WWE Smackdown Results – May 1, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results - May 1, 2020

We are live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL. as Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring to start the show.

Bryan says it is no secret that he loves what he does. He is ready to overcome new obstacles and do new things. He is looking forward to competing in the most unique Money in the Bank ladder match ever. This time it is at the WWE Headquarters. Six men and six women will compete at the same time for a chance to climb the corporate ladder and get a contract for a title match. Daniel says he has competed in some weird and wild places. Western bars and parking lots.

He doesn’t know the rules. Can he use the elevators. Will there be catering? Do he get fined if he breaks something? Will we see if Mr. McMahon has real dinosaur bones in his office? Daniel says he knows about opportunities. Nine years ago, he couldn’t get booked on Smackdown, but then he won Money in the Bank and beat Big Show to become the WWE Champion. Winning Money in the Bank was the pivotal moment in his career. It led to the Yes Movement. It proved that he belonged in the WWE with the very best. Daniel says he is excited, but he is also a little sad. He was hoping his coach and friend Drew Gulak would have had a chance to be in the match and have a pivotal moment in his career. Baron Corbin and his cronies messed with that. He tells Baron Corbin to come out.

Baron Corbin tells Daniel to be careful calling out a king. He reminds Daniel of what happened to Gulak. We get a video.

Corbin says that felt good. He wants to save Bryan some time because Bryan will not be winning Money In the Bank. Corbin says he will stand on the roof of WWE HQ and look down at his subjects as King Money In the Bank. Bryan taunts Corbin for previously failing to cash in and says that makes him a loser. Corbin threatens him again, saying he will end up like Elias. They have a few more words as the promo goes for almost 10 minutes. Corbin threatens to come to the ring and shut Bryan up. We get ready for the match to start as Cole sends us to commercial.

Daniel Bryan vs. Baron Corbin

They lock up and Corbin backs Bryan into the ropes and gives a clean break. They lock up again and Corbin with a clean break. Bryan with a kick to the leg. Baron backs Bryan into the corner and he punches Bryan and follows with a forearm. Bryan with kicks to the leg followed by a single leg take down. Baron with a shoulder tackle. Bryan with a drop kick to the knee and kicks to the back of the leg. Baron with a knee and Bryan with a dragon screw leg whip. Bryan with kicks to the hamstring. Bryan with a knee bar and Corbin gets to the ropes to force Bryan to release the hold. Bryan with another kick to the leg. Corbin with a front face lock into a reverse chin lock. Bryan escapes and applies a hammer lock.

Bryan sends the knee to the mat and then kicks Corbin. Corbin with a punch and a kick. Corbin taunts Bryan and punches him again. Corbin with elbows to the collarbone followed by a forearm. Bryan with a forearm and kicks. Corbin with a knee to the midsection and he sends Bryan into the turnbuckles. Corbin puts Bryan on the turnbuckles and Bryan with forearms. Corbin with a punch and Bryan falls off the turnbuckles. Corbin sends Bryan into the ring post.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Corbin with a double wrist lock. Bryan gets to the ropes and Corbin releases the hold. Corbin with punches to the midsection while the arm is trapped. Bryan goes for the leg and Baron gets Bryan up. Bryan gets to his feet and gets a near fall with a crucifix. Bryan with another rollup for a near fall. Corbin with a knee to the midsection followed by an Irish whip. Corbin slides around the ring post and hits a clothesline for a near fall. Corbin with a knee to the head. Corbin wraps the arm in the ropes. Baron with a wrist lock and forearms to the back of the neck. Bryan floats over on an Irish whip. Corbin tries to slide around the ring post but since it was the second time, he gets stopped on a suicide dive.

Bryan with a missile drop kick. Bryan with kicks to the leg. Bryan has a kick blocked but Bryan rolls through and applies an ankle lock. Bryan with a kick for a near fall. Bryan gets more near falls. Bryan kicks Corbin in the leg and follows with a European uppercut and running drop kick into the corner. Bryan runs into Deep Six for a near fall. Bryan wtih a single leg crab but Corbin gets to the ropes. Bryan kicks Corbin on the apron and then Bryan goes for a suicide dive and Corbin catches Bryan. Bryan with a kick to the leg followed by a round kick. Corbin grabs a ladder and throws it at Bryan. The referee calls for the bell.

