Survey says? Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro and Sami Zayn just got rocked.
WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductees The nWo appeared on “A Moment of Bliss” but quickly found themselves in an all-out melee.
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman were looking ahead to their induction before being rudely interrupted by Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro and Sami Zayn. The Great Liberator insulted The nWo and their opponent this Sunday at WWE Elimination Chamber, Intercontinental Champion Braun Strowman.
Just when it seemed a brawl might break out between the six men, Zayn and company hit the road, only to be cornered by Intercontinental Champion Braun Strowman, who quickly dispatched Cesaro and Nakamura.
With Zayn trapped between The Monster Among Men and The nWo, Zayn used Alexa Bliss as a shield before escaping the ring.
The unlikely duo of Naomi & Lacey Evans caught Bayley and the returning Sasha Banks last week on Friday Night SmackDown, defeating them in tag team action, but the SmackDown Women’s Champion & The Boss looked to retaliate tonight in this rematch.
Naomi received a much-needed tag from Lacey and went on a tear, launching herself over the top rope to wipe out Bayley and pulverizing Sasha with a series of blistering kicks.
Naomi went for the split-legged moonsault, but Bayley interfered from the apron, and Sasha took advantage by striking with Meteora to defeat The Glow.
Sheamus set his sights on Shorty G & Apollo Crews since returning to the blue brand. Both Superstars have fallen to Sheamus, but Shorty G has attempted to remain positive about the situation, while Crews’ frustrations about not being able to defeat Sheamus have spilled over and resulted in him taking out some of that anger on Shorty G.
With yet another opportunity to defeat The Celtic Warrior, Crews used his speed and agility to get the early upper hand on The Celtic Warrior, but Sheamus overpowered Crews and leveled him with a Brogue Kick for the 1-2-3.
Mandy Rose and Dolph Ziggler’s relationship has been going well since their Valentine’s Day date, with Sonya Deville fully supporting her friend. Those good vibes carried over to this tag team contest, with Fire & Desire squaring off against Carmella & Dana Brooke.
With Dana in control against Sonya, Ziggler caused a distraction at ringside, which allowed Sonya to tag Mandy. Unaware of the tag, Brooke charged Deville, which allowed Mandy to pounce with a wicked running knee to the face to claim the victory for her squad.
On the latest twisted episode of “Firefly Fun House,” a jubilant Bray Wyatt openly pondered the question on everyone’s mind: Why John Cena? Rambling Rabbit immediately popped up to remind Wyatt of when Cena defeated Bray at WrestleMania six years ago. Acknowledging that the Firefly Fun House wouldn’t exist without Cena, Wyatt said he forgives Cena, but he soon began talking in a sinister tone while promising that “he” would be waiting for Cena at WrestleMania.
With the opportunity to be the final tandem to enter the Elimination Chamber in a bout for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, the six teams who will go to war inside the Chamber’s confines battled it out in a heart-pounding Gauntlet Match.
New Day and Heavy Machinery kicked off the marathon bout, and Otis and Tucker claimed the win with a thunderous Compactor to Big E.
Lucha House party hit the ring like two bolts of lightning, but Otis & Tucker used their incredible strength to finally overpower their highflying foes and take the win.
The Usos stalked to the ring and immediately got the upper hand on Heavy Machinery, but Tucker stunned the former SmackDown Tag Team Champions with a rollup to advance!
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz and John Morrison had their way with the worn-down Otis and Tucker in the early goings, but Tucker once again shocked his opponent when he rolled up Morrison for the 1-2-3! The infuriated SmackDown Tag Team Champions immediately began hammering away on Tucker before turning their attention to Otis and driving him through the ringside barricade.
After flashing a sly smile to Mandy Rose in the backstage area, Dolph Ziggler sauntered to the ring with Robert Roode, looking to pick the bones of Heavy Machinery. With Otis still down at ringside, The Showoff and The Glorious One focused their attacks on the staggered Tucker, who did his best to fend off the two-on-one beatdown.
Otis eventually pulled himself back to his feet, slammed Roode face-first into the announce desk, got the tag from Tucker and steamrolled each of his opponents. After Ziggler made a blind tag to become the legal man, however, he clocked Otis in the head with a savage Superkick to score the win and ensure that he and Roode are the last to enter the Elimination Chamber on Sunday!
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Bayley & Sasha Banks defeated Naomi & Lacey Evans (7:00)
- Sheamus defeated Apollo Crews (1:10)
- Fire and Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville) (w/ Dolph Ziggler) defeated Carmella & Dana Brooke (2:55)
- Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode defeated The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) and Heavy Machinery (Otis & Tucker) and Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik) and The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) and The Miz & John Morrison in a Tag Team Gauntlet Match; winners enter last in the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Match at Elimination Chamber 2020 (42:30)
- Heavy Machinery eliminated The New Day
- Heavy Machinery eliminated Lucha House Party
- Heavy Machinery eliminated The Usos
- Heavy Machinery eliminated The Miz & John Morrison
- Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode eliminated Heavy Machinery
Other on-screen talent
- WWE Smackdown Live #1072 at CAGEMATCH.net
- WWE Smackdown Live #1072 at WWE.com
- Smackdown #1072 on WWE Network