Friday, January 3, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results (1/3) - Memphis, TN

WWE Smackdown Results (1/3) - Memphis, TN
Daniel Bryan is in the backstage area when The Miz shows up. Miz talks about how WWE Universal Champion "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt violated his home and went into where his daughter sleeps.


Miz goes on and says there's nothing he needs more than to avenge what The Fiend did to his family. Miz says he will take care of it but Bryan earned the right to face The Fiend at the Royal Rumble, but Miz will figure out what to do next. In the mean time he has just one thing to say to Bryan - beat The Fiend at the Rumble, for everyone. Miz walks off and we go to the usual SmackDown intro video.

- We're live from the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee as the pyro goes off. Michael Cole welcomes us to the first SmackDown of 2020. He's joined at ringside by Corey Graves, who hypes tonight's big tag team main event.

Lacey Evans and Dana Brooke vs. Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley

We go right to the ring for tonight's opener and out first comes Sasha Banks. SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley is out next. Bayley mocks the crowd and taunts them after talking about 2020 and goals. They go on about being the leaders of the locker room. The music interrupts and out comes Lacey Evans after her daughter is mentioned. Dana Brooke is with h er. Evans is fired up. She congratulates Banks and Bayley on using her 7 year old daughter to get to her. Evans goes on and is determined to destroy Banks and Bayley. They go to enter the ring but Alexa Bliss' music hits and out she comes with Nikki Cross. Bliss sees the drama out here and wonders if they even belong in this match. Cross says they do because they want to get back the WWE Women's Tag Team Titles. Bliss is ready to step up and start 2020 with a win. We go to commercial.

Back from the match is underway. Evans fights some off to start but goes at it with Cross. Cross with a 2 count. Evans tags Brooke in now. Brooke goes to work and tries for the pin but Cross turns it around. Cross with a big shot in the corner after calling on the crowd for a pop. Bliss tags in and goes at it with Brooke now.

Bliss takes Brooke down after more back and forth. Bliss with a 2 count. Brooke counters and Bayley trips her, pulling her to the floor. Banks runs in but Bliss ducks her clothesline, then flies out with a kick to Bayley. Bliss unloads on Banks in the ring now and dropkicks her. Bayley becomes legal. Bliss rams Banks face-first into the turnbuckle. Bayley knocks Bliss off the top and Banks hits Bliss with double knees in the corner. Bayley with a 2 count on Bliss. Banks comes back in. More back and forth between Banks and Bliss. Banks with a dropkick and a 2 count. Evan and Banks get knocked to the floor with the others. Cross goes to the top and leaps out to the others on the outside, taking them down. Banks did not get hit, and takes advantage by launching Cross into the steel steps. We go to commercial with everyone but Banks down on the outside.

Back from the break and Banks hits a big Meteora on Cross but Brooke saves the pin. Bayley comes in but Brooke fights she and Banks off. Brooke with snap suplexes for both of them. Brooke goes on for a 2 count on Banks. There's more chaos now as everyone gets involved. Bayley drops Brooke from the apron and Banks follows up with a knee to the face for a 2 count on Brooke. Bayley tags in for more double teaming on Brooke. Bayley covers for a close 2 count.

Bayley shows some frustration now. Evans talks trash from the apron. Bayley mocks Brooke and Evans, taking Brooke back to the corner. Banks and Brooke take turns with quick tags and offense on Brooke for another 2 count. Fans try to rally as Banks keeps Brooke down. Brooke gets double teamed again. Bayley with shoulder thrusts in the corner. Bayley knocks Evans off the apron with a cheap shot. Bayley runs into a boot from Brooke. Banks stops the tag and Bayley hits a Bayley-to-Belly for a 2 count on Brooke. Banks tags in and drops Brooke again for another 2 count. Banks can't believe it.

Brooke continues to fight back and finally hits a suplex on Banks in the middle of the ring. Bayley stops Brooke but Brooke drops her with an enziguri. Evans tags in and finally unloads on Bayley. Evans with a moonsault for a pop. Evans taunts Bayley and nails the running kick while Bayley is on her knees. Fans cheer for Evans. Evans with another big shot in the corner. Evans pulls Bayley into position and goes to the top. Evans goes for the moonsault but Banks pulls Bayley out of the ring to safety. Bayley nails the Bayley-to-Belly on Evans but Bliss and Brooke break the pin up. Cross and Bliss go at it with Banks now. More back and forth now. Evans fights off Bayley and Banks. Evans ends up dropping Banks with the Women's Right and Brooke follows up with a senton from the top. Brooke covers Banks for the pin to win.

