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WWE SmackDown Results
It was the final show for WWE before Money in the Bank. Who was able to get the upper hand before trying to traverse WWE HQ to get their hands on the briefcase? FPC Wrestling will also have our predictions for Money in the Bank on the site this weekend, so be sure to check those out. From Friday night, here are the results for SmackDown.
- Sonya Deville def. Mandy Rose
- Forgotten Sons & Miz & Morrison def. New Day & Lucha House Party
- Lacey Evans & Tamina def. Bayley & Sasha Banks
- King Corbin, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura def. Otis, Drew Gulak & Daniel Bryan
Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman had a face-to-face before their Universal Championship match at Money in the Bank. Wyatt talked about how he’s Strowman’s “creator” and wants him to come home. From all of the advertising, it seems as if we’re getting Wyatt and not The Fiend. That seems to make it much more likely that Strowman will remain Universal Champion.
Jeff Hardy made his return to SmackDown, and his first feud seems to be with Sheamus. Sheamus talked about getting rid of those with weak flames, and that Hardy has had one comeback too many. It was Hardy who got the upperhand, but this is a feud with lots of potential. The match-up is fresh, and Sheamus seems rejuvenated after a long time away.
Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose finally went one-on-one after their tag team blow up. The match was extremely quick with Deville taking it on a sneaky roll-up. That makes me believe these two will get a proper blow-off match, maybe at Money in the Bank. They deserve it, as they’ve put so much into making this feud personal.
The hacker is still here and is still threatening to reveal the truth. Everyone, clear your browser histories.
WWE Summerslam Location Change Needed?
Boston is scheduled to host Summerslam on August 23rd, but it may need to find a new home. Mayor Marty Walsh has talked about the re-opening plan for the city, and says that no events with crowds will take place until Labor Day at the earliest (h/t WrestlingInc). That would put Summerslam in a tough spot, missing the deadline by a few weeks. WrestleVotes commented on the situation on Twitter:
SummerSlam in Boston looking to be on thin ice now after comments today from the Mayor. I have a message out to a few sources for answers. I would lean on the event getting a new location however.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) May 8, 2020
Jeremy Borash Debuts On 205 Live
The former voice of TNA has made his on-air debut for WWE. Borash was introduced as a 205 Live commentator alongside Tom Phillips. WWE signed Borash back in early 2018, but has not been used on camera in that time. Borash is also Senior Director, Content & Development for WWE.
One for the Road:
According to Sean Ross Sapp, we missed out on one of the greatest segments in wrestling history. Sad.
Lio Rush just confirmed to me that Vince McMahon had pitched the idea of Elias breaking a guitar over Lashley's ass at one point.
I am so sad this didn't happen
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) May 8, 2020