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WWE SmackDown results, live blog (Feb. 7, 2020): Goldberg returns

WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 7, 2020) from the SAP Center in San Jose, California, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Super ShowDown event set for later this month in Saudi Arabia.

Advertised for tonight: Goldberg returns, 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.)


Living on a jet, making love to someone else’s dreams. Say it again, she puts her leg up, well, calls it good luck, do you know what I mean? Do you remember? Well I remember. Oh no, oh no, dream machine, so damn cool she can turn on the night. The more she gets, well, the more that she needs, do you know what I mean? In any case, I’m gonna liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a hype video for Goldberg’s appearance tonight.

Thence to the intro video.

Commentary hypes up Daniel Bryan’s return and a #1 contender’s match for the women’s title.

John Morrison and the Miz make their entrance together.

They do the introductory spiel for the Dirt Sheet and then show us a short film entitled Once Upon a Time on the Dirt Sheet, which is basically a hype reel for their upcoming title match that riffs on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and also features Lance “Can I be serious for a minute” Storm, Johnny Ace, and Mr. Miz in small parts.

Oscar-worthy? Maybe. SmackDown Tag Team Championship-worthy? Definitely. Now everybody wants to hang out with the cool kids, but they’re not good enough.

Enter New Day.

Kofi Kingston gets on the mic and puts Mr. Miz’s athleticism over and says that he’s actually Mr. Miz’s favorite WWE Superstar. Miz and Morrison say they have no right to talk because they’ve dominated every team SmackDown has to offer to become #1 contenders to their titles.

Enter the Usos.

They say “Whoa!” a lot before asking if they really just said they’ve beat everybody, because they’ve never beat the Usos. They welcome the lads to the Uso Penitentiary—

Enter Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.

Or well, their music plays as Miz and Morrison beat New Day down! The Usos make the save and the other team of heels come down to ringside and we go to break.

Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs. the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)

Ziggler and Jimmy to start, collar and elbow into the corner, tag to Roode. Working Uso over, chops in the corner, whip to the corner, up and over and Jimmy gives him back just as hard! Shot off the headlock, dropdown, uppercut. Dolph runs interference, Robert gets a nearfall and makes the tag. Jey became legal somewhere in there, the heels work him over at length, spinebuster / Zig Zag combo... JIMMY MAKES THE SAVE!

Uso headed up top, Ziggler runs interference and Roode knocks him down to the floor to send us to break.

Back from commercial, the heels are still running roughshod on Jey Uso. Ziggler tags in, Uso blocks a punch and throws his own hard right, another one, he wants the tag but Dolph kicks his leg out of his leg and makes the tag! Jey throwing hands out of the corner, reaching for the tag, Roode cuts him off but Uso slips under and gets the tag!

Jimmy running hot, diving crossbody, clear the apron, solebutt, slicing right into the Samoan drop! One for Dolph, both men down and out in opposite corners... ODE TO RIKISHI! Roode cuts him off before he takes his and hits a body slam! Thinking Glorious DDT, blocked, back body drop, tag from Ziggler! Zig Zag... NOPE! Tuning up the band... BUT JIMMY HITS THE SUPERKICK FIRST!

Tag to Jey, diving splash... THE KNEES ARE UP BUT USO KICKS OUT! Thinking double suplex, Jimmy makes the save, low bridge, both guys to the floor, Roode and Jey jockeying for position but Uso gets the tag... SUPERKICK PARTY! Jimmy heads up top...

The Usos win by pinfall with the diving splash from Jimmy Uso on Robert Roode.

Commentary hypes up the rest of tonight’s show and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are getting ready backstage.

Bliss says she’s beat Bayley for the title before and she can do it again. Cross reminds her she has to get through all the other women first and she says she has something up her sleeve.

We get a recap of Roman Reigns and the Usos dumping dog food all over Baron Corbin.

We then see Baron go back into the production truck to yell at the crew member who played it. He accosts the man and throws him out of the truck and down a flight of steps!

This brings a gaggle of WWE staff including road agent and five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce to tell him he’s gone too far and send him away.

Elias is in the ring to play us a song he’s entitled Third Time’s the Charm. He barely gets started singing when he gets cut off by Cesaro’s entrance.

