Welcome to ITN’s Live Results & Updates for WWE Friday Night SmackDown episode of 12 June 2020(6/12/2020).
Location- WWE Performance Center, Orlando, FL, US
Time- 8 PM EST(13 June 2020 12 AM GMT/5:30 AM IST)
This is the go-home WWE SmackDown episode show for Backlash 2020 PPV which was taped last week.
Jeff Hardy-Sheamus Contract Signing
The show starts with the recap of Jeff Hardy’s promo from last week. Renee Young is in the ring as we cut to the performance center. She announces Sheamus and he comes out along with a doctor and a few security personals. The security also brings a temporary booth and place it in the ring. Jeff Hardy comes out next. Renee asks Sheamus what this booth is for. Hardy interjects and tells her that it does not matter. Hardy accuses Sheamus of trying to ruin his life and livelihood by staging the hit-and-run. He also tells Sheamus that no amount of security is gonna save him at Backlash.
Sheamus replies that the security is actually for Hardy. Sheamus asks him to take an instant urine test before they sign the contract. The doctor takes Hardy inside the booth while Sheamus cuts a mocking promo saying no to drugs. Hardy comes out with a jar full of urine. Sheamus continues to mock Hardy and this prompts Hardy to throw the jar full of urine on Sheamus’ face. Hardy exits the ring while the trainee crowd starts hooting Sheamus. Sheamus is getting agitated in the ring ring. We go to break.
Back from the break and Sheamus is in the bathroom washing his face off. The doctor comes in and informs him that the test was negative for any kind of substance. Sheamus throws another fit in the bathroom.
The New Day vs Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
Cesaro starts off with Kofi and they trade holds in the middle of the ring. Cesaro overpowers with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Nakamura tags in and they go at it. Kofi counters and sends Nakamura to the floor. Big E tags in and launches Kofi out onto Nakamura. Cesaro levels Kofi on the floor. Big E runs over Cesaro with a clothesline. Big E brings Nakamura back in but Nakamura drops him back to the floor with a kick to the back of the neck. Cesaro runs back over and drops Big E on the floor with a big uppercut. We go back to commercial with Kofi and Big E down on the outside.
Back from the break and Cesaro has Big E grounded in the middle of the ring. Big E fights up but Cesaro uppercuts him in the corner. Nakamura tags in and delivers high knees in the corner. Nakamura and Cesaro keep control now. Big E fights Cesaro off and hits a belly-to-belly out of the corner. Kofi and Nakamura tag in at the same time and Kofi mounts offense.
Kofi unloads on Nakamura and drops him with a big right hand. Kofi with the Boom Droop in the middle of the ring. Kofi rallies the crowd but is distracted by Cesaro on the apron. Nakamura tries to capitalize but Kofi counters and hits SOS for a 2 count as Cesaro breaks it up. Big E comes in and clotheslines Cesaro to the floor. Big E also lands hard on the outside. Kofi rocks Nakamura and goes to the top. Nakamura climbs up but Kofi knocks him to the mat. Kofi with a big crossbody from the top but Nakamura gets his knees up. Nakamura covers for the non-title win.
Winner- Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
We see Tucker and Otis backstage getting ready. Mandy Rose walks up and reminds Otis to take his Money In the Bank briefcase with him. Otis is excited after seeing Mandy but Tucker gets him to focus and they discuss something about cashing in. We see Jeff Hardy and Sheamus brawling next behind them now. The officials try to separate them but Sheamus continues to beat up Hardy as we go back to commercial.
AJ Styles vs Daniel Bryan- Intercontinental Championship Final
The commentary takes us to the recap of Intercontinental Championship Tournament and promos from AJ Styles and Sheamus last week. AJ Styles comes out for the match, followed by Daniel Bryan. The announcements get done and we are ready to go now.
They lock up to start and trade holds. The holds continue as the fans start to do dueling chants. Styles drops Bryan into the turnbuckle in the corner. Bryan sidesteps AJ near the ropes and sends him to the floor. Bryan nails a suicide dive as we go to commercial.
