Here are your WWE Friday Night SmackDown results from July 3, 2020. This week’s show featured AJ Styles defending his Intercontinental Title, Sheamus giving a toast to Jeff Hardy and more.
WWE SmackDown Results:
This week’s episode opened up with Michael Cole interviewing Matt Riddle, who talked about his background, including the reason for his bare-feet appearance. King Corbin appeared and the duo exchanged words before Corbin introduced Riddle’s opponent, John Morrison.
Matt Riddle def. John Morrison:
A fantastic opening encounter saw both the individuals dish out tremendous moves before Riddle picked up a win with a quick roll-up. Corbin and The Miz tried to interfere but to no avail.
Post-match, AJ Styles attacked Riddle out of nowhere, and Drew Gulak made the save.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match | AJ Styles(c) def. Drew Gulak:
The two technical geniuses squared off, with Styles coming out on top after delivering a Phenomenal Forearm.
The Golden Role Models talked about how the Undertaker gave props to them for their performances. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross interrupted, with Banks accepting a match on Bayley’s behalf, which annoyed the SmackDown Women’s Champion.
Bayley def. Alexa Bliss by DQ:
Bayley, wrestling in her street gear, had a short match with Bliss as a punch from Nikki Cross forced the referee to call for DQ.
The commentators gave a preview of the non-title Swamp Match between Braun Strowman and his former mentor Bray Wyatt.
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Kofi Kingston:
Nakamura took down one-half of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions with a knee out of nowhere for the three count.
Cesaro and Nakamura tried to attack Kingston post-match, but Big E hit the ring to make the save.
The toast to Jeff Hardy saw a bartender with a variety of alcohol standing in the ring as Hardy made his way out. Sheamus joined via the big screen and encouraged Hardy to drink.
Sheamus brought up Hardy’s past problems and mocked his DUI and mugshots. Hardy took a sip of champagne, before breaking the bottle on the bartender’s head and delivering a Swanton Bomb.