Friday, February 28, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results (2/28) - Boston, MA

We are live from the TD Garden in Boston, MA, as the NEW Universal Champion makes his way to the ring to a mixed reaction.


Cole talks about how Goldberg defeated "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt for the title at WWE Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia yesterday. Goldberg says do not be mistaken. It is not about who is last, it is all about Who's Next.

Roman Reigns' music plays and he makes his way to the ring. The music stops and the boos get louder as Goldberg grabs a mic. Goldberg says do not be mistaken, it's not about who was last, it's all about who's next. He drops the mic and the music interrupts. Out comes Roman Reigns to a pop.

Reigns marches to the ring as fans cheer them on. He enters and they meet in the middle of the ring for a staredown. Reigns says, "I'm next." Reigns drops the mic and makes his exit to the back as his music starts back up. Goldberg paces the ring as Cole and Graves wonder what this match would be like if it happens at WrestleMania 36.

- Cole and Graves hype tonight's show, including John Cena's return in his hometown. Cole says we will take a look at moments from Cena's career throughout the night. We get a look back at Cena's debut on June 27, 2002 with WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle. Cole says Cena will be here live tonight. We go to commercial.

Bayley vs. Naomi

Back from the break and SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley is out as is Naomi. This is a non-title match, a rematch from Bayley's successful title defense at Super ShowDown. Cole says a win would move Naomi closer to another title shot.

Bayley takes the mic after the bell hits and says this is ridiculous. She should not have to be here tonight, especially in front of these idiots. Bayley said she already made history last night when she beat Naomi, but she's here for one reason and one only. She introduces a future Grammy winning artist, who is better than Beyonce or Cardi B, the one and only Sasha Banks. Out comes Banks to a hometown pop as her music hits.

Bayley takes advantage of the distraction and attacks Naomi to get things going. Banks watches from ringside. Naomi comes back with a kick to the face and a dropkick. Bayley counters going into the corner but Naomi sends her into the turnbuckles. Naomi with a Rear View for a 2 count. Banks hits the ring for the disqualification.

Winner by DQ: Naomi

After the bell, Naomi gets double teamed as fans boo. The music hits and out comes Lacey Evans. Evans rushes the ring but Banks and Bayley double team her. Evans gets involved and they all continue to brawl. Referees hit the ring to break things up.

Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Lacey Evans and Naomi

It's announced that this match is re-starting as a tag team match. Naomi and Lacey Evans get the upperhand and send Bayley and Sasha Banks to the floor. They go on and take their opponents down again and stand tall in the ring as we go back to commercial.

We are back and Sasha slams Naomi's head into the mat and Bayley tags in and they hit a double slam on Naomi for a near fall. Bayley kicks Naomi and taunts her. Bayley chokes Naomi in the ropes and Sasha with a boot to the head. Bayley gets a near fall. Bayley with an arm bar and she sends Naomi into the turnbuckles. Sasha tags in and they send Naomi into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a running double knee strike into the corner. Sasha with a surfboard but Naomi with an elbow and refere atomic drop and spinning heel kick. Sasha with a drop kick to Naomi for a near fall. Sasha chokes Naomi in the ropes. Bayley tags in and they hit a double back elbow and Bayley gets a near fall.

Sasha kicks Lacey off the apron and Naomi knocks Bayley off the apron. Naomi with a mule kick and a spinning sit out jaw breaker. Naomi with an enzuigiri and Lacey tags in and she clotheslines Bayley a few times and connects with a knee and kick tot he back of the leg. Lacey with a leg sweep from the apron and she kicks Sasha off the apron. Lacey with a slingshot elbow drop. Lacey with a hesitation Bronco Buster and Naomi tags in and hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Lacey is sent to the floor. Sasha with a lungblower to Naomi. Lacey sends Sasha into the ringside barrier.

Bayley grabs Lacey and Naomi kicks Bayley. Naomi with a sunset flip for the three count.

Winners: Naomi and Lacey Evans

- We see The New Day backstage walking. They greet NFL player Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots. They then walk up on Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler for a staredown. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and we get a look at John Cena vs. JBL from WrestleMania 21. Cena will be here tonight.

Kofi Kingston vs. Robert Roode

We go back to the ring and out first is Robert Roode with Dolph Ziggler. The New Day is out next - Kofi Kingston with Big E. Kofi, who grew up in the area, gets a bigger pop from the crowd.

Back and forth to start the match. Roode takes it to the corner and works Kofi over as the referee warns him and fans boo. Roode with a big chop. Roode whips Kofi across the ring into the opposite corner and then catapults him but Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi with a big dropkick for a close 2 count. Kofi works on the arm but Roode grabs the ropes. Roode rocks Kofi with a back elbow. Roode beats Kofi down and takes his time, talking trash.

