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Smackdown 9/4/2020: Reigns Clash of Champions Challenger Decided; Major TURN!!



Here's what's on tap for tonight:

  • Fatal Four Way #1 Contenders Match for a WWE Universal Championship Match at Clash of Champions: Big E vs. Matt Riddle vs. King Corbin vs. Sheamus

  • WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Match: Sasha Banks & Bayley (WWE Smackdown Women's champ) vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (champs)

  • WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, & Paul Heyman will address the WWE Universe.

Tonight's show kicks off with highlights of the Payback Universal Championship match.


HERE COMES ROMAN REIGNS AND PAUL HEYMAN to start. Roman Reigns' shirt is great haha. "Show Up & Win". Paul Heyman says just when we thought he was out, Reigns pulled him back in. Heyman says he didn't corrupt Reigns. He claims Reigns corrupted him. Heyman says he was thrown away but rescued by Reigns. Heyman claims Reigns was thrown away too. Heyman says no one thanked or appreciated Reigns when he needed time off for an illness. Heyman says a fiend and a monster aren't born to be champion. Heyman is great here!! Heyman says everything about Reigns being champion will be better than Raw's champion. Heyman then does his classic introduction where he introduces himself as the service council to the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns. Reigns then says he did exactly what he said he was going to do at Payback. Reigns says with his kind of power, all he has to do is show up and win. Believe that. Hence the t-shirt I guess. He doesn't care who is challenger is for Clash of Champions.


Commentary hypes Connor's Cure.


Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman walk backstage when Jey Uso welcomes Reigns back. Reigns dismisses Heyman. Uso asks what's up with Paul E. Reigns says he has everything under control.


Heavy Machinery vs. The Miz & John Morrison

We start the match with Otis and Miz. Otis man handles Miz in the early going. Tucker comes in and they double team Miz. Miz hits a jaw breaker on Tucker and tags Morrison. Tucker out wrestles and over powers Morrison. Both members of Heavy Machinery splash Morrison in the corner and then Otis turns Morrison inside out with a big clothesline!! Otis and and Tucker each slam Miz and Morrison before sending them both out of the ring as we go to a commercial.


Back from the break, Miz and Morrison are in control of Tucker. Tucker is able to make the tag to Otis and he mows over Miz and Morrison. Otis misses a splash in the corner and Miz takes advantage. Morrison comes back and and after a double team, they get a near fall. Miz comes back in. Otis goes for a tag but Morrison takes out Tucker on the outside. Miz delivers kicks to Otis but OTIS NO SELLS!! Otis suplexes them both and splashes them in the corner!! CATERPILLAR TO MIZ!! OTIS HITS A VADER BOMB ON MIZ FOR THE WIN @ 8:07!! After the match, MORRISON STEALS THE MONEY IN THE BANK CONTRACT!! MORRISON LEAVES WITH IT AND ACTS LIKE HE WON IT!!


Big E is talking with Drew Gulak when Lucha House Party comes along with a birthday cake! It's Xavier Woods birthday! Big E says tonight is his night. A security guard comes and tells Big E that Woods has arrived. Big E grabs the cake to take it to him and SHEAMUS ATTACKS BIG E!! SHEAMUS HITS A BROGUE KICK TO BIG E!! SHEAMUS THEN BOUNCES BIG E'S FACE OFF A CAR HOOD!! WHITE NOISE THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD!! Great selling by Big E!!


Back from a commerical and EMTs are checking on Big E. Kayla Braxton says Big E has suffered lacerations and maybe other serious injuries. He is going to be heading to a medical facility. Kayla interviews Sheamus and he claims he was just defending himself. Big E gets the backboard treatment. Sheamus looks over at Big E and says it's probably going to be a triple threat match now.


Commentary talks about the women's tag team match and we see highlights of the Payback tag title match.


Alyse Ashton interviews Sasha Banks and Bayley. Ashton talks about them going through a rough patch losing matches. Bayley claims they know how to prepare now that they have faced Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. Ashton brings up Bayley tapping out to Baszler three times. Banks takes offense and hypes up Bayley and claims they're still best friends and they run the company.


