WWE SmackDown Results – September 4, 2020

WWE SmackDown Results - September 4, 2020

We begin with a look back at Sunday’s WWE Payback when Roman Reigns won the Universal Title even though he did not sign the contract to be part of the match until after the match officially started.

We are live from the WWE Thunderdome at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL, as Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring. The boos get louder as Reigns stands on the stage. He raises the title in the air and stares straight ahead. Reigns looks around some before the pyro explodes on the stage. Heyman is all business as they march to the ring while Greg Hamilton does the introductions.

Paul says just when you thought I was out, HE pulled me back in. Paul says don’t make fools of yourself and embarrass yourself by pointing your accusatory fingers at me for corrupting him when he corrupted me. I was tossed aside into the shark infested ocean of obscurity to be rescued, saved, and pulled onto the island of relevancy by this man. They did the same damn thing to him that they did to me. What happened to the thank yous and appreciation from all of the decisions made through life threatening illnesses when he overdelivered. When he needed a little time off, what did you do with his championship? The Fiend? A fiend is not born to be champion. A fiend does fiendish things. A monster? A monster is not born to be champion? A monster does monstrous things.

Roman’s reign as your champion has always been defined by what WWE purports itself on. Family, responsibility, and legacy. The accountability for owning ones actions as champion. That is who that champion is.

On Raw, they have a triple threat match to see who will be challenger at Clash of Champions. We’ll do a Fatal Four Way tonight. The winner gets to be the sacrificial lamb at Clash of Champions. The name of the four contenders do not deserve to have their names mentioned. He will let their resumes be given by Anderson Cooper and Carmella’s latest boyfriend.

Paul says his name is Paul Heyman and he serves as special counsel to the tribal chief. Your reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

Reigns takes the mic and says he’s a man of his word. He did what he said he would do at Payback. He signed the contract, he wrecked the Fiend and the Monster and then he left at Universal Champion. He does not care who he faces at Clash of Champions because it is his island. When you have this much power, all you have to do is show up and win. Believe That.

– Still to come, The Golden Role Models get their title rematch from WWE Payback. Also, Big E vs. Sheamus vs. Matt Riddle vs. King Baron Corbin to determine Reigns’ Clash of Champions opponent.

#1 Contender’s Match: Heavy Machinery vs. The Miz and John Morrison

– We go to the ring and out first comes Heavy Machinery – Otis with his Money In the Bank briefcase, and his partner Tucker. Back to commercial.


Roman Reigns is walking backstage with Paul Heyman. They walk up on Jey Uso and Reigns greets him. Jey mentions trying to get in touch with Reigns all week. Heyman looks at Jey like he doesn’t want Reigns talking to him. Heyman walks off. Jey asks what’s up with Heyman and Reigns, especially with what’s happened in the past with Brock Lesnar. Reigns tries to calm him down, saying everything is straight up, let him handle it. Jey tells Reigns that if he needs someone to watch his back, he is here. Reigns says he’s got it but if Jey needs him, just holler. Reigns walks off and Jey jokes about grabbing a steak together after the show.

#1 Contender’s Match: Heavy Machinery vs. The Miz and John Morrison

We go back to the ring and out comes The Miz and John Morrison. The winner of this match will become the new #1 contenders to SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Otis starts off with Miz and takes control. Otis manhandles Miz some. Miz looks to get an opening but Otis levels him with a shoulder. Tucker tags in for some double teaming in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Miz ends up hitting a jawbreaker and allowing Morrison to come in but he takes Morrison to the mat. Tucker ends up launching Morrison with a big hip toss. Heavy Machinery double teams Morrison now. Otis poses for a pop after they turn Morrison inside out.

Otis with a big back drop. Miz runs in but Tucker stops him and scoops him. Otis scoops Morrison and they collide their opponents, then slam them. Otis and Tucker keeps control, clearing the ring and standing tall together as the crowd pops. Back to commercial.

Back from a break and Otis runs wild after getting a hot tag. Otis unloads on Morrison. Miz runs in with an assist, allowing Morrison to nail a springboard kick to the face. Miz comes in and grounds Otis. Morrison tags in with a running knee while Miz holds Otis. Miz with a running boot of his own for a 2 count. Miz tags back in and Otis fights off the double team. He sends Morrison to the floor. Morrison pulls Tucker to the floor and hits a spinning neckbreaker on the floor to lay Tucker out.

Miz starts kicking a distracted Otis in the ring but it does nothing but get him hyped up. Otis catches a kick and launches Miz over his head with a throw. Morrison comes in and also gets dumped on his head. Otis with the double splash in the corner. Otis calls for the Caterpillar and he hits it on Miz. Otis climbs to the second rope and hits the Vader Bomb for the pin to earn the future title shot.

