Friday, May 8, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results (5/08) - Orlando, FL

WWE Smackdown Results (5/08) - Orlando, FL
Tonight's WWE SmackDown on FOX opens up with Mandy Rose getting ready in the back. Otis walks up and asks what he can do to help.


Mandy has been ready for this match and she's ready. She tells Otis to focus on Money In the Bank and she will take care of Sonya Deville. Rose and Otis kiss before she walks off. The camera cuts backstage to Deville warming up. Dolph Ziggler walks up and she talks about how she's been ready. Ziggler says he will be waiting here for her. He asks her to take it easy on Rose's face for him. She can't make any promises. Deville walks off.

Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville

We go to the ring for tonight's opener as Mandy Rose makes her way out. Michael Cole welcomes us to SmackDown. He's joined by Corey Graves. They go over the Rose vs. Sonya Deville feud. Deville is out next as Greg Hamilton does the introductions.

The bell rings and they go at it. Rose unloads and beats Deville down in the corner. The referee tries to get her to back off. Rose keeps the offense going but has some trouble with her knee. Deville takes advantage but Rose drops her and keeps the offense coming. Deville retreats to the floor for a breather. Rose yells at her to come back in. Deville comes back to the apron and Rose runs into a kick. Deville comes back into the ring with a knee. Deville with a running knee for a close 2 count. Deville talks some trash and keeps Rose down, taunting her.

Deville manhandles Rose some, slamming her back to the mat for a bodyscissors while talking trash to her face. Deville looks to rip Rose's lashes off. Deville keeps the trash talking and shots coming while on the mat. Deville goes on about how she's going to hurt her former friend and partner. Deville with another kick. Deville runs the ropes but Rose clotheslines her, and again. Rose with a running knee to knock Deville out to the floor. Rose follows and slams Deville's face into the announce table, calling her a b---h. Rose slams Deville face-first into the steel steps as the referee counts. Rose launches Deville into the steps.

Rose launches Deville over the announce table as Grave and Cole quickly move out of the way. Rose keeps talking trash as she brings Deville back into the ring. Rose yells at Deville to get back up and fight. Rose goes for the double underhook but it's blocked. Deville blocks a knee and rolls Rose up for the pin out of nowhere.

Winner: Sonya Deville

After the match, Rose is shocked as the music hits. Deville quickly retreats to the stage and starts laughing as Rose looks on from the ring. They stare each other down.

- Still to come, WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman will face off with Bray Wyatt. Also, The Forgotten Sons, John Morrison and The Miz vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day and Lucha House Party. We go to commercial.

The Forgotten Sons, John Morrison and The Miz vs. The New Day and Lucha House Party

Back from the break and out first comes SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day - Big E and Xavier Woods. Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik of Lucha House Party are out next for this eight-man tag team match. Out next comes The Forgotten Sons - Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler vs. Jaxson Ryker. We see how they picked up a non-title win over the champs last week. John Morrison and The Miz are out last.

The bell rings and Kofi starts off with Miz. They trade holds and go to the corner. A big brawl breaks out with all four teams. The Forgotten Sons, Miz and Morrison get sent out. Big E launches Kofi out to the floor to take out The Forgotten Sons. Lince and Metalik run the ropes and nail suicide dives to Miz and Morrison. Metalik, Dorado, Kofi and Big E stand tall in the ring now as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Blake is in control of Big E. E turns it around and rocks Cutler as he tries to run in, sending him to the floor. Kofi tags in and drops a big shot to Blake in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Kofi dropkicks Blake across the ring. Kofi tags in Big E and hits a splash. Big E runs the ropes for a splash of his own. Dorado and Metalik tag in for a double team on Blake. Blake keeps taking splashes from all opponents in the middle of the ring for another 2 count.

Kofi is legal once again, keeping Blake down in the middle of the ring but he can't get the pin. Kofi charges in the corner but Cutler helps Blake move and Kofi lands hard. Miz tags in and unloads on Kofi while he's down. Miz taunts Kofi and nails a running boot to the face. Morrison tags in for the double team moves. Morrison keeps control and hits a running knee to the face. Kofi kicks out at 2.

Cutler tags in and kicks Kofi while Morrison holds him. Cutler keeps control of Kofi on the ropes. Ryker with a cheap shot from the floor while Miz Cutler the referee. Blake tags in and keeps Kofi grounded in their corner. Kofi finally gets free with a jawbreaker but he ends up down on the floor after fighting the numbers game. We go to commercial after a big dive to the floor as the heels keep control.