Back from the break, Bryan drives knees into AJ while keeping him down in the middle of the ring. AJ nails a big dropkick after running the ropes. AJ with some chops now and sends Bryan to the corner. Bryan with uppercuts to AJ into the corner. Bryan takes AJ back down but AJ counters and works on the arm. They run the ropes again and Bryan delivers a knee to the gut to drop AJ. Bryan with a leg submission now. Bryan keeps AJ down with submissions, forcing him to yell out in pain.
AJ tries to crawl to the bottom rope. The hold is broken after Bryan turns it into a 2 count. Bryan uppercuts AJ back into the corner and unloads with kicks now. Bryan charges but AJ comes out of the corner. They trade quick pin attempts a few times. AJ takes Bryan down into a side headlock, then a leg scissors. They trade more counters and pin attempts. They charge and both collide in mid-air. They both go down in the middle of the ring as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and we see the title on display as the action continues in the ring. AJ and Bryan continue to go back and forth. AJ rolls Bryan for a 2 count. Bryan goes back to the arm and tries for the Yes Lock. AJ blocks it and catapults Bryan over the top rope to the floor. Bryan sells an arm injury. AJ leaps to the floor but Bryan catches him. Bryan rams AJ arm-first into the ring post. AJ goes down while the referee counts and Bryan looks on.
Bryan stomps on AJ’s elbow on the apron now. Bryan goes back to the floor and brings AJ in. Bryan continues to focus on the hurt arm. AJ fights him off but Bryan takes him back down by the arm. Bryan keeps the punishment coming and stomps on the elbow again after twisting it up. Bryan keeps AJ grounded again, bending the arm back. Bryan slides AJ into another 2 count. AJ rolls to the apron for a breather but Bryan stays on him.
Bryan headbutts AJ into the corner. Bryan charges in the opposite corner with a dropkick but AJ moves and Bryan lands hard. AJ with kicks to keep Bryan down in the corner now. AJ goes to the floor and wraps Bryan’s leg over the edge of the apron. AJ breaks the count and comes back in to keep working on Bryan’s knee and leg as the trainees boo him. AJ wraps Bryan’s leg around the middle rope and pushes him back as the referee backs him off. AJ leaves Bryan’s leg hung up on the middle rope, then goes back to work on him. The referee continues to warn AJ.
AJ stands up on the turnbuckle but Bryan runs back up with another forearm smash. Bryan unloads with more strikes to AJ’s back up top. Bryan hits the huge back suplex from the top and they both land hard. We go to commercial with both competitors down.
Bryan continue to hit Yes kicks in the corner now. AJ whips him to the other corner and he lands awkwardlyon his feet while dodging him with a moonsault. They both get up and AJ knocks Bryan with a Pele kick and then a brainbuster. He covers but could only gets a two-count. Bryan catches Styles with a roll-up now and then catches his leg when he goes for another Pele kick.
Bryan hits a German suplex before Styles counters with a couple of Germans of his own. Bryan counters the waistlock and manages to put Styles into the Yes lock finally. Styles struggle for a while but gets his leg on the rope. The crowd is getting behind Bryan now. Bryan unloads on Styles with kicks on the face now. Bryan goes for the running knees but AJ catches him and counters with the Styles clash. AJ is out of energy though and could not cover.
Styles up on the apron while Bryan gets on his feet in the ring. AJ jumps on him with the phenomenal forearm and gets the pin.
Winner- AJ Styles(New WWE Intercontinental Champion)
Bank & Bayley Title Celebration
We go to the ring as WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley come out for the title win celebration. The crowd chants “you suck!” as Bayley starts her promo, bragging about how good she is and untouchable she is. Bayley says it can be lonely at the top but she has her best friend, Sasha. Banks also brags a bit and says they will only get stronger because together they are unstoppable.