Winners and New #1 Contenders: Heavy Machinery

After the match, Tucker and Otis stand tall in the ring as the music hits. Morrison runs by and grabs the Money In the Bank briefcase, and runs away with it. Morrison tells them to come back and get him, come take the title from him. Tucker and Otis look on from the ring.


Big E is backstage with Drew Gulak and Lucha House Party. He’s got a birthday cake and some party favors there. He says tonight is special because it’s Xavier Woods’ return to co-host Talking Smack, and it’s Woods’ 34th birthday. Big E tells the others that tonight is also special because he will earn a Universal Title shot. A security guard approaches Big E and tells him Woods has arrived. Big E follows and walks off to greet Woods. He’s suddenly attacked by Sheamus. Sheamus unloads on Big E in a backstage area, and lays him out with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus takes Big E onto the hood of a car and drives him down into the hood and part of the windshield with White Noise. Officials yell at Sheamus as we go back to commercial.


We are back and medical staff is checking on Big E. Kayla Braxton says Big E has suffered major lacerations and other potentially serious injuries. She says Big E will be taken to a local medical facility.

Sheamus stops by and says he can’t take his eyes off this. Kayla asks Sheamus if he did this because Big E beat him at Payback. Sheamus says he was defending himself. Sheamus says Big E might have thought his friend Xavier is here, but maybe he got some bad information. Sheamus says to reach that brass ring, you have to stay focused. Sheamus says it is sad. This could have been the biggest night of Big E’s career, but he lets his old friends drag him back down again. You can’t dwell on it and you have to move forward. Sheamus walks away but comes back and he says it might be a Triple Threat Match.


Alyse Ashton is in the back with Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley now. She brings up their recent title losses. Bayley says they had never seen Jax and Baszler team before Payback, but now they’ve got it figured out and will get their titles back tonight. Ashton asks Bayley about Baszler making her tap. Banks yells at her and asks her if she knows who she’s talking to. Banks goes on praising Bayley for what she’s done in WWE and says more importantly, she’s her best friend. Banks says they’re going to get the titles back and show Baszler and Jax why they run the whole damn company. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and Kayla is with WWE Producer Adam Pearce. He says Big E is on his way to get checked out but he will not be in the Fatal 4 Way tonight. Pearce says they are still working on deciding who the replacement competitor will be. Paul Heyman walks up and asks to speak with Pearce in private. They walk off together.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler

We go back to the ring for this WWE Payback rematch as The Golden Role Models are out first – Sasha Banks with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. They pose on the ramp as the pyro goes off above them. Out next are the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. We get a sidebar backstage video of SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura in their Champions Lounge. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton in the middle of the ring.

Baszler stares Bayley down before the bell. The bell rings but the champs are talking, deciding on who will start. Bayley and Banks attack while Jax and Baszler aren’t looking, clearing the ring of the champions. Baszler and Jax end up coming back and taking the challengers off the apron, and rag-dolling them into the barrier a few times, then dropping them on the floor. We go back to a commercial break.

Back from the break and Baszler is working on Bayley’s arm. Jax tags in with a splash in the corner. Baszler with a running knee in the corner. Jax covers Bayley for 2. Jax with a shoulder breaker to Bayley for another 2 count. Jax tosses Bayley across the ring and hits a back splash while she’s down, and again. Jax grounds Bayley again as Banks looks on.

Bayley looks to turn it around but Jax continues to dominate for another 2 count. Baszler tags back in and works Bayley over on the mat. Banks finally tags in and goes at it with Jax. Jax sends her to the apron but Banks rocks her with a pair of knees, and another. Banks with double knees in from the apron and then a running knee from across the ring. Banks goes to the top and hits a Meteora for a close 2 count. Jax lifts Banks on her shoulders but Banks slides off to the apron. Baszler tags in but Banks rocks them both, sending Baszler to the floor. Jax gets sent to the apron now. Banks goes to powerbomb Jax from the apron to the floor but she hangs on. Bayley, off a tag, runs in and assists, allowing Banks to powerbomb Jax to the floor from the apron. Bayley blocks a Kirifuda Clutch from Baszler and levels her with a belly-to-back suplex. Banks tags back in and hits a running knee for another close 2 count on Baszler.

Banks talks trash to Bayley, taking her to the corner and stomping away. Banks and Bayley with quick tags now, keeping Baszler down in their corner. Baszler avoids a double team and goes for a Kirifuda Clutch on Bayley again but Banks breaks it with a Backstabber. They tangle and Banks covers for a 2 count. Bayley ends up going to the top rope and hitting the flying elbow drop to Baszler for another close 2 count in a row. The challengers can’t believe it as they show some frustration. Banks with a big sliding dropkick to Baszler’s shoulder on the apron. Banks goes for running double knees on the apron against the ring post but Baszler moves and Banks crashes hard into the post with her knees. She falls to the floor and Bayley checks on her as she screams out.