Adam Pearce is backstage with Kayla Braxton. Pearce confirms Big E will be unable to compete tonight but a replacement will be named. Paul Heyman comes and asks to have a word with Pearce. They walk off together.


Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura give their two cents on the next match in an in screen interview.


WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Match

Sasha Banks & Bayley (WWE Smackdown Women's champ) vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (champs)

The match starts with Baszler and Bayley. Jax tags in right away and she gets double teamed but Banks and Bayley. The action goes to the outside where Baszler and Jax swing Banks and Bayley into the barricade multiple times before we go to a commercial.


We're back and the champs are in control of Bayley squashing her in the corner. Jax hits a shoulder breaker on Bayley for a near fall. Jax squashes Bayley in the corner again before using her power to ground Bayley on the mat. Bayley tries to fight back but has no luck. Another near fall for Jax. Baszler comes back in and hits a knee strike in the corner before taking Bayley down. Baszler works on Bayley's arm and shoulder. Bayley sells it well. Jax comes back in but Banks distracts the ref allowing Bayley to hit a chop block on Jax. Bayley tags Banks!! Banks and Bayley double team Jax then Banks delivers a series of knees to Banks! Running knees in the corner! BANKS GOES TO THE TOP AND HITS A METEORA!! 1...2...NO!! Nia kicks out with force!! Banks goes for a sleeper but Jax fights it and Banks goes to the apron. Blind tag by Baszler! Bayley tags in! THEY DOUBLE TEAM POWER BOMB NIA FROM THE APRON THE THE FLOOR!! The challengers build momentum as they focus on Baszler. Quick tags by Bayley and Banks. Baszler avoids a double team and goes for the Kirifuda Clutch on Bayley but BANKS HITS A BACK STABBER!! 1...2...NO!! BAYLEY GOES TO THE TOP AND HITS THE ELBOW!! 1...2...NO!! More double teaming by the challengers. Banks goes for double knees but Baszler moves and Banks knees the ring post!! Banks gets back to the apron and hangs Baszler on the top rope. Baszler catches Banks and targets the knees!! Baszler goes for a figure four but Banks rolls her up for a near fall. Baszler nails Bayley off the apron. BASZLER GOES FOR A MUTA LOCK ON BANKS AND BAYLEY HITS A BAYLEY TO BELLY ON BASZLER!! BANKS COVERS BASZLER!! 1...2..NO!! BANK STATEMENT ON BASZLER!! Nia takes out Bayley and breaks up the Bank Statement!! Nia tags in and goes after Banks. Banks gets a roll up near fall. Nia carries Banks to the top looking for Samoan drop but Bayley makes the save. Shayna tries to help but the knee gives out. JAX HITS A CROSS BODY FROM THE SECOND ROPE ON BOTH BANKS AND BAYLEY!! JAX PINS BOTH OF THEM FOR THE WIN @ 15:39!! The champs retain!! Medical personnel come out to check on Banks' knee injury. Better than the Payback match in my opinion and the Payback match was pretty good.


We're back from a break and Banks is refusing medical attention. BAYLEY HELPS BANKS UP AND THEN BEATS THE HELL OUT OF HER!! BAYLEY STOMPS BANKS' INJURED LEG ON THE STEPS AND THROWS HER INTO THE BARRICADE!! Back in the ring, Bayley continues the beat down!! THE CROWD BOOS HEAVILY!! BAYLEY SLAMS BANKS FACE INTO THE MAT MULTIPLE TIMES!! BAYLEY GETS A CHAIR BUT BANKS TRIES TO FIGHT BACK!! BAYLEY ROSE PLANTS BANKS!! BAYLEY PUTS BANKS HEAD IN A CHAIR AND PILLMANIZES HER!!! Banks gets stretchered out.


Banks is being loaded into an ambulance. Commentary talks about what just happened.


