WWE returns to the SAP Center in San Jose, California this evening for this week's episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN RESULTS (2/7): SAN JOSE, CA.
Here we go. This week's show is up-and-running as following the weekly pre-show signature that airs, we jump right into a video package focusing on WWE Hall Of Famer Bill Goldberg, who has been advertised for tonight's show.
The regular weekly video opener for SmackDown airs. Stay tuned if you're ready for a good time.
After that, Michael Cole welcomes us to the show, quickly reminding fans that Goldberg will be here tonight. Corey Graves then points out that Daniel Bryan also returns tonight. Cole plugs the Fatal-4-Way match to determine No. 1 contender to Bayley's SmackDown Women's Title later in the show.
"The Dirt Sheet" With The Miz & John Morrison
The Miz's music then hits inside the SAP Center as The Miz struts out to the top of the entrance stage where his music fades and he awaits being joined by his longtime pal and tag-team partner John Morrison.
The lights fade as the two enter the ring and take a seat on their Hollywood chairs before formally welcoming us to the latest installment of "The Dirt Sheet."
The Miz talks about the Academy Awards this Sunday and their tag-title shot at WWE Super ShowDown. He then plugs their own movie/video. Morrison hypes it some more.
Miz then introduces us to "Once Upon A Time ... On The Dirt Sheet." A video trailer-style clip airs that shows parody comedy mocking other big movies and mixing in WWE action all-the-while.
After the video ends, The Miz questions if people think it is Oscar worthy. He says it's definitely tag-team championship worthy. As the two continue to talk, they are interrupted by the booming vocals of The New Day's Big E.
With that said, the WWE SmackDown Tag-Team Champions make their way out to the ring, as Big E. and Kofi come out wearing the titles and carrying tubs of popcorn. They have some fun mocking the "movie" that Miz and Morrison just aired.
The Usos then make their way out and have some fun of their own but their verbal moment on the mic doesn't last long, as Dolph Ziggler's music hits and out he comes with Robert Roode while Miz and Morrison attack The Usos from behind. On that note, we head to a commercial break.
The Usos vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
When we return from commercial, our first bout of the evening inside the SAP Center in San Jose is officially underway. Michael Cole mentions some advertisers as the bell rings to make this one official.
Kicking things off for their respective teams ia Ziggler and Uso. Roode tags in and picks up where Ziggler left off until Uso starts firing away with chops to even things up.
Uso decks Roode with an uppercut and Ziggler, who runs in to help, eats one as well before Uso tags in his twin brother. The other Uso comes in and goes to work on Roode until Ziggler yanks his foot from the floor at ringside, turning the tables and giving the offensive momentum to Roode.
Roode tags Ziggler in and now the heel duo are firmly in control in this opening tag-team contest.
We return from a mid-match commercial break and the action is still in progress. Several minutes later, The Usos slowly start to show signs of life, as Ziggler and Roode are now forced to press the gas to keep on top of the isolated Uso twin.
Uso ends up blasting Ziggler and Roode with super kicks before making the tag. The fresh Uso comes off the top rope but lands on double knees from Ziggler to slow him down. Ziggler tags Roode in and the two go for a double-suplex.
Instead, Uso catches his brother on the way down, setting up the finisher, as both Usos hit double super kicks before Uso comes off the top rope with their finisher for the 1-2-3 and the victory.
Winners: The Usos
Backstage: Alexa Bliss Has Something Up Her Sleeve
Backstage we see Alexa Bliss talking about tonight's Fatal-4-Way Women's No. 1 Contender match. She claims to have something twisted up her sleeve that will ensure she wins and advances to challenge Bayley for the WWE SmackDown Women's Title.
King Corbin Goes Too Far
Backstage we see King Corbin bullying an employee from WWE's technical department after we see a video recap of him being embarrassed by Roman Reigns recently.
Ladies and Gentleman... Elias!
Elias in the center of the ring, barely getting started as he begins to sing a song he announced was entitled, "Third Time's the Charm" as he is interrupted by Cesaro's music playing over the speakers in the arena. Sami Zayn and Cesaro stand at the top of the ramp as Zayn speaks to Elias.
