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WWE Friday Night SmackDown is not live this week, but it was filmed this week. The company taped tonight’s and next week’s episodes in one shot earlier this week. That being said, Florida approved fans at events so WWE television could change again soon enough.
This week will see two Money In The Bank qualifying matches on SmackDown. Dolph Ziggler vs Otis and Carmella vs Mandy Rose are set to take place.
Daniel Bryan will face King Corbin this week. The New Day will also compete in a non-title match against The Forgotten Sons.
You can check out a bullet point preview from WWE below.
- Otis and Dolph Ziggler to battle in Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
- Mandy Rose to meet Carmella in Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
- Daniel Bryan looks to get payback for Drew Gulak’s loss to King Corbin
- The New Day welcome The Forgotten Sons to the ring for non-title clash
Daniel Bryan came out and said that he loves tackling new challenges. This is why he’s so excited about MITB this year. It’s taking place at WWE HQ and this time it’s 6 men and 6 women all fighting at the same time.
Bryan started talking about what fans will see in the WWE HQ including dinosaur bones in Vince McMahon’s office.
Daniel Bryan discussed his history with Money In The Bank. Then he stated how sad he is that Drew Gulak can’t be in the match. King Corbin came out next.
Corbin and Bryan traded some lines back and forth about Corbin’s history with MITB as well. He stated that he will show Bryan that he’s stronger and smarter right now.
King Corbin vs Daniel Bryan
Corbin backed Bryan into the corner and landed some right hands after they got started. Bryan kicked Corbin’s leg and tried to take him down. Then Corbin hit a shoulderblock and Bryan hit the mat.
Bryan hit a dropkick to the knee and then kicked Corbin in the back. Bryan continued to pick Corbin’s leg apart. Bryan let Corbin get to his feet and offered to keep wrestling.
Corbin took Bryan down with a front facelock and then Bryan transitioned out of it. They continued and Corbin continued to pummel Bryan while calling him a disappointment. He said “you need a coach? You’re washed up!” as he continued to beat on Bryan.
Corbin placed Bryan on the top rope and knocked him to the floor with a right hand before sending Bryan into the post. Commercial break.
King Corbin continued to keep Daniel Bryan down until the commercial break ended. Then they got to their feet where Corbin quickly knocked Bryan back down. Daniel got free from a Razor’s Edge looking move and he rolled up Corbin for a two count. Corbin continued to keep Bryan down despite small glimpses that Bryan was fighting out of it.
Corbin went for his run around the post spot and Bryan hit a suicide dive on him. Bryan soon had an ankle lock on Corbin as the 2019 King Of The Ring struggled to get free. Corbin took a kick to the face for a two count.
Bryan started picking Corbin apart with kicks. Then he hit a dropkick to the corner, but Corbin nailed a Deep 6 as a counter for a two count.
Corbin tried to get free, but ended up in a half Boston Crab, but King Corbin got to the ropes. Bryan started stomping Corbin on the apron and then he hit another suicide dive. Corbin caught him, but Bryan kicked his knee. Corbin hit Bryan with a ladder and the match was called off.
Winner: Daniel Bryan via DQ
Corbin wasn’t done after the match. He rolled Bryan in the ring and tried to hit an End Of Day on a ladder, but was reversed into a Yes Lock on the latter. Shinsuke Nakamura jumped in and took out Bryan as Cesaro grabbed a ladder and drove him out of the ring.
Corbin brought Bryan up the ramp and threw him into a pool of ladders.
Braun Strowman Segment
The Universal Champion walked out and he looked pumped.
Braun said we took a trip down memory lane last week. His past with the Wyatt Family is just that, the past.
Then a Firefly Fun House started.
Bray waved hello and said hello to Braun. Then it was storytime. Tonight’s story was called The Black Sheep. Yowie Wowie.
He told a story about the black sheep on a farm looking like he needed direction. The shepherd protected the black sheep and they had a lot of fun together. Then a “Selfish black sheep left” looking for other thing. He didn’t even leave a note. Wyatt said the shepherd was very sad.
The story had a sad ending because the shepherd didn’t find the black sheep. He suggested that he will take Braun to the slaughterhouse. Braun said he’s done with the puppets.
Braun said if Wyatt has anything to say then he can say it to his face. Bray Wyatt decided to wave “goodbye” instead.