Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage for WWE Super ShowDown 2020, live from Saudi Arabia.
The headline match on the card is the Universal Championship bout between Goldberg and The Fiend. This match kind of came out nowhere and many assumed that it would be a nice squash match for The Fiend as he heads to WrestleMania to (presumably) face John Cena or Roman Reigns. However recent scuttlebutt suggests Goldberg might actually steal the title and go into WrestleMania as the Champion in an attempt to boost ratings. Let’s hope that is not the case.
Speaking of Roman Reigns, today The Big Dog goes one-on-one with Baron Corbin inside a steel cage for what is, god willing, the last time. This feud has gone on for far too long and done nothing for either guy, but we’re fairly certain Reigns will be spinning out and right into the title picture after Elimination Chamber.
There are four more title matches taking place today; Ricochet challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship; Street Profits Vs. Rollins and Murphy for the Raw Tag Team Champinships; Bayley Vs. Naomi for the SmackDown Women’s Championship; and The New Day Vs. The Miz & John Morrison for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships. There will also be a typical gauntlet trophy match, Mansoor in action against Dolph Ziggler, and Angel Garza Vs. Humberto Carrillo.
Before all that we have the Kick-Off show beginning at 11 AM EST, where The Viking Raiders will face Gallows and Anderson. And we’ll have all the results right here, as well as on the Ringside News app. Enjoy the show!
The Super ShowDown Kick-Off show takes place from WWE HQ in Connecticut, and features Charly Caruso, David Otunga, and Scott Stanford. The panel run down the card for today’s show.
AJ Styles is interviewed about the gauntlet match tonight and he says there are a lot of great people in the match but only one of them is phenomenal. He says he’s very humble but it doesn’t matter who he faces, whether it’s Roman Reigns, Stone Cold Steve Austin or Aleister Black. Styles says he will face see Black on Monday, after he wins the gauntlet match tonight.
Paul Heyman cuts a promo backstage and talks-up Brock’s accomplishments. He says every now and again you get anomalies that come and pull off the impossible, like Undertaker losing his streak or Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson. And Ricochet hopes to be the next Buster Douglas but Brock Lesnar is not Mike Tyson, nor is he The Undertaker. Brock doesn’t make mistakes and he’s not beatable.
We get a video package for Goldberg Vs. The Fiend. Scott says we know all about Goldberg and how incredible he is but we don’t know a lot about The Fiend. We’ve seen some of him but we don’t know what he’s really capable of. Otunga agrees and says The Fiend continues to surprise us. He doesn’t even seem to have pain receptors. They mention that Goldberg Speared The Fiend but he just disappeared. That being said, Goldberg didn’t look intimidated whatsoever.
The tag match gets underway with 20 minutes left until the main show begins. Erik forces Anderson to the corner, then lifts and slams him before tagging Ivar. The Vikings team to deliver some knees to Anderson and make quick tag to beat him down in the corner.
Anderson breaks free and makes the tag to Gallows, who slams and beats Erik. Anderson tags back in and stomps Erik before taking a headlock. Ivar gets the hot tag and wipes out Anderson with a big boot and a crossbody. Gallows runs in and attacks Ivar but the Viking flips over the ropes, punches him away, then jumps over Anderson before hitting a senton. Ivar cartwheels past Gallows and delivers a lariat, and looks for a seated senton to Anderson but nobody’s home.
Gallows and Erik get the tags and trade hands in the centre of the ring. Erik tosses Gallows with an overhead suplex, and Ivar tags back in for a running forearm in the corner. Erik lifts Ivar and throws him into Gallows but Anderson breaks the pin attempt. Erik catches Anderson with a big knee, then Ivar tags in and takes out both men with handspring back elbows. Ivar climbs up top and looks for a moonsault but Karl moves and knocks Erik from the apron. Gallows tags in and they hit The Magic Killer for the win!
We’re back with the Kick-Off panel and they run down the entire card for today’s show once again. We get a video package highlight Ricochet and his journey to WWE. And that’s it for the Kick-Off. The main card is starting now!
WWE Super ShowDown kicks-off with a massive firework display. The first match of the night will be the gauntlet match, meaning two Superstars start and another enters after every pinfall until we have a winner.
