WWE Smackdown Results – August 7, 2020

WWE Smackdown Results - August 7, 2020

We begin with a look at the Swamp Fight from Extreme Rules and The Fiend attacking Alexa Bliss at the end of last week’s Smackdown.

We go to the Firefly Funhouse and Bray Wyatt welcomes us. He says he needs to address things. Haters have been blaming him for what happened to Alexa Bliss last week. He says if anyone deserves blame, it should be Braun Strowman. How could you let someone you care about have to deal with the Fiend. All you had to do is give HIM what he wants. The Fiend will be here later tonight with someone special. My advise is to give him what he wants or she’ll find out what he’s truly capable of. We see flashes of The Fiend. Wyatt is all serious while talking about The Fiend but he suddenly snaps out of it and goes back to laughing, saying he gets the heebie-jeebies just thinking about The Fiend. Wyatt waves goodbye to end the segment.

– We’re live on a tape delay from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined by Corey Graves. We see the developmental trainees cheering in the crowd behind the Plexiglas barrier.

Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus

We go right to the ring and out comes Matt Riddle first. Sheamus is out next. We saw footage of King Baron Corbin and his King’s Ransom as he’s tried to find someone to take Riddle out as of late.

Back and forth to start the match. Sheamus strikes first but Riddle blocks a submission. They trade submissions. Riddle comes back with a big takedown. Riddle with a kick. Riddle goes for another but Sheamus grabs him and they go to the ropes as the referee warns them. They tangle again and Sheamus drops Riddle with a knee to the gut. Sheamus unloads on Riddle while he’s down now. Sheamus keeps Riddle grounded by his arm now.

The crowd rallies as Riddle fights up and out. Riddle unloads with strikes and takes Sheamus down into an armbar. They tangle on the mat and Sheamus kicks out at 2. Sheamus powers out and overpowers Riddle for a big powerbomb in the middle of the ring. Sheamus with strikes against the ropes. Riddle avoids an Irish whip and sends Sheamus to the apron. Sheamus clubs Riddle by the back of his neck and drops him. Sheamus picks Riddle up by his neck, still on the apron, and unloads with the 10 forearms.

Sheamus goes to the top but Riddle jumps up and charges, knocking Sheamus from the top turnbuckle to the floor. Sheamus lands hard on the outside and we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Sheamus continues to wear Riddle down. Riddle charges but Sheamus catches him with the Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus goes on and hits two more Irish Curse backbreakers for three in a row. Sheamus keeps Riddle grounded on the mat now as the crowd rallies. More back and forth now. Riddle finally drops Sheamus with a big kick to the head to get an opening.

They both get up and Riddle unloads. Riddle kicks Sheamus back and then hits a big kick to the face. Riddle with more offense into the corner. Riddle with a big Exploder suplex from the corner, a running kick to the face and a Broton for a close 2 count. Riddle with another Broton while Sheamus is down. Sheamus goes to the top for the Floating Bro but has to roll through as Sheamus moves. Sheamus comes right back with White Noise but Riddle kicks out at 2.

Sheamus shows some frustration now. More back and forth now in the middle of the ring. Riddle goes for the running knee but Sheamus dodges it and rolls him for a 2 count. Sheamus catches Riddle with an Irish Curse. Sheamus charges into the corner but he hits the ring post shoulder-first and falls out to the floor. Riddle follows as the referee counts. He unloads with kicks to Sheamus. Sheamus blocks and drops him with a knee to the jaw. Sheamus makes it back in and here comes Riddle but Shorty G runs down and drops him from behind at ringside for the disqualification.

Winner by DQ: Matt Riddle

– After the bell, the boos get louder as G beats on Riddle at ringside. G is here to collect on King Baron Corbin’s ransom for Riddle. Riddle fights back and rocks G. Riddle runs and leaps off the announce table, taking G down with a big punch. Riddle slams G’s face into the announce table over and over. Riddle launches G into the steel ring steps now, then delivers a big kick to the chest while he’s down. The referee announces Riddle as the winner as Sheamus looks on from the ring. Sheamus is not happy. Riddle dances around the ringside area and heads up the ramp. Sheamus grabs G and brings him back into the ring. G stands up and turns around as Sheamus delivers a big Brogue Kick for a pop. Sheamus takes the mic and rants at G for messing up his match, all for Corbin’s bounty. Sheamus taunts and talks more trash, yelling at G to get back up. Sheamus tosses the mic and waits for G again. A furious Sheamus levels G with a second Brogue Kick. He leaves to boos as the music hits.

– Still to come, The Fiend is here. Will Braun Strowman confront him over Alexa Bliss? Still to come, Sonya Deville on The Dirt Sheet as a special correspondent for The Miz and John Morrison. Back to commercial.


