The much awaited split between Bayley and Sasha Banks finally happened on todays episode of SmackDown. Sami Zayn once again preached that he is the real IC Champion and not Jeff Hardy. Paul Heyman addressed the WWE Universe on why Roman Reigns chose Heyman as his advocate. Sheamus gave a vicious backstage beatdown to Big E. Heavy Machinery battles against Miz and Morrison in a tag team match. Bray Wyatt announces that he will have a new friend at Firefly Funhouse next week.
WWE SmackDown 5 September 2020 Winners and Losers
1. Heavy Machinery vs. Miz and Morrison Tag Team Match
Winners – Heavy Machinery
Losers – Miz and Morrison
In the final moments of this match, Otis splashes Miz and Morrison in the corner. Morrison falls out of the ring. Catapillar by Otis to Miz after which Otis flattens Miz with a Vader Bomb pinning him for the win.
After the end of this match, John Morrison steals Otis MITB Briefcase and runs away.
2. Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax (c) vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley Tag Team Match for WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships
Winners – Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax
Losers – Sasha Banks and Bayley
Sasha Banks and Bayley tossed Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler out of the ring. Banks and Bayley attempted dual baseball slides but Baszler and Jax slams Bayley and Banks into the barricade over and over again. Back from the break, Jax splashes Bayley in the corner multiple times. Jax tosses Bayley across the ring. Jax flattens Bayley with a walking hip attack.
At the conclusion of this match, Baszler almost locks in the same double submission she used at Payback but Bayley reverses it into a Belly to Bayley and went for the pin but Baszler kicks out. Jax tries to Samoan drop Banks off the second rope but Bayley pulls Banks off of Jax’s shoulders. Jax crushes Bayley and Banks with a cross body off the second rope double pinning them for the win.
After the end of this match, the medical staff checks on Banks and her injured knee.
Back from the break, Sasha Banks pushes the medical staff away as Banks doesn’t want to be touched and doesn’t want any help. Bayley helps Banks slide over to the apron because she can’t stand. When Banks gets to the apron, Bayley kicks her in the head. Bayley stomps Banks before tossing her into the ring steps. Bayley whips Banks into the ring post. Bayley slams Banks’ leg into the ring steps. Bayley places Banks leg on the ring steps and stomps on it over and over again. Banks looks up at Bayley with fear and hurt in her eyes. Bayley drags Banks into the ring and continues her assault. Bayley yells that Banks deserved all of this. Bayley tries to wrap a chair around Banks injured leg. Banks kicks Bayley away. Bayley obliterated Banks with a running knee to the head. Bayley drops Banks with her finish. Bayley wraps a chair around Banks neck. Bayley goes up top and stomps the chair. Banks wasn’t moving. As the medical staff hits the ring, Banks was convulsing. Bayley smiles as she watches the medical personal swarm Banks.
After the commercial break, Sasha Banks gets loaded into an ambulance.
3. Matt Riddle vs. King Corbin vs. Sheamus vs. Jey Uso Universal Championship Number One Contender’s Fatal Four-Way Match
Winner – Jey Uso
Losers – Matt Riddle, King Corbin and Sheamus
During this match, King Corbin grabs Jey Uso and tosses him over the Thunderdome screens in the crowd. In the ring, Matt Riddle escapes the End of Days. Sheamus Brogue Kicks Corbin. Riddle picks up Sheamus and hits the Bro To Sleep. Riddle lands the Floating Bro on Corbin. Before Riddle could pin Corbin, Jey Uso hits the frog splash pinning Riddle the win.
After the end of this match, Jey Uso yells to the big dog Roman Reigns that he made the family proud just like Reigns did. Uso welcomes Reigns to the Uso Penitentiary. Jey says this one was for Jimny.
WWE SmackDown 5 September 2020 All Segments Updates
1. Paul Heyman with Roman Reigns enters the ring, Heyman says just when you thought I was out, Reigns pulled me back in. Heyman futher tell the WWE Universe to not to point the finger at him for corrupting Reigns as Reigns is the one who corrupted him. Heyman was gone into obscurity until Reigns saved him. Why? Because “they” did the same thing to Reigns that “they” did to him. Heyman stated that Reigns over-delivered through ridiculous odds but when Reigns needed some time off they gave The Fiend his championship. Fiends and Monsters are not champions. Heyman says everything that Reigns does will be bigger and better than what the RAW champion does. RAW had a triple threat to find the number one contender so they will have a fatal five-way. The names of the people in the match don’t deserve to be spoken by me says Heyman. Heyman announces himself as Reigns Special Council after which Reigns grabs the mic and says he is a man of his word and he doesn’t care who it is.
2. Backstage, Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman runs into Jey Uso. Jey gives Reigns props for his title win. Jey says he’s been calling Reigns all week. Reigns says he’s been busy and he has to go.
3. Backstage, Big E, Drew Gulak, and Lucha House Party were jumping up and down because it’s Xavier Woods’ birthday and he is supposed to be here tonight. Big E says he’s going to win tonight and go on to beat Roman Reigns for the title. A security guard tells Big E that Woods is here. Big E was walking to meet Woods and Sheamus attacks him in the parking lot. Sheamus Brogue Kicks Big E into a garage door. Sheamus puts Big E through a car windshield with white noise.
4. Backstage, Kayla Braxton announces that Big E has suffered multiple injuries and is being taken to a local medical facility. Sheamus interrupts and makes fun of Big E.
5. Backstage, Sasha Banks and Bayley during an interview complained about their loss to Shanya Baszler and Nia Jax. Bayley says they weren’t prepared for Jax and Baszler but they are this time. The interviewer says that Bayley has tapped out to Baszler the last three times they have wrestled. Banks goes off and says Bayley is the greatest SmackDown Women’s champion ever. Tonight they are getting back what is theirs.
6. Backstage, Adam Pearce announces that Big E won’t be able to compete tonight and managment is figuring out who will replace Big E. Heyman walks in and asks Pearce if he can have a word.
7. Sami Zayn comes to the ring carrying his IC title. Zayn gets upset because he wasn’t announced as the Intercontinental Champion. Zayn says they need to redo his entrance since he was announced incorrectly and his graphic was wrong. Jeff Hardy interrupts and says if Zayn wanted a shot all he had to do was ask. Zayn says why would he want aa shot at something he already has. AJ Styles walks out and says he is the uncrowned Champion. Styles attacks Hardy. Styles and Zayn stomp Hardy together. Styles attacks Zayn from behind. Styles tries to Styles Clash Zayn but Hardy breaks it up and drops Styles with the Twist of Fate. Before Hardy can do anything, Zayn hits the Helluva Kick.
8. A video package of a mystery woman walking was shown and her face was not shown, just her legs.
9. Backstage, Otis reveals that he doesn’t keep the MITB contract in the suitcase. Elsewhere, Morrison opens the briefcase and there was a sandwich in it.
10. Jey Uso walks into Reigns locker room and thanks Reigns for getting him put in the match. Reigns says it was Heyman, not him. Reigns says its time Jey gets the respect he deserves.
11. At Firefly Funhouse, Bray Wyatt says that he’s said that he lost his favorite toy. Next week, a new friend will join him in the funhouse.
12. Backstage, Alexa Bliss apologizes to Nikki Cross as Rabblin Rabbit was peeking out in the background.