Winner by DQ: Daniel Bryan

After the bell, it’s announced that Bryan wins by DQ. Corbin throws a fit and yells at the referee. Corbin brings a ladder into the ring and then brings Bryan in. Corbin points at the referee and says what’s about to happen is on him. Corbin goes for End of Days on the ladder but Bryan counters. Bryan takes Corbin down on top of the ladder and applies the Yes Lock on top of the steel. Corbin yells out until Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura make the save with a Kinshasa to the head. Bryan gets double teamed now. Cesaro sends Bryan out of the ring with a ladder. Corbin takes Bryan to the stage and throws him off, into the group of standing ladders next to the stage. Bryan knocks over the ladders and lands on them as Corbin looks on. Corbin’s music hits as he stands on the stage with Cesaro and Nakamura. We go to replays. Corbin, Cesaro and Nakamura look down at Bryan laid out on the ladders.

– We see WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Alexa Bliss talking backstage with WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman. Strowman walks off to the ring. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Universal Champion Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring. Braun says last week we took a walk down memory lane with his past with Bray Wyatt. That was the past. Bray can give him as many gifts as he wants…

Bray Wyatt interrupts with the Firefly Fun House.

Bray says it is story time. This is a true story called The Black Sheep. Yowie Wowie. Once upon a time, there was a black sheep and he looked a lot like you. He was big and he smelled a little funny. He was stronger than all of the other animals on the farm. The shepherd saw the black sheep wandering alone and he took the black sheep into his home. He taught the sheep well and the sheep protected the shepherd. They had a lot of fun. The sheep left to seek greener pastures. He did not say thank you or leave a note. The shepherd was sad. Why would you leave after all I did. Eventually, all of the other animals left him too. The shepherd was all alone. Then the government put a lien on the property and took it over. Then the reptilians came in because that is what they do. Bray suggests a happy ending where the shepherd finds the black sheep and reminds him of his mistakes. He takes away what makes him happy and the shepherd will take the black sheep to the slaughter house.

Braun says there is no and then. If you have something to say to me, come to the ring and say it to my face. Bray rocks in his chair and waves goodbye.

Sheamus is in the back getting ready for his match as we go to commercial.

Sheamus vs. Leon Ruff

Ruff with a drop kick but Sheamus stays on his feet. Ruff has a drop kick swatted away. Ruff with a kick and Sheamus grabs Ruff and hits a uranage back breaker and a second one. Sheamus holds on and he says something to Cole before hitting a third one. Sheamus tosses Ruff to the floor. Sheamus picks Ruff up and hits the forearms across the chest. Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick and connects for the three count.

Winner: Sheamus

After the match, Sheamus stops by the announce table and he asks Cole if he is going to talk about his best mate Jeff Hardy.

We see Jeff in April 2019 on a crutch. He mentions that he was going to be out for 6 to 9 months due to surgery. He said he was in real bad shape at the time. We see Jeff announcing he was cleared on Backstage. He says there is something left for him in the WWE. He is blessed after the dark days. He says he has it in him to get back to what he can do and do it better. He says the people help him more than anything. They are with him through the light and dark. Jeff says this is what he was born to do and the sky’s the limit.

Cole mentions that Jeff Hardy will be back next week. Sheamus confirms Jeff’s return with Cole and Sheamus says so will he.


Kayla Braxton is backstage with Otis and Mandy Rose. She mentions their Money In the Bank qualifying matches tonight. Otis says he beat Dolph Ziggler at WrestleMania 36 and will do it again tonight, this is just the beginning. Otis says he will win the MITB briefcase and so will his beautiful peach. Rose also talks about facing Carmella and what’s happened to her friendship with Sonya Deville. Rose says what happened with Deville did hurt her but she’s looking forward, not back. Carmella is a former champion and briefcase holder but she says Carmella has another thing coming if she thinks she can just moonwalk all over Rose. Rose is confident about she and Otis winning the briefcases because the risk is worth the reward. But first thing’s first, she’s got this win tonight. She kisses Otis on the cheek and walks off, leaving Otis stunned.

