WWE Friday Night SmackDown comes to us live from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York for the March 6, 2020 episode beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on Fox!
Featured below are results for tonight’s Friday Night SmackDown written by Wrestling-Edge’s Newest Female Reporter: Jamie Rush. Follow me on Twitter @JamieRush312.
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN RESULTS (3/6/20): BUFFALO, NY.
Welcome to wrestling-edge.com’s live results coverage of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, the action starts at 8:00 p.m. live from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York as the pyro goes off and the crowd pops!
A Moment Of Bliss
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are announced as “A Moment Of Bliss” kicks off tonight’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown in the center of the ring. Alexa Bliss gives honorable mention to the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees including “The Animal” Batista, as well as JBL (John “Bradshaw” Layfield) and The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella).
Bliss continues on as she says, “Speaking of Wrestlemania, Kabuki Warriors… as you know, the Women’s Tag-Team Championships are supposed to be defended on all brands. So when you guys decide to stop hiding out at Monday Night RAW… you know where to find us.” The crowd shouts, “Ohhhh!” to which Bliss follows up with, “Someone had to say it.”
Introducing her very special guests, “Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman… The nWo!” The music sounds for nWo as Nash, Hall, and Waltman make their way to the stage, then walk down the ramp towards the ring where Bliss and Cross are hosting tonight’s episode of Moment of Bliss.
The three Hall of Famers enter the ring and put their hands up as the crowd goes crazy, they shake the hands of Alexa and Nikki before taking a seat. “Hey Yo” Cross continues on by congratulating as they are to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as nWo, they are now two time Hall of Famers. Cross says she HAS to say it, she has been a fan her entire life, then declaring she must take a selfie with them as she proceeds to get up and goes over, nWo poses alng with Cross. Bliss says, “Moving on…”
Cross continues, “Sean, question for ya. Sean, what do we call you? Do we call you 1, 2, 3 Kid, X-Pac, Sean?” to which Sean replies, “Maybe just call me ‘Hall of Famer’!” Cross mentions Sean was inducted last year with DX, now with your brothers Hall and Nash of nWo this year.” Cross brings up their biggest rivalry, with Bill Goldberg.
Cross moves on to Kevin, “Kevin, you were the one to break Goldberg’s winning streak. What does Roman Reigns have to do to beat Goldberg at Wrestlemania?” Nash thanks Cross for bringing it up, as he says he “forgot” he beat Goldberg. Nash continues on to say he spoke with Reigns earlier in the week, saying all Reigns needs to win is “Scott Hall and a cattle prod”. Hall chimes in, “That was a shocking finish!”
As Scott Hall is about to speak, he is interrupted by Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn, and Cesaro. Zayn with the mic as he begins, “Please… please… Gentlemen, we get it, we all love the nWo, it’s for life. 1997 was a great year, but it’s time to stop living in the past. It’s time to look on to the future.” Zayn goes on to say they are the future and the three of them will be defeating Braun Strowman to win back the Intercontinental Championship at Elimination Chamber.
Zayn, Nakamura, and Cesaro finally enter the ring. Zayn points to Scott Hall, mockingly saying, “Razor Ramone?” Kevin Nash next, “Big Daddy Cool Diesel, you know what I’m talking about.” Zayn moves on to Sean, “Sean Waltman, you know how much it weighs, because you carried these guys bags for so many years.” Sean stands up saying they could go.
Nash looks to Zayn saying, “You got a lot of room to talk when you look like Seth Rogan after two weeks of stomach flu.” Hall says, “He told you… I heard him. Somebody said it.” The crowd laughs. Zayn says they could drop nWo in 2 seconds. Nash says they couldn’t touch them on any day. Hall chimes in, “Yea, what they said.” Zayn asks, “You wanna fight?” Sean says, “Let’s do it.” Zayn finishes, “If it’s a fight you’re looking for… it’s not gonna happen. Let’s get out of here.”
Zayn says he’s not going to give them what they want, nWo wants to get the rub from them, to be relevant, to get their names on social media. Zayn exits the ring with Nakamura and Cesaro as he continues on to say they will not lose focus, their focus is destroying Braun Strowman and winning the title.
Zayn is interrupted as Strowman’s music sounds in the arena. Cesaro runs up the ramp landing a boot to the face of Strowman at the top of the stage. Strowman throws strikes of his own, throwing Cesaro to the side. Next Strowman takes Nakamura and throws him into the barricade half way down the ramp.