Back from the break and Morrison has Kofi down. Blake comes back in and keeps Kofi down. Blake with an abdominal stretch. Cutler ends up coming in but Kofi sends him to the floor. Kofi fights Miz off next. Cutler sends Big E into the steel steps to prevent the tag. Kofi catches Miz with the SOS in the ring. Metalik and Morrison tag in at the same time. Metalik flies off the top and takes him down. Metalik with more offense. Metalik with a missile dropkick as Lince tags in. Blake and Cutler grab Lince in mid-air but he ends up taking them out with a double Stunner. More back and forth between the two teams. Lince spikes Morrison on his head. Metalik with a moonsault to Morrison.

Lince comes off the top with a Shooting Star Press but The Forgotten Sons save the pin. They send Metalik out next. Kofi goes to work and sends Blake out. Big E runs back in and drops Cutler into a Kofi kick. Blake pulls Kofi off into the apron. Miz sends Big E to the floor. Blake and Cutler with a big double team to Big E on the floor. Blake powerbombs Kofi on top of Big E on the floor. Metalik dropkicks Morrison but Morrison comes back with a big kick. Lince rolls Morrison for a 2 count. Morrison misses the knee and Lince rolls him for another 2 count.

More back and forth between Miz and Lince. Morrison misses Starship Pain and lands on his feet. Miz tags in as Lince spikes Morrison on his head again. Miz runs in with a Skull Crushing Finale on Lince for the pin to win.

Winners: The Miz, John Morrison and The Forgotten Sons

After the match, Miz stands tall as the music hits. Morrison joins him as we see the babyfaces trying to recover on the outside. The Forgotten Sons enter the ring and just stare Miz and Morrison down. Miz and Morrison try to high-five them but they want none of it. We go to replays. The two winning teams have some words but nothing breaks out.

Backstage:

Kayla Braxton is backstage with King Baron Corbin. He talks about what they've done to Daniel Bryan and Drew Gulak, and says no one would want to be their partner. Corbin is looking ahead to Money In the Bank, and torturing his opponents through the halls of WWE HQ. He talks about possibly throwing Rey Mysterio off the building. He makes jokes on Otis' weight next and calls him a loser like his girlfriend Mandy Rose. Corbin says he can already feel the cool fresh air as Mr. Money In the Bank.

- Still to come, Jeff Hardy is back. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

Renee Young is in the ring and she is joined by Jeff Hardy. Renee mentions the video feature that has aired over the last few weeks, she asks what does Jeff have left to prove. Jeff says he has seen the highs and the lows. Every low taught him how to get up. We see Sheamus in the back and he does not care. Jeff says he can still hear your voices chanting his name. You have stuck with him through his entire career. He asks for you to stay with him for one more good run. Sheamus is still in the back and he cannot believe this is what we have been waiting for. Jeff says he is surprised that Sheamus has not come out yet because he heard what Sheamus had to say.

Sheamus makes his way to the stage. He says this is the saddest thing he has seen. Begging his dealers for one more sip off the bottle and they aren't even here for a pity swig? Nobody will say it to Jeff's face, but he will. The people loved the high flying maniac, the champion who held every title under the sun, but they are tired of you. They are tired the suspensions, the releases, and the no shows. They are tired of the second chances.

Jeff says Sheamus knows a lot about him for being a hater. Sheamus says he isn't a hater. How many false comebacks can you have before you realize they aren't coming back. Jeff tells Sheamus to ask himself fella. Sheamus says he is not afraid of the hard truths. Everybody knows that Jeff's next failure is right around the corner, other than Jeff. Sheamus says he has been snuffing Smackdown's weakest flames and now it is time to put yours out.

Sheamus drops the mic and rushes down but Jeff meets him. They go at it and Jeff hits Whisper In the Wind. Jeff follows up with a Twist of Fate to stun Sheamus. Jeff goes to the top and hits the Swanton. Jeff goes to the opposite corner and yells out, posing, as his music starts up. Jeff heads to the ramp as Sheamus recovers. Sheamus yells out to Jeff, threatening him over the disrespect. Sheamus says he's going to rip Jeff apart.

- Still to come, Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman will go face to face.

- Back from the break and we get a preview for Chapter 1 of "The Undertaker: The Last Ride" on the WWE Network this Sunday after Money In the Bank.

In the Arena:

We go back to the ring and out comes WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman.

Braun says he debuted with the Wyatt Family but Bray is not responsible for his success. Bray was threatened by him back then and he should feel threatened now. If you have something to say to me, say it to my face.

Bray Wyatt makes his way to the ring. Bray says hi to Braun. He says it is a shame that it had to come to this because all he wanted was for Braun to say he was sorry. Braun says he doesn't owe Bray anything. He says Bray will be the one who will be sorry on Sunday. Bray says he knows Braun. A good creator knows his creations. I know what you are going to say and what you are going to do and what is best for you. Braun says Bray doesn't know him.

