WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results
September 11, 2020
Report by Lovell Porter for Wrestlezone.com
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In-Ring Segment: Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman
Heyman says they told everyone what was going to happen. Reigns said he would come through and wreck everything and he walked away Universal Champion. Reigns authorized Heyman to tell the truth. Last week, Reigns’ bloodline stepped up and emerged the number one contender for the Universal Championship. Heyman has the honor and pleasure of introducing Reigns’ blood brother Jey Uso. Uso joins Heyman and Reigns in the ring. Uso says he has love for Heyman. Heyman goes way back with his family. Uso thanks Heyman. Uso is excited to compete against his cousin at Clash of Champions.
Heyman says he can take no credit. It was Reigns’ who gave the order to create the opportunity for Jey. Reigns says Uso doesn’t have to thank him. Jey earned this. Everyone is proud of Uso. This is Uso’s moment. Reigns says just like when they were kids he is going to whoop Uso’s ass. After that, it will be all love. Uso says it ain’t going down like that. Baron Corbin interrupts and says this is a classic case of nepotism. Corbin can’t stand when someone walks around and abuses their power. Sheamus walks out and says he agrees with Corbin. Sheamus says after he took out Big E it should have been made a triple threat match last week. Sheamus says he didn’t have time to prepare. Uso challenges Sheamus and Corbin to a tag match later tonight. Uso calls it the Blood vs. the Butt Mud. Sheamus tries to attack but Uso takes out Sheamus and Corbin as Reigns looks on.
Backstage, Sami Zayn goes nuts because there is a graphic that says Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles will face off for the Intercontinental Championship later tonight.
Intercontinental Championship Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. AJ Styles
Before the match can start, Sami Zayn walks out on the stage. Zayn says this match isn’t for the IC title. Zayn is the IC Champion. Just because he took a couple of months off for personal reasons WWE saw fit to crown a sham champion. This match needs to be on record as an exhibition match. Adam Pearce and security walk out and tells Zayn its time to go. Zayn screams this is an insult. Styles attacks Hardy from behind. When the bell rings, Styles misses a splash in the corner. Hardy lands the Twist of Fate. Hardy misses the Swanton. After the break, Hardy trips Styles so he hits his face on the ring steps.
Hardy leaps off the steps for a leg lariat. Hardy lands the move but crashes into the barricade in the process. Back in the ring, Hardy tries his patented double leg drop but Styles’ blocks. Hardy hits the whisper in the wind. Hardy calls for the Twist of Fury. Styles avoids it and hits the Ushigoroshi. Hardy kicks out. Styles calls for the Styles Clash. Hardy reverses it into a double leg drop for a near fall. Styles traps Hardy’s bad knee and drives his elbow into it. Dropkick by Hardy. Hardy misses a dropkick int he corner. Styles sets up the Phenomenal Forearm. Zayn appears out fo nowhere and pulls Styles off the apron. Zayn attacks Styles. Zayn rolls into the ring and hits a Helluva Kick on Hardy.
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