March 20, 2020
Orlando, Florida (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Daniel Bryan & Drew Gulak defeated Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura via top rope sunset flip by Bryan on Cesaro
- The Miz & John Morrison defeated Heavy Machinery by disqualification when Otis hit them with a chair
In-Ring: Rob Gronkowski, Mojo Rawley, King Corbin, Elias
WWE Friday Night SmackDown kicks off from the Performance Center. Michael Cole is in the ring as he starts off mentioning that WrestleMania will be a two night event calling it “Too big for one night”. Cole mentions that Rob Gronkowski will be hosting the show as we see a small video package talking about the former NFL Super Bowl champion.
In the ring with Cole is Mojo Rawley. He slaps Cole around telling him he has to be hyped about it. Rawley introduces Gronkowski to the ring. Out comes the former NFL star as he dances down to the ring wearing a GronkMania t-shirt. Cole welcomes him as Gronk says he was watching since he was a kid, watching since the FCW arena to support Mojo. Gronk said he’s been to sold out WrestleMania’s in front of 80,000 people and now he is here in front of zero people but he’s still hyped and he will be hosting the show.
Rawley says he is here to watch his back because the WWE is different from the NFL. They get hit on the field, off the field, in the ring. The two start to joke around as Gronkowski gives Mojo a few chops to the chests and out comes Baron Corbin to the ring.
Corbin congratulates him on being the host but he’s setting himself up for failure if he’s taking advice from Mojo. As he should already know, his name is Kin Corbin and as his king, he expects to be greeted in a certain way. He expects him to get on his knees and bow down. Gronk says no as Corbin says it’s not for him, he’s a party guy. He says he was in the NFL and now he’s here. Gronk is used to wearing protective pads but in the WWE, they don’t wear that. Corbin says he is bigger and stronger than Gronk and if he wants to have a good time at WrestleMania, he has to fall in line just like everyone else or his party is over.
We hear a guitar string and it’s Elias. Corbin asks why he’s here. Elias says for the past few weeks, he has had a song ready to go that he wants Corbin to listen to. Corbin agrees only if Elias will go away. Elias says yes. The song goes:
“Oh Corbin can’t you hear how dumb you sound, Gronk will rip your skull and spike it like a touch down. So off with your head, I don’t think you’ll survive, I just wish there were people here to see it live. Because…”
Corbin cuts him off as Gronk is laughing. Corbin gets in his face as Mojo gets on all fours behind Corbin and Gronk pushes him to the ground over Rawley. Corbin gets up but Elias hits him and throws him over the top rope.
Gronk says as the host, he is advocating that Elias and Corbin have a match at WrestleMania.
Daniel Bryan & Drew Gulak vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
Bryan and Nakamura start off the match. Zayn is on commentary. Both men exchange reversals to start the match. Gulak is tagged in and an arm bar on Nakamura but Nakamura reverses it and Cesaro is tagged in.
A headlock take down by Cesaro but Gulak reverses it. Once more reversals by both men as Bryan is tagged in. Bryan goes after Cesaro’s leg but Cesaro reverses it and hits him with an uppercut. Nakamura is tagged in. Both men with right hands and Bryan with an uppercut. He sends Nakamura to the ropes and Cesaro is tagged in. Nakamura is sent to the outside and a suicide dive by Bryan. He climbs the top rope and a cross body but Cesaro catches him and hits him with a back breaker. Cesaro knocks Gulak off the ring apron.
Back from commercial, Cesaro and Bryan are in the ring. Both men exchange uppercuts. Nakamura is tagged in. They double team Bryan in the corner. Nakamura with a snapmare take down followed by a knee to the face. Nakamura goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. Cesaro is tagged in and he goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. Uppercuts by Cesaro as he sends Bryan to the corner but Bryan hits him with a drop kick.
Nakamura and Gulak are tagged in. Gulak with a right hand followed by a German suplex. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out. Gulak goes for a submission but Nakamura reverses it and Gulak reverses that. A spinning kick by Nakamura to the head. Cesaro is tagged in. They double team Gulak in the corner. Cesaro goes for the cover but Bryan breaks it up.