The music interrupts as Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross come out. Bliss tells them to draw a line at poetry. The IIconics interrupt on the big screen. They mock the champions for a while before they suggest the champs not turn their backs on Cross and Bliss. Banks and Bayley turn around and get attacked by Bliss and Cross. They clear the ring of Bayley and Banks as The IIconics look on from the big screen, laughing at everyone.
Braun Strowman and Heavy Machinery vs. The Miz, John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler
Strowman taunts Miz and Morrison on the floor before we get the bell. Ziggler starts off with Otis. Ziggler retreats over the top rope to the floor. Otis taunts him from the ring. Ziggler paces around but Miz is going to start. Otis brings Miz over the top rope and goes to work on him. Otis tags in Tucker for the double team headbutts. Tucker drops another headbutt, sending Miz to the corner to tag out. Morrison tags in and catches Tucker with a big kick. Morrison counters a big backdrop. Tucker catches Morrison in mid-air and slams him for a 2 count.
Tucker stands tall over Morrison and talks some trash. Morrison retreats and tags in Ziggler. Ziggler goes behind Tucker but Tucker counters and clubs him. Otis tags in, as does Strowman. They triple team Ziggler by launching Strowman into him with a splash in the corner. Strowman clubs Ziggler to the mat with a big strike. Tucker tags back in and holds Ziggler in the air for a big suplex. King Baron Corbin suddenly appears on the big screen, telling the camera man to follow him but keep a distance.
Tucker stops the suplex, placing Ziggler on his shoulder, and everyone watches Corbin. We see Corbin approaching Mandy Rose backstage and ask him about what happened last week with Otis and his crown. Mandy says they were just playing around. Corbin says Mandy was really fantasizing about being with him. Otis appears out of nowhere and rushes Corbin, knocking him down. Otis unloads on Corbin as officials try to break it up. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler tags in to drop a big elbow on Tucker for a 2 count. Otis has not returned to the ring. Strowman tries to rally for Tucker while Ziggler keeps control and grounds Tucker in the middle of the ring. Tucker fights up but Ziggler rams him into the corner by his hair while Miz distracts the referee. Morrison tags back in and delivers kicks to Tucker.
Morrison drops Tucker with a kick for a 2 count as the crowd boos the heels some more. Morrison grounds Tucker by his arm as Strowman reaches for a tag. Miz tags in as Tucker sends Morrison to the floor. Tucker blocks a Figure Fur and kicks Miz out of the ring. Ziggler comes in but Tucker ends up dropping him with an enziguri. Tucker goes for the tag but Miz and Morrison pull Strowman from the apron to the floor. They double team him and Miz drops him with a big DDT.
Ziggler turns his attention back to Tucker in the ring. Otis returns to the ringside area and Mandy is with him. Ziggler taunts Rose but pays for it as Tucker drops him. Otis tags in and drops Miz and Morrison from the apron to the floor. Otis levels Ziggler with a clothesline. Miz and Morrison run back in but Otis takes them out. Otis dances around, taking shots from Ziggler. Ziggler hits him again but Otis just takes it. Otis with a headbutt. Otis ends up tossing Ziggler out to the floor and he lands hard. The crowd chants for Otis now.
Otis calls for the Freight Train as Strowman runs wild around the ringside area, leveling all three opponents. Ziggler is sent back in and Otis hits him with the Caterpillar, then the big elbow drop. Otis covers Ziggler for the pin to win.
Winners- Braun Strowman and Heavy Machinery
– After the match, Mandy hits the ring to celebrate with Strowman, Otis and Tucker. Otis kicks Ziggler out of the ring as the Heavy Machinery music hits. We go to replays. Strowman raises the Universal Title in the air while Otis raises his Money In the Bank briefcase. We see the heels down on the outside recovering. Otis, briefcase still in the air, glances over at Strowman and his title while the celebration continues. The final SmackDown before WWE Backlash goes off the air.