Friday, May 15, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results (5/15) - Orlando, FL

WWE Smackdown Results (5/15) - Orlando, FL
- Tonight's WWE SmackDown on FOX opens up with highlights from last Sunday's Money In the Bank main event.




- We go right to the ring and The Miz is out for another must see episode of MizTV. John Morrison is with him. Miz goes to begin his intro but the music interrupts and out comes his guest, Money In the Bank winner Otis. Otis is carrying his briefcase and he's going wild.

Otis takes a seat and breaks the seat out of the director's chair. He says he thinks he will stand. Miz congratulates Otis on the biggest win of his career. Otis says this is the biggest win of his career but the biggest win of his life is winning over his beautiful peach Mandy Rose. Morrison wonders how Otis pulled Mandy. Morrison says he must be packing some good meat... in the briefcase. Miz gets Otis to reveal that he has the contract in the briefcase... and some Rolaids, Gas-X and a bratwurst for later. Miz mentions how Otis didn't even climb the ladder.

They go on and Morrison asks Otis if he's pregnant. Miz says Otis is a man. Morrison says anything is possible because it's 2020. They say Otis should do the responsible thing and hand the briefcase over like Becky Lynch. We get some more comedy and Miz shows us some photos of Otis as a kid. Otis said school didn't go well for him because he had a learning disability, but his mother helped him so he could be there for sports. They go on and Miz can't take Otis seriously. Miz used the briefcase to elevate his career and Otis is using it as a lunch box. Miz continues ranting and Otis asks if he has a problem. Otis is his problem. Miz says Otis is one step away from Universal Champion, from being the face of SmackDown.

Miz says he can't take this anymore. He tells Otis to call Tucker out here so they can have a match. Otis says Tucker was unable to make it tonight because of some illness. Miz says Otis can't even make a tag team match right. Miz goes on running him down and tells him to find a partner, one who will want to team with the human version of Shrek. Miz wraps his rant and the music hits as he and Morrison head to the back with Otis clutching his briefcase.

- Cole and Graves reveal the matches for the tournament to crown a new WWE Intercontinental Champion after Sami Zayn was stripped.
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Drew Gulak
  • Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
  • Elias vs. Baron Corbin
  • AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Intercontinental Title Tournament Match: Elias vs. King Baron Corbin

We go back to the ring for tonight's first match in the tournament for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Title. Elias makes his way out as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. Cole sends us to a video package on the Corbin vs. Elias feud. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes King Baron Corbin. The bell rings and they go at it trading strikes, going from corner to corner. Corbin goes for a cheap shot but Elias kicks him. Elias turns it around with a big boot but Corbin drops him and goes for a half Crab but Elias kicks him away. Corbin with more offense to drop Elias for a 2 count.

Corbin tries to ground Elias but Elias fights back to his feet. Elias arm drags Corbin but Corbin comes right back and keeps him down by his arm. Corbin grounds Elias and drives elbows into him while talking trash. Elias fights free and mounts some offense. Elias with a counter before kicking Corbin out. Corbin runs right back in but Elias ends up sending him right back to the floor. Elias goes back to the top and leaps down to the floor, taking down Corbin in front of the announce table. The referee counts.

Corbin turns it around on the floor and sends Elias into the barriers. Corbin rolls Elias back in and breaks the count. Corbin goes back over to get Elias' guitar. Corbin starts playing the guitar, or trying to, in front of the announcers. Elias runs over and drops him. Elias loses it and sends Corbin into the steel ring steps, then the ring post. Elias throws Corbin over into the timekeeper's area. Elias stands tall as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Elias has Corbin down. Elias keeps control and goes to the top to walk the rope. Corbin knocks him off and sends him to the floor. Corbin unloads on Elias at the announce table as the referee counts. Corbin brings it back in for a close 2 count. Elias takes it back to the corner and the referee warns him. Corbin with more shots in the corner to keep Elias down while yelling at him. Corbin with elbows to the back of the head now. Corbin with a right hand to the face. Elias fights out of the corner but Corbin decks him. Corbin charges but runs out, then right back in with a big clothesline. Elias still kicks out at 2 and Elias is frustrated.