Sami Zayn gets on the mic and calls Elias out and asks him if he likes being interrupted. Elias points out that he gets interrupted all the time, and Sami continues ranting at him and tells him he’s gonna pay at the hands of Cesaro and everything that happens now he brought on himself.

And so we go to break.

Cesaro vs. Elias

Cesaro with a side headlock, shot off, drop down, hip toss blocked and the Swiss Superman nails him with an uppercut! Whip reversed, back body drop, spinebuster... NOPE! Whip reversed, pop-up mule kick, Elias heads up top but Sami Zayn runs interference. Right hand from Elias, Cesaro blocks the followup and puts his face into the turnbuckles before blasting him off the apron with a big boot!

Cesaro works him over on the floor and takes him back inside with a reverse chinlock. Back body drop, off the ropes, elbow drop, following it up with a Karelin lift and a cover for two. Chokes over the ropes, Zayn with a cheap shot and referee Jessika Carr is distracted by Cesaro during. Back to the reverse chinlock, the Drifter fights out with elbows and hammers him with a knee, but Cesaro catches him right back into the chinlock!

Reversed to a back suplex, dragging himself up the ropes in the corner, running boot and a knee from Elias... STILL NO! Up top, jockeying for position, Cesaro blasts him with an uppercut and follows it up with the deadlift superplex... NOT ENOUGH! Neutralizer countered into a jackknife pin, small package, can’t put him away... CESARO COMES SCREAMING BACK WITH SWISS DEATH FOR TWO!

Drawing him up, more uppercuts, Elias fires chops in return and we got a slugfest! The Drifter falls to his knees but fires back with forearms on forearms, backing the Swiss Superman into the corner. Fired up, lariat, headed up top...

Elias wins by pinfall with a diving elbow drop.

Commentary hypes up next week’s WWE Backstage.

We see Goldberg getting mic’d up to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get some hype for this weekend’s XFL games.

Enter King Baron Corbin.

He gets on the mic and says we have to look at his crown, which means he’s King of the Ring and he will not be silenced. He’ll say what he wants, when he wants, and we should all get down on our knees and bow down to hear what he has to say. Last week was an abomination and Roman Reigns should have lost just like [LOCAL SPORTS REFERENCE].

But he can’t do anything without his lapdogs the Usos, and if Roman was as tough as he says he is, they would have fought one-on-one at the Royal Rumble and he would have won. He demands one more match against the Big Dog, and he’s gonna hold the show hostage until he gets it. He dumps a fan’s drink out on his head and asks if he wants another one—

Enter Roman Reigns.

SUPERMAN PUNCH! DRIVE-BY! He throws Corbin in the ring but he rolls out the other side and runs away. Roman gets on the mic and calls him a coward, but if the coward wants one more match, he’s got it. And if he wants it one-on-one, even better— tell your boys to stay home ‘cause we’re gonna do it inside of a steel cage!

Goldberg joins us now via satellite.

Who’s next? Last week he watched the Royal Rumble with his boy and it was inspiring. He never got his rematch for the Universal Championship and he likes to meet challenges head-on, so—

Firefly Fun House News begins.

Bray Wyatt says William Goldberg is reportedly thinking about challenging the Fiend for the title, but that’s bad news for Bill, because word on the street is that He accepts. Toss to Mercy the Buzzard for the weather, he says it’ll be a cold day in hell before the Fiend loses the title, and Bray tosses back to Goldberg. Bill says intimidation isn’t gonna work on him and the only thing he’s taking from him is the Universal Championship, so the Fiend is next!

Daniel Bryan is hanging out in a locker room when Heath Slater rolls up to ask him how he’s been and chat about the Fiend stuff. He’s worried because the Fiend beat the holy hell out of him, and Bryan says he gets it, and what does he think about a match right now?

And so we go to break.

Daniel Bryan vs. Heath Slater

Bryan hot with a running dropkick, dumping Slater to the floor and immediately diving on him! Back inside, up top, missile dropkick! Kip-up, chest kicks, the buzzsaw connects and he takes Heath’s head off with the busaiku knee! Wrists clutched... YOU’RE GONNA GET YOUR [REDACTED] HEAD KICKED IN! A second round of kicks, locking the omoplata on...

