WWE SmackDown Results July 17, 2020: Live Coverage, Winners, Highlights
This week WWE Intercontinental Championship will be on the line as AJ Styles defends the title against the newcomer and the sensation of SmackDown Matt Riddle. It will be a quick hit for Matt Riddle to get the title shot at early time.
As to make the prediction for the match, then we could state one thing that AJ Styles will be invincible at defending his title against Matt Riddle possibly with a little bit of distraction from Baron Corbin which allows Matt Riddle to fight against Baron Corbin at Extreme Rules or WWE could even announce a Triple-Threat Match between AJ Styles Vs. Matt Riddle Vs. Baron Corbin at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules for Intercontinental Championship match.
Bray Wyatt To Make His Appearance With Firefly Fun House On SmackDown. Alexa Bliss To Invites Mystery Guest Onto 'A Moment of Bliss'.
=Aj Styles to defend Intercontinental Championship against Matt Riddle.
=Bray Wyatt To Make His Appearance With Firefly Fun House On SmackDown.
=Alexa Bliss To Invites Mystery Guest Onto 'A Moment of Bliss'.
Here we go!!!
We kicked the things off with AJ Styles talking backstage about his title defense tonight against Matt Riddle. We see Matt Riddle also appearing backstage to talk about their match. Daniel Bryan joined from his home to talk about AJ Styles Vs. Matt Riddle. The Mia and Miz were also backstage, The Miz asked Morrison if, he is ready to battle the monster among man Braun Strowman. One by one every superstar appeared to show up their matchup.
Singles Stipulation Match
Big E Vs. Cesaro
The winner of the match will get to chose a stipulation at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules as The New Day Vs. Cesaro & Nakamura for the SmackDown Tag-Team Champion match is official from now on. We kicked the things off with The New Day walking down into the ring, Cesaro accompanied by Nakamura. The bail rang as Big E slammed Big E to the turnbuckle, Big E took him out of the ring and drove Cesaro through he steel stairs, Big E grabbed and backed him into the ring, Big E with the effort for a big slam but went through the ring post.
Cesaro took control of Big E taking him apart from everywhere. Cesaro took the power into effect for the cover but kicked out, Cesaro went up for the jump but this time Big E with Back to back Belly-to-belly and then a big splash for the cover but kicked out. Big E with an uppercut, and made him lay down on the apron landing a big slam on the apron as we went for the commercial break.
Back on Friday Night SmackDown as Big E with Backbreaker, Cesaro stood at the top of the apron, Big E in the effort to dash him down, but Cesaro with Uppercut to take him back, Cesaro took the shots, Cesaro looked for the Sharpshooter, Nakamura flew over Kofi Kingstone outside of the ring, Big lift Cesro for the slam but Nakamura out of nowhere making the distraction with a punch and Cesaro with Neutralizer to win the match.
Winners : Cesro, Victory followed by pinfall
Cesaro and Nakamura were still there to attack Big E, they took Big E out of the ring, and laid him down on the table but Kofi Kingstone out of nowhere recusing Big E with suicide Dive. Big E and Kofi took Cesaro on the table and Kofi went up to the top of the apron but at the same time Nakamura came to rescue him.
Next up with Alexa Bliss with Nikki Cross to welcome their mastery guest on "A Moment of Bliss".
Cesaro and Nakamura were backstage, They choose A Tables Match.
Back into the ring with Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross, Alexa Bliss took the mic and welcomed Asuka as their mastery guest, but before that, they were confronted by Bayley and Banks, Asuka headed towards the ring, As Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss started to have beaten, finally, Asuka, & Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss stood tall, Alexa Bliss took the mic and demanded a referee to have the match.
Bayley & Sasha Banks Vs. Asuka & Nikki Cross
Bayley with big right hands at the top of the apron, Asuka awaited for the tag, but Bayley and Banks drove him into the corner, Sasha Banks with body shots into the turnbuckle, the referee got busy taking Sasha Banks, meanwhile, Bayley with some shots on Nikki Cross. Bayley came up making the tag making some shots, Nikki Cross somehow made the tag with Asuka who took out both of her opponents, Asuka and Sasha Banks fought off, Sasha sent Asuka flying, Asuka was caught by Asuka the apron, apparently landing big shots. Bayley came up for the rescue but instead got caught by Nikki Cross for the same offense as they did with Sasha Banks. We went for the commercial break.
Back to Friday Night SmackDown as Tag-Team match was on the line, Sasha Banks turned attacking Asuka, Sasha Banks with a big shot and went for the cover but kicked out at two. Banks with tag to Bayley, Sasha caught Asuka from behind as Bayley the shot, Bayley with cover but Asuka at one. Once again with big right hand for the cover but nothing could happen with Asuka, Bayley with tag with Banks.
Sasha Banks her hands around the neck of Asuka, Banks slammed Asuka into the turnbuckle to make the tag with Bayley who with shoulder slams into the turnbuckle, suddenly, Asuka with comeback making the tag with Nikki Cross, Bayley also with tag, as Banks and Nikki Cross fought off into the ring. Nikki Cross looked for the crossbody but Banks slid landing a dropkick for the cover but kicked out at two, Banks with tag to Bayley, Nikki Cross took some shots, but Bayley took her out. Nikki Cross with Tornado DDT and took him back into the ring for the cover but Sasha Banks broke it up. Bayley and Nikki Cross fought off into the ring. Bayley with roll using the rope to win the match.