Corbin with a big short-arm clothesline in the middle of the ring, and another. Corbin yells at Elias while he's down. Elias blocks the third clothesline and hits a neckbreaker. Elias gets up and unloads with strikes to Corbin in the corner. The referee pulls him off and he goes right back with the attack. Elias with a big clothesline as he continues to get fired up. Elias rocks Corbin again, forcing him down on his face. Corbin kicks out at 2.

Elias drops a knee to the face. Elias goes back to the top but rolls through as Corbin gets up and moves. Corbin grabs him and rocks him after they tangle. Corbin runs out and right back in but Elias ducks the clothesline. Corbin comes right back with the Spinebuster for a 2 count. Corbin takes Elias to the top for a superplex. Elias slides down and gets Corbin on his shoulders. Corbin escapes and nails a big chokeslam in the middle of the ring. Elias still kicks out at 2. Corbin yells at Elias while beating on him. Corbin goes to the floor and shatters Elias' guitar over the ring post, then throws what's left on the ground.

Corbin comes right back in but Elias meets him with a jumping knee out of nowhere. Elias rolls Corbin up for the surprise pin to win and advance in the tournament.

Winner: Elias

- NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair will be here tonight.

- We see Otis backstage walking with his briefcase. Sheamus approaches and Otis asks about being his tag team partner for tonight. Sheamus acts like he's going to and then says not a chance, fella. Sheamus walks off and we go to commercial.

Backstage:

Otis is backstage stressing over a tag team partner. Mandy Rose walks up and asks how he's doing. Not good, he says. Tucker isn't here and he can't find a partner for The Miz and John Morrison. Rose suggests he ask Braun Strowman because he is the Universal Champion. Otis says she's a genius. He walks away to ask Braun but comes back for a kiss from Rose.

- The mystery hacker interrupts with another video from his desk. The shadowy figure says they want to know who he is. He turns around in his chair but we still can't see who's under the hood. He says he is everywhere, he sees everyone, he hears everything. He is the truth and no one is safe. He presses a button on his control panel and we see various Superstars appear on his screens.

Backstage:

Otis approaches Braun Strowman backstage and they both congratulate each other on winning at Money In the Bank. Otis asks Braun to team with him tonight. Braun asks if he's asking for a partner or just to get him in the ring to cash in. Otis insists he's not planning that. Braun knows how the game is played but he has respect for Otis and he will think about it. Braun walks off and Otis mumbles to himself. Back to commercial.

Naomi vs. Dana Brooke

Back from the break and out first comes Naomi for the next match. Dana Brooke is out next.

The bell rings and they go at it. Naomi with an early roll up for 2. Brooke comes back but Naomi unloads and sends her into the corner. Naomi with a running splash. Brooke comes back for another roll up. Brooke ducks a kick and drops Naomi. Brooke with more offense. Brooke goes for the back elbow into the corner but Naomi sweeps her legs out.

Naomi goes to the top and hits a crossbody but can't get the pin. More back and forth now. Brooke counters a move and falls down on Naomi to get the pin and the surprise win.

Winner: Dana Brooke


After the match, Dana stands tall and celebrates as her music hits. Naomi looks on shocked and disappointed in the ring. Brooke makes her exit while celebrating.

- Still to come, Charlotte Flair is here. Back to commercial.

- We are back with a look at Becky Lynch's pregnancy announcement on RAW.

In the Arena:

Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring as part of the Brand to Brand Invitational.

Charlotte says she is the hardest working woman in the industry. How is she working all three brands? The numbers were crunched and the numbers are clear. The people want more Charlotte Flair. Of course Fox used the brand to brand invitational to bring her to Smackdown. She is 5 foot 10, is a blonde, is a superior athlete, and her last name is Flair. Charlotte says she has won 5 of her 12 titles on Smackdown. Charlotte wonders why there isn't a banner of her to inspire people.

Smackdown Women's Champion Bayley and her friend Sasha Banks make their way to the ring.

Bayley says she would say it is nice to see you but she is a role model so she won't lie. Bayley and Sasha woooo and Bayley wants Michael Cole to join in. Bayley says she was sitting back there listening to Charlotte blab about her resume and Bayley asks when was the last time we saw Charlotte. Sasha says it was when Bayley beat Charlotte to become a two time Smackdown champion.

