Friday, March 27, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results (3/27) - Orlando, FL

WWE Smackdown Results (3/27) - Orlando, FL
We're live on tape from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida as Michael Cole welcomes us.



He hypes tonight's matches, then we go right to the ring and out comes Sasha Banks with SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley. Cole hypes Bayley's WrestleMania 36 Fatal 5 Way Elimination Match with Banks, Naomi, Tamina Snuka, and Lacey Evans.

Banks and Bayley hit the ring with mics and talk about WrestleMania 36. They talk about how special the event is but say this year WrestleMania is a nightmare for them. Bayley goes on about Paige trying to put them against each other. Bayley says there is no separating them, they are like peanut butter and jelly. Right? Sasha doesn't look like she's about to agree with Bayley. Before she can speak, the music hits and out comes Lacey Evans.

Lacey says Wrestlemania will be a nightmare because I will break Sasha's jaw with a Woman's Right. She will beat some manners into Bayley when Naomi's music interrupts Lacey.

Naomi is with Lacey until she has to deal with Sasha and Bayley. They have unfinished business. Naomi says it will be a bonus when she snags that blue wig and becomes a three time champion.

Bayley says people will not be able to interrupt each other and have everyone's music play, and... Tamina makes her way to the ring.

Tamina says actions speak louder than words and Tamina with a head butt to Naomi and a super kick to Lacey. Sasha and Bayley go after Naomi in the corner but they back into Tamina. Sasha and Bayley leave the ring and Bayley has to go back to get her title belt.

We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see recent happenings with Daniel Bryan, Drew Gulak, Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Drew Gulak vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

We go back to the ring and out comes Drew Gulak with Daniel Bryan as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. Shinsuke Nakamura is out next with Cesaro and WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn. If Gulak wins this match, Bryan gets the WrestleMania 36 title shot from Zayn. Zayn joins Cole on commentary.

Nakamura with a knee and forearm followed by a front face lock and knees to the head. Nakamura with a knee drop to the back of the head followed by more kicks to the head. Nakamura with an Irish whip but Gulak with a drop kick and punches. Gulak with kicks to Nakamura. Cesaro pulls Nakamura to the floor to avoid Gulak's offense. Nakamura with a kick to the back of the leg on the apron followed by kicks against the announce table. Gulak with a series of dragon screw leg whips on the ropes. Gulak with kicks to the back of the leg. Drew misses a boot in the corner and Nakamura with a kick and a side kick from the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Nakamura with a front face lock and a knee to the head. Gulak with punches and Nakamura with strikes to Gulak. Nakamura with a sit out gourdbuster. Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but Bryan pulls Gulak out of the way. Gulak with a rollup and a jackknife cover for the three count.

Winner: Drew Gulak

After the match, Gulak and Bryan celebrate as Bryan is going to WrestleMania to face Zayn for the title. Sami throws a fit and yells out as we go to replays. Bryan and Gulak continue taunting Sami and his crew from the ramp.

- Still to come, Asuka vs. Bliss, plus the Firefly Fun House. Back to commercial.

- We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Drew's victory over Nakamura to get Daniel Bryan a match against Sami Zayn.

- Michael Cole discusses the Dolph Ziggler and Otis Dozovic situation. We take a look at what happened last week.

Backstage:

Dolph Ziggler is in the back and he is talking to someone on his phone. He talks about how creepy Otis is. Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight see Dolph and Otis has to be held back. Dolph calls Otis pathetic. Dolph says he wants to end it when the world is watching with his girl Mandy in his corner at Wrestlemania.

- Elias is on the balcony and he talks about his match against Baron Corbin at Wrestlemania. Before we get there, he has a song for Baron Corbin. It is called Kindgom of Fools.

After the song, Elias thanks "the capacity crowd here at the Performance Center" and goes to wrap up but Corbin attacks him and destroys him. Elias is hanging onto the railing of the perch as Corbin taunts him and works him over. Elias tries to climb back up but Corbin uses his scepter to knock Elias down to the floor below. Elias falls from up high and is laid out. Officials rush over and calls for help to come assist Elias. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see what just happened to Elias. Cole plays up the seriousness of the situation and calls it a "horrific" attack. Cole says Elias is being transferred to a local medical facility and we will try and learn how this impacts the King Corbin vs. Elias match at WrestleMania.

Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss

We go back to the ring and out comes WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Asuka. No sign of Kairi Sane. Alexa Bliss is out next with Nikki Cross. Cole is joined at the announce table by Cross.

The bell rings and Asuka has words for Bliss. Bliss tells her to bring it. Bliss ducks and taunts Asuka. They have more words before going at it. Bliss unloads with forearms. They run the ropes and Bliss nails a dropkick for a 2 count. Bliss keeps Asuka grounded with a headlock now. She gets free and drops Bliss with a shoulder. Asuka mocks Cross from the ring.

Cross tries to rally the empty crowd as Asuka keeps Bliss down. Bliss comes back and sends Asuka out to the floor. Bliss mocks Asuka from the ring. Asuka comes back to the apron and they have words. Bliss sends Asuka back down to the floor. Bliss follows but Asuka kicks her and then launches her into the steel ring steps. Asuka stands tall on the floor and taunts Cross as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Asuka has Bliss grounded in the middle of the ring. Asuka rocks her with a kick and strikes against the ropes. Asuka mocks Cross again. Asuka ends up missing a Hip Attack as Bliss kicks her in the back and she goes down. Asuka turns it around and they tangle on the apron but Bliss counters and slams Asuka face-first into the apron by her arm.

Bliss brings it back into the ring for a close 2 count. Bliss continues to focus on the arm. Bliss with a big kick. Asuka charges but misses as Bliss moves. Asuka hits the turnbuckles hard. Bliss with a clothesline and right hands. Bliss goes on but misses a moonsault as Asuka moves, rolling to the floor. Bliss chases Asuka back to the apron, dropping her face-first into the apron. Bliss keeps control and brings Asuka back in for a 2 count, and another. Cross is extra annoying on commentary tonight. Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock but Bliss rams her back into the corner.

Bliss rolls Asuka out of the corner and nails a big DDT in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.

Winner: Alexa Bliss

After the match, Cross hits the ring to celebrate with Bliss as the music hits. We go to replays. Cross and Bliss hug in the ring as Asuka crawls on the outside.

- The Usos are backstage getting hyped up for tonight's match with The New Day.

- Also still to come, a look back at Roman Reigns vs. Triple H from WrestleMania 32. Back to commercial.

- We are back and it is time to take a look at the main event of Wrestlemania 32 between Triple H and Roman Reigns. Full match, see you later.

- Triple H is in the back and he is asked about Roman Reigns and Bill Goldberg. Hunter says having been in the ring with both guys, they bring the thing to make it to that level. They have intensity. The difference is that he sees a guy with an intensity that builds in Roman but the intensity is all at once and then burns out. Roman's intensity increases during the match. The shorter the match is, the better Goldberg's chances are. If the match goes long, his money is on Roman.

Backstage:

Kofi Kingston and Big E are in the back and Kofi says tonight is a special night because they have a chance to go to Wrestlemania, but they face a team they have faced many times, the Usos. Big E says that it will hurt them more than it will hurt the Usos when they give them a beating. Their daddys need to become eight time tag team champions.

We go to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Dolph Ziggler is talking to Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose stops by. Mandy wants to know why Dolph is doing this to Otis. Mandy asks Dolph if he had to rub it in with all of those pictures. Mandy says she supports Dolph at Wrestlemania but she will not be treated like a prize. Dolph says he will beat Otis and put all of this crap behind them.

Firefly Fun House:

Bray says he is super dooper excited to see you. He is going to teach you all about... he tells the voices to shut up. He says you had your chance and you failed against John Cena, but HE won't. Bray is told that he is more delusional now and Abby asks if he has the formula to beat John Cena. Bray says add a scoop of disappointment and some self loathing. Add some hot sauce and then add some hate and resentment. Ramblin Rabbit gives Bray a carrot so he can see John Cena. Bray says he is missing some nonsense and irrelevant opinions so Ramblin is added into the blender as Rabbit pleads and screams. Wyatt laughs as he blends the smoothie up.