The bell rings and Lashley takes a side headlock on Truth. Lashley gets shot off and drops Truth with a shoulder, but then gets caught with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Truth puts Lashley in the corner and delivers right hands, but Bobby chucks Truth to the apron and knocks him to the floor.
Lashley slams Truth into the barricade, then gets him back in the ring for a suplex. Lashley takes a headlock but Truth fights out and gets one of his own. Lashley quickly gets out, and R-Truth punches him before hitting a John Cena shoulder tackle. R-Truth goes for another one, but Lashley viciously shoulder blocks him down.
R-Truth hits Cena’s back suplex powerbomb before hitting the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. R-Truth tries for the Attitude Adjustment, but can’t. R-Truth takes him down, but Lashley quickly comes back with a reverse STO. Lashley poses and sets up in the corner. R-Truth ducks a spear and hits the turnbuckles and ring post hard. Lashley falls over R-Truth, and R-Truth covers for the win!
After his win, Lashley gets real mad and beats R-Truth down. He takes him outside the ring and slams him into the steel steps. Lashley leaves frustrated and Truth’s next opponent comes out, the returning Andrade.
Andrade runs into the ring and stomps away at R-Truth before the bell rings. The referee forces him back and starts the match. Andrade immediately attacks the arm and applies an arm bar over the top rope. Andrade stomps him in the middle of the ring and applies a hammerlock. R-Truth tries to fight up, but Andrade simply takes him down. Andrade stomps away at him in the corner, then choking him.
Andrade hits double knees in the corner for a near-fall. R-Truth fights to his feet but Andrade knees him in the chest. Andrade sets up for a Hammerlock DDT, but R-Truth pushes him to the corner. Andrade fights out and chops R-Truth before taunting the crowd. Andrade runs but R-Truth moves and he goes flying over the ropes.
Andrade gets back in the ring, and R-Truth punches him, then looks for a suplex, but Andrade blocks it. Andrade wrenches the arm and sends him into the ropes. R-Truth hits the Lie Detector and both men are down. Andrade gets up and sends R-Truth into the ropes. They clunk heads, and R-Truth falls on Andrade for the win.
Rowan avalanches R-Truth in the corner right off the bat and hits a scoop slam. Rowan drops an elbow and waits for him to get up in the corner. Rowan charges into some boots before R-Truth pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. R-Truth then hits a plancha that looked pretty gnarly.
R-Truth grabs him but Rowan knocks him back and sends him into the ring steps, which sends the cage flying. Rowan frantically tends to the covered cage and sends R-Truth into the steel steps a few times. Rowan hits R-Truth with the steps to cause a disqualification.
Rowan angrily gets R-Truth in the ring and hits the Iron Claw Slam before walking off with the bird box.
Truth swings at Styles but he’s out on his feet and AJ laughs at him. AJ dances around some more and keeps Truth down with kicks and elbows. The referee checks on Truth again, to see if he can continue. AJ does some more dancing while Truth tries to recover on the mat. AJ kicks Truth in the back of the knee as he tries to get to his feet. AJ rolls Truth into the Calf Crusher in the middle of the ring. Truth taps out and he’s been eliminated.
After the match AJ is waiting on his next opponent. Rey Mysterio’s music hits but the lucha is nowhere to be seen. Suddenly Rey appears on the Titantron and he’s lying on the ground. Gallows and Anderson have beaten him down. AJ gets the referee to start counting him out but then the screen pops up again and this time both of them are down. A pair of boots appear in screen, it’s The Undertaker!
The two legends stand in the middle of the ring and Styles looks terrified. Undertaker doesn’t take off his hat and coat, and hits AJ with a Chokeslam for the win.
Undertaker leaves the ring and poses beside the trophy as fireworks go off, then leaves up the ramp.
The Miz and Big E start the match and E controls Miz using his power. Big E takes the back of Miz and throws him over his head. The Miz kicks the knee out from Big E but then gets caught with a back elbow. Kofi and Morrison tag in and Big E throws Kofi onto him.
Big E is legal again Miz distracts him, allowing Morrison to take him down. Miz tags in and takes a headlock on E. The big man fights out but Miz drives him to the corner and tags Morrison, who hits a springboard kick. Morrison stomps Big E and delivers some unique ground and pound, then tags Miz again. Big E sidesteps Morrison, sending him from the ring, then drops Miz.