Nakamura in the ring as he attacks Bryan. Cesaro and Nakamura throw Bryan to the outside. Cesaro with uppercuts to Gulak in the corner. Nakamura is tagged in and he kicks Gulak. Nakamura runs towards Gulak but Gulak hits him with a clothesline. Cesaro is tagged in. European uppercuts by Cesaro. He gets Gulak in the corner but Gulak with a back elbow and Bryan is tagged in. Gulak with a cross body off the top rope, Cesaro catches him and drops him, Bryan goes for a sunset flip off the top rope on Cesaro and gets the pin.
Winners: Daniel Bryan and Drew Gulak
Backstage: Daniel Bryan, Drew Gulak, Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro, Sami Zayn
Bryan and Gulak are backstage stretching. In comes Nakamura, Cesaro and Zayn as Zayn says that Gulak is not helping Bryan. He calls it a mediocre win. He calls Gulak a nobody and says he is untouchable. Bryan says he’s barely Intercontinental champion. He tells Zayn to defend his Intercontinental championship against himself and Gulak at WrestleMania. Zayn says if Gulak can somehow defeat Nakamura next week, then he will defend his Intercontinental championship at WrestleMania. Daniel Bryan says he’s on as Gulak looks at Bryan and Zayn says he’s on.
Segment: Paige, Bayley, Sasha Banks
Michael Cole welcomes Paige as she’s on Skype in Los Angeles but she’s interrupted by Bayley and Banks who come down to the ring. Bayley tells Cole to leave. Bayley says Paige no shows again. Bayley welcomes Paige to her show as Paige says she has a way with words. Bayley tells Paige to say what she has to say.
Paige says it’s bad enough having to listen to them but they know it takes more than greatness to change people’s hearts. It takes courage and any woman who went into that ring showed courage and that’s courage that they lack. Bayley calls herself the most dominant SmackDown champion in history. She asks Paige if she wants to do something about it but Paige can’t do anything about it. Paige says her career is over but it’s WrestleMania season. And that means she can’t wait to see her title. Paige says she has a match for Bayley at WrestleMania.
Bayley says they’re skipping WrestleMania. Paige says she will defend her SmackDown championship against Lacey Evans. Bayley says she has already defeated her. Paige says she will defend it against Evans and Dana Brooke. Bayley and Sasha laugh and asks if she wants Tamina too. Paige says it’s Lacey, Brooke and Tamina. Bayley adds Naomi to the match.
Sasha Banks calls Paige a bitch. Paige says Bayley’s final opponent is her, Sasha Banks. The camera cuts to Sasha as her and Bayley look at each other. Bayley storms out of the ring as Sasha shakes her head.
Video: John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt From WrestleMania 30
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John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt from WrestleMania 30 airs in its entirety.
Backstage: Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Bliss and Cross. She asks them about the Kabuki Warriors. Cross is angry about last week as Alexa tells Asuka that last week she sneaked and attacked her. She says she can play that game and better. She asks Nikki about next week, Cross says she has nothing. Alexa says she is challenging Asuka to a match next week.
The Dirt Sheet: The Miz and John Morrison
John says this week he taught himself how to whip and nay nay. Miz says he feels like they’re missing something. Morrison says aside from fans chanting “Miz and Morrison, hey hey, ho, ho”. Miz says they’re on their way to WrestleMania and have no challengers. Miz says they should ask the audience tonight who they think they should face at WrestleMania.
Miz asks who they think they should face at WrestleMania. We caught to a previously taped segment where Miz and Morrison are dressed as the New Day and they challenge themselves to a match at WrestleMania. Miz says some fans must have snuck in.
Next clip is them dressed as The Usos where they say they deserve a match. They caught to them dressed as bacon pretending to be Heavy Machinery.
Back in the ring, Miz says not even they can decide who their challengers should be. Morrison says they should take the night off as Miz agrees. Heavy Machinery’s song hits and out come Otis and Tucker.