Zayn jumps in the ring, stuck between Strowman on one side and nWo on the other. Zayn looks back and forth, finally hiding behind Alexa Bliss. Zayn exits the ring. Strowman begins throwing the furniture from inside the ring at Zayn as he exits backwards up the ramp.
Strowman grabs the mic and says this weekend at Elimination Chamber, they’re going to “Get These Hands!” as the crowd says it along with Strowman. Strowman turns to nWo and says, “And you know what guys, it’s gonna be Toooo Sweeet!” nWo poses behind Strowman as he continues yelling at Nakamura, Cesaro, and Zayn.
Naomi and Lacey Evans with a feathered fan are seen walking through the halls. Then Bayley with her championship belt over her shoulder and Sasha Banks are seen together making their way down the hall as well as we go to commercial break.
Naomi & Lacey Evans vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks
As we come back from commercial break, we see Naomi as her music sounds and the arena turns to black-light with fluorescent colors on her outfit. Naomi knee slides down the ramp as she puts on her fluorescent shades. (As her music cuts, she hands the unique sunglasses to a fan in the front row by the barricade.) Out next is the sexy southern belle, Lacey Evans wearing a bright red burlesque type outfit carrying a red feathered fan as she makes her way to the ring with her tag-team partner, Naomi.
Out next is Bayley as she makes her way out to her music, stopping at the top of the ramp awaiting her partner so they can walk to the ring together. Banks makes her way out next, joining Bayley as they walk together down the ramp and enter the ring with their opponents Evans and Naomi. The bell rings and the match begins. Things start off with Lacey Evans and Sasha Banks inside the ring.
Evans circles Banks who quickly runs to her corner for the tag to Bayley. Bayley uses the entire five count as they double team Evans. Banks then tags back in once again, as she continues to beat Evans into the corner. Bayley makes her way around the ring, Naomi jumps down and Clotheslines Bayley. Banks jumps out to the defense of Bayley.
Banks drives Naomi into the barricade as we go to commercial.
As we come back from commercial, the commentators let us know that during the commercial, Bayley and Sasha took Naomi out of the match momentarily. Also Bayley and Sasha had a 2 on 1 assault on Lacey Evans and the left leg of Evans. In the ring is Banks and Evans as Banks tags in Bayley. Bayley gets a two count on Evans, then puts her foot on the ankle and leg of Evans.
Once again we see the blurred static, not part of the match. The ring of lights disappears in the static. Naomi finally gets the tag as Evans rolls into a tag. Naomi goes through the middle rope, taking out both, then over the top with a Corkscrew Plaza.
Naomi off the top rope with a Cross Body on Banks. Naomi grabs Banks by the hair with a Bulldog into the turnbuckle. A Sunset Flip by Naomi for the two count as Bayley makes the save, breaking the count. Bayley Clotheslines Evans.
Basement Dropkick by Banks, knocking Evans out of the ring. Sasha gets Double Knees on Naomi as she knocks her off the top turnbuckle. Sasha gets the pin and the three count for the win. Bayley jumps in the ring with a smile and her championship belt in hand for the victory.
Winners: Bayley & Sasha Banks
Backstage With New Day
Kayla Braxton welcomes Big E and Kofi Kingston of New Day. Big E shouts, “Yeeeaaa!” Braxton asks if they think they can re-create the momentum of Kofi-mania from last year. Kingston says it was a truly incredible moment last year and he thanked the WWE Universe for all of that. “I’m not Al Bundy and this ain’t Poke High, I can’t be reminissing about the past!”
Big E says they have more stamina than a moose in mating season, they can go on for hours, and hours, and hours. Kingston says they will win tonight, then at Elimination Chamber and go on to Wrestlemania as your 8 time W-W-E World Tag-Team Champions because “New Day Rocks” as the crowd chants it along with them.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial break.
Backstage With Bayley and Sasha Banks
As we come back from commercial break Bayley says, “Having our hands raised together, that’s what I’m talkin’ about!” Bayley goes on to say since Banks has been gone Bayley’s been pretty dominant, no more glow for Naomi, Carmella is not fabulous, and she thinks they just made Evans a stay-at-home mommy. Bayley finishes saying it’s more fun with Banks.
