April 10, 2020
Orlando, Florida (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Women’s Tag Team Championship: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross (c) defeated The Kabuki Warriors via spinning neckbreaker by Cross on Sane
- Dolph Ziggler defeated Tucker via super kick
- The Forgotten Sons defeated Lucha House Party (Dorado & Metalik) via second rope stomp by Cutler on Metalik
- Sheamus defeated Cal Bloom via Brogue kick
- Braun Strowman defeated Shinsuke Nakamura via running powerslam
In-Ring: Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura
WWE SmackDown kicks off with Braun Strowman walking down to the ring with the Universal championship. They air clips of the Universal championship match from WrestleMania. Strowman says there’s an old saying. When opportunity knocks on the door, you answer it. And at WrestleMania, he did more than answer it. He took everything Goldberg had to dish out. Strowman says he refused to stay down. He got up and put Goldberg down for good and now he is the new Universal champion.
As he is talking, Shinsuke Nakamura’s song hits. He gets in the ring as Nakamura tells him that when opportunity knocks, you better open the door. Nakamura says knock, knock. Nakamura says he is supposed to say who is there. Nakamura says he is here, knocking on Strowman’s door. He heard Strowman talk about his WrestleMania moment. But the last time they saw him, they beat him.
The two are face to face as Strowman says no one tuned in to SmackDown to hear him run his mouth. He should let him enjoy his night at Universal champion as he knocks the crap out of him. Nakamura says he reminds him of an old Japanese proverb. The weak are the meat and the strong eat.
Strowman says later tonight, Nakamura is going to get these hands. He turns around and Cesaro gets in the ring as Strowman pushes him to the outside of the ring. Nakamura kicks Strowman in the head and leaves the ring.
Women’s Tag Team Championship
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross (c) vs. The Kabuki Warriors
The bell rings and we are under way. Sane with a drop kick on Bliss. Sane throws Bliss in the corner as Asuka is tagged in. She stomps on Bliss. Sane is tagged back in as they double team Alexa. Sane sends Bliss to the ropes but Bliss with a hip toss. SHe goes for the cover but Sane kicks out. Both women exchange right hands but Sane stomps on Bliss and tags Asuka in.
She knocks Cross off the ring apron and stomps on Bliss. Sane is tagged back in as they double team Bliss. Sane goes for the cover but Bliss kicks out. Asuka is tagged back in. Bliss with a drop kick on Sane knocking her down to the outside. Bliss goes after Sane on the outside but Asuka hits her with a hip attack. Asuka gets on the commentary table and starts doing commentary. Cross gets on the announce table and Asuka is knocked down.
Back from commercial, Asuka is in the ring with Cross. She tags Sane into the ring as they double team Cross in the corner. Sane goes for the cover but Cross kicks out. Kicks by Sane followed by right hands. She goes for the cover but Cross kicks out. Asuka is tagged back in. She runs towards Cross but Cross kicks her away. She rolls Asuka up but Asuka kicks out. Cross with a bulldog on Asuka as Bliss is tagged in and as is Sane. Clothesline by Bliss followed by right hands.
Alexa with a drop kick. She goes for a moonsault but Sane moves out of the way and hits Bliss with a spear. She goes for the cover but Bliss kicks out. Both women back up, a right hand by Alexa and Nikki is tagged in. In comes Asuka with a big kick taking Bliss out. A spinning back fist by Sane takes Nikki down. Asuka is tagged in. She lifts Nikki up as Sane jumps off the top rope knocking Cross down. Asuka with the Asuka lock but Bliss breaks it up. Sane knocks Alexa down.
Sane is tagged in. She climbs the top rope and goes for the inSane elbow but Cross moves out of the way. Cross knocks Asuka down, rolls under Sane and tags Bliss in. Alexa with a kick followed by a DDT. She goes for the cover but Asuka breaks it up. Cross jumps off the ring apron towards Asuka but Asuka knocks her down. Bliss climbs the top rope and lands the Twisted Bliss onto the outside on Sane and Asuka.
Bliss throws Sane back in the ring and climbs the top rope. Bliss jumps, Sane moves, Sane goes for a clothesline, Alexa ducks, Cross is tagged in but Bliss hits Sane with a right hand. Cross hits Sane with a spinning neck breaker. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Elias is on guitar. He says at WrestleMania, he put an end to that degenerate clown King Corbin. He’s even standing where Corbin tried to end his career. He thanks the fans for the support he got. The song he has for tonight is “Walk with the King”.
“WrestleMania, where everybody could sing. Because Elias came and he dethroned the king. If you doubted me, I couldn’t blame you at all. Because from this perch Elias took a hell of a fall. Just like Simba, I returned. Because for a new king, my people yearned. I looked towards the horizon, what do I see. Money in that briefcase would look good to me. Id turn it into a case, then Ill become champ. In the world sing, walk with Elias. I want to hear the world sing, walk with Elias. Walk with the king.”