Winners : Bayley & Sasha Banks, Victory followed by pinfall
The Miz and Morrison were backstage talking about Morrison match against Braun Strowman. The Miz explained to him that he has got the back. We went back for the commercial break.
Back on Friday Night SmackDown, Bray Wyatt appeared on the big screen from a disclosed location. It looked that Bray Wyatt showed the place they are going to fight in a Wyatt Swamp match. Wyatt said, "Just waiting to scratch the surface Rock firstly put on this Hallowed Ground. He was nothing more than a lost sheep looking for a home. I found it. the eyes that I gave him the truth, This is a place where darkness comes to life with the Devil Comes To Dance of the world's feel right at home. I know the truth. I know that that monster that I created scratching waiting to come. I must control and you didn't embrace the monster that you were destined to be the monster".
Braun Strowman Vs. Morrison
We went back into the ring with The Miz and Morrison walking down into the ring. Braun Strowman also followed the entrance, he stood tall at the entrance to have some words for Bray Wyatt. To seeing this Morrison and Miz became much afraid. The Bail Rang as Braun Strowman stood tall into the ring while The Miz and Morrison were out. Morrison entered the ring, as Braun slammed him quickly, Braun grabbed Morrison and sent him flying, Morrison with a shoulder block to dash down Morrison. Braun Strowman finally with RUnning Powerslam for the cover, 1,2,3 and won the match.
Winners : Braun Strowman, Victory followed by pinfall
Braun Strowman took the mic and said, I will be watching, I am coming home. Morrison received medical attention.
Naomi Vs. Lacey Evans
Lacey Evans meanwhile took her entrance to face off Naomi. She also followed the entrance. The bail rang, Naomi with sliding knee with a slap to Lacey, Lacey with the shoulder into the midsection, Lacey Evans big right hand for the cover but kicked out at two. Lacey Evans dragged towards the turnbuckle, Lacey with backflip but Naomi with knee up to cause the pain for Lacey. Naomi with a kick at the top of the apron. Lacey Evans was tieing Naomi's hair to the rope, The referee tied to make it out, Naomi turned around, as Lacey Evans with Women's Right Hand for the cover to win the match.
Winners : Lacey Evans, Victory followed by pinfall
We to backstage with Jeff Hardy for the interview and a little bit of production about tonight's IC Championship match. Suddenly, Sheamus with a big boot out of nowhere dashing down Jeff Hardy. Sheamus sit down and said, I'm here to CLEANSE you of your demons, see you on SmackDown next week, fella."
WE saw Nikki Cross attacking Bayley Backstage, she took some rough shots, Bayley got the back from Sasha Banks as she tried to help make Nikki out. But Nikki Cross continued to run the shots, Alexa Bliss came up to take Nikki Cross away from there.
AJ Styles Vs. Matt Riddle for IC Championship is up next on Friday Night SmackDown.
IC Championship Match
AJ Styles Vs. Matt Riddle
The original Bro Matt Riddle walked down into the ring to pick up his match for IC Championship. We were followed by the entrance from AJ Styles walking down into the ring.
The official introduced both the competitors as they prepared for the fight. The bail rang as Matt Riddle took AJ into the turnbuckle into the grip. AJ Styles with a series of elbow attacks, What a throw by Matt Riddle, very impressive right hand taking AJ out of the ring. AJ Styles stomps The commentary table out of frustration. Matt Riddle followed him back, doing the exact same thing as AJ did. We went for the commercial break.
Back to Friday Night SmackDown with Matt Riddle Vs. AJ Styles on the line for IC CHampionship. Matt Riddle with an arm lock, Matt Riddle with another waist lock as AJ Styles trying to fight back. Matt Riddle with Suplex for the cover but kicked out at two. Now, AJ Styles back to fight dashing Matt Riddle face-first into the ring. AJ Styles now with a series of shots into the turnbuckle. Matt Riddle out of the ring but followed the ring quickly. Nice strategy by AJ Styles locking Matt's leg. AJ Styles with Slipper lock, Matt Riddle got out of the lock and ran rough shots. Matt Riddle with big kick right to the face of AJ Styles, Matt Riddle went for the knee strick for the cover but AJ kicked out at two as we wait for the break finish-off.
Back to Friday Night SmackDown with Matt Riddle Vs. AJ Styles on the line for IC CHampionship. AJ Styles exploding the big shoulder block to Matt Riddle, Styles looked to get the kicks but Matt Riddle with German Suplex taking him down. Matt Riddle with Body shots, AJ Styles delivered a kick right to the jaw as Riddle checked out the jaw. Matt Riddle with a waist lock and went up to the top rope for the jump but AJ Styles instead got him with an uppercut. AJ Styles with Styles clash for the cover but kicked out at two. AJ Styles with another move for the cover but once again kicked out. AJ Styles looked for the Phenomenal move but Matt Riddle blocked it. Styles went for the Ankle lock, Matt Riddle turned for his own submission but soon AJ Styles with a hard roll to win the match.
Winners : AJ Styles, Victory followed by pinfall
Matt Riddle and AJ Styles stood eye to eye into the middle of the ring, Matt Riddle showed up the respect by the handshake, Baron Corbin out of nowhere dashing Matt Riddle down with a big right hand.