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WWE SmackDown Results
It was the first empty-arena show for WWE in response to Coronavirus precautions, and it is likely not to be the last. The show was scheduled to have big returns like John Cena and Jeff Hardy, and definitely had a strange vibe to the entire proceedings. Here are the results of this week’s SmackDown live from the Performance Center:
- Sasha Banks & Bayley def. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
- The show re-airs the Women’s Elimination Chamber match from Sunday, won by Shayna Baszler
- Daniel Bryan def. Cesaro
- Jeff Hardy def. King Corbin
The main event of the empty arena SmackDown was an interview with John Cena. It was interrupted by Bray Wyatt in the most magnificent way. Wyatt explained how he now listens to the voices in his head, and talked about how Cena only cares about himself. The Fiend put Bray Wyatt back together, and that is bad news for Cena at Wrestlemania.
Triple H was so busy on Wednesday night. Commentary, camera work, hosting and more. So much for a man who apparently received a “quiet demotion” recently.
Tonight was an effort that brought together everyone @WWE so we could go on air and entertain our most important constituency … YOU.
— Triple H (@TripleH) March 14, 2020
Mojo Rawley loudly gave us confirmation that Rob Gronkowski is coming to SmackDown!
After a long time away, it was great to see Jeff Hardy back in a WWE ring.
More Coronavirus Changes
WWE confirmed that Raw is also going to be moved to the Performance Center on Monday as well. It seems to be the norm going forward for WWE at this time.
Monday Night Raw Proceeds With No Live Audience
This Monday night, Raw will air live as regularly scheduled and emanate from WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida with only essential personnel in attendance. The event was originally scheduled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/hjYwoQHDw6
— WWE (@WWE) March 13, 2020
Fox has suspended production of studio shows, which means there will be no WWE Backstage for the next little while.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) March 13, 2020
Even Adam Page needs to make some adjustments to his cowboy lifestyle.
— HANGMAN PAGE (@theAdamPage) March 13, 2020
205 Live Results
This week 205 Live was also taped in front of an empty Performance Center. The show featured a ten-man elimination tag team match. Full results from the match here:
Team NXT (Tyler Breeze, Isaiah Swerve Scott, Danny Burch, Oney Lorcan & KUSHIDA) vs Team 205 Originals (Tony Nese, Mike Kanellis, The Brian Kendrick, Ariya Daivari, & Jack Gallagher)
Eliminations In Order:
- Danny Burch (NXT)
- Tyler Breeze (NXT)
- Tony Nese (205)
- Mike Kanellis (205)
- Brian Kendrick & Ariya Daivari (205)
- Oney Lorcan (NXT)
- Jack Gallagher (205)
Winners: Isaiah Swerve Scott & KUSHIDA
One for the Road:
The women’s tag match stopped wrestling during the commercial break. My take: good! Why waste some bumps on the body when there are legitimately no fans to entertain between the breaks? It makes sense.
They really did stop wrestling during the commercials! pic.twitter.com/Pi6zBkz3qI
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) March 14, 2020