Money In the Bank Qualifying Match: Carmella vs. Mandy Rose

We go to the ring for the final women’s Money In the Bank qualifying match as Carmella makes her way out. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Mandy Rose as we see the briefcase hanging above the ring. The bell rings and they lock up. Rose takes control on the mat first. Rose shows her up some and gets to her feet. Carmella fights back from the mat and shows off with a moonwalk. They lock up again and go at it. they run the ropes and Carmella nails a big kick to the face while Rose is sitting on the mat. Carmella grounds Rose now.

Rose turns it around and slams Carmella for a 2 count. Rose grounds Carmella in the middle of the ring now. The music hits and out comes Sonya Deville with a mic. She speaks from the stage as they go at it in the ring. Deville continues to try and distract Rose, reminding her that she gave Rose her MITB spot last year. Rose keeps fighting Carmella but looks to be getting distracted.

Rose works Carmella over in the corner. Carmella drops Rose as Deville continues to taunt Rose from the stage, eating her imaginary popcorn. Carmella turns it around and takes Rose to the corner, then to the mat. Deville says she’s tired of just watching. She threatens to go to the ring as Rose levels Carmella with a big strike in the middle of the ring. Deville keeps ranting, telling Rose that karma is a b—h, b—h, so bring it on. Mandy gets distracted and Carmella with a super kick for the three count.

Winner: Carmella

After the match, Carmella celebrates as her music hits. Rose is slow to recover. Deville runs to the ring and attacks Rose as the referee warns her. Deville talks trash, telling Rose she will never be as good as her. Deville takes it to the floor and continues to destroy Rose, sending her into the barrier and then the steel steps. Deville charges and rams Rose against the steps with a running knee to the back of the head. Deville backs up against the barrier and looks on a bit crazy. Cole says Deville has snapped. WWE officials run down to check on Rose. Deville backs up the ramp and says she’s done. We go to replays. Deville tries to run back down but the referee holds her back. Deville continues to yell out about how she will ruin Rose’s life.

– Still to come, Otis vs. Ziggler and The New Day vs. The Forgotten Sons. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and Otis is with Mandy Rose and a trainer. The medic checks Rose out and she says she will be alright. The trainer needs a few more minutes with Rose and Otis heads off. Dolph Ziggler approaches him and asks how Mandy is doing. Otis just stares at Ziggler, breathing heavy.

The New Day vs. The Forgotten Sons

We go back to the ring and out come SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day – Kofi Kingston and Big E. Out next come The Forgotten Sons for this non-title match – Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler with Jaxson Ryker. Cole leads us to a video package on what happened last week with the blue brand tag teams getting beat down by The Forgotten Sons.

The match is about to begin when The Miz’s music hits and out he comes to the stage in street clothes. He stops and waits for John Morrison’s music to start up. Out next comes Morrison. They head down the ramp together, joining Cole and Graves on commentary. Cutler locks up with Big E and they go at it. Big E powers up and slams Cutler. Kofi tags in for some double teaming. Kofi with a big kick and a quick pin attempt. Cutler rocks Kofi and tags in Blake for a quick double team. Blake takes Kofi to the corner and works him over.

Kofi turns it around in the corner and unloads with kicks. Kofi charges in the corner with a dropkick for another quick pin attempt. Blake turns it around by slamming Kofi by his head. Cutler tags back in and keeps Kofi down. Blake with a quick tag and some double teaming but it’s blocked. Cutler gets sent out to the floor. Big E tags in and hits a big belly-to-belly suplex on Blake, and another big throw. Big E manhandles Blake some more and hits him with big forearms to the chest. Cutler charges but Big E back-drops him on the floor. Big E goes to the apron and runs, hitting a big splash to Blake while he’s down on the apron. Big E taunts Cutler while he’s down on the floor. Back to commercial.

We are back and Big E tags in and Kofi with a leap frog back senton and Big E gets a near fall. Cutler tries to get away from Big E and Blake tries to attack Big E and Cutler sends Big E to the floor. Blake with a suicide dive and he gets a near fall. Blake chokes Big E in the ropes and Cutler tags in. Blake and Cutler with a double spinebuster for a near fall. Cutler with forearms to the back and Big E with punches. Cutler with more punches to Big E. Blake tags in and they hit a double uranage back breaker for a near fall. Blake with a knee to the back and he applies a rear chin lock. Big E backs Blake into the corner to get out of the hold. Blake with shoulders in the corner followed by kicks.

Big E with a UranagE. Kofi and Cutler tag in and Kofi with a springboard chop followed by clotheslines and a drop kick. Kofi with a flying clothesline. Kofi with a Boom Drop. Blake distracts Kofi when he sets for Trouble in Paradise. Cutler with a butterfly backbreaker for a near fall. Blake puts Kofi on the turnbuckles and he sets for a superplex but Kofi knocks him off the turnbuckles. Kofi leaps over Cutler and then hits a double stomp to the chest for a near fall. Cutler with a back elbow and Blake tags in. Cutler with a lungblower and Blake with an elbow drop off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Cutler tags in and Kofi escapes and he sends Blake and Cutler to the floor. Big E tags in and Big E sends Kofi over the top rope onto Blake and Cutler.

Kofi tags in and Big E clotheslines Blake but Cutler crotches Kofi. Big E goes to the floor and is sent into the ring post. Kofi with a forearm to Cutler but Blake tags in and Kofi gets sent into Blake’s knees. Cutler with a stomp while Blake hits a reverse DDT for the three count.

Winners: The Forgotten Sons

We go to commercial.

– We are back and Michael Cole mentions the ladder matches will take place at the same time ?!

– We take a look at last week’s match between Lacey Evans and Sasha Banks.


Tamina is in the back and Kayla asks her about her match against Bayley. Tamina says it took four women to beat her at Mania so she is up for the challenge. She will not deal with a bunch of mean girls. Sasha Banks shows up and she says that Tamina was by her side on her debut match. Sasha says Tamina has helped her so much. Sasha says they can act like strong women instead of cheap shots. Bayley tries to attack Tamina from behind but Tamina stops Bayley. Sasha joins in and then Lacey joins the fray. Officials and agents have to separate them.


Dolph Ziggler is in the back with Sonya Deville. She says she wishes she was there when Dolph asked Otis how Mandy was. You are going to do the same to Otis. Dolph says people look at him like he is the bad guy. Just because he knows how the world goes, he is not the bad guy. People feel like Otis and think they can hang out with him. Otis is the person who thinks heart wins over skill. With a little luck, you get a moral victory. Dolph says he will be in that ring and do what he does better than anybody else. Dolph says he will win tonight and he will win Money in the Bank again. He will cash in the contract again. He will be champion again. After you are done hurting Mandy, he will slide in next to her as the new champ and make her feel better.

Money In the Bank Qualifying Match: Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler

We go to the ring for tonight’s final blue brand Money In the Bank qualifying match. Otis is out first as we see the briefcase and the ladders in the arena. Back to commercial.

Otis with a shoulder tackle and Ziggler goes to the floor. Otis misses a splash but stops short when Dolph moves. Dolph goes for the leg and then Otis tosses Dolph to the mat. Otis with a delayed vertical suplex. Otis gets a near fall. Ziggler with kicks to the knee followed by punches. Otis avoids being sent into the turnbuckles and then Otis sends Dolph into the turnbuckles. Otis stands on the back. Otis with a slam. Otis catapults Dolph into the turnbuckles. Dolph goes to the floor and Otis sends Dolph back into the ring. Otis with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.

Otis charges into the corner but Dolph moves and Otis goes shoulder first into the ring post. Dolph sends Otis shoulder first into the ringside barrier.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Dolph sends Otis into the turnbuckles and rakes his eyes across the top rope. Dolph sends Otis into the turnbuckles. Otis stops Dolph but Dolph with a kick and drop kick. Dolph with a head butt and drop kick. Dolph chokes Otis and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Otis with a punch but Ziggler with a sleeper. Otis back into the corner and then he snap mares Dolph to escape. Otis with a clothesline and a second one. Otis runs into a back elbow but Otis runs Dolph into the corner. Otis sets for the caterpillar but Dolph rolls away. Otis grabs Dolph but Dolph drops Otis on the top rope. Otis blocks a Fameasser. Dolph rakes the eyes and hits Zig Zag for a near fall.

Dolph sets for a super kick but Otis catches Dolph and hits an exploder. Otis with a caterpillar and elbow drop for the three count.

Winner: Otis

We go to credits.


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