Banks chimes in, “Speaking of mother’s… The Bella Twins being inducted into the Hall of Fame before us? Before the two of us?” Bayley says, “Screw the Bellas. I’ve been so dominant, I think I’m going to skip Wrestlemania and go directly to the Hall of Fame.” Banks ends saying Bayley is her role model and that’s why she’s going to dedicate her album to Bayley. Bayley finishes as she says nobody from the past, present, or future can touch them!
Backstage With Apollo Crews and Shorty G
Shorty G approaches Apollo Crews as he’s getting ready for his match. Shorty G says, “I got your back, just say the word” as he extends his hand to Crews, telling him they have the same goal in stopping Sheamus. Crews walks off, not responding to Shorty G.
Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews
Sheamus still waiting in the ring from before commercial break. Apollo Crews is announced as his music sounds in the arena and he makes his way down the ramp, entering the ring with his awaiting opponent. The bell rings and the match begins.
Sheamus gets an early lock up on Crews. Sheamus throws Crews over the top rope, Crews counters, hanging Sheamus up in the ropes. Crews lands a Cross-body for the counter, attempting to make the pin. Sheamus kicks out at two. Crews lands a Standing Moonsault, once again landing a two count pin. Uppercut by Sheamus, Sheamus continues to hammer away at Crews.
Crews drives Sheamus into the corner. Sheamus stops Crews in his tracks with a Brogue Kick for the three count pin and win.
After the Match
Replays are shown of the match-up. As we come back to the ring, Sheamus is seen standing in the center of the ring flexing his muscles as he looks up at the Wrestlemania sign above the crowd.
Drew Gulak is seen in the locker room backstage with Drake Maverick. Maverick lets Gulak know he wants an opportunity to compete against Daniel Bryan. Gulak scoffs, telling Mr Maverick that he knows all one hundred sixty three of Bryan’s weaknesses.
Gulak gives an example saying, “There’s levels to this, take 17-A, his Roundhouse Kick. If you look very closely, you’ll see…” Gulak is cut off as he feels someone behind him, he turns to see Daniel Bryan.
Bryan asks Gulak to continue, as he would love to hear the weaknesses in his roundhouse kick, and his other weaknesses that Gulak has been mentioning over the last few weeks.
Bryan continues on to say he will be at Elimination Chamber this Sunday, in Philly. Bryan says if Gulak is so confident he can exploit Bryan’s many weaknesses, why doesn’t he step in the ring with him? With that Bryan exits the locker room.
Firefly Fun House is shown as we go to commercial break.
Carmella & Dana Brooke vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
As we come back from commercial break, we see Carmella coming out as her music sounds in the arena. Out next is Dana Brooke who holds up her guns with a smile as she makes her way down the ramp as she joins Carmella in the ring. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose make their way down the ramp together as Rose’s music sounds.
Dolph Ziggler comes out as Deville nods and Rose shrugs as if she’s ok with it. Ziggler smiles and walks down the ramp with both Rose and Deville at either side of him.
Carmella and Mandy start things off for this match up. Carmella moonwalks as she side steps Mandy from the corner. Mandy drags Carmella back to the corner, Sonya tags in. Sonya with full steam off the ropes as she slams into Carmella. Sonya mocks the moonwalk of Carmella. Sonya continues to get the pressure on Carmella with a Headlock in the center of the ring. Ziggler watches from ringside.
Carmella gets the Mella Go Round on Sonya. Carmella tags in Dana Brooke. Dana shouts as she shows off her athleticism and lands into Sonya in the corner of the ring. Dana lands a kick on Sonya. Dolph provides a distraction as Mandy makes the tag to Sonya. Dana doesn’t see as she turns around, Mandy takes advantage with a Running Knee for the cover and the three count win for Fire and Desire.
Winners: Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose
After the Match
Dolph Ziggler enters the ring, standing between Fire and Desire as they celebrate their victory.
Firefly Fun House is once again teased as we go to commercial.
Michael Cole and Corey Graves discuss the Women’s Elimination Chamber match that takes place this Sunday at 7:00pm from Philadelphia, PA on the WWE Network. Free for new subscribers.
They then mention Elimination Chamber is the last event before Wrestlemania. Cole sends us to the video of Cena discussing Wrestlemania where The Fiend makes an appearance, pointing to the Wrestlemania sign to which Cena tips his hat in agreement, finishing with “You Can’t See Me”.
Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt hangs John Cena’s picture on his wall as he says he knows we’re asking ourselves, “Selves, why John Cena?” Rabbit claims he knows as he blurts out Cena beat Wyatt six years ago at Wrestlemania. Thus beginning a downward spiral in your personal and professional life. A clip from that match is shown.