The Miz & John Morrison vs. Heavy Machinery
Back from commercial, Otis and Miz are in the ring. A head lock by The Miz as he goes for a head lock take down but Otis reverses it and drops him. Morrison is tagged in. Morrison kicks Otis but Otis starts to dance. Morrison with punches and kicks as Otis drops to one knee. Morrison tries to send him to the corner but Otis blocks him and reverses it. He goes for a splash on Morrison but Morrison gets on the ring apron and kicks Otis in the face. He runs towards Otis but Otis with a shoulder block.
Otis lifts Morrison up as Tucker is tagged in. Tucker takes over from the vertical suplex and drops he drops Morrison. Tucker goes for the cover but Morrison kicks out. Tucker sends Morrison to the ropes but Morrison rolls and tags Miz into the match.
A hip toss by Tucker onto Miz. With Miz in the corner, a splash by Tucker as Otis is tagged in. A shoulder tackle by Otis takes Miz down. Otis goes for the cover but Miz kicks out. Tucker is tagged in. They double team Miz. In comes Morrison but they double team him. Morrison is clothesline to the outside of the ring. Tucker gets on the ring apron and a running flip onto Morrison and The Miz.
Tucker throws Miz back into the ring. Tucker runs to the ropes but Morrison lowers the top rope as Tucker falls to the outside. Miz with a baseball slide as Tucker slams into the barricade. He throws Tucker back into the ring. Miz with a slingshot as Tucker is tagged in and Morrison knocks Tucker down. Morrison goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out.
A running knee onto Tucker. Morrison again goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Tucker is in the corner and Miz is tagged in. They double team Tucker taking him down. Miz mocks Otis with his dancing. Miz goes for a right hand but Tucker blocks it. Tucker knocks Morrison off the ring apron and knocks Miz down.
Dolph Ziggler’s music hits and out comes Ziggler as Otis turns his attention to Ziggler. Miz knocks Otis off the ring apron. He hits Tucker with a DDT. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Morrison hits Otis out with a super kick. Ziggler is on commentary.
Back in the ring, Tucker and Morrison are in the ring. Morrison with a kick to the face. He goes for the cover but Tucker kicks out. Miz is tagged in. Miz and Morrison go for a suplex but Tucker reverses it into a suplex of his own taking them both down.
A glitch in the camera.
Otis is tagged in. He knocks Miz and Morrison down. Otis with a powerslam on Miz. He turns around and slams Morrison down on the mat. Otis with a splash taking both men down. Otis goes for the caterpillar and as he’s about to land it, Ziggler gets on the microphone. He mentions Mandy and tells him he wants to see some pictures.
We see pictures of Ziggler and Mandy together on the screen. Ziggler riles Otis on and Otis is getting mad. He turns his attention to Ziggler and gets out of the ring. He grabs Ziggler and throws him down. Otis grabs a chair but Miz and Morrison grab the chair from behind and throw Otis back in the ring. Otis clotheslines them to the outside.
Otis throws Morrison into the steel steps and he slams Miz into the announce table. Otis throws Miz into the ring post. Morrison jumps off the announce table but Otis catches him and slams him into the ring post. He runs towards Miz and Morrison as both men are sent through the barricade. Otis grabs a chair but Tucker tries to talk him out of it but Otis hits both men with the chair as the bell rings.
Winners: The Miz and John Morrison by disqualification
Tucker ties to stop Otis but he can’t. Ziggler is on stage watching Otis throw chairs around.
Contract Signing: Goldberg and Roman Reigns
Michael Cole introduces both men to the ring. He asks them to sit down but both men throw their chairs outside of the ring. Cole says no one saw this match coming. He asks Goldberg that he asked who was next, who did he expect to accept the challenge? Goldberg says he was hoping it would be Roman Reigns but he didn’t think Roman had the balls to come out and face him.
Roman Reigns says he’s been fortunate. All the greats chose him. John Cena, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker and they all lost to him too. Roman says Goldberg won’t be any different. We see a tweet by Roman from a few months ago where he mentions headbutting a door would be stupid, hinting at Goldberg. Roman says he sees a little bitch bulldog in his yard, holding a title he never earned. Roman signs the contract.
Goldberg says he has been destroying steel doors all across the world for years with that headbutt. And come WrestleMania, he’s going to be the next victim. Goldberg signs the contract. Goldberg grabs his title and flips the table over as both men go face to face.