Bayley goes back to the apron as Banks slowly pulls herself into the ring. Baszler meets her at the ropes but Banks drops her neck over the top rope. Jax tries to launch herself in but Baszler sends her bad knees into the turnbuckles, then takes them out with a chop block. Banks goes back down hard. Baszler with another big attack from behind. Banks rolls Baszler for a 2 count as she works on the leg. Baszler knocks Bayley off the apron and then stomps away on Banks’ hurt leg, forcing her to scream out. Bayley runs in but Baszler grabs her for another potential double submission like Payback.

Bayley counters and hits a Bayley-to-Belly suplex to get Banks free. Banks ends up getting a 2 count on Baszler but she goes right into the Banks Statement. Jax comes over and rips Bayley off the apron, then runs in and breaks Baszler free from the Banks Statement. Baszler crawls to Jax and tags her in. Jax scoops Banks into a Stretch Muffler in the middle of the ring. Banks counters with a roll-up for 2. Jax grabs Banks and puts her on her shoulders.

Jax climbs to the second rope but Bayley comes from behind and pulls Banks down from the hold. Baszler charges but the challengers go to double team slam her. She goes down to the mat but Banks’ knee is giving her trouble. The challengers turn around to Jax flying off the top with a double crossbody, pinning Banks and Bayley at the same time to retain.

Winners: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler

After the match, the champs stand tall as Jax’s music hits. We go to replays. Medics enter the ring to check on Banks’ leg. Cole says she suffered a very serious leg injury tonight. Bayley looks on as we go back to commercial.

– We are back and Sasha is still being checked out by the medical staff while Bayley sits in the corner. Sasha refuses medical help and she pushes the EMTs down. Bayley suddenly starts stomping on Banks while she’s down on the apron. Bayley pulls Banks to the floor and unloads, launching her into the barrier and then the steps. Bayley slams Banks’ hurt leg into the steel steps and then stomps away on it as the boos get louder. Bayley launches Banks into the barrier again and then brings her in the ring. Bayley stomps away and starts punching on Banks while she’s down in the corner. Bayley beats Banks around some more, taunting her and telling her she deserves all of this. Bayley drops Banks’ knee back with a DDT. Bayley brings a steel chair in the ring now. Banks tries to fight back and kicks Bayley. Bayley shuts her down and nails another running shot to the face. Bayley goes on and wraps the chair around Banks’ neck. Bayley goes to the top and leaps off, stomping on the chair to hurt Banks’ neck. The boos get louder as Bayley exits the ring and stares Banks down, clutching the title as officials check on Banks. We go back to commercial.

– We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Bayley showing that she is tired of carrying the dead wood that is No Belts Banks. We see Sasha being taken into the ambulance and it drives away. Corey Graves says he took shots at Sasha and Bayley and he says he never saw this coming.

In the Arena:

Sami Zayn makes his way to the ring with an Intercontinental Championship belt.

Zayn hits the ring and yells at Hamilton for not introducing him as the champion. Hamilton says it wasn’t on his notes. Zayn calls a staffer over from ringside and yells at a worker in the production truck via his headset, asking if he was listed as champion on his entrance graphic. Sami says we’re going to do this whole thing over. The music suddenly interrupts and out comes WWE Inter

Hardy walks to the ring and says Sami could’ve saved everyone some time last week, he didn’t have to attack if he wanted a title shot, all he had to do was ask. Jeff is in the ring now. Sami goes on about how he’s the real champion and he doesn’t need to ask for anything, Jeff needs to ask him for a title shot. They argue and the music hits as AJ Styles makes his way out to interrupt. AJ rants about how he should be champion. Hardy looks to offer AJ a title shot and Sami asks if everyone is crazy. This leads to AJ decking Hardy and dropping him. AJ stomps away on Hardy. Sami joins in. AJ turns on Sami and kicks him in the head. There’s more back and forth but the segment ends with Sami turning on AJ and dropping him. Sami retreats with his title.

– Cole and Graves reveal that Jey Uso will be replacing Big E in tonight’s Fatal 4 Way main event.

– We go to the ring for tonight’s main event as Matt Riddle is out first. He gets pyro on the way to the ring. The winner of this match will become the new #1 contender to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns for a title shot at Clash of Champions. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and we get a quick vignette that shows a woman walking in high heels. Music is playing in the background, there’s an ambiance to the video, but we don’t see her face. The woman stops and turns around, and keeps walking to end the quick teaser.