Bray says Braun needs to come home. Bray says he can show Braun how to be special, just like him. He needs to remove that burden that you are keeping around your waist so you can come home. It is the only thing standing in your way. He needs to get back that Universal Championship. Braun says he will not say get these hands to make a point. You don't know how I think or how I work. At Money in the Bank this all ends.

Bray says our journey is just beginning. Bray says he won't spoil the fun but he wants to give Braun a taste of things to come. He offers Bray the mask. All of the Funhouse members tell Braun to come on. Braun tells Bray that he is home and he has the Universal Championship. On Sunday, I will keep it and you will be stuck playing with your puppets. Strowman mocks Wyatt, waves goodbye and says he will see Wyatt on Sunday. Strowman's music hits as he exits to the back. Wyatt says he tried. He keeps apologizing to Strowman, saying he tried. Wyatt stares Strowman down as he talks trash from the stage.

- We see Otis walking backstage. Daniel Bryan and Drew Gulak walk up and asks how Mandy Rose is. She's beat up but she will be OK. They ask Otis if he heard what King Corbin said about him earlier. He didn't because he was with Mandy. They tell Otis to walk with them so they can tell him what Corbin said. They walk off together.

- Still to come, Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Tamina Snuka and Lacey Evans.

Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Tamina Snuka and Lacey Evans

Back from the break and out first comes Sasha Banks. SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley is out next and they head to the ring together. Out next comes Lacey Evans. Tamina Snuka is out next.

Bayley and Banks stall some to start but Tamina runs over both of them in the corner. They try to stall some more and double team but she keeps control. Evans applauds her. Bayley ducks a clothesline but Tamina ends up slamming Bayley in the middle of the ring. Tamina splashes Bayley in the corner. Bayley jumps on Tamina's back but Banks comes in off the tag. Bayley chops Tamina's leg but she's still up. Banks with a knee to Tamina's face. Banks comes in and unloads on Tamina. Banks with shoulder thrusts in the corner now. Bayley tags back in as they unload on Tamina with double teaming in the corner.

Bayley with a boot to the face to bring Tamina back down in the corner. Bayley works Tamina over and tags Banks back in. Tamina blocks the double team and drops them. Bayley saves Banks from a Samoan Drop, pulling her to the floor for a breather. Bayley tells the referee they need a break. Evans comes over to them at ringside. Evans ducks a clothesline from Banks and drops her with a big elbow. Evans stares Bayley down against the apron now. Tamina grabs Bayley from the ring but gets hung up on the middle rope. Bayley comes back in off the top but Tamina meets her on the way down with a big right hand. Banks and Bayley are down on the outside for a breather now. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Evans rocks Banks with a bunch of knees from the apron. Evans drops Banks with a kick. Evans launches herself over the top rope with an elbow drop to Banks. Evans goes to the top for a moonsault but Bayley distracts her on the apron. Banks stops the moonsault. Banks keeps control and hits the basement dropkick for a close 2 count. Banks and Bayley double team Lacey with elbows. Bayley covers for a 2 count.

Bayley works Evans around the ring now, using the middle rope on her. Banks with a cheap shot while the referee is distracted with Tamina trying to come in. Banks tags in and they double team Evans in the corner again. Bayley is legal again as they take turns with strikes on Evans. She tries to fight back but they beat her down in the middle of the ring. Evans ends up blocking the double team and tagging in Tamina. Bayley and Banks knock Tamina to the floor before she can come in. Banks follows but Tamina launches her into the barrier. Banks jumps on Tamina's back but Tamina slings her and she hits the ground. Tamina brings it back in and levels Bayley with a clothesline and a headbutt.

Tamina with a corner splash to Bayley. Tamina launches Bayley across the ring. Tamina with another running splash in the corner. Tamina crawls to the top for the big Splash but Banks runs at her from the apron. Banks gets dropped but Bayley stops Tamina and attacks her. Tamina sends Bayley back to the mat but lands on knees when she goes for the Splash. Bayley ends up throwing a fit some and hitting the Bayley-to-Belly on Tamina. Bayley goes to the top rope and hits a flying elbow drop but somehow Tamina kicks out. Evans ends up coming in and dropping Banks with a Woman's Right but Bayley sends her to the floor. Bayley turns around to a superkick from Tamina. Tamina with a Samoan Drop to Bayley for the pin to win.

Winners: Tamina and Lacey Evans

- Still to come, our six-man main event. Back to commercial.

