WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (5/22/20)

Michael Cole announces AJ Styles has been traded to SmackDown for superstars to be named later.

Intercontinental Championship Tournament: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura 

Styles and Nakamura lock up. Styles drives Nakamura into the corner. Styles gives Nakamura a clean break. Nakamura and Styles trade strikes and submission holds. Styles catches Nakamura with a dropkick. Nakamura surprises Styles with a back elbow. Nakamura tells Styles to come on. Styles trips Nakamura into the top turnbuckle. Nakamura exchange blows. Nakamura the second rope.  Nakamura hits a sliding German suplex off the second rope. After the break, Nakamura kicks Styles in the face. Styles manages to land an overhead kick. Styles rolls Nakamura into the  Calf Crusher. Nakamura kicks Styles in the head.

Nakamura lands a sliding knee. Running elbow by Styles. Nakamura hits a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Nakamura lands a flying knee off the top rope. Nakamura lands a sliding knee. Styles kicks out. Nakamura calls for the Kinshasa. Styles avoids the hold and rolls up Nakamura. Nakamura turns the pin into a triangle. Styles almost passes out. Styles reverses the hold into the Styles Clash. Nakamura kicks out. Styles sets up the Phenomenal Forearm. Nakamura kicks Styles in the gut.  Nakamura tries another running knee, but Styles moves out of the way. Styles sends Nakamura stumbling back to the center of the ring. Styles lands the Phenomenal Forearm for the win.

Winner- AJ Styles

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