Friday, March 20, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results (3/20) - Orlando, FL

WWE Smackdown Results (3/20) - Orlando, FL
Tonight's WWE SmackDown on FOX opens live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida as Michael Cole welcomes us.


Cole, who is in the ring alone, hypes John Cena vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt for WrestleMania 36 and says we will take a look at the feud tonight. Also, Paige will be here to confront SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley.

- Cole talks about WrestleMania 36 airing over two nights this year with three-time NFL Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski serving as the official host. Cole sends us to a video package looking at Gronk. Cole says there will be a party at WrestleMania 36.

Mojo Rawley is also in the ring with Cole. Cole goes to introduce Gronk but Mojo snatches the mic and tries to get Cole hyped up for the introduction of his best friend. Mojo does the introduction instead and out comes the former New England Patriot tight-end, Gronk.

Cole asks Gronkowski if it is a dream to be at Wrestlemania. He says he would watch from the nosebleeds since third grade. He has been at the FCW arena to support Mojo Rawley. He has been to Wrestlemanias in front of 80,000 people. He is here in front of 0 people and he is still hyped. He says he is ready for anything.

Mojo says he is here to watch Gronkowski's back because people don't just get hit on the field. Gronkowski says he has his back and then he chops Mojo.

Baron Corbin's music plays and he congratulates Gronkowski for being the host of Wrestlemania, but you are going to be setting yourself up for failure if you are going to take advice from your little friend. Baron says he expects Rob to get on his knees and bow down.

Gronkowski says he does not get down on his knees. Baron says that Rob is a party guy. Baron says he was in the NFL too. You are used to wearing pads and a helmet, but we don't do that in the WWE. You better fall in line like everyone else.

There is a strum and Elias shows up and he says he has a song for Baron. Baron asks if Elias will go away if he hears the song. Baron and Gronkowski get face to face and Mojo gets down behind Baron and Rob pushes Corbin over Mojo.

Baron says he is going to hurt Rob but Elias sends Corbin to the floor. Gronkowski suggests that Elias and Corbin meet at Wrestlemania.

- Bill Goldberg's sign is on the door.

- We see Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Cesaro walking in the back.

Drew Gulak and Daniel Bryan make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.

Daniel Bryan and Drew Gulak vs. Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura

Bryan and Nakamura start things off and both men tease kicks and then they lock up and Nakamura with a wrist lock. Bryan with a waist lock and take down. Gulak tags in and he works on the arm. Gulak with a hammer lock. Cesaro tags in and he punches Gulak and takes Gulak down with a side head lock. Gulak with a head scissors and Cesaro escapes. Gulak with a heel hook and Bryan tags in and he works on the leg. Cesaro with a side head lock and Nakamura tags in and kicks Bryan. Bryan with European uppercuts. Cesaro tags in and Nakamura is sent to the floor and Bryan with a suicide dive. Bryan with a head butt from the apron and Cesaro catches Bryan off the turnbuckles and hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Bryan and Cesaro exchange European uppercuts. Nakamura tags in and Cesaro with another European uppercut. Nakamura with a sliding German suplex. Nakamura with a snap mare and knee drop for a near fall. Cesaro tags in and he applies a front face lock and turns it into a gutwrench and Cesaro hits a deadlift gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Cesaro with a foreamr in the corner followed by Irish whips and running European uppercuts. Bryan with a drop kick after an Irish whip from Cesaro. Gulak and Nakamura tag in and Gulak with punches. Gulak with a German suplex and bridge for a near fall. Gulak tries for the GuLock but Nakamura counters into a cross arm breaker.

Nakamura with a round kick and Cesaro tags in and Cesaro sends Gulak onto the turnbuckles and Nakamura with a running knee. Cesaro with Swiss Death for a near fall. Cesaro and Nakamura work over Bryan and send Daniel to the floor. Cesaro slaps Gulak and hits a series of European uppercuts. Nakamura tags in and connects with knees. Nakamura with a sit out gourdbuster and Nakamura misses a knee and Gulak with a clothesline. Cesaro tags in and he stops Gulak from making it to the corner. Cesaro with European uppercuts and he goes for a back body drop but Gulak with a bridge. Cesaro with a European uppercut and boot to the head. Gulak with a back elbow and kick. Bryan tags in.

Gulak is caught by Cesaro and Gulak holds Cesaro for Bryan to hit a sunset flip off the turnbuckles for the three count.

