Welcome to WWE Smackdown and we are live from the Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena and we kick things off with a promo from WWE Champion The "New" Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is at the concession stand and he says AJ Styles would be out here with the people. He is here to take AJ on an educational journey. This is a 'concession stand', but the only concessions being made are to your health. You at the people around you. Are you happy and healthy? How do you feel after eating this garbage. You eat this because you are filling a void. You shove candy and popcorn down your throat. That is why you cheer for AJ Styles. You cheer for him to fill a void in your lives. AJ Styles is like this hot dog as he takes it out of a fan's hand. It is toxic, just like the people who chant for AJ.
Bryan throws the hot dog back to the fan. Daniel Bryan says they take a large cup of high fructose syrup and you drink it with a plastic straw. He throws the drink at the fan and calls him fickle. Daniel asks the merchandise stand employee for a Yes Movement T-Shirt but there aren't any because the Yes Movement is Dead. He does not want to pollute this world with this merchandise. Look at the AJ Styles shirts and gloves. It makes it look like he actually cares. It is just useless plastic garbage.
Daniel goes to the aisle and he says he is making this world a better place. In order to get change, you need to change. These people are weak, submissive, and impotent. These people reek and are submissive. Daniel says he is here changing the planet one person at a time. Daniel grabs an AJ Styles sign and says he is the champion. AJ fills a void for 30 seconds. AJ says he will tear apart that void and fill it with something meaningful and valuable. Daniel says he will build this world with something these children can be proud of.
Daniel says you boo him but he is changing the planet for the better while you change it for the worse.
R Truth attacks Daniel Bryan at ringside as he waits for Bryan to come to the ring for his match. The referee pulls Truth away after Bryan is sent into the ringside barrier.
DANIEL BRYAN VS R-TRUTH
The match is joined in progress and Truth with a hip toss followed by punches. Truth with an Irish whip and Bryan flips out of the corner but Truth with a drop kick. Bryan with kicks in the corner followed by a snap mare and kick to the back. Bryan slaps Truth and he calls Truth the problem. Truth with punches but Bryan with a European uppercut and he sends Truth into the turnbuckles. More kicks from Bryan and a running drop kick into the corner. Bryan with a second one. Bryan goes for a third one but Truth with a flying corkscrew forearm. Truth with a suplex into a cutter for a near fall.
Bryan lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex. Bryan avoids a splash into the corner and Bryan with a flying knee for the three count.
The winner of the match: Daniel Bryan
Post Match: AJ Styles attacks Daniel Bryan
REY MYSTERIO AND MUSTAFA ALI VS SAMOA JOE AND ANDRADE 'CIEN' ALMAS
Ali starts off with Joe and Joe bulldozes through Ali sending him to the mat. Reverse knife edge chop and now Joe with quick jabs in the corner. Irish whip across the ring and Ali moves out of the way of a charging Joe delivering a pair of dropkicks. Mysterio tags in and we get double dropkicks from Ali and Mysterio
Almas tags in and a kick by Almas. Mysterio with a flying headscissors and a forearm in the corner. Mysterio gets rocked by Almas sending him to the mat. Nearfall for Almas and Joe tags back in delivering a headbutt. Joe tosses Mysterio face first into the turnbuckle and goesafter the leg. Almas back in picks Mysterio up
Mysterio drives Almas face first into the mat buying him some time and Ali tags in. Almas misses with a right hand and a headsisscors take over by Ali. Ali with a face plant and a nearfall on Almas
Almas with an elbow to Ali. Almas misses with a kick and Ali lands a pair of dropkicks. Joe tags in as Almas rolls to the outside. Ali dives over the ropes and is caught by Joe as he delivers a fallaway slam onto the announce table. The match continues as we go to break
We're back and Ali is in the tree of woe with Almas on the top rope and Ali pulls Almas off the top rope. Ali dives and makes the tag to Mysterio who unloads on Almas. Sunset flip and Mysterio rolls through connecting with a kick to the face. Joe tags in, seated senton from the top rope onto Joe.
Mysterio plants Almas with a piledriver for a nearfall and it's broken up by Joe. Ali back in lands a 450 onto Joe. Almas stops Ali. Ali flies over the ropes taking out Joe.
Almas counters a 619 and delivers a gutbuster and covers Mysterio for the three count
The winners of the match: Andrade 'Cien' Almas and Samoa Joe
Shane is backstage and Miz walks in hoping it wasn't Shane who gave The Usos an opportunity to challenge for the tag team championships. Shane says he's getting pumped about teaming with Miz but doesn't want to abuse his power to insert themselves into the title picture.
