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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Live Results, April 17, 2020: Recap, Winners, Highlights, MITB Qualifier Matches

Jitendra Jangir Sat Apr 18, 2020
WWE Friday Night SmackDown Live Results, April 17, 2020: Recap, Winners, Highlights, MITB Qualifier Matches
This week's Friday Night SmackDown brings a lot from WWE Performance Center to explore the way up with Money In The Bank. We got the lineup for Money In The Bank event that features two Money In The Bank Qualifying matches, apparently setting up the planes for MITB. Cesaro vs. Daniel Bryan gets on the line for the first Money In the Bank qualifying match of 2020.

Naomi vs. Dana Brooke gets on the line first from Women's Money In The Bank Qualifying match to be closed from SmackDown. We also get to see a singles match, between Tamina Vs. Sasha Banks, If Tamina wins she would get her hands on SmackDown Champion Bayley for the championship match.

The Miz was medically uncleared to defend at WrestleMania but now he defends the SmackDown Tag Team Titles in a Triple Threat against Big E and Jey Uso next week on SmackDown.

Sonya Deville attempts to clear some unclear business with Mandy Rose in a singles action next week on SmackDown.

Featuring Matches

SmackDown Tirple Threat Tag-Team Titles Match

The Miz Vs. Jey Uso Vs. Big-E

Singles Match

Tamina Vs. Sasha Banks

Singles Qualifire Match

Cesaro vs. Daniel Bryan

Singles Qualifier Match

Naomi vs. Dana Brooke

Singles Match

Mandy Rose Vs. Sonya Deville

The Show Begains Here

Here we go!!

Cole welcomed us and went on to hype all the matches for tonight's episode.

We kicked the things off with Raw Tag-Team champions Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss with "A Moment Of Bliss". They went on to introduce their new guest and that was none other than Braun Strowman. He headed towards the ring. They had thanks in the exchange for winning the title. Alexa Bliss reminded things Braun Strowman had with Bray Wyatt. I worked with Bray but he did not creat me and he does not owe me anything especially an apology. I know how he works as I have been a part of Bray Wyatt's team. He said Bray is gonna get nothing except these hands. Braun Strowman suddenly noticed a gift at the turnbuckle and he went on to take it asking Alexa Bliss. He opened the gift and we saw a mask that he used to wear while being in the ring with Wyatt's family. he stood up and the mic hit for Bray Wyatt.

However, he did not appear again on the big screen it was just the laugh.

Singles Match

Tamina Vs. Sasha Banks

Bayley and Sasha Banks headed towards the ring to have the match with Tamina. Bayley joined commentary. Tamina also walked down to the ring, the bail rang and we saw The Boss giving Tamina a T-Shirt of her own, Tamina said it be short for her to wear it and attacked The Boss. After the break, Sasha was dominated on Tamina by landing some kicks on her. Meanwhile, she had trash talk with Tamina. Sasha caught Tamina by the grip of her hands around the Tamina's neck. Tamina tried to break the hold but the hold was not too soft to break it.

Tamina hit Sasha to the turnbuckle and did break the hold. She landed some kicks on Sasha Banks and threw her out of the ring. We saw Tamina following back to her but got the distraction from Bayley, Sasha Bank took the advantage and hit Tamina to the ring post. Bayley tried to have her hands on Tamina but aided by Lacey Evans who made a flying dash apparently taking Bayley Out of the occasion. Tamina launched Superkick to win the match.

Winner : Tamina, victory followed by pinfall

Singles Match

Sheamus Vs. Denzel Dejournette

Sheamus was too quick to land the Brague Kick on Denzel Dejournette to win the match.

Winner : Sheamus, victory followed by pinfall

Singles Qualifier Match

Naomi vs. Dana Brooke

Naomi was the first to take up the ring to pick her Money In The Bank spot against Dana Brooke. She was followed by Dana Brooke in the ring. The bail rang and suddenly Naomi rolled up Dana looking for a short win but Dana kicked out at two. Naomi with a Superkick on Dana for the cover at two. This time Dana had Naomi out of the ring. The referee counted up to 4 and Naomi tried to get back in the ring but Dana pushed her back on the ground. They finally got to be in the ring whereby Dana had Powerbomb On Naomi for the cover but Naomi kicked out at two. Dana headed towards to get another hit on Naomi but this time Naomi had Hit attack for the cover but Dana shocked Naomi when she kicked out at two. They went for the exchanges of the roll-up and finally, Dana rolled her up to win the match.

Winner : Dana Brooke, victory followed by pinfall

Dana Brooke celebrated her victory after she defeated Naomi, she went towards Cole and told her happiness on joining Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match.

-Still to come Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville for talk to be cleared out tonight on SmackDown.

