Tonight's edition of Friday Night SmackDown emanates from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and is headlined by a 'Bar Fight' between Jeff Hardy & Sheamus.
Before the show begins, let's see what else tonight has in-store for us.
- Jeff Hardy Looks For Revenge on Sheamus In A 'Bar Fight'
- Bayley and Sasha Banks Address The WWE Women's Championship Picture
- Naomi Appears On 'Miz TV' with The Miz & John Morrison
The show begins with a video package hyping up the ‘Bar Fight’ between Jeff Hardy & Sheamus, later tonight.
We then see the WWE Women’s Tag-Team Champions, Bayley & Sasha Banks heading down to the ring.
The Champs talk about their respective wins at Extreme Rules, last Sunday. Bayley then says everyone should never give up & always go after their dreams...but they still won’t ever be as good as she & Sasha. They start laughing as Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss interrupt. Nikki says she’s sick of Bayley & Sasha thinking they run the company & wants another shot at Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship. Bayley laughs & says she beat Nikki fair & square, last Sunday...but since she’s a role-model, she’ll give her another Championship match, next week...if she can beat Alexa Bliss, right now. Alexa looks hesitant but Nikki throws her to the ground & heads to the ring as we head to a break before we have what looks like a # 1 contender’s match between Bliss & Cross.
- Match - Alexa Bliss vs Nikki Cross
Highlights (Alexa Bliss vs Nikki Cross)
Result - Nikki Cross defeats Alexa Bliss
Commentary then announces that after the upcoming commercial break, we have a brand-new Firefly Funhouse with Bray Wyatt, fresh-off his 'Wyatt Swamp Fight' victory, over Braun Strowman, last Sunday.
Back from the break, we see Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss, backstage. Alexa says that Nikki got one over on her and hands her a water...then says she earned the opportunity and congratulates her...then says but now, it's time to focus and become the next SmackDown Women's Champion.
It's now time for a brand-new Firefly Funhouse with Bray Wyatt. We see a video package of the 'Wyatt Swamp Fight' between Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman, last Sunday at Extreme Rules, a match, in which Bray won.
We then see Bray in the Funhouse and he has the lantern of his old-persona's head. Bray says the Swamp Fight was fun but it sucks that Braun is stuck in the hot, nasty swamp. Bray tells the old-Bray that he had his chance...and now it's HIS (The Fiend) turn...and HE (The Fiend) has been unleashed.
- Match - Matt Riddle vs Tony Nese
Highlights (Matt Riddle vs Tony Nese)
Result - Matt Riddle defeats Tony Nese
After a quick break, we then see Miz and John Morrison in the ring for Miz TV. The hosts introduce their guest foe the evening, Naomi.
Miz brings up the hashtag '#NaomiDeservesBetter', that took over social media, after her quick loss to Lacey Evans, last week. Miz mentions it's not the first time that she's gone viral, this year...she also went viral for returning at the Royal Rumble, earlier this year. Morrison then says he doesn't understand why she keeps going viral for losing...the internet should be going crazy for Lacey Evans, instead, who's actually winning matches.
Naomi says the fans care about her and support her and want more for her because no matter the situation, she goes out to the ring and busts her ass week after week and she does it for those fans. Miz & Morrison then introduce Lacey Evans as a special guest.
Lacey says Miz and Morrison should cut Naomi some slack...she's been around for a decade and has almost nothing to show for it and Naomi throws Lacey out of the ring as we head to a commercial break.
We then see Kofi Kingston and Big E, backstage...Kofi is just walking out of the trainer's room and tells Big E that he'll be out for about 6 weeks or so and Big E says that sucks but they'll be back for those SmackDown Tag-Team Championships that Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro took from them, this past Sunday at Extreme Rules...Kofi says it's fate...he's hurt..Xavier Wood's is hurt...it's time for Big E to get a singles run and make his mark in the company, by himself. Big E is hesitant at first but seemingly comes around to the idea after Kofi tells him that it's what he and Xavier want.
- Fatal-4-Way, Intercontinental Championship # 1 Contender's Match - Drew Gulak vs Gran Metalik vs Lince Dorado vs Shorty G
Highlights (Drew Gulak vs Gran Metalik vs Lince Dorado vs Shorty G)
Result - Gran Metalik defeats Drew Gulak, Lince Dorado & Shorty G
- Bar Fight - Jeff Hardy vs Sheamus
Highlights (Jeff Hardy vs Sheamus)
Result - Jeff Hardy defeats Sheamus
That’s a wrap for Friday Night SmackDown!
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