We are back and Baron Corbin is talking to someone named Sarah and he offers to show her around and Sheamus shows up. Sheamus says he will kick Corbin’s head off his shoulders if he has anyone interfere in his matches again. Sheamus tells Corbin to try him. Corbin says he would put a dent in Sheamus’ skull if he wasn’t dealing with Hardy tonight. Sheamus smirk as Corbin leaves.

In the Arena:

We go back to the ring for the return of The Dirt Sheet with John Morrison and The Miz. They welcome us and show us how Sonya Deville attacked Mandy Rose last week.

Miz and Morrison are having technical difficulties with their mics. They joke that RETRIBUTION wasn’t booked for SmackDown tonight. They go on about using their platform to give a platform to a victim who was attacked last week. They play Mandy’s music but it’s Mandy Rose’s Hair instead. The talking hair piece appears on the big screen. They do a bunch of comedy mocking Rose and her hair. They then appear to actually give the real Mandy a chance to speak now, but they bring out Deville instead.

Deville goes on about how it’s not a big deal what she did to Rose because she told everyone what she was going to do ahead of time, and she’s a woman who keeps her word. She talks about enjoying the hair cutting and messing up Rose’s makeup. She goes on and says she has no respect for Rose anymore. Deville says Rose is so weak. She brags about breaking Rose in the ring and now emotionally. The crowd boos and Rose says they’re a terrible crowd. They go on booing and Deville gets angry, daring Rose to come out and correct her if she’s wrong. Miz and Morrison point to how we haven’t heard from Rose since the attack, and she hasn’t posted any selfies. Morrison says we all know how much she loves doing that.

Deville brings up how Rose won an award on The Bump, for making out with Otis. Deville says Rose won an award for making out with a dude. She’s just going to leave that there. They all start insulting Mandy and Otis now. The music interrupts and out comes Heavy Machinery. Tucker and Otis, with his Money In the Bank briefcase, hit the ring. They start brawling with Miz and Morrison. Miz gets sent out to the floor. They go to double team Morrison as Otis prepares to hit him with the Caterpillar. Morrison is able to retreat and hit the floor, joining Deville and Miz. They regroup as Otis and Tucker stand tall in the ring. Back to commercial.

– We are back and Lince says that the Champion’s Party that was thrown last week was whack. He will show Cesaro how to party.

Cesaro vs. Lince Dorado

They lock up and Cesaro with punches on a break. Dorado floats over and flips across the ring and Dorado avoids a splash. Cesaro with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Cesaro wtth a European uppercut. Dorado kicks Cearo and he lands on his feet but Cesaro with a clothesline. Dorado with a satellite head scissors that sends Cesaro to the floor. The lights flicker as Dorado goes for a plancha and Cesaro catches Dorado. Dorado lands on the ringside barrier and hits a rana that sends Cesaro into the apron. Dorado with a sunset flip for a near fall.

Dorado with an enzuigiri ahd a cross body but Cesaro catches him and hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Cesaro with a European uppercut to the back and a forearm across the chest. Cesaro with an elbow drop for a near fall and then he applies am arm bar. Dorado with a mule kick. Dorado with a jaw breaker and punches.

Cesaro with an Irish whip but Dorado with a boot. Dorado flips off Cesaro’s shoulders and hits a handspring cutter and moonsault combination. Nakamura distracts Dorado before he can try for the third moonsault and Cesaro with a forearm and he tries for Splash Mountain but Dorado counters with a rana. Cesaro with a European uppercut and Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.

Winner: Cesaro

Otis is in the back and he is not in a good mood. Kayla ambushes them and asks Otis about what he did to the Dirt Sheet. Otis says they are jokesters and they crossed the line. Tucker says what Sonya did was despicable and Miz and Morrison won’t let it go. Otis says he is used to being the subject of the joke, but when you do it about Mandy, the jokes are over.

– The lights go down in the arena and it is time for the Fiend. But after his entrace, we go to commercial.

Back from the break and The Fiend is in the ring. The red lights are still covering the ring and the menacing sound is playing over and over. Alexa Bliss is down on the mat. The Fiend stands over as she looks up frightened. The Fiend backs up and crawls to Bliss now. The Fiend slowly raises his arm like he did last week. He looks to deliver another Mandible Claw but this time Bliss grabs his arm and stops him. She looks up at him and caresses his face. The Fiend stops her and backs off, apparently frustrated with how she’s getting to him.

WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman appears on the big screen as Wyatt backs off from Bliss. Strowman doesn’t give a damn about Bliss, he just wants The Fiend. Strowman goes on about how different he is coming out of the Swamp Fight. Strowman says since The Fiend is in the ring, he’s looking at the most evil son of a b—h that the world has laid eyes on. Strowman tried to resist and fight it but he’s at his breaking point. What has been building inside of him is coming out, the evil. Strowman goes on, talking like some kind of monster now. He says he is more than a man, he is the thing that nightmares are made of. He is the The Monster. Strowman says The Fiend can have whatever he wants at SummerSlam. Strowman tells The Fiend to face his fears… face the monster. Strowman continues breathing heavy as The Fiend looks on from the ring, apparently in approval. We get flashes of The Fiend as SmackDown goes to commercial.