Dolph Ziggler vs. Tucker
They show a clip of the feud between Dolph Ziggler and Otis with Mandy Rose and Sonya DeVille involved.
Dolph Ziggler and Sonya DeVille walk down to the ring. They get in the face of Graves and Cole telling them that it was doctored footage. They want the best for Mandy. As they are talking, Heavy Machinery’s music hits and out comes Tucker with a microphone. He tells Dolph he knows he’s busy but he’s still into Mandy but he has pictures for him to see. We see pictures of Otis and Mandy working out. Tucker says after what Dolph did to him last week, they have unfinished business and will take care of it right now.
The bell rings as Tucker knocks Ziggler down. He throws Ziggler shoulder first into the corner. He goes for the cover but Ziggler kicks out. Tucker with a slingshot launching Ziggler face first into the turnbuckle as Ziggler galls to the outside. Tucker with a right hand on the outside as he slams Ziggler’s face into the announce table.
Tucker throws Ziggler shoulder first into the steel steps. With the referee distracted by Sonya, Ziggler pushes his thumb into Tucker’s eye. He runs towards Tucker but Tucker catches him and throws him on top of the announce table. Tucker throws Ziggler back into the ring. He sends Ziggler to the ropes and a massive powerslam. He goes for the cover but Ziggler kicks out.
Tucker with a clothesline takes Ziggler down. He tells Ziggler to get up. Tucker jumps off the second rope and lands a cross body on Ziggler. He goes for the cover but Ziggler kicks out. Tucker runs towards Ziggler but he lands shoulder first into the ring post as Ziggler hits him with the super kick. He goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
In-Ring: The Miz, John Morrison, The New Day
They say it’s hard times for the citizens of the world but they are going to share some good news. First is that at WrestleMania, they retained their SmackDown tag team championships. Morrison says he retained them and he is the first person in history to ever retain the SmackDown championships by himself. Miz says he is the first person in history to ever retain the SmackDown championships from his couch.
Miz says this year’s WrestleMania was the most talked about in history. That’s good news. Otis finally kissed a girl but Rose’s mom had to watch her son kiss Otis. The Undertaker returned as they air part of the BoneYard match between The Undertaker and AJ Styles. That’s good news. There’s a new Universal champion in Braun Strowman and their champion shows up more frequently than others. And that’s good news.
The FireFly Fun House, that you can’t see me crap finally disappeared and that’s good news. Their new single Hey, Hey, went gold today. They will perform Hey, Hey live right now. They stand up and starts to sing the Hey, Hey song.
As they are singing, out come The Usos. They get in the ring and tell Miz and Morrison that out of respect, they were going to let them finish. They say Pee-wee Herman has more street cred than the both of them. They are spreading good news and The Usos are spreading downer energy. At WrestleMania, John defended the titles and he won. Miz asks why the Usos are here. The Usos say they both have to defend the titles. The Usos and The New day injured The Miz and he is still not medically cleared to compete. They will see them later. They begin to walk away.
The New Day’s music hits and out come Big E and Kofi. They say they weren’t the only teams involved at WrestleMania. The original match did not go on and it only makes sense that if one member of each team got to compete at WrestleMania, the other members of each team get to compete for the tag team championships. Miz says what part of medically not cleared do they not understand. Kofi says after consulting with WWE management, Fox and others, they have been informed that next week it will be Jey Uso vs. The Miz vs. Big E in a triple threat match for the SmackDown tag team championships playa playa as they do the Teddy Long dance.
Lucha House Party (Dorado & Metalik) vs. The Forgotten Sons
Cutler and Dorado are in the ring. Chops to the chest as he sends Dorado to the ropes and knocks him down with a back elbow. Blake is tagged in and a right hand by Blake. He sends Dorado to the ropes but Dorado jumps off the second rope and takes Blake down. Metalik is tagged in as he mumps and goes for the cover but Blake kicks out. Dorado is tagged back in and an arm bar on Blake but Cutler is tagged in.
They double team Dorado as Cutler slams Dorado spine first onto his knee. Blake is tagged in and they double team Dorado. Blake goes for the cover but Dorado kicks out. Blake runs towards Dorado but Dorado moves out of the way and Blake to the outside. Blake gets back in, Cutler is tagged in, a springboard stunner by Dorado. Metalik is tagged in and a springboard elbow off the second rope onto Cutler as Blake is tagged in.
Dorado goes for the cover but Cutler breaks it up. Dorado with a kick and a chop onto Cutler but Cutler throws him to the outside. Metalik wit ha skick to the face taking him to the outside. Blake with a clothesline onto Metalik as Cutler is tagged in. Blake holds Metalik as Cutler jumps off the second rope stomping onto Metalik. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The Forgotten Sons
Backstage: Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Carmella, Dana Brooke
Bliss and Cross are backstage gloating. Cross says she feels unbeatable and in come Carmella and Dana Brooke. Carmella says they didn’t get to compete at WrestleMania and were hoping to challenge them for the tag team titles. Bliss says she feels bad they didn’t get a a WrestleMania moment but they can’t just jump the line.
Brooke says she heard them say they were unbeatable. Bliss says they have to talk as her and Cross talk about it and accept their challenge.
In-Ring: Sasha Banks, Bayley, Tamina
Sasha Banks and Bayley walk down to the ring. Bayley says three weeks ago, Paige tried to ruin their WrestleMania and their friendship. Banks says but she didn’t. Bayley says anyone who thinks they can toucher her, you can’t because she has beaten everyone. But her greatest moment was when she defied all odds at WrestleMania. And how did she do that? Because she’s the best. They’re the best. They are the ultimate role models. And to all the sheep sitting at home, they have two words for them. Banks says screw you. Banks says the ignorant sheep will never understand their friendship and no one in the past, present or future can touch them.
Out comes Tamina to the ring. They say it’s great to see her again. They wanted to congratulate her on such a dominant performance at WrestleMania. Tamina tells them to shut the hell up. Tamina says Bayley did not beat her at WrestleMania. No one beat her. It took all of them to eliminate her. And miss role model, why doesn’t she be a good example and fight her one on one for the title. Banks says she is sorry but there is a pecking order around here. You don’t just step up to the champ. Banks backs up and tells Bayley to hold her back.
Bayley says she likes to be fair and she can have her match if she can beat the standard, the boss, the greatest of all time, her best friend Sasha Banks. Tamina accepts the challenge. She tells Banks that her bestie just screwed her as Tamina leaves the ring. Banks doesn’t look happy.
Sheamus vs. Cal Bloom
The bell rings and Sheamus goes after Bloom right hand. Sheamus sends him to the ropes and a spinning elbow knocks him down. Bloom on the ring apron as Sheamus grabs him and chops to the chest. Bloom rolls back into the ring as Sheamus hits him with the Brogue kick. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Video: Jeff Hardy
They show a clip of Jeff Hardy speaking about his start in wrestling.
Braun Strowman vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
The bell rings and we are under way. Nakamura with a kick to the leg followed by a punch. He goes for another kick as Strowman catches his leg and kicks Nakamura down. A headbutt by Strowman as he slams Nakamura into the turnbuckle. Strowman throws Nakamura across the ring.
Strowman slams Nakamura’s face into his knee as he throws Nakamura to the outside. Strowman goes to the outside of the ring and goes after Cesaro. Nakamura tries to get a cheap shot in but Strowman blocks it and throws him into the ring. Strowman gets on the ring apron as Nakamura slams his knee into Strowman’s face. Nakamura runs towards Braun but Braun throws him into the barricade.
Back from commercial, Strowman slams Nakamura in the ring. Strowman goes for the power slam but Nakamura gets out of it and kicks Strowman in the head. Nakamura distracts the referee as Cesaro hits Strowman from behind and Nakamura knocks him down. He goes for the cover but Strowman kicks out.
Both men back up and a side slam by Strowman takes Nakamura down. Cesaro on the ring apron as Strowman knocks him down. He turns around and a clothesline takes Nakamura out. Nakamura rolls to the outside of the ring as Strowman follows him.
Strowman with the Strowman express on the outside taking Nakamura down. Strowman runs towards Cesaro and another Strowman express takes Cesaro over the barricade. Strowman gets back in the ring as Nakamura kicks him down. He goes for the cover but again Braun kicks out. Nakamura goes for the Kinshasa but Strowman catches him and lands the running powerslam. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Braun Strowman
Firefly Fun House
FireFly Fun House plays as Bray Wyatt is in the Fun House. He has “The History of John Cena and Bray Wyatt” written on the white board as they show clips of the FireFly Fun House match from WrestleMania.
Wyatt says John was right, they really can’t see him. He congratulates Strowman and says he is so happy for him as he looks at his lantern. Wyatt says that was a long time ago, he’s sure he has learned his lesson by now as we see clips of Strowman with the Wyatt family.
Bray says he gave Strowman a home but he turned his back on him. But he thinks he can forgive him but if Strowman tells him he is sorry. Strowman says he is not playing these games. Wyatt says he has been busy talking about getting these hands instead of learning manners. Since he taught him a lot, the next lesson will be sharing. He says Strowman has something he wants back. Wyatt says as one circle closes, another begins again. Since he brought him into this world, he’s going to have to take him out. Wyatt says bye as Strowman says before he goes he wants Bray to know that anytime he wants, he is ready to let you in.
Strowman says bye, mocking Wyatt.