Back from the break and Sonya Deville walked down to the ring. Sonya took the mic and said filled with emotions that she's been trying to get in touch with Mandy Rose for two weeks now. Rose isn't taking her calls or responding to texts and all she knew to do came out here on SmackDown". She then called Mandy to come out in the ring so that she could have things to clear. Deville waited but Mandy still did not come out. Sonya said "she's never had someone like Rose in her life, from day 1, Tough Enough, and everything else, she's always been there with her, together as Fire & Desire"

Finally we saw Mandy Rose emerged in the ring, she took the mic and said "she has nothing to say to Deville after what she did to her and Otis. Sonya filled with false emotion to explain Mandy Rose and said she had spent most of her you than my family for the past 5 years. Rose not giving her a chance to explain made her feel less than nothing to Rose. Sonya went slow with the demolition and suddenly changed the tune to call Mandy selfish women. Mandy got shocked at this hearing.

Sonya put back some offence on why she cheated Mandy she said "Fire & Desire was never about them. It was all about Rose. They came out to Rose's entrance, waved her magazine around, and everything else". She then dragged Dolph and said Dolph carers you a lot, Look at Dolph and look at Otis. Sonya said "yes she helped Ziggler with the relationship, but that was in exchange for Ziggler helping them and she had their eyes on winning the WWE Women's Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania but it never happened". Sonya called Rose a bottom of the barrel bottled blonde who looks like she was created in a lab.

Rose said, "she is glad she slapped Deville at WrestleMania 36" she then dropped the mic to leave it all behind, meanwhile, we saw the interference from Dolph Ziggler. He said, "they went about this the wrong way and did the wrong thing but Mandy can't fake what happened between he and her". Dolph entered the ring and said Mandy to look into his eyes if she feels anything for her. Mandy said she does not feel anything for him. Dolph tried to touch her but she backed him to not to touch her. Meanwhile, Sonya attacked Mandy Rose out of nowhere. Dolph stopped Sonya and said what she did.

Music hit and we sighted Otis coming in the ring, Dolph and Sonya rolled through the ring rope, Otis checked Mandy, Dolph tried to attack Otis but he caught and dropped him. Otis launched the Caterpillar and a big elbow drop.

Cole lead us to the tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel, who passed away yesterday at the age of 69.

Singles Qualifier Match

Cesaro vs. Daniel Bryan

Cesaro got the back from Nakamura against Daniel Bryan. Cesaro entered the ring with Nakamura and they were followed by Daniel Bryan and Drew Gulak. The bail rang and Daniel launched Cesaro out of the ring. Meanwhile, we saw some unusual with that same mysterious man holding the line "The Truth to be heard". After the break Daniel Bryan was having Cesaro into his hold, Cesaro lifted Daniel on his power and power slammed him. Cesaro had some hits on Daniel Bryan at the middle of the ring. Daniel had Dropkick and claimed on the top of the turnbuckle to jump on Cesro but was caught in the air, Cesaro with a knee right to the spine and went for the cover but kicked out at two.

After the break, we saw Daniel holding an Amber on Cesaro, we saw the same impact from Cesaro by lifting Daniel with his power but this time Daniel did not let it happen and launched a Superkick on Cesaro and tried to have another but Cesaro would catch him for Submission Move. Daniel somehow broke the submission and got his own, Nakamura tried to break the submission but he got the stoppage from Drew Gulak and Daniel forced Cesaro to tap and that's how Daniel won the match to enter Men's Money In The Bank Match.

Winner : Daniel Bryan, victory followed by submission

After the break we saw Corbin attacking Elias backstage while Elias was head to give his musical performance. Elias was writhing in pain suddenly landed guitar from behind.

SmackDown Tirple Threat Tag-Team Titles Match

The Miz Vs. Jey Uso Vs. Big-E

Big-E walked down to the ring as for the first, he was followed by Jey Uso in the ring. The Miz had the last entry in the ring.

The bail rang and we saw Big-E in the attack he hit both the competitors one by one and caught THe Miz for the belly attack. Big-E took The Miz out of the ring, he followed The Miz to launch him through the barricade. Big-E prepared the commentary box to launch The Miz on it but got the garage in by Jey who landed a Superkick, The Miz and Jey worked as a team to launch Big-E on the commentary box. Now The Miz and Jey fought at the middle of the ring. After the match, we saw Jey Launching on Big-E out of the ring. Jey was looking for the control in the match, The Miz launched himself through the turnbuckle in the try to hit Big-E. Meanwhile, The Miz had his move on Jey for the pin but kicked out at two.

The Miz had Figure of Fourth on Jey to let him feel submission but got the destruction from Big-E who took Jey out of the ring and had them move to win the match. The New Day once again became the 8-time Tag-Team Champions.

Winner : Big-E and the New SmackDown Tag-Team Champions, victory followed by submission

After the match, Big-E was rolling out of the happiness, we also got to involve Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods from their home.



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