Friday, July 24, 2020

WWE SmackDown Results - July 24, 2020

WWE SmackDown Results - July 24, 2020
Tonight's show opens up with Jeff Hardy and Sheamus talking about their Bar Fight later tonight.

Jeff Hardy says he is an alcoholic and he faces Sheamus in his enemy, a bar. Sheamus is a bully and he will slay his demons tonight.

Sheamus tells Jeff after he beats him tonight, it will dawn on you. This is where you belong. By the end of the night, you will find yourself in a very familiar place. On the cold, hard floor of a bar. That ache on your head will not be from a hangover, but courtesy of a Brogue Kick. You will crawl back into the gutter with a bottle in your hands.

John Bradshow Layfield joins the conversation and says he knows about a bar fight and he will have his prediction later..

We are at Irish Shannon's as the preparations are being made for the Bar Fight.

- Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring with her best friend Bayley.

Sasha asks if you want to know what greatness means. Greatness is defined by your quality or the state of being great. Bayley says that is old definition. Now that they have taken over the division and possess all of the gold, here is the new definition of greatness and it is them.

Sasha says they would get all of the gold and they mean it. They don't just walk the walk, they talk the talk. Bayley asks if you know how hard it is to walk around with all of this gold.

Sasha says the Women's Evolution is over because it started with them and ends with them. Bayley says they are bringing in a new era. The Era of Sasha Banks and Bayley. Sasha says to all of the little boys and girls looking up to them. If you do great things, all of your dreams can come true. Bayley says as hard as you try, you will never be as great as us.

Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss come out and she blames Sasha for her loss on Sunday. The era of Sasha and Bayley is over. Bayley asks Nikki if she forgot to take her rabies medicine. Nikki says she has been replaying what happened on Sunday. She will take it out on both of you and she will do it to Bayley first because she wants a title match.

Bayley says she won the match "fair and square" at Extreme Rules. Bayley says she will lead by example and since Smackdown is the Land of Opportunity so NIkki can get her rmatch if she can win her match against a worthy adversary. A former Smackdown Women's Champion, a future hall of famer, your own best friend Alexa Bliss. The winner can face her next week for the title.

Nikki tells Alexa they have to do this and she pushes Alexa down and goes to the ring while Alexa is in shock on the ramp. We go to commercial.

#1 Contender's Match: Nikki Cross vs. Alexa Bliss

They lock up and Nikki with a clean break. They lock up again and Alexa with a wrist lock and Nikki with a reversal. Alexa with a reversal into a hammer lock. Nikki with a reversal. Alexa gets a rollup for a near fall. Nikki with a rollup for a near fall. They lock up and Alexa with a side head lock and take down. Nikki with a head scissors and Alexa escapes. Nikki with a side head lock take down and Alexa with a head scissors and Nikki escapes. Alexa with a shoulder tackle.

Nikki with arm drags and an arm bar. Nikki with an Irish whip and she misses a splash into the corner. Alexa goes for a slap but Nikki blocks it. Nikki goes to the turnbuckles and tries for a tornado DDT and Alexa blocks it. Nikki blocks a DDT from Alexa and slaps Alexa and hits a drop kick. Nikki with a splash into the corner followed by another splash and bulldog for a near fall. Alexa with a back heel trip and drop kick. Nikki rolls to the floor.

Alexa goes for a baseball slide and Nikki pulls out the ring skirt. Alexa with forearms and kicks to Nikki and then Alexa and Nikki knock Bayley and Sasha down as we go to commercial.

We are back and Alexa kicks Nikki to the floor and hits a drop kick through the ropes. Nikki returns to the ring and Alexa kicks Nikki in the ribs. Alexa with more kicks and a snap mare and seated abdominal stretch. Alexa with a knee and kicks to the ribs. Alexa with a double knee drop to the ribs and Nikki goes to the floor. Alexa sends Nikki into the ringside barrier and plexiglass. Alexa with a kick to the back. Alexa with another double knee drop and she hits one more for a near fall. Alexa with a kick to the back. Alexa with shoulders in the corner.

Alexa pulls Nikki to the mat by the hair. Alexa with an arm bar and kick to the ribs. Alexa returns to an arm bar and puts her elbow against the ribs. Nikki with an arm drag and jaw breaker. Nikki with head butts to the ribs followed by forearms. Nikki sends Alexa into the turnbuckles. Nikki goes to the turnbuckles and goes for a tornado DDT but Alexa avoids it and sends Nikki to the mat. Alexa with Code Red for a near fall. Alexa goes up top and Nikki with a forearm. Nikki goes for a superplex but Alexa blocks it.