Winners: Dana Brooke and Lacey Evans

After the match, Brooke and Evans stand tall as the music hits. We go to replays. Brooke taunts Banks as Bayley checks on her, then goes back to pose with Evans in the middle of the ring.

- Cole shows us what happened last week with Dolph Ziggler destroying the fruit cake that Otis gave to Mandy Rose, which was made by his mother. Otis is curling beer kegs in the back now. Rose approaches him and wishes him a Happy New Year. Otis looks sad and bothered. She asks if his mom made anything good for the holiday and he says to ask Ziggler. She asks if he saw that. He did, and so did his mother. Roe apologizes. Tucker walks up and tells Otis to focus on their match. They walk off as Rose looks on. Back to commercial.

Backstage:

The New Day are backstage with a plate of pancakes spelling out 2020 as The Miz comes in. They try cheering him up as he says he’;s not in the mood. Big E says he watched the balls drop and Kofi tells him there’s only one ball, what did he watch? Kofi cheers Miz up and tells him he had a good decade. Kofi says Miz holds the record for most titles held in the 2010’s as Big E says he’s tied with his neighbor Kofi Kingston as Kofi says here’s to winning more titles. Miz says this isn’t about titles. The Fiend violated his home, his family. He asks Kofi if he knows what that feels like. If he wants to kick off the new year right, start it off with a fight as he knocks down the pancake plate. Kofi accepts The Miz’s challenge for tonight.

- Elias is in the ring as. He sings “New year, new me, I have so many hopes for 2020. I hope Sami Zayn gets punched in the jaw and if Shane McMahon returns, please send his ass to Raw. Revival needs to change, oh that’s a fact, they’re harder to watch right now than Dolph Ziggler’s comedy act. And if Baron Corbin went missing, I wouldn’t complain, that guy’s like an STD, he just wont go away. But not all hope is lost and you will see at RR when everybody walks with me.”

Backstage:

e see a clip of earlier today where The Revival were backstage talking about the miracle on 34th street fight. They talk about how Smackdown should put respect on their name. In came Shorty G who said they shouldn’t let what anyone says bother them. He embraced who he is, it was the best decision he ever made.

The Revival mention how they never thought about it before and mock him. They make short jokes and he says they don’t bother him anymore. He says when you’re comfortable in your own skin, you can do anything. They continue to mock him and say he can do anything except beat one of them in a match. Shorty G challenges Dash Wilder to a match and Wilder accepts. Back to commercial.

Shorty Gable vs. Dash Wilder

Scott Dawson is on commentary. A take down by Shorty G followed by a suplex. He goes for the cover but Wilder kicks out. Shorty G climbs the top rope as Wilder trips him. Wilder goes for the back drop off the top rope and lands it. He goes for the cover but Shorty G kicks out. Wilder in a modified head lock as Shorty G fights out of it. Gable with an uppercut followed by an overhead suplex. A crossbody takes them both to the outside. Shorty G sends Wilder back into the ring. Gable climbs the top rope and a cross body but Dash reverses it into a cover as Shorty kicks out.

Wilder sends Gable to the corner as Gable jumps over him and reverses it into a cover as Wilder kicks out. Shorty G with an ankle lock as Wilder taps out. In comes Dawson after the match to attack shorty G and a double team on Shorty G.

Winner: Shorty G

After the match, Dawson immediately enters the ring as G's music begins. The Revival double teams G and hits a Shatter Machine. The music interrupts and out comes Sheamus to make his big return. The lights go out, then come back on as Sheamus poses in the spotlight. The Celtic Warrior hits the ring and The Revival retreats. Sheamus turns around and lays G down with a Brogue Kick for ore cheers, but a few boos also. The Fella is back. Sheamus stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays. Sheamus yells out and makes his exit from the ring as fans cheer. We go to commercial.

The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston

The bell rings and we are under way. An arm bar by Miz but Kofi Kingston acrobatically gets out of it. A headlock by Kofi but Miz sends him to the ropes. A shoulder block by Kofi takes Miz down. Both men back to their feet. Kofi extends his hand and Miz slaps him away. Miz with a head lock as Kofi sends him to the ropes. A shoulder block by Miz, he runs to the ropes and a spinning elbow by Kofi takes Miz out. Kofi runs but Miz throws him to the outside. Miz goes for a baseball slide, Kofi runs inside and goes for a suicide dive, Miz moves out of the way as Kofi hangs himself between the ropes.