Jeff Hardy vs. King Corbin

Back from the break and out comes Jeff Hardy first. The boos start up as King Baron Corbin makes his way out next.

The bell rings and they go at it. Hardy blocks a big punch and hits the inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy unloads but Corbin fights back. Hardy drops Corbin with a running forearm. Hardy with another Atomic Drop and the double leg takedown. Hardy with some of his signature moves and a splash for a 2 count in the middle of the ring. The crowd rallies but Corbin rocks Hardy in the throat. Corbin unloads and blocks a Twist of Fate. Corbin comes right back with a clothesline for a 2 count.

Corbin works Hardy over as the crowd rallies again. Corbin launches Hardy out to the floor in front of the announcers. Corbin follows and beats Hardy on top of the announce table now, unloading with punches to the face as the crowd boos. Corbin brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Corbin grounds Hardy and unloads with elbows. Corbin keeps Hardy down in a submission now. Hardy fights up and out but Corbin takes him right back down to the mat.

Hardy fights back up but Corbin sends him to the corner. Corbin goes out and right back in the ring but Hardy is waiting, sending him back into the barrier. Hardy unloads on the outside and brings it back in. Hardy charges but Corbin catches him with a Deep Six for a close 2 count. Hardy blocks off End of Days and keeps fighting. Corbin shuts him down with a big knee, knocking Hardy back out to the floor.

Sheamus suddenly appears at ringside and decks Hardy in the face with a Brogue Kick out of nowhere. Fans boo as the referee calls for the disqualification.

Winner by DQ: Jeff Hardy

After the bell, Corbin goes out and argues with Sheamus at ringside as Hardy’s music hits. The referee gets in between Sheamus and Corbin arguing. Back to commercial.

Sheamus vs. King Corbin in an IMPROMPTU MATCH

The match is joined in progress and Sheamus with knees and a European uppercut. Corbin with a kick but Sheamus with a knee. Corbin gets to the floor and Sheamus follows but Corbin with a clothesline. Corbin sends Sheamus into the plexiglass and he punches Sheamus. Corbin slams Sheamus’ head into the announce table. Sheamus clotheslines Corbin over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus sends Corbin shoulder first into the ring post and they erturn to the ring.

Sheamus misses a clothesline and Corbin with a side slam for a near fall. Corbin with punches and he sends Sheamus shoulder first into the ring post. Corbin with a half nelson and chin lock. Sheamus gets Corbin on his shoulders and Corbin gets back to his feet and he hits a clothesline. Matt Riddle comes into the ring and it distracts Corbin long enough to allow Sheamus to hit a Brogue Kick for the three count.

Winner: Sheamus


Bayley is in the back and Sasha Banks shows up and wants to know if Bayley is okay because she is going to face Asuka on Raw. Bayley says Sasha should have asked her first. Sasha says she needs Bayley to do this for her. Bayley mentions that Asuka wants revenge for what she did to Kairi Sane. Sasha says this is not about Asuka, it is about us. Sasha says Bayley is her role model. Someone stops by to tell Sasha and Bayley that they need to be in the ring for a video conference with Stephanie McMahon. We go to commercial.


Back from the break and Kayla is backstage with Big E. She asks what his next venture looks like going out on his own while Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods are sidelined. Big E gets hyped up and says he’s not sure where this run will go, but he can assure that he will give all of himself. Because… Kayla finishes the “New Day rocks” for him a few times and Big E gets more hyped up to end the segment.

In the Arena:

We go back to the ring and see the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – RAW Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon appears on the big screen and they welcome her.

Stephanie thanks Banks and Bayley for joining her. She praises them for achieving their goal of winning all the gold in WWE, except for WWE NXT. They thank her and say her positive feedback means the world because there’s a lot of negative hate in the locker room now. Bayley says they’re trying to be role models for girls around the world, like Stephanie’s daughters. They keep kissing up to Stephanie and she finally changes her tune on them some, bringing up some of their bad actions from this summer. Stephanie isn’t sure about being role models, but they’ve definitely her attention now. They keep sucking up, saying they know what’s best for business. Stephanie isn’t one to hold a grudge, she’s a McMahon. She doesn’t want to lecture them but she does want to challenge them. Stephanie says Banks will defend the RAW Women’s Title at SummerSlam, and it could be against Asuka after the match on Monday’s RAW.