Alexa with elbows to the ribs and Nikki goes to the mat. Alexa leaps over Nikki and Nikki with a straitjacket neck breaker for a near fall. Nikki gets Alexa up but Alexa escapes. Nikki with a reverse DDT for a near fall. Nikki goes up top and misses a cross body and Nikki holds her ribs. The referee holds Alexa back and Nikki is ready to continue and Nikki with an inside cradle for the three count.

Winner: Nikki Cross

After the match, Cross recovers and stands tall. We go to replays. Bliss sits up and looks at Cross as her music plays. Banks and Bayley look on and taunt Cross from ringside. Cross vs. Bayley is confirmed for next week.

- Still to come, a new episode of The Firefly Fun House. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and Alexa Bliss is backstage with Nikki Cross. It's a bit awkward at first but Bliss says Cross deserves this and they hug. Bliss says it's time to focus so she can beat Bayley for the title. Cross agrees.

- We get a look back at the non-title Wyatt Swamp Fight between Bray Wyatt and WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman last Sunday at WWE's The Horror Show at Extreme Rules.

Bray Wyatt is in the Firefly Fun House now. He jokes about Strowman being down in the bottom of the swamp and how it's 100% organic. The Wyatt head lantern is sitting on the table and is communicating with him. Wyatt says he can't let Wyatt back out to have another chance at Strowman because it's "his" chance now. Him being The Fiend. Wyatt says "He" has been unleashed. We see flashes of The Fiend. Wyatt laughs and waves goodbye. Cole and Graves comment on how The Fiend has been unleashed and that's bad for Strowman.

- Cole and Graves show us how Matt Riddle lost a title shot to WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles last week. Riddle is in action next.

Matt Riddle vs. Tony Nese

We go back to the ring and out comes Matt Riddle. Back to commercial.

Riddle with a waist lock take down and a series of rolling gutwrench suplexes. Riddle with a back senton for a near fall. Riddle with another back senton for a near fall. Nese leaps over the top rope to the floor and drops Riddle on the top rope. Nese with a double jump moonsault for a near fall. Nese with a body scissors. Nese with a chin lock as Riddle gets to his feet. Riddle goes for Bro Derek but Nese with knees. Riddle with a knee to the head and a clothesline into the corner. Riddle with a forearm in the corner followed by an exploder. Riddle with a running kick to the chest. Riddle with Bro Derek for the three count.

Winner: Matt Riddle

After the match, Matt says he is kind of new here so he doesn't know whether this will work. Riddle calls out Baron Corbin. He tells the bro to come on.

Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring. Corbin says Matt doesn't know how it is done. If you want the audience of a king, make a formal requeset. That request will be rejected. You do not belong here and you are not ready. You have that new car smell but that smell fades. You are left with a frat boy with no shoes who just got out of bed. You need to go back to NXT for some seasoning. Maybe you should go to 205 Live because you would be a top guy there. Corbin says he is so confident that you don't belong here he is putting out a King's Ransom to show he does not belong here.

Matt says he is not some helpless subject in your made up kingdom. You are the next guest star on the Bro Show.

Riddle with a round kick to Nese.

- Miz and John Morrison look at all of the stuff on the internet about Naomi. John Morrison talks about possible hash tags for himself and Miz is not impressed. Back to commercial.

Miz TV:

Back from the break and it's time for another must see edition of MizTV. The Miz and John Morrison are out to the ring now. They talk about trends and Miz continues to interrupt and take friendly jabs at Morrison. They go on and introduce tonight's guest - Naomi. Miz and Morrison do some of the worst dancing ever as her music hits, and she's not really impressed.

Miz welcomes Naomi and brings up her heartbreaking loss last week. Miz says despite the loss, it was Naomi who trended worldwide on Twitter, not the winner, Lacey Evans. Naomi goes on about how the fans support her. It's not always easy to come out here with a smile on your face but she keeps going for the fans. They also bring up how she went viral after returning earlier this year and failing to win the Royal Rumble. They comment on how they trend for various reasons but she goes viral for losing. There's some tension between them now. Naomi says they're making her sick.

Naomi says the topic of conversations should be why the fans support her the way they do, and why Lacey attacked her over a karaoke contest. Naomi isn't happy with Miz passing judgement on she and her fans. She goes on about how she's put in work for years now, and that's why her fans support her. Does she need to explain? Miz didn't expect this interview to be so confrontational. Morrison apologizes because this is about to get much worse. Miz says they have a surprise guest. The music hits and out comes Evans to mostly boos.