Winners: Daniel Bryan and Drew Gulak

After the match, Sami complains about the end of the match.

- After the match, Sami yells at the referee and claims Bryan wasn't legal. Bryan's music hits as he and Gulak start celebrating. We go to replays. Bryan and Gulak talk some trash back to Sami.

- Still to come, the Reigns vs. Goldberg contract signing for WrestleMania 36. Also, a look back at John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt from WrestleMania XXX, and Paige is here to confront SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley.

Backstage:

We are back and Daniel Bryan is excited about their win. Drew wants them to breathe deep and stretch deep.

Sami Zayn stops by and yells at them for celebrating their win. He says their win was a mediocre win. They are just squeaking by. He wants to know when will Daniel listen to the Great Liberator instead of this nobody. Sami says he is untouchable. Daniel tells Sami to put his title on the line against him and his mediocre teaching at Wrestlemania. Sami asks Daniel to put his money where his mouth is. If Drew Gulak, the great teacher can somehow defeat Shinsuke Nakamura next week, then he will happily agree to an Intercontinental Championship match. Daniel accepts the challenge.

In the Empty Arena:

Michael Cole welcomes Paige as she’s on Skype in Los Angeles but she’s interrupted by Bayley and Banks who come down to the ring. Bayley tells Cole to leave. Bayley says Paige no shows again. Bayeley welcomes Paige to her show as Paige says she has a way with words. Bayeley tells Paige to say what she has to say.

Paige says it’s bad enough having to listen to them but they know it takes more than greatness to change people’s hearts. It takes courage and any woman who went into that ring showed courage and that’s courage that they lack. Bayley calls herself the most dominant SmackDown champion in history. She asks Paige if she wants to do something about it but Paige can’t do anything about it. Paige says her career is over but it’s WrestleMania season. And that means she can’t wait to see her title. Paige says she has a match for Bayley at WrestleMania.

Bayley says they’re skipping WrestleMania. Paige says she will defend her SmackDown championship against Lacey Evans. Bayley says she has already defeated her. Paige says she will defend it against Evans and Dana Brooke. Bayley and Sasha laugh and asks if she wants Tamnia too. Paige says it’s Lacey, Brooke and Tamina. Bayley adds Naomi to the match.

Sasha Banks calls Paige a bitch. Paige says Bayley’s final opponent is her, Sasha Banks. The camera cuts to Sasha as her and Bayley look at each other. Bayley storms out of the ring as Sasha shakes her head. Back to commercial.

- We are back with a look at John Cena's return to Smackdown in Boston.

- The whole match between Bray Wyatt and John Cena at WrestleMania XXX is now underway. See you at the end...

- The match is finally over and we take a look back at last week's Smackdown with Bray and John.

- We go back to the ring and out come SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz and John Morrison for another edition of The Dirt Sheet. They hit the ring and pose as we go back to commercial.

Backstage:

Back from the break and Cole shows us what happened between WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Asuka, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross last week. Kayla Braxton is backstage now with a furious Cross and Bliss. Cross flips out at Asuka but a calm Bliss takes the mic and addresses Asuka. Bliss invites Asuka to SmackDown next week and challenges her to a match.

- We go back to the ring and Miz is with Morrison for another edition of The Dirt Sheet. They're missing something besides the fans - challengers for WrestleMania 36. Morrison says they already defeated everyone in the Elimination Chamber. Miz jokes that they should ask the audience who should be their WrestleMania opponents.

We hear The New Day's familiar intro but it's a pre-recorded shot of Miz and Morrison, dressed as Kofi Kingston and Big E. Next we see a pre-recorded shot of Miz and Morrison in the audience dressed as The Usos. Next we see the champs in the empty arena dressed as Heavy Machinery. They use editing here to make it look like the three tag teams are arguing with each other, and making the teams look bad. Miz and Morrison are ready to take the night off when the music interrupts and out comes the real Heavy Machinery.

The Miz and John Morrison vs. Heavy Machinery

The Miz and John Morrison get up from their chairs as Otis and Tucker march to the ring for this non-title match. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and they're going at it. Morrison works on Otis now. Otis overpowers but Morrison uses his speed. Morrison goes on and launches himself at Otis but Otis sends him to the mat. Otis with a big suplex as Tucker tags himself in. Tucker grabs the suplex while Morrison is still in the air, slamming him for a 2 count. Tucker stops a tag attempt. Morrison counters and in comes Miz off the tag. Miz charges but Tucker nails a big hip toss.