Rusev is out and says last week Lana got hurt because of one selfish man. Shinsuke Nakamura. This week, he stands before everyone not as United States Champion or the Bulgarian Brute but he stands before them as a husband.
Rusev says Nakamura can mess with him all he wants but once he messes with Lana, Nakamura's crossed the line and it's a line he can't come back from and Rusev calls Shinsuke out saying he will crush every bone in his body.
Nakamura is on the big screen and says Rusev is out in the ring to get sympathy but he's in the TV truck to prove otherwise and says it is Rusev's fault and he has proof. We then see video from last Tuesday
Shinsuke says Rusev crushed Lana. Rusev says if Nakamura doesn't come to him then he's going to Nakamura. Rusev then exits the ring and runs to th eback looking for the TV truck and Nakamura attacks Rusev before officials step in.
THE BAR VS THE USOS
Jey and Sheamus start things off and they lock up. Sheamus with a side head lock take down. They lock up again and Jey with a wrist lock. Sheamus with a forearm to knock Jey to the mat. Jey with a kick and clothesline that sends Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus returns to the ring and Jey with a drop kick for a near fall. Cesaro tags in. Jimmy tags in as well. They lock up and Cesaro with a side head lock. Cesaro with a shoulder tackle and then he catches Jimmy on a leap frog but Jimmy gets to his feet and he sends Cesaro into the corner with a head scissors. Sheamus pulls Cesaro to the floor to avoid a running hip strike in the corner. Jimmy chases Cesaro back into the ring and he blocks a kick and punches Cesaro
Jey tags in and he hits a running forearm into the corner. Cesaro with a knee and then he tags Sheamus in. Sheamus with a punch and European uppercut. Jey with punches and Sheamus punches back. Jey slides into the corner and punches Sheamus and follows with chops. Jey with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Cesaro drops Jey on the top rope and Sheamus with a clothesline.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with a side head lock on Jey. Jey with punches but Sheamus pushes Jey into the corner. Jey with a kick to Sheamus and an elbow to Cesaro. Sheamus catches Jey and hits a Finlay Slam and Cesaro tags in and hits an elbow drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Sheamus tags in and he punches Jey in the midsection. Sheamus chokes Jey in the ropes. Sheamus with a key lock but Jey with an arm drag to send Sheamus to the apron. Sheamus with forearms across the chest. Jey with an enzuigiri. JImmy and Cesaro with tags and Jimmy with punches followed by a round kick and Samoan drop.
Jimmy with a running hip strike into the corner. Sheamus is sent to the floor and Jey with a plancha. Jimmy with a suicide dive that sends Cesaro into the crowd. Cesaro is sent back into the ring and Jimmy goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Sheamus tags in and he misses a Brogue Kick. Jey tags in as Jimmy goes to the apron. Jey with a super kick for a near fall. Jey goes up top and he kicks Cesaro away. Jey comes off the turnbuckles but he is met with knees from Sheamus and he gets a near fall when Jimmy breaks up the cover. Cesaro with a pop up European uppercut and then he tags in and hits a running European uppercut on Jey for a near fall. Sheamus tags in and they go for a double STO for a near fall.
Cesaro with the Giant Swing and then he applies a Sharpshooter. Jey tries to get to the ropes and he gets there so Cesaro has to release the hold. Sheamus with a knee from the apron and Cesaro gets a near fall. Sheamus tags in and Jey with forearms to Cesaro and Sheamus. Jey with head butts to Sheamus. Jey goes to the turnbuckles but Sheamus with a running knee into the corner. Sheamus goes up top and has Jey on his shoulders. Jey with punches and he gets to the mat and hits a super kick. Cesaro tags in and he comes off the turnbuckles into a super kick. Both men are down.
Jimmy waits for the tag on the apron but . . .
Mandy Rose comes out and she is wearing a towel. Mandy asks Jimmy for some help. She asks if she left her tiny gold shorts and tiny gold top in Jimmy's hotel room. Sheamus knocks Jimmy off the apron and Cesaro with a Gotch Neutralizer for the three count.
The winners of the match: The Bar
Post Match: Miz comes out and he shows Greg Hamilton how to announce the Bar's victory. Miz says he wants to be among the first with Shane McMahon for dominating all of the tag teams on Smackdown, but one. Miz says he is granting them the opportunity of a lifetime. An opportunity to put the tag titles on the line in front of 50,000 screaming fans against the one tag team you have not been able to dominate. The best tag team in the world .