Kofi tags back in alongside Morrison and hits a double foot stomp. Kofi looks to hit the Boom Drop but Miz distracts him, allowing Morrison to hit a rolling Alabama Slam and a knee strike for a near-fall. Kofi dodges Morrison and STO.
Big E tags in, but Morrison doesn’t realize, and he gets Morrison up in powerbomb position. The New Day hits a powerbomb/double stomp combo for a near fall. Kingston starts to get back to his feet but Miz sends him into the ring steps and tags in. Miz hits a snap DDT on Big E for a near-fall. Miz starts the It Kicks, but Big E gets out. Miz and Morrison hit a double-team neckbreaker/double stomp and John is legal now.
Morrison goes to the top rope for Starship Pain, but Big E rolls out of the way. Kingston tags in and knocks Miz off the apron. Morrison attacks Kingston, but Kingston flips through and kicks him. Big E tags in and they hit an inverted suplex. They hit the Midnight Driver, but Miz breaks up the pin. Kingston attacks Miz and sends him out of the ring. Kingston goes for a trust fall plancha, but Miz moves and Kingston takes a huge bump on the floor!
Miz tags in and hits a Skull Crushing Finale on Big E for a near fall. Miz kicks away at Big E before hitting some running knees in the corner. Big E avoids The Miz’s corner clothesline, and they’re both down. Kingston is in the ring again with Miz and they trade roll-ups before Morrison hits Kingston in the gut with a chair but the referee didn’t see it! Miz rolls Kingston up holding the tights for the win.
The bell rings, and they lock up. Garza shoves him off and smiles. They lock up again, and Carrillo powers him to the corner. Garza pulls the hair to get out. They avoid kicks before Carrillo slingshots over him and rolls back. Carrillo chops him before hitting a springboard flying head-butt. Humberto wrenches the arm and jumps on the ropes, but gets caught with an arm drag that sends him out of the ring.
Both men are back in the ring and Garza hits a back body drop, but Carrillo gets on the apron doing a handstand. Carrillo then hits a head-scissor takedown. Carrillo gets in the ring and hits a suicide dive. Humberto walks on the barricade and drops an elbow on Garza, who is bent over the barricade. Carrillo puts him in the ring for a one count.
Carrillo clotheslines him in the corner and hits a basement dropkick for another one count. Carrillo charges, but Garza moves. Carrillo boots him back and goes to the second rope, but Garza sweeps the feet. Garza dropkicks him and rips his pants off. Garza dropkicks Carrillo again and applies a camel clutch. Carrillo gets out and kicks him down twice for a two count.
Garza soon takes him down and puts him on the top rope. Carrillo knocks him off, but Garza backflips and lands on his feet before rolling. Humberto jumps off the top rope but Garza dropkicks him out of mid-air for a near-fall. Carrillo flips through and kicks him in the back of the head. He then runs but Garza superkicks him. Garza responds with another superkick that sends Humberto into the ropes, but Carrillo stumbles into a Canadian Destroyer!
Both men get to their feet and Carrillo puts Garza near the corner. Carrillo goes for a moonsault, but lands on his feet when Garza gets the feet up. They trade pins until Garza catches him with a cradle for the win.
The match starts with Dawkins and Murphy, and the Profit takes Murphy down and unloads on him. Montez Ford tags in hits a missile dropkick. The Street Profits then dropkick Murphy and Rollins out of the ring. Ford puts Murphy in the corner and does a back flip before hitting a dropkick. Murphy’s elbow hit Ford in the head while taking the bump.
Ford puts Murphy in the corner and fights Seth off the apron. Murphy then knocks Ford off the apron into the commentary table. Rollins tags in and drops him on the apron before rolling Ford in. Rollins punches away at him and looks mad. Murphy tags in and kicks Ford in the back for a two count. Murphy applies a chin lock. Ford gets out and goes for a tag, but Murphy hits a meteora for a two count.
Murphy tosses Ford out of the ring and taunts the crowd. Rollins tags in and sends Ford into the barricade, then back into the ring. Rollins applies a neck vice, Ford tries to fight up but Rollins knees him and sends him out of the ring again. The referee holds Rollins back, allowing Murphy to throw Ford into the barricade. Rollins jumps off the apron, but hits the barricade when Ford moves.