Kofi taunts Miz, telling him to get back in the ring. Miz gets in and takes Kofi down. He stomps on him and an elbow to the chest by Miz. He goes for a clothesline, Kofi ducks, goes for Trouble in Paradise, Miz blocks it, Kofi runs towards him, Miz gets him in the corner. The yes kicks by Miz onto Kofi in the corner. Miz with the flying knee and another and Kofi moves out of the way for the third. Kofi with a kick to the face. He climbs the top rope and he takes Miz down.

Kingston runs to the ropes and the boom drop onto Miz. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise, Miz ducks and a number of counters by both men. Kofi gets Miz into a roll up and gets the pin.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

Miz attacks Kofi from behind and Big E gets in the ring as Miz leaves the ring and he’s angry. He looks back as the fans chant “You suck” and Miz yells out “After everything I’ve been through? How dare you? I’ve given you everything!”

Backstage:

Cathy Kelley is backstage and she welcomes Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. She says Bryan won last week and asks what his biggest challenge ahead of the match is? Bryan said loo kat Miz, he’s breaking down. The only person who isn’t mentally broken after fighting The Fiend is him, he is unbreakable. And he will leave Royal Rumble as champion. Roman says he is walking out as champion? That means he will walk int Wrestlemania as Universal champion and that’s perfect. he is entering the Royal Rumble which means he will win, which means at Wrestlemania, the main event is Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns. He says he has been waiting for this opportunity for a long time, no one took the title away from him. Bryan says he is ready, any place, any time and double ready at Wrestlemania. But he wants Roman to be ready for their tag match tonight. Roman says he’s ready. Back to commercial.

- We are back and Cathy Kelley is with Miz' door and John Morrison walks out. Cathy wanted to get a word from the Miz and John says the Miz has nothing more to say tonight.

Otis Dozovic vs. Drew Gulak

Drew gets on the microphone and says he is an expert on the grappling arts and also matters of the heart. Unfortunately, Mandy Rose, there is no way Mandy is ever going to date him. Otis gets angry in the ring. Gulak says Mandy wants a man with a physique, a mind, someone like Dolph or himself. Otis looks like he’s leaking butter and he’s not too bright. He prepared a 372 slide Powerpoint presentation.

Gulak asks to look at the tron and 372 reasons why Mandy would never date Otis. Gulak is standing on the ring apron talking as Otis throws him into the ring. The bell rings and Otis goes after Gulak, he gets Gulak in the corner. An overhead throw by Otis. We see Mandy and Sonya backstage watching the match.

Otis goes for a suplex, Gulak blocks it and goes for a small cover but Otis blocks it and hits him with a suplex. Otis with a gorilla press slam. Dolph Ziggler is backstage with Mandy and Sonya.

Back in the ring, Gulak with a dropkick to the leg. Gulak is talking trash and Otis is getting mad. He lifts Gulak and drops him with two powerslams. Otis with a splash in the corner and Gulak is down. Otis with the caterpillar. Otis climbs the second rope and a big splash. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

Winner: Otis Dozovic

- We see Braun Strowman walking in the back as we go to commercial.

Braun Strowman vs. Cesaro

Back from the break and out first comes Braun Strowman. Cesaro is out next with Sami Zayn and WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.

The bell rings and they go at it, going to the corner. They lock up again and keep trying to overpower each other. They break again but Cesaro won't back down from the big man. Cesaro ends up unloading but Braun fights back. Strowman comes off the ropes and levels Cesaro as Sami looks on concerned at ringside. Strowman with more offense now. Cesaro goes for the knee but Strowman rocks him and nails a running splash in the corner.

Cesaro goes to the apron but Strowman rocks him as Cesaro tried to grab his beard. Strowman charges and knocks Cesaro off the apron into the barrier. Cesaro and Nakamura try to run interference but Strowman stands his guard. We go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Cesaro is on Strowman's back. Strowman rams Cesaro back into the corner. Cesaro rocks him and dropkicks the knee out. Cesaro uses the ropes as the referee warns him, allowing Sami to interfere and Nakamura to nail Strowman with a cheap shot. Cesaro with a 2 count. Cesaro comes off the top but Strowman catches him. Cesaro turns that into a Sleeper hold in the middle of the ring. Cesaro brings Strowman down to one knee as Sami cheers him on. Strowman breaks it with a big side-slam for a pop.

Fans try to rally for Strowman. Strowman unloads with shoulders and a splash in the corner now as fans cheer louder. Strowman misses a right but nails a left to drop Nakamura off the apron. Cesaro unloads with uppercuts now. Strowman powers out and sends Cesaro down, then out for a breather. Strowman plays to the crowd for a pop, then runs around the ring to drop Cesaro, then run over Nakamura. Sami is hiding under the ring. Strowman runs again and flattens Cesaro at ringside a second time. More back and forth in the ring now but the heels interfere. Cesaro tries for the Neutralizer but can't hit it. Strowman ends up hitting a powerslam for the pin to win.