Bray says when he is not playing in his funhouse, he is making the perfect concoction to beat John Cena. Bray says a big star like John Cena deserves more than an ordinary match. HE wants you to step into his world of madness and mayhem where the fun never ends. Bray says HE is challenging John to a Firefly Fun House match. Bray says it tastes great, but there is one nasty side effect. He gets serious and stares at the camera as The Fiend flashes across the screen. Let Me In!

The New Day vs. The Usos

We go to the ring for tonight's main event and out come the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The Miz and John Morrison. They join Cole for commentary. The New Day and The Usos will do battle here to determine who challenges for the titles at WrestleMania 36. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and announced for next week is a face-off between Roman Reigns and Bill Goldberg, plus John Cena's response to the Firefly Fun House challenge from Bray Wyatt. We go to the ring and out first comes Kofi Kingston and Big E of The New Day. Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso are out next.

Jimmy starts off with Kofi and takes control early on. They run the ropes and Jimmy catches Kofi in mid-air. Kofi counters and they tangle into and out of the corner. Kofi dropkicks Jimmy but it's blocked. Jimmy launches Kofi into the corner but he lands on the turnbuckle and nails a springboard dropkick. The Usos end up on the floor to regroup. Miz and Morrison taunt them from the announce table.

Uso comes back in and Big E is the legal man. They lock up and Big E overpowers, launching Uso across the ring. More back and forth between the two teams now. Kofi goes at it with Jey. Jimmy tags in for the big double team, dropping Kofi across the top rope for a big 2 count. Big E comes in and unloads on Uso with belly-to-belly suplexes. Big E goes for a pin but stops and drags Uso to the apron to pound on him with forearms from the floor. Big E goes to the apron and delivers a big splash to Uso on the edge of the apron. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Jey hits a big Samoan Drop on Big E for a close 2 count. Uso with the big Rikishi splash in the corner. Jimmy tags back in and charges but Big E catches him with a big Uranage out of the corner. Kofi tries to rally the empty arena for Big E. Kofi and Jey tag in at the same time. Kofi unloads and nails a dropkick. Kofi with more offense and a Boom Drop in the middle of the ring. Uso ducks Trouble In Paradise and rocks Kofi. More back and forth now. Uso blocks a shot in mid-air and slams Kofi into a half-Crab in the middle of the ring.

Kofi fights out of the Crab and manages to drop Uso with SOS in the middle of the ring. Uso kicks out at 2. Kofi slides out of a hold. Uso runs into an elbow in the corner. Big E tags in for the big double team but Kofi has to land on his feet. Uso runs in and sends Kofi into the ring post, then superkicks Big E twice for a close 2 count. The Usos argue with the referee. The Usos double team Big E with chops in the corner now. They take Big E to the top for a double superplex but he knocks them to the mat. Uso with a big kick, sending Big E from the top to the floor. Kofi gets brought into the ring and then tossed back out but he hangs on. Kofi counters and sends The Usos to the floor. Kofi runs the ropes and leaps out, taking down The Usos on the floor again.

Miz and Morrison are standing on the announce table now, taunting the other teams. Kofi knocks Morrison down. Usos flies over the top and takes them down. Big E runs the ropes and hits a Spear to knock Uso to the floor. Everyone is down now. Big E brings Uso back in but Miz and Morrison attack Big E to force the disqualification.

Winners by DQ: The New Day

After the bell, Morrison and Miz bring both teams back into the ring and beat them up. The referee calls for them to break it up. Cole stands up and has breaking news from WWE officials. He announces Miz and Morrison vs. The New Day vs. The Usos in a Triple Threat Ladder Match for WrestleMania 36. The New Day ends up taking out Miz and Morrison as The Usos look on from the floor, nodding in approval. The Usos' music hits as they back up the ramp. SmackDown goes off the air.


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