08th Sep2020

WWE Friday Night SmackDown – Sept 4th 2020: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have three matches…bull-sh*t. Well, Roman Reigns went heel, because that’ll move the needle. Still, I look forward to seeing how this all turns out and…SQUIRREL!

Match #1: Heavy Machinery def. The Miz & John Morrison

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Heavy Machinery emerged victorious from this tag team battle, but their opponents had ulterior motives. Otis pinned The Awesome One with a massive splash off the second rope, but Miz & Morrison’s work was not done at the bell. JoMo sprang into action, snatching Otis’ Money in the Bank briefcase and dashing off before Otis or Tucker could get him. However, it was later revealed that Morrison grabbed the wrong briefcase. Instead of the Money in the Bank contract, JoMo snatched a briefcase containing a sandwich.

My Opinion: 2.8 out of 5 – This was Otis and Morrison doing their Odd Couple routine with each other and it was a lot of fun, but only brief interludes of action that pair gave this match some-thing to work with. As far as tag action, this was decent, but nothing that will likely get you addicted to tag…but I could be wrong.

Match #2: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax def. Sasha Banks & Bayley – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match

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Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax were simply devastating in their first defense of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles. The Boss and the SmackDown Women’s Champion threw everything they had at the champions, but there was no overcoming them. The challengers’ fate was sealed when Banks attempted to crush Baszler with double knees in the corner but instead connected with the ring post. That gave The Queen of Spades a target to pick apart, weakening The Boss. However, The Irresistible Force picked up the fall in her SmackDown debut, crushing Banks & Bayley with a cross-body off the top rope to get the three-count and retain the titles.

My Opinion: 3.8 out of 5 – Whew! This was a guddun! Nia only sucked a little bit and and everybody else kicked ass. This was creative, clever action that always had surprises around every corner and never disappointed. I don’t like the winners, but at least they look tough. Hey, this was way better than many of these matches have been before, so eat your heart out, Lenny Blankenschmidt, because this was good yokenheimie.

Match #3: (Main Event) Jey Uso def. King Corbin, Sheamus & Matt Riddle – Fatal 4 Way Match For A WWE Universal Title Match At WWE Clash of Champions

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

With Big E out of action, Jey Uso took the final spot in the Fatal 4-Way to determine who will challenge Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WWE Clash of Champions. And Jey Uso made the most of the opportunity. In a hard-hitting main event, Uso connected with a huge Frog Splash on Matt Riddle to get the three-count and earn a Universal Title opportunity against his cousin at WWE Clash of Champions.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was a kinetic freak-out with lots of kinky spots and stunts from four guys who look like the Pet Shop Boys with all those kids. Jey winning was a welcome surprise and one that opens the flood gate for some-thing cool to happen…even if it doesn’t. This was easy to watch and a blast over-all.

News Of The Night:

  1. Bayley attacked Sasha Banks to finally activate the betrayal angle.
  2. Sheamus attacked Big E and that is why he was out of the main event.
  3. Roman Reigns was positioned as a reluctant heel who has grown arrogant, thanks to a promo from Paul Heyman and Roman doubting Jey Uso’s ability to win a big match, respectively.
  4. Bray Wyatt has a new friend coming, next week.
  5. Alexa Bliss is still being teased as becoming Bray Wyatt’s sex slave or…some-thing.
  6. AJ Styles, Sami Zayn and Jeff Hardy brawled.

Final Verdict: 3/5

There were two fine matches here and a huge angle finally happening, but that was not enough to make this a great show, but it was compelling nonetheless.

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