Zayn mockingly apologizes to Elias, followed by asking Elias if he enjoys being interrupted. Zayn addresses the crows telling them to "shut up". Elias responds, "In case you haven't been watching for the last two years, it's amazing when I don't get interrupted".
Zayn continues on, saying when Nakamura got robbed of his championship, and the fans thought it was funny. Zayn finishes by saying whatever happens next, Elias brought it upon himself.
Elias vs. Cesaro
Beginning of the match has Cesaro dominating Elias as Zayn shouts from the outside, "you brought this on yourself!" While referee Jessika Carr isn't looking, Zayn takes a cheap shot on Elias.
Cesaro with a Headlock as the crowd cheers for Elias. Elias gains momentum and kicks Cesaro, followed by a Back Suplex. Elias hits a boot to the face followed up with a Running Knee for a pin attempt. Cesaro kicks out at two.
Elias makes his way back to the top turnbuckle, but Cesaro counters with a low blow. Elias falls to the mat. Cesaro hits a Superplex after landing an Uppercut on Elias to take control of the match. Cesaro with a pin attempt, Elias kicks out at two just in time.
Cesaro lands a European Uppercut, once again attempting to end the match, and once again, Elias kicks out at two.
Elias finally comes back as his energy builds, landing a Clothesline on Cesaro. Elias then hits Cesaro with a Suplex. Making his way to the top turnbuckle, Elias hits a Flying Elbow, rolling Cesaro up for the three count pin and win.
Commentators Cole and Graves announce "WWE Backstage" airs every Tuesday. Next Tuesday's Special Guest: Charlotte Flair on FS1.
We go to commercial
Via Satellite: Goldberg
Goldberg shares that he watched the Royal Rumble with his boy last week and it was "inspiring". He goes on to say he never got his rematch for the Universal Championship and he likes to meet challenges head-on...
Firefly Funhouse interrupts Goldberg as he's speaking.
Firefly Funhouse News
Yowie Wow... we are welcomes to a special edition of Firefly Funhouse News. Bray Wyatt says William Goldberg reportedly wants to challenge the Fiend for the title, but the bad news for Bill is, *in lower tone* he accepts.
Goldberg says he isn't falling for The Fiend's tricks. Goldberg says, "The Fiend, Bray Wyatt... You're Next!!"
Wyatt says, "Well, that wasn't very nice! Byee *lower voice* let me in. *cheery voice* bye! bye Bill!" Screen shuts off.
Backstage: Daniel Bryan in the Locker Room
We enter the locker room where Daniel Bryan is sitting and Heath Slater walks in. Slater asks Bryan how he is doing. Slater continues to tell Bryan his match with the Fiend was awful and he's worried about Bryan. Slater says the Fiend beat the "holy hell" out of him and Bryan looks to Slater saying he gets it. Bryan finishes by saying what does Slater think about a match right now? Bryan walks out of view. Keith stands and lets out an exhale as we go to commercial.
Daniel Bryan vs. Heath Slater
Daniel Bryan wastes no time starting off this match up, lead by the "Yes" movement from the crowd's chanting, he lands a Running Knee on Slater. Bryan continues his relentless attack on Slater, stomping down on his face over and over. Bryan locking in the LaBell Lock. Slater doesn't necessarily tap out as much as he passed out and the referee called a stop to the match. Bryan wins by submission.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
New Intercontinental Champion is welcomed to the arena...
In-Ring Interview: Braun Strowman Celebrates Championship Win
Braun Strowman's music sounds in the arena as his music sounds and Strowman makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring, holding his title belt in his hand. Strowman stands in the ring with Renee and is asked how he feels holding the intercontinental championship title in his hand, knowing it's finally his.
The crowd cheers. "Honestly every time I think about this, I get chills. This is the greatest achievement of my career. Won greatest royal rumble, flipped over ambulances won RAW tag team championship at Wrestlemania with an eight year old. But the one thing he's never been able to do is hold a single's title over his head, until now! Strowman holds his championship belt high as he smiles.
Strowman is interrupted as Nakamura's music sounds. Zayn says Strowman's win was fraudulent. Zayn continues on saying he demands a rematch. Strowman says he will defend his championship any time, any place, and that includes right now in San Jose.