The great liberator, Sami Zayn, is coming out now and he is still carrying his WWE Intercontinental Championship. He is booed heavily. Sami says Greg Hamilton's introduction was terrible since he wasn't introduced as the champion. Hamilton says it wasn't in his notes. Sami gets a headset and talks to the production truck haha. He wants to redo the entrance but HERE COMES JEFF HARDY!! Hardy says if Sami wanted a match for the championships, all he had to do is ask. Sami is confused because he's the champ. HERE COMES AJ STYLES!!! Styles claimed he is the uncrowned champ! Hardy offers Styles a match and Styles cheap shots Hardy!! STYLES AND ZAYN BOTH STOMP HARDY!! STYLES ATTACKS ZAYN!! TWIST OF FATE TO STYLES!! HELLUVA KICK TO HARDY!! Zayn runs away with his title!


JEY USO is the replacement for Big E.


A vignette shows a lady walking in white high heels but all you can see is her legs and she's carrying a coat.


Tucker tells Otis he can't find the Money in the Bank briefcase. Otis says he doesn't keep the contract in there. THE CONTRACT IS IN OTIS' LUNCH BOX. We then see John Morrison and The Miz. MORRISON OPENS THE MONEY IN THE BANK BRIEFCASE AND IT'S OTIS' LUNCH HAHA.


Jey Uso talks to Roman Reigns backstage. Uso says he will win it. Reigns tells him to try to win something on his own so people will respect him.


Riddle attacks Corbin during the entrances. Everyone brawls around ringside before the match officially starts! We go to a commercial but the match still hasn't started yet.


FIREFLY FUN HOUSE NOW!! Bray says he is sad but cheer up! BRAY SAYS A NEW FUN HOUSE CHARACTER WILL DEBUT NEXT WEEK!!


Nikki Cross is watching backstage when Alexa Bliss comes to apologize about last week. Bliss gives Cross a hug.


Fatal Four Way #1 Contenders Match for a WWE Universal Championship Match at Clash of Champions

Matt Riddle vs. King Corbin vs. Sheamus vs. Jey Uso

We're officially started. Uso super kicks Corbin out of the ring. Sheamus is sent to the outside and Riddle gets a near fall on Uso. Riddle tries a German but Uso lands on his feet. Corbin pulls Uso out of the ring and sends him into the barricade. Sheamus hits a back breaker on Riddle for a near fall. Corbin and Sheamus both stomp Riddle and double team him. Uso gets knocked off the apron by Corbin. The heels continue the beat down on Riddle. Riddle backdrops Sheamus to the floor but Corbin lays Riddle out with a spinebuster. Now Sheamus and Corbin focus on Uso after they knock Riddle off the apron. Corbin ducks under the bottom rope and Riddle hits him with a kick. In the ring, Riddle and Uso deliver kicks to Corbin and Sheamus. SHEAMUS HITS IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER ON RIDDLE WHILE CORBIN HITS DEEP SIX ON USO!! NEAR FALLS AT THE SAME TIME!! Sheamus and Corbin shove each other and argue as we go to a commercial.


Back from the break, Uso and Sheamus are battling in the ring. Sheamus gets the upper hand then gets Corbin off the apron to the floor. Sheamus clubs the chest of Uso when he's on the apron. Sheamus gets Uso on his shoulders but Riddle kicks Sheamus in the face. Riddle starts going crazy. BROTON TO SHEAMUS!! Near fall for Riddle. Riddle locks Sheamus in a triangle. Sheamus lifts Riddle and plants him for a near fall. Sheamus locks Riddle in a cloverleaf!! Uso is back and super kicks Sheamus in the face. Corbin rolls up Uso for a near fall. USO SUPER KICKS EVERYONE!! Uso goes for a suicide dive but Corbin catches him with an elbow. Sheamus and Riddle knock Corbin over the barricade. Uso takes out Riddle and Sheamus with a suicide dive!! CORBIN SENDS USO FLYING OVER SOME OF THE FANS SCREENS!! Corbin and Riddle are back in the ring. RIDDLE AVOIDS END OF DAYS!! BROGUE KICK TO CORBIN!! BRO TO SLEEP ON SHEAMUS!! FLOATING BRO TO CORBIN AND THEN USO HITS A SPLASH ON RIDDLE FOR THE WIN @ 12:47!! Kayla Braxton gets in the ring to interview Uso after the match. Uso tells the Big Dog that he made the family proud too! Uso says "Welcome...and you know the rest!!" End Show.


Next week:

  • Firefly Fun House: Bray Wyatt claims a new fun house character will debut!

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