Standing. Nakamura stands on top of the announce table and poses as his music hits. We get replays. Nakamura taunts AJ before walking off.

- Still to come, The Usos vs. Gallows & Anderson to crown new #1 contenders. Back to commercial.

The Usos vs. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows in a Number One Contender Match

We are back and Luke and Karl say they respect the Usos, but when you had your shot with the Bludgeon Brothers, you blew it. Luke says it won't be the Good Brothers taking their spot at the top of the tag team division. Karl says...

Jey takes the mic and he asks if they know where they at. This ain't Japan or Raw. This is Smackdown where the Usos reside. You have to earn it. He welcomes them to the Uso Penitentiary. Karl says he doesn't see any wardens and he has Luke tell them what they see.

The Usos attack Luke and Karl before the bell rings. Luke with an uppercut to Jey and the referee starts the match. Jey clotheslines Luke over the top rope and then Jey with a plancha onto Karl and Luke.

Jey and Luke return to the ring and Jey punches Luke. Jimmy tags in and he hits a forearm into the corner. Jey tags in and they make a wish on Luke. Jey with a kick and Jimmy tags back in. They kick Luke and Jimmy with a head butt and reverse chin lock. Luke with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down.

Jey and Karl tag in and Karl with a back elbow and chop followed by a clothesline. Anderson with a running forearm and he knocks Jimmy off the apron with an elbow. Karl with a running boot into the corner. Anderson goes to the turnbuckles and hits a neck breaker for a near fall.

Anderson runs into an enzuigiri and Jey goes up top but Karl with a kick to crotch Jey. Anderson goes to the turnbuckles and Jey with a hed butt to send Karl to the mat. Jey with a dragon whip but Gallows tags in. Gallows misses a splash into the corner and Jimmy and Jey with kicks. Jimmy tags in and he hits a few super kicks and Jey tags in and hits a superfly splash for a near fall. Jimmy makes the tag and they go to opposite corners. Karl knocks Jey off the turnbuckles. Jimmy with a super kick and Gallows with a super kick of his own. Anderson tags in and they hit Magic Killer for the three count.

Winners: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows

After the match, Gallows and Anderson celebrate as their music hits.

- We see what happened with Styles and Nakamura tonight. Their Last Man Standing match is confirmed for MITB.

Money In the Bank Qualifying Match: Naomi vs. Sonya Deville

We go to the ring and out comes Naomi for the next Money In the Bank qualifying match, the final women's qualifier for the blue brand. Naomi hits the ring and we go back to commercial.

Sonya with a waist lock take down and rollup for a near fall. Sonya with another rollup for a near fall. Naomi with a victory roll for a near fall. We see Becky watching from the back as Sonya and Naomi miss a series of kicks and then Naomi does a split and gets a near fall with a rollup. Sonya with a double leg take down as we see Charlotte Flair watching. Sonya with punches and a snap mare followed by a sliding knee to the back. Sonya with a body scissors.

Naomi gets back to her feet and she backs Sonya into the corner and then hits a hip toss. Sonya with a spinebuster for a near fall. Sonya with kicks in the corner but she runs into a boot. Naomi with a forearm. Sonya with a kick. Naomi with a kick. Sonya with another kick as they go back and forth. Both with kicks at the same time as they almost go Kid N Play. Both with drop kicks at the same time. Sonya with knees. Naomi avoids a Superman punch and gets the three count with a rollup.

Winner: Naomi (Qualifies for Money in the Bank)

- We see Jeff Hardy coming out of the locker room and he is in a good mood. Renee asks Jeff about his feelings about the match. Jeff says he was excited when he heard the news. There are things he can do with ladders that will excite the fans. He gets to climb the ladder rung by rung. Jeff says he is fired up and he is taking flight.

- We go to the ring and out comes Samoa Joe for commentary on the main event. Back to commercial.

- We are back and The New Day will face The Bar and Miz next week.

Jeff Hardy vs. Daniel Bryan in a Qualify for a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match Match

They shake hands before they lock up. They lock up and Hardy with a waist lock. Daniel with a wrist lock and Hardy with a reversal and side head lock. Hardy with a shoulder tackle. They go for a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Bryan with a wrist lock take down. Bryan with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Daniel gets a near fall. Daniel with a wrist lock and Hardy with a reversal. Bryan with a reversal. Daniel flips out of the corner on an Irish whip. Hardy with a reverse atomic drop followed by a leg drop and drop kick.

Daniel goes to the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and both men with cross body blocks and both go down. Bryan with European uppercuts while Hardy with kicks. Bryan with kicks and an enzuigiri that sends Hardy to the floor. Bryan with a baseball slide that sends Hardy into the ringside barrier. Bryan misses the flying knee off the apron and Hardy with a clothesline off the apron and both men are down. Hardy goes up top and Daniel stops him and puts Hardy in the Tree of Woe. Bryan with kicks and a baseball slide.

Bryan goes to the turnbuckles for a belly-to-back superplex but Hardy with punches to knock Bryan to the mat. Hardy with Whisper in the Wind onto Bryan for a near fall. Hardy sets for a Twist of Fate and he kicks Bryan but Bryan escapes and he drop kicks Hardy in his injured knee. Bryan with kicks to the chest and he misses a round kick. Hardy with a Twist of Fate and then Hardy goes up top for the Swanton. Daniel gets his knees up as Hardy comes off the turnbuckles and Bryan with a round kick and he gets a near fall.

Bryan sets for the running knee but Hardy moves. Hardy with a rollup for a near fall. Bryan misses a round kick and Hardy with a rollup for a near fall. Bryan with European uppercuts but Hardy goes for a back slide. Hardy goes for a Twist of Fate but Bryan escapes and hits a dragon screw and then Bryan with a heel hook and he grapevines the leg. Hardy taps out.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

After the match, Samoa Joe enters the ring and he tells Daniel he does not see what he is celebrating for because next week Daniel faces him.

- We cut to the backsta where Samoa Joe is asked about his confidence. Joe asks why is it when he talks the truth it is called strong words. Next week, Daniel Bryan goes to sleep. Yes... Yes... Yes...

We go to credits.


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