Charlotte says the first time Bayley won, it was when she was unconscious and the second time was after a makeover and bad hair cut.

Bayley says the last time they saw each other was the first time that someone became a Grand Slam Champion. Go back to NXT to give all of the young hopefuls. Or you can go to Raw and beat Liv Morgan over and over. Bayley says this is their show and they are the leaders and role models. Bayley says she is the most dominant because she has beaten everyone, including Charlotte. Bayley tells Charlotte thank you for coming but get the hell out of their ring.

Charlotte tells Bayley some things never change. Sasha made you relevant when you were the NXT champion and now she is the only reason you are the Smackdown women's champion. Charlotte says they main evented the first Raw together. They main evented the first pay per view together. You are a six time champion and a future Hall of Famer and you are content standing in Bayley's corner and being an afterthought.

Bayley tells Charlotte to shut up and an egomaniac like her cannot understand their friendship. She wants to let Sasha talk. Bayley says enough talk because she is ready to fight. How about champion versus champion.

Charlotte says Fox would love to have her on their show again so challenge accepted. Charlotte asks Sasha to think long and hard about this. Are you your own woman or are you just going to be Bayley's lackey and be happy you are an afterthought? Flair delivers a "Wooo!" to taunt Banks and her music hits. Flair makes her exit as Bayley talks some trash. Banks and Bayley show solidarity but Banks looks bothered about something.

- Kayla Braxton approaches Braun Strowman backstage and asks if him warming up is a sign he will team with Otis tonight. Braun says he's still thinking about it, this is just how he chews on things. Back to commercial.

- We are back with the Forgotten Sons. Jaxson Ryker says when you were a kid you learned about patriotism and heroes. It was all bulls***. They chose to fight for their country but they were not treated like heroes. We were not welcomed home with open arms so we are going to treat you with closed fists.

Backstage:

Renee Young is with John Morrison and the Miz. She asks them about Otis asking Braun Strowman to be his partner. Morrison says Braun isn't dumb enough to believe Otis' attempt to get Braun to be his partner and cash in on him. Miz says Braun knows that he cannot stand toe to toe with the greatest tag team of the 21st Century.

- Cole and Graves give us a look at the Intercontinental Title tournament bracket. There will be WWE digital and social features on AJ Styles throughout the week to explain why he's going for the one title that has eluded him.

Intercontinental Title Tournament Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Drew Gulak

We go to the ring for the next match in the tournament for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Title as Daniel Bryan makes his way out. Back to commercial.

They shake hands so the Code of Honor will be followed. Gulak with a wrist lock and Bryan tries to escape and he takes Gulak to the mat with a back drop. Gulak with a head scissors and Bryan escapes and works on the legs. Bryan goes to the apron. They lock up and Bryan with a side head lock and a hammer lock take down into a wrist lock. Gulak with a rollup for a near fall. Bryan with a wrist lock and a take down into a LeBell Lock but Gulak gets to the ropes. Bryan with a waist lock and take down.

Gulak with a standing switch and take down into the GuLock but Bryan gets to the ropes to force a break. They lock up and Bryan with a wrist lock. Byrna with a chin lock into a butterfly but Gulak with a back drop for a near fall. Byran holds on to the butterfly hold and Bryan iwth a butterfly suplex into a cross arm breaker but Gulak blocks the full application of the hold. Bryan with a crucifix for a near fall and Gulak gets to the ropes. Bryan and Gulak with a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Bryan with a waist lock but Gulak with a standing switch and then Bryan and Gulak with standing switches until Gulak sends Bryan over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Gulak with a full nelson and belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Gulak with a side head lock and he keeps Bryan from getting out of the hold. Bryan with an atomic drop to the knee and a dragon screw leg whip. Bryan with another dragon screw leg whip. Bryan with a third dragon screw leg whip and an ankle lock. Gulak goes to the ropes but Bryan with a German suplex for a near fall and Bryan holds on to the waist lock. Gulak with a rollup for a near fall. Gulak with a power slam for a near fall. Bryan holds his neck while Gulak favors his knee. Gulak with a full nelson and Bryan lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Bryan with a German suplex as they come off the ropes.

