Friday, April 3, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results - April 3, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results - April 3, 2020
We're live on tape from the empty WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida as Michael Cole welcomes us.

- The ring is set up for another must see edition of MizTV. Greg Hamilton goes to introduce SmackDown Tag Team Champions John Morrison and The Miz, but he's interrupted by the music of The Usos. Out come Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso with mics. We see ladders all over the Performance Center. The Usos get hyped up and enter the ring. "People at home..." rings out as The New Day's music starts up. Out comes Kofi Kingston and Big E.

Kofi disagrees with The Usos saying they would be the ones to snatch down the titles at WrestleMania 36 this weekend. Big E says the circumstances are unique this year but it's still WrestleMania, and they plan on taking the titles. The two teams argue. Out come The Miz and John Morrison with the titles. Miz is used to this kind of disrespect but they deserve better. They go on and Miz says the two teams can argue all they want because the champs will just take a front row to what will happen at WrestleMania. He says they can destroy each other, which will allow them to climb the ladders to retain. Miz and Morrison have climbed ladders on the stage now.

Miz and Morrison tell The Usos and The New Day to be jealous. The Usos and The New Day rush to the stage for a fight. Miz and Morrison meet them and they all brawl. There's carnage and big bumps everywhere. Miz and Morrison level Kofi and one of The Usos with a ladder before standing tall as Morrison's music hits. Cole hypes the Triple Threat Ladder Match for this weekend.

- Still to come, John Cena addresses the Firefly Fun House Match challenge from Bray Wyatt. Also, we will look back at the Farewell Match for Ric Flair.

Naomi vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina Snuka

We go back to the ring and out first comes Naomi for a Triple Threat. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley to join Cole on commentary. Lacey Evans is out next, followed by Tamina Snuka.

The bell rings and they all go at it. Snuka with some offense early on. Evans counters and nails a basement dropkick. Naomi goes to roll Snuka up but has her head slammed into the mat. Tamina fights Evans off and tosses her next to Naomi on the apron. Snuka knocks them both off and sends them to the floor. Snuka stands tall as we go right back to commercial.

Back from the break and Snuka goes at it with Naomi. Naomi with a big springboard kick. Evans comes back in and unloads on Snuka, clotheslining her. Evans with boots in the corner. Evans launches herself over the top rope with an elbow drop to Snuka. Naomi ends up dropping Evans with a big kick on the floor. Banks gets up and launches Evans into the steel ring steps. Banks turns around to a kick to the face from Naomi.

Naomi comes back in with a kick to the head but Snuka rocks her. Back and forth now. Snuka catches Naomi with a Samoan Drop. Snuka can't get the pin and shows some frustration. Snuka misses a splash on Naomi in the corner. Bayley hits the apron but Naomi sends her back down. Naomi turns around to a superkick from Tamina for the pin to win.

Winner: Tamina Snuka

After the match, Bayley grabs her title from the announce table as Snuka stares her down from the ring. Bayley hits the ring and keeps talking. Bayley offers her hand for a shake and says she's proud to have Tamina in the match at WrestleMania, and it's good to have her back. Snuka shakes as Bayley keeps mocking her. Tamina drops Bayley with a big superkick. Banks tends to Bayley and then looks to suck up to Tamina. Tamina pulls her into a big Samoan Drop. Tamina stares Banks down as her music starts back up.

- Still to come, John Cena will be here. Also, a WrestleMania 24 replay of Ric Flair's retirement match. Back to commercial.

- We are back and Tucker Knight is in the back getting ready for his match later tonight but Mandy comes up to talk to him. We see the graphic we have seen the last few weeks saying The Truth will be Revealed.

- Time for our usual re-run with Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels from Wrestlemania 24 when Flair's career was on the line. See you later...

- Michael Cole shows us footage from last week when Elias was attacked by Baron Corbin. Cole wonders if Elias will be cleared to wrestle.

- We are told that Bill Goldberg will now be defending the Universal Championship against Braun Strowman. WOW!


Otis Dozovic is pacing in the back and Tucker Knight stops by. He tells Tucker to leave a piece of Ziggler for Wrestlemania. Tucker tells Otis that Mandy was asking about Otis and Tucker tells Otis to focus. Otis gets a text and he says he will be right back.

We go to commercial.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Tucker

Back from the break and out comes Tucker. Dolph Ziggler is out next.

The bell rings and they go at it, trading offense. Tucker overpowers early on and levels Ziggler. Tucker works Ziggler over while he's down on the mat. Ziggler kicks Tucker's knees and nails a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops a big elbow to the chest for a close 2 count. Ziggler keeps Tucker grounded now, telling the referee to ask him if he gives. Tucker fights to his feet but Ziggler slams him back down to the mat. Ziggler nails a dropkick for another 2 count. Ziggler goes right back to the headlock.

Ziggler goes on until Tucker catches a kick and drop him. Tucker catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckles and keeps control. Ziggler comes back and goes on to hit a big shot in the corner. Ziggler keeps control and drops Tucker with a DDT. Back to commercial.

Back from commercial, Ziggler has Tucker in a headlock. Tucker with fists to get out of it. Tucker flips Ziggler across the ring as Ziggler falls to the outside. Tucker grabs Ziggler and slams him into the announce table. He throws Ziggler into the barricade as Tucker gets in the ring and back out to break the referee’s count.