Stephanie says Bayley will also defend her singles title at SummerSlam, against the enemies she’s made as of late on RAW, SmackDown and NXT. There will be a triple brand Battle Royal on next week’s show with the winner facing Bayley at SummerSlam. Stephanie says now that is what’s best for business. Stephanie’s music hits as Banks and Bayley argue in the ring.


Kayla is backstage with Sonya Deville, The Miz and John Morrison. She asks them if they regret taking things too far since they have a match against Otis and Tucker. Miz says some times good comedy offends. Morrison says Otis and Tucker get mad and then they make mistakes. Miz says they are physical marvels and mental giants. It is like playing chess against a pot bellied pig. Kayla says she has never seen Otis as upset. Miz wonders if Otis will eat them as they walk off for tonight’s main event.

The Miz and John Morrison vs. Heavy Machinery

Back from the break and it’s time for tonight’s main event as The Miz and John Morrison make their way out. Sonya Deville is with them. Out next is Heavy Machinery – Tucker and Otis, with his Money In the Bank briefcase.

Morrison starts off with Tucker. Morrison strikes with big kicks to start. Tucker comes back with a slam, grounding Morrison. Deville cheers Morrison on. Tucker and Morrison go at it and Tucker levels him with a clothesline. The lights start flickering again as Graves jokes about this being RETRIBUTION again. Otis tags in and they double team Morrison. Otis runs over Morrison as the crowd cheers.

Morrison counters Otis and tags in Miz. Miz rocks Otis but Otis takes it and rubs his belly, dancing around. Otis takes more shots from Miz. Otis rips his shirt off, blocks a shot and runs over Miz in the middle of the ring. Tucker tags back in and they march around Miz in the middle of the ring. They then collide against him, sending him to the floor to regroup. Tucker leaps off the apron with a cannonball, taking down both opponents on the floor. Heavy Machinery celebrates as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Miz is going at it with Tucker. Morrison comes in for the double team but Tucker kicks out at 2 as Otis cheers him on. Morrison unloads while Tucker is down. Tucker counters a shot and fights back as Otis distracts Morrison. Morrison keeps fighting and nails a kick to the face. Miz tags in as the crowd rallies. They hit a double team Gutbuster. Miz with a DDT for a 2 count.

Miz and Morrison with more offense now. Morrison with a cheap shot from the apron as the referee is distracted. They taunt Tucker and Otis now. Morrison tags in but Tucker knocks him off the apron, then drops down on Miz. Otis rallies for the tag and gets it. Otis comes in and runs wild on both opponents as the crowd cheers. Deville yells from ringside. Otis with big power moves on Miz and Morrison as he takes turn on both. Otis runs and splashes Morrison in the corner. Otis readies for the Caterpillar on Morrison as Deville yells for him to get up. Otis hits it on Morrison but Miz breaks the pin up at 2. The crowd boos.

Tucker charges Miz and Morrison at ringside but they move and he crashes into the Plexiglas. Miz drives Otis into the steel ring steps. Mandy Rose with shorter hair suddenly appears and attacks Deville at ringside, preventing her from interfering. Rose unloads but Deville fights back and brings it in the ring. The referee calls for the bell.

No Contest

After the bell, Rose and Deville brawl around the ring now. The referee and the two tag teams run in to pull them apart. Rose tackles Deville again and keeps the attack going. They’re pulled apart once again. Deville takes Rose out of mid-air at one point and tackles her again. Rose and Deville are finally pulled apart one last time, and taken out of the ring. SmackDown goes to commercial as they try to end the chaos between Rose and Deville.

– Back from the break and we see Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville still being kept apart in the backstage area. There are more technical difficulties from overhead.

In the Arena:

We go right back to Cole and Graves at ringside into he arena. RETRIBUTION suddenly appears and runs wild at ringside, going all through the arena yelling and screaming. They’re destroying stuff with baseball bats, crowbars and other weapons. The men and women are wearing all black, hoodies and face masks. One representative tells the camera that this is their house now, we might want to leave and go home.

RETRIBUTION continues running wild around the arena, some members are running in and out of the ring. It looks like a camera gets knocked on the ground or a camera man gets dropped at ringside. The masked men and women hit the crowd now, attacking the developmental trainees and beating them up. Some of the members return to the ring and continue ranting about how this is theirs now. Two of the guys go out and tip the SmackDown announce table over. Cole and Graves left a few minutes ago. They take black, red and blue spray paint cans now, spraying their name and anti-WWE symbols all over the Plexiglas, the ring and the ramp.

The destruction of the arena continues. One guy brings a chainsaw out and they all get hyped up. He starts cutting the ring ropes as the ring is being destroyed now. We get a shot at some of the developmental trainees laid out in the crowd still. SmackDown on FOX goes off the air with RETRIBUTION standing tall in the ring as the destruction continues.


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