Ford gets in the ring and goes for a tag, but Murphy pulls Dawkins off the apron. Rollins attacks Ford and hits a falcon arrow for a near fall. Rollins and Murphy hit a Buckle Bomb/kick combination for a near fall. Murphy is in the match, but he quickly tags Rollins back in. Ford flips through a double-team and tags Dawkins in. Dawkins hits Rollins and Murphy with elbows and dropkicks. Dawkins hits them both with corkscrew avalanches before hitting Rollins with a bulldog. The Street Profits hit a double-team reverse DDT on Rollins, but Murphy breaks up the pin.
Dawkins and Murphy soon are out of the ring. Rollins rolls Ford up for a two count. Ford quickly kicks Rollins in the head and goes to the top rope for a frog splash. Murphy pulls Ford off to break the pin up. Murphy runs away, but Dawkins pounces him over the commentary table! Dawkins tags in. The Street Profits go for a double-team move, but Rollins gets out. Rollins sends Ford out of the ring and tags Murphy in. Rollins and Murphy go for stereo Pedigrees on the Profits, but the Profits counter into a DDT’s.
Ford knocks them out of the ring and goes for a somersault senton, but Rollins and Murphy catch him and throw him into the barricade hard. Dawkins attacks Rollins, knocking him down on the floor. Dawkins puts Murphy in the ring and Rollins grabs the ankle but Dawkins kicks him away. Murphy kicks Dawkins into the ropes, and the referee backs him up. Rollins hits Dawkins with a Stomp on the apron, and Murphy pins for the win.
Roode and Ziggler come to the ring, followed by the hometown favourite, Mansoor. In the ring, Roode gets in Mansoor’s face and swings for him but Mansoor ducks and dropkicks him from the ring. The referee then ejects Roode from ringside!
They circle the ring and lock up. Ziggler powers him to the corner and kicks him. Ziggler cinches in a side headlock and takes him down to his knees. Mansoor shoves him off, but Ziggler shoulder blocks him down and taunts him. They lock up again, but Ziggler takes the arm and wrenches it.
Mansoor hits a snapmare and applies a chin lock. Ziggler whips him off, but Mansoor shoulder tackles Dolph down hard and screams. Ziggler pushes Mansoor off, but Mansoor takes him down and hits a standing moonsault for a two-count. Ziggler elbows Mansoor and hits a dropkick for a two count. Ziggler with a snapmare, followed by an elbow for a two count. Ziggler goes to a body scissor with a headlock. Mansoor fights up, but Ziggler pulls him down and applies another headlock.
Mansoor fights up, but Ziggler slams him down and covers with one foot for a near-fall. Ziggler sends him shoulder-first into the ring post and lands an inverted scoop slam for a near-fall. Mansoor avoids a Fame-Asser but Dolph puts him on the apron, but Mansoor kicks him away and hits a slingshot neckbreaker.
Mansoor hits a powerslam for a near-fall. Mansoor goes to the top rope, but Ziggler sweeps the feet. Ziggler connects with a Zig-Zag for a near fall. Ziggler cannot believe it. Ziggler goes for a superkick, but Mansoor avoids it. Ziggler rolls him up for a two count. Mansoor avoids an avalanche before connecting with Sliced Bread into a DDT! Mansoor slowly goes to the top rope for a moonsault for the 123!
After the match, Byron Saxton comes into the ring and congratulates Mansoor. Mansoor thanks the fans and says their voices carried him to the victory. When he had nothing left, they gave him hope. When he stepped into the ring last year, they showed him that Saudi Arabia was ready for their first WWE Superstar. Tonight they showed WWE they are here to stay. Mansoor yells to the fans in his own language and they cheer to end the segment.
The match gets underway and Ricochet runs at Brock but gets clobbered in the face. Brock then batters the back of Ricochet and hits a German suplex. Two more German suplexes from Brock, followed by an F5.
Brock takes the title and leaves up the ramp. How great would it be to get paid that much for working less than ten minutes?
Roman Reigns chains the cage door shut, meaning neither of them will be able to escape via the door. Corbin rushes Reigns and beats him down in the corner. Corbin methodically beats Roman around and grinds his face against the cage wall. Corbin puts Reigns down and starts climbing the cage.
