WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 14, 2020) from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Super ShowDown event set for later this month in Saudi Arabia.
Advertised for tonight: Bayley defends the SmackDown women’s championship against Carmella, Otis takes Mandy Rose on a date for Valentine’s Day, and more!
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the SmackDown live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)
WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR FEB. 14
Are you ready for a good time? Or whatever this show offers? Let’s find out!
Michael Cole & Corey Graves are running down the announced segments, then it’s time for a V-Day edition of Moment of Bliss. Alexa informs us this is the first edition of the show this year, and Nikki Cross says that since it’s Valentine’s Day so we’re gonna talk celebrity crushes. This is weird and involves Nikki saying Alexa’s is Brad Pitt and then not revealing hers. Then they bring out their guest, the #1 contender for the SmackDown Women’s title - Carmella!
Bliss congratulates Mella for beating three other women, including her. But she’s not bitter. People are surprised though, since she hasn’t done much later. Carmella says she loves surprises, and later tonight she’ll surprise us by becoming a two-time champ. They bring up Baymella and talk about their past friendship. They show pics of them hanging together, and Carmella says the reason they’re not besties any more is Sasha Banks. Bayley’s changed since The Boss came around. Alexa starts to say something about her and Nikki, but here comes Bayley. She says they were friends in NXT because she felt sorry for Carmella. Things break down, the champ reminds Bliss she beat her & Cross last summer, and the challenger’s heard enough - she wants her match right now!
They head to the ring, and we head to commercial.
Carmella vs. Bayley
The champ gets the best of the lock-ups, but Carmella gets the first cover off a hip toss when they run the ropes. Mella works the arm, but Bayley gets to the ropes for a break and to wraps the challenger’s arm up to turn the tables. Lots of trash talk from the champ, which angers Carmella so she throws hands. That plays into Bayley’s hand, and she takes control after a big clothesline. After following that with a suplex, Bayley tries to end it by heading up top, but she misses a crossbody That creates an opening that Mella uses it for an airplane spin, a dive and a top rope crossbody that connects for two. Bayley rolls out, and when Carmella follows she drops her face-first on the announce desk as we go to another break.
Bay has a chin lock in when we get back. Mella gets free by jaw jacking her former friend. A neckbreaker and clothesline follow, then an atomic drop. The challenger is fired up and goes for a superkick, but the champ ducks behind the referee and cheap shots Carmella. Bayley to Belly... but Mella kicks out! She can’t believe it, tries to follow-up with a knee if the corner but Carmella evades. They battle on the apron and Bayley heads up top, but Mella crotches her. Super-rana gets two! They trade pinning predicaments, then Carmella nails the champ with a superkick but Bayley rolls out. The challenger chases and hits a facebuster back in the ring, then gets Code of Silence but Bayley chops her arm to break the hold. They scramble and Bay rolls Mella up, puts both feet on the middle rope and keeps her title.
Bayley def. Carmella via pinfall
The champ attacks after the bell, and poses with her belt when Naomi’s music hits. She gets right in Bayley’s face, and Carmella recovers, attacking from behind. The faces form a partnership and both nail Bay with superkicks.
Michael Cole reminds us about the King Corbin/Roman Reigns feud, then we see the footage from last week that got Corbin fined and barred from this week’s show.
A recap of the action we just saw follows some ads, then the champ is pissed off backstage. Kayla Braxton interviews her backstage, and the big takeaway is that she’ll defend the belt in Saudi Arabia at Super ShowDown. Bayley doesn’t care who she faces there, she’ll continue to be the most dominant champ in SmackDown history.
Cole kicks it to a clip of Lacey Evans from behind the scenes at Royal Rumble talking about keeping meaningful fan letters in her boots while she works. Renee Young will have a sitdown interview with Evans next Friday.
We see Otis getting ready for his date, and he gets a text from Mandy Rose. She’s running late, which makes Dozer nervous. Tucky shows up to give his boy a pep talk.
Sheamus vs. Shorty G & Apollo Crews
This is a handicap match, and the two attack the one before the bell. The ref gets things under control, and G starts by cannonballing Sheamus in the corner. Quick tags keep them in charge for a second, but Shorty gets an axe handle to the face. Ten(plus) beats of the Bowery, then the Celtic Warrior takes some time to stare down Crews. That lets G recover, and he gets an ankle lock then a tag. Quick tags while Sheamus is on the apron ends with the bigger man on the floor for a moonsault from Apollo. Back in, Crews with a standing shooting star press for two. He ducks a Brogue Kick, but that hits G and knocks him to floor. Sheamus posts Crews, then hits him with the Brogue Kick.
Sheamus def. Shorty G & Apollo Crews via pinfall
Braxton catches up with Carmella backstage. She demands a rematch, and vows to be the next SmackDown Women’s champion. Then we see Mandy Rose being seated in a restaurant, and learn Hulk Hogan will be interviewed via satellite next.
Hype time, as we hear about Keith Lee coming up on WWE Backstage next Tuesday, and get a video reminder of what Goldberg is all about to get us ready for his Universal title match at Super ShowDown.