Roode keeps Kofi grounded in the middle of the ring with a headlock now. Kofi ends up getting sent out. Roode follows and has words with Big E. Ziggler slowly struts into the ring to distract the referee. Roode goes down at ringside on his own, selling hard on the ground. The referee turns around and sees this, thinking Big E is responsible. The referee ejects Big E to the back and he's furious, arguing with the referee about how Roode did this on his own. Back to commercial.

Back from the match and Roode has grounded on the mat as Ziggler looks on from the floor. Kofi fights up and out as we see Mandy Rose backstage watching the match on a screen.

Roode counters Kofi and sends him into the corner but gets dropkicked. Kofi goes on but Roode rocks him. More back and forth now. Roode drops Kofi again and goes to the top. Roode mocks The New Day and wastes time up top. Roode misses the flying knee. Kofi springboards in from the apron and drops Roode. Kofi with chops and more offense. Kofi dropkicks Roode and nails another big clothesline. Kofi plays to the crowd and hits the Boom Drop in the middle of the ring.'

Fans cheer Kofi on as he keeps going. Kofi flies with a big crossbody but Roode still kicks out a 2. They tangle some more and Roode hits the Full Nelson bomb for a close 2 count. Roode takes Kofi to the top for a superplex but Kofi fights him off, sending him to the mat. Kofi leaps but rolls through as Roode moves. Roode comes right back with a big Spinebuster for a close 2 count. Roode yells out and shows some frustration now. Roode shows off some to boos, calling for the Glorious DDT as Kofi struggles to get up. Kofi blocks the DDT and hits a SOS for a close 2 count as Ziggler put Roode's foot on the bottom rope.

Fans boo Ziggler and Kofi has words with him from the ring. Roode takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Kofi up out of nowhere for the pin to win.

Winner: Robert Roode

After the match, Roode stands tall and celebrates as his music hits. We go to replays. Roode and Ziggler exit to the back while celebrating.

Backstage:

Otis is backstage, thinking about Mandy Rose and Dolph Ziggler. Tucker comes in and says sometimes the good guy doesn't get the girl, sometimes Ziggler gets the girl. Tucker thinks Otis needs to let Mandy go. Tucker says next week they're going to get Otis back out in front of the WWE Universe. Tucker tries to get Otis hyped up and it looks like it might be working.

- Renee Young is at ringside as the crew sets the ring up for a contract signing, for Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Braun Strowman at Elimination Chamber. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

Renee Young is in the ring and she is here for a contract signing for the Intercontinental Championship. She brings out the challenger, Shinsuke Nakamura. She is joined by Cesaro and Sami Zayn. She then brings out the Intercontiental Champion Braun Strowman. Renee mentions that both men have had a chance to review the contract and she asks Shinsuke to sign first.

Sami stops Shinsuke from signing. He tells Braun to grab a seat because he there are here to negotiate like gentlemen. Strowman throws the chair to the floor. Sami says he wants to make sure the language is proper because the way that they have been treated is a travesty of justice. Sami telld Braun that Shinsuke couldn't enjoy his birthday because he had nine staples in his head.

Braun tells Sami to shut up. He says everybody is sick and tired of hearing Sami bitch and moan. Braun says he doesn't care what is in this contract because he knows he has to fight all three of them anyway. Braun signs the contract.

Sami asks if everyone heard that. He asks Braun if he is willing to fight all three of them. Sami points out that Braun has already signed it. Sami makes a few changes and he signs it along with Cesaro. Nakamura signs and Sami tells Renee to take the contract to the back. Now the match will be a three on one handicap match. Sami tells Braun he is going down at Elimination Chamber.

Braun picks up the table and puts it aside. Sami says nothing happens tonight. Braun asks Sami what makes him think he will make it to Elimination Chamber. Braun punches Sami and Cesaro but Cesaro with a European uppercut when Nakamura grabs the leg. Zayn with a series of Heullva Kicks. Nakamura with Kinshasa. Cesaro and Nakamura get Braun up and Zayn with a Helluva Kick to send Strowman through the table.

- After a recap of what happened earlier tonight, the officially announces Goldberg vs. Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania.

- Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.

Daniel Bryan vs. Curtis Axel

Axel with elbows and kicks in the corner. Axel with a snap mare and leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Axel with an arm bar. Bryan with a European uppercut but Axel with an Irish whip. Axel with forearms to the back of the head followed by a Northern Lariat. Axel mocks Bryan and Gulak tells Axel to stay on the gameplan. Bryan with kicks in the corner. Axel with a kick and he sends Bryan to the floor. Axel follows Bryan to the floor while Drew taunts Bryan. Axel sends Bryan into the ring post. Axel with a boot to the head. Axel with an Irish whip and he flips out of the corner and hits a flying clothesline. Bryan with kicks to the chest. Bryan misses the round kick and Axel gets a near fall.

Axel with a rollup for a near fall. Axel with an inside cradle for a near fall. Axel with a Northern Lariat. Bryan escapes the Son of PerfectPlex and Bryan applies the LeBell Lock and Axel taps out.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

- We see John Cena winning his 16th World Championship at the 2017 Royal Rumble.