Wyatt does an awkward uncomfortable laugh as he fakes a smile saying, “Yowie Wowie” and continues on saying time can heal you or hurt you. Wyatt says if it wasn’t for Cena, the Firefly Fun House wouldn’t even exist. Wyatt thanks Cena, and then says he forgives him…. However. There is a catch. (his voice gets lower) Cena also helped create the being, fueled by vengence, the Fiend.
“He” will be waiting at Wrestlemania and unlike Wyatt, “he” isn’t as forgiving as Wyatt. No matter how bright one side is, the dark side comes again. But that’s the beauty of a circle. Round and round we go. “Let me in.” Wyatt smiles innocently as he waves, “Byeeee!”
Michael Cole and Corey Graves continue to hype The Fiend vs. John Cena match and Roman Reigns vs. WWE Universal Champion Bill Goldberg at Wrestlemania 36 as a video clip of highlights is aired. Wrestlemania only 4 weeks from Sunday, on April 4th.
Backstage With King Corbin
Kayla Braxton speaks backstage with King Corbin as he requested. Corbin cuts off Braxton telling her he didn’t give her permission to speak. Corbin says he is finished with Roman Reigns, he’s here to talk about his plans for Wrestlemania.
*Elias strums his guitar* Corbin asks Elias if he’s lost his mind, “The King” is trying to have an interview. Elias responds by saying The King’s voice is annoying and he was trying to tune it out. Corbin says Elias lives in a fantasy world that is an insult to reality. Corbin finishes by saying, “Keep it up, and you’re going to have to answer to your king.”
Backstage With Otis and Mandy Rose
Heavy Macinery is seen backstage as Otis walks into Mandy Rose. Otis says he’s sorry and he received the texts on Valentine’s Day. Mandy says it’s a little too late, a women doesn’t appreciate being stood up like that. Tucker whispers to Otis as we go to commercial break.
Heavy Machinery vs. The New Day vs. The Usos vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs. Lucha House Party vs. The Miz & John Morrison
As we come back from commercial break, we go to the ring for tonight’s main event Gauntlet Match the match is officially announced. “Don’t you dare be sour! Clap for your seven time champs and feel the power! It’s a New Day!” Out first is The New Day as Kofi Kingston and Big E make their way out to their music. Kingston and Big E head down the ramp and enter the ring. Heavy Machinery’s music sounds next as Tucker and Otis make their way down the ramp.
Tucker and Kingston start things off for this main event match up. Kingston takes the advantage early on, hitting Tucker with an Elbow. Back and Forth action between the two, Kingston tags in Big E. Tucker ready to take on Big E, who points to Otis. The fans pop as Tucker makes the tag to Otis. Otis does his dance moves to which Big E responds with some moves of his own. Both men collide in the center of the ring. Otis slams Big E in the center of the ring. Tucker tags back in as Heavy Machinery hits a Double Suplex, holding Big E in the air.
Kingston makes his way into the ring for the assist, Tucker goes after Kingston as Otis Suplexes Big E. Both members of New Day are slammed to the mat at the same time with Double Suplexes. Kingston and Big E both roll to the outside of the ring. Tucker uses Otis as a wrecking ball of sorts on the outside of the ring as we go to commercial once again.
As we come back from commercial, Otis and Big E are both crawling around in the ring. Big E makes the tag to Kingston who comes flying off the top. Tucker makes the tag as well, Kingston takes down Big Tuck as he lands a Boot Drop on Tuck. The crowd begins chanting, “You Cannot! You Cannot!” Tucker lands a kick to the midsection.
Kingston jumps off the turnbuckle with a Drop Kick. Big E makes the tag and is now legal. Big E launches Kingston over the top rope. Tucker lands a Drop Kick on Big E. Otis tags back in Tucker from behind for the Trash Compactor.
The New Day Eliminated By: Heavy Machinery
Out next is the Lucha House Party. Otis takes down Dorado. Dorado lands on his feet as Otis makes another attempt. Tucker tags in and goes up against Dorado. Tucker shoves Dorado, nearly sending him out of the ring. Tucker slows the pace, holding Dorado down with an Arm Lock. Dorado trying to stretch his arm to his corner for the tag. Metalik makes the tag finally and hits an assisted Splash from the top.