Daniel Bryan wins by referee stoppage with the LeBell Lock.

Commentary hypes up the rest of tonight’s action and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a recap of Braun Strowman winning the Intercontinental Championship from Shinsuke Nakamura.


Braun Strowman is interviewed in the ring.

He says every time he thinks about the title he gets chills, and it’s been the greatest achievement in his career. He’s done a lot of great things, but he’s never held a singles title until now!

Enter Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Zayn gets on the mic and says Braun’s win is fraudulent so they’re here to demand an honorable title rematch. Strowman cuts him off and says he’ll give him the rematch any time, including right now! Sami says it’s gonna happen... just not tonight. He says they have resources... and the Revival take Braun out from behind and beat him down!

The heels back off long enough for Braun to get to his feet and he starts firing right hands back and knocking dudes down! Sami’s in his sights but he bails and Strowman chases him around the floor! Pounces for everybdoy, he catches up to Zayn but he slips out of his jacket and heads back in the ring, where Shinsuke drops Braun with Kinshasa! Another one for good measure!

Commentary tells us we’ll get to see Otis getting ready for his date with Mandy Rose next week, after the break.

Back from commercial, we see MMA fighter Daniel Cormier in the front row.

We cut to Otis making his preparations, which is a training montage.

He lifts weights, jumps rope, does sit-ups with a bite of pizza as his reward, puts on a Joel Gertner bowtie and a Mandy belly shirt, but neither of those are any good so Tucker rips the sleeves off a blazer for him. The montage ends and we get footage of Tucky teaching him etiquette so he doesn’t eat his steak with his bare hands. He, uh... accidentally tips the table over, and Tucker tells him he’s ready.

Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus

Crews lighting Sheamus up with strikes, enzuigiri, Celtic Warrior sidesteps the charge and drills him...

Sheamus wins by pinfall with the Brogue Kick.

Post-match, he looks to hit another but Chad Gable makes the save! He ducks under the Brogue Kick, picks the leg, but Sheamus slips away... BROGUE KICK!

And so we go to break.

Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella vs. Dana Brooke vs. Naomi (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

Brawling to start, all four women pairing off, Naomi gets back body dropped to the apron but comes back in with sunset flip for one. Carmella rolls Brooke up after, Bliss in with an Oklahoma roll, but nobody can get it done! Mella ducks a boot and moonwalks right into Alexa, who hauls off and slaps her! Taking her into the corner, stack ‘em up and knock ‘em down!

Naomi sends Alexa to the floor for a boot, tornillo after, only two! Action to the floor, Bayley gets into it with Naomi and throws her into the steps to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we’re right into the “everybody do something cool” section of our match and Bliss, Mella, and Brooke are all down and out. Slowly rising up, Naomi returns to the apron and springboards in with a crossbody! Carmella dumps Naomi to the floor, Insault to Injury but Dana immediately stacks her up with a Tenryu Powerbomb... STILL NO!

Mella puts boots to Dana in the corner, moonwalks, Bronco Buster and Naomi comes in with a bulldog to set the split-legged moonsault up... BROOKE BREAKS IT UP! Dana with a right hand, a fireman’s carry but Naomi slips out, shoves her off, wheelbarrow stunner! Bliss comes in, Naomi with a small package for two! Scoop and a slam, leg drop, setting Alexa up top, jockeying for position, she knocks Naomi down and covers her for two.

Clubbing blows, off the ropes, stop short for a slap, cover for one! Elbow to the jaw, Naomi throws her into Carmella, Falcon Arrow pulls Dana in and she hits the split leg drop... STILL NO! Bliss puts her face-first into the turnbuckles, a second time, mat slam pulls her down and Alexa heads up top... KNEES UP ON TWISTED BLISS! REAR VIEW! CARMELLA BREAKS IT UP WITH SUPERKICKS! IT’S OVER!

Carmella wins by pinfall with a superkick on Naomi to become #1 contender to the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Post-match Bayley attacks Carmella and lays her out with the Stroke!

That’s the show, folks.

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