WWE Smackdown results, highlights, recap, videos and grades; Check SmackDown full results 25 September, 2020

WWE Smackdown Live results: A tribute image for the late great Joe Laurinaitis, better known as Road Warrior Animal plays on the screen.

Out comes AJ Styles to the ring as ladders surround and are in the ring. Sami Zayn comes out with his Intercontinental Championship belt. And after Sami comes Jeff Hardy with his Intercontinental Championship.

Sami gets onto the ring apron as Jeff and AJ go face to face. Sami pushes the ladder onto AJ and Jeff knocking them both down.

Adam Pearce comes out and says after the stunt that Sami just pulled, he is adding AJ Styles to their match tonight.

Jeff hits AJ Styles with the Twist of Fate.


WWE SmackDown results and grade: Triple Threat Match – Sami Zayn Def. AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy

The bell rings nad we are under way. AJ goes after Sami knocking him down. Jef with right hands onto AJ and an atomic drop followed by a snap mare. In comes Sami who’s thrown into the corner. Jeff with right hands on Sami and an atomic drop. AJ with a kick onto Jeff as he throws him in the corner.

AJ stomping on Jeff and a back breaker takes Jeff down. AJ with a baseball slide takes Sami out on the outside. Right hands by Jeff but AJ throws him to the outside. AJ slams Jeff’s head onto the announce  table but Sami attacks AJ from behind. Sanu throws AJ into the ring. A right hand by Sami. He sends AJ to the ropes and a clothesline by Sami takes AJ down. He goes for the cover but AJ kicks out. Jeff on the ring apron as Sami knocks him down. AJ pushes Sami into the corner.

A snap mare by AJ followed by a head lock. Jeff back on the ring apron as AJ throws Sami into Jeff knocking Hardy down. A snap mare headlock by AJ onto Sami in the middle of the ring. AJ throws Sami out of the ring and in comes Jeff who hits a clothesline onto AJ. In comes Sami but Jeff knocks him down. Hardy knocks AJ down but Sami attacks Jeff. He sends Jeff to the ropes and a double dropkick by Jeff takes Sami and AJ down.

AJ on the ring apron and he hands Jeff on the top rope. AJ goes for the Phenomenal Forearm as Sami ducks and he lands it onto Jeff. Sami throws AJ to the outside and gets the pin on Jeff Hardy.

(Grade B+)

WWE SmackDown results and grade: Otis abs Tucker at backstage:

We see a clip of last week’s Dirt Sheet involving The Miz and John Morrison. Out came Otis who beat them both up and was later served with a lawsuit.

Kayla Braxton is backstage with Otis and Tucker. Otis is holding his Money in the Bank briefcase. He’s asked bout his decision. Otis said his mom always said never to trust carnival clowns, 1% milk and lawyers. In comes Miz and Morrison as Miz tells him his lawyers are trying to give the WWE Universe a Mr. Money in the Bank they deserve.

Tucker tells him Otis won it fair and square. Miz says his lawyer team bill $2000 an hour and when they are done with him, Otis will have nothing left. Otis gets in his face as he asks him if he doesn’t believe he can get it done to ask his girlfriend Mandy Rose. Morrison is recording the whole thing as Otis tells him where he is from, they settle it in the ring. Tucker asks Miz why it’s only his name on the papers. Morrison asks what he’s talking about as Otis attacks Morrison. In come WWE officials to break it up.

(Grade C)

WWE SmackDown results and grade: Bayley looks for Nikki Cross:

We see a clip of Bayley attacking Sasha Banks from a few weeks ago. Out comes the WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. She sits on the ramp and says she can watch that inspiring footage all day long. But she won’t because a Champion’s time is precious and she doesn’t have an ounce of time in her body left to use on Sasha Banks. And unlike Sasha, she has work to do and she has a Championship match to prepare for.

Bayley says she admire’s Nikki’s heart but last week she overheard her say that this match will be different. And the reason for that is because she doesn’t have Sasha in her corner. She asks Nikki to think about that statement long and hard. If she watched what she did to her best friend, she better be worried about what she will do to her on Sunday. She will slap the smile off her face and then Bayley says as she lifts the chair. You can only imagine what will happen next. Bayley drops the microphone and head to the back.

(Grade C)

WWE SmackDown results and grade: Shinsuke Nakamura Def. Gran Metalik

The bell rings and we are under way. Nakamura with kicks on Metalik as Metalik lands an acrobatic arm drag taking Nakamura to the outside. Metalik to the outside and Nakamura with a spinning kick. He throws Metalik into the barricade and throws him back into the ring. He goes for the cover but Metalik kicks out. An arm bar on Nakamura as Metalik lands right hands but Nakamura with a kick to the midsection.

Nakamura stomping on Metalik in the corner. Nakamura with a face lock as he goes for a suple but Metalik gets out of it. Metalik with a hurricanrana sends Nakamura on the ring apron. Nakamrua goes for a kick but Metalik blocks it and he knocks Nakamura to the outside. Metalik flies over the top rope taking Nakamura out. Nakamura is sent back into the ring. Metalik on the ring apron as he jumps off the top rope and lands on Nakamura. He goes for the cover but Nakamura kicks out.

Metalik climbs the top rope, he goes for a moon sault, Nakamura moves as Metalik lands on his feet. Nakamura with a kick to the head and he lands the Kinshasa. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.

(Grade C-)

WWE SmackDown results and grade: Jey Uso hypes a little promo:

We see a promo hyping up the WWE Universal Championship match involving Jey Uso and Roman Reigns at Clash of Champions.