- Miz and John Morrison are at a photo shoot as we go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and the new Smackdown Tag Team Champions Miz and John Morrison make their way to the ring.

Miz asks where are the "You Deserve It" chants. Miz says the Godfather, Terminator, Rocky, and the Marine had great originals but the sequels were better. Morrison says if you thought they were great back in the day, check us out now. Miz says they proved the haters wrong and tney can choke on their pancakes. Miz says they don't hear the "You Suck" chants, they hear the sweet sounds of victory.

We are told that Miz and John Morrison will be defending the tag titles against The New Day, Heavy Machinery, Lucha House Party, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, and The Usos at the Elimination Chamber in an Elimination Chamber Match.

The Miz and John Morrison react to the news with anger. Apparently they throw a mic at Hamilton. The music interrupts and out comes The Usos for a non-title match - Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso. They mock the John Morrison Slo Mo entrance. Back to commercial.

The Usos vs. John Morrison and The Miz

Jey and Morrison start things off and Morrison with a shoulder tackle. Jey with a hip toss and Morrison lands on his feet. Jey with a leg sweep and splash. Morrison with a punch and Miz tags in but Jey with a hip toss. Jey with a shoulder and Jimmy tags in and hits a running forearm into the corner. Morrison with an enzuigiri and Miz with a DDT for a near fall. Morrison with a forearm and a slingshot elbow drop onto Miz' knees for a near fall. Morrison with a kick to Jimmy and he chokes Jimmy in the ropes. Miz tags in and they hit a double gutbuster. Miz with a running boot to the head. Miz with a knee to the back and a chin lock.

Jimmy with an arm drag and Morrson tags in. Miz is sent to the floor and Jimmy with a rollup on Morrison for a near fall. Jimmy with an enzuigiri and both men are down. Miz pulls Jey off the apron when Jimmy goes for a tag. Morrison with a springboard round kick for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jey and Miz tag in. Jey with clotheslines and a kick followed by an uppercut and Samoan drop for a near fall. Jey misses a running hip into the corner. Miz with a kick and Morirson tags in and Morrison with a springboard double stomp while Miz hits a neck breaker. Morrison gets a near fall. Jimmy and Miz are sent to the floor. Jey with an uppercut and Morrison with punches. Jimmy tags in and Jimmy and Jey with stereo enzuigiris. Jey tags in and Jimmy with a suicide dive onto Miz. Jey hits Morrison's knees on a frog splash and Morrison gets a near fall with an inside cradle. Morrison is sent to the apron. Morrison with a forearm and Jey with an uppercut. Jimmy tags in and Morrison with a forearm to Jimmy. Morrison goes for Starship Pain but Jimmy with an enzuigiri. Jey super kicks Miz off the apron and then Jimmy with a Destraoyer and Jey with a frog splash for the three count.

Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

After the match, The Usos stand tall as we go to replays. We come back to Jimmy and Jey continuing their celebration as the champions try to recover.

- We get a video package on John Cena. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and John Cena makes his way to the ring.

Fans go wild for Cena as he takes the mic in the ring. Cena say she came to talk to the people tonight but they're talking to him now, his heart is beating out of his chest. Cena goes on and asks what is he doing here? Well, it's WrestleMania 36 Season. Cena says he will always be a WWE Superstar and this is home. He says he's doing something different this year because he knows how hard everyone in the back works. He goes on and says he will always first listen to the biggest WWE Superstar of all - the fans. He talks more about listening to the fans and hearing them each week. Fans chant "Cena!" again.

Cena mentions WrestleMania again and says he's doing the right thing this year. He says this year WrestleMania should go on without him. Fans boo. Cena says he hears them. This is not goodbye, but it is goodbye for now and it's the right thing to do. Cena says like us, he believes in the future of the company and he respects what the talents do every night. He says WrestleMania spots should be earned, not given, and this year the show should go on without him. Fans boo again. Cena knows that makes WrestleMania kind of sour, he understands, but that also makes tonight a bit more special because he's not sure when he will be back. He wanted to make this special announcement in front of his loved ones, his family, at a place he calls home. Cena gets the crowd hyped up some more and they chant his name again.

Cena says the chants mean more to him than we will know. He puts the mic down and exits the ring as his music hits. Cena greets some fans at ringside and heads to the stage. Cena turns around and salutes the crowd but we hear the familiar sounds of "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt as the lights start to go out. They come back up and Cena is frozen with the salute. He stops and turns around to see The Fiend staring him down on the stage at the entrance.

Cena and The Fiend stare each other down. The Fiend points up at the WrestleMania 36 sign as fans pop. Fans cheer louder and chant "yes!" now as The Fiend continues to point up at the WrestleMania banner. Cena looks around at the crowd, and turns back to The Fiend. Cena tips his hat and nods at The Fiend, apparently agreeing to the match. The lights go out in the arena as we hear Wyatt's laughs echo all over. SmackDown goes off the air.

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