Tucker and Otis keep control with the big double teaming on Miz. Otis with a 2 count. Tucker tags back in for another double team move on Miz. They dance around him in the middle of the ring, then sandwich him. Morrison runs in but eats a double shoulder tackle. They drop double elbows to Morrison and then send both opponents out to the floor. Tucker runs the apron and leaps off, taking the champs down on the floor.

Tucker brings Miz back in the ring but Morrison helps him dump Tucker right back to the floor. Miz celebrates some as the referee warns Morrison to stay away from Tucker on the floor. Miz dropkicks Tucker through the ropes, sending him into the barrier. Miz brings it back in the ring and launches Tucker into a forearm from Morrison. Morrison flies in from the apron, dropping an elbow on Tucker for a close 2 count. Morrison with a running knee to the face of Tucker for another 2 count. Morrison grounds Tucker in the middle of the ring now as Otis cheers him on.

Miz tags back in for a double team to Tucker. Miz taunts Otis. Tucker rocks both opponents and fights out of the corner. Tucker drops Miz as Otis waits for the tag. Tucker reaches for a tag but the music interrupts and out comes Dolph Ziggler. Miz takes advantage of the distraction and knocks Otis off the apron. Miz drops Tucker on his face for a close 2 count. Ziggler is at ringside now. Morrison drops Otis on the floor again. Ziggler joins Cole for commentary as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Tucker fights Morrison off from the corner. Morrison drops Tucker for a 2 count. Miz tags in for the double team but Tucker counters and hits a double suplex on the champions. We see the familiar glitch come across the screen.

Otis finally gets the hot tag and unloads on both opponents. Miz gets taken out. Otis goes to work on Morrison, then hits a double splash on both champions in the corner. They both go down as Otis looks on. Otis does the Caterpillar but Ziggler takes the mic and interrupts him. Otis stops the Caterpillar and listens Ziggler. Ziggler says he knows Otis is "smitten with his kitten" and he wants Otis to see some photos. Ziggler shows us photos on the big screen of he and Mandy Rose spending time together and being happy together. Otis isn't handling it well. Ziggler taunts him and rubs it in. Otis exits the ring and snaps, attacking Ziggler at ringside. Otis goes to use a steel chair but Miz and Morrison attack from behind to stop him. They bring Otis back in the ring but he counters and sends them out to the floor. Ziggler is crawling away.

Otis snaps again and sends Morrison into the steel steps, then Miz into the announce table. Otis slams Miz repeatedly into the table, then into the steel steps. Otis catches Morrison in mid-air and destroys him again. Otis is grunting and walking around, stopping to look at a photo of Ziggler and Rose on the big screen again. Otis charges and tackles Morrison through the barrier, Miz is also taken out. Otis grabs a steel chair but Tucker tries to calm him down. The referee is also yelling at him from the ring. Otis doesn't listen and unloads on the champs with steel chair shots anyway. The referee calls for the bell.

Winners: The Miz and John Morrison

After the bell, Ziggler looks on from the stage and he's shocked. An emotional Otis continues to destroy things at ringside until Tucker consoles him to try and calm him down. Ziggler looks worried.

- Still to come, the Reigns vs. Goldberg contract signing. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and Cole is in the ring, hyping WrestleMania 36. He brings out Roman Reigns first for a WrestleMania 36 contract signing. Cole brings out WWE Universal Champion Bill Goldberg next, and he gets some pyro.

Goldberg enters the ring and places the title on the table as they stare each other down. Cole asks them to take their seats but they toss the chairs out of the ring and continue staring each other down. Cole asks Goldberg who he expected to answer his recent challenge. Goldberg actually hoped it would be Reigns, but didn't think Reigns had the balls to challenge him. Cole asks Reigns why he accepted. Reigns says he's been fortunate because all the greats, from John Cena to The Undertaker, have challenged him but they all fell. Reigns says Goldberg will be no different.

Cole asks Reigns about a recent shot he took at Goldberg on Twitter and his headbutt. Reigns says Goldberg is nothing but a little b---h bulldog in his yard, holding his title he never earned. Reigns signs the contract as Goldberg stares at him. Goldberg calls him a punk and says he's been destroying steel doors all over the world with his headbutt and come WrestleMania, Reigns will be his next victim. Goldberg signs the contract and hands the folder to Cole. Goldberg picks the title up and flips the table. They both meet in the middle of the ring and stare each other down as SmackDown goes off the air.

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