Heavy Machinery is in the back. Tucker can’t find The Miz and John Morrison. Otis says he keeps the Money In the Bank contract in the lunchbox, and Tucker asks what he keeps in the briefcase. We see Miz and Morrison elsewhere backstage. There’s food in Otis’ Money In the Bank lunchbox and they’re grossed out. Miz tells Morrison that having the briefcase doesn’t make him Mr. Money In the Bank. He congratulates Morrison on stealing Otis’ lunchbox.


Jey Uso walks in on Roman Reigns, thanking him for getting him in the main event. He owes him big time. Reigns says it’s time they showed Jey some respect. Jey says he’s about to go get it and then he and Reigns can turn up at Clash of Champions. Reigns says he knows Jimmy Uso would win it, so let’s see if Jey can go win one by himself. Jey laughs a bit and Reigns wishes him good luck. He walks off.

– We go back to the ring and King Baron Corbin is being carried out on his caravan, ranting about how nepotism has ruined this match due to Jey Uso getting a spot.

– Riddle runs up the ramp and Corbin gets off his caravan. They start brawling. Sheamus runs down next and helps bring them near the ring. Jey Uso is out next, both with no music. Jey and Corbin go at it at ringside. Sheamus and Riddle brawl in the ring. Corbin pounds on Jey against the barrier as we go back to commercial.

– We are back and We see Nikki Cross standing in the back. Alexa Bliss shows up and apologizes for what she did to the mug and she says she doesn’t know what came over her. Nikki accepts the apology and Alexa hugs Nikki and leaves.

#1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way: Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus vs. King Baron Corbin vs. Jey Uso

Corbon is sent to the floor and the Sheamus with a snap mare to Riddle. Jey punches Sheamus and Riddle with a rollup on Jey for a near fall. Riddle kicks Sheamus off the apron and Jey with a rollup for a near fall. Jey lands on his feet on a German suplex attempt. Jey is pulled to the floor and sent into the ring steps. Sheamus with a back breaker to Riddle. Corbin kicks Riddle and it appears that Sheamus and Corbin are on the same page. Corbin punches Riddle and knocks Jey off the apron. Sheamus chops Riddle and Corbin punches Riddle.

Riddle kicks Corbin and Sheamus is sent over the top rpoe to the floor. Corbin with a spinebuster on Riddle and Jey breaks up the cover. Corbin gets a near fall on Jey. Corbin chokes Jey in the ropes. Sheamus with a European uppercut to Jey. Corbin punches Riddle off the apron. Corbin punches Jey. Corbin slides around the post and Riddle kicks Corbin. Jey kicks Sheamus and Riddle with strikes to Sheamus. Jey with an enzuigiri to Corbin and Riddle kicks Sheamus. Riddle and Jey with splashes but Corbin with deep six to Jey while Sheamus hits a uranage back breaker and they get near falls.

Sheamus with a running double sledge when Corbin argues with the referee and we go to commercial.

We are back and Jey chops Sheamus but Sheamus with a knee. Sheamus with a suplex to Jey. Sheamus punches and kicks Corbin and then drop kicks Corbin off the apron. Sheamus with forearms to Jey’s chest. Sheamus gets Jey on his shoulders but Riddle with a kick to Sheamus. Riddle with a knee to Corbin and Riddle with stirkes and kicks to Sheamus. Riddle with an Exploder followed by a kick and back senton. Riddle with a German suplex for a naer fall. Riddle goes for a triangle on Sheamus. Riddle with elbows and Sheamus gets a near fall and then he hits a one arm power bomb for a near fall. Sheamus with a Cloverleaf on Riddle and he pulls Riddle into the center of the ring.

Jey with a super kick to Sheamus but Corbin with a rollup on Jey for a near fall. Corbin goes for the choke breaker but Jey lands on his feet and he connects with punches and splash into the corner. Jey super kicks everyone. Corbin with an elbow to Jey while Sheamus and Riddle send Corbin over the ringside barrier. Jey with a pescado onto Riddle and Sheamus. Corbin grabs Jey and Jey drops Corbin on the ringside barrier. Corbin sends Jey over the first layer of Thunderdome monitors. Corbin sends Riddle into the ringside barrier and they return to the ring.

Corbin goes for End of Days but Riddle escapes. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Corbin and Riddle with Bro 2 Sleep on Sheamus. Riddle with a Floating Bro but Jey with a kick and he gets the three count.

Winner: Jey Uso

After the match, Jey is congratualted by Kayla for his victory. He is asked about the win. Jey tells the Big Dog he made the family proud too. Jey welcomes Roman and says he knows the rest.

We go to credits.


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