Cesaro takes the mic and he asks Miz if he wants the team that defeated everyone on Raw and Smackdown against an untested dysfunctional duo with daddy issues. Cesaro says he wants to consult with his tag team partner and . . . Sheamus with a Brogue Kick. They accept.
Backstage: Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville laugh about what they just did and Naomi happens to be nearby and she attacks Mandy and Sonya. Sonya and Mandy kick Naomi and Jimmy shows up to stop them.
We are back and Daniel Bryan is walking in the back and he is asked about his night. Daniel asks if he had a bad night because some fat, ignorant, impotent man spilled mustard on his shirt. He is asked about AJ Styles. Is it because he is filling the void that AJ Styles could not. Did AJ attack him unprovoked because Daniel is the champion and AJ is not. Do you think what AJ did was vicious? That is not half as vicious as the new Daniel Bryan. AJ will see it at the Royal Rumble and he may see it before. AJ will never take the WWE Championship from him because Daniel says he is fighting for a cause bigger than anything AJ ever fought for in his life. Daniel says he will be the champion forever.
We take a look at the six new faces from NXT.
Miz is in the back and Shane McMahon stops by. Shane says he cannot believe . . . and Miz says they got a tag title match and Shane's plan worked. Shane says they need to train for the title shot. Miz says Shane talked about having the confidence. If they are not challenging themselves going for the Bar, what does it mean? Miz says he is doing this for his dad. Shane says this is not how he wanted it to go down. Shane asks if he thinks they can win and Miz says he knows they can win.
Match Number Four: Charlotte Flair versus Becky Lynch versus Carmella in a Number One Contender Match
Becky tells Charlotte to bring it but Charlotte wooos instead. Carmella sends Becky to the mat and Charlotte goes for a slam on Carmella but Carmella gets to her feet and she gets a near fall with a rolup. Becky with a European uppercut to Charlotte followed by a back heel kick to Carmella. Becky kicks Charlotte to the floor and then hits a forearm off the apron to Carmella and follows with a clothesline to Charlotte.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Charlotte with a shoulder from the apron and she drops Becky on the top rope. Charlotte goes up top and Becky with a forearm and press slam onto Carmella. Becky drop kicks Charlotte and hits a back senton onto Carmella and Becky gets a near fall. Charlotte with chops and Becky with forearms while Carmella watches from the floor. Charlotte with the advantage but Becky with a Thesz Press and punches. Charlotte with punches to Becky but Carmella kicks Charlotte. Carmella with a Flatliner to Becky and Charlotte goes for the figure four but Carmella counters into Code of Silence.
Charlotte gets Carmella up but Carmella with a victory roll for a near fall. Carmella with a jaw breaker and Becky with a missile drop kick to Carmella. Charlotte with a fallaway slam into the turnbuckles. Charlotte with a back breaker and boot to Carmella. Charlotte puts Becky next to Carmella and sets for a moonsault onto both. Becky gets up and Charlotte kicks Becky and Charlotte with a moonsault onto both and she gets a near fall on Becky and then Carmella.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Becky and Charlotte fight on the turnbuckles. Becky goes for a superplex but Charlotte blocks it and Carmella pulls Becky off the turnbuckles. Carmella with a handstandcanrana attempt but Charlotte blocks it. Carmella with a Frankensteiner for a near fall. Carmella kicks Charlotte to the floor and then she kicks Becky off the apron. Carmella with a suicide dive onto Becky. Charlotte goes for a moonsault to the floor and Carmella and Becky move. Becky with an exploder to Carmella on the floor. Becky kicks Carmella against the ringside barrier.
Charlotte kicks Becky off the apron and Carmella with a rollup on Charlotte. Charlotte with Natural Selection on Becky as Becky tries for DisArmHer on Carmella. Carmella with a super kick and she gets a near fall on Becky. Charlotte breaks up the cover. Carmella slaps Charlotte and then connects with forearms. Charlotte slaps Carmella and then applies the figure four leg lock and Charlotte bridges. Becky with a leg drop off the turnbuckles to Charlotte and Becky gets a near fall. Becky with DisArmHer on Charlotte but Carmella with a super kick. Carmella sends Charlotte to the floor.
Becky blocks a suplex from Carmella and Charlotte with a spear on Becky. Carmella with a super kick to Charlotte and Becky with DisArmHer on Carmella and Carmella taps out.
The winner of the match: Becky Lynch
Smackdown Women's Champion Asuka makes her way to the ring.