WWE Smackdown Results (29/05/20): Jeff Hardy Arrested; IC Title Tourney Semifinal

WWE Smackdown Results (29/05/20): Jeff Hardy Arrested; IC Title Tourney Semifinal

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The Intercontinental Championship tournament was the focal point of this week’s SmackDown, where the semi-final matches were supposed to go down. Daniel Bryan vs Jeff Hardy in a dream match and AJ Styles vs Elias were the two lineups that didn’t take place. Backlash pay-per-view storylines also progressed on the show that aired from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Check out the results,

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Renee Young was standing outside of the PC to open SmackDown informing that Elias was crashed by Jeff Hardy’s rental car. Although Jeff wasn’t the guy who drove the car, he was smelling alcohol and the police arrested him. Elias was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.

Backstage, the scheduled IC title tournament matches were canceled as both Elias and Jeff Hardy were scheduled to compete in it. A Battle Royal match was announced where the winner would face Daniel Bryan and then the winner of that match would face AJ Styles in the finale.

10-Man Battle Royal for a Spot In the Intercontinental Title Tournament went down on SmackDown where King Corbin, Shorty G, Drew Gulak, Jey Uso, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sheamus, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik, Cesaro competed. The final four of the match were G, Nakamura, Uso, and Sheamus.

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G hit a Belly to Belly suplex to eliminate Nakamura who distracted the referee as Cesaro eliminated G coming from the back. Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick to send Uso over the top rope to win the match on SmackDown. He will now face Daniel Bryan in the semi-final.

WWE Smackdown Results (29/05/20): Jeff Hardy Arrested; IC Title Tourney Semifinal 1

Sonya Deville had a scheduled match on SmackDown against Lacey Evans which went really physical as these two already had a brawl, backstage. The two did the same during the match and the referee counted out both. Deville retreated informing that she’d fight Evans again on her own terms.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross hosted a special Tag Team Champion Summit edition of their “A Moment of Bliss” talk-show with SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day – Big E and Kofi Kingston being their guests. They had a good time until SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley and Sasha Banks interrupted. They seemed excited to go after the tag titles and thus set up a singles match.

WWE Smackdown Results (29/05/20): Jeff Hardy Arrested; IC Title Tourney Semifinal 2

Sasha Banks competed against Alexa Bliss in the match. After initial domination by Banks, Bliss came back with some furious strikes and clotheslines. Banks sent Bliss face-first into the turnbuckles and hit a Meteora. Bliss gave Banks a right hand and went for the Twisted Bliss but Bayley distracted her. Banks rolled up Bliss to get the victory.

Cesaro vs. Shorty G was the next match on SmackDown where Cesaro gave an upper-cut to G and went for the Gotch Neutralizer. G got out of it as Cesaro went for a Powerbomb but G rolled him up for the win.

We saw a poolside segment between Mandy Rose and Mr. Money In The Bank Otis where they were seen kissing and making out.

Kurt Angle appeared in a backstage segment to introduce the newest face of SmackDown, Matt Riddle from NXT. He cut a promo to end the session.

Semifinals for the WWE Intercontinental Title Tournament between Sheamus and Daniel Bryan was the main event of this week’s SmackDown. Sheamus had Bryan down with a White Noise but got hit back with a missile drop-kick. Sheamus then hit a double ax-handle smash when Jeff Hardy appeared on the ramp to distract Sheamus.

WWE Smackdown Results (29/05/20): Jeff Hardy Arrested; IC Title Tourney Semifinal 3

Bryan hit a Flying Knee Strike to pick up the win. He’ll now face AJ Styles in the final of the IC title tournament. Hardy sent Sheamus retreating from the ring to end the show as the commentators wonder how Hardy was back on the show even after getting arrested, earlier the night.

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