Good evening Fight Fans and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of WWE Smackdown on FOX!
-We open tonight's show with a recap of The Fiend challenging John Cena to a match at the end of last week's show before the return of the Firefly Fun House is announced for later tonight and a tag team gauntlet match later tonight. We then open the show in the arena with Alex Bliss and Nikki Cross out for A Moment of Bliss which continues the theme of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020 which so far will feature Batista, JBL and the Bella Twins as well as tonight's guests, The NWO in the form of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman minus "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan who commentary make sure to clarify will be inducted, but isn't there tonight. Alexa notes that all three of them are now two time hall of famers before Nikki takes a selfie with them and Alexa asks Sean what he should be called since he's had several names and he says to just call him a hall of famer. Alexa brings up NWO's feud with Goldberg and notes how Kevin broke Goldberg's undefeated streak back in WCW and asks him what Roman Reigns has to do to defeat him at Wrestlemania. They're interrupted by Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro before Sami says that NWO are the past and the future is Shinsuke, Cesaro and himself who will be defeating Braun Strowman and Shinsuke will reclaim the Intercontinental championship.
Sami talks about how great Kevin and Scott are before mocking Sean. The NWO mock Sami before the six men square off and Sami and company opt to leave, saying that they're focused on their objective before Braun comes out and sends Cesaro into the stage and Shinsuke into the barricade before hunting down Sami. Sami then escapes by using Alexa as a shield before he, Shinsuke and Cesaro leave as Braun celebrates with the NWO. We then go backstage to Naomi and Lacey talking as they make their way out to the arena as we go to commercial.
Bayley and Sasha immediately double up on Lacey in their corner before Bayley goes around ringside and Naomi attacks her before Sasha sends Naomi into the barricade as we go to commercial.
We come back to Sasha in control of Lacey, focusing on her ankle before Lacey kicks her away and Bayley rushes in and grounds her for a quick two count, making her use energy to kick out before Lacey sends Bayley out of the ring when she and Sasha try to stop Lacey from getting the tag to Naomi. Lacey clears the ring and makes the tag to Naomi who hits a corkscrew cross body to the outside and tosses Sasha back into the ring where she kicks her before Sasha hits a bicycle knee and Naomi hits a question mark kick. Naomi sends Sasha into the middle turnbuckle before Bayley breaks up a in and is sent back out of the ring by Lacey who is sent back out by Sasha. Bayley then distracts Naomi before Sasha hits a meteora with Naomi trapped in the ropes for the pin and the win.
Winner: Sasha Banks and Bayley defeat Naomi and Lacey Evans via pinfall.
-After the match we go backstage to the New Day who are interviewed about the gauntlet match later tonight in which the winning team will get an advantage in the tag title elimination chamber match at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view Sunday night before we go to Sheamus coming out for his match up next as we go to commercial.
-We come back from commercial to Bayley and Sasha celebrating backstage before saying that no one from any era can touch them before deciding to take the rest of the night off and leave the arena before Chad Gable talks to Apollo Crews and tells him that he has his back if he needs him and Apollo just walks away and out to the arena.
Apollo Crews vs Sheamus
Sheamus dumps Apollo over the top rope and goes for clubbing blows, but Apollo counters and hits a diving cross body into a standing moonsault for two before Sheamus comes back with right hands and Apollo counters a back suplex into a shotgun dropkick. Sheamus then hits a Brogue Kick out of no where when Apollo comes at him for the pin and the win.
Winner: Sheamus defeats Apollo Crews via pinfall.
-We go backstage after the match to 205 Live general manager Drake Maverick lobbying Drew Gulak for a match against Daniel Bryan and Drew tells Drake that he knows all of Daniel's weaknesses before Daniel shows up and challenges Drew to a match at Elimination Chamber as we go to commercial.
Carmella & Dana Brooke vs Fire & Desire w/ Dolph Ziggler
Mandy backs Carmella into the corner for a clean break before Carmella mocks her with a moon walk and Mandy stretches her in the ropes before Sonya comes in and hits Carmella with a sliding leg lariat for two. Sonya shoves Carmella down and locks in a rear chin lock as Dolph looks on from ringside before putting her in a body scissors and Carmella reverses and hits a huricanrrana. Dana gets the tag and she and Carmella double up on Sonya before kicking Sonya and hitting a hand spring back elbow into a dropkick. Mandy then gets the blind tag and drops Dana with a running knee for the pin and the win off of a distraction by Dolph.
Winner: Fire & Desire defeat Dana Brooke and Carmella via pinfall.
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