WWE Friday Night Smackdown results and highlights: August 28, 2020
Bengaluru, August 29: The overall episode of Friday Evening SmackDown earlier than WWE Payback 2020 went down final night time bringing all of the last-minute hypes in combination together with a freelance signing consultation which used to be the primary appeal of the night time because the Common Name fit members signed at the dotted line.
Additionally at the display, Giant E gave the impression because the visitor on Miz TV, whilst the previous Intercontinental champion and the corporate’s chairman additionally gave the impression at the display that aired from the Amway Heart in Orlando, Florida.
Listed below are the effects from SmackDown earlier than Payback:
SmackDown used to be kicked off via Vince McMahon who introduced the Payback identify fit contract to WWE Manufacturer Adam Pearce in order that he may just get it signed via Strowman, Reigns and The Fiend earlier than the night time is over.
Jeff Hardy arrived at ThunderDome to deal with the target market however he may just slightly say one thing as AJ Kinds interrupted his promo. AJ used to be furious as Hardy used his knee brace to cheat his strategy to the IC Name victory final week. Hardy needed to take AJ down with a proper hand to forestall his rant after which issued an open problem.
Shinsuke Nakamura authorised it and competed within the IC Name fit within the SmackDown opening contest whilst AJ sat at ringside within the announce desk. Hardy blocked a sleeper grasp and finished the Twist of Destiny adopted via the Swanton Bomb off the highest rope to retain his identify. Sami Zayn made his go back after the fit to say that he by no means misplaced the IC Name after which delivered a Helluva Kick to Hardy.
Matt Riddle referred to as out King Corbin on SmackDown on a number of events, however the latter by no means confirmed up. Then again, he despatched Shorty G to ship an inexpensive shot. Those two sooner or later competed in a fit which Riddle gained by means of the Bro Derek on G. Corbin then gave the impression in a behind the scenes interview to tell that he’s going to face Riddle at Payback within the weekend.
WWE Ladies’s Tag Workforce Champions – Sasha Banks and SmackDown Ladies’s Champion Bayley gave the impression at the display to indicate how their bond has grown sturdy even after Banks misplaced the Uncooked Ladies’s Name at SummerSlam. Their promo used to be interrupted via Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler because the duo claimed to remove the belts from them at Payback.
Bray Wyatt signed his Payback contract all through a Firefly Funhouse section while Braun Strowman sought after Drew Gulak in a battle at the display earlier than he signed the deal. Pearce organized the fit wherein Strowman hit a Chokeslam adopted via a Operating Powerslam to pick out up a simple win. Strowman then put his signature at the paper earlier than he left the scene.
Kalisto competed in a fit in opposition to Cesaro on SmackDown to take regulate with a DDT after which went for the Salida Del Sol. Nakamura distracted him from the hoop apron when the opposite Lucha Area Birthday celebration participants ran right down to convey chaos to the ringside house. Cesaro took benefit and pinned Kalisto for the win.
Alexa Bliss gave the impression in SmackDown for the primary time after The Fiend’s assault to turn some indicators of a possible heel flip as she snapped in opposition to tag crew spouse Nikki Go after which broke her favourite espresso mug.
Heavy Equipment and Giant E competed in opposition to The Miz, John Morrison and Sheamus in a six-man tag crew fit as a substitute of E showing on Miz TV. Miz won a Uranage from E who in flip digested a kick from Morrison. Otis slammed Morrison and hit him with the Caterpillar. Miz dropped him with the Cranium Crushing Finale earlier than E stuck him with the Giant Finishing to win the fit.
Adam Pearce approached Roman Reigns, behind the scenes for the contract signing, however the Giant Canine refused to take action and sought after to make some adjustments. Paul Heyman used to be proven sitting via his facet and has now been employed as the chief for Reigns. The stunning scene despatched SmackDown off the air.