Otis back in the ring, doing a little dance once again. Double Shoulder Tackle by Otis in the center of the ring on both members of the Lucha House Party. We go to commercial once again. As we come back from the commercial break, Dorado is being double teamed by both Tucker and Otis. Tucker attempts to make the cover, Dorado kicks out at two.
Tucker gets a Half Crab on Dorado. Tucker drives Dorado into the corner of the ring, throwing him into the corner on the opposing side. Tucker runs full speed at Dorado who moves to the side, Tucker slams into the turnbuckle. Waistlock take down by Otis. Matalik with the Missile Drop Kick. Tucker powers out at two. Metalike with a Chin Lock on Tucker. Otis tags in and hits the Caterpillar, covering for the pin.
Lucha House Party Eliminated By: Heavy Machinery
The Usos music sounds next as Jimmy and Jey Uso make their way down the ramp and climb into the ring as the crowd pops. We go back to commercial. As we come back from commercial break, Tucker is in the ring with Jey Uso. Jey has an Arm Lock on Tucker as he talks trash inside the ring. Tucker finally fights Jey off, going for the tag. Otis gets Superkicked off the apron. Tucker then knocks Jey off the apron as well. Jimmy lands a Superkick for a pin attempt, Tucker counters with a roll up pin of his own for the three count!
The Usos Eliminated By: Heavy Machinery
Jimmy and Jey Uso look confused and angry as they look at the referee. Out next are the WWE SmackDown Tag-Team Champions- Miz and Morrison as they make their way down the ramp and enter the ring with Otis and Tucker. Tucker and Miz get things going inside the ring. A Second Rope Kick by Morrison on Tucker. Morrison goes for the pin, Tucker kicks out.
Miz gets the tag, once again going for the pin on Tucker, to no avail. Miz walks around Tucker, rolling him and Morrison tags the back of Miz. Morrison launches himself on Tucker. Morrison with several strikes on Tucker. Tucker lands a Clothesline on Morrison. Otis reaches in for the tag and fans try to encourage as Otis stomps his foot on the apron. Miz in the ring, Tucker lands a Drop Kick.
Miz yanking Otis off the apron, Tucker unable to make the tag. Tucker into the corner by Miz. Miz with a couple well placed knees, then tagging in Morrison. Morrison to the top rope, looking for the Exclamation Point, going for the pin on Tucker, Otis for the save, breaking the pin count. Miz and Morrison wearing out Heavy Machinery, Tucker with the cradle on Morrison for the three count pin!
The Miz and John Morrison Eliminated By: Heavy Machinery
Miz and Morrison beat the heck out of Heavy Machinery as they are furious they lost. Otis is thrown through the barricade on the outside. “Remember That!” Miz and Morrison said. Mandy Rose looking at the tv, Ziggler asks, “You’re worried about that guy?” the static shows up on the tv with the circle of lights as Mandy and Ziggler look away. We go to commercial again as Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler march down the ramp towards the ring.
As we come back from commercial break, Roode and Tucker are in the ring. Ziggler is cheering as Roode has the upper hand on Tucker. Otis is seen still laying on the floor where Miz and Morrison attacked him after being eliminated. Tucker fights his way out of the hold by Roode, slamming Roode to the mat. Ziggler finally tags in. Ziggler gets a cover on Tucker, Tucker kicks out quickly.
Ziggler smiling as he mocks Tucker, landing Tucker back on the mat for the cover. Tucker once again kicks out. Roode tags back in. Ziggler and Roode double team Tucker. Roode finally landing a Neck Breaker for a pin on Tucker. Tucker kicks out at two. Ziggler still laughing at Otis on the outside of the ring.
Roode tags Ziggler back in where they once again double team Tucker in the center of the ring, tearing at the eyes of Tucker. Ziggler points to the outside as Otis makes his way back to his feet. Roode goes to handle it, Otis bounces Roode’s forehead off the announcer’s table. Roode looking to have been knocked out. Otis makes his way up the steel stairs to his spot on the apron.
Otis finally gets the tag as the crowd goes crazy! Otis gains momentum and unloads a fury of blows on Roode. The crowd pops. Otis knocks Ziggler off the apron. Roode inside the ring, Otis shakes off each blow. Otis continues dancing after each strike. Otis starts doing jumping jacks as he throws Roode across the ring. Ziggler tags in, Otis doesn’t see it. Roode falls down in the center of the ring. Otis lands the Caterpillar on Roode, however Ziggler jumps in and Superkicks Otis. Ziggler gets the cover on Otis for the pin and win.
Winners: Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler