Friday, July 10, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results - July 10, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results - July 10, 2020
We go right to the ring and The Miz is out with John Morrison for another must see edition of MizTV.

They do their usual schtick and introduce tonight's guest. Out comes Jeff Hardy to a pop from the developmental trainees in the crowd.

They welcome Hardy and Miz says he has a clip for us to see. Hardy has no clip and knows nothing about it. Miz says that's OK because he has a clip. He leads us to a video package on the recent Hardy vs. Sheamus feud, including Sheamus raising a toast to Hardy last Friday and trying to get him to drink alcohol. Hardy insists he's alright but says he did go to some dark places with his addiction. Sheamus tried to take him back there. Jeff admits Sheamus bothers him and his words get under his skin, and the loss at Backlash did bother him. Hardy says he's going to do everything in his power to destroy Sheamus and put this behind him.

The crowd cheers for Hardy. Hardy goes on and says he will be a beacon of light for people struggling with addiction, to show them there is hope and change is possible, and that there is a life waiting for them beyond their wildest dreams if they can stay sober. Morrison has goosebumps. Miz is glad Hardy came on MizTV because he feels like this is progress. They want to help Hardy. Miz says there needs to be a rematch between Sheamus and Hardy, but not just any match, where Hardy does his best work... in a Bar Fight. The crowd boos. Morrison goes on about the symbolism - Hardy will fight Sheamus and his alcoholism at the same time. Hardy says Sheamus must have put Miz and Morrison up to this. Sheamus probably thinks Jeff will crumble in a Bar Fight but he's wrong. He will take Sheamus out in that Bar Fight and prove once and for all he's on the right path to redemption, the path to success, and he's never letting any fans down again. Hardy accepts the challenge from Sheamus. He also wants a match tonight. He says Miz and Morrison can't invite him on their show, mock him in his face, and not get punched in their face. Jeff ends up attacking them both. Morrison with a cheap shot. Hardy still manages to clear the ring. He starts tossing the chairs out of the ring as they yell back at him about how they're trying to help him. We go to commercial.

Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz

Back from the break and we get the bell as The Miz and Jeff Hardy go at it. John Morrison is at ringside.

Miz drops Hardy first and shows off some. Hardy turns it around and takes Miz down in the middle of the ring. More back and forth for a few minutes. Miz mounts offense now. Hardy ends up turning it back around with a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes to the top for the Swanton Bomb but here comes Morrison with the distraction. Hardy ends up flying and taking down both Miz and Morrison. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Hardy is unloading on Miz. Morrison with another cheap shot to allow Miz to turn it around. Miz follows to the floor and sends Hardy into the announce table. Miz works Jeff over and sends him face-first into the Plexiglas barrier next as the referee counts. Miz places Jeff on the apron and hits a running high knee.

Miz comes back in but wastes some time singing with Morrison. Miz slingshots Hardy under the middle rope. Miz talks some trash and stomps away now. Miz with It Kicks and two running high knees int he corner. Miz with a running clothesline in the corner now as Morrison cheers him on and the crowd boos. Miz comes off the top but Hardy kicks him in the gut. Miz blocks the Twist of Fate and ends up dropping Hardy with a neckbreaker for a close 2 count.

The crowd rallies for Hardy now. Miz delivers several more It Kicks while Hardy is on his knees. Miz drops Hardy with the big kick to the face and covers for another close 2 count. Hardy ends up dropping Miz out of nowhere. Morrison cheers on Miz but the crowd rallies for Hardy. Hardy gets up first and unloads with strikes. Hardy with more offense, including the inverted Atomic Drop and the leg drop, then the basement dropkick. Hardy with a splash for a close 2 count. More back and forth and counters between the two as they try for finishers. Hardy rocks Miz in the corner and then knocks Morrison off the apron. Jeff goes back to the top but Sheamus interrupts from the big screen. Sheamus is at his bar at home. He has a beer and says Jeff doesn't know what he's missing. Hardy comes down and looks on, allowing Miz to roll him up from behind for 2. Hardy ends up countering and pinning Miz for the win.

Winner: Jeff Hardy

After the match, Hardy stands tall and exits the ring, staring down Sheamus while he's raising a toast on the big screen.

Backstage:

Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura. Cesaro isn't happy with the idea that a win over The New Day would be an upset. He goes on about all the reasons he's sick of The New Day and how long he's been sick of them. He says he's sick of them representing the tag team division but that will change tonight. Nakamura says we will have new champions tonight.

Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross

We go back to the ring and out come the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions for the next non-title match - Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley. Nikki Cross suddenly jumps on Bayley's back and attacks as soon as Bayley comes out to the stage. Banks assists but here comes Alexa Bliss to join in. We go to commercial as they all brawl.

Back from the break and the match is underway as Banks and Cross go at it. Banks beats Cross down and in comes Bayley. Bayley works over Cross and talks trash. More back and forth now. Bliss looks on while Cross is dropped again. Bliss gets the tag and they work over Bayley. Bliss and Bayley go at it now. Banks comes back in but Bliss keeps control and works on the arm. Cross comes back in and dropkicks Banks.

Cross mounts offense on Banks. Bliss tags back in and drops Bayley off the apron. Banks avoids the double team and goes to the floor to join Banks. Banks and Bayley yell at the announcers now while Cross comes from behind and taunts them with one of their titles. Cross and Bliss take the champs down in front of the announce table and pose together as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Bliss sends Bayley back to the floor but Banks assists and Bayley turns it around. Bayley brings it back in for a 2 count. Bayley goes on talking trash and taunting Bayley. Bliss counters for a roll up for a close 2 count. More back and forth between the two teams. Bayley taunts Cross on the apron and drops a clothesline into Bliss. Bayley yells at the referee now as Cross waits for a tag. Bayley rams Bliss back into the corner and prevents the tag. Banks tags in and they double team Bliss as Bayley launches her into a big slap from Banks. Banks covers for a 2 count and shows some frustration after Bliss kicks out again.

The crowd tries to rally for Bliss now as does Cross. Bayley chokes Bliss in the corner while the referee is distracted. Bayley tags back in and hits a suplex on Bliss for 2. Cross finally gets the hot tag and she unloads on both opponents. Cross with a bulldog to Banks out of the corner. Cross rams Banks into the turnbuckle and she goes down. Cross also drops Bayley on the apron. More back and forth between the two teams. Bayley comes in for a close 2 count on Cross.

Bayley blocks a tornado DDT from Cross but Cross comes right back with a neckbreaker for 2 as Banks makes the save. Bliss has Banks on the floor now, but Banks counters and launches her into the barrier to boos. This leads to Bayley taking advantage and rolling Cross up for the pin with her feet on the ropes.

Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley

- After the match, Bayley and Banks celebrate as their music hits. We go to replays. We see Bliss still down on the outside as we go to commercial.

- We are back and with the Swamp Fight between Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman at Extreme Rules, we are going to take a look back at their match from Money in the Bank. It's the full match, so you can take 30 minutes break.

Backstage:

Schreiber is backstage with SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day. She asks if they're underestimating Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura. They've been hearing this for the past 6 years and they haven't forgotten who or how good Cesaro and Nakamura are, but they're not going to let them off the hook. They go on about marching until they remain the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, getting hyped up and encouraging Schreiber to clap with them.

- Lacey Evans and Naomi are backstage getting ready for the Karaoke Showdown. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and Jey Uso is in the ring as the host of tonight's first-ever Karaoke Showdown. He welcomes everyone. Lacey Evans, Dana Brooke, Tamina Snuka and Naomi are all waiting in the ring behind him.

Uso says he's not Ryan Seacrest but American Idol. Uso hype up tonight's competition and says the participants must sing their favorite WWE theme songs. Evans is first. She sings "With My Baby Tonight" from WWE Hall of Famers Jeff Jarrett and "Road Dogg" Brian James. She finishes and the crowd cheers. Brooke is next and she sings the "Cool, Cocky, Bad" theme song for WWE Hall of Famer The Honky Tonk Man. She sings for a minute or so and Uso cuts her off, agreeing that she is bad... at singing.

Tamina is next and she's doing the theme song for WWE Hall of Famer Triple H. She just starts headbanging and Uso quickly interrupts her, joking that she has two bad ankles and should stop. Uso introduces Naomi next and she's singing "Common Man" for WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. All four competitors seemed uncomfortable and awkward during their performances but they tried. Uso hypes Naomi up and says she has his vote.

Uso calls for a round of applause from the crowd for Evans first, then Brooke. Someone yells "you suck!" at her. Tamina also gets more boos than cheers. Naomi gets the loudest pop from the crowd and Uso declares her the winner. Naomi says she loves Dusty and we miss him. Evans shoves Naomi from behind and sends her to the mat. Naomi comes back for a fight but Uso gets in between them. They keep trying to fight with Uso in between them as we go back to commercial.

