The May 29, 2020 Edition of Smackdown Live was a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE's Smackdown brand which took place on May 29, 2020 at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
After SmackDown opened with the unfortunate revelation that Elias had been struck by a car and Jeff Hardy was arrested as the main suspect, it was announced that a 10-Man Battle Royal would be held to decide Daniel Bryan’s opponent in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament Semifinals. King Corbin dominated with four early eliminations, but Jey Uso ended his reign over the match with a well-timed Superkick. Sheamus and Jey Uso were the last men standing, and a battle on the edge of the ring concluded with a definitive Brogue Kick that brought The Celtic Warrior back into the mix for the Intercontinental Title.
Sonya Deville has been riding high due to her recent dominance over former best friend Mandy Rose and was set on continuing her climb against another “bleached-blonde Barbie Doll” in Lacey Evans. Both Superstars came out ready to brawl, as the match was defined by intensity from the opening bell. Not even the ring could contain the fiery clash, as Deville and Evans traded attacks from outside the ring, and the match ended in a double count-out.
“A Moment of Bliss” brought a celebration of two dominant tag teams as The New Day joined Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross, but Bayley & Sasha Banks couldn’t let the party happen without putting the proper respect on the original Women’s Tag Team Champions. An impromptu challenge from Bayley set up a showdown between The Boss and Little Miss Bliss . The SmackDown Women’s Champion and Cross sat on commentary for most of the match, but they couldn’t stay outside the action for long, as a brawl between the two allowed Banks to capitalize for the win.
Cesaro’s underhanded elimination of Shorty G in the 10-Man Battle Royal fueled the persistent Superstar to challenge The Swiss Cyborg. Cesaro’s power looked like it would rule the match, but an acrobatic counter roll-up from Shorty G secured the win and left him smiling up the ramp.
Sheamus earned new life in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament by winning a 10-Man Battle Royal. While AJ Styles was happy to accept a bye into the finals, Daniel Bryan wanted to fight his way in, and it was a fight that Bryan got. An angry Celtic Warrior brought anger and energy into the ring and appeared headed for a victory until Jeff Hardy reemerged on the ramp. Bryan capitalized with a Running Knee, and The Charismatic Enigma entered the ring to furiously attack Sheamus following his arrest earlier in the night.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Sheamus defeated Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, Drew Gulak, Gran Metalik, Jey Uso, King Corbin, Lince Dorado, Shinsuke Nakamura and Shorty G in a Battle Royal to earn the right to compete as a replacement for Jeff Hardy in a WWE Intercontinental Championship Tournament Semi Finals Match against Daniel Bryan (10:52)
- King Corbin eliminated Lince Dorado
- King Corbin eliminated Drew Gulak
- King Corbin eliminated Gran Metalik
- King Corbin eliminated Dolph Ziggler
- Jey Uso eliminated King Corbin
- Shorty G eliminated Cesaro
- Shorty G eliminated Shinsuke Nakamura
- Cesaro eliminated Shorty G
- Sheamus eliminated Jey Uso
- Lacey Evans vs. Sonya Deville ended in a Double Count Out (6:32)
- Sasha Banks defeated Alexa Bliss (6:52)
- Shorty G defeated Cesaro (w/ Shinsuke Nakamura) (4:27)
- Daniel Bryan defeated Sheamus in a WWE Intercontinental Championship Tournament Semi Finals Match (11:59)
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