Naomi isn't thrilled to see Evans. The boos continue as Evans enters the ring. She greets the hosts and looks down at Naomi. Evans taunts Naomi for last week's loss and says she's been here for more than a decade with not much to show for it, and is about as washed up as ever. Bless her heart, Evans says. Naomi strikes to the face and Evans is shocked. They tangle some and Naomi sends Evans to the floor. Naomi talks trash from the ring as her music hits. Evans looks at how Naomi ruined her makeup, then throws a fit at ringside before storming off. Naomi dances in the ring as Miz and Morrison try to dance behind her.

- We see how Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated The New Day to capture the SmackDown Tag Team Titles at Extreme Rules this past Sunday.

Backstage:

Big E is backstage pacing around. Kofi Kingston walks out of a trainer's room and says he will be out of action for 6 weeks, maybe more. Kofi is looking forward to spending time with family. Big E wants Kofi to heal up. They talk about focusing to get the titles back. Kofi says maybe the universe is trying to talk to them. He and Xavier Woods are both out now, so maybe it's Big E's time. Kofi goes on and says it's all about Big E now, and him showing the world what he can do. Big E appreciates it but... Kofi tells him he's earned this, he deserves this, and he has The New Day's blessing. They hug and show love to end the segment.

- We go back to the ring and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles as the boos pick up. AJ joins Cole and Graves at commentary for this #1 contender's match. Back to commercial.

Drew Gulak vs. Gran Metalik vs. Lince Dorado vs. Shorty G in a #1 Contender Match

Dorado with a drop kick to Gable and Metalik with an inside cradle on Gulak. Dorado and Metalik with a double hip toss and Metalik sends Dorado onto Gulak. Metalik and Dorado have words for each other and Dorado with a single leg take down. Gulak trips Dorado and slams him on the floor. Metalik leaps over the top rope and hits a rana to send Gulak to the floor. Gable with a German suplex and Metalik lands on his feet. Gable with an arm drag. Metalik with a back heel kick and a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Dorado drop kicks Gulak and chops him. Gulak with an Irish whip to Dorado and Dorado with a kick and head scissors. Dorado with a suicide dive to Gulak against the announce table. Metalik with an enzuigiri but Gable with a drop kick when Metalik goes for a springboard move.

Gable with a moonsault off the turnbuckles onto Gulak and Dorado on the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Gable with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Gulak and Gable alternate near falls. Dorado is sent to the floor. Gable with a back slide for a near fal and Gulak gets a near fall. They get to the ropes. Gable with a suplex. Gable sends Gulak to the floor. Gable chops Metalik and follows with forearms. Gulak kicks Metalik and Gable pushes Gulak aside for kicks to Metalik. Gulak goes for a slam but Metalik escapes. Gable goes for a slam but Metalik escapes. Metalik with a handspring double back elbow.

Dorado with a clothesline to Gulak and a kick to Gable. Dorado with chops and Gulak with an Irish whip. Dorado with a back heel kick and quebrada for a near fall. Dorado is put on the turnbuckles and hits a cross body for a near fall. Dorado with a handspring cutter for a near fall that is broken up by Metalik. Gable pushes Metalik into Dorado and hits an exploder on Metalik and then Dorado. Gable with a Liger kick into the corner to Dorado and Gulak. Gable with an exploder to Gulak and then Gable hits a bridging suplex on Metalik for a near fall.

Gable with a waist lock and Gulak with a front face lock and the GuLock. Gable uses the ropes and escapes and applies the ankle lock. Gable adds a grapevine of the legs and Dorado with a frog splash to break up the hold and get a near fall. Dorado with a series of moonsaults on Gable but Gulak crotches Dorado on the turnbuckle. Gable gets Gulak on his shoulders and Gulak is dropped to the floor. Gable with a German superplex and Metalik with a springboard elbow drop for the three count.

Winner: Gran Metalik

After the match, AJ enters the ring and he offers his hand to Metalik. AJ slaps Metalik and he tells Metalik that is why you don't trust anybody. Metalike slaps AJ and hits a springboard tornado DDT.

