27th Apr2020

WWE Smackdown – April 24th 2020: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Friday Night SmackDown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and those f—— ring ropes will f— you up. It’s nice to still have some wrestling to cover. Okay, Triple H is getting a perm in the main event so he can look like New Jack after he did that dive off the scaffold.

Match #1: King Corbin def. Drew Gulak – WWE Money in the Bank Qualifying Match

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Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro stepped into King Corbin’s corner and helped the regal competitor defeat Drew Gulak and earn a spot in this year’s Money in the Bank Match. Corbin would deliver a brutal scepter blow to Gulak after the loss to put an evil exclamation point on the victory.

My Opinion: 2.6 out of 5 – This was a dry gulch in a sea of…dry gulches. Gulak worked hard, but the match was all there for Corbin, so it could only go so far in quality.

Match #2: Sheamus def. Daniel Vidot

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Another man up, another man dispatched by The Celtic Warrior who quickly defeated Daniel Vidot and then took exception with Michael Cole’s repeated recognition of Jeff Hardy.

My Opinion: 1.5 out of 5 – Dino Bravo hates squash matches…f—— squash matches!

Match #3: Lucha House Party def. The Miz & John Morrison

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Lucha House Party shocked the WWE Universe and left Michael Cole and Corey Graves speechless with a victory over the former SmackDown Tag Team Champions.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was a pretty fun little match that had a surprising, yet welcome result. LHP have been one of the most under-rated acts in wrestling for some time, so seeing them get a big win in the division they are a part of is unusual, but should be the beginning of a sustained push, if Vince knows what’s good for him. M&M can take the loss, as long as they get to talk off the loss in short order. If you like lucha mashed with generic American style offense, then this will pique your interest.

Match #4: Lacey Evans def. Sasha Banks – WWE Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

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After Bayley got involved in the proceedings, Sasha Banks appeared to have the match sealed with a long roll-up on Lacey Evans, but the distracted referee missed the maneuver. As The Boss snapped back at the SmackDown Women’s Champion to stay out of her clash, but The Sassy Southern Belle pounced on the opportunity to deliver a Woman’s Right.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – Banks did her usual thing and looked good, while Evans is getting better, but none of this made the match any better.

Match #5: (Main Event) Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross def. Carmella & Dana Brooke – Women’s Tag Team Championship Match

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Carmella & Dana Brooke got off to a fabulous start, but Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross kept their run going and successfully defended the Women’s Tag Team Titles.

My Opinion: 2.9 out of 5 – This was fine, with this serving as more of an appetizer of what these guys could do if they were allowed to have a more detailed match. Nobody stunk-up the joint, but they didn’t make it into a paradise either. Cross was the star here and every-body else did pretty well too.

News Of The Night:

  1. Triple H had a weird party with no guests to celebrate (Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon said some weird s— though).

Final Verdict: 2.5/5

Eh. The show was as interesting as this review, so not very at all. Well, you can’t win ‘em all. All. ALL. ALL! ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!


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