Lacey Evans vs. Naomi

Back from the break and Lacey Evans and Naomi are going at it. They're in their street clothes with no shoes on as they were wearing heels for the Karaoke Showdown.

Evans controls the beginning of the match as Tamina Snuka and Dana Brooke watch from ringside. Naomi finally turns it around with a bi kick to the face. Naomi with more kicks, sending Evans to the floor. Dana checks on Evans and encourages her but Evans shoves her to the ground. Brooke and Evans have words now. Snuka comes over but Evans shoves her into the apron.

Evans goes back in after Naomi but Dana and Snuka follow. A big brawl breaks out now. Evans rolls to the floor as Snuka and Brooke roll around on the mat fighting. Evans heads to the stage for boos as the referee tries to keep Naomi, Brooke and Snuka apart.

Backstage:

Schreiber is backstage with WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles now. Styles talks about embarrassing Drew Gulak last week. Schreiber reveals that AJ will be defending his title against Matt Riddle next week. AJ isn't happy. AJ rants and says Riddle's recent non-title win was a fluke and what will he do without Daniel Bryan and others there to help him? AJ says he's going to beat Riddle. He storms off.

SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match: Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The New Day

We go back to the ring for tonight's main event and out come SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day - Kofi Kingston and Big E. Back to commercial.

Nakamura kicks and punches Kofi as he avoids an early attack by Kofi. Nakamura with a knee to the ribs. Ceasro tags in and connects with European uppercuts and he drops Kofi on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura tags in and hits a running knee to the midsection. Kofi with chops and forearms to Nakamura. Nakamura with a kick and he tags in Cesaro. Cesaro with a deadlift gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Cesaro with an elbow drop for a near fall. Nakamura tags in and he has Kofi in the ropes and Kofi with an elbow and punches. Nakamura with a knee.

Cesaro tags in and Kofi avoids a double boot and Big E with a shoulder and he sends Nakamura over the top rope with a back body drop. Kofi with a springboard drop kick and then he kicks Cesaro in the corner. Big E tags in and he kicks Cesaro. Kofi tags back in and he kicks Cesaro. Big E tags in and he continues with the kicking. Kofi with a baseball slide to Cesaro and Cesaro goes to the floor. Big E sends Kofi over the top rope but Cesaro makes the fair catch with a European uppercut as we go to commercial.

We are back and Nakamura with a front face lock on Kofi. Kofi tries to get to his corner but Nakamura with a forearm and he sets for the reverse exploder but Kofi escapes and hits the SOS. Cesaro and Big E tag in and Big E with two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes followed by a standard belly-to-belly suplex. Big E with a Warrior Splash but he misses when Cesaro moves. Big E knocks Nakamura off the apron and Big E with a rollup for a near fall. Cesaro with running Euroepan uppercuts followed by punches in the corner.

Cesaro pie faces Big E and then he punches Big E from the turnbuckles. Kofi tags in and Big E gets Cesaro and Kofi with a double stomp for a near fall but Nakamura breaks up the cover. Nakamura kicks Big E off the apron and Kofi with a rollup for a near fall. Cesaro chokes Kofi in the ropes and Nakamura kicks Kofi in the back and Cesaro follows with a clothesline. Nakamura tags in and he sets for the reverse exploder and hits it for a near fall. Big E and Cesaro exchange punches and Big E is sent to the floor by Nakamura and Cesaro. Kofi with punches to Nakamura. Cesaro makes the tag and Kofi with punches to both men. Nakamura and Cesaro double team Kofi and Big E comes in and throws out hte match.

No Contest

After the bell, Cesaro and Big E brawl to the floor. Cesaro sends Big E into the announce table as the boos get louder. Cesaro bridges a table from the apron to the floor. Cesaro and Nakamura launch Big E into the steel ring steps. Kofi leaps off the announce table but Cesaro and Nakamura double team him at ringside. They ram Kofi spine-first into the apron and Kofi goes down. Cesaro and Nakamura bring the table into the ring now. They also bring Kofi in, then Big E. Cesaro stands the table up in the middle of the ring. Cesaro slaps Big E and talks trash. Nakamura kicks Big E onto the table. Cesaro positions Big E on the table now. Cesaro goes to the top and Nakamura lifts Kofi to him. They double team Kofi and put him through Big E on top of the table. The crowd boos Cesaro and Nakamura some more. Big E and Kofi are laid out on the table debris now. Cesaro and Nakamura stand tall and pose over them as Nakamura's music hits. We go to replays. Nakamura and Cesaro drop the titles on The New Day and stand over them as SmackDown goes off the air.

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