Bryan goes for the flying knee but Gulak rolls through and gets a near fall. Gulak with a power bomb and a jackknife cover for a near fall. Bryan with a near fall. Gulak sets for the GuLock and he applies the Dragon Sleeper but does not have the body scissors applied. Bryan rolls through and goes for the LeBell Lock. Gulak with a rollup. Gulak avoids a dragon screw leg whip but Bryan does hit the dragon screw leg whip and Bryan with a heel hook. Bryan rolls Gulak into the center of the ring and Gulak has to tap out.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

After the match, Daniel is congratulated by Renee on his victory and he is asked what would it mean if he won the title. Daniel says five years ago he had to forfeit the Intercontinental Title due to his retirement. Daniel says he wants to win the title to make it the most important title so he can defend it every week. He wants it to represent the greatest wrestler in WWE.

Daniel and Drew shake hands and hug. We go to commercial.

- We are back and we will see Charlotte Flair versus Bayley next week in a champion versus champion match. We will also see the other two first round matches in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament with AJ Styles versus Shinsuke Nakamura and Sheamus versus Jeff Hardy. We will also see Otis and Mandy Rose face Dolph Ziggler and Sonya Deville.

Backstage:

Sonya Deville is with Dolph Ziggler and Sonya says everything she said has become a reality. Next week will be no different. We will humiliate you and Otis just like she humiliated Mandy last week. What is Mandy good at? It isn't wrestling, being a good tag team partner. It is being blonde and pretty. Once that is over, where does that leave you? You will be barefoot with a lot of children making dinner for Otis. You are never going to be a winner like her. You will not have the talent, charisma, or mind that I have. I have a lot left for you. Go home and get it together and put on your big girl panties and show why you deserve to share the same ring as her. Then we will see you in the ring next week... bitch.

Miz and John Morrison vs. Otis Dozovic and Braun Strowman

We go to the ring for tonight's main event as The Miz and John Morrison are out first. Otis is out next with his briefcase. Miz and Morrison taunt him until the music hits and out comes WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman.

Otis starts off with Morrison and they go at it. Morrison is unable to drop Otis as he just dances around. Otis with a shoulder tackle. Otis goes on and drives Morrison into the mat, then knocks Miz off the apron. Otis slams Morrison in the middle of the ring and tags in Braun. Otis gets Braun to do a Caterpillar with him. Braun can barely do it. They then drop the double elbow on Morrison. Miz and Morrison retreat to the floor for a breather as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Miz is in control of Otis. We see how he used a thumb to the eye during the break. Miz with It Kicks in the corner now. Miz charges with a few running shots to Otis in the corner. Otis is stunned as Miz goes to the top and hits the axe handle. Miz drops Otis and yells out as Strowman stares him down.

Miz with big kicks while Otis is on his knees now. Otis takes them and starts to get up but a kick to the face puts him back down. Miz covers for a 2 count. Strowman reaches for the tag but Miz grounds Otis with a chinlock. Otis starts to fade now. Otis ends up nailing the double suplex and tagging in Braun. Strowman runs in and unloads on both opponents in their corner.

Strowman splashes Miz and launches him across the ring out of the corner. Strowman runs around the ring after Morrison, who hops the barrier to safety. Braun keeps running and levels Miz. Braun brings Miz back in and Morrison isn't there for him to tag. Braun charges but Morrison makes the tag and moves Miz to safety. Morrison unloads on Braun now with kicks and punches. Braun is stunned. Braun grabs Morrison out of nowhere and delivers a powerslam in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.

Winners: Braun Strowman and Otis

After the match, Strowman stands tall as his music hits. Otis joins him in the ring. Otis raises the briefcase while Strowman raises his title in the air. We go to replays. Strowman and Otis have their celebration interrupted as Mandy Rose comes out to her music. Braun is distracted. He turns around to Otis possibly getting into position behind him for a potential cash-in. Otis says he was just messing around, just doing it for the laugh with the big man. Braun stares him down for a second. Otis hugs Mandy and picks her up as Braun raises his title in the air. Braun's music hits again as Otis starts headbanging. SmackDown goes off the air with Rose, Otis and Strowman in the middle of the ring.

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