The King is climbing over when Reigns jumps up and attacks him. Roman climbs onto the beam along the top of the cage and throws elbows at Corbin beneath him. Corbin falls into the ring and Reigns tries to escape. Baron grabs Reigns and tries to powerbomb him but Roman delivers ten punches and Corbin falls.
Reigns beats Corbin around and looks to hit the Superman but Baron avoids it and hits Deep Six for a near-fall! Corbin counters Roman and pants him for a two-count and he’s getting frustrated. Corbin takes the key from the referee and tries to open the padlock on the cage door but Roman hits him from behind. Corbin beats him down and goes back to the door. He gets the chain off but Roman grabs hold of him.
Roman holds Corbin’s foot to stop him from getting out. This match is dead af with the crowd and the action ain’t great either. Corbin gets halfway out the cage but Roman slams the door in his face. Reigns attempts the Superman again but Corbin hits a Chokeslam for a near-fall. Corbin wraps his fist in the chain, then goes to the corner and does the Superman taunt but of course he’s the one that gets hit with it and Roman scores a near-fall.
Corbin is up first and he starts climbing the cage but Roman climbs up after him. Both men sit atop the cage and throw hands. Reigns climbs over to the other side of the cage but Baron drags him back over by the vest and both men wind-up on the top rope. Corbin slams Roman’s face into the cage and he falls, but Reigns then pushes his feet and crotches Baron.
Roman hits two Superman punches with Corbin against the cage. Reigns grabs the chain from the cage door and wraps it around his fist. He hits a third Superman punch for the win.
The bell rings and Bayley talks trash to the fans. They lock-up and Bayley sends Naomi into the ropes and gets dropped with a shoulder. Bayley tripes her as she attempts to hit the ropes, and takes a headlock. Naomi shoots Bayley off and drops her again with a shoulder. Naomi ducks under a kick and delivers a spinning back elbow.
Naomi is sent to the corner but she connects with a mule kick, followed by a split leg drop for a two-count. Bayley takes the wrist and elbows Naomi, but the glow machine comes back with a leg drop for another two-count. Naomi hits a hurricanrana that sends Bayley from the ring, then takes her out with a corkscrew plancha on the floor!
Bayley attacks Naomi as she gets back in the ring, then Bayley throws her into the barricade. Back in the ring, Bayley chokes Naomi in the corner with a boot. Bayley takes a headlock and holds Naomi in the middle of the ring, talking trash. Naomi fights up but Bayley slams her into the turnbuckles. Naomi fights out and hits a clothesline, a flying kick, a jawbreaker, a sliding uppercut, and a springboard kick.
Bayley looks for her new finisher but Naomi escapes and backtracks to the corner. Bayley drops her with a running knee, then climbs to the top rope. Naomi connects with an enziguiri and Bayley drops to the mat. Naomi attempts a split-legged moonsault but Bayley rolls out of the way. Bayley traps Naomi’s foot inside her t shirt and slams her into the mat face-first for the win.
The announcers talk about Elimination Chamber, one week from Sunday, and remind everyone that John Cena will be on SmackDown tomorrow, and Beth Phoenix will be on Raw this coming Monday.
The bell rings and The Fiend comes face-to-face with Goldberg in the middle of the ring. Wyatt takes his jacket off and Goldberg Spears him but he kicks out at 1 and Goldberg can’t believe it. Wyatt grabs him with the Mandible Claw and Goldberg drops to a knee but then slams him into the corner.
Goldberg hits a second Spear and goes to the corner before hitting a third. He goes to the corner again and waits for The Fiend to get up, then hits a fourth Spear…but Wyatt kicks out at two! Again Wyatt sits up and gets the Mandible Claw locked-in. Goldberg fights it and headbutts Wyatt. He delivers a few knees and hits a Jackhammer for the the win.
Goldberg goes to the top rope and celebrates with the Universal Championship. The Fiend gets back to his feet and he stares at Goldberg’s back. The lights go out and when they come back The Fiend is gone.
And that’s it for Super ShowDown. Yep. Gotta love that impulse booking for a few more ratings. Let us know what you thought of the show and I’ll see you here on Tuesday for AEW Revolution. Until then, safe travels!