Zayn says alright, but that it won't be tonight as they will be smart about this. Zayn continues on saying they will use every single resource they have. The Revival attacks Strowman from behind. Nakamura and Sami Zayn enter the ring and join in the beatdown attack. Strowman laying in the corner of the ring, struggling back to his feet.
Right hand on Nakamura and the two members of The Revival. Sami Zayn rolls out of the ring and begins running. Strowman is stopped momentarily, but continues, grabbing Zayn's jacket, Zayn pulling his body out of it. Strowman is once again knocked off his feet inside the ring as Nakamura and Zayn make their way back up the ramp.
Otis Prepares for Valentine's Day Date on SmackDown after the break!
Otis Preparing for Valentine's Day Date With Mandy Rose
A montage of Otis working out, trying on different outfits (including a bowtie, a suit, and finally a half shirt and his ring shorts), then how to properly eat during the date. The video ends with Otis saying, "I'm ready" as he nods his head, looking off into the distance.
Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews
We re-enter the arena as we come back from commercial, the music sounds for Sheamus as his silhouette appears at the top of the stage. Sheamus makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring where Apollo Crews is already in the ring awaiting his opponent. The bell rings and the match begins. Apollo counters with a few blows of his own, followed by a kick to the face. Brogue Kick and the cover by Sheamus for the three count win.
After the Match
Sheamus doesn't exit the ring, his eyes locked on Apollo Crews. Out of nowhere, Shorty G jumps into the ring and blocks Sheamus. Sheamus turns his attention to Shorty G, exchanging a few hits. Seconds later Sheamus lands a Brogue Kick on Shorty G, then walks to the opposite side of the ring, looking out into the audience as we go to commercial.
Women's Fatal 4-Way Match for the chance to go up against Bayley for the Women's Championship belt, after the commercial break!
Women's Fatal 4-Way Match
Alexa Bliss, Naomi, Carmella, and Dana Brooke
Carmella, Dana Brooke, and Alexa Bliss are already waiting in the ring as we come back from commercial. Bayley standing by the announcer's table to watch the match ringside. "Feel the Glow"... Naomi makes her way to the ring as the arena is glowing from multiple black lights and strobe lights. Naomi covered in fluorescent paint accented by the black lights as she dances and bobs her head to the music. Naomi enters the ring where the other women are already waiting.
Naomi exits the ring, walking up to Bayley. Naomi shoves Bayley, the two begin to brawl on the outside of the ring. No disqualifications in the Fatal 4-Way match-up. Bayley gains the upper hand as she grabs Naomi and throws her into the stairs leading up to the ring. Bayley is hovering over an injured Naomi as we go to commercial.
We come back from commercial where Naomi hits a Chin Breaker on Alexa Bliss. Naomi makes her way over to Dana. Dana Brooke hits a Power Bomb as Alexa Bliss rolls Dana up for a pin attempt. Carmella breaks the cover. Naomi bulldogs Carmella face first into the middle turnbuckle.
Inside Craddle by Naomi on Alexa, Alexa kicks out. Naomi lands a Leg Drop on Alexa, then positions Alexa on the top turnbuckle. Naomi with multiple right hands, Alexa blocks. Naomi falls to the mat. Alexa with a pin attempt on Naomi. Alexa screams, "Why won't you give up?" Alexa hammers away at Naomi, then switches out from a Basement Drop Kick to a slap across the face.
Carmella back in the ring, as well as Dana Brooke. Naomi pulls Dana over the top rope, slamming her to the mat on the inside. Leg Drop by Naomi and a pin attempt on Dana who kicks out at two. Alexa slams Naomi into the turnbuckle. Alexa heads to the top rope. Alexa attempts Twisted Bliss, Naomi puts her knees up and hits Rear View on Alexa. Carmella out of nowhere lands a kick on Naomi and gets the three count pin for the win!
After the Match
Bayley jumps in the ring and lands a shot on Carmella, throwing Carmella face first into the mat by her hair before rolling out of the ring on the opposite side, cutting Carmella's victory celebration extremely short to end tonight's Friday Night SmackDown!
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