Hogan cuts a promo about how “strong” it is that nWo is going into the Hall of Fame. He puts over his history with Goldberg, and starts to talk about the vibe backstage from The Fiend. This is pre-taped and not very good. Fortunately, Firefly Funhouse saves.
Bray Wyatt plays air guitar on his title, then says he’s been following the Hulkster’s advice - taking his vitamins and saying his prayers. Huskus shows up, and Bray says it’s just a couple of five star body guys talking shop. The Pig Boy talks about trying to get in shape, but Bray throws him off with a piece of “too sweet” chocolate. Hogan comes back in to say Wyatt’s got jokes, but Goldberg is no joke. Bray’s not afraid, because he has a Fiend. He warns Hogan he might end up on the Funhouse wall if he crosses the Fiend. Hulk is out, but he says he’ll see Bray in Tampa at the Hall of Fame.
We see Tucky giving Otis some more words of encouragement before another set of ads.
This week in WWE history is Rock’s return in 2011, which is an excuse to remind us about Simone Johnson’s signing.
Cesaro & Sami Zayn are in the ring, with a tiny guitar and a cowbell. Sami thanks us for coming to his protest concert. He & Cesaro have been victims of Elias, Braun Strowman and the entire WWE Universe for their indifference to their cause. In the tradition of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan & Billy Bragg, they have a protest song for us here tonight. Zayn takes an annoyingly long time getting in key, then when they finally get ready to start, Elias strums his way on stage.
Canucks star Elias Petterson called him and told him to stop this. He panders his way to a couple “Walk With Elias” chants, then Sami tells them all to shut up. Who does he think he is interrupting their protest? Elias says he’s here to stage a counter-protest. Zayn says normally he’d have his security rough him up and kick him out, but he believes in free speech and wants Elias here for his song. Elias gets in the ring, and Sami tries to sing but gets drowned out with another chant. Finally the song starts, but Cesaro gets carried away with the cowbell. That gets a “we want cowbell” chant. After a big build up, Cesaro throws the bell away.
The chanting won’t stop, so Zayn says if this doesn’t stop his concert is over. The crowd loves it, and Sami gets some cheap heat by insulting the Sedin brothers. Things break down and the heels are beating down Elias until Braun Strowman arrives. He barrels through security while running around the ring, then gets Zayn on the ramp. A security guy saves him. Braun chases him into the ring where he and Elias impressively throw him onto other security guards.
Backstage, Naomi tells Kayla she’s sick of Bayley’s mess. The champ knows she can’t beat the Glow, and she wants a title shot too.
After a video touting John Cena’s return in two weeks, we get confirmation of Bayley’s match in Saudi Arabia. Carmella & Naomi will face off next week to determine her opponent, and Goldberg will be here too.
It’s date time! But first, a video package about how we got here.
Otis shows up with his hair slicked down and a bouquet of roses. The maitre d directs him to his beautiful peach. We see Mandy and a hand touches her shoulder... it’s Dolph Ziggler! Otis walks in and sees this, drops his roses and leaves.
The Dirt Sheet boys are here to cut a promo on the Usos, and warn The New Day they’re gonna find out they’re the greatest tag team of the 21st century. The Big Dog enters alone so we get a big dramatic build to his MYSTERY PARTNER! After that reveal, we see King Corbin entering with a ticket to take a front row seat. He is, of course, wearing his cape & crown.
Miz & Morrison vs. Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan
We join the match in progress after a break. Reigns is working with Morrison. Roman powers JoMo into his corner and tags in Bryan for a tandem move, DB knocks Miz off the apron then hits Morrison with punches and dives onto Miz. Missile drop kick on Morrison, then YES! Kicks get two. Bryan takes too long setting up a running knee and Morrison evades and uses some parkour to dump DB to the floor where Miz attacks, throwing him into the barricade. Reigns is over to check things out, Miz dodges a Bryan attack that takes out Roman, and Morrison nails both faces with a corkscrew plancha from the ring to put The Dirt Sheeters firmly in control as we get another commercial.
Bryan is getting worked over, much to Corbin’s delight, when we return. He drops down and allows Morrison to fly over him, then gets some punches in on Miz. He heads up top, where both men take turns crotching each other. Bryan goes for a tag, but Morrison recovers to stop that. Nearfall off a slam, a few more strikes and then JoMo heads up top, but Bryan evades. Both men tag, and The Big Dog is a house afire. Ten forearms in the corner and a big kick on Miz. Superman punch, but Miz side steps and brings him to his corner for a tag. Springboard Shining Wizard by Morrison for two. Punches then he sets up for Starship Pain, but takes too much time. Roll-up, melee action, Superman Punch! He charges for the spear and runs into a boot. Miz in, Skull Crushing Finale but Bryan makes the save. DB knocks Morrison off the apron and goes for a dive, but runs into a Miz kick.
Miz mocks the YES cheers before charging Reigns and runs right into a Superman Punch. Spear!
Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan def. Miz & Morrison via pinfall
Afterwards, Corbin runs in and hits Roman in the neck with his scepter. He heads up the ramp where his throne set-up is ready even though he was banned.
That’s a wrap.