- We take a look at Otis and Mandy Rose. They will be on Smackdown next week. Back to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Kayla Braxton is with Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro. Nakamura says he is not sure what was more rewarding on Sunday. Putting Kofi through the first table on Sunday or putting Kofi through the second table. He went splat. Cesaro says his only regret was not putting Big E through a table too. Nakamura says it would have made a bigger splat. Cesaro says they can put him through a table, but with Kofi out for six weeks... It is not Big E's time. Nakamura says it is the winner's time. They will make all teams on Smackdown go splat.

- We take a look at the history between Jeff Hardy and Sheamus. Back to commercial.

Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy in a Bar Fight

We go to a bar named Irish Shannon's in Orlando, Florida. Sheamus walks in. His personal bartender is there, as is a referee. The bartender says he hasn't seen Jeff Hardy yet. Jeff walks up and takes a seat. Sheamus asks if he wants a drink to take the edge off. Jeff passes but asks for a cup. The referee asks if they're ready to do this. Jeff tells him he's only here to make the 3 count.

Jeff says his brother Matt Hardy had to "delete!" his WWE career, but tonight Jeff has to recover his. Jeff talks about how sobriety has changed him, so Sheamus better be ready for anything. Sheamus says Jeff will never change, he's weak and pathetic. They have more words and Sheamus calls Jeff a pathetic junkie. Sheamus gets ready, warning the bartender that Jeff doesn't like bartenders. Jeff starts things by throwing a beer in Sheamus' face. Sheamus fights and here we go. Sheamus beats Jeff around and slams him on top of the wooden bar.

Sheamus pulls Jeff down the length of the top of the bar, knocking glasses and bottles off. Sheamus holds Jeff on top of the bar and beats on him with forearms to the chest now. Sheamus is asking for a shot, something top shelf, from the bartender but Jeff takes advantage and turns it around with a clothesline from the bar. Jeff grabs several basketballs and throws them at Sheamus to stop him from approaching. Sheamus kicks Hardy but Hardy tries to hit him with a beer keg. Sheamus blocks it.

Jeff beats Sheamus back and forth into the walls of a hallway in the back. Sheamus comes back and uses a the keg on Jeff while he's down, then chokes him with it. Sheamus pounds on Jeff some more, sending him into the walls. They fight to the bathroom now and Sheamus slams the door on Jeff several times while he's down. Sheamus works Jeff over inside the bathroom now. Sheamus puts Jeff's face into the urinal and flushes it on him. Jeff is choking now, wet from the toilet. Sheamus puts Hardy's face in the mirror and insults him. Jeff fights back and turns it around again. Sheamus gets knocked back into a stall, flushing the toilet. Jeff retreats out of the bathroom but Sheamus screams for him and follows. Sheamus walks back out into the bar and stalks Jeff, telling him he can't hide.

Jeff grabs a ladder and decks Sheamus with it. Sheamus dominates some more and rams Jeff into the brick wall a few times after catching a crossbody. Sheamus swings a guitar at Jeff but he misses. Hardy keeps fighting. Sheamus sends Jeff into a set of drums as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Sheamus is yelling, telling Jeff to bring it. Jeff is still down at the drums. Jeff heats things up and unloads on Sheamus, dropping him as the bartender looks on. They fight and Jeff drops Sheamus with a Twist of Fate. Jeff looks down at Sheamus and then stands a ladder up in front of a large stack of barrels on display. Jeff stomps on Sheamus and drags him over to the ladder. Jeff climbs to the top but the bartender attacks him.

Jeff comes off the ladder and fights back, decking the bartender. Jeff grabs the bartender and powerbombs him through a table. Sheamus takes advantage and hits Jeff from behind. Sheamus grabs the hat he had on earlier, and places it over Jeff's face while he's flat on his back. Sheamus tells Jeff, "Sweet dreams, fella." Sheamus goes back behind the bar and drinks a beer, raising the toast to Jeff. Sheamus downs the beer but it feels like something's not right as we have an eerie music playing now.

Sheamus limps back over and calls the referee to get ready. He removes the hat from Hardy's face as the odd music continues in the background. Jeff suddenly has a new paint design on his face and a look in his eye, with a new contact lens. Jeff drops Sheamus and climbs the ladder. Jeff delivers a Swanton to the floor of the bar, and holds it to cover Sheamus for the pin.

Winner: Jeff Hardy

After the pin, Jeff stands tall as his music plays in the background. He stares straight ahead and has that same odd look in his eye, as if he's snapping back to normal now, and losing the look from the contact. Jeff limps away while Sheamus is laid out on the bar floor. SmackDown on FOX goes off the air.

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