- We are back with a look at Titan Towers, the host of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Backstage:

Kayla Braxton is with Dana Brooke and Carmella. Dana says no one could believe that she beat Naomi. No one knows what to expect in this match so she thinks she has as much chance to win as anyone. Carmella is asked about the controversy surrounding her win. Carmella is asked if winning before helps her. Carmella says alliances and friendships don't matter and when she grabs the contract, she will remind everyone why Mella is money. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see the mystery hacker. The shadowy figure is at his control panel. He says we're watching and listening. The video flashes images of Tamina Snuka and Lacey Evans, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day, Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley, and Carmella and Dana Brooke. Was this meant to tease heel turns for Evans, Big E, Carmella, or a swerve? The best thing about anger is you can always hear it before you can see it, the hooded hacker says. He plays a voicemail with a woman saying "payback is coming and it's coming real soon." Now "The truth will be heard" flashes on the screen.

Baron Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Cesaro vs. Daniel Bryan, Drew Gulak, and Otis Dozovic

Bryan and Corbin start things off and Bryan with a drop kick. Corbin with a leg sweep and Boston Crab but Bryan counters and he punches Corbin. Bryan with a kick to the hamstring. Gulak tags in and Gulak with a head butt to the chest. Corbin with a punch to the throat. Gulak wtih forearms and a running drop kick. Corbin goes to the floor. Cesaro tags in and Drew with a take down and cover. Cesaro with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Cesaro catches Drew on a leap frog attempt but Gulak gets to his feet. Drew with a power slam for a near fall. Nakamura interferes and Cesaro with a European uppercut.

Cesaro with a gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Nakamura with a snap mare and he chokes Gulak but misses a knee drop. Otis tags in and Nakamura with kicks but they have no effect. Otis with clotheslines and he knocks Corbin and Cesaro off the apron. Otis with a waist lock take down. Otis with a splash into the corner. Otis sets for the Caterpillar and hits the elbow drop. Otis sends Cesaro face first to the mat and then Nakamura goes to the floor and Cesaro is sent to the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Corbin with a chin lock and wrist lock. We see footage of Daniel Bryan being sent over the ringside barrier. Bryan knocks Nakamura off the apron but Corbin with a forearm. Bryan with a drop kick to the knee. Cesaro tags in and kicks Otis off the apron. Gulak tags in and he kicks Cesaro. Gulak with punches and chops followed by kicks in the corner. Gulak blocks a kick and hits an exploder. Cesaro puts Gulak on the turnbuckles and Cesaro with a European uppercut. Gulak with an arm drag and then he applies a chicken win and chin bar but Cesaro escapes the hold.

Cesaro wtih a back elbow and Corbin tags in. Gulak sends Cesaro to the floor. Gulak goes for the GuLock but Nakamura with a flying kick to the back of the head. Otis with a running boby block. Cesaro with kicks and Otis rubs his belly. Otis drops Cesaro over the top rope to the floor. Corbin sends Otis over the top rope and Gulak with a rollup on Corbin for a near fall. Corbin with a knee and he sends Gulak into the turnbuckles. Gulak with a boot and clothesline off the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Otis is sent into the post but Bryan with a flying knee off the apron to Cesaro. Nakamura with a knee to Bryan on the floor. Corbin with Deep Six for the three count.

Winners: Baron Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Cesaro

After the match, Corbin stands tall as his music hits. We see the Money In the Bank briefcases hanging above the ring. Cesaro and Nakamura hold Gulak as Corbin grabs his scepter. Bryan and Otis make the save. Otis and Bryan fight Cesaro and Nakamura on the floor now, sending them over the barrier near production. Gulak runs at ringside, jumps on top of the barrier, and then leaps off to take all four of them down on the concrete. The five of them brawl to the back. Corbin is left alone at ringside now. Corbin sees this and looks up at the briefcases. Corbin brings a ladder into the ring. Corbin places the ladder under the briefcase and starts climbing.

Bryan runs back and beats him off the ladder. Bryan unloads with kicks in the corner now. Corbin sends Bryan into the ladder and it goes down. Corbin climbs the ladder again for the briefcase but Otis has returned to the ring. Otis fights Corbin into the corner. Otis grabs the ladder and drives it into Corbin's face, knocking him back down. Otis stands the ladder up again and starts climbing but the bottom rung breaks. He tries to climb again but breaks another rung. Corbin runs in and sends Otis into the ladder. Corbin sends Otis into the corner, then out to the floor. Bryan brings another ladder in but Corbin stomps away on him. Bryan catches a big boot and takes Corbin down with the Dragon Screw leg whip. Bryan stands another ladder up under the briefcase. Corbin knocks Bryan off, sending him throat-first over the top rope. Corbin sends Bryan over the top to the floor, on top of Otis. Corbin goes back in and climbs the ladder. He takes a briefcase and raises it in the air while sitting on top of the ladder. Corbin raises the briefcase as his music plays. The Money In the Bank go-home edition of SmackDown on FOX goes off the air.

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