Out comes Jey Uso to the ring. He says it will be family vs. family, Uso vs. Reigns for the Universal Championship. Both Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman are backstage watching. Uso tells Corey to take the night off and not interview because he has questions for Roman. But here’s what happened last week as we see Roman and Uso getting the win against Sheamus and Corbin. During the clip, we see Roman’s face turn into a frown.

Uso says all week they have been asking him about the look. He asks Roman what’s up with the look? We cut to Roman and Heyman backstage sitting down. Uso says what is it? I thought we were better than that, smile in front of my face and frown behind my back, what is it? Up stands Heyman as he says he believes the entire WWE Universe deserves to hear what Roman Reigns has to say to his cousin Jey Uso face to face in the ring.

Heyman says they have it wrong. It’s not going to happen when Jey Uso wants it to happen. It will happen at the accommodation of the schedule of the Universal Champion, your tribal chief Roman Reigns. And he absolutely positively guarantees that face to face discussion will happen in the ring tonight.

Uso says he knew something was up. Roman changes his cell phone number but it’s all love because either way it go as he says welcome to the Uso penitentiary.

(Grade C-)

WWE SmackDown results and grade: King Corbin Def. Matt Riddle:

Corbin is backstage and he says last week while he is preparing to elevate the main event of SmackDown when he sees Matt Riddle’s little bro montage. He looks forward to beating up Matt Riddle tonight.

Riddle attacks Corbin before the start of the bell as the referee breaks them up. The bell rings and Riddle knocks Corbin to the outside. Riddle with a forearm on the outside as Corbin gets back in the ring. Riddle on the ring apron as Corbin kicks him and throws him back in the ring. Riddle goes for a takedown but Corbin lifts Riddle up and slams him down. A right hand by Corbin followed by a big elbow. He goes for the cover but Riddle kicks out. Corbin slides to the outside, gets back in and goes for the clothesline but Riddle kicks him to the outside of the ring. Riddle throws him over the announce table.

Riddle with a knee to the face. He goes for the cover but Corbin kicks out. Riddle with a modified abdominal stretch but he gets up behind Corbin as Corbin gets to his feet. Riddle goes for another knee to the face but Corbin hits him with the Deep Six. He goes for the cover but Riddle kicks out. Corbin goes for End of Days but Riddle gets out of it. Riddle jumps off the second rope but Corbin hits him with a right hand. Corbin goes for End of Days, Riddle lands on his feet and hits him with a knee to the face.

Matt Riddle climbs the top rope and jumps but Corbin gets his knees up. Corbin with the End of Days as he goes for the cover and gets the pin.

(Grade B-)

WWE SmackDown results and grade: Lacey Evans Def. Alexa Bliss:

The bell rings and we are under way. A kick by Evans onto Bliss but Bliss goes for the cover as Evans kicks out. A take down by Evans followed by a right hand. Evans throws Alexa into the corner. Evans slamming Alexa’s head into the turnbuckle. Evans goes for the cover but Alexa kicks out. A head lock by Evans onto Bliss in the middle of the ring. Evans slams Alexa’s head into the mat. She goes for the cover but Alexa kicks out. She gets Alexa in the corner but Alexa with an arm bar and she slams Evans into the mat.

We hear Bray Wyatt’s evil laugh as Alexa looks confused.

Alexa grabs Evans and looks a bit off as Evans drops her to the mat. Evans climbs the second rope, she jumps to the top rope, goes for the moon sault but Alexa moves out of the way. The Fiend’s music hits as the red lights come on. The lights turn back to normal as Alexa goes ballistic on Evans. Alexa stands on top of Evans and slams her head into the mat as the referee calls for the bell.

Alexa throws Evans to the outside of the ring. Alexa hits Evans with the Sister Abigail. The lights turn red as we hear Let Me In with The Fiend appearing on the giant screen and Alexa starts to laugh.

(Grade B)

WWE SmackDown results and grade: Roman Reigns and Jey Uso in-ring:

Roman Reigns is in the ring with Paul Heyman as Heyman grabs a mic. Heyman says now is the time as Jey Uso’s music hits. Uso points to Roman smiling. Uso gets in the ring and both men are face to face. Roman tells him he wants his side of the story. To be honest, I would give you this title if I could but the truth is you wouldn’t even know what to do with it. Roman says Uso doesn’t understand the accountability, the responsibility of being on top.

Reigns says he doesn’t understand the weight and the pressure from being the face of the WWE. And it’s not his fault. He’s a twin. His entire life he has deepening on his brother. And he’s not saying he is half the man that he is. He is one half of the greatest tag team of his generation and because of that, their family is proud of him. But their family depends and relies on Roman being the tribal chief. That’s who he is. It’s not Uso. It won’t ever be him because it will always, always be Roman. He drops the microphone and starts to walk away.

Uso tells Roman what if he is wrong. Why can’t I be the one to provide for the family? Why can’t I provide for my wife and kids, your nephews? Roman has always been on top. There goes the big dog. You know what they say when they see me? Which one are you? After Sunday, when they ask me who am I, they’ll say I know you. You’re the one who beat Roman Reigns at Clash of Champions for the Universal Championship.

Roman walks away as Uso starts walking to the back. As he’s on top of the ramp, Roman hits him with the Superman punch. Roman says Uso will take the pay day but he will never take the title. he will never take his place at the head of the table.

(Grade B+)