Tucker throws Ziggler into the ring steps and back into the ring. Tucker with a side slam. He goes for the cover but Ziggler gets his foot on the rope and rolls back to the outside. Tucker picks Ziggler up but Ziggler lands on his feet and a thumb to the eye by Ziggler onto Tucker. Ziggler lands the Zig Zag onto the ring steps as the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: By disqualification, Tucker

With Tucker down on the ring steps, Ziggler lifts the other ring step but out come Mandy and Sonya. Mandy yells at him telling him to stop. Otis runs down as we see a glitch on the screen which reads The Truth Will be Heard. We cut to a computer room as a man in a black hoodie is talking in a robotic voice. He says “Were you paying attention? I told you, the truth will be heard”.

We cut to video recording from February 14 of Mandy talking to Sonya as Sonya tells her she’s excited for Mandy’s Valentine’s date. Mandy leave the room as Sonya grabs Mandy’s phone and starts to text. She says “Sorry Otis”. We cut to Otis getting a message saying “Sounds great Mandy”. Back to Sonya who deletes the message from Otis.

In the arena, Mandy looks at Sonya. Back on the video recording, Sonya says “It’s simple, you get what you want and I get what I want.” As she is talking to Ziggler. He tells her he is getting ready for his date and leaves.

Back in the arena, Sonya apologizes to Mandy as Mandy walks away. Otis chases Dolph as Ziggler gets away. Back to commercial.

- Mandy is backstage as Sonya tries to talk to her but Mandy walks away.

Daniel Bryan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

The bell rings as Sami Zayn is doing commentary. Both men exchange mat reversals. A kick to the leg by Nakamura followed by an arm bar. Bryan reverses it into an arm bar of his own. Nakamura gets out of it and a drop kick by Bryan as Nakamura rolls to the outside. A baseball sldie by Bryan takes Nakamura down.

Bryan on the ring apron hits Nakamura with a knees to the face. Back in the ring, Bryan hits Nakamura with a dropkick. He runs towards Nakamura and lands a dropkick in the corner. He places Nakamura on the top rope. He goes for a hurricanrana but Nakamura stays on the top rope as Bryan falls to the floor. Nakamura with a flying knee. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out.

Nakamura gets Bryan tied up on the ropes as he does a sliding German suplex.

Commercial Break.

Back from commercial, Bryan with a flying forearm taking Nakamura down. Bryan with the Yes kicks. Bryan goes for one more kick but Nakamura ducks and starts hitting Bryan knees first to the head. Nakamura with Yes kicks of his own. Nakamura goes for one more kick but Bryan catches Nakamura’s leg and kicks Namakura in the arm.

Bryan with a kick to the head. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Bryan goes for the running knee but Nakamura lands a running knee of his own. Nakamura with an overhead suplex. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa but Bryan ducks, grabs Nakamura’s leg and gets the half crab but Nakamura reaches the ropes.

Both men back to their feet as they exchange kicks. An uppercut by Bryan but Nakamura fights back with knees and forearms of his own. Bryan goes for the Yes lock but Nakamura reverses it into an arm bar as Bryan gets a cover but Nakamura kicks out. An arm bar by Nakamura as Bryan reverses it into an arm bar and into the Yes lock as Cesaro attacks Daniel Bryan and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner By disqualification, Daniel Bryan

Gulak attacks Cesaro as the two fight onto the outside of the ring. Cesaro throws Gulak over the barricade. Bryan goes for a suicide dive but Cesaro catches him and slam him into the announce table. All three men beat up on Drew Gulak as they throw him into the ring steps. They beat up Daniel Bryan in the ring. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and out comes John Cena for the final SmackDown segment before WrestleMania 36.

John says one month ago, WWE announced that they would continue their performances at the Performance Center in front of no live audience. This was a message that left everyone asking 'What's really going to happen?'. It has been a learning curve. There have been some meh moments and some great moments. John thanks everyone for letting them do this and has led to the final minutes of the final broadcast before a monumental Wrestlemania where everyone is going to as 'What is going to happen?'.

It will be the most viewed and most talked about Wrestlemania in WWE history. No one really knows what is going to happen. John says he has been challenged to a Firefly Funhouse Match. John says he has no idea what type of match that is. Does Bray even know what that match is about? That is what the Fiend wants. The Fiend loves uncertainty. Uncertainty can lead to fear. Fear can lead to panic. Panic can lead to collapse. The Fiend thrives off uncertainty. The Fiend has dominated the landscape with fear and panic.

Here we are, on the eve of Wrestlemania. All of us staring into the uncertainty asking what happens next. I am here to tell you what happens next. He will not panic and he is not afraid. He will squash Bray Wyatt and finish what he started six years ago. He does not care where it is, Bray Wyatt is not even on the level below him. A poor man's version of a bootleg Mr. Rogers doesn't have a chance. Is he supposed to be afraid of the overfed sex doll of Wiz Khalifa and the WB Frog.

The Fiend made this challenge and has tried to give himself every advantage. His match on his terms and he is still going to get his ass kicked. What is going to happen? Bray Wyatt as far as your ridiculous challenge at Wrestlemania? I accept.

Ramblin' Rabbit appears ringside. We see the other Fun House puppets popping up in the crowd, taunting Cena. Rabbit says he's here. The lights go down and we hear the familiar sounds of The Fiend's arrival.

The red light comes over the WWE Performance Center and The Fiend is up top on the perch. Cena and The Fiend stare each other down. Wyatt (as Bray Wyatt) suddenly appears behind Cena, yelling in his ear - let me in! Cena jumps. The lights go back out and Wyatt is no longer there. We hear the familiar sounds again as SmackDown goes off the air with Cena in the ring by himself.