Winner: Braun Strowman

After the match, Nakamura immediately hits the ring and drops Strowman with a Kinshasa as fans boo. Strowman recovers as we go to replays. Zayn, Cesaro and Nakamura taunt Strowman from the ramp as he looks on from the ring.

- We see footage from last week of Roman Reigns costing King Corbin a WWE Universal Title shot.

Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan vs. King Corbin and Dolph Ziggler

We go back to the ring and out first comes Roman Reigns for tonight's main event. The pyro goes off and Reigns heads to the ring. The announcers talk about Reigns' defeating Dolph Ziggler on the FOX New Year's Eve special. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans is announced for next week. We go to the ring and out first comes Dolph Ziggler for his team. King Baron Corbin is out next and he's carried on his caravan. The bell rings and Corbin goes at it with Reigns to start. Corbin unloads in the corner and beats Reigns down. Reigns comes back and hits an early Drive By on Corbin. Ziggler interferes, allowing Corbin to turn it around as they re-enter the ring. Ziggler goes to work on Reigns but Reigns drops him with a big boot in the middle of the ring.

Bryan tags in and rocks Ziggler with uppercuts. Bryan ducks a Ziggler clothesline and kicks Corbin through the ropes. Bryan sends Ziggler out. Fans chant "yes!" but we start to hear the laughs of WWE Universal Champion "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt echo out over the arena. Bryan looks around and we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Reigns unloads in the corner with clotheslines to Corbin as fans count along. Reigns with a big boot now. Reigns calls for the Superman Punch but has to stop and knock Ziggler off the apron. Corbin catches Reigns with a Deep Six for a close 2 count. Corbin takes it out and sends Reigns into the steel ring steps. Corbin sends Reigns face-first into the top of the announce table and brings it back in. Ziggler taunts Reigns on the mat, getting in his face now as the legal man.

Reigns unloads on Ziggler but Ziggler comes back with a neckbreaker. Corbin tags back in and stomps away. Corbin plays the heel and launches Reigns into the turnbuckles for more boos. Bryan looks on as Corbin sends Reigns back into the ring post and the referee warns him. Fans try to rally for Reigns but Corbin sends him into the corner again with power. Reigns finally nails a big Superman Punch out of nowhere. Ziggler and Bryan both reach for tags as fans pop.

Bryan and Ziggler unload on each other with strikes in the middle of the ring. Bryan with a big flying clothesline in the middle of the ring. Fans pop for Bryan as he gets hyped up. Bryan with a big dropkick in the corner and then Yes Kicks as fans go along with him. Bryan takes Ziggler to the top for a hurricanrana to the mat. Bryan calls for fans to get the chant going now. Bryan with more Yes Kicks while Ziggler is on his knees now. Ziggler ducks the final kick and rolls Bryan for a close 2 count. Bryan goes right into the LeBell Lock. Corbin comes from behind and finally breaks the hold with a cheap shot. Corbin goes for a chokeslam but reigns blocks it with a big Spear. Ziggler superkicks Reigns out. Bryan blocks a Zig Zag and hits the big running knee to Ziggler. Bryan sits up but the lights go out in the arena and we hear the familiar sounds of The Fiend's arrival.

The Fiend appears at ringside as the red light shines over the arena. The menacing sounds play. Bryan runs the ropes and nails as suicide dive, sending Wyatt into the barrier. Bryan unloads on The Fiend but he keeps taking everything. Wyatt applies the Mandible Claw and uses it to launch Bryan through the barrier. The Fiend puts Bryan back down on the ground with the Mandible and laughs to the mixed reactions. The menacing sounds start back up as The Fiend stands tall over Bryan. The lights go out again and The Fiend disappears.

The lights come back on and we see WWE officials checking on Bryan in the barrier debris at ringside. Reigns comes over to check on Bryan but Ziggler attacks and sends Reigns into Bryan on the ground. Corbin joins in and brings Reigns in the ring. Corbin pounds on Reigns and he has handcuffs now. Ziggler and Corbin look to chain Reigns up in the ring and humiliate him again as Ziggler pulls out a can of dog food like before. The music suddenly hits and out comes The Usos for their return.

Fans pop as Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso meet Ziggler with a double superkick. They send Corbin out and then nails a double suicide dive on both heels as Reigns starts to recover. The Usos help Reigns to his feet as their music hits. Ziggler and Corbin recover at ringside and look on. The first SmackDown of 2020 goes off the air with The Usos standing in the ring with Reigns.

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