Smackdown Result and Reaction 03.20


Gronk to host

Smackdown on FOX started with Rob Gronkowski's introduction to the show. Mojo Rawley took the microphone away from Michael Cole and gave a hyped-up intro. Gronk entered with his crazy dance routine that trended social media. Gronk is the official host for WrestleMania 36 which will happen on April 4 and 5.

King Corbin crashed the party by telling Gronk that he needed to get on his knees to bow down to the king. Gronk was not having it all but Elias came to intervene with his music. Gronk shoved Elias to the mat with Rawley's assistance and Elias hurled Corbin over the top ropes.

Gronk suggested for Elias and Corbin to match up at WrestleMania. Although he does not coordinate matches, it will be done as the WWE Universe will expect this match to happen.

Daniel Bryan/Drew Gulak vs Shinsuke Nakamura/Cesaro

Bryan and Gulak defeated Nakamura and Cesaro. After the match, backstage, a stipulation for an Intercontinental Championship match for WrestleMania was put into the agreement. Gulak will challenge Nakamura. If Gulak wins, Bryan will receive the golden ticket and face Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn for the title at WrestleMania. If Gulak loses, there will be no opportunity for Daniels or Gulak on the grandest stage.

Paige made an official announcement

Paige was unable to appear on Smackdown but was able to use Skype communication to video chat with Michael Cole. Bayley and Sasha Banks interrupted and had verbal exchanges with Paige. In what had appeared that Bayley was going to move on and remain a titleholder without WrestleMania was no longer. Paige announced that there will be a six-pack elimination match at WrestleMania for the Smackdown Women's title - Lacey Evans, Dana Brooke, Tamina, Naomi, and Sasha Banks. Bayley will defend the title at WrestleMania. Her chances to remain the champion is very low.

The Miz & Morrison defeated Heavy Machinery via DQ

The tag team champions started the segment with comical mockings on the New Day, Usos, and Heavy Machinery. Otis and Tucker (heavy machinery) came in as the tag teams were scheduled for a match. The match was going smoothly for both teams but Dolph Ziggler showed up unannounced and took his place with Michael Cole as an announcer. Ziggler would make the match pause so that he can gloat about the good time he is having with Mandy Rose. Otis, brokenhearted about not being with Rose, got very emotional. From sad to angry, he lost his mind and control by causing a disqualification. Tucker tried to calm Otis down but it was not working. Otis smacked Morrison with the chair causing the match to terminate.

Goldberg and Reigns sign contract

Universal Champion Goldberg and Roman Reigns sign their contract to make it an official match for WrestleMania 36. The show ended with both superstars staring at each other, closely, face-to-face with a lot of tension.