WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
June 19, 2020
Report by Lovell Porter for Wrestlezone.com
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Intercontinental Championship Presentation
Renee Young introduces the new Intercontinental Champion, AJ Styles. The ring is surrounded by WWE Superstars. Styles says he loves the way Renee introduced him. SmackDown is still the house that AJ Styles built. Styles wanted everyone to surround the ring so they would know this is the closest any of them will ever get to the IC Title. Styles says life’s rewards are for those who stand up and grab it not for those who want a handout. It doesn’t work that way. Styles says he doesn’t want Renee to present him with the title. Styles wants Daniel Bryan to do it. Bryan is reluctant. Styles tells Bryan to have some respect for the title he claims to love so much. Styles asks Bryan to put the title around his waist. Styles says he is trusting Bryan not to do anything stupid. Bryan picks up the title and stares at it. Styles demands Bryan put the title around his waist. Styles says only a coward wouldn’t want to do it.
Bryan puts the title around Styles’ waist. Bryan says congratulations and tries to walk away. Styles yells for Bryan to say it so people can hear him. Bryan tells Styles that he respects Styles in this ring despite their differences. Bryan says Styles could be the greatest champion ever if he defends the title every week against the people around the ring. Bryan list all the great matches Styles can have against someone like Big E. Styles says the only people who will get a shot are those who are on his level. Bryan says Styles should defend against Drew Gulak tonight. Styles says no. Styles says anyone who has something to say will regret it. Matt Riddle’s music hits.
Riddle saunters his way down to the ring. Riddle says “hey bro” to Styles. Styles says he just sees someone who wants a handout. Riddle says he came out here to give Styles some advice. Styles may be the face that runs the place, but Riddle is the Bro who runs the show. Styles attacks Riddle. Riddle hits a knee strike that sends Styles flying out of the ring. Styles yells that he wants a referee out here now.
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