Smackdown Results and Reaction 07.31

07/31/2020

Friday Night Smackdown on Fox starts off with Bray Wyatt's Fun House.  He claimed the search for Braun Strowman but no success.  However, The Fiend is out and is desperate to have the Universal Title.  

AJ Styles defeated Gran Metalik

Styles makes Metalik tap out by applying the Calf Crusher.  Afterwards, he gave a cheap shot at Durado, sending a message to the everyone backstage that A.J. runs the show.  

Jeff Hardy segment

Hardy explains who he is, who he was, and how much he loves to wrestle and entertain everyone.  King Corbin interrupts Hardy and tells him to stop crying. There words exchange until Drew Gulak attacks Corbin from behind.  

King Corbin defeated Drew Gulak

Corbin gave the end of days to Gulak for the win.  Matt Riddle enters the ring and attacks Corbin.  However, Shorty G helps Corbin and slams Riddle.  Corbin and Shorty G are now joined as an alliance.  

Big E defeated The Miz

Big E applies a submission move called a strectch muffler submission for the win.  This is Big E's first solo match in a long time and looked very impressive.  For The Miz, it seems as though he is being used as a jobber along with John Morrison.  

Sheamus Promo

"Jeff Hardy is not my problem anymore...and that's bad news for the Smackdown locker room"

Naomi defeated Lacey Evans

Naomi may had not used her signature move but she did pin a three count on Evans for the win.  It is Naomi's first win in months.  Now, Naomi is on a winning track but I do not believe it is over with Evans.  

Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose brawl backstage

Deville attacked Rose.  She ends up cutting Rose's hair.  Deville obliterates Rose.  Just before she grabs the clippers to cut Rose, referees came in to stop the madness.  Rose is left bleeding and lifeless.  

Bayley defeated Nikki Cross

Bayley retains the Smackdown Women's Championship.  Once again, Cross failed to pin Bayley.  There are no excuses as it was a fair match.  Cross dominated the match but failed to capitalize.  

After the match, Cross pushed Alexa Bliss away and left backstage.  Afterwards, The Fiend appeared and executed the Mandible Claw on Bliss.  

As stated at the beginning of the show, Wyatt searched for Strowman and could not find him in the swamp.  This move can be a way to bring out Strowman.  